‘Top 5 Gigs Of The Year – 2021’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team have managed to attend a decent number of gigs this year, despite the current Covid restrictions. A majority of our reviewers and photographers have picked out their own ‘Top 5 Gigs Of The Year’. And so without further ado, here goe...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 8:34 pm

White Christmas? Make it a quiet Christmas, says health chief as covid cases soar

People are being urged to make it a quiet Christmas by the director of public health for Brighton and Hove. Alistair Hill made his plea after a big jump in new coronavirus cases locally and nationally, fuelled by the fast-spreading omicron strain. Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 5:13 pm

Big drop in fines for school absences in Brighton and Hove

The number of fines issued for children missing school in Brighton and Hove has fallen significantly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Some 288 penalty notices were issued to parents locally for a child’s poor attendance in 2020-21, according to Department for...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 4:35 pm

Hove churchwarden receives royal honour

A churchwarden from Hove who was honoured by the Queen has been to Windsor Castle for a medal ceremony. Barbara Bush, a churchwarden at St John the Baptist, Hove, became an OBE – an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for services to the pensions industry,...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 1:36 pm

Rough sleeper numbers creep up again in Brighton

The number of people sleeping rough in Brighton and Hove is creeping back up again, according to official figures. A count carried out on a night in September found 39 people sleeping rough, according to Brighton and Hove City Council, up from 28 in July. Numbers had fallen since...

Wanted man arrested in Brighton

A wanted man has been arrested in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 23 December). The force said: “Officers have traced a man who was previously listed as wanted in Brighton. “William Piper, also known as Billie, was arrested on suspicion of stalking on Wednesday 22...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 10:03 am

Police offer £1k reward to catch man who fled Hove court

Police have offered a £1,000 reward to catch a man who fled from Hove Crown Court three months ago during a case and remains on the run. Jack Tyler, 28, was understood to have suffered a broken ankle during his escape when he made off through neighbouring streets. Read our report...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 8:57 am

New covid case numbers surge 65 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has continued to surge in Brighton and Hove, rising by 65 per cent in the latest week for which figures are available. The number of confirmed covid-19 cases went up 3,142 in the seven days to Saturday (18 December) from 1,905 in the previous...
Posted On 23 Dec 2021 at 8:39 am