‘Our challenge is to light the fire,’ Hove MP tells FT

The Labour MP for Hove said that his party had to take advantage of Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political problems. Peter Kyle told the Financial Times (FT) that Labour, edging ahead in some opinion polls, had “an opportunity to be heard that we must n...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 11:02 pm

Thousands of women miss smear tests during pandemic in Brighton and Hove

Tens of thousands of Brighton and Hove women missed their smear test during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to NHS figures. A third of the 88,000 women eligible for cervical screening in Brighton and Hove during 2020-21 did not attend an appointment. The...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 6:56 pm

All trains to Victoria cancelled until Monday 10 January as rail firm blames covid

There will be no trains from Brighton and Hove to London Victoria until Monday 10 January, with rail bosses blaming covid-19. Rail engineering works had already led to trains to Victoria being cancelled until Tuesday 4 January, with passengers from the coast being diverted to...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 6:24 pm

Prolific Brighton shoplifter pleads guilty to 33 charges of theft

A prolific Brighton shoplifter pleaded guilty to 33 charges of theft when he appeared before Brighton magistrates. Michael Murray, 33, of Percival Terrace, in Kemp Town, and formerly of Whitehawk Road, Brighton, repeatedly stole from the Co-op shop in Whitehawk Road. Murray was...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 4:49 pm

Our every action affects others so please help us all stay safe

I hope everyone celebrating at this time of year has enjoyed the festive break. I know that many get-togethers have been disrupted due to the untimely impact of the highly infectious omicron variant of the coronavirus – mine certainly was. As we move into the new year, we mustn’t...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 4:20 pm

Man wanted for return to prison believed to be in Brighton and Hove

Police are looking for a man to return him to prison and believe that he may be in Brighton and Hove. Leon Chart is wanted on recall to prison, Sussex Police said. Chart, 42, formerly of Grand Parade, Brighton, and Denmark Villas, Hove, and has previously appeared in court...
Posted On 30 Dec 2021 at 12:33 pm