‘Some measures’ needed to tackle omicron, says Brighton University expert

Some measures are needed to tackle the spread of the omicron strain of the coronavirus, according to a Brighton University expert. Virologist Sarah Pitt also said that it did not make sense for UK nations to have different covid restrictions. Dr Pitt told LBC Radio that t...
Posted On 28 Dec 2021 at 9:37 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion player chosen for African tournament despite police bail

A Brighton and Hove Albion player has been picked to play for his country in the Africa Cup of Nations despite being on conditional police bail. Yves Bissouma, 25, has been recalled by Mali for the first time in three years for the tournament which starts in Cameroon next month....
Posted On 28 Dec 2021 at 9:12 pm

Desmond Tutu: A prophet in troubled times

Desmond Tutu was a bright beacon of protest, dignity and Christian compassion. His light might no longer be with us but his vision for a Rainbow Nation lives on. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a man of great bravery and of great humour. “When the missionaries came to Africa”, he...
Posted On 27 Dec 2021 at 5:01 pm

Covid cases continued to surge in Brighton and Hove in lead up to Christmas

The number of new coronavirus cases continued to surge in Brighton and Hove in the lead up to Christmas, according to official figures. There were 3,718 new cases of covid-19 in the seven days to last Monday (20 December) – or more than 500 a day. The figure was up from 2,109 –...
Posted On 27 Dec 2021 at 4:23 pm

Main road closed as fire crews help patient to ambulance in Hove

A main road was closed in Hove this morning (Monday 27 December) as fire crews helped a patient out of a building to a waiting ambulance. And shortly afterwards two of the same crews were rescuing someone trapped in a lift in a shop in the centre of Brighton. Three fire engines...
Posted On 27 Dec 2021 at 11:31 am

Seagulls buzzing – Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Brentford 0

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Brentford 0 Albion are finally back to winning ways as they overcame Brentford at the Amex with a first win since Sunday 19 September. In fact, the Seagulls hadn’t won a match for the entire duration of Danny Welbeck’s absence through injury which had...
Posted On 26 Dec 2021 at 10:12 pm

Half time with Hodges – Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Brentford 0

Oooh I say, Albion certainly are in the Christmas spirit. After a lacklustre start which saw Brentford in the ascendency for a while, including a Dan Burn a goal-line clearance from Bryan Mbeumo, the Seagulls gradually grew into the game. Albion opened the scoring after a...
Posted On 26 Dec 2021 at 8:59 pm

Councillors criticise Brighton University’s plan to pull out of Eastbourne

Brighton University’s plan to pull out of Eastbourne would probably have a “negative impact” on the area’s post-pandemic recovery, East Sussex County Council said. The university announced plans recently to close its three sites in Eastbourne within three years and consolidate...

Premier League Match Day 18 – Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford

Danny Welbeck returns to the Albion bench for this very unusual kick-off time. Alexis Mac Allister makes a rare start in midfield, with Yves Bissouma serving a one-match suspension. Neal Maupay is up front, with Adam Lallana in midfield. There is no place for Shane Duffy now he...
Posted On 26 Dec 2021 at 7:10 pm

A Christmas appeal from Brighton and Hove News

Two years ago we highlighted the changing ways that we pay for news as we marked the tenth anniversary of Brighton and Hove News. The opening line was: “If it’s good enough for the Guardian, I guess it’s good enough for Brighton and Hove News. I mean the plea to support our...
Posted On 25 Dec 2021 at 10:35 am