Sussex University astronomer prepares for Christmas Day launch of James Webb Telescope

A Sussex University astronomer is preparing for the Christmas Day launch of the James Webb Space Telescope today. Stephen Wilkins, head of astronomy at Sussex, leads a team of scientists who will be among the first to use the Webb Telescope to find and study the most distant...
Posted On 25 Dec 2021 at 12:10 am

Here’s to a safer, healthier and happier year for all

I want to start this week by wishing everyone a safe and happy festive period, to those celebrating Christmas, or just the chance to see friends and family over the bank holidays. We in the council’s Labour group wish you all the very best and a happy new year. 2021 has been...
Posted On 25 Dec 2021 at 12:01 am

Beaches closed to deter Christmas Day swimmers

A number of beaches are to be closed to the public tomorrow to deter Christmas Day swimmers, Brighton and Hove City Council said. And the council’s seafront officers were urging residents, visitors and their families to stay safe and keep away from the sea this winter. Seafront...
Posted On 24 Dec 2021 at 9:20 pm

No bin collections since July for residents of Hove flats

The residents of a block of flats in Hove said that their communal bins had not been emptied by the council since July. Kevin Hull, who chairs the Grove Court leaseholders’ association, and others living there resorted to making daily collections themselves. Mr Hull said that he...
Posted On 24 Dec 2021 at 6:57 pm

Fines handed to 1,400 fly-tippers and litterbugs in Brighton and Hove

More than 1,400 fines were handed to people for fly-tipping and littering in Brighton and Hove in the past financial year, according to new figures. Brighton and Hove City Council handed out 723 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and 701 for littering, making 1,424 in total,...
Posted On 24 Dec 2021 at 4:37 pm

We can help tenants worried about drug dealing and nightmare neighbours, says police chief

A police chief has offered reassurance after tenant representatives said that some of their neighbours were too afraid to report anti-social behaviour. The claims, involving problems such as drug-dealing, threats and nightmare neighbours, were made at recent meetings of Brighton...
Posted On 24 Dec 2021 at 1:46 pm

Fewer go to the office in Brighton and Hove since start of ‘Plan B’

Fewer people are going to the office in Brighton and Hove since the government announced its “Plan B” measures to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to work from home from Monday 13 December in response to the rapid spread...
Posted On 24 Dec 2021 at 12:39 pm

‘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