Royal Mail plans to close Brighton and Hove sites and move out of town

The Royal Mail plans to close its two delivery offices in Brighton and North and open a new base at a disused farm in Patcham. The company is preparing to hold two online consultation meetings in the coming week having held talks with Brighton and Hove City Council about the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2022 at 12:32 am

More council services to go digital

Senior council officials have promised to remember people who do not use the internet as more services move online. Brighton and Hove City Council’s parking services are already online and other council services are shifting to digital – or sometimes phone – as council offices...

Covid grant schemes approved by councillors

Councillors have agreed to develop a scheme to support businesses affected by the “plan B” covid restrictions after the government announced a new round of grants. Brighton and Hove City Council has almost £7 million to offer business rate relief this financial year. The Covid-19...

Man charged with firearm offence in Brighton

A man has been charged with having an imitation firearm at The Level in Brighton. The incident happened last week, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 21 January). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was arrested for possession of an imitation...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 8:46 pm

Tower blocks and 553 homes planned for Brighton gasworks site

A developer has submitted plans to build 553 homes on the former Brighton gasworks site just north of the Marina. But the prospect of 11 tower blocks – up to 12 storeys high – has drawn hundreds of objections from neighbours and civic societies. One group which was set up to...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 8:14 pm

DPD deliveryman jailed for 3.5 years

A judge has condemned the working practices of parcel delivery companies as a “disaster waiting to happen” while jailing a DPD driver for killing a woman he mowed down as she crossed the road. Driver Kamil Zieba was caught on his own dashcam camera recklessly mounting...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 4:48 pm

Judge jails Met detective for using spy cameras to film naked women in Brighton

A Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for three years after he used hidden spy cameras to film naked women in Brighton, London and Manchester. Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, posed as an airline pilot to book models for photoshoots before planting the gadgets in...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 4:07 pm

Babes in the Wood families speak out after murderer’s death

The families of the two Babes in the Wood murder victims have spoken out after double killer Russell Bishop died last night. Bishop, 55, was serving two life sentences at Frankland Prison when he died of cancer just over three years after he was finally convicted of the 1986...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 1:40 pm

Babes in the Wood murderer Russell Bishop dies

Babes in the Wood murderer Russell Bishop has died at the age of 55 while serving life in prison. Bishop died in hospital last night (Thursday 20 January) having been taken there from Frankland Prison in Co Durham. He was jailed in 2018 for the murder of two nine-year-old girls,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2022 at 10:28 am

Council leader fears covid rules were relaxed to distract people from Downing Street’s lockdown parties

Green council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty has blasted the government for easing covid rules when cases are still high across the country. He made his criticisms as Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee met at Hove Town Hall yesterday...