Stop trolling women in politics, says former candidate

A politician has called for an end to the insults that women receive on social media when they enter the political spotlight. Kahina Bouhassane received a deluge of abuse on social media when she stood as the Green Party’s candidate for Sussex police and crime commissioner. The...

Covid blamed for more than two in five NHS hospital staff absences

More than two in five staff absences are covid-related at the NHS trust that runs three Brighton hospitals. NHS England figures show that 1,244 staff at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust were off sick on Sunday 2 January – the latest date for which data is...
Posted On 07 Jan 2022 at 7:16 pm

Hove man missing since end of last year

UPDATE Billy Eyre was reported to have been found. A man from Hove has been missing since just before the end of last year. The disappearance of Billy Eyre has prompted Sussex Police to ask the public for help finding him. The force said that Mr Eyre also has links to Brighton...
Posted On 07 Jan 2022 at 3:49 pm

Brighton to host a second annual marathon

Details of new outdoor events in parks and open spaces in Brighton and Hove are due to be shared with councillors next week. They include a festival, an exhibition and a new marathon among the 46 events in the 2022 calendar requiring approval to use land owned by Brighton and...

Scale of domestic violence spurs councillors to weigh up new approach

Domestic violence accounts for almost a fifth of all recorded crime, according to a new Brighton and Hove City Council report. It also accounts for almost two fifths of all offences of violence against a person, while more than a quarter of all homicides are linked to domestic...

Girl, 15, jailed over vicious attack on council worker

A 15-year-old girl has been sent to prison for 12 months for a savage attack on a council worker near Pavilion Gardens. The Brighton girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was one of three teenagers who approached street cleaner Darren Hoad shortly before 6am on 16...
Posted On 07 Jan 2022 at 11:45 am

Rare brown booby found on Hove beach

A rare seabird was found on Hove beach on Sunday and is now being cared for by volunteers. Brighton and Hove Wildlife Advice and Rescue Service were called by a member of the public to the beach opposite Holland Road, where the brown booby – usually found in much warmer...
Posted On 07 Jan 2022 at 11:10 am

British Airways ends i360 sponsorship

The i360 is looking for a new sponsor after British Airways said it did not want to renew its naming rights deal. The beleaguered tourist attraction – which owes Brighton and Hove City Council £45 million following three years of missed loan repayments – is asking...
Posted On 07 Jan 2022 at 10:46 am