Hospital trust postpones non-urgent work as covid surge adds to winter pressures

The NHS hospital trust that serves Brighton and Hove is postponing non-urgent work as it “takes additional steps” to respond to the “winter surge”. University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) said that it was “introducing a range of new measures to ensure it...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 11:51 pm

Woman threw wine over sick mother, court hears

A Hove woman has been spared prison after admitting throwing wine over her sick mother and assaulting her as she lay in bed during a row. Zakiya Salim, 53, had been caring for her 77-year-old mother Hazel after she suggested she move from Lancashire to her flat in Furze Hill in...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 4:09 pm

Campaigner attacks council for promoting ‘racally divisive’ lessons in schools

A campaigner is presenting a petition signed by more 4,000 people criticising “racially divisive” lessons for school children which he said were being promoted by Brighton and Hove City Council. The petition, started by former teacher Adrian Hart, author of the Myth of Racist...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 3:57 pm

Slight drop in care home staff in Brighton and Hove since compulsory covid jabs

The number of staff working in care homes for the elderly has fallen slightly since they were required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The government brought in rules last year requiring care workers in England to have at least one dose of the covid vaccine by Thursday...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 1:39 pm

Brighton Christmas Festival should be moved for future years, say Conservatives

The first year of the Brighton Christmas Festival upset local residents and a community association and left show-piece historic gardens looking like a muddy quagmire, the Conservatives said today. A leading Conservative councillor said that the event should be relocated to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 11:23 am

Brighton man due to go on trial at Old Bailey today on terrorism charge

A Brighton man is due to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London today (Monday 10 January) on a terrorism charge. Abubaker Deghayes, 53, of Arundel Drive East, Saltdean, denies encouraging terrorism in a speech at a Brighton mosque....
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 12:25 am

A Hove seafront cyclist gives her verdict on ‘duplicate’ lane

Dear Councillors, I am very disappointed by the plans for the A259 Hove seafront and the so-called consultation process you have set up. It seems like the council doesn’t want our opinion on this as the questionnaire is very weak and lacks important information about the impact...
Posted On 10 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am