Sixty people arrested for drink or drug driving in Brighton and Hove over Christmas

Sixty people were arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving in Brighton and Hove during the annual Christmas crackdown, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 11 January). This was 36 per cent more than the 44 arrests in Brighton and Hove over the Christmas and new year period...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022 at 8:46 pm

Number of ‘disadvantaged’ children rises 20 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of children receiving free school meals in Brighton and Hove has gone up 20 per cent in the past two years. Of almost 32,000 pupils in state-funded schools in the city, 6,434 were regarded as disadvantaged because they were registered for free school meals. This was an...

Councillors criticise secrecy over ‘racially divisive’ training in Brighton and Hove schools

A Labour councillor has criticised the secrecy over “racially divisive” training in schools which is being promoted by Brighton and Hove City Council. The council has given its support for the use of “critical race theory”, prompting more than 4,000 people to sign a petition that...

Brighton MP says Revenge clubbers hit hard by omicron

Club Revenge has seen a 60% drop in custom because of the omicron variant of covid, Brighton Kemptown’s MP says. Corbyn backing Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle says he frequents Revenge. pic.twitter.com/WRsPD6f3pP — Gareth Milner (@sw1a0aa) January 11, 2022 Lloyd...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022 at 4:59 pm

Missing Hove man found

A man from Hove who went missing last year has been found, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 11 January). The force issued a public appeal for help finding Billy Eyre at the end of last week. It said that Mr Eyre had links to Brighton and Hove and could have travelled to Worthing...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022 at 4:52 pm

Jackie Weaver has no authority here – but a petition could change that

A Brighton and Hove councillor has backed a petition supported by a local government official Jackie Weaver whose efforts to chair a stormy parish council meeting became an internet sensation. But for now, Jackie Weaver has no authority here, and Brighton and Hove City Council...

Booth Museum seeks help in creating first new diorama in more than a century

A Brighton museum which pioneered the use of dioramas is to make its first new one in more than 100 years with the help of residents. The Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton has been awarded a £50,000 grant for a community project to create a new museum display inspired...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022 at 2:32 pm

‘Extremist’ called for Jihad at Brighton Mosque, court hears

An “extremist” made a stabbing gesture as he called for Jihad “by sword” at a busy mosque, a court has heard. Abubaker Deghayes, 53, is accused of encouraging terrorism when he addressed worshippers at the Brighton Mosque and Muslim Community Centre in Duke Road on Sunday,...
Posted On 11 Jan 2022 at 1:02 pm

Rats spotted as rubbish piles up after a month of missed collections

People spotted rats in their rubbish after emergency work left bin lorry crews unable to reach an estate for several weeks. Streets off Sackville Road, Hove, were affected when emergency repairs started after their sewers became blocked with concrete from a neighbouring building...