Sussex police investigate more than 1,000 coercive control cases during pandemic

Sussex police investigated more than 1,000 claims of coercive control in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, figures show. They were published weeks after the sixth anniversary of a landmark change in the law which made coercive or controlling behaviour a criminal offence...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 9:42 pm

Drink and drug addicts offered £2.7m rehab lifeline

Drink and drug addicts are to be offered a £2.7 million rehab lifeline over the next five years after a vote by councillors. More than 2,700 people, almost two thirds of them male, received treatment for drink and drug problems in the most recent financial year – to the end of...

E-scooter rider had drunk four pints before crash, inquest hears

An electric scooter rider had drunk four or five pints before crashing his scooter in an accident that ultimately claimed his life. Bernard Jackson, 54, who was described as a kind, generous and empathetic man, died almost three weeks after the crash in June last year of a...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 4:49 pm

Rockaway Beach Festival – Day One report

TRICKY + BUZZCOCKS + RHODA DAKAR – BUTLINS, BOGNOR REGIS 7.1.22 The Rockaway Beach Festival 2022 was the festival that nobody really thought was going to take place. At Christmas Jarvis Cocker was telling his relatives in Sheffield that his show during the three day...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 4:31 pm

Brighton ‘extremist’ tells jury it’s Boris Johnson’s turn to wear face covering

An alleged extremist from Brighton has told an Old Bailey jury that it was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s turn to cover his face. Abubaker Deghayes, 53, made the comments with reference to a newspaper column by Mr Johnson in 2018 in which he said that burkas made Muslim women...

Women’s safety put at risk by the council’s weak approach to crime

The safety of women is being put at risk by Brighton and Hove City Council’s weak approach to crime and anti-social behaviour. Seven rapes have been recorded in three years in the Pavilion Gardens and surrounding area close to where nine out of ten council street lamps have been...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 3:11 pm

Hove hospice appoints new chief executive

A new chief executive is due to take the helm at a Hove hospice in March, it was announced today (Wednesday 12 January). Claire Irving, 45, will become the new chief executive of Martlets, in Wayfield Avenue, Hove, in March. She takes over from Imelda Glackin, 55, who announced...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 2:32 pm

Greens pick candidates to stand in place of two outgoing councillors

The Greens have picked two candidates to stand in Regency ward in the local elections for Brighton and Hove City Council next year. Kahina Bouhassane and Tom Pashby have been chosen to contest the ward which is currently represented by fellow Greens Alex Phillips and Tom Druitt....
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 1:03 pm

Number of new covid cases drops slightly in Brighton and Hove

The number of new coronavirus cases has fallen slightly in Brighton and Hove, according to the latest figures. But there were still 4,155 new covid-19 cases in the seven days to Friday (7 January) or a rate of 1,424 infections for every 100,000 people. This was down from 4,498...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 12:59 pm

Two Green councillors to stand down

Two Green councillors have announced that they are to stand down from Brighton and Hove City Council. Tom Druitt and Alex Phillips have said that they will continue to serve Regency ward until the local elections in May next year. The couple, who have two young children, have...
Posted On 12 Jan 2022 at 12:29 pm
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