Fewer new coronavirus cases reported in latest figures for Brighton and Hove

The number of coronavirus cases being reported in Brighton and Hove has continued to fall, according the latest figures released by the government. The official figures for the seven days to Monday 30 November included 160 new cases, down 16 per cent from 191 in the previous...
Posted On 05 Dec 2020 at 6:07 pm

Court lands shared house owner with £10k bill

The owner of a property in Brighton has been landed with a fine and court costs totalling almost £10,000 for turning the family home into a shared house and renting it out. Shirley White, 56, divided up the house, 41 Bevendean Crescent, and started renting it out before learning...
Posted On 05 Dec 2020 at 12:50 pm

Council tax debts forecast to total almost £5m across Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove are almost £5 million behind with their council tax payments, councillors were told last night (Thursday 3 December). And firms are expected to owe more than £7 million in business rates by the end of the financial year in March. The level of arrears...

Council agrees to extend help for rough sleepers

Former rough sleepers and people at risk of rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove can now be housed until the end of next March. Details were shared at a “virtual” meeting of senior councillors last night (Thursday 3 December). Brighton and Hove City Council was given government...

Green councillor wins apology over ‘ageist’ remarks

An independent councillor has apologised to a Green colleague for making remarks about her age which had the “potential to amount to a breach” of a code of conduct. Councillor Bridget Fishleigh posted the apology on her Facebook page – Bridget By The Sea – as well as sending it...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 7:12 pm

Universal basic income: a Green dystopian vision?

Let me paint two pictures of universal basic income: one dystopian and one utopian. But which is which? The first scenario – everyone receives £1,200 a month (can you live on anything less in Brighton?) on top of their current benefits. Everyone can then negotiate confidently...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 5:37 pm

Bank renews six-figure deal to support students at Sussex

A leading bank has signed a six-figure deal with Sussex University to support more students over the next three years. It will bring the total invested by Santander bank in Sussex students to more than £1 million in about 10 years. The university said today (Friday 4 December...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 12:25 pm

School holiday food voucher boost for poorest families in Brighton and Hove

Children qualifying for free school meals will get a £25 a week food voucher over the next two school holidays in Brighton and Hove. Most councils are offering a £15 voucher, in line with the campaign launched by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. The...

Pay volunteers for working in food banks, councillor urges

Volunteers who have worked for months supporting food banks and food hubs in Brighton and Hove should be paid, a leading councillor said today (Thursday 3 December). Labour group leader Nancy Platts urged the council to look into offering paid positions at food banks which are...

Brighton hospital patient reported missing

A patient at a Brighton hospital has been reported missing. Cathy Taylor disappeared yesterday (Wednesday 2 December). Today, Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help tracing her. The force said: “Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of 52-year-old...
Posted On 03 Dec 2020 at 6:04 pm