Red flags over vital parking bays for blue badge holders

Imagine waking up one morning to find that the council had erected a barricade across your front door and you were only permitted to leave your home before 11am or after 7pm. In effect, this is the result of a proposal to remove the disabled bays in Gardner Street, a busy street...
Posted On 10 Aug 2022 at 9:55 pm

Southern Brave thrashed by Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred

Will Smeed hit the first hundred in the Hundred as Birmingham Phoenix thrashed reigning champions Southern Brave by 53 runs in a sun-soaked Second City. On NHS Heroes Night at Edgbaston, with NHS workers and support staff invited along as a thank you for their brilliant work, a...

Make Brighton a monkeypox vaccine priority area, urges sexual health charity chief

Brighton should be a monkeypox vaccine priority area as health chiefs deal with a shortage of doses, according to a sexual health charity chief. Terrence Higgins Trust chief executive Ian Green spoke out as it emerged that Britain is waiting to receive about 100,000 doses of...
Posted On 10 Aug 2022 at 12:50 pm

Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

The author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, best-known for his 1978 children’s picture book The Snowman, has died aged 88. Briggs came to Brighton in 1961 to teach illustration part-time at Brighton School of Art, later Brighton Polytechnic and now Brighton University. He taught...
Posted On 10 Aug 2022 at 12:04 pm

Firefighters rescue two from blaze in Hove flats

Firefighters rescued two people from a blaze on the top floor of a four-storey block of flats in Hove late last night (Tuesday 9 August). This morning East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are now scaling down the incident at Eaton Gardens, Hove. “At 11.29pm,...
Posted On 10 Aug 2022 at 9:53 am

Proposed Brighton road closure would ‘barricade’ disabled residents in their homes, says campaign group

Plans to close a shopping street on weekdays have received a mixed reception, with campaigners saying that it would “have a direct and detrimental impact on disabled residents”. In the first coronavirus lockdown, café and restaurant businesses in Gardner Street, Brighton,...

MP speaks up for family pleading for respite care after father’s heart attack

A mum in desperate need of help for her disabled son is frustrated because her family is still not considered an emergency, prompting criticism from Hove MP Peter Kyle. Meredith McGill contacted Brighton and Hove City Council for urgent help with respite care for her autistic...

Hot weather to get hotter as Met Office issues extreme heat warning

The Met Office has issued an “amber extreme heat warning” for a wide area including Brighton and Hove And the UK Health Security Agency has issued a “level 3 heat health alert”, in force from today (Tuesday 9 August) until Sunday aimed at health and care professionals. The agency...
Posted On 09 Aug 2022 at 5:49 pm

Sussex prepare for cup weekend with hope

Sussex go into a weekend double in the Royal London One-Day Cup with a new fast bowling hope in Aristides Karvelas. He was the hero of the eight-wicket destruction of Leicestershire on Sunday (7 August) and he’s looking forward to matches against Warwickshire on Friday (12...

Brighton hospital bosses share hopes for improvement with health watchdog

Two bosses from Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital have shared their hopes for improvement with a statutory health watchdog. Rob Haigh, chief medical officer at University Hospitals Sussex, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and director of patient experience Nicole...
Posted On 08 Aug 2022 at 10:18 pm