Dental health in crisis but NHS bosses refuse to answer Brighton and Hove councillors’ questions

Health chiefs have refused to answer councillors’ questions about the crisis in dentistry and how it has affected patients in Brighton and Hove, a meeting was told this afternoon (Wednesday 24 February). The statutory watchdog Healthwatch is to take up the matter after its own...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021 at 7:38 pm

Two drivers banned for failing to provide specimens

Two drivers who were arrested in Brighton and Hove have been banned after they failed to provide a specimen of either their breath or blood. Ryan Pretlove, 29, a telephonist, of Applesham Avenue, Hove, was arrested in Hangleton Valley Drive, Hove, during Sussex Police’s annual...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021 at 6:30 pm

With video – Work to start on new Hove pub and nine-storey block of flats

Building work is ready to start on a new pub and nine-storey block of flats at the county cricket ground in Eaton Road, Hove. The Sussex Cricketer pub has now been demolished along with a neighbouring chalet and groundsman’s house in readiness for the new Sussex Cricketer, 37...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021 at 1:29 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper signs extended contract

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has signed a new contract until June 2025, the club said today (Tuesday 23 February). Albion said: “The 23-year-old goalkeeper made his Premier League debut against Tottenham Hotspur in November and has now made 14 Premier League...
Posted On 23 Feb 2021 at 8:57 pm

Councillors and residents criticise latest Old Shoreham Road cycle lane proposals

Cycle lane changes proposed by the council will add to traffic jams and increase pollution, making walking and cycling even less attractive, according to people living closest to the scheme. Neighbours said that the current chaos would get worse along the A270 Old Shoreham Road,...

Brighton domestic abuse charity challenges council version of events in £5m contract row

Domestic abuse charity RISE has challenged comments made about its bid to continue running services in Brighton and Hove. RISE was responding to a Brighton and Hove City Council briefing published on Friday (19 February). It said that the domestic violence and abuse support...

Brighton school submits multimillion-pound plans to teach all pupils on one site

A Brighton school plans to bring all its pupils, from children in reception through to sixth formers, together on to one site from September. Brighton Girls has submitted a planning application for a multimillion-pound project to Brighton and Hove City Council as it prepares to...

Man reported missing from Hove

A man who was last seen in Hove has been reported missing. Sussex Police today (Monday 22 February) issued an appeal for help to find 28-year-old Billy Eyre. The force said: “Sussex Police is searching for missing Billy Eyre. “Billy, 28, was last seen in Hove on Friday (19...
Posted On 22 Feb 2021 at 6:19 pm

Hospice issues ‘March for Martlets’ plea

Hospice fundraisers have issued a “March for Martlets” plea, urging people to get moving and make a difference. The charity is encouraging everyone – young and old – to take a step in the right direction to raise money for their local hospice. Martlets has kept caring day and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2021 at 11:30 pm

What the Uber court ruling means – a personal view

What does the Uber court ruling mean and why does it matter? The following is a mix of facts and opinion and includes the difference between local cab companies and Uber. It seeks to explains the different working models and the position that Uber is in now and which way it may...
Posted On 21 Feb 2021 at 3:38 pm