Archer unable to bowl today with Test looming

Jofra Archer gave England an injury scare before the Test series against New Zealand after he was unable to bowl for Sussex today Saturday (15 May). The 26-year-old did not bowl on day three of his side’s LV= Insurance County Championship match with Kent because of a sore elbow....
Posted On 15 May 2021 at 11:44 pm

Brighton swimming pool delays reopening after flood ruins electrics

A Brighton swimming pool will not reopen on schedule on Monday (17 May) after flooding damaged the electrical wiring. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “We’re working hard to carry out extensive repairs to the electrical system at the Prince Regent Swimming Complex. “Despite...
Posted On 15 May 2021 at 11:22 pm

Council holds first town hall meeting in over a year

The leader of the council said that he was attending a meeting in person under protest as councillors met face-to-face for the first time in more than a year. Green councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty spoke out as the three party leaders on Brighton and Hove City Council met in the...

One of Brighton’s biggest shops shuts its doors for the final time today

One of Brighton’s biggest shops was due to sell off the last of its stock as it prepared to shut its doors for the final time today (Saturday 15 May). Debenhams, the anchor store at the Churchill Square Shopping Centre, was scheduled to close for good this afternoon. The...
Posted On 15 May 2021 at 2:48 pm

Traders criticise council over delays in paying out grants

Business owners are angry and frustrated that it has taken weeks to receive restart grants from Brighton and Hove City Council. Restart grants to support businesses as they reopen after lockdown were started on Thursday 1 April but many businesses in Brighton and Hove are still...
Posted On 15 May 2021 at 12:10 am

Don’t take us for a ride on petitions – council chiefs to tighten up rules

New rules will require people signing petitions to the council to provide their postcode as evidence that they live, work or study in Brighton and Hove. The proposal to tighten up the rules follows claims in the past year that some petitions have been hijacked by campaigners from...

Police seek help finding Brighton man who went missing two months ago

Police have issued a public appeal for help finding a Brighton man who went missing two months ago. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 14 May): “Police are growing concerned for the welfare of missing 37-year-old David Gibson. “David, also known as ‘Kiwi’, has not been...
Posted On 14 May 2021 at 5:51 pm

A time to step back and say thank you

This is my last Brighton and Hove News column as leader of the opposition ahead of me handing over at Annual Council on Thursday 20 May. It’s been a real honour to have led the city I call home, both as leader of the council and the opposition. I want to thank everyone who has...
Posted On 14 May 2021 at 10:40 am

Parents and children protest about school places outside Hove Town Hall

Families staged a protest outside Hove Town Hall today (Thursday 13 May) because their children were not given a place at their catchment area schools. The group of parents and children gathered before a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee...

Council may set up gazebos for covid-safe resident meetings

Resident groups could use pop-up gazebos so that members can get together in a covid-safe way as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased. The idea was mentioned in a council report after questions about when resident groups could use community rooms on council estates. A...