Police investigating ‘man with machete’ near Brighton school arrest a man

A man has been arrested by police investigating reports of a man with a machete near a Brighton school yesterday (Thursday 17 September). Sussex Police said this afternoon: “Police investigating reports of a man with a machete outside a school in Brighton have arrested a...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 2:46 pm

Council’s cycle lane chief steps down

The councillor at the eye of the storm over road closures and new cycle lanes in Brighton and Hove has stepped down from chairing the committee responsible for overseeing the policy. Pete West will also be replaced on the committee by a colleague as the Green administration...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 11:33 am

Missing Portslade pensioner found safe and well

A missing man from Portslade has been found safe and well. Pensioner Patrick Phelan went missing on Tuesday afternoon (15 September). Sussex Police said that they were extremely concerned for his welfare. The force said yesterday: “Missing 76-year-old Patrick Phelan from...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 10:57 am

Pause, consult and get it right

Much has been said by both sides about the merits and deficiencies of the current “temporary” cycle lanes. What is inarguable is that they were put up in a short space of time with minimal – if any – consultation. Certainly there was none with disability groups. The A270 Old...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 8:20 am

Family firm from Brighton buys Hippodrome

A family firm from Brighton has bought the Hippodrome and pledged to save the Victorian building from further decay. The deal was sealed late yesterday (Thursday 17 September) with the Lambor family, who run Matsim Properties, completing the purchase for an undisclosed sum. The...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 12:01 am

Brighton pub reopens after closing over coronavirus concern

A Brighton pub reopened yesterday (Thursday 17 September) having closed as a precaution because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Preston Brewery Tap – run by Sara Wilkinson and her business partner Kate Gregory – said on the pub’s Facebook page late yesterday (Wednesday 16...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 11:58 pm

Demand for emergency food soars in Brighton and Hove during coronavirus lockdown

The demand for emergency food in Brighton and Hove has soared during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a leading charity. FareShare – the food poverty charity championed by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford – is also expecting even more demand as the...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 5:28 pm

Police arrest wanted man from Brighton

Police have arrested a wanted man from Brighton and brought him before a court. Harry Avis, 22, of Linchmere, in Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk, was arrested at the weekend and has been bailed to appear before a crown court judge next month. Sussex Police said: “A man who police...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 10:24 am

Health chiefs spell out changing future of face-to-face doctor’s appointments

Brighton and Hove health chiefs have promised that patients who need face to face appointments with their family doctor will still be seen in person. The reassurance came as Brighton GP (general practitioner) Andrew Hodson spoke about the measures taken to keep patients,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 9:47 am

Labour urges council bosses to talk to union after housing staff strike

Labour councillors have called on Brighton and Hove City Council to talk to union leaders to resolve the dispute with housing maintenance workers who went on strike for five days last week. The staff previously worked for the contractor Mears to maintain and repair council houses...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020 at 12:01 am