Missing Brighton girl, 14, found safe

A 14-year-old girl from Brighton has been found safe, having been missing for four days. Sussex Police said this morning (Saturday 4 April): “Missing teenager Aaliyah Dahir has been found safe. “The 14-year-old was located by officers in Brighton on Friday 3 April. “Thank you for...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020 at 11:39 am

Self-employed ‘risk falling through the gaps’ in coronavirus financial safety net

Self-employed people are falling through the gaps when it comes to support from the government during the coronavirus crisis, according to people taking in an online business summit. Small businesses, freelancers and the self-employed can currently claim a variety of support...

Health chiefs in the spotlight over ‘do not resuscitate’ guidance for elderly coronavirus patients

Guidance from health chiefs in Brighton and Hove over whether care home residents with coronavirus should go to hospital have prompted a watchdog and an MP to raise concerns. The BBC reported that the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had sent the guidance to...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 9:43 pm

Police arrest Brighton pair who robbed disabled man

Police have arrested two people from Brighton who robbed a disabled man and who have been sentenced to three years in prison. Kirsty Norris, 32, and David Mercer, 25, stole hundred of pounds from Christopher Burke when they robbed him in October 2018. The pair also stole his bank...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 7:15 pm

Council plans ‘virtual’ meetings during coronavirus lockdown

Councils can make decisions using “virtual” or “remote” meetings thanks to a temporary change in the law. New laws take effect tomorrow (Saturday 4 April) allowing councils in England to hold meetings using video or telephone conferencing technology....

Coronavirus lockdown drives taxi trade to a halt

The coronavirus lockdown, social distancing rules and instructions to work from home are putting Brighton and Hove’s taxi trade at risk, according to a long-serving local cabbie. GMB representative Andrew Peters said that self-employed taxi and private hire drivers had been hit...

Brighton hospital trust’s maternity team deliver smiles as well as babies

Something to make you all smile 😂😍🙌🏻 #ticktock #MDT #ThursdayMotivation #CaringForEachOther pic.twitter.com/vRvapeq1OK — Brighton and Sussex Maternity (@BSUH_maternity) April 2, 2020 The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals maternity team have the moves to deliver smiles as...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 12:32 pm

Fire chiefs blame tip closures for surge in out-of-control bonfires

Firefighters are having to put out a growing number of out-of-control bonfires which they blame on the closure of rubbish tips in response to the coronavirus crisis. East Sussex Fire and Rescue urged people to “refrain from garden bonfires” and dispose of their waste more...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 12:05 pm

Supermarket chain bans couples from shopping together

One of the biggest supermarket chains in the country has today banned couples from shopping together as part of its coronavirus “social distancing “ measures. Sainsbury’s announced its extra restriction today, going above and beyond the rules brought in by the government....
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 10:26 am

Brighton Pride cancelled

Brighton Pride has cancelled this year’s parade and street party in response to the coronavirus crisis. The organisers said: “It is with a heavy heart that Brighton and Hove Pride have taken the difficult decision to postpone our landmark 30th anniversary celebrations that were...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020 at 9:30 am