Number of strep A cases prompts Hove doctors to take emergency-only appointments

A doctors’ surgery in Hove has messaged patients to tell them that it is taking “emergency appointment only” because of “high cases of strep A”. The switch to emergencies only suggests that the number of strep A cases may have risen rapidly since the weekend. The government’s...
Posted On 09 Dec 2022 at 12:15 am

Councillor slates luxury developer’s measly approach to ‘affordable’ housing as St Dunstan’s decision delayed

A councillor took aim at the developer who wants to turn the landmark old St Dunstan’s home for blind ex-servicemen into luxury flats. Independent councillor Bridget Fishleigh criticised the “measly” approach taken by the James Taylor Group to their obligation to inclu...

Removal of Brighton hospital bus shelter leaves patients exposed to elements

The removal of a bus shelter from outside a new hospital building could be harmful to people’s health, a councillor has warned. Labour councillor Nancy Platts said that she planned to raise the matter at a Hospital Liaison Group meeting next week. The bus shelter serving...

Police helicopter helps track motorbike stolen in Brighton

A police helicopter circled Brighton and Hove this afternoon (Thursday 8 December) after a motorbike was reported to have been stolen in Kemp Town. It was called out between 3pm and 3.30pm and at about 5pm it was circling the Hangleton and West Blatchington area and the A27...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 8:05 pm

Councillors turn down plan to turn troubled Brighton pub into flats

A developer will have to spend more time marketing a Brighton pub for sale – as a pub – after councillors turned down plans to turn the building into flats. The developer, Hafez Barakat, wanted to convert the Montpelier Inn, in Montpelier Place, Brighton, into five flats and...

Brighton man faces trial accused of stalking 14 women

A Brighton man faces a trial by jury on charges of stalking 14 women, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 8 December). The women were from Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Worthing and Horsham, police said. Amer Tahir will spend Christmas and the new year in prison on remand while he...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 6:50 pm

Police search for man with Brighton and Hove links to return him to prison

Police are searching for a man with links to Brighton and Hove to return him to prison. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding the man this afternoon (Thursday 8 December). The force said: “Police are looking for wanted man Damien Gilbert. “The 29-year-old from...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 6:16 pm

Firefighters put out blaze in new high-rise flats at Brighton Marina

Firefighters put out a small blaze in a new high-rise block of flats at Brighton Marina yesterday (Wednesday 7 December). The fire was in a basement of the building in the Boardwalk, close to McDonald’s. The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 11:17 am

Voting under way in council by-election in Hove

Voting is under way in the Wish ward by-election for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council. Polling stations opened at 7am as five candidates vied to win the seat which became vacant on the death of long-serving Conservative councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn. The candidates are...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 7:01 am

Arctic blast brings icy spell for Brrrighton and Hove

Weather and public health chiefs have issued a warning about the “severe cold weather and icy conditions” that are expected to last until at least Monday (12 December). The Met Office said: “This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and...
Posted On 08 Dec 2022 at 12:20 am