Former Brighton health chief urges help for women failed by the system

The people of Britain have every reason to be proud of their NHS. Its response to the (coronavirus) pandemic has demonstrated the exceptional care and bravery of staff. But this does not mean that the healthcare system is free from faults. We have reviewed three interventions...
Posted On 16 Jul 2020 at 12:56 pm

Man arrested after assault at Black Lives Matter protest in Brighton

A man has been arrested by police investigating an assault at the Black Lives Matter protest in Brighton last month. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 14 July): “Police investigating an assault during the Black Lives Matter protest event in Brighton last month have arrested...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:01 pm

Brighton charity calls for support for people exempt from face mask rules

A Brighton and Hove charity has appealed for understanding for passengers on public transport who are exempt from wearing a face mask. The disability charity Possability People spoke out with the backing of Brighton and Hove Buses. Graeme Trelford-Davies, from the charity’s...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 3:02 pm

Man tasered by police in Brighton shop

Police tasered a man who was waving a smashed bottle at officers and threatening to harm himself with it in a shop in Brighton yesterday (Monday 13 July). One officer suffered minor injuries as the bare-chested man was arrested at H&M, in Churchill Square, and then taken to...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 1:23 pm

Union issues strike notice for housing staff joining council from contractor

The GMB union has issued a strike notice over pay for housing staff who have joined Brighton and Hove City Council from the contractor Mears. The union said that a pay claim – for an 8 per cent rise – had been made last October to Mears which was then running the housing...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:38 am

Post office bosses thwart hopes of reopening busy branch

Post office bosses have thwarted customers’ hopes that a busy branch in Hove would be reopened. The news came in a letter from Post Office Ltd which said that the company was “unable to restore a service locally” after the closure of the branch in Western Road, Hove. It follows a...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:18 am

Coronavirus spurs digital outreach from Martlets to connect the generations

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in this column about the importance of digital inclusion, particularly during this public health crisis where staying connected with other people is crucial for mental health. One of the toughest aspects of lockdown for many has been feelings of...
Posted On 12 Jul 2020 at 8:23 am

Hove school wreckers cause tens of thousands of pounds of damage

Three vandals have caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage to a secondary school in Hove. They broke in overnight and smashed several windows and damaged doors around the premises at Cardinal Newman Catholic School, in The Upper Drive, Sussex Police said today (Friday 10...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020 at 6:59 pm

Police ask for public’s help to find missing Brighton boy

Sussex Police today issued a plea for the public’s help to find a missing teenage boy. The force said this afternoon (Friday 10 July): “There are concerns for the safety and welfare of a missing 17-year-old boy from Brighton. “Jack Winstanley has connections throughout Brighton...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020 at 6:46 pm

Emergency budget warning as council finance chiefs spell out cost of coronavirus crisis

An emergency budget may be on the cards as increased spending and lost income because of the covid-19 coronavirus crisis has left a £49 million hole in the council’s finances. The pandemic was directly responsible for almost £38 million in extra spending and lost income,...