More young people becoming homeless as families crack under coronavirus pressure

More teenagers and young adults are becoming homeless as families crack under the pressure of the coronavirus lockdown. YMCA DownsLink Group is urging households to get counselling after seeing a rise in the number of cases, with nine people coming to them just yesterday morning...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 12:33 pm

Non-keyworker council staff asked to help out with getting food to vulnerable people

Council staff who work in non-keyworker roles are being asked to volunteer for redeployment into other areas such as supporting care homes and delivering food. The Government produced a list of keyworkers whose children could still come to school, with many roles overseen by...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020 at 11:53 am

Brighton and Hove asked to join viral clap for carers campaign tonight

Everyone stuck at home in Brighton and Hove is being asked to join in applause for carers across the UK this evening. Londoner Annemarie Plas launched the viral campaign Clap For Carers UK inspired by similar events in Spain, France and Annemarie’s home country of The...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 5:02 pm

Pollution levels in Brighton and Hove halve during coronavirus lockdown

The amount of air pollution in Brighton has halved since people started working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC analysed average daily nitrogen dioxide emissions for all of the UK’s monitoring stations for eight days from 17 March, when people were told...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 2:55 pm

Hove Boots tells public they don’t have coronavirus tests and urges people not to come to the store

A Hove branch of Boots is urging people not to come into the store as they don’t have the coronavirus antibody tests which Public Health England suggested could be available within days yesterday. Professor Sharon Peacock, direction of PHE’s National Infection Service...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 1:16 pm

£500 reward for on-the-run burglary suspect

Police are still searching for 36-year-old Toni Deerans, who is wanted in connection with numerous offences. A £500 reward is being offered for information which leads to her arrest and conviction. Deerans is wanted for a series of burglaries in the Brighton area and a robbery...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 12:25 pm

Extra rubbish bins put out to help city cope with missed collections

Extra rubbish bins have been put out around Brighton and Hove to help residents dispose of waste after missed Cityclean collections. Along with workplaces across the city, Brighton and Hove City Council’s refuse collection has been hit hard by staff shortages due to...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020 at 12:20 pm

Key workers and carers to be given parking concessions during coronavirus outbreak

Key workers and carers in Brighton and Hove are to be given parking concessions while the coronavirus lockdown continues – but parking wardens are still giving out tickets. Brighton and Hove City Council has come under fire from some people who have seen wardens out and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020 at 1:37 pm

Albion offers fans three month payment holiday

Brighton and Hove Albion is offering fans a three-month payment holiday from May to July. The club said following a meeting of its board earlier today, it was decided by the directors that all renewing season-ticket holders and 1901 Club members will have the opportunity to opt...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 5:16 pm

Brighton councillor’s gif-based guide to beating coronavirus

A senior councillor has set out how people should be observing new coronavirus guidelines in a series of gifs.  Dan Yates was inspired by the rants of various Italian mayors pleading with their citizens to stay at home. Instead of a video message, he compiled this guide to how to...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 4:29 pm