Lockdown cohabitation ended in nasty assault, court hears

A lockdown cohabitation ended in violence when a man drenched his girlfriend with a supersoaker water pistol then kicked her in the head. When the first lockdown began, Leslie Wills invited his partner Jacqui Boucher to live with him at his flat in Lawrence Road, Hove. But less...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 2:58 pm

Four in ten people who died of covid in Brighton and Hove were care home residents

Four in ten people who died of covid in Brighton and Hove were care home residents, new figures show. The Care and Quality Commission has just published figures showing how many deaths were notified by all care homes with more than ten residents in Brighton and Hove. Between 10...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 1:12 pm

Caroline Lucas joins anti-trawling mission

Caroline Lucas joined Greenpeace activists at sea on Tuesday in a protest against destructive industrial fishing in protected areas off Brighton. Greenpeace dropped large boulders in the Offshore Brighton Marine Conservation Zone to stop the harmful practice of bottom trawling,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 10:25 am

Raves will not be tolerated, police warn

Police have warned that “unacceptable” raves will not be tolerated as they put lives at risk and are seriously antisocial. They say anyone who attends or organises these events can expect to face robust action – this includes any traffic offences committed going to or...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 9:28 am

Covid app pings drop despite rise in cases

The number of pings sent in Brighton and Hove has fallen this week, despite a rise in cases. Figures published today show number of positive tests reported to the app in the week ending 14 July rose by about 8.2%.  the number of alerts sent out by the app dropped by 6.6%. The...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 12:34 pm

Astoria developer asks to scrap its community room

The developer of the Astoria wants to scrap the requirement it has to provide community space – partly because of reduced demand for meeting rooms since the pandemic. The art deco cinema was demolished in to make way for a a seven storey block of flats with commercial space...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 10:08 am

Batteries explode inside Brighton bin lorry

A bag of batteries thrown into a residential bin exploded inside a dust truck this week – prompting warnings from the council. Rubbish from a Cityclean dust truck had to be sprawled across Eley Drive in Rottingdean after the batteries set other refuse alight on Tuesday...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021 at 10:05 am

Man dies after falling from marina car park

A man has died after falling from the car park at Brighton Marina. Officers were called to the scene shortly before 3pm and the car park was closed for a period this afternoon. Police say the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A police spokesman said:...
Posted On 21 Jul 2021 at 5:36 pm

City’s first bee bus shelter opens in Hove

Brighton and Hove’s first plant-topped Living Roof Bus Shelter has been officially opened in Palmeira Square today. The solar-powered shelter, also known as a bee bus stop has a roof planted with a mix of wildflowers and sedum plants, which are rich in nectar and a favourite of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2021 at 2:27 pm

‘We don’t want it’ – residents react to Portland Road cycle lane suggestion

People living around Portland Road are generally not in favour of relocating the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane to their doorstep. The Labour group says it is planning to vote to scrap the temporary lane on the Old Shoreham Road at today’s special environment, transport and...
Posted On 21 Jul 2021 at 2:03 pm