Helicopter scrambled after car fails to stop for police

The police helicopter has been up above Brighton this afternoon looking for a driver who failed to stop for police. A police spokeswoman said: “At 2.22pm on Friday (15 January), a vehicle failed to stop for police in Manor Road, Brighton. “Enquiries are ongoing to...
Posted On 15 Jan 2021 at 3:55 pm

Don’t meet up in playgrounds, council urges

Brighton and Hove playgrounds may be closed if people continue to meet up there to socialise for long periods of time, the city council has warned. Brighton and Hove City Council has asked people not to congregate in playgrounds because staying in one place means the new strain...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021 at 4:42 pm

Rockwater extension approved

Councillors went against advice and granted planning permission for a seafront venue’s roof extension. Rockwater’s owner Luke Davis can now add a glazed first-floor extension, along with a lower-ground floor pergola and fire pit area to the Hove venue. Brighton and...

Woman charged with shouting and spitting at hospital staff

A woman has been charged with assaulting two police officers and a paramedic in Brighton. Police at the Royal Sussex County Hospital about 8.30pm on Tuesday (12 January) heard a disturbance and found a woman behaving aggressively towards staff. Officers intervened and one PC was...
Posted On 13 Jan 2021 at 1:52 pm

Brighton primary abandons controversial food hampers

A Brighton primary school says it will stop providing struggling families with controversial food hampers. City Academy Whitehawk is the only academy-run primary school in Brighton and Hove – and until this week, the only school providing hampers instead of vouchers. But...
Posted On 13 Jan 2021 at 1:39 pm

Seven more covid deaths recorded in Brighton and Hove

Seven more people have been recorded as dying within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Brighton and Hove. However, new cases appear to be starting to decline, with fewer cases recorded every day now since 4 January. Today’s new recorded deaths mean that a total of...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 6:10 pm

Three fined over lockdown party on campus

Three people were given £200 fines after a large party at a Falmer hall of residence was broken up by police in the early hours of the morning. The University of Sussex said would be taking “all necessary action” after students from several halls attended the party on...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 5:48 pm

Vaccinator volunteers to be trained at The Amex

People who’ve signed up to volunteer as vaccinators will be trained by St John Ambulance at the Amex stadium this weekend. Three new vaccination centres in Brighton and Hove opened this week, and the Brighton Centre should be open for mass vaccinations by the end of the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 5:02 pm

Surrey driver caught speeding in Brighton slapped with fine

A man from Surrey was slapped with a fine for breaching covid regulations after he was caught speeding in Brighton without a valid excuse for being there. The driver told police he was rushing to deal with an alarm which was going off at his business in Brighton. But when pressed...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 4:01 pm

Mass vaccinations at Brighton Centre expected by end of January

Mass vaccinations should start at the Brighton Centre by the end of this month, local NHS bosses say. The Sussex Health and Care Partnership, which is co-ordinating the vaccination programme, says the Brighton Centre will serve the whole of Sussex. It will join the city’s...
Posted On 12 Jan 2021 at 1:45 pm