New takeaway bids for late night licence in violence ‘hotspot’

A Brighton shopping parade was described as a “hot spot” for violence by police as they opposed a new late-night takeaway licence. Sussex Police said the stretch between Aldi and Costa along London Road was well-known for anti-social behaviour and begging during a...

Small businesses suffering from rising energy costs

In the winter of 2021, the cost of electricity and gas soared, affecting people and businesses across the country. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the world’s largest natural gas producer, has placed severe doubts over future gas supplies into Europe. Since the UK’s...
Posted On 08 Jun 2022 at 11:31 am

Health watchdog warns GP shortage is leaving patients high and dry

A health watchdog says people in Brighton and Hove are struggling to find GPs after it was revealed the city has one of the lowest number of family doctors in the country. Last week, it was revealed there are just 44 GPs per 1000,000 people in the city – with only...
Posted On 08 Jun 2022 at 10:13 am

Burglars steal disability vehicle

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a burglary in Brighton in which a disabled person had their specially adapted vehicle stolen. A break-in was reported at a residential property in Stone Street, Brighton, between 12.30am and 1.30am on Sunday, April 17....
Posted On 08 Jun 2022 at 9:53 am

Man arrested after teenage girls grabbed

Police have arrested a man in Hove after two girls reported being grabbed on their way to school this morning. Officers received reports of a man having accosted two teenagers in Burton Walk shortly before 9am. Enquiries were carried out and a suspect – a 43-year-old man from...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 7:09 pm
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Builders jailed over roofer’s fatal fall

Two builders whose shoddy health and safety measures led to the death of a roofer have been jailed. Graham Tester, 60, died after he lost his balance carrying a bolt of felt up an unsecured ladder and fell 18ft to the ground. Last month, site manager Steve Wenham, 47, was found...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 6:55 pm

Council’s care home spend set to rise

The amount paid to care providers by the council is set to increase from July, subject to approval. A five per cent increase to home care providers’ hourly rates would see fees increase from £19.11 to £20.07 an hour. An extra two per cent on care home rates in Brighton and...

Council set to explore fast food ad ban

Fast food advertising on bus shelters and council-owned hoardings could be banned in Brighton and Hove. Councillors are being asked to back a detailed report into how such a ban could work in the city. And Brighton and Hove City Council is also asking bus and train operators...

Motorist jailed for lying to dodge speeding fine

A motorist who lied to avoid a penalty for speeding in Brighton has been sentenced. Saado El-Yassir attempted to nominate a false driver to police after a speed camera showed his vehicle travelling at excessive speed in Preston Road on July 6, 2019. The 52-year-old electrician...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 1:07 pm

Newly elected councillor announces cancer diagnosis

The city’s newest councillor has today announced he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Councillor Robert Mcintosh is currently undergoing treatment, and is due to undergo surgery next week. The diagnosis followed a routine screening which took place during the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2022 at 12:39 pm