Driver’s arm amputated after he crashed while texting behind the wheel

A driver’s arm had to be amputated after he crashed his car into a central reservation while texting behind the wheel. Shocking footage of the moment the car crashed has been released by Sussex Police today as part of its new safe driving campaign, highlighting the...
Posted On 23 Sep 2020 at 3:46 pm

Bike swarm celebrates new cycle lanes

Scores of cyclists rode through Brighton and Hove yesterday to support the city’s new cycle lanes. The Brighton bike swarm, organised by climate campaigners Extinction Rebellion and cycling group Bricycles, saw about a hundred cyclists ride from The Level to the West Pier....
Posted On 23 Sep 2020 at 2:48 pm

Man charged over Brighton firearms incident

A man has been charged over a firearms incident which saw armed police go to three different locations while the helicopter searched overhead. Andrew Fossey, 45, of Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, has been charged with two counts of assaulting two police officers after he was...
Posted On 23 Sep 2020 at 2:09 pm

Parents of new(ish)borns urged to register births

The parents of more than 150 babies born during lockdown who have not yet registered their birth are being urged to make the trip to the town hall. More than 850 babies were born while the register office was closed from 24 March to mid-June during lockdown. Most of these have...
Posted On 23 Sep 2020 at 12:06 pm

Brighton and Hove Lib Dem fears latest coronavirus measures will prove fatal for pubs

A senior Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrat has criticised the government’s latest coronavirus measures over fears that they could prove fatal for the pub trade and jobs in the wider hospitality sector. Ben Thomas, a pub landlord who speaks for the party in Brighton...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 9:12 pm

We want to hear young people’s climate crisis solutions – join the Youth Assembly

This week, the Brighton and Hove Climate Assembly meets for the first time. We don’t know who the participants are – key to this process is the support from organisations Sortition and Ipsos Mori who have now identified 50 of the city’s residents to meet online to discuss how we...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 6:34 pm

More Brighton students sent home after positive coronavirus test

Another school has sent home pupils following a positive coronavirus test in its community, at least the fourth one in the city to do so this month. Parents of Patcham High pupils were informed today a student got a positive test result back this morning and so a handful of their...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 5:32 pm

Teenage girl missing from Brighton home

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Miryshka Rodgers, who is missing from her Brighton home. The 17-year-old is white, about 5ft 6in, slim, with light brown hair usually worn in a bun. She was last seen wearing a blue jeans and a black shiny jacket with a hood. PC Lisa...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 4:24 pm

Councillor doubles down on controversial fake figures claim

A councillor accused of breaking a code of conduct by accusing officers of faking homeless figures doubled down on his claim during a hearing this week. Conservative councillor for Wish ward, Robert Nemeth, went before a Standards Panel of three councillors yesterday over...

New walk-in coronavirus test centre opens in East Brighton

A new walk-in coronavirus test centre in East Brighton park has opened today as part of a pilot for new walk-through sites accessible on foot or bike. Anyone wanting a test must book an appointment, as with the mobile drive-through test centre currently operating from Withdean or...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020 at 10:55 am