Half of arts and entertainment sector jobs could go, expert warns

Up to half of all jobs in the region’s art and entertainment sector are expected to be lost in the next year, an expert has warned.  Senior councillors from across Greater Brighton – which includes Worthing, Crawley and Lewes – heard the region’s economy...

Police officer breaks down as he describes fatal crash

A police officer broke down in tears this morning as he recounted the moment he hit a pedestrian while speeding to an emergency. PC Richard Harris is facing a charge of gross misconduct at a Sussex Police disciplinary hearing this week over his driving before his car hit...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020 at 12:15 pm

Labour councillor suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism

A senior Labour councillor has been suspended after two allegedly anti-Semitic Facebook posts emerged, putting the party’s minority control of the council at risk. Anne Pissaridou, chair of the environment, transport and sustainability committee, was reported to the...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020 at 3:05 am

Man arrested after assault at Black Lives Matter protest in Brighton

A man has been arrested by police investigating an assault at the Black Lives Matter protest in Brighton last month. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 14 July): “Police investigating an assault during the Black Lives Matter protest event in Brighton last month have arrested...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:01 pm

Brighton charity calls for support for people exempt from face mask rules

A Brighton and Hove charity has appealed for understanding for passengers on public transport who are exempt from wearing a face mask. The disability charity Possability People spoke out with the backing of Brighton and Hove Buses. Graeme Trelford-Davies, from the charity’s...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 3:02 pm

TV signals interrupted while Whitehawk transmitter fixed

A giant crane is hovering over Whitehawk mast today while essential engineering works are carried out. Some TV signals are interrupted while the work takes place. Kemp Town resident Geoffrey Bowden took this picture, and reported that he is having difficulty receiving BBC and ITV...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 1:47 pm

Man tasered by police in Brighton shop

Police tasered a man who was waving a smashed bottle at officers and threatening to harm himself with it in a shop in Brighton yesterday (Monday 13 July). One officer suffered minor injuries as the bare-chested man was arrested at H&M, in Churchill Square, and then taken to...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 1:23 pm

Union issues strike notice for housing staff joining council from contractor

The GMB union has issued a strike notice over pay for housing staff who have joined Brighton and Hove City Council from the contractor Mears. The union said that a pay claim – for an 8 per cent rise – had been made last October to Mears which was then running the housing...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:38 am

Post office bosses thwart hopes of reopening busy branch

Post office bosses have thwarted customers’ hopes that a busy branch in Hove would be reopened. The news came in a letter from Post Office Ltd which said that the company was “unable to restore a service locally” after the closure of the branch in Western Road, Hove. It follows a...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020 at 9:18 am

Cars using widened pavements as parking spaces

Drivers are parking cars on pavements widened to help with social distancing in the city centre. Pavements were widened in June as part of the government-led programme, were ready for when more shops started reopening across the country. In Brighton, wider pavements in Middle...