A man arrested over a Hove firearms incident has been bailed until next month. Police have increased patrols in the area around First Avenue in Hove after the 61-year-old man was arrested for a firearms offence on Sunday. Officers were called to First Avenue to reports of gunshots being heard and quickly arrested a 61-year-old local man for possession of a firearm in a public place and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and alarm.
Brighton and Hove is marking Car Free Day today (September 22) with a host of events, activities and offers. Car Free Day is an annual global event that encourages walking, cycling and using public transport over car use. Brighton & Hove’s theme this year is ‘A liveable city for everyone’ celebrating all forms of travel.
Brighton and Hove’s most senior police officer is retiring after a 28-year career which included a spell as the head of major crime for Surrey and Sussex. , 55, has been the divisional commander for Brighton and Hove for the past two years and steps down formally at the end of this month.
The main independent health and care watchdog in Brighton and Hove is looking for new directors, including someone to chair the board and a finance expert. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has won plaudits for its work during the coronavirus pandemic – and for reports on issues such as the difficulties faced by those trying to see a dentist.
More than 200 homeless people from Brighton and Hove are still living in Eastbourne and Lewes a year after complaints from councillors and an MP. The number is down from a peak of 330 last year after Brighton and Hove City Council scrambled to find places for rough sleepers shortly after the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
A senior figure for Brighton and Hove’s rail operator has said his company is doing all it can to keep its trains virus-free. A senior figure for Brighton and Hove’s rail operator has said his company is doing all it can to keep its trains virus-free.
The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen again, with the director of public health crediting the effectiveness of the vaccination programme. Brighton and Hove City Council said that in the seven days to today (Wednesday 16 September) the number of new covid-19 cases locally dropped by 18 per cent to 724.
A Brazilian grocery has applied for a licence to sell alcohol from its premises in Hove. But Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing department have opposed the licence application by the Brazilian Centre, in Church Road, Hove. The premises are part of an area of Brighton and Hove known as the 'special stress area' where stricter licensing rules apply because of concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour.
A Brazilian grocery has applied for a licence to sell alcohol from its premises in Hove. But Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing department have opposed the licence application by the Brazilian Centre, in Church Road, Hove. The premises are part of an area of Brighton and Hove known as the “special stress area” where stricter licensing rules apply because of concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour.
The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen slightly again but remains at a stubbornly high level, according to public health officials. In the seven days to Sunday (22 August) there were 1,232 new covid-19 cases in Brighton and Hove, down from 1,290 in the seven days to Sunday 15 August.
Firefighters from Brighton and Hove are at the scene of a fire in a scrapyard. They were among six fire engines sent to tackle thd blaze by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. The fire service was called to the blaze in East Quay, Newhaven, just after 5.45pm today (Tuesday 24 August).
A BAN on a chemical weedkiller has allowed weeds to take over the streets in one of Britain's most environmentally conscious councils. Weeds are a garden nuisance and need to be taken care of before they damage the growth of other plants and flowers. Although chemical weedkillers are available to buy in garden centres and most shops, garden expert recommend using natural methods to get rid of weeds.
A Brighton and Hove nurse swam the English Channel with the aim of raising £5,000 for a hospital charity. But already has raised almost three times as much from her solo swim to France which took 12 hours and 45 minutes last week. Mrs Shotton, 38, has worked at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, in Brighton, for the past 14 years and wanted to support colleagues and patients there.
In data revealing the top 10 places people complain about parking, Brighton came first. Co Wheels Car Club looked at which cities are complaining about parking the most based off Google search statistics and city populations. Brighton came in top spot with more than 3,500 searches for every 100k people in the city.
The hunt is on for talented apprentices and inspiring employers in Brighton and Hove, as we launch the Sussex Apprenticeship Awards 2021. The past year has been one of the most challenging ever, both for businesses and those in education and training sector. But the aim of this exciting event is to honour the resilient young apprentices and the individuals and firms mentoring them.
The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has risen again – and the city now has one of the highest rates in England. A total of 1,352 new cases of covid-19 were confirmed in the seven days to Saturday 7 August, according to Public Health England.
The Greens have criticised Labour and the Conservatives for their decision to scrap the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane. The two opposition parties voted together at a council meeting this morning (Tuesday 10 August) to ditch the controversial “temporary” measure. Green councillor Amy Heley chaired the meeting of the Brighton and Hove City Council Environment, Sustainability and Transport Urgency Sub-committee at Hove Town Hall.
An NHS worker from Brighton and Hove has been given a suspended prison sentence after being found with child pornography on his mobile phone and laptop. Joao Samuel, 32, of Ivy Mews, Ivy Place, Hove, was given 32 weeks in prison suspended for two years, by Judge Anne Arnold at Chichester Crown Court this morning (Monday 9 August).
The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council has written to the council’s chief executive to exclude a councillor from their ranks. They have told Mr Raw that they do not want to be included in the Labour group although she is understood to remain a party member.
The council’s alcohol licensing policy was likened to “prohibition” by a new delivery company applying for a 24-hour licence. Getir wants to be able to deliver alcoholic drinks around the clock from its Hove depot but Brighton and Hove City Council would normally expect new “off-licences” to close by 11pm.