Did Hove carpenter fall and die after unprofessional short cut or from gross criminal negligence?

A Hove carpenter fell 15ft – and later died – after a plank snapped under him while he was working on the first floor of an old building in Stanmer Park. David Clark, 55, of Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, appeared to have used the plank as a base while sawing other lengths of wood, a...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 9:02 pm

The Great Escape 2017 is upon us – Last years event made Brighton buzz with energy.

At last the wait is over, The Great Escape 2017 is finally here! As per last year, the city will be hosting hundreds of music events across the three day event (18-20 May). There will be big venues and small venues, but the enthusiasm of the crowds will justifiably be the same as...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 8:33 pm

The excellent Kamikaze Girls are heading back into town – so beware.

  The Kamikaze Girls (the Leeds-London duo, not the Manga film of the same name) have teamed up with the Watford 4 piece Nervus and they are hitting the road this June, including a gig upstairs at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton on Tuesday 27th June. The Kamikaze...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:48 pm

Swedish Synth-pop princess Molly Nilsson is coming back to Brighton.

  Glamorous thirty-two year old Molly Nilsson is bringing her distinctive husky synth-pop sound back to Brighton. The last time she performed in the city was at The Green Door Store, but this time she is heading nearer to the sea and setting up her stall (so to speak) at The...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:03 pm

Yet another Southern strike is on its way

Another southern conductors’ strike has been called for later this month as the dispute limps on into its 13th month. The RMT union says it is taking action on Tuesday, May 30 following talks yesterday after learning that 8,000 trains a year will run without a second staff...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 5:32 pm

New school site still undecided – but council says it will still open next year

Brighton parents say they are losing faith that a new school will open next year as a site has still not been secured – but the council insists it still expects to take its first pupils in September 2018. Brighton and Hove City Council remains in “complex” talks...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 3:38 pm

Aircrash victim’s brother pays tribute to Albion by driving parade bus

Driving the fifth bus in the Albion’s promotion parade on Sunday – named after Albion groundsman and fan Matthew Grimstone – was a particular source of pride for one Brighton and Hove Buses employee. The driver, David Grimstone, was older brother to Matthew who at the...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 11:36 am

Pensioner in critical condition after car crashes into Portslade house

An 85-year-old man is in critical condition today after his car crashed into a house in Portslade. The pensioner, who lives locally, also suffered a suspected heart attack. His family are at his bedside at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Emergency services, including six fire...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 10:27 am

Refugee performers bring the Calais Jungle to Brighton

Young refugees, among them two unaccompanied minors who live in Brighton, have brought Borderline, a satire about the Calais Jungle, to the Fringe. While they are able to raise a laugh about their experiences at the hands of people smugglers, hostile police and officialdom, the...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 12:27 am

Two Brighton schools’ governing bodies to merge

The governing bodies at two Brighton schools are to federate or merge after months of consultation and discussion. Hertford Infant School and Hertford Junior School will remain separate schools despite the decision taken by a joint meeting of the two governing bodies yesterday...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 12:08 am