A Joyous walk on the dark side

THE COURTESANS + BULLET HEIGHT, THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON, SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017 The Christmas lights twinkled amidst deserted Brighton streets on a bitingly cold Sunday night as myself and a couple of friends headed to the Hope and Ruin to see a band I knew very little...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 11:46 pm

Albion draw Crystal Palace in FA Cup third round

There must have been a collective groan at John Street police station at just after 7.15 this evening, as for the first time since 1976, Brighton and Hove Albion have drawn Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. Less than six weeks after the off-field drama at the Amex last Tuesday the...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 7:35 pm

Paramedics battled for an hour to try to save 25-year-old man electrocuted in Hove flat

Paramedics spent almost an hour trying to save the life of a 25-year-old father of two who was electrocuted in a flat in Hove. Aron Duplock, a railway security guard, was helping his step-brother Paul Brown, of Downland Drive, Hangleton, to try to fix an Acer Aspire computer. An...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 7:29 pm

Young couple’s new home hit by mystery arson attack

A young couple’s night out turned into a nightmare on Saturday when they returned home to find strangers had torched their new home. J amie Walsh, 36, and Rachel Guttridge, 28, were on a train on their way home from a Kasabian gig at the O2 when they were told their house...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 5:59 pm

Knifeman bodges raid on amusement arcade

Police are appealing for witnesses following a failed knife-point robbery attempt at the Admiral Amusement Arcade in London Road, Brighton. At 7pm on Friday (1 December), a man entered rear of the premises, threatened a staff member with a knife and demanded cash, but became...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 4:29 pm

Popular school told it requires improvement by Ofsted

An oversubscribed Brighton school has been told it requires improvement in how it teaches disadvantaged and gifted children. Balfour Primary School, which in 2012 was rated good, was praised for many aspects of school life – but fell down when assessed on outcomes for...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 2:12 pm

Soho House development to start in the new year

The long awaited redevelopment of Brighton Seafront’s Aquarium Terraces is now due to start early next year after being delayed by structural works at the Sea Life Centre. Planning permission for the ambitious revamp, which involves knocking down much of the existing...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 11:21 am

Jordan Allen – Brighton gig report – Are they the new Arctic Monkeys?

JORDAN ALLEN – STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR, BRIGHTON 3.12.17 Jordan Allen is surely a name to look out for in 2018. If your bag is the likes of Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys and bands of that alternative rock ilk, then Jordan Allen will be for you. In fact, I’d go so...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 11:04 am
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Brighton charity launches Christmas appeal for rough sleepers

Brighton Housing Trust has launched its annual Christmas Appeal for First Base Day Centre with a film about the invisibility of homeless people. The film, produced at no cost to BHT by local film company Big Egg Films, captures the invisibility, loneliness and sadness experienced...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 10:28 am