Labour picks candidate for East Brighton by-election

The Labour Party has picked its candidate for the East Brighton by-election this evening (Thursday 20 December). Former parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts will contest the by-election which is expected to be held in early February.   The vacancy will be created by the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:50 pm

The Skids 40th Anniversary Tour set to return to Brighton

After a massive 37 years away Scottish punk band The Skids finally returned to Brighton last June with a really successful gig at the Concorde 2. It obviously went down rather well as the current line-up of Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson & Jamie...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 8:24 pm
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Huge crowds celebrate winter solstice in Brighton with Burning the Clocks

Big crowds turned out this evening for the annual Burning the Clocks ceremony, with a parade through Brighton before the blazing seafront finale. The parade left from New Road for Madeira Drive where the lanterns are passed on to the bonfire and the fire show begins. The route of...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 7:06 pm

Brighton’s Concorde 2 set to host punk double bill next spring

Brighton seafront will be alive with the sound of glorious punk on Thursday 22nd March 2018, as the distinctive Concorde 2 venue has secured the return of Ireland’s finest, Stiff Little Fingers along with popular Londoners Ruts DC for one night of musical mayhem. Stiff Little...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 6:17 pm
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Grab yer dancin’ shooz – Way Out West are back on the case

It’s been nearly a whole two decades since I last witnessed the electronic music duo of Way Out West performing live at Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire on Saturday 24th May 1997. It was one of my very best ever musical experiences, as they were on the same bill as...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 5:18 pm
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Lib Dems pick candidate for East Brighton by-election

The Liberal Democrats have picked their candidate for the East Brighton by-election which is expected to take place in early February. The party has chosen 18-year-old activist George Taylor who, if elected, would become the youngest member of Brighton and Hove City Council....
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 5:10 pm

Missing Portslade software engineer found safe in Brighton hours after police missing person appeal

A missing software engineer from Portslade has been found safe and well in Brighton just hours after police appealed for help tracing him. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 21 December): “Missing man Ahmed Fahad has been found safe and well in Brighton on Thursday...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 4:29 pm

Portslade head resigns to run school in London

A Portslade head teacher has resigned to take up a top job in London, her school said today. Katie Scott will stay on at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) until she takes up her new headship next September. PACA’s chair of governors Rosalind Turner sai...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 4:06 pm

Dreadzone celebrate 25th anniversary with new tour

The legendary Dreadzone are one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands around today and they are coming to Brighton a year on from their previous successful date. They are returning to the Concorde 2 on Friday 2nd February 2018. The last time they played here was...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 4:00 pm
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Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline

Toys R Us has been saved from almost immediate closure after creditors agreed to give the retailer a three-month lifeline today (Thursday 21 December). The biggest threat appeared to come from the Pension Protection Fund which wanted commitments to protect current and future...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 3:30 pm
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