Psychobilly fever comes to town

DEMENTED ARE GO + KING KURT + THE GO GO CULT – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 16.11.18 It was, as always, a fantastic atmosphere at the Con Club. It never fails to bring in a brilliant, eclectic crowd! Anyway, first up tonight were The Go Go Cult, a four piece hailing from Reading. I...
Posted On 18 Nov 2018 at 1:30 am

Former council leader defends plan to build low-cost homes in Brighton

Plans for more than 200 lie-cost homes in Whitehawk have been defended by the former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Warren Morgan, who represents the East Brighton ward, which includes Whitehawk, spoke out after the plans were criticised by fellow East...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 11:57 pm

Brighton councillor sets out opposition to new homes

A Brighton councillor has spoken out about plans to build truly affordable homes for the working poor in the ward that she represents. Councillor Nancy Platts said that the plans for 217 one and two-bedroom homes at the top end of Whitehawk would have an adverse impact on the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 6:37 pm

Estrons sell-out Brighton’s Green Door Store

ESTRONS + LUCIA + BERRIES – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 16.11.18 The hotly-tipped Welsh searing alt-rock outfit Estrons tonight pulled into a sold out Green Door Store in order to plug their much-anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable debut album ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 6:09 pm

Brighton newspaper publisher teeters on financial brink

The owner of the Brighton and Hove Independent appears to be teetering on the brink of financial collapse, according to the BBC. The broadcaster said tonight (Friday 16 November): “Johnston Press, the publisher of many local newspapers in Sussex including the Hastings...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:02 pm

Help us as we do more to help rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Tory austerity policies are causing people to be made homeless around the country, and in our city as well. As fast as we help people off the streets, new people become homeless. So as a Labour council we are tackling this crisis head on – and with our new services we have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 6:36 pm

What price to pay for living in Brighton and Hove?

Although my recent experience of renting in the private rented sector has been a good one, for too many, renting still means poor conditions, insecurity and rising rents. From the landlords who’ve refused to instal smoke alarms to the estate agents overcharging tenants for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:53 pm

A shameful episode in our history – and the inspiring response of young people

I’m on my way back to England after visiting Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over a million innocent people were murdered during the Second World War. I was asked to join 220 students from the south east of England under the stewardship of the Holocaust Educational Trust....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:12 pm

Varndean parents protest over new sock policy

Parents of children at Varndean school have set up a petition in protest at a ban on colourful socks. The petition, which has so far been signed by 129 people, objects at the lack of consultation and complains that the new rule suppresses pupils’ individuality. The petition...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brighton man beaten and bundled into car boot

A Brighton man was bundled into a BMW car boot then driven to a remote lay-by and beaten before he was eventually able to escape last weekend. Four men have been arrested for kidnap, three of whom were also arrested for causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and the fourth for having...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:01 pm