Brighton singer and songwriter joins Rag ’n’ Bone Man on European tour starting tonight

Brighton singer and songwriter Grace Carter takes to the stage as the support act as fellow Brighton performer Rag ’n’ Bone Man starts his European tour tonight (Friday 23 February). Grace, 20, will open for the Brit award-winner in the French city of Lille before heading to...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:35 pm

Former BHS boss sentenced for breaking pension laws

The former owner of BHS (British Home Stores) has been sentenced for failing to provide information required by a Brighton-based pensions watchdog. Dominic Chappell, 51, was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay £37,000 costs after being found guilty of defying the Pensions Regulator...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:00 pm

Brighton and Hove’s two-week half-term school holidays scrapped

The experimental two-week half-term school holidays being trialled by Brighton and Hove City Council will be scrapped – but not until next year. Almost 4,500 people responded to a survey which found that most parents and staff wanted to revert to the existing pattern of school...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 6:57 pm

UPDATE: UK Subs Patterns gig in Brighton has sadly been cancelled.

UPDATE THE UK SUBS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED – CONTACT YOUR TICKET SUPPLIER. Now then, who would have predicted back in 1976 that the UK Subs frontman Charlie Harper would still be gigging and releasing records with his band after 42 years? It surely is an astounding...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 5:55 pm

The Greys sold to mystery pub operator

A community campaign to buy a neighbourhood pub has fallen at the last hurdle – but the new owners are a pub operator which plans to keep the boozer open. The Greys in Southover Street was put on the market last year, and because it is listed as an asset of community value...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:00 pm

Brighton mainline works to disrupt weekend travel for next three weeks

Major work to improve reliability on the Brighton mainline will see services reduced and altered over the next three weekends. Network Rail engineers will be working between Purley and Gatwick to replace track and sets of points, and improve drainage. The work is part of a £300m...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 2:50 pm

Students block buses in support of striking lecturers

Angry Sussex students formed a blockade to stop buses from crossing picket lines on Falmer campus in support of the ongoing lecturers’ strike yesterday. Bus drivers had announced their intention to respect the picket line prior to the strike, but university management asked...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 12:03 pm

Saturday night’s all right for Brighton & Hove Albion

Albion’s sixth round FA Cup tie away at Old Trafford against Manchester United will take place at 7.45pm on Saturday 17 March. Previous matches in this time slot have been shown live on BT Sport It will be the Seagulls’ first ever FA Cup quarter final played away from...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:52 am

Bike thief caught stealing boy’s Christmas present on CCTV

Police have released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with the theft of a bike in Portslade. The orange Diamondback was stolen from the entrance of Tesco, in Station Road, at about 6.30pm on Wednesday 31 January. The bike, which cost £550, belongs to a 13-year-old local...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:14 am

No weather warning for Brighton – but snow might yet fall

As the beast from the east approaches the UK and forecasters say we could see the coldest temperatures for years, the Met Office has issued a snow warning which just misses Brighton. The yellow weather warning, in place from 4pm on Monday and throughout Tuesday, warns of snowfall...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018 at 9:26 am
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