Neighbour tells of relief at closure of dodgy offy which sold smuggled booze and fags

Residents who live near one of Brighton’s shadiest off licences are relieved after the owners finally shut up shop following the loss of its licence. International Food and Wine’s licence was originally revoked in December after BRighton and Hove City Council’s...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018 at 2:56 pm

Astoria comes down as new scheme approved

The demolition of the much-loved Art Deco Astoria Cinema has begun in earnest as work begins on replacing it with a scheme for 70 high end flats. The Brighton Rox scheme was approved by planning officers a few weeks ago as a variation of a former scheme which was approved on...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018 at 2:36 pm

Hangleton and East Brighton residents celebrate Random Acts of Neighbourliness

Residents of Hangleton and East Brighton are being asked to share their experiences of where they live to create a visual map of their neighbourhoods as part of a new Brighton Festival initiative. Two weekends of free arts and cultural activities are being held as part of a new...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018 at 12:41 pm

Those nutty boys Madness are coming to Brighton

“The hills are alive with the sound of Madness!”. Britain’s favourite pop band Madness will be embarking on a major UK arena tour this December and will be joined by special guests The Fratellis. ‘The Sound of Madness’ is a combination of people from North London that got...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018 at 9:36 am
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Brighton’s IVI releases brand new single ‘Stars’

Just a quick note to say that our current ‘What’s On – Brighton & Hove News’ Facebook page cover star ‘IVI’ has released her brand new single ‘Stars’ and you can listen to it on YouTube HERE and purchase/listen to it on Spotify HERE. Find out more about IVI here:...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 11:49 pm

Brighton Races get off to a murky old start

Despite the damp and grey weather Brighton Racecourse held its now traditional late April evening opener in front of a fairly sparse crowd. It looks like the old place has had a lick of paint over the winter. There were seven races from 4.15pm to 7.40pm and the course races a...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 7:28 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters face ‘biggest timetable shake up in rail history’

Passengers to and from Brighton and Hove are being promised a better service from next month when “the biggest timetable shake up in rail history” takes effect. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said that there would be improvements on Southern and Thameslink, with...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 6:43 pm

Brighton teenager sentenced for driving two friends on stolen motorbike around city

A 15-year-old has admitted stealing a BMW motorcycle and driving it around Brighton. The Brighton boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, no insurance, no helmet and carrying more than one passenger on the bike on 2...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 5:50 pm

Uber accused of ‘playing it both ways’ at heated licence renewal hearing

Uber was yesterday accused of trying to have its cake and eat it at a hearing to decide whether or not it should be allowed to continue operating in the city. One on hand, Uber said its global outlook and status as a “disruptor” meant it struggled to adapt to local...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 4:40 pm

Trio jailed for blowing up cash machines

Three men responsible for a series of cash machine gas explosions in seven different locations including Saltdean and Shoreham have been jailed for a combined total of 53 years. Joel Spears, 31, of Becket Close, Wimbledon, London, and Ermias Fekade, 36, of Moyne Close, Hove, were...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 3:12 pm