Mobile phones at gigs – a distraction or a necessity? Brighton concert affected!

Now here’s a tricky subject to discuss – mobile phones at concerts! I suspect that half of you will be in favour of this and the other half deadly against it. Modern technology has moved so fast that a majority of people treat their mobile phones as an appendage and simply...
Posted On 24 May 2018 at 3:44 pm
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Firefighters flag up fears that computer failures may put lives at risk

Firefighters have flagged up their fears that a new computer system may be putting people’s lives at risk. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said: “There have been numerous failures to actually mobilise fire appliances.” East Sussex FBU secretary Mark Brown said:...
Posted On 24 May 2018 at 1:43 pm

Newhaven’s finest son Wreckless Eric returns home

WRECKLESS ERIC- THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 23.5.18 Have you ever heard the 1977 punk anthem ‘Whole Wide World’? I suspect that you have some time or other but possibly wasn’t sure who was behind it. The answer is Eric Goulden, who is not to be confused with Graham Gouldman of...
Posted On 24 May 2018 at 1:22 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer fined £20k for inconsiderate driving

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Anthony Knockaert has been fined £20,000 for inconsiderate driving on the A27 Brighton bypass. Knockaert pleaded guilty although he was not present at Crawley Magistrates’ Court to hear the penalty. Solicitor Mark Haslam represented him in...
Posted On 23 May 2018 at 7:42 pm

20,000 music lovers and industry professionals flocked to Brighton

The third weekend of May 2018 might be remembered as the time when the nation got into the party spirit for the Royal Wedding, but the 20,000 music lovers and industry professionals who flocked to Brighton will undoubtedly also remember this year’s The Great Escape as the...
Posted On 23 May 2018 at 7:25 pm

Brighton hospital staff win innovation prize at health awards

Two teams at Brighton and Hove’s main hospital have been recognised at a national awards ceremony for their innovative approach. First prize went to the HIV team at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), the trust that runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Kemp...
Posted On 23 May 2018 at 7:25 pm

Brighton tenant rep criticises delays in dealing with emergency repairs

Poor communication between a housing contractor’s call centre staff and its repair crews was blamed for delays in dealing with emergency repairs. The issue was raised at a Brighton and Hove City Council Housing Management Panel meeting. Tenants’ representative Janet Gearing...

‘Hymns for Robots’ a play about Delia Derbyshire creator of the Doctor Who theme tune

‘Hymns for Robots’ – The Rialto, Brighton 16.5.18 Wednesday 16th May turned out to be a rather fascinating if not busy day for some of the Brighton & Hove News review team. It all began with this – a splendid play featuring Jessie Coller and Charles Craggs, which...
Posted On 23 May 2018 at 4:58 pm

What happened at The Great Escape New Music Festival – Day Three 19.5.18

Alas it’s the final day of Europe’s biggest new music event – The Great Escape. The Brighton & Hove Music Team brings you a final 12 concert reports from this fab third days proceedings, so sit back and enjoy… GOD ON MY RIGHT (England) – Prince Albert 12:00 –...

Preston Circus Fire Station to hold open day to mark 80th anniversary

Preston Circus Fire Station in Brighton is holding an open day on Saturday 26 May to celebrate its 80th anniversary. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Members of the public are invited to visit the station between 11am and 4pm to celebrate this wonderful mileston...
Posted On 23 May 2018 at 2:16 pm