Buskers may be silenced in Pavilion Gardens in Brighton

Live music may be silenced in the Royal Pavilion Gardens if people opt to ban buskers in a public consultation. As well as the option to ban buskers, Brighton and Hove residents are being asked if they would like keep them as they are, offer selected time slots, ban amplified...

Reported sighting of missing man at Brighton station

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man who may have been spotted at Brighton station. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 11 May): “Police are appealing for information to help trace 54-year-old Dominic Harris missing from his home in East Preston who may be...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 8:57 pm

Hove MP’s bill to lower voting age to 16 blocked by Tory filibuster

An attempt by Hove MP Peter Kyle to lower the voting age to 16 was thwarted in the House of Commons this afternoon (Friday 11 May). He is trying to pilot a private member’s bill through Parliament but ran out of time after his political opponents filibustered. They spent hours...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 7:59 pm

No one’s idea of a dream dwelling – but plans for compact home in Hove approved

It won’t be “anyone’s idea of a dream dwelling” but plans for a three-bedroom house with a small garden in Hove were approved by councillors on Wednesday (9 May). The tiny house will occupy a small plot at the back of 35 Brunswick Place. At 90sqm, it is only slightly bigger...

London Bridge station gets royal opening – but new timetable is ‘royal pain in the backside’ for Clapham Junction commuters

London Bridge station was formally reopened by the Duke of Cambridge this week, heralding what rail bosses say will be faster, more reliable journeys for thousands of Brighton commuters. The completion of a five-year rail and building programme sees capacity nearly doubled at the...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 2:41 pm

Fringe Review: Better Together

Better Together, Aca Theatre; The Warren: The Hat, 6, 7 May Not a play on the Brexit trauma of 2016 as far as I know but possibly an accidental chaotic allegory! This show actually centred on a trio of colourful clowns offering accidental acrobatics, impressive hair do’s...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 2:31 pm

Investigation into claims daughter stole from dying father was inadequate, watchdog rules

A woman who accused her sister of siphoning off part of her inheritance from their sick father’s bank account is to be paid compensation by the council after a watchdog upheld her complaint it did not investigate her fears well enough before he died. The dispute betweeen...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 2:28 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: From One Heart To Another *****

From One Heart To Another, The Theatre Shed. BOAT, 6 May. https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/from-one-heart-to-another-124458/ It’s not often that organ donation, a country hoe-down, dancing toys and lemon drizzle cake coincide in a theatrical production. But then The...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 2:13 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Myra

Myra, Pretty Villain Productions Ltd. Rialto Theatre 4, 5, 6, 7 May It’s the end of the first May Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton, the festival is getting into full swing, the weather has been very kind and a mixed aged crowd of a hundred or so people make their way into the...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 2:06 pm

As temporary custodians of Brighton and Hove, it’s our job to enhance the inheritance we hand on

This is my last column for Brighton and Hove News as leader of the city council before I hand over to Councillor Dan Yates on Thursday 17 May. It’s been an enormous privilege to lead the city over the past three years and the Labour and Co-operative group of councillors for...
Posted On 11 May 2018 at 11:13 am
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