Kemp Town shop criticised by police and councillors over Pride alcohol licence bid

A failure to communicate with police and Pride organisers may have cost the owners of a Kemp Town shop the chance to sell alcohol at this year’s Village Party. CBD Ethics, in George Street, Brighton, falls within the area that is only accessible to people with a wristband during...

Brighton Labour councillor to stand down

A Brighton Labour councillor said this evening that she would be standing down at the local elections next year. Caroline Penn shared the news on Facebook where the outgoing leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan, paid tribute to her positive qualities....
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 10:25 pm

Brighton and Hove mayor thanks supporters after busy year

After a year in office outgoing Brighton and Hove mayor, Labour councillor Mo Marsh, has averaged more than one engagement a day. During her mayoral year, which finishes on Thursday 17 May, Councillor Marsh carried out more than 387 engagements. Of these 52 – or one a week – were...

‘Hymns for Robots’ – now that sounds interesting…..

Hymns for Robots – The mother of modern music explodes onto the Brighton Fringe! Noctium Theatre brings the fascinating story of the hero behind The Doctor Who theme tune to the Rialto Theatre this May. In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 4:58 pm
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MPs blow their own hoover at Brighton Festival

The city’s three MPs became honorary members of the Brighton Youth Orchestra last night when they took on the role of hooverists for a special Brighton Festival concert. The orchestra roped in Hove MP Peter Kyle, Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Brighton Kemptown MP...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 4:19 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney

The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney, Barely Human Puppets. 13 May This was a popular show, practically booked out and lots of fans of this company in the audience. The show centres on a somewhat dark and bleak part of Brighton’s murky history, way before the horrors of the...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 3:44 pm

Brighton Festival Review: This Is the Kit & Stargaze*****

Brighton Dome, 10 May As long-time fan of This is the Kit I held my breath for tonight’s collaboration with orchestral collective, Stargaze. Kate Stable’s trademark purity of voice held spellbound the audience at the much smaller Lewes Con Club in January. I wonder how it will...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 3:35 pm

Schoolboy cyclist hit by car by Preston Park

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a shoulder injury after being hit by a car opposite Preston Park last week. The schoolboy and a blue Rover 25 collided in Preston Road near the junction with Lauriston Road at 5.15pm on Wednesday. Police are now appealing for witnesses...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 2:00 pm

Controversial flytipping fines suspended

A policy of fining businesses who put waste in residential bins has been suspended following an outcry over sole traders ending up with bills of hundreds of pounds for throwing away a couple of cardboard boxes. Hundreds of people signed a petition started by Hove cushion maker...
Posted On 14 May 2018 at 1:22 pm