999 ‘Emergency’ punk band back on the road

English punk rock band 999 were formed in London at the very tail end of 1976, December to be precise, when brothers Nick and Guy placed an advertisement in weekly music paper Melody Maker for band members. They were looking for the right personnel to join their band and famously...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 10:04 pm

Brighton hotel owner risks losing permission to convert building into flats

Plans for flats at Preston Park Hotel in Brighton may not go ahead. After 18-months of inaction, officers are recommending that Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee refuses permission when it meets at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Wednesday 6 June). When the plans...

Planners may pull the plug on Hove flats

Permission for new flats and offices on a site in Hove may be withdrawn by planners. The scheme to demolish Portslade Panel Works and build a five-story block on the corner of Orchard Gardens, Hove, is under threat as the owner has not completed its legal requirements. Plans...

BHASVIC seeks permission to build four-storey digital and media block

A four-storey block of classrooms is proposed to replace a temporary block at BHASVIC (Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College). Neighbours sent 60 letters of support and 18 objecting to the proposals which are due to go before Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee...

Brighton Festival Review: Brownton Abbey*****

Brownton Abbey, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 25 May 2018. Last week I went to Tarik Elmoutawakil and Rob Jones’ Brownton Abbey at Brighton Dome: a night that promised to be a “performance party [where] celestial beings from queer dimensions… transform Brighton Dome into a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:48 pm

Former chair of Brighton conservatives suspended over “Islamophobic” tweets

A former chair of Brighton and Hove Conservatives has been suspended over tweets she made which appeared to say deporting Muslims would be “the right thing to do”. Linda Freedman, who also stood for election in Hove’s Goldsmid ward in 2015, is now a councillor...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:42 pm

Brighton Festival Review: The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety***

The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety is a strange and bewildering piece. Part concert, part dramatic reading, it blurs the lines of what you expect ‘theatre’ to deliver. Set amongst hundreds of music stands and a back wall made up to stacked chairs, it feels as though we...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:41 pm

Haley (FKA Haley Bonar) announces intimate Brighton concert

Having followed up her hugely acclaimed album ‘Impossible Dream’ with an exclusive Record Store Day 7” release ‘Bratt’, HALEY (FKA Haley Bonar) returns to the UK for a series of intimate shows including one at the wonderful Rialto Theatre in Brighton on 11th November...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:25 pm
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Six Brighton and Hove parks to have new play equipment

Six parks are to have new play equipment installed in the coming weeks, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Wednesday 6 June). Work is due to start in the play areas at Farm Green, in Bevendean, Hangleton Park, Mile Oak Recreation Ground, Preston Park, Queen’s Park and...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 12:24 pm

He’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ as Rick Astley is Back!

Two years ago Rick Astley returned with an album that surprised everyone, even himself. His No.1 album ‘50’ sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling albums of 2016. What was even more incredible was that Rick wrote, produced and played every instrument on that...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018 at 10:18 am
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