Why as a staunch Leaver I’m supporting the Kyle / Wilson amendment

The leader of the Brighton and Hove Leave campaign in 2016, Councillor Tom Bewick, says a confirmatory ballot is the only way to bring the country back together again. In June 2016, Britain was convulsed by a binary choice perhaps not seen since the days of the English civil war...
Posted On 24 Mar 2019 at 10:49 am

Freedom Eubank jailed for dangerous driving

Brighton boxer Freedom Eubank has been jailed for dangerous driving after a police chase through Brighton. Eubank, 28, of St Helen’s Road, Brighton, was given a 15-month prison sentence by Mr Recorder Adrian Chaplin at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Friday 22 March). He had denied...
Posted On 23 Mar 2019 at 7:42 pm

Highly stimulating electronic music concert held in local Brighton church

ULRICH SCHNAUSS + JOHANNA BRAMLI – ST. LUKE’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON 22.03.19 I have to say that this concert was always going to be a memorable one as I have been attending concerts continually since 1978 and I have never been to a musical performance at Brighton’s St. Luke’s...
Posted On 23 Mar 2019 at 4:54 pm

Police appeal for help tracing missing Hove man

A man from Hove has gone missing, prompting Sussex Police to issue an appeal for help finding him. The force said: “Police are very concerned for the welfare of a man who has been missing from Hove since Thursday lunchtime (21 March). “Frederick Nash, 21, is believed to have...
Posted On 23 Mar 2019 at 2:49 pm

New Brighton bands making the right noises

NAIPIA + BLACK DOG COLLECTIVE – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 21.03.19 Brighton is such a buzzing place musically and we are often spoilt for choice on which bands to go and see. Tonight was one such quandary as there were several concerts taking place, so I thought the best...
Posted On 23 Mar 2019 at 3:10 am

Fewer than half of knife crimes were recorded, Sussex Police admits

Fewer than half of knife crimes over three years were recorded, a senior Sussex Police said during a meeting with police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne. Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said that the real figures were more than two and a half times higher because of a “system...

Residents inundated with dozens of council tax emails

An attempt to send out paperless council tax bills has had to be abandoned this year after the system send dozens of emails to some residents and none at all to others. Almost 19,000 people have requested digital bills instead of paper ones, but a gremlin has made the email...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 3:04 pm

Brighton’s John Peel Night – acts announced

Spinningchilli have announced details of their 10th John Peel Night, celebrating the life of the late great DJ (30th August 1939 – 25th October 2004). The fun filled event is taking place in Brighton at the Green Door Store located underneath Brighton’s main railway...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 2:46 pm

New litter cops to issue £300 fines for ‘street treasure’

A new squad of litter cops is about to hit the streets of Brighton and Hove – and this time, they’ll be targeting so-called street treasure. Brighton and Hove City Council’s former contractor, 3GS, was dumped last year after scores of complaints over...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:03 pm

Music icon Toyah announces Brighton concert

Toyah hits the road in autumn 2019 to celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, released 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Wilcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 11:53 am