The Great Escape 2017 Exclusive Gig Reports & Photos by Nick Linazasoro & Martin J Fuller – Day 2: Friday 19th May

We started our second TGE day in Brighton at Jubilee Square, right next door to the library, where we could see DJ Lauren Laverne broadcasting live on BBC Radio 6 Music. Then it was gig time for us and off we set. Act 1: ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR...
Posted On 27 May 2017 at 1:09 am

Volunteers wanted to help care for Brighton and Hove’s parks

People interested in volunteering to help look after Brighton and Hove’s parks and open spaces are being invited to two “introduction to volunteering” days over the bank holiday weekend. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The events, which include meeting...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 8:17 pm

Brighton post office evacuated after man ‘with gun’ enters

The main post office in North Road and nearby offices have been evacuated after reports of a man with a gun. The road was closed while police made the area safe and searched a car. Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy tweeted: “In Brighton to interview @CarolineLucas and...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 12:12 pm

It’s here – your bank holiday weather warning

A yellow severe weather warning for rain has been issued for Sunday afternoon through to Monday morning. The warning, which starts at midday on Sunday and ends at midday on Monday, says a band of heavy rain is likely to spread northward, with some locally torrential downpours and...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 11:12 am

A27 reopens after fire – but drivers warned to keep windows closed

The A27 has reopened this morning (Friday 26 May) after a fire yesterday at the recycling plant at Southerham on the edge of Lewes. Clouds of smoke drifted across Brighton and Hove after the fire broke out at about 7pm yesterday evening. Sussex Police said this morning: “The A27...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 8:01 am

A27 to remain closed this morning following 200 tonne recycling fire

The A27 will remain closed until at least 8am this morning as firefighters continue to deal with a massive recycling fire near Lewes. People in the east of the city were advised to close their windows as a huge plume of acrid smoke drifted from Southerham towards the coast,...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 12:52 am

Brighton’s Booth’s Butterfly Book Bonanza

Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton 25.5.17 A very special event has taken place at 194 Dyke Road on Thursday 25th May. After eight years in the making A Twenty-First Century Atlas entitled The Butterflies of Sussex was officially launched at the fantastic Booth Museum of...
Posted On 26 May 2017 at 12:51 am

Police incident closes St James’s Street

St James’s Street was brought to a standstill this evening as police dealt with a violent attacker. Police rushed to the New Steine area after reports that a man was attacking a woman. A man was arrested but, after a struggle broke out in the police car, officers used...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 10:14 pm

Huge recycling plant fire closes A27

The A27 is being closed this evening to allow fire fighters to tackle a huge fire at a recycling facility near Lewes. A massive plume of smoke from the blaze can be seen hovering over Lewes and Falmer from across Brighton and Hove, and as far away as Worthing and Eastbourne....
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 8:12 pm

Royal Sussex modernisation passes another milestone as piling work begins

The £485 million modernisation of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has passed another milestone with the start of piling work for the first new building. The project – known as the 3Ts (teaching, trauma and tertiary care) – includes a new helideck which is currently...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 7:35 pm