An evening of Punk Rock nostalgia with Penetration

THE CON CLUB, LEWES – FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2017 County Durham punk rock band Penetration, originally formed way back in 1976 with the original members being Pauline Murray (vocals), Gary Chaplin (guitar), Robert Blamire (bass) and Gary Smallman (drums). The spark for this...
Posted On 28 Oct 2017 at 12:04 pm

Brighton murder victim’s family pay tribute to ‘kind, gentle and loving’ Samaritan

The woman murdered in her Fiveways home this week was a Samaritan, described in a family tribute as “kind, gentle and loving”. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 27 October): “The woman who sadly died after being attacked in her own home in Sandgate Road, Brighton, has...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 5:42 pm

WannaCry software virus disrupted services at two Brighton NHS trusts, according to official report

Services were disrupted at two Brighton-based NHS trusts as a result of the WannaCry computer software virus, the National Audit Office said today (Friday 27 October). The NAO said that the two trusts were not infected by the bug – and staff were not locked out of computers or...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 5:32 pm

Arsonist believed to have started nine fires in Brighton and Hove bins in one night

An arsonist is believed to have started nine fires in bins in Brighton and Hove in little over three hours on one night. The nine fires, mostly in the Seven Dials area, follow similar fires in Hove over the past few weeks. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew to tackle...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 4:59 pm

Brighton and Hove residents need protecting from worst of universal credit

Universal credit – a benefit change that will affect 20,000 people in Brighton and Hove – is due to be rolled out across the city over the next few months. For many, universal credit will represent a loss of disposable income that could threaten the roof over their heads. Under...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 3:15 pm

Dad Dancing comes to Brighton tonight

If it’s hard to imagine anything more embarrassing than dad dancing, imagine being a professional dancer on stage with your dad while he busts his moves. Three professional dancers have taken their courage in their hands to do just that – and they’re staging a performance in...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 2:37 pm

Moving forward in Brighton and Hove

This week I wrote to the leaseholder of the Aquarium Terraces site opposite the Palace Pier saying that I want a response in the next couple of weeks with an action plan and timeline for redevelopment of the site. It’s an eyesore in one of our prime tourist locations and we had...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 1:58 pm

Brighton bank for sale for £1.8m

A Brighton bank branch is being offered for sale for £1.8 million by a firm of online auctioneers. The Halifax branch, in Western Road, is one of seven branches being sold by John Pye Property, of Nottingham, on behalf of LPA (Law of Property Act) receivers JLL (Jones Lang...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 1:27 pm

Hove hospital staff celebrate ‘outstanding’ rating from official health watchdog

Staff at a hospital in Hove have been celebrating an rating of “outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the government’s official health watchdog. The Montefiore Hospital, in Montefiore Road, Hove, said that it was one of fewer than a dozen private hospitals in the...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017 at 11:26 pm

More than 1,200 people donate as Madeira Terraces crowdfunder tops £200k

More than 1,200 people have pledged a donation as the Madeira Terraces crowdfunding campaign total tops £200,000 with just over a month to go. The total is almost halfway towards the £429,000 target for the online fundraising campaign. The money is wanted to fund the first steps...
Posted On 26 Oct 2017 at 9:16 pm