Legendary…and I mean legendary, night of punk rock

SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS + THE DERELLAS + THE REMS – CON CLUB, LEWES 12.8.18 In my preview piece for this Slaughter & The Dogs concert way back in January, I stated: “This will truly be quite an evening to remember for yours truly as I have as yet never managed to see...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018 at 12:01 am

Wrangle over Rottingdean housing plans rumbles on

Changes to the design of new houses in Rottingdean have angered neighbours. The controversial plans to replace one house with nine on a plot in Falmer Road were approved on appeal subject to a number of conditions including details of the design. Now the developer Denton Homes...

Neighbours oppose extra floor for Hove block of flats

Neighbours have sent 34 letters opposing plans for an extra floor on flats in Hove. Plans for the third floor of the Spirit building in Stoneham Road, next to the old Maynards Sweet Factory development, were originally before planners in July 2017. Concerns were raised last year...

Charity offers £1m autism support for two Brighton and Hove schools

A charitable trust is offering to fund the building of a new autism centre at a Brighton secondary school. The Cullum Family Trust looks likely to make a donation of about £1 million which could pay for the new building at Dorothy Stringer. The cash would also help upgrade...

Thief steals tools worth £1k from Brighton seafront basement

A thief scaled railings and dropped 6ft into a basement lightwell on Brighton seafront from where he stole tools worth more than £1,000. This afternoon Sussex Police published security camera pictures of the suspect in the case. They want help from the public to identify the man...
Posted On 13 Aug 2018 at 5:50 pm

Brighton witnesses rare Helen & The Horns performance

HELEN & THE HORNS – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 11.8.18 Many many moons ago, I was fortunate to grab a ticket to see Brighton label Attrix Records darlings The Chefs perform live at the original Concorde concert venue near the Dolphinarium. Their singer was the enchanting...
Posted On 12 Aug 2018 at 12:50 pm

With local elections looming in Brighton and Hove, let the battle of ideas commence

I consider myself very lucky to be part of a leadership team that has time and again demonstrated its ability to think outside the box and find solutions to the city’s twin problems of increasing expectations and reducing central government funding. However, this shouldn’t be a...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 7:44 pm

The reality of austerity Britain is being felt closer to home

Further to Northamptonshire County Council declaring itself bankrupt in February this year, the macabre reality of Tory austerity has come to knock on a door much closer to home. Last week East Sussex County Council became the latest to declare a financial crisis. It comes as one...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 7:21 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion stung by Hornets in season opener

Watford 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 A rather lacklustre Albion were comfortably beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road Two goals from Roberto Pereyra, one in each half, saw off the Seagulls. Albion had a few half chances in the match but failed to take them. And last...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 6:56 pm

Keep markets free – though bring in rules where needed

A couple of weeks ago at a full council meeting we heard a deputation concerning the mass release of balloons and lanterns. While this practice can appear harmless, we heard that beaches in Europe are littered with thousands of deflated balloons – many from this country – and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 6:56 pm