Punk legends the UK Subs to play local gig

There’s not many bands that have the respect of everyone on the punk scene. But Charlie Harper’s UK Subs is the exception. They formed in London in 1976 as the Subversives and have been the mainstay of the punk scene ever since. Charlie is venerated as the godfather of UK punk...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 9:01 pm

Store wars as Sainsbury’s takes on Tesco in the centre of Hove

Sainsbury’s is challenging Tesco in Church Road, Hove, after buying the premises formerly used by a café and the neighbouring shop. The supermarket group is moving into the old Raise bakery and café premises and the site of the recently closed Four Seasons store next door,...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 5:38 pm

Another business braves Starbucks mural wall

Another multinational business has just unveiled a mural in Trafalgar Lane – in the same place as one advertising Starbucks was repeatedly defaced by local graffiti artists. Cosmetics company Benefit commissioned artist Alice Skinner, who has a large following on Instagram,...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 4:55 pm

Portslade paedophile jailed for seven years for attacking girl, 6

A Portslade man has been sentenced to seven years for a sex assault on a small girl – just eight years after being jailed for sleeping with an underage girl. Ian Skilling, 49, a driver, of Wolseley Road, Portslade, befriended the young girl’s family until they were...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 4:23 pm

Oktoberfest pledges to dial down the noise this year in response to ‘harrowing’ complaints

Residents were left exposed to days of noise and disruption they could not escape by a beer festival which wants to return this year, councillors were told this morning. St Peter and North Laine councillor Pete West said the complaints he had received about last year’s...

Brighton and Hove Triathlon doubles in size two years after first race

The third Brighton and Hove Triathlon takes place this weekend and will have twice as many competitors than took part in the first race two years ago. While the main adult races start at 8.30am on Sunday morning, the event spans the weekend with an array of races for children....
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 3:11 pm

Scrapping Preston Park trains was based on flawed ticket sales data, rail bosses admit

Timetable revisions which have seen train services slashed at Preston Park were based on flawed ticket sales data rather than people actually catching trains, rail bosses have admitted. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) told a meeting in Parliament that it had looked at how many...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 2:55 pm

Hire car drug dealer admits being a ‘scumbag’

A man who pleaded guilty to drug dealing in Brighton told police he thought drug dealers were ‘scumbags’. Umar Brown, 25, was stopped by prevention officers in the city after they received information that a hire car he was driving had been seen making regular trips...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 2:27 pm

Brighton Wetherspoon’s staff consider strike action over ‘poverty wages’

Staff at two of Wetherspoon’s Brighton pubs are being balloted over strike action over what is being described as “poverty” wages, with reports some workers are being forced to sleep in hostels or even tents. Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 2:08 pm

Owner of listed flat who ripped out original features for luxury refit ordered to put them back

The owner of a listed basement flat in Seven Dials has been told to restore the original features he ripped out during a luxury refit. Ali Bilal bought the Grade II* listed flat in Montpelier Crescent in 2016 and started a refit shortly afterwards, in which a staircase,...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018 at 12:11 pm
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