Brighton double murder trial – Jury hears mother describe harrowing search for missing girls

The mother of a murdered nine-year-old girl from Brighton gave harrowing evidence through her tears about her desperate search for her missing daughter. Michelle Johnson, the mother of Karen Hadaway, described how the police told her to leave the search to them. At the Old Bailey...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:10 pm

Problem with payment cards hits thousands of passengers

Train passengers had problems buying tickets all afternoon (Tuesday 30 October) after a payment system malfunctioned. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) was one of the companies affected by the problem and blamed the MasterCard “payment portal”. The glitch affect card-only payment...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:06 pm

‘Madchester’ legend to appear at inaugural Fish Festival

Yes I know the heading sounds mad and indeed it is, however I do believe that one can expect much frivolity and jollyment in Sussex on Saturday 24th November. The reason for this light-heartedness is the announcement by the Fish Brothers of the first ever Fish Festival which is...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 4:00 pm

Dreadzone announce 19-date spring tour and Brighton is on the list

It seems that 2019 is already shaping up nicely on the Brighton gig front with many acts already booked to appear right across the town. You can now add the wonderful Dreadzone reggae stars to the list, as they are again going to be filling up the Concorde 2 on Saturday 23rd...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 1:11 pm

Brighton double murder trial – defence accuses victim’s father

The father of one of two nine-year-old girls killed in Brighton in 1986 was complicit in the sexual abuse of his daughter, a jury at the Old Bailey was told this morning (Tuesday 30 October). Barrie Fellows – the father of Nicola Fellows – was accused of making...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 10:46 am

Brighton man jailed for breaching restraining order

A Brighton man has been jailed for breaching a restraining order after harassing a woman at her home and failing to keep to a previous sentence dished out by the courts. Joshua Coomber, 28, known as Josh, has been jailed for six weeks, having previously been handed a four-week...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 9:09 am

They’ve got garage rock and shed rock on offer at Sticky Mike’s in Brighton

Popular Australian trio Skegss are massive back in Oz. The lads are riding a pretty amazing wave as their debut album entitled ‘My Own Mess’ came out in September and hit No.2 on the Australian charts. Skegss are Ben Ben Bograil, Toby Two String and Jonny Layback and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018 at 1:13 am

Slaughter & The Dogs set for 2019 return

Now this is jolly good news for those that are rather partial to very early punk as the legendary Slaughter & The Dogs are set to return to Sussex next year. On their last outing in the county at the Con Club in Lewes on 12th August, it was an event worthy of missing out on...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 11:46 pm

Folk duo Gilmore and Roberts set to play Komedia, Brighton

‘A Problem Of Our Kind’ is the fifth studio album from award-winning folk/roots duo Gilmore & Roberts – their first release since 2016’s live album ‘In Our History’, which celebrated a decade of performing together and they will be performing in Brighton next month. Katriona...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 11:05 pm
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Absorbing evening at the Theatre Royal as Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’

It’s been such a long time since I last ventured inside the 200 year old Theatre Royal located on New Road, Brighton. My last visit was an all encompassing affair, as we were lucky to have secured ourselves on one of the backstage tours of this historic grade II listed building....
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 9:01 pm