Fracking row reverberates in Brighton and Hove

Moves to relax the rules around a controversial process known as fracking have met with opposition from councillors in Brighton and Hove. Their opposition comes as fracking – hydraulic fracturing of rocks to extract gas – has been suspended in Lancashire after earth...

Neighbours fight plan to replace bungalow with two houses

Neighbours are fighting plans to replace a bungalow with two five-bedroomed houses. Days after the planning application for 70 Greenways, in Ovingdean, was made public by Brighton and Hove City Council, the first objection was lodged on the council’s website. The anonymous...

Coffee shop chain aims to open branch in former Brighton off-licence premises

A former off-licence could become a branch of Costa Coffee. Planning permission is being sought to convert the former Hartley’s store at 225 Preston Road on the corner of Lauriston Road. In the supporting statement, the owner’s agent Architecture Design Limited...

Brighton scientists link with Vietnamese partners to fight illness in old age

Scientists from Brighton University have signed a deal with partners in Vietnam as they try to help people stave off illness in old age. The Brighton team has been trying to find better ways to make tablets or capsules containing curcumin – extracted from the spice turmeric – so...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 2:44 pm

It dozen get any better than The Lovely Eggs

THE LOVELY EGGS + ROB AUTON + MUSH – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 27.10.18 Saturday night in Brighton could have provided a musical dilemma for those of a Punk Rock persuasion as the much vaunted IDLES were in town, but as usual I was committed to going to see the wacky and...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 2:22 pm

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove men skip screening tests for common fatal health condition

Hundreds of men in Brighton and Hove are missing appointments for potentially life-saving health screening tests for a common killer condition. The tests target men aged 65 and over who are most likely to be at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. About 5,000 people, most of...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 1:24 pm

A plea for a genuine end to austerity

Last week a petition was handed in at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister. This of course is hardly news as many groups hand in petitions to both this city council and the government over many issues each year. However, this #breakingpoint petition came from over 5,000...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018 at 7:59 am

Former Sussex church hosts night of music and revelry

THE REZILLOS + DEPARTMENT S – ALL SAINTS CENTRE, LEWES 27.10.18 My musical journey this weekend took me on a short train journey to Lewes. The venue was the All Saints Centre along Friars Walk. As the name suggests, it is indeed a former Church and it turned out to be a...
Posted On 28 Oct 2018 at 4:28 pm

Slowdive announce surprise Brighton concert

It seems that leading UK indie shoegaze band Slowdive are once again out to surprise us. Last year (on 5th May to be precise) out of the blue they dropped their fourth studio album. The self titled 46 minute 8 tracker was indeed a breath of fresh air and the band who hail from...
Posted On 28 Oct 2018 at 1:04 pm

IDLES rock Brighton to the core!

IDLES + HEAVY LUNGS – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 27.10.18 Epic Bristol 5-piece IDLES were back in Brighton as part of their first world tour, which was in support of their latest Top 5 album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance.’ The bands lead single from the album is a pro-immigration...
Posted On 28 Oct 2018 at 5:05 am