Brighton newspaper publisher teeters on financial brink

The owner of the Brighton and Hove Independent appears to be teetering on the brink of financial collapse, according to the BBC. The broadcaster said tonight (Friday 16 November): “Johnston Press, the publisher of many local newspapers in Sussex including the Hastings...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:02 pm

Help us as we do more to help rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Tory austerity policies are causing people to be made homeless around the country, and in our city as well. As fast as we help people off the streets, new people become homeless. So as a Labour council we are tackling this crisis head on – and with our new services we have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 6:36 pm

What price to pay for living in Brighton and Hove?

Although my recent experience of renting in the private rented sector has been a good one, for too many, renting still means poor conditions, insecurity and rising rents. From the landlords who’ve refused to instal smoke alarms to the estate agents overcharging tenants for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:53 pm

A shameful episode in our history – and the inspiring response of young people

I’m on my way back to England after visiting Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over a million innocent people were murdered during the Second World War. I was asked to join 220 students from the south east of England under the stewardship of the Holocaust Educational Trust....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:12 pm

Varndean parents protest over new sock policy

Parents of children at Varndean school have set up a petition in protest at a ban on colourful socks. The petition, which has so far been signed by 129 people, objects at the lack of consultation and complains that the new rule suppresses pupils’ individuality. The petition...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brighton man beaten and bundled into car boot

A Brighton man was bundled into a BMW car boot then driven to a remote lay-by and beaten before he was eventually able to escape last weekend. Four men have been arrested for kidnap, three of whom were also arrested for causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and the fourth for having...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:01 pm

Proto punk band and the Ukulele Subs! What’s going on here?

I have been made aware of a UK Subs tribute band called the Ukulele Subs and decided to investigate a little further. The UK Subs are a legendary punk band that formed in 1976 and are fronted by the wonderful 74 year old forever punk rocker Charlie Harper. After 42 years on the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 3:26 pm

Ambulances routed away from Royal Sussex because of IT issues

Some ambulances are being routed away from the Royal Sussex this morning because of IT issues. Patients who are seriously ill or with major trauma and children are still being taken to the Brighton hospital, but lower priority patients are being taken to other hospitals. The...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:50 am

Synthpop legends Blancmange play storming gig in Hove

BLANCMANGE + BERNHOLZ – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 15.11.18 OK I confess, I was a mega Blancmange fan virtually right from their beginning when I purchased the now famous ‘Some Bizarre Album’ when it first came out in 1981. This compilation album (which also included early tracks...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:47 am