Brighton health chiefs prepare for big push to tackle HIV

Brighton health chiefs are preparing for a big push to tackle the high rate of HIV infections in the city. A report went before Brighton and Hove City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board saying that Brighton and Hove had the seventh highest level of people with HIV out of all...

As homeless people die, council to set up support team – three years after similar team was scrapped

A new homeless support team is to be set up after a spate of deaths at at an emergency accommodation block. The move almost three years after warnings that scrapping a similar service could expose vulnerable people to harm. Brighton and Hove City Council made its six-strong...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 10:07 pm

Instagram and Snapchat blamed for increase in graffiti

A big rise in the amount of graffiti in Brighton and Hove has been blamed on social media. Graffiti artists are spraying their designs and taking pictures of their “tags” to post on the likes of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. And in a move that could prove...

Knife-edge vote dashes Brighton family’s hopes of a dream home

A family’s plan for their dream home was dashed on the casting vote of the chair of the council’s Planning Committee. Mark Knight told the committee that his family were outgrowing their small bungalow in The Park, Rottingdean. He applied to Brighton and Hove City...

Security lorry robbed of cash at lunchtime in Hove

A security lorry has been robbed of two cash boxes in Hove this lunchtime (Monday 19 November) by four men on scooters. They stole two boxes from the crew of the Loomis security lorry after threatening them with an axe. The robbery happened outside the Brighton and Hove Buses...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 3:21 pm

Hove neighbours fight “crazy, Manhattan-style” towerblock

Hove neighbours are banding together to fight plans for a nine-storey tower block in their street. Hove-based Imex Exhibitions says it has outgrown its Ellen Street home and wants to build new offices, a basement car park and 54 flats – ten of which will be affordable – on the...

Sleeper put on a great show at the Concorde 2

SLEEPER – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 17.11.18 I set off to the Concorde 2 on a cold Saturday night having not seen Sleeper play live for 22 years, the last time being at Brixton Academy. I was slightly nervous and wondered whether it would it be like catching up with an old...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 1:16 am

Black Grape’s big day in the south

BLACK GRAPE + FERAL FIVE – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 16.11.18 Black Grape are back! The legendary Shaun Ryder and Paul ‘Kermit’ Leveridge rolled into town with their accompanying 5 piece band to bring the Friday night party to the Brighton’s Concorde 2 and boy...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 12:41 am