Brighton MP comes out as HIV positive

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said today that he has lived with HIV for almost ten years. The Labour MP was due to lead an adjournment debate today about HIV and World AIDS day in the main chamber of the House of Commons. Before making his speech, Mr Russell-Moyle...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 5:45 pm

Churchill Square’s Christmas bauble damaged

Churchill Square’s sparkling Christmas bauble was looking a bit droopy this morning after it was damaged overnight. The bauble, which has been a festive fixture outside the shopping centre for the last few years, is currently buckled on one side. It’s believed that...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 4:44 pm

Work starts on Hippodrome refurb ahead of planning application

Preparatory work has started on the Brighton Hippodrome with the appointment of quantity surveyors – but a formal planning application appears to still be some way off. Extra protections to preserve the theatre’s capacity to put on the kind of big shows which tour...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 3:03 pm

Heckled comedian donates proceeds of abandoned gig to Brighton homeless charities

A comedian who walked off stage after being heckled at the Brighton Dome last night has donated the proceeds to two Brighton homeless charities. Kevin Bridges apologised to fans this morning, saying he had not been well and the “nonsense” shouted at him made him hit a...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 2:44 pm

King Alfred developer put on notice

The company chosen to redevelop the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Hove seafront has been put on two months’ notice. If Crest Nicholson does not sign a “development agreement” with Brighton and Hove City Council by the end of January, officials will “explore alternative options”....
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 2:27 pm

Boy, 16, hit by car airlifted to hospital with serious injury

A 16-year-old boy who was hit by a car as he was walking in Preston Drove has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries. The crash happened at about 8.17am this morning when the boy was hit by a grey Vauxhall Astra. It is not known at this stage if he was...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 9:27 am

We witnessed classic performances from Penelope Isles, Porridge Radio & DITZ

PENELOPE ISLES + PORRIDGE RADIO + DITZ – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 28.11.18 Tonight’s wonderful adventure was to see Penelope Isles, Porridge Radio and DITZ perform live at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton. All three bands were well on form and we thoroughly enjoyed...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018 at 9:18 am

One-year breathing space for Brighton i360 as new boss takes charge

The Brighton i360 has been given a one-year financial breathing space as a new boss takes over at the seafront attraction. But financial specialists brought in to find a way forward have forecast a growing deficit on repayments of a £36.2 million loan brokered by Brighton and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018 at 10:53 pm

Council tax to go up 2.99 per cent from April

Council tax in Brighton and Hove is expected to rise by 2.99 per cent next year, the Labour council leader Daniel Yates said today (Wednesday 28 November). This is the highest rise that Brighton and Hove City Council expects to be able to impose for 2019-20 without the need for a...

Parking zone approved for area next to Hove Park

Neighbours are victorious after calling for parking restrictions in their area. Roads to the east of Hove Park will have a “light-touch” residents’ parking scheme after a unanimous vote by councillors last night (Tuesday 27 November). One of them – Conservative councillor Vanessa...