Nellie Limelight and the Oysters of Time

My five-year-old son and I took a trip backstage and into the heart of the Theatre Royal for their Christmas show this year. We joined Nellie Limelight, played by the engaging Florence Leon, on her crime-fighting exploits to help crack the case of Ollie Oyster and the lost pearl...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 9:05 pm

Brighton vegan restaurant given drinks licence

A new vegan restaurant called Neighbourhood has been granted a licence to sell alcoholic drinks but with restricting hours. The restaurant, planned for 95 Gloucester Road, Brighton, is within the “cumulative impact zone” where Brighton and Hove City Council restricts...

Blimey, Chelsea to play Lewes for the first time in 42 years!

Nope not a footie match (if only), but the truly superb punk stalwarts known as Chelsea have announced that they will be playing their first ever gig in Lewes at the ever popular Con Club on Saturday 13th April 2019 (from 8pm) with support from The DeRellas. Now I know that the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 7:09 pm

Missing Portslade teen returns home safe and well

A teenager from Portslade has returned home after Sussex Police published a missing person appeal. The force said: “Missing Louisha Mitchell, from Portslade, returned home safe and well on Tuesday morning (18 December).” The 19-year-old had been last seen on Saturday afternoon...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 7:01 pm

Brighton shop granted drinks licence despite rival’s objections

A convenience store can sell alcohol again after the owner successfully applied for a new licence. A Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel approved the application for Blakes in Hollingbury Place, known as The Dip, despite objections from a rival business. But Elite...

China Crisis celebrate 40th anniversary and are set to play Sussex concert

Oh my word I can’t believe that China Crisis have been going 40 years! Talk about staying power. They were formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. China Crisis were part of a wave of new...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 5:16 pm

Heritage Lottery Fund turns down council bid for Madeira Terraces revamp

The Heritage Lottery Fund has turned down a bid by Brighton and Hove City Council for money towards the cost of the restoration of the Madeira Terraces on the seafront. A previous bid for £4.2 million was turned down in the summer but another fundraising raffle is being organised...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 5:06 pm

Brighton man jailed for trying to import stun gun

A Brighton man has been jailed for trying to import a stun gun, Sussex Police said today. The force said: “A Brighton man has been given a two-year prison sentence for trying to import a stun gun into the country. “Aaron Clements, 27, a carpenter, of Brede Close, Brighton, was...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 4:18 pm

Hove credit card fraud suspect captured on camera

A man suspected of credit card fraud in Hove has been captured on security camera footage. Sussex Police said today: “Police investigating the theft and fraudulent use of a Barclays credit card in Hove wish to identify and speak to the man pictured here. “The card was used to...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 3:13 pm

Uber refusal cost council more than £35k

Refusing to renew Uber’s licence has ended up costing Brighton and Hove City Council at least £35,000 in court costs. When district judge Tessa Szagun allowed Uber’s appeal earlier this month, she also awarded £20,000 costs to the taxi hailing app. And the council...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 12:30 pm
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