A pledge to build more homes in Brighton and Hove

One hundred years ago, 80 per cent of the British rented their homes, almost all from private landlords. Standards were poor until the 1919 Housing Act provided subsidies for local authorities to build the first real council houses. Housebuilding peaked at 350,000 a year in the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2019 at 12:10 am

Brighton and Hove is among Britain’s least affordable places for one-bed flats

Brighton and Hove is Britain’s second least affordable district outside London for single people to buy a flat, according to a new analysis by property website Zoopla. Only Hertsmere – between Watford and St Albans – was found to be more expensive. Zoopla said that...
Posted On 16 Feb 2019 at 12:03 am

WW2 bomb blown up at Devil’s Dyke

Brighton police started their day with a bang this morning when they helped detonate a WWII shell at Devil’s Dyke. Not a usual day in the office… WW2 mortar shell safely detonated by the @BritishArmy bomb disposal unit at #DevilsDyke thank you to the member of the...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019 at 2:43 pm

More cash for Saltdean Lido approved

Councillors have agreed to help bankroll the restoration of Saltdean Lido’s listed Art Deco building. The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) has secured £4.5million of lottery funding for the project – but only on the condition that they raise £1.6million...

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove schoolchildren join today’s climate change march

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove schoolchildren have joined today’s climate change march in the city centre despite schools urging them to make their voices heard in other ways. The schools must be empty! Over 800 kids out of class for the Brighon #ClimateStrike...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019 at 12:11 pm

Drugged up driver jailed for killing Hove grandmother

A “fiercely independent” grandmother was killed by a drug driver who was speeding in a 30mph zone. Catherine Akehurst was crossing Old Shoreham Road in Hove on Saturday, September 2 2017 when Adrian Fasan knocked her down. Fasan, now 40, was charged with dangerous driving but...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019 at 10:50 am

Budget highlights the challenge of deciding spending priorities

As a Labour minority administration we are heading into the busiest part of our year. With final budget setting meetings just weeks away, we have to hope that our proposals, after months of work, can meet with the approval of a majority on the council. Given that this is an...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019 at 12:05 am

UK Subs announce intimate gig at Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Blimey, this is an intimate venue for the legendary UK Subs to perform in, I seriously think that the tickets will fly out of the door! So to avoid any worries, best purchase them right now. You will see the the UK Subs will be performing at the Hope & Ruin, Brighton on...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019 at 8:03 pm

The Skatalites celebrate 55th anniversary by announcing Sussex concert

Formed in 1964, The Skatalites are Jamaica’s premier ska band, who have backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy, jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019 at 5:19 pm

Unique ‘Death Blues Funeral Trash Orchestra’ heading to Brighton

Now this is truly something bit different to the norm. The people of Brighton are accustomed to throwing their arms open to other people, ideas and music on the fringes of society, it’s what makes our city so wonderfully diverse and thoroughly interesting. If you head on down to...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019 at 3:33 pm