Review: Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Birmingham Stage Company. Theatre Royal, Brighton The Theatre Royal saw Terry Deary’s enduringly popular series brought larger-than-life – just like its main villain, Henry the VIIIth – as a cast of three and some very special effects...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 9:15 pm

Brighton Acoustic Club to bask in Suntrap

A group that has previously opened the Cambridge Folk Festival will play at the Brighton Acoustic Club this evening (Monday 4 February). The club said: “Suntrap – Sara Byers, Mary Wilson, John Sandall and Sue Graves – are a folk-inspired group with beautiful,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 5:51 pm

Brighton hen party property could become bigger if planners approve application

Neighbours fear that problems with noise and anti-social behaviour will worsen if a “party house” in Brighton is converted into two standalone properties for hen weekends. They will learn this week whether a planning application will be granted to add an extra floor...

Campaigners oppose plans for three homes on open space

Campaigners are fighting plans to build three houses in a green corridor in Ovingdean. Brighton and Hove City Council has received 67 letters objecting to the plans for two four-bedroom houses and a three-bedroom house in Long Hill between Wanderdown Road and The Vale. An outline...

Councillors pledge to do more to support victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse

Campaigns calling on women to run in groups and to stay in busy areas were cited as examples of “victim blaming”, as Brighton and Hove City Council voted to sign up to the Victim Focus Charter Pledge. Labour councillor Emma Daniel said that she was presenting the case...

Brighton doctors’ surgery ‘requires improvement’, according to official watchdog

A Brighton doctors’ surgery “requires improvement”, according to the government’s official health watchdog in an inspection report. The Haven Practice, in Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton, was given the rating – the second-lowest out of four grades – by the Care Quality Commission...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 3:09 pm

Neighbours fight back garden homes

Dozens of neighbours have objected to plans to convert a family house into flats and build two more houses in its back garden. Owner Ben Evans, whose family has owned the house in Preston Park Avenue since the 1920s, says it is now in need of modernisation and repair and the cost...

Children’s hospital staff consider striking over ‘choice between sleep or pay’

Medical staff at Brighton’s children’s hospital say they are willing to strike if their on-call policy is changed in a way which makes them choose between a pay cut or no sleep. The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital recently ran a consultation with staff which...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 1:43 pm

Three 16-year-olds arrested after armed robbery at Brighton post office

Three 16-year-olds, including a girl from Hove, have been arrested after a man was stabbed during an armed robbery at a post office in Brighton. Two other teenagers had already been arrested by detectives investigating the robbery at Lower Bevendean Post Office, in Leybourne...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 10:57 am

Man arrested over arson attack at high-rise block of flats in Brighton

A man has been arrested after an arson attack at a high-rise block of flats in Brighton early yesterday morning (Sunday 3 February). One man was rescued from his balcony by firefighters as the blaze, at Wiltshire House, in Lavender Street, Brighton, was put out quickly without...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 10:32 am