Royal Sussex opens new ward – but union says there aren’t enough nurses to cover them

A new ward opened at the Royal Sussex to treat trauma and orthopaedic patients on Sunday – but union bosses have warned that it may put too much pressure on the hospital’s already overstretched nursing staff. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust,...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 4:43 pm

Deghayes murder case detectives release pictures of cars

Detectives investigating the murder of Abdul Deghayes are looking for witnesses who may have seen either of these cars in Brighton or Crawley. Officers want to hear from anyone who sighted a sky blue Nissan Micra registration GU63 DLO and a midnight blue Citroen Cactus...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 3:51 pm

Man arrested over Hove MP’s smashed window

A man has been arrested after a window was smashed at the office of Hove MP Peter Kyle. Sussex Police said that the damage to the Labour MP’s office was “not being treated as a targeted or political incident”. Mr Kyle said that police had previously advised him to fit...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 3:33 pm

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Helen McCookerybook’s recording debut with Brighton punk rockers The Chefs

Pioneering She Punk and John Peel favourite Helen McCookerybook is appearing in Brighton on the Saturday 30th March on a triple bill with Pat Fish and Asbo Derek, at 08:00 p.m. at The Latest Bar, 14-17 Manchester St, Brighton BN2 1TF (www.latestmusicbar.co.uk) / 01273 687171,...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 3:04 pm

Date set for Tories to challenge for control of Brighton and Hove City Council

The Conservatives are expected to try to take political charge of Brighton and Hove City Council early next week. They have called an “extraordinary meeting” of the full council to decide whether opposition Tory leader Tony Janio will take over from Labour council leader Daniel...

Free pencil cases help poverty proof city schools

Free pencil cases and dressing up clothes are being given to Brighton and Hove pupils as school work to “poverty proof” the school day. Every school in the city has been involved in the two-year project to find ways to support disadvantaged children. Successes include...

Graham Parker announces Sussex winter concert date

Regarded as one of the UK’s most distinguished and original songwriters, Graham Parker is perhaps best known as lead singer of Graham & The Rumour who preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave. Their debut album was ‘Howlin’ Wind’ which was released in July 1976 to...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 12:39 pm

Hazel O’Connor returning for Sussex concert

It seems rather fitting that award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor is to return to perform a concert in Sussex at the same venue that she played six years ago. On Friday 5th April, she will be appearing at The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham, which is located right...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 11:01 am

Mark Hollis of synthpop band Talk Talk has died

Very sad news has come in this evening of the passing of Mark Hollis, who was the lead singer of Talk Talk. As yet the specific details regarding the cause of death have not as yet been officially released. He was only 64 years of age. On Monday Hollis’s cousin-in-law Anthony...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 1:50 am

Amazing body art on display at the 2019 Brighton Tattoo Convention…

Being asked to write your first editorial of an event you are already photographing is a daunting prospect, period. But the whole idea is to give you a true flavour of what was happening at the Brighton Centre on 23rd and 24th February. The day dawned bright and warm, for a...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019 at 12:37 am