A rum-soaked evening in Brighton with Skinny Lister

SKINNY LISTER + THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES + TRAPPER SCHOEPP – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 28.02.19 Uplifting London six-piece Skinny Lister were back in the city, (having previously played at The Haunt on Wednesday 10th May 2017) at the very start of their ‘The Story Is…’ UK tour....
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 11:06 pm

Record Store Day UK – Saturday 13th April 2019

The wait for Sussex vinyl junkies is nearly over as Record Store Day is fast approaching. This year it will be taking place on Saturday 13th April. It’s the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 9:17 pm

Student jumped into water after night with friends, inquest hears

A Brighton student who drowned at the marina last Saturday jumped into the water after suddenly becoming agitated during a night with friends, an inquest heard today. Oluwademilade Adekanmbi, 20, was at his home in Victory Mews in Brighton Marina when he started shouting and...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 3:20 pm

Rubbish questions packaged into new guide to everything you ever wanted to know about recycling

From aerosol cans to Yellow Pages, an A-Z guide (well, A-Y guide) has been published on what can be recycled and what should go in the bin in Brighton and Hove. The online guide encourages reuse whenever possible but spells out what can go in the household recycling bins and what...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 2:05 pm

Hyde to be quizzed over reduced parking and higher blocks at Westows development

The developer of a scheme for offices and more than a hundred homes on a former retail park in Hove is to be quizzed by councillors over changes it wants to make to its plans. Hyde New Homes was given permission to build 104 homes at the Westerman Complex in in School Road, Hove,...

Conservatives offer an alternative budget for a new administration

What a week! This Thursday (28 February), Brighton and Hove City Council should have set the budget for the coming year. But as this article went to print, I didn’t know if the Labour, Green or, as I hope, Conservative budget has set the tone for the next 12 months. We have also...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 12:15 am

A week is a long time – even in local politics!

Oh what a long time a week is in politics – even local politics! In the fortnight since I last wrote there have been so many changes that it is difficult to know where to start. My Labour minority administration has seen the loss of two longstanding councillors (one to the Tories...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019 at 12:05 am