Experimental music pioneers The Radiophonic Workshop perform Sussex concert

RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP + VILE ELECTRODES – BLACK MARKET VIP, HASTINGS 03.03.19 The people of Hastings love a good party and the Fat Tuesday festival is their biggest. Running for five days, it celebrates all things musical, with so many local pubs and venues taking part, it’s...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 11:28 pm

Portslade woman killed herself after years of ill health, inquest told

A woman who suffered from long-term health conditions committed suicide after her illness “blighted her life”, an inquest heard. Amy Kesteven, 27 of Deacons Drive, Portslade, had lived with a number of physical and mental health problems since she was nine years old. An inquest...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 10:19 pm

Young Brighton talent introduced to Hastings Fat Tuesday on a wet Sunday

ARXX + JUMANJI + CURRLS + LAZYBONES + FOUNDLINGS – THE CARLISLE, HASTINGS 03.03.19 On a more typical winter’s Sunday by the seaside to what we had experienced a few days earlier, five Brighton bands travelled the 36 and a half miles from Brighton Pier along the south coast...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 6:42 pm

What happened when the Tories tried to oust Labour in Brighton and Hove

Labour has kept control of Brighton and Hove City Council, with support from Green councillors. During a relatively brief debate Labour and Green councillors criticised the Conservatives for attempting to take control of the city. Greens described themselves as between a rock and...

Labour keeps control of Brighton and Hove City Council

Labour has kept control of Brighton and Hove City Council at a crunch meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 5 March), with support from the Greens. The Tories called it a Green and Labour love-in and a coalition of chaos but Labour council leader Daniel Yates said...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 5:19 pm

Green ‘kingmaker’ explains why Labour should stay in charge of Brighton and Hove council

Brighton and Hove’s leading Green councillor explained why his party would prop up the minority Labour administration until the local elections in May. At an extraordinary meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 5 March) Councillo...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 4:53 pm

Tasered teenager jailed after high-speed police chase ends in Brighton

A teenager has been jailed after leading police on a high-speed chase which ended in Preston Park in Brighton. Connor Mackay, 18, who grew up in Brighton, sped through the town at speeds estimated to have topped 100mph in a 30mph zone. After driving into Preston Park in a stolen...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 3:34 pm

Greens signal backing for Labour as Tories try to wrest control of Brighton and Hove City Council

A Green councillor said that his party would back Labour in a crucial vote today (Tuesday 5 March) when the Conservatives try to seize political control of Brighton and Hove City Council. Dick Page, who represents Hanover and Elm Grove, posted on Facebook: “We Greens will be...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 8:27 am

Cervical smear test rates fall to new low in Brighton and Hove

Cervical smear test rates in Brighton and Hove have fallen again and remain among the worst in the south east. Latest figures reveal that only 68 per cent of women in Brighton and Hove who were invited for cervical screening – known as the smear test – took up the offer in...
Posted On 05 Mar 2019 at 12:11 am