Fontaines D.C. announce new single – plus few remaining tickets for Brighton date

Over the last year, Fontaines D.C. have released five critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for their last single ‘Big’, and from a vast range of international press, with the band...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 10:07 pm

Planners reject scheme to build homes on Varndean College playing field

Dozens of protesters cheered as councillors threw out plans to build 10 homes on the edge of the playing field at Varndean College in Brighton. The Save Varndean Green campaigners held a demo outside Hove Town Hall before the meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s...

1976 US punk band The Zeros are top dollar!

THE ZEROS + RANDY SAVAGES – THE PIPELINE, BRIGHTON 04.03.19 A few weeks back we caught wind that a decent American Latino punk outfit called The Zeros will be playing their first ever UK shows – 43 years after they originally got together and the guys were going to be...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 5:37 pm

Grass roof homes given planning permission

Three houses with grass roofs have been granted planing permission after previously being refused. Planners had concerns about wildlife, particularly badgers, at the site in Long Hill, off Wanderdown Lane, in Ovingdean. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee in...

Dorothy Stringer School appoints new head teacher

One of Brighton’s biggest secondary schools has appointed a new head teacher. Dorothy Stringer School said this afternoon (Wednesday 6 March): “The governors at Dorothy Stringer School are pleased to announce that Matt Hillier has been appointed to succeed Richard Bradford when...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 3:56 pm

NHS trust admits failing teenage inmate who killed himself in Lewes Prison

A teenager killed himself in Lewes Prison while being cared for by an NHS trust, Brighton Magistrates’ Court was told this afternoon (Wednesday 6 March). The trust – Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – admitted failing to provide safe care and treatment for 19-year-old...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 3:41 pm

Brighton man wanted for questioning over alleged assault released without charge

UPDATE, Thursday 7 March: A man wanted for questioning about an alleged assault has been released without charge after handing himself in. Police released this image of Jamie Lee Reynolds, 27, in connection with the alleged assault in Halland Road, Brighton, on Tuesday, 18...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 2:26 pm

Council stands by rough sleeper figures

Officials have rejected claims they have fudged the figures when counting how many rough sleepers are on the streets of Brighton and Hove. A close examination of the figures was ordered after a dramatic but controversial fall in the official count of rough sleeper numbers in the...

Hove lawyer faces jail for hurling racist abuse at flight attendant

A Hove lawyer is facing jail after spitting at and racially abusing flight staff for refusing her a fourth glass of wine on a business class trip to India. Simone Burns, 50, of First Avenue, Hove, pleaded guilty this morning to being drunk on an aircraft and assault by beating....
Posted On 06 Mar 2019 at 1:08 pm

Brighton and Hove’s pre-schools make young learners ‘lucky’

Academic achievement is improving for children of all ages in the city, with many age groups overtaking the national average. Brighton and Hove City Council members heard how key stage four (GCSE) English and maths and key stage two reading, writing and maths were “well...
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