Radical Softness Season: FK Alexander, Violence

FK Alexander is nothing if not powerful. Though her M.O. is to play with her own vulnerability – she wears the scars and marks of self harm across her limbs – it takes enormous strength to hold an audience, as she did at last week’s performance at The Attenborough Centre,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 9:21 pm

Neighbours to be consulted about plan for homeless flats next to Brighton pub and primary school

Neighbours are to be consulted about a £3 million scheme to build flats for homeless older adults next to a pub and opposite a primary school. And council chiefs are to start the search for a suitable provider of support services to help the 12 or 13 former problem drinkers or...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Brighton hospital

Fire crews were sent to the Royal Sussex County Hospital this evening after a fire broke out in a basement. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in a cleaning room in a basement at 6.22pm and sent six fire engines and the aerial platform. By 7.40pm, the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 7:50 pm

Five bands go head to head at ‘No Nation Punk’

THE OVERLOAD + WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? + RED TERROR + SPINNER FALL + DOCTOR GONZO – BAR 42, WORTHING 10.03.19 The DIY punk scene has been booming in recent years with a plethora of punk nights and festivals showcasing unsigned bands, Wonkfest seeming to lead the way with...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 4:30 pm

Six-storey block of student flats ‘too dominant’, say Brighton planners

Councillors are being urged to reject plans for a block of 88 more student flats near the Vogue Gyratory in Brighton. The block, in Hollingdean Road, would be up to six storeys high and would be built behind homes on the busy road, fronted by a gatehouse designed to match the...

College seeks permission to build 232 student flats in five-storey block in Brighton

An independent sixth form college wants to house more than 230 students in a new five-storey block in Brighton. Kings Education, in Ditchling Road, Brighton wants to build 232 student rooms, above a row of shops, along a stretch of London Road just behind its current premises....

Neighbours oppose nightclub move

Nightclub and music venue The Haunt is planning to move into a former Chinese restaurant in East Street. The move comes as Grosvenor Casino plans to take over the venue’s space in The Savoy Centre, formerly the ABC cinema in Pool Valley. Originally The Haunt was to move...

Owner of ‘notorious’ homeless housing wants to turn it into gated complex

The owner of a “notorious” block of flats used for homeless accommodation who last year threatened to turn it into luxury housing has unveiled plans to turn it into a gated complex. Windsor Court in Windsor Street has been criticised by homeless campaigners and...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 2:28 pm

‘Drug dealers’ accused of taking over addict’s home and using him as a runner

Two men took over a heroin addict’s home and used him to run drugs, a court heard this week. David Adams was living in a flat at the Stanley Court supported housing block in Lewes Road when he met Shaun Prendergast, 20, and Danny Hunter, 22. He told a jury at Brighton Crown...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 10:41 am

Amex employee made £30k of fake travel insurance claims to feed his gambling addiction

An Amex employee who defrauded his employers out almost £30,000 by lodging false insurance claims has been spared jail after his wife’s “eloquent” plea for the court to send him to addiction counselling, not prison. Steven Nicholas, 34, also pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 9:51 am
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