Fewer than half of knife crimes were recorded, Sussex Police admits

Fewer than half of knife crimes over three years were recorded, a senior Sussex Police said during a meeting with police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne. Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said that the real figures were more than two and a half times higher because of a “system...

Residents inundated with dozens of council tax emails

An attempt to send out paperless council tax bills has had to be abandoned this year after the system send dozens of emails to some residents and none at all to others. Almost 19,000 people have requested digital bills instead of paper ones, but a gremlin has made the email...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 3:04 pm

Brighton’s John Peel Night – acts announced

Spinningchilli have announced details of their 10th John Peel Night, celebrating the life of the late great DJ (30th August 1939 – 25th October 2004). The fun filled event is taking place in Brighton at the Green Door Store located underneath Brighton’s main railway...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 2:46 pm

New litter cops to issue £300 fines for ‘street treasure’

A new squad of litter cops is about to hit the streets of Brighton and Hove – and this time, they’ll be targeting so-called street treasure. Brighton and Hove City Council’s former contractor, 3GS, was dumped last year after scores of complaints over...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:03 pm

Music icon Toyah announces Brighton concert

Toyah hits the road in autumn 2019 to celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, released 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Wilcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 11:53 am

Winter Gardens starting to bloom this spring

WINTER GARDENS – THE RICHMOND BAR, BRIGHTON 21.03.19 Last November we picked up on local band Winter Gardens when they were performing only their third ever gig, when they were supporting the fab South Korean outfit Say Sue Me up at The Hope & Ruin on Queens Road,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 2:07 am

A Green future for Brighton and Hove

On Thursday 2 May, Brighton and Hove residents will have the opportunity to say who they want to represent them on the city council. The elections take place against Brexit chaos and the climate emergency while Tory austerity continues to fail our communities, with our city...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:03 am

Labour stands ready to deliver for the many not the few in Brighton and Hove

This city is facing a series of huge challenges over the coming years. To protect the most crucial roles of the NHS and the council, while facing £100 million of Tory funding cuts, we have to update the delivery of all 700 council services to make them fit for the 21st century....
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:01 am