Brighton bar owner seeks later hours for West Street premises

The owner of new Brighton bar Popworld wants it open for longer but its proposal has prompted opposition from Sussex Police and council licensing officers. Stonegate Group, owner of Popworld and the Yates Wine Lodge brand which used to occupy the site in West Street, wants to...

Hope & Ruin showcase four young up-and-coming bands to watch out for

THE MANATEES + LACUNA BLOOME + CRYSTAL TIDES + CHINA BAMBOO – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 10.04.19 We had a tricky decision tonight as to which concert or concerts in Brighton to attend as there were a few options open to the Brighton & Hove New music team. In the end we...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 9:07 pm

Homes should be built on Brighton golf course, election candidate tells hustings

Up to 1,500 homes should be built on part of a Brighton golf course, according to a Liberal Democrat candidate in the local elections. Laura Mullin, who is standing in Goldsmid ward in Hove, said: “We propose a housing development using some but not all of the...

‘Danger! High Voltage’ from Electric Six – Brighton & Lewes gigs confirmed

Attention Electric Six fans. You lucky people have not one but two chances to see your favourite band play live in Sussex during 2019. The six-piece American band from Detroit who are famed for their ‘Danger! High Voltage’, ‘Gay Bar’ and ‘Dance Commander’ singles, have...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 6:00 pm

Brighton robbery victim treated in hospital for serious head injuries

A robbery victim suffered serious head injuries when he was attacked in Brighton. The robbery was one of two which happened at the weekend and which detectives believe may be linked. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following two Brighton robberies which...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 5:29 pm

Proposed Brighton restaurant awaits licensing decision

Plans to hold wine and beer tasting events at a planned city centre restaurant have been shelved after concerns from neighbours. Chris Drummond, director of LTC, the owner of 15 Vine Street, and founder of Good Things Brewing Co, told a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing...

Rastafarian dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah is set for Brighton with his Revolutionary Minds Band

Internationally renowned poet, writer and humanitarian Benjamin Zephaniah will take his incendiary dub reggae band on tour throughout the UK beginning May 2019 and calling in at the Concorde 2, Brighton on Thursday 23rd May, in support of the critically acclaimed alb...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 4:35 pm

Two teenage girls from Brighton and Hove go missing

UPDATE: The girls have been found safe, Sussex Police said on Monday 15 April. Two teenage girls from Brighton and Hove have gone missing and police believe that they may be together. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for two missing Brighton and Hove teenagers believed...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 4:19 pm

Planning inspector backs council enforcement action against owners of two shared houses in Brighton

Two large student houses in East Brighton have fallen foul of planners after changes were made without permission. The two properties were converted into seven-bedroom houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) despite being licensed for a maximum of five people. As a result...

Brighton bike thief trapped by police using tracker

A Brighton man has been sentenced for stealing a bicycle after riding off on a “bait” bike fitted with a tracking device. Aiden Stoner, 25, of Lewes Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Sussex Police said that it placed the bait...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019 at 3:19 pm
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