Extreme sports team prepare for weekend of free shows at Brighton Marina

An extreme sports team are planning a weekend of free shows and coaching at Brighton Marina over the bank holiday weekend. Team Extreme, Britain’s only professional team for BMX, skateboard, inline and scooter displays, are due to perform on a large spine ramp in The Village at...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 6:07 pm

Hippodrome owner told to make urgent repairs as plans fail to materialise

The latest owner of the at-risk Brighton Hippodrome has been told to make urgent repairs to the crumbling theatre as plans for its restoration fail to materialise. Hipp Investments first promised to unveil its full plans for the Grade II* listed building in February, then delayed...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 2:47 pm

Police find cannabis factory in Coldean

Police officers checking on a man they had concerns about got more than they bargained for when they stumbled upon a cannabis factory. The plants and growing equipment were discovered by police in Hawkhurst Road, Coldean. A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 1:08 pm

Hundreds of climate activists march through Brighton

Hundreds of schoolchildren were joined by other demonstrators for the latest Youth Strike march through Brighton calling for more action on climate change. Buses were diverted and traffic delayed as the throng assembled in Churchill Square and then made their way down to the...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 1:00 pm

Disgraced Shana Grice policeman named

The full name of a police officer found guilty of gross misconduct after failing to admit Shana Grice’s stalking complaints against the man who would go on to kill her has been revealed. PC Jon Barry Mills was named in the College of Policing’s latest barred list, as...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 11:46 am

New council leader commits to a progressive and collaborative approach to politics to bring about change

Politics should be a route through which people can express their hopes and concerns; a safe place where we can talk about the kind of world we want to live in and plot a course to making it a reality. I was very proud of Labour’s manifesto process, where we engaged hundreds of...
Posted On 24 May 2019 at 12:01 am

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man is back, hooray! And he truly is amazing.  An Edinburgh Fringe favourite but hailing from America, he sells out at our Fringe here every year. Louis explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy, artistry, audience participation and enough spellbinding...

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Well this show certainly delivered which such a forthright title! Bringing up the Friday post work slot, I find myself sitting in the Junkyard Dogs venue out of its usual location on Edward Street and moved into a temporary festival home of the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton....
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 9:11 pm

Whatever Ofsted says, Moulsecoomb Primary is an outstanding community school

The other week a woman who ran a puppet show at Moulsecoomb Primary said the school had a “big heart”. The show was about children’s mental health and one of the activities was getting children to write a list of things that help them with their wellbeing. At most other schools...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 8:39 pm

Brighton primary school rated ‘inadequate’ after official inspection

A Brighton primary school has been rated “inadequate” – the worst rating out of four – in an official inspection report published today (Thursday 23 May). Moulsecoomb Primary School was rated inadequate by Ofsted for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment – and for...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 6:46 pm