Unfinished Violin: Sam Sweeney Review

The audience gathering in All Saints, Hove last night, for Sam Sweeney’s first solo album tour, could guess that they were in for a captivating experience. With the colourful vaulted ceilings towering dramatically over a temporary stage, the ancient (and chilly) church vibe...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 6:41 pm

Neighbours fear coach house could become party house if short-term let plans are approved

Party nights and noise are among neighbours’ fears if a former coach house becomes a holiday let. The owners of 49A Surrenden Road have already converted it into a habitable building but have been told it is officially too small to be used as a permanent home under planning...

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying….. Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘Skid Row’ by Sid Row (Selected Video) In the car at the...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Neighbours praise loft extension under threat from planning rules

Neighbours have lent their support after a Woodingdean loft extension fell foul of city council planners. A planning application for dormer windows in the roof of a bungalow at 11 Balsdean Road is recommended for refusal when it goes before Brighton and Hove City Council Planning...

Police appeal for dash-cam footage of six-car Portslade crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle crash which closed part of the A259 for several hours. A black BMW C330 collided with a silver Kia Sportage and a red Ford Focus, before colliding with a chain link fence close to the junction with Church Road in...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 1:59 pm

New taxi app bids to operate in Brighton and Hove

Taxi app Ola hopes to start up in Brighton and Hove if it gets a licence. Hailed as a rival to Uber, Ola wants a five-year licence to operate a private hire service, where taxis are pre-booked. The company started out in India before branching out to Australia and recently...

Out of control car ploughs into charity shop

An out of control car ploughed into a charity shop last night, demolishing most of one wall of its sorting room. The 4×4 was driving down Longridge Avenue in Saltdean at about 10pm last night when it lost control and hurtled into the House Project Centre. But remarkably,...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 1:20 pm

Kemptown Labour officers resign over Brexit

The chair and secretary of Brighton Kemptown’s Labour party have resigned their posts over the party’s stance on Brexit. Robert Macintosh, who also stood as a candidate in Rottingdean, and Aaron Austin Locke both emailed party members this week to tell them they were...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 12:56 pm

Pamela’s Palace Review

Taking place in the Spiegeltent’s Bosco Tent, Pamela’s Palace was an evening of belly laughs in this interactive comedy set in a beauty salon. Set in Pamela’s Palace, owned by the larger than life big haired Pamela Jones, her ambition is to re-win stylist of the year....
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 11:58 am

Builders ordered to pay £20,000 by court over unauthorised dropped kerbs

A builder and his company have been ordered to pay more than £20,000 after installing five sub-standard dropped kerbs in a Whitehawk road without permission. Brighton and Hove City Council took Jason Bennett and CCE Sussex Limited to court and secured their first successful...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 11:05 am
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