Brighton man faces trial charged with two counts of rape

A Brighton man faces a crown court trial charged with two counts of raping the same woman. Ryan Davies, 32, of Grand Parade, Brighton, is alleged to have carried out the attacks in Haig Avenue, Coldean, on Saturday 4 May. He appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday 11 May...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 9:06 pm

Fringe Review: History of Ireland

Brighton Fringe Review History of Ireland By Moxie Brawl/Sarah Blanc Spiegeltent 13 May 2019 Three glamourous contestants compete for the prestigious title of the Rose of Tralee. This play follows the farcical antics of the contestants and the rather egotistical host, satirising...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 7:03 pm

Man charged with raping two women in Brighton

A man has appeared in court charged with raping two women in Brighton in separate attacks. Mohammed Abedin Joinal, 29, also known as Joinal Abedin, appeared before the bench in Brighton on Saturday (11 May) when he was remanded in custody. The jobless Bangladeshi national is due...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 4:28 pm

Council set to plough ahead with £2million funding for Madeira Terraces following lottery funding disappointment

The restoration of Brighton’s Madeira Terraces will get an immediate £2million cash injection after the city council decided to plough on with the project despite being turned down twice for lottery funding. The money from the council’s capital reserves had already...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 3:05 pm

Open Houses festival launches art materials bank for homeless people and recovering addicts

The Artists Open Houses festival has launched an art materials bank for artists who have been homeless or recovering addicts. The festival has teamed up with St Luke’s Church in Prestonville and is now asking members of the public to donate art materials such as paints, inks,...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 2:47 pm

Review: Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye, Brighton Festival Commission. Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 12 May 2019 Commissioned by Brighton Festival and produced in partnership with Glyndebourne, Eye to Eye is the result of Sheila Hill’s 20-year ‘quest’ to make a piece about motherhood. It...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 2:38 pm

Albion training ground extension approved

Work to extend Brighton and Hove Albion’s training ground can now kick off after being approved by Adur District Council. The work will see the Premier League club invest £22m into building a ‘Club Hub’ and three more pitches at the ground in Lancing. The hub will include...

Popworld fails in bid to open until 3am

There will be no extra hour for nightclub Popworld as its licence extension is refused. Owners Stonegate wanted to keep the pop music themed venue in West Street open until 3am, but objections by Sussex Police cost the company an extra hour. Popworld replaces the Yates’...

Jewish cinema-goers shouted at by protesters of Israeli film festival

About a dozen protesters waved banners and used a megaphone in a bid to stop people going to see a film screened as part of an Israeli film festival at Komedia on Sunday. The protest, organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) against the screening of Tel Aviv on Fire...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 12:22 pm

New Model Army are back – New album and Brighton gig announced

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 11:38 am
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