Dende – Kemptown Carnival Benefit

This gig taking place at Brighton Spiegeltent on 15th May was a full line up with the Beleza School of Samba who’s mission is to share the joy of traditional samba with all sections of the local community. The colourful musicians and dancers started the proceedings and got...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 10:15 pm

King of Ghosts – Review

This one night only performance by musician Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia was an interesting mix of film, and live specially composed music. The first half, offered up three very distinct musicians, framed by a huge backdrop showing evocative scenes from vintage...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 9:51 pm

‘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 – ‘My Generation’ by The Who (Selected Video) The Who’s...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Woman jailed for homophobic Pride attack

A woman who conducted a homophobic attack on a man travelling back from Brighton Pride has been jailed. Jasmine Shepherd, 20, appeared at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday, May 7 following her earlier guilty plea. The court hear how Shepherd of Hayley Road, Lancing targeted the victim...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 4:03 pm

Ten seafront lanterns removed after corrosion found

Ten of Brighton and Hove’s distinctive seafront lanterns have been removed after an inspection found they had corroded faster than expected. The corrosion was discovered during routine checks which are currently being carried out on all of the 163 lanterns, which run along...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 2:53 pm

Varndean College asks to keep its temporary classrooms for another five years

Varndean College has asked permission to keep its temporary classrooms for another five years as it continues to struggle to fund new building work. The cabin classrooms were first put up in 2009, after funding for a masterplan to rebuild the college was pulled, even as pupil...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 2:32 pm

Huge moon rises over Queen’s Park pond

A giant model of the moon is rising over Queen’s Park pond ahead of trio of Brighton Festival events there this weekend. The 7m wide sphere’s official name is Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram, and features highly detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, each...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 1:32 pm

Surrenden coach house given year’s holiday letting trial

The owners of a tiny Brighton coach house have been told they can turn it into a holiday let – but only for a one year trial run. The former coach house in Surrenden Road was previously deemed too small to be used as a permanent home so an application to use it for holiday...

Road rage scooter rider drags driver out of car

A scooter rider dragged a driver out of his car and assaulted him in a road rage attack in a busy Brighton street. Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened in Fleet Street at about 7pm on Friday, May 3. When the driver of a dark blue Peugeot 308 was caused...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 12:24 pm

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 1: Thursday 9th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new and up-and-coming artists as possible during the three day event, which took place right across the city of Brighton & Hove at...
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