Brighton and Hove elects youngest ever mayor

Brighton and Hove has its youngest ever mayor after councillors elected 33-year-old Green councillor Alex Phillips. She took up the chains of office at Brighton Town Hall with her 19-month-old son on her lap and her husband, fellow Green councillor Tom Druitt, appointed as her...

Brighton and Hove’s outgoing mayor looks back on her year

After a year in office Councillor Dee Simson is stepping down as mayor. It was a busy time for the Woodingdean councillor who carried out more than 500 engagements. Her highlights were the Remembrance Day commemorations, the Children’s Parade, citizenship ceremonies, Pride,...

Brighton and Hove council formally appoints new leader

The new leader, opposition leader and committee chairs have been formally appointed at the annual meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council. Labour councillor Nancy Platts became leader of the council as expected, with Green convenor Phélim Mac Cafferty taking over as the...

Brighton’s newly elected Independent councillor takes her seat

Councillor Bridget Fishleigh took her seat today (Wednesday 22 May) after becoming only the second Independent to have been elected in the 25 years since Brighton and Hove merged. Councillor Fishleigh stormed through to win the largest share of the vote in the Rottingdean Coastal...

Woman faces court over vegan protest in Brighton burger bar

A woman is to appear in court over the vegan protest at a Brighton branch of McDonald’s. Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 22 May): “Police have issued a warning following a disruptive protest at a restaurant in Brighton. “Approximately 20 people were involved in an...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 3:57 pm

The Undertones treat Sussex to a special night

THE UNDERTONES + NEVILLE STAPLE BAND – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 17.05.19 Tonight, I was drawn to the De La Warr Pavilion to renew acquaintances with a band that gave me ‘teenage kicks’ in my youth, but my ‘true confession’ is that I had not seen them play live...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 1:04 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Billed as the UK’s premiere all male Theatre company, ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’ return to Brighton with this open-air performance of the beautiful classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Experience this enchanting tale, overflowing...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 12:03 pm

Witch Hunt Preview

Following the smash hit success of their previous fringe show ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘Witch Hunt’ is the new show set to hit Brighton and Edinburgh fringe this year. Created by A&E Comedy and directed by Cal McCrystal, Witch Hunt asks who really holds the power in a world where...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 11:44 am

Brighton charity’s detox project rated outstanding by official healthcare watchdog

A Brighton charity’s detox project to help drug addicts has been rated outstanding by inspectors from the government’s official healthcare watchdog. The Detox Support Project, run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), was awarded the top rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 8:51 am