Brighton detectives arrest two men in Cityclean fraud investigation

Two members of staff at Cityclean have been arrested by police on suspicion of fraud. Cityclean is Brighton and Hove City Council’s street cleaning, refuse and recycling department, based at a depot in Hollingdean. Sussex Police said: “On Wednesday (17 April) a 36-year-old...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 10:32 am

New transport contract could put vulnerable children at risk, fear councillors

A cost-cutting new transport contract could place vulnerable children from Brighton and Hove at risk, according to concerned councillors. Potential bidders and their staff were told by Brighton and Hove City Council that they did not need prior training or experience in caring...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 6:44 am

Brighton hospital bosses agree £4.6m equipment upgrade aimed at tackling diagnostic delays

Brighton hospital trust bosses have agreed a £4.6 million equipment upgrade aimed at tackling delays in diagnosis for a growing number of NHS patients. The two-year programme is one of the biggest investments of its type made by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust....
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 4:47 am

Ears ringing at energy filled hardcore punk night

THE VARUKERS + SKURVI + COMBAT SHOCK + GUTTER KNIFE – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 25.05.19 All these bands on ‘Anniversary’ tours are really starting to make me feel my age and tonight’s show is no exception – this is 40 years of The Varukers. The...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 12:36 am

The Skatalites perform a truly uplifting concert

THE SKATALITES + THE PETTY THIEVES – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 25.05.19 Never have I had a stranger feeling than going to watch a band play live who were formed in the same year that I was born, yet somehow I reached that age tonight. The Con Club in Lewes beckoned as this...
Posted On 27 May 2019 at 9:59 pm

A night out with Peter Perrett (and sons)

PETER PERRETT + STRANGEFRUIT + HOLIDAY OSCAR – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 26.05.19 Sadly a member of the team couldn’t make it to this gig and so camera charged I headed off to Concorde 2. How could I refuse? How often can you go to see a proper legend close up? I had first heard...
Posted On 27 May 2019 at 7:12 pm

Mayor of Brighton and Hove becomes Green MEP

The mayor of Brighton and Hove has been elected as a Green MEP (Member of the European Parliament) as her party picked up more votes in the city than any other. Alexandra Phillips – better known locally as Alex Phillips – said: “It’s the honour of a lifetime to be elected as an...
Posted On 27 May 2019 at 12:47 am

An evening with ‘The Queen of Punk’ in Brighton

Saturday 8th June is the date etched in the minds of many punks in and around Sussex and indeed further afield, as that’s when they will get to spend the evening in the company of punk legend Jordan. ‘The Queen of Punk’ herself will be in attendance at The Prince...
Posted On 26 May 2019 at 10:47 pm

Test Tube Babies Still ‘Banned From The Pubs’

PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES + THE BARRACKS + PUNKA – BLACKMARKET VIP, HASTINGS 24.05.19 If you like old school punk with catchy tunes, and don’t take life too seriously, you might already be a fan of Peter And The Test Tube Babies. Shortly after forming in Peacehaven...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 5:12 pm

Now we must deliver urgent action on the key issues facing Brighton and Hove

This week Brighton and Hove City Council held its annual meeting to determine the roles of all councillors and this is my first column as the newly elected leader of the official opposition. I was immensely proud to officially welcome my 12 new Green councillor colleagues to...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 3:41 pm