Brighton and Hove tenant reps criticise lack of publicity about ‘improvement survey’

People living on housing estates across Brighton and Hove are being asked to take part in an “environmental improvement survey”. The idea behind the project is to get as many council tenants and leaseholders as possible to say what they would like to see happen to improve where...

Neighbours say temporary housing scheme in Brighton will block out their light

Neighbours are objecting to plans to add an extra floor to a former Brighton housing office. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to turn the building – the old housing office in Oxford Street – into 10 flats for people in need of affordable temporary housing. Currently 1,410...

Families fear being crowded out of Brighton estate by students

Families are being crowded out of a Brighton housing estate, a public meeting was told. They face parking problems and packed buses in an area where professional landlords have been snapping up family homes and converting them into student houses. The knock-on effects have...

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’ by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Selected Video) Bit of a blip this week. ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’ is the second studio album of surf music by Dick Dale, released in 1963, just working my way through the...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 4:30 pm

Probably the Best Punk Variety Show Ever Seen in Lewes

SUBHUMANS + COCKWOMBLE + THE DINZ + ROTTEN FOXES – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 02.06.19 Just eight days ago I had frequented The Con Club to see the Queen of Ska, Doreen Shaffer, play with The Skatalites (read the review HERE) and now here I was making my way back to the same...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 3:04 pm

Brighton and Hove councillor ‘sacked’ by a computer

North Portslade councillor Peter Atkinson got the shock of his life when he opened a letter from the council – the envelope contained his P45. This is the form given to staff when they leave a job. The recently re-elected Labour councillor said: “I thought that maybe there had...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 1:04 pm

Man arrested over spate of Brighton cat deaths

Sussex Police have arrested a local man in connection with cat deaths in Brighton following a break-through in a longstanding investigation. Officers were made aware that a cat had been injured near Trafalgar Street, Brighton on Saturday evening (1 June). The cat had sustained...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 12:54 pm

Vegans demonstrate outside court as fellow protester pleads not guilty to criminal damage

Vegans donned pig masks to demonstrate outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning as a fellow protester denied criminal damage at McDonald’s last month. Dylan Roffey, 23, of Terminus Road, Brighton was also charged with resisting arrest during the demonstration...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 12:49 pm

Brighton lout jailed after racist rant at mother in Hove shop

A Brighton man has been jailed after a racist rant at a mother in a Hove shop – in front of her young children. Robert Lonsdale, 37, of North Road, Brighton, went on a wrecking spree, armed with a knife, and stole and spewed vile abuse in shops and the streets near Hove...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 11:03 am

New ‘Pop Princess’ in the making

AU/RA + CHARLOTTE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR, BRIGHTON 03.06.19 Exactly one year ago, saw the UK singles chart debut by the then 16-year old Ibiza born Au/Ra (born Jamie Lou Stenzel) whose dance anthem ‘Panic Room’ was one of the banging choonz of the summer. It was superbly...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 12:50 am