Corn Exchange restoration builders go bust

The builders who were restoring the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre have gone bust. The council has taken back the site and made it secure following the news that R Durtnell & Sons Ltd has ceased trading. It says it is still committed to completing the £22 million...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 5:30 pm

Brighton peer speaks up for life ‘at the end of the line’

Lord Bassam of Brighton has urged the government to give better support to seaside towns in a debate in the House of Lords. While Brighton was a notable exception, he said, many seaside towns suffered a number of similar problems, not least being “left out and left behind” a...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 3:25 pm

The Labour Party is gearing up to become the party of climate justice

At the May local election, the Labour Party pledged to set up a Citizens’ Assembly in the first few months of the new administration, to help set out our city’s path to carbon neutrality by 2030. To many, that seemed like nothing but a cynical ploy to stem the then-palpable Green...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 1:33 pm

Police may drop disciplinary case against Brighton officer who ran over pedestrian

A police officer who knocked down a pedestrian while responding to what he thought was a terror attack has quit the force due to the stress of continuing disciplinary action, which may now be dropped altogether. PC Russell Kyle was given a conditional discharge after pleading...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 1:28 pm

The Psychedelic Furs are coming to Brighton

The Psychedelic Furs are coming back to the UK for a nine-date tour this October, including an appearance at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Friday 4th October. The veteran post-punk band led by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, played a celebrated handful of summer UK shows in...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 11:18 am

Hove MP’s proposal could still prevent calamity of ‘no deal’ Brexit

I voted Leave in the EU referendum – for a number of different reasons. I’m becoming increasingly worried, however, that we now face the possibility of a relatively small number of our population, ie, the Tory party membership, deciding the fate of Brexit and the future of the...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 11:04 am

Thug leaves woman with suspected broken nose

A thug hit a woman in the face in an attack in Brighton and left her with a suspected broken nose. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses to the attack on the A270 Lewes Road, close to Moulsecoomb Social Club. The force said: “Information is being sought about an incident...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 10:53 am

Labour seeks to allay concerns as it prepares to scrap ‘neighbourhoods’ committee

The new Labour council leadership has sought to allay concerns about its commitment to the community and voluntary sector as it prepares to scrap the council’s “neighbourhoods” committee. The Conservatives welcomed the proposal – with reservations – and the Greens were worried...

The SoapGirls bring their freedom and attitude to Sussex

THE SOAPGIRLS – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 30.06.19 I was due to see The SoapGirls last year at the Blackmarket VIP in Hastings, but the gig was cancelled at the last minute, as strong rumour has it, that there were apparently threats made to the band and their safety couldn’t be...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019 at 9:50 am