The World Transformed festival is coming to town this year – and it will be awesome

How many times have you heard someone say that they are not interested in politics? I have heard that sentiment expressed so many times that I couldn’t possibly have been expected to have kept count. The underlying understanding of politics in which that lack of interest is...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019 at 3:02 pm

The Who Wembley Stadium gig report

THE WHO – WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON 06.07.19 Back in 1974, Pete Townshend from The Who had something of a problem. At the grand old age of 29 he feared that he had become too old to play rock ‘n’ roll; that he was as it were, past it. The day before Townshend’s 29th birthday...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019 at 1:29 pm

Alcoholic who collapsed of dehydration died after medics gave him too much fluid

A chronic alcoholic who became dangerously dehydrated while living at a council-run sheltered housing scheme died in hospital after medics inadvertently gave him too much fluid. Henry Dunne, known as Harry to his friends, had been giving healthcare workers “the run...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019 at 12:53 pm

Grand hotel wins national award for best hospitality employer

The Grand hotel on Brighton seafront has won a national award for being the best employer in the hospitality sector. The hotel won the award at the “Cateys” – the oscars organised by the Caterer magazine for the food, drink and hotels sector. The award is given to employers who...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019 at 11:51 am

Believe the hype overload……Discharge are back on my playlist

DISCHARGE + CONSTANT STATE OF TERROR – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 06.07.19 On moving south from Scotland to London in 1981, one of the first punk bands to come to my attention were Discharge, in large part due to the iconic leather jacket with their name emblazoned over the lower...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 11:11 pm

Charities funding programme back on track

A programme of contracts and grants for charities and community groups in Brighton and Hove is back on track after a rethink. Councillor Kate Knight has written an open letter to organisations in the community and voluntary sector to tell them the news. The newly elected Labour...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 7:26 pm

Astoria site developer modifies plans as new building takes shape

The developer building 70 flats on the site of the old Astoria cinema and bingo hall in Brighton has applied for permission to modify the plans for the project. Astoria Brighton – a joint venture between investment firm Cogress and developer Ktesius – wants permission to include...

Hove care home requires improvement, according to official watchdog

A Hove care home “requires improvement”, according a report published by the official watchdog. Aspen House Care Home, in Wilbury Avenue, Hove, was given the second lowest rating out of four by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The watchdog said that Aspen House was “good” – the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 5:46 pm

Bus passengers chuck man off bus following racist abuse

Passengers on a Brighton bus ejected a man after he shouted racist abuse at a Muslim woman and her young children. The man got on the number 7 bus at the bottom of St James’s Street on Saturday shortly after 5pm. He stood opposite the woman, who was wearing a headscarf and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 3:13 pm

Hands Off Gretel get the crowd boiling in Brighton

HANDS OFF GRETEL + SONS + FINDING KATE – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 06.07.19 It’s been a beautiful sun-baked day in Brighton with the beach seeing all the action, but now it’s the turn of The Prince Albert as the ongoing Hands Off Gretel tour makes its way to...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 1:36 pm