Hove school draws up plans for all-weather sports pitch

One of the biggest schools in Brighton and Hove has drawn up plans for an all-weather sports pitch, changing rooms and floodlights. Cardinal Newman Catholic School, in The Upper Drive, Hove, is holding a drop-in event later this week to show how the astroturf pitch could look....
Posted On 08 Jul 2019 at 1:22 pm

Honeyblood – latest album, forthcoming tour and gig review

HONEYBLOOD – THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD 06.06.19 With the latest album ‘In Plain Sight’ (via Marathon Artists), Stina Tweeddale has finally admitted both to us and herself that Honeyblood is HER band. Even when the first self-titled album came out in 2014, the songs were...
Posted On 07 Jul 2019 at 9:53 pm

Camden Rocks Festival 2019 review

‘CAMDEN ROCKS’ FESTIVAL, LONDON 01-02.06.19 Camden Rocks Day 1: 1st June 2018 I must confess that the ‘Camden Rocks’ Festival is one of the highlights of my gig-going calendar. Mostly I use it to see newer bands or bands I haven’t heard of. Berries were a particularly good find...
Posted On 07 Jul 2019 at 3:10 pm

Planners back £260m scheme for 850 homes on rundown Hove trading estate

Planners have given their backing to a £260 million scheme to build hundreds of flats for rent and a retirement village on a rundown trading estate in Hove. Almost 200 people have objected to the six blocks – up to 15 storeys high – on the Sackville Trading Estate, in Sackville...

‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ with The Beach Boys in Brighton

THE BEACH BOYS – BRIGHTON CENTRE 06.07.19 The Beach Boys became a sensation in the 1960’s, signing with Capitol in 1962 and releasing their first album, ‘Surfin Safari’ the same year. Their famous harmonies and arrangements in a huge catalogue of hit...
Posted On 07 Jul 2019 at 11:02 am

Stray Cats ‘Rumble In Brighton’ – Errr London actually

STRAY CATS + THE SELECTER – EVERTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON 27.06.19 The Stray Cats are currently touring to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their formation. I well remember first becoming aware of the band on the release of ‘Runaway Boys’ in 1980. Although the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019 at 4:30 pm

Thieves steal cash from Brighton bingo hall

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds in cash from a Brighton bingo hall. The theft took place in May – and yesterday (Friday 5 July) Sussex Police published two security camera pictures in the hope of identifying the suspects. The force said: “Police are appealing to anyone...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019 at 2:35 pm

Brighton hotel granted licence despite neighbours’ concerns

A Brighton hotel has been granted a new drinks licence despite neighbours’ concerns. Artist Residence, in Regency Square, said that it would work with neighbours – and this helped to sway Brighton and Hove licensing chiefs. The hotel had relied on two previous licences covering...

Hove MP backs neighbours battling plans for seafront flats

Neighbours, councillors and Hove MP Peter Kyle have objected to plans to build 37 flats on the seafront. Labour MP Mr Kyle said that he was concerned about the way that the eight-storey block in Kingsway would affect the scheme’s neighbours. And more than 70 letters of objection...

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying….. Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘Fistful Of Metal’ by Anthrax (Selected Video) This weeks...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019 at 7:15 pm