More thunder could be on the way tomorrow

Following last night’s spectacular lightshow, more thunderstorms could be on the way to Brighton and Hove tomorrow night as the heatwave continues. Now, the Met Office has just issued a warning which starts at 3pm tomorrow until 4am on Friday, saying scattered electrical...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 1:03 pm

Pixies announce exclusive Sussex concert

Before beginning their European tour, Pixies will play a very special show at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea on Thursday 12th September, giving fans a first taste of their new album, ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ out the following day 13th September. While Pixies have been...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 12:53 pm

Depressed by the election of Boris Johnson? Don’t despair, organise

At noon yesterday, MP Dawn Butler, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities asked her Facebook followers, “is it too early to have a stiff drink?” Her question poignantly captures how depressed I felt about a piece of news I had heard only a few minutes before...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 12:30 pm

Bin strikes to be called off

The bin strikes scheduled to clash with Brighton Pride look likely to be called off formally in the next few days. The three party leaders on Brighton and Hove City Council are due to meet at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July) to discuss a proposal to avert the strikes. And the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 6:37 pm

Old Steine revamp to face further scrutiny

Concerns about a proposed revamp of the Aquarium roundabout and Old Steine are to be the subject of an audit. The changes – part of a wider scheme known as the Valley Gardens project – have proved controversial, not least because of claims that consultation was flawed...

Former Wimbledon player Julie Hobbs lays on lessons for children under i360

Former Wimbledon tennis player Julie Hobbs coached children from two local primary schools under the Brighton i360. Ms Hobbs laid on the coaching session at the seafront attraction as the annual Wimbledon tennis championships got under way. She played there nine times. Since...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 3:20 pm

Auditors to look into transport contract affecting hundreds of vulnerable children

Auditors are being asked to look into the process of awarding contracts to transport some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove from home to school and back. The contracts, worth £2.5 million a year, have come under intense scrutiny after officials appear not to...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 2:43 pm

Martin Perry to step down from Brighton and Hove Albion board after 22 years

Former chief executive Martin Perry is to step down from the board of Brighton and Hove Albion in September next year, the club said today (Tuesday 23 July). He will become the club’s honorary vice president while remaining as chairman of its charity arm Albion in the Community....
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sob story fraudster spared jail

A notorious fraudster who conned well-meaning members of the public by pretending to need money to visit a sick child has been spared jail after magistrates heard she was addressing her drug problem. Andrea Thorne was given four concurrent 16 week prison sentences by Brighton...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 11:58 am

City’s education chief set to step down

Brighton and Hove’s lead education councillor is to step down after days of criticism that he sends his child to a private school. Momentum-backed Councillor Nick Childs told Labour colleagues last night (Monday 22 July) that he intended to resign as deputy leader of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 9:19 am