Funding board urged to grant £6m for Brighton road layout changes

A controversial road layout scheme in the centre of Brighton looks likely to be given a £6 million government grant. The scheme, known as Valley Gardens Phase 3, involves remodelling the Old Steine road layout and replacing the Aquarium roundabout with traffic lights. A decision...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 6:44 pm

Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years with World tour – Brighton date included

Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years in music by embarking upon a major world tour in 2020. Today the band, fronted by founder members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar), announce details of the tour’s European dates, which covers 38 shows across 12 countries and...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 3:06 pm

Phone boxes to be replaced with controversial wifi hubs

Dozens of phone boxes are set to be replaced with controversial communications hubs across Brighton and Hove. BT’s Inlink hubs have been dubbed advertising by stealth and its free calls service has been linked to inner city drug deals. Privacy campaigners have also raised...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 1:53 pm

Two Brighton charities awarded £3k each

Two Brighton charities have each been awarded £3,000 in a contest run by an insurance company to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The Crew Club and Rockinghorse were among five Sussex winners picked from almost 150 local applicants by charity insurer Ansvar. And the Crew Club, in...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 1:34 pm

Jim Jones & Righteous Mind bring their ‘Super Natural’ sound to Brighton

JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND + SCARE TAXI – THE GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 27.09.19 After a stint of around eight years with the Jim Jones Revue, Jim Jones and Gavin Jay went onto form the dark psychedelic combo Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind in November 2014. The...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 12:53 pm

Dozens object to ‘Las Vegas’ advertising board

Electronic advertising boards “are turning Brighton into Las Vegas” according to one of dozens of objectors to a new board in a residential Brighton street. Advertising company Clear Channel want to replace the poster and paste billboard on the side of a corner shop...

Addict who threatened Good Samaritan with syringe given chance to avoid jail

A man who threatened a Good Samaritan with a hypodermic needle while high on spice has been given a chance to mend his ways before being sentenced. Alexander Austin, of no fixed abode, swung out at security guard Eleanor Bartlett with a needle when she tried to calm him down in...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 12:33 pm

Train bosses warn passengers about week-long West Coastway line closure

Train bosses today warned passengers that stretches of the West Coastway line are due to close for nine days over the half-term holiday next month. Network Rail urged passengers planning to go any further west than Barnham – to stations such as Chichester, Portsmouth and...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 11:18 am

THUMPER are the new IDLES

SWOON + THUMPER + WORLD NEWS – THE RICHMOND, BRIGHTON 27.09.19 Our concert tonight at The Richmond Bar featured one of the very best music performances of the whole year…..and you know we’ve covered hundreds of them already! As with more frequency in Brighton these days,...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019 at 12:47 am

Spear Of Destiny perform concert in Brighton chapel

SPEAR OF DESTINY + DEREK FORBES & THE DARK + FEATHER TRADE – THE SPIRE, BRIGHTON 27.09.19 So, thank God, as some would say, that Spear of Destiny’s Friday night gig was moved inside to the wonderfully named The Spire! The one good thing you can expect in a church or...
Posted On 29 Sep 2019 at 8:40 pm