Violent thug jailed for smashing vodka bottle over stranger’s head in Brighton

A violent thug has been jailed for smashing a stranger over the head with a bottle of vodka in Brighton. Joseph Smith, also known as Joe Smith, 23, and of no fixed address, was found guilty of two counts of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 6:06 pm

Bombay Bicycle Club are heading to Brighton

Bombay Bicycle Club have announced details of their fifth album, which is set for release in January 2020. ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ will be released on the 17th January through Caroline International/Island Records. It is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the British...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 5:56 pm

Föllakzoid open UK & European tour with Brighton gig

FÖLLAKZOID + MATTHS – PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 01.09.19 For this review I really need to adapt a line from The Firm’s mickey taking 1987 chart topper ‘Star Trekkin’, namely “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it”, and substitute the word “life” for “music”, thus...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 4:52 pm

Wayne Hussey: Salad Daze mission accomplished with added beef

WAYNE HUSSEY + EVI VINE – BLACKMARKET VIP, HASTINGS 01.09.19 Hastings has got itself a name for attracting some well-known names from the punk, indie, and now the goth music scene, but inexplicably they don’t always catch the imagination of the locals. Blackmarket VIP is an...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 3:16 pm

Tenants back funding for youth work – rather than ‘stupid’ projects

Money is better spent on young people than “stupid” council projects, according to tenants. The comments came at a meeting of council tenants and leaseholders from the east of the city at a Brighton and Hove City Council housing panel after a group of teenagers told...

Drug dealers jailed for almost 40 years

Four “county line” drug dealers have been jailed for almost 40 years for selling heroin and crack cocaine in Brighton. They were among 80 people arrested during two long-running operations carried out by detectives from the Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team. The...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 10:49 am

Hove rehab centre to become home for people with mental health needs

A community rehabilitation centre for older people leaving hospital is to become a home for young people with mental health needs. The proposed change to Knoll House, in Ingram Crescent West, in Hove, was announced today (Tuesday 3 September) by Brighton and Hove City Council. An...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 10:22 am

Man suffers head injuries in attack in Brighton

A man suffered serious head injuries when he was attacked in the centre of Brighton on Sunday morning (1 September). He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Kemp Town, where his injuries were found to be serious but not life-threatening. Sussex Police issued an...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019 at 9:00 am