Hove man jailed for £120 million tax swindle

A Hove man was jailed for three and a half years today (Friday 6 September) for his role in a £120 million tax swindle. Geoffrey Hayes, also known as Geoff Hayes, was one of nine people who have now been sentenced for their part in the VAT scam. Hayes, 41, of Denmark Villas,...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 8:37 pm

Former Public Image Ltd bassist Jah Wobble to play Brighton concert

Jah Wobble has announced a 15-date UK tour for early next year with his Invaders Of The Heart. It kicks off on Thursday 16th January 2020 at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool and finishes a month later in Nottingham on Saturday 15th February. Thankfully there is a Brighton...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 8:10 pm

Brighton electrician dated disabled woman, took her blue badge then dumped her

A Brighton man who took a blue badge which belonged to a disabled woman he dated for a week and then dumped by email has been fined almost £2,000. Gary Bolingbroke, of Albion Hill, took the woman out a few times last October, and they got on so well she let him keep her badge in...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 1:23 pm

Brighton brothers relive evacuation journey 80 years on

Two Brighton brothers yesterday (September 3) relived the journey they took eight decades ago as child evacuees, on the 80th anniversary of the declaration of WWII. Barry and Gerald Gooders were evacuated to Brighton from their home in Thornton Heath, London when they were just...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 1:07 pm

Missing man may be rough sleeping

A missing Brighton man Milan who has gone missing from his home in Brighton and who may now be living among the homeless community in the city. Hungarian-born Milan Horvath, 26, was reported missing on August 24, having not been seen for over a fortnight previously. There is a...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 11:38 am

Nine Below Zero 40th anniversary tour coming to Brighton

One of the UK’s finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. In 1980 they signed to A&M Records and released the seminal ‘Live at the Marquee’ album. By the end of that year they had...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 11:30 am

Fifth suspect arrested by police investigating Brighton shooting

A fifth person has been arrested by police investigating a shooting in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Police have made a fifth arrest as the investigation into a shooting in Brighton on (Sunday) 4 August continues. “A 26-year-old man from Brighton was arrested in the city on...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 8:28 am

New funding may be a cynical ploy but we will spend it wisely

Finally, we get an announcement on some desperately needed new money for adult social care. The Chancellor Sajid Javid has in fact showered us with funding promises, from schools to the NHS and police. But we can all see that it is no coincidence this comes alongside a call for a...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 8:05 am

Why we face a ‘no deal’ Brexit

There has been much talk about a “no deal” Brexit – not only in Parliament but also reported in the local and social media. Indeed, even our three MPs in Brighton and Hove have spoken consistently on this subject, written media articles and some have even been on protests about...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 5:53 am

Patterns Brighton to serve up double bill with The Chords UK & Department S

Patterns located on Marine Parade in Brighton seems to be a busy music venue these days as the gig announcements for the established venue are coming fast and furious these days. Now it has also been announced that The Chords UK and Department S will both be performing at the...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 12:05 am