More Brighton and Hove pupils pass both maths and English at GCSE

More Brighton and Hove students achieved “standard” and “strong” passes in both GCSE maths and English than last year. An analysis found that 69 per cent of students achieved a standard pass – grade 4 or above under the new system – in both...

Brightonians soon to witness Free Love

Free Love are the Glasgow-based duo of Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook and they specialise in minimalist seductive Italo/Euro/synthpop/disco. Not only that, but they’ve hit on the terrific notion of Suzanne regularly singing in French and voilá their electronic beats and smooth...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 5:02 pm

Whistleblowing rules likely to be widened to cover race and sex discrimination

Council staff who experience discrimination at work may soon be able to blow the whistle anonymously rather than being required to lodge a grievance. They may also be able to whistleblow about race, sex or age discrimination as well as cases involving disability, gender...

SONS preaching their ‘Sermon’ in Brighton

Brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum burst onto the scene in January 2016. It’s been a high octane time for Brighton two-piece SONS, who are signed to emerging label ‘These Bloody Thieves Records’ (False Heads/The Howlers). Darlings of incendiary rock n’ roll club night ‘This Feeling’,...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 2:54 pm

Olympia’s Brighton gig is one of only two UK dates – last few tickets!

Within the last hour, acclaimed Aussie star Olympia has landed in the UK and she will be performing just two concerts here, one in London and the other is at Patterns, Brighton on Wednesday 11th September. There are currently at the time of writing a few tickets still available....
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 2:05 pm

Concerns grow over school transport for vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove

Two senior councillors are calling for an independent report on concerns about school transport for vulnerable children after an internal audit failed to address the key questions. Councillors Mary Mears and Lee Wares are worried that new contract arrangements are placing...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 1:30 pm

Pedestrian injured ‘walking into the side of a bus’ in Brighton

A pedestrian has been injured in an accident involving a bus in Western Road, Brighton, this morning (Tuesday 10 September). Sussex Police said that the pedestrian was “sat up and talking” as paramedics treated him. Brighton and Hove Buses diverted dozens of services as traffic...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 12:43 pm

Elderly woman treated in hospital after incident in Brighton street

An elderly woman was treated in hospital after being knocked to the ground during an incident in a Brighton street. The man accused of attacking Janet Stedman last Friday (6 September) was brought before Brighton magistrates the next morning. Abbas Ahmad, 38, a restaurateur, of...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 11:00 am

Brighton burglary suspects charged but sentimental childhood souvenirs still missing

Four men have been charged after two burglaries in Brighton but sentimental jewellery and childhood souvenirs that were taken in the raid are still missing. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for the return of sentimental jewellery which was stolen in a burglary in...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 8:43 am

Alvin Gibbs assembles the stars of punk

ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS + CRIMINAL MIND + CHARLIE HARPER – CON CLUB, LEWES 08.09.19 Yes folks, tonight was one of those special nights! Not only were there punk stars on stage, but the audience was littered with them! It was one large extended happy...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019 at 1:02 am