Funding rule changes could hit school finances

Schools could lose funding because disadvantaged pupils are being “reclassified” as middle class even though their family circumstances are unchanged. The situation is the result of new rules – the goalposts being moved – according to a concerned head teacher. Damien Jordan spoke...

The Psychedelic Furs Brighton concert report

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS + THE WENDY JAMES BAND – BRIGHTON DOME 04.10.19 I really don’t understand how it has taken me so many years to finally get to see The Psychedelic Furs perform live in concert? It’s not as though I wasn’t aware of them four decades ago, I guess that I...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 4:55 pm

Historic builders owe council £800k

The builders whose imminent collapse halted work on the Corn Exchange have been saved from going under – but owe the council almost £800,000. R Durtnell & Sons, Britain’s oldest building firm dating back to 1591, almost collapsed under £8million of debt in July....
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:47 pm

Heads accuse council of targeting special needs children again

Head teachers have accused council chiefs of trying to raid school funds in a way that will hit children with special needs hardest. As a result they are taking legal advice in a dispute with the council over a multimillion-pound mistake in support staff’s pay. The row follows...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:26 pm

Sweaty Saturday night out in Brighton with The Wildhearts & The Professionals

THE WILDHEARTS + THE PROFESSIONALS – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 05.10.19 Tonight The Wildhearts return to the fantastic Concorde 2 for the first time since their hot and sweaty appearance last August and again with a now solid fan favourite line-up of Ginger, CJ, Danny and...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:19 pm

Housing office to be turned into 42 new homes

The site of a former housing office is to be turned into 42 new affordable rented homes for more than 100 people. The flats will be built in two blocks behind Portslade Town Hall, where the Victoria Road housing office stood, and on the bowling green – hoe to Portslade Bowls...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:15 pm

Three Albion fans facing charges of racism

Three Brighton and Hove Albion fans are being investigated by police over racist incidents at the Amex. The club says the fans are facing lengthy bans after fellow fans reported them to stewards, the first at the under-23 fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday, 27 September...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:00 pm

Head teachers oppose council plans to share cost of staff pay mistake

Head teachers across the city have said no to council plans to split a pay shortfall for term-time support staff. Brighton and Hove’s assistant director for finance and procurement, Nigel Manvell, told head teachers and governors at the city’s Schools Forum that back pay for...

Hundreds call for more school crossings

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for more crossings and traffic calming around the city’s schools. Green councillor Sarah Nield started the petition, which calls for Safe School Walking Zones around every school. The zones would get more crossings across...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 9:46 am

‘Hourglvss’ headline This Feeling ‘Alive’ tour at The Hope & Ruin with style, dreamy synth pop and confetti

HOVRGLASS + THE KICKLIPS + THE ESTEVANS + SUGARTHIEF – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 05.10.19 Music promoter ‘This Feeling’ bring their latest’ Alive Tour’ in association with Scott’s Menswear to Brighton’s Hope & Ruin with four fantastic up and coming bands. ‘This...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 1:58 am