Brighton and Hove mayor urged to quit

The mayor of Brighton and Hove has been urged to quit because she also serves as an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) and hopes to become an MP (Member of Parliament). The call to quit was made at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting which Councillor Alexandra Phillips...

Teenager fined for dangerous cycling after riding through supermarket at Brighton Marina

A teenager has been fined for dangerous cycling after riding through the Asda superstore at Brighton Marina. Keith Mujuru, 19, was one of a group of youngsters who were filmed cycling through the supermarket earlier this year. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 24 October): “A...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 9:21 pm

Neighbours and health chiefs oppose Brighton off-licence plan

Neighbours and health chiefs are opposing plans by a new business in Brighton to sell alcohol. Seventeen people living near Freshfield Market, in Freshfield Road, Brighton, have objected to owner Ufuk Cetinkaya’s plans to sell alcohol from 8am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday and...

Brighton and Hove mayor praises those who helped deal with Pankhurst Avenue fire and aftermath

The mayor of Brighton and Hove praised all those who helped deal with the fire in Pankhurst Avenue last month and its aftermath. Councillor Alex Phillips formally thanked several individuals at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 8:56 pm

Council to buy social club site for housing

Council chiefs were urged to consult people in Whitehawk before deciding what to do with a building that it plans to buy. Labour council leader Nancy Platts said that there would be a consultation as talks continue with the current owners. The call was made at a meeting of...

Italian ‘ska street-punk band’ Los Fastidios announce Hove gig

Los Fastidios formed in Verona (north east Italy) in late 1991 and are led by Enrico, who is the founder of the independent label KOB Records. The current band lineup also features Ciacio (bass/vocals), Mario (guitar/vocals) and Bacchetta (drums) as well as guest vocalist Elisa...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 5:32 pm

Brighton church hosting American folk artist and Italian pianist concert

St George’s Church (located at 93 St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED) has certainly been popping up frequently of late with the announcement of several varied concert performances being held within its historic and atmospheric interior. This might well have something...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 3:50 pm

Coach driver whose arrest left Newcastle FC fans stranded denies being stoned in charge of a vehicle

A coach driver whose arrest for being in charge of a coach while stoned left Newcastle FC fans stranded at the Amex has denied the charge. Michael Saunderson, 48, of Ashington, Northumberland, had driven the fans down from Newcastle on 27 April this year. But while the game was...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 2:43 pm

Late night takeaway caught opening without a licence

A late-night takeaway caught operating without a late-night licence faces opposition from the police and council in its bid to get one. Pizza & Grill Junction in Preston Street, has applied for the licence after it was reported as operating without one in August, and was...

PINS making a welcome return to Brighton

Founded in Manchester in 2011, PINS is an all-female band spearheaded by singer/guitarist Faith Vern. Channeling 60’s girl group surf harmonies and post-punk garage their music has drawn comparisons to The Flatmates, The Darling Buds and Siouxsie Sioux. Their quick selling first...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019 at 1:44 pm