Van Houten & LIME Brighton gig report

VAN HOUTEN + LIME – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 23.10.19 Outside The Hope and Ruin, a crowd is forming; half-heard conversation grows loud as I enter. Opposite the bar, a space has been cleared for the bands of the night: Van Houten and LIME. Effects pedals and amps...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 6:35 pm

Councillor pleads for safer walking routes to school

Fear of cars and dodging traffic saw a councillor and mum’s passionate call for ways to improve walking routes to school. Green councillor Sarah Nield wants more signs and other visual elements to encourage drivers across Brighton and Hove to think more carefully around...

Council rejects request for environmental impact of Old Steine revamp to be assessed

Businesses will close and the city centre will have nothing to attract tourists if the third phase of a project to redesign the road layout in central Brighton goes ahead in its current form, according to a leading councillor. This was the stark warning of Conservative leader...

“Oh… oh oh oh… it’s my LAST time” – The Boys – final punk rock gig says promoter!

All good things have to come to an end and sadly this is one of those announcements! Over the past few years Brighton area concert promoters The Big Blue Shed have put on what seems like every punk band still going for the enjoyment of the old faithful and the younger generation...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 2:41 pm

Two men caught on camera during burglary at Brighton charity shop

Two men were caught on camera as they burgled a charity shop in Brighton. And detectives have released pictures from the scene in the hope that the men will hand themselves in or be identified by someone who knows them. Sussex Police said: “Police have released images of two...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 12:01 pm

Brighton sex attacker now believed to have assaulted five women

A sex attacker in Brighton is now believed by police to have assaulted five women in the past few months. Sussex Police released a video of the suspect in the hope that the man will come forward or someone who recognises him will contact detectives. The force said: “Police in...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 11:52 am

A mother’s passionate plea highlights Brighton and Hove’s continuing home to school transport problems

A mother made a passionate plea to council chiefs to put an end to the home to school transport problems affecting some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove. Pippa Hodge, a mother of three from Hove, won applause at a packed meeting of Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 7:13 am

Lifeguard who saved boy from sea wins Brighton and Hove mayor’s thanks

A lifeguard who helped saved a boy from rough seas has been formally thanked by the mayor of Brighton and Hove. Ryan Pook swam out in treacherous conditions to a 13-year-old boy called Casper after the lad was swept out to sea at Black Rock, near Brighton Marina. Mr Pook helped...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019 at 6:04 am