“Call The Cops” – the Happy Mondays are in town

HAPPY MONDAYS – BRIGHTON DOME CONCERT HALL 07.11.19 It’s a cold Thursday evening and the Happy Mondays are in Brighton tonight at The Dome as part of a 30 date ‘Greatest Hits Tour’. The Mondays were a key part of the iconic ‘Madchester’ music scene and...

Council chiefs aim to cut numbers in emergency housing

Council chiefs hope to cut the number of families living in short-term and emergency housing from more than 400 to fewer than 150 over the next few years. The move is partly aimed at cutting the use of bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and helping people to live in better-quality...

Rogue landlords in Brighton and Hove face fines of up to £30k

Rogue landlords face being fined by the council if they fail to keep the properties that they rent out safe, secure and warm. Officials already handle hundreds of complaints about private rented properties every year although the vast majority of cases are resolved informally....

City’s sheltered housing could get revamp to encourage OAPS out of family council homes

Brighton and Hove’s senior housing schemes are set to get a facelift in a bid to encourage older people to downsize from council homes. Almost one in ten of the city’s council tenants are over the age of 55 and live alone in general stock council dwellings with...

Hanoi Rocks Michael Monroe 2019 gig report

MICHAEL MONROE + ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK + SAINTS OF SIN – THE ENGINE ROOMS, SOUTHAMPTON 03.11.19 Michael Monroe‘s former band Hanoi Rocks, for me, single-handed kicked off the whole glam/rock scene in the mid-eighties and nineties. While influencing not only the sound but...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 2:15 pm

Brighton fish and chip shop worker given last chance by judge after cannabis factory conviction

A Brighton fish and chip shop worker who helped run a cannabis factory was given a last chance by a judge yesterday (Thursday 7 November). Harry Imbimbo, 28, was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years, having pleaded guilty to being part of a conspiracy to...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 1:58 pm

Booth Museum hare gets new lease of life as His Dark Materials daemon

  A Brighton museum exhibit has landed a starring role as Lee Scoresby’s daemon Hester in the hit new BBC1 drama His Dark Materials. The Booth, Brighton’s natural history museum, loaned a stuffed hare to the production company – who used the animal as a starting...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 10:13 am

Man suspected of mini crime spree wanted by police

Police are searching for Dean Jackson, who is wanted in connection with multiple offences. The 32-year-old is being sought for burglary, theft, failing to attend court and failing to comply with his sexual offences registration. Jackson is believed to be in the Brighton area....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 9:43 am

Time for fairer votes

In five weeks the country goes to the polls. But the way in which our votes are counted in that election urgently needs changing. Our “winner takes all” system of “first past the post” has preserved an artificial two-party state despite politics becoming more diverse than ever....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 12:10 am

We will remember the sacrifice of war and the lessons for today

This Sunday is a day for reflection, a day to thank the brave service men and women who gave their lives for our freedom, a day to remember them. I will be humbled and honoured to lay a wreath at the Old Steine War Memorial on Sunday, along with other city representatives....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019 at 12:01 am