Alex Phillips to appear on Question Time on BBC TV – but it might not be who you think

Alex Phillips is to appear on Question Time on BBC TV tomorrow evening (Thursday 14 November) when the programme is recorded in Brighton. But viewers expecting to hear from the Green Party candidate in Brighton Kemptown in the general election next month will be disappointed....
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 11:37 pm

Emergency homeless shelter stayed shut during severe storm, councillors told

Concerns were raised for the safety of homeless people after an emergency shelter was not opened during severe storms. A member of the public, David Thomas, voiced his concerns at Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee meeting this afternoon (Wednesday 13...

Shelter Hall to be transformed into upmarket food hall

Brighton’s renovated Shelter Hall is set to become home to up to ten independent local restaurants and street food vendors. Sessions Market has signed a lease to turn the rebuilt seafront building into a food hall, while the Rotunda Cafe above will become champagne and...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 6:20 pm

An appetite for fair tips

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Brighton and Hove – there are over two thousand restaurants and pubs which serve food after all. We usually rate our visit by the quality of the food and drink that we are served but, too often, we take the service for...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 3:33 pm

Children waiting months for specialist mental health support in Brighton and Hove

Some children with specialist mental health needs are waiting more than eight weeks to be seen. And the number of all cases referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has gone up to 1,065 in the year to the end of March from 906 in 2017-18. The figures...

Accused sex strangler’s girlfriend describes abusive relationship

The ex-girlfriend of a man accused of strangling his partners during sex told a court how he controlled and abused her today. The 29-year-old Brighton woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that as well as physically assaulting her more than once, Neil...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 2:43 pm

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson ‘Breakfast In America’ World Tour coming to Brighton

Roger Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and was with them until his departure in 1983. During the 14 years that he was with the band he wrote, sang, and arranged most of the enduring rock standards that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon. His timeless classics such ...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 2:30 pm

Schools cuts campaigners call on heads to defy election banner order

Schools cuts campaigners are asking headteachers to defy a request to comply with council election rules and take down banners from outside schools. The Save Our Schools campaign gave banners detailing how much money schools have lost since 2015, based on figures compiled by...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 1:50 pm

Persistent beggar jailed for four months

A persistent beggar has been jailed for four months for repeatedly breaching an order forbidding him from asking for money in Brighton city centre. Edward Pengilly, 28, has been in and out of Brighton Magistrates Court since he was 22 – and on every occasion has given an...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 8:39 am

Life excites me on a chilly Monday night in Brighton

LIFE + NIGHT FLOWERS + OUR FAMILY DOG – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 11.11.19 Tonight was date 15 of 19 of their current UK tour, but to be fair to Hull based 4 piece post punk band Life, they have actually been on the road since September 23rd including a tour of Europe, to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 12:58 am