Licensing chiefs turn down drinks application from Brighton shop owner

A convenience store in Brighton will not be allowed to sell alcohol after neighbours objected. Freshfield Market, in Freshfield Road, is also in an area where Brighton and Hove City Council restricts new off-licences “because of the relatively high levels of crime and disorder...

Hands Off Gretel London gig report, plus new Brighton gig announcement!

HANDS OFF GRETEL + MUMMY + THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS – NAMBUCCA, LONDON 23.11.19 After facing my own little take on ‘Trains, Tubes and Automobiles’, and making the should have been incredibly simple journey from Brighton to London into more of an endurance test, I...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 10:28 pm

Hannah Gadsby at the Brighton Dome

It was always going to be difficult for Hannah Gadsby to follow on from her genre defying stand-up show, Nanette – especially when you promise to quit comedy as one of the central premises of said show. But this wasn’t a challenge to Gadsby, who addressed this all...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 6:33 pm

Snow Patrol celebrate 25th anniversary at Brighton Centre

SNOW PATROL – BRIGHTON CENTRE 24.11.19 Snow Patrol were performing in town tonight at the Brighton Centre as part of their 25th anniversary tour. Our concert was number 9 of 14, having already performed in Cardiff, Plymouth, Oxford, Llandudno, Nottingham, London, Ipswich,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 6:24 pm

Moulsecoomb sponsor questioned school improvements, newly released emails show

Newly released emails show academy trust New Horizons raised questions about how much Moulsecoomb Primary School is already improving and said the existing head is moving it in the right direction. The trust put itself forward as a potential sponsor for Moulsecoomb Primary School...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 6:19 pm

Triptych 2020 returns to Brighton in January

Triptych is a series of three music events and three EP record releases brought to you by Brighton’s ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ label and promoters. The events run on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th January 2019 and are all held at The Hope & Ruin located on Queens...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 5:46 pm

Scouser charged with being drunk in charge of a child after police mistook his accent for slurring

A Brighton man with a strong Scouse accent was charged with being drunk in charge of a young girl after police mistook his accent for being drunk. Anthony Shakespeare, 46, and the three-year-old girl he was looking after were enjoying the hot sun on Brighton seafront on 1 June...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 3:00 pm

Brighton takeaway can stay open late despite objections

A Brighton takeaway can stay open into the early hours of the morning despite objections from police and licensing officials. The owners of Pizza and Grill Junction, in Preston Street, told a licensing panel that they had sunk their life savings into the business without knowing...

American folk artist and Italian pianist perform concert in Brighton church

RHIANNON GIDDENS + FRANCESCO TURRISI – ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON 23.11.19 A church, a congregation, an unorthodox preacher, and sacred music… but Saturday night wasn’t any ordinary service at St George’s, the attractive church in Kemptown, it was an...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 12:34 pm

Anti war protesters chain themselves to Brighton factory

Anti-war protesters chained themselves to a Brighton factory which manufactures components used in bomber planes this morning. The EDO MDM factory in Home Farm Road has been targeted by demonstrators for many years. But protests have stepped up again this year after United...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 11:57 am
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