New conference centre could remain in city centre rather than moving to Black Rock

A new 10,000 seat conference centre and entertainment venue could be built on or close to the existing Brighton Centre site rather than Black Rock. The longstanding Waterfront project aims to replace the Brighton Centre with a new venue at Black Rock and extend Churchill Square...

Isn’t it about time Brighton had a folk festival of its own? In 2020 it will!

The Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is a timely new addition to the folk festival circuit, run by established local promoters Folkroom, with renowned illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell as patron of the festival. The brand new Brighton and Hove Folk Festival will...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 6:50 pm

Brighton man charged with holding up bookie at knifepoint

A Brighton man has been charged with holding up a bookmakers at knifepoint. Sussex Police said: “A man who was arrested on suspicion of carrying out a knifepoint robbery at Betfred in Brighton has been charged. “Necat Karasahin, 28, of Montague Street, Brighton,...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 4:57 pm

The Beat announce 40th anniversary tour – opening night in Brighton

Legendary 2-Tone Punk Ska Reggae Group The Beat led by vocalist Dave Wakeling celebrate their 40th Anniversary with the announcement of an 18 date UK tour. The opening night will be here in Brighton at the ever popular Concorde 2 venue. The date for your diaries is Wednesday 3rd...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 4:28 pm

Homeless charity’s plans for network of eco-pods to get rough sleepers off the street

A homeless charity is planning to place eco-friendly pods around Brighton and Hove to help get rough sleepers off the streets. Sussex Homeless Support (SHS) currently runs a homeless bus which provides shelter to homeless people on Brighton seafront. Now, it wants to go a step...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 3:09 pm

Rootsy blues, R&B, melodic rock ‘n’ roll guitarist Ariel Posen to play Brighton

Singer/songwriter. Internationally-renowned guitarist. Producer. Solo artist. A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn’t played. Although born in Winnipeg, Posen spent much of his childhood on the road, travelling from show to show with his musician parents. He...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 3:00 pm

Soccer Mommy announces Concorde 2 Brighton gig

Soccer Mommy was last in Brighton on Wednesday 7th March 2018, when an appearance at The Hope & Ruin on Queens Road was the order of the day. Clearly this is an act moving in the right direction as now a return date has been set for Tuesday 16th June 2020. Soccer Mommy is the...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 1:32 pm

Fourth i360 payment to be deferred because of ‘bad weather’

A fourth payment on the i360’s council-brokered loan is to be deferred because of bad weather – ahead of a proposed restructure of the whole repayment plan. A council report published today says that following a review of how it is operated and marketed, visitor...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 1:08 pm

Police and public save woman from drowning in Brighton last night

Police officers and the public saved a woman from drowning in the sea off Brighton last night (Tuesday 26 November). Their actions won praise from a senior officer. Sussex Police said this morning: “Police officers and members of the public saved a woman from going into the sea...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 12:32 pm

Martlets starts ‘Light up a Life’ appeal

The Martlets has started its annual “Light up a Life” appeal to give families and friends a chance to remember loved ones and raise money for the hospice. The charity said: “Martlets is inviting people across Brighton and Hove to join them at a series of ‘Light up a Life’ events...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019 at 11:45 am
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