Fontaines D.C. go ‘Big’ in Brighton

FONTAINES D.C. + WARM DRAG – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 28.11.19 If you’re at all aware of guitar based music, and haven’t spent the last several months where there is no connection available, you may well have already come across Fontaines D.C. The Dublin five piece (the D.C....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 6:52 pm

Council under fire for allowing vegan ice cream ad to stay up for weeks

A painting of a pot of vegan ice cream on a wall has angered conservationists. The mural of Oatly’s new dessert appeared on the Church Street side of Gelato Gusto’s building in Gardner Street, resulting in calls from the Brighton Society for it to be painted over. Its existence...

Search for driver of van which hit and badly injured 69-year-old pedestrian

A pedestrian was left with life-changing injuries following a collision in the Tesco car park in Church Road, Hove. The incident involving a sign-written van occurred on the evening of Sunday 9 November. The victim, a 69-year-old local man, was taken to Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 2:24 pm

Brighton station taxi rank row escalates

Drivers will no longer be able to pick up and drop off family and friends at the turning circle at the back of Brighton station. The move is a knock-on effect of the decision to move the taxi rank from the front of the station to the rear. Passengers have already complained about...

Why we need an emergency response to the climate crisis

Today, once again, people are taking to our streets to send a clear message: we need action now to avert the worst effects of spiralling climate change. Just last September it was estimated that seven million people across the world took part in a strike for climate action. In...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 11:43 am

Women caught on CCTV ruled out in purse theft investigation

Police investigating the theft of a bank card and a mobile phone in a Brighton pub have ruled out of their enquiries two women caught on nearby store CCTV. On Saturday evening, 16 November, a couple who had been in The Walrus in Ship Street left at about 9.15pm but when they got...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 10:42 am

Loverat stole from women he met on dating website

A man who stole from two women he met on dating website Plenty of Fish has been jailed. 23-year-old Connor Richardson quickly gained the trust of his victims to the point where he was allowed unattended access to their home. He then used this opportunity to take items including...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 10:16 am

Neighbours air concerns over fire at Brighton waste transfer site

After two fires in a year at the household waste depot in Brighton, the council has been asked to looked at the safety and suitability of the site. The fire at the Veolia waste transfer site on Sunday 25 August followed a smaller blaze in September last year. Round Hill resident...

A welcome opportunity for reflection in a busy world

This year’s Interfaith Service last Sunday was incredibly moving. I am sure I was not the only one feeling emotional by the end of the first song by the Interfaith Choir or after listening to St Peter’s Youth Choir. The service is in its ninth year and is organised by the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019 at 12:05 am

Two kebab shops fined thousands for dumping waste

Two Brighton takeaways have been fined more than £1,000 each for dumping their waste on the street and in resident’s bins. Brighton Magistrates fined Ahmet Yumusak, owner of the AA Charcoal Grill, 41 Lewes Rd, a total of £1,330 after rubbish from his kebab shop was fly-tipped on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019 at 3:49 pm