Brighton and Hove’s fire chiefs told to improve by official inspector

An official watchdog has told East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to make a raft of improvements in the year ahead. The service, which covers Brighton and Hove, was rated as “requires improvement” in two out of three key areas – its “effectiveness” and “the way (it) looks after...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 11:31 pm

Strike called off after Moulsecoomb Primary’s academy sponsor pulls out

Unions have called off a strike planned for next month after an academy trust pulled out of sponsoring Moulsecoomb Primary School in Brighton. A statement issued yesterday on behalf of three unions said: “Everyone associated with Moulsecoomb Primary School is celebrating today...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 11:03 pm

Tenants urged to keep ‘smell diary’ to help tackle Brighton’s drugs problem

People concerned about the smell of marijuana in council flats are being asked to keep diaries as evidence. Councillor Nikkie Brennan told tenant reps: “There is an issue and our residents should know what they need to do.” Councillor Brennan spoke out at a Brighton and Hove City...

Greens urge officials to look at changes to voting system

Green councillors are calling on officials to look at changes to the voting system in local elections, criticising the current “first past the post” system. They also want a report on the implications of voters having to prove their identity (ID) at polling stations after trials...

Up and coming indie-pop trio Peaness heading to Brighton

Local concert promoters Melting Vinyl are overjoyed to bring rising indie-pop trio Peaness (pronounced PEA-NESS) to The Prince Albert in January 2020 as part of their 9-date UK tour. Having toured with The Beths (read our review HERE) and She Drew the Gun it’s time to see...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 8:22 pm

The Undertones & former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell on same Brighton gig billing

Oh my word! This is certainly not one to miss! The Undertones AND ex Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will both be performing in Brighton on the same bill at the popular CHALK venue next year! The Undertones emerged from Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974, the result of five...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 4:48 pm

Police car crashes into Hove flats

A police car smashed into another car and a property in Hove in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 17 December). The woman driving the other car suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for medical checks. The crash woke the two occupants of the flat worst affected...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 3:06 pm

Hove woman jailed for harassing MP

A Hove woman has been jailed for harassing an MP and served with a three-year restraining order. Amy Dalla Mura, 56, of Eaton Villas, Hove, was sent to prison for 28 days after being found guilty of three counts of harassment at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Dalla Mura, a...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 2:23 pm

Brighton…It’s all gone Pete Tong!

This afternoon, the Brighton Centre have announced that Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra will be performing at the venue as part of the select 5-date UK Ibiza Classics tour. It promises to be the nation’s most unforgettable Orchestral Dance Party and will be conducted by...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 12:54 pm

USA punks Anti-Flag to start tour at CHALK in Brighton

The Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have announced that their 7-date 2020 UK leg of their world tour will kick off at CHALK in Brighton on Sunday 2nd February, in support of the release of their 12th studio album ‘20/20 Vision’ out on 17th January. Anti-Flag, who were...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019 at 11:36 am
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