Bauhaus drummer’s daughter bringing her band ‘Automatic’ to Brighton

Los Angeles post-punk trio Automatic has announced a European tour, with over 15 dates in February 2020. An appearance at The Hope & Ruin on Queens Road has now been confirmed. This is an immediate upgrade from the Latest Music Bar announcement. Since the release of their...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 10:05 pm

Lacuna Bloome announce their biggest headline show to date

Lacuna Bloome are a youthful Brighton based indie-pop quartet, who are certainly no strangers to the Brighton & Hove News Music Team as we have had the joy of witnessing them perform live on several occasions – read one of our reviews HERE. Founder members Niall and Sam...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 8:11 pm

Petitioner urges council to strip Harry and Meghan of their royal titles

A Brighton campaigner urged councillors to snub Prince Harry and his wife Meghan – the Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex – as he presented a petition this afternoon (Thursday 19 December). The petition, started by Charles Ross, attracted 3,881 signatures....

Building work blamed for missed recycling collections

Building site traffic is making it hard for recycling trucks to reach households in Mile Oak and Hangleton, according to residents. Lorries making deliveries and taking away soil at the new Clarion Homes estate being built by Thakeham Group, off Overdown Rise, have blocked roads,...

John Simm to play Roy Grace as Peter James’ Brighton detective novels finally make it to the small screen

Peter James’ best selling Brighton detective novels are finally coming to the small screen with John Simm cast as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. ITV announced today it had commissioned two 120-minute screenplays of the first two novels in the series, Dead Simple and...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 6:17 pm

Former council leader picked as future mayor of Brighton and Hove

A former Conservative leader of the council has been chosen as the next deputy mayor of Brighton and Hove. Councillor Mary Mears was first elected in 1992 in Marine ward on the old Brighton Borough Council before the merger with Hove. The former market trader is expected to serve...

Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Rock N Roll Party

STARSHA LEE + THE WEIRD THINGS + POLLYPIKPOCKETZ – DUBLIN CASTLE, CAMDEN, LONDON 13.12.19 Tonight’s event at the Dublin Castle is billed as a ‘Festive Grrrlesque Burlesque Rock N Roll Party’, and there are indeed burlesque acts between the bands, which makes this one of the...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 5:00 pm

An Amy-azing tribute to a legendary singer

FOREVER AMY – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 18.12.19 I wonder how many people realised the significance of the venue chosen for tonight’s tribute to the late, legendary Amy Winehouse? For it was thirteen years and three months ago that Amy herself performed here at the...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 2:47 pm

Zuzu announces Brighton concert date

Like so many gifted musical minds, adolescent isolation and a degree of loneliness are to thank for the guitar-wielding subterranean alien queen, otherwise known as Zuzu. Growing up in post-industrial Liverpool, Zuzu struggled to make friends and quickly turned to music; honing...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 12:08 pm

Controversial communications hubs rollout in doubt after company enters administration

A company which was planning on replacing dozens of phone boxes in Brighton with controversial communication hubs has gone into administration. InLink won planning permission for the hubs in June, despite concerns the hubs are advertising by stealth and have attracted drug...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019 at 10:58 am
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