Cock Sparrer set to make rare Brighton appearance!

It has been announced that Cock Sparrer will be playing the ever-popular Concorde 2 in Brighton Saturday 5th October 2020. As far as I can recall, the last time they played there was 2nd September 2017. It is said that Cock Sparrer are widely considered to be one of the most...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 10:53 pm

The Skids announce new Brighton gig date

The first time I saw the Skids in Brighton was at the Top Rank Suite (which used to be at the bottom of West Street) on the 15th of October 1980. The band’s original lineup then consisted of Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson (sadly no longer with us), Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan....
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 9:46 pm

Brighton pub owner grills potential business rivals at licensing hearing

The owners of a proposed new bar were asked why they had chosen a venue without a late-night licence as made their case to open in a former restaurant. Michael Brkic (corr) and Jamie Roberts want to open the Toy Shop, which they described as a “party venue”, in the...

Steve Ignorant – with full band – to perform Crass songs in Brighton

Clearly there’s a buzz going around certain quarters of the punk fraternity on the announcement that Steve Ignorant will actually be performing a set of Crass songs that he and the band recorded back in the heady anarchic days of punk. So much of a buzz in fact, that this time...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 6:14 pm

The Adicts set to play rare Brighton gig

Well what do you know! The Adicts have announced a welcome return to Brighton. They will be performing on Friday 28th February at the ever popular Concorde 2. I can remember seeing them in Brighton way back in the early/mid 1980’s. Although my memory is a little vague as to the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 4:31 pm

Fire staff ‘disgusted’ as councillors make vital public safety decision in secret

Fire staff said that they were disgusted to have been thrown out of a meeting where a crucial decision about public safety ended up being made in secret. And heartbroken staff fear that lives will be put at risk as a result of the decision being made without input from those...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 1:21 pm

Plans for flats above ‘at-risk’ pub approved

Campaigners fighting to save a Brighton pub were left frustrated when planners approved new flats above it. Two existing flats above the Dyke Alehouse and Kitchen in Dyke Road can now be remodelled into three flats after receiving approval from Brighton and Hove City Council...

Historic Brighton building’s modern windows can stay

A revamped building in central Brighton can keep its new windows even though they are out of keeping with the conservation area. Councillors were advised to refuse planning permission as the The Lace House in Old Steine is within the Valley Gardens Conservation Area. Sash windows...

Ban on ‘sky litter’ proposed as council draws up green events policy

Paper lanterns and helium balloon releases are set to be banned on council land as part of a drive to make events in the city more environmentally friendly. Under a proposed new set of policies, organisers of events attracting more than 5,000 people will also be asked to include...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020 at 10:15 am