An evening of punk rock

CONTROL + BUTANE REGULATORS + PUNKA – THE CARLISLE, HASTINGS 31.01.20 We arrived at The Carlisle after braving the wind and driving rain, just before 8pm and met up with a few familiar faces from gigs over in Hastings and Bexhill-On-Sea. First up tonight was Punka. This act...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 11:18 pm

Anti-Flag Stars and Stripes rock Brighton

ANTI-FLAG + THE CREEPSHOW + MAID OF ACE – CHALK, BRIGHTON 02.02.20 I made my way into Brighton not knowing what to expect tonight. I had vague recollections of ‘Anti-Flag’ and ‘The Creepshow’ and have seen ‘Maid Of Ace’ a couple of times before, so I knew they were great. I...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 9:30 pm

Labour leadership hopeful addresses party faithful in Hove church

The Labour leadership contender Sir Keir Starmer addressed the party faithful in a Hove church this evening (Tuesday 4 February). Sir Keir is the favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn in the contest that runs until a special conference on Saturday 4 April. He set out his stall at...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 5:53 pm

Roast chicken joint granted licence to sell alcohol

A new takeaway opening in Brighton has permission to sell bottles of wine and craft beer and ale. Roasthost, in the Seven Dials area of Dyke Road, has been granted a premises licence to sell alcohol by Brighton and Hove City Council. The licence conditions include signs in the...

The Mystery Jets announce new album and tour

The Mystery Jets have announced that they will now be releasing their new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ on 3rd April. The announcement follows the album’s postponement last September due to lead singer Blaine Harrison’s ill health. The band have also released a new track call...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 2:37 pm

Brighton MP to open debate on housing benefit for young homeless people

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is to open a parliamentary debate on housing benefit for young homeless people and care leavers this afternoon (Tuesday 4 February). The Green MP secured the debate – which is due to start at 4pm in Westminster Hall – to call for an end to age...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 2:32 pm

Five convicted of Christmas drink driving in Brighton and Hove

Five motorists have been convicted for drink driving in Brighton and Hove during the latest Christmas crackdown. Sussex Police has so far secured convictions for 31 motorists during the campaign, which ran from 18 December to 1 January inclusive – from a total of 110...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 11:40 am

Police shut drug deal flat

A flat in Kemp Town used for drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and disorder has been shut down by police. Dozens of reports were made to police about dealing and other issues at the flat in just over a month over Christmas. Police investigated, and applied for an order...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 11:12 am

Age UK Brighton launches pole dancing classes

Pole dancing lessons are being introduced by Age UK Brighton and Hove as it launches a new timetable of exercise classes, activities and social groups. The pole fitness class will be offered alongside more traditional classes such as knitting and bridge for the over-50s. The...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 10:52 am

The climate crisis and key lessons from Aberfan

I grew up surrounded by tips, a few miles from a place called Aberfan. My grandfather was a mining engineer. My mother was expecting me when the Aberfan disaster happened. And Edmund Davies, who chaired the subsequent inquiry, was a family friend. The Aberfan disaster in 1966...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020 at 10:38 am
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