Frank Turner brings ‘The Next Storm’ to Brighton

FRANK TURNER + MICAH SCHNABEL + JESS GUISE – BRIGHTON DOME 04.03.20 A steady output of catchy singalong tunes, coupled with a relentless touring schedule, has taken singer-songwriter Frank Turner from ‘Campfire Punkrock’ (his 2006 EP) to headlining arena tours. Solo with...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 11:30 pm

Varndean College appoints its first female principal

Varndean College has appointed a new principal to succeed Phillip Harland who is due to retire after 14 years in the post. Donna-Marie Janson will become the eighth principal – and the first female principal – since Varndean was founded in 1884. And she will be the first female...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 8:11 pm

Crongton Knights – youth prevails – a play at Theatre Royal 04-07 March

Crongton Knights is the story of a quest undertaken by six kids living on an inner city estate where gangs roam the streets and danger lurks around every corner. These brave young Knights have to battle together against real foes and also their own personal demons. Trust and...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 7:24 pm

Man jailed for attacking two Brighton police officers

A man has been jailed for attacking two Brighton police officers as they tried to arrest him. Mark Hussein, 35, pleaded guilty to attacking Sergeant Daren Egan and PC Andrew Newman and has also been ordered to pay £500 compensation to Sergeant Egan and £100 to PC Newman. At...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 6:41 pm

Plan to add extra floor to Brighton office building rejected

Plans to add an extra floor to a modern building in The Lanes were turned down because of the impact on a conservation area. The plans went before Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee yesterday (Wednesday 4 March). A company called Dawn View Ltd applied for planning...

University says new coronavirus patient has not visited Brighton since return to UK

The University of Sussex has told students that someone “associated with Sussex” has tested positive for coronavirus after travelling abroad – but since returning to the UK, they have not been in Brighton. The university emailed students this morning to give...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 2:27 pm

Moulsecoomb school wins praise from watchdog despite distractions caused by academy saga

Education watchdog Ofsted said that Moulsecoomb Primary School was taking effective action to improve performance. This was despite the government’s plans to turn the school into an academy. The academy plans had at times diverted the head teacher “away from the core...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 1:34 pm

Stalker who commissioned giant mural to woo back his ex spared jail

A stalker who tried to woo back his ex girlfriend with a huge mural of her favourite cartoon character has been spared jail. James Long, 45, subjected his ex-partner Emily Neal to months of obsessive and bizarre behaviour, including placing a banana on the balcony where she...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 12:54 pm

HANYA announce new EP launch gig in Brighton

HANYA have announced in conjunction with local concert promoters Melting Vinyl that they will be performing live at The Rose Hill in Brighton on Thursday 26th March 2020, with doors 8pm, in support of their brand new ‘Sea Shoes’ EP after their electrifying set with TEEN last year...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 12:15 pm

Post box comes a cropper after mystery crash

A pillar box on Brighton seafront was left looking a bit wonky after a mystery crash yesterday morning. Sussex Police have no record of what happened to the post box, on the corner of Oriental Place and Kings Road, but a resident reported hearing a loud crash at about 7.40am....
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 12:00 pm
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