Student blocks start to ease pressure on family homes, says housing chief

The rise in the number of purpose-built student flats is starting to ease the pressure on family homes in Brighton and Hove, according to the council’s housing boss. Several blocks of student flats have been built in the Lewes Road area and this apeeared to be reducing...

The Only Ones, Jim Jones, and Arthur Brown joining Vive Le Rock Awards

Staking its reputation as an essential rock ‘n’ roll date in the annual calendar, with two now fabled awards nights at the 02 Islington Academy in 2018 and 2019 which saw a vast array of iconic artists performing and rubbing shoulders, the 2020 Vive Le Rock Awards is confirmed to...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 5:14 pm

Brighton and Hove council’s redaction policy leaves planning process open to abuse

The council policy to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is not fit for purpose. It redacts the names and addresses of those posting objections or comments (including comments of support) from its planning register. This makes it impossible to know who is objecting or...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 5:10 pm

Universal credit sees demand for hardship payments rise

Money to help people in Brighton and Hove struggling to make ends meet is running out because of rising demand. Universal Credit and the benefits cap has “maxed out” Brighton and Hove City Council budgets for support, housing and council tax reductions, according to...

Jessica Lynn announces first UK concert date will be in Sussex

Jessica Lynn is being hailed by press around the world as a rocket force and country music’s next big star. A unique face and voice in modern music, she has been seen by millions on the road and in her three full-length nationwide concert television specials. Jessica’s powerful...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 3:32 pm

Country, Pop, Gospel singer Philippa Hanna announces Sussex concert

Philippa Hanna is an internationally acclaimed performer racking up over 1500 shows in 25 countries. Since her industry debut in 2007, she has released 5 critically acclaimed, studio albums winning fans in the likes of Leona Lewis and Lionel Richie. The Yorkshire born,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 2:41 pm

Board games cafe plans to open in former Brighton theatre

A Brighton board games cafe is planning to open in the former Emporium theatre on London Road. Dice Saloon, which currently has a home in New England Street, has applied for a change of use to mixed retail, leisure and assembly. The building, originally used as a Methodist church...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 1:02 pm

Rail smartcards available within minutes at new Brighton Station kiosk

A new self-service kiosk for key smartcards has been installed at Brighton Station, slashing the time it takes to get one from five days to two minutes. As soon as they have a card, passengers can buy and load tickets onto it from a nearby ticket machine, then tap in and go....
Posted On 11 Mar 2020 at 10:02 am