Tour cancelled including Brighton gig due to Coronavirus

We have been notified regarding the cancellation of tomorrow’s (14th March 2020) concert by London based trio PALACE, which was to be held at CHALK in Brighton. This is due to the fact that a member of the band is showing symptoms of COVID-19. (See notification below). Contact...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 1:27 pm

Cabbies can keep insisting on cash as councillors reject compulsory card payment policy

Cabbies will be allowed to insist on being paid fares in cash in Brighton and Hove after the rules were discussed by councillors. Pressure is growing for taxi and private hire drivers to take card or app payments, with many already doing so. But councillors said that poor phone...

Labour councillor steps down from housing role over anti-Israel placard at council demo

A Labour councillor has stepped down from her housing role after pictures of her holding a banner saying Israel is racist were published. Nikkie Brennan was appointed as deputy housing chair in May last year, shortly after being elected on a Momentum slate to represent East...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 12:04 pm

Staff shortages blamed as tenant repairs line waiting times worsen

Tenants wanting repairs have been left hanging on the phone because of a shortage of staff to answer calls, councillors were told. And many more tenants called Brighton and Hove City Council’s housing repairs line, causing call waiting times to “nose-dive” in October to December,...

Hardcore punk in Hove? Surely not?

NEGATIVE MEASURES + NEGATIVE FRAME – BACK BEAT BAR, HOVE 12.3.20 Yes it’s absolutely true! Tonight the foundations of the popular Back Beat Bar at 5&6 Western Road, Hove were well and truly rocked to the core…..Hardcore! On the bill were four young bands that are flying...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 11:33 am

Sick Brighton family refused coronavirus test

A Brighton family who have come down with coronavirus-like symptoms have been told to self-isolate for 14 days – but refused a test. Parents at BACA were told the family was self-isolating – but today, they told Brighton and Hove News that although they’ve...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020 at 10:38 am

Has Brighton bike share scheme saddled council with a hefty bill?

A bike share scheme that was meant to generate money for Brighton and Hove City Council could end up saddling taxpayers with a hefty bill. That appears to be the suggestion from two official reports – one secret – and a letter from a councillor raising a series of serious...
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