‘Dinked’ vinyl editions – the first 50

I’m sure that many Brighton residents and those from surrounding areas have quite possibly at one time or another popped into Resident music store in Brighton. Some of you would have spied on the shelves brand new records with the words “Dinked Edition” on certain album front...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 11:36 pm

More concert and theatre venues close

Concert venues in Brighton and Hove and the wider county are shutting up shop in light of the coronavirus outbreak. With so many shows cancelled or postponed- and so many venues closed – it is wise to check with the organisers or venues themselves for updates. In the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 7:56 pm

Council postpones two town hall meetings

Brighton and Hove City Council has postponed two meetings and are expected to follow. The Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, which was due to take place at Hove Town Hall today (Tuesday 17 March), had a mammoth agenda packed with decisions to be made and...

Brighton store’s licence reviewed after selling cider to a 16-year-old

A Brighton convenience store’s licence has been reviewed after it was caught selling cider to a 16-year-old. The owners of the Kestrel Mini-Market, in Swanborough Place, Whitehawk, appeared before a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel at Hove Town Hall yesterday...

More Brighton and Hove secondaries close or part-close

Three more secondary schools and a sixth form college have announced full or partial closures because of short staffing caused by coronavirus self-isolating. Blatchington Mill School will not open at all until the end of the Easter holidays, and both Dorothy Stringer and Cardinal...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 5:01 pm

Brighton theatres and concert venues close while others announce cancellations

As anticipated, Brighton theatres and concert venues are announcing their immediate closures in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Theatre Royal Brighton have posted: The Komedia Brighton have announced: The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham have announced: The Brighton...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 4:23 pm

Hove rape case adjourned over lack of interpreter

A Hove rape trial has been adjourned because there were no interpreters available. The trial had been due to start yesterday (Monday 16 March) at Hove Crown Court before Judge Paul Tain. The case against Jing “Jimmy” Jiang was listed again today before the same judge but no one...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 3:01 pm

Brighton murder trial jury discharged

A Brighton murder trial has been halted and the jury discharged after one of the barristers applied to withdraw. The case against Francesco D’Agostino, 44, and Giuseppe Petriccione, 45, both of Stafford Road, Brighton, was brought to a halt this morning (Tuesday 17 March). Both...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 2:14 pm

Tesco removes food bank trolley after it’s raided by panic buyers

A Hove supermarket removed its food bank donation trolley after panic buyers were spotted raiding it. A customer alerted staff to items being taken from the trolley behind the tills at the Tesco superstore in Church Road, Hove. They asked customers to leave donations with...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 1:48 pm

Brighton primary still requires improvement two years after shock Ofsted report

A Brighton primary school which previously dropped two Ofsted grades has been given an even worse inspection report. Balfour Primary, which was rated as outstanding in 2010, good in 2012 and requires improvement in 2017, now requires improvement in two of the five areas it is...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 12:53 pm
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