Gig Buddies – ‘Coronavirus Fest’

We at Brighton & Hove News Music Team have caught wind of something called ‘Coronavirus Fest’ being organised by ‘Gig Buddies’, and so we were intrigued to find out more….. First up, who are Gig Buddies? Well, let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth: “The idea...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 9:50 pm

Council leader calls for an end to panic buying

Council leader Nancy Platts has urged people to stop panic buying as supermarket shelves across the area are stripped bare. She also praised people for their community spirit and thanked communities for coming together to support their neighbours. The Labour council chief spoke...

Council agrees to suspend dozens of meetings in response to coronavirus risks

Councillors have formally agreed a proposal to suspend dozens of meetings in response to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic although some will still take place. The decision was made by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee this afternoon...

Councillors agree £8m schools building and repairs programme

Councillors have approved plans to spend more than £8 million on building work and repairs at schools across Brighton and Hove in the coming year. They agreed the details of the schools’ capital budget at the council’s Policy and Resources Committee meeting at Hove...

Do you remember this Brighton record label?

Many Brighton & Hove residents will be aware of one or two Brighton based and Brighton associated record labels from down the years. Arguably ‘Skint’ would more than likely be at the top of most people’s list, with them having been the main sponsor for Brighton & Hove...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 7:52 pm

Older councillors wrestle with coronavirus restrictions

Eight councillors face a frustrating few months working from home because they are over 70. The move follows advice from the government, set out by Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons on Monday (16 March). It affects six Conservatives and two Labour councillors...

Brighton MP breached code of conduct

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas broke official rules by offering a personal tour of Parliament to raise funds towards her re-election campaign. The Green MP said that she had breached the rules inadvertently and apologised to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 5:01 pm

Brighton hospital chief updates staff on coronavirus preparations

The chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has updated staff on coronavirus preparations. Marianne Griffiths, who also heads Western Sussex Hospitals Trust, issued what will be the first of daily video message updates on what the Royal Sussex and...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 2:26 pm

Brighton and Hove pub operator takes on another site

A growing pub business is expanding having taken on premises in Brighton. Z&S Pubs, which is run by Zoe Rodgers and Stephen McEwan, is understood to have taken on the Franklin Arms, in Lewes Road, Brighton. A leaflet has been posted through the doors of neighbouring homes...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 12:58 pm

Two held after £80k burglary at Hove shop

Two people have appeared in court charged with burglary after an £80,000 raid at Currys PC World in Hove. Sussex Police said that officers were trying to trace two other suspects after the break in early on Tuesday morning (17 March). The force said: “Detectives are appealing for...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 12:01 am