Keane on gigging again!

KEANE – ‘PUB IN THE PARK’, ERIDGE PARK, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 19 & 20.09.2020 After what has been the weirdest summer for live music (there has been none!) I decided to pop along to the Pub In the Park Drive In Garden Party (by Tom Kerridge) to see what exactly a drive in...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 9:40 pm

Suffragette statue model revealed

A model of a proposed statue honouring suffragette Mary Clarke has been revealed. Sculptor Denise Dutton, created a miniature or maquette of the proposed statue of Brighton’s Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) organiser, thanks to £10,000 from Brighton and Hove...

Work already started on Hippodrome says new owner

Work has already started on patching up the Brighton Hippodrome its new owners have said. Councillors are being asked to issue an urgent works notice after previous owners allowed the Grade II* listed venue to become dangerously derelict. But new owners Matsim say they started...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 6:27 pm

Flu jab more vital than ever, say Brighton and Hove health chiefs

With the coronavirus still circulating, it’s more important than even to have a flu jab this year, according to health chiefs in Brighton and Hove. Vaccination is already under way, the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said, with more people entitled to a free...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 5:36 pm

Police close London Road

London Road was closed by police this afternoon as officers attended to a distressed man. Buses were briefly diverted as the incident unfolded. More follows.
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 4:07 pm

Madeira Drive set to reopen to one-way traffic

Plans to reopen Madeira Drive to one-way traffic and install a new two-way cycle lane off the pavement have been put forward. The proposals are part of a review of how covid transport schemes are working in the city set to be discussed by the city council’s Environment,...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 4:01 pm

Suspected gunman arrested after helicopter hunt

A suspected gunman was arrested after the police helicopter circled Brighton for more than an hour this afternoon. Police were first called to a flat in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, at 1.40pm today by people who were concerned for man’s safety. But when firearms officers...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 3:34 pm

Missing Brighton man found in Hampshire

A missing man from Brighton has been found safe nine days after he was last seen. Sussex Police issued an appeal for help finding Matthew Hunter, 50, last week after he vanished on Wednesday 9 September. Today (Monday 21 September) the force said that he was found on Friday....
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 12:15 pm

Madeira Lift needed more than ever, says leading Conservative

The council should repair and reopen the Madeira Lift which is needed more than ever, according to a leading Conservative. Councillor Mary Mears said that, with Madeira Drive closed, reopening the lift would help with disabled access. The former leader of Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020 at 11:40 am