Weekend set to be ushered in with wind and rain

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning as Friday is set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the south coast. As much as 5cm of rain could fall from 3am until 8pm, with high winds of up to 65mph. The warning says: “Rain and showers overnight Thursday into...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 10:26 am

‘Significant concerns’ prompt second audit of home to school transport contracts process

Two councillors raised such “significant concerns” about the home to school transport service that the awarding of contracts will be the subject of a second audit investigation. The investigation was announced at the final meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Home to...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 10:23 am

City ‘a long way from local lockdown’

Brighton and Hove is “a long way from lockdown” but remains at yellow alert because of prolonged testing difficulties. The city’s director of public health Alistair Hill said transmission amongst young people, which had accounted for a spike of cases earlier...
Posted On 30 Sep 2020 at 10:05 am

End the discrimination – people with disabilities can’t park on a promise

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s movement infrastructure has changed considerably as a result of the coronavirus Urgent Response Transport Action Plan. The schemes imposed have severely disrupted parking and access for the blue badge community and extended...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 11:29 pm

Tangerine Dream announce rare Brighton concert

The New York Times have referred to Tangerine Dream as “The world’s leading synth band”. This is a really bold statement when you think of the likes of Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode to name just two. But clearly with this German electronic music group being founded...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 11:18 pm

More cycle lanes are planned and will make jams and fumes worse

About 50 years ago 80 houses and shops in Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, were demolished and some properties lost part of their gardens. At that time Old Shoreham Road had one lane in each direction which was inadequate as traffic flows increased. It was turned into a major...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 9:33 pm

Petitioners plead for food waste collections in Brighton and Hove

A campaigner calling for food waste collections from homes in Brighton and Hove was pleased to hear about signs of progress. Holly Pike, from Hove, collected more than 1,300 signatures on a petition calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to introduce a food waste collection...

Hove councillor ‘breached standards’ in row over fake homeless figures

A councillor who described the number of rough sleepers as “fake” has been found to have breached Brighton and Hove City Council’s “code of conduct” by a “standards panel”. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth left a comment under a post about the figures on the Brighton and...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 5:12 pm

Thousands sign up to shine huge lasers across Brighton and Hove

Thousands of people have signed up to take part in an interactive laser art installation on Thursday night. Brighton artist Seb Lee-Delisle is allowing the audience to take control of his latest work, Laser Light City, from three outdoor locations across the city. The Bafta...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 4:43 pm

Live Is Alive! Brighton music re-takes the stage

Brighton’s music venues are joining forces to programme a series of live gigs to support and protect the city’s vibrant music scene. Live Is Alive! will take place in Brighton Dome and via livestream over four consecutive Saturday evenings from 17th October to 7th November 2020....
Posted On 29 Sep 2020 at 3:23 pm