More than 26,000 EU citizens seek settled status in Brighton and Hove

More than 26,000 citizens from European Union (EU) countries have applied for settled status in Brighton and Hove. The number is significantly higher than the 19,000 EU citizens believed to be living locally at the start of an awareness-raising campaign by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021 at 12:49 am

IAMWARFACE & The Pink Diamond Revue – Brighton gig report

IAMWARFACE + THE PINK DIAMOND REVUE – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 16.04.21 Thank God – a gig at last! Face masks on…… We were kindly invited by FourFace Productions to attend one of their ‘live streams’ which have been taking place at the Concorde 2 music venue in...
Posted On 17 Apr 2021 at 10:34 pm

As lockdown eases, it’s the perfect time to get involved

This week marked an exciting time for all of us, as the city begins opening back up. Lockdown has been tough but we can now all look forward to more outdoor activities, live entertainment and meeting with friends and family in gardens and outdoor spaces. Acclaimed poet,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2021 at 7:41 pm

Eggs-citement and anxiety grow at Brighton’s little swan lake

Fears that children destroyed swans’ eggs have been dismissed by the Friends of Queen’s Park. Concerns that a nest was damaged by children throwing stones have led to calls for greater protection for the nest at the pond in the Brighton park. But former councillor Geoffrey...

Councillors prepare for return to town hall meetings as covid rules expire

Councillors are preparing to return to the town hall for meetings, with the imminent expiry of emergency rules aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. For just over a year, members of Brighton and Hove City Council have been holding all their key meetings online. And...

Brighton restaurant boss jailed for blaming speeding offences on former staff

A Brighton restaurant boss has been jailed after he falsely blamed former members of staff for a series of speeding offences. Mukith Rahman, 49, who owns Bayleaf, in St James’s Street, was jailed for eight months at Lewes Crown Court for eight counts of perverting the course of...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 11:34 pm

Tributes paid to Portslade motorcyclist who ‘had the biggest of hearts’

Tributes have been paid today to a motorcyclist from Portslade who died in a crash in Hassocks earlier this week. Nigel Peters, 62, from Portslade, was riding his blue Suzuki motorcycle when it was in a collision with a dark blue Vauxhall Zafira on the A273 Brighton Road at about...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 7:32 pm

China Crisis set to make welcome return to the Ropetackle

China Crisis have announced that they will be making a welcome return to the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham. The band last played here on 12th January 2019 and the Brighton & Hove News Music Team were present – Read our review HERE. This time around, the current...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 5:23 pm

Scouting For Girls performing at ‘Foodies Festival’ in Preston Park, Brighton

Foodies Festival – the biggest gourmet food, drink and music festival series in the UK – returns to Brighton in a new venue this September, featuring MasterChef and Bake Off champions and chart-topping favourites Scouting For Girls! Tom Rhodes, recently crowned champion of...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 3:56 pm

Killer was free to attack again after Brighton woman’s perjury, court told

The lies told by a Brighton woman, who is on trial for perjury, helped leave a murderer free to attack again, a jury was told at Lewes Crown Court this afternoon (Friday 16 April). Jennifer Nancy Johnson, also known as Jennifer Robinson, 55, of Saunders Park View, Brighton, lied...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 3:19 pm