Tool library and community workshop founders seek volunteers to build their dream

The founders of a tool library and community workshop are looking for volunteers to help build on their initial ideas at an online meeting tomorrow (Sunday 21 February). The Brighton and Hove group hopes that others will join the meeting, share ideas and offer support as they...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 6:47 pm

Teenage Fanclub announce Brighton concert in support of their 10th studio album

Teenage Fanclub’s ‘Endless Arcade’, already a hotly-anticipated release this year according to Pitchfork and The Guardian, arrives on its new release date of 30th April 2021. Alongside rescheduled tour dates, including an appearance at CHALK in Brighton on Saturday 16th April...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 4:30 pm

Brighton musician and performance artist named as 1 of 3 winners of the 2021 Drake Music Emergent Commissions

The winners of the 2020/21 Drake Music Emergent Commissions, in partnership with Saffron, for early-career Disabled artists have been announced: * Musician and performance artist R.Dyer (Brighton) * Singer and musical self-expressionist Elle Chante (Midlands) * Neo-soul guitarist...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Band Project Network: Saving grassroots music scenes one rehearsal room at a time

Now that the UK is in its third lockdown due to Covid-19 the music industry is facing further unprecedented times of hardship. Self-employed musicians are encountering widespread unemployment and hundreds of UK based rehearsal rooms find themselves confronting devastating...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 3:30 pm

Conservatives set out £15m plan to save Brighton’s heritage and boost tourism

The Conservatives have published a £15 million plan to save Brighton’s “jewels in the crown” and boost not just local heritage but the tourism sector too. Madeira Drive, the Saltdean Lido, Volk’s Electric Railway and the seafront railings and shelters form the focus of the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 1:17 pm

Hove based Greyhound wins prestigious race at Crayford

Hove based Greyhound Punk Rock Mutley won the Golden Jacket Final at Crayford on Saturday lunchtime. The dog is trained at Hove by S Maplesden and won out of  Trap 6 and was the outsider of the field. The contest is over 40 years old and dogs from all around the country compete...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 1:12 pm

A budget for recovery

Our budget proposals go before council next Thursday (25 February). The approach at the heart of our budget plans is critical: our city’s recovery. After a tough year I know each and every one of us is keen to ensure our city can thrive once again. So many have faced immeasurable...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 2:06 am

Serial conman jailed for three years for scamming 83-year-old Brighton pensioner

A serial doorstep conman has been jailed for three years and four months after he stole from an 83-year-old woman in her Brighton home. Shaun Shirley, 59, of New Steine, Brighton, was jailed by Judge Jeremy Gold at Lewes Crown Court for conning his way into the pensioner’s home...
Posted On 20 Feb 2021 at 1:51 am

Anti-social yob smeared neighbour’s home with human waste but council told victim: ‘Clean it off yourself’

A council tenant who had human faeces smeared on their front door by an anti-social neighbour was told to clean it off themselves. The victim reported their nightmare neighbour’s behaviour repeatedly for more than a year during which time, an official report suggested,...