Fewer stray dogs on the streets of Brighton and Hove during pandemic

Fewer stray dogs are being found by the council’s animal welfare team since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said today (Thursday 4 March). Owners of unwanted dogs appear to be more likely to sell them rather than dump them, councillors were told. An official...

Food bank row consumes councillors at covid ‘recovery’ meeting

A councillor came under fire for saying some people using food banks had their priorities wrong. Comments by Conservative councillor Joe Miller, who quoted a food bank volunteer, were described as “balderdash” at an online meeting yesterday (Wednesday 3 March). His comments came...

Creatives collaborate on cultural recovery plan to drive investment for Brighton & Hove

A group of cultural organisations and industry professionals have launched a recovery plan that aims to support Brighton & Hove’s economy through creativity. The group have collaborated in response to the social and economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on t...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 5:18 pm

Brighton based Penelope Trappes announces new album and local gig

Australian-born Brighton-based Penelope Trappes has announced details on her third album ‘Penelope Three’, which is to be released on 28th May via Houndstooth, as well as details of a UK tour. Accompanying the announcement, she has shared the first single and video, “Nervous...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 4:28 pm

Brighton Festival to begin a safe return for the arts in the city from May

The 54th Brighton Festival will return to the city with a celebration of art and culture from 1st May 2021, extending across the whole month and possibly into June. This year’s Festival programme will be launched online on Tuesday 30th March with returning guest director, the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 3:16 pm

The Great Escape 2021 cancelled, but will go ahead online

For those of you that don’t already know, this year’s fabulous Great Escape 2021 new musical festival will no longer be taking place in Brighton this year. However, The Great Escape will be happening online for the first time! On 13th and 14th May 2021 music lovers can...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 1:56 pm

Council peddled false claim about Old Shoreham Road cycle lane – and here’s why

For months, by carefully worded responses and moving at glacial speed, data about the cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road has not been forthcoming from the council. However, in recent weeks, through the council being forced by “freedom of information” (FoI) requests to provide...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 12:41 pm

Reward doubled to £1k for wanted man who may be in Brighton

The reward for a wanted man who may be in Brighton has been doubled from £500 to £1,000. Sussex Police said: “Police in East Sussex have increased from £500 to £1,000 the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of 26-year-old Kesley Searle. “Searle is wanted for...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 11:01 am

Hydrogen fuels push for clean energy revolution

A hydrogen-fuelled event has been held as 200 people took the next steps towards a clean energy revolution in the Greater Brighton area. The event marked the launch of a new group called Hydrogen Sussex to bring together those working on ways to make the clean alternative to...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021 at 10:09 am