Fallout from domestic abuse contracts to be reviewed by cross-party working group

Questions arising after a domestic abuse charity in Brighton missed out on two key contracts look likely to be explored by a cross-party working group of councillors. The £5 million contracts came up at a council meeting this afternoon (Tuesday 9 March) and the matter is due to...

The Vapors announce Brighton gig at Patterns

New Wave/Post-Punk band The Vapors who had a worldwide hit with ‘Turning Japanese’ in 1980, have announced a 40th Anniversary Tour in support of their ‘New Clear Days’ album. The 8 date tour will be calling in at Patterns in Brighton on Saturday 16th October 2021...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 5:59 pm

Campaigners plan online meeting as academy threat grows at Brighton school

Campaigners are holding an online meeting as they try to halt plans to turn Moulsecoomb Primary School into an academy. But time appears to be running out, with three potential sponsors currently in talks with the office of the regional schools commissioner Claire Burton. A...

Body found in search for missing Portslade man

The family of a missing Portslade man say they are “absolutely devastated” after a body was found. Tom Jennings, 27, was last seen on buses around Brighton and Hove last Thursday, when he was believed to be on his way to B&Q in Shoreham. His family appealed for...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 5:18 pm

‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ – The Blockheads announce new Brighton concert date

After the resounding success of their sold out appearance in 2019 at The Old Market in Hove (read our review HERE) The Blockheads have announced a welcome return to these here parts. They will be rocking up at the popular Concorde 2 on Thursday 2nd September 2021. Formed in 1977...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 5:13 pm

Female Garage-Punk trio from Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ film announce new Brighton concert date

The 5.6.7.8’s have announced that their rescheduled Brighton concert date at Patterns will now take place on Saturday 23rd April 2022. AGMP concert promoters will be bringing the trio across direct from Japan, as The 5.6.7.8’s hail from Tokyo. They were formed in the ear...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 4:13 pm

Convenience store under investigation for modern slavery

A convenience store at the centre of a modern slavery investigation is accused of paying immigrant workers “a pittance” and putting them up in unsafe conditions. Councillors heard that Sussex Police raided Saltdean News and found a worker with no right to be in the UK...

Robbery victim asked to come forward

A robbery victim is being asked to come forward after he left the scene before police arrived. Brighton Police were told about an attempted robbery in the car park opposite Malthouse Court off Edward Street at 5.40pm on Saturday by a third party. When the arrived, they arrested a...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 3:44 pm

Brighton campaigners criticise NHS hospital bosses for planning merger without consulting public

An NHS campaign group has criticised hospital bosses for planning to merge two trusts without consulting the public – and called for the move to be deferred. Sussex Defend the NHS said that the trusts – in Brighton and Worthing – were due to merge in three weeks’ time at the...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 1:32 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion ban season ticket holder for offensive social media post

Brighton and Hove Albion have imposed a two-year ban on a season ticket holder for “an offensive and inappropriate social media post”, the club said. The Seagulls’ recent lack of form has meant that moderators on Albion-related Facebook pages and forums such as NorthStandChat...
Posted On 09 Mar 2021 at 1:29 pm
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