School’s new floodlit pitch given go-ahead

A primary school’s plans for a floodlit all-weather pitch has the green light despite concerns from neighbours. St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Belfast Street applied to replace its  existing grass playing field with a 55×37 metre artificial grass pitch and to...

Council may face court in row over domestic abuse service

Brighton and Hove City Council has been put on notice that it may be taken to court over recently awarded contracts for domestic violence and abuse services. If the legal threat is followed through, the council may face a judicial review in the High Court. The threat comes after...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 6:36 pm

Get tested even if you don’t have symptoms to keep cases falling

Workers, parents and pupils are being asked to sign up to fast home covid tests to help maintain the steady drop in cases in the city. The rate of cases has continued to drop by a third, week on week. In the seven days to 6 March there were 88 cases, equivalent to a rate of 30.2...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 6:09 pm

The Boomtown Rats announce rescheduled date for Brighton concert

The Boomtown Rats were all set to mark 2020 (The Year Of The Rat) with the announcement of a brand new UK tour in support of ‘Citizens Of Boomtown’, their first new studio album since 1984. But sadly the Covid outbreak had other ideas. Although a book of lyrics and reminiscence...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 6:00 pm

Sham 69 announce rescheduled Brighton gig

There’s gonna be loads of ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ attending the Concorde 2 in Brighton on Friday 12th November 2021 as punk stalwarts Sham 69 will be singing ‘Song(s) Of The Streets’ and will ‘Tell The Children’ that there’s been a ‘Borstal Breakout’ by the ‘Hersham Boys’ as...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 5:01 pm

The Skids announce rescheduled Brighton concert date

The first time I saw the Skids in Brighton was at the Top Rank Suite (which used to be at the bottom of West Street) on the 15th of October 1980. The band’s original lineup then consisted of Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson (sadly no longer with us), Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan....
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 4:25 pm

808 State announce rescheduled Brighton live gig

The legendary 808 State are set to bring their full live show to Brighton’s Concorde 2 in October 2021 as part of a select 9-date Autumn UK tour. It’s been over 30 years since 808 State made the opening salvos into what became UK Acid House and Techno. Their legacy is being...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 4:01 pm

Inventor of the Cassette Tape has died

Millions of people across the world have been inspired down the years with the wonders of the Music Cassette Tape! Kids and teenagers throughout the land were experiencing the joys of recording themselves and their friends, as well as their favourite songs on the radio late at...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021 at 1:21 pm