Police search Hove house after axe-wielding gang kidnaps man from cannabis farm

Police have searched a house in Hove after axe-wielding burglars kidnapped a man, having forced their way into a cannabis farm. The cannabis farm raid – described by police as an aggravated burglary – happened in Southampton last Friday (12 March). So far, 11 men have been...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 10:00 pm

Begging and tents on the street divide councillors

Begging could be rendered acceptable – as could tents on the street – under the “Homeless Bill of Rights”, according to Labour and Conservative councillors. Peter Atkinson and Mary Mears both spoke out as a Brighton and Hove City Council committee debated formally adopting the...

Anarcho-punk band Subhumans announce new Sussex concert

Wiltshire’s finest anarcho-punk outfit Subhumans, who always write their name as ‘SUB HUM ANS’ with an accompanying skull logo, have announced a welcome return to these here parts in 2022. They will be returning to The Con Club in Lewes on Thursday 13th January 2022 – Grab...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 8:46 pm

Patient goes missing from Hove hospital

A patient has gone missing from a hospital in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 18 March). The force said that police were searching for the 26-year-old man who had been missing since Wednesday afternoon (17 March). A public appeal was issued for help finding Jack Taylor,...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 8:30 pm

Rough sleepers ‘brought in’ during first lockdown to be housed until autumn

Former rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove who were housed under the “Everyone In” programme during the first national coronavirus lockdown will be provided with housing for a further seven months. Brighton and Hove City Council said yesterday (Wednesday 17 March) that it would...

The Beths are returning to Brighton as part of 24-date UK & European tour

Hats off yet again to Andy and his team at Love Thy Neighbour promoters and label as they have sweet talked my fave Kiwi high energy guitar act The Beths to return to Brighton as part of a 24-date European tour. The word is out on The Beths, as they are now playing at the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 7:55 pm

RISE campaigners hand in petition with 30,000 signatures

Campaigners have handed in a petition containing 30,000 signatures in support of the Brighton domestic violence and abuse charity RISE which lost two key contracts. But the woman who started the petition was threatened by Brighton and Hove City Council as she weighed up whether...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 6:09 pm

Gentleman’s Dub Club release new album and announce Brighton gig

Since their formation in early 2006, Gentleman’s Dub Club have made a name for themselves as one of the most respected names in dub/reggae music. GDC have been on tour for nearly 15 years, are festival favourites across the UK and Europe, and have found themselves regularly...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 5:44 pm

Long-serving Varndean School head to retire next month

The long-serving head teacher of Varndean School is to retire at the end of next month. William Deighan wrote to parents today (Thursday 18 March) and said: “It is with great sadness that I announce my retirement as head teacher of our great school. I will be leaving on (Friday)...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 4:48 pm

Dreadzone returning to Concorde 2 in Brighton

Dreadzone are one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, and they are again set to be fill up the popular Concorde 2 with their ‘Music Army’. This time it’s on Friday 17th September 2021. It’s a fact that Brighton and the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021 at 4:44 pm
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