Campaigners call for more vegan school meals in petition to council

Environmental campaigners are trying to gather support for more “plant-based meals” in Brighton and Hove schools and council-run venues. One campaigner, Alison Plaumer, from Extinction Rebellion, has started a petition on Brighton and Hove City Council’s website which has...

Neighbours object to Hove bar’s plan for tables on pavement

Neighbours have objected to a bar’s plans to place half a dozen tables “on the highway” as the business tries to pick up trade again after the latest coronavirus lockdown. Five people have objected to the application by Libation, in Victoria Grove, Second Avenue, Hove, including...

‘Heroic’ Hove man drowned trying to save his family’s dog

A “heroic” man from Hove drowned while trying save his family’s cockapoo Connie from the sea, an inquest heard today (Tuesday 13 April). Gareth Jones disappeared while walking Connie near Hove Lagoon on Saturday 16 January, prompting a search involving the coastguard, RNLI...
Posted On 13 Apr 2021 at 9:43 pm

Pensioner suffers broken hand after youths kick him off bike

A 72-year-old man suffered a broken hand after two youths kicked him off his bike on the Undercliff at Saltdean. Sussex Police published a picture of two suspects – also cyclists – and issued a public appeal for help identifying them. The force said this afternoon (Tuesday 13...
Posted On 13 Apr 2021 at 7:50 pm

Boy George & Culture Club, Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde announce outdoor Sussex concert

Boy George & Culture Club have announced a series of exclusive UK outdoor shows as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series for 2021. Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records worldwide and the group will perform at some of t...
Posted On 13 Apr 2021 at 3:12 pm

Mystery polystyrene particles wash up on beach

Thousands of tiny polystyrene particles washed up on the beach in Brighton and Hove will probably be there for decades, campaigners fear. The small white plastic balls have been spotted from Brighton to Shoreham, and are thought to have come from a float which washed up on...
Posted On 13 Apr 2021 at 1:37 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion climb Premier League table after snore draw with Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Everton 0 An unremarkable, but overall effective match for Albion, as a point puts them seven in front of Fulham with a superior goal difference and a game in hand over the Cottagers. The Seagulls go above Burnley into 15th courtesy of a far superior...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 10:18 pm

PVA are heading to Brighton

London’s PVA initially formed in the aftermath of a house party in 2018 and the three-piece have since earned a fearsome reputation as one of the capital’s premier live outfits, garnering hardcore support before even setting inside a studio. The group meld industrial...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 10:18 pm

Half time with Hodges – Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Everton 0

Albion and Everton have played out a fairly unremarkable half of football. Brighton’s best chances fell to Neal Maupay and an acrobatic Yves Bissouma. Maupay’s effort looked like it may have hit Yerry Mina’s arm but a very quick VAR check resulted in just a corner. Tom Davies had...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 9:07 pm

Supporting our city despite flaws in the government’s ‘roadmap’

Last week marked United Nations World Health Day, with a call for governments across the world to act to eliminate covid-19 health inequalities. Yet in the same week, the Conservative government announced proposals that once again failed to tackle the deepening inequality caused...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021 at 8:27 pm