Red card for former Brighton and Hove Albion footballer’s Portslade tower block plans

Plans to build an 11-storey block of flats on a corner plot in Portslade were described as “ridiculous” as councillors refused to approve the scheme. They turned down planning permission because of concerns about the height and design of three proposed blocks of flats and a lack...

Modern slavery concerns raised at licensing panel

The prospective proprietors of a shop linked to modern slavery and illegal workers were asked repeatedly about their links to the current owners. Marissa Patel and her father Yogesh want to take over Portslade News in Station Road, which was run by Krunal Chandrakant Patel and...

LUMP announce new album and Brighton concert

LUMP is a collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of Tunng, and will release their new album, ‘Animal’, on the 30th July via Chrysalis/Partisan Records. ‘Animal’ was recorded at Lindsay’s home studio in Margate, Kent. It is preceded with a new single of the...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 4:57 pm

Royal Sussex’s listed chapel to be painstakingly moved to new home

The Royal Sussex’s Grade II listed chapel is to be painstakingly moved from its current home to a new location on the hospital site. The 165-year-old chapel is on the first floor of the Barry Building, one of the hospital’s original Victorian buildings which is due to...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 4:19 pm

Blue Orchids announce new album and Brighton gig at The Prince Albert

The Blue Orchids have announced a new album, ‘Speed The Day’, which will come on vinyl, CD and digital platforms via Tiny Global Productions on 25th June, 2021. In support of this, the band have announced an appearance at The Prince Albert here in Brighton on Sunday 8th August...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 4:04 pm

Brighton MPs react to cancellation of Pride

Brighton’s MPs have reacted with sadness to the news that Pride is cancelling its main events for the second year running. The organisers announced today that lack of insurance and uncertainty over how to keep staff and revellers safe meant the parade and two parties could...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 3:02 pm

Metronomy announce Brighton gig at Patterns for ‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’ campaign

London, May 5th 2021 – ‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’, announce the date of a special show by Metronomy at Patterns in Brighton on November 9th 2021. Launched last August, ‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’ is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK’s biggest...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 2:18 pm

Brian Wilson – Brighton Dome concert moved to next summer

Brian Wilson’s ‘Good Vibrations – Greatest Hits Tour’ featuring Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will now be performing at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Thursday 23rd June 2022 instead of Monday 5th July 2021. The original date should have been Sunday 31st May 2020, but...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 1:37 pm

Former Brighton and Hove fire chief promoted

The former senior fire officer in Brighton and Hove has been promoted to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s assistant chief fire officer. Mark Matthews was borough commander in Brighton and Hove from December 2011 to January 2015, having joined as a firefighter in 1998...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 1:11 pm

Fundraiser for Stanmer’s Palm House launched

A fundraiser to restore one of England’s three remaining Palm Houses in Stanmer Park has been launched. The ornate greenhouse was originally built in 1952 for what was then Brighton Corporation next to its walled garden, and both were used to grow plants for the...
Posted On 05 May 2021 at 12:40 pm
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