Councillors prepare to return to town hall chamber for meetings

Councillors are to start meeting in person again this month after a year of virtual meetings in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But meetings of the full council will be smaller – with a maximum of only 14 out of 54 councillors likely to gather in the town hall chamber. The...

Noise-pop four piece The Ninth Wave announce Brighton gig

As part of a select nine date UK tour, Glaswegian gothic post-punk and electronic-pop group The Ninth Wave will be playing live in Brighton this coming October. Initially formed in 2014, The Ninth Wave have expanded to become, Haydn Park-Patterson (vocals/guitar), Amilia Kidd...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 10:21 pm

UK Americana rock band Morganway are heading to Hove

Striking six-part harmonies, energetic rhythms, catchy songs and a fiercely formidable live act – Morganway have made quite the impression on the UK’s rising Americana scene. Part country, part rock, with sprinklings of folk and something else entirely, it’s not easy categorising...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 8:28 pm

Planners signal disapproval for rooftop 5G phone masts in Hove conservation area

Plans to site 5G phone masts on the roof of a building in the heart of a conservation area in Hove have been turned down. Councillors voted unanimously to refuse permission for six antennas on the roof of Coombe Lea in Grand Avenue, Hove, at a Brighton and Hove City Council...

Old doctors’ surgery site could become council housing instead of student flats

The site of a demolished doctors’ surgery could become council housing instead of student flats. The prospect was raised by councillors at a Planning Committee meeting yesterday (Wednesday 5 May) as they discussed the old Willow Surgery site, in Bevendean. The owner of the plot,...

Brighton band Squid launch new album, & announce livestream & 2 Sussex gigs

Squid formed in Brighton a few years back and comprises of Louis Borlase (guitar and vocals), Ollie Judge (drums and lead vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards, strings and percussion), Laurie Nankivell (bass and brass) and Anton Pearson (guitars and vocals). Tomorrow, 7th May...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 3:57 pm

Work on new student flats in old M&S building due to start next summer

A new student housing development on London Road is due to be finished this summer – as another on the other side of the road is slated to start next year. The Curlew Opportunities development in the former Co-op and Boots building should be finished within weeks, with the...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 2:27 pm

Brighton PC denies dangerous driving

A Brighton police officer has denied dangerous driving over a crash which left a pedestrian with serious leg injuries. Louie Wellfare, 27, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court this morning after being charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving last month. The...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 1:48 pm

Missing Brighton man found safe

A missing man from Brighton was found within hours of police issuing a public appeal for help tracing him. Sussex Police issued an appeal yesterday (Wednesday 5 May) for help locating Max Garvey. The force said today: “Max Garvey, 24, who was reported missing from Brighton on...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 1:44 pm

Brighton man hunted over attack on a woman

Police are searching for a Brighton man who is wanted for questioning after a woman was attacked. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 6 May): “Police in Brighton are searching for Luke Clayton, 20, who they want to interview about an assault on a woman known to him. “Clayton is...
Posted On 06 May 2021 at 1:25 pm
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