Council takes longer to relet homes and blames covid

The council has taken much longer to bring its empty homes back into use over the past year and blamed the coronavirus. The average number of days that council houses and flats stood empty between tenants leaving and new ones arriving increased to 135 days from 43 days, according...

Brighton shop granted drinks licence

A new grocery shop in Brighton has been granted a licence to sell alcohol but will not be able to stay open as late as the owner wanted. The business, at 66 Lewes Road, Brighton, was a Turkish grocers with a licence until 2016 but it was turned into a launderette. The owner Esra...

New York band UV-TV release new album and announce rare Sussex concert

Today (28th May), UV-TV release their highly anticipated new album: ‘Always Something’ – out now, via PaperCup Music. Completing an exhilarating trilogy of releases following 2017 debut ‘Glass’ and 2019’s ‘Happy’, ‘Always Something’ finds the New York City trio taking...
Posted On 28 May 2021 at 5:39 pm

The Alarm add Brighton concert to their 40th anniversary tour

Following the announcement earlier this month that The Alarm have written and recorded the Wales FA’s official Euro 2020 football anthem ‘The Red Wall Of Cymru’ (Out today – watch the video HERE), the Rhyl rock legends have announced a 40th Anniversary British Tour for...
Posted On 28 May 2021 at 4:10 pm

Sentencing date set for Brighton mum who partied while her daughter starved to death

A mother who went partying for six days while her daughter starved to death at their Brighton home has been told that she will be sentenced in 10 weeks’ time. Verphy Kudi abandoned 14-month-old Asiah on her 18th birthday in December 2019 for six days of partying in London,...
Posted On 28 May 2021 at 11:29 am

Leaseholders urge council to be more transparent over housing repairs complaints

Residents concerned about poor-quality maintenance work have called for greater transparency when making complaints. The request came as members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Central Area Housing Panel discussed a report into damage to homes resulting from major works. At...

From remembering George Floyd to planning for our future

On Tuesday (25 May) some of my fellow Labour councillors and I took part in a vigil at The Level, commemorating the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, organised by Black Lives Matter. The 9 minute 29 second silence, marking the duration of police kneeling on George’s neck, was...
Posted On 28 May 2021 at 12:05 am