Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame announces 40th anniversary tour which includes 2 Sussex concerts

One of the most renowned voices in British music, Tony Hadley, has announced a huge UK tour for 2022, celebrating a remarkable 40 years in music. Celebrating four decades since Tony first released music with his former band Spandau Ballet (originally planned for 2020), the tour,...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 9:21 pm

Hove seafront kiosks granted stay of execution

A set of huts selling food and drink on Hove seafront can stay for the time being. Councillors granted temporary planning permission for six months for the pop-up venue on the promenade next to Rockwater – previously the View, Venue, Babylon Lounge and the West End Café. The...

Councillors back designs for £20m housing scheme

Councillors have unanimously approved the designs of 45 houses which are planned for a field in Rottingdean. The £20 million scheme, in Meadow Vale, off Ovingdean Road, Rottingdean, secured planning permission on appeal in 2018. Today (Wednesday 9 June) councillors were asked to...

Orla Gartland to play Brighton gig in support of debut album

Fast-rising Dublin singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartland today announces details of her long-awaited debut album ‘Woman On The Internet’, due for release on 20th August 2021 via her own label New Friends. Featuring the singles ‘More Like You’, ‘Pretending’ and ‘Zombie!’ and...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 7:47 pm

Will Gap remain in Brighton shopping street?

The clothing chain Gap has announced that it plans to close almost 20 stores across Britain and Ireland as part of a shake up. But the American retailer would not say whether its two Brighton shops were among those facing the axe – nor would it say how many jobs were at risk....
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 7:14 pm

Plans for £9m specialist flats in Hove win initial approval

A £9 million scheme to provide supported housing for people with physical disabilities and brain injuries has moved a step closer. Knoll House, a two-storey former respite and rehabilitation centre in Ingram Crescent, Hove, would be demolished to make way for a three-storey...

Teen took gun blame to spare boyfriend, court hears

A teenager lied to police when she claimed she had forged home made bullets in a bid to stop her boyfriend going to prison, a jury heard this morning. When Savanna Harby was arrested over a failed shooting in Kemp Town last October, she told police she had made the bullets...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 5:09 pm

Queen legend Roger Taylor announces 2021 UK solo tour alongside brand new album

Rock icon Roger Taylor has made the surprise announcement that he will play a UK solo tour this Autumn, introducing brand new material and revisiting some of his very own Queen classics. “This is my modest tour, I just want it to be lots of fun, very good musically, and I want...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 5:02 pm

Fire service to start first significant recruiting campaign for 10 years

The fire service is to start its first significant recruiting campaign for 10 years as dozens of firefighters prepare to retire. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which has three fire stations in Brighton and Hove, employs about 800 people, including almost 350 wholetime...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 3:29 pm

“Let’s Get Lost Together” with Pete Fij / Terry Bickers

PETE FIJ / TERRY BICKERS, CIEL, WINTER GARDENS – DE LA WARR, PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 5.6.21 Last month, the iconic modernist designed De La Warr Pavilion in sunny Bexhill-on-Sea hosted their first gig in five months, having been forced to halt all performances (like...
Posted On 09 Jun 2021 at 2:31 pm
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