Stanmer House owner faces battle over drinks licence

The owner of Stanmer House has applied for a new premises licence to sell alcoholic drinks but faces opposition from a conservation group. KSD Support Services wants to be able to use the ground floor and garden as a café, restaurant or pub and the upper floors as offices. The...

Black Deer Festival 2021 cancelled!

Award-winning Black Deer Festival have sadly announced that this year’s event will no longer be taking place. Their official statement reads thus: The event was to run across three days – 19th, 20th and 21st June 2021 and was to feature established and legendary acts...
Posted On 19 Jun 2021 at 12:14 am

Traffic jams will deter tourists, warns senior councillor

Tourists stuck in traffic jams trying to reach Brighton could be put off from coming back, a councillor has warned. Conservative councillor Dee Simson said: “I had the misfortune on bank holiday Monday to have to leave the city and then try to get back into the city. “I was...

The Lovely Eggs will not be beaten!

The Lovely Eggs do not give up. Ever. The proudly independent Northern psychedelic punk rock duo have now, since the beginning of the pandemic, rescheduled the tour originally intended to promote the release in April 2020 of their ‘I Am Moron’ album, a staggering seven times. And...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 11:51 pm

Brighton based Night House announce special concert

Brighton-based Night House have announced a socially distanced live concert in celebration of the debut album ‘Everyone Is Watching From Afar’. The performance will take place in central Brighton at the city’s oldest church, St. Nicholas, on Saturday 10th July 2021. Support will...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 10:59 pm

Support the Brighton community that offers a lesson to us all

I am proud of the “family of schools” in Brighton and Hove that support each other to develop and improve, with further council support and guidance. This structure has been key in the success we have seen across the city. This year, Ofsted rated 61 out of 68 council-maintained...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 6:46 pm

Dogs at risk from deadly parasite, warns Brighton expert

The damp weather has placed dogs at greater risk from a deadly parasite called lungworm spread by slugs and snails. A Brighton University academic Bryony Tolhurst has reinforced a warning from vets, aimed especially to new dog owners. It comes as vets fear that thousands of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 6:27 pm

Washout at Hove as another Sussex T20 fixture falls victim to rain

Sussex Sharks were frustrated by the rain for the second time in 24 hours after their Vitality Blast South Group match against Somerset at Hove was abandoned more than two hours before the scheduled start. Heavy rain in the past 24 hours had left the outfield at the 1st Central...

Blood Red Shoes release surprise EP & announce Brighton gig

Following on from recent single ‘A Little Love’, Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes, who are Laura-Mary Carter (guitars and vocals) and Steven Ansell (drums and vocals), surprise release a brilliant, brand new EP ‘Ø’ out now digitally (18th June), and available...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 5:05 pm

PC sacked for assaulting his ex-partner

A police officer who forced his way into his estranged wife’s home and shoved her to the ground has been sacked. PC Ian Upperton, a traffic cop who has appeared in two Peter James novels, also twice told a colleague he would murder his ex – and the superintendent who...
Posted On 18 Jun 2021 at 4:58 pm