The Men They Couldn’t Hang announce Brighton gig

The Men They Couldn’t Hang (TMTCH) came together in 1984 to perform at the alternative music festival in Camden Town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boothill Foot-Tappers. TMTCH came about as a result of Paul Simmonds, Philip ‘Swill’ Odgers and his...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 4:57 pm

Championing our city so we thrive into the future

I often champion our city’s unique sense of community, diversity and creativity – but don’t take it from me. The UK Tech Cluster Group – a national organisation representing UK tech businesses – has described Brighton and Hove as a place “where tomorrow’s ground-breaking creative...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 4:31 pm

Billy Bragg to appear at Brighton Dome

Billy Bragg has released new single ‘Ten Mysterious Photos That Can’t Be Explained’ today on the Cooking Vinyl label. Watch the video HERE. Saving the best ‘til last, ‘Ten Mysterious Photos…’ is the final track on Billy’s recently announced tenth studio album ‘The Million Things...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 3:51 pm

The Folklore Rooms to host Josh Okeefe concert

The 4,115 miles that troubadour Josh Okeefe travelled from his birthplace of Derby, England, to his current home of Nashville, Tennessee, tell just one small part of a nomadic life in music which actually spans generations and encompasses myriad genres, traditions and...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 2:25 pm

Nine years in jail for mother who left toddler daughter to starve to death while she partied

A Brighton mother who abandoned her toddler daughter at home alone to starve to death while she partied up and down the country for a week has been jailed for nine years. Verphy Kudi abandoned 14-month-old Asiah on her 18th birthday in December 2019 for six days of partying with...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 12:56 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour group moves to exclude suspended councillor

The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council has written to the council’s chief executive to exclude a councillor from their ranks. They have told Mr Raw that they do not want Councillor Anne Pissaridou to be included in the Labour group although she is understood to remain...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 10:36 am

Pensioner attacked scheme manager in row over rice

A Brighton pensioner attacked the manager of the retirement home scheme he lived at after she tried to stop him scattering rice for birds to eat outside his flat. Davood Ghahary, 74, hit Denise Osborne following the row at Jacqueline du Pre court in Somerset Street, Kemp Town in...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 9:44 am

Proper planning needed in health, wellbeing and care to get things right

July was a very busy month here at the council. The month started with a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee, where I successfully brought a Labour group amendment to utilise the budget underspend on a number of initiatives. These included the electric vehicle car share...
Posted On 06 Aug 2021 at 12:05 am