‘The Witching Hour’ with Saint Agnes in Brighton

SAINT AGNES + CLT DRP – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 29.10.21 London four-piece Saint Agnes play a raw and urgent metal-tinged contemporary rock, and have forged an impressive reputation for their raucous live shows. With more than a hint of goth, their lyrics conjure a comic...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 4:50 pm

Fine words in the budget – some borrowed from Labour – but who will foot the bill?

With the autumn budget announced this week by the Chancellor and the COP26 climate summit starting, the government continues to borrow Labour’s clothing in talking about “levelling up” and “building back better and greener” after covid. Which would be all very well, if only the...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 3:45 pm

London Grammar stronger than ever

LONDON GRAMMAR + KINGSY – BRIGHTON CENTRE 30.10.21 London Grammar are a trio consisting of vocalist and writer Hannah Reid, guitarist Dan Rothman and keyboard/multi instrumentalist Dominic ‘Dot’ Major. Reid and Rothman met at the University of Nottingham and formed London...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 2:56 pm

Storm fells tree outside Hove Town Hall

The storm felled one of the trees outside Hove Town Hall this morning (Sunday 31 October). The mature elm came down at about 9am. Labour councillor Gary Wilkinson, whose Central Hove ward includes the town hall, said that he was devastated by the news. He said: “Local residents...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 11:37 am

Brighton’s Prince Albert hosts terrific THUMPER gig

THUMPER + SLANT – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 27.10.21 It’s totally beyond me why Irish sextet THUMPER aren’t as big as IDLES and Fontaines DC. It seems they are currently under the radar of many folk at present, but surely it’s only a matter of time before they break...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 9:45 am

High winds and heavy rain blast Brighton and Hove

Heavy rain and high winds will blast Brighton and Hove until mid afternoon at least, according to the Met Office. The official forecaster issued a “yellow” rain warning and this morning (Sunday 31 October) updated it to highlight the windy conditions. About an inch of rain is...
Posted On 31 Oct 2021 at 9:40 am

Come back kings – Albion come back from two down at Anfield for first time since 1991

Liverpool 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Thirty years ago it was Mike Small and John Byrne. Today it was Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard as the Seagulls came back from 2-0 down at Anfield. And just as Clive Walker had a chance back in 1991, the Albion today also had chances to...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 5:07 pm

Too hot! Tenants in Brighton council flats use fans to cool down

New council flats in Brighton are so hot that tenants are plugging in fans and running up their electricity bills to try to cool down. The overheating has also been blamed for the lifts breaking down which was described as “a common experience, leaving some residents with...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 4:47 pm

Half time with Hodges – Liverpool 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1

Despite the score, Albion have been on terms with the Merseysiders. A clear chance for Solly March very early on drew a save from Allison. But that was upstaged by a great strike from Jordan Henderson to put Liverpool in the lead. Sadio Mane headed in a second just before the...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 3:58 pm

Premier League Match Day 10 – Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

Albion will initially take on Liverpool without a recognised striker on the pitch, although Neal Maupay and Jurgen Locadia are on the bench. Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard and Adam Lallana may well share shooting responsibilities. Lewis Dunk,  Marc Cucurella, Shane Duffy and Joel...
Posted On 30 Oct 2021 at 2:18 pm