Hopes grow but … bin strike still on despite nine hours of talks

The bin lorry drivers’ strike is still on despite more than nine hours of talks today (Friday 15 October). Officials from the GMB union met senior officials from Brighton and Hove City Council at 9am. The talks, held at Hove Town Hall, ended at about 6.30pm, with some holding out...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 7:11 pm

Strikes like this are the result of failure – it must end without further delay

Our bins are overflowing, our streets are a mess. Worse, it’s not the first time this has happened in recent years. I want you to know in no uncertain terms that I find this situation as appalling as you do. Even though I have no control over our local services because things...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 6:39 pm

Red Guitars reunite for tour with Brighton date included

Red Guitars – one of the finest and most successful bands to come out of Hull – have reunited! Planning a series of UK shows with their complete and original line-up, the band will be hitting the road for a run of UK shows in 2022. Marking 40 years since their totemic...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 5:02 pm

Cyclist seriously injured in crash with e-scooter in Brighton

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a crash with an e-scooter in Brighton, police said this afternoon (Friday 15  October). Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a bicycle and an e-scooter in Brighton. “The incident happened at...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 4:52 pm

Manic Street Preachers get ‘Ultra Vivid’ in Brighton

MANIC STREET PREACHERS + LOW HUMMER – BRIGHTON DOME 14.10.21 This was my first ‘big’ gig since lockdown so anticipation was high and it was comforting to see the Brighton Dome had a well oiled and organised system in place regarding the Covid restrictions that sadly have to...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 4:27 pm

Brighton shisha garden owner awaits drinks licence verdict

A business owner said that he wanted more control over the alcoholic drinks consumed in his garden, a licensing panel was told. Currently, customers can bring their own drinks to Vero Gusto’s “shisha garden” in St James’s Street, Brighton, because the licence to sell alcohol...

The Professionals show you how it’s done!

THE PROFESSIONALS + DESPERATE MEASURES – THE FORUM, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 13.10.21 The Professionals opened up their 14-date UK tour tonight in Royal Tunbridge Wells at the popular 250 standing capacity Forum music venue. The Forum opened as a new music venue in January 1993 in a...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 2:31 pm

Labour injects a sense of urgency to end the bin strike

Prior to the special Policy and Resources Committee meeting on Wednesday, I visited the picket line at the Hollingdean depot to talk to some of the drivers who have been striking. I was struck by the pride they take in their work and their willingness to get on with the job and...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 2:12 pm

Brighton road close as firefighters help ambulance crew reach patient

A road was closed this morning (Friday 15 October) as firefighters helped an ambulance crew when they were called to a patient in Brighton. South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) was called out to a patient’s home in Springfield Road, Brighton, at about 7.50am. Shortly...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 10:24 am

Brighton business faces licence challenge

A luxury food and drinks hamper business faces opposition to its application to extend alcohol sales in its shop in Brighton. Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing department have opposed an application by Artisan Deli Market, in Duke Street, to...