Union hails official end of bin strike in Brighton and Hove

The GMB union thanked the public as it declared the bin strike officially over today (Wednesday 20 October). The union, which represents the bin lorry drivers, said that they had had “amazing public support despite the inconvenience”. It also said that many more low-paid staff at...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 7:25 pm

Fancy a Saturday afternoon gig with The Courettes

The Courettes are an explosive Danish and Brazilian rock band who is praised by the coolest music magazines around the world! In 2020 the band signed with legendary British label Damaged Goods Records, putting them on the same roster as top international rock icons like...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 7:22 pm

Brighton store and hamper firm argues for more flexible licence

A luxury hamper and deli company wants to extend the range of alcoholic drinks that it sells at its Brighton shop. The owners of Artisan Deli Market, in Duke Street, told a licensing panel that they also wanted more of the shop to be given over to drinks. And they want to be able...

Baby Strange – the newest evolution of punk to play Brighton gig

Concert promoters One Inch Badge and music venue The Prince Albert will be hosting an exciting concert on Wednesday 10th November that will feature headliners Baby Strange supported by Dead Pony. Make no mistake, Baby Strange are the newest evolution of punk. Embodying the true...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 4:35 pm

Brighton driver jailed for crash which left motorcyclist disabled

A Brighton driver who deliberately stopped a motorcyclist from overtaking, causing him to crash and suffer serious injuries, has been jailed. Samuel Markwick, 31, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he appeared at court for a plea hearing on September 2,...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 3:51 pm

Greens and Labour welcome end to bin strike but differences emerge

The Greens and Labour have welcomed the end of the bin strike although differences between the two parties have emerged. Labour said: “The council as a whole needs to reflect and learn serious lessons from this debacle.” A deal with the GMB union was agreed by councillors...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 3:40 pm

Brighton man charged with rape and two others arrested

A Brighton man has been charged with raping a woman, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 20 October). The force said: “Police have charged a man with rape after a woman was attacked in Brighton. ​ Officers received a report that a woman in her twenties had been...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 2:32 pm

More props for Madeira Terraces

Two more bays along the Madeira Terraces are being given extra support to stop them collapsing – including one at the bottom of the Royal Crescent steps. Work on the restoration of the first phase of the Grade II* listed terraces between Concorde 2 and the Royal Crescent...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 12:49 pm

Neighbours disgusted after refuse truck driver throws bag of wee into road

The first day of refuse truck drivers returning to the roads drew mixed feelings in one Brighton road on Monday when a driver was seen throwing a bag of wee into the road. The driver was in Riley Road in the Bear Road area when residents saw him apparently weeing into the plastic...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 12:24 pm

Portslade stroke survivor shares story of hope as charity seeks vital help

A healthcare assistant from Brighton has told how her world was turned upside down when she had a severe stroke and her family thought she was going to die. Maria Knight, 52, from Mile Oak, is determined to rebuild her life after the haemorrhagic stroke – a bleed on the brain –...
Posted On 20 Oct 2021 at 11:15 am
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