The Libertines get Brighton concert goers rockin’

THE LIBERTINES + BLACK HONEY + CRUEL HEARTS CLUB – BRIGHTON CENTRE 26.11.21 Notorious garage rockers, The Libertines, were back at it in Brighton as part of their 15-date UK tour. They kicked off in Bournemouth yesterday (25th November) and then headed along the coast to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 11:42 pm

Higher council tax and parking charges flagged in draft budget

Council tax and the price of parking permit costs are likely to go up next year to help fill budget gaps. Brighton and Hove City Council has published a draft budget, forecasting a budget gap of £18 million in the next financial year, 2022-23. And over the next four years the...

Hove MP promoted to Labour’s shadow cabinet

Hove MP Peter Kyle has been promoted to the Labour shadow cabinet in a reshuffle today (Monday 29 November). Sir Keir Starmer has given Mr Kyle the job of Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, promoting from his previous post as Shadow Schools Minister. He replaces Louise Haigh who...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 9:44 pm

Crash shuts A27 Brighton bypass between Hollingbury and Patcham

A crash during the rush hour shut the A27 Brighton bypass westbound between Hollingbury and Patcham earlier this evening (Monday 29 November). Our officers are responding to a collision on the A27 westbound at Patcham near Brighton this evening. The road is currently closed and...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 8:22 pm

Anita Dobson switches on Brighton’s Christmas lights

Hundreds of people gathered to watch former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson officially switch on Brighton’s Christmas lights. The star, who played Queen Vic landlady Angie Watts in the 1980s, powered up the watts in a ceremony in Valley Gardens on Friday evening (26 November)....
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 7:56 pm

Children’s Parade set to return to the streets next year

Brighton Festival has announced its Children’s Parade is set to return to the streets after a two year break in May. The theme for next year’s parade is Rebuilding and Hope, with schools asked to create artworks based around rebuilding nature, homes and communities....
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 5:03 pm

Is Brighton especially vulnerable to omicron?

The World Health Organisation, in the shape of the Council on the Economics of Health for All, believed in some fundamental truths: that health and the economy are interdependent and that health is in itself a key economic sector and critical to resilience and stability in...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 4:57 pm

We catch The Wedding Present in London ahead of their ‘24 Songs launch event’ in Hove

THE WEDDING PRESENT + SUCH SMALL HANDS + YVONNE MK & PRECIOUS – O2 FORUM, KENTISH, LONDON 27.11.21 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Wedding Present’s somewhat controversial (at the time) ‘Seamonsters’ album. However, before the Weddoes take us back...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 4:34 pm

Delusions sparked terrifying stalking campaign, court hears

A Brighton woman was left terrified after a childhood friend she had barely seen for years started an intense stalking campaign based on schizophrenic delusions. Jack Tompkins turned up out of the blue at Corinne Schalkwyk’s house in September last year and told her she had...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 3:04 pm

The Piper plays to the tune of post-punk

CROWS + WIFE SWAP USA – THE PIPER, ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA 27.11.21 On a bitterly cold Saturday night in St Leonards-on-Sea, when it seemed that most people had decided to stay at home to warm their cockles or save up for Christmas, at the last minute I decided to pop down to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2021 at 2:53 pm