Give back the bus gate fines, urges councillor

A councillor is calling for drivers to have their fines returned because, he says, Brighton’s new “bus gates” – or bus lanes – are not working. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth was shocked when he heard that almost 10,000 people were fined for driving through bus gates along...

Tenant groups asked for feedback on community projects

Community groups and residents’ associations bidding for money to improve their area are being asked to provide feedback to show whether they succeeded in their aims. The request for feedback comes after Brighton and Hove City Council said that there was previously no “clear and...

A&E attendances rise year-on-year  

The number of people going to accident and emergency (A&E) departments went up last month year on year, according to hospital trust figures. NHS England figures recorded 28,521 patients visiting A&E departments run by University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust in...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 7:45 pm

New Pete Tong ‘Ibiza Classics’ show coming to Brighton

Revered DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend, Pete Tong has announced the return of Ibiza Classics with a brand-new show for November and December 2022, which includes a show at the Brighton Centre on Thursday 24th November. Since its fruition in 2016 with long-time...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 7:38 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur postponed

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. Albion’s next home match, scheduled for Sunday 12 December at the Amex, has been postponed because of a covid outbreak at Spurs. The Premier League board ratified the decision earlier today (Thursday 9 December)....
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 6:29 pm

Elvis Costello & The Imposters to open UK tour in Brighton

Following the announcement of the new album ‘The Boy Named If’, Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced a UK tour, ‘The Boy Named If & Other Favourites’, in June 2022, which kicks off here in Brighton at The Dome on Sunday 5th June and culminates with a show at...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 5:21 pm

£40k bassoon found hidden in Brighton garden

A bassoon worth £40,000 has been returned to its owner after being found hidden behind a tree in a Brighton garden. Stuart Russell, a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, left the wind instrument on a train in Brighton on 19 October. A man was caught on camera taking it off...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 4:29 pm

Brighton and Hove school rated inadequate by Ofsted

A Brighton and Hove school has been rated “inadequate” by the government’s official school standards watchdog, Ofsted. The Brighton and Hove Montessori School, in Stanford Avenue, Brighton, received Ofsted’s lowest rating in a report published today (Thursday 9 December). The...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 4:15 pm

Happy Mondays announce 2022 UK tour with Brighton date

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a 23-date tour for October and November 2022. The Happy Mondays’ classic line-up of frontman Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Gary Whelan (drums) and...
Posted On 09 Dec 2021 at 3:45 pm

Homeless account for 1 in 78 in Brighton and Hove, says Shelter

Brighton and Hove has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country, the charity Shelter said today (Thursday 9 December). Outside London, only Luton had a higher rate, with Shelter saying that an estimated 3,700 people were living in temporary or emergency housing...
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