Grassroots Music Venue Sector on brink of collapse

Attendance drops by a catastrophic 23% in one week since Plan B announcement. Music Venue Trust urges Government to take action immediately. A catastrophic drop in attendance, advance ticket sales and spend per head has hit Grassroots Music Venues since the Government announced...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 10:52 pm

BlackWaters produce ‘Something Good In Lost Time’

BLACKWATERS + SCHOOL DISCO + WAVE CHASE – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 13.12.21 Tonight, the rather wonderful BlackWaters concluded their 10 date headline tour here in Brighton at The Prince Albert in support of their first proper album ‘Something Good In Lost Time’, which...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 9:53 pm

‘Improper Dancing’ in Brighton with Electric Six

ELECTRIC SIX + CLKWRK – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 12.12.21 With their highly charged fusion of rock and disco, Detroit’s Electric Six first surged into the UK charts in 2003. Their ‘Danger! High Voltage’ single reached number two, its buzz assisted by an unsubstantiated rumour...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 3:11 pm

Cannabis factory found in drugs raid

More than 160 cannabis plants were seized during a drugs raid on a house in Portslade this month. Officers from Brighton’s Tactical Enforcement Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Team visited a property in Brasslands Drive at 8.15am on Saturday, December 4. They were granted a...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 2:53 pm

Calls for pedestrian bridge over dangerous roundabout

Councillors want to see a footbridge built across a busy junction to link communities split by a major road. Hangleton and Knoll councillor Tony Janio wants a report into funding a pedestrian bridge across the Hangleton Link Road (A293) to allow people to cross from Hangleton...

Hove businessman given driving ban for speeding in Ferrari

A Hove businessman has been banned from driving for a year after being caught speeding on the A27 in a Ferrari. IT consultancy boss Tim Thrower, of Tongdean Road, drove the high powered car on the A27 in Hangleton at more than 70mph in May this year. He appeared at Brighton...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 2:16 pm

Patrols and CCTV cut down drug dealing round historic church

Police patrols and CCTV around an alleyway near the city centre’s oldest building have helped reduce anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in the area. Residents living near St Nicholas’ Church formed a WhatsApp group to share reports of crime in the twitten leading from...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 11:19 am

Seafront blaze believed to be arson

A blaze in a home on Brighton seafront yesterday is believed to be arson, police say. Roads around the fire on the corner of Regency Square were closed as firefighters tackled the flames. This morning, Sussex Police said it was investigating the cause of the fire, but that it is...
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 10:57 am

Burning the Clocks cancelled

The organisers of Burning the Clocks have announced this year’s event is cancelled for the second year in a row because of the rapid spread of Omicron. The parade through the city centre to the seafront usually takes place every 21 December to mark the winter solstice....
Posted On 14 Dec 2021 at 10:13 am

Council moves to hybrid meetings as Omicron spreads

Members of the public will be kept separate from councillors at meetings to improve social distancing. As the Omnicrom variant of covid spreads, Brighton and Hove City Council set the public engagement part of a separate remote or hybrid meeting to reduce numbers in the town hall...
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