Almost 1,500 new covid cases in Brighton and Hove over the weekend

Almost 1,500 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Brighton and Hove over the weekend, according to figures published today (Monday 20 December). The rate is among the highest in the south east – and the number of tests being taken locally has soared as concern has grown...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 9:39 pm

Councillors revoke Brighton pizza parlour’s late-night licence

A Brighton pizza parlour has lost its late-night licence after breaking a number of licensing conditions. My Yummie Pizza, in Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, is no longer allowed to trade after 11pm. The decision was made by a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel after a...

The Bootleg Beatles ‘Get Back’ to ‘Yesterday’ at the Brighton Centre

THE BOOTLEG BEATLES – BRIGHTON CENTRE 19.12.21 Tonight the renegade alien Time Lord, The Master from Dr Who, had got into his TARDIS and time-warped back to the 1960s to witness this evening’s show. As had policeman Sam Tyler, who had woken up a few years earlier than...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 7:38 pm

Brighton bus lane fines may deter visitors, says councillor

A councillor raised fears that shoppers were put off coming to Brighton after thousands of drivers received fines for driving “through bus gates” – or into bus lanes. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth asked Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green leader Phélim Mac Cafferty...

More die during drug treatment in Brighton and Hove

The number of people to die while undergoing drug treatment in Brighton and Hove has risen, new figures suggest. Some 85 people died while in drug treatment in Brighton and Hove from April 2018 to March 2021, according to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. In the...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 5:47 pm

Brighton park and ride start date brought forward

An experimental park and ride scheme is due to start in the spring, aimed at reducing the volume of traffic in the centre of Brighton. Drivers will be able to park in Mill Road, Brighton, as they do on Brighton and Hove Albion match days, and catch a bus into town. The pilot...

Cataclysmic Christmas as third of nightlife businesses fear closure within a month without urgent government support

A new survey by the Night Time Industries Association of over five hundred nightclubs, bars, pubs and hospitality venues has today revealed that the sector faces a ‘Cataclysmic Christmas’. One fifth of nightlife businesses could lose their entire workforce, and one third fear...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 2:08 pm

“The Best Years Of Our Lives” – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 18.12.21 Back in the 1970’s it was common practice in and around Brighton & Hove for families to take in foreign students as part of a host family scheme, whereby they would be paid a nominal fee to...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 12:15 pm

Bestselling Brighton author backs suffragette statue appeal

A bestselling Brighton author has given his backing to the appeal to raise funds for a statue to commemorate the first suffragette to die for the cause. Peter James has become a patron of the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal which aims to honour the Brighton-based martyr. The...
Posted On 20 Dec 2021 at 10:11 am