Brighton band Black Honey announces second album

Brighton band Black Honey burst out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, and are arguably one of the UK’s fastest rising bands. Three years in the making, they released their debut 12-track album on 21st September 2018 and...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:10 pm

Pride back in Brighton this summer

Brighton Pride said that it planned to go ahead with the annual parade and party this summer after the government set out its “roadmap” for the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions. The organisers said: “Following the news of the UK government’s roadmap for the lifting of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 3:05 pm

Three potential academy sponsors have Brighton primary school in their sights

Moulsecoomb Primary School has attracted interest from three potential academy sponsors, with one of them pressing for a meeting. The school was earmarked for conversion to academy status after education watchdog Ofsted rated it as “inadequate” in May 2019 – a verdict challenged...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 2:55 pm

Champagne shoplifter sentenced and vitamin thief banned from the centre of Brighton

A shoplifter who stole champagne from a supermarket has been sent to rehab while another, who took vitamins from an organic and wholefoods specialist, has been banned from the centre of Brighton. The pair were among four Brighton and Hove thieves targeting local stores who have...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:32 pm

Hove woman charged with making hundreds of hoax 999 calls

A woman from Hove has been charged with making hundreds of hoax 999 calls, Sussex Police said. Wendy Sirisena, 39, unemployed, of Sherbourne Road, Hangleton, has been bailed to appear before magistrates on Thursday 1 April. Sussex Police said: “Police have charged a 39-year-old...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:21 am

Brighton and Hove’s office market shows signs of post-pandemic life

It would be wrong to write off the office market in Brighton and Hove, according to commercial property agents Graves Jenkins. The firm said that it had secured “another office letting during lockdown even though government guidelines are to stay at home”. And it added: “This is...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021 at 12:11 am

Average council tax bills in Brighton and Hove to top £2,000

The average “band D” council tax bill in Brighton and Hove will top £2,000 in the coming financial year after councillors agreed their first £1 billion budget. The higher bills will be sent out in the next few weeks after Brighton and Hove City Council set its 2021-22 budget...
Posted On 25 Feb 2021 at 9:47 pm

Coronavirus rate in Brighton and Hove among Britain’s lowest 10 per cent

The rate of new coronavirus infections in Brighton and Hove is among the lowest 10 per cent in the country, the director of public health said today (Thursday 25 February). Alistair Hill said: “In the seven days up to (Friday) 19 February, based on data published on (Tuesday) 23...
Posted On 25 Feb 2021 at 9:27 pm

Fire authority asks Brighton and Hove council tax payers for £8.7m

The fire service will cost Brighton and Hove council tax payers £8.7 million for the coming financial year – or £97.43 on a band D council tax bill. East Sussex Fire Authority is putting up the precept by £1.90 for a band D property from £95.53 – a rise of 1.99 per cent. The...
Posted On 25 Feb 2021 at 8:53 pm

Covid jab take-up rates drop in Brighton and Hove in younger age groups

Brighton and Hove is falling behind with its vaccination schedule as fewer people over 70 or classed as clinically vulnerable are making appointments compared with the over 80s. Health bosses said that work was under way to encourage more people to take up appointments either...