Mandrake Handshake ‘shake the hand that feeds you’

MANDRAKE HANDSHAKE + HONEYGLAZE – SEBRIGHT ARMS, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON 28.1.22 We at Brighton & Hove News decided to check out Mandrake Handshake ahead of their anticipated performance at the Green Door Store in Brighton on Sunday 27th March 2022 – Grab your...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 7:08 pm

After ‘bus gate’, figures show how many drive in Brighton’s long-standing bus lanes

Motorists are still driving past long-standing bus lane warning signs where restrictions have been in place for 18 years. Bus lanes in Western Road and North Street, Brighton, have existed since 2004 and generate the highest number of fines after the new lanes in Valley Gardens....

Councillors urged to replace or revamp ‘Soviet-era’ swimming pool

A mum of two has described Brighton and Hove’s rundown public swimming pools as “Soviet-era” and wants to see improvements. Nicole Anderson, who swims weekly at the King Alfred and the Prince Regent, wants Brighton and Hove City Council to revamp the Hove site because the pool is...

Aldi ‘remains committed’ to new store for Hove after withdrawing plans

The discount supermarket chain Aldi said that it remained committed to building a new store in Hove after withdrawing a planning application for its site next to the A27 Brighton bypass. And it promised to work with Brighton and Hove City Council officers to address the issues...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 5:31 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion footballer remains under investigation as sexual assault inquiries continue

The Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma and another man are still waiting to hear the verdict of Sussex Police as claims of sexual assault in a seafront night club remain under investigation. The force said today (Monday 31 January): “A man in his forties from...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 4:30 pm

Supersuckers to play two shows in Brighton

The Supersuckers promotional posters for their forthcoming two Brighton shows at The Prince Albert on Sunday 27th March 2022, proclaim them as “The greatest rock n roll band in the world” and indeed that’s what the band claim themselves! Could they be right? At a time when...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 4:12 pm

Police arrest four suspected drug dealers at Brighton address

Four suspected drug dealers were arrested at an address in Brighton on successive days, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Police carrying out welfare checks on a vulnerable man in Brighton have arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of supplying drugs over two day...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 11:57 am

Celebrity car crashes leave a mark on our bench

Rather like the old saying about buses, you don’t see a celebrity car crash for ages then two come along at once. And in a Brighton courtroom this week, one was compared with the other in ways that may have enjoyed some superficial appeal – but crucial differences marked them...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 12:05 am

How do so many empty homes in our city help the housing crisis?

UK average house prices increased by 11.8 per cent last year with prices in Brighton and Hove up 11 per cent on 2020 and up 18 per cent on 2018. Since the pandemic, the cost of local homes rose 6 percentage points higher than London rates. Rents are also extremely high, with the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am

Brighton and Hove Albion to sell Burn to Newcastle for £13m

Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed to sell Dan Burn to Newcastle United for £13 million subject to a medical. Newcastle are understood to have had two previous bids rejected as they tried to bring the 6ft 7in defender “home”. Burn, who was born 14 miles north of Newcastle, in...
Posted On 30 Jan 2022 at 9:07 pm