‘C.O.O.L Party’ at Concorde 2 with Confidence Man

CONFIDENCE MAN + MIND ENTERPRISES – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 4.5.22 Tonight was my fifth helping of the rather wonderful ‘Heavenly’ recording artists Confidence Man over the past five years. All of the concerts have taken place in Brighton and during the month of May. The...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 9:16 pm

Alsop hits first century as Sussex host Middlesex

Tom Alsop scored his first Sussex hundred and shared a stand of 204 with Ali Orr, who made 99, as Sussex enjoyed the better of day one against Middlesex in the LV= County Championship match at Hove. Their second-wicket alliance helped the hosts reach 246 for two but then...

‘Everything Was Beautiful’ at Spiritualized Brighton concert

SPIRITUALIZED – BRIGHTON DOME 30.4.22 Jason Spaceman (known to his Mum as Jason Pierce) brings Spiritualized and their ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ tour to Brighton Dome. Spiritualized have never been the most mobile of bands, and tonight they are stationed in a semi-circle...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 2:43 pm

Brighton activist jailed for spraying Insulate Britain on court wall

A Brighton activist who graffitied Insulate Britain on a court building has been jailed for two weeks. Venetia Carter, 58, used wash-off chalk spray to daub the slogan on Crawley Magistrates Court last month in support of fellow climate activists. A group of nine people were due...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 2:10 pm

Ride ‘Nowhere’ except to the Roundhouse

RIDE + BDRMM – ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON 29.4.22 Ride, comprising Andy Bell on guitar and vocals, Mark Gardener on guitar and vocals, Laurence “Loz” Colbert on drums and Steve Queralt on bass, are very much the godfathers of shoegaze. This gig was supposed to take place two years...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 2:09 pm

Brighton rape crisis centre sued over refusal to offer female-only groups

A rape crisis centre which has refused to hold female-only sessions is being sued by a user who objected to a male-presenting transwoman being allowed to attend her support group. Sarah Summers – not her real name – joined the group run by Survivors Network in 2021...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 1:19 pm

Cul de sac plagued by dangerous parking to be closed to most traffic for school run

A cul de sac next to a school where cars are double parked and back in and out onto a busy road is to be closed during the school run. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Portslade will become the latest addition to the city’s School Streets programme next week. From Monday 9...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 11:50 am

Voting under way in Rottingdean Coastal by-election

Voting is under way in the Rottingdean Coastal by-election this morning (Thursday 5 May). There is a vacancy for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council after Conservative councillor Joe Miller resigned. Polling stations are due to be open from 7am to 10pm and the votes are due...
Posted On 05 May 2022 at 7:40 am

Council licensing panel rejects application from Brighton grocer

Councillors turned down a specialist grocer’s application for a drinks licence for his new premises in Brighton. R&A Global Store, at 17 Preston Road, Brighton, wanted to sell alcohol from 9am to 11pm daily as part of a specialist offering for the African and Caribbean...