Nick Cave’s new book reviewed

Nick Cave’s new book – Faith, Hope and Carnage – has been described by its publisher, Canongate, as “a meditation on faith, art, music, grief and much more”. It was written in collaboration with the Guardian and Observer journalist Sean O’Hagan. Alex Green, from the Press...
Posted On 29 Sep 2022 at 10:15 pm

Travellers site has cut number of unauthorised camps, council says

Councillors calling for action to remove tents and move travellers on from public parks were told that the numbers were falling. Conservative councillors Anne Meadows and Dawn Barnett shared their concerns about tents pitched in Valley Gardens, Brighton, and groups of travellers...

Sussex rescue draw against Glamorgan at Hove as championship season ends

Ali Orr just missed out on a double hundred while Tom Haines made 177 and Dan Ibrahim an unbeaten century as Sussex batted through the final day to draw with Glamorgan in the LV= County Championship. Orr was dismissed for 198 as Sussex piled up 554 for eight in their second...

Old fashioned Sussex pub game enjoys Brighton revival

An old fashioned pub game is enjoying a revival in Brighton where it has exploded in popularity after lockdown. The Brighton and Hove league for the pub game Toads restarts on Wednesday, 12 October. The league, in its second year, will host fixtures between teams for the game,...
Posted On 29 Sep 2022 at 12:13 pm

Tributes paid to long-serving former mayor and council leader

Tributes have been paid to Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn who died yesterday at the age of 79 after a short illness. Councillor Peltzer Dunn was first elected more than 50 years ago, twice served as leader of Hove Borough Council and later as mayor of Brighton and Hove. He was...
Posted On 29 Sep 2022 at 11:36 am

Empty council homes forecast to cost £1m in lost rents

The number of empty council houses and flats has fallen but the vacant homes – or voids – are likely to leave the town hall coffers short by more than £1 million this year. The figures were revealed at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at Hove Town Hall this evening...

Council’s housing repairs backlog dips slightly but remains above 9,000

Council workers and contractors are dealing with more than 2,000 housing repairs a month as part of a £1.5 million drive to tackle a huge backlog. But while they are making headway, the number of outstanding jobs remains above 9,000, councillors were told yesterday (Wednesday 28...