Court bans three Brighton campaigners from every petrol station in the country after M25 protests

A court has banned three Brighton climate campaigners from every petrol station in the country when they were granted bail yesterday (Friday 29 April). They were among four M25 petrol station protesters who appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon and who were...
Posted On 30 Apr 2022 at 12:31 pm

Council wins funding for more toilets for people with disabilities

The council has been awarded £330,000 to open four more Changing Places toilets for people with disabilities in Brighton and Hove. The accessible toilets are expected to be sited in Stanmer Park, in Brighton, Wish Park, in Hove, and the Ledward Centre, in Jubilee Street,...
Posted On 30 Apr 2022 at 11:15 am

Blondie’s long-awaited return to Brighton glows ‘Atomic’ with star power

BLONDIE + JOHNNY MARR – BRIGHTON CENTRE 28.4.22 There’s no denying it: Blondie are just cool. Even as public opinion shifts on pioneers of classic punk like the Sex Pistols, and even as other alternative acts from their scene fade from view, it’s hard to find someone with a...
Posted On 30 Apr 2022 at 12:35 am

Two steps forward, one step back …

I’d like to start with the good news this week. We had another Kingsway to the Sea meeting last week – and this exciting project, which will create a lovely accessible linear park, with state-of-the-art planting, new sports facilities and toilets along our western sea front is...
Posted On 29 Apr 2022 at 11:35 pm

Reef surf a wave of adulation in Brighton

REEF + A – CHALK, BRIGHTON 28.4.22 Reef formed in Glastonbury and came to prominence in the mid-1990s with their lively brand of blues-tinged, surfer-dude classic rock. Having signed a deal with Sony, their single ‘Naked’ featured in a TV advert for that company’s MiniDisc...
Posted On 29 Apr 2022 at 11:08 pm

Sussex take control against Durham on Day 2 at Hove

Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third century in as many matches to give Sussex control on the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Durham at Hove. It’s been a difficult start to the season for Sussex, whose inexperienced side has been weakened by injury and...

Firefighters called to smoking cup

  Firefighters were called to a blaze in London Road yesterday afternoon which turned out to be smoke coming from a tiny cup. A fire engine from Preston Circus was dispatched at about 1pm to reports of a fire in the open outside Aldi. But when they got to the scene, all they...
Posted On 29 Apr 2022 at 4:39 pm

Council’s parking permit renewals process still beset with problems

Hundreds of people trying to renew their residents’ parking permits in Brighton and Hove are having to apply for a new permit from scratch – a more cumbersome process requiring proof of address. Brighton and Hove City Council has sent out renewal letters telling people to apply...

Architect signals new future for Portslade station

A 19th century station building could be turned into shared houses if the council grants planning permission. Freelance architect Jonida Murataj, 33, has submitted a planning application to convert empty offices at Portslade Station into a pair of shared houses. Mrs Murataj wants...

Mural firm drops ad plans for Brighton shop

Colourful murals look unlikely to return to the wall of an ice cream parlour in Brighton after the council turned down planning permission. Global Street Art wanted to paint the mural on the side of the Gelato Gusto ice cream shop on the corner of Gardner Street and Church...