Brighton Fringe Review – Performance: My Heart is a Spark at Phoenix Art Space

Paul Macauley’s new show My Heart is a Spark (By Hello Strawberry) begins with him half-crouched, hands in front of his face, before sliding them apart like opening doors, and launching into a dance routine to Call Me Maybe. It’s a sweet, cheesy gesture that could signal the...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:52 am

The Top 5 music performances at this year’s Great Escape

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team have witnessed many of this year’s concerts during The Great Escape New Music Festival which took place in many venues throughout the city of Brighton and Hove on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13h and Saturday 14th May. We are...

Brighton crazy golf venue granted drinks licence for extended bar

A crazy golf venue on Brighton seafront has been granted a licence to serve cocktails on its new roof terrace. Sussex Police objected to Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf Course’s plan to extend its bar with a new roof terrace over the Volk’s Railway line. The licence application for...

Hove mother faces jury charged with attempted murder of 10-year-old son

A Hove mother charged with the attempted murder of her 10-year-old son has gone on trial at Brighton Crown Court. Pembe Mehmetaliogullari, 47, of Lower Market Street, Hove, was charged after Mustafa Mehmetaliogullari died at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, in Brighton,...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:23 pm

Brighton school rated ‘inadequate’ after inspection by official watchdog

A Brighton school has been rated “inadequate” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted in a critical report which is due to be published this week. The report gave the inadequate rating – the lowest of four grades – to the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA). Ofsted...

Warrants issued for Brighton pair accused over ‘circular saw’ affray

Warrants have been issued for two people accused of an affray on bus when a circular saw was alleged to have been brandished. The warrants were issued after Steven Briggs, 46, of Grand Parade, Brighton, and Elizabeth Teeney, 35, of North Road, Brighton, failed to appear at Lewes...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 3:08 pm

‘Dangerous predator’ who grabbed woman as she walked home jailed

A “dangerous predator” who followed and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked home has been jailed. James Cooke, 31, of Peel Road in Brighton, was jailed for seven years and eight months on Tuesday, May 3, after pleading guilty to assault on a female by...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:16 am

Voters agree Tories are out of ideas to deal with cost-of-living crisis

From buffets for mayors at food banks to cutting 90,000 civil service jobs to save on revenue, the Tories are out of touch and out of ideas on how to solve the cost-of-living crisis. And voters agree. Rottingdean Coastal, long a safe Tory seat, recently returned its first ever...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for...

The Great Escape gets under way with ‘Opening Party’ in Brighton’s Jubilee Square

After a three year enforced hiatus courtesy of Covid, Europe’s biggest new music festival, The Great Escape, was finally back in Brighton and Hove from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May. The Great Escape was founded in 2006 and has been firmly established internationally...
Posted On 15 May 2022 at 10:12 pm