Van Morrison ‘Moving On Skiffle’ intimate gig review

VAN MORRISON – ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON 14.1.23 Tonight’s show is no normal Van Morrison gig, and it’s status as not being such has been widely publicised. For tonight’s show at the Electric Ballroom (184 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QP) is one of a number of intimate...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 7:22 pm

Cuts threaten future of Brighton and Hove toy library

A children’s toy library is threatened after Brighton and Hove City Council proposed cutting £22,000 of annual funding. The Early Childhood Project, a charity based at the Tarner Centre, in Ivory Place, Brighton, relies on the money to run the toy library and a free stay-and-play...

Suspected six-hour sewer water dump at Brighton beach under investigation

A suspected six-hour discharge from the Albion Groyne sewer outfall this morning came just two days after a plaque was put up on it in protest at dumping raw sewage in the sea. Extinction Rebellion campaigners unveiled the satirical blue plaque on the groyne at midday on Saturday...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 5:14 pm

Councillors to vote on putting up the price of parking permits

The price of parking in Brighton and Hove is likely to go up from April as cycle lanes and other “active travel” measures make a dent in the council’s revenues. Brighton and Hove City Council has proposed putting up prices after struggling to make as much money from parking as it...

Brighton labourer died after fall at Hove seafront flats

A labourer from Brighton died after a fall at a block of seafront flats in Hove where he was working, an inquest was told today (Monday 16 January). Ernie Aaron Taylor died on his 30th birthday as a result of falling into a lightwell at Essex House, St Aubyns Gardens, in...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 2:56 pm

Big Joanie ‘Sistahs’ ‘Back Home’ but not for long

BIG JOANIE + GHUM + FRÄULEIN + HIGHBURY THE GARAGE, HIGHBURY, LONDON 11.1.23 I previously reviewed Big Joanie at Glastonbury Festival last year, (Review HERE) but this is the first time that I’ve seen them play their own headline show. Support comes from Fräulein and Ghum, both...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 2:14 pm

Councillor slams new voter ID rules

An Independent councillor has criticised new rules that will require people to show photographic ID before they can vote at the local elections in May. North Portslade councillor Peter Atkinson slammed the change in the law which critics have said could catch people out....
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 12:10 am

If field officers go, you might as well call Ghostbusters!

Remember the line? If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Except we’re not in a 1980s fictional film, set in New York. Here in Brighton and Hove who does answer the call when help is needed? The answer is often a field officer. But...
Posted On 16 Jan 2023 at 12:05 am