This Is The Kit bassist & vocalist ‘Rozi Plain’ announces Brighton gig

Fifty years ago it was all about ‘Virginia Plain’, but these days it is arguably now about Rozi Plain – who was born as Rosalind Leyden – whose music has always felt like a freeze-frame. A colourful and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 11:34 pm

Indie-supergroup SUEP to drop debut vinyl and play Brighton gig

The first instalments from London-based ‘indie-supergroup’ SUEP surfaced in quick succession at the tail end of 2021, with the launch of ‘Domesticated Dream’ on 5th October and ‘Misery’ on 17th November. However, back in February 2020, SUEP managed to lay down half a dozen...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 9:37 pm

Skating Polly set to return to The Hope & Ruin

On 1st February, Oklahoma rock trio Skating Polly consisting of Kelli, Peyton and Kurtis, will be blending 90s grunge and Riot grrrl with indie-pop sensibilities, as they play the first date of their extensive tour, when they kick things off in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Three...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 8:27 pm

Voters face polling day triple whammy including new photo ID law

Many voters face a triple whammy on election day in May with new wards, new locations for a number of polling stations and new voter ID rules taking effect, a councillor said. Labour councillor Amanda Evans warned of the potential for chaos as a Brighton and Hove City Council...

Council closes Brighton pub for 28 days over drugs and violence

The council has ordered a Brighton pub to close for 28 days after Sussex Police requested an urgent review of its licence. The Black Horse pub, in Church Street, Brighton, was ordered to shut after a violent fight went unreported to the police and drug use was detected at the...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 5:25 pm

Filthy containers, dirty cloths and unfit food – how independent Brighton supermarket flunked hygiene inspection

Hygiene inspectors found filthy containers and unfit food at a popular independent supermarket during a routine inspection. Taj, in Western Road, was given zero stars and told to make urgent improvements after inspectors visited it in September. This week, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 3:13 pm

Landlord accused of threatening students to stand trial

A Hove letting agent accused of threatening student tenants, turning off their utilities, launching vexatious court action against their parents and even assaulting one of their friends is to stand trial. Shadi Baja, 30, who runs SB Lets in Norfolk Square, is charged with two...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 3:12 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion boss regrets striker’s move to Arsenal

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Roberto De Zerbi said that he regrets the way the past few weeks have unfolded with Leandro Trossard. But De Zerbi is confident that Brighton can cope without the outgoing forward who is expected to join Premier League leaders Arsenal imminently....
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 2:28 pm

Brighton pub boarded up after landlord retires

A Brighton pub has been boarded up after its landlord of 18 years cut ties with the brewery which owns it. Greene King is now advertising the lease of The Sussex Yeoman, and says it is planning to make a “substantial investment” in a major refurbishment. It is not...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 2:12 pm

Man falls to death from cliff at Brighton Marina this morning

A man fell to his death from the cliff top near Brighton Marina this morning (Friday 20 January). A cordon was set up on the cliff-top path and the police and ambulance crews were stationed near by. Sussex Police said that the man fell from the cliff above the Marina at about...
Posted On 20 Jan 2023 at 12:32 pm
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