Brighton pub reopening with new name

A Brighton pub is reopening with a new name after being sold, property agent Flude said. The old Chequers pub, in Preston Street, Brighton, is to be known as the Brick. Flude said that it would specialise in Czech and German beer and had been let to “the team behind the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 11:03 pm

Pynch announce debut album and tour dates including Brighton concert

Pynch are a true 21st-century DIY band that has built up a dedicated global fanbase from a handful of self-released singles through a combination of tenacity, wistful lo-fi and life-affirming lyricism. On their debut album, ‘Howling At A Concrete Moon’, they have followed through...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 10:39 pm

ME REX getting ready for Brighton concert

South London’s ME REX began life in the home of songwriter Myles McCabe, who was experimenting with his version of shouty, electronic bedroom pop. Armed with a slew of “surging gargantuan hooks” and themes of friendship, forgiveness, joy and dinosaurs, McCabe was quickly joined...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 10:38 pm

Greens hit back in row over missing refugee children

The Greens have hit back in a row over dozens of missing child refugees after a whistle-blower told The Observer that some had been kidnapped from outside a hotel in Hove. They were responding to criticisms made by Labour today (Monday 23 January) following The Observer’s report....
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 9:18 pm

BBC South switches to high definition on satellite platforms

BBC South has started broadcasting in high definition (HF) on satellite platforms Sky and Freesat today (Monday 23 January). The BBC said that it was the first region to switch from standard definition (SD) on these platforms, with BBC South East expected to follow shortly. The...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 9:00 pm

Home Office investigates reports of refugee children ‘kidnapped’ from hotel in Hove

The Home Office is investigating reports that dozens of asylum-seeking children have been kidnapped by gangs from a Hove hotel run by the department, a minister has said. Conservative frontbencher Lord Murray of Blidworth said that the Home Office “doesn’t know of any cases of...

First look at how new theatre cafe bar will look

The first images of how a new cafe bar overlooking the Pavilion Gardens will look have been published. Red Roaster is in the final stages of being awarded the tender for a new cafe at the Dome Studio Theatre when it reopens later this year after a major refurbishment. The coffee...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 5:06 pm

Labour calls for urgent investigation into dozens of missing children

Labour has called for an urgent investigation into dozens of missing refugee children who have disappeared from a hotel in Hove. The call came from the MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, and the Labour group on Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 3:53 pm

Triptych 2023 – Day 2 report

SPEEDBOAT + POLITE BUREAUX + NEW GERMAN CINEMA – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 20.1.23 Triptych is an annual series of three music events and three EP record releases brought to you by Brighton’s finger on the pulse label and promoters ‘Love Thy Neighbour’. Triptych VI’ was...
Posted On 23 Jan 2023 at 2:22 pm
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