Absolute Bowie announces Summer Special concert in Brighton

Fancy a ‘Drive-In Saturday‘ to the Concorde 2 in Brighton, where you will be swept away on a ‘Fantastic Voyage’ with Absolute Bowie, who were the Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards in...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 6:15 pm

Risk grows of i360 failing to repay loan, warns former council leader

The risk of Brighton and Hove City Council having to repay the i360 loan has grown with the latest missed payment, according to a former leader. Labour councillor Daniel Yates said that the scale of the debt could saddle council tax payers with the bill for a generation. The i360...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 5:54 pm

Patcham Infant School slips from outstanding to good after first inspection in 14 years

Patcham Infant School has received an Ofsted rating of good, 14 years after its last inspection rated it as outstanding. The school on Highview Avenue South was inspected in November 2022 under a more rigorous framework than last time – which inspectors acknowledged, saying...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 3:26 pm

Two men held on suspicion of trafficking children from Hove hotel

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking children from a hotel in Hove which is being used by the Home Office to house unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. They were held and released under investigation last summer, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 24 January)...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 3:21 pm

School to put stop to bright blue lollipop craze

A school has told pupils to stop sucking lollipops that turn their lips and mouths bright blue. And the message was sent home to parents and carers in a newsletter from the head. It comes after some children at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) appear to have taken...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 3:17 pm

Triptych 2023 – Day 3 report

WELLY + THE FAMOUS PEOPLE + LADYLIKE – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 21.1.23 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 held at...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 3:13 pm

Gang member arrested for kidnapping two refugee children in Hove, MP says

A gang member was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping two children from the hotel housing them in Hove, the town’s MP told the House of Commons this afternoon (Tuesday 24 January). Labour MP Peter Kyle spoke about the incident after Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:55 pm

Father threatened with prison for not paying child maintenance

A Brighton father who failed to pay child maintenance for five years has been told to repay what he owes within weeks or go to prison. Connor Disano, 29, told Brighton Magistrates Court he hadn’t realised he owed the money because he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, so his...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:44 pm

Plans to cut Muesli Mountain bus halted – but passengers warned use it or lose it

Plans to cut the frequency of a bus route connecting Hanover and Hove have been halted – but could return if passenger numbers don’t improve. Yesterday, Brighton Buswatch, which advocates for passengers, revealed it had been shown draft plans to run the service from...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:23 pm

Brighton MP compares plight of missing Hove refugee children to Rotherham scandal

Vulnerable children are being “dumped by the Home Office”, Green MP Caroline Lucas said. She was asking an urgent question in the House of Commons about reports that dozens of asylum-seeking children have been kidnapped by gangs from a hotel in Hove run by the department. The MP...
Posted On 24 Jan 2023 at 1:15 pm
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