Trial date set for Brighton security guard charged with cat killings

A Brighton security guard pleaded not guilty this morning to a spate of cat killings and injuries around Brighton. Steve Bouquet, 52, of Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton, appeared at Hove Crown Court accused of 16 charges of criminal damage, all against cats. The attacks, which mostly...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 10:17 am

Brighton and Hove’s record on refugees is nowhere as good as claimed

You could not make it up if you wanted to: our “city of sanctuary” has resettled just 55 people up to this month compared with Bristol’s 119 by February last year. At the last meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council, on Thursday 30 January, the Labour administration and its...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 12:38 am

Female Garage-Punk trio from Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ film announce rare UK date

Well I never! I most certainly wasn’t expecting this announcement! The 5.6.7.8’s are coming to Brighton on Sunday 7th June, when they will be performing live at Patterns. AGMP concert promoters will be bringing the trio across direct from Japan, as The 5.6.7.8’s hail from Tokyo....
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 7:40 pm

Visitor to Hove dismayed by lack of working electric car charging points

Charging points for electric cars seemed to be in good supply in Hove but the reality left a visitor from Berkshire feeling flat. Anna Polizio-Broom found all the chargers that she tried to use were broken, non-existent or unavailable due to parked cars. Before heading from...

Liz Lawrence new band debut gig in Brighton

LIZ LAWRENCE + AMELIA CAESAR – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 18.02.20 Liz Lawrence commences her UK tour to promote her current album ‘Pity Party’ with a sold out show at The Prince Albert in Brighton. Her single ‘None of My Friends’ has received a lot of airplay on BBC6...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 5:25 pm

Brighton based Hayley Ross launches debut album with Prince Albert gig

Hayley Ross is an outlier, a one-off, a self-starter and quiet disruptor who refuses to be pinned down. And she’s about to release one of the most haunting albums of 2020, ‘The Weight Of Hope’, mixed by John (Stone Roses) Leckie, and mastered at Abbey Road studios. Releasing...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 4:37 pm

Labour finance chief sets out Brighton and Hove council budget goals

Labour finance chief Daniel Yates has spelt out his party’s key aims as his party prepares to seek approval for Brighton and Hove City Council’s annual budget. Councillor Yates said that an extra £7 million would be spent on social care for adults and children, millions would be...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 2:20 pm

Bogus Dyno-Rod workers con £2k from Hove pensioner

A Hove pensioner has been defrauded by doorstep conmen claiming to be from the emergency plumbing firm Dyno-Rod. The bogus workmen made off with £2,000 in one of about 20 incidents reported to police since the start of last month, mostly in Brighton and Hove. Councillor Peter...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 1:13 pm

‘Modern Age Music’ delivers a night of guitars and banter down The Prince Albert

FIVE KITES + RARE DEVICES + SNAYX + FAIRWAY – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 15.02.20 As Storm Denis is brewing outside, us punters are all safe inside the popular Prince Albert pub and concert venue in Brighton this evening. Tonight’s event is being staged by local promotions...

Brighton University to follow Sussex in considering strike compensation for students

Brighton University is following Sussex University in considering claims for compensation by students when their lecturers go on strike for 14 days from tomorrow (Thursday 20 February). The move came after thousands signed a petition on the Change.org website – the second...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020 at 12:01 am