Birthday boy Lenham excels but Lancashire outshine Sussex

Danny Lamb’s stunning career best 86 not out from 69 balls helped Lancashire secure a thrilling win from behind in the Royal London Cup. They claimed victory by two wickets over an inexperienced Sussex side at picturesque Sedbergh School. Lancashire, fielding only two List A...

Council wins extra cash for local covid contact tracing

Council staff managed to find more than 860 people in Brighton and Hove in just two months after NHS Test and Trace had been unable to reach them. Now the government has awarded Brighton and Hove City Council to extra funding to extend local coronavirus-related contact tracing....

Covid jabs or negative tests required for entry to Brighton music festival

Music fans will have to provide a negative covid-19 test or proof of vaccination to be allowed into a festival in Brighton over three weekends this summer. Brighton Rugby Club plans to host the Life festival at Waterhall over three successive weekends starting on Friday 31 July....

‘Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves’ – Brighton gig report

MAID OF ACE + BRATAKUS – THE GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 22.7.21 It was always going to be a raucous post-lockdown night in Brighton at the Green Door Store (located below Brighton’s Main Railway Station) as Hastings finest sisters of punk rock Maid Of Ace had planned a...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 4:52 pm

Lockdown cohabitation ended in nasty assault, court hears

A lockdown cohabitation ended in violence when a man drenched his girlfriend with a supersoaker water pistol then kicked her in the head. When the first lockdown began, Leslie Wills invited his partner Jacqui Boucher to live with him at his flat in Lawrence Road, Hove. But less...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 2:58 pm

Cycle lanes made the headlines but councillors have been busy with other issues too

It’s been a very busy week for your councillors. We had a council meeting last week where we bestowed the Freedom of the City award on Sir Peter Field and key workers. We then discussed a number of important issues, including better bus services, park and ride, electric car...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 2:51 pm

Four in ten people who died of covid in Brighton and Hove were care home residents

Four in ten people who died of covid in Brighton and Hove were care home residents, new figures show. The Care and Quality Commission has just published figures showing how many deaths were notified by all care homes with more than ten residents in Brighton and Hove. Between 10...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 1:12 pm

New date for David Essex Brighton concert

Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced a full list of rescheduled shows for his nationwide tour. The 18 date UK tour taking place in September 2022 will see him call in at the Brighton Centre on Friday 23rd 2022, where he will perform...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 12:30 pm

Brighton goes barmy for Turner on a balmy summer’s night

FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS + PET NEEDS + JESS GUISE – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 21.7.21 In November 2019 I witnessed Frank Turner play live for the first time when my daughter dragged me along to see him at the De La Warr Pavilion in sleepy Bexhill. Despite my...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 12:16 pm

Caroline Lucas joins anti-trawling mission

Caroline Lucas joined Greenpeace activists at sea on Tuesday in a protest against destructive industrial fishing in protected areas off Brighton. Greenpeace dropped large boulders in the Offshore Brighton Marine Conservation Zone to stop the harmful practice of bottom trawling,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021 at 10:25 am