‘Giants of Soul’ UK tour bring ‘The Soul Train’ to Brighton

‘VARIOUS SOUL ARTISTS’ – BRIGHTON CENTRE 2.10.22 It was Sunday night and that could mean only one thing. It was time to pick up our tickets from the ticket booth and get ready to board the Southern Soul Train to the Brighton Centre. The ‘Giants of Soul Tour’ tour has been...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 11:16 am

British-Japanese pop star Rina Sawayama set to play Brighton gig

British pop superstar Rina Sawayama will embark on her ‘Hold The Girl’ UK headline tour later this month, with a show at Brighton Dome on the 23rd October with support from Joesef and Tom Rasmussen. Tickets for the 10-date UK tour have been flying out of the door, with half of...
Posted On 05 Oct 2022 at 9:06 am

Police object to late licence for Hove restaurant after finding cocaine traces

Police have objected to a later licence for a Hove restaurant after finding traces of cocaine in the premises’ toilets. Sussex Police also said that hundreds of violent crimes within a quarter of a mile of the venue – many of them drink or drug-related – also gave rise to...

It’s curtains for Brighton haberdasher

An old-fashioned Brighton haberdashery is closing after more than 40 years in its current premises although the owners said that they plan to relocate the store. Closs and Hamblin – known for years as C&H Fabrics – said that it was moving out of its store in Western Road,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 9:22 pm

Council pauses plan to house recovering addicts in old brewery

Plans to house recovering drugs addicts and alcoholics in an old brewery in Portslade have been put on hold by Brighton and Hove City Council. The move comes a day after two Labour councillors – Alan Robins and Les Hamilton – urged the council and NHS bosses to pause the project...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 6:31 pm

Fatboy Slim adds extra Brighton show

Fatboy Slim has announced a second date in Brighton for his UK tour that will take place in March 2023. Adding a show on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at the Brighton Centre, the 12-date tour will see the DJ play a number of shows in London, Manchester, Brighton, Newcastle, Birmingham,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 4:35 pm

Plans lodged for £14m block of flats on site of Hove car repair workshop

A developer has lodged plans for a £14 million five-storey block of flats to be built on the site of a car repair workshop in Hove. The planning application was submitted just over five years after Brighton and Hove City Council approved a similar scheme subject to conditions....
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 4:17 pm

Ritual Union Festival reviewed

‘VARIOUS ARTISTS’ – ‘RITUAL UNION’ FESTIVAL, BRISTOL 1.10.22 The ‘Ritual Union’ Festival is a multi-venue festival in Bristol. It has been repeatedly recommended to me for quite a while, but this year has been the first opportunity that I’ve had to attend. The...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 3:37 pm

Hove beach clean volunteers given energy boost

A hundred volunteers helped count and clear litter from beaches in Hove as part of the Great British Beach Clean. Sixteen of the volunteers were well placed to count the different types of rubbish – they were finance workers from UK Power Networks which maintains the electricity...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 1:20 pm

Eight new wards set to be created in Brighton and Hove ahead of next year’s elections

A final draft of new ward boundaries for Brighton and Hove has been published, which is set to lead to the creation of eight new wards ahead of next year’s local elections. Previous proposals to merge Brunswick and Regency to become one ward have been scrapped – but...
Posted On 04 Oct 2022 at 12:53 pm