Get the basics right, pleads Brighton and Hove councillor

The council is failing to get the basics right to such an extent that a senior councillor has called for a dedicated working group to sort out the mess. Labour councillor Gary Wilkinson criticised shortcomings in rubbish and recycling collection – pre-dating the bin lorry drivers...

Hopes grow but … bin strike still on despite nine hours of talks

The bin lorry drivers’ strike is still on despite more than nine hours of talks today (Friday 15 October). Officials from the GMB union met senior officials from Brighton and Hove City Council at 9am. The talks, held at Hove Town Hall, ended at about 6.30pm, with some holding out...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 7:11 pm

Strikes like this are the result of failure – it must end without further delay

Our bins are overflowing, our streets are a mess. Worse, it’s not the first time this has happened in recent years. I want you to know in no uncertain terms that I find this situation as appalling as you do. Even though I have no control over our local services because things...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 6:39 pm

Red Guitars reunite for tour with Brighton date included

Red Guitars – one of the finest and most successful bands to come out of Hull – have reunited! Planning a series of UK shows with their complete and original line-up, the band will be hitting the road for a run of UK shows in 2022. Marking 40 years since their totemic...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 5:02 pm

Manic Street Preachers get ‘Ultra Vivid’ in Brighton

MANIC STREET PREACHERS + LOW HUMMER – BRIGHTON DOME 14.10.21 This was my first ‘big’ gig since lockdown so anticipation was high and it was comforting to see the Brighton Dome had a well oiled and organised system in place regarding the Covid restrictions that sadly have to...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 4:27 pm

Brighton shisha garden owner awaits drinks licence verdict

A business owner said that he wanted more control over the alcoholic drinks consumed in his garden, a licensing panel was told. Currently, customers can bring their own drinks to Vero Gusto’s “shisha garden” in St James’s Street, Brighton, because the licence to sell alcohol...

The Professionals show you how it’s done!

THE PROFESSIONALS + DESPERATE MEASURES – THE FORUM, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 13.10.21 The Professionals opened up their 14-date UK tour tonight in Royal Tunbridge Wells at the popular 250 standing capacity Forum music venue. The Forum opened as a new music venue in January 1993 in a...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 2:31 pm

Labour injects a sense of urgency to end the bin strike

Prior to the special Policy and Resources Committee meeting on Wednesday, I visited the picket line at the Hollingdean depot to talk to some of the drivers who have been striking. I was struck by the pride they take in their work and their willingness to get on with the job and...
Posted On 15 Oct 2021 at 2:12 pm

Brunswick Cellar Bar to host thrilling Saturday night bash

Local concert promoters Weirdsville and Stay Sick have announced a trio of decent in-yer-face bands will be appearing live at Brunswick Cellar Bar at 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, BN31JF on Saturday 23rd October 2021. The line-up will feature OHMNS, TOP LEFT CLUB and HUMAN INVENTION as...
Posted On 14 Oct 2021 at 10:27 pm

Demure ‘Native Sounds’ heard emanating from Brighton music venue

DEMURE + SPLEEN + ELECTRIC MILK + THE HIDDN – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 13.10.21 NativeSound hosted the rock power house Demure last night at The Hope and Ruin on Queens Road in Brighton. Alongside a surprise single announcement the Brighton based 5 piece blew the crowd...
Posted On 14 Oct 2021 at 8:31 pm