Fans get ‘Down Down’ to Status Quo in Brighton

STATUS QUO + SHAKIN’ STEVENS – BRIGHTON CENTRE 30.11.22 This was a night of two contrasting performances, with the first set at the Brighton Centre coming from Shakin’ Stevens which was to be followed later by Status Quo. Shakin’ Stevens had a seven piece band with two...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 5:42 pm

Work on £20m scheme to turn former Brighton bingo hall into pill factory to start within weeks

A Hove pharmaceutical business is to start work on converting a former Brighton bingo hall into a £20 million factory early next year. Custom Pharma was given permission to adapt the former Beacon bingo hall on the Fairway Trading Estate in Moulsecoomb more than six years ago but...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 5:39 pm

Brighton hotel security guard convicted of double murder

Brighton hotel security guard and building site labourer Mark Brown has been convicted of murdering two women. A jury of ten men and two women at Hove Crown Court unanimously convicted Brown, 41, after deliberating for more than 11 hours. Their verdict came at the end of a...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 11:33 am

First names announced for Love Supreme Jazz Festival 10th anniversary

**Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival returns from June 30th – July 2nd 2023** Following a record-breaking year in 2022, with over 60,000 in attendance across the weekend, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival has announced the first wave of artists confirmed to perform at ne...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 10:16 am

Brighton and Hove’s population remains very white, census data shows

Newly released census data shows that while Brighton and Hove may be diverse in many respects, it remains very white. While big English cities such as London and Birmingham have seen jumps in the numbers of ethnic minorities, in Brighton and Hove 85.4% of people responding to the...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 9:34 am

Brighton and Bristol drugs gang jailed for 30 years

A drugs gang based in the Brighton and Bristol areas have been jailed for a total of 30 years, Avon and Somerset Police said. Daniel Newman, 34, of Brambletyne Avenue, Saltdean, was jailed for seven and a half years at Lewes Crown Court by Judge Christine Laing, the honorary...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 8:00 am

Some operations cancelled at Royal Sussex after inspection uncovers safety concerns

The health watchdog has demanded urgent action at a Brighton hospital after suspending some specialist operations. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) undertook an unannounced inspection of the gastrointestinal surgery department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in August after...
Posted On 01 Dec 2022 at 12:01 am

Ambulance workers vote to strike in pay dispute

Ambulance workers in two more unions have voted to strike over pay, raising the prospect of widespread industrial action before Christmas. The GMB union said that 10,000 of its ambulance members backed walkouts across nine trusts in England and Wales including the South East...

Councillors complain that standards regime ‘lacks teeth’

Councillors want more teeth for the “standards” regime – which handles complaints about the conduct of councillors – after learning that at least one member had been not responding to questions. They were debating a report to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Audit and Standards...

Coroner apologies to Shoreham airshow families over 7-year wait for answers

A coroner has apologised to the families of 11 men who were killed in the Shoreham Airshow tragedy for their seven-year wait for answers. West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield expressed her “deepest regret” that the ordeal endured by relatives of those who died had be...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 3:58 pm