‘Wealth of tech talent’ offers hope for refugees, says Brighton charity chief

The head of a charity that works to help refugees pursue a career in the tech world has praised the “wealth of talent” among displaced communities. Raj Burman, 56, from Brighton, was talking about his experience with Techfugees, a non-profit organisation where volunteers...
Posted On 17 Jan 2022 at 12:01 am

Brighton tour operator resumes ski trips to France

A Brighton tour operator was due to resume taking British ski holiday customers to France this weekend. The move came as the French government lifted its ban on British holidaymakers, provided they are fully vaccinated and have evidence of a negative coronavirus test taken within...

There’s a ‘Happy Mantra’ at Yur Mum gig in Hove

YUR MUM + HONEYBADGER + WARNING SIGNAL – CELLAR BAR, THE BRUNSWICK, HOVE 14.1.22 We are keeping it local tonight with a trip to The Brunswick in Hove, where hard rock duo Yur Mum have made the short trip from London down to the coast for this their first show of 2022 and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2022 at 2:10 pm

Regency Brighton matters and we must recognise its value

The Conservatives and local residents want to see Regency Brighton restored to its former glory as a stunning and well-kept place at the heart of our city that serves our residents, heritage groups and tourism industry and also fosters civic pride. Brighton’s Regency heritage is...
Posted On 16 Jan 2022 at 1:42 am

Labour Party members want Hove MP to stand again – now it’s down to the unions

Labour Party branches sent a clear message in support of Hove MP Peter Kyle today (Saturday 15 January). All five branches in the Hove constituency, which includes Portslade, voted in favour of Mr Kyle’s reselection as the party’s candidate at the next general election. But party...
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 9:04 pm

Rockaway Beach Festival – Day Three report

PORRIDGE RADIO + A CERTAIN RATIO + THE KVB + THE HOUSE OF LOVE + BDRMM + WUNDERHORSE + OCTOBER DRIFT + LONELY TOURIST + TV PRIEST – BUTLINS, BOGNOR REGIS 9.1.22 So here I am enjoying Sunday lunch with TV Priest at the Rockaway Beach festival at Butlins in Bognor Regis....
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 8:11 pm

Fewer new covid cases in Brighton and Hove but infection rate remains high

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen again although the infection rate remains high, according to the latest figures. There were 3,784 new infections in the seven days to Monday (10 January), down from 4,660 in the previous seven-day period. This...
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 8:07 pm

Remote meetings are crucial to keep people covid-safe

The Labour and Green leaders on the council recently wrote jointly to the government, urging them to bring forward emergency legislation to allow local councils to meet virtually again – in the face of record high covid-19 cases. The current meeting rules are forcing Brighton and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 3:42 pm

Lamptey targets full return for Brighton against former club Chelsea

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter hopes that Tariq Lamptey will be fit to face his former club Chelsea having suffered an injury setback before the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace. Lamptey, who had a slight groin problem, was a surprise omission from the Seagulls’ starting...
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 3:22 pm

Hove MP faces party selection meeting

The Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, faces a series of key meetings today (Saturday 15 January) to decide whether he will contest the next election for the party. The five branches in his Hove constituency, including, are holding remote “trigger” meetings. If Mr Kyle doesn’t win...
Posted On 15 Jan 2022 at 7:51 am