Brighton band hold gig in newsagents

Brighton band The Perils rocked out in a city centre newsagents this afternoon as a dress rehearsal for a TV advert. The Brighton Calling blog reports they played the gig “amongst loo roll and Haribo” at a newsagents near Churchill Square. Visit the blog to see...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010 at 7:44 pm

Brighton church 'first in UK' to develop iPhone app

A Brighton church believes it will be the first in the country to offer an iPhone application to spread its message. The Church of Christ the King, based at the Clarendon Centre, New England Street, is hoping to submit the app to Apple in the next week. When approved, the free...
Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 10:19 am

Brighton and Hove's bra mountain keeps growing

More than 25,000 bras have been placed in Brighton and Hove bra banks to raise money for a local breast cancer charity. The Pink Dolphin Appeal is now £1,680 better off thanks to Brighton and Hove City Council’s decision to put the bright pink banks at different locations...
Posted On 03 Feb 2010 at 10:12 am

Brighton artist to see his painting made larger than life

A Brighton artist has won a competition to have his work painstakingly reproduced over two storeys in the centre of Brighton. Grant DeJonge’s image Lost will be painted onto the side of myhotel in Jubilee Street ready to be unveiled this Friday after winning the Street Art...
Posted On 02 Feb 2010 at 10:08 am

Woodpecker a-spires to new pecking order

This picture of a woodpecker pecking away at the spire on Stanmer Church has been named Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Flickr image of the week. The photograph, Knocking on heaven’s door, was taken by Rongem Boyo in Falmer Village on Sunday, January 23. He told Brighton and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2010 at 10:46 am

Snake discovered after nine-month game of hide and seek

A pet snake has been discovered hiding away in a nook of its Brighton home – nine months after it gave its young owner the slip. The BBC reports that Sirus Nimmo, 10, lost Caroline the corn snake when he left the lid of her tank open in April 2009. But on Wednesday, the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2010 at 10:11 am

Homeless Brighton creates dragon sculpture on Welsh beach

A homeless man from Brighton has created a beach sculpture in Wales as he walks around the coast of Great Britain. The man – named as George, or Dr Greebers – in a BBC Wales report is using pebbles to create a dragon up to about 20ft long. George said that he had walked about...
Posted On 27 Jan 2010 at 10:03 pm

Brighton Samaritans call for help

Brighton Samaritans are used to taking calls for help not making them. But the voluntary group is asking for assistance in the run-up to the first Brighton Marathon. It has four paid-up fund-raising places available, according to the Brighton Bits blog. The blog urges runners to...
Posted On 25 Jan 2010 at 11:21 pm

West Pier covered in green lights

Brighton’s West Pier was lit up in green tonight during a beachfront laser display. mroovax made this video of the display – which begins in earnest at about two minutes in: LIKE WHAT WE DO? HELP US TO DO MORE OF IT BY DONATING HERE. And don't forget to sign up to our...
Posted On 21 Jan 2010 at 8:31 pm

Family cat's Christmas reunion after 70-mile trip to Brighton

A family moggie has returned home after being discovered in Brighton – 70 miles away from its home in Isleworth in south west London. The Richmond and Twickenham Times reports how Julia Romp’s 10-year-old black and white cat Ben went missing on September 21. Ms Romp...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 2:56 pm