Children to take part in Brighton's take on the fourth plinth

Brighton and Hove children are being offered the chance to take part in their own unique artwork as part of the Children’s Festival in April. The festival is looking for 250 children aged five to 11 to appear for five minutes each in a giant golden frame – and do...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 12:19 pm

Brighton church's iPhone app now live

The Church of Christ the King’s iPhone application is now live, making it the first in the country to take advantage of smartphone technology to spread the Lord’s message. The Brighton church, based at the Clarendon Centre, New England Street, will publish video and...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 8:45 am

Record number of Christmas trees recycled in Brighton

More than 350 tonnes of Christmas trees were recycled by Brighton and Hove residents this year – almost four times last year’s total. The trees, which were desposited at 26 different sites, have now been turned into compost. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, the city...
Posted On 07 Feb 2010 at 8:45 am

Sussex boffins reveal mosquito whine is sex song

The annoying buzz of mosquitoes is actually a mating song, a Sussex professor has discovered. Professor Ian Russell and fellow University of Sussex researcher Dr Gabriella Gibson discovered that male and female mosquitoes harmonise with each other to ensure that their potential...
Posted On 06 Feb 2010 at 9:36 am

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