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REVEALED: RECORD NUMBER OF PROPERTY MILLIONAIRES EXCLUSIVE by Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy

A record number of homes worth more than £1 million have changed hands in Brighton and Hove, according to the latest Land Registry data. In just 11 months to December 1 last year, a total of 35 £1m-plus properties changed hands, equalling the previous annual record set in the whole of 2012. Their aggregate value was £47.9m. The most expensive was 1 Lewes Crescent, which sold for £2.5m last November, the latest month for which Land Registry data is available. Three detached properties in Hill Brow, Hove, figure in the 2013 list of addresses where “property millionaires” live. The most recent to be bought is No 24, which sold for £1.7m. Official data for November revealed that a total of 465 homes - with an aggregate value of £145.6

million - were bought and sold in Brighton and Hove. The average price of properties sold during the month was a record £313,163 - beating the previously monthly record of £312,261 that was set in September last year. The breakdown for each type of property sold last November is: ■ 46 detached homes: total value of £23,603,400, with an average price of £513,117. The most expensive - at £1,700,000 was 24 Hill Brow, Hove; ■ 83 semi-detached homes: total value of £30,707,824, with an average price of £369,974. The most expensive - at £1,335,000 - was 138 Montpelier Villas, Brighton; ■ 110 terrace homes: total value of £41,703,627, with an average price of £379,124. The most expensive - at £2,500,000 >> Continued on page 5

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Council’s head of housing suspended EXCLUSIVE by Frank le Duc @BHcitynews

The city council’s head of housing has been suspended, Brighton & Hove Independent can reveal. Jugal Sharma, who has worked for the council for more than a decade, is one of the its highestpaid officers, earning £82,500 a year. He is the second senior officer to have been suspended in recent weeks. Mr Sharma, 53, joined from the London Borough of Hillingdon, where he served for four years as housing needs manager. News of his suspension came as Sussex Police confirmed it was investigating allegations of fraud, but added no arrests have been made. As one of the 20 highestpaid officers, Mr Sharma’s responsibilities with Brighton and Hove City Council are many and varied. According to the council website, they include: ■ to visibly lead, manage

and be accountable for service policy advice to the council and the commissioning, delivery and assurance of investment and services provided by Brighton and Hove City Council and contracted with partner organisations; ■ to support and contribute to the corporate management of the council and ensure that services are delivered in accordance with council’s corporate planning framework, service planning arrangements, budget parameters and to meet or exceed agreed performance targets/outcomes; ■ to promote and deliver innovation in investment and service delivery that demonstrably offers strong return on investment and value for money. For a year until March 2010, Mr Sharma also served as company secretary of Brighton & Hove Seaside Community Homes Limited. The not-for-profit charitable company - financed with a £28 million loan from Santander was controversially set up by the council to raise investment to

help improve all council tenants’ homes to the government’s Decent Homes Standard. It is leasing 499 empty council properties in batches over a fiveyear period, which started on November 1 2011; the council reported that 293 properties had been leased by October 1 2012. They were all properties that were vacant, were a drain on the council’s housing budget, and were not adapted. Mr Sharma’s suspension comes weeks after Ian Withers was suspended from his post as the council’s head of audit and business risk, a post he has held since December 2002. After Mr Withers was suspended, it was reported last month that concerns focused on misleading elected officials in public reports on sensitive matters. Yesterday the council declined to say whether the suspensions were related, what matters were under investigation, or whether Sussex Police or external auditors had been called in. A council spokesperson said: “We can’t comment on individual employee issues.” Sussex Police said: “An

Big turnout for ‘gagging bill’ debate More than 200 people are expected to attend a meeting to debate what opponents call the “gagging bill”: the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14. The meeting - organised by 38 Degrees, the 1m-member campaigning organisation - is at 8pm on Thursday, January 9, at St Mary’s Church, 61 St James’s Street, Kemptown. The debate, to which all three of the city’s MPs have been invited, will be chaired by Greg Hadfield, editor of Brighton & Hove Independent. This newspaper has promoted debate about the proposed legislation, including an article last week by Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown. In his article, Mr Kirby who has promised to attend Thursday’s meeting if his diary allows - argued that amendments to the proposed legislation “provided clarification and reassurance to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups that their normal engagement with the political system will not be regulated”.

Charities and voluntary organisations claim the bill will stifle their activities

He said it was important to strike the right balance so that nobody in the charitable sector felt their right to campaign was being impeded. Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion - who has confirmed she will attend the meeting - said Mr Kirby was either misinformed about his government’s bill “or is deliberately trying to mislead”. She said: “It is simply not true to assert the few amendments which the government has finally agreed to accept have provided ‘reassurance’ to charities and voluntary organisations that their legitimate campaigning will not be restricted by this bill. To the contrary, they remain deeply concerned that, in the words of a wide-ranging

Civil Society Commission, the bill ‘risks profoundly undermining the right of organisations to speak out on some of the most important issues facing the country and the planet’. “While it is true that the government was persuaded to ‘pause’ the legislation to allow for further consultation, the length of the pause – less than six weeks rather than the three months which we had called for – has, in the words of the commission, ‘proved to be insufficient time to develop evidence-based solutions to solve the problems that we have highlighted’.” For more details of the meeting, visit: secure.38degrees. org.uk/brighton-meeting

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investigation into allegations of fraud at Brighton and Hove City Council has been launched by Sussex Police. “The matters were drawn to the attention of police by the council in November following an initial investigation by its own internal audit team. “There have been no arrests at this stage.” Frank le Duc is the founder and editor of Brighton and Hove News. For more information visit: www.brightonandhovenews.org

Hove MP supports speed trials Mike Weatherley, the MP for Hove, has backed fellow Conservatives in pledging to reverse a possible council ban on the historic Brighton Speed Trials. A decision on the future of the trials will be made at a meeting on January 23. In an initiative led by Councillor Ken Norman, Brighton and Hove Conservatives have pledged support for them to continue and would - if in control of city council - allow the trials to go ahead in future. Mr Weatherley said: “The speed trials are a local institution which, understandably, has a huge following across the southeast. “Of course, motorsports by their very nature are dangerous, but along with tens of thousands of fellow enthusiasts, I’ve always loved going down to watch the races on a sunny afternoon by the sea.” He urged the council to take note of calls from residents. Do we need so many celebrations of the car? See page 10.


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Challenges and opportunities lie ahead in 2014 as councils are left no more easy choices Jason Kitcat @jasonkitcat

area more economic powers and funding. Clearly, our residents’ lives don’t stop at municipal borders; so it’s important that we work with our neighbours to make Our city’s successes in 2013 progress together. are something to celebrate, but We’ll be completing the rollwe cannot take for granted the out of communal recycling and context within which they come. pay-by-phone parking. We have These years were always going to major work to do on our seafront, be challenging for local councils. balancing our local economy while With an ageing population and a finding the £100 million cost of baby boom, we have more demand maintaining the rapidly-ageing for our 800 council structures holding up the services than before. This We have a government not promenade. alone costs an additional Many challenges and just failing to help - but instead opportunities £10-15 million a year. lie ahead in Yet we also have a making the situation worse” 2014. We pledge to keep government not just failing supporting people in need, to help us with that growing doing the best we can for the city and helping local businesses demand - but instead cutting our with whatever spending pot is left and charities, while delivering funding and making the situation to us by the government. services. Brighton and Hove moves worse. In 2014, I hope to sign the into 2014 in a strong position, with Unfortunately, the austerity “Greater Brighton City Deal” with a creative energy ready to surprise consensus supported by both government, which will get our and impress.

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Property millionaires on the rise > Continued from page 1 - was 1 Lewes Crescent, Brighton; ■ 226 flats and apartments: total value of £49,606,095, with an average price of £219,496. The most expensive at £860,000 - was Flat 2, 1 Adelaide Crescent, Hove. The same breakdown for last October was: ■ 59 detached homes: total value of £27,837,700, with an average price of £471,825. The most expensive - at £1,110,000 was 92 Shirley Drive, Hove; ■ 93 semi-detached homes: total value of £31,117,659, with an average price of £334,598.

The most expensive - at £800,000 - was 25 Ventnor Villas, Hove; ■ 129 terrace homes: total value of £55,210,673, with an average price of £354,931. The most expensive - at £1,150,000 was 46 Sillwood Road, Brighton; ■ 256 flats and apartments: total value of £48,040,566, with an average price of £215,667. The most expensive - at £555,000 - was Flat 31, The Van Alen Building, 24-30 Marine Parade, Brighton. Figures for sales in December will be published later this month, confirming the number of £1m-plus properties sold in the

Where the 35 property millionaires live £2,500,000 1 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, BN2 1FH (Terrace) £2,410,000 14 Princes Square, Hove, BN3 4GE (Detached) £1,825,000 21A Lloyd Road, Hove, BN3 6NL (Detached) 1 Chesham Place, Brighton, BN2 1FB (Terrace) £1,750,000 £1,700,000 24 Hill Brow, Hove, BN3 6QF (Detached) £1,650,500 7 Roedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RJ (Detached) £1,600,000 42 Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton, BN1 5LE (Detached) £1,600,000 11 Royal Crescent, Brighton, BN2 1AL (Terrace) £1,465,000 41 The Cliff, Brighton, BN2 5RF (Detached) £1,425,000 80 Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton, BN1 5LF (Detached) £1,425,000 8 Elm Close, Hove, BN3 6TG (Detached) £1,375,000 14 Denmark Villas, Hove, BN3 3TE (Semi-detached) £1,335,000 13B Montpelier Villas, Brighton, BN1 3DG (Semi-detached) £1,300,000 29B Hill Brow, Hove, BN3 6QG (Detached) £1,270,000 46 Woodruff Avenue, Hove, BN3 6PH (Detached) £1,250,000 28 Clifton Road, Brighton, BN1 3HN (Detached) £1,250,000 53A Hill Brow, Hove, BN3 6DD (Detached) £1,250,000 25 West Drive, Brighton, BN2 0QU (Semi-detached) £1,250,000 21 Portland Place, Brighton, BN2 1DH (Terrace) £1,230,000 44 Albany Villas, Hove, BN3 2RW (Semi-detached) £1,200,000 13 Oriental Place, Brighton, BN1 2LJ (Terrace) £1,195,000 13A Wilbury Road, Hove, BN3 3JJ (Detached) £1,188,500 10 Montpelier Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3DF (Terrace) £1,188,000 316 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5BB (Semi-detached) £1,150,000 14 Princes Crescent, Hove, BN3 4GS (Detached) £1,150,000 46 Sillwood Road, Brighton, BN1 2LE (Terrace) £1,120,000 41 Sackville Gardens, Hove, BN3 4GJ (Semi-detached) £1,110,000 92 Shirley Drive, Hove, BN3 6UL (Detached) £1,110,000 22A The Droveway, Hove, BN3 6LE (Detached) £1,090,000 9 Shirley Road, Hove, BN3 6NN (Detached) £1,065,000 105 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4BD (Detached) £1,060,000 19A Clifton Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3HA (Terrace) £1,022,500 22 Brunswick Road, Hove, BN3 1DG (Terrace) Source data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014

whole of 2013 – and enabling a full analysis of the final quarter of the year (October to December). Last month, an exclusive Brighton & Hove Independent analysis revealed the average price of a home in the period July to September, was £294,883, lower than the record of £299,834 set in the same period in 2012. Source data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright

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If you dread the January blues, change your sandwich filling! Anne Caborn

Going back to work after the Christmas and New Year break can be a gloomy experience. Statistics show sick days taken on Mondays in January are proportionally higher than on other days and in other months through the year. If you want to enjoy a jollier January and reduce the risk of coming down with coughs and colds - ditch the doughnuts, grab a piece of fruit instead, and add watercress to your sandwiches. Natasha Cooper, manager at Food From The Bridge - which provides Sussex employers with catering delivery services - is launching a special energyboosting lunch menu. She has also compiled a free tip sheet for employers and employees, designed to boost energy levels and keep the New Year doldrums at bay.

“Everybody gets a little down in the dumps after the festive period,” she explained. “We’ve all overindulged over the holidays and then it’s back to work in the cold and the dark. But paying a little more attention to your diet can work wonders. “All the research shows that healthy eating boosts workplace productivity and reduces sickness absence - plus it makes us feel good. A healthy lunch doesn’t have to cost any more than an unhealthy one and a few simple changes to what we eat at work can make all the difference.” A classic mistake is reaching for a sugary snack halfway through the morning: “That sugary doughnut will send your energy levels soaring, but they plummet just as quickly. A banana is a much better choice, so keep one in your briefcase.” Foods that are rich in iron also help prevent fatigue - while coffee and tea should be drunk in moderation. Too much caffeine

can actually make you feel more tired. Instead, drink plenty of water. And, instead of a cup of coffee, try having one or two squares of dark chocolate midafternoon. Natasha added: “We’re devising a special January menu for our office-lunch delivery service that includes some high energy options. We also supply lunches for workplace training days and seminars and we know that choosing the right food combinations can make all the difference between people getting the most out of the entire day or snoozing through the afternoon.” So if you are spending money on training, think about providing an energy-boosting lunch to go with it. Natasha Cooper’s tips for boosting energy levels at work (see below) can also be downloaded for free from the Food From The Bridge website. Visit: www.foodfromthebridge.com.

10 top tips to boost energy at work 1 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One of the reasons energy levels dip at work is because we have skipped breakfast. Porridge and muesli are quick and nutritious. Try adding fresh or dried fruit rather than a sprinkle of sugar. 2 If you do suffer a midmorning energy gap, reach for a piece of fruit rather than a sugary snack, such as a doughnut. Sugar gives as an instant boost, but it leaves our system just as quickly and we can feel even more tired. 3 Do not leave it too long between meals - no matter how busy you are. Ideally, eat every three to four hours; space meals with healthy snacks. 4 Pack a few healthy snacks every morning before you leave for work. Fruit (dried and fresh), nuts, even a small container of a dry high-fibre iron-fortified breakfast cereal,

all make excellent snacks and can give a healthy boost to energy levels between meals.

caffeine can actually make you feel more tired. Instead, drink plenty of water.

5 Over-eating makes us tired. A big lunch, or just one large meal at the end of the working day is not a good idea and if you eat too late it can interfere with a restful night’s sleep. 6 Try to eat lunch away from your desk no matter how busy you are. A short break outside, or a change of scene, can reenergise you. 7 Foods that are rich in iron also help prevent fatigue, so when you are thinking about what sandwich to have for lunch, opt for wholemeal bread and choose beef instead of chicken. Green vegetables are also rich in iron. Simply adding cress to an egg mayonnaise sandwich boosts its iron content. 8 Coffee and tea should be drunk in moderation. Too much

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9 Chocolate can be good for! But make sure it is dark chocolate. This is because cocoa beans contains theobromine, which gives our bodies a boost. But do not eat too much of it. A couple of squares midafternoon should keep you going. 10 Avoid too much alcohol. A drink at the end of the day may help you unwind, but too much alcohol can leave you feeling fatigued, disrupt sleep, and is a depressant.

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This council publicises a commitment to a few favoured minorities, while failing to defend services for the elderly Jean Calder @jeancalder101

I approached this New Year with a feeling of distinct nausea. Nothing to do with eating too much, rather a profound disquiet with local politics and the state of the city. Chief among my concerns is the proposal that services for vulnerable adults will bear the brunt of council cuts. Denise D’Souza, executive director of adult social care, says £6 million will have to be found out of this budget. Older people’s resource centres are in the frame. So are day centres, which provide a lifeline for individuals and their families. In the earlier phases of my mother’s dementia, she attended a non-specialist day centre once a week. And then, as the illness progressed, two days - or, later, three days - a week at a specialist dementia day centre. She received 24-hour care at home, but this could not have been achieved for so long without day centres. While she was there, carers could rest knowing she was safe, stimulated and wellfed. My mother ate well at other times; but, for some of those who attended, day-centre lunches were the only well-prepared hot meals they received. Council leader Jason Kitcat defends proposed cuts to these services. He wrote in this newspaper that “with the ‘personalisation’ scheme, elderly and disabled people are able to choose from a range of activities they would like to do with their allocated budget. This means that fewer are choosing to come to formal council-run day care centres - instead going to the cinema or bingo, for instance”.

He added “as a result...our services at day-care centres are being used less”. This outrageous and selfserving statement, which in effect places responsibility for cuts in services for vulnerable elders upon slightly-less-vulnerable people who wish to live a normal life. I doubt those consulted about “activities” had any idea that mainstream services for their frail peers were at risk. I also suspect there are few older people receiving council funding who would really prefer to spend it on bingo rather than food, cleaning and care. Cllr Kitcat cynically ignores the fact that “take-up” may have reduced because very frail people are not able to access services they need - either because they do not know how to manage money previously spent by the council on their behalf or because the amount provided is not enough to fund what they need. It is no accident that the personalisation agenda came in on the back of a previous £400,000 cut in services.  The truth is that many frail pensioners cannot manage personal funding - or simply do not receive it. I would like Cllr Kitcat to meet my old friend and colleague, Pauline (not her real name). She worked for years in the NHS and then in

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for her sister, who has dementia, and lives in the same house. Pauline cannot get out. She cooks and cleans for her sister and deals with her fear, anxiety and occasionally-challenging behaviour. To stay active, Pauline knits for charity. She is worried about her own health, because she has had a recent They parrot fine words about fall. Social equalities and diversity, but workers have promote a culture obsessed with offered her sister a place youth and privilege” in a care home, but Pauline the voluntary sector. She never wants to keep her at home for as earned much, but carried on long as possible.  working into her 80s because she I asked Pauline whether her loved the charity she served. In sister attended a day centre. She June this year, after 20 years, she has not been offered one, not reluctantly left her employment, even a day a week. I asked if her not to retire but to care full-time sister had any money under the

personalisation scheme. She has not. Pauline has not even heard of it. So there was no real choice. It was the care home or nothing at all. That is the reality of life for many older people, especially older women. They work for years on low wages or unpaid in the home. In later life, they live on reduced pensions, frequently after caring for an older husband or parent. After their deaths, they struggle on alone. Then, when they need help and turn to the state to provide it, it spits in their faces. Or politely withholds support, which amounts to the same thing.  I am sick of this council’s hypocrisy and the brazen selfishness of those who dominate it. They parrot fine words about equalities and

diversity, but promote a culture obsessed with youth and privilege. Leading councillors and senior officers eagerly publicise their commitment to a few favoured minorities, those with social cachet, but fail to defend services for the elderly, especially those who are poor, sick or female - or the unfashionable jobs of those who provide them (usually women). This council has white-collar community safety officers, equalities and community development workers, commissioners and coordinators aplenty - none of whom provide essential client services. Will they turn out to defend elderly services and the jobs of low-paid colleagues?  I do not for a moment think so. 

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Hospital chief pays tribute to the unsung heroes Frank le Duc @BHcitynews The chief executive of Brighton and Hove’s main hospital trust has paid tribute to the unsung heroes among his staff. Matthew Kershaw, who runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said he wanted to mention “a few individuals and teams whose roles are perhaps less obvious than our doctors, nurses and other frontline clinical staff but are still fundamental to providing the best care we can for our patients”. Mr Kershaw, the chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “My point in mentioning a few people is not to single them out as more important but to acknowledge and pay tribute to the essential contribution of everyone who works here.” Those mentioned in Mr Kershaw’s Christmas message included: ■ “Our service managers are more often than not the “go to” people when things go wrong but, I think it is fair to say, rarely get the credit when things go well. They need to be master of all trades and their role is

fundamental to the effective and efficient running of the hospital; ■ “Our switchboard operators, the voices at the end of the phone when people call, who are there every minute of the day and night and who, in a 24-hour period, deal with around 7,000 calls at the County and 2,500 at the Princess Royal Hospital (in Haywards Heath); ■ “Nicky Rogerson and her staff in our payroll department who ensure over 7,000 people get paid on time each week or month and that we all got paid early this month which is a massive logistical challenge (and I am sure extremely welcome); ■ “The small army of people who don’t get paid for their time, effort and expertise – our volunteers, Leagues of Friends, other fundraising organisations like Rockinghorse and the Sussex Cancer Fund, and the relatively new Sing to Enjoy Choir whose carol concert I had the pleasure of attending; ■ “The team in Medical Records at Freshfields, who store, distribute and keep track of over two million sets of clinical notes. ■ “Tony Scott, runner-up Cleaner of the Year in the Hospital Star Awards, who always stops for a chat when I see him and

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The Medici Mirror, by Melissa Bailey I’ve often felt that buildings have a secret hidden life of their own; some histories must surely linger in the bricks and mortar. When I see that a Victorian hospital has been converted into luxury apartments, I know with certainty that I could not live there. The walls would whisper their tragic stories to me late at night and I could not be happy there. So, when an architect is asked to re-design a long-abandoned shoe factory and discovers a secret room in the basement, with a 16th-century Venetian mirror in it, I knew that I was going to settle down to a story of hidden histories and surprises. Johnny Carter, the architect, has a new girlfriend in his life and the pair of them start

to explore the mystery of the mirror. They discover that it once belonged to Catherine de Medici: betrayed wife, occult practitioner, and mistress of all things dark and devilish. It seems to start to destroy their own relationship and soon they are engulfed in jealousy and obsession. They discover that the past holds great power over the future and that love alone is sometimes not enough. This is a wonderful book that will haunt you long after you finish it. The story wraps you in secrets and twists and turns, and is very clever in blending history with the present day. A word of warning: if you are perhaps living in a re-modelled Victorian factory, and have ever wondered about the room in the basement that never seems warm, even on a summer day, this book is not perhaps for you!

speaks with passion and pride about his part in enhancing the clinical care and the experience of patients in the areas he cleans.” Mr Kershaw added: “I want to thank all staff for your dedication, compassion and hard work throughout the year. My particular thanks to those of you who are working over the festive season and my sincere good wishes for Christmas and the new year.

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Do we really need so many celebrations of the car? Graham Chainey

A petition is seeking support to save the Brighton Speed Trials, said to be the longest-running motorsports event in the world. Thousands of supporters have signed it, in an attempt to prevent the trials - held annually on Madeira Drive since 1905 - from being axed. According to Green councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of the economic development and culture committee, which will make the decision on January 23: “This has absolutely nothing to do with the ideology of this administration.” Apparently, it is solely about issues of public safety - a competitor was killed during last September’s trials - and the fact that seafront businesses and wide tracts of beach have to be closed for the event, causing widespread inconvenience at the height of the holiday season. Well, I rather wish it did stem from ideology, rather than from health and safety. Bored as I am by most forms of sport, I have always regarded motorsports as the most boring and pointless sports of all. People driving cars round and round in circles, while making a lot of noise and fumes, has always struck me as the epitome of mindless entertainment. And these speed trials, in which serial competitors try to drive as fast as they can over a short stretch of road, also seem pretty superfluous. The event goes on all day (I can see it from my windows) with endless revving and roaring and smoking tyres, and thousands regard it, to judge by this petition, as “one of the highlights on Brighton’s seafront entertainment calendar”. Maybe our Green-led “administration” (to use the councillor’s presidential-sounding locution) should have the courage

More than 7,300 people have signed the petition to save Brighton Speed Trials

of their ideological convictions and declare that there are not just issues of boring old public safety and convenience involved here, but that an event such as this has become thoroughly anachronistic in our eco-focused, carbon-footprinted, saving-theplanet 21st century. That a Greenled Brighton and Hove does not wish to be associated with public spectacles of motor racing. They could go even further. Every year on the Sunday following the Saturday of the trials, something like 30,000 motorcycles descend on the same Madeira Drive like a swarm of black locusts, making an even worse racket, monopolising pavements and parking spaces for miles around, and forming another of these highlights in the local entertainment calendar. That is 30,000 supposedly rugged individualists, all dressed alike, riding similar machines, making similar macho roaring noises, and probably all talking among themselves about the same techno things. Brighton is the national Mecca for cloned individualists, for people who think they are wonderfully alternative, and go about in identical shoals to prove it.

And there are plenty of other council-licensed celebrations of the internal combustion engine over the course of the year. There are rallies of thousands of Minis, or thousands of VW camper vans, or thousands of Land Rovers. They all cause disruption, congestion and pollution, and their contribution to the city’s economy is probably negligible. The only one I look forward to is the rally of commercial vehicles - ancient buses, vans, fire engines and so on - and that is because these vintage vehicles are all singular and different and have so much more character and attractive design than their bland, modern equivalents. None of these events is exactly something that the country’s flagship Green-controlled city ought to want to be associated with. Maybe the time has come to rethink their rationale. Cllr Bowden and his colleagues on that committee should ignore vested-interest petitions, and the health-and-safety smokescreen, and declare some ideological determination for once.

Graham Chainey is a freelance writer living in Brighton.

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Have a Happy New Year! But don’t try to waste my time or money in 2014 Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

A very Happy New Year to you. Easy to say, isn’t it? And how often we hear it said quite often by complete strangers who probably could not give a tinker’s cuss whether you have a happy new year or not? It is one of those strange things we feel obliged to say, even though - as we all know - the goodwill is likely to be extremely short-lived. Perhaps we could change things and have a sort of monthly wish of goodwill instead of an annual one. It seems that we are still wishing each other happy new year until about mid-January. So perhaps we could opt for a monthly top-up, thereby extending the season of goodwill throughout the year.

For example, as January is pretty much taken care of with the happy new year wishes for each other, we could re-invent ourselves for the second month by wishing each other a peaceful, healthy and wealthy February. And so on, throughout the year. It may be that if we adopted this idea and put it into play, we could actually avoid some of the unpleasant things we inflict on each other throughout the year.

us stick to those throughout the year? I have made quite a few this year, in the hope that some of them stick. I have also put reminders into my diary so that I may remind myself regularly and keep on track. One of my regular resolutions is to maximise use of my time. By that, I mean not to allow others to waste my time. Which is easier said than done. Despite this particular annual resolution, I still get in to people who I have a couple of stock sucked turn up on my doorstep questions to ask when with what is commonly described as a “good idea”. approached by people These ideas are with good ideas” invariably so good that the mastermind behind With the current system, we the scheme has so far not been do seem to forget those annual able to get it off the ground. The good wishes pretty quickly - good news, however, is that which I am sure, with constant with the assistance of my hardreminders, we could keep to the earned cash and expertise - “we” forefront of our minds. are going to make an absolute Likewise, the famous “New fortune. The bad news is that, Year’s resolution”. How many of despite only allowing myself to

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become involved in a handful of these sure fire schemes to date, the few I have become involved with have cost me dearly both in time and money. Therefore, this year I have added to my “maximise” resolution a rider, with triplestar rating, advising myself not to allow others to waste any of my precious time or hard-earned money. In readiness, I have prepared a couple of stock questions I intend to ask when, as an entrepreneur, I am approached throughout the year by people with good ideas. The first question I am going to ask is: “Please can you explain what you are going to be doing

while I am carrying out your idea?”; The second question is going to be: “Please can you explain exactly what your idea is going to do to enhance my lifeexperience?” On reflection, had I asked these questions prior to allowing myself to get sucked into the few other people’s madcap good ideas, I would never have become involved in any of them. Good luck to the hopeful who presents the next one - because, with my now-monthly reminders, I am more than ready for you. A very Happy New Year to you all - and an equally-happy February when it comes around. And every month thereafter!

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New Year ... new attitudes So Christmas is over for another year and I am getting ready for one of my busiest periods. Sadly for many couples the Christmas break will have brought with it the realisation that their relationship no longer works. As parents they may have agreed to keep things going for the sake of the children and planned to split up after the holiday. For others the combination of spending more time together than usual, high expectations and tricky family dynamics was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. Either way it is a sad time for all involved and 2014 will not be a year they are looking forward to. As a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator I have to be very sensitive and help couples look ahead, not back.

I help people believe that change is possible. Hope for a new future. Many couples think that the divorce process has to be about point scoring where one party wins and the other loses. So when they come to me I help change that attitude. Collaborative law is a way of doing things differently. Each partner has their own lawyer, we all sit down together to work out a way forward. The whole process is built on trust and transparency; all advice is given openly, meaning there is less confusion and expectations are managed. We try and maintain a positive, practical attitude throughout. Like new years’ resolutions a commitment to doing things differently can go a long way to achieving a

positive way forward. But also like those resolutions no one is going to pretend it is going to be easy to stick to. Because of difficult emotions and old ways of behaving the attitude has to be ‘we are at least going to try and work together to do what is right’. Just a bit of willingness to look forward to 2014, rather than back over difficult times, is often all that is needed. My experience of Collaborative practice has been rewarding because I see many couples resolve to work together and in so doing they are able to move on from the past. Like the New Year and the month of January itself it can be tough and depressing but with a fresh resolve better times are ahead.

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Sue Hadfield Author of Change One Thing! This is the time of year when we tend to re-evaluate our lives. The excesses of Christmas are over and we turn our attention to selfimprovement and the challenges of the year ahead. In the cold gloom of January, we may have a general feeling of malaise and a desire to make changes in our relationships or careers. We decide that we must lose weight and get more exercise, or stop smoking and drinking too much alcohol. Or we may be determined to stop overspending and get out of debt. We make New Year resolutions and laugh as we declare: “I know I won’t stick to it; I never do.” Or you may have simply given up making resolutions out of a feeling of hopelessness, that there is no point trying if you know you are going to fail. Some of us make the same resolutions every year, but we

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never examine why it is we are unable to achieve our goals. It may seem ironic, but one of the main reasons that people fail is because they do not really believe that it is possible for them to succeed. Imagine if someone told you

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you pick up your newspaper, or having a glass of wine when you get home from work. Sometimes, it means replacing an entrenched habit with a new one - like walking to work instead of driving. We don’t actually change. We just stop doing something that we have decided not to do any more and perhaps replace it with something better. So why do we fail? One of the reasons is that the resolutions we make are too general and wide-ranging. If you decide to “Lose weight, drink less and get more exercise”, you are setting yourself up for failure. To make a resolution that you will be able to keep, make it specific and make it positive.

People fail because they do not really believe that it is possible for them to succeed”

that you will never be able to improve your life: this is it and nothing you can do will make any difference. How would you respond? Would you believe them? Or would you be determined to prove them wrong? It can be difficult to change habits that you may have developed over many years. But it is possible. Change usually means stopping doing something that has become habitual - like buying a bar of chocolate when

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CHANGE ONE THING! ● Embrace

a happier, more successful you

“Well, I’m only 38 that gives me another 40 years to pursue my dreams”. The trouble is that it doesn’t work like that. The problem is that the increase in life-expectancy has not been matched by an increase in “healthy life-expectancy”.

Sue Hadfield

“You have your whole life ahead of you. Don’t waste it.”

What does healthy life expectancy mean? Did anyone ever say this to you when you were young? Have you ever said it to anyone else? Of course, it is true about all of us – ahead of us lies our future and it is up to us to spend however many years we have in the best way possible. The decisions we make about every aspect of our lives are not just taken at age 18 or 21 but throughout our lives.

Which do you want first – the good news or the bad news? Well the good news is that of the people alive in Britain today, 10 million will live to be 100 (currently the number is 12,640). These people are called the Generation C (for centenarian) and it is estimated that three million of them are presently under the age of 16 and a further five and a half million are under the age of 50. There’s plenty of time then. So what’s the problem? First of all, there isn’t much time between the cradle and the grave. A new-born boy today can expect to live for 78.9 years and a girl to 82.9. You might think,

> Continued from page 1 So you rephrase your resolution: “I am going to eat fruit instead of chocolate - or biscuits, or cake, or pudding - for a month. If you give yourself a time limit, you are much more likely to succeed and you can always keep on once

that you haven’t wasted it in an unhappy relationship or a job that bores you. Indeed, you want

It is easy to make excuses and to compare your lot in life unfavourably with others. It is true that many people who have Scientists at Johns Hopkins made a success University in Baltimore conducted of their lives have done so a study of 6,200 men and women with the help of over a period of eight years and a comfortable isolated four habits that are most background and likely to help you to have a long family support. It but healthy lifestyle. is, however, equally true that many of They said that not smoking made our heroes have the biggest difference, followed come from humble by a Mediterranean-style diet backgrounds and have achieved their (vegetables, fruit, whole grains success almost and fish), regular exercise, and despite their keeping a normal weight. family upbringing or difficulties.

We want to live as long as possible, but we want to be in good health. Healthy lifeexpectancy is an estimate of the number of healthy years (free from disease or disability – like cancer, dementia or severe arthritis) that a person born in a particular year can expect to live. The average number of years spent with some kind of debilitating illness is subtracted from the average life-expectancy to give us “health-adjusted lifeexpectancy”. The average man in this country can expect to enjoy good health until he is 63 and the average woman 65, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics in 2011. Like everyone else, you will be saying to yourself, “Well, that’s the average. It’s not going to be me. I’m determined to stay fit and well and lead a fulfilling life right to the end.” Of course, you don’t just want to live healthily – you want those years to be happy and rewarding. You want to be able to look back on your life and know that you have fulfilled your potential;

to be aware that you are living a life worth living while you are living it – to know that you are learning new things and using your talents and abilities to the full. If you think of people you admire, they are usually people with a passion: people who have discovered what they enjoy doing and then perfected their sport or their craft and pursue it to its limits. For most people, this is not easy to do. We all have the same things holding us back: that little voice telling us that we’re not good enough; the family background that makes us conform; the tendency to laziness that stops us from achieving our potential.

Is it too late?

you have established your new regime. Another reason for giving up is because we don’t think in advance what we are going to do if we lapse. So we have a cigarette and think: “That’s it. I’ve failed”. Or we over-indulge on a night out

and think: ‘Well, that’s the diet totally out of the window.” In future, see these actions for what they are: one-offs, examples that you are human. Not a failure, just human. Then get back to your new regime the next day. To stick to a New Year’s resolution you have to be

realistic. Realistic about your aim in the first place, particularly if you are trying to lose weight; realistic about how you are going to achieve your aim. Sometimes, you have to avoid the people and places that you know will just tempt you back to your old ways

It is true that there are some things that have to be started when you are very young if you are going to excel: it takes a young body to be the best in some sports. It is possible, though, to do almost anything you want – whatever your age. You may not be able to become an Olympic champion, but it is certainly possible to decide on something that you want to achieve and to become good at it. For some sports and many creative areas of life, there are no age limits – you can become an artist, or an author, or a musician, or a traveller, or a canoeist, a marathon runner or an entrepreneur – whatever you want and whatever your age.

It is not just these kinds of creative activities that can be taken up later in life, many people have changed career and done something totally different in their 40s, 50s and even 60s and 70s. It is sometimes because of a life-changing event, like being made redundant, or having a baby, that makes people realize that they no longer want to do what may have suited them quite well when they were younger. In fact, lots of people fulfil themselves only as they get older. They may not become famous because they just get on with it: studying for a degree in their 70s, setting up a business in retirement, writing a first novel, travelling around the world, becoming a good photographer, a keen birdwatcher, learning a new language, taking up horse-riding, singing or learning to play a musical instrument. You may feel that you have been held back because of a difficult start in life, or poor schooling, or the lack of direction and support from friends and family. Almost all these things can also be a motivation – if you are able to put the past behind you and decide that it is never too late you can still, with a great deal of determination, and some planning, fulfil your dreams.

Wanting it all The prospect of trying to achieve everything can mean you achieve none of the things you most want. Many people rush headfirst

See every attempt that you have made in the past as a learning experience. If you have tried to stop smoking 20 times, write down why you want to stop and the situations that led to you starting again. This time you will succeed. Believe it and you can do it.

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down a career path they think will lead to money, status and success without considering the consequences to their personal lives. Sometimes, you just have to stand back and reflect. What do I really want in life? Who are the most important people in my life? Am I proud of my life so far? What could I do to improve it? If you have a family, you will want them to thrive and to do well so your personal dreams and ambitions may have been pushed to one side. Having to juggle the often conflicting demands of modern life is stressful and sometimes, ironically, leads to the breakdown of family life that the paid work was intended to support. The trouble is that, in the drive to “have it all”, the most important things in life can slip to the bottom of the pile, as “wanting it all” comes to mean a relentless drive to earn more and buy more. We all know of relationships that have ended, children who long to spend more time with their parents, and friendships that are neglected, because work has taken precedence over the things that once mattered the most. The status and financial rewards of any job are meaningless, if you are feeling constantly miserable and anxious. It’s your choice It is, of course, much easier to ignore these niggling doubts and to put up with a life that isn’t quite the dream, or even particularly happy. It can be frightening to move out of your “comfort zone” because, by definition, this is a reassuring place to be. The alternative is not necessarily doing something frightening or risky, just doing something you long to do, but which you feel you “shouldn’t” because it doesn’t conform to what people expect you to do. You may feel trapped in a job that you hate, with colleagues you don’t particularly like, because it is well paid, or at least pays the bills. Some people spend their lives making money, in order to lead a better life, and often sacrifice their health

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and their relationships in the process. Quite often, they then spend their later years trying to recover their health (belatedly joining a gym, “detoxing”, having therapy) or patching up their relationship with their children. Whatever age you are now and wherever you are in terms of career, or relationships, or family, you have the rest of your life ahead of you. Don’t squander them by letting the days go by, doing things you don’t enjoy with people you don’t want to be with. These are the best years of your life and it is possible to make a living doing something you enjoy, to spend more time with people you like and to live a happy and fulfilled life. Lots of people do it and there has never been a better time.

Sue Hadfield, who lives in Brighton, is author of Change One Thing!, published on December 27 by Capstone. Price £9.99.

“Whatever age you are now and wherever you are in terms of career, or relationships, or family, you have the rest of your life ahead of you to start.”

Change one thing: your secret deadline You may have given yourself an unspoken deadline: “I want to be working for a national newspaper by the time I’m 30” or “I want to be working for myself in the next three years”. In fact, a poll of 1,000 40-year-olds by Skipton Building Society, in 2012, found that the average adult is as much as 19 years behind their own schedule with their life-goals. This feeling of dissatisfaction is surprisingly common, not only in terms of career, but also in terms of the milestones that people want to reach in their personal lives and relationships. The research showed that most adults hoped to start a family by the age of 28 but that 38% are unlikely have done so 10 years later. Of those polled, most had hoped to have met their life partner by the age of 25, but 33% of them were still looking at the age of 40; 13% of them admitted they had yet to find a full-time job. The targets that had been missed by a significant proportion of the people surveyed were: owning a car, writing a will, going abroad twice a year, getting married, or having a civil partnership, starting a pension, and – for 71% – earning more than £30,000 (which they had hoped to do by the time they were 31). If you could go back in time and start all over again, what would you do differently? Would you still pursue the same career? If not, what do you now wish you could have been and done?

Self-help books by Sue Hadfield Change One Thing! Embrace a Happier, More Successful You Sue Hadfield Capstone; £9.99 You are not a helpless pawn in the game of your life. You can choose your own path and make the choice to lead the life you want. Just take it one step at a time. By making just one change, however large or small, you can alter the course of the rest of your life - a change in your lifestyle, attitude, behaviour or a particular habit.

Brilliant Positive Thinking Sue Hadfield Pearson; £10.99 If you can harness the power of positive thinking you will be happier, healthier, more resilient, successful and better looking. OK. That last bit might be a slight exaggeration. But it is true that positive thinking will put you in the driving seat of your life, and this book will show you how. 

How to be Assertive in Any Situation Sue Hadfield and Gill Hasson Pearson; £10.99 Take control and lead the life you want to live. Do you say yes when you mean no? Do you avoid conflict and confrontation? Do you struggle to make decisions? What if you could confidently answer no to all of these questions? With How to be Assertive in Any Situation you can.

Bounce: Use the Power of Resilience to Live the Life You Want Sue Hadfield and Gill Hasson Pearson Life; £10.99 What would you do if you knew you could never fail? That no matter what life threw at you, whatever challenges you faced, you could keep moving forward to build a happy and successful life. With Bounce you can.Nobody goes through life without ups and downs. We all suffer similar misfortunes:

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Brighton claim their first win in six Tuesday 1 January 2013 Championship Ipswich Town 0- 3 Brighton & Hove Albion Hammond 15’ Mackail-Smith 34’ Bridge 67’ Attendence: 19, 018

Hammond gave Brighton the lead

ALBION’s season is back up and running after an impressive away win at in-form Ipswich Town. The Seagulls went ahead when Dean Hammond headed in Andrea Orlandi's corner, before Craig Mackail-Smith scored from Ashley Barnes's flick-on. Brighton extended their lead as Gary Dicker's pass picked out Wayne Bridge, who unleashed a superb strike from 35 yards past Town's Stephen Henderson. Ipswich's best chance fell to Daryl Murphy but his shot was saved.

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The hosts had won five of their last seven games, while Brighton failed to record a victory in December. However, Brighton created the best chances at Portman Road and Southampton loanee Hammond gave the visitors a 15thminute lead. Mackail-Smith then doubled his side's advantage with his 11th goal of the season as he out-paced Aaron Cresswell and produced a fine shot that went in off the post. Brighton goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, making his 100th English league

appearance, denied Murphy, while Lee Martin and Guirane N'Daw wasted good chances for Ipswich. But a spectacular finish from Bridge sealed Brighton's victory, which takes them back up to ninth, three points off a Championship play-off place. Albion: Kuszczak, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge, Hammond, Orlandi (Hoskins 80'), David Lopez, LuaLua (Dicker - 55'), Bridcutt, Barnes, Mackail-Smith (Dobbie 85'). Subs (Unused) Brezovan, Dunk, Crofts, March.

Sussex tribute to Tony Greig and Christopher Martin-Jenkins SUSSEX County Cricket Club is opening a Book of Condolence for Tony Greig and one for Christopher Martin-Jenkins at the PROBIZ County Ground from Monday 7 January until the end of the month. All members and supporters are welcome to pay their tributes anytime between 9am5pm Monday to Friday. Both men were revered throughout the cricket world and had strong Sussex connections. Tony Greig played for Sussex from 1967 to 1978 as an all-rounder and was captain from 1973 to 1977. He had an outstanding cricketing career captaining England with great distinction. Tony was instrumental in launching World Series Cricket before becoming a famous broadcaster. Christopher Martin-Jenkins was one of the world's leading cricket journalists and one of the best known voices on Test Match Special. A past President of MCC, Christopher was a great supporter of Sussex and was proud of the role his son, Robin, played in the county's championship winning teams. Sussex Chairman, Jim May, said: " Everyone connected with Sussex cricket is deeply saddened by the untimely loss of these two cricketing giants. We are opening two Books of Condolence at the County Ground to enable our members and supporters to play tribute to these two great men of Sussex Cricket."

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GUS POYET has admitted that he has no intention of being 'reasonable' in the January transfer window when it comes to listening to offers for his Brighton & Hove Albion players. The likes of Liam Bridcutt, Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Buckley have been linked with moves away from the club after impressive performances in the Championship this season. However, Poyet is fed up of being asked for too much money for his own transfer targets, particularly British players, and plans to make life equally difficult for his rival bosses. "I don't think I'm going to be reasonable because when I try to buy, nobody is very reasonable," Poyet said in the Daily Star. "British players are overrated - they are too expensive for no reason. "Everybody wants the best British players and that makes you pay too much. "But when you can go overseas and get a better player for half the money the complaint is there are too many foreigners."

January 4 Albion were back on track after a 3-0 win at Ipswich Town. The Seagulls went ahead with a Dean Hammond header; Craig MackailSmith scored the second, before Wayne Bridge got the third with a longrange strike.

Albion gunned down late on THEO Walcott's deflected late winner settled a pulsating encounter and sent Arsenal into the FA Cup fifth round at the expense of battling Brighton. Brighton demonstrated exactly why they are play-off contenders as they pushed Arsenal every inch of the way before finally being beaten by substitute Walcott's strike five minutes from time. Arsenal led twice through Olivier Giroud but in a thunderous atmosphere Brighton bounced back and looked to have secured at least a replay with goals from Ashley Barnes and £2m Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa on his debut. Arsene Wenger sent on Walcott and Jack Wilshere in the second half to give Arsenal extra thrust and control. And it was Walcott who answered his manager's call with a volley from the edge of the area after Brighton goalkeeper Casper Ankergren punched a corner out to the edge of the area. This was the toughest of examinations for Arsenal - who are seeking their first trophy in eight years - and Wenger's delight at the final

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whistle was clear evidence of his relief and pleasure at negotiating it safely. Brighton celebrate the 30th anniversary of reaching the FA Cup final against Manchester United - which they lost after a replay - this year and the old competition certainly stirred the emotions as the stadium crackled with noise and fervour throughout.

Arsenal's visit drew a record crowd to The Amex. Albion: Ankergren, Greer (Dicker 37'), El-Abd, Calderon, Bridge, Hammond, David Lopez, Bridcutt, Buckley (LuaLua - 46'), Barnes, Ulloa (Mackail-Smith - 73') Subs: (Unused) Kuszczak, Painter, Orlandi, Vicente.

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LIAM Bridcutt has spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League as Brighton chase promotion this season after their FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. Midfielder Bridcutt has produced a series of impressive performances in the Championship this season to reportedly attract the attention of clubs in the top flight. Seagulls manager Gus Poyet has previously tipped Bridcutt to make it to the very top of the game, and he had the chance to test himself against high-class opposition last weekend. "I've always said that I want to play in the Premier League," he said. "I think I am good enough to play there. Gus has given me a great opportunity and I want to progress as much as I can." Bridcutt enjoyed lining up against Arsenal stars such as Jack Wilshere, having faced the Arsenal midfielder in a number of youth-team games during his time as a youngster at Chelsea. The 23-year-old said: "Jack is a top quality player and will have a long career in the game for Arsenal and England.”

Gus Poyet has high hopes for new signing Ulloa scored on his debut for the Albion

between the ball and the player and he GUS Poyet hopes new signing didn't lose too many challenges. Leonardo Ulloa can be Brighton's "When you are defending against a answer to Olivier Giroud. very good player and you are not too The Seagulls boss saw Giroud at smart and it's a very good team, it's his best with two goals in his side's almost impossible. narrow 3-2 FA Cup defeat by Arsenal "At Championship level, Leo should on Saturday, while Argentine striker give us that power, that holding and Ulloa also scored on his debut. strength that we didn't have. "I knew Giroud was strong but, "I'm pleased for him. That's what's maybe because I'm not used to the Premier League, he was massive," said difficult for me. We lost and I don't like it but it was a good start for Poyet. Leo. He scored, he was feeling the "He was very strong. I won't atmosphere which was incredible at say unstoppable but for us he was Ticketsfrom are still available forand Albion’s forthcoming that time we'll see where thatnpower not like the normal striker Championship withus." Derby County at the Amex the Championship. He put himself clashtakes

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"I'm delighted. It was all agreed in principle coming on loan. Obviously I've worked with the gaffer a number of times and there was no problem with that. "A lot of people don't see the side to the gaffer that we do - on the pitch, on the training field, on the bus and in the changing room. "It's every player's dream, especially in the Championship - they want to be playing in the Premier League. You go away and have a nice holiday, but still in the back of your mind, you've only got four weeks off, so maybe in a week and a half, you're going to know who you're playing in that first game.”

DAVID Lopez's fifth goal of the season proved enough to sink Burnley and help Brighton climb into the top six of the Championship table. The Spaniard struck from 12 yards after connecting with Andrea Orlandi's cross as Gus Poyet's side secured a third win in four league games. Burnley battled and would have come away with at least a point but for heroics from keeper Tomasz Kuszczak. The Pole saved well from Junior Stanislas and Jason Shackell. Kuszczak also denied Kieran Trippier towards the end yet the Clarets are now without a win in five league games. Having weathered early pressure from the visitors, Brighton settled and took the lead in the 20th minute when Orlandi delivered a centre from the left for Lopez to strike home first time. Burnley's response was swift. Stanislas's shot from distance had to be

met with a desperate block by full-back Bruno before Shackell's header from Keith Treacy's 34th-minute corner was parried by Kuszczak. Brighton spurned chances to increase their lead after half-time, with both Jose Ulloa and Lopez left frustrated. At the other end, Chris McCann should have done better when presented with an opportunity from six yards out before Kuszczak produced another fine save to keep out Trippier. And there was still time for Charlie Austin to miss out on his 25th goal of the campaign, the Clarets forward missing the target with a header. Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex’s Johnny Cantor: "We are back in the top six and that is where we want to be. "David Lopez scored with a great finish and then our goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak made a great save. That`s the kind of quality that helps you win games. "I like what I'm seeing. We now have a

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different character to the squad and keeping clean sheets is a good sign." ALBION: Kuszczak, Bruno, El-Abd, Upson, Bridge, Hammond, Orlandi (Barnes

summer targets is Giovani dos Santos; the ex-Tottenham attacking midfielder, who was relegated with Mallorca in 2012-13. Santos is reportedly seeking a move away from the Islanders during the summer in a bid to boost his chances of being selected for Mexico's World Cup campaign. Tickets for the match with Spanish giants Villarreal are already on sale at the Amex, the ticketline or online at seagulls.co.uk. Also, both fixtures are included as part of 1901 Club membership and these games will automatically be pre-loaded onto members' season ticket smartcards.

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thinking and why he did certain things," he added. "I started to think that I wanted to be a manager or a coach. I love thinking about how we can win a game, how we can create an opening - these kind of things got me thinking that I wanted to be a manager. "It's difficult because when you are a player, you think maybe only about yourself but when you are the manager you have to think about maybe 30 people and it's not easy. But when you prepare for a game and you've done something in training which you then see the results of on the pitch, it makes you very happy."

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OSCAR GARCIA has promised to bring a touch of Barcelona to Brighton and Hove Albion after being appointed boss of the Seasiders. The 40-year-old former Barca midfielder oversaw his first training session last week after taking over as the Seagulls' new head coach. "I'm impressed with the people I'm working with at Brighton and I'm very happy, it's a pleasure for me to be here," he said. "In the morning I met all the players and I saw a lot of good things. I knew English football and I knew some players who are playing here. "My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible. If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That's my philosophy. "If you play good football you will have more chances to win than if you play bad." Despite a successful playing career which also took in Valencia and Espanyol, Garcia, who quit as boss of Maccabi Tel Aviv last month, says he was always destined to become a manager. "When I was a professional player I was always thinking about what the coach was

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Back row: Will Buckley, Solomon March,Vitalijs Maksimenko, Leo Ulloa, Matthew Upson, Lewis Dunk, Rohan Ince. Middle row: Adam Chicksen, George Barker, Kemy Agustien, Bruno, Casper Ankergren, Peter Brezovan,Tomasz Kuszczak , Andrea Orlandi, Ashley Barnes, Andrew Crofts, Jake Forster-Caskey, David Lopez. Front row: Craig Mackail-Smith, Kazenga Lua Lua, Gordon Greer (captain), Juan Torrijo, Ruben Martinez, Oscar Garcia (head coach), Nathan Jones, Joaquin Gomez, Iñigo Calderon, Liam Bridcutt, Adam El Abd.

Seagulls head north to Elland Road for fiery start to new season OSCAR GARCIA faces a baptism of fire at Elland Road as the Seagulls begin life after Gus Poyet in front of a bumper crowd at Leeds. The Yorkshire club have reportedly already sold more than 28,000 tickets for tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) and the attendance will no doubt be further boosted by a sizeable contingent travelling from Sussex for a first competitive glimpse of new Albion head coach. However, even the most rabid of opposition support would be unlikely to faze the Albion’s new numero uno. In an interview with a national newspaper this week, the one-time Barcelona youth team boss lifted the lid on his time managing Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel – a spell which saw match preparations derailed by Hamas missile attacks and security briefings. Alongside such experiences the “How will they cope at Doncaster on a Tuesday night in December” question almost ritualistically asked of newly arrived foreign bosses is unlikely to apply. What does remain to be seen though is how far advanced Oscar

is in adapting Poyet’s approach to fit his higher tempo, more attacking style. Pre-season matches have seen the Albion look to move the ball up the pitch far faster than under Oscar’s predecessor and shift the passing focus from along the back four to the sharp end of the Albion midfield. Thankfully, Oscar and his team look set to head north without any fresh injury concerns. Striker Will Hoskins is now expected to miss the majority of the season after a further set back while Craig Mackail-Smith is still some way a return to first team action. However, pre-season twinges elsewhere do not appear to have translated into anything more serious. Leo Ulloa therefore remains the only obvious choice to start in the central striking slot. Will Buckley and Ashley Barnes look to be leading the race to start on either side of the line-leading Argentinian. David Lopez returned to the Albion this and his new manager has been impressed by his high fitness levels despite the Spaniard missing a large chunk of pre-season. Recent arrival Kemy Agustien is in the same

boat as Lopez in terms of lacking match time and Oscar is unlikely to use both from the start. He could therefore team certain-starter Liam Bridcutt with one of the duo and Andrea Orlandi, who led the Seagulls in assists last term with 11. Left back remains a problem area for Brighton after the Albion lost out to Reading over the signing of last season’s loan revelation Wayne Bridge. Despite giving considerable pre-season game time to both Vitalijs Maksimenko and Adam Chicksen, who arrived this summer from MK Dons, Oscar is almost certain to start with Inigo Calderon on the left alongside Matthew Upson, Gordon Greer and fellow swashbuckling Spaniard Bruno. Brighton’s hosts will be without Rodolph Austin and El-Hadji Diouf as both are still under suspension for red cards shown during the Albion’s end of season trip to Elland Road. Likely line-up: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Calderon, Bridcutt, Lopez, Orlandi, Barnes, Ulloa, Buckley. Likely subs: Brezovan, El Abd, Chicksen, Agustien, March, Lua Lua, Barker.

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Matthew Upson Brighton fans breathed a sigh of relief when Matthew Upson agreed to join the Seagulls on a free transfer this summer. A 20-game loan spell last season resulted in a boost in Brighton's performances and his experience

almost helped the Albion into the top flight. Having lost out on Wayne Bridge, the capture of Upson was almost essential. He brings out the best in both his likely partners in Gordon Greer and Adam El Abd.

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Albion kept a clean sheet in 10 of the 20 matches Upson played last season. Compared to the 27% cleansheet rate when Gordon Green and Adam El Abd played together

Points from Upson’s 18 league games; Brighton managed 31 from 22 matches with El Abd and Greer partnered together.

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Oscar Garcia faced a baptism of fire at Elland Road as the Seagulls began life after Gus Poyet by preparing to perform in front of a bumper crowd. On the eve of the game, the Yorkshire club had reportedly sold more than 28,000 tickets.

Albion reject four Crystal Palace offers ALBION’S arch rivals Crystal Palace bid for four Seagulls players during the final days of the transfer window. The Seagulls confirmed they had rejected bids from the Selhurst Park outfit for Leo Ulloa and Liam Bridcutt, with figures thought to be around the £5million mark for the Argentinian and £2million for the Scottish international. However, the Brighton and Hove Independent has learnt that Ian Holloway also made approaches for Ashley Barnes and Kazenga Lua Lua. The newspaper learnt this week that there had been definite interest in the pair and it is believed bids were lodged for both the forward and the left wing flyer. This followed suggestions by a Mirror journalist with close links to the Eagles that the Brighton quartet had been serious transfer targets for the Premier League side. Barnes was also the subject of considerable interest from fellow Championship side Burnley, who are hunting for a cut-price replacement for the recently departed Charlie Austin. Nottingham Forest also contacted the Albion to ask about Bridcutt’s availability but were told the same as Crystal Palace – that the two-time player of the year was not for sale unless the offer was substantially greater than the

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Oscar Garcia Talking post Millwall… “In the second half we played with the right mentality and attitude; and we had chances to win the game in the last ten minutes. “That is the way I want the team to play this season, but we have to improve on the first-half display, which was disappointing.

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physical game and would be difficult to beat. After their goal we showed good spirit, we wanted to win the game.

“It was good to have Andrea back but we need the other injured players as soon as possible. Once we have a full squad then we will start to play in the way that we want.

“We need this international break to recover some of our injured “It takes time, but I am really happy players. The number of injuries is with the players. They understand what we are trying to do. We need to overwhelming, but that is the life of a play the way we did after half-time for head coach. the entire 90 minutes. “We knew that Millwall came for a £2million tabled by Palace and afforded Bridcutt Premier League football. Tony Bloom has so far resisted the temptation to sell the family silver meaning, despite the fact head coach Oscar Garcia was unable to add new reinforcements to his squad, most fans will be pleased with how the club negotiated the window. Brighton had been relatively busy earlier in the summer, bringing Kemy Agustien, Adam Chicksen, Stephen Ward and Keith Andrews to the south coast as well as re-signing crowd favourite David Lopez. However, with Craig MackailSmith’s rehabilitation suffering a recent set back and Barnes still sitting out training as a result of a hip injury he picked up during the away win at Birmingham City, Oscar will almost certainly look to exploit the loan window to add

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another attacking player to his roster. With Championship clubs now on an international break, Oscar has targeted a loan signing by the time his charges return to action away to heavily-fancied Reading. The Albion have also reiterated the fact that any money generated from potential player sales would be ploughed back into Oscar’s budget rather than used to take a chunk out of the club’s projected £8million annual loses. Nobody though will be leaving until January at the very earliest. Elsewhere this week Bloom had to reject an approach from Spanish outfit Osasuna who asked the Albion for permission to speak to Oscar about their recently-vacated manager position. The move was immediately rebuffed and Osasuna appointed Javi Garcia instead, although Oscar was believed to be their first choice.

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Andrew Crofts has enjoyed a fruitful start to the season after occasionally struggling to show his best form last term. The experienced midfielder has impressed in Oscar’s new style and his endeavour was rewarded with a call up to the Wales squad.

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when a short corner routine ended with Liam Bridcutt chipping the ball into the area and Inigo Calderon turning and firing inches wide from eight yards. Yet Charlton boast one of the best away records in the Championship and it was soon clear why as they managed to stifle the hosts as the half wore on. However, that meant they offered little threat in attack with their only goalscoring opportunity coming from Yann Kermorgant's shot which flew over the top. The visitors fired another warning early in the second half when young winger Callum Harriott cut inside and drilled an angled shot just wide. That stung Brighton into life, though, and they should have opened the scoring on the hour when Vicente got to the byline. The former Spain midfielder's cross left Will Buckley with a free header but the winger nodded wastefully wide. Dorian Dervite flashed a header wide for Charlton but Brighton remained in charge and

BRIGHTON missed the chance to move up to fifth in the Championship as they drew 0-0 with dogged Charlton on Tuesday. The stalemate at the Amex Stadium keeps Gus Poyet's men sixth in the table. The Seagulls hit the woodwork twice during stoppage time but could not find their way past Chris Powell's hard-working side. They could have climbed up to fifth with a victory, and thought they had secured one when Vicente rattled the crossbar and Gordon Greer hit a post. Albion were at least able to maintain their unbeaten home record in 2013 but missed a big chance to open a gap on the chasing play-off pack. Brighton dominated throughout with Wayne Bridge overlapping from left-back to provide an early chance for Leonardo Ulloa, whose shot was blocked by Michael Morrison. Matt Upson the rose highest to meet Vicente's corner but his header was too close to Addicks keeper Ben Hamer. Their best chance of the first half came

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Calderon fired off target again after the Addicks made a meal of David Lopez's corner. Vicente's quick feet then gave him a glimpse of goal but his 20-yard drive was tipped wide by Hamer. Dale Stephens brought a fine save out of Tomasz Kuszczak with a long-range effort before the assistant referee indicated four minutes of stoppage time.

It was the most dramatic four minutes of the match as Hamer tipped Vicente's shot onto the crossbar, and from the resulting corner Greer's header came back off the inside of the post. Albion: Kuszczak, Greer, Calderon, Upson, Bridge, Vicente, David Lopez, LuaLua, Bridcutt, Buckley, Ulloa. Subs: (Unused) Ankergren, El-Abd, Painter, Hammond, Crofts, Orlandi, Barker.

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L 4 2 7 7 9 6 9 9 10 9 13 11 17 14 15 15 17 26

F 80 69 82 80 67 71 56 47 53 56 44 54 48 35 37 45 44 33

A 40 17 54 32 46 49 50 43 48 58 59 50 64 51 58 70 71 141

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P 16 19 13 18 13 18 16 16 16 15 18 16

Team SIDLESHAM BARNHAM HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN CLYMPING BILLINGSHURST FERRING ROFFEY UCKFIELD TOWN HURSTPIERPOINT IFIELD ROTTINGDEAN VILLAGE TD SHIPLEY

W D L F 12 3 1 57 12 2 5 63 10 2 1 38 8 4 6 31 8 2 3 33 8 4 6 43 6 3 7 30 5 3 8 28 4 3 9 18 4 2 9 27 3 1 14 21 2 1 13 12

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Treatment Room: Will Hoskins (knee), Craig Mackail-Smith (achilles), Andrea Orlandi (knee), Liam Bridcutt (hernia), Casper Ankergren (elbow), Leonardo Ulloa (foot)

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seven or eight to get our goal.

“I would be more worried if we didn’t have these chances to score but that is not the case in the games that we have had so far.

“I don’t know why we are not clinical but it is not down to confidence.The most important thing is that we play well and continue to create these chances.”

“All season we have had many chances to score and we have to improve that. It is not easy to improve as it cannot happen overnight but for sure it is something that we must do. “When you have seven or eight very clear chances to score you cannot be happy with saving a point. “They only needed one halfchance to score while it took us

“We now have to look towards Ashley Barnes [following the injury to Leo Ulla] and we have to trust him to score goals. He scored in pre-season and he is fit enough to help us. “Other players can play in this position and will be given their chance to play and show us what they can do, but Ash is our only genuine striker.”

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In the absence of Liam Bridcutt, Andrew Crofts has established himself as the senior figure in the Brighton midfield with a string of all-action performances. The Wales international struggled at times last season to find his feet following his return from Norwich City but seems to be flourishing under Oscar Garcia’s more direct approach.

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P 40 40 39 40 41 41 41 40 41 40 39 41 39 41 40 40 40 40 41 40 41 41

W 28 27 24 23 25 22 20 20 20 18 17 14 16 13 13 13 13 10 10 11 4 3

D 9 6 10 11 5 7 9 7 6 6 8 9 2 8 7 5 4 12 11 6 4 6

L 3 7 5 6 11 12 12 13 15 16 14 18 21 20 20 22 23 18 20 23 33 32

F 113 93 92 110 86 99 75 93 95 94 74 79 70 59 66 65 64 50 61 59 52 42

A GD PTS 32 81 93 42 51 87 43 49 82 55 55 80 51 35 80 77 22 73 64 11 69 63 30 67 64 31 66 71 23 60 66 8 59 74 5 51 84 -14 50 85 -26 47 79 -13 46 98 -33 44 102 -38 43 73 -23 42 78 -17 41 103 -44 39 141 -89 16 146 -104 15

DIVISION 3

Team LITTLEHAMPTON TOWN NEWHAVEN LITTLE COMMON EASTBOURNE UNITED AFC BROADBRIDGE HEATH WESTFIELD MILE OAK MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE LOXWOOD STEYNING TOWN BEXHILL UNITED STORRINGTON SEAFORD TOWN WICK SOUTHWICK OAKWOOD RUSTINGTON SALTDEAN UNITED

P 33 33 33 33 34 33 34 33 33 33 33 34 33 33 33 33 33 34

W 26 22 20 20 17 16 15 14 14 14 11 12 11 8 8 7 6 2

D 4 4 5 5 4 7 8 9 7 6 10 7 8 7 4 7 8 2

L 3 7 8 8 13 10 11 10 12 13 12 15 14 18 21 19 19 30

F 90 89 91 97 82 64 65 79 57 72 65 50 59 43 52 58 52 37

A 24 50 42 63 62 55 57 69 55 58 70 67 64 68 74 87 81 156

GD 66 39 49 34 20 9 8 10 2 14 -5 -17 -5 -25 -22 -29 -29 -119

PTS 82 70 65 65 55 55 53 51 49 48 43 43 41 31 28 28 26 8

Team SIDLESHAM HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN BARNHAM BILLINGSHURST CLYMPING FERRING UCKFIELD TOWN ROFFEY HURSTPIERPOINT IFIELD TD SHIPLEY ROTTINGDEAN VILLAGE

P 21 20 21 20 22 21 20 20 20 21 21 21

W D L F A 16 3 2 68 22 15 4 1 56 12 14 2 5 72 29 10 5 5 44 29 9 5 8 35 29 8 7 6 47 45 7 5 8 35 42 6 4 10 33 44 5 4 11 22 38 4 5 12 33 50 3 2 16 14 66 3 2 16 23 76

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GD PTS 46 51 44 49 43 44 15 35 6 32 2 *28 -7 26 -11 22 -16 19 -17 17 -52 11 -53 11

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“Having gone behind we had two options, to cry or to move forward. We looked forward and our reaction was incredible and because of this I am very proud of my players. “The performance was good. We have been unlucky with results but I am happy with the way that we have played. “I am never satisfied with a point and we had a lot of chances to score but we were not able to win. “We have had a lot of bad luck with injuries and other problems but we are still looking forward. “Some of the injured players have started training. Andrea and Kemy will definitely train with the group and we also will have to see if Liam [Bridcutt] is available.”

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Likely starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Calderon, Andrews, Ince, Crofts, Buckley, Barnes, Conway. Likely subs: Ankergren, Chicksen, El Abd, Agustein, Forster-Caskey, March, Lita Treatment Room: Ulloa (knee), Mackail-Smith (knee), Hoskins (Achilles), Bridcutt (hernia).

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game with Watford, Andrew Crofts moved level with Ulloa at the top of the Seagulls’ scoring charts with four goals and the midfielder has also clocked up an impressive 28 shots so far this season – more than any other Albion player. Oscar’s system appears to suit the 27-cap Welsh international and the Albion number eight has been among the stand-out performers so far this campaign. He should also benefit from the return from injury of the Kemy Agustein and Andrea Orlandi – with the former allowing Crofts to get forward more and the latter the club’s chief creative influence.

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Albion not rushing to decide on Gus Poyet's future BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION say they will take "as long as necessary" to complete their inquiry into suspended manager Gus Poyet and his coaching staff. Poyet, assistant boss Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway were told to stay away from the club in the aftermath of their play-off semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace earlier this month. Brighton are still making no comment on the events surrounding the trio's suspension but, in a statement on the club's website, chief executive Paul Barber revealed the inquiry into the incident before their play-off tie with Crystal Palace last month is ongoing. "We are conducting these matters reasonably, in light of all the circumstances," Barber said. "These processes will take as long as is necessary." Barber, in a statement on the club website, added: "The club will not be making any public comment on the matter until we are in a position to do so. "We are aware of some ill-informed and unfounded speculation appearing in various

places. It is both unfair and unhelpful to everyone concerned. “I appreciate that the issues we have had to face in recent weeks have created some uncertainty and concern for some of our supporters "Unfortunately, this is something we must all live with for the time being. "Our priority will always be to ensure that we continue to manage the variety of situations that can develop within the club with as much confidentiality, professionalism, and dignity as possible for everyone concerned." Meanwhile Barber says the Championship club are unlikely to identify who carried out an act of vandalism in the Crystal Palace dressing room ahead of the second leg of their play-off semi-final. Brighton apologised to Palace for the incident, in which excrement was found in the visitors' dressing room. Eagles manager Ian Holloway later said it had helped motivate his side to win at the Amex. "This issue generated very negative press coverage, inconvenience to our visitors for which we have apologised, as

Albion said they would take “as long as necessary” to complete the inquiry into suspended manager Gus Poyet and his coaching staff, who had been told to stay away from the club after a play-off semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace.

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well as speculation and rumour, much of it exaggerated or untrue," Barber said. "To be clear, the incident was confined to the floor and to the paper dispenser area of one cubicle in the visitors' dressing room toilets. "No 'messages' were scrawled on the floor or anywhere else. And it remains a slight possibility that this was not a deliberate act of vandalism as attempts had been made to clean up the area before the issue was brought to our attention.

"Numerous club employees and contractors need access to the tunnel area of our stadium to do their jobs. "There is no evidence that a member of the club's staff was responsible. Equally, we cannot be sure who was. "Unfortunately, we are very unlikely to know exactly what happened, but access and security to the tunnel area have been reviewed and some changes will be implemented next season. "It is now time to move on."

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Albion reveals new away kit ALBION’S new away kit will be a yellow shirt, with navy pin stripes, navy shorts, and yellow and navy socks. The new design features new club sponsor American Express, and complements the club’s new home strip, revealed in April. The striking new away strip was unveiled for the first time at Errea’s 25th anniversary dinner in Parma last night, as the Italian kit specialists showcased their various kits for the 2013/14 season. Business development manager Paul Rogers commented: “We wanted something

bright and bold, a change strip which would complement the new home strip. We are really pleased with the design, cut and finished product. “A lot of thought has gone into the design of these kits and we hope fans will like it as much as those of us who have been involved in the design and creation. “The initial reaction from the supporters has been great, and everyone at the club is delighted by the overwhelming positive response to both new strips for next season.”

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Brighton’s grave injury list is finally easing ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Doncaster Rovers – although the game is likely to come too soon for any of the long-term absentees to make too meaningful an appearance. Liam Bridcutt has returned to training this week but is unlikely to feature tomorrow while Andrea Orlandi has been pencilled in for a comeback in one of the Albion’s next two fixtures – although the home game with Blackburn appears the more probable. Leo Ulloa and Craig MackailSmith should be back in action next month and Kemy Agustien has also stepped up his recovery following a stop-start opening few weeks to life at The Amex. Oscar Garcia will be confident his side can address their five game winless streak against a Doncaster side who go into the match on the back of a pair of heavy defeats. Rovers have lost their last two outings (away to Reading and Middlesbrough) and leaked eight goals in the process – scoring just once in return. It is the sort of statistic which will be music to Oscar’s ears at a time when his own attacking players have struggled to score on a regular basis. With his wellexecuted equaliser in the televised

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but, with two goals to his name, is unlikely to make way with the Seagulls’ chief goal threat missing in Ulloa. Who gets the nod for the third slot is far more unclear. Bruno may be given another chance to impress after a pair of neat through balls almost resulted in early goals against Wednesday, although fans would no doubt prefer a return from either Ince, Jake Forster-Caskey or Kemy Agustien. If that happens Inigo Calderon could drop to the bench to accommodate Bruno in his more natural right back role. Whoever ends up in that full back position will have to be on their toes to guard Forest’s in-form Andy Reid, with the left midfielder already chalking up five goals and four assists this season flitting between a central slot and a wide position.

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Winger Will Buckley hoped the Seagulls could remain relaxed in the Championship play-offs after a 2-1 victory away to Leeds United. He said: “It is going to be great and exciting but there will be a lot of pressure.”

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Brighton, who last played in the top tier in 1983, now face a wait to find out who they will face in their semi-final tie. "Every team will be up for it and it will be 50-50 whoever we play in the semi-finals," Buckley said. "We can dare to dream to get to that final. The top six are all good teams in this league so it is going to be difficult, but we are looking forward to them." Albion midfielder Dean Hammond was pleased the club have managed to secure a play-off place with one game of the season to spare. "It is nice to achieve it and it is what we have been working for all season," Hammond told BBC Sussex. "The play-offs are one-off games. We don't fear anyone. "When we are playing well and on top form we are a good team. "Once you are in the play-offs, the aim is to get promoted and we will be working hard to achieve that."

BRIGHTON & Hove Albion winger Will Buckley hopes the club can remain relaxed in the Championship play-offs. The Seagulls ensured a place in the top six with Saturday's 2-1 win at Leeds. He told BBC Sussex’s sports presenter, Johnny Cantor: "It is going to be great and exciting but there will be a lot of pressure. We know we are good enough to get in the Premier League this season. "We will be putting pressure on ourselves but we have just got to enjoy it now." He added: "It [playing in the Premier League] is what everyone dreams of." Buckley, who extended his contract until the summer of 2017 in January, said he believed the Seagulls would be able to challenge for promotion this season. "I did, to be honest," the 23-year-old said. "I expected it in the first season [last year] but it is not as easy as that coming up from League One. "We set our standards last year and we have built on it this season and got there in the end."

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not arrive. And Brighton fans, who have seen their side struggle in front of goal in recent weeks, will hardly be armoured with the prospect of seeing the Seagulls soldiering through the next two months with just one forward – particular as Barnes picked up his third booking of the season on Tuesday. Against Wednesday Brighton managed just four shots on target – four more than they registered during the away defeat at Ipswich Town – and Oscar has spoken of the need to be more clinical when presented with goal-scoring chances. Just seven Championship sides have scored fewer goals this term – although Brighton do have the same number as Queens Park Rangers, who currently sit in third place. All eyes will be on Oscar’s midfield selection for the visit of the Tricky Trees, with the Spaniard raising eyebrows by selection Bruno in the middle of the park for both previous outings. Rohan Ince, who won man of the match in the victory over Bolton Wanderers, has not featured since, while David Lopez returned to the starting line-up on Tuesday but again failed to impress. Keith Andrews – who boasts an impressive pass completion rate of 85.9 per cent – is almost certain to figure after his late strike salvaged a point midweek, and Andrew Crofts should accompany him. The Welsh international has been guilty of missing the target in recent games

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October Albion’s injury crisis shows no signs of easing ahead of the visit of big-spending promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest – with Leo Ulloa likely to be out for up to two months. The goal-grabbing Argentinian was taken to hospital during the Seagulls tame 1:1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night and early indications are the striker could be left nursing a fractured foot. His absence, which comes hot on the heels of a three-match ban, will heap further pressure on Brighton director of football David Burke to recruit a loan signing to compete with Ashley Barnes. Barnes, who failed to find the net while deputising for Ulloa during his suspension, is Brighton’s only fit senior striker and supporters will be expecting the club to provide head coach Oscar Garcia with a temporary reinforcement. The Brighton hierarchy have already been criticised by some sections of the crowd for not signing a loan striker at the tail end of last season when Barnes himself was suspended for a run of games, leaving Ulloa as the lone option. And similar gripes surfaced earlier this campaign when Craig Mackail-Smith was ruled out for an extended spell and Ulloa banned for three matches. Albion claimed a move had been lined up early in the loan window but the striker, thought to be Tottenham’s Jonathan Obika, did

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Some sections of the Albion support have criticised Bruno during recent games after an unsuccessful experiment in midfield saw him replace fans’ favourite Inigo Calderon in his more natural right back position. During the second half against Watford, Bruno showed signs of returning to his best going forward and his developing partnership with Will Buckley remains key to the Seagulls attack. ASSISTS*

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TACKLES*

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CLEARANCES*

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INTERCEPTIONS*

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Liam Bridcutt had returned to training, but was not expected to feature in the away game at Doncaster Rovers; Andrea Orlandi had been pencilled in for a comeback in one of the Albion’s next two fixtures.

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Ashley Barnes could have his work cut out against Leicester’s Wes Morgan

up, Leicester should have the advantage in attack, where David Nugent and Jamie Vardy have 15 goals between them. Leicester have, in fact, found the net nine times more than the Seagulls in the opening 18 league games. Fans will intrigued to see whether Oscar restores Rohan Ince to the Albion side after the dominant midfielder sat out the Barnsley game having been withdrawn in the second half draw with Bournemouth suffering from cramp. Ince has been in impressive form in recent weeks and the Seagulls clearly missed his energy, strength and drive during the moralesapping defeat on Tuesday as the midfield struggled to gain any momentum in attacking situations.

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Jake Forster-Caskey would seem the obvious player to make way for a returning Ince while Oscar will also have to decide whether to start with Will Buckley in place of David Lopez out wide. The Albion looked one-paced for much of the midweek defeat but improved slightly after the introduction of Buckley. Kemy Agustien could also force his way into Oscar’s reckoning after an encouraging cameo against Barnsley showed glimpses of his creative talent. Ashley Barnes will almost certainly lead the line again as a lone striker, with Oscar’s reluctance to trial a two-pronged attack against The Tykes suggesting he is unlikely to do so against the highflying Foxes.

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Likely starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Ward, Greer, Upson, Bridcutt, Ince, Crofts, Conway, Barnes, Buckley. Likely subs: Ankergren, El Abd, Agustien, Lopez, Andrews, Orlandi, Lita.

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The first half was really disappointing – and our poorest performance of the season – but in the second half we played much better and in the last 30 minutes we had enough chances to draw and even to win. “We didn’t start well. We let them have the ball and didn’t put them under pressure quickly enough; we allowed them to be comfortable on the ball, and we weren’t comfortable when we didn’t have it. “I’ve told the players we have to start all the games at 100%. “If they [Barnsley] continue to play the way they did this evening, then they will not be at the bottom at the end of the season and will maintain their Championship status.”

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11th

(Talking after the defeat to Barnsley)

Out: Ulloa (foot), Mackail-Smith (ankle), Hoskins (Achilles), Lua Lua (knee), Buckley (hamstring).

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Oscar Garcia

Albion need improvement to snare the on-form Foxes Oscar Garcia will be looking for a drastic improvement from his team following Tuesday’s humbling at home to rock-bottom Barnsley. And his charges will have to perform far better when they welcome table-topping Leicester City to The Amex tomorrow afternoon (Saturday). The Seagulls struggled to open up a Barnsley team which had previously leaked 35 goals in 17 games and are unlikely to find it any easier against a Foxes defence which has given up just a goal a game this campaign. Leicester City’s back four will likely be marshalled by the imposing Wes Morgan who remains one of the division’s top central defenders and leads his team in average rating this season. And, with Brighton’s defence also among the Championship’s stingiest, despite conceding uncharacteristically soft goals in midweek, tomorrow’s match is likely to be a low-scoring affair. In Tomasz Kuszczak and Kasper Schmeichel, Brighton and Leicester boast two of the best ‘keepers outside the top flight – with the Albion custodian shortlisted for the November player of the month prize. However, unless Leo Ulloa can return to the starting line-

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Since his arrival last season, Upson has become a central figure in the Albion’s ever-solid defence. The former England player has improved the back four and provides an air of authority amid the hurly burly of the average Championship match. Understated Upson has helped Ward recapture some of his best form since the left back arrived on loan from Wolves and Upson is often the starting point for many an Albion attack.

INTERCEPTIONS*

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CLEARANCES*

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TACKES*

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Oscar Garcia was looking for a drastic improvement against Leicester City after Albion’s humbling at home to rock-bottom Barnsley. The Seagulls had struggled to open up a Barnsley team that had previously leaked 35 goals in 17 games.

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The Good Stiller delivers a likeable performance as Mitty, particularly in the first half of the film when he’s more putupon schlub than globe-trotting adventurer. Wiig is equally good as kind hearted Cheryl, but she’s criminally under used, though she does get to appear in the film’s best scene, when Mitty is inspired to get on a helicopter piloted by a drunken Icelander (Olfur Darri Olafsson), because he fantasises about Cheryl

Ben Stiller, a daydreaming magazine photo editor, sets off on a real-life adventure

singing Major Tom to him. The Bad Aside from a lack of chemistry between Stiller and Wiig, the film’s main problem is that the script fails to engage on an emotional level - it settles for the bland straightforwardness of its rather trite Just Do It message and ends up coming across like an advert in the process. It also, ironically, suffers from a crucial lack of imagination

(almost all the fantasy scenes are in the trailer) and pretty much abandons the whole daydreaming comedy premise at around the halfway mark. Worth seeing? Stiller’s likeability ensures that The Secret life of Walter Mitty remains watchable, but it’s ultimately let down by a trite, unimaginative script that fails to connect either emotionally or dramatically.

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January 3 - 9 FRIDAY Krater Comedy Club Eat, drink, watch and laugh as 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Please see www.komedia.co.uk/krater for more information including line-ups. Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

70’s 80’s 90’s Revival @ Funky Fish Club At the Funkyfish, we pride ourselves on playing the best of the 70s/80s/90s with some ‘now’ thrown in! 10pm till late. Free entry Funky Fish Club, New Madeira Hotel, 19-23 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL

Blitz Night Retreat to our Supper club at 7pm and enjoy our traditional 3 course menu for £34 whilst experiencing a show like no other you’ve seen before! 7pm, £34 per person Proud Cabaret Brighton, 83 St Georges Road, BN2 1EF

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Joe Strummer Remembrance Night Featuring Take the Fifth ( Clash Tribute Band ) and The Ramonas (Female Ramones). All profits split equally between Strummerville and Oxfam. 7.30pm, £13 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, BN1 1UN

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Aladdin! Christmas Panto Can Aladdin win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine? 11am, 2pm, £9 adult, £7 child, £28 family Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea, BN43 5EG

SUNDAY Cinders Full of colourful characters, thrilling theatrical effects and sumptuous costumes, Cinders is the perfect escape from the Winter weather for all the family. 2pm & 7pm, From £8 Emporium Theatre, 88 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF

Bent Double Hosted by star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Zoe Lyons. “Critics’ Choice” The Times with headliner Kerry Godliman - Star of Derrickand Live at the Apollo. 7.30pm, £14.50 (nacho deal), £10.50/£8.50/NUS £5 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Taster session in fencing A taster session for kids aged 8-14 in the Olympic sport of fencing! If you like it, sign up for our beginners’ classes. 11-12.30. Free entry Hanover Community Centre Southover Street, BN2 9UD

Public Talk - Meditation in Action Taklung Matrul Rinpoche is one of the main teachers of the Taklung Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and head lama of the Taklung Yarthang monastery. This is his second visit to England. 2.30pm. £10 or £8 concession Jury Inn Hotel - New England Street, BN1 4GQ

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Dan Dan Snow Snow Operation Grand Canyon Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow with Dan Snow BBC2, 9pm BBC2, 9pm For some Karl Pilkington For some Karl Pilkington types who might not types who might not embrace the glory of embrace the glory of nature, the Grand Canyon is nature, the Grand Canyon is just a big rocky hole in the just a big rocky hole in the ground. For others it is one ground. For others it is one of the wonders of the world. of the wonders of the world. Given that camera crews Given that camera crews from around the globe from around the globe spend a chunk of each year spend a chunk of each year filming it, there’s little filming it, there’s little wonder we are occasionally wonder we are occasionally treated to another HDtreated to another HDfriendly documentary like friendly documentary like this. Here, occasional One this. Here, occasional One Show reporter Dan Snow Show reporter Dan Snow joins forces with a team of joins forces with a team of scientists and historians to scientists and historians to emulate explorer John emulate explorer John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition. expedition.

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Andrew 6.00 9.00 Marr Breakfast. Show. 10.00 TheThe BigAndrew Marr Show.11.00 10.00Homes The BigUnder the Questions. Questions.(R) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. Hammer. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC (R) News; Weather. 1.15 1.00 BBCOn. News; Weather. 1.15 Moving (R) 2.00 Escape to the Moving On. 2.00 Escape to the Country. (R)(R) 2.45 Helicopter Country. (R) 2.45 Helicopter Heroes. 3.15 That Puppet Game Heroes. 3.15Songs That Puppet Game Show. 4.00 of Praise. 4.35 Show. 4.00 Songs of Praise. Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. (R)4.35 5.35 Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. (R) BBC News; Regional News; 5.35 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. Weather. 6.00 Countryfile. John Craven 6.00 Countryfile. Craven joins the staffJohn of Killerton joins the of as Killerton House in staff Devon they House infor Devon as they prepare the year ahead. prepare for the year ahead. He also views the home’s He also views the home’s antique clothing collection antique clothing collection and presents items from past and presents items from past shows. shows. 7.00 Celebrity Mastermind. With 7.00 Fred Celebrity Mastermind. MacAulay, Mark With Fred MacAulay, Mark Billingham, Georgia Billingham, Georgia Henshaw and Charles Henshaw and Charles Collingwood. Collingwood. 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. The 7.30 experts Antiquesgather Roadshow. The of at the home experts the home the Royalgather BalletatSchool in of the Royal Ballet in Richmond Park,School London. Richmond Park,aLondon. Objects include longbow Objects include a longbow used in the Second World used in the SecondofWorld War and a sketch Dylan War and a sketch of Dylan Thomas’s wife. Thomas’s wife. 8.30 Sherlock. The brooding 8.30 detective Sherlock.isThe keptbrooding busy as best detective is kept as best man on John andbusy Mary’s man on John wedding day –and butMary’s it soon wedding – but itinvolve soon turns outday his duties turns out ahis duties stopping killer whoinvolve is stoppingthe a killer who is stalking reception. stalking the reception. 10.00 BBC News; Regional News; 10.00 Weather. BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 10.25 Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year 10.25 Special. Mrs Brown’s Year The Boys dotingNew mother Special. doting mother gets a newThe house guest –a gets a newparrot. house (R) guest – a homeless homeless parrot. (R) 11.05 Film: Good Will Hunting. 11.05 Film: Willwith Hunting. (1997)Good Drama, Matt (1997) Damon.Drama, with Matt Damon. 1.05 Weatherview. 1.10 BBC News. 1.05 Weatherview. 1.10 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.10 Film: 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.10Don’s Film: Odette. (1950) 8.05 Monty Odette. Gardens. (1950) 8.05 French (R) Monty 9.05 Don’s French Gardens. (R) 9.05 Countryfile. (R) 10.00 Saturday Countryfile. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Best(R) Bites. 11.30 Paul Kitchen Best Bites. 11.30 Hollywood’s Pies & Puds.Paul (R) Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R)& 12.15 Paul Hollywood’s Pies 12.15 Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 1.00 Live Darts: BDO Puds. (R) 1.00 Live Darts: BDO of World Championships. Coverage World Championships. Coverage of the second day of the tournament. the second day of5.45 the tournament. 5.00 Ski Sunday. Film: Catch 5.00 5.45 Fact-based Film: Catch Me If Ski YouSunday. Can. (2002) Me If You Can. (2002) Fact-based drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio drama, and Tomstarring Hanks.Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. 8.00 Nature’s Weirdest Events. 8.00 Nature’s Weirdest Events. Chris Packham investigates Chris Packham reports of bearsinvestigates turning to a reports of bears life of crime and turning fish thatto a life ofcontrived crime anda fish have waythat to have contrived wayLast to in attack birds on aland. attack birds on land. Last in the series. the series. 9.00 Operation Grand Canyon 9.00 with Operation GrandThe Canyon Dan Snow. with Dan Snow. presenter joins aThe team of presenter joins a team of to historians and geologists historians geologists to recreate theand pioneering 280recreate the pioneering mile journey undertaken280mile journey undertaken around the natural wonder around the natural wonder by explorer John Wesley by explorer John Wesley Powell in 1869. Powell in 1869. 10.00 Charlie Brooker’s 2013 10.00 Charlie 2013 Wipe. ABrooker’s satirical look back at look 12 back at Wipe. A satirical the events of the past the events of the past 12 months, which included the months, which included horse-meat scandal, the the horse-meat scandal, the death of Margaret Thatcher deaththeofUS Margaret Thatcher and government and the US (R) government shutdown. shutdown. (R) 11.00 Darts: BDO World 11.00 Championships. Darts: BDO WorldAction Championships. Action from the second day at the from the second at in the Lakeside Countryday Club Lakeside Country Club Frimley Green, featuringin Frimley Green, featuring first-round matches in the first-round matches in the men’s and ladies’ men’s and ladies’ competitions. competitions. 11.50 Darts Extra. The BDO World 11.50 Championships. Darts Extra. The BDO World Championships. 1.50 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 1.50 Holby Sign Zone: Countryfile. 2.45 City. (R) 3.45 This(R) Is 2.45 Two. Holby City. (R) 3.45 This Is BBC BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Pat & Stan. 6.10 Pat & 6.00 CITV: Pat Pat & Stan. 6.10(R) Pat6.25 & Stan. (R) 6.15 & Stan. Stan.Dan. (R) 6.15 Pat &Dino Stan.Dan. (R)(R) 6.25 Dino (R) 6.40 Dino Canimals. Dan. (R) 6.40 (R) 6.50 (R) Dino 6.55 Dan. Canimals. 6.507.05 Canimals. (R) (R) 6.557.15 Canimals. (R) Canimals. Sooty. (R) 7.25 7.05 Sooty. Canimals. Sooty. (R) (R) (R) 7.407.15 Almost (R) 7.25 Sooty. (R) Naked Animals. (R) 7.40 7.50 Almost Almost Naked Animals. Animals. (R) (R) 8.05 7.50 Horrid Almost Naked Naked Animals. (R) 8.05 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.15 Horrid Henry. (R) Henry.Victorious. (R) 8.15 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.30 9.00 Deadtime 8.30 Victorious. 9.00 Deadtime Stories. (R) 9.25 FA Cup Football Stories. (R)(R) 9.25 FA Cup Highlights. 10.55 TheFootball Highlights. (R)Leonard 10.55 The Unforgettable Rossiter. Unforgettable Rossiter. (R) 11.25 ITV Leonard News; Weather. (R) 11.25 ITV News; Weather. 11.30 Live FA Cup Football. 11.30 Live FAForest Cup Football. Nottingham v West Ham Nottingham Forest v West Ham United (Kick-off 12.00pm). 2.15 United (Kick-off 12.00pm). The Cube. (R) 3.15 Splash!2.15 (R) The Cube. (R) 3.15Chase. Splash!With (R) 4.45 The Celebrity 4.45 The Celebrity Chase. With Sally Lindsay, Shaun Williamson, Sally Lindsay, Shaun Williamson, Barry McGuigan and Jenny Frost. Barry McGuigan Jenny Frost. (R) 5.45 Regionaland Programme ; (R) 5.45 Regional Programme ; Weather. Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.15 Dancing on Ice. New series. 6.15 Past Dancing on Ice. New series. contestants get their Past contestants skates back on forget thetheir final skates back on for the final series. series. 7.45 All Star Family Fortunes. 7.45 With All Star Family Fortunes. Kimberley Walsh and With Kimberley Wayne Sleep. Walsh and Wayne Sleep. 8.30 Dancing on Ice: The Skate 8.30 Off. Dancing Ice: AThe Skate New on series. double Off. New series. A double elimination. elimination. 9.00 All New It’ll Be Alright on 9.00 the All New It’llTVBebloopers, Alright on Night. with the Night. TV bloopers, with Griff Rhys Jones. Griff Rhys Jones. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.15 Birds of a Feather. ITV’s 10.15 revival Birds ofofathe Feather. hit BBCITV’s sitcom. revival of the hit BBC sitcom. (R) (R) 10.45 FA Cup Football Highlights. 10.45 Action FA Cupfrom Football Highlights. today’s thirdAction matches. from today’s thirdround round matches. 11.45 Premiership Rugby Union. 11.45 Action Premiership Rugby from the 12thUnion. round Action from fixtures. the 12th round of top-flight of top-flight fixtures. 12.40 The Store. 2.40 The Jeremy 12.40Show The Store. 2.40Nightscreen. The Jeremy Kyle USA. 4.05 Kyle Show USA. 4.05 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Nightscreen. Show. (R) 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

6.30 Film: Barnyard. (2006) 8.00 6.30 Film: Loves Barnyard. (2006) (R) 8.00 Everybody Raymond. Everybody Raymond. 8.30 Frasier.Loves (R) 9.00 Frasier.(R) (R) 8.30 Sunday Frasier. (R) 9.00 12.30 Frasier.How (R) I 9.30 Brunch. 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.30 How Met Your Mother. (R) 1.00 How I I Met Your Your Mother. Mother. (R) (R) 1.30 1.00 The HowBig I Met Met Your Mother. (R) 1.30 Bang Theory. (R) 2.00 The The Big Big Bang Bang Theory. Theory. (R) (R) 2.00 2.30 The The Big Bang Theory. 2.30 Simpsons. (R)(R) 3.00 TheThe Simpsons. Simpsons. (R) 3.00 The Simpsons. (R) 3.30 Film: Edward (R) 3.30 Film: Edward Scissorhands. (1990) Tim Burton’s Scissorhands. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring(1990) Johnny Depp. fantasy, starring Johnny Depp. 5.35 Channel 4 News. 5.35 Channel 4 News. 6.05 Deal or No Deal. High6.05 stakes Deal orgame No Deal. show,Highwith Noel stakes game show, with Noel Edmonds. Edmonds. 7.00 Shipping Wars. 7.00 Documentary Shipping Wars. following Documentary delivery firms following that cater for delivery firms that cater for the eBay generation, picking the eBay generation, up and dropping off apicking wide up andofdropping off a wide range complicated, range of complicated, seemingly un-shippable seemingly un-shippable loads. loads. 8.00 Speed with Guy Martin. For 8.00 his Speed withadrenaline-fuelled Guy Martin. For second his secondthe adrenaline-fuelled challenge, racer tries to challenge, therecord racer tries set the world for to set the world record forwater, riding a motorcycle on riding a motorcycle on water, with the help of a Cambridge with the help a Cambridge professor andofmarine professor and marine engineers. engineers. 9.00 Film: Bad Teacher. (2011) 9.00 Premiere. Film: Bad ATeacher. cynical,(2011) hardPremiere.teacher A cynical, harddrinking hopes to drinkingateacher to seduce wealthyhopes substitute, seduce aanwealthy making enemysubstitute, of a making an enemy of a squeaky-clean colleague. squeaky-clean colleague. Comedy, starring Cameron Comedy, starringTimberlake. Cameron Diaz and Justin Diaz and Justin Timberlake. 10.50 Rude Tube: Welcome to 10.50 2014. Rude Tube: Welcome to in Alex Zane welcomes 2014. Alex Zane in the New Year withwelcomes 100 the New clips. Year with internet (R) 100 internet clips. (R) 12.55 Film: Waltz with Bashir. 12.55 Waltz with Bashir. (2008)Film: Drama, directed by Ari (2008) Drama, directedUp. by(R) Ari 3.00 Folman. 2.30 Coming Folman. 2.30 Coming Up. (R)Phil 3.00 How Not to Get Old. (R) 3.55 How Not to Get Old. (R)(R) 3.55 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent. 4.50 Spencer: (R)Baking 4.50 Deal or NoSecret Deal. Agent. (R) 5.45 Deal or NoEric Deal. (R) 5.45 Mad with Lanlard. (R)Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R)

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6.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. 6.05 6.00 Milkshake!: 6.05 Roary the Racing Peppa Car. (R)Pig. 6.15 Fifi Roary Racing Car. 6.15 Fifi and thethe Flowertots. (R)(R) 6.25 Bubble and the Flowertots. (R) 6.25 Bubble Guppies. (R) 6.40 The Mr Men Guppies. 6.40 The Mr Men (R) Show. (R)(R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. Show. (R) 6.50and Chloe’s Closet. 7.05 Roobarb Custard Too.(R) (R) 7.05 Bananas Roobarb in and Custard(R) Too.7.25 (R) 7.10 Pyjamas. 7.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 7.25 Make Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35 Make for Noddy. (R)(R) 7.35 Toby’sWay Travelling Circus. 7.45 Toby’s Circus. (R) 7.45 City of Travelling Friends. (R) 8.00 Little City of Friends. (R) 8.00 Little Princess. (R) 8.10 The Adventures Princess. (R)Bill 8.10 The of Bottle Top and HisAdventures Best of Bottle Top Bill Best Friend Corky. (R)and 8.25His Angelina Friend Corky. (R) 8.25 Angelina Ballerina. (R) 8.40 Rupert Bear. (R) Ballerina. (R) 8.40 Rupert 8.55 Ben and Holly’s Little Bear. (R) 8.55 Ben and Little Kingdom. (R) Holly’s 9.10 Jelly Jamm. (R) Kingdom. (R) 9.10 Jamm. 9.30 LazyTown. (R)Jelly 10.00 Power(R) 9.30 LazyTown. (R) 10.00(R) Power Rangers: Super Samurai. 10.35 Rangers: (R) 10.35 Slugterra.Super 11.00Samurai. Jungle Babies: Slugterra. 11.00 JungleCelebrity Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 11.30 Tarsier Tails.(R) (R)12.30 11.30Cowboy Celebrity Big Brother. Big Brother. 12.30 Builders. (R)(R) 1.30 Film:Cowboy Grounded. Builders. (R)Film: 1.30 Film: (2006) 3.15 AlongGrounded. Came (2006) 3.15 Film: Cameof Polly. (2004) 4.55 Along Film: Made Polly. Honor.(2004) (2008)4.55 Film: Made of Honor. (2008) 6.40 Film: Miss Congeniality 2: 6.40 Film: ArmedMiss and Congeniality Fabulous. 2: Armed and Fabulous. (2005) Comedy sequel, (2005) sequel, starringComedy Sandra Bullock, starring Sandra Bullock, Regina King and William Regina andfor William Shatner.King Edited violence. Shatner. Edited for violence. 8.55 5 News Weekend. 8.55 5 News Weekend. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother. The 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother. ups and downs of life inThe the ups and downs of life in the BB house as friendships and BB houseare as friendships alliances made, battleand alliances are made, lines are drawn and battle lines are drawn and arguments erupt. arguments erupt. 10.00 Most Shocking Celebrity 10.00 Moments Most Shocking 2013.Celebrity Countdown Moments 2013. Countdown of the biggest showbusiness of the biggest showbusiness stories and scandals of the stories year. (R)and scandals of the year. (R) 12.55 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. 12.55Wildlife SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI.It 4.00 SOS. (R) 4.20 Make 4.00(R) Wildlife Make Big. 4.50 SOS. Roary(R) the4.20 Racing Car.It Big.5.00 (R) 4.50 Roary the Racing Car. (R) Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.05 (R) 5.00Helpline. Angels of 5.05of Hana’s (R)Jarm. 5.20 (R) Angels Hana’s(R) Helpline. (R)Funky 5.20 Angels Jarm. 5.25 The Valley of Jarm. (R) Funky Valley Show. (R)5.25 5.40The Roary the Racing Show. 5.40 RoaryHelpline. the Racing Car. (R)(R) 5.50 Hana’s (R) Car. (R) 5.50 Hana’s Helpline. (R)

BBC Three BBC Three 7.00 The Gruffalo 7.30 The 7.00 The Gruffalo 7.30 The101 Gruffalo’s Child 7.55 Film: Gruffalo’s Child 7.559.30 Film: 101 Dalmatians (1996) Russell DalmatiansGood (1996) 9.30 Russell Howard’s News 10.00 Film: Howard’sTroopers Good News 10.00 Film: Starship (1997) Starship Troopers (1997) BBC Four BBC Four 7.00 Britain by Bike 7.30 The 7.00 Britain by Bike 8.30 7.30 Apples, The Return of Colmcille Returnand of Colmcille 8.30 Apples, Pears Paint: How to Make a Still Pears and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting 10.00 Nigel Slater’s Life Painting 10.00 Nigel Slater’s Great British Biscuit 11.00 Film: Great (2011) British Biscuit 11.00 Film: Elena Elena (2011) ITV2 ITV2 2.00 Film: The Mighty Ducks 2.00 Film: Mighty Ducks 2: (1992) 4.10The Film: Scooby-Doo (1992) 4.10 Film: Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) 6.05 Monsters (2004) 8.00 6.05 Film: EvanUnleashed Almighty (2007) Film: Evan 8.00 You’ve BeenAlmighty Framed!(2007) 9.00 The You’ve Been Framed!10.00 9.00 IThe Magaluf Weekender Am MagalufJean: Weekender I Am Britney Britney10.00 Spears’ Road Britney Jean: 11.50 BritneyFilm: Spears’ Road to Las Vegas Forgetting to Las Vegas 11.50 Film: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Sarah Marshall (2008) ITV3 ITV3 3.15 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 9.00 3.15 Agatha Christie’s Poirot Film: Changeling (2008) Fact-9.00 Film: Changeling (2008) Factbased drama, starring Angelina based11.50 drama,Cracker starring Angelina Jolie. Jolie. 11.50 Cracker ITV4 ITV4 3.05 Film: Shalako (1968) 5.20 3.05 Film: Shalako (1968) 5.20 Film: The Battle of Midway (1976) Film:Premiership The Battle ofRugby Midway (1976) 8.00 Union 8.00 Film: Premiership Rugby Union 9.00 Universal Soldier: 9.00 Film: Universal Regeneration (2009) Soldier: 11.00 Film: Regeneration (2009) (2003) 11.00 Film: The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Reloaded (2003) E4 E4 3.50 Rude(ish) Tube 4.45 Film: 3.50 Rude(ish) TubeThe 4.45BigFilm: Grease (1978) 7.00 Bang Grease (1978) 7.00Home The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Alone 2: Theory 8.00 Film: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) 10.20 The Lost in New York (1992) 10.20 The Inbetweeners 11.30 8 Out of 10 Inbetweeners 11.30 8 Out of 10 Cats Cats Film4 Film4 2.55 The Rugrats Movie (1999) 2.55 The The Golden RugratsCompass Movie (1999) 4.30 (2007) 4.30 Crocodile The GoldenDundee Compass (2007) 6.40 II (1988) 6.40 Crocodile Dundee II (1988) 8.50 12 Years a Slave Interview 8.50 129.00 YearsThe a Slave Interview Special Mechanic (2011) Special489.00 Mechanic (2011) 10.50 HrsThe (1982) 10.50 48 Hrs (1982)

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Hammer. (R) 11.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. 11.45 Real Lives Reunited. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Father Brown. 3.00 Perfection. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. Hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. 7.30 Inside Out. New series. Stories of interest to the region; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. Linda struggles to hide her feelings about Johnny's sexuality. 8.30 A Question of Sport. With Matthew Hoggard and Dani King. 9.00 The 7.39. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Secrets of the Sales. 11.35 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 12.20 Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News.

Hammer. 11.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. 11.45 Real Lives Reunited. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Father Brown. 3.00 Perfection. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News;Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Holby City. 9.00 The 7.39. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Secrets of the Body Clock with Terry Wogan. 11.15 Film: Insomnia. (2002) Thriller, starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams. 1.10 Weatherview. 1.15 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.20 Homes BBC2 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.20 Bargain

Britain: Holidays. (R) 7.50 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.05 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 10.05 Britain’s Empty Homes. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Darts: BDO World Championships. 4.15 The Great British Winter. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 7.00 Great British Garden Revival. 8.00 Stargazing Live. 9.00 Stargazing Live: Back to Earth. 9.30 The Truth About Immigration. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Darts: BDO World Championships. 12.10 Darts Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: The Midwives. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. (R) 7.45 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.00 Great Continental Railway Journeys. (R) 10.00 Kangaroo Dundee. (R) 10.30 See Hear. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Darts: BDO World Championships. 4.15 The Great British Winter. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 7.00 Great British Garden Revival. 8.00 Stargazing Live. 9.00 Stargazing Live: Back to Earth. 9.30 The Hidden World of Britain’s Immigrants. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Darts: BDO World Championships. 12.10 Darts Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) 2.40 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

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6.00 Daybreak. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. (R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London;Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 River Monsters. 8.00 Weight Loss Ward. 9.00 The Lying Game: Crimes That Fooled Britain. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Keane & Vieira – Best of Enemies. 11.50 Brian Lara: Sports Life Stories. 12.40 Jackpot247. 3.00 Loose Women. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

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6.00 Daybreak. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. (R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London;Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Midsomer Murders. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Jonathan Ross Show. (R) 11.40 Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 2.55 Film: Space Cowboys. (2000) Adventure, starring Clint Eastwood. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

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Hunt. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.05 Britain and the Sea. (R) 10.05 Britain’s Empty Homes. (R) 10.35 Click. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Darts: BDO World Championships. 4.15 The Great British Winter. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 7.00 Great British Garden Revival. 8.00 University Challenge. 8.30 The Sacred Wonders of Britain. 9.30 PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster. (R) 10.30 Newsnight. 11.20 Darts: BDO World Championships. 12.10 Darts Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: Idris Elba – King of Speed. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

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6.00 Daybreak. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. (R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 The Bletchley Circle. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 I Shot 2013. 11.20 Film: Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (2008) Action fantasy sequel, starring Ron Perlman. 1.15 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.10 According to Jim. (R) 6.35 According to Jim. (R) 7.00 Will & Grace. (R) 7.25 Will & Grace. (R) 7.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 Building the Dream. 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 2.10 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Food Unwrapped Diet Special. 9.00 Benefits Street. 10.00 Secrets of the Living Dolls. 11.00 American Football Playoff Highlights. 12.00 Speed with Guy Martin. (R) 1.00 Film: The Class. (2008) Drama, starring Francois Begaudeau. 3.15 How Not to Get Old. (R) 4.10 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. 6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 Wright Stuff. 11.10 Eddie

Stobart: Trucks and Trailers. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother. (R) 1.15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 Cat 8. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Huge Hovercraft: Monster Moves; 5 News Update. 8.00 The Gadget Show; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother. The famous housemates continue their on-camera holiday. 10.00 Celebrity Wedding Planner. (R) 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 12.00 My Depression Diaries: Kerry Katona. (R) 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. 3.55 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Great Artists. (R) 5.10 Great Scientists. (R) 5.35 Wildlife SOS. (R)

This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Rip Off

6.00 The Treacle People. (R) 6.10 According to Jim. (R) 6.35 According to Jim. (R) 7.00 Will & Grace. (R) 7.25 Will & Grace. (R) 7.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.25 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 Building the Dream. 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 2.10 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Location, Location, Location. 9.00 The Taste. 10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 11.00 Secrets of the Scammers. (R) 12.00 Poker. 12.55 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 2.20 Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body. (R) 3.15 How Not to Get Old. (R) 4.10 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent. (R) 5.10 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R) 5.15 Deal or No Deal. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother. (R) 1.15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Sacrifices of the Heart. (2007) Drama, starring Melissa Gilbert. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Highland Emergency. (R) 7.30 Highland Emergency. A teenager at risk of paralysis in the Lake District; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother. The latest action from the all-star house. 10.00 Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours. 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 12.00 Fat for Cash. (R) 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. 3.55 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Hammer. (R) 11.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. 11.45 Real Lives Reunited. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Father Brown. 3.00 Perfection. 3.45 Escape to the Country. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News;Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. Lauren is angry about Max and Kirsty's reconciliation. 8.30 Waterloo Road. 9.30 Live at the Apollo. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 A Question of Sport. (R) 11.05 The League Cup Show. 11.50 Film: Mimic. (1997) Horror, starring Mira Sorvino. 1.25 Weatherview. 1.30 BBC News.

BBC2

6.10 According to Jim. (R) 6.35 According to Jim. (R) 7.00 Will & Grace. (R) 7.25 Will & Grace. (R) 7.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.25 Frasier. (R) 9.55 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 Building the Dream. 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 2.10 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 The Restoration Man. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E. 10.00 Benefits Street. (R) 11.05 Secrets of the Living Dolls. (R) 12.05 Launched at Red Bull Studios. 12.30 Film: Serpico. (1973) Sidney Lumet’s factbased crime drama, with Al Pacino. 2.45 Film: The Bad and the Beautiful. (1952) Drama, with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. 4.45 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.35 Hugh’s 3 Good Things: Best Bites. (R) 5.45 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R) Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.10 Robson’s

Extreme Fishing Challenge. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother. (R) 1.15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: ’Til Lies Do Us Part. (2007) Thriller, starring Paula Trickey. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 The World’s Biggest Bomb: Revealed; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Bigger Big Body Squad; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction. Emma Willis presents the first eviction of the series. 10.30 Hens Behaving Badly. 11.30 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 12.20 The Big Game. 1.15 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. 3.55 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Hammer. 11.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. 11.45 Real Lives Reunited. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Father Brown. 3.00 Perfection. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News;Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. Topical stories from around the UK. 7.30 EastEnders. Ian upsets Denise by criticising her new dress; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. 9.00 Silent Witness. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Question Time. 11.35 This Week. 12.20 Skiing Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News. This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Rip Off

Britain: Holidays. (R) 7.50 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.05 Tudor Monastery Farm. (R) 10.05 Kangaroo Dundee. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Darts: BDO World Championships. 4.15 The Great British Winter. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 7.00 Great British Garden Revival. 8.00 Stargazing Live. 9.00 Stargazing Live: Back to Earth. 9.30 QI. (R) 10.00 Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Darts: BDO World Championships. 12.10 Darts Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

ITV

6.00 Daybreak. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. (R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 News. 6.30 News. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Is Britain Back in Business?: Tonight. 8.00 Emmerdale. 8.30 Birds of a Feather. 9.00 Benidorm. 10.00 News. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Brits Are Coming. 11.35 Weight Loss Ward. (R) 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 Is Britain Back in Business?: Tonight. (R) 3.25 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.10 According to Jim. (R) 6.35 According to Jim. (R) 7.00 Will & Grace. (R) 7.25 Will & Grace. (R) 7.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.20 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.25 Frasier. (R) 9.55 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 Building the Dream. 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 2.10 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Supersize vs Superskinny. New series. A 21st chef swaps diets with an 8st meal-skipper. 9.00 The Undateables. 10.00 What Happens in Sunny Beach. 11.05 24 Hours in A&E. (R) 12.00 One Born Every Minute. (R) 1.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (R) 1.55 The Fat Fighters. (R) 2.50 Food Unwrapped Diet Special. (R) 3.45 Deal or No Deal. (R) 4.40 Countdown. (R) 5.25 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R) 5.50 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Got Thin – Got Fat Again! (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction. (R) 1.15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Stolen Innocence. (2007) Thriller, starring Gina Philips. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 World’s Busiest Hotel; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 World’s Worst Holiday Horrors; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother. The housemates begin their first twoday shopping task. 10.00 Botched Up Bodies. 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. (R) 3.55 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Hammer. (R) 11.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. 11.45 Real Lives Reunited. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Father Brown. 3.00 Perfection. 3.45 Escape to the Country. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 Celebrity Mastermind; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Miranda. (R) 9.00 Silent Witness. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Graham Norton Show. 11.25 EastEnders. 1.45 Weatherview. 1.50 BBC News.

BBC2

6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.00 Rip Off Britain: Holidays. (R) 7.45 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.00 The Sacred Wonders of Britain. (R) 10.00 Question Time. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Darts: BDO World Championships. Coverage of the seventh day of the tournament. 4.15 The Great British Winter. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys. 7.00 Great British Garden Revival. 8.00 Mastermind. 8.30 Kangaroo Dundee. 9.00 Italy Unpacked. 10.00 QI. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 Darts: BDO World Championships. 11.55 Darts Extra. 1.55 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 2.55 The Culture Show: Vicky Featherstone – All Change at the Royal Court. (R) 3.25 This Is BBC Two.

ITV

6.00 Daybreak. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. (R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 The Martin Lewis Money Show. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Mary Berry. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Americans. (R) 11.35 Benidorm. (R) 12.25 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film:The Majestic. (2001) Drama, starring Jim Carrey. 5.30 ITV Nightscreen.

Channel 4

6.10 According to Jim. (R) 6.35 According to Jim. (R) 7.00 Will & Grace. (R) 7.25 Will & Grace. (R) 7.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.20 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.25 Frasier. (R) 9.55 Frasier. (R) 10.25 Frasier. (R) 11.00 Building the Dream. 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 2.10 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast. 9.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 10.00 David Blaine: Real or Magic. (R) 11.25 Film: Saw. (2004) Horror, starring Cary Elwes. 1.10 Coming Up. (R) 1.40 The Big C: Hereafter. 2.35 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23. 3.20 How Not to Get Old. (R) 4.15 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.10 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R) 5.25 Countdown. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Bigger Big Body Squad. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother. (R) 1.15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 The Mentalist. (R) 3.15 Film: Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story. (2003) Fact-based drama, starring Annie Potts. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Police Interceptors; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction. Emma Willis talks to the second evictee. 10.30 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 11.30 Celebrity Big Brother: Live from the House. 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 True CSI. (R) 3.55 Motorsport Mundial. 4.20 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)


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The places I eat

More winners that are... the best places to eat in Brighton 2013 Claire Beveridge @placesieatbtn

The second instalment of my favourite food establishments in Brighton and Hove in 2013 focuses on takeaways and street food. As before, it has been a difficult task – but one which I have enjoyed. So congratulations to both the winners and the runners-up. And a Happy New Year to all food-lovers!

work in coalition with local business Boho Geleto to bring a remarkable array of ice-cream flavours to their branches, with their Breaking Bad limited edition a stand-out of the food year. ■ Average spend: Pizza £10, Ice Cream £7 ■ Good to know: Great vegan selection, gluten- and wheat-free bases available; fast delivery time. ■ Great for: nights in, sharing with friends, veggie/vegan/glutenfree mates.

Best takeaway

Best street food

Winner: Pizzaface Runner-up: Chilli Pickle Canteen

Winner: Likkle Bickle Runner-up: Picnic Corner

The company set up by three friends who had a shared love of pizza, authenticity and beautiful design take the “Best takeaway” accolade. Pizzaface is much loved across the city, so much so that this year they opened a second branch in Hove in order to cope with demand in the Hangleton, Portslade and Southwick areas of the city. Sourcing their produce as locally as possible and reaching out further for authentic Italian meats, these ingredients are baked in a stone oven on pizza bases made from Sardinian flour and all cooked fresh to order. Favourites include the Cuca (mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, shitake and oyster mushrooms, caramelised onion, rosemary and Napoli salami) and the Aurelio (smoked pancetta, wild boar, mascarpone, cherry tomatoes and fresh rosemary). It is worth noting that Pizzaface

Open less than six months, the Caribbean husband-and-wife duo that make up Likkle Bickle have been causing quite a stir on the

Pizzaface: Best takeaway

braised beef shortribs topped with mature English cheddar, cherry tomato and scotch bonnet chutney, sweet potato hash, bacon dust and free range fried egg? Salivating? So you should be. Expect to see many popups around the city plus an exploration into supper clubs and catering as well as regular trading at Street Diner every Friday.

Lickle Bickle: Best street food

foodie circuit and for all the right reasons. Serving up Jamaican-influenced street food that includes plantain chips, mutton curry dip, jerk

meats, patties, coconut rice and the product that has got me hooked, the Ribwich. Imagine devouring a brioche packed with Red Stripe beer and spice

■ Average spend: £10 ■ Good to know: Likkle Bickle usually sells out; get there early! ■ Great for: meat-lovers, impressing dates, nights out with friends, food enthusiasts To read more by Claire Beveridge, visit: placesieatbrighton.com

With hundreds of bottles of wine on offer, it is often hard to choose something that is . really worth drinking. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way so, over the coming weeks, we will be putting together a scrapbook guide to what’s what in the world of wine. By far the most popular grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon. This cross between the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc grapes originated in the Bordeaux region of France in the 17th century. It needs well-drained, gravel-rich soil - which is why it is so popular with growers not only in France, but also in Italy, California, Australia and parts of South America. These thick-skinned, tightly-clustered grapes produce deep, rich wines with the hint of redcurrants and dark fruit, gentle tannins and, often, a smoky-oaky finish. They are a perfect partner for rich red meats such as roast lamb or a fine steak – or, by itself, as an excellent drinking red.

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Yoga can add enjoyment to holidays of all kinds from surfing to skiing Tom Gallagher @GallagherTDG

The art and practice of yoga has been studied for centuries and many have travelled thousands of miles in pursuit of inner stillness. These days, yoga retreats set in beautiful locations across the globe welcome tourists in search of a bit more spirituality to their holiday. There are more inspiring adventures in yoga than ever

before. The symbiosis between sport and yoga is well-documented. Many extol the virtues of the ancient art in benefiting another activity; just ask footballer Ryan Giggs. Yoga-assisted surfing in Costa Rica, scuba-diving in Egypt, and even alpine skiing offer enriching experiences and thrilling activity amid exotic climes. Voted in the top-10 best yoga retreats by The Guardian newspaper, The Yoga Farm in Costa Rica combines yoga

Yoga promotes inner stillness

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Flowery prose - and no cons with Organic Botanics Herbalist Celsi Richfield established the pioneering Brighton-based Organic Botanics in 1998. Celsi’s busy daughter, Tian, runs the family business with help from her team and grownup sons, who export worldwide. Organic Botanics blend ethical standards into high-performance products. I could not dream up a lovelier, more effective range. In fact, I have been fighting off friends and family to retain the testers for myself. My mum tried to nab the

Organic Damask Rose and Orange Flower Daily Renewal Elixir (£12.50 for 10mls); she normally prefers creams and liked the Organic Moisturising Nutritive Medium Light. Which is also nice for men after a shave. She converted to the oil after I enthused - first because of the delightful aroma, and then the effectiveness once she had used it. We also liked the Floral Toning Lotion (£7.90 for 50mls); the smell is incredible and it cleans your face quickly.

instruction atop an open deck overlooking the beach with expert surfing instruction. Its week-long Surfin’ Yogis experience offers seven nights’ accommodation with daily yoga classes and a complimentary surfboard. Owners of the farm are proud of the part it plays in the ecology of Costa Rica and you will be hard-pushed to find a more environmentally-sustainable experience elsewhere. The next Surfin’ Yogis week begins on January 22. The Yoga Farm says: “Surfing and yoga have a long history of mutual influence. Both practices bring inner peace, balance and joy to the practitioner’s life and this week-long camp was developed to demonstrate the benefits of both.” Brighton-based Adventure Yogi (www.adventureyogi.com) organises several scuba-diving holidays throughout the world and has added the Andaman Islands for 2014. The archipelago set in the Indian Ocean is a hidden tropical paradise where some exceptional diving can be found.

Inner peace, balance and joy for holidaymakers who go surfing

The company believes that for the diver, yoga can greatly help with air consumption thanks to the meditative techniques used to encourage effective and steady breathing. The week-long diving and yoga holiday begins on February 26. Adventure Yogi’s most successful breaks are its Snow Yogi adventures in the French Alps. Several alpine resorts are used and combine yoga instruction and expert ski and snowboard tuition. The dynamic nature of downhill skiing or snowboarding may seem far removed from the more prone state of affairs of yoga. But it is their differences that make them great, the company claims. The physical nature of the sport places a heavy burden on joints and muscles and much concentration is required to maintain balance. All of this and more can be practised in

early-morning yoga sessions while the sun sparkles on the snowy mountainside. Snow Yogi runs from the March 9 to March 16 and includes seven nights’ accommodation minutes from the lifts as well as morning and evening yoga sessions. Travel, yoga and activity appear to be an increasingly-potent combination for holidaymakers. The spiritual nature of each complements the other for an unforgettable travel experience.

Parent Awards in 2013. Master formulator Celsi places a high premium on quality ingredients. Her clever preparations mean that users can avoid the risk of any toxic chemicals, artificial colours or perfumes without sacrificing on performance. The range is luxurious, yet fairly priced with fragrance-free options for very sensitive users. Organic Botanics use certified organic Aloevera gel, floral waters, herbal extracts, and essential oils from plants and flowers grown to homeopathic standards. The plant oils are all coolThe vitality of the ingredients is protected from light in pressed and green glass jars and recycleable bottles. unrefined, to

retain the full complement of valuable nutrients and vitamins. They incorporate a gentle, nature-identical, food-grade preservative approved by the Soil Association. The facial range cleanses, revitalises, moisturises and rejuvenates. It has certainly helped me over Christmas and New Year. In particular, the pores remain closed and smooth on my nose; they normally inflame during sustained overindulgence. The key actives protect against UV radiation, cell-damaging free-radicals, and premature ageing. I cannot say enough good things, other than to urge you to try something out. Tian is offering Brighton & Hove Independent readers a 10% discount through January; use the code BN34X at www.organicbotanic.com checkout (postage and packing is free).

As a frequent tea-maker and washer-upper, I have got the Organic Satin Hand and Body Lotion at work (£15.70 for 200mls). I also love the Gentle Deep Cleansing Milk (£7.90 for 50mls); it won at the Natural Beauty and Green

Tom Gallagher is a Brightonbased freelance journalist interested in travel and sport. He is founder and publisher of Sussex Active, the online magazine for anybody looking to discover new ways to get active. Visit: www.sussexactive.co.uk


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Brain Gym

Double Crossword

No.151

Last week’s solutions:

Across: 1 Penelope; 5 Spar; 9 Tsar; 10 Distinct; 11 Cache; 12 Illicit; 13 Dentist’s chair; 18 Sea-fever; 19 Toss; 20 Animate; 21 Chair; 22 Nigh; 23 Skittles. Down: 2 Enslave; 3 Earshot; 4 Pain in the neck; 6 Panacea; 7 Rotator; 8 Italic; 13 Disdain; 14 Nearing; 15 Ice-man; 16 Hatchet; 17 Inspire. QUICK - Across: 1 Contempt; 5 Serf; 9 Alas; 10 Contract; 11 Equal; 12 Imitate; 13 Defectiveness; 18 Ceremony; 19 Eddy; 20 Initial; 21 Offer; 22 Ever; 23 Eyeglass. Down: 2 Oblique; 3 Testate; 4 Provisionally; 6 Emanate; 7 Fitness; 8 Strife; 13 Decline; 14 Furtive; 15 Commit; 16 Needful; 17 Sadness.

Choose either quick or cryptic clues.

Cryptic Clues: Across 1. Skilled craftsmen? (11) 9. Game, and how to score in it (7) 10. People act foolishly in it (5) 11. Stone used to make an attack (5) 12. Birds I hide in a ship (7) 13. Attacked and bombed perhaps (6) 15. A colourless individual (6) 18. Take pains to produce inconvenience (7) 20. Vessel carrying fuel from Loire (5) 22. All right, a sanctimonious creature (5) 23. Terminated the sitting, presumably (5,2) 24. Discerning writer and french sailor (11)

Codeword Each number in the grid represents a different letter of the alphabet and every letter of the alphabet is used. Use the given letter(s) to the right of the main grid to start you off.

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9

22

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23

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24

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13

26

Down 2. Dislikes haste, perhaps (5) 3. Money from pirates (7) 4. Enjoy a flavour (6) 5. Presents one’s natural talents (5) 6. Ends of routes vary in merit (7) 7. News being made? (11) 8. It records worldshaking events (11) 14. Rich fabric with an outstanding design (7) 16. The prospect for a guardsman (4-3) 17. Woolworker is something of a problem (6) 19. She’s a new member of a union (5) 21. Like a ship taking a number to port (5)

15 words - average; 20 words - good; 25 words - very good; 30 or more - excellent.

Across

Down

1. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 18. 20. 22. 23. 24.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 14. 16. 17. 19. 21.

Inconsiderate (11) Dark cell (7) Combine (5) Deposit (5) Paid up (7) Strain (6) Motive (6) Envelop (7) Come in (5) Felony (5) Odd (7) Stocks and shares (11)

T Y P R U

11

Give yourself ten minutes to find as many words as possible using the letters in the grid. Each word must use the central letter and at least 3 others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in ‘s’ are permitted. There is one 9-letter word to be found.

24

5

13

21

6

16

12

11

8

22

13

8

15

8

22

14

10 17

12

Sharpened (5) Unavailing (7) Upright (6) Confine (5) Ambles (7) Immaturity (11) Starring part (7,4) Disturbance (7) Put to death (7) Issue (6) Corpulent (5) Reliance (5)

Scribble pad

12

How you rate:

Quick Clues:

Kakuro

Wordsquare

T R N I P C E E T

Circlegram

10

10

11

10

16

Fill in the white squares with numbers 1 to 9. Each horizontal block must add up to the number in the shaded square to its left, and each vertical block to the number above. Numbers may be used once in each block. Last week’s solutions:

21

12

11

9

11

Last week’s solutions:

5 3

16

9

cite, cited, cites, coexist, coexisted, coset, cost, costed, deceit, diet, diets, dote, dotes, dots, edict, edit, edits, excite, excited, excites, exist, existed, exit, exited, exits, exotic, sect, site, sited, steed, stoic, teed, tees, tide, tides, tied, ties, toes, toxic.

6

20 2 1

11 13

12 12 10

4

9

12 12

19

9

7 9

5 6 4 1 7 6 5 8 4 9 2 5 9 7 5 9 8 1 2 7 3 6 4 9 8 3 7 4

7 6 1 2 6 1 7 7 3 3 4 7 8 9 4 8 6 5 2 5 9 5 6 1 4

C A

O R

L ?

P A M N U

W I G

Last week’s solutions: The letter represented by the question mark is K. Skullcap, bearskin, porkpie, all types of hat.

Alphamuddle

N L E

Sudoku Fill in the grids below so that every column, every row and each of the 3x3 boxes contains all the digits from 1 to 9.

Simple

R R

Rearrange the letters in the grid B to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed to start you off.

33 12

Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within each circle can be arranged to form words on a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark?

Intermediate

Difficult

E

Last week’s solutions: >

O

From top to bottom Simple, Intermediate, Difficult

F E W L W

O L I O O

A

O O L O G

N N E B E

D I D E S

B

Last week’s solutions: Crisp, Renal, Ingle, Salsa, Plead.

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Rivervale Mazda all set to launch Mazda3 On Sunday (January 5) local dealer, Rivervale Mazda, will be holding its launch of the stunning all-new Mazda3 at Brighton’s American Express Community Stadium. There will be a selection of Mazda3’s to test drive, and Mazda’s specialist drivers will also be available throughout the day to give full demonstrations of this exciting new vehicle. You can book to Test Drive on 01273 707 007, however opportunities to drive on the day are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. As the American Express Community stadium is home to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, the first 40 people to book a Test Drive will be offered a place on one of two exclusive tours of the stadium being held on the day. Additionally, the Victoria Road-based dealership will be raising money for local charity Rockinghorse, by holding an auction of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club memorabilia such as signed team shirts and making a donation to the fund for every test drive taken in the day. Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity which aims to improve the lives of sick children in East Sussex. “We’re really excited to have the all-new Mazda3 at our Brighton showroom and the local stadium. Our January launch event will provide customers with a chance to really appreciate how the latest Mazda sets a new benchmark, delivering class-leading performance, fuel economy, equipment levels, safety and connectivity. Its stunning exterior design reflects the new Mazda family look, and a truly exciting

Research suggests joint functionality and barometic pressure are closely linked

Samantha Vencat @SamanthaOsteo13

The all-new Mazda3, due to be launched this weekend

driving experience is guaranteed,” comments Martyn Brown, General Manager at Rivervale Mazda. The 36-strong all-new Mazda3 line-up is priced from £16,695 to

and we anticipate high visitor numbers to our launch event on 5 January. We’re encouraging people to get in touch and book their place at the stadium now so they can experience this great model for themselves!” The first 40 people to new concludes Martyn. All-new Mazda3 will book a Test Drive will be offer customers a choice of offered an exclusive tour five generously equipped of the Amex stadium” specification levels – SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and the £23,345 on-the-road. Featuring the range topping Sport Nav. Every company’s innovative fuel-saving model in the all-new Mazda3 SKYACTIV technologies, the all- range boasts highly competitive new Mazda3 range comprises fuel economy and emission 21 hatchback models and 15 figures – achieving up to 72.4mpg Fastback (saloon) models. Three (combined cycle), with emissions advanced SKYACTIV-G petrol as low as 104g/km, depending on engines are available, together model. with the award-winning 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D turbo diesel. For all Mazda enquiries, telephone “We’ve already experienced a Rivervale Mazda on 01273 707 buzz of excitement around the all- 007, or call into the dealership on new Mazda3 ahead of its launch, Victoria Road, Brighton.

General Motors recalls 1.5m cars in China General Motors (GM) and its partner firm in China are recalling about 1.46 million cars amid concerns about their potential safety. In one of the biggest operations of its kind to date in China, GM and Shanghai General Motors will recall their Buick and Chevrolet models. The cars could have issues with a bracket securing the fuel oil pump, said China’s quality watchdog. At the same time, Ford will recall up to 81,000 of its Kuga

cars. Ford and its joint venture partner, Chongqing Changan Automobile, are calling in the cars over concerns about a

steering part. Volkswagen’s Chinese unit recalled 640,309 vehicles last month to check they were using the right oil.

The ability to predict whether it is going to rain or not is something that would come in handy when living in drizzly England. That old wives’ tale of “if the cows are lying down, a rainstorm is imminent” comes to mind. But maybe we can look closer to home, away from the farmyard, to prophesy the occurrence of rain. As unlikely as it may seem, there is now strong research into how arthritic joints react to rain, cold, sleet, adverse weather, in general, which suggests that people suffering from arthritis are as close to a barometer as anything. Acting as real-life downpour predictor.  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition affecting joints in the body, most commonly the joints of the lower back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders and hands. In healthy joints, a space is present between the bones that comprise the joint and, over time, these spaces narrow resulting in the bone surfaces grinding together. Which causes pain. So what happens to these joints before and during rain? There has been an extensive amount of research into the relationship between atmospheric conditions and arthritic joint pain. A drop in barometric pressure, which refers to the atmospheric conditions, occurs before the onset of a rainstorm and is the most likely explanation for the changes in joint functionality.

Using a balloon as an example, when the barometric pressure drops around a balloon, the air in the balloon will expand, causing it to swell. The same thing happens to tissues in the body when the atmospheric pressure drops. In regard to arthritic joints, any additional impingement of bones or tissue swelling will result in a significant increase in discomfort, caused by further irritation to the joint spaces and to nerves in the area. For those suffering from arthritis in Brighton, Hove and beyond, in case you were thinking of emigrating, it is important to stress that the general weather conditions do not worsen degenerative joint conditions; it is purely the transient drop in barometric pressure that causes irritation of tissues that can return to their normal state with regular barometric pressure. As much as people who experience arthritis do have an almost-supernatural intuition as a by-product of their ailment, it is a very widespread and common affliction. There are remedies out there; my osteopathy practice in Preston Village may be able to provide some answers for you. Regardless of the weather during the festive period, a consultation or osteopathic treatment might be just the ticket. Samantha Vencat is an osteopath for BeauPilates, Brighton BN1 6RD. Visit: www. beaupilates.co.uk


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NORTH STAND CULT HERO

PLAYER PROFILE

Maheta Molango

Name: Maheta Molango DoB: 24 July 1982 Place of birth: Switzerland Position: Centre forward

#24:

Maheta Molango may have only played half a dozen games for the Albion but he will forever be remembered by fans for scoring less than ten seconds into his debut. The likeable striker arrived after being released by SV Wacker Burghausen in Germany, previously playing for Atletico Madrid. It didn’t work out in the longterm but few Brighton players enjoyed such an encouraging start to life on the south coast.

Career statistics Appearences: 37 Goals: 2

Albion statistics Seasons: 2004-2007 Appearences: 6 Goals: 1

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Albion players likely to be in demand in January sales Richard Morris

The January sales may have started but Brighton fans will be hoping Tony Bloom can keep any bargain hunters at bay as the club try and negotiate a tricky transfer window. Interest in Oscar Garcia’s players is likely to be high – with approaches for at least three players being reported even before the clock ticked round to 2014. Sunderland – managed by former Brighton boss Gus Poyet – have had bids for both Liam Bridcutt and Will Buckley dismissed as derisory by the Seagulls hierarchy, with the figures widely believed to be around £2million for Bridcutt and £1.75million for Buckley. Reports on Wearside suggest £2million is as high as Poyet is prepared to go to land his former midfield fulcrum, with who he shares an agent. He will no doubt find his approaches hamstrung by comments he made during his spell as Seagulls manager. Poyet

Will Buckey has been rumoured to be on Sunderland’s hit list for January

previously said he would not only sign Bridcutt if he was manager of Real Madrid, but also that Buckley was worth more than the £10million Manchester United paid for Crystal Palace star Wilfied Zaha. Both players would surely favour a tilt at the top flight and the inevitable wage increase it would bring and Poyet will almost certainly return with upped offers. However, with limited funds to spend at the Stadium of Light and a more pressing need to recruit a goal scorer, he may need to ship out some of his current squad to fund improved bids.

Brighton chairman Bloom has publicly said any funds generated by player sales would be channelled back into Oscar Garcia’s playing budget and the current head coach may decide he needs to bite the bullet and cash in on Bridcutt in order to fund what would be the first wave of actual Oscar-driven recruitment. Ashley Barnes is another in demand. Burnley, who seem to be preparing for life without Premier Leaguelinked Danny Ings, asked about the forward’s availability earlier in the season and are rumoured to have returned with a £750,000 opening bid.

Brighton vs Reading: Travel advice for Albion supporters Brighton want to remind supporters that travel to and from tomorrow’s match with Reading is NOT included in the match ticket. A reduced park and ride service will be available from Mill Road and Mithras House (not Brighton Racecourse) – with fans encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment by calling 0844 327 1901. Each supporter using these

services must buy a ticket (£4 for adults and £2 for under 16s) and those who have not booked in advance will be able to pay on the day, subject to availability. Each site opens at 12.30pm and supporters should follow the club’s website and Twitter feed on the day for updates on space availability. Supporters intending on travelling by train or bus simply need to purchase a return train or bus ticket to and from the

stadium on the day. Parking at the Bridge Car Park or Sussex University can also be purchased online, via the phone or on the day pay on the day for £15. 1901 Club members with parking included in their package, and supporters who have bought seasonal parking at the Bridge or Sussex University should display pass on entry to the car park.

JOHNNY CANTOR

@johnnycburger

Straight from the commentary box After a rather soggy and frustrating start to 2014, the Albion embark on a new FA Cup campaign. The competition has been pretty good to the Seagulls over the last few years. The former manager Gus Poyet was fairly fortunate with some big home draws to enjoy against Newcastle and Arsenal and a high profile tie at Liverpool which ended up finally in disappointment. Much has been written about the supposed demise of the FA Cup but Wigan’s victory in last year’s final proved there is still excitement to be gained from a Wembley final. With Premier League sides resting key players, teams from the Championship have a real opportunity and although it’s nice to see the stars of the top-flight, lower league clubs eye a useful revenue stream and day in the spotlight. We must not forget, however, Albion too have had to make

have won in the replay and again it went to a last gasp ending with the Seagulls progressing late but before midnight.

As a player Oscar enjoyed cup success

This weekend’s 3rd Round FA Cup tie at fellow Championship side The Spaniard Reading isn’t the most sensational of was highly successful ties as the teams have as a player in cup met regularly recently competitions” but if it is Albion who are represented by ball number 26 in the 4th round trips to non-league teams in draw on Sunday it could take recent years where their own us to Old Trafford or Rochdale. credibility has been tested, Some may argue it’s debatable taken to replays by FC United, which is the trickier game on Woking and Wrexham. FC United were so friendly but recent form and the Seagulls experience over the last 4-5 my abiding memory is failure years! Prices are attractive with to feel my feet after 5 hours in over 20,000 taking up the chance sub-zero temperatures after the to watch the game let’s hope frozen pitch was warmed by a Oscar Garcia and his team make huge balloon to get the game it through. The Spaniard was on. Woking gave Albion a real highly successful as a player run for their money. They only in cup competitions. Let’s hope capitulated in the penalties. that continues as a Head Coach. Wrexham also felt they could Follow all the action, home or away, on BBC Sussex Sport or via Twitter @BBCSussexsport | @johnnycburger | @BrightonIndy.


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ALBION

Reading The Amex

Sunday, January 4 2014 Kick-off: 15:00

TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 327 1901

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Oscar Garcia

Oscar has the opportunity for changes in FA Cup tie

Highest

‘‘ Leo Ulloa, recently returned from injury, looked a little rusty against Bournemouth

impressed during Leo Ulloa’s absence and, with rumoured interest from Burnley and Wolves, will no doubt be looking for assurances over his role in the team. However, Ulloa looked rusty against Bournemouth and would almost certainly benefit from more match time as he looks to recover his sharpness in front of goal. One option would be to start with both, with Barnes playing a narrow support role in place of David Lopez or Kazenga Lua Lua before replacing Ulloa in the central striking position after an hour or so - assuming everything is going to plan on the pitch. Albion fans hoping for hint as to Bridcutt’s future should resist reading too much into any absence from the starting line-up.

Albion Team News Likely starting XI: Brezovan, Calderon, El Abd, Upson, Chicksen, Andrews, Crofts, Agustien, Barnes, Orlandi, Ulloa. Likely subs: Kuszczak, Dunk, Ward, Bridcutt, Ince, Lopez, March. Out: Mackail-Smith (ankle), Hoskins (achilles), Greer (calf), Buckley (hamstring). Fan’s prediction

Latest match odds

(Shoreham-by-Sea)

Home Away Draw

11/10 5/2 12/5

Worth a fiver... Both teams to score in first half: 9/2

Sunderland, with who the player has been heavily linked, will not be signing anyone with an FA Cup run in mind. A player being cup tied is unlikely to deter future bids from a team prioritising Premier League survival. The FA Cup does though seem the perfect opportunity to involve some of the Albion’s youngsters in the first team squad. Oscar has been praised by some supporters for blooding young players but in truth only Forster-Caskey and Ince have benefited – with the former already expected to push on and the later, at 21, perhaps wrongly tagged a youth prospect. The likes of Solly March and Brennan Dickinson would, injuries allowing, appear the most likely to make the bench.

League Table (top) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Leicester Burnley QPR Derby Nottm Forest Ipswich Brighton Leeds Reading Blackburn Wigan Blackpool

PL

GD

PTS

24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 24

16 18 12 18 10 9 7 7 2 2 2 -4

51 47 46 44 40 36 36 35 35 34 33 32

CROFTS BARNES ULLOA

* 2013-14 season

19th

5 5 6

MCCORMACK (Leeds United)

17

Form guide D-W-W-W-D-L-W-W-D-L-W-D Last 3 league fixtures 1-1 D AFC Bournemouth Blackpool 0-1 W Charlton 3-2 L Next 3 league fixtures Birmingham 11/01/14 H Derby 18/01/14 A Leeds 25/01/14 H

17

STEPHEN WARD

68

Lowest

League goals

Action Man:

CLEARENCES*

Jan 2nd

Aug 5th

I am happy with the performance. When you hit the woodwork three times and you have ten clear chances to score you cannot be angry, because we did everything to win this game. “We created more in the first half because Bournemouth tried to play a little bit higher, while in the second half they sat back and it was difficult for us to find spaces to play, but I always expected us to equalise. [Oscar on penalty] “Everybody in the stadium saw exactly what happened, except the most important person [the referee] and he gave the penalty. “We have had several disappointing decisions this season, but you have to learn to manage them.”

Position: Left back Squad No: 17 Age: 28 Height: 6ft 1in Brighton Statistics: games/goals: 22/1

7th

7th

(Talking after draw with Bournemouth)

Brighton take a break from Championship football this weekend when Oscar Garcia’s side entertain Reading in the FA Cup third round – and Oscar Garcia could take the opportunity to tinker with his Seagulls side. Despite the Albion’s stuttering 1-1 draw at home with Bournemouth on Wednesday, the Seagulls sit seventh in a division which is proving as competitive as ever. And, with Oscar having rested key players like Andrew Crofts and Rohan Ince during the hectic Christmas period, it is likely the head coach will make changes to his starting line-up ahead of the clash with The Royals. Matthew Upson, who has not missed a minute of league football since arriving initially on loan last year, is perhaps the most likely to be given a game off – although much will depend on the fitness or otherwise of Gordon Greer and Oscar’s confidence in Lewis Dunk. Jake Forster-Caskey could find himself back in the match day squad while Kemy Agustien will be hopeful of a starting slot in the Albion’s midfield – with Liam Bridcutt or Andrew Crofts likely to make way. Oscar’s choice of centre forward will be interesting. Ashley Barnes

2-2

League position:

Albion’s Head Coach

Richard Morris

Tim Young

Albion Statistics:

Stephen Ward has quietly impressed since joining the Albion on loan earlier in the season to fill the left back slot vacated by Wayne Bridge. A key part of the Seagulls’ back four, Ward is a steadying influence on the team’s left flank. A goal and a man of the match award was his prize for another good display last time out and Ward remains one of the first names on Oscar Garcia’s team sheet each week. TACKLES*

35

KEY PASSES*

25

ASSISTS*

1

GOALS*

1


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