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LABOUR: Will support a 2% council tax increase, but want Greens to relinquish power

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CONSERVATIVES: Condemn “waste” and continue to fight for a freeze on council tax

GREENS: Step up their campaign to defend public services with a 4.75% council tax increase

LABOUR: Will support a 2% council tax increase, but want Greens to relinquish power

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NO CONFIDENCE! Greens cling on to power as Labour unites with Conservatives Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy They are the best of enemies; they are the worst of friends. Labour and Conservative councillors were uniting last night in an effort to limit any council tax increase to 2% - or to freeze it altogether. A motion of no confidence at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council was designed to pressure Green councillors to quit their leadership roles and allow a “caretaker administration” to take over. Councillor Jason Kitcat, whose position as council leader - along with those of committee chairs - was threatened by the Labour motion, is certain to stick to his plans for a 4.75% tax rise to defend public services as much as possible. Warren Morgan, the Labour Group leader, will address party members tomorrow (Saturday) at a meeting of the 1,400-member Brighton and Hove Labour City

Party, which has yet to debate his public determination to limit a council tax increase to a level that does not require a referendum. The Green Party has welcomed supporters from across the country to help in its preparations for a possible “social care referendum”. More than 200 people have already registered to attend The Big Debate about the council budget on Monday, February 10 at Hilton Brighton Metropole (see page 21). People who register for a free ticket and attend The Big Debate will have a chance to have any council tax increase paid for by Brighton & Hove Independent. To register, search for “The Big Debate” on www.eventbrite.co.uk. >> Continued on page 5

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Theatre group tells stories of growing up female

From the best advice your mother ever gave you, to the moment you first became aware of your gender, they want to hear your stories. Broken Leg Theatre, a Brightonbased theatre company, is conducting research for its latest production, Three Generations of Women. With funding from Arts Council England, the project will draw on the experiences of real women growing up in the United Kingdom over the last 100 years

The theatre company was established in 2008 by Anna Jefferson, 35, from Preston Park, Brighton; Emily James, 37, from Worthing; and Alice Trueman, 31, who has moved to London from Brighton. The website www. threegenerationsofwomen.co.uk - will play a central role in the research, enabling women to submit stories remotely. It is intended to be an expanding resource, which women can continue to contribute to,

Alice Trueman and Anna Jefferson are behind the project

creating an archive of real-life stories to be shared. Already, more than 550 stories have been submitted. The writers have been working with a wide range of partners, including Hollingdean and Preston Park Children’s Centre as well as New Writing South in Brighton. Anna Jefferson said: “In such a short space of time, we have already had an incredible response from women who have uploaded their stories onto our website. “From illegitimate children to powerful female role models, women are sharing very emotive, personal experiences. We hope the Three Generations project will continue to grow beyond the development of our play and come into its own as a lasting collection of stories and an ongoing online resource.” Alice Trueman said: “When we first started thinking about the

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play and applying for funding, there really wasn’t the huge buzz there currently is around the resurgence of feminism. “But by the time we got the Arts Council grant it seemed to be a real zeitgeist – from Pussy Riot to The Everyday Sexism project. Suddenly it was in people’s consciousness.” Initially, the project will be staged as three rehearsed readings in Brighton, at The Marlborough Theatre, on July 18. Other venues will be in Leeds and London.

As the transfer window edged towards a close, Liam Bridcutt is confirmed to be heading north for a medical with Sunderland. The Albion midfielder’s longawaited move to rejoin Gus Poyet followed agreement between the two clubs of a transfer fee thought to be about £3million. A move to the Stadium of Light ended weeks of doubt over the future of 24-year-old Bridcutt, who put in a transfer request earlier this month. He has played for the Seagulls 123 times since joining on a free transfer from Chelsea in June 2010.

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Brighton and Hove can continue to buck the trend by working with our ‘City Deal’ neighbours Jason Kitcat @jasonkitcat

New research shows that the Brighton, Hove and Adur area has created 6,400 private-sector jobs from 2010 to 2012 - the seventhhighest total of all 64 urban areas in the United Kingdom, according to the Centre for Cities think tank. We have the highest growth rate in England, and - relative to our size - we are even out-competing London for private-sector job growth. This is great news, which shows our city is continuing to outperform the region and our competitors; credit goes to our fabulous local businesses for all their hard work that these figures represent.  To keep up this progress, it is important that we work with our neighbours.

For example, we are bidding for a government “City Deal” programme. When agreed with ministers, the Greater Brighton city region including councils and businesses in Brighton and Hove, Worthing,

 The same Centre for Cities research also showed how difficult it is for cities outside of London to both keep up economically and maintain independence. Many other cities see their brightest and best leaving for the capital to find work. We are lucky that Under our City Deal plan, here in Brighton and we hope to create another Hove so many people stay after university to 8,500 new jobs across the set up businesses, and region over the long term.” contribute to the local economy. Mid-Sussex, Lewes, and Adur But it is essential that we keep will be able to access new powers, aiming for a balanced economy funding, and the flexibility to that supports both school-leavers spark new economic development. and graduates.  Under our City Deal plan, we  By pressing ahead with our hope to create another 8,500 new joint work on the City Deal and jobs across the region over the continuing to improve support for long term, establish a creative growing businesses in our city, we technology centre in the New can continue to buck the trend. England Quarter, and a network of university-backed business hubs The Big Debate: Hilton Brighton on the South Coast. Metropole on Monday, February 10.

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Former students are invited to share success with new college generation Frank Le Duc @BHcitynews

City College Brighton and Hove is asking former students to share experience and knowledge with their successors. The college has started a “City Alumni” group with the aim of inspiring the current generation, mentoring them, and possibly providing work-experience, jobs and apprenticeships. The college is working with Think Alumni, a specialist organisation, to maximise the potential of those links while highlighting success stories. Examples include Gresham Blake, the designer tailor; Ben McKellar, of The Gingerman Group; Clare Rogers, owenr of the Treatment Rooms proprietor; Darren Fell, founder of Crunch Accounting. Deborah Meaden, of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, is also an alumna. The start of the alumni project was marked at a business breakfast attended by several former students and members of the local business community at the college’s Gallery restaurant. Mr Blake, who said that his time as an arts foundation student at the college changed his life, added: “I think it’s

Deborah Meaden is an alumna

> Continued from page 1 Before last night’s council meeting, Councillor Kitcat said: “As all Labour councillors know, Councillor Morgan’s motion is an utterly meaningless gesture. “Labour ignored several similar successful motions during their time in office, so it will be interesting to see what their arguments are. “If Councillor Morgan is so keen to work with the Tories, they together do have the power to form an administration whenever they want to.” Cllr Morgan said: “In 25 years of being in politics, I have never seen anything like this. The Greens have decided what their cuts are going to be, put them forward in their own budget, then

important for City College alumni to support this project because it’ll help provide young people with much-needed insights into what it’s like to work for a company or run their own business. There’s a lot of raw talent at the college that alumni will be in a position to help and, in return, can provide them with fresh ideas, too. “I remember getting help from more experienced people when I first started out and I think there’s a lot of potential for the college to tap into with this project because people who run their own businesses don’t forget where they came from and often want to put something back.” Sam Bishop, 25, a former City College plumbing apprentice, started his own plumbing business six years ago and now employs 12 staff. He said: “I’m really happy to support this project because I appreciate what the college did for me during my apprenticeship and I’ll be working with them to find a new apprentice for my company this year.” Lynn Thackway, principal and chief excutive of City College, said: “At the City Alumni launch, I got a real sense of the level of goodwill there is towards the college in the local community, because we’ve helped so many young people on their path towards a successful career. “I’m really looking forward to this project making links with our alumni and bringing their knowledge, wisdom and expertise back into the College for the benefit of the next generation.” The college – or parts of it – have been known variously as Brighton Municipal College, Brighton Technical College and Brighton College of Technology.

said they can’t agree to these cuts and left it to the opposition parties and the public to vote these through by supporting their tax rise.” Councillor Geoffrey Theobald called on Green councillors to take notice of the no-confidence motion. He said: “The Labour party put this motion down and we are aware that legally it means nothing unless the Greens choose from their positions themselves. What it does show is the views of councillors on the current administration. Cllr Theobald added: “We are the one party who have been consistent and said what we think and that is we want the council tax frozen and we would seek to amend any proposed council tax.”

In 156 years, it has educated an estimated 250,000 students. ■ For more information, visit: www.alumni.ccb.ac.uk.

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40 years on: Memories about student protests, squatting, and street politics Tony Greenstein @TonyGreenstein

It was a sunny autumnal morning when I was dropped off on the A23 at Bolney on my first day of enrolment at Brighton Polytechnic. For three days, I stayed in Brighton Youth Hostel in Patcham, now long gone. Then I pitched my tent in front of the director’s office. I came from Liverpool, where poverty is all around you. Brighton Trades Council was stuffed then with manual workers, such as engineers. Today, Brighton and Hove is the male heroin death capital of Britain. Being a poor student, I went for veggie stew and the latest gossip to Bruno’s Open Café in Victoria Street. The café was our base as we occupied the Aquarius Hotel and Crest Hotel in Kemptown. A fellow squatter was to become Baron Bassam of Brighton, former Labour leader of Brighton council. The number of empty properties was staggering. When we occupied an empty office block, the property company offered us a deal: Move out and they would give us a licence to use and renovate the gutted 9 Lansdowne Place. We

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agreed - and the Dudley Hotel opposite often sent for kitchen porters. The polytechnic’s head porter said that “his” students were a conservative lot who would never occupy. Well, he was wrong. And, in my second year, we were in occupation and I was elected vicepresident in 1978, with a majority of more than 300. Even then, Brighton was the radical centre of Sussex. Hove could be persuaded to join Brighton only by keeping low parking charges! Brighton was not then the country’s gay capital. Only in student unions could they organise openly. There were National Front attacks on a meeing of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and on a meeting at Sussex University, in which people got hurt. There was a gaggle of anti-gay Tory councillors, led by Catherine Vale and Danny Sheldon. The proposal for a nudist beach was resisted by a Councillor Blackmun. Nudists were “perverts and voyeurs”. Brighton had a vigorous antifascist punk scene and we held regular concerts at the polytechnic. (“The Poly” was a forced merger of the College of Technology and the Art College in 1970, and the College of Education in 1975). Top of the bill were usually The Pirhanas and Misty in Roots. The Pirhanas were excellent; I still play my old copy of Vaultage 78. In 1987, 134 continuous years of Conservative rule ended in Brighton. Even Hove, which was bluer than Nick Clegg, went Labour. Pavilion’s MP Sir Julian “Gunboats”Amery had no surgeries. His duties were national not local. His conservative colleague in Kemptown, Andrew Bowden, was promoted by The Argus newspaper as the “pensioners’ champion” although he always backed down on a vote at the last moment. In 1997, he was defeated by charges of Tory sleaze.

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Dennis Hobden. the only Labour MP for Kemptown (196470) suffered because he was a Freemason. But he was a good socialist; unfashionably I liked him a lot. In 1964, he won by just seven votes. Labour was a radical party until 1992, when - because of Lord Bassam - 50 of us were expelled or suspended. Sussex University - one of the “new” universities - had a radical reputation under the liberal Asa Briggs. It was a hive of activism and elected Richard Flint, an anarchist, as president. Tragically, he died young. We opposed and stopped the prelim examinations. Union meetings of more than a thousand were held on the grass. Flint was expelled. When the fight against apartheid began, Sussex’s largest hall was named the Mandela Hall. At the

polytechnic, we occupied over autonomy and overseas student fees. Which we saw then could lead to today’s full-cost fees. The number of students was tiny: 3,000 at the Poly and 4,000 at Sussex - compared with about 20,000 each today. There was barely a voluntary sector and the Brighton Rights and Advice Centre was always under fire from the council at Prince Albert Street. We formed in 1980 the Brighton Campaign Against Youth Unemployment and occupied an East Sussex building. More than 10,000 signatures and a “Right to Work” march locally, where ordinary people clapped us along the route, led to the council granting us a small unemployed centre in Coalbrook Road. Which no longer exists. Brighton was always fiercely

opposed to fascism from the days of Oswald Mosley. The Heidelburg Hotel in Lower Rock Gardens had an international Nazi guest list, but fascist leaders like John Tyndall preferred to campaign elsewhere. Anti-Nazi League monthly meetings at the Resource Centre in North Street, which was burned down, attracted up to 500 attendees. Having attacked gay and Irish meetings, we stopped the fascists in their tracks despite police hostility. Nothing changes! Opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) march in April every year is part of that tradition. Tony Greenstein was founder of the Brighton and Hove Unemployed Centre and cofounder of the national Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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488 tickets August 31. According to data released after a Freedom of Information request, they issued 488 tickets on August 31 last year. The three other days on which the biggest number of tickets were issued were: Sunday, November 10 - 474 tickets; Sunday, April 14 - 473; and Saturday, October 12 - 471. In the whole of 2013, a total of 124,351 tickets were issued. This compares with the annual figure of 114,000 – the second-lowest since 2001 - given in Brighton and Hove City Council’s annual parking report for 2012-2013. The report listed the roads on which most PCNs were issued. The top five streets were: Madeira Drive - 2,597 tickets; Marine Parade - 1,512; First Avenue - 1,332; Lansdowne Place - 1,322; and Wilbury Road - 1,312. You have been warned.

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What is a man to do? He bites the bullet and moves into what can be described only as sheer bliss. The village of Knockton is a complete delight. But the B&B is far more shabby than chic. And to improve the house and his new career he has a genius idea: a string of workshop weekends - “Courses for Divorces”, which include DIY, gardening, cooking and “How to Talk to Women”. Perfect. And a damn fine way to get his B&B, garden, car and kitchen requirements looked after. As well as finding a few drinking pals along the way. Of course, it does not always work out quite the way he had planned. And that is the joy of it. Buffy is the main character that we can adore. But there are many more in this glorious, feel-good book.

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Auntie’s lack of balance in her reporting needs some correcting Graham Chainey

The recent admission that the BBC has, for years, been deliberately suppressing any debate about immigration will not come as a surprise to those who listen with any care to its news broadcasts. It is sometimes hard to credit that the corporation’s charter requires it to be balanced and non-partisan. Instead, its liberalleftist bias is often so pronounced that its slanting of stories makes it resemble an airwave sibling of The Guardian newspaper. Indeed, it has been said that Radio 4’s influential Today programme takes its lead from that morning’s Guardian, and I have seen a photograph of one of its presenters at the microphone with his copy of The Guardian spread before him. (And this is without their handing the programme over to daft guest editors such as singer PJ Harvey, whose contribution a few weeks ago was described as pure “left-wing tosh”.) With all BBC job vacancies being advertised solely in The Guardian, this cosy symbiosis tends to be self-perpetuating. Consider the BBC’s coverage of two major deaths last year. When Lady Thatcher died in April, they seemed to go out of their way to provide hostile soundbites from the likes of Gerry Adams, George Galloway, Ken Livingstone and embittered ex-miners - with few balancing opinions from her cabinet or from, say, the Falkland Islanders. BBC Radio 4’s account of her funeral was risibly skewed. Five minutes to describe the actual procession and ceremony, giving the impression the route was lined by egg-throwing jeerers, then almost as long to describe the burning of her effigy in a Yorkshire village – probably attended by three men and a dog. By contrast, Nelson Mandela’s death last month produced cancelled schedules, funereal

Lots of channels, but the liberal-leftist bias of the BBC is always the same

music, people sobbing live on air, and presenters speaking…very… slowly…and…portentously. You would have thought God had died. The right-on lachrymosity and mourning-by-diktat was so embarrassing I had to switch off. And I say this as someone who has Mandela’s picture on my wall and who was never a fan of Thatcher. Again, the BBC is noticeably pro-Palestine, anti-Israel. It tends to report any outbreak of hostilities from the Palestinian side with graphic descriptions of casualties and damage, with minimal balancing reportage from the Israeli side. I heard a newsreader state that the November 2012 outbreak was sparked by Israel’s killing of a Hamas military leader – whereas that incident was, in fact, a response to Hamas firing hundreds of rockets into Israel. (Again, I take no particular side in that conflict.) More recently, reporting Ariel Sharon’s death, an early Radio 4 bulletin went straight, as if by instinct, to a Palestinian spokesman declaring that Sharon was a war criminal, that people were dancing in the streets - again with no balancing report from elsewhere. (Later bulletins were more nuanced.) Mealy-mouthed and politically correct, the BBC has more than once refused to call murderous terrorists – in Mali, Mumbai, and Nairobi – by that name, preferring to dignify them as “activists” or

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“militants”. After a while, you start to notice how stories get manipulated. How, instead of first reporting a new government policy and then, later, giving the opposition’s response, they lead with the latter – “Ed Miliband says David Cameron’s new initiative won’t work ...” – just as The Guardian might do. If you ask yourself, as you watch or listen to a bulletin, why that particular story has been given prominence, or why it is being told in this particular way, or why they are quoting this person rather than another, you start to see the underlying pattern. It may be preferable for Auntie to be anti-establishment rather than a government mouthpiece, but I nevertheless believe its current entrenched culture denies the licence-payer the impartial service mandated by charter. ■ Editor’s note: BBC Written Archives offers the following about the origin of the word “Auntie” to describe the BBC: “A phrase of obscure origin: presumably journalistic, possibly from cartoons. Increasingly used in 1950s to contrast BBC’s prudish, cosy, puritanical “refained” image with that of the much brasher ITV. Certainly had wide currency by July 1959.”

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A Greene monument at Brighton Station? I was very taken by Graham Chainey’s piece on Graham Greene (page 6, January 17) and I would support any plans to have a statue of the great writer. But where? I have in my possession a first edition (1946) of The Little Train, a little-known children’s story written by Greene, but published under the the name of Dorothy

Craigie - that name itself being a nom de plume for Dorothy Glover. The story is about a little train that wants to go to where the big trains are: Brighton! The book is dedicated to “To the guard of the twelve o’ clock to Brighton”. So why not have the statue in the forecourt of the station? Shaun Treaynor

We need good services not an i360 eyesore I agree absolutely with everything Clive Bonny says about the i360 tower (page 26, January 24).  How our council can consider raising the original borrowing to finance this folly to £37 million is not only incomprehensible, and completely irresponsible. This council has delusions of grandeur - like the last Labour council, which wanted to foist the dreadful King

Alfred development on us. It is about time that all councillors realise that what residents want is a functioning city with good services and a pleasant environment, both of which can be achieved without building another eyesore on the seafront that could impact on taxpayers’ pockets for years to come. Pauline Robertson

Sodastream boycott: A final contribution Neil Duncanson (page 10, January 17) in his response to my article (page 8, January 10) says that a boycott of Sodastream is not green. Neither is ethnic cleansing. Perhaps the boycott of slave-grown sugar and apartheid South Africa were “not green”? But the campaigns were certainly successful. Neil Duncanson admits that a Sodastream factory is based in Mishor Adumim on the West Bank. Thousands of Palestinians were evicted to make way for this industrial park. Perhaps that, too, was green? Those who justified South African apartheid also pointed to the employment they “created”. Mr Duncanson makes extravagant claims for conditions at the factory - but trade unions are outlawed and independent access has been refused. Sylvie Schapira (page 11, January 17) accuses me of providing no evidence. Perhaps the situation of the Christian village of Tel Rumedia will satisfy her. Situated next to two religious settlements in the Hebron area, the inhabitants are physically attacked, their crops burned, women have even been prevented from access to hospitals, and the

‘Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him’ - the famous opening line of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock

army stands by doing nothing to hinder the settlers and indeed arresting those who resist. Charles Wallach (page 11, January 17) misunderstands my point. Why should I - a British citizen - have the right to “return” to a country I have never lived in, when Palestinians who were born there are not able to do so? Likewise, Robert Glick (page 11, January17). It’s not that the Talmud I am condemning. The sections regarding non-Jews fell into disuse for a thousand years, But its provisions that non-Jews are not human and it is a sin to save a non-Jewish life on a Sabbath have been revived by Israeli rabbis and resulted in many deaths among injured Palestinians. I mentioned the Chief Rabbi of Safed, whose edict barred Arabs from renting apartments. When he was criticised, hundreds of rabbis backed up this son of a Chief Rabbi. Just one person objected, Eli Tzavieli, an 89-year-old Jew who survived a number of Nazi labour camps. He has been the subject of death threats as a result. This is the Israel of today. Tony Greenstein

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Stanmer Park is a great asset that was bought for the people of our city to use freely Heritage Trust Award in 2007, of which we are rightly proud. Last year, we were awarded another heritage award for the courtyard development of seven It is time I wrote about Stanmer houses built in the footprint of Park, which is a subject I am the council-demolished north passionate about. I have spent wing. Cherrywood is currently a large chunk of my life working halfway through full restoration with different groups trying to of the derelict stable block, improve the Stanmer experience. which has planning permission But the lacklustre approach for eight two-bedroom houses. taken by successive waves of These will be available to let in ineffective councillors from all phases from early summer. parties has resulted in little The final phase for us is to take progress. Any advances that over and manage properly the have been made can be Stanmer Rural attributed only to the park It The big gripe that park-users have Museum. rangers. has been open Some 15 years ago, when is the chronic lack of proper parking” only on Sunday I first became involved in afternoons in negotiations to take over Stanmer consents simply to restore the summer for many years. House, a very active inspector, house and courtyard. Because it forms part of our Steve Curry, was policing the We have turned that into what land, we decided to take control area. With him taking such a keen it is today: an open house serving and open to the public six days interest, I really had high hopes food and drink to all park-users. a week from Easter. Admission for sorting out the traveller and It is run by the award-winning will still be free, although we anti-social behaviour problems Whiting and Hammond group will offer people the chance to the park experiences. I hoped we and there is indeed nothing like make a donation. We are linking at Stanmer House, the police, and it in the area. We won the Sussex the museum to our British Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

the villagers could work together to give a much better experience to the people of our city. While most villagers have come to realise my company Cherrywood Investments - is not the enemy and are happy to work with us, there are still those who would rather Stanmer House had rotted away. I think, however, that our record speaks for itself. My company eventually took over the derelict Stanmer House and stables in 2004, following several years of wrangling over planning

Stanmer House, winner of Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Engineerium project. Most of the existing volunteers are sticking with us and we are all looking forward to an exciting future. Stanmer is a great park and, when it was purchased with ratepayers’ money in 1947, it was bought for the people of our city to use freely. Our councillors would do well to remind themselves of that fact and address the big gripe 99% of park-users have. Which is the chronic lack of proper parking. Nobody wants to get out of their car a mile away from where

they want to be and carry picnic basket, chairs and assorted paraphernalia to their ideal picnic spot. Most non-car fitness fanatics will feel the same, as they don’t want to see cars endlessly trawling around the park looking for a space either. Why don’t we ask a firm of traffic consultants to sort it out and advise? That, of course, would be too easy, wouldn’t it? And the anti-car brigade might be given advice they do not want to hear.

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4 1 and 2 - Rambert Dance Company will feature music from the Rolling Stones in Rooster. There is also Merce Cunningham’s Soundance at Theatre Royal.

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3 Running the Brighton Half-marathon to save lives with WaterAid is Judy Foote, from Kent, who is one of four Charity Ambassadors representing the biggest charity teams at the 2014 race on February 16.

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4 Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion, met four young entrepreneurs when learning how The Prince’s Trust is supporting unemployed young people. 5 The company behind the Brighton Sea Life centre has launched a new international marine conservation charity. The Sea Life Marine Conservation Trust announced its arrival by condemning the massacre of dolphins in Japan. 6 Sally Gunnell, the Olympic champion, visited Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Woods Mill nature reserve to support a training initiative funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. (Photograph: Miles Davies).

DRY JANUARY So January is finally at an end and I think most of us would agree it has felt like a long month. In Sussex the rain has been pretty relentless and I for one have had enough of feeling slightly soggy on a daily basis. So when I heard about ‘Dry January’ I was intrigued. But of course ‘Dry January is nothing to do with the weather. It is a month long campaign run by the national charity Alcohol Concern. The idea is that you give up alcohol for the whole of January. As a campaign it has been fairly successful, but I have a problem with some of the messages and thinking it promotes. Not that cutting back or giving up alcohol can ever be a bad thing; as a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator I regularly help couples where alcohol plays a major part in what is

going wrong in their relationship. Obviously the goal of a “sober January” has been around for as long as we have been moaning about his in-laws at Christmas. And while a booze free period is a persuasive way of compensating for all that festive overindulgence, it’s actually a pretty bad idea, based mainly on guilt. Where there is a real problem with alcohol, just focusing on a “sober January” can be to avoid changing habits in the longer term. Surely if you are worried about the affects of your drinking, the answer is not to give up just for a month but to try and work out whether you have a problem and if so what are the bigger issues that are leading to drinking too much.

I help separating couples face deeper problems that need sorting out and believe that change is possible. If your relationship has been on the rocks for some time and you are using alcohol as a crutch to make it bearable the best thing for your health may actually be to give up for good. Choosing the collaborative legal process rather than the adversarial when you split up is a healthier option because it is built on openness and making change happen fairly. When we really face up to things it becomes clear that problems in our lives rarely come from eating or drinking excessively – they come from the way we feel about things. Giving up one bad habit for a month and hoping something magically changes inside us is never going to be the long term solution.

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A Week in the City Tourism

Information point The city’s bigest new “Visitor Information Point” at the Brighton Centre box office has opened and is offering a range of services. The Brighton Centre was one of eight new venues to become information points last October 2013, when the Royal Pavilion information centre closed. The city has a network of 10 staffed information points across the city, open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

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A cannabis farm was found when immigration officers raided a house in Brighton.The Home Office said officers were acting on intelligence when they raided the house in St James’s Street Mews. They conducted immigration checks and arrested a 33-year-old Algerian man who had overstayed his visa. Officers then searched the building and found about 70 cannabis plants in a bedroom.

A Brighton electro-pop and dance music festival has been given the go-ahead to move to a new location. This year’s Shakedown Festival is set to take place at Waterhall in Patcham on Saturday, July 19. Organisers of the festival were granted landlord’s consent to use Waterhall by Brighton and Hove City Council. The one-day event will run from noon to 11pm, with a capacity of 15,000.

Young people on the Brighton and Hove Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme hosted their own ceremony for the first time. The event, which took place at Hove Town Hall honoured 351 young people who had completed their Bronze or Silver awards. The highlight of the evening was a spectacular drumming performance by two students from Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children.

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Public support for “fracking” is on the decline, despite promises of financial pay-outs to communities allowing shale-gas development, a survey has found. Support for the controversial technology, which involves pumping liquid at high pressure deep underground to fracture rock and release gas, has been waning since environmental protests in Balcombe last summer gained huge support.

A council-owned building in Preston Road, which is currently unused, is to be leased to a housing association to provide over 30 homes, of which 40% will be “affordable”. Southern Housing Group emerged as the recommended bidder in a competitive tendering process that attracted 13 bids. The housing association plans to convert the building to provide 24 flats and build seven new houses in the rear gardens.

A new off-road cycle path and bridleway through the South Downs National Park around Brighton was officially opened by Lord De Mauley, the environment and science minister. The 2.5km route adjacent to Falmer Road provides a safe off-road route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It links Woodingdean in Brighton with the village of Falmer in East Sussex as well as linking with the Amex Stadium, two universities and Falmer railway station.

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BHASVIC win Brighton & Hove Sixth Form College BHASVIC has won planning permission for a large extension building to accommodate growing student numbers. The planning committee voted unanimously in favour. An initial application was refused last October after councillors objected to the building’s colour and design. New plans show the three-storey building clad in red-brown brick and panelling in earthier colours.


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A pedestrian who was critically injured in a collision with a bus has died. Zhiying He, 18 - also known as Cecilia - was a student at the International Study Centre. She was living on the Sussex University campus in Falmer. The accident happened on Tuesday morning at about 8.35am on the A270 Lewes Road, by the corner of Ringmer Road. The Compass bus was travelling south in a bus lane. Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information or who saw the collision.

A retired Brighton vicar has been charged with abusing young men over a 16-year period. Vickery House, 68, the former vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church in Brighton, faces eight charges of indecent assault. Sussex Police said that the charges relate to “one boy then aged 15, and five men, ranging in age from 17 to 34, between 1970 and 1986 in East Sussex and Devon”.

Planning permission has been refused for modern windows in a historic conservation area. The double-glazed UPVC windows had already been fitted to the second-floor flat in Clifton Street, Brighton. The owner, Mr Randolph Morse of Cleve Terrace, Lewes, had applied for retrospective planning permission for the new windows. Permission was refused because Clifton Street lies within the West Hill Conservation Area.

Anti-Sexism

MP praised Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion, has been praised for her work campaigning against photographs of semi-naked women in The Sun. Dr Lucas wore a “No More Page Three” t-shirt at a parliamentary debate on media sexism and to prime minister’s questions. Stephanie Davies-Arai, from the No More Page 3 campaign, said they were “honoured and thrilled” the MP had done so much for the cause.

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Steyning

Theatre

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Perfect Murder

Roadworks on the A23, which have caused a significant impact on traffic, are on schedule to be completed later this year as the project passes an important milestone. Traffic will be shifted from the southbound carriageway over to the newly-constructed northbound carriageway. Officials are confident the work will be completed by the end of 2014.

Steyning Parish Council plans to increase its precept by more than 18% to cover potential legal fees arising from a controversial skatepark development. It hopes the increase for the next financial year will also cover the costs of two judicial reviews in 2013, both of which they won. The parish council provides a contribution to the swimming pool, maintains and runs the toilets in the High Street, as well as the Steyning Centre.

Peter James, the crime novelist, was delighted to see his work performed on the stage of the Theatre Royal in his home city. Mr James attended the gala evening of The Perfect Murder, the adaption of his bestselling novel. He said: “I used to go to the theatre as a child and used to dream of seeing something I had written performed. It was a great moment seeing my work on stage.”

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Local & Loved Starting tomorrow, vote for your favourite business in Brighton and Hove! The popular 14 Days of Love campaign has been rebranded as The Local & Loved Awards this year. Local residents are being encouraged to leave reviews for their favourite local businesses. Local & Loved Awards are a national campaign that aims at raising the profile and awareness of great local businesses - and to prove that community spirit and engagement can make a real

positive impact on Brighton and Hove’s economy. Last year’s winners in Brighton and Hove were Bikram Yoga Brighton and Phase Photography, of Station Road, Portslade. Bikram Yoga Brighton also came top in the national awards for their yoga category; Phase Photography came second its category. Launching tomorrow (February 1) and running until midnight on Valentine’s Day, locals can vote for any businesses they love by visiting www.thebestof.co.uk/vote. The results will be displayed every day on a “Love-o-meter” until February 13, with the winners

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of Brighton to join us and “Switch for Good” to the amazing power of the UK’s sun, wind and water.

What is the history of the company? I founded Good Energy in 1999 with one clear goal: to make a difference to climate change. We wanted to give ordinary people the opportunity to be part of the solution by switching to an electricity supplier that is totally committed to a 100% renewable fuel mix. More than a decade later, we remain true to our original goal and have been joined by 100,000 customers; 47,000 are on renewable electricity and gas supply - and

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My passion has always been to make a difference to climate change, which I studied as part Good Energy is a different kind of my first degree in physics. of energy supplier. Our electricity I followed my degree with an comes from local, natural sources internship in European energy like Sussex sunshine, Scottish policy and a masters in economics. wind, and Welsh rain. Simply Climate change is an energy switching to our supply cuts your problem and people can be part home’s carbon footprint and takes of the solution. I founded Good the United Kingdom closer to a Energy to encourage households cleaner, greener future. and businesses to We are well-known play a part by buying From a small group of for our award-winning power committed people, we have grown renewable customer service team who and even potentially are experts in their field, to employ more than 200 staff” generating their own. endorsed by the Energy As a business, we also Saving Trust to give energy- more than 55,000 homes and work to ensure the right policies efficiency advice. They can help businesses are generating their are in place to support renewables. with anything from how to use own, often via solar panels on the less energy to getting started on roof. How is good energy generating your own renewable From a small group of generated? power. committed people, we have grown All our electricity is sourced We are encouraging the people to employ more than 200 staff in from UK sunshine, wind, water

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Why are we now hearing about Good Energy in Brighton and Hove? We have chosen Brighton to launch our new advertising campaign as our research has identified 33% of the city as “ethical consumers”, compared with the UK average of 20%. We are hoping the campaign will chime with local residents and encourage them to switch to Good Energy. Some of our electricity is sourced here too, working with local community energy groups who are using the power of Brighton sunshine to generate cleaner, greener electricity.

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Our customers choose us because we are an ethical business offering 100% renewably-sourced electricity, award-winning customer service, and reasonable prices.”

Juliet Davenport founded Good Energy in 1999, aiming to be a different energy supplier; her goal was to cut your home’s carbon footprint and take the United Kingdom closer to a cleaner, greener future

There has been some concerns about new solar parks and wind farms. What are your views about these concerns? We believe the key to responsible development is listening to the local community and ensuring that they are able to benefit from the economic and social advantages that solar parks and wind farms can bring. Our Renewables Development Charter commits us to the very best standard of best practice for community consultation. Last year, we launched the UK’s first local tariff at our flagship Delabole wind farm in Cornwall, in response to community feedback. The Delabole Local Tariff is 20% cheaper than our standard tariff, enabling local residents to benefit from generation within their community. We hope to replicate this tariff at other wind farms as they come online.As well as doing our bit for the planet, solar parks and wind farms provide us with the opportunity to enhance the surrounding natural environment. Around all of our projects, we develop bespoke bio-diversity action plans to improve habitats, restore native ecosystems and allow wildlife to thrive for years to come. That’s something we’re really proud of.

What is in it for me? And why should I switch? How easy is it? Good Energy offers something different to the bigger energy companies. Our customers choose us because we are an ethical business offering 100% renewablysourced electricity, award-winning customer service, and reasonable prices. So why not give us a try? It only takes five minutes to do your bit for the planet. In the time it takes to boil an egg, you can switch and we’re cheaper than the Big 6 standard dual-fuel tariffs, on average, in the Brighton area, thanks to our winter price freeze.

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From the style of the roadside lamps, this old photograph of Vere Road - from Clyde Road, bending towards Ditchling Road - is thought to have been taken in 1910. The houses were all residential and looked as they were when they were built in the early 1880s. Today, the houses are painted bright pastel colours that reflect the sun - when it shines. (Old photograph courtesy of Step Back in Time, 36 Queen’s Road, Brighton.)

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THE BIG DEBATE ■ Hilton Brighton Metropole, King’s Road, BN1 2FU ■ 7.30pm on Monday, February 10

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Key decisions are about to be made by our elected representatives about the city's budget, how it can be funded, and where cuts - if any - should be made. More importantly, they - on our behalf - will decide the shape of public services on which some of our poorest and most vulnerable fellow-citizens rely.

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We may all have the chance to vote on whatever is finally proposed. We may not.Whether or not there is a referendum, big issues require big debates. Our political leaders understand that. The Big Debate will be in front of an audience of 300 in Hilton Brighton Metropole at 7.30pm on Monday, February 10 - only days before the first in a series of decisive council meetings. Political leaders, trade unionists, community leaders, and citizens of all shades of opinion will be invited to contribute.

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Albion stars come out in support of FirmBalls

NSPCC highlights fundraising success by city businesses SiteVisibility, the digital marketing agency that is a founding member of the NSPCC Brighton Business Board, helped celebrate the fundraising success stories of 10 Sussexbased businesses at the charity’s annual “Business Spotlight” event. Member companies raised almost £20,000 for the NSPCC to help fund its child protection services in and around Brighton and Hove in 2012-2013; a revised donation target of £35,000 has been set for 2013-14. The NSPCC event at Donatello’s - compered by Jason Woodford, chief executive of SiteVisibility - saw the NSPCC, ChildLine Schools Service, and Child Protection outline how funds raised can help protect children in Sussex through NSPCC helplines, online help and videos, the NSPCC Schools Service, and training NSPCC volunteers.  Many of the funds raised

have come from businesses who have signed up to the 1600 Club, signalling a commitment to raise a minimum of £1,600 to help support vulnerable children and young people in Brighton and across the United Kingdom; £1,600 enables the NSPCC to train one new ChildLine volunteer, or to answer 400 calls to ChildLine. As a member of the 1600 Club, SiteVisibility previously raised a total of £1,645 for the NSPCC via various forms of fundraising activities in 2012-13. This was recognised when the company was awarded a “Big Tick” for its corporate social responsibility activities by Business in the Community. As a finalist in the Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, the Brighton-based agency joined FTSE100 companies on the awards short list. Mr Woodford said: “At SiteVisibility, we have deep links

within the local community and an interest in helping local people develop a rewarding career in digital marketing. This is evident through our work with Brightonbased charity, Extratime. I hope we’re able to inspire other Brighton-based businesses to join the NSPCC 1600 club and help us raise £35,000 to help local children.” Some other examples of how the money was raised through 1600 Club members include Lookers Mercedes Benz of Brighton, which was one of the first to take up the 1600 Club challenge and host an annual golf day, and have a sky-diver and Great South Runner in its ranks; Southern Water, an honorary member of the 1600 Club having promoted it since starting to support the NSPCC in 2007; and Plus+ Accounting which, via promotional initiatives linked to marketing, an auction and boot sale, exceeded its £1,600 target.

Brighton and Hove Albion players were met at the training ground by Sam Thomas and Hamed Ovaisi, directors of FirmBalls, the 5-a-side football league exclusively for businesses. Launched in Eastbourne in 2011 by Mr Ovaisi, a solicitor, FirmBalls has grown from one league to 10 across Sussex and beyond - from Hastings, Crawley, and Worthing, to as far as Manchester; three leagues are in Brighton and Hove. Director Sam Thomas who joined FirmBalls in June 2013, said: “It has been fantastic being involved in FirmBalls and helping the company expand over the last 8 months, combining two of my real passions, football and networking. “We have some big plans for 2014 launching in London and Dublin. It’s been great to get the support of the Albion players and we hope to encourage more businesses to get involved in football and enjoy the benefits of playing in our leagues.” For more information about FirmBalls - “Networking through football - visit: www.firmballs.com.

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Dotty Popsy in Hove celebrates its first year since opening The Dotty Popsy Gift Shop & Tea Parlour is celebrating its first Birthday in Portland Road, Hove. It is the brainchild of local mum of four, Tania Al-Arari, who as you can imagine, has had plenty of experience in the buying of children’s gifts. Tania commented on her reasons for opening her own shop: “Having four children between the ages of 2 and 13, you can imagine the number of children’s gifts I have had to buy over the years, traipsing from one end of Brighton to the other with a buggy and children in tow. Then struggling with the buggy

into a tightly packed tearoom aware of how noisy my children are! We’ve all been there. “I realised life could be made far easier by having lots of lovely gifts in one place and somewhere to sit and relax knowing your child is entertained and safe. That’s how Dotty Popsy was born.” Dotty Popsy is a truly friendly children’s gift shop stocking many products unique to the city, in an environment easy to move around with buggies and welcomes children. Dotty Popsy is the exclusive stockist of Crawlings baby knee pads from the USA, many baby gifts, handmade dribble bibs by Ginga Baby, organic Monkey baby massage oils and an array of traditional toys and craft kits by Clockwork Soldier for older children which are ideal for birthday parties and which can also be gift wrapped free while you wait. Another service

Dotty Popsy offers, which again stems from Tania’s experience, is the supply and fill of party bags. The party bags can be made up in advance and collected, or while you wait. And when you’ve had enough of shopping, or just want to meet a friend for a cup of tea, there is the child friendly Tea Parlour. Already proving very popular with local parents, they have expanded the cafe and the menu to now include fresh soups, sandwiches, and beans on toast, to cater for mums meet ups or after school treats. There are highchairs, changing mats, free wipes, toddler toilet seats, a bottle and baby food warming service, also organic baby food on sale, and kids healthy lunch boxes with juice to cater for all of parents needs. There is also plenty to keep the older children entertained, there are books, and colouring / crafts to keep them busy and free wi-fi. Owner, Tania, spent the first year trying to gauge what worked, and getting known in the area among local parents. Plans for 2014 include, opening the garden to the rear of the shop in the spring, which will

allow pushchairs to be stored and a lovely sunny place for children to play outside, while parents have a drink nearby. Also regular events are planned in the shop; knitting classes, craft sessions, music and story time. Birthday parties can be held in the cafe and play area, for young children’s birthday teas, or older children for a craft/soap making party. New afternoon tea for both adults and children can be booked with 24 hours’ notice, scones, cream, jam and sandwiches all on a pretty cake stand. Tania hopes the shop will be established as a hub for local parents, and a place for nice gifts as an alternative to going into Brighton, which is not easy with children in tow. The Crawlings baby knee pads may be sold online as they already sell them all over the UK. Many new beautiful designs have just arrived this month, ideal for crawling babies on laminate floors. For further information visit: www.thedottypopsygiftshop.co.uk And for general enquiries email: info@thedottypopsygiftshop.co.uk

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Research into bus emissions aims at creating a cleaner environment Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company is working with Ricardo, the engineering and technology company, on an advanced research project - one of the first of its kind - to investigate emissions of a range of buses. The company, which operates a fleet of about 280 buses on services in the city and its surrounding area, is committed to contributing towards a cleaner environment, with all recent vehicles fitted with “exhaust-particulate” traps. With growing concern around the world about the potential health impacts of poor air quality, the need to establish the true emissions of industry and road vehicles in the urban environment is increasingly recognised. To address demand for more detailed information, the research project uses some of the latest portable emissions monitoring equipment provided by HORIBA, a specialist in the field.

Research will use some of the latest portable emissions monitoring equipment

A selection of buses are being temporarily fitted with advanced monitoring equipment, which also record “real life” operational vehicle fuel efficiency during normal day-to-day service. The vehicles being tested represent a cross-section of the Brighton and Hove fleet, from the oldest to the most modern. Like any regular passenger service, the buses will stop frequently, but - for practical reasons of

health and safety - passengers will not be permitted to travel on the test vehicles; the tests are not part of the regular timetable, to avoid inconveniencing the public. So that the absence of passengers does not influence the results, each bus under test will be weighted to replicate approximately a typical quarterfull passenger load. Martin Harris, managing director of Brighton & Hove

Bus and Coach Company, said: “Urban air quality is an issue of concern in many towns and cities, and we as a company are keen to work with Ricardo in better understanding emissions performance, testing a range of buses under operating conditions. “We continue to invest in the environmental performance of our fleet and support the council’s plans for a Low Emissions Zone in the city centre”

Estate agents support BHT containers The Brighton and Hove Estate Agent Association (BHEAA) has given £1,611 to Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) to pay for the initial set-up costs for a new garden area at the recentlybuilt Richardson Yard, a housing development of 36 converted shipping containers. The donation will also pay for Harvest, a local food-growing project, and provide a weekly course for the residents to learn how to grow their own food. Andy Winter, BHT’s chief executive, said: “We are very grateful to the BHEAA for their generous donation.”  Ross Gilbert, director of QED, the developer that is BHT’s partner, said: “BHEAA’s generous donation will be used to further BHT’s Grow! initiative, a gardening project developed to encourage clients to grow their own fruit and veg.” James Epps, BHEAA president, said: “We are delighted to support this unique local housing project. Personally I was amazed how such a clever concept can create ideal starter homes. I hope that our donation helps the residents in their stay at Richmond Yard.”

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Cutting edge care home now open Does someone you know deserve the best care? A highly anticipated new care home in Brighton opened its doors at the end of last year. Maycroft Manor Care Home on Carden Avenue opened in November 2013, residential, nursing and dementia care. The 99-bed home is the first in the area from Hallmark Care Homes, an award-winning care provider with homes across England and Wales. Outstanding facilities The home includes two cafés where residents can relax with a cup of coffee or enjoy time with their friends and relatives. There

is also a corner shop enabling residents to continue a daily routine of picking up everyday essentials. Residents are able to do their own laundry, if they wish, in one of the home’s laundry rooms or treat themselves to a new hair cut in the hair salon and a manicure in the spa therapy room. The library and cinema offer the chance to get lost in a whole new story while the roof top terrace gives the opportunity to get a bit of fresh air and enjoy views of the surrounding landscaped gardens. Relationship-centred care Maycroft Manor provides nursing, residential and dementia care, so if the needs of a loved one change, they won’t have to move home. The home’s relationship-centred care approach means placing the individuals’ needs at the very centre of the care provided. This means building a relationship with every resident, listening to their stories and learning about their lives.

Dementia community The home has a separate dementia community with its own range of facilities, including a residents’ laundry room, corner shop and café. Residents living with a form of dementia are enabled to continue to live an active and independent life. Discover why Maycroft Manor is a care home with a difference. Maycroft Manor’s Customer Relationship Manager on 01273 859790.


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Chris Pine plays the role of Tom Clancy’s famous hero reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise that has seen Tom Clancy’s character played by three previous actors (Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (12A) Running time: 105 mins Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner Serviceable, well-acted and nicely paced thriller that delivers the requisite amount of explosions, car chases and suspense moments, though it’s also a predictably by-the-book affair and is slightly let down by a bland central character and a handful of plot holes. What’s it all about? Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a Love Brighton-ICE:Layout 1

analyst, tasked with tracing funding for terrorist groups. Ten years later, Jack is sent to Moscow to investigate some suspicious financial dealings by a Russian businessman and uncovers a He uncovers a sinister sinister terrorist terrorist plot that could have plot that could devastating devastating consequences for have consequences for the US economy. the US economy” in four previous movies. In this origin story, of sorts, Chris Pine plays Jack Ryan, a student at the London School of Economics who’s compelled to join the Marines after 9/11, whereupon he’s injured in a helicopter crash and subsequently recruited by CIA agent Harper (Kevin Costner) to work as a covert financial

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The Good Pine is fine as Ryan but he’s somewhat hampered by the character’s lack of a distinct personality; consequently he keeps the twinkly wise-cracking elements of his established screen persona to a minimum, which feels like a wasted opportunity. That said, Costner is on great form as Harper and Keira Knightley makes the most of her underwritten role as Cathy, while Branagh is suitably chilling as Cherevin and doesn’t go too over the top with the Russian.

Chris Pine stars as the CIA agent in Paramount’s reboot of the Tom Clancy spycraft franchise

The Bad Perhaps it’s not surprising that the film has a thriller-by-numbers feel to it, since it was adapted from an existing script to fit the franchise reboot. However, the script can’t disguise the fact that Ryan is a fairly bland character, despite Pine’s best efforts. On top of that, the script is riddled with plot holes, the most egregious of which is the attempt on Ryan’s life as he

arrives in Moscow, which seems shoe-horned in following test screening complaints of not enough action and sits clumsily with what follows. Worth seeing? Despite its flaws, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a watchable thriller that ticks all the necessary boxes thanks to pacey direction and likeable performances. Worth a watch.

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Per-Mission

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Aimed at young people aged 13 to 25, Per-Mission highlights the connection between sexual health and emotional wellbeing and invites us to reflect and question our own behaviour and that of others. 7.30pm, £10/£8 concessions Brighton Dome - Church Street, BN1 1EE

Aoife O’Donovan Accomplished singer songwriter. 8pm, £6 Latest Music Bar - 14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF

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

Hosted by star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Zoe Lyons. With headliner Kerry Godliman - Star of Derrickand Live at the Apollo. 7:30pm, £14.50, £10.50/£8.50/ NUS £5 Komedia - 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Let’s Hang On This award winning production takes you on a musical journey about one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 7:30pm, £17-£23.50 Theatre Royal - New Road, BN1 1SD

Piers and Queers Guided Walk. A walk through 200 years of LGBTQ Brighton. Meet 12 noon, £8 Meet at Regency Square (by the statue) - Brighton, BN1 2FL

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Charles Kerry (piano), Karen Rash (flute) and Susan Hill (oboe) playing a concert of mainly French music. 12:30pm-1:15pm, £3.50 Brighton Unitarian Church New Road, BN1 1UF

The UK’s biggest and longestrunning community seed swap event returns with more than 50 stalls and an exciting programme of speakers. 10am, £3/£2 Brighton Dome - Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1EE

SATURDAY Congo Natty Concorde 2 are pleased to announce the return of the legendary Congo Natty AKA Rebel MC, featuring Congo Dubz, Iron Dead and Junior Baptist. 11pm, £6.50 In Advance Concorde 2 - Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

How Things Work Four hand-picked, original performers and bands with stripped down and intimate, to fuller folk and indie sounds. See www.komedia.co.uk/brighton for line up. 7.30pm, £6.50/£4.50 Komedia - 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Robin Cousins’ ICE Show Dynamic and atmospheric, Robin Cousins’ ICE will draw you into its unique world. One where world class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly to a dynamic musical score in a truly theatrical setting.Various performance times, £11.25 - £80 Brighton Centre - Kings Road, BN1 2GR

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Seedy Sunday Brighton, the UK’s biggest community seed swap event returns to Brighton Dome on Sunday, February 2 2014

TUESDAY City and Colour City and Colour’s last Canadian tour came on the heels of an international run with sold-out shows across the US, UK and Europe including arena dates opening for P!NK in the U.S. and Biffy Clyro in the UK. £26.50 Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1EE

El Born With Coldplay already name checking the band’s song 1982, El Born have created something truly original. 7.30pm, £7 In Advance £8 On the Door Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

London Grammar London Grammar continue to prove just why they’re one of the most exciting new bands to breakthrough in 2013 as their debut album entered the UK album charts at number two. 7pm, £15.50 Brighton Dome, Church Street, BN1 1EE

WEDNESDAY 321 with Flange Krammer & Rusty Dustin The best in alternative and character comedy, delivering offbeat, raucous entertainment 8pm, £3 only on the door The Old Market - Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS

Ice Age Sussex Discover how ice has driven our evolution, why we have survived whilst the Neanderthals perished, and what the disappearance of ice from the poles could mean. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE

Thriller Direct form London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 5th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. 7:45pm Mon-Thu, 5pm & 8pm Fri, Sat 3pm, £17-£28.50 Theatre Royal, New Road, BN1 1SD

THURSDAY Science Festival 2014 The 2014 Brighton Science Festival promises to liven up your drab February, whether you want to dip your toe or dive headfirst into the world of science. Various Locations - Brighton, BN1 1EE

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The Voice UK The Voice UK BBC1, 7.10pm BBC1, 7.10pm A clever spin on so many A clever spin on so many talent shows, the blind talent shows, the blind auditions have been a auditions have been a delight, as they always are, delight, as they always are, not least because of the not least because of the banter between the judges. banter between the judges. But Kylie admits this round is But Kylie admits this round is rather daunting, explaining: rather daunting, explaining: “They were really nerve“They were really nervewracking as to when you wracking as to when you should press the button. So should press the button. So many things were going many things were going through my mind.” Of course, through my mind.” Of course, now that Celebrity Big now that Celebrity Big Brother has crowned its Brother has crowned its winner, Emma Willis can winner, Emma Willis can devote all her time to the devote all her time to the Beeb’s baby, and she’s Beeb’s baby, and she’s joined backstage as always joined backstage as always by Marvin Humes either by Marvin Humes either consoling the losers or consoling the losers or rejoicing with the chosen few. rejoicing with the chosen few.

6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday 6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11.30 Food & Drink. Kitchen Live. 11.30Focus. Food &12.45 Drink. (R) 12.00 Football (R) 12.00 Football Focus. Saturday Sportsday. 1.00 12.45 BBC Saturday Sportsday. 1.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. News;Bargain Regional News; 1.15 Hunt. (R)Weather. 2.00 Live 1.15Nations BargainRugby Hunt.Union. (R) 2.00 LiveLive Six 4.30 Six Nations Nations Rugby Rugby Union. Union. 4.30 Live Six Six Nations Rugby Union. 6.55 BBC News; Regional News; 6.55 Weather. BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.10 The Voice UK. The fourth 7.10 round The Voice UK. The fourth of the chair-spinning round the chair-spinning singingofcontest, with singing with Tom coachescontest, Kylie Minogue, coachesWill.i.am Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, and Ricky Jones, Will.i.am Ricky Wilson aiming toand bolster Wilson aiming to bolster their teams. their teams. 8.30 The National Lottery: Who 8.30 The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins. Nick Knowles Daresthe Wins. Nick Knowles hosts game show in hosts the in which twogame pairs show of strangers which two pairs of strangers list as much as they know list as given much subjects. as they know about about given Including thesubjects. Lotto and Including thedraws, Lotto and Thunderball with Kate Thunderball draws, with Kate Garraway. Garraway. 9.20 Casualty. Rita helps a rape 9.20 victim Casualty. a rape gainRita the helps courage to victimcharges, gain the courage press while Zoeto press charges, while Zoe treats an eccentric veteran treats eccentric veteranto danceranwith a confession dancer make. with a confession to make. 10.10 BBC News; Weather. 10.10 BBC News; Weather. 10.30 Match of the Day. Gary 10.30 Lineker Match ofpresents the Day.highlights Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League of the latest Premier League clashes, which included clashes, which included Newcastle United v Newcastle v City v SunderlandUnited and Stoke Sunderland and Stoke City v Manchester United; National Manchester United; National Lottery Update. Lottery Update. 11.55 The Football League Show. 11.55 The Football Show. Manish BhasinLeague presents Manish Bhasin presents highlights and all the goals highlights andfixtures all the in goals from today’s the from today’s fixtures in the Championship, League One Championship, One and League Two,League including and League including Queens ParkTwo, Rangers v Queens Rangers Burnley Park at Loftus Road.v Burnley at Loftus Road. 1.15 Weatherview. 1.20 BBC News. 1.15 Weatherview. 1.20 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.35 Film: 6.00 This IsApril. BBC (1935) Two. 6.35 Enchanted 7.40Film: Film: Enchanted (1935) The Maggie.April. (1954) 9.107.40 Life Film: on The Maggie. (1954) 9.10 Life Earth. (R) 10.05 Life on Earth.on (R) Earth. (R) 10.05 Life on Earth. 11.00 Fred Dibnah’s Made in (R) 11.00 Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain. (R) 11.30 Great British Britain. 11.30 Great BritishThe A Railway(R) Journeys. (R) 12.00 Railway 12.00 to Z of TVJourneys. Cooking.(R) 12.45 TheThe A to Z ofCook. TV Cooking. TheBread Good (R) 1.1512.45 The Big Good Cook. (R) Big Bread Experiment. (R) 1.15 2.15 The Film: Experiment. (R) 2.15 Film: Anchors Aweigh. (1945) 4.30 Final Anchors5.15 Aweigh. Score. Coast.(1945) (R) 4.30 Final Score. 5.15 Coast. (R) 6.00 Vultures: Beauty in the 6.00 Vultures: BeautyWorld. in the (R) Beast – Natural Beast – Natural World. (R) 7.00 Flog It! Kate Bliss and David 7.00 Fletcher Flog It! Kate andonDavid offerBliss advice Fletcher advice on antiquesoffer in Warminster, antiques Warminster, Wiltshire,inwhile Paul Martin Wiltshire, while investigates the Paul UFO Martin investigates the UFO sightings reported in sightings in and the town inreported the 1960s the town in the 1960s and 70s. 70s. 8.00 Dad’s Army. Captain 8.00 Mainwaring’s Dad’s Army. Captain men acquire a Mainwaring’s acquire boat, planningmen to use it for a boat, planning usethey it for coastal patrols,tobut get coastal patrols, but they get lost in fog and believe they lost in fog and believe they have crossed the Channel have crossed the reach Channel when they finally dry when(R) they finally reach dry land. land. (R) 8.30 QI XL. Stephen Fry presents 8.30 an QI XL. Stephen Fry presents extended version of the an extended version quiz, and poses someof the quiz, and poses some unusual questions about unusual about jelly, jamquestions and juice to jelly, jam and to Jo Brand, Lizajuice Tarbuck, Jo Liza Tarbuck, SueBrand, Perkins and Alan Sue Perkins and Alan Davies. Davies. 9.15 Film: Made in Dagenham. 9.15 Film: in Dagenham. (2010)Made The female (2010) The of female employees a 1960s employees of 1960s British car firma lead a British car firm lead a national strike, demanding national strike, demanding the right to equal pay. Factthe right to equal pay. Factbased comedy drama, based drama, and starringcomedy Sally Hawkins starring Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson. Miranda Richardson. 11.00 Live Davis Cup Tennis. USA 11.00 vLive Davis Cup Tennis. USA Great Britain. v Great Britain. 1.00 Film: Comfort and Joy. 1.00 Film: and Joy. (1984) 2.40Comfort This Is BBC Two. (1984) 2.40 This Is BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Pat & Stan. 6.10 Pat & 6.00 CITV: Pat Pat & Stan. 6.10(R) Pat6.25 & Stan. (R) 6.20 & Stan. Stan.Dan. (R) 6.20 Pat &Dino Stan.Dan. (R)(R) 6.25 Dino (R) 6.40 Dino Canimals. Dan. (R) 6.40 (R) 6.50 (R) Dino 7.00 Dan. Canimals. 6.507.05 Canimals. (R) (R) 7.007.10 Canimals. (R) Canimals. Om (R) 7.05 Canimals. (R)Sooty. 7.10 Om Nom Stories. (R) 7.15 (R) Nom Scrambled! Stories. (R) 9.25 7.15 ITV Sooty. (R) 7.30 News. 7.30 Scrambled! 9.25 ITV News. 9.30 Dinner Date. (R) 10.30 9.30 Dinner Murder, She Date. Wrote.(R)(R)10.30 11.30 ITV Murder,Weather. She Wrote. (R)The 11.30 ITV News; 11.45 News; Weather. 11.45 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (R) 12.40 Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (R) 12.40 Film: Charade. (1963) 2.50 Film: Charade. (1963) Midsomer Murders. (R)2.50 4.50 Film: Midsomer Murders. (R) 4.50 Film: Johnny English. (2003) Johnny English. (2003) 6.25 Regional Programme; 6.25 Weather. Regional Programme; Weather. 6.35 ITV News; Weather. 6.35 ITV News; Weather. 6.50 Splash! Perri Kiely, Michaela 6.50 Strachan, Splash! Perri Michaela KeithKiely, Duffy and Strachan,Lloyd Keithdon Duffy and Danielle their Danielle Lloyd don their swimwear once more to swimwear once more toin perform two dives each perform two dives each in the first semi-final. Vernon the first Vernon Kay and semi-final. Gabby Logan Kay and Gabby Logan present. present. 8.20 Take Me Out. A Manchester 8.20 Take Mecoach, Out. AaManchester football Surrey football student,coach, a carpeta Surrey cleaner student, a carpet from Glasgow andcleaner a plumber from Glasgow and plumber from Bognor Regisatry to from Bognor Regis try to impress a panel of single impress a panel of single women. Paddy McGuinness women. presents.Paddy McGuinness presents. 9.35 The Jonathan Ross Show. 9.35 The Show. TakenJonathan star LiamRoss Neeson talks Taken starnew Liamaction Neeson talks about his thriller about his new action thriller Non-Stop and Peter Andre Non-Stop and Peter addition Andre discusses the latest discusses the latest addition to his family. to his family. 10.35 ITV News; Weather. 10.35 ITV News; Weather. 10.50 Film: Bloody Sunday. (2002) 10.50 Film: Bloody Sunday. (2002) Fact-based drama recalling Fact-based dramaBritish recalling the events when the events when fire British soldiers opened on a soldiers fire on in a parade inopened Londonderry parade in Londonderry in 1972, killing 13 unarmed 1972, killing unarmed civilians. With13James Nesbitt. civilians. With James Nesbitt. 12.55 Jackpot247. 3.00 Ladette to 12.55 Jackpot247. Lady: Australia. (R) 3.00 3.45 Ladette ITV to Lady: Australia. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. Nightscreen.

6.10 The Hoobs. (R) 6.35 The 6.10 The(R) Hoobs. (R) 6.35 TheSport. Hoobs. 7.00 Trans World Hoobs. 7.00 Trans 8.00 The(R) Morning Line.World 9.00 Sport. 8.00 The Morning Line. 9.00(R) Everybody Loves Raymond. Everybody Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier.Loves (R) 10.00 The Big 9.30 BangFrasier. Theory.(R) (R)10.00 10.30The TheBig Big Bang Theory. Theory. 11.00 (R) 10.30 Big Bang HowThe I Met Bang Theory. 11.30 11.00 How How II Met Met Your Your Mother. Your Mother. How I Met(R) Your Mother. 12.0011.30 The Simpsons. Mother. 12.00 The Boss Simpsons. (R) 12.35 Undercover USA. (R) Boss 3.55 USA.Come (R) 12.35 Undercover 1.30 Channel 4 Racing. 1.30 with Channel Racing. 3.55 Come Me. 4(R) 4.25 Come Dine Dine Dine Me. with(R) Me.5.00 (R) 4.25 Dine with ComeCome Dine with with(R) Me.5.25 (R) 5.00 with Me. ComeCome Dine Dine with Me. Me. (R) 5.25 Come Dine with Me. (R) (R) 6.00 Come Dine with Me. Russell 6.00 Come StubbsDine hostswith theMe. finalRussell party Stubbs the final party in Crewehosts and Nantwich, in Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire. (R) Cheshire. (R) 6.30 Channel 4 News. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Speed with Guy Martin. The 7.00 Speed withbuilds Guy Martin. The racing fan a prototype racing fan and builds a prototype toboggan heads to the toboggan and heads to the Pyrenees, where he attempts Pyrenees, hefor attempts to break thewhere record the to breakfastest the record for the world’s gravityworld’s fastest gravitypowered sled. Last in the powered series. (R)sled. Last in the series. (R) 8.00 Bigfoot Files. Mark Evans 8.00 Bigfoot Mark Pacific Evans travels toFiles. America’s travels to America’s Pacific Northwest to meet people Northwest to have meetcome peopleface who claim to who claim come face to face withtoa have sasquatch, and to faceSykes with areveals sasquatch, Bryan the and Bryan Sykes reveals the results of his DNA tests. (R) results of his DNA tests. (R) 9.00 Hostages. Ellen and Brian 9.00 come Hostages. Ellen Brian up with anand escape comewhile up with an escape plan, Duncan’s wife plan, tells whilehim Duncan’s wifeto Nina she wants Nina tells him she wants to stop her gruelling stop her gruelling chemotherapy treatment. chemotherapy treatment. 10.00 Film: Priest. (2011) 10.00 Premiere. Film: Priest. (2011) Fantasy thriller, Premiere.Paul Fantasy thriller, starring Bettany. starring Paul Bettany. 11.45 Film: 28 Weeks Later. 11.45 Film: Weekssequel, Later. (2007)28Horror (2007) starringHorror Robertsequel, Carlyle. starring Robert Carlyle. 1.30 Film: Street Kings. (2008) 1.30 Street(R) Kings. 3.15 Film: Hollyoaks. 5.15(2008) Deal or 3.15 Hollyoaks. No Deal. (R) (R) 5.15 Deal or No Deal. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Film: 6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Film: Bewitched. (2005) 12.00 Film: Bewitched. Film: Blue Streak.(2005) (1999)12.00 1.45 Diagnosis Blue Streak. (1999) 1.45 Diagnosis Murder. (R) 2.45 Film: Columbo: Murder. 2.45 Film: Columbo: Make Me(R) a Perfect Murder. (1978) Make a Perfect Murder. CrimeMe drama, starring Peter(1978) Falk. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk. 4.45 Film: Columbo: A Friend in 4.45 Film: Columbo: A Friend in Deed. (1974) Deed. (1974) 6.40 5 News Weekend. 6.40 5 News Weekend. 6.45 NCIS. McGee tries to 6.45 NCIS. help hisMcGee sister,tries whotobelieves help his sister, who believes she may have murdered she may have murdered someone – but is too someone – but traumatised andis too traumatised disorientatedand to remember disorientated to remember exactly what happened. exactly what happened. Drama, starring Sean Drama, Sean Murray. starring (R) Murray. (R) 7.35 NCIS. Two FBI agents try to 7.35 seize NCIS.control Two FBIofagents try to the team’s seize control of thethe team’s investigation into investigation the discovery of ainto perfectly discovery of a perfectly preserved body hidden in a preserved hidden in a chimney atbody a Marine base. chimney at a Marine base. (R) (R) 8.30 The NCIS Movie: War on 8.30 The NCIS Movie: War on Terror. Feature-length Terror. episode.Feature-length Gibbs and the team episode. and the team are calledGibbs in to help identify are called in among to help identify US marines the US marines the wreckage of among a military wreckage of a militarytheir aircraft transporting aircraft back transporting bodies home. their bodies back home. 10.10 Film: The Contract. (2006) A 10.10 Film: retiredThe copContract. stumbles(2006) acrossA copinstumbles aretired fugitive the woodsacross and a fugitive in thehim woods tries to return to and tries to return him to custody, but the criminal’s custody, butintervene. the criminal’s henchmen henchmen intervene. Thriller, starring John Cusack Thriller, starring John Cusack and Morgan Freeman. and Morgan Freeman. Edited to remove product Edited to remove product placement. placement. 12.10 SuperCasino. 3.05 Botched 12.10 SuperCasino. 3.05 Botched Up Bodies. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. Up Bodies. (R) It4.00 (R) 4.25 Make Big.Wildlife (R) 4.50SOS. The Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The (R) 4.25 Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.05 Hana’s Helpline. of Jarm. 5.05ofHana’s (R) 5.20 (R) Angels Jarm. Helpline. (R) 5.25 (R) 5.20 Jarm.(R) (R)5.40 5.25 The FunkyAngels ValleyofShow. The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Hana’s Helpline. (R) Hana’s Helpline. (R)

BBC Three BBC Three 7.00 Top Gear. Richard Hammond 7.00 Top Richard Hammond drives twoGear. Lamborghinis in drives8.00 two Live Lamborghinis Italy. Davis Cup in Tennis. Italy. 8.00 Live Davis Cup USA v Great Britain. 11.00Tennis. Family USA v Great Britain. 11.00 Family Guy Guy BBC Four BBC Four 7.00 Wild China 8.00 Pain, Pus & 7.00 Wild China 8.00forPain, Pus & Poison: The Search Modern Poison: The9.00 Search Modern Medicines The for Bridge 11.00 Medicines The Joy of 9.00 AbbaThe Bridge 11.00 The Joy of Abba ITV2 ITV2 2.35 Film: Peter Pan (2003) 4.45 2.35 Film: Pan (2003) 4.45 You’ve BeenPeter Framed! 5.45 You’ve You’veFramed! Been Framed! 5.45 You’ve Been Kids Special 6.50 Been Framed! Kids Special 6.50 Film: Miss Congeniality (2000) Film: Miss Quantum Congeniality (2000) 9.00 Film: of Solace 9.00 Film: Quantum of Solace (2008) 11.10 The Magaluf (2008) 11.10 The Magaluf Weekender Weekender ITV3 ITV3 2.25 Film: Summer Holiday (1963) 2.25 Inspector Film: Summer 4.40 MorseHoliday 7.00 (1963) 4.40 Inspector Morse8.00 7.00Doc Rosemary & Thyme Rosemary Thyme 8.00A Doc Martin 9.00&Vera 11.00 Touch of Martin 9.00 Vera 11.00 A Touch of Frost Frost Drama Drama 3.10 Cadfael 4.40 One Foot in the 3.10 Cadfael One Foot in the Grave 6.00 All4.40 Creatures Great Grave 6.007.00 All Creatures Great and Small Young James and Small 7.00 Herriot 8.20 LastYoung of theJames Summer Herriot9.00 8.20Waking Last ofthe theDead Summer Wine 11.30 Wine 9.00 Waking the Dead 11.30 Sharpe Sharpe E4 E4 4.00 The Jump 5.00 Marvel’s 4.00 The 5.00 Marvel’s Agents ofJump SHIELD 6.00 How of SHIELD IAgents Met Your Mother 6.00 7.00 How The IBig MetBang YourTheory Mother8.00 7.00The The Big Bang Theory 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: Tomorrow Film: John TuckerPeople Must 9.00 Die (2006) John Tucker Must Heroes Die (2006) 10.50 Rude Tube: and 10.50 Rude and Villains 11.50Tube: The Heroes Midnight Villains 11.50 The Midnight Beast Beast Film4 Film4 3.10 Nacho Libre (2006) 4.55 The 3.10 NachoSteps Libre (2006) Thirty-Nine (1959) 4.55 6.45 The A Thirty-Nine Steps (1959) 6.45 A Good Year (2006) 9.00 Shooter Good Year (2006) 9.00 Shooter (2007) Action thriller, starring Mark (2007) Action thriller, starringKind Mark Wahlberg. 11.25 The Fourth Wahlberg. 11.25 The Fourth Kind (2009) (2009)

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James James May May Top Gear Top Gear BBC2, 8pm BBC2, 8pm After a few repeats, the good After a few repeats, the good news is Top Gear is now news is Top Gear is now back for a new run, and in back for a new run, and in episode one Jeremy episode one Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May try to prove and James May try to prove that hot hatches from their that hot hatches from their youth are better than today’s youth are better than today’s equivalents. The inaugural equivalents. The inaugural road trip of 2014 sees the road trip of 2014 sees the trio tackling a hill climb and trio tackling a hill climb and a visit to a supermarket. a visit to a supermarket. Clarkson is in a Volkswagen Clarkson is in a Volkswagen Golf GTI; Hammond has a Golf GTI; Hammond has a Vauxhall Nova Sri, and May Vauxhall Nova Sri, and May is driving a Ford Fiesta XR2i. is driving a Ford Fiesta XR2i. Having completed their Having completed their initial challenges, they wind initial challenges, they wind up at a Welsh army training up at a Welsh army training ground where they take on ground where they take on the Top Gear Police the Top Gear Police Department. Department.

6.00 Breakfast. 7.30 Match of the 6.00 Breakfast. 7.30 MatchMarr of the Day. (R) 9.00 The Andrew Day. (R)10.00 9.00The TheBig Andrew Marr Show. Questions. Show. 10.00 The Big Questions. 11.00 Sunday Politics. 12.15 11.00 Politics. MOTD2Sunday Extra. 1.00 BBC12.15 News; MOTD2 Extra. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.45 Weather. 1.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.45 The Indian Doctor. (R) 2.30 Live The Indian Doctor. (R) 2.30 Live Six Nations Rugby Union. 5.00 Six Nations Rugby Union. Songs of Praise. 5.35 BBC5.00 News; Songs of News; Praise.Weather. 5.35 BBC News; Regional Regional News; Weather. 6.00 Fake or Fortune? Fiona 6.00 Fake Fortune? Fiona try to Bruceorand Philip Mould Bruce aand Philip isMould prove painting by try to prove a painting is by modern master Marc modern Marc Chagall, master travelling to Belarus Chagall, travellingintotheir Belarus and Los Angeles and Los Angeles in search for clues. their search for clues. 7.00 Countryfile. Worcestershire 7.00 Countryfile. is the settingWorcestershire as Matt Baker is the Witley settingCourt as Matt Baker visits estate, visits Witley Court estate, Helen Skelton explores Wyre Helen Skelton explores Forest and Jules HudsonWyre Forest and Jules Hudson hears about the upkeep of hears aboutValley the upkeep of the Severn Railway. the SevernWeather Valley Railway. Including for the Including Weather for the Week Ahead. Week Ahead. 8.00 Call the Midwife. Sister 8.00 Call the Midwife. Sister Julienne puts her reputation Julienne her reputation on the lineputs to prevent a on the lineconvict to prevent a her pregnant having pregnant having baby takenconvict away by socialher baby takenA away bycheck-up social services. routine services. A routine for check-up leads to heartache leads to heartache for Shelagh. Shelagh. 9.00 The Musketeers. The 9.00 The Musketeers. soldiers are sent toThe arrest a soldiers sent totrader. arrest a crooked are merchant crooked merchant trader. 10.00 BBC News; Regional News; 10.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. Weather. 10.25 A Tribute to Roger Lloyd 10.25 Pack. A Tribute to Roger Lloyd A celebration of the life Pack. A celebration of the comedy actor.of the life of the comedy actor. 10.35 Only Fools and Horses.(R) 10.35 Only Fools and Horses.(R) 11.10 Who Do You Think You Are? 11.10 USA. Who Do You Think You Are? USA. 11.50 Film: Breaking and 11.50 Film: Breaking Entering. (2006)and Drama, Entering. with Jude (2006) Law andDrama, Juliette with Jude Law and Juliette Binoche. Binoche. 1.45 Weatherview. 1.50 BBC News. 1.45 Weatherview. 1.50 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Film: 6.00 This Is BBC(1951) Two. 6.05 The Whip Hand. 7.25Film: Film: TheAll Whip Hand. (1951) 7.25 Film: I’m Right Jack. (1959) 9.10 I’m All Right Jack. (1959) 9.10 Countryfile. (R) 10.05 Saturday Countryfile. 10.05 Saturday Kitchen Best(R) Bites. 11.35 The A to Best Bites. 11.35 The A to ZKitchen of TV Cooking. 12.20 The Good ZCook. of TV(R) Cooking. 12.20 The Good 12.50 The Good Cook. Cook. (R)Film: 12.50Funny The Good Cook. (R) 1.20 Girl. (1968) (R) 1.20 Film: Girl. (1968) 3.45 Escape to Funny the Country. (R) 3.45 theOlympic Country.Journey. (R) 4.45 Escape Inspire:to The 4.45 Inspire: The Olympic Journey. Monthly magazine series presented Monthly series by Gabbymagazine Logan. (R) 5.15presented Ski by Gabby Logan. (R) 5.15 Ski Sunday. Sunday. 6.00 Dan Snow’s History of the 6.00 Winter Dan Snow’s History of the Olympics. Historian Winter Olympics. Historian Dan Snow looks back at 90 Dan Snow back at 90 years of thelooks Winter years of the Winter Olympics, examining the Olympics, examining impact on the Games the of the impact the Games of the politicalon upheaval during the political during (R) the 20th andupheaval 21st centuries. 20th and 21st centuries. (R) 7.00 Flog It! Kate Bateman and 7.00 Adam Flog It!Partridge Kate Bateman value and Adam Partridge items in the spa value town of items in the spa town of Malvern, Worcestershire, Malvern, Worcestershire, including a stereoscope including a stereoscope and a painting by and a painting renowned artistbyRobert renowned artist Lenkiewicz. (R) Robert Lenkiewicz. (R) 8.00 Top Gear. New series. 8.00 Top Gear. New series. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Hammond and James May try to prove older hot hatches try to prove older hot hatches are better than today’s are better than today’s equivalents. Hugh Bonneville equivalents. Hugh Bonneville drives the Reasonably Priced drives the Reasonably Priced Car. Car. 9.00 Dragons’ Den. A former 9.00 Team Dragons’ Den. A former GB triathlete pitches an Team GB triathlete pitches an innovative sports recovery innovative sports recovery drink and a London-based drink and a London-based businessman raises some businessman some eyebrows withraises his bespoke eyebrows with his bespoke male contraceptive. male contraceptive. 10.00 The Route Masters: 10.00 Running The RouteLondon’s Masters:Roads. Running Last in theLondon’s series. Roads. Last in the series. 11.00 Live Davis Cup Tennis. 11.00 Live Davis Cup Tennis. 1.00 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 1.00 Holby Sign Zone: Countryfile. 2.00 City. (R) 2.55 This(R) Is 2.00 Two. Holby City. (R) 2.55 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) 6.20 & Stan. Stan.Dan. (R) 6.20 Pat &Dino Stan.Dan. (R)(R) 6.25 Dino (R) 6.40 Dino Canimals. Dan. (R) 6.40 (R) 6.50 (R) Dino 7.00 Dan. Canimals. 6.507.05 Canimals. (R) (R) 7.007.10 Canimals. (R) Canimals. Om (R) 7.05 Canimals. (R)Sooty. 7.10 Om Nom Stories. (R) 7.15 (R) Nom Scrambled! Stories. (R) 9.25 7.15 Dickinson’s Sooty. (R) 7.30 7.30 Scrambled! 9.25 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 10.20 Murder, She Real Deal. 10.20 Wrote. (R)(R) 11.20 ITVMurder, News; She Wrote. (R)11.25 11.20Inside ITV News; Weather. the National Weather. 11.25 the National Trust. 12.25 TheInside Crocodile Hunter Trust. 12.25 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (R) 1.25 Catchphrase. (R) Diaries. (R) 1.25 Catchphrase. 2.10 Splash! (R) 3.40 Film: (R) 2.10 Splash! (R) 3.40 Film: Goldfinger. (1964) 5.50 Regional Goldfinger. (1964) 5.50 Regional Programme; Weather. Programme; Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.15 Dancing on Ice. The eight 6.15 remaining Dancing onstars Ice.are Thepaired eight remaining paired off in “The stars Duel”are to impress off in “The Duel” to impress the panel, and the loser in the panel, the loser each battleand skates againinin a each battle skates again in a self-choreographed number, self-choreographed this time for viewers’number, votes. this time forare viewers’ votes. The results at 8.30pm. The results are at 8.30pm. 7.45 All Star Family Fortunes. 7.45 With All Star Family Fortunes. Benidorm’s Janine With Benidorm’s Janine Duvitski. Duvitski. 8.30 Dancing on Ice: The Skate 8.30 Off. Dancing on Ice: The Skate One celebrity hangs up Off. One celebrity hangs up their skates for good. their skates for good. 9.00 Mr Selfridge. Loxley 9.00 promises Mr Selfridge. HarryLoxley he can get promisesChurchill Harry hetocan get Winston open Winston Churchill open the exhibition, LadytoMae the exhibition, Ladystate Maeof discovers the dire discovers the dire state and of her husband’s finances her husband’s finances and Rose finds Gordon’s racy Rose finds Gordon’s racy photo collection. photo collection. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.15 Birds of a Feather. (R) 10.15 Birds of a Feather. (R) 10.45 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: 10.45 Martin Piers Morgan’s Lifeactor Stories: Kemp. The and Martin Kemp. musician looksThe backactor overand his musician looks back over his life and career. (R) life and career. (R) 11.45 Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby 11.45 Union. Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union. 12.40 The Store. 2.45 The Jeremy 12.40Show The Store. 2.45 TheITV Jeremy Kyle USA. (R) 4.05 Kyle Show USA. 4.05 ITV Kyle Nightscreen. 5.05(R) The Jeremy Nightscreen. Show. (R) 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

6.10 The Hoobs. (R) 6.35 The 6.10 The(R) Hoobs. (R) 6.35 The Hoobs. 7.00 Everybody Loves Hoobs. (R)(R) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.25 Frasier. (R) Raymond. (R) 7.25 Frasier. (R) 7.55 Frasier. (R) 8.25 The Taste. 7.559.30 Frasier. (R) 8.25 The12.30 Taste. (R) Sunday Brunch. (R) Sunday Brunch. The9.30 Big Bang Theory. 1.0012.30 The Big The Bang Theory. Big BangBig Theory. (R) 1.251.00 HowThe I Met Bang Theory. (R) 1.25 How Your Mother. 1.55 How I MetI Met Your Your Mother. 1.55Simpsons. How I Met(R) Your Mother. 2.25 The Mother. The Simpsons. 2.55 The2.25 Simpsons. (R) 3.30(R) Film: 2.55 The(2006) Simpsons. (R)adventure, 3.30 Film: Eragon. Fantasy Eragon. (2006) Fantasy adventure, starring Ed Speleers. 5.30 Deal or starring No Deal.Ed Speleers. 5.30 Deal or No Deal. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday 7.00 Night JamieFeast. and Jimmy’s Friday Jamie Oliver Night Feast. Oliver presents two Jamie shellfish presentsJimmy two shellfish recipes, Doherty recipes, Jimmy prepares his ownDoherty charcuterie prepares his own charcuterie and guest Kirstie Allsopp and guest Kirstie Allsopp rustles up Indian street food. rustlesa long-forgotten up Indian street food. Plus, Plus, a long-forgotten Sussex drink. (R) Sussex drink. (R) 8.00 Scandimania. New series. 8.00 Hugh Scandimania. New series. Fearnley-Whittingstall Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explores the attractions and exploresofthe attractions and culture Scandinavia, culture ofhisScandinavia, starting adventure in starting his adventure in Sweden, where he meets Sweden,Bjorn where he meets Abba’s Ulvaeus. Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus. 9.00 The Jump. After weeks of 9.00 training, The Jump. weeksstars of theAfter remaining training, remaining reach thethe semi-final andstars the reach the issemi-final andthe the pressure on to avoid pressure is onbefore to avoid last ski jump thethe last skiDavina jump before finale. McCallthe and finale.Brooker Davinapresent. McCall and Alex Alex Brooker present. 10.30 The Super Bowl: American 10.30 Football The Super Bowl: American Live. Denver Football vLive. Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks Broncos v11.25pm). Seattle Seahawks (Kick-off (Kick-off 11.25pm). Coverage of the showpiece Coverage ofMetLife the showpiece event at the Stadium event the MetLifeNew Stadium in EastatRutherford, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the AFC and NFC Jersey, as the AFC and NFC champions clash. champions clash. 3.00 According to Jim. 3.45 Phil 3.00 According Jim. (R) 3.454.40 Phil Spencer: Secret to Agent. Spencer: Secret Agent. 4.40 River Cottage Bites. (R)(R) 4.50 Deal River 4.50Mad Deal or No Cottage Deal. (R)Bites. 5.45(R) Baking or No Deal. (R) 5.45 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R) with Eric Lanlard. (R)

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) 6.35 The Mr Men Guppies. 6.35 The Mr Men (R) Show. (R)(R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. Show.Roobarb (R) 6.50and Chloe’s Closet. 7.00 Custard Too.(R) (R) 7.00 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 Bert MakeErnie’s Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35(R) Bert and Great Adventures. and Ernie’s Adventures. (R) 7.40 City ofGreat Friends. (R) 7.55 Little 7.40 City of (R)the 7.55 Little Princess. (R)Friends. 8.05 Olly Little Princess. White Van.(R) (R)8.05 8.10Olly Thethe Little White Van. (R) 8.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and Adventures of Bottle and His Best Friend Corky.Top (R)Bill 8.25 His Best Friend Corky. Angelina Ballerina. (R) (R) 8.408.25 Rupert Angelina (R) 8.40 Rupert Bear. (R) Ballerina. 8.55 Ben and Holly’s Little Bear. (R) 8.55 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 9.05 Milkshake! Kingdom.(R) (R)9.15 9.05Jelly Milkshake! Monkey. Jamm. (R) Monkey. (R) 9.15(R) Jelly Jamm. (R) 9.30 LazyTown. 10.00 Power 9.30 LazyTown. (R) 10.00(R) Power Rangers: Super Samurai. 10.35 Rangers: Super Samurai. (R)(R) 10.35 Power Rangers: Megaforce. PowerAccess. Rangers:11.10 Megaforce. 11.00 Building(R) the 11.00 Access. 11.10 Building the London Underground. (R) 12.10 London Ice RoadUnderground. Truckers. (R) (R) 1.1012.10 Ben Ice Road Truckers. Fogle: New Lives in(R) the1.10 Wild.Ben (R) Fogle:Police New Lives in the Wild. (R) 2.10 Interceptors. (R) 3.10 2.10 Police Interceptors. 3.10 Film: Dr Dolittle 2. (2001)(R) 4.50 Film: Willy Dr Dolittle 2. and (2001) Film: Wonka the4.50 Film: WillyFactory. Wonka and the Chocolate (1971) Chocolate Factory. (1971) 6.55 5 News. 6.55 5 News. 7.00 Film: Arachnophobia. 7.00 Film: (1990)Arachnophobia. A doctor with a fear of (1990) doctor with fear of spidersAdiscovers hisasmall spiders discovers small Californian town ishis infested Californian is infested with a hordetown of deadly with a hordearachnids. of deadly venomous venomous arachnids. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Comedyand horror, Jeff Daniels Johnstarring Goodman. Daniels and John Goodman. Edited for language. Edited for language. 9.00 Film: Drag Me to Hell. 9.00 (2009) Film: Drag Me starring to Hell. Horror, (2009)Lohman. Horror, starring Alison Alison Lohman. 10.55 Film: The Matrix. (1999) 10.55 Sci-fi Film: action The Matrix. thriller,(1999) starring Sci-fi action thriller, starring Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves. 1.35 SuperCasino. 3.05 Gibraltar: 1.35 SuperCasino. 3.05 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. (R) 4.00 Wildlife Britain(R) in 4.25 the Sun. (R)It4.00 Wildlife SOS. Make Big. (R) 4.50 SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Hana’s Angels of5.20 Jarm.Angels (R) 5.10 Hana’s Helpline. of Jarm. Helpline. 5.20 Angels of Jarm.

BBC Three BBC Three 7.00 The Voice UK. The fourth 7.00 The Voice UK. The fourth round of the chair-spinning singing round of8.15 the chair-spinning contest. Live Davis Cupsinging contest. 8.15 Live Davis Cup Tennis. USA v Great Britain. 11.05 Tennis.Guy USA11.45 v Great Britain. 11.05 Family Uncle Family Guy 11.45 Uncle BBC Four BBC Four 7.00 Francesco’s Italy Top to Toe 7.00 Hidden Francesco’s Italy Top to Toe 8.00 Histories: Britain’s 8.00 Hidden Britain’s Oldest FamilyHistories: Businesses 9.00 OldestThe Family 9.00 Film: SkinBusinesses I Live In (2011) Film: The Skin I Live In (2011) 10.50 These Four Walls 11.50 10.50 These 11.50 Blondie: One Four Way Walls or Another Blondie: One Way or Another ITV2 ITV2 3.05 Film: Dennis (1993) 4.55 3.05 Film: DennisMe (1993) 4.55 Film: Despicable (2010) 6.50 Film: The Despicable MeTomb (2010) Film: Mummy: of 6.50 the Film: The Mummy: Tomb of Dragon Emperor (2008) 9.00the The Dragon Emperor (2008) 9.00 The Magaluf Weekender 10.00 Film: Magaluf Weekender 10.00 Film: The Faculty (1998) The Faculty (1998) ITV3 ITV3 2.25 Agatha Christie’s Marple 4.35 2.25 Agatha Christie’s MarplePoirot 4.35 Lewis 6.45 Agatha Christie’s LewisLes 6.45 AgathaAn Christie’s Poirot 9.00 Dawson: Audience 9.00 That Les Dawson: An 10.00 Audience With Never Was Film: With That Never 10.00 Film: Steptoe and SonWas (1972) Steptoe and Son (1972) Drama Drama 2.30 Catherine Cookson’s The 2.30 Catherine Cookson’s Gambling Man 5.30 A Bit ofThe a Do Gambling Manof 5.30 Bit of a Do 6.40 Monarch theAGlen 6.40 Lovejoy Monarch9.00 of the Glen 7.50 Cadfael 7.50 Lovejoy 9.00 Cadfael 10.30 Jonathan Creek 11.50 A Bit 10.30 of a DoJonathan Creek 11.50 A Bit of a Do E4 E4 3.30 How I Met Your Mother 4.00 3.30 HowAgents I Met Your Mother5.00 4.00 Marvel’s of SHIELD Marvel’s AgentsPeople of SHIELD The Tomorrow 6.00 5.00 The Tomorrow People 6.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30 The Big Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30The The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Bang Theory 8.00 Film: The Addams Family (1991) Addams Family 0.00 Rude Tube(1991) 11.00 8 Out 0.00 of 10 Rude Cats Tube 11.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Film4 Film4 3.10 Ramona and Beezus (2010) 3.10 Home Ramona and(1990) Beezus7.15 (2010) 5.10 Alone The 5.10 (2005) Home Alone (1990)Swan 7.15 The Man 8.55 Black Man (2005) 8.55 Black Swan Interview Special 9.00 Tinker Tailor Interview Special Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)9.00 11.25 Lucky Soldier Spy (2011) 11.25 Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Number Slevin (2006)


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6.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.50 Helicopter Heroes Down Under. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Cooking. (R) 9.05 Ben & James Versus the Arabian Desert. (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 Britain’s First Photo Album. (R) 1.30 Cash in the Attic. (R) 2.15 The Great British Bake Off. (R) 3.15 Coast. (R) 4.15 Lost Land of the Tiger. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Top Gear. (R) 8.00 University Challenge. 8.30 Food & Drink. 9.00 Horizon: Swallowed by a Sink Hole. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Film 2014. (R) 12.50 Trust Me I’m a Doctor. (R) 1.50 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 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 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 DCI Banks. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Film: Mickey Blue Eyes. (1999) Romantic comedy, with Hugh Grant and Jeanne Tripplehorn. 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 3.40 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

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6.15 The Treacle People. (R) 6.25 Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.00 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 5.30 Coach Trip. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Floods:Your Money Down the Drain – Channel 4 Dispatches. 8.30 Food Unwrapped. 9.00 The Jump. 10.30 Three Wives, One Husband – Married to the Mormons. 11.30 Random Acts. 11.35 Film: There’s Something About Mary. (1998) 1.40 Hostages. (R) 2.30 World Without End. (R) 3.20 Mesh: Daddy. (R) 3.25 Southland. (R) 4.10 Mesh: Love Tube. (R) 4.15 The Three Day Nanny. (R) 5.10 River Cottage Bites. (R) 5.20 Deal or No Deal. (R) 6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 Wright Stuff. 11.10 The

Hotel Inspector. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 The Mystery of Natalie Wood: Part One. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Go Hard or Go Home; 5 News Update. 8.00 Police Interceptors; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The Big Benefits Row: Live. 10.00 Helix. 11.00 Film: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. (2008) 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Kids Who Kill. (R)

the Hammer. 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 11.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 WPC 56. (R) 3.00 Perfection. (R) 3.45 Escape to the Country. 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 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 Death in Paradise. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2014. 11.20 Film: Away from Her. (2006) Drama, starring Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie. 1.05 Weatherview. 1.10 BBC News.

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

the Hammer. (R) 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 11.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 WPC 56. (R) 3.00 Perfection. (R) 3.45 Escape to the Country. 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 6.55 Party Political Broadcast. (R) 7.00 The One Show; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Waterloo Road. 9.00 Outnumbered. 9.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (R) 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 A Question of Sport. 11.05 Film 2014. 11.35 Film: The Matador. (2005) Black comedy, starring Pierce Brosnan. 1.10 Weatherview. 1.15 BBC News.

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Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.50 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Cooking. (R) 9.05 Great British Garden Revival. (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 Britain’s First Photo Album. (R) 1.30 Cash in the Attic. (R) 2.15 The Great British Bake Off. (R) 3.15 Coast. (R) 4.15 Lost Land of the Jaguar. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 The Great Interior Design Challenge. 8.00 Children’s Emergency Rescue. 9.00 Inside the Animal Mind. 10.00 House of Fools. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Dragons’ Den. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: The Naked Rambler. (R) 1.10 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Cooking. (R) 9.00 Nature’s Weirdest Events. (R) 10.00 Rip Off Food. (R) 10.30 See Hear. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.00 Britain’s First Photo Album. (R) 1.30 Cash in the Attic. (R) 2.15 The Great British Bake Off. (R) 3.15 Coast. (R) 4.10 Lost Land of the Jaguar. (R) 5.10 Flog It! (R) 5.55 Party Political Broadcast. 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 The Great Interior Design Challenge. 8.00 The Restaurant Man. 9.00 Royal Cousins at War. 10.00 Inside No 9. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Inside the Animal Mind. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) 12.50 Imagine – Edmund de Waal: Make Pots or Die. (R) 1.45 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 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 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 Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 9.00 Births, Deaths and Marriages. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Jimmy White: Sports Life Stories. 11.35 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 Loose Women. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

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6.15 The Treacle People. (R) 6.25 Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.00 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 5.30 Coach Trip. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Location, Location, Location. 9.00 The Taste. 10.00 Secrets of the Pickpockets. (R) 11.00 The Undateables. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Poker. 1.05 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.35 Trans World Sport. (R) 2.30 Terror in the Skies. (R) 3.25 Secret Removers. (R) 4.25 Location, Location, Location. (R) 5.20 Deal or No Deal. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 The Hotel Inspector. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Ultimate Emergency Bikers. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 The Mystery of Natalie Wood: Part Two. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 The Big Benefits Row. 7.00 The Dog Rescuers. (R) 7.30 Highland Emergency; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun; 5 News at 9. 9.00 She’s 78, He’s 39: Age Gap Love. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 11.00 Body of Proof. (R) 11.55 Body of Proof. (R) 12.55 SuperCasino. 3.05 The Truth About Your Dog’s Food. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R)

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 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Britain’s Best Bakery. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London;Weather. 6.25 Party Political Broadcast. (R) 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 The Cube. (R) 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Columbo: Murder – A Self Portrait. (1989) Detective drama, starring Peter Falk. 4.35 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.15 The Treacle People. (R) 6.25 Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.00 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 5.30 Coach Trip. 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 Hunted. 11.00 Don’t Look Down. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Music on 4: Launched at Red Bull Studios. 12.35 Film: Control. (2007) Biopic of singer Ian Curtis, starring Sam Riley. 2.35 Film: Cloak and Dagger. (1946) 4.20 Location, Location, Location. (R) 5.15 River Cottage Bites. (R) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. (R) Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.10 The Hotel

Inspector. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 World’s Worst Holiday Horrors. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Chinese Food in Minutes.3.20 Film: Prairie Fever.(2008) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Real-Life Heroes: Caught on Camera; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Ultimate Emergency Bikers; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 Sherlock: The First CSI. 11.00 The Big Benefits Row. (R) 12.00 Poker. 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild. (R)

the Hammer. 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 11.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 WPC 56. (R) 3.00 Perfection. (R) 3.45 Escape to the Country. 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 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 Pound Shop Wars. 8.30 Inspector George Gently. 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 The

Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.50 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Cooking. (R) 9.05 Italy Unpacked. (R) 10.05 Rip Off Food. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Britain’s First Photo Album. (R) 1.30 Cash in the Attic. (R) 2.15 The Great British Bake Off: Masterclass. (R) 3.15 Coast. (R) 4.15 Lost Land of the Jaguar. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Horizon: Swallowed by a Sink Hole. (R) 8.00 Restoration Home One Year On. 9.00 Royal Cousins at War. 10.00 Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Educating North Korea – Panorama. (R) 12.50 Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve. (R) 1.50 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 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 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 Who Wants to Work Forever?: Tonight. 8.00 Emmerdale. 8.30 Birds of a Feather. 9.00 Benidorm. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Exposure: Fashion Factories Undercover. 11.35 The Late Debate. 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 Who Wants to Work Forever?: Tonight. (R) 3.25 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.25 Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.00 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 5.30 Coach Trip. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Supersize vs Superskinny. 9.00 Big Ballet. 10.00 Bodyshockers: My Piercing Hell. 11.05 My Baggy Body. (R) 12.05 24 Hours in A&E. (R) 1.00 Random Acts. 1.05 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 2.00 Food Unwrapped. (R) 2.25 Health Freaks. (R) 2.55 Hunted. (R) 3.50 Floods: Your Money Down the Drain – Channel 4 Dispatches. (R) 4.25 Location, Location, Location. (R) 5.20 Deal or No Deal. (R)

the Hammer. (R) 11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 11.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 WPC 56. (R) 3.00 Perfection. (R) 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 A Question of Sport; (R) BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Room 101. 9.00 New Tricks. (R) 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Graham Norton Show. 11.25 Pound Shop Wars. (R) 11.55 EastEnders. 1.50 Weatherview. 1.55 BBC News.

BBC2

6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Cooking. (R) 9.00 Cold War, Hot Jets. (R) 10.00 Question Time. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Britain’s First Photo Album. (R) 1.30 Cash in the Attic. 2.00 The Great British Bake Off: Masterclass. (R) 3.00 Coast. 3.30 Live Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Coverage from the Fisht Olympic Stadium. 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 8.00 Mastermind. 8.30 An Island Parish. 9.00 Torvill & Dean: The Perfect Day. 10.00 Alan Davies: Apres Ski. New series. A comic look at the news and action from the Winter Olympics. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 Film: Passchendaele. (2008) First World War drama, starring Paul Gross. 12.50 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 1.50 Secrets of the Sales. (R) 2.50 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 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 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: Tony Blackburn. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Americans. (R) 11.30 Benidorm. (R) 12.25 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Always. (1989) Romantic fantasy, with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter. 4.55 ITV Nightscreen.

Channel 4

6.15 The Treacle People. (R) 6.25 Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Canada. 11.00 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 2.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 3.10 Countdown. 4.00 Deal or No Deal. 5.00 Come Dine with Me. 5.30 Coach Trip. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast. 9.00 Peter Kay: Live & Back on Nights! Part One. 10.00 The Last Leg. 10.50 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 11.20 Film: Weekend. (2011) 1.05 Random Acts. 1.10 Southland. (R) 1.55 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23. 2.40 According to Jim. 3.25 The Three Day Nanny. (R) 4.20 Location, Location, Location. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.10 The Hotel Channel 5

Inspector. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Building the London Underground. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: McBride: The Doctor Is Out, Really Out. (2005) Mystery, starring John Larroquette. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Winter Road Rescue; (R) 5 News. 8.00 Help! I’m Snowtrapped; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The Hotel Inspector. 10.00 Brain Hospital: Saving Lives. 11.00 CSI: NY. (R) 11.55 Access. 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 She’s 78, He’s 39: Age Gap Love. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 The Hotel Inspector. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Police Interceptors. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 CSI: NY. (R) 3.15 Film: While I Was Gone. (2004) Drama, starring Kirstie Alley. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Star Trek: The True Story; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Ice Road Truckers; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild. 10.00 World’s Scariest Animal Attacks. (R) 11.00 Criminals: Caught on Camera. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Brain Hospital: Saving Lives. (R) 3.55 House Doctor. (R)


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The Coal Shed opened on Boyces Street in the summer of 2011 and has worked hard to ensure a solid reputation for impeccable service alongside expertly-cooked food - two things that stand out in an over-saturated market such as Brighton and Hove. Working from a menu that is predominantly meat-oriented, The Coal Shed prides itself on exceptional steaks as well as lunchtime offerings, such as gourmet sandwiches and an excellent express menu. With steak being the centrepiece, it is worth pointing out that each cut of Porterhouse, sirloin, ribeye, rump and the rest is sizzled on their in-house Josper oven essentially a modern version of an indoor barbecue. This allows

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Lifestyle Is this the year for a European adventure? It is never too late to turn your back on the beach and the swimming pool – and go on a trip of a lifetime. Some of the 10 adventure holidays we list below are not for the faint-hearted. But if you do not do it now, when will you? Canoeing, Azores The Azores attract adventurous travellers - including those bold enough to dive with sharks. You can also canyon through ravines or waterfalls, and canoe in a volcanic crater. Sunvil Discovery has a new trip based in Furnas on São Miguel, the largest island, that includes most activities. www.sunvil.co.uk Climbing Mont Blanc, France There are three ways up Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe. Jagged Globe, the expedition company, offers all three. Most common is the Goûter Route, which requires a decent degree of fitness and has two huts for climbers to stay in during a three-day summit attempt. www.jagged-globe.co.uk

Cycling, Czech Republic You might think of cheap beer and art galleries, when you think of Prague and Vienna, both of which are popular destinations. Much countryside between is still largely untouched. Beyond Prague’s suburbs are stunning valleys with pastel-coloured Bohemian villages, rolling hills and few cars. They are paradise for an adventurous cyclist. www.pragueviennagreenways.org “Iron Roads”, Italy Italy’s famous Via Ferrata - “iron roads” - many built during the First World War for troops to move around the mountains, will take on a special significance this centenary year. The routes lead through mountain tunnels, up rusty ladders, across swaying bridges and around the side of limestone mountains. www.exodus.co.uk Hiking, Balkans Peter Duncan, the energetic former Blue Peter presenter, has launched his own travel company, specialising in selfguided walking tours of natural and historic sites in the Balkans.

Locations are mostly in Bulgaria, but also include the Tara canyon (the world’s second-longest, after the Grand Canyon) in Montenegro. www.thenaturaladventure.com Island-hopping, Faroe Islands Walking is a marvellous way to explore the austerely-beautiful Faroe Islands, the 18 volcanic islands in the Norwegian Sea between Scotland and Iceland. Inntravel has a new self-guided, island-hopping holiday. www.inntravel.co.uk Train, Budapest to Istanbul Adventure in luxury on the Budapest to Istanbul “Danube Express”. The private train stops in Lajosmizse for a Hungarian horse show and a little further on in Kecskemét, in the centre of the Great Hungarian Plain. On the second day the train crosses into Romania, for medieval Sighisoara and Bran Castle in Brasov. www.danube-express.com Long-distance swimming, Aeolian Islands One of Swimtrek’s more

Attempt the three peak challenge up Mont Blanc with the expedition company Jagged Globe

challenging trips is swimming between the rugged Aeolian islands north of Sicily. Participants need to be able to swim distances of seven kiometres a day in open water, although there is an escort boat if needed. www.swimtrek.com Protecting sea turtles, Greece Adventure is not necessarily about adrenalin. Trips help volunteers get under the skin of a destination and explore the region. Participants can stay up to 12 weeks, living in tents with a conservation team in the village of Mavrovouni, while

helping protect and monitor the important loggerhead turtle nesting grounds in the bay of Lakonikos. www.gvi.co.uk Photographing golden eagles, Sweden Hardy travellers can head into the wilderness of Sweden in winter to spot golden eagles, Siberian jays, bullfinches and woodpeckers. Wildlife Worldwide offers a stay in a remote forest lodge with no running water near Bollnäs, about three hours north of Stockholm, next to a frozen lake, Stora Öjungen. www.wildlifeworldwide.com

Pretty Good Thinking Inspired by the sea on the island of Jersey Sarah Morgan @sarah_morgan

“Skincare inspired by the sea” is a tagline to get my full attention. Smiths of Jersey are a motherand-daughter combination - Sue and Nicky - who have produced their new collection after spending time drying “vraic” (a Jersey word for cast up seaweed).

Regenerating honey and sea salt body scrub

The duo aim at “an exceptional level of bio-availability and function in unison with the body’s natural biological processes”. I’m staying in the shallows when it comes to such mysteries of the deep. But it certainly looks super-premium on the bathroom shelf; and visual branding really helps in salons and for giftgiving. The capsule collection is also Ecocert-certified organic. I dived right in to the Channel Islands’ finest sea fennel, Irish moss, and sea kelp to try their vitamin-rich minerals and trace elements. The hand and foot cream has a rich texture to melt into the skin. The shea butter moisturises, while soothing and hydrating

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sea fennel, collagen-boosting sea kelp, and revitalising marine extracts regenerate dry and cracked skin. I was messing with paint samples all weekend and it quickly restored my hands back to softness (£18.95 for 100ml). I liked the gel texture and mild aroma of the pale-green marinerich detoxifying bath and shower wash. It is really soothing with barley sprout floral water and papaya extracts to cleanse, maintain pH balance and renew the skin cells (£19.95 for 300ml). I then used the Thalasso body

scrub in the bath, which is a silly mistake - because you do not get enough traction to exfoliate properly on wet skin. And it just clags up. I tried again to find that it works beautifully on dry skin - and even removes emulsion splatters! The mineralrich Atlantic salt is blended with honey, shea butter and organic almond oil (£24.95 for 200ml). My home spa pamper ended with sheer hydration body lotion. Propolis, elemi oil and organic cornflower water combine with active marine extracts and

the aroma is very subtle and freshening (£24.95 for 200ml). Sue Smith said: “Our highly efficacious collection treats the skin using the local abundance of varied seaweeds and algae, the superfood for skin. The ocean’s plants are able to survive extreme environmental conditions, giving them potent powers to be harnessed for renewing the look of skin.” All four products are available at: www.feelunique.com or www.smithsofjersey.com.


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Brain Gym

Double Crossword

No.155

Last week’s solutions:

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Muses; 4 Desired; 8 Starter; 9 Grass; 10 Need; 11 Underman; 13 Ties; 14 Stud; 16 Specious; 17 Fare; 20 Agree; 21 Tactile; 22 Demeter; 23 Sheet. Down: 1 Misunderstand; 2 State; 3 Site; 4 Daring; 5 Segments; 6 Rearmed; 7 Disengagement; 12 Penitent; 13 Theorem; 15 Cutter; 18 Amine; 19 Acts. QUICK - Across: 1 Appal; 4 Pretend; 8 Lookout; 9 Plaid; 10 Glee; 11 Unwieldy; 13 Bred; 14 Mild; 16 Hygienic; 17 Flag; 20 Agile; 21 Overdue; 22 Sweeten; 23 Dress. Down: 1 At loggerheads; 2 Prove; 3 Loot; 4 Potent; 5 Explicit; 6 Enabled; 7 Daddy-long-legs; 12 Vehement; 13 Beguile; 15 Disown; 18 Ledge; 19 Tend.

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1. An extract taken from “The Ocean Voyage” (7) 2. Fastener for locks (4-3) 3. Often seen in the heavens, but not quite a heavenly body (5) 4. The pirate has an ill-mannered appearance, we hear (7) 5. Attack southern state fighting on the same side (5) 6. Finds one’s way to the western extremities (5) Quick Clues: 9. Doesn’t continue Across when the fall has taken place? (6,3) 7. Journey (6) 14. The sort of hood for 8. Trade by exchange (6) a monk (7) 10. Sailor (7) 15. Get a group of singers, by the 11. Artless (5) sound of it (7) 16. Magazine containing 12. Observe (4) material likely to 13. Bury (5) cause a report (7) 17. Lukewarm (5) 19. Most satisfactory surroundings for a 18. Sharpen (4) wild animal (5) 22. Name (5) 20. Cleric taking part in civic arrangements 23. Try (7) (5) 24. Mourn (6) 21. Cuts what farmers 25. Modern (6) produce (5)

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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:

17

5

14

6

15

Last week’s solutions:

11 7 4

10

16

29 7 3

10

amir, arming, armpit, gamin, gamp, gram, grim, impart, implant, laming, lamp, limn, limp, magi, mail, main, malign, malt, malting, margin, marlin, mart, martin, mating, migrant, milt, mint, mitral, palm, palming, pitman, pram, prim, primal, ramp, ramping, taming, tamp, tamping, tram, tramp, tramping, trampling, trim.

15

3 16 29

12

11

13 12

17

10

7 4

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

G A E U I A R S ? U L A L A

Last week’s solutions: The letter represented by the question mark is M. Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, all South East Asian countries.

Alphamuddle

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

L C C

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

I N

A

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.

27 16

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?

Down

Kakuro

Wordsquare

E C C H N R Y A I

Circlegram

Intermediate

Difficult

Last week’s solutions: > From top to bottom Simple, Intermediate, Difficult

E E C R L A E

A

O E O C D

O A C C A

R S O O T

A E S L E

B

Last week’s solutions: Found, Oiler, Ultra, Nervy, Drays.

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Motoring Skoda release details of the new Octavia 2.0 TDI Elegance Estate Skoda Octavia TDI Elegance Estate Price: £23,365 Engine: 148bhp Performance: 8.7sec 0-62mph, 132mph, 62.8mpg In the blue corner is the UK’s favourite new Skoda Octavia: the 1.6-litre TDI hatchback with a manual gearbox. In the red corner, meet the Octavia your fleet manager (and the missus) would rather you didn’t have. Why wouldn’t they want us to have this Skoda Octavia? For a start, it’s faster. It trumps the limp-wristed 1.6-litre’s 103bhp by some margin, with the 2.0-litre oiler developing 148bhp and 236lb ft. This makes it the most powerful Octavia this side of the range-topping vRS, and good for 0-62mph in a brisk-feeling 8.7sec, and 132mph flat out. Making the most of the engine’s oodles of low-rev torque is the next best thing about this car: the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Yes, it’s a pricey treat: it bumps the price up by £1250, to £24,365, but the DSG is much happier here than in the automatic Yeti crossover – you get obedient, superfast shifts in manual mode, actuated by cheap plastic paddles incongruously affixed to the steering wheel. You can save £200 by not optioning the paddleshiftequipped helm, by the way. Is this the drivetrain to save up for? There are only two flies in this ointment. Left to its own devices, the DSG is largely a triumph – as

The new TDI version of the Skoda Octavia develops an increased 148bhp

we’ve become accustomed to in the VW Group mainstream. Watch out for a couple of flaws, though. First off, the ‘Driving Mode Selection’ party trick spoils even more of the Octavia than it does in the manual car. In addition to gloopy steering feedback, Sport mode alters the shift calibration to hold onto gears for much too long. So long, in fact, you’ll rev right out of the peak torque band and expose the TDI’s rough top end. Meanwhile, Eco mode’s desperate attempts to dissuade fuel consumption almost ban kick-down altogether. The other caveat is more the driver’s problem. Initially, you’ll stab the throttle to wake the turbo, which easily panics the transmission when you’re mooching along at town speeds, pinning the revs sky-high. Ease the right pedal gently and progress is far more dignified. It’s a little refreshing to drive such an outwardly mundane machine but find it rewards delicate driving inputs and punishes heavyhanded (or heavy-footed) ones.

Does Octavia Estate beat Octavia hatchback? This is no shooting brake wannabe – it’s boxy in a way modern Volvos have moved well away from, and offers up to 1740 litres of bootspace. The Octavia estate measures 90mm longer and 45mm wider than its predecessor. If only the styling was more confident, this could be quite imposing machine. Instead, it has the presence of a soap opera extra. Verdict These VW Group MQB-platform cars are fast becoming the Sebastian Vettel of the mainstream hatchback world. Not exciting, but pretty damn effective. The Octavia, like the Audi A3, Seat Leon and VW Golf, is competent, efficient, and goes about its business in an unspectacular, tidy fashion. Skoda’s Octavia Estate is another fine family car from the Czech maker, and if you can stretch to the charms of the 2.0-litre diesel, its slick DSG, and the extra usability of this wagon model, you won’t be disappointed.

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Health Healthy bones take a weight off your mind Samantha Vencat @SamanthaOsteo13

As we move into February, our New Year’s resolutions about exercise and dieting begin to become slightly neglected. To try and keep you all motivated - and eager to maintain rather than break your resolutions - here are some pearls of wisdom from an osteopathic perspective. I have recently seen a dedicated weightlifter for an osteopathic treatment, who came to my attention as a Pilates client with BeauPilates. He was in exceedingly good shape, in some aspects - and, in others, such as flexibility, suppleness and joint mobility, he was in need of some attention. It is common knowledge that our cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular systems benefit hugely from regular exercise. The effects on bone and joint health, however, are discussed less and somewhat overlooked. Both cardiovascular and weight-training exercise play an important role in maintaining a high level bone and joint condition.  Cardiovascular exercise increases heart rate and is excellent for heightening blood circulation to all of the body’s tissues, including your bones and joints - which receive only 10 to 20% of your cardiac output. Increased circulation to any body tissue optimises its

health by means of delivering fresh oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and other waste products in an efficient manner. With the increase in respiration, this process of nourishment and waste removal is enhanced. When it comes to weighttraining, you may be aware that your muscles attach to surrounding bones at the tendons. When increasing the function and load of a muscle, the attached tendons have a habit of pulling on the bone they insert at and, as a result, a bone formation response is triggered. This creates a stronger muscle attachment site, ultimately resulting in stronger bone and increased bone mineral density. Therefore, a good combination of cardiovascular and weight-training exercises is key for optimal bone and joint health as your bone mineral density increases, resulting in a reduced risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. Now you are more clued up on the benefits of exercise on your skeletal system, do not give up on your New Year exercise routine. And if you have started to lapse already, then it is not too late to make amends. Whether through weightlifting, toning or running, look after your bones!  Samantha Vencat is an osteopath for BeauPilates, Brighton BN1 6RD. Visit: www. beaupilates.co.uk

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Vehicles have been banned from three roads leading to primary schools in the East Lothian town of Haddington at drop-off and pick-up times. The ban is aimed at tackling dangerous driving by parents dropping their children off at King’s We Meadow supplyPrimary, local Haddington Infant School and St Mary’s RC Primary. The move is thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland. From Monday, cars will be banned from the streets

days. Other councils with similar They will also be banned problems said they would watch between 15:00 and 16:00 from the Haddington experiment with Monday to Thursday, and from interest. 11:45 until 12:45 on Fridays. Michael Veitch, East Lothian East Lothian Council said Council’s cabinet member for the road closures were being transport, said: “East Lothian introduced because of concerns Council has received businesses with fresh produce and sundries at concerns wholesale prices, alongside free home delivery. about a minority of people in recent years from parents, who were driving or parking teachers and residents in roads irresponsibly close to the school. leading to schools about poor and Exceptions will be made for potentially dangerous driving Weight-training can aid bones and joints (Photograph: flickr/midwestnerd) residents and emergency and practices.”

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NORTH STAND CULT HERO

Sport

PLAYER PROFILE

#28:

Name: Guy Butters DoB: October 30 1969 Place of birth: Hillingdon Position: Centre back

Guy Butters Former Spurs and Portsmouth defender, Guy Butters, overcame initial crowd criticism to become a fans’ favourite during his six year spell at Withdean Stadium. The likeable centre half established himself as a key figure in the Albion back four and was a model of consistency at a time when his experience and leadership proved vital in a Brighton team often boasting a number of younger players.

Career statistics Appearences: 561 Goals: 35

Albion statistics Seasons: 2002-2008 Appearences: 187 Goals: 8

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Brighton’s transfer deadline day is a tough balancing act

JOHNNY CANTOR

@johnnycburger

Straight from the commentary box

Richard Morris

Brighton face a race against time to reinforce Oscar Garcia’s injury hit squad before the transfer window slams shut tonight (Friday). The Seagulls have been linked to a string of players this week, including Crystal Palace line-leader Aaron Wilbraham, Huddersfield Town’s Adam Clayton with Charlton Athletic midfielder Dale Stephens expected to be announced as a Brighton player last night (Thursday). When the Brighton & Hove Independent went to press yesterday (Thursday) no new signings had been confirmed, but supporters were still hopeful progress could be done before the late-night halt is called on deals. However, Oscar and the Albion hierarchy also have to juggle potential outgoings from The Amex, with Liam Bridcutt confirming yesterday that he will be travelling to Sunderland for a medical after a much

Liam Bridcutt started life with the Albion on a short-term contract

Bridcutt is heading north for a medical, in a deal believed to be around £3million

speculated move to the northern club. Will Buckley is also rumoured to be interesting the Black Cats along with Albion’s arch rivals Crystal Palace. Indeed, any deal for the pair could kick-start a domino effect, with the Seagulls suddenly armed with more significant funds with which to pursue their targets. Of those linked to the Albion, 26-year-old Stephens is perhaps the most exciting prospect. The highly-rated midfielder has aroused interest from a string of clubs – including Premier League Aston Villa, who failed in a 2012 move for the player.

The midfielder has three goals and two assists to his name this season and is considered central to Charlton’s fortunes in the Championship – meaning Brighton would likely have to part with a considerable wedge of Tony Bloom’s cash to tempt the South London club into parting with one of their most prized assets. Sky Sports reported earlier this week that Brighton failed with a bid for Middlesbrough winger Muzzy Carayol, while Shaun Williams opted to join Millwall ahead of the Albion after both clubs agreed a fee with MK Dons.

Albion ‘futsallers’ march on in the AM Futsal Cup Brighton and Hove Albion’s Futsal team has reached the last 32 of the inaugural Soccer AM Futsal Cup, powered by NCS (National Citizen Service). The side now face Cardiff City, Grimsby Town and Exeter City in a league-based second round to reach the knock-out stages. Hundreds of qualifiers for the cup took place between professional and semiprofessional clubs, where Albion finished in the top four in their

pool. Coach Owen Fisher said: “It was a tall order to qualify but the lads have played really well all season and deserve to go through. We are looking forward to the next round and although Cardiff, Grimsby and Exeter will be strong tests for us, I’m quietly confident that we can make it through to the last 16.” All their ties for the next round are to be played on Tuesday (February 4) at the

Birmingham Futsal Arena. The cup winners will go on a playing tour of Barcelona, one of Europe’s futsal capitals. AITC are now recruiting boys and girls for next year’s futsal scholarship, starting in September. If you are 16 or 17, want to get a sports qualification and play futsal for the Albion contact hayley.funnell@ albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

The editor is chasing me. Not surprising, the print run is nearly ready. No excuses but the reason it’s late is, yes you’ve guessed it - the Transfer Window. I have written on a few occasions about deadline day and no I don’t expect interviews with Oscar Garcia through his car window but it looks like a busy end to proceedings for the Seagulls. Things are changing by the minute so I’m going to focus on the departure of Liam Bridcutt. We’ve been waiting a

excellent player in that sitting midfielder role, he’s a decent guy, a pleasure to interview and deserves all the luck in the world. I hope the money is spent wisely and Albion, like Liam, can realise the dream of Premier League football. Liam certainly never scored many goals but when he did, well he delivered a killer blow. The goal against Carlisle in injury time at Withdean was the moment I knew Albion would be promoted and prompted one of my favourite bits of commentary. It It looks like we are came to me in a flash, finally there and the and luckily for me it seemed to sum up what biggest ever sale of a it meant to the player, player from the Albion” the team and the fans. People often ask me if fair while but looks like we are I script. The simple answer is finally there and the biggest no. I don’t like to and can’t as ever sale of a player from the I never know what is going to Albion. Not bad for a player happen. I may have a thought who came on a short-term about if X scores it is against contract after spells at clubs like his old club etc but my belief is Strokport. that you can always tell when Of course the 26 year old people script lines, especially comes from good stock, he’s a on TV. Sometimes things just Chelsea trainee after all but I don’t come to you in a third of will be sad when the player of a second but sometimes you the season for the last 2 years just get it right. Sometimes it’s goes, re-united with his former the stuff of dreams. I hope it boss Gus Poyet at Sunderland. comes true for Liam, the Albion And good luck to him. He’s an supporters, and selfishly, for me. Follow all the action, home or away, on BBC Sussex Sport or via Twitter @BBCSussexsport | @johnnycburger | @BrightonIndy.


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Watford

Vicarage Road Sunday, February 2 2014 Kick-off: 15:00

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Big match preview: Watford vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Nathan Jones

Seagulls hoping a win can close gap on play-off places

Highest

‘‘

Kazenga Lua Lua’s pace will be vital if the Albion are to open up Watford

some concerns among supporters surrounding a recent lack of goals. Brighton have found the net just three times in their last five league outings and returning talisman Leo Ulloa has cut a frustrated figure since bursting back into the team with a Boxing Day double at Charlton Athletic. Just four teams outside the Championship relegation have registered fewer goals than the Seagulls, who have just 30 goals from their 27 league outings. In fact, no other team currently in the top ten of the three professional leagues outside the Premier League have scored less. As Ulloa and creator in chief Andrea Orlandi return to full match fitness that problem should ease

Albion Team News Likely starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Andrews, Ince, Forster-Caskey, Lua Lua, Ulloa, Lopez. Likely subs: Brezovan, Dunk, Calderon, Agustien, March, Orlandi, Obika. Out: Mackail-Smith (achilles), Hoskins (knee), Crofts (ligaments), Buckley (hamstring). Fan’s prediction

Latest match odds

(Hove)

Home Away Draw

11/8 19/10 23/10

Worth a fiver... Brighton to win both halves: 10/1

but Seagulls fans will be hoping the club’s hierarchy manage to secure at least one striking reinforcement before the transfer window closes tonight (Friday). Brighton’s back four – which has leaked the third fewest goals in the division so far this season – should once again remain intact when the Albion face Watford on Sunday, with Upson in particular continuing to attract praise for his composed and authoritative performances in the stripes. Keith Andrews and Rohan Ince should again make up two of the Seagulls midfield three while Kazenga Lua Lua should remain in the starting line-up as long as his midweek outing did not aggravate his pervious hamstring problems.

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

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

PL

GD

PTS

28 27 27 28 26 28 28 27 28 28 26 27

23 16 19 17 13 11 8 7 0 6 2 0

63 55 52 51 44 44 40 40 39 37 37 36

It’s a difficult place to come on a Tuesday night and Burnley are flying. They also had ten day’s rest to prepare for the game, so we think it was an excellent point. “I think all the players put in a proper shift in what was a tough away game, against a good side. “I don’t think we were defensiveminded in any way. We never set up to defend and to just get a point. We came here to win the game. “Credit to them, they put long balls in, put us on the back foot with aerial play so we had to defend well and we defended fantastically well. “Ironically, we had a great chance at the end to take all three points but, I’m being brutally honest, that would have been slightly harsh on Burnley.”

79.9%

* 2013-14 season

Lowest

19th

League goals CALDERON CROFTS ULLOA

2 5 6

MCCORMACK (Leeds United)

18

Form guide W-D-L-W-W-D-L-W-D-W-L-D Last 3 league fixtures 0-0 D Burnley Derby 1-0 L Birmingham 1-0 W Next 3 league fixtures Watford 02/02/14 A Doncaster 08/01/14 H Leeds 11/02/14 H

19

LEO ULLOA

PASS COMPLETION*

Jan 13th

Aug 5th

Action Man:

Position: Forward Squad No: 19 Age: 27 Height: 6ft 3in Brighton Statistics: games/goals: 31/15

6th

8th

(Talking after 0-0 draw with Burnley)

The Albion head to Watford on Sunday knowing a Reading win at Millwall tomorrow (Saturday) could see them kick-off seven points adrift of sixth place and a play-off berth. Oscar Garcia’s squad currently sit eighth – four points behind Reading but with a game in hand after dumping Nigel Adkins’ team out of the FA Cup in the third round and therefore allowing the Berkshire team to clock up an extra league game while the Albion were dispatching Port Vale in round four. However, with the Seagulls not in action until Sunday, that gap could be widened by a win for The Royals – something which would add pressure to a Seagulls team trying desperately to keep pace with the division’s frontrunners. Brighton returned from their midweek trip to Burnley with a valuable and well-deserved point – with the ever-solid defensive duo of Matthew Upson and Gordon Greer chalking up yet another clean sheet. Suggestions from Burnley boss Sean Dyche that the Albion went north looking for nothing more than a point were slightly unfair on an Albion side which carved out a number of good goal-scoring chances, but nevertheless there are

1-2

League position:

Assistant Head Coach

Richard Morris

Emma Rossen

Albion Statistics:

Leo Ulloa may have only been at The Amex for little over a year but he is firmly established as one of the club’s most influential and important players. Boasting an impressive strike rate of almost a goal every two games, Ulloa is the Seagulls chief attacking threat. He has stuttered slightly since returning from injury but the big Argentinian is surely only a strike away from going on another goal-laden run. SHOTS*

34

KEY PASSES*

20

GOALS*

6

ASSISTS*

2


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