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HALF-MARATHON YOURS FOR £4.5m

Nearly 7,000 runners took part with Paul Martelletti successfully defending his 2013 title

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A council office building is for sale for £4.5 million. Priory House, in Brighton, has planning permission for 40 flats

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MONDAY MADNESS Oscar Garcia’s squad faces two key matches in the space of 48 hours

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INSIDE: NEWS | SPORT | BUSINESS | JOBS | ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD AND DRINK | LIFESTYLE | MOTORING

Tourism overcomes the weather

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Brighton and Hove Albion currently sit eighth in the Championship table ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wigan Athletic. Oscar Garcia’s men know a win could move them to within a point of the all-important PlayOff places. However, today Brighton & Hove Independent offers a different table – one ranked on the amount of money each Championship club lost, according to its most recent financial reports. Earlier this year the Seagulls revealed an annual loss of £14.7 million last season as the club tried to force its way into the top flight. But as you can see from our alternative league table, that loss is chicken feed for some of the Albion’s rivals who face financial oblivion unless they >> Continued on page 3

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> Continued from page 1 can manoeuvre a return to the Premier League and its untold riches. Brighton’s hierarchy remains confident they will hit the £8 million loss ordered by new Financial Fair Play rules ahead of next season. But can the same be said for other clubs currently jostling for league position with Oscar’s charges? ■ See the full report below

Albion and their £14.7 million loss Football clubs fighting it out for promotion to the Premier League are estimated to have lost around £250 million chasing the dream. Brighton and Hove Albion recently revealed an annual loss of £14.7 million for the year up to June 30 – covering a season which saw the Seagulls get to within a whisker of a Play-Off final and potential promotion. Figures show the club spent 101.5 per cent of its total income on player and wage costs – shelling out £280,000 on wages per league point during the 2012/13 campaign. However, a quick look around the league shows The Amex outfit were far from alone in spending more than they earn. In fact, of all 24 teams competing in last season’s Championship, just three broke even in their latest set of accounts. Of them, Crystal Palace only showed a profit due to the multi-million pound sale of Wilfried Zaha to Manchester

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United. Had they not cashed in on their top asset, the Selhurst Park club would have been £12.3 million in the red. The true extent of Championship losses is not yet known as a host of teams have yet to publish their updated accounts. But looking at the most recent results, Brighton sit seventh in the loss league – a long way behind table-topping Bolton and their £50 million deficit. In fact, the six teams who have admitted higher losses than the Albion drastically eclipsed the Seagulls. Even the side immediately above them lost £13 million more than Tony Bloom’s men. And there were definite positive signs for the Seagulls. Turnover increased from £22.1 million to £23.3 million – with a boost to ticketing, commercial and retail income which rose to £14.3 million from £13.8million. However, revenue from Football League dropped from £5.7 million to £4.8 million due to a new reduced deal for TV rights and the club increased its playing budget by 41 per cent from £14.8 million to £20.9 million. Nevertheless, the Albion hierarchy is confident it can meet the £8 million loss limit now imposed on clubs at this level under Financial Fair Play (FFP)by the time it submits its next accounts. A string of expenses which will not be repeated annually feature in these accounts and a stack of record commercial and sponsorship deals will be reflected next year. The club’s cup run this season has also been worth around £700,000 to the Albion – a figure which could pass £1 million if

the Seagulls can beat Hull City in Monday night’s replay. And the sales of Liam Bridcutt, Ashley Barnes and Adam El Abd have already added an estimated £4 million plus to the club’s coffers. Kieran Maguire, a finance specialist at the University of Liverpool, said Brighton were in good hands to address the eyewatering figures – highlighting the estimated £200 million

investment from chairman Tony Bloom and the expertise of chief executive Paul Barber. He told Brighton & Hove Independent: “£14.7 million annual losses are frightening, but also further evidence that Tony Bloom gave Gus Poyet the resources to challenge for the Play Offs last season. “However, as 2012/13 was

Greens aim to topple their council leader Green councillors are trying to oust the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council Jason Kitcat, according to reports. A year after failing to replace Councillor Kitcat, some members want to change the rules to stop the council leader winning a third term as leader – or convenor – of the Green group. Councillor Alex Phillips and Councillor Mike Jones have been reported to be backing the move which was described by one senior party figure as “extremely destructive and not good for the city”. Opposition parties called it yet more proof that the Greens, who as a party are not whipped, were too divided to run the council. Green Party insiders dismissed the coup as a

“rearguard action” from a small group of disgruntled individuals adding that it was “unlikely” that the motion would get the required support required. Since 2010, the convenor of the Green group has been chosen through an electoral college with half the votes coming from serving councillors and the rest from party members. Last year, a group of Green councillors, who labelled themselves the “watermelons” to underline their commitment to socialism, wanted a change of leadership. But they were unable to convince the then deputy council leader Phélim Mac Cafferty to stand against Councillor Kitcat in the party’s annual elections. They

the final season that clubs could break FFP rules without sanction, other clubs took a similar ambitious approach, and total losses in the Championship last season are likely to exceed £250 million. “The challenge facing the Albion board is to raise income to ensure the £8 million FFP maximum loss is not breached. The good news for fans is that the club are targeting commercial

revenue sources rather than fans to reduce the gap, and some costs are excluded for FFP purposes “Paul Barber and his team have also taken a very careful look at costs, and the largesse of his predecessors has been eliminated. “Realistically, the club have to make up about £3.5 million in their finances to achieve this goal. It is a tough task – but it is achievable.”

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savings’ alone cannot possibly solve the crisis ahead. In a few years when councils have little option but to run skeleton operations, it will be too late. We’re entering a vital period for “I had no idea how much it cost local services - it’s our duty now to keep the city running” – said a to raise awareness, inform a business owner at a recent budget debate, and involve local people consultation event we held here in in decisions about the Brighton and Hove. future of their services. City councils like ours It’s our duty now to raise That’s why, along with provide over 800 services sound financial reasons, ranging from the more awareness, inform a debate, and our administration obvious street-sweeping involve local people in decisions believes a referendum to the less visible financial advice and social care about the future of their services” on a 4.75% council tax increase to pay for social services – so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that many more than ever residents should care services is now necessary. don’t know the extent of our work. know what they’re paying for and We are asking councillors from With many councils trying to what might have go to close the the other parties to put aside their commitments to austerity, offset government reductions in budget gap. It is time to debate about local and give the residents of the city funding, the apparent status quo a chance to participate in this in many services disguises the services – especially social care. We need to explain that more debate about the future of local extent of the hardship councils and management services. find themselves in. Councils have ‘efficiency

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Brighton travellers site plan to be reviewed by minister Frank le Duc @BHcitynews

A cabinet minister has called in the plans for a permanent travellers site in Brighton. Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles will review the decision to approve the plans for the Horsdean site. The scheme was approved by the South Downs National Park Authority Planning Committee on Thursday, February 13. The proposal was submitted by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green administration, with support from the Labour Group. It allows for a 12-pitch extension to the current transit site, making a total of 33 pitches, housing up to 150 travellers and all their vehicles at any one time. The proposed site is in the South Downs National Park. The announcement that the planning permission would be reviewed was welcomed by Patcham Conservatives. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald spoke against the application at last week’s national park authority planning meeting. Councillor Theobald argued that the proposed new site would contravene national planning guidance issued just last month that traveller sites should be built in areas such as Horsdean only in exceptional circumstances. Two local experts in hydrology – one a former managing director of Southern Water – also spoke against the application. They raised serious concerns about the effects a new site would have on both the quality of the drinking water in the aquifer and extraction adit that sits directly below Horsdean and also on the amount of waste water carried from the site through the already overrun sewerage system that

serves Patcham. Councillor Theobald said: “I am very pleased that the Secretary of State has listened to the people of Patcham and beyond and decided that these ill-thought through plans need further consideration. “I campaigned long and hard for the national park to be established in order to protect the South Downs from inappropriate development. “I feel that last week’s decision by their Planning Committee was a betrayal of all that I, and many others, fought for. “If this is going to be allowed then what is to stop other downland sites being developed for conventional housing, particularly with the planning inspector recently telling the city council that their housing target is far too low?” Fellow Patcham ward councillor, Carol Theobald, added: “Given the regular flooding we see at Patcham, it would be absolute madness to tag another large settlement on to a sewerage system that is clearly struggling to cope with the current levels of water entering it. “The Horsdean site itself is also prone to flooding and concreting over large parts of it will further exacerbate ground water run-off. “We don’t feel that these concerns, and the concerns our experts have about pollution of the water supply which serves the whole of Brighton and Hove, have been taken seriously by the SDNPA committee. “Horsdean simply isn’t a viable location for such a large traveller camp.” Conservative candidate for Patcham ward Karen Miles said: “I always thought the A27 bypass was supposed to act as a corset around the city beyond which no further significant development would take place. “Therefore, I very much hope,

Second complaint upheld against anti-20mph group A decision was made this week to uphold all 11 objections, made by 15 complainants, against the advert placed by Unchain the Brighton Motorist (UBM) in The Sussex Argus newspaper in September last year. The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) found that there was not enough evidence to substantiate the many claims made by UBM in the advert. It was therefore misleading and breached advertising standards. Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth (BHFOE), one of the complainants, welcomed the

decision. Chris Todd, planning and transport campaigner for BHFOE said: “We’re very pleased that the many objections to the advert were upheld. It shows we were right in our criticism of UBM’s many wild and exaggerated claims about 20 mph. “It’s just unfortunate that this process has taken so long. This advert has already misled the public and influenced the response to a public consultation. Getting the ruling now is a little like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.”

for the sake of local residents and all those who value the unique South Downs landscape, that Eric Pickles overturns this decision.” Frank le Duc is the founder and editor of Brighton and Hove News. For more information visit: www.brightonandhovenews.org

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NHS needs emergency care if we are to halt the inexorable shift towards privatisation cowboys Tony Greenstein @TonyGreenstein

I found myself spending three days in the accident and emergency unit of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The treatment from medical staff was second to none, but what I was seeing is privatisation by stealth. Unlike in the United States, you do not first have to produce your credit card before being admitted. How long is that going to last? It is proposed that “immigrants” who pay taxes will be charged. Once you accept scapegoating, the principle has been conceded. The Conservative-led government introduced further “reforms” into the NHS - the intention of which was to increase “competition”. It was Tony Blair who first introduced “choice” with scandals such as Stafford the result. “Savings” and privatisation kills people. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust recently appointed a new chief executive, Matthew Kershaw at a wage of £180,000 - who in Lewisham, with Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, suffered a legal defeat when appeal court judges ruled he had acted illegally in cutting A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital in southeast London. More than 25,000 took part in the campaign. A hospital is nothing without its cleaners, kitchen staff and porters. They were transferred from the NHS to Sodexo last year and have been told that their legal rights to the same terms and conditions are void. Sodexo have consistently failed to pay staff the right amounts and on time. The porters who take patients for scans and so on are losing on average £20 a week. Privatisation of cleaning led directly to MRSA as cleaners took short cuts. Sodexo food is appalling and not fit for your pet. Yet nutrition is essential for

recovery. Equipment is always out of action. Sodexo is a French multinational with £12 billion revenue in 2010. With an annual budget of £109 billion (in 2012-2013), the NHS represents a massive “cash-cow”. Since the Health and Social Care Act became law, more than £11 billion of services have been transferred to the private sector. Well over 100 private companies are involved, many with no prior experience. All the scandals regarding care of the elderly will inevitably be repeated. A leaked government document referred to £20 billion of services up for grabs. I received a “Patient Viewpoint” questionnaire; so I asked a few questions of my own. Sodexo staff did not want to talk. They had been personally written to and told to keep quiet. When I promised anonymity, however, they poured their hearts out: wages not paid on time and too low; cheating on overtime pay; broken equipment. The list was endless. Sodexo’s first act was to try to make 90 staff redundant. That failed. Ambulance workers are next. Hundreds of staff in Brighton and Hove have already lost their jobs or had their contracts changed. Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton Rather than the closure of entire hospitals - not yet anyway department. South East Coast - or departments such as A&E ambulance service call centre is or maternity, plans are being run by Harmoni, implicated in executed and drawn up to many failures round the country. Brighton and Hove has one privatise, dismantle, or move NHS of the highest levels of Sodexo food is appalling closure of mental health beds in the country. The and not fit for your pet. trust has done a deal with Care UK to “double beds” Yet nutrition is essential for Brighton and Hove for recovery. Equipment is residents...in Gosport and Horsham. always out of action” The trust plans services out of Brighton and Hove. to outsource renal services; Audiology services and neurosciences and trauma in wheelchair provision are now Haywards Heath could be closed. supplied by Specsavers and other This could mean the loss of companies. Southlands Hospital neurovascular services, which in Worthing has been closed. means the closest service for Eastbourne District General Brighton and Hove residents would Hospital has lost its maternity be in London or Southampton.

Despite the denials of Mr Kershaw, a plan for out-sourcing hospital security and reception is being drafted. The outpatients’ pharmacy is to be formed into a separately registered company. Ultrasound services, physiotherapy, Integrated dermatology services, Brighton and Hove Council Health and Well-being Board, and substance misuse service are to be put out to procurement. Sexual health (Claud Nicol Centre) is going out to tender. This service works closely with the HIV Aids service. There are serious fears for the future of this service if sexual health is hived off. The Stop Smoking Services in

Brighton and Hove, and West and East Sussex, have already been put out to tender. All the major political parties - even, it would seem, Brighton’s Green Party - see privatisation as beneficial when the evidence is the opposite. A private company will inevitably see making a profit as a priority - by cutting the pay of staff. Tony Greenstein is secretary of the Brighton and Hove Unemployed Centre, Frank Elvy House, 4 Crestway Parade, Hollingdean, Brighton BN1 7BL. For more information visit: www.bhuwc.org

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Tourism boost for Brighton and Hove The number of overnight visitors to Brighton and Hove rose 5 per cent in the most recent year for which figures are available. And the same research estimated that the value of tourism for the Brighton and Hove economy rose 4.3 per cent to £753 million. The figures come from a research study called the Economic Impact of Tourism Brighton and Hove 2012 by Tourism South East. It said that total visitor numbers stood at about 8.5 million, unchanged on 2011, overnight stays rose 5 per cent to 1.4 million. The total number of visitor nights spent in the city rose by 7.5 per cent to 4.8 million. The tourism sector employed more than 19,000 people or the equivalent of 14,600 full-time staff. Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, the chairman of the Brighton and Hove City Council Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “I’ve no doubt it’s been a difficult time for families and businesses but these figures show we have remained very successful at bringing people to the city. “It’s testament to the quality of our tourism offer that visitors

spent more money here in 2012 than they did the year before when the nation was generally tightening its belt. It’s likely that the Olympics helped. “We’ll still be striving to make the place yet more attractive to visitors. “The arches being built on the seafront will really smarten the area near the West Pier, bringing new cafés and shops. “And we’re working with organisers to stage another fantastic season of large events to draw the crowds.” Glynn Jones, the chairman of Brighton and Hove’s newly formed Tourism Advisory Board, said: “It is vitally important that the city, in partnership with business, finds ways of investing in the seafront and also addresses the ever-changing demands of our visitors by improving and extending the range of world class and state-of-the-art attractions that we can offer.” Mr Jones, chairman of the West Pier Trust and a former chief executive of the council, added: “If we fail to do this, existing visitors and, importantly, those thinking of visiting us for the first time will go elsewhere where the offer is better.”

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Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles Good grief. Is there anything more stressful than looking after other people’s homes? If anyone has ever done a spot of house-sitting, I beg you to read this book. It seems easy enough: Oskar has entrusted his minimal arty flat to an old university friend while he goes to rescue his marriage to Laura, an art dealer in California. The flat and the two cats named after Russian composers - are in an unnamed eastern European city. The apartment is beautiful, perfect and uncluttered - with a very large expanse of the most pristine, gleaming and expensive wooden floor. Oh dear! This book is about how a tiny oversight can set off a trail of

farcical, disastrous and even fatal chain of events. It is also a very accurate essay in friendship. How well do we know the people that we count as friends? Just because we were close with them once at work, or university, does the friendship last any longer than that? Oskar leaves a trail of incredibly-detailed and damning notes secreted around his apartment for his friend to find, with devastating effects. I suffered high anxiety while reading this book and terrible moments of explosive laughter followed by eye-widening horror. The spiralling set of disasters keeps you turning pages and willing our hero on long after a decent time to go to sleep. You will never leave your dishwasher door open again. Just saying.

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Green leader attacks Labour’s ‘misleading’ figures Ed Balls and Hilary Benn have confirmed that the Labour Party is committed to Tory austerity plans into the next parliament, including more huge cuts to council budgets. So, instead of dwelling on that depressing position, local Labour councillors are desperately trying to distract residents from these awkward truths. For example, I was disappointed to read some of the misleading claims in Councillor Warren Morgan’s piece (page 23, February 7) opposing our proposal for a social care referendum on a 4.75% council tax rise. Firstly, he falsely claims the rise will cost £6 a month - when for the clear majority of households (Bands A to C) it will be £4.53 a

month or less, with those in Band A paying £3.40 a month. Indeed, your paper clearly showed this with the chart on a previous page of the same edition. The other common comparison is using Band D, those households would pay £5.09 extra a month compared to last year’s bills. Cllr Morgan has these figures, but chooses to ignore them and mislead. We recognise times are tough and that these can be significant extra sums to pay for households, but to protect essential care services we think now is the time to let the people decide on whether they wish to pay that bit extra, or not. Next Cllr Morgan falsely claims

Indeed, the council’s management numbers and costs are at their lowest in well over a decade. 3 Public reports have shown our huge procurement savings in a wide range of areas from stationery to software to vehicle purchasing. 4 Finally, lots of council services from human resources to school transport have gone through service reviews and redesigns, saving very large sums in the process. Most blatant of all was Cllr Morgan claiming the Toryproposed tax freeze was a “contrick”. Astonishing, as that is exactly what I said in 2012 - only for Cllr Morgan’s Labour Group to vote

with Tories for a tax freeze. This move alone meant we have £4m less in our budget this year, and millions less in previous years. Without that freeze then, we may well have not needed to propose the 4.75% increase now. Odd that Labour did not think a freeze was a con-trick two years ago, but now they do. Of course, Cllr Morgan is free to disagree with our carefullyconsidered position to protect social care services. But I think he would do the debate and citizens a great service by sticking to the facts while he does so.

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The question is: What exactly is the Labour Party for these days? I would like to respond to Davis Lepper’s mean-spirited, inaccurate and ultimately self-defeating letter (page 11, February 14). Quite apart from his repetition of the mythical cost of the proposed referendum, shown to be inaccurate by the accompanying editorial, he offered us his opinion of the Green Party administration as “intensely disliked” by “so many people in so many parts of the city”. Well, maybe Mr Lepper should talk to some people outside of his Labour Party activist grouping. I can assure him that most people I talk to have larger questions in their minds. For example: “What exactly is the Labour Party for these days? Does it stand for anything other than the promulgation of Tory-lite policies? And, if it gets into power, will it actually behave anything like a Labour Party?” Mr Lepper could refer to the excellent letter below his, from Neil Harding, which - while taking

we have not undertaken valuefor-money savings, management restructuring, better procurement or service reviews. False, false, false and false! 1 We have made multi-millionpound value-for-money and efficiency savings every year, as clearly shown in the public quarterly budget reporting. Nearly £60 million has been saved from the budget in the last three years by doing things differently and being more efficient. 2 On management, Cllr Morgan might recall we inherited the Tory structures of “intelligent commissioning” and “strategic directors”. Those structures are all gone; we have reduced senior pay and management staff numbers.

the Tories to task for their policies might give him and his party a few hints as to what older ideals they could sensibly espouse in order to persuade us, the electorate, that they have a reason to exist other than to distract votes from the Green Party. I have lived in co-ops, worked in co-ops, and have voted Labour most of my life. But as long as politicians such as Mr Lepper and Councillor Morgan insist on playing childish political games with us, the electorate, I for one will be voting Green, and will vote particularly for Caroline Lucas, in the general election, as a politician who genuinely cares, who does not play party games, and who has proven herself to be rigorously efficient in representing her constituents. Robin Hillier Brighton

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Mike Holland has got it wrong on flooding

Mike Holland’s flailing contributions to your paper are rarely accurate. His Valentine’s Day effort (page 14, February 14), however, was particularly illinformed. With respect to the hardworking chair of the Environment Agency, Mr Holland in his cheap attack omits to mention support for Lord Chris Smith (ex-Labour minister) from both the current and previous environment ministers (both Tory). On funds for dredging, Mr Holland does not mention - or maybe does not know - that new Treasury rules on flood work require £8 of benefit for every £1 of cost. So, under this government, a full dredge of the Somerset Levels just did not add up. Then, Mr Holland is bizarrely offended by Lord Smith’s quite reasonable comment that houses in flood plains may be more prone to flooding. Offensive is the only way to describe the subsequent comment that those affected by floods in Bangladesh are not worse off than flood-affected communities in the

eventually we might need to spend United Kingdom. His arbitrary proposal to cut our less dealing with flooding. overseas aid to the same per-capita Councillor Ollie Sykes, Green basis as the United States would councilllor for Brunswick and affect thousands of the poorest Adelaide people on the planet. And this soon after it was found that the richest 85 people in the world now control the same resources as the Flooding the world with overseas aid does not help poorest 3.5 billion. It was agreed people struggling at home at the UN General Assembly almost 50 years ago that wealthy countries would aim to spend 0.7% of their GNI on overseas aid. Few have managed that. The US languishes way down the rankings, below Ireland, Portugal and Iceland. The UK is near the top of the list and we should be proud: both of this fact and of the way we provide overseas aid NOT ENOUGH TIME? and development funding which, RELAX. unlike in the US, is not tied to LET US DO national business interests. THE CLEANING. I agree more needs to be spent now on flood defences. But do not take it from overseas aid. Just spend less on subsidies for climate-change-fuelling fossil fuel extraction, such as the new fracking incentives. Then, Mike Holland’s article in last week’s newspaper www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk

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If it was not so sad for the thousands of people across the country affected by the floods, it would be humorous to watch the antics of those supposedly in charge of flood prevention. I have watched - and listened to - the pathetic excuses of somebody called Lord Smith, who is apparently in charge of the Environment Agency. It seems the government guidelines were that he only sanctioned up to £400,000 last year for dredging, and so on. Sounds like a pretty pathetic excuse to me - and a bit on a par with cheques being “lost in the post”. But that is his excuse and he is sticking with it. He even added insult to this ridiculous excuse by telling those

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that lot. Now hold on: if it is not their fault and it is not the fault of the Environment Agency, whose fault can it be? “ Of course, it must be our fault! Again. Well, this is my suggestion and it is a simple one. Let us stop pretending we are some sort of superpower. There is only one of those in the western world and that is the United States. The US donates a little over £20 I do not buy the argument billion a year in that those affected by floods in foreign aid; the Bangladesh are worse off than little old United Kingdom will our own people” have donated a whopping £11.3 making a tour of the Thames billion in this year alone. This Valley. He, of course, blamed it all is way more than anyone else in on government cuts as one would Europe. So let us stop pretending expect. No doubt Nigel Farage it is Brussels forcing our hand. will blame it on Europe and Nick None of the other G8 countries Clegg on his mum. Whoever is at donate anything like the £135 a fault, it certainly is not any of year per head of population that affected that they should have thought about all this before they bought houses in areas where there is a risk of flooding. Meanwhile, we have David Cameron prancing around down in the West Country telling the affected natives how impressed he is with their community spirit. At the same time, Ed Miliband - who obviously did not fancy travelling so far in this appalling weather - contented himself with

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we are expected to donate. As much as I like Boris Johnson, I do not buy his argument that we need to realise those affected by floods in Bangladesh are worse off than our own people who are in the same boat - if you will excuse the pun. As we are so keen on following the US so closely, we should be offering to pay the same amount pro rata as they are and not over three times as much. If our overseas aid budget were to be capped at say £3 billion which is about where we would be on a per capita with the US - then we would not be in this

pickle. If Boris and whoever else unhappy, they can clutter to Bangladesh. And please t Lord Smith with you. Most of us are fed up w subsidising the rest of the wo I think we are also equ fed up with all this polit propaganda about how w the country is doing and h well off we are. Most people struggling to make ends m I would suspect none more than many of the people of country so badly affected by ongoing flooding situation. really is not rocket science.

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Let’s stop pretending and get on with tidying up our seafront Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

Well the dear old West Pier is looking even sadder than usual following the violent storms we have experienced over the past few weeks. Of course we all know that none of what’s left can be saved anyway, but left as it is, it is a solitary reminder of what was and what could have so easily been. Over the past few weeks we have heard the usual claptrap from the higher beings presiding over the West Pier Trust (WPT). Their top brass have been holding forth advising everyone who will listen that the i360 is the only show in town, and letting us know how lucky we all are that Marks Barfield have graced us with their presence. The sad fact is that they are probably correct

a pier, so let’s stop pretending and get on with tidying up our seafront. It really won’t take much and as it is not now going to be necessary to give Marks Barfield £36 million to build his white elephant, we can use a bit of that facility to carry out the works. We have been told time and time again by Jason Kitcat and his cronies that they would simply be Any serious player who borrowing the money ever was interested, including to give to Mr Barking sorry lend). Well myself, has long given up and (oops if we can borrow it moved onto other projects” to give to him we can borrow a bit to tidy up need to be safely removed. The our seafront instead? The section from the Palace WPT will need baling out from public funds to do this, however, Pier to the King Alfred is our as it has no assets whatsoever most visited section of seafront and exists by selling of pieces of and this is the area we must the very pier they were set-up to concentrate on. There are not enough toilets and the disabled save. The i360 will never happen, facilities are, to say the least, and nor will anyone ever build pathetic. For a resort like now as any serious player who ever was interested, including myself, has long given up and moved onto other projects. The irony is that these conceited individuals actually started with a pier, and have managed to make such a good job of saving it that we now have a rusting hulk that will at some stage

The seafront shelters are little more than fit for scrap along with what’s left of the West Pier

Brighton we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. Let’s spend a bit of that available funding on proper facilities which are accessible to all. Whilst we are on the subject of pathetic structures, the seafront shelters are in such an abysmal condition - that along with the majority of the fixed seafront benches - they are little more than fit for scrap along with what’s left of the West Pier. It doesn’t really matter now whether we have a structure of any kind where the West Pier used to stand. Opinion is so divided between those who are vehement about either wanting a pier or a viewing platform that we forget there is a third option.

That option which I suspect is supported by the vast majority is pretty simple, and only involves tidying up the seafront to stop it resembling a war zone. The West Pier was great as was the Ice Rink in West Street, the Hippodrome and the Regent Ballroom. However, none of them are coming back, times change and we need to move on. We can always console ourselves that the people who purchased our Palace Pier run it efficiently, albeit they have had the audacity to change the name. Thank goodness the WPT never got their hands on that to save or we might have been looking at two rusting hulks.

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A Week in the City History

Marriage for all The first same sex marriage ceremony in Brighton and Hove will take place just after midnight on Saturday, March 29 as soon as the law allows. The ceremony will mark a first in the city and is also of the first same sex marriages anywhere in the country. Senior ceremonies registrar Trevor Love said: “This will be a momentous and historic day for the Registration Service in England and Wales”.

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Shoreham Regeneration Youth hostel given planning permission Residents and businesses in Brighton and Hove are being invited to give their views on a new action plan for Shoreham Harbour. The draft plan, which sets out proposals for the area’s regeneration over the next 15 years includes: 1,450 homes, new employment space, upgraded flood defences, improvements to transport infrastructure, public spaces, community and leisure facilities, and for the conservation of environmental and historic features.

The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has been given planning permission to turn a hotel near Brighton seafront into a youth hostel. Royal York Buildings, in Old Steine, Brighton, was turned into a hotel six years ago having previously housed offices, including the Brighton Register Office.

UKIP shouted down Two UK Independence Party candidates faced dozens of chanting protesters at a public meeting held in Portslade. Janice Atkinson and Ray Finch are second and fourth on the list of ten UKIP candidates for the South East England constituency at the European Parliament elections in May. About 40 to 50 people gathered outside, led by and antifascist group, and leaflets were handed out headlined: “Oppose racist politics.”

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Appeal launched Brighton’s Juice 107.2 has teamed up with The British Engineerium, Healys Solicitors, Brewin Dolphin, and Brighton & Hove Independent to launch their first ever Appeal. The Appeal has been set up to give assistance to those in need throughout the community by providing awareness and funds for a variety of benefits and causes. The two major recipients will be local charities Fun in Action and Brighton and Hove Unemployment Centre Families Project – BUCFP.

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A Brighton Science Festival event has been held to explore how developments in science are helping to identify the remains of missing First World War soldiers. The Café Scientifique talk explained how archaeology, science and anthropology are being used to put a name to some of the WWI dead using the kind of forensic techniques often seen in TV programmes such as CSI and Silent Witness. For more details on The Brighton Science Festival events visit: www. brightonscience.com/2014.

A bike hub has opened in the disused fruit and veg market in Circus Street, Brighton. The hub offers to help people fix, maintain and get their bikes back on the road for free. It has been set up by the Brighton charity Groundwork South and volunteers have already collected more than 35 abandoned bicycles from Brighton Station this week. They will be refurbished and brought back into use.

Letter bombs sent to the Army careers office in Brighton and six other areas were the work of “amateurish terrorists”, according to a national newspaper. Shops and offices in and around Queen’s Road, Brighton, were evacuated and a number of roads were closed after the letter bomb was received. Anti-terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police are working with police officers from Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic to identify the senders.


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Conservation work on one of the longest green walls in the country has begun this week on Brighton seafront to protect a huge variety of coastal plants and repair the 200-year-old concrete wall. Over 90 different species are growing on the Madeira Drive retaining wall and at up to 20 metres high and 1.2 kilometres long Brighton’s green wall is one of the oldest and longest in the country.

Fifty year-old residents are being offered cheap or free library loans of audio-visual material to celebrate the half-centenary of Moulsecoomb Library, Brighton. The library will be 50 years old on Thursday, March 13. The offer is open to anyone who is currently 50, or to anyone once they become 50 – as long as it happens in 2014. Applicants are asked to come to the library to collect their free subscription card with the appropriate I.D.

After much anticipation, TK Maxx opened their new Hove store yesterday (Thursday). The new store, located at the Goldstone Retail Park on Old Shoreham Road, welcomed masses of shoppers - with the first 500 receiving a £10 in-store voucher. Store manager Marie Clout said: “We are very excited to be opening up the new store and we look forward to bringing big savings on brands to Hove shoppers.”

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Marine life Scientists at Brighton University are leading a £2 million study of marine life. Their aim is to develop new ways to fight infections, regenerate damaged skin and combat pollution. The research will identify, isolate and collect marine bio-molecules that could bring medical benefits in the future. They will showcase their research at a free public event at the Sea Life Centre on Thursday, February 27.

Local man wins a brand new MG6 GT One of two national winners of the MG and Jewson ‘Grown, designed and built in Britain’ competition collected his prize of a MG6 GT SE DTi-TECH from Jewson’s site in Hove this week. Jewson customers were offered the chance to win one of two MG6s at over 300 stores during the Building Merchant’s two month long campaign. The high profile marketing campaign by BSW Timber saw the brand partner with MG and Cello, each sharing a rich British heritage. Two winners were chosen at random from entries at over 300 participating branches to receive, the top prize of an

David Greenow with his prize - a brand new MG6 GT, worth £16,000

MG6. The stylish and affordable MG6, and the marque’s latest offering the MG3, are designed, engineered and assembled in Britain, at MG’s historic home in Longbridge, Birmingham. David Greenow entered the competition at his local Jewson store in Hove, and collected his brand new car from representatives of Jewson’s, BSW Timer and MG. Customers who were not lucky enough to win their car can still benefit from savings of up to £3000 with MGs 2014 offers. The MG6 GT boasts an impressive feature list, such as class leading chassis dynamics David Greenow, competition winner with Neil and the largest the boot Chapman, Managing Director of Rivervale Cars

space in its class, as well as a generous equipment list, all whilst retaining an affordable list price; starting at just £15,455. The MG6 and new MG3 are both available to Test Drive at Rivervale MG – local Dealer based in Victoria Road, Portslade. The current MG6 DI-TECH engine now benefits from improved emissions and fuel consumption, making it attractive prospect for customers and fleet managers alike, as an already exceptional level of spec is now better than ever with free upgrades on all Petrol and Diesel specifications until 31 December 2014. Call Rivervale MG on 01273 707 007 for more information.


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1 The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, marked its 20th anniversary with a three-day convention attended by 80 delegates from around the world at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. 2 Nancy Platts, the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, is campaigning over proposed changes to the 81, 81a and 81b bus route. 3 Volunteers show off their creations at an “Introduction to Craft” event at Mayberry Garden Centre in Portslade. 4 Two teams of healthcare professionals from Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton centre will be undertaking a 100k London-to-Brighton walk to raise money to support vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. 5 More than 50 Year 4 pupils from City Academy Whitehawk visited the Bowlplex at Brighton Marina as a reward for good behaviour.

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Sun shines on 7,000 runners in 24th Brighton Half Marathon After days of strong winds and heavy rain, the sun shone on the Brighton Half-marathon on Sunday. Nearly 7,000 runners experienced perfect running conditions, with clear blue skies, a light breeze, and temperatures of about 9 °C. Organised by The Sussex Beacon, the local HIV charity, the race winner was Paul Martelletti; the fastest woman was Sarah Hill. Paul Martelletti (Victoria Park Harriers/Run-fast) took the lead from the start and successfully defended his 2013 title by finishing in a time of one hour, five minutes and 52 seconds - more than a minute ahead of runner-up Tom Aldred, of London Heathside, and more than a minute-and-a-half faster than his winning time last year. In a sprint finish, Paolo Natali, of ATL Firenze Marathon, beat Kevin Rojas of Brighton & Hove AC, to secure third place in a time of one hour, eight minutes, and eight seconds. Sarah Hill, of Farnham Runners, dominated the women’s field and secured her win in a time of one hour, 18 minutes, and 43 seconds - ahead of Deidre McDermot, who crossed the finish line in one hour, 20 minutes, and 15 seconds. Claire Grima, of Hercules Wimbledon, came third. For full results - including the results of the youth races – visit: www.brightonhalfmarathon.com. After the race, Paul Bond, event manager, said: “We have been working very hard after the recent challenging weather conditions to make sure that today’s event could go ahead, and I am pleased to say that the Brighton Half-marathon 2014 has been a huge success. Congratulations to Paul Martelletti and Sarah Hill for their fantastic achievements, and to all the runners who took part. “A big thank you also goes to the sponsors, partners, supporters and volunteers, and to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2014 race.” The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraising event for The Sussex Beacon, a local HIV charity working to improve health, reduce stigma and prevent premature death. Open 365 days a year, it supports men, women and families affected by HIV to manage this life-long condition that has no cure.  Other charity partners included Scope, WaterAid, and Rise.

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Brighton and Hove - Past and Present

This old photograph is Bedford Street in about 1910, with a view towards Upper Street James’s Street and Upper Bedford Street beyond that. The houses on the east side date back to the 1820s and are thought to have been built by Wilds and Busby. Mainly residential, only two shops are shown here: a sweet shop and a greengrocer. (Old photograph courtesy of Step Back in Time, 36 Queen’s Road, Brighton.)


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Business Former council offices on market for £4.5m – with permission for 40 flats Frank le Duc @BHcitynews An office building vacated by Brighton and Hove City Council is for sale for £4.5 million, with planning permission to turn it into 40 flats. Priory House, at the corner of Bartholomew Square and Little East Street, Brighton, is part of the same building as the Thistle Hotel and is linked to Brighton Town Hall. Baron Estates is marketing the six-storey building on a long commercial lease. It has 121 years remaining of the original 149 years. It was built in 1987 with green cladding on a reinforced concrete frame and has been empty for just over two years, since October 2011. The city council granted planning permission for a change of use from offices to homes in December. The planning permission does

not allow the 13 parking spaces that come with the property to be given to future residents. Instead there are planned to be 54 cycle parking spaces. The six floors have a total area of just over 25,000 square feet.

Priory House, built in 1987, has been empty since 2011

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Sally Gunnell OBE opens new Withdean treatment rooms The brand new treatment rooms at Withdean Sports Complex were officially opened on Monday, February 17 by Olympic 400m hurdles champion Sally Gunnell OBE. To mark the occasion and celebrate the opening, Freedom Leisure and Sussex Injury Clinics invited customers to enjoy free taster treatments including express manicures, pedicures and Indian head massages. The Sussex Injury Clinics treatment rooms were installed as part of a larger redevelopment programme at the centre, in which Freedom Leisure and Brighton & Hove City Council partnered to deliver a £2.7 million development and extension plan. A variety of luxurious beauty treatments are available such as hot stone massages, Indian head massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as remedial therapies. Corrective and

preventative treatments on offer include sports therapy, sports massages, osteopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, shiatsu and lymphatic drainage. All treatments are conducted on a one-to-one basis with a highly qualified and experienced therapist who will develop tailor-made programmes to suit people’s individual needs. “Whether you’re after some pampering, a personalised rehabilitation programme, injury prevention or nutritional advice, Sussex Injury Clinics’ services are first class,” says Freedom Leisure Centre Manager Ross

Philipson. “With over 20 years’ experience, they’ve worked with world-class athletes including Sally Gunnell OBE, professional footballers and rugby teams, as well as regular gym goers and sports fans aged eight to 88!” he says. “We anticipate that Freedom Leisure members and nonmembers alike will welcome these top-notch sports, beauty and health treatments. The free tasters certainly went down well on the 17th!” To find out more or to book treatments, call 01273 556199 or email info@ withdeantreatmentrooms.co.uk.


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The true story of a squad of art experts tasked to protect masterpieces of Europe Campbell (Bill Murray), sculptor Walter Garfield (John Goodman), French art dealer Jean Claude Running time: 119 mins Clermont (Jean Dujardin), art Director: George Clooney historian Preston Savitz (Bob Starring: George Clooney, Matt Balaban) and British art Damon, Cate Blanchett Donald Jeffries A rag-tag team of men aficionado (Hugh Bonneville), as well as young German The Monuments Men tells a dedicated to rescuing Jew Sam Epstein (Dimitri fascinating and important true looted art masterpieces Leonidas), a soldier story and remains watchable assigned to translation thanks to likeable turns from its from the Nazis” and driving duties. impressively starry cast. art masterpieces from the Nazis After completing basic training and returning them to their in Normandy, they set off on a What’s it all about? variety of different missions, Directed and co-written by owners. Stokes’ team dubbed but their task acquires added George Clooney, The Monuments Men is based on both a true The Monuments Men - includes urgency when they learn that the story and the non-fiction book art expert James Granger (Matt Nazis are bent on destroying the architect Richard looted works as they retreat, and by Robert Edsel. Clooney stars Damon), the Russians are after the same Love Brighton-0702:Layout 1 8/1/14 15:30 Page 1 artworks, but intending to keep them as the spoils of war.

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February 21-27 FRIDAY Marine Discovery Day Discover more about the geology of our coast and threats to our seas. Our staff will help identify what you have found and tell you about our local wildlife. 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm Booth Museum - 194 Dyke Road, BN1 5AA

Modelworld 2014 Having started out as a model railway show it now encompasses so much more and has become genuinely a family model show with something for children of all ages, 1-100. Doors open: 10am, £7.50 - £26.00 Brighton Centre - Kings Road, BN1 2GR

Pharoahe Monch Pharoahe Monch is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent, eloquent and challenging lyricists of the genre. 7pm, £11.50 Concorde 2 - Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

The Rat Pack David Alacey (Lovejoy and Inspector Alleyn), Des Coleman (Eastenders and The One Show) and Paul Drakeley (BBC Musician of the Year) amaze audiences with their recreation of the music of Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jnr. 7:30pm, £19/£20 Theatre Royal - New Road, BN1 1SD

SATURDAY Brighton 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

Albion v Wigan Athletic The Albion welcome FA Cup holders Wigan to the Amex for the first time for this midFebruary encounter. 3pm, £25 Adults, £20 Seniors, £10 Under 18’s and £5 for Under 10’s The American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Falmer, BN1 9BL

Danny Brown Live music, 7pm, £16 Brighton Coalition, 171- 181 Kings Road Arches, BN1 1NB

The Magic of Motown The all new Baby Love 50 Years of No 1 Hits Tour spectacular from the States. the legend of the label lives on, 5 star performances revive more than 36 classics. 7:30pm, £15.50/£24 Theatre Royal - New Road, BN1 1SD

Motown Twelfth Night Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. 3pm & 8pm, £14/£12 Brighton Dome - Church Street, BN1 1EE

SUNDAY Makers Boutique Exhibition 2014 A carefully curated exhibition which showcases only the very Modelworld returns to The Brighton Centre on Friday, February 21, this year celebrating the Royal National Lifeboat Institution best of Sussex creative talent at this popular seafront destination. BN1 1SD Brighton Fishing Quarter, Kings TUESDAY Road, BN1 1NB

Twisted Market There is no dress code, however, be as free and creative as you dare and desire just keep the undercarriage covered! Midday, £5 Latest Music Bar - 14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF

Sam Smith One of the biggest breakout artists to emerge in the past 12 months, Sam Smith has won over fans and critics alike. 7pm, £11 The Old Market - Upper Market Street, BN3 1AS

The Sundae Club A ‘Pirates and Adventure’ themed family event with a theatre show, film at Dukes @ Komedia, crafty workshops and a live band. £25 Family of 4 (min one adult per 3 kids), £8.50 £6.50 conc Komedia - 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

MONDAY Punt and Dennis Brand new comedy tour. 7:30pm, £23.50 Theatre Royal - New Road, BN1 1SD

Stand Tall Get Snapped Photographer Edo Zollo exposes the stigma still attached to HIV Free Entry Brighton Dome, Church Street, BN1 1EE

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WEDNESDAY Little Shop Of Horrors Boasting comedy and romance, the societies ominous, banksyesque, urban reimagining of the popular 1982 musical promises to deliver a night of fierce entertainment. 7:30pm & 2:30 mat, £12/£10 The Old Market - Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS

Rambert Making a much anticipated return, Rambert presents Rooster, Christopher Bruce’s electrifying celebration of the swinging sixties set to music by the Rolling Stones. 7:30pm, Thu mat 1:30pm, £10-£25 Theatre Royal, New Road, BN1 1SD

THURSDAY Trip Hazard Look out for the return of Nic Sandiland’s installation which depicts a series of catastrophic consequences instigated by the inadvertent actions of passers-by. See Website for times, Free Entry Brighton Dome, BN1 1EE

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The Magic of Showcase Entertainment Over forty exceptionally talented songwriters, bands, comedians, solo artists and recording artists will be taking part in the first AHPR Entertainment Showcase evening for 2014. The event at Rendezvous Casino, Brighton Marina Village on Thursday, February 27 will start at 7pm for over 4 hours of live music. With 15 acts performing throughout the evening, there is certainly something for everyone! Bands from different genres include soul, disco, rock, swing and even Irish, plus magicians, comedians, solo singers and musicians taking to the stage to showcase what they can do. All of the acts performing come from the AHPR Entertainment stable, based in Hove, who specialise in providing live entertainment for private and corporate events, including weddings, parties and company launch events. The showcase event will create a stylish blend of fiery rock, blues, soul, R&B, reggae, raw funk and draw from an incredible background of musical talent as well as comedians and great magic. The event is open to the general public and entrance

is free with free parking too at the Rendezvous. There will be food served from the Bistro Menu for people coming straight from work and require something to eat. The organisers are inviting venue managers and event organisers to attend and hoping for some very honest feedback. Ambrose Harcourt whose team at AHPR Entertainment are working to put on the Showcase said: “It will be a real pleasure to introduce such a diverse event which has great musical appeal to so many people in Brighton and Hove as well as Sussex.” ■ THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 7.30pm, £10 adults, £8 children. Rendezvous Casino, Marina Village, Brighton, BN2 5UT

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BBC Three BBC Three 7.00 Great Movie Mistakes: 7.00 Great Mistakes: Revenge of Movie the Fifth 7.15 Doctor Revenge the Fifth 7.15 Who 8.00ofDoctor Who: TheDoctor Who 8.00 Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 9.00 Film: Little Ultimate(2010) Guide 10.30 9.00 Film: Little Fockers Family Guy Fockers (2010) 10.30 Family Guy BBC Four BBC Four 7.00 Wild China 8.00 Lost 7.00 Wild of China 8.00 Lost 9.00 Kingdoms South America Kingdoms of10.40 SouthUltimate America 9.00 Salamander Salamander Ultimate Number 1s at10.40 the BBC 11.40 NumberYoung 1s at the BBCRock 11.40’n’ Roll Forever – How Forever Young – How Rock ’n’ Roll Grew Up Grew Up ITV2 ITV2 3.40 Brit Awards 2014 5.55 Film: 3.40Perfect Brit Awards 2014 5.55 The Man (2005) 8.00Film: Film: The Perfect Man (2005) 8.00 Film: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) 10.20 Ocean’s Eleven (2001) 10.20 Celebrity Juice: Saturday Night Celebrity Juice: Night Takeaway SpecialSaturday 11.10 Film: Takeaway(2001) Special 11.10 Film: Hannibal Hannibal (2001) ITV3 ITV3 3.50 Film: Clockwise (1986) 5.45 3.50 Film: Clockwise Agatha Christie’s Poirot(1986) 6.55 5.45 Agatha Christie’s Poirot Rosemary & Thyme 8.006.55 Doc Rosemary Thyme 8.00 Doc of Martin 9.00&Vera 11.00 A Touch Martin 9.00 Vera 11.00 A Touch of Frost Frost ITV4 ITV4 2.10 Film: The Appaloosa (1966) 2.10Storage Film: The Appaloosa (1966) 4.15 Wars 5.20 Film: 4.15 Storage Wars 5.20 Superman II (1980) 7.55 Film: Superman IIFirst (1980) Hornblower. of a7.55 two-part Hornblower. Firststarring of a two-part seafaring drama, Ioan seafaring drama, starring Ioanthe Gruffudd. 10.00 Film: Above Gruffudd. 10.00 Film: Above the Law (1988) Law (1988) E4 E4 3.30 The Big Bang Theory 4.30 3.30 The Big Bang Rude(ish) Tube 5.30Theory How I 4.30 Met Rude(ish) Tube I Met Your Mother 6.305.30 TheHow Big Bang Your Mother 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 7.30 How I Met Your Theory 8.00 7.30 The HowTomorrow I Met YourPeople Mother Mother 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: Airplane! (1980) 10.50 9.00 Film: Airplane! 10.50 Rude Tube 11.50 The(1980) Big Bang Rude Tube 11.50 The Big Bang Theory Theory Film4 Film4 3.10 Carry On Up the Khyber 3.10 Carry Up the(2009) Khyber6.55 (1968) 4.55On Coraline (1968) Coraline (2009) 6.55 The Day4.55 the Earth Stood Still (2008) The Day the Earth Stood 10.45 Still (2008) 9.00 Babylon AD (2008) 9.00 Babylon Carriers (2009)AD (2008) 10.45 Carriers (2009)

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Laura Laura Main Main Call the Midwife Call the Midwife BBC1, 8pm BBC1, 8pm Babies, medical Babies, medical emergencies, period emergencies, period costumes – no wonder this costumes – no wonder this series continues to clean series continues to clean up in the ratings, it’s got all up in the ratings, it’s got all the ingredients you could the ingredients you could possibly want from a possibly want from a Sunday night drama. And Sunday night drama. And for anyone who thinks it for anyone who thinks it might benefit from a little might benefit from a little more romance, you’re in for more romance, you’re in for a treat this week as Trixie a treat this week as Trixie catches the eye of the local catches the eye of the local curate, Tom. While we curate, Tom. While we normally wouldn’t have normally wouldn’t have thought Nonnatus House’s thought Nonnatus House’s resident blonde bombshell resident blonde bombshell would be the type to have would be the type to have her head turned by a her head turned by a clergyman, she’s thrilled clergyman, she’s thrilled when he asks her to join when he asks her to join him for a day of cricket. him for a day of cricket.

6.00 Breakfast. 7.30 Match of the 6.00(R) Breakfast. Match of the Day. 9.00 The7.30 Andrew Marr Day. (R) 9.00The TheBig Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 Questions. Show.Saturday 10.00 The Big Questions. 11.00 Kitchen Best Bites. 11.00MOTD2 SaturdayExtra. Kitchen 12.15 1.00Best BBCBites. 12.15 MOTD2 Extra. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Bargain Hunt. News; 1.15Doctor. Bargain (R) 2.15Weather. The Indian (R)Hunt. (R) 2.15 The Indian Doctor. (R) 2.55 Flog It! Trade Secrets. (R) 2.55Escape Flog It!to Trade Secrets. (R) 3.30 the Country. (R) 3.30Deadly Escape60 to on theaCountry. 4.15 Mission:(R) Pole 4.15 Deadly 60 on a Mission: to Pole. 4.45 Songs of Praise. Pole 5.20 to Pole. 4.45 Songs of Praise. 5.20 Pointless Celebrities. (R) Pointless Celebrities. (R) 6.10 BBC News; Regional News; 6.10 Weather. BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 6.30 Blandings. Clarence and 6.30 Connie’s Blandings. Clarence and terrifying sister Connie’s terrifying sister Charlotte arrives – and Charlotte to arrives – and threatens stay for good. threatens to stay for good. 7.00 Countryfile. From the Isle of 7.00 Portland Countryfile. From the Isle of off the Dorset coast, Portland offBaker the Dorset coast, where Matt explores where Baker explores its threeMatt lighthouses and its three lighthouses and Julia Bradbury visits the Julia Bradbury visits the famous Portland Stone famous Portland quarries. IncludingStone Weather quarries. Including for the Week Ahead.Weather for the Week Ahead. 8.00 Call the Midwife. Trixie is 8.00 excited Call thewhen Midwife. is a localTrixie curate excitedher when local curate invites on aa date, Shelagh invites herdecided on a date, Shelagh has finally what she has finally what she wants in lifedecided and Patsy works wants in life and Patsy works tirelessly to diagnose a tirelesslyunusual to diagnose a docker’s symptoms. docker’s unusual symptoms. 9.00 The Musketeers. Porthos is 9.00 sentenced The Musketeers. is to deathPorthos for sentenced toswiftly death for murder, then murder, then abducted by aswiftly gang from the abducted by a the gangother from the slums, leaving slums, leaving the otherthis Musketeers to infiltrate Musketeersdistrict to infiltrate dangerous to findthis dangerous their friend. district to find their friend. 10.00 BBC News; Weather. 10.00 BBC News; Weather. 10.25 Match of the Day 2. 10.25Including Match of highlights the Day 2.of Includingvhighlights Liverpool Swansea of City. Liverpool v Swansea City. 11.35 Film: The Devil’s Double. 11.35(2011) Film: The Devil’sFact-based Double. Premiere. (2011) starring Premiere. Fact-based drama, Dominic drama, starring Dominic Cooper. Cooper. 1.15 Weatherview. 1.20 BBC News. 1.15 Weatherview. 1.20 BBC News.

6.00 Film: Bachelor Knight. (1947) 6.00Monty Film: Bachelor Knight. (1947) 7.30 Don’s Italian Gardens. 7.308.30 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens. (R) Countryfile. (R) 9.30 Live (R) 8.30 Countryfile. (R) 9.30 Live Winter Olympics. Coverage of the Winter Olympics. Coverage of the final day of the Games in Russia. final Live day of the Games in Russia. 2.30 Winter Olympics. A look 2.30atLive Olympics. A look back theWinter 22nd staging of the back at the 22nd staging of the Winter Olympics. 4.00 Live Winter Winter Olympics. 4.00 Live Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. The Olympics Closing Ceremony. The 22nd Winter Olympics are officially 22nd Winter Olympics are officially brought to a close. brought to a close. 7.00 Hunt vs Lauda: F1’s 7.00 Greatest Hunt vs Lauda: RacingF1’s Rivals. Greatest Racing Rivals. Documentary using archive Documentary using archive footage and interviews with footage and interviews with key players to chart the battle key players to chart the between Britain’s Jamesbattle between Hunt and Britain’s Austria’sJames Niki Hunt and Austria’s Lauda for the 1976 Niki world Lauda for the 1976 world drivers’ championship. (R) drivers’ championship. (R) 8.00 Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson 8.00 drives Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson the hand-crafted drives the hand-crafted Touring Superleggera Disco Touring Superleggera Volante and Richard Disco Volante and Richard Hammond experiences the Hammond experiences the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. 6x6. 9.00 Dragons’ Den. Aspiring 9.00 entrepreneurs Dragons’ Den.pitch Aspiring ideas entrepreneurs pitch ideas including a glow-in-the-dark including a glow-in-the-dark sportswear brand, a uniquely sportswear brand, a uniquely shaped energy-saving device shaped energy-saving device and a confidence-building and a confidence-building children’s toy. children’s toy. 10.00 Alan Davies Apres-Ski. The 10.00comedian Alan Davies andApres-Ski. his guests The comedian andon histhe guests give their take latest give their take oninthe from Sochi. Last thelatest from Sochi. Last in the series. (R) series. (R) 10.30 Line of Duty. Denton gathers 10.30compromising Line of Duty. Denton gathers evidence to compromising evidence use against AC-12. (R) to use against AC-12. (R) 11.30 Film: Of Time and the City. 11.30(2008) Film: OfDocumentary Time and theinCity. (2008)film-maker Documentary in which Terence which film-maker Terence Davies examines how his Daviescity examines how his home of Liverpool has home city of Liverpool has changed. changed. 12.45 Film: Silkwood. (1983) 2.50 12.45Zone: Film:Countryfile. Silkwood. (R) (1983) Sign 3.452.50 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 3.45 Holby City. (R) Holby City. (R)

6.00 CITV: Dino Dan. 6.10 Dino 6.00(R) CITV: Dino Dan. 6.10 Dino Dan. 6.25 Matt Hatter Dan. (R) 6.25 Chronicles. (R)Matt 6.45Hatter Canimals. (R) Chronicles. (R)(R) 6.457.00 Canimals. (R) 6.55 Canimals. Canimals. 6.557.10 Canimals. (R)Stories. 7.00 Canimals. (R) Om Nom (R) 7.15 (R) Nom 7.10 Stories. Om Nom(R) Stories. (R) 7.15 Om 7.20 Sooty. Om7.30 NomScrambled! Stories. (R)9.25 7.20Murder, Sooty. (R) (R) 7.30 Scrambled! Murder, She Wrote. (R) 10.20 9.25 Dickinson’s She Wrote. (R)11.20 10.20ITV Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) News; Real Deal.11.30 (R) 11.20 ITV News; Weather. Countrywise. 11.45 Weather. 11.30 Countrywise. Inside the National Trust. 12.4511.45 Inside the National Trust. 12.45 Film: Evil Under the Sun. (1982) Film:Film: Evil Under Sun. (1982) 3.00 On Herthe Majesty’s Secret 3.00 Film: On Her Majesty’s Service. (1969) 5.50 RegionalSecret Service. (1969) 5.50 Regional Programme ; Weather. Programme ; Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.15 Dancing on Ice. With only 6.15 five Dancing on Ice. With only stars left in the five stars leftthe in the competition, pressure competition, the pressure increases tonight as they increases tonight as they must all skate twice, must all skate twice, including a routine without including the supporta routine of their without the support of their The professional partners. professional partners. The results are at 8.30pm. results are at 8.30pm. 7.45 All Star Family Fortunes. 7.45 McFly All Star Family Fortunes. bassist Dougie McFly bassist Dougie Poynter and 1980s pop star Poynter andup 1980s Sinitta team with pop theirstar Sinitta team up with families in an attempttheir to win attemptforto win afamilies jackpotinofan £30,000 a jackpot of £30,000 for charity. charity. 8.30 Dancing on Ice: The Skate 8.30 Off. Dancing on for Ice:the The Skate A battle last place battle for the last place inOff. theAsemi-final. in the semi-final. 9.00 Mr Selfridge. Harry 9.00 organises Mr Selfridge. Harry concert a patriotic organises a patriotic to raise money for theconcert to raiseand money for the troops, having offered to troops, having offered to help the and government, help the orders government, receives to leave receiveson orders to leave London a secret mission London to Berlin.on a secret mission to Berlin. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.15 It’ll Be Alright on the Night. 10.15TV It’llbloopers. Be Alright (R)on the Night. TV bloopers. (R) 11.15 Premiership Rugby Union. 11.15 Premiership Rugby Union. 12.15 The Store. 2.15 The Jeremy 12.15 The USA. Store.(R) 2.15 TheITV Jeremy Kyle Show 3.45 Kyle Show USA. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. Nightscreen.

6.10 The Hoobs. (R) 6.35 The 6.10 The (R) 6.35 The Hoobs. (R)Hoobs. 7.05 Freesports on 4. Hoobs. (R) 7.05 Freesports on(R) 4. 7.30 Arenacross. 8.00 Frasier. 7.30 Arenacross. 8.00 Frasier. 8.25 The Taste. (R) 9.30 Sunday(R) 8.25 The12.30 Taste.The (R)Big 9.30 Sunday Brunch. Bang Brunch.(R) 12.30 Theory. 1.00The TheBig BigBang Bang Theory.(R) (R)1.30 1.00How The Big Bang Theory. I Met Your Theory. 1.55 (R) 1.30 Mother. HowHow I MetI Met YourYour Mother. 1.55 How I Met Your Mother. 2.25 The Simpsons. (R) Mother. The Simpsons. 3.00 The2.25 Simpsons. (R) 3.30 (R) 3.00 The (R) 3.30 andSimpsons. Jimmy’s Friday Night Jamie and4.30 Jimmy’s Night Jamie(R) Feast. Deal Friday or No Deal. Feast. (R) 4.30 Deal or No 5.35 Film: The Devil WearsDeal. Prada. 5.35 Film: The Devil Wears Prada. (2006) Comedy drama, starring (2006) Comedy drama, starring Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep. 7.40 Channel 4 News. 7.40 Channel 4 News. 8.00 The Edwardian Grand 8.00 Designer: The Edwardian Grand A Time Team Designer:Tony A Time Team Special. Robinson Special. Tony goes behind theRobinson scenes of goes behind the scenes of the National Trust’s the Nationalrestoration Trust’s of £11million £11million of Castle Drogorestoration in Devon and Castleout Drogo Devon and finds aboutinthe life and findsof outitsabout the life and work architect Edwin work of its architect Edwin Lutyens. Lutyens. 9.00 Film: Bridesmaids. (2011) 9.00 Premiere. Film: Bridesmaids. (2011) A disorganised Premiere. A disorganised woman takes charge of her woman takesbridal charge of her best friend’s party, but best friend’s finds she hasbridal a rivalparty, in thebut findsofshe a rivalboss. in the wife thehas groom’s wife of the groom’s Comedy, with Kristenboss. Wiig Comedy, Kristen Wiig and Rose with Byrne. and Rose Byrne. 11.25 Film: Sex and the City. 11.25(2008) Film: Sex and theCarrie City. Journalist (2008) Journalist Carrie prepares for her wedding, prepares wedding, but fiancefor Bigher is starting to butcold fiance BigComedy, is starting to get feet. get cold feet. Comedy, starring Sarah Jessica starringKim Sarah Jessica Parker, Cattrall, Kristin Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. Davis and Cynthia Nixon. 1.55 Boss. Kane takes a break from 1.55Hall. Boss. Kane break from City 2.55 Onetakes Borna Every City Hall.A 2.55 One Born Everybe Minute. father-to-be cannot Minute. A as father-to-be cannot be contacted his girlfriend’s labour contacted as(R) his3.55 girlfriend’s labour progresses. Location, progresses. (R) 3.55 Location,two Location, Location. Revisiting Location, Location. Revisiting two couples who were expecting couples(R) who were expecting US. babies. 4.50 Supernanny babies. Supernanny (R) 5.30(R) Deal4.50 or No Deal. (R) US. (R) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. (R)

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BBC Three BBC Three 7.00 Pop’s Greatest Dance Crazes 7.00The Pop’s Greatest Dance 7.25 Voice UK 9.00 Sun,Crazes Sex 7.25Suspicious The Voice Parents: UK 9.00 Thailand Sun, Sex and and Suspicious Parents: Thailand 10.00 Family Guy 10.45 Uncle 10.00American Family Guy 10.45 Uncle 11.15 Dad! 11.15 American Dad! BBC Four BBC Four 7.00 Francesco’s Italy Top to Toe 7.00The Francesco’s Italy Top 8.00 Review Show 9.00to Toe 8.00 TheBrutalism Review Show Bunkers, and 9.00 Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Bloodymindedness: Poetry with JonathanConcrete Meades Poetry with Jonathan 10.00 Film: In a BetterMeades World 10.00 Film: In a Better (2010) 11.50 BB King –World The Life of (2010) 11.50 BB King – The Life of Riley Riley ITV2 ITV2 3.50 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night 3.50 Ant &5.15 Dec’s Saturday Takeaway Film: JuniorNight (1994) Takeaway Film: Junior(2007) (1994) 7.30 Film:5.15 Ocean’s Thirteen 7.30 Film: Ocean’s Thirteen 10.00 The Only Way Is Essex(2007) 11.00 10.00 The Only WayReality Is Essex Utterly Outrageous TV 11.00 Utterly Outrageous Reality TV Moments 2013 Moments 2013 ITV3 ITV3 2.55 Agatha Christie’s Marple 4.55 2.55 Agatha Christie’s MarplePoirot 4.55 Lewis 7.00 Agatha Christie’s LewisRonnie 7.00 Agatha Christie’s 9.00 Corbett’s ComedyPoirot 9.00 Ronnie Britain 10.00 Corbett’s InspectorComedy Morse Britain 10.00 Inspector Morse ITV4 ITV4 2.50 Film: Northwest Mounted 2.50 Film: Northwest Mounted Police (1940) 5.20 Film: Nevada Police(1966) (1940)8.00 5.20Premiership Film: Nevada Smith Smith (1966) 8.00Film: Premiership Rugby Union 9.00 The Rugby (2009) Union 9.00 Film: Keeper 11.00 HellThe on Keeper 11.55 (2009)Nitro 11.00 Hell on Wheels Circus Wheels 11.55 Nitro Circus E4 E4 3.00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 3.00The Marvel’s AgentsPeople of SHIELD 4.00 Tomorrow 5.00 4.006.00 The Tomorrow People 5.00 Troy Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30 Troy 6.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film:6.30 Ice The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 10.30 10.00 Bang Theory 10.30 My MadThe FatBig Diary 11.30 Rules of My Mad Fat Diary 11.30 Rules of Engagement Engagement Film4 Film4 2.35 At the Earth’s Core (1976) 2.35Freaky At the Earth’s Core (1976) 4.20 Friday (1976) 6.15 4.20 Freaky Friday (1976)9.00 6.15 Independence Day (1996) Independence Day (1996) Unknown (2011) 11.15 The9.00 UnknownMr(2011) Talented Ripley11.15 (1999)The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

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6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Operation 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Operation 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Operation 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Operation Breakfast. 9.15 Operation BBC1 Hospital BBC1 6.00 Food with James Martin. BBC1 Hospital Food with James Martin. Hospital Food with James Martin. BBC1 Hospital Food. 10.00 Homes Under BBC1 Hospital Food with James Martin.

10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Countryside 999. 11.45 Caught Red Handed. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 Inside Out; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain? – Panorama. 9.00 Silk. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Have I Got Old News for You. (R) 11.20 BBC News: The Editors. 11.50 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 12.35 Weatherview. 12.40 BBC News.

the Hammer. 11.00 Countryside 999. 11.45 Caught Red Handed. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Holby City. 9.00 Death in Paradise. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Traffic Cops. 11.35 Who Do You Think You Are? USA. 12.20 Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News.

BBC2

Countryside 999. (R) 7.50 Caught Red Handed. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) 9.05 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 10.05 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) 2.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) 3.30 Bergerac. (R) 4.20 Are You Being Served? (R) 4.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. 6.00 Revenge of the Egghead. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. 8.00 The Great British Sewing Bee. 9.00 The Necessary War. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Horizon: How You Really Make Decisions. (R) 12.20 The Super League Show. 1.05 Sign Zone: Britain’s Great War. (R) 2.05 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) 7.50 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) 9.05 Ben & James Versus the Arabian Desert. (R) 10.05 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) 10.35 Click. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) 2.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) 3.30 Bergerac. (R) 4.20 Are You Being Served? (R) 4.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 6.00 Revenge of the Egghead. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Top Gear. (R) 8.00 University Challenge. 8.30 Food & Drink. 9.00 Horizon: How You Really Make Decisions. 10.00 The Culture Show: Forget the Oscars, Here Are the Kermodes. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Dragons’ Den. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Film 2014. (R) 12.50 Animal Odd Couples. (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 Tipping Point. 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 The Agenda. 11.05 The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 Champions League Weekly. 3.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 4.10 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Channel 4

8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.35 Frasier. (R) 11.05 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 12.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.40 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.10 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Come Dine with Me. 5.00 Coach Trip. 5.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.55 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 8.00 Secrets of Your Credit Rating – Channel 4 Dispatches. 8.30 Food Unwrapped. 9.00 One Born Every Minute. 10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats. 10.50 Troy. 11.50 The 27 Inch Man: A BodyShock Special. (R) 12.50 Random Acts.

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

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 Tipping Point. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Live UEFA Champions League. Olympiakos v Manchester United (Kick-off 7.45pm). 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time. 11.35 Nicola Adams: Sports Life Stories. 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 Loose Women. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.20 Countdown. (R) 7.05 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 12.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.10 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Come Dine with Me. 5.00 Coach Trip. 5.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.55 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 8.00 Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds. 9.00 The Taste. 10.00 Strippers. 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats. (R) 11.50 Random Acts. 11.55 Poker. 12.55 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.20 Trans World Sport. (R) 2.20 Beach Volleyball. 3.15 Freesports on 4. (R) 3.40 Arenacross. (R) 4.05 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R) 4.10 Terror in the Skies. (R) 5.05 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.25 Secret Removers. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Channel 5 Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15

Ultimate Emergency Bikers. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Chinese Food in Minutes. (R) 3.20 Film: McBride: Fallen Idol. (2006) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 The Gadget Show; 5 News Update. 8.00 Police Interceptors; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 10.00 Thieves and Thugs: Caught on Camera. (R) 11.00 Film: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. (1997)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Trauma Doctors. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.15 The Shell Seekers. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 The Dog Rescuers. (R) 7.30 Police 5; 5 News Update. 8.00 Benidorm ER; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The Mentalist. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 11.00 Body of Proof. (R) 11.55 CSI: Miami. (R) 12.55 SuperCasino. 3.10 Henry VIII & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. (R)

10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Countryside 999. 11.45 Caught Red Handed. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News;Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 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 Blandings. (R) 12.05 Weatherview. 12.10 BBC News. 6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) BBC2 7.00 Countryside 999. (R) 7.45 Caught

Red Handed. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) 9.00 Nature’s Weirdest Events. (R) 10.00 An Island Parish. (R) 10.30 See Hear. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) 2.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) 3.30 Bergerac. (R) 4.20 Are You Being Served? (R) 4.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 6.00 Revenge of the Egghead. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. 8.00 The Restaurant Man. 9.00 Line of Duty. 10.00 Inside No 9. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Necessary War. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) 12.50 Children’s Emergency Rescue. (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 Tipping Point. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Live FA Cup Football. A fifth-round replay (Kick-off TBA). 10.20 ITV News; Weather. 10.50 ITV News London; Weather. 10.55 FA Cup Highlights. 11.55 The Jonathan Ross Show. (R) 12.50 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Columbo: Lovely but Lethal. (1973) Detective drama, starring Peter Falk and Martin Sheen. 4.15 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.20 Countdown. (R) 7.05 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 12.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.10 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Come Dine with Me. 5.00 Coach Trip. 5.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.55 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 8.00 The Restoration Man. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E. 10.00 First Dates. 11.00 Bodyshockers: My Big Boob Hell. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Film: Beginners. (2010) Premiere. Comedy drama, with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer. 1.50 Film: The Well. (1951) Drama, with Richard Rober. 3.20 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R) 3.25 Supernanny US. (R)

10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. 11.00 Countryside 999. 11.45 Caught Red Handed. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News;Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 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. 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05

Countryside 999. (R) 7.50 Caught Red Handed. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) 9.05 Italy Unpacked. (R) 10.05 An Island Parish. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. (R) 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) 2.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) 3.30 Bergerac. (R) 4.20 Are You Being Served? (R) 4.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 6.00 Revenge of the Egghead. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. 8.00 The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure. 9.00 Jumbo: The Plane That Changed the World. 10.00 Mock the Week Looks Back at Education. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Restaurant Man. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain? – Panorama. (R) 12.50 The Coffee Trail 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 Tipping Point. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.15 ITV News; Weather. 6.45 Emmerdale. 7.45 Live UEFA Europa League Football. Tottenham Hotspur v Dnipro (Kick-off 8.05pm). 10.10 ITV News; Weather. 10.40 ITV News London; Weather. 10.45 Edge of Heaven. (R) 11.45 The Cube. (R) 12.40 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.20 Countdown. (R) 7.05 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 12.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.10 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Come Dine with Me. 5.00 Coach Trip. 5.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.55 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 8.00 Supersize vs Superskinny. 9.00 The Storms That Stole Christmas. 10.00 The Repo Man. (R) 11.05 24 Hours in A&E. (R) 12.10 One Born Every Minute. (R) 1.05 Random Acts. 1.10 First Dates. (R) 2.05 Scandimania. (R) 3.00 Food Unwrapped. (R) 3.30 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R)

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

Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 The Gadget Show. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.15 The Shell Seekers. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Trauma Doctors; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 The Thriller Killers: Born to Kill?; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 Suspects. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (R) 11.55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (R) 12.50 SuperCasino. 3.10 My Face Is Eating Me Alive: Extraordinary People. (R)

Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Hunger Point. (2003) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Royal Funerals: The Inside Story; 5 News Update. 8.00 Henry VIII & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The Hotel Inspector. 10.00 Brain Hospital: Saving Lives. 11.00 The Incredible Hulk Woman: Extraordinary People. (R) 11.55 Access. 12.00 SuperCasino.

10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Countryside 999. 11.45 Caught Red Handed. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 A Question of Sport; (R) BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Room 101. 9.00 Jonathan Creek. 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. This Is BBC Two. 6.10 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.10

Countryside 999. (R) 7.55 Caught Red Handed. (R) 8.25 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) 9.10 The Great Interior Design Challenge. (R) 10.10 The Travel Show. 10.35 The Travel Show. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) 2.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) 3.30 Bergerac. (R) 4.20 Are You Being Served? (R) 4.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 6.00 Revenge of the Egghead. 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. 7.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. 8.00 Mastermind. 8.30 Coming Home: John Humphrys. 9.00 The Pity of War. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.05 Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. (1975) Drama, starring Jack Nicholson. 1.15 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 2.15 Hidden Kingdoms. (R) 3.15 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 Tipping Point. 5.00 The Chase. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Edge of Heaven. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Americans. (R) 11.35 The Chase. (R) 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Hearts in Atlantis. (2001) Drama, starring Anthony Hopkins. 4.40 ITV Nightscreen.

Channel 4

6.20 Countdown. (R) 7.05 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R) 7.10 Will & Grace. (R) 7.35 Will & Grace. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Frasier. (R) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 12.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.10 Four in a Bed. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Come Dine with Me. 5.00 Coach Trip. 5.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.55 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. 8.00 Grand Designs. (R) 9.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 10.00 The Last Leg. 10.50 Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh. (R) 11.55 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 12.20 Film: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. (2006) Spoof documentary, with Sacha Baron Cohen. 1.45 Random Acts. 1.50 The Simpsons. (R) 2.35 Paralympic Winter Games – The Countdown. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Benidorm ER. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.20 Film: Black Friday. (2007) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 The Gadget Show; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Ice Road Truckers; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Booze, Bust-Ups & Brothels: Soho Blues. (R) 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 11.00 CSI: NY. (R) 11.55 Access. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.10 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R)


24 Brighton & Hove Independent Friday, February 21 2014

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A bigger, better breakfast: Joe’s Café is the perfect way to start the day

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, setting you up with the necessary fuels to sustain peak performance throughout the next 24 hours. Some choose oats and grains; some rely on eggs; and others like their breakfasts big and bold. If you fall into any of these three categories, I suggest you take a stroll to Joe’s Café. Joe’s Café was taken over by Dan and Jane Cook, a husband-andwife duo with not only a lifelong passion for high-quality food, but also a burning ambition to run a local, community-based café. Just over 12 weeks ago, their dream became a reality and Joe’s Café opened its doors for the first time. With a menu that focuses on crowd-pleasing breakfasts and lunches, the magnificent highlight

of Joe’s Café is the quality of the food on offer. Advised by breakfast king Iain Chambers, of Seven Bees Café fame, Dan and Jane have sourced some of the finest breakfast ingredients that Sussex has to offer. Expect sausages, black pudding and bacon from Okham Farm, freerange eggs from Holmansbridge Farm, bread from Real Patisserie, and Wobblegate juices from Bolney, West Sussex, - to name but a few of the traceable places that supply Joe’s Café. Using these local ingredients, Dan and Jane serve up a terrific menu of fry-ups, hashes and sandwiches all at low, competitive prices. I ordered the “Joe’s Bigger Breakfast”, which came with sausage, bacon, toast, tomato, beans, fried egg, fried potatoes, mushrooms and black pudding all for the small sum of £6.95. Magnificently-plated, the

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Some of the finest breakfast ingredients that Sussex has to offer

breakfast was a huge portion. Crispy, salty bacon, long and thick pork-filled sausage, wonderfullyslippery fried mushrooms that swam in a generous helping of baked beans. The black pudding was round, thick and of a superb richness, which - when paired with the sweetness of the large, grilled tomato - was a heavenly combination. The fried potatoes were crisp on the outside with a fluffy interior and proved a much-needed saturator to the runny golden yolk. The breakfast came with two slices of chewy, buttered white toast - ideal for mopping up the plethora of gorgeous juices from the beans, egg and mushrooms. The quality of the ingredients really shone through and it was immensely satisfying knowing that, yes, it’s clearly not the healthiest of meals, but everything was fresh, local and traceable. Aside from the breakfast

bonanzas, Joe’s Café also serves slow-roasted pork baps, a wide selection of sandwiches, coleslaw and additional lunchtime sides. Cakes are supplied by the Brighton Cake Group - which is run by Dan’s sister, Lyndsey. Joe’s Café take reservations, a blessing considering the steady stream of people through the door looking for breakfast. Hats off to Jaz on front of house, she handled the hefty flow of customers with professionalism and a smile on her face - so important in the competitive world of Brighton cafés. Iain Chambers may be the king, but there is certainly a new breakfast Prince and Princess in Dan and Jane. Welcoming, affordable and high quality, I doubt there is a better breakfast in Brighton.

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Brighton stylist Jane Busy @Janeforstyle

Sussex Active

There is a more wholesome and enjoyable side to Ibiza than drunken partying Tom Gallagher @GallagherTDG

a more wholesome side of Ibiza, far from the maddening crowd. Beneath the warm sun and amid the azure of the Mediterranean, scuba-diving, mountain-biking, rock-climbing, hiking and horse-riding can be enjoyed throughout the year. At Acrobosc Ibiza, a tree-top assault course awaits; Ibiza Air Zone offers extreme Zorbing experiences; and the natural environment can be utilised for any number of activities. Approximately 18 kilometres of natural sandy beaches mark Ibiza’s coastline and kitesurfing is fast overtaking windsurfing as the key water sport. Now, I am no kitesurfer; In fact,

flying a kite with my daughters on the Downs can sometimes be a challenge. But, in Ibiza, the easy warmth and shallows of Cala Martina offered me scant discomfort. Cala Martina is a sheltered stretch of sandy beach where a fabulous coastal walk can also be found. As a 16-year-old in Ibiza, the thought of getting on a bike that was not a clappedout moped - which completely invalidated my travel insurance - was the last thing on my mind. But experiencing the island’s unique beauty by mountain bike, through craggy coastal trails and wooded pine-scented tracks, was a profound experience. In

When I first travelled to Ibiza, it was for no better reason than to consume as much of life’s pleasures as possible. I was only 16 and had just left Dorothy Stringer High School; a group of friends and I decided the best way to celebrate this turning of the school tide was to spend two weeks partying on the island. We discharged our responsibilities admirably. Surrounded by a multitude of like-minded souls, we crafted that particular elegance that only young British holidaymakers in Spain can. A couple of years later and I returned. This time my visit might have been more refined in that I had lost the Union Jack boxers and songs about how really very good Brighton and Hove Albion are. But it was no less hedonistic than my first visit. And, once again, it was bloody good! A few decades then passed and with an expansive liver that just could not take the pounding any longer, I found myself back in the Balearics and experienced Kitesurfing is overtaking windsurfing in popularity

Pretty Good Thinking Chilean rosehip seed oil is the secret of the Rosa Mosqueta range Sarah Morgan @sarah_morgan

Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta range is made with pure organic rosehip seed oil from Chile. This “gold standard” line started in 1986, but the new ethical packaging is bang up-to-date and pretty shiny. Actually, these are the smartest in my boudoir so far, and I really prefer spritzing toner and squirting out cleanser to minimise on wastage. I am in my late 40s, so I need something really turbo to get my

glow on. This line is ideal for dull, dehydrated skin and helps with fine lines and other signs of ageing. You may have come across Chilean rosehip seed oil before, but it is great to use it in cream formulations.

one guided three-hour tour, I appreciated more of the island than I had in my three weeks of furious club-crawling. And, sitting upon the saddle of my bike, as the impossibly beautiful countryside before me gave way to the shimmering sea, I realised I was happy to be enjoying this different view of my erstwhile alcoholic playground. I cycled on, bitterly lamenting yet another indication of the passing of my youth. Across Ibiza, a host of active travel experiences can be found and a culture that is about as far removed from the party island image as it’s possible to get. OK so I might put my back out once in a while putting on my socks, but I can appreciate the real adventures in travel that my 16-year-old self was too drunk to understand. Tom Gallagher is a Brightonbased freelance journalist interested in travel and sport. He is founder and publisher of Sussex Active, the online magazine for anybody looking to discover new ways to get active. Visit: www.sussexactive.co.uk

I am growing my longish fine, dry and curly hair, which is slow-going but worthwhile. The Rosa Mosqueta Nourishing Conditioner is £16.99 for 325 mls and has impressed me beyond any other natural hair product I have ever tried before. I immediately had vibrant, touchably soft hair with increased shine. The blurb is spot on: it fortifies hair fibre; it rehydrates and detangles, with potent herbal oils that protect natural and colourtreated hair from dryness and fading. The pearly conditioner smells delicious. The vitamin-rich shampoo is a rich tan colour, lathers well, and is on special at £8.92. The Revitalising

The weather is tempremental, and the cold spell is set to continue until we arrive into spring. This does not deter shops filling up with their lovely fresh new season stock. There’s something for everyone. There are the strong bold colours, limey greens, bright corals and piercing blues, as well as pastels, earthy natural colours and a lot of black and white. The look is very much black and white with a splash of bright colours as a stripe or vibrant shoes and accessories. The trend is very feminine for womenswear, with some great floral patterns and an exciting mix of fabrics. Leather is strong in biker jackets, trousers and skirts and you will notice metallic fabrics are key on the high street. The exciting news for Brighton is that Maje and Sandro - the beautiful chic French stores - have just opened in East Street. Black and white is featuring strongly in both stores. The outfit pictured here from Hobbs NW3 and is typical of the spring/summer look. Jane Busby is a stylist and personal shopper www.janebusby.co.uk

Aubrey Organics: These are the smartest in my boudoir

Therapy Moisturiser is another standout at £18.49 for 50 mls, with a lovely almondy smell and really unusual action. It smoothes in like a white mask on application and almost instantly disappears without any hint of shine. I really enjoyed the uniquely-soft matt after-effect. And the fragrance is strong but soothing. Perfect under make-up. I tried the gel mask without any real expectation. But leave it on in the bath for 10 minutes, to enjoy a gorgeously subtle facial. At £13.49 for 89 mls, I would rather do 10 of these at home than pay

at a salon. At night, I doused in the pure seed oil Nutrient, which is effective as a longer recoverystyle treat (£11.99 for 11 mls). Golden rosehip seed oil gives many therapeutic benefits, including improved skin texture and elasticity. Naturally rich in the essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) necessary for skin-cell health, it protects and supports skin’s collagen with vitamin C and retinol (a form of vitamin A). With some brands, you try them once and convert forever. Do not say I did not warn you.


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Brain Gym

Double Crossword

No.158

Last week’s solutions:

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Altar; 8 Rioters; 9 Tickets; 10 Fault; 12 First of all; 15 Incapacity; 18 Deter; 19 Neutron; 21 Galleon; 22 Angel. Down: 1 Mastermind; 2 Stick; 3 Free; 4 Wrists; 5 Confront; 6 Refusal; 11 Tolerantly; 13 Importer; 14 Scuttle; 16 Canine; 17 Drags; 20 Utah. QUICK - Across: 7 Earth; 8 Subject; 9 Observe; 10 Taper; 12 Stentorian; 15 Incendiary; 18 Naive; 19 Strikes; 21 Reviles; 22 False. Down: 1 Decoration; 2 Erase; 3 Char; 4 Astern; 5 Abattoir; 6 Despoil; 11 Ring-master; 13 Tenderly; 14 Achieve; 16 Insist; 17 Skill; 20 Rife.

Choose either quick or cryptic clues.

Cryptic Clues: Across 1. Word associated with poker, but it’s not flush! (4) 8. One is certain to be this (10) 9. Was present and listened (8) 10. Stops and objects (4) 12. It’s not very often one gets a letter ahead of time! (6) 14. Picnic, perhaps (3,3) 15. His work’s a grind (6) 17. Walk the street with a list (6) 18. Deserted port (4) 19. Give an undertaking to shrink? (8) 21. He’s versatile, but liable to go to pieces (3,2,5) 22. Take the last drop (4)

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

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

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

ahead, ahem, amah, ashamed, ashen, dash, hades, hams, hand, hands, head, headman, heads, headsman, hems, hued, human, humane, hums, mash, mashed, mesh, mush, shad, shade, sham, shaman, shame, shamed, shed, shun, unashamed.

Across

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1. 8. 9. 10. 12. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 11. 13. 16. 17. 18. 20.

Girl (4) Victorious (10) Finished (8) Percolate (4) Painter (6) Show clearly (6) Resting (6) Threefold (6) Wound-mark (4) Cannibal (8) Happy (10) Above (4)

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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:

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

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

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Last week’s solutions: The letter represented by the question mark is G. Starling, Gormley, Hodgkin, all Turner Prize winners.

Alphamuddle 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.

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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

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?

Dictatorial (10) Cease (4) Strip (6) Hinder (6) Punish (8) Pace (4) Great merit (10) Blend (8) Perpetrate (6) Ligament (6) Sieve (4) Too (4)

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Quick Clues:

Scribble pad

12

How you rate:

Circlegram

Kakuro

Wordsquare

O E W H O E M S L

Down 2. Order to the nonconformist on the track? (3,3,4) 3. Vague letter of little value (4) 4. Holiday when one is not at one’s best (3,3) 5. Promise to put a shelf on quietly (6) 6. Film executive on board (8) 7. Service accommodation (4) 11. Unpopular second feature that’s apt to grow on one (6,4) 13. One of the family may be oriental (8) 16. It has all the right ingredients (6) 17. Various indications it’s not raining (6) 18. City where mail goes astray (4) 20. Charge for a plant (4)

Intermediate

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Last week’s solutions: Rumba, Users, Merit, Brine, Aster.

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Health

The all-new Seat Leon Cupra 280

Perfecting a technique for the pistes can help all of us

have to drive it from the front with all that power. When you’re on it, there’s that brilliant engine note that’s strong yet slightly deeper than the GTI’s. The Brembo fourpot brakes, which are standard, hold up well with good feel, and the six-speed manual is a tad notchy but has a good action and is precise. This combo lets you power down super early out of a corner, once you have that nose tucked in – a cinch with those 235mmwide Bridgestones. There is one caveat here: Cheaper than the Golf GTI, the Cupra has more power and is loaded with more equipment save yourself £1285 and skip the DSG. The six-speed dual seats. The seats are a little like Suddenly, the hot hatch landscape clutcher is fast, has that delicious the smaller Fiesta ST’s. Yet the has shifted: the Leon Cupra is fluff-pop between changes, and real treat is that as standard cheaper than the Golf GTI, has is 0.1sec quicker to 62mph, but it equipment, the 280 gets the GTI’s more power and is loaded with still suffers from sporadic lack of front-diff as well as its Adaptive more equipment. It’s gown up, response. Chassis Control. Want a five-door but packs a bigger punch than Out of corner you can call on it GTI with the same spec? You’ll any front-drive hatch this side of to change down, and the throttle need to spend £30,325, and you’ll the 276bhp Vauxhall Astra VXR – takes a quick break for a lifeless still be 49bhp down on the Seat, which it matches. So how has a pedal, upsetting the momentum. which costs £27,240. So an extra car based on the Golf GTI, even Take control: buy the manual. 49bhp for £3000 less. using the same engine, been able to steal its thunder? You still haven’t said if it’s What about the driving better than a Golf GTI. experience? So it’s better than a Golf GTI? This is a tough call, especially not On paper, it wins here, too: On paper, yes. The Leon, which having had the pair back-to-back. 0-62mph in 5.9sec for the manual uses the same MQB platform as Yet the Leon is not gunning for – that’s a massive 0.7sec ahead the Golf and Audi A3, is powered Golf: it’s chasing the Megane RS of the GTI. Yet the clever thing by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged and the Focus ST, as well as the about the Seat’s power advantage engine as the GTI as well. There’s VXR Astra. The comparison to its is that it helps make it a different an entry-level version for £26,000 stablemate is inevitable, though, car behind the wheel. It’s quiet – three doors, six-speed manual, and the one thing Seat cannot around town, and all tyre and and a Renaultsport Meganeoffer is an iconic nameplate. wind noise on the motorway. It’s matching 261bhp – but that’s That, in turn, makes a Golf seem perfectly livable around town, an entrée to the real treat here: the smarter choice, with better with the Comfort chassis setting the 276bhp ‘Cupra 280’. The 280 resale. Yet for that, you get less making it compliant and comfy means PS, of course, which is 60PS equipment and not as much punch ride and that sweet burble from (59bhp) more than a regular GTI as the Leon. the engine. Even in the firmer (217bhp) and, if you pay extra for The thing is, the GTI is all about chassis settings, it deals with the Performance (profit) pack on balance: it does everything really bumps quickly and confidently. your Golf, you’ll get 227bhp and a well. The Cupra, with its extra sports diff. power, isn’t a better car because 276bhp through the front of it, but factor in the extra gear, wheels equals torque steer, Why buy the 280 when the 265 and it’s exceptional value. And right? is cheaper? No. Vauxhall’s Astra VXR does This is where the Leon wins the brilliant as it is, buying a Golf a stellar job of nailing down rational argument. For a £1250 GTI is hardly an inspired choice. the front-end, and our first premium over the 265, the Cupra Seat’s just made it that bit harder impression is that the Leon’s in 280 brings with its power bump to decide. the same league. The nose of this 19in wheels with massive brakes, car is massively obedient, and you sat-nav and awesome bucket

Paul Coneyworth @BeauPilates

Our weekly fitnessrelated column could not possibly brush over the Winter Olympics that are currently taking place in Russia. Regardless of controversy that has surrounded them, we - as a country - have made news for all the right reasons since the games started. We encounter the subject of skiing more often than you would imagine at BeauPilates incorporating ski-like exercises into our Dynamic Reformer routine. So if you are going to be leaving Sussex and taking to the slopes this spring - or simply looking for an improvement in your core stability and balance - the following exercises are designed to increase your physiological performance, while also acknowledging the specific bio-mechanics of skiing in order to reduce injury. If you are a follower of our weekly features - or if you are a visitor to our studio - you will know that our mantra is everything to do with posture, balance and “proprioception” (awareness of the position of one’s own body), all of which skiing examines. The steeper the pistes, the faster you go; personally, I am lingering on the green slopes for now. There is intense pressure on your ability

Britain’s poorest drivers hit by rising cost of motoring The least well-off families in the UK have slipped further into transport poverty, according to new figures. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the RAC Foundation found that around 800,000 car-owning households spent at least 31 per cent of their

disposable income on buying and running a vehicle in 2012, compared to 27 per cent the previous year. The poorest families had a weekly spend of just £167. And £51.40 of this was to buy and run a car, including £16.40 on fuel, £9.50 on insurance and £6.10 on repairs

and servicing. Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “For the poorest car owners, there is little opportunity to cut motoring costs further. They’ll already be driving as little as they can and will have cut back on things like maintenance.”

Try the squat hold

to balance between your dominant and non-dominant sides. ■ Let us take a quick look at how to approach perfecting your technique for the pistes: To begin with, try the squat hold: squat down - ensuring the key principles of feet, knees and hips facing forwards; make sure your back is at 45 degrees; simply hold for 60 seconds. ■ Then, as a perfect progression, maintain the same position as above; gently lean to your right, allowing your hips to transfer all of your weight over to your right heel. Slowly extend your left leg away from the body, then - while gradually squeezing through your left inner thigh bring that leg back towards the start position. Swap sides and repeat.  ■ If you dedicate yourself to the above exercises, you will not fail to increase your stability, balance and perfect your skiing technique. And they are helpful for all of us, not just those who are hitting the Alps or Apennines. ■ If your stomach can still handle it, we have not discussed what happens when turning to your less-dominant side: a plethora of imbalances at your hips and legs can occur. Read next week’s column to find out in Part II. Paul Coneyworth is master trainer at BeauPilates, 14 Bavant Road, Brighton BN1 6RD. For more information, visit: www.beaupilates.co.uk


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Norman Gall Signed from Gateshead in 1962, Norman Gall went on to establish himself as Albion’s Mr Reliable and became the first ever player to win the club’s Player of the Year award twice – in 1971 and 1974. He spent 11 years at the Albion as a versatile defender before being released and continuing to play his football at a host of Sussex non-league clubs.

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PLAYER PROFILE Name: Norman Gall DoB: September 30 1942 Place of birth: Wallsend Position: Defender

Career statistics Appearences: 488 Goals: 4

Albion statistics Seasons: 1962-1974 Appearences: 488 Goals: 4

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Albion fans to be treated to cup replay tickets by the club Richard Morris

Seagulls supporters heading north on Monday evening to cheer their team on during the FA Cup replay with Hull City will be able to get the price of the ticket reimbursed by the Albion. Brighton and Hove Albion have told fans the club will cover the cost of entry to the KC Stadium as a thank you for their continued support. It means that any season ticket holder or member who buys through the Albion ticket office will be treated to the ticket price in the form of credit on their Seagulls card. Tickets for the match are £15 for adults, £10 for seniors (over 65) and young people (aged 16-22), £5 children (aged 10-15), and £1 for children (under-10s) and the Albion are hoping a bumper flock of Seagulls supporters will head to Humberside for the potentially money-spinning match. The Albion’s cup run has already been worth between £650,000 and £700,000 to the club

Brighton fans heading to Hull City will have their ticket money refunded by the club

according to chief executive Paul Barber and a replay win would boost that north of £1 million. Announcing the ticket deal, Mr Barber said: “The potential for progressing further in The FA Cup is an exciting prospect and, as ever, our supporters can play an important role in helping the team on the night. “We have had wonderful support from our fans all season and we hope that this gesture for our most committed season

ticket holders and members will go some way towards making the long trip north more affordable for our fans, and act as a small thank you for the great support we receive.” The offer has already seen a number of Brighton and Hove Albion fans snap up tickets but more are available either online at www.seagulls.co.uk, by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 327 1901 or in person at The Amex Stadium ticket office.

AITC launches its first Brighton to Paris bike ride Cycling enthusiasts are being encouraged to get on their bikes this summer and take part in Albion in the Community’s (AITC) first ever Brighton to Paris bike ride. Launched in partnership with American Express and the Giant Shoreham bicycle store, AITC hopes the challenge will help raise funds to support disability sport across Sussex, whilst generating awareness of the charity’s work.

Players from the Albion’s first team will wave an estimated XX riders off from the American Express Community Stadium on 20 June 2014, as they embark on a three day challenge, cycling 130 miles through the rolling French countryside before arriving at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Michael Edwards, Chief Executive of AITC, said: “I am extremely excited to be launching our first ever Brighton

to Paris bike ride. Whether you are an experienced rider, or just want to physically challenge yourself, the bike ride is open to people of all abilities and it is a great opportunity to get involved and help support the fantastic work AITC does.” For more information about the race including registration, please contact Millie Lanz, Fundraising & Events Manager, on 01273 878288 or email Millie. Lanz@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

JOHNNY CANTOR

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Straight from the commentary box It was a case of deja vu in the Champions League this week, 24 hours after Manchester City went down 2 nil to Barcelona, Arsenal were defeated by the same score at home by Bayern Munich. Penalties and red cards to debate Fans were given the chance to meet Albion players for the pundits! The so Madrid in the sunshine isn’t progress of Barca has been quote the same as Shoreham in well charted in recent years, the floods but the sense of fun with several books about the and enjoyment when you attend club. The emergence of Bayern the groups abroad is palpable. Munich over the last 30 years Of course coaches don’t want to has been less obvious. There give any tactics away so proper are however, many interesting insight will be kept behind aspects to the German club. closed doors but some aspects Domestic league domination, would be very interesting for supporter ownership, rational supporters. spending and challenging home In the world of financial fair broadcast rights are just some play revenue and costs are of the intriguing issues at the paramount but supporters are German Champions. not like a tap you can turn on Like many foreign clubs, and off. Less than a quarter of Bayern also regularly offer open income at Bayern comes from training sessions to fans. Their fans, a far cry from say Arsenal. training ground also showcases The gesture to subsidise the tickets for travelling Many say the German fans this week was a virtuous gesture. relationship between one too. Fans chairman and manager is Aatcanny Crawley this week key to the club” were also offered help for the postponed games against Carlisle and the other sports the club offers Tranmere in League One. Albion such as basketball, gymnastics have also offered deals for and handball. I would never FA Cup games. Many say the underestimate the importance of fans being able to get up close relationship between chairman and manager is key. The bond and personal with their heroes. This week young Seagulls fans between the fans and the club is fundamental. were given the chance to meet I hate to admit it but it would a few players during half-term appear we can always learn week at the superstore. Good something from the Germans. for them and the cash tills but I At least one proved fallible also think a regular huge open from the penalty spot this week. session for a few at the Amex Maybe there is hope for us in or training ground would also Rio this summer? be a welcome introduction. Ok Follow all the action, home or away, on BBC Sussex Sport or via Twitter @BBCSussexsport | @johnnycburger | @BrightonIndy.


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Big match preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wigan Athletic

Oscar Garica

Monday fixture madness will impact Oscar’s selection Having managed to get his team to within striking distance of the Play-Off places despite suffering an unprecedented injury list, Oscar Garcia now faces having to negotiate his Seagulls squad through two key matches in the space of 48 hours. Bonkers rules banning top flight clubs from playing on the same night as Champions League fixtures mean both Brighton and Hull City have to play key matches tomorrow (Saturday) before facing off again in the FA Cup on Monday night. And for the Brighton head coach it means further juggling his squad in an effort to overcome promotion rivals Wigan Athletic at The Amex before assessing the walking wounded ahead of the trip to Humberside. Wigan moved above the Albion in the Championship thanks to their 2-0 home win over struggling Barnsley earlier this week and both teams will be hoping for maximum points tomorrow as the pair look to close the gap on sixth place Reading. Having sat out the televised cup draw, Tomasz Kuszczak is a certainty to return to the starting 11 – bar any last-minute injuries – and Stephen Ward should come back in at left back in place of the

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Solly March has burst onto the scene with a string of impressive performances

impressive Adam Chicksen. Oscar faces a more difficult decision in central defence after Lewis Dunk – promoted to third choice centre half after the sale of Adam El Abd – produced a near man of the match performance against Hull City alongside Matthew Upson. The likelihood though is that Gordon Greer will return to captain the side, with Dunk returning to the team on Monday. Dale Stephens is cup tied and so will almost certainly start tomorrow, while Rohan Ince should also feature as the young midfield continues to establish himself as a key figure in Oscar’s team. Brighton appeared to start in a

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4231 formation against Hull City, with Keith Andrews alongside Ince in the deeper midfield slots and Jake Forster-Caskey operating behind Leo Ulloa. The approach succeeded in the sense it provided more support for Ulloa – who had been isolated at times in recent weeks – but minimalized the attacking output of winger Kazenga Lua Lua, who found himself in a more congested central position than he is accustomed to. Andrea Orlandi, if fit, would seem an obvious pick to replace Lua Lua in that left hand position and Solly March could come in for Will Buckley as Oscar continues to delicately manage the later’s return from injury.

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MCCORMACK (Leeds United)

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Form guide W-W-D-L-W-D-W-L-D-L-W-W Last 3 league fixtures 1-0 W Leeds Doncaster 1-0 W Watford 2-0 L Next 3 league fixtures Millwall 01/03/14 A Reading 08/03/14 H QPR 11/03/14 H

5

LEWIS DUNK

76%

Lowest

League goals

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I am very proud of the performance of all my players. We played very well against a Premier League team and a very good side. “We had our chances to win but they did as well. In the first half we were the better side and in the second half it was very even. “If we had scored the second goal then the game in the second half would have been different but we did not do it and they then scored. “We knew that until the end Hull would push and press us but we had our chances, we didn’t take them and Hull took maybe the last one. “We will see how the squad copes now as it’s not easy to play two games in three days against two Premier League squads like Wigan and Hull”

Position: Centre back Squad No: 5 Age: 22 Height: 6ft 3in Brighton Statistics: games/goals: 45/0

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Albion Team News Likely starting XI: Kuszczak, Calderon, Upson, Greer, Ward, Ince, Stephens, Andrews, March, Orlandi, Ulloa. Likely subs: Brezovan, Bruno, Dunk, ForsterCaskey, Lopez, Rodriguez, Obika. Out: Mackail-Smith (achilles), Hoskins (knee), Crofts (ligaments), Buckley (hamstring).

3-1

League position:

(Speaking after Hull City 1-1 draw)

Richard Morris

Ian Childs

Albion Statistics:

Lewis Dunk was arguable Brighton’s man of the match in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Premier League Hull City and has certainly given manager Oscar Garcia something to think about ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wigan Athletic. Composed in possession and comfortable on the ball, Dunk impressed alongside the more experienced Matthew Upson.

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