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FAILING HEALTH CARE HELP THE CITY A report shows services set up to help some of the city’s most vulnerable childern have instead been failing them

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MARCH FOR ENGLAND OUR ENGLAND An Independent View Once again, the streets of our city will be stained by the presence of the so-called March for England. A tiny minority of demonstrators - who take every opportunity to say they are not racists, they are not violent, they have nothing to do with the English Defence League will seek to give the rest of us a lesson in patriotism. It will not be pretty: young, shaven-headed, loud-mouthed white men, with a liking for hand gestures that are either obscene or fascistic. Businesses will be disrupted. The police will do their best. The right to protest will be protected - but it will be restricted to such a degree that it is largely meaningless.

£5.4m spent on agency teachers Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy Schools in Brighton and Hove spent more than £5.4 million on temporary agency teachers in just two years. Ten schools accounted for 45% (£2,442,223) of the total spend on agency staff in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, according to results of a request made under the Freedom of Information Act. The school that spent the most - £378,898 - was Hove Park School, the most improved secondary school in the city and one of the most improved in the country. Others included: Longhill School (£324,798); Mile Oak Primary School (£288,261); Whitehawk Primary School (£279,381); Dorothy Stringer School (£255,419); Cardinal Newman Catholic School (£254,922); West Blatchington Primary School (£216,470);

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March for England demonstrators deny that they are racists

> Continued from page 1 The marchers will come. And they will go. The vast majority of us will stay away, say good riddance, and move on. A few hundred counter-protesters will turn out to voice their disapproval, to highlight the risk of what might happen if we all just shrugged our shoulders and stayed silent. Somehow - on Sunday and every day of the year - we must challenge the dangerouslydivisive and extremist views that the so-called March for England represents. Our England is not an England

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Firefighter cuts Fire chiefs are urging the public to comment on proposed cuts to fire-crews in Brighton and Hove. One proposal involves removing a fire engine from either Brighton or Hove, leaving just four based in the city plus an aerial ladder platform. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Authority said that crews would still provide 24-hour cover, despite losing 24 firefighters, but could save £1 million by the 201819 financial year.

fuelled by hatred and inspired by fear. It is not an ultra-right mirage, an artificial or imagined construct set in a past that never was. Our England is a peaceful nation, a nation of hope that looks to the future with optimism. The England we are proud of is an England that is rich in diversity, one that offers a wealth of opportunity and provides an abundance of compassion. That is the England we should all march for. That is our England. We do not need thuggish demonstrators coming to our city to tell us how to be patriots.

Queen's Park Primary School (£152,628); Varndean High School (£149,278); Patcham High School (£142,169). Portslade Community College spent £135,806 in 2011-2012, but no data was available for the subsequent year because it has become an academy. The amount that went on employing staff increased by nearly 12% from one year to the next - from £2,549,866 to £2,851,562. A council spokesperson said: "Individual schools hold their own budgets and make their own Hove Park School spent the most on agency teachers last year, totalling £234,424 decisions on agency spend. "The £5.4m spent on agency The 10 schools that spent most on agency teachers staff over the last two years is less than 2% of the city’s total 2011-2012 2012-2013 Total education budget for that period. School We are confident that our schools Hove Park School £144.474 £234,424 £378,898 make very careful use of their Longhill School £156,950 £167,848 £324,798 budgets. Mile Oak Primary School £125,7111 £162,550 £288,261 "There are a number of factors that affect how much schools Whitehawk Primary School £62,861 £216,520 £279.381 spend on agency staff. Dorothy Stringer School £103,739 £151,680 £255,419 Some schools choose to use Cardinal Newman Catholic School £125,608 £129,314 £254,922 agency staff for cover, while others offer part-time staff who West Blatchington Primary School £172,750 £43,719 £216,470 are already on the payroll extra Queen's Park Primary School £52,840 £99,787 £152,628 hours. The former show on FoI Varndean High School £62,723 £86,555 £149,278 spreadsheets relating to agency Patcham High School £79,608 £62,561 £142,169 spend, the latter don’t. "Another factor is that some schools are bigger than others. They range from oneform-entry primary schools to secondary schools with 10 or even 11 forms of entry."



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Offering visitors a warm welcome to our city Jason Kitcat @jasonkitcat

During the 1950s, smartlydressed 'Promettes' patrolled the Brighton seafront at weekends, offering advice and answering tourists’ questions about where to go and what to do. More recently, VisitBrighton - our city’s tourism body - has been running a ‘Greeter’ scheme. This sees volunteers showing visitors the city through the eyes of a local. As part of improving information for visitors, over Easter we launched our new and improved ‘City Champions’ scheme. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds will give visitors a warm welcome to Brighton and Hove, and offer advice about where to stay and eat, and the latest attractions and events.

centre, Oh So Swedish, and the Amsterdam Hotel. Each information point has signage to make it easy to find, and leaflets and literature on major attractions and events. We know more and more people are accessing their information online and We now also have a using smartphones to find their way around. network of 14 permanent it’s important visitor information points" However, to continue to provide a face-to-face presence. Brighton and Hove, produced City Champions are a great by VisitBrighton in conjunction addition to the raft of visitor with Rough Guides. The book information on offer and we is already proving popular, and salute the volunteers who have over 100,000 copies are available come forward to share their for free at hotels and attractions experience and enthusiasm for the city. across the city. In addition to the City Champions, we now also have a network of 14 permanent visitor For information about becoming information points across the a City Champion, please see: city centre, including new ones Brighton Station’s travel champions These City Champions will be wearing branded bright blue and orange uniforms, produced by social enterprise company Able & Willing. They will also have copies of the new mini ‘Rough Guide’ to

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‘Harrowing stories’ suggest experts have been failing autistic children Services set up to help some of Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable children have instead been failing them and their families, according to an official report. Young people with autism have not been given a timely diagnosis, denying them help and adding to the strain on their parents, carers and relatives. The inconsistent and sometimes poor performance of health professionals, including family doctors, has also affected their ability to fit in at school and may have had adverse effects on their classmates. The findings came to light came after services for autistic children were the subject of a Brighton and Hove City Council scrutiny panel which reported last week. It estimated that about 550 children in Brighton and Hove have had autism diagnosed. The panel made 20 recommendations, many of them aimed at CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services). The report’s introduction, by Councillor Rob Jarrett, said:

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A remarkable Brighton photograph that has links to Lawrence of Arabia Graham Chainey


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The photograph to the right taken on Brighton beach in about 1910 - recently appeared in an Indian daily newspaper. It accompanied an article claiming that TE Lawrence Lawrence of Arabia - visited India to undertake an Ayurvedic cure for the stress he had undergone during the First World War. As a longstanding Lawrence enthusiast, I was able to dismiss this as nonsense. I could see at a glance, for instance, that the picture does not, as claimed, show Lawrence. But further research revealed a grain of truth behind the story. In fact, the central figure in the photo - Kuppakat Govinda Menon (1874-1936) studied at St John’s College Oxford in 190911, where a fellow student was Lawrence’s younger brother, Will. Menon, from Trichur in Kerala, on the southwest coast of India, was a married man of 35 when he arrived at Oxford, with a responsible position as conservator of forests. Will seems to have liked to befriend oriental students - “the Oxford outsiders” as he called them - and very soon Menon was a friend of the family and may even have stayed at their Oxford home during vacations. As this photo shows, he certainly went on holiday with them. The lady on the right is Mrs Sarah Lawrence (1861-1959), the pietistic disciplinarian mother of TE Lawrence and his four brothers. I have not been able to identify with certainty the young man on the left, but he may be one of the brothers. A school contemporary of the Lawrences, Canon EF Hall, later

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recalled how he came upon Will Lawrence “practising high dives from Brighton pier one day during a vacation”. Surprised to see this, as Will was not known to be a diver, Hall asked him why he was doing it. Will replied that he was standing in for another young man who was in a diving contest, but had broken his leg. “He’s got a large family to support and I’ll do the high-diving for him and give him the money if I win.” Hall commented that “that sort of thing came from the mother”. This high-diving incident may well have occurred during the same holiday this photo was taken. It was Will, rather than TE, who subsequently visited Menon in India, in 1913. The oldest brother,

Bob, may also have stopped off there on his way to China in 1921. Did young TE Lawrence ever visit Brighton? One day in August 1910, he and the fourth brother, Frank, bicycled the 72 miles from Littlehampton to Rye, and must certainly have passed through the town. But, in the whole Lawrence literature, I know of only one other reference to Brighton, and that is in the third chapter of “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” where he mentions “the Jew in the Metropole at Brighton”. I used to assume this was a stock figure deriving from Mr Eugenides in TS Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”, with his suggestive offer of “a weekend at the Metropole”. A stock figure that would attain its epitome as Colleoni in Graham Greene’s “Brighton Rock”. Greene himself later recalled how “the casual reference to Jews at one particular hotel is a sign of those times when one regarded the word Jew as a synonym for capitalist”. Closer investigation, however, reveals Lawrence had written the phrase before Eliot’s poem appeared in this country. So, unless it refers to some other literary source which I have failed to trace, it just might derive from some personal experience of the Lawrence family during one of their Brighton visits. Perhaps they stayed at that hotel, then the glitziest in town, or went there for lunch or tea.

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Recycling rate drops to 25 per cent It has been reported that the recycling rate in Brighton and Hove has dropped to 25 per cent. The fall is detailed in a Brighton and Hove City Council report which looks at ways to tackle the issue. The council faces the prospect of financial penalties if it fails to raise recycling rates. One idea is to introduce an incentive scheme, with increases in recycling rates rewarded with grants to community groups. The proposed incentive scheme involves setting up a community fund where money is added as recycling rates rise. The council is considering adding £15 to the fund for every extra tonne of recycling collected. Estimates suggest that a citywide increase of just 1 per cent would add £16,000 to the community fund while saving the council about £43,000. At the end of each year community groups would be invited to bid for grants from the fund, which would be administered by the Sussex Community Foundation. The council is proposing that half the funds should be available for small grants of up to £1,000 and the rest for larger grants of up to £5,000. At 25 per cent, recycling rates in Brighton and Hove have dropped slightly over the past two years. The council said: “If all residents recycled their paper, card, plastic

bottles, cans and glass, rates could increase to around 35 per cent. “An increase of just 5 per cent could also save the council around £293,000 a year.” Labour’s environment spokesman Councillor Gill Mitchell said: “However hard the Greens try to put a spin on this, they cannot get away from the fact that recycling rates have plummeted since they took office in 2011.” She said that in 2008 the rate had been nearer 30 per cent. Councillor Mitchell was the Labour administration’s cabinet member for the environment until the Conservatives too office in May 2007. The Greens took over in 2011. The proposed incentive scheme will be considered by the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee next Tuesday (29 April). It is one of a number of measures being considered by the council to deal with falling recycling rates in Brighton and Hove. The council also hopes that the introduction of more communal recycling bins in central parts of Brighton and Hove will have a significant impact on recycling rates. Councillor Ollie Sykes, deputy chairman of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “There is no doubt

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up a black boy in 1970s suburbia. The voices seem so real in this book and could only have been written by a man who had been there, seen it, and grew up with it. The accents and patois jump off the page like reggae, reggae sauce. Colin Grant now lives in Brighton and is a radio broadcaster, writer, historian and presenter. This is a rare privileged slice of his early life that I was delighted to have let him share with me. I loved this book. And I think you will, too. He is also a mine of information about Bob Marley and the original Wailers. Who knew? Colin Grant will be appearing at The Bookish Supper Society on Wednesday, April 30 at Naked Eye Gallery, Farm Mews, Hove. Tickets from Brighton Dome ticket office: 01273 709709



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The importance of civil liberties Tony Greenstein @TonyGreenstein

According to David Blunkett, former Home Secretary, fears about civil liberties were "airy fairy" nonsense. In almost identical language, David Cameron attacked concerns over the extent of mass surveillance as ‘"la-di-da, airyfairy". It was all so very different

before Cameron took power. In 2009, in a speech at Imperial College he passionately declared that: "The action we take to rein in Labour’s control state and confront Labour’s surveillance state will help re-balance power in one direction by enhancing personal freedom and limiting the state’s power over us." Fine words. But then the securocrats took over. The barons of King John’s reign

were hardly nature’s liberals. But, in 1215, they forced the king to sign Magna Carta. Virtually every right, from “due process of law,” the right of trial by jury, habeas corpus, and the right to a free trial without arbitrary punishment can be found either explicitly or by inference in Magna Carta. The policies of Chris Grayling, the "Justice" Secretary and the prison-book banner, run contrary to Magna Carta’s pledge that

everyone shall have access to courts and that costs and money should not be an issue. The slashing of legal aid has left whole areas - clinical negligence, person injury, employment, immigration, social security - as legal aid deserts. Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, civil liberties are again under attack, 1984 style. Al-Qaeda is our enemy in Britain, but in Libya and Syria he is our friend! The moral is to keep out of others’ affairs. When Edward Snowden revealed the extent of domestic spying, he was accused of endangering national security. David Miranda, partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story, was held at Heathrow under terrorism legislation, before being freed without charge. The High Court duly prostrated itself at the mere mention of "national security". Snowden, an ex-member of the CIA, realised that spying on people’s sexual habits had nothing to do with "terrorism". The American people, however, still understand what liberty means. Obama was forced to end the mass surveillance of the population. Nobody should suppose for a minute that British surveillance has anything more to do with saving lives. William Hague, a man devoid of a single original thought, informs us that if you have done nothing wrong, you have got nothing to hide. This is the mantra of dictators throughout the ages. The government and police, however, are loath to lead by example. It is not true, of course. Workers blacklisted by employers for asserting their rights have done nothing wrong but face permanent unemployment. Despite blacklists being illegal, the big building companies were supplied with confidential information by the police. When Stephen Lawrence was murdered in 1993 by white racists, the police were given the names of the murderers the next day, by an informant; the police did nothing

for the first two days, the most crucial period of a murder inquiry. I attended the Macpherson Inquiry in 1998. It branded the Metropolitan Police institutionally racist, whereas I would say they are institutionally corrupt. Many were the promises Commissioner Paul Condon made that what happened was in the past and the Met had turned over a new leaf. We now know, thanks to Mark Ellison QC’s report, that - at the very same time - a police spy, Peter Francis, masquerading as a family liaison officer, was part of a unit given the task of attempting to smear the Lawrence family and anti-racist activists. At the same time as Condon was dissimulating, a police spy in the Lawrence household, N81, was meeting Commander Richard Walton, who was preparing the Met’s submission to the MacPherson Inquiry. Instead of instant dismissal, he was "temporarily removed from his post". The Met set up a Special Demonstration Squad, whose purpose was to infiltrate protest movements and encourage activists to break the law in order to put them away. They led by example. In the process, the spies had sexual relations and families under false pretences. Radical protest movements like Occupy were targeted. It speaks volumes about police neutrality that no police force ever thought of spying on the targets of Occupy - the tax evaders who defraud the taxman. And then there is Othona Inquiry into police corruption. A lorryload of files were deliberately destroyed. In the Metropolitan Police, this is just another day. No wonder that Cameron wants to scrap the Human Rights Act. 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:

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You are not managing our seafront properly, dear council council-run retro toilets, we have the piece de la resistance, with a sun glass wearing council employee sunbathing outside. This area is absolutely filthy - with no attempt having been made to even sweep the mass of cigarette ends away It has been a few months since I from the toilet entrances. The smell ventured down to the beach area of late-night stale urine, that you below Brighton's Big Wheel. In haven't smelt since walking under fact, it was at last year’s screening the pier, hits you again. You feel of Dark Roar, a locally-filmed like yanking the useless individual action movie being shown on Bill out of his chair and demanding Murray's Brighton Big Screen. that some bleach be applied to the On that occasion, I wrote a piece offending areas, but of course that highlighting the disgusting state of wouldn't be politically correct. the council-run toilets entering the retro toilets and general thirdThere are more tiles missing On one is not disappointed to see world appearance of that the third-world theme the lower promenade than on a Roman Bath” continues. There are more tiles and beach area. Following the article, I received side from below the pier. Breathe missing than on a Roman Bath, and numerous emails from readers in the fresh aroma of stale urine. the general appearance is absolutely corroborating my view along As you exit the pier, and stroll disgusting. There are beach goer's with further suggestions, some along the filthy decaying lower tiptoeing in and out, mothers trying of which may not have been a promenade, it is hard not to wonder desperately to change babies, and comfortable option for various what on earth our councillors are people generally trying to keep out named councillors. Certainly not if thinking when waffling on about of contact with anything councilthey wished to remain seated for attracting tourists. This talk of an owned. On exiting this wonderful retro a prolonged period. However, one i360 regenerating Preston Street amusing chap wrote in to say that when we can't even look after what third-world themed area, it is hard he rather enjoyed the retro-styled we already have - mystifies most of not to wonder which part of "you are toilets next to the big wheel and us lesser beings who are not part of not managing our seafront properly that he couldn't understand why the council elite. As we approach the dear council" this lot don't get. Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

anyone would think otherwise. Now whether this was one of our merry Green councillors writing under an alias, or not, I have no idea. I can, however, assure this peculiar individual that he possibly has an alternative career option in stand-up comedy. Indeed, he would possibly be better received than many I have seen of late. The area east of the Brighton Pier is absolutely dire and makes Blackpool look like Monte Carlo. Start your walk on the lower esplanade and access the eastern

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such as Easter, in a way that is fair and puts the child’s needs a paramount. school and back to work. The Easter break is often one the longest school holidays and with the onset of spring It doesn’t seem long ago I was writing about new romantic relationship but they can’t give up on being and possiblyand a massive out, of a happyparents one. Over the years I have seen that there are a few golden years resolutions yet herechocolate we are atblow the end So no surprise that parents together or separated want rules when it comes to making holidays work. February already. to enjoy spending quality time with their children. Parenting after parting is hard it takes commitment ■ Discussing holiday ideas with children before any I love this week as not only does it mark the end of But as a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediatorto give up negative ways of interacting that cause firm arrangements made.It But the last month of winter but also because it includes damage to children. But it can are be done. is fardon’t make any every year I see just how easy it can be for separated promises. Pancake Day. What’s not to like about Pancakes – harder than giving up chocolate but my approach parents to get caught up in arguments about who gets ■ Not communicating ‘through’ the children but everyone has their favourite twist. But after the which precious times. Despite really wanting to givehelps the parents see that they can have a new sort of speaking directly to work the other parent. indulgence comes the period of abstinence. Lent. relationship – one where they together for the children a good time such rows mean they can often ■ children. Seeing things from the others point of view. Religious or otherwise lots of people still seem to sake of their get caught in the middle. ■ Being respectful of your ex-partner when giving use Lent as a way of giving up a particular vice. I help separating couples see that if you are prepared Of course most parents want to do this but the reasons for planning activities A fourtoyear of tweets gives an putsurvey the work in you on canTwitter do things differently andsometimes in they are just too close to the situation ■ Most importantly remembering the bigger picture. interesting of what they doing time snapshot holidays don’t havepeople to be say difficult. to see what it is they need to give up. So it can be Where possible give in and compromise…there will away with for Lent. It makes interesting reading, a mix helpful to stick to some simple rules based on what be other holidays! of the Many serious and the trivial. Consistently in the Top andchildren of all ages consistently say they would like separating couples think that the plotting Ten arescheming always Chips, Chocolate, Coffee, is an inevitable part of theSwearing, process; wheretheir one parents to stop doing. When the going gets tough I always try and get parents Meat, Alcohol wins andand the…..Sex! other loses. So when they come to see me to keep in mind that holidays become your children’s I explain doesn’t have to be are thatalso way.tweeting Collaborative PStop asking about what the other parent is Amusingly hugeitnumbers of people childhood memories. Parents may not have a romantic law want is a way of doing thingsnetworking differently. and Both parents up to. how they to give up social relationship anymore but they still have a relationship have their PStop arguing in front of us. tweeting itself forown the lawyer, 40 days.we all sit down together to work based on wanting the best for the children. Being civil out a way forward. PStop making us carry messages between mum and generous to each other can go an awful long way So it got me thinking about what if you used Lent and dad. to smoothing the path and giving both your children to giveAnd up aasparticular behaviour. Ashelp a Collaborative a mediator I can also couples negotiate PStop making us feel we have to choose and yourselves the happy holiday memories you will all Familysome Lawyer and Mediator I work with couples of the practicalities of parenting after parting. Like between mum and dad. treasure. who are separating – they are giving up on their who will get to have the children on special occasions And the simplest one of all relationship. But when couples have children I help them see that they might be giving up on the PStop saying bad things about my other parent.

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A teenager from Brighton has been killed in the Syrian conflict. Abdullah Deghayes, 18, formerly of Arundel Road East, Saltdean, is thought to have been killed fighting against the regime of President Assad. He is believed to have gone to Syria with his two brothers and fatally injured by a shot to the stomach. He went to Longhill High School and was planning to go to Brighton University.




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A university technical college that will serve Newhaven, Brighton and the surrounding area is looking for its first principal. The sponsors behind the Newhaven University Technical College want a leader in place, with the UTC due to open in September next year. A public consultation is taking place as the UTC’s backers prepare a planning application which they hope to submit at the end of the month.

People supporting and opposing the March for England in Brighton on Sunday, April 27 have been ordered to stay apart. Sussex Police announced that they were imposing the legal orders to ensure any potential clashes could be avoided. Scores of people are expected to take part in the march and protest, which last year cost the taxpayer £500,000 in policing costs and forced seafront businesses to close.

Sussex have notched-up an easy victory over Oxfordshire in a 20/20 friendly at The County Ground in Hove. The home-side won the toss and elected to bat and made 245 for 5 from their 20 overs. Rory Hamilton-Brown was the side’s top scorer with 117 runs. Ed Joyce hit 41 and Chris Nash, playing his first game of the season following illness, made 34. Oxfordshire made just 118 for 5.

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more confident and I really feel I can keep with this now as the team at Stanley Deason has helped me change my attitude to both food and exercise. I would like to thank Freedom Leisure for supporting me. I couldn't recommend the challenge highly enough and would urge anyone who’s considering signing up for the next one to do so.” Applications are now open for the next round of Brighton’s Biggest Loser which will kick-off in September. “I would like to congratulate all the contestants who worked really hard on their fitness to complete the challenge and lose

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Patients were given an assurance that their surgery was not going to be closed at a meeting of the Hangleton and Knoll Health Forum, a patient participation group for three practices in Hangleton. Lindsay Coleman, practice manager at the Burwash Road surgery in Hangleton, rebutted rumours following the announcement of a merger with the Portslade County Clinic, a teaching practice in Old Shoreham Road.

A singing school for children in Hove is to open a branch in Brighton. Vocademy runs singing classes at Monster Studios in Basin Road, Hove, helping children to become pitch perfect and gain confidence. The new school is to open at the Brighton Electric Studios in Tramway House, Coombe Terrace, on Mondays. The aim is to give more youngsters the chance to try singing in a fun atmosphere.

Changes are under way in child protection in Brighton and Hove. Social workers, schools, police and NHS staff are being asked to work more closely together. They will work side by side in a set up known as the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. Among the people making the changes locally are the former Police Chief Graham Bartlett, now chair of the Local Safeguarding Children Board, and senior council official Pinaki Ghosha.


Sustainable schooling Caroline Lucas MP has unveiled Varndean’s new eco-friendly school building. The new building generates five times its own electricity needs from solar panels on its roof making it one of the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable school buildings in the country. The Varndean Schoolhaus will generates £3,200 per annum in extra revenue for the school and also save on day-to-day running costs due to its energy efficient design. Politics



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Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has spoken out against plans to build a housing estate in Ovingdean, promising to press ministers to review any planning application submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council. Nancy Platts, Labour’s candidate for Brighton Kemptown, also opposed the proposal but said that the plans were only made possible by the current government’s legislation which was supported by Mr Kirby.

Coaches are likely to be banned from several Brighton streets. The proposed ban would prevent coaches, HGVs and public service vehicles from entering The Cliff, Cliff Road, Cliff Approach, Roedean Crescent, Roedean Way, Roedean Vale and Roedean Heights, except for access. However, Roedean Road would be exempt from the ban because it is a bus route. The proposed ban follows complaints from people living in the area.

The former Sussex cricket coach Peter Moores has been named as the new England coach. It will be his second stint in charge of the national team after a two-year spell that ended when he fell out with batsman Kevin Pietersen. Moores, 51, the former Sussex wicketkeeper and captain, guided Sussex to their first County Championship in 2003 and in 2007 also lead Lancashire to County Championship victory.

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This picture from the late 1920s / early 1930s looks out from the West Pier towards a barren looking Brighton Pier. It looks like a chilly day but the children are enjoying themselves. (Old photograph courtesy of Step Back in Time, 36 Queen’s Road, Brighton)

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Business Sussex County Cricket Club announce new partner The expertise of sports vision specialist Jim Green of Brighton optician Eyesite has secured a three-year contract with Sussex County Cricket Club as the club’s official provider of eyewear and eyecare. The Club’s squad has started the 2014 season with the crucial advantage that only specialist sports eyewear can deliver for the best peripheral vision and as a defence against the elements. Cricket is one of the most visually demanding sports - extensive research by the England & Wales Cricket Board shows that improving vision in differing light conditions increases players’ ability to catch the ball by as much as 28% - so the new partnership with Eyesite is set to sharpen Sussex CCC’s competitive edge even further. As well as the very latest in specialist sports sunglasses, Jim and his team will be providing

the team with every aspect of their eyecare, including Eyesite’s Advanced Gold eye examination, which is the most thorough eye test available, and a full sports vision assessment which allows for correction of the tiniest visual error that can make the difference between winning and losing. “We’ve enjoyed a long-standing

relationship with SCCC over the past 10 years providing basic eye tests for the squad, so we’re delighted to now be looking after every aspect of their vision,” said Jim. “We’re extremely proud to be playing a part in the county’s continuing success in cricket both in the UK and for the players who represent England.”

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Anyone that knows me in a professional sense, knows that I am a huge advocate of Facebook advertising. There is a common misconception that it only works for big budgets and B2C, but with the most common age group the 25 to 34 year olds (source: Emarketer) and the level of targeting that a company can drill into, it’s a real ROI driver for any budget. Facebook have just changed the way they run these advertising projects and on the whole they’ve made it even easier to create compelling campaigns. One of my favourite aspects of FB advertising is that the goal comes first. Many of our clients come to us asking for us to increase their Facebook, Twitter and Google+ presence and my question is always the same:

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Mr Michael O’Connell, ENT specialist, answers general Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) questions. What are the most common ENT complaints that you see? “My practice covers all aspects of ear, nose and throat problems, but cosmetic nose and ear surgery, nose and sinus conditions, nasal polyps and allergic nose disease form a large part of my day-to-day work. Other common problems include ear infections, hearing loss, tonsillitis, lumps and bumps in the neck and throat, dizziness and tinnitus”. How do you approach treatment for these conditions? “An important part of being a specialist is to recognise the unusual, or difficult cases by thoroughly assessing patients to diagnose their condition and then advise on the best treatment for that complaint. People may develop a lump in their neck or throat and worry that this may be sinister or serious, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

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Southern Water’s £300 million Cleaner Seas for Sussex scheme has won gold at a national awards ceremony. Incorporating a state-ofthe-art treatment works at Peacehaven, two pumping stations, 11km of sewer tunnel and a 2.5km long sea outfall, the scheme scooped gold at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards. Judges praised the scheme’s communication and involvement with the local community and the care shown to the workforce. Geoff Loader, Southern Water’s Director of Communications, said: “Cleaner Seas for Sussex was Southern Water’s largest ever project and we had to get it right for our customers. Work completed last year on time and to budget and this award is a fantastic recognition of a job well done.” The scheme ensures that the 95 million litres of wastewater produced each day by people in Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs, Saltdean, Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Brighton and Hove is treated to latest EU standards.

“What are you trying to achieve?” (I can thank an ex and very talented Sales Manager for that). With Facebook advertising, they want to know what you want to achieve at the beginning and then build a campaign around that. The standard is additional likes, but what if you’ve just created a cool new app, wouldn’t it be better if people install that? Or if you’re all about making money from marketing (and let’s be honest, why shouldn’t you be?) then creating a campaign about sending people to your specific landing page may be more relevant. You can now optimise ads so that they all feed into the common goal under the heading of “Campaign.” This means you can run a number of ads under this campaign, which will lead to more intelligent decisions and a better ROI. James Dempster is managing director of Cobb Digital specialising in all things digital.

The construction of the wastewater treatment works was carried out by contractors 4Delivery and took four-years to complete. The facility boasts one of the largest green roofs in Europe to blend it in with the surrounding landscape and an extensive odour control system. To keep the treatment works operating smoothly, customers are reminded not to be a pain in the drain by pouring fat, oil and grease down their sinks as it solidifies and can block pipes and sewers. The team at Peacehaven remove five tons of fat a week from water coming in from the catchment. For more information visit:

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Help the city secure decent jobs and decent pay Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy Trade union members from across Brighton and Hove are using a nationwide inquiry to highlight the need for better jobs and careers in the city. As part of the inquiry, unions want to hear the experiences and views of Brighton & Hove Independent readers so they can be reflected in the points they make to government and politicians of all parties in the run-up to the next general election. All the large Labour Partyaffiliated trade unions in the city are feeding in their experiences and expertise, including GMB, UNISON and Unite. The inquiry is also being supported by the party’s three parliamentary candidates: Peter Kyle, Nancy Platts and Purna Sen. Our involvement has been sparked by growing concern that too many jobs in the city are low paid, insecure, and offer too few opportunities for advancement. Most of us, I am sure, would recognise there are some great work

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opportunities in our city. In public, private and voluntary sectors, there are employers who offer rewarding careers and decent pay to the many talented people looking for work. We also, however, know that there are lots of lousy jobs, too. We estimate that about one in four jobs in our city does not pay the living wage, and that zerohours contracts - under which people do not know from one week to the next how many hours they will be required for work - are on the rise; women and young people particularly affected. Hospitality, social care, and retail can be some of the worst areas to work in. But even previouslysecure jobs in the NHS and local government are subject to worsening conditions because of outsourcing and privatisation. Added to this, more people are working for themselves. And while self-employment might work for many, we also know that lots take this route because it is all that is on offer. Statistics produced by the TUC show that pay for self-employed people has fallen dramatically over

the last decade, making working life feel more insecure and reducing opportunities to save to buy a house or put cash by for a pension. The current inquiry has been instigated by the Smith Institute, which is a Labour-friendly thinktank named after John Smith, the party’s former leader. It is being chaired Ed Sweeney, the former head of the conciliation service, ACAS. We particularly want to hear about of your experiences in the workplace, good and bad; the nature of work in firms and organisations of different types or sizes; the experience of people in different jobs; emerging trends, such as migrant workers, casualisation, and self-employment; the experience of older people at work and occupational health; and what its like for young people starting out with their first jobs.

The inquiry will aim to set out an agenda for making work better and to define what makes a good job: characteristics of good work and work quality in a modern economy, such as pay and pensions, security, status, opportunity and career progression, training, autonomy, employee voice, organisational form and design; the connections and balance between work and family and social life; new forms of work, such as social enterprise and volunteering; what“voice”employees want; workplace relations and the role of trade unions; employer attitudes and management styles; institutional and cultural barriers; and the significance and appetite for employee ownership






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Friday: 16.00. Saturday - Sunday: 12.10, 13.50, 14.40, 15.45. high quality and compelling productions. We extensively use the Stanislavski Method, which will be put into action with our staging of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible during the Brighton Fringe, Clermont Church, Cumberland Road, Brighton 3-4 May, 7-10 May, 13-17 May. For tickets, visit:, or for more information about us, see Lauren Varnfield is an actress and director at Pretty Villain.

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A prolific songwriter with a distinctive powerhouse vocal who has built a reputation based on organic, grass roots promotion and haunting live performances. Support from Tom Bradley. 8pm, £6 Latest Music Bar - 14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF

Australian electronica musician Nicholas James Murphy performs tracks from his newly released debut album, Built on Glass, combining influences from RnB to house. 7pm, £7.50 The Haunt -10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ

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A Brighton-based folk musician whose music is understated, thought provoking and thoroughly absorbing. With support from Kelly Oliver and StevieRay Latham. 8pm, £5 Red Roaster - 1d St James's Street, BN2 1RE

A night of psychedelia tinged melodic pop at The Blind Tiger. With support from Scottish purveyors of plug in and play idiosyncratic rock, Cuddly Shark, plus the left of centre shimmering fuzz of Prince Vaseline. 7:30pm, £5/4 Blind Tiger Club - 52-54 Grand Parade, BN2 9QA

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Brighton band Phantom Runners share their unique blend of lovelorn, nostalgic dream pop as they launch their new single. With support from Secret Company, Glossy Coat and Young Night. 8:30pm, £5 The Hope – 11 Queens Road, BN1 3WA

SATURDAY Sarah Millican The British Comedy Award's Queen of Comedy Sarah Millican performs her new stand-up show, Home Bird on her third national tour. A night of hilarious domestic bliss. Sat/Sun 8pm, £26 Brighton Dome – Church Street, BN1 1UE

TeenSpirit 2014 A showcase of up and coming young local bands take to the stage to show Brighton what they’re made of. Check out the big stars of tomorrow. 7pm, £7/£5 under 16s Concorde II – Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

Minor Alps Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield’s indie rock duo perform at Bermuda Triangle as part of their extensive UK and European Tour. After sell out shows in London, it’s sure to be a busy one. 7pm, £12 Bermuda Triangle - 187 - 193 Kings Road, BN1 1NB

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Prolific singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson follows up the success of his recent Thick as a Brick Tour with his new tour in support of his latest solo album, Homo Erraticus. 6:45pm, £23.50-£31.50 Brighton Dome – Church Street, BN1 1UE

Dreamboats and Petticoats Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Mon-Sat 7:45pm, Thur & Sat 2:30pm, £17.90 – £38.90 Theatre Royal – New Road, BN1 1SD

TUESDAY Duke of Norfolk Open Mic A weekly night hosted by the enthusiastic and mildly eccentric Theseus. The atmosphere is slightly wild, but very friendly and the audience are really appreciative. 9pm, Free Duke of Norfolk - 113-114 Western Road, BN1 2AB

Hi Zero Poetry An evening of modern poetry readings from Ed Atkins, Florence Warner and John Dewitt. 7:30pm, £4 The Hope – 11 Queens Road, BN1 3WA

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WEDNESDAY Georgia Ruth Georgia Ruth is a singer, songwriter and harpist whose haunting voice has drawn favourable comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late60s. Support from Danny Green. 7:30pm, £8.50 Komedia – 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Solange Leon In her first solo show at Naked Eye, Leon presents her work exploring the philosophy of food and consumption. 10am - 6pm Naked Eye gallery - 32 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AF

THURSDAY Dr. Feelgood Rescheduled from 7th November 2013, Dr. Feelgood finally made it to Brighton to show off their dynamic stage show. With support from The Crossdown Trio and Red Butler. 7:30pm, £14.50 Concorde II – Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

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Kemp Town Carnival is fast approaching Taking place this year on Saturday, June 7, one of Brighton’s largest community street festivals is fast approaching. A red hot line-up of live music, dance and street theatre is coming together and endless Carnival treats are being planned. This week, Carnival organisers received news that Arts Council England has awarded the Carnival funding for the spectacular Maracatu Folklorico project; an interpretative stage and street performance telling the story of some of the many Brazilian ‘Orishas’ or deities. The performance will combine Maracatu Samba, Brazilian Folk, Capoeira and other North Eastern Afro Brazilian dance forms. The Carnival team is thrilled with the support from ACE but there is still a long way to go reach the £47,000 needed to secure the Carnivals future.

Mat Cook, Director of the Carnival since 2011, said: "One way people can help is by simply putting £1 in a bucket at the Carnival itself. We had around 25,000 people attend last year. If even half of those that came put money in a bucket we would not be in such a perilous financial position. I count myself as quite an optimistic and positive person but the reality is if we lose money again this year, it could spell the end for Kemp Town Carnival.” As well as another three fundraising events upcoming, the Kemp Town Carnival will be launching a Kickstarter campaign very soon. Visit the Carnival pages on Facebook and Twitter to find out more, and help keep this community celebration alive and kicking. @KemptownCarni

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Tom Schilling Generation War: Our Mothers, Our Fathers BBC2, 9.30pm Usually, if you want a Saturday night fix of subtitled drama, you have to turn to BBC Four. But now BBC Two is getting in on the act as well with this new series, the first foreign language show to premiere on the channel since The Kingdom back in 2001. But it’s not just the fact that the characters aren’t speaking English that makes Generation War unusual – it’s also exploring the Second World War from the perspectives of five German friends. It opens in Berlin, in the summer of 1941, as highly decorated officer Wilhelm prepares to leave for the eastern front.

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6.05 Film: Caught. (1949) Drama, starring Robert Ryan. 7.30 Great British Menu. (R) 8.00 Great British Menu. (R) 8.30 Great British Menu. (R) 9.00 Great British Menu. (R) 9.30 Great British Menu. (R) 10.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. Day eight gets under way in Sheffield. 12.00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 12.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 1.30 Escape to the Country. (R) 2.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The afternoon session on day eight at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. 5.30 Mountain Gorilla. (R) 6.30 Flog It! Trade Secrets. Advice on collecting antique tools. (R) 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The third and final session on day eight in Sheffield. 8.00 Porridge. Pilot episode of the classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker. (R) 8.30 Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni. The Mexican tenor explores the premiere of Mozart’s opera. 9.30 Generation War: Our Mothers, Our Fathers. New series. German drama following the stories of five friends as their lives take different paths during the Second World War. Volker Bruch and Tom Schilling star. 11.00 The Sarah Millican Television Programme. With Suzi Perry, Bruno Tonioli, Matt Baker and Alex Jones. Last in the series. (R) 11.30 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.20 Snooker: World Championship Extra. 2.20 This Is BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Dino Dan. 6.10 Dino Dan. (R) 6.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. (R) 6.50 Canimals. (R) 7.00 Canimals. (R) 7.05 Sooty. (R) 7.20 Digimon Fusion. (R) 7.45 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.00 Adventure Time. (R) 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 Film: Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest. (1997) Mystery, starring Angela Lansbury. 11.10 Dinner Date. (R) 12.15 ITV News; Weather. 12.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 1.20 The Unforgettable Hughie Green. (R) 1.50 Tipping Point. (R) 2.50 All Star Family Fortunes. (R) 3.35 A Touch of Frost. (R) 5.35 Regional News 5.45 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 Let Me Entertain You. 6.30 New You’ve Been Framed! Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. 7.00 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec present the third audition show, as the judges – Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon – hope to uncover more of the nation’s talent. 8.15 Amazing Greys. Young contestants go head to head with old pros, including World Cup-winning England striker Geoff Hurst and golf ace Vivien Saunders. Paddy McGuinness and Angela Rippon host. 9.15 Law & Order: UK. Henry Sharpe’s name heads a killer’s hit list. (R) 10.15 The Americans. Philip monitors US government communications. 11.15 ITV News; Weather. 11.30 Through the Keyhole. (R) 12.30 Jackpot247. 3.00 Dinner Date: Australia. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen.

6.00 River Cottage Bites. (R) 6.15 Trans World Sport. 7.10 The Grid. 7.40 A Day at the Races. 7.55 The Morning Line. 9.00 Weekend Kitchen. 10.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 10.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 10.55 How I Met Your Mother. 11.25 How I Met Your Mother. 11.50 The Simpsons. (R) 12.20 The Simpsons. (R) 12.45 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. (R) 1.45 Channel 4 Racing. 4.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 4.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 6.15 Come Dine with Me. Merchant Navy officer Fiona Rush hosts the final dinner party in Belfast, hoping to impress with a nautical theme and fish dishes, before the winner is announced. (R) 6.45 Channel 4 News. 7.15 Grand Designs. Kevin McCloud follows a couple’s project to transform a 1960s forester’s lodge into a unique Japanese home, complete with a tatami room and sliding paper walls. (R) 8.15 Film: Avatar. (2009) A soldier uses a genetically engineered body to help an alien tribe fight off a corrupt mining corporation. James Cameron’s sci-fi adventure, with Sam Worthington. 11.25 Film: Showgirls. (1995) A stripper sets out to become a star in a Las Vegas show, but reckons without the dubious backstage backstabbing. Adult drama, starring Elizabeth Berkley. 1.50 The Good Wife. (R) 2.35 Desperate Housewives. (R) 3.15 Hollyoaks. (R) 5.25 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. (R) 11.00 Benidorm ER. (R) 12.00 Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad. (R) 1.00 Film: Columbo: Ashes to Ashes. (1998) Detective drama, starring Peter Falk and Patrick McGoohan. 2.55 Film: Private Benjamin. (1980) Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn. 5.00 Film: Jesse Stone: Sea Change. (2007) Thriller, starring Tom Selleck. 6.40 Longmire. Walt searches for a missing Native American boy who has been fostered by a white family, and suspects the child’s birth parents may have abducted him. 7.30 NCIS. The team investigates the death of a marine off the coast of Tanzania – a case complicated by the discovery that he had a link to Ziva. Starring Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo. (R) 8.15 NCIS. The agents investigate the murder of a prank-loving marine on Halloween, and discover his death may be linked to his fondness for practical jokes. (R) 9.05 5 News Weekend. 9.15 Britain’s Funniest Comedy Characters. Celebration of small-screen comedy creations, from the classic days of Alf Garnett, Basil Fawlty and Rigsby to more modern characters such as Miranda, Keith Lemon and Mrs Brown. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.30 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Roary the Racing Car. (R)

BBC Three 7.00 Top Gear Vietnam Special 8.15 Film: Toy Story 3 (2010) 9.55 Live at the Apollo 10.40 Russell Howard’s Good News 11.10 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 Britain’s Natural World: The Unnatural History of London 8.00 Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities 9.00 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 11.00 The Story of Top of the Pops 1979 ITV2 2.45 Film: Dungeons and Dragons (2000) 5.00 Film: Despicable Me (2010) 7.00 Totally You’ve Been Framed! 7.45 You’ve Been Framed! 8.15 Britain’s Got More Talent 9.20 You’ve Been Framed! Family Special 10.00 Celebrity Juice 10.50 Crazy Beaches 11.15 Britain’s Got Talent ITV3 3.00 Film: The Railway Children (1970) 5.10 Foyle’s War 7.10 Rosemary & Thyme 8.15 Doc Martin 9.15 Martin Clunes: Man to Manta 10.20 Cold Blood 11.55 Film: Carry On Follow That Camel (1967) ITV4 11.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. 8.00 British Superbike Championship Highlights 9.00 Film: The Deer Hunter (1978) E4 2.00 Film: Hop (2011) 4.00 Made in Chelsea 5.00 Rude(ish) Tube 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: The A-Team (2010) 11.25 The Big Bang Theory Film4 3.20 The Longest Day (1962) 6.50 The Golden Compass (2007) 9.00 Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) 10.45 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)


Brenda Blethyn Vera ITV, 8pm Not only did author Ann Cleeves create the books and characters on which the acclaimed Shetland is based, she’s also the brains behind DCI Vera Stanhope, who’s back for a new series. DS Ashworth’s daughter witnesses the murder of pensioner Margaret Kraszewski on a busy Newcastle train at the height of rush hour. As a result, he’s keener than ever to help Vera apprehend the killer, and the trail leads them to the B&B Margaret shared with a woman and her teenage children. Further investigation suggests she knew her killer.







6.00 Breakfast. 7.35 Match of the Day. (R) 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 The Big Questions. 11.00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. (R) 12.15 MOTD2 Extra. With Mark Chapman and the Match of the Day team. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 Monkey Planet. (R) 4.45 Points of View. 5.00 Songs of Praise. 5.45 Pointless Celebrities. (R) 6.35 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.00 Countryfile. Reports on the latest rural developments. Including Weather for the Week Ahead. 8.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona Bruce and the team visit Gregynog Hall, near Newtown in Powys, where items include secret plans drawn up by a British PoW and an artistic tribute to raceriot victims. 9.00 The Crimson Field. Joan’s spirits are lifted by the arrival of 13 soldiers who have avoided death by sticking together – but one of them holds a secret. Kitty is confronted by a figure from her past. 10.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 10.25 Match of the Day 2. Mark Chapman reviews the day’s Premier League action, featuring Sunderland v Cardiff City, Liverpool v Chelsea and Crystal Palace v Manchester City. 11.40 The White Slums: Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa. 12.40 Weatherview. 12.45 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.25 Film: Cornered. (1945) Thriller, starring Dick Powell. 8.05 Countryfile. (R) 9.00 Gardeners’ World. (R) 9.30 The Beechgrove Garden. 10.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The opening session on day nine at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. 12.15 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 1.00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 1.45 Coast. 2.30 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The afternoon session on day nine at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. 6.00 50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC Two. Sue Barker presents a look back at the history of sport on the channel through some of its most memorable events. With contributions by Murray Walker, Des Lynam and Ian Botham. (R) 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The concluding session on the ninth day in Sheffield. 8.00 Natural World: France – The Wild Side. The wildlife of the country’s mountains, valleys and forests. (R) 9.00 Film: The Artist. (2011) Premiere. A 1920s movie actor gives an actress her big break, but his career suffers with the advent of sound. Oscar-winning silent drama, starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. 10.35 QI XL. Extended edition. With Professor Brian Cox, Rhys Darby and Jason Manford. 11.20 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.10 Snooker: World Championship Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 3.05 Holby City. (R) 4.05 This Is BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Dino Dan. 6.10 Dino Dan. (R) 6.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. (R) 6.50 Canimals. (R) 7.00 Canimals. (R) 7.05 Sooty. (R) 7.20 Digimon Fusion. (R) 7.45 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.00 Victorious. (R) 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 10.25 Film: Columbo: Agenda for Murder. (1990) Crime drama, starring Peter Falk. 12.20 ITV News; Weather. 12.30 Big Star’s Little Star. (R) 1.30 The Unforgettable Noele Gordon. (R) 2.00 Britain’s Got Talent. (R) 3.20 Let Me Entertain You. (R) 3.50 Film: The Living Daylights. (1987) James Bond adventure, starring Timothy Dalton. 6.20 Regional News; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 6.45 Catchphrase. Stephen Mulhern hosts the game show in which three contestants guess the familiar phrases hidden in animated clues. 7.30 Off Their Rockers. Rosie loses a rather unusual pet. 8.00 Vera. New series. Investigating the death of a pensioner found stabbed on a busy train, Vera follows the trail to a quiet coastal town where clues appear to lead to one particular street. 10.00 Perspectives: Gary Kemp – Kick Out the Jams. The Spandau Ballet star explores the work of the Young British Artists. 11.00 ITV News; Weather. 11.20 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Britt Ekland. (R) 12.15 The Store. 2.45 Motorsport UK. 3.35 British Superbike Championship Highlights. 4.25 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

6.20 Freesports on 4. 6.45 Freesports on 4. 7.10 British GT. 7.35 How I Met Your Mother. 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.30 Secret Eaters. (R) 1.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 2.30 The Simpsons. (R) 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Film: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. (2011) Premiere. Children’s comedy sequel, starring Zachary Gordon. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Posh Pawn. An insight into the world of high-end pawnbroking, going behind the scenes at a Surrey-based firm dealing in luxurious and exclusive objects. (R) 8.00 For the Love of Cars. Philip Glenister meets fans of the Land Rover Series I who thrash their vehicles in a very basic form of motorsport, while Ant Anstead restores one of the cars to its former glory. 9.00 Fargo. Malvo investigates the blackmail plot against a man known as the Supermarket King, while Molly suspects Lester is involved in the murders, but Bill points her in a new direction. 10.10 Film: The Haunting in Connecticut. (2009) Premiere. A terminally ill boy experiences strange visions and nightmares and realises a demon is lurking in his family’s new home. Horror, with Virginia Madsen. 12.10 Film: Sunshine. (2007) Scifi thriller, starring Cillian Murphy. 2.00 The Good Wife. (R) 2.45 The Hotel. (R) 3.40 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 4.40 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) 4.55 Deal or No Deal. (R)

6.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. 6.05 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 6.15 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 6.25 Bubble Guppies. (R) 6.35 The Mr Men Show. (R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. 7.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) 7.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 7.25 Make Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) 7.40 City of Friends. (R) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) 8.05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) 8.15 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 8.25 Angelina Ballerina. (R) 8.45 Rupert Bear. (R) 9.00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 9.15 Jelly Jamm. (R) 9.30 LazyTown. (R) 10.00 Power Rangers Super Samurai. (R) 10.35 Power Rangers Megaforce. (R) 11.00 Access. 11.05 The Dog Rescuers. (R) 11.35 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 12.35 Film: The Land Before Time. (1988) 2.05 Film: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. (1993) 3.45 Film: Lilo & Stitch. (2002) 5.30 Film: Freaky Friday. (2003) Disney comedy remake, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. 7.10 5 News. 7.15 Film: Rush Hour 2. (2001) Action comedy sequel, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. 9.00 Film: The Other Guys. (2010) Premiere. Action comedy, with Will Ferrell. 11.10 Film: Bad Boys. (1995) Action thriller, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. 1.20 SuperCasino. 3.05 Britain’s Crime Capitals. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.30 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Roary the Racing Car. (R)

BBC Three 7.00 Don’t Tell the Bride 8.00 Great Movie Mistakes IV: May the Fourth Be with You 8.30 Film: WALL.E (2008) 10.00 Family Guy 10.45 American Dad! BBC Four 7.00 Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House 10.00 Sting: When the Last Ship Sails 11.20 The Joy of Easy Listening ITV2 4.30 Britain’s Got Talent 5.45 Britain’s Got More Talent 6.45 You’ve Been Framed! 7.20 Film: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) 10.00 Viral Tap 10.50 Film: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) ITV3 3.40 Rosemary & Thyme 4.45 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 5.55 Inspector Morse 8.00 The Zoo 9.00 Birds of a Feather 9.30 Vicious 10.00 Film: Fierce Creatures (1997) 11.55 Cracker ITV4 11.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings. 8.00 Storage Wars 9.00 Film: Klitschko (2011) Premiere. Documentary about boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. 11.25 Film: Tremors (1989) E4 4.00 The Big Bang Theory 5.00 The Tomorrow People 6.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Sister Act (1992) 10.05 Rude Tube: Utter Pranks 11.05 How I Met Your Mother Film4 3.00 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) 4.50 Chariots of Fire (1981) 7.15 Fast Girls (2012) 9.00 The Adjustment Bureau (2011) 11.05 The Informers (2008)


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Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 BBC1 10.00 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. BBC1 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) Homes Under the Hammer. (R)

11.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 Bang Goes the Theory; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Bernie Ecclestone: Lies, Bribes and Formula One – Panorama. 9.00 Crimewatch. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Crimewatch Update. 10.45 Have I Got a Bit More News for You. 11.25 Late Kick Off. 11.55 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 12.45 Weatherview. 12.50 BBC News.

11.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Holby City. 9.00 Happy Valley. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Over to Bill. 11.05 Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began. 11.40 The Guess List. (R) 12.20 Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News.

6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) BBC2 7.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. (R)

Time on the Front Line. (R) 7.45 Sign Zone: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (R) 8.30 Collectaholics. (R) 9.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) 10.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The quarter-finals continue at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. 8.00 The Big Allotment Challenge. 9.00 Watermen: A Dirty Business. 10.00 Later Live – with Jools Holland. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.10 Snooker: World Championship Extra. 2.10 The Super League Show. 2.55 Sign Zone: Monkey Planet. (R) 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.

7.45 Saints and Scroungers. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (R) 9.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. (R) 10.00 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) 10.30 Triathlon. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 8.00 Restaurant Wars: The Battle for Manchester. 9.00 Vets in the Disaster Zone. 10.00 Rev. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.10 Snooker: World Championship Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: Louis Theroux’s LA Stories. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two. 3.55 BBC Learning Zone. (R)


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R) 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Gino’s Italian Escape. (R) 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Prey. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Film: Smokin’ Aces. (2007) Comedy crime drama, starring Jeremy Piven. 12.35 Jackpot247. 3.00 UEFA Champions League Weekly. 3.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 4.10 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.45 Will & Grace. (R) 7.10 According to Jim. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Fifteen to One. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Britain’s Most Extreme Weather. 9.00 One Born Every Minute. 10.00 Love for Sale with Rupert Everett. 11.00 Gogglebox. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Fargo. (R) 1.05 New Worlds. (R) 2.15 Scandal. 3.00 Secret Removers. (R) 3.55 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 4.50 River Cottage Bites. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)

This Is BBC Two. 6.15 Homes BBC2 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.15 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.15 First Under the Hammer. (R) 7.15 First


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R) 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Live UEFA Champions League. Bayern Munich v Real Madrid (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 Wild Britain with Ray Mears. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 Loose Women. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 Will & Grace. (R) 7.10 According to Jim. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Fifteen to One. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. 9.00 Mr Drew’s School for Boys. 10.00 The Last Chance School. 11.00 Coppers. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Poker. 1.05 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.35 Trans World Sport. (R) 2.30 Freesports on 4. (R) 3.25 British GT. (R) 3.55 A Day at the Races. (R) 4.10 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 Channel 5 6.00 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. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: A Decent Proposal. (2006) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast. 7.00 World’s Busiest Border Crossing; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Classic Car Rescue; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Secret History of UFOs. 10.00 Aliens: Are We Alone? (R) 11.00 Did We Land on the Moon? (R) 12.00 Booze, Bust-Ups & Brothels: Soho Blues. (R) 12.55 Access. 1.05 SuperCasino. 3.05 Harold Shipman: Catching Dr Death. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.50 Great Scientists. (R) 5.15 Wildlife SOS. (R)

11.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 7.00 The One Show; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 MasterChef. 9.00 Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 A Question of Sport. 11.05 Room 101 – Extra Storage. 11.45 Film: A Bronx Tale. (1993) 1.40 Weatherview. 1.45 BBC News.

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. (R) 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts. (2013) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast. 7.00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; 5 News at 9. 9.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 10.00 The Mentalist. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 12.00 Body of Proof. (R) 12.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.15 SuperCasino. 3.05 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.50 Great Artists. (R) 5.15 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Time on the Front Line. (R) 7.45 Sign Zone: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (R) 8.30 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 9.30 Bang Goes the Theory. (R) 10.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The opening session on day 12 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 8.00 Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job. 9.00 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company. 10.00 Mock the Week Looks Back at Animals. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.10 Snooker: World Championship Extra. 2.10 Sign Zone: Kim Philby – His Most Intimate Betrayal. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R) 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Big Star’s Little Star. 9.00 Law & Order: UK. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 On Assignment. 11.10 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Ian Botham. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 British Touring Car Championship Highlights. 4.15 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 Will & Grace. (R) 7.10 According to Jim. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Fifteen to One. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Secret Eaters. 9.00 How to Get a Council House. 10.00 Derek. 10.30 Cardinal Burns. 11.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Music on 4: Music Nation. 12.35 Film: Bol. (2011) 3.15 Film: All That Heaven Allows. (1955) 4.45 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.10 Deal or No Deal. (R)

11.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 MasterChef. 9.00 Parking Mad. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Question Time. 11.35 This Week. 12.20 Holiday Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News.

11.00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 Perfection. (R) 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 4.30 Flog It! 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News. 6.30 BBC 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 MasterChef. 9.00 Have I Got News for You. 9.30 Outnumbered. (R) 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Graham Norton Show. 11.20 Bad Education. 11.55 EastEnders. 1.50 Weatherview. 1.55 BBC News.

Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.15 Homes BBC2 6.20 7.30 First Time on the Front Line. (R) BBC2 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.15 First

7.50 Sign Zone: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (R) 8.35 Horizon: Man on Mars – Mission to the Red Planet. (R) 9.35 Gardeners’ World. (R) 10.05 Animal Park. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 9.00 Protecting Our Parents. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Snooker: The World Championship. 12.10 Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter. (R) 1.10 Sign Zone: Bernie Ecclestone: Lies, Bribes and Formula One – Panorama. (R) 1.40 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)

Time on the Front Line. (R) 7.45 Sign Zone: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (R) 8.30 The Great Interior Design Challenge. (R) 9.30 Mary Berry Cooks. (R) 10.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship.The second session of the opening semi-final. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The second semi-final continues. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu.7.00 Live Snooker:The World Championship. The third and penultimate session of the opening semi-final. 9.00 Natural World: Nature’s Misfits. 10.00 The Trip to Italy. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 Later – with Jools Holland. 12.10 Snooker: The World Championship. 1.00 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company. (R) 2.00 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 3.00 This Is BBC Two.



6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R) 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 What Next for the NHS?: Tonight. 8.00 Emmerdale. 8.30 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. (R) 9.00 Wanted: A Family of My Own. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Births, Deaths and Marriages. (R) 11.35 Harbour Lives. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 What Next for the NHS?: Tonight. (R) 3.25 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R)

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 Will & Grace. (R) 7.10 According to Jim. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.05 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Fifteen to One. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Posh Pawn. 9.00 Heston’s Great British Food. 10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. (R) 11.00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. (R) 12.00 One Born Every Minute. (R) 1.00 Random Acts. 1.05 Love for Sale with Rupert Everett. (R) 2.00 How to Get a Council House. (R) 2.55 Unreported World. (R) 3.20 Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade. (R) 3.50 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 4.45 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)

6.00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Lewis. (R) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute. 1.00 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen.

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 Will & Grace. (R) 7.10 According to Jim. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Celebrity Fifteen to One. (R) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.30 Unreported World. 8.00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. 9.00 Gogglebox. 10.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 11.05 Rude Tube. 12.10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 12.30 Film: Withnail & I. (1987) Cult black comedy, with Richard E Grant and Paul McGann. 2.25 Random Acts. 2.30 Happy Endings. 3.15 Desperate Housewives. (R) 4.00 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 4.55 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.50 River Cottage Bites. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 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 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (R) 3.15 Film: McBride: Tune in for Murder. (2005) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast. 7.00 Benidorm ER; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Columbine: Killing Spree; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 Castle. 11.00 Castle. 12.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (R) 12.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.15 SuperCasino. 3.05 Law & Disorder: Catching Criminals. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.50 Great Artists. (R) 5.15 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 1.15 Home and Away. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 Diagnosis Murder. (R) 3.15 Film: Stealing Paradise. (2011) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast. 7.00 Police Interceptors; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Beware! Cowboy Builders; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Family Massacre: The Jersey Slayer. 10.00 Person of Interest. 11.00 Person of Interest. 12.00 Access. (R) 12.10 SuperCasino. 3.05 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.50 Great Artists. (R) 5.15 Wildlife SOS. (R)

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. 2.15 Diagnosis Murder. (R) 3.15 Film: My Family’s Secret. (2010) Premiere. Thriller, starring Nicholle Tom. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away. (R) 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast. 7.00 Bloody Tales of the Tower. New series. The history of the Tower of London; 5 News Update. 8.00 Ice Road Truckers; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 11.00 Booze, Bust-Ups & Brothels: Soho Blues. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.50 Great Artists. (R) 5.15 Wildlife SOS. (R)

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Coggings & Co is the new burger restaurant in town. That is right, restaurant. Not a pop-up, not street food, not the world’s biggest, not the world’s baddest. Just straightup burgers served in a sit-down, table-service environment. Having opened on the site of Blenio Bistro, off Seven Dials, Coggings & Co is the latest establishment from Andrew Coggings, the restaurateur whose previous ventures include Preston Park Tavern, where he won Pub of the Year in the 2013 Sustainable Restaurant Awards. With Andrew’s priors having an excellent reputation for affordable, high-quality food as well as a strong emphasis on both sustainability and service, it is no surprise that Coggings & Co has taken on both of these attributes. Painted externally with a gorgeous deep purple, Coggings & Co fits in beautifully on Dyke Road among the high-end furniture and boutique shops. Fronted by large

windows, the restaurant is bright and spacious, scattered with a mix of study tables for two or more, each topped with thick wooden tops from local business, The Wood Store. The clever branding continues with well-presented purple-and-white menus, printed on thick, recycled paper. In keeping with their Sussex produce focus, Coggings & Co beef is fully traceable to Redlands Farm, Horam. Using chuck meat that is then ground in house daily, all burgers are cooked medium and served as 6oz patties in a Real Pattiserie brioche bun. There is both classic and slightlyadventurous burger combinations to be found at Coggings & Co: tomato, mayonnaise, dill pickles and salad, brisket and chipolte chilli with guacamole, sour cream and salad or the gorgeous-sounding

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Both classic and slightly-adventurous burger combinations are to be found

coastal cheddar, dry-cured honeyglazed streaky bacon, mustard mayonnaise and salad with a side of triple cooked chips (£10.95). Given the option of whether I would like my chips cooked in beef dripping or vegetable oil was, again, a nice touch and an ideal option for the more health-conscious. Stacked high, slicing the bun and meat combo in half took some effort and it was rewarding to see a pink glow in the centre of the beef patty. The meat itself was burly, slightly smokey, and had an almost earthy, organic flavour to it. The light brioche held the fillings together well and did not slop and slide like in some other burger joints. What was most refreshing, however, about the Coggings & Co burger was that you could taste every single attribute: the oozing mature cheddar, the slightlysweet yet salty bacon, the smokey

mustard mayonnaise and (best of all) the meaty, well-seasoned patty. Each topping was there and had a purpose. Nothing too extravagant, just a highly-decent burger. Homemade mayonnaise, rocketlaced, peppery side salad and beef dripping chips completed the meal, along with a dessert off the specials menu: a supremely-sweet homemade Bakewell tart with homemade raspberry and white chocolate ice cream. Expect table service that is second to none and a great range of Sussex-produced beers, cider and organic wines, including Harvey’s, Wobblegate, and a series of organic wines. The focus on high-quality food at affordable prices will ensure Coggings & Co is full of families, couples, and friends all in search of a traditional burger in a restaurant setting.

This grape is a product of German engineering. The Geilweilerhof Institute of Grape Breeding created it for growing in the western Palatinate region of the Rhineland in the early 1930’s by crossing what is believed to be a Silvaner x Riesling cross with the MüllerThurgau strain. The result is a grape that has a highly perfumed flavour and high sugar content, but often lacks the crucial acidity that most popular white wine varieties possess. All this means that on the continent it is not as highly prized as it might be mostly used for blending, especially with the juice of Müller-Thurgau grapes to strengthen its perfumed flavours. It is in England, however, that this grape really has really come into its own, as the cooler conditions and tightly controlled yield mean that they can achieve a complexity of flavour and acidity unobtainable elsewhere. When it comes to finding the perfect accompaniment, it is best to pair these mineral British whites with fresh summer ingredients such as white fish and lightly dressed seafood and salads, and rich soft cheeses such as goat or Wensleydale.

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The streets of San Francisco still beat in harmony with this new generation Greg Hadfield @GregHadfield It is a long time ago. But I had always hoped that when I went to San Francisco, there would be flowers in my hair. I was always too young to be a hippy, when it mattered. In the 1960s. I was barely 11 when Scott McKenzie sang what became the anthem of an era. In truth, it was the 1970s before I became a genuine laid-back, long-haired, peace-loving teenager. In Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Not California. Then, I hoped to die before I got old. Now, in my late-50s, the opposite is true. In such a frame of mind, I found myself last week in HaightAshbury: the junction of two streets of San Francisco that came to encapsulate the spirit of my generation. Here it was that Janis Joplin lived, too briefly. Opposite still lives her one-time lover, Country Joe McDonald, now 72. Up the

road was Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Today, almost every address, it seems, is associated with a rock star, a poet, a philosopher, or a devil. Charles Manson lived in the Haight in 1968, in a garage in the 600 block of Cole Street. In those days, the advice of Timothy Leary - to those who “take the game of life seriously” was to “turn on, tune in, and drop out”. Today, the mantra is: buy your map, book your guided walking tour, and remember a world when - possibly for the first time everything seemed possible. In some ways, nothing has changed. The clock on the corner is still stopped at 4.20 - a coded reference to cannabis use; according to one explanation, 4.20pm was a favourite time of smoking for high-school students; it is still a way of selfidentifying with a counter-culture - as the handful of homeless and bedraggled people that occupy the corners of Haight-Ashbury are quick to point out, to tourists

The Golden Gate Bridge is San Francisco’s iconic landmark of travellers’ dreams

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I confess that I do tend to enjoy huge beards on men who clearly never intend to become real lumberjacks. Do not get me wrong. I reckon that Devendra Banhart, the singersongwriter, probably started this madness off in San Francisco. And I totally enjoyed the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre when our own dear Michael “Atters” Attree compered for

hour upon furry hour. Anyhow, it was a nice surprise when I had a tip off about natural oils for one of man’s best friends. It was thus that I encountered an array of hirsute gents, both young and old, at The Brighton Beard Company (www.thebrightonbeardcompany. Their natural products are batched up and named after

The junction of Haight Street and Ashbury Street was the epicentre of hippiedom

overdosing on nostalgia. It may be easy to be cynical. But it is also wrong. Something significant happened in these streets. Something that changed the world. Even for boys in Barnsley. Some people usually journalists, straining reality to fit a headline - have tried to suggest that Brighton is the United Kingdom’s equivalent of San Francisco. If only. If only Brighton (and Hove) had a City Lights Bookshop, a Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an Allen Ginsberg or a Jack Kerouac, a Golden Gate Bridge, or an Alcatraz. If only it had a start-up culture to match that of Palo Alto. If only. If only the sun shone throughout the year, as it does in San Francisco, a city that is also defined by its fog and its microclimates. Not far up the coast, the

the lawless local smugglers, moonshiners, and villains of East Sussex. What is not to like in a brand that encapsulates the spirit of the bearded lifestyle in our locale. I cannot fully roadtest these myself - yet! But I really would not mind cosying up with some of the alluring and no doubt subtly fragrant customers pictured online in the BOTD (“Beard of the Day”) blog. I was quite taken with the sound of “Old Joll” beard oil at £6.95. It is handmade and contains ingredients to nourish both facial hair and the skin beneath, including stubble. The Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and essential oils of ylang ylang and sandalwood combine to soften, treat and stop the dreaded beard itch,

micro-climates produce some of the world’s finest wines, in Napa Valley and in Sonoma County where the Russian River Valley reds are a favourite. To drink the Pinot Noir of J Vineyards and Winery - within sight of the vines on which the grapes had grown is a memorable experience. To eat the oysters of the Hog Island Oyster Company in Marshall, California, is an experience that delights. You can even bring your own wine and cheese and bread. To learn about how native Americans struck a crucial blow for their civil rights by occupying the then-abandoned island of Alcatraz for 19 months in the late 1960s is a lesson worth travelling 5,000 miles for. We may not be wearing flowers in our hair, but we should still try to wear them in our hearts. After all, what is so funny about peace, love and understanding?

and promote new growth. Last week, I mentioned SPF30 Green Tea Sunscreen by Aubrey Organics. It has achieved a “highly commended” mention in the Best Sun Cream category at the 2014 Natural Beauty Awards run by Natural Health magazine. The mornings are getting hotter, so I sport daily defence SPF15 moisturiser by Aubrey. It lacks the silky texture of the Rosa Mosqueta range, but the whiteish coverage defiantly stops freckles from emerging. And this is what matters. I paired it under a sheer pale Allin-One Body Shop BB cream that is nicely glowy for pre-summer. The pigment-filled capsules go on white then burst when applied to the skin for an even, undetectable

Jane Busby @Janeforstyle Following the Brighton Thistle Fashion Show, staged a few weeks back, the outfits shown by Pretty Eccentric were so individual and every one of them was a show-stopper. The jewel-like boutique is in Bond Street, Brighton. Take a walk on the vintage side with the Brighton based label. Their designs will transform you into a beguiling seductress with luxurious silks, frills and lashings of lace that bring a shot of old-fashioned glamour to your wardrobe. From day wear to occasion outfits and bridal dresses there is something for everyone. With exquisite lace dresses, dreamy silk kimonos, beautiful beaded 1920s style flapper dresses. There are period accessories including customised top hats and for a special treat, Gin and Rosewater l’eau de parfum. Jane Busby is a stylist and personal shopper

finish. Although it is a make-up and skincare hybrid in the one tube, it lacks SPF. But it is light, easy and affordable at £12 for 100ml.

Curtis Bryant was featured on the “Beard of the Day” blog

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Brain Gym


Double Crossword

Last week’s solutions:

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Stout-hearted; 7 Groom; 8 Credo; 9 Oar; 10 Fishpaste; 11 Radish; 12 Ceding; 15 President; 17 Amp; 18 Extra; 19 Issue; 21 Green fingers. Down: 1 Stenographer; 2 Too; 3 Enmesh; 4 Recipient; 5 Evens; 6 Foreign parts; 7 Gored; 10 Fascinate; 13 Image; 14 Relief; 16 Enter; 20 Sun. QUICK - Across: 1 Pettifoggery; 7 Greet; 8 Tramp; 9 Ere; 10 Protector; 11 Unsure; 12 Finish; 15 Suffering; 17 Ban; 18 Twine; 19 Curve; 21 Unseasonable. Down: 1 Prerequisite; 2 Ire; 3 Option; 4 Gathering; 5 React; 6 Apprehensive; 7 Guess; 10 Persevere; 13 Imbue; 14 Discus; 16 Feign; 20 Run.

Choose either quick or cryptic clues.

Cryptic Clues:

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.

Last week’s solutions: 1































































1. It may get broken - put it down! (6) 4. Don’t contract for a feast (6) 9. He should know how to get people to make outstanding contributions (4-9) 10. Contacts by telephone and makes men join the army (5,2) 11. In the advertisement anger is ventilated (5) 12 & 6 Dn. What the stage electrician provides? (5,13) 14. About to bet on a kind of race (5) 18. Ice may accompany rich food (5) 19. To inflame the feelings in what is reasonable, we hear (7) 21. The state of the team who receive no vocal encouragement? (13) 22. Give evidence that a teetotaller is attached to a different set (6) 23. Are those off this track defeated? (6)

1. Don’t increase the weight - cut the price (6) 2. Comrade-in-arms (2-11) 3. Competitions for those with common characteristics? (5) 5. Before the deceased archbishop (7) 6. See 12 Across 7. Being out of order, I deliberately adopt a mocking attitude (6) Quick Clues: 8. Makes uncertain Across progress causing 1. Retiring (6) mistakes (5) 13. Funny sounding part 4. Firm (6) associated with a 9. Mixed (13) member (7) 10. Loiters (7) 15. Sensitive plant 11. Anaesthetic (5) raised in Jamaica 12. Cleave (5) carefully! (6) 14. Employers (5) 16. Bad habits they 18. Denude (5) won’t let go (5) 19. Dispossess (7) 17. Logically think out 21. Amusement (13) the cause (6) 22. Abandon (6) 20. Social distinction is rejected, we hear (5) 23. Pure (6)






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

ding, dingo, doing, doting, downright, gird, giro, girt, girth, godwit, gown, grid, grin, grind, grit, groin, grow, grown, growth, hong, ingot, nigh, night, owing, right, ring, rowing, thing, thong, throng, throwing, ting, tong, towing, trig, twig, wight, wing, wording, wright, wring, wrong.

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:







13 24


14 17




41 3



10 3 6

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Mutter (6) Crumbles (13) Riddle (5) Offers (7) Comradeship (13) Make certain (6) Near (5) Sovereign (7) Climb (6) Perfect (5) Pay bill (6) Nip (5)

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Volkswagen reveal their 2014 Polo

The things you must consider when choosing new trainers Paul Coneyworth @BeauPilates

Volkswagen’s new 2014 Polo has mainly focused on infotainment enhancements inside the cabin

This is a new Volkswagen Polo, but it’s more of the same if the styling is anything to go by, VW’s refresh of its supermini contender a bit on the conservative side. Styling changes limited to the grille, lights and the bumpers, though even these are pretty difficult to spot. Good looking as ever, then. What is significant is Volkswagen’s work underneath that new, if familiar, body. The engine range has been extensively re-engineered, the Polo as freshbreathed as it comes with its EU6 emissions compliant engines, the fuel efficiency gains as much as 23 per cent over its predecessors. The engine The line-up consists of a pair of three-cylinder petrol MPI units of 59bhp or 74bhp, two 1.2 TSI four-cylinder petrol choices of 89bhp or 108bhp, a 1.4 TSI with 148bhp and a pair of threecylinder 1.4 TDI units with 74bhp and 89bhp. The interior It’s not just under the bonnet where the Polo has been tweaked,

the ‘new’ car featuring a far more comprehensive equipment list as standard. All come with a ESC electronic stability control, Hill Hold and Automatic PostCollision Braking System to increase safety, while optionally the Polo is offered with a driver alert system, adaptive cruise control with front assist and city emergency braking. It’s the infotainment enhancements that’ll appeal most though, every Polo now coming with Volkswagen’s latest modular touchscreen with proximity sensor. It reacts to swiping movements like your smartphone and offers plenty of connectivity options, apps, DAB radio, USB and Bluetooth. SE spec gains a bigger 6.5-inch version of the screen - over the 5-inch one in S trim - while it’s possible to option sat nav for a further £700. Refinement levels are superb, the Polo’s interior typically solidly built and clearly defined, the changes, like the exterior, being very subtle. Plenty distractions inside

Parenting Time Waits For No Mum

Mummy K @no_mum

If you ever hear the words “mother’s ruin”, you probably think someone is: a) using quite an old-fashioned phrase; b)

talking about gin. But any modern-day mother will tell you there is a far more ruinous vice in town: guilt.

then, though not really enough to hide the 59bhp’s relative shortcomings in performance, nor the gearshift’s less than accurate movement. It’s fine, though if you’re after fun then there’s better choices out there, the Ford Fiesta for example. That doesn’t really change with the 74bhp version of the same engine, but despite its small incremental on-paper performance increases - it only dropping a second off the 59bhp car’s time to 62mph - but it feels significantly quicker in reality. The economy penalty is all but non-existent, too. In either the steering remains fairly inert, though VW’s sensible lack of sporting pretensions with the suspension does mean it rides nicely enough, the trade-off being some roll in the bends. The verdict Keep it sensible, as buyers will and the Polo is as brilliantly conservative, effortlessly classy and beautifully built as ever, only now more economical and better equipped as standard.

You do not know what guilt is until you are a parent. A quick way to identify the mothers and fathers in a crowded room is to ask those who have ever felt guilty about going to the toilet or taking a shower to raise their hands. Et voila! There are the parents, hands limply in the air, recalling those guilty moments when they ignored their child’s plaintive cry to perform the most necessary of functions. It is like a switch gets flipped when you have a child; guilty

If boots are made for walking, then trainers are made for running. And running is what they do. See how I avoided the obvious Nancy Sinatra reference? The importance of a durable trainer that fits your specific requirements cannot be underestimated. It is recommended that you should replace your trainers every 500 to 700 miles; this would roughly equate to every eight to 10 months, if you run 15 or so miles a week. If you are considering changing your trainers, it can be a daunting task - with a wide variety of models available and the price tag to take into account. of course. It is, however, important you stay away from the temptation to choose the cheapest and safest option. With this in mind, I tend to follow three specific tips when choosing a pair of trainers: Select a trainer that is fit for purpose Consider the primary reason for the purchase and what terrain

you will be using your trainers on: road, fell, track, grass, and so on. If you plan to run primarily on the road, a cushioned, large heel may be an unwise purchase. Consider your running gait In certain running stores, you can ask for a detailed bio-mechanical analysis of your running gait. Which then details the correct trainer for you. If you over-pronate - as 70% of the general population reportedly do (ie the arch of your foot collapses while running or walking) - this can place undue stress on your knee joints, because they will rotate inwards due to your ankle instability. Therefore, the selection of a more rigid structure under the arch of the foot in a trainer would be advantageous. Socks This may sound a little throwaway, but always wear your socks you train in when selecting a trainer. This can affect your feel and interpretation of the trainer at the time of purchase. The above is something you would not usually give too much thought to. But, coming from a strength and conditioning background, the margins are such that the finer details are often what I take most joy in discussing. Once you have chosen the appropriate footwear for your fitness needs and goals, you then have licence to consider the fashion element. We do after all operate and live in the ultratrendy pockets of Brighton and Hove.

New trainers are needed every 500 to 700 miles

pleasures are no longer limited to the anodyne pop songs you like to sing along to in the car or the trashy television you secretly love to watch of an evening. Oh no, the potential for guilt is everywhere. Luckily, there is an antidote of sorts, anyway. When the real mother’s ruin rears its ugly head, apply the following thought liberally and repeat as often as required: a relatively guilt-free parent is a happy parent and a happy parent equals a very happy

Paul Coneyworth is master trainer at BeauPilates, 39b Salisbury Road, Hove, BN3 3AA. For more information, visit:

child. So you see, by avoiding mother’s ruin wherever possible, you are doing your children and yourself a favour. And if that still does nothing to silence the guilt, you could always give the original mother’s ruin a try. Suddenly, it all makes sense. Time Waits For No Mum is a blog by “Mummy K”, who writes anonymously about motherhood and more:

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Name: Craig Noone DoB: November 17, 1987 Place of birth: Kirkby Position: Left wing

Craig Noone A former roofer who worked on his hero Steven Gerrard’s house, Noone quickly established himself as a firm favourite among fans – not least because of his all-action approach and off-the-field antics. A talented, old-fashioned winger, Noone’s finest moment was laying on the pass for Will Buckley’s 97th minute winner in The Amex’s opening league match. Currently injured after a recent encouraging spell in the Premier League for Cardiff City.

Career statistics Appearences: 167 Goals: 19

Albion statistics Seasons: 2011-2012 Appearences: 59 Goals: 4

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Brighton take on Palace rivals in charity match Richard Morris

Brighton and Hove Albion fans may have spent the season looking up at arch rivals Crystal Palace and lamenting their relative Premier League success in staying up – but later this month supporters of the two clubs go head to head in memory of an Albion fanatic who was killed during 9/11. Lifelong Albion fan Robert Eaton was working in the World Trade Centre when the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists and was among the thousands of innocent people who tragically lost their lives. Fellow Brighton supporters set up the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF) to raise money for junior football clubs and sporting schemes across Sussex, New York and Africa and the charity gone on to raise more than £120,000. Earlier this month the REMF confirmed two new grants of £5,000 to a pair of African football charities and previous donations have included funding

The REMF recently donated £5,000 to a scheme in Africa

a £30,000 mini bus for the Seagulls Specials, a sponsorship package for the Albion’s power chair team, kit and equipment to local junior clubs and £3,000 to Coaching For Hope, a charity which uses football to support young Aids victims in Cambodia. The highlight of each year’s fundraising effort is a hotlycontested match between Seagulls fans and Crystal Palace supporters at Lewes FC’s Dripping Pan stadium. This year’s match takes place on Friday, May 2, with kick off at 7.45pm. Entry is £5 for adults or £2 for under 16s (or free if accompanied by an adult).

The Brighton players are busy collecting sponsorship and anyone who would like to donate can do so online at www. The game usually attracts a crowd of more than 400 and previous cameo appearances have come from the likes of Albion legend Peter Ward and former Brighton manager and current Gillingham boss Peter Taylor. A spokesman for the REMF said: “This event is always an enjoyable evening and I would recommend it to anyone who has not been before. “There is a friendly, family atmosphere and all are welcome.”

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Straight from the commentary box So it’s come down to the last two games of the regular season and Albion’s fate currently lies out of their hands. There may yet be a few more twists and turns in the push for that final play-off place but it feels like 3 points against relegated Yeovil is essential. Sandwiched in between the final two games of the season is the club’s awards night. Firstly, I have to say it has been wonderful to see last year’s young player of the year Solly March break into the first team and hold his own in the Championship arena. He has made 25 appearances and scored his first goal for the club in the FA Cup win over Port Vale. Last year’s winner of the main prize, Liam Bridcutt has gone, (but may yet return to the Amex next season) so who will be top dog this year ? The sport show on BBC Sussex on Easter Monday went in search of answers among the crowd watching the Blackpool game.

Upson to be Albion Player of the Year?

made a difference this year. Injuries to key players such as Will Buckley and Andrea Orlandi have restricted their attacking influence this term but I personally would hand it to Upson. The former England International has been a calm but forthright presence in defence that has conceded just 39 goals in 44 league games. Only Burnley can boast a better record. However, we must always remember that despite star players, be it Upson or Lionel Messi, football is a team game. It is the understanding Upson has been a of both Upson forthright presence in defence and Gordon that has conceded just 39 goals Greer that has been the in 44 league games” foundation for success this season. The capable deputies, Calderon or Matthew Upson was certainly Dunk, the goals of Crofts or in most supporters’ top three. Barnes, it has all contributed Stephen Ward, on loan from to the team’s success. Yes, I say Wolves, also featured heavily. success despite knowing the Leonardo Ulloa’s contribution final position in the league table. cannot be underestimated. His At the beginning of the season I 15 goals, despite injury and gave my prediction to BBC Sport suspension, have been vital online, saying my heart said 6th, in a team that has had such my head said 10th but Albion trouble taking chances on front may well end up 8th. of goal this season. Rohan Any one of the three might yet Ince and Thomas Kuszczack be right. were also mentioned and have Follow all the action, home or away, on BBC Sussex Sport or via Twitter @BBCSussexsport | @johnnycburger | @BrightonIndy.

Almost 3000 spectators attended Brighton Racecourse yesterday (Thursday) for the first race of the new season. The season will run through until mid-October with the next race on Wednesday, April 30.

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Big match preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Yeovil

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Win or bust for the Seagulls’ final promotion chances Richard Morris

Brighton head into tonight’s match with Yeovil knowing nothing less than three points will do if they have serious designs on making the play-offs. Monday’s lacklustre home draw with lowly Blackpool – during which the home side mustered just three shots on target - saw the Albion drop out of the top six with two games to go. Reading leapfrogged the Seagulls with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough and sit one point ahead of the Albion with six points to play for. Oscar Garcia’s charges head to Nottingham Forest on the final day, with Reading hosting promoted Burnley. But the Tricky Trees have been in decent form themselves and have won their last two after previous plunging down the table. Brighton will want to go to the East Midlands with their fate in their hands – meaning a win tonight (Friday) is a must. Yeovil – barring maximum points from their final two games and a huge swing in goal difference – will end the season relegated back to League One but manager Gary Johnson will want his team to put on a show for the club’s loyal following. Perhaps more ominously for home supporters though is the fact

the Seagulls have often struggled against the division’s lowest ranked teams. Monday’s draw meant that in games against the current bottom three Brighton have won just once – an away win at Blackpool. They have taken just one point from two games with relegationthreatened Barnsley – losing 2-1 to the Tykes at home, and struggled to a 0-0 stalemate in the away match with rock-bottom Yeovil. This contrasts significantly with the Albion’s record against the top three – with Oscar’s side having done the double over champions Leicester City and taking four points from games with Burnley. They did lose both games to thirdplaced Derby County but managed a win and a draw with Queens Park Rangers. All that suggests the Albion struggle to open up teams happier to concentrate on defence but flourish against the sides who place more emphasis on attack and therefore leave space in defensive positions for the Seagulls to exploit. The continued absence of creator-in-chief Andrea Orlandi and the stop-start season suffered by William Buckley has hardly helped an Albion team often accused of lacking a cutting edge. Buckley could be back in the starting line-up tonight after a cameo in the draw with Blackpool – with the winger likely to replace

Albion Team News Likely starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Andrews, Stephens, Lingard, Lua Lua, Buckley, Ulloa. Likely subs: Ankegren, Calderon, Dunk, Ince, March, Lopez, Mackail-Smith. Out: Crofts (knee). Fan’s prediction

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Worth a fiver... Will Buckley to score first goal: 7/1

League position: Highest

Albion’s Head Coach

Dale Stephens scored a wonderful goal last time out against Blackpool

Solly March and set up alongside Kazenga Lua Lua and Jesse Lingard in the trio supporting Leo Ulloa. The defence should remain unchanged despite question marks being raised over Gordon Greer’s distribution on Monday – the Scotland international attempted a team high 11 long balls but was only accurate with three of them and ended with an uncharacteristically low pass success rate of just 65 per cent. Brighton will need to be more accurate, more attacking and more positive to get the win they so desperately need.

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I am frustrated, I am after every game where we do not take the three points - but it is amazing to be in the position we are in, bearing in mind what has happened during the season. When you consider that, it is amazing we are still fighting for a place in the top six. “The teams around us are not winning, that shows that it is difficult for them as well. So we will keep on fighting until the end of the season; that is what we have to do. “Dale Stephens took his goal really well, but their equaliser was a soft goal. It was a soft challenge in midfield and then it was too easy for Stephen Dobbie to score.”

Position: Left back Squad No: 17 Age: 28 Height: 6ft 1in Brighton Statistics: games/goals: 42/3



(Speaking after draw with Blackpool)


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Since signing on loan from Wolves, Stephen Ward has become an increasingly key figure in the Albion’s back four and proved an able replacement for Wayne Bridge. A consistent performer who will surely be in the running for the Seagulls’ Player of the Year award, Brighton fans will be hoping the club can thrash out a permanent deal for the international left back. CLEARANCES*








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This ground floor flat in the very heart of the city has had an internal refurb to allow for better use of space; giving it an open plan kitchen lounge, modern appliances, neutral colours and a good feeling of space and light.

This property is a well presented 2 bedroom ground floor flat situated in a popular residential area, benefitting from its own entrance and lovely shared south facing rear garden.

Telephone: 01273 677365


Three bedroom, ground floor garden flat in popular Saltdean location. Benefits from three bedrooms, a modern kitchen, gas heating a south facing living room and a 44ft rear garden backing onto downland. Sold subject to contract.

Valuing property in a complicated market In the current ‘dynamic’ market, sellers’ expectations from an agent are greater than normal in one area in particular...price. In an everyday market (‘what is that?’ you may ask), an agent will have comparable evidence of similar property sold within the previous 6 months to a year. In a modern town or a town mainly built in a certain period with estates

of similar property, an agent can quite easily find matching property, say 1930s’ built 3 bedroom semis with gardens and garages, tens of them in a nearby area or even the same post code. When the market has a shortage of property and a strong demand as we have now, an agent can probably assume the percentage increase in price will be based on regional averages, say 5-7%.

In such an area and market, the agent and owner can quite easily agree over the asking price and likely sale price. Then comes Brighton and Hove...fishermen’s cottages cheek by jowl with modern purpose built flats, a few yards from early Victorian terraces, many converted into flats and then, only two hundred yards away, a massive array of random size, 01273 677365

condition and layout flats; sorry,, sorry, mansion flats... converted from seriously grand Regency townhouses. It feels like a lottery. So, where should we start? Firstly it’s down to location... and secondly, it’s down to location, etc,. Locally, you are already in a minefield. For one buyer, a terraced house with impossible parking and a yard is hell; he or she must have detached, garden, and garage; whereas to another, it’s the up close and personal vibe they are desperate for. As agents, we need to identify the typical buyers for different types of property and know pretty well what they will pay to live there. That really is the art; and it is an art, not a science, as we do not have the dozens of similar homes you find in some towns. An agent who has worked in an area for a long time will have a sense for what buyers will pay for certain kinds of property and they should price accordingly. Given the

diverse nature of our property, that really is a lifetime's effort; to be up to speed on prices throughout Brighton and Hove, so we all should admit there are corners of the City where we are not experts. Even the quirky nature of different ends of a single street can create price anomalies...agents need to know this. When you ask agents around, don’t give them your opinion on price or the figure mentioned by the previous agent. Put the agent on the spot and get them to explain their rationale for their figure, what else has sold nearby which compares to yours and dig properly to ensure you are not being flanneled. Their price will need to match up to a surveyor's when you finally get a buyer for the finance to be in place. Are you confident of their confidence? Do you trust them? That needs to be your bottom line. Paul Bonett FNAEA MARLA

St Georges Road, Kemp Town £325,000 Full of character, a great first and second floor maisonette at the very centre of Kemp Town with everything you need on your doorstep. Relax in a large, light filled south facing living room, eat in the quirky kitchen and a choice of two double bedrooms to sleep in. Work from home? No problem, there is also an excellent loft room with Velux windows and rooftop and sea views to distract you.

VALUATIONS Would you like to know what your property is worth? The local market is definitely moving and the number of people seriously looking to buy has increased. Give us a call to arrange an appointment for one of our very experienced valuers to come around and meet you.

The Broadway, East Brighton £180,000 Lots of flat for your money and a great garden. You get your own street entrance, two double bedrooms and a light, bright living room with patio doors leading to a terrace and steps down to the garden. Would make a great first home or buy to let investment.

Canning Street, Brighton £395,000 Buy into the Brighton way of life. Charming period terraced house on a pretty road, tucked away behind Brighton College playing fields. Period features, fireplaces and south facing bay windows for that Brighton look .Through lounge, three double bedrooms and an amazing bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk in shower. And there’s a little walled patio garden for al fresco meals when you get back from the beach. You can walk to the city centre and station or buses run from just round the corner.


Sounds painful and it can be, to your pocket especially… Paul Bonett @Bonetts

Gazumping is when a seller – having agreed a sale – subsequently accepts a higher offer from someone else. Gazumping is not illegal; but is it wrong? Buyers who have been gazumped will tell you it’s a pretty low trick; gazumpers will tell you it’s legal and a testament to market forces. Of course, the decision to accept or not is the sellers’, who might say it ensures they get the best possible price. Until unconditional contracts are exchanged on the sale of a property, it is still effectively ‘available’ and agents, unless told in writing by their client, must continue to market the property… Of course, being gazumped is no joke – particularly if you have already incurred expense on a survey and solicitor’s fees. The conundrum in a busy market;

with not enough property for sale and high demand is: can it be curtailed? Some people say it should be made illegal. But, remember that the same leeway before binding contracts are exchanged which allows the seller to switch offers, also enables a buyer to suddenly put in a lower offer at the last minute: this is the tail wagging the dog… ‘gazundering’. As a buyer, check the property is being taken off the market when your offer is accepted: ask the agent to ask the seller to agree to that in writing. As a seller, only accept an offer you are happy with, then stick with it. The agent’s job is to thoroughly check a buyer’s ability to proceed and only recommend acceptance of an offer when you are as sure as you can be. Of course, once agreed, the shorter the time it takes to exchange contracts, the less opportunity for messing around. In short – both parties, make sure you are organised! Open until 8pm every Thursday

NEW to the market

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RILEY ROAD £290,000 Freehold

BENTHAM ROAD 390,000 Freehold

■ Beautiful 2 double bedroom red brick ■ House in tree-lined street ■ Lovely terraced rear garden ■ No onward chain ■ EPC E47

■ 4 bedroom period terraced house ■ Popular Hanover area ■ Some period features ■ Currently let out ■ EPC D59

Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

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BEAR ROAD £220,000 Share of Freehold A GROUND FLOOR 2 BEDROOM FLAT IN THIS POPULAR LOCATION WITH EXTRA GARDEN. Highlights include 2 double bedrooms, modern kitchen, gas heating and a fantastic rear garden. Energy Rating C70 Exclusive to Maslen Estate Agents. Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

SUTTON CLOSE £225,000 Freehold

SECOND AVENUE OIEO £450,000 Share of freehold

■ End of terrace Property ■ 2 Double Bedrooms ■ Front and Rear Gardens ■ EPC D69 ■ Off Road Parking

■ FF apart -22ft 6 bay fronted lounge ■ 2 double bedrooms ■ 17ft 7 master suite ■ Lift access ■ GARAGE, available chain free ■ EPC D68

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EDITH AVENUE £499,000 Freehold

LANGDALE GARDENS £625,000 Freehold

SANDGATE ROAD £529,950 Freehold

ROUNDHILL STREET £330,000 Freehold

■ Modern throughout ■ 5 Bedrooms ■ Summer House ■ Heated Swimming Pool ■ EPC C76

■ Attractive 4 bedroom semi detached house ■ Sought after location just off Hove seafront ■ Smart kitchen, bathroom & shower room, Sep wc ■ Front and rear gardens, balcony, studio/garage ■ Shared driveway ■ EPC D58

■ A 3 storey 4 bedroom family home ■ Through lounge/dining room ■ Kitchen breakfast room ■ En-suite to bed 1 ■ EPC C73

■ 2 Bed terrace family home ■ Lounge, dining room ■ Modern kitchen and bathroom ■ Rear patio/garden ■ EPC C69 ■ Viewing highly recommended

Call Woodingdean office 01273 278866

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With interest rates still at an all time low, have you considered purchasing property and entering the rental market? We can guide you into buying in the right locations and point you in the right direction with local financial advisors. Please contact us today! All rents quoted exclude other charges/fees which may be payable. For more information please contact us on 01273 208020

A view from the city As an independent estate agent, Jason Dean is passionate about the local community and its residents. This week Sarah Indranie, one of the directors, talks to Gary O'Reilly. Gary O’Reilly - a former professional footballer spanning three decades, played for Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Hove Albion, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City as a defender. He is currently a TV presenter on the Premier League overseas channel as well as a co commentator and broadcaster.

Gary O'Reilly TV presenter on the Premier League overseas channel 1. What’s your favourite street road and why? It is possibly one of the shortest streets in the city, but for me one of the sweetest. Montpelier Villas is a passage way up to St Michaels church that is gleaming with white stucco villa’s that are elegant and very much at ease in their own space. Being on the edge of the city centre, they are not too close, not too far, just perfect. 2. What’s your favourite building in Brighton and Hove and why? I can imagine the usual suspects always appear for this one, a sweeping terrace, the Royal Pavilion, the Palace Pier, Embassy Court……even the beach huts on Hove’s promenade could get a mention. But I have a soft spot for Hove Library, such a beautiful façade, but with a substance and grandeur to it. I’m equally as struck by its location, surrounded by nothing of note it seems to vanish before your eyes, which is such a shame. 3. What’s your most memorable local event? The Marathon divides my opinion both good and bad. I adore the Fringe for a whole load of reasons, but I think the local event I enjoy the most is the one where my fellow citizens and I take a stroll down the prom, does it for me every time. You take it


at your time and at your pleasure and invariably you meet a friend, so, happy days. 4. What do you bring to your local community and how? I don’t know that I can say I bring anything to my local community, outside of taxes and shopping as locally as I can. 5. If you could make one change to your home to improve its efficiency and make it more environmentally friendly, what would it be?

Goldsmid Road, Hove £259,950 Sold on 1st day for full asking price

Seeing as how I’m about to refurbish a new place, I think I will be trying my hardest to bring as much efficiency to proceedings as possible. Appliances and lights all energy saving, a new boiler to keep up the good work and I shall do my best to use recycled materials as and where possible.

■ 7 dials area

Medina Villas, Hove £180,000 Sold on 1st day for full asking price ■ 1 bedroom ■ Central Hove ■ Period building

Vernon Gardens, Clifton Hill £428,000 Sold for £3k more than asking price ■ ■ 3 bedrooms ■ Conservation area ■ ■ Contemporary interior

Brunswick Terrace, Hove £370,000 Sold for £10k more than asking price ■ ■ Regency building ■ ■ Sea front location ■ ■ Share of freehold

■ Period features ■ 2 bedrooms

6. What is your opinion of the current local property market? The same word surfaces in every conversation I have with agents “Bonkers” Some agents are mindful of the lessons history has taught them, others are not. Vendors are dictating prices, we have sealed bidding and supply and demand are at odds with each other, so, we having a racing market. Brighton and Hove has long been a desirable place to live and if there are people that want to live here and not enough properties, prices will continue to rise. Will it stop? Yes most certainly, but soon? Not so sure. 7. Has it effected you, if so, how? Yes. The good days are back for the agents, so they don’t have to try too hard to get the sales, in fact some of them are lazy. I would leave my details with agents, (plural) and they would not be registered. As a result I had to employ the services of a “Property Hunter” a new experience for me. Lisa Saxena worked her socks off searching and I found she had a very good eye for seeing the true potential in a space, a big bonus as I was keen to buy and make something new. 8. Inheritance tax – keep or abolish? Get rid!!!

What if we could sell your property for £150 including vat? Call now to find out how

01273 727000 Affordable Fees. Promise. Because it’s your money. Jason Dean | 1b Montefiore Road | Hove | BN3 1RD Tel: 01273 727000

A new approach to family law As of April 2013 Family Law ‘Legal Aid’ experienced a huge overhaul as a result of the Government’s long term strategy to cut public spending. Those who were previously entitled to Public Funding are now highly unlikely to qualify, other than in limited and exceptional circumstances (such as where there has been an allegation of domestic violence). Some people hope encouraging people to deal with matters

themselves will change family law disputes for the better and concentrate separating couples minds on the important issues rather than allowing them to spend public funding on resentful litigation and fighting issues that are not progressive. Others fear that the changes will leave thousands unable to gain proper legal advice and representation and therefore this could allow an ex- partner who

has available financial means to seek the upper hand. Whilst it is possible to act as a litigant in person, the court system works by following a number of set rules and to get the right result it helps if you understand those procedures, appreciate what to expect, and present your information in a relevant manner. To those who may be experiencing significant stress as a result of their family matter, it is essential that

Crosby&Woods | SOLICITORS Call: 01273 734 600 Email: We understand and appreciate that times are hard and money to pay fees for advice is restricted and so we are committed to finding ways to allow everybody to access legal advice and be on an equal footing when dealing fees with a former partner.

someone explains clearly what is happening, why it is happening, and what they need to do going forward. At Crosby and Woods, we recognise that whatever your view,

We aim to tailor around each individual's financial circumstances" the reality is that many people will be and have been left disadvantaged as they are unable to afford costly legal representation. Historically solicitors’ fees have been charged on a set hourly rate. We understand that this approach is not always flexible or affordable and so at Crosby & Woods we therefore apply fixed fees whenever possible to give certainty and we also aim to tailor fees around each individual’s financial circumstances. We also offer a free initial consultation to assess your case, provide advice and give an estimate of costs and timescales going forward.

■ If you have a family matter and want to discuss the options available to you please contact Marie Stock or Gemma Thew on 01273 734600 or for knowledgable, sympathetic, clear and most importantly at all times practical advice given in a friendly, professional, supportive and non judgmental way. Contact us today for advice on a wide range of family law matters, including: Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Separation, Divorce, Finances upon Divorce, Cohabitation Agreements & Disputes, Child access arrangements and injunctions.

Crosby & Woods solicitors awarded Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Kitemark Crosby & Woods are very proud to announce that they have been accredited by the Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). There are only a handful of firms in the region who have been given this much sort after accreditation. Greg Woods, the head of the Private Client department at the firm is warning consumers that when it comes to employing a Will writer they need to distinguish between advisors that are unregulated, uninsured and untrained and those, such as Solicitors, who are. Greg said, “Your Will is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that you will make in your lifetime, but currently there is no regulation surrounding Will drafting so in practice anyone is able to write a Will, holding themselves out as an expert.” “It is extremely important to talk to a solicitor who can make sure that the Will is expressed in a way that is legally watertight and which ensures that your wishes are carried out correctly and in full. It will also ensure that upon death family and any beneficiaries are properly provided for and that the risks of any disputes arising are

kept to the lowest possible level. An experienced solicitor will also be able to advise on complex financial issues such as inheritance tax and trusts planning. Solicitors are all trained, regulated and they are required to have insurance to protect the public.” At the heart of WIQS is the first Law Society standard for delivering tailored Wills and Probate advice. In achieving accreditation, Crosby & Woods underwent an application and very thorough assessment process to demonstrate their adoption of best practice procedures in delivering Wills and Probate advice. This benefits our clients (past, present and future) by ensuring that they understand the issues in preparing a Will or seeking probate advice, and are aware of the options, costs and timescales in order to make a fully informed choice from the outset. To discuss your Will making requirements, or for advice on Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney or Probate & the Administration of an Estate, please contact Greg Woods on 01273 734702 or on


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Brighton & Hove Independent - 25 April 2014  

Brighton & Hove Independent - 25 April 2014

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