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Just 90 minutes of football could pave the way for a windfall of at least £66m for Brighton and Hove Albion

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Unpaid bills, legal action, the loss of up to 50 jobs, and a £300 “sweetener” to the editor of The Argus newspaper

A nailbiting trip to Nottingham Forest is crucial. But it all depends on what happens at Reading

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LIFESAVER! Chancellor George Osborne gives the go-ahead for £420m revamp of Royal Sussex County Hospital Frank le Duc @BHcitynews

The government has thrown a £420-million lifeline to guarantee the 10-year modernisation of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. George Osborne, the chancellor, made a flying visit to Brighton yesterday (Thursday) to end the uncertainty surrounding one of the oldest hospital buildings still in use. The huge scheme will mean the demolition of the original hospital - the Barry Building in Eastern Road, Kemptown - which took its first patients in 1828, before Florence Nightingale began nursing. Another 19thcentury building, the Jubilee Building, from the Victorian era,

will also be demolished. The Royal Sussex has grown over the succeeding years with a mish-mash of buildings squeezed uncomfortably onto the cramped site. The trust that runs the hospital - Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - will end up with an extra 100 beds when the scheme is completed in 2024. It currently has 753 beds. The scheme - known as the 3Ts (teaching, trauma and tertiary care) - will also involve transferring neuroscience treatment, such as brain surgery, to Brighton and upgrading the Sussex Cancer Centre. Early in the project, the Royal Sussex will provide a full range of surgical support for major >> Continued on page 5

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No change for Conservatives With almost exactly a year to go to the next city council elections - to be held on the same day as the general election - Councillor Geoffrey Theobald has been re-elected unopposed for the third successive year as Conservative Group leader. The group’s two deputy leaders Councillor Dee Simson, who represents Woodingdean, and Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn, who represents Wish, were also re-elected without challenge. The Conservatives are the official opposition on the city council, holding 18 of the 54 seats spread across 21 wards: nine in Hove; seven in Brighton Pavilion; and five in Brighton Kemptown. Cllr Theobald became Conservative Group Leader following the last council elections in May 2011; he is the longest-serving of the three party leaders. He said: “Unlike the other two political groups, I have a united team behind me and we are confident as we begin the countdown to the 2015 local elections.” For a full list of the candidates so far selected by the Conservatives and by Labour to stand in the elections on May 7 2015, see page 16. The Green Party has yet to begin its selection process.

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Secret gig Indie-rockers Kaiser Chiefs will appear at a secret gig as part of Brighton’s Great Escape festival this month. The venue for the Amazon Artist Lounge Live secret show remains undisclosed and fans can register at www.greatescapefestival.com. The band’s latest album Education, Education, Education And War - spent two weeks at No1 in the UK charts last month. The festival, which runs from Thursday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10, will play host to more than 400 up-and-coming bands across 35 venues.

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High drama and high stakes as Albion battle for last play-off place Brighton and Hove Albion head to Nottingham tomorrow (Saturday) knowing they are potentially just four games from promotion to the Premier League - and a massive cash boost for both the club and the city. The Seagulls know they will clinch the final play-off position if they can better Reading’s result on what promises to be a dramatic final day in the Championship. Should head coach Oscar Garcia mastermind a successful promotion bid by securing the all-important sixth place and then negotiating the play-off minefield, the Albion will be quids in. Earlier this season, the club posted an annual loss of approaching £15 million for the period covering last campaign and Paul Barber, the chief executive, has regularly spoken to supporters about the need for the Seagulls to become more selfsustaining and hit strict Football League guidelines about the amount of acceptable losses. Those concerns could be kicked into touch by promotion to the top flight, with a top football finance expert estimating promotion would net the Albion a minimum of £66 million more next season.

Kieran Maguire is a lecturer at Liverpool University, working in its prestigious football industry’s group. He told Brighton & Hove Independent that television income alone would rise from £5 million to at least £63 million upon promotion. And he said commercial income would likely go up from £4 million last season to more than £10 million. Match-day income - covering tickets, catering and retail - would also sky-rocket by about £2 million, despite the fact the Seagulls would play four fewer home games. Season tickets - of which the Albion currently sell more than 20,000 would increase by an estimated 15% and the new shirt deal with Nike, in tandem with promotion, would provide a significant number of shirt sales. Mr Maguire said, however, that almost every penny would be needed for the club to compete with the giants of the English game. He said: “£66 million is a huge potential financial boost for the Albion, but expect most, if not all, of that money to be swallowed up in transfer fees and higher player wages. “The Albion had a wage bill of £22 million last season. But, in the Premier League, comparable clubs such as Stoke and Southampton paid out £53 million and £47

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The Rose Hill Tavern is to close after being sold by Enterprise Inns, the latest Brighton pub to be offloaded by the chain. The 144-year-old pub in Rose Hill Terrace, off London Road, will hold a series of events to mark its final weekend from Friday, May

16 to Sunday, May 18. It was put on the market last month for £350,000, with potential for residential conversion. It is now listed as sold, subject to contract.  Residents are attempting to save it from being turned into flats by petitioning the council to make it a community asset. If successful, this would hold up any sale for six months to give them the chance to raise the money to buy the pub themselves.

Promotion has been an ambition since the opening game at the Amex Stadium

million, respectively, in wages." Nevertheless, promotion would also big good news for the city as a whole. Mr Maguire estimates a successful Seagulls side could add as much as £6 million to the Brighton and Hove economy - with the average number of away fans visiting the Amex increasing by about 1,000 a game and tourism boosted by a far higher media profile for the club - and thus the area. He added: “Promotion would be excellent news for the city's hoteliers, bar- and restaurant-owners, and taxi-drivers. “Many fans from the big clubs in the Premier League are based

overseas, and with Brighton being so close to Gatwick, it will be a popular destination for fans who fancy a weekend away watching their favourite club." If the Albion were to get promoted, they would also be guaranteed a further £59 million over four years in parachute payments - even if they were relegated and did not regain top-flight status. A total of 2,000 thousands Seagulls fans have snapped up tickets for tomorrow’s match with Nottingham Forest and the club could have sold far more, if a request for extra seats had not fallen on deaf ears. For a full match preview, see page 31

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The pledge the council makes to hundreds of children in our care Jason Kitcat @jasonkitcat

care and care-leavers themselves.  Among the promises in the pledge for children is ensuring that they can live somewhere safe and comfortable, arranging extra tuition if needed to help them through school, and recognising and celebrating their achievements.  Older teenagers leaving care

the council, specifically for careleavers, to help them develop skills and experience for their future careers. Running throughout the pledge is a commitment to involve young About 450 children currently live people in decisions about them. in the care of Brighton and Hove City Council. The council, led by  We are working on reducing councillors, is corporately the the number of children coming parents for these young people. into local authority care through more pro They have often had difficult backgrounds Running throughout the pledge active work by the council and and experiences, others to support so building on this is a commitment to involve young families and safe relationship of trust people in decisions" environments for and respect is crucial to children. making sure that they But for those that are in care, are safe, happy and healthy. also need additional support, as it Therefore, in partnership with can be hard to transition to living it is absolutely crucial that we the children, we have recently independently as an adult. So we continue to offer these young redeveloped the pledge to young have pledged to support them by people the valuable guidance and people who are in - or have left helping them organise their own support that any parent would - care. This pledge was launched accommodation, discussing their want to give to their child. We are proud that we have been over Easter and sets out how we aims and ambitions, and offering will care for and support them. advice about higher education able to work with our children in The pledge has been formalised and employment opportunities. care to jointly renew our pledge in leaflets brilliantly designed Among these opportunities are to them, in their language, to and produced by young people in the apprenticeships we offer at meet their needs. Jason Kitcat is leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

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> Continued from page 1 trauma and emergency patients. Simon Kirby, Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown who visited the hospital with Mr Osborne, said: “These new facilities will make a real difference, giving patients and the staff the best possible facilities that they deserve.” Mr Osborne, said: “It is because of the tough decisions we have made in getting a grip on day-to-day spending that we can make strong investments like this and protect our NHS.” Matthew Kershaw, chief executive of the hospital trust, confirmed the oldest part of the hospital site - fronting Eastern Road - would probably be pulled down next year. The project will be fully financed from public funds out of the Department of Health’s capital investment budget. It will not rely on controversial

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Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funding. Work at the Royal Sussex site is expected to start later this year and be completed by 2024 - four years before the bicentenary of the Royal Sussex. Nancy Platts, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, said: “I welcome the news of the funding but it raises questions about why it has taken so long. The previous Labour government laid the foundations for this work years ago, but the government is only approving the funding now.” Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: "This is fantastic news for the city and a real success for the cross-party community campaign. Brighton and Hove deseserves a 21st-century hospital and a strong NHS that puts the public first.”

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Recruitment for the person tasked with preventing further citywide bin strikes is costing £11,500. Brighton and Hove City Council confirmed the sum as applications for its new head of Cityclean and City Parks closed. The figure was paid to external recruitment consultants and includes the creation of a specially-created website (www.brightonhcp.co.uk) to advertise the post, with a salary of up to £75,000. The news comes as the threat of a further bin strike was averted after union representatives and council officials reached agreement.

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Common sense not claptrap is needed to ensure all of us enjoy Stanmer Park Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

Recognition at last, I thought, as I picked a copy of the gaily-coloured "Draft Masterplan Consultation" document about the Stanmer Estate Restoration Project. Right on the front cover was Stanmer House itself. The building I had spent several million pounds of my own money lovingly restoring - and now let to Whiting and Hammond, who serve the most amazing food and beverage that side of the city. It is, in fact, one of my pleasures, while sitting in the garden on a sunny day, to hear the constant remarks from visitors telling each other how marvellous it all is and do they remember what it used to be like when the council were letting it rot. My company, Cherrywood Investments, took the house on in 2005 and since then has restored not only the house to its current popular use, but also the surrounding gardens and derelict buildings. In partnership with Adenstar Construction, we undertook the adjoining courtyard development of seven houses, which are now all let. Currently, Cherrywood is a good 50% of the way through restoring the derelict stable block; we are turning it into another eight houses for the rental market and will be releasing the first four in the coming weeks. Also excitingly, we have just taken back the running of the little Stanmer Museum, which is directly next to the stable block. We are making this far more interesting than it has ever been while saving the best of what was already in place. Many of the volunteers have been

all weathers, walk the last mile up into the village. This view was supported by a hapless council employee, who - looking like a rabbit caught in the headlights - tried to convince the mainly middle-aged audience that they were hoping to introduce bicycles for hire, which would, in his view, solve the problem.  Following a fair bit more of this claptrap, Councillor Summers announced it was now question time and a sea of hands shot up. The most sensible was a question by John Gapper, a village resident, who simply asked why the council did not just re-open the large area where the road forks, as always was before the When will the council itcouncil meddled with it. My own question accept that the parking was: "When will the council measures they have taken accept that the parking over the past 15 years have measures they have taken over the past 15 years have not worked?" not worked, but caused the problems we have today?" certainly no mention of anything we They simply need to admit they have actually achieved. got it wrong and open up some of A couple of days later, I the grassed areas again, as they discovered that there was to be a do in other parks. We do not need council-led meeting, predominantly lengthy, expensive consultations to discuss parking - which, due to to tell us that. Just an element of the lack of appropriate council- common sense. owned facilities, was hosted at In my view, it is not for a bunch Stanmer House. Present were a of these elite councillors to decide handful of council officers and an what happens with Stanmer Park. external consultant, along with Most people just want to get on Christina Summers, the very able with their lives and, on a nice day, Independent councillor. perhaps visit the park with their It was the job of the consultant families. These families include to explain to us how our wonderful young children and the elderly. We council were going to have most are not all fit enough - or stupid of the parking down by the front enough - to cycle everywhere as a gates of the park and that this means of transport. would probably be pay-and-display Why should people not be able to to deter university parking. While drive a motor vehicle somewhere there would be some parking near where they want to be and further up the park, the majority of get out with their picnic basket or people - young and old - would, in whatever? there for many years and with the new blood that is being injected under the guidance of Nick Spice, our museum manager, the museum will, I am sure, go from strength to strength. It will be open every day except Mondays. So where was all this information, I thought, as I scoured through the Brighton and Hove City Council document. There was lots of information about what the council hopes to do and much talk of bicycles; they even tell us how their derelict barns in the village could be used. But there was not a shred of "this is what we are going to do". And there was

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50 jobs to go at City College as unions expose 'financial crisis' Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy The announcement that City College Brighton and Hove is seeking to cut up to 50 full-time jobs has triggered a series of remarkable allegations about what union leaders describe as the college's "deepening financial crisis". Officers of the two unions at the college - UNISON and the University and College Union (UCU) - have accused Lynn Thackway, the principal, and her management colleagues of telling "a string of lies". They claim that suppliers including examination boards are owed hundreds of thousands of pounds. Some local suppliers are reportedly refusing to do business with the college; at least one has threatened legal action to recover a debt of less than £200. Separately, the Brighton & Hove

Independent has seen a letter from Teachers' Pensions, dated April 10, warning the college that pension contributions owing for March were still outstanding. Most bizarrely, an email from Rebecca Conroy, the assistant principal, suggested sending “between £300 and £500” to the editor of The Argus newspaper "to keep Michael [Beard] on board!" From notes on a printout of the email, dated October 1 2013, it appears £300 was sent to The Argus Appeal (see below). Yesterday, a college spokesperson was unable to explain why it gave the money. Although one union officer likened the payment to a "sweetener", there is no suggestion Mr Beard or The Argus did anything improper. Staff, however, are furious that Ms Thackway gave an exclusive interview to The Argus - under an agreed embargo - well in advance of them being told on Wednesday their jobs were at risk.

Dr Alison Kelly, UCU co-branch secretary, said: "We heard rumours - at least we hoped they were just rumours - that a senior manager had told finance staff to ‘borrow’ from staff pension contributions. Some of us contacted the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) this month and - to our horror - the TPS confirmed that they had not received the latest pension contributions, and that because of that the College is being charged interest payments on the outstanding amounts."

Matt Webb, a UNISON representative, claimed: “Last week, we had cleaners, premises officers and laundry staff pulled out of the college by the agency that provides them because the college couldn't or wouldn't pay them the £23,000 owed." A total of 48 full-time roles are likely to be lost - half of them teaching staff and the rest from other services - subject to a 30-day consultation. In her Argus interview, Ms Thackway said: “We are

determined to ensure that the college remains strong and serves the city and all of our current and future students. “The restructure is not linked to our capital development plans. This is about realigning the staff costs at a time when funding is being cut or reduced with many of our costs rising.” Ms Conroy, the assistant principal, told the newspaper: “We have been upfront, honest and transparent about the fact that we have to make savings.”

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Evidence of city property boom > Continued from page 1 Semi-detached homes have also risen significantly - with average prices up by 16%, to a record £373,532. Since 2009, prices have gone up by more than 40%, from £266,167. Prices appear, however, to have levelled off for terrace homes. In the three months to the end of March, the average price was £333,359 - the fifth-highest

quarterly average, but only 1.3% higher than the figure for the first quarter of last year, which was £329,148. Nevertheless, the average terrace home is worth over a third more than it was in 2009. The average price of a flat or apartment has hit a new record, costing £225,919 and narrowly beating the previous record of £224,900 set in the final quarter last year. It is 6.6% higher than

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the first quarter of last year, which was £211,955. In five years, the price of an apartment or flat has risen by 29.3%, from £211,955. Today's findings are based on 943 property transactions, worth a total of more than £290 million - the biggest aggregate value for the first quarter of a year since 2009. The most expensive homes sold this year so far are:

Detached 44 Florence Road, Brighton, BN1 6DJ, £1.75 million; 69 Hove Park Road, Hove, BN3 6LL, £1.6 million; 106 The Drive, Hove, BN3 6GP, £1.45 million; 61 Surrenden Road, Brighton, BN1 6PQ; and 28 Hill Brow, Hove, BN3 6QF, £1.1 million; Semi-detached 40A Albany Villas, Hove, BN3 2RW, £1.4 million; 101 Pembroke Crescent, Hove, BN3 5DE, £987,500; 7 Pembroke Avenue, Hove, BN3 5DA, £915,000; 20 Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton, BN1 6HD, £875,000; and 57 Springfield Road, Brighton, BN1 6DF, £865,000;

Terrace 7 Arundel Place, Brighton, BN2 1GD, £895,000; 13 Powis Villas, Brighton, BN1 3HD, £825,000; 18 Lorna Road, Hove, £662,500; 37 Norfolk Road, Brighton, BN1 3AB, £625,000; and Eastwoods, 251 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JD, £620,000; Flats or apartments Flat 5, 12 King's Gardens, Hove, BN3 2PF, £825,000; Flat 2, 9 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, £732,500; Flat 4, Arundel House, 22 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JD, £640,000; Ground/first-floor maisonette, 22 Cambridge Road, BN3 1DF, £565,000; Flat 4, Bristol Mansions, 19-20 Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 5AA, £560,000.

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Detached homes The average price of a detached home - based on 94 transactions, with an aggregate value of £52,398,450 - was a record £557,430, which is 17% higher than the figure for the first quarter of last year, which was £476,608 (based on 79 transactions, with an aggregate value of £37,652,070). It is 57.2% higher than five years ago, when the average price was £354,545. Semi-detached homes The average price of a semidetached home - based on 148 transactions, with an aggregate value of £55,282,775 - was a record £373,532, which is 16% higher than the figure for the first quarter of last year, which was £322,121 (based on 155 transactions, with an aggregate value of £49,928,775). It is 40.3% higher than five years ago, when the average price was £266,167. Terrace homes The average price of a terrace home - based on 223 transactions, with an aggregate value of £74,339,080 - was £333,359, the fifthhighest quarterly average, but only 1.3% higher than the figure for the first quarter of last year, which was £329,148 (based on 200 transactions, with an aggregate value of £65,829,535). It is 33.9% higher than five years ago, when the average price was £248,929. Flats or apartments The average price of a flat or apartment - based on 478 transactions, with an aggregate value of £107,989,127 - was a record £225,919, narrowly beating the previous record of £224,900 set in the final quarter last year. It is 6.6% higher than the first quarter of last year, which was £211,955 (based on 446 transactions, with an aggregate value of £94,532,344).It is 29.3% higher than five years ago, when the average price was £174,755.

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March For England say they come to Brighton and Hove to celebrate St George’s Day. But of course they do not. They come here to provoke and insult anti-fascists and fight with anarchists.  And to annoy the Guardianistas and libertarians they think run the place. I have been on the anti-fascist side every year for the last six and I have had enough. It was bad enough to spend four hours getting wet - and having a police horse ridden at me (again). But it struck me clearly for the first time that we in this city are being taken for mugs by a bunch of testosteronefuelled outsiders - fascists, police, anarchists, and probable agents provocateurs alike.  The vast majority of protesters opposing the march were local people who were peaceful, albeit noisy and often insulting.

Almost everyone arrested that day, however, whether a marcher or counter-marcher, was from outside Brighton and Hove. In addition, Sussex Police were completely outnumbered by officers from out of area - some of whom were themselves provocative and aggressive, others of whom sat around in police vans reading The Sun.  As a taxpayer, I resent the fact that we will foot the bill for enlisting the “help” of outside police forces to control the behaviour of opposing groups who do not live here. As someone who is concerned about high levels of domestic and sexual violence in the city, it infuriates me that money can be found to police this nonsensical march, but not for things that would improve the safety of women and children at risk.  I note that a recent damning HM Inspector of Constabulary report stated that Sussex Police’s response to domestic violence needs “considerable improvement” and that its arrest rate lags behind those of most other forces. I also recall that,

just a couple of months ago, I made a Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police in regard to investigation of female genital mutilation. The information was refused on the grounds that it would take 18 staff hours to collate. I find it extraordinary that we can meet the overtime costs of hundreds of officers to police a march, but cannot afford 18 hours of staff time to investigate why vulnerable children and adults haven't been protected from torture and mutilation. Some suggest a ban would infringe MfE’s right to free speech, but that is not so. They are free as individuals to speak and write and even visit the place.  To allow them to march and bring mayhem in their wake is to give them control of our streets and that is just not acceptable. So I call on councillors and police alike to cease libertarian procrastination, stop hiding behind spurious legal arguments, desist from wasting money on needless police overtime - and ban the march.

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Some city architectural gems in need of tender loving care Graham Chainey

It is depressing to see a beautiful building suffering neglect. There always seem to be too many such cases in our city. At a recent meeting of the ever-vigilant Regency Society, six disparate properties in need of intervention were highlighted. Of the six, I am personally glad the 1977 American Express building in Edward Street is scheduled for demolition. Unfortunately, I believe its recently-completed replacement to be an even more monstrously inappropriate edifice, the excessive height of which has been allowed to compromise views from Pavilion Gardens. The White Lodge at Roedean, designed by Edward Lutyens, now converted into flats, has been the victim of a recent makeover in which the roof of one wing turned bright green. This should not have been allowed, but is reversible damage. The Royal Spa Portico in Queen’s Park is a curious relic of the days when a German entrepreneur sold

“spa” water to wealthy visitors (there was never any actual spa there). This listed structure is currently in poor shape and cordoned off. Number 2, Portland Place in Kemptown is a family house built by Charles Busby in the 1820s that has apparently recently been subjected to an inappropriate attempt at renovation, with “11 skips of period interior” thrown out. One worrying case is 87 London Road (between Emporium and the new Alcampo Lounge). Probably also by Busby, with fluted Ionic pilasters and an ironwork porch, it is the finest building and last surviving residential house in the road. Formerly known as Cambridge Lodge, it served as a school and then as the vicarage for St Bartholomew’s Church. But now it is unclear who owns it or why it is so neglected. Windows were apparently left open throughout the recent tempestuous winter. Who would not wish to live in such an elegant house? Not, apparently, its owners. I hope it can be saved and a new use found for it. Finally, there is Marlborough

House in Old Steine, a Grade I listed building that Nikolaus Pevsner called “the finest house in Brighton”. Built in 1769, it was bought in 1771 by the fourth Duke of Marlborough. (Although extremely wealthy, he is said, when not in residence, to have let out its rooms.) The duke and duchess were “quiet folk, and their habits in marked contrast with the majority of fashionable folk who came to Brighton soon after”. I quote a contemporary newspaper report: “His Grace walked for some time yesterday upon the Steyne; the company consisted chiefly of opulent Jews, needy fortunehunters, broken-down Cyprians [lewd women], fishermen’s daughters, and several fat city dowdies.” The quiet life, indeed! The house was sold in 1786 to WG Hamilton - known as “single speech Hamilton”, as he only ever made one speech in parliament - who employed the celebrated Robert Adam to upgrade it. Adam gave it an octagonal dining room and a drawing room with a Sicilian marble fireplace depicting Venus in her chariot. After several subsequent owners, it eventually

Nikolaus Pevsner called Marlborough House “the finest house in Brighton”

became a local education office, and then the tourist information centre. After a plan to convert it into a pub was thrown out in 1999, the council sold it to the nearby recruitment company Eurolink, whose founder, Tony Antoniades, promised to restore it to its former glory. But in 2004 its four Adam fireplaces perished in a blaze at

a storage depot, while in 2005 a proposed car-wash service in the forecourt caused outrage. Fifteen years on, the building still looks desolate, its future uncertain (a fresh planning application has just gone in), its vacant rooms walked only by the ghosts of former days. Graham Chainey is a freelance writer in Brighton and Hove.

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Business Course inspires mother and daughter to launch own designer clothing brand A mother-and-daughter team from Brighton has launched a new designer clothing brand thanks to an adult evening class at City College Brighton and Hove. Specialising in vintage-style bridal and occasion wear, Pink Collar Workers is run by Joanna Manley and her daughter, Reenie Freeman. Before starting their City College dressmaking course with tutor Julia Hincks, neither had actually used a sewing machine.  Reenie said: “We both had lifelong passions for art history, costume, film and vintage clothing, but were unable to turn the creative visions in our heads into real life garments. “Joining the course, and having Julia as our tutor, changed everything. She was fantastic and we owe her a lot. She taught us all aspects of dressmaking technique, such

as sewing in zips to the more advanced skills such as adapting patterns. Her confidence in our ability was inspiring. She gave us free reign to experiment and never put the brakes on us. "After we got started, the only clothes we enjoyed wearing were the clothes we’d made and they were getting a great reaction from people when we wore them. It was only when we were being approached regularly by strangers asking where we’d bought our dresses that we realised we were onto something.”  Ms Hincks said: “Joanna and Reenie were really keen and committed students and the more confident they grew with their dressmaking skills, the more their creativity was able to flourish. I think their designs are absolutely stunning.” Pink Collar Workers are launching a new bridal

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The Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 is now open and businesses have until May 23 to submit up to three entries. Back for the ninth year, the BAHBAs are the biggest celebration of business success Brighton has ever seen. The Awards acknowledge the diversity and uniqueness of the city, celebrating those companies, organisations and individuals who really build the Brighton brand. 2014 sponsors include Allied Irish Bank, Brighton & Hove Jobs.com, Cardens Accountants, Qualifa, Graves Jenkins, Classic Consulting, Cluttons, Martin Searle Solicitors, Close Brothers Invoice Finance, MDHub, Midnight Communications, and Brighton Pier. The BAHBAs are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Brighton and Hove City Council, the Brighton Business Curry Club and B&H Tourism Alliance. The judges will be looking for companies and organisations that really capture the spirit of Brighton and Hove. To enter, visit www.bahba.co.uk.

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HiSbe exceeds its sales targets as it makes short list for award HiSbe, the ethical supermarket, has announced it exceeded sales targets by 10% in its first quarter of trading. At the same time, it was revealed that it is one of five organisations on the short list for Retailer of the Year in The Observer Ethical Awards. The winners, based on public votes, will be announced next month; supporters can vote online for hiSbe until Thursday, May 22, by visiting: www.theguardian.com/ observer-ethical-awards. Others on the short list are: Growing Communities, a social enterprise in Hackney, London, that runs the UK’s only all-organic farmers’ market; Babi Pur, a family-run online retailer, based in Snowdonia and selling baby and early-years products; Riverford, a “vegbox” company specialising in ethically-produced organic meat and vegetables; and RoCo, an Irish “eco-organic” hairdressing salon. Hisbe, since opening last December, has expanded its range of products available in-store by a third. Existing suppliers are also receiving larger orders for a wider range of produce, with new suppliers being sourced weekly; 24 producers now provide goods from a 30-mile radius.

Sisters Amy and Ruth Anslow opened hiSbe last December

Core to the values of hiSbe (how it Should be) is ensuring suppliers get a fair price - and an increasing appetite for ethically-sourced, sustainable, and fairly-priced food has enabled the store to bring that fair-price policy to even more local suppliers. On average, hiSbe suppliers get 59p back on every £1 spent in the store in York Place, Brighton. Ruth Anslow, co-founder at hiSbe, said: “We’re chuffed to be the only Brighton- and Sussexbased organisation shortlisted for the Observer Ethical Retailer of the Year award. It’s a great acknowledgement, particularly having been open less than six months. We’d encourage our customers to vote for us - all

support will help us bring on board more products and local suppliers and build our vision to open more stores in other parts of the city.”  Ms Anslow, who founded hiSbe with her sister, Amy, added: “We always prioritise local suppliers with high quality standards and deal with them directly to guarantee that our customers’purchases feed back into the local economy. Customers pay less, producers earn more, staff are paid a living wage and we show the larger supermarkets how it should be.”  Milk is only one example of hiSbe’s fair-price policy. UK dairy farmers receive, on average, 19p a pint, compared with hiSbe dairy farmers who receive 41p from every 50p pint of milk.

Brewin Dolphin strengthens its team Brewin Dolphin, the private client wealth manager, has appointed a new business development manager. Andrew Wheeler will be working in the firm's Brighton office to promote the company’s investment management services to financial advisers (IFAs). With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Mr Wheeler is well-known to many advisers along the south coast. Experienced in both pensions and investments, Mr Wheeler said: “I’m delighted to join Brewin Dolphin. They have built a strong and enviable reputation for delivering bespoke investment management services to IFAs and other professional advisers. “Recent research has shown

that more independent financial advisers are looking to outsource funds to discretionary fund managers and this is a sector I will be looking to grow at Brewin Dolphin." David Pegler, head of Brewin Dolphin’s office in Brighton, said: “We are very pleased that Andrew is joining us in Brighton. His skills and expertise will be a great complement to our office and we are confident he will be a great asset for driving business here along the South Coast.” Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's largest independentlyowned private client investment managers and has more than 35 offices throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.

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The Jokes That I’m Most Fond Of…an Evening with Glenn Wool

A local folk outfit that combines close vocal harmonies with roots influences to create a smooth and soothing wash of sound. Their debut album ‘This Love’ is well worth checking out. Support from Standard Lamps and Fiddles Smith. 7:30pm, £8 Brunswick – 1 Holland Road, BN3 1JF

Lu’Ami Lu’Ami is a jazzy and soulful singer from Bristol who is based in Brighton. Support from Normanton Street, Prisoner’s Cinema and Harlee Deamer. 7pm, £3 Green Door Store - Unit 2, 3-4 Trafalgar Arches, BN1 4FQ

Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer Mr.B takes his audience on a mission to reconnect Hip-Hop and its ilk with the Queen's English. With ditties about cricket, pipe smoking and sexual misadventure, all in his dandy, cut-glass accent. Fri and Sat 10:00pm, £10/£8 Komedia – 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

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Glenn Wool has a comedy career that spans 20 years with television and live engagements over 5 continents. Expect a selection of his favourites from his long career. 6:15pm, £10 Komedia – 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

MC Cashback Lasagne MC Cashback serves up a smorgasbord of musical recipes, lyrical treats and meaty beats featuring tracks from his latest album ‘The Dinnersty’. Witness the creation of a delicious homemade lasagne in this hilarious live (w)rap based cookery show. 9pm, £10/£7 Komedia – 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Mingus Underground Octet Inspired by the music of the famous bassist and bandleader, Charlie Mingus. The band comprises some of the best jazz players on the local and national scene, and aims to recreate the spirit and excitement of the great Mingus bands and recordings. 8pm, £7 Brunswick – 1 Holland Road, BN3 1JF

Artists Open Houses Festival Taking place over the four weekends of May, around 200 houses and studio spaces across the city are opening their doors to exhibit the work of over 1,000 artists and makers.  Sat and Sun, all day, free entry Various locations across Brighton and Hove

Foodies Festival For all you food lovers, why not spend the Bank Holiday weekend trying some of the finest foods that the UK has to offer. Sat – Mon 11am –7pm, £18/£12 (2-for-1 through thebestof Brighton website) Hove Lawns

What Happens to the Hope at the End of The Evening An extraordinary new play by long-term friends and awardwinning theatre-makers Andy Smith and Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, ENGLAND, The Author), which opened to critical acclaim at the Almeida Theatre, London, in July 2013. Sat and Sun 9pm, Mon 6pm, £15/£10 Studio Theatre – New Road, BN1 1UG

MONDAY Snarky Puppy 2014 Grammy Award-winners Snarky Puppy is a huge ensemble of percussion, keyboards, guitars and brass, creating a sound of jazz, funk, soul, world and pop. 7pm, £15 Coalition - 171-181 King's Road Arches, BN1 1NB

HUSH HUSH Bank Holiday Special A chilled acoustic live lounge night with music from Beth Morris, Prissy Lips, Beth White, Mortie Pockett and Dominic Lewis. 8pm, free entry White Rabbit - Kensington Gardens, BN1 4AL

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THURSDAY The Great Escape It is that time of year again! The Great Escape 2014 is finally upon us. This year features over 400 signed and independent acts from all across the world to play in a host of venues throughout the city. There will be something for all musical palettes. All day, £59.25 for a 3-day ticket Various venues across Brighton and Hove Listings compiled by Tom Sayer @tomsayeruk

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Rob Brydon The Guess List BBC1, 9.20pm Lined up in Rob Brydon’s comedy crosshairs this week are I’m A Celebrity… winner and tunesmith Kian Egan; Kate Silverton; David Walliams, Tess Daly and the man he’s spent years impersonating, Ronnie Corbett. His golfing buddy proves to be as amiable as ever, especially as he delivers one of the best gags of the night regarding their recent match on the fairway. The big question is: will contestants James and Jan manage to fill in the (blankety) blanks when asked questions such as: “According to a recent survey, what most annoys the British public?”

BBC1 6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11.30 Nigellissima. (R) 12.00 Football Focus. 12.45 Saturday Sportsday. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Live Snooker: The World Championship. 4.30 Final Score. 5.10 Film: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. (2008) 6.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 6.50 Pointless Celebrities. Crime-related edition, with The Bill and Bad Girls actors Lisa Maxwell, Mark Wingett, Helen Fraser and Jack Ellis, one-time Crimewatch host Sue Cook and journalist Donal MacIntyre. 7.40 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Dale Winton presents the quiz show in which five contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Includes the Lotto and Thunderball draws, hosted by Kate Garraway. 8.30 Casualty. One woman’s jealousy causes another to suffer an asthma attack, while a family’s plans for the perfect day soon go downhill. Dixie faces her disciplinary meeting. 9.20 The Guess List. David Walliams, Ronnie Corbett, Kian Egan, Tess Daly and Kate Silverton help contestants answer all sorts of everyday questions. Game show, hosted by Rob Brydon. 10.00 BBC News; Weather. 10.20 Match of the Day. Including highlights of Everton v Manchester City; National Lottery Update. 11.45 The Football League Show. Highlights. 1.05 Weatherview. 1.10 BBC News.

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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 The Hungry Sailors. (R) 10.25 Murder, She Wrote. (R) 11.25 ITV News; Weather. 11.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 12.30 The Unforgettable Norman Wisdom. (R) 1.00 All Star Family Fortunes. (R) 1.45 A Touch of Frost. (R) 3.45 Film: Peter Pan. (2003) 5.50 Regional Programme. 6.00 ITV News; Weather. 6.15 Let Me Entertain You. Clips of secret performers showing off at work. 6.45 New You’ve Been Framed! Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. 7.15 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec host the fourth audition show, as Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon give their verdicts on more of the nation’s best – and worst – performers. 8.30 Amazing Greys. With Olympic gold medallist Mary Peters and DJ David Hamilton. 9.35 Prey. Thriller about a wrongly accused fugitive, starring John Simm. (R) 10.30 The Americans. Philip and Elizabeth face painful developments in their missions. 11.30 ITV News; Weather. 11.45 Through the Keyhole. Simon Gregson and Mollie King join Dave Berry on the panel. Last in the series. (R) 12.40 Jackpot247. 3.00 Dinner Date: Australia. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen.

6.05 The Hoobs. (R) 6.30 Trans World Sport. 7.30 FIM Superbike World Championship. 8.00 The Morning Line. 9.00 Weekend Kitchen. 10.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 10.25 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 10.50 How I Met Your Mother. 11.20 How I Met Your Mother. 11.45 The Simpsons. (R) 12.15 The Simpsons. (R) 12.45 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. (R) 1.40 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. Rebecca Ryan hosts the final dinner party in York. (R) 6.40 Channel 4 News. 7.05 For the Love of Cars. Life on Mars star Philip Glenister and renowned car designer Ant Anstead scour barns and lock-ups across the nation on a mission to restore six classic British motors. (R) 8.00 Grand Designs. Kevin McCloud follows a project to transform a classic 1920s cinema in South Yorkshire into a family home, complete with a hydraulic glass wall that opens up one side of the house. (R) 9.00 Film: Green Zone. (2010) A military officer searching Iraq for weapons of mass destruction after the US invasion uncovers a political conspiracy. Paul Greengrass’ thriller, with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. 11.10 Film: Escape from Alcatraz. (1979) Fact-based prison drama, starring Clint Eastwood. 1.15 Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra. (R) 2.45 Hollyoaks. (R) 4.50 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.45 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Access. 10.05 The Dog Rescuers. (R) 10.30 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 11.30 World’s Busiest Border Crossing. (R) 12.30 Film: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. (1984) Drama, starring Christopher Lambert. 3.05 Film: Sands of the Kalahari. (1965) 5.05 Film: The Vikings. (1958) 7.10 5 News Weekend. 7.15 Longmire. Walt investigates when a recently released murderer is killed by a bear, while Branch’s gun-toting uncle causes trouble at his retirement home. Peter Weller guest stars. 8.00 NCIS. The bodies of two dishonourably discharged officers are found on board a boat belonging to Gibbs – and subsequent inquiries cast suspicion on his mentor Mike Franks. (R) 9.00 NCIS. The team delves into Vance’s troubled past in an effort to trap a vengeful assassin who is determined to strike back at him by targeting his family. Drama, starring Mark Harmon. (R) 10.00 Film: The Bone Collector. (1999) A quadriplegic ex-cop helps a rookie officer hunt for a serial killer who takes gruesome trophies from his victims’ bodies. Thriller, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. 12.15 SuperCasino. 3.10 World’s Busiest Border Crossing. (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) 5.25 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Roary the Racing Car. (R)

BBC Three 7.00 Doctor Who 8.40 Top Gear 9.40 Live at the Apollo 10.25 Russell Howard’s Good News 11.00 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 Britain’s Natural World 8.00 Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities 9.00 Film: Blackfish (2013) 10.20 Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface – Natural World 11.20 Neil Sedaka: King of Song ITV2 2.40 Film: The Perfect Man (2005) 4.40 You’ve Been Framed! Kids Special 5.45 Film: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) 8.30 Britain’s Got More Talent 9.35 You’ve Been Framed! 10.05 Celebrity Juice 10.50 Crazy Beaches 11.20 Britain’s Got Talent ITV3 3.10 Agatha Christie’s Marple 5.15 Foyle’s War 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme 8.35 Doc Martin 9.35 Martin Clunes & a Lion Called Mugie 10.40 Film: The Life of David Gale (2003) ITV4 11.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals. 8.00 Ali: Still the Greatest 10.00 Film: Air America (1990) E4 4.00 Made in Chelsea 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: Predators (2010) 11.10 The Big Bang Theory Film4 3.05 The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) 4.50 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) 6.40 A Good Year (2006) 9.00 Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) 10.55 District 9 (2009)

SUNDAY’S TV | 4.05.14 SUNDAY May 4 2014 TV LISTINGS CHOICE

Philip Glenister For the Love of Cars Channel 4, 8pm All too often, when actors ditch fiction in favour of factual roles, it can end up feeling somewhat awkward – especially if the thesp in question has little knowledge of or enthusiasm for their chosen subject. However, Philip Glenister seems the natural choice to copresent this tempting documentary, alongside renowned car designer Ant Anstead. The six-part series follows the pair as they scour barns and lock-ups across the nation on a mission to restore six classic British motors to their former glory.

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6.55 Film: None But the Lonely Heart. (1944) Drama, starring Cary Grant. 8.45 Countryfile. (R) 9.45 The Beechgrove Garden. 10.15 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. 11.45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 12.30 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 1.15 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 2.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The opening session of the final at the Crucible Theatre. 6.00 Australia with Simon Reeve. The adventurer begins a journey across the country, discovering how the camel is threatening the fragile desert ecosystem in the heart of Australia. (R) 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. Hazel Irvine presents all the action from the second session of the final at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, where a further nine frames are scheduled to take place. Subsequent programmes subject to change. 11.00 QI XL. Stephen Fry hosts an extended edition of the quiz with a difference. The Rev Richard Coles, Sarah Millican, David Mitchell and Alan Davies answer questions about jobs. 11.45 Film: In Our Name. (2010) Premiere. A British soldier is haunted by her experiences in Iraq, and becomes increasingly paranoid about her daughter’s safety. Drama, starring Joanne Froggatt and Mel Raido. 1.15 Film: The Big White. (2005) Black comedy, starring Robin Williams. 2.50 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 3.50 Holby City. (R) 4.50 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 Big Time Rush. (R) 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 May the Best House Win. (R) 10.25 Film: Columbo Cries Wolf. (1990) 12.25 ITV News; Weather. 12.30 Big Star’s Little Star. (R) 1.35 You’ve Been Framed! (R) 2.05 Britain’s Got Talent. (R) 3.20 Let Me Entertain You. (R) 3.50 Film: Licence to Kill. (1989) 6.20 Regional Programme. 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, before one of them plays to win £50,000. 7.30 Off Their Rockers. Seb takes a shower in an unexpected place, Rosie and Marry try out an unusual selling technique and Sonia gets in trouble with the law again. Hidden-camera comedy. 8.00 Vera. The son of a prominent local family is found murdered on the beach at Whitley Bay, and a second death leaves Vera facing puzzling questions and mounting pressure to crack the case. 10.00 Perspectives – The Man in the Hat: Rene Magritte with Will Young. The singer and actor explores the artist’s life and work. 11.00 ITV News; Weather. 11.15 Premiership Rugby Union. 12.15 The Store. 2.45 Motorsport UK. 3.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R)

6.15 British GT. 6.40 How I Met Your Mother. 7.05 How I Met Your Mother. 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 7.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.25 Frasier. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.35 Secret Eaters. (R) 1.40 Channel 4 Racing. 4.10 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 4.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 5.05 The Simpsons. (R) 5.35 Deal or No Deal. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Bear’s Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry. Bear Grylls takes the QI host on an expedition to the Italian Dolomites, setting him a series of challenges, from travelling on the skids of a helicopter to descending a waterfall. (R) 8.00 For the Love of Cars. Ant Anstead tracks down a Triumph Stag in a scrapyard and sets about restoring it to its former glory, while Philip Glenister investigates the car’s reputation for unreliability. 9.00 Fargo. Malvo does the unexpected in the blackmail operation, Molly sets a trap, Gus debates whether he should come clean and Lester’s return to work has complicated repercussions. 10.00 Film: Underworld: Awakening. (2012) Premiere. Action fantasy, starring Kate Beckinsale. 11.45 Film: Babel. (2006) An American couple’s holiday in Morocco sparks an international crisis when one of them is accidentally shot. Drama, starring Brad Pitt. 2.15 Southland. 3.05 The Hotel. (R) 4.00 SuperScrimpers’ Challenge. (R) 4.55 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (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) 6.40 The Mr Men Show. (R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. 7.05 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) 7.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 7.25 Make Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 7.40 City of Friends. (R) 7.50 Milkshake! Bop Box. (R) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) 8.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) 8.20 Milkshake! Bop Box. (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) 11.10 Access. (R) 11.15 The Dog Rescuers. (R) 11.45 Secret History of UFOs. (R) 12.40 Aliens: Are We Alone? (R) 1.45 Film: Thunderbirds. (2004) 3.25 Film: Open Season. (2006) 5.00 Film: Mulan. (1998) 6.40 5 News Weekend. 6.45 Film: Stargate. (1994) A soldier and an Egyptologist travel through a mysterious portal to a distant alien planet where they battle a tyrant. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. Edited for violence, language and flashing images. 9.00 Film: War of the Worlds. (2005) Sci-fi thriller, starring Tom Cruise. 11.10 Film: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. (2004) Sporting comedy, starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.10 Booze, Bust-Ups & Brothels: Soho Blues. (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)

BBC Three 7.00 Top Gear 7.50 Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 10.00 In the Flesh 11.00 Family Guy 11.45 Ja’mie: Private School Girl BBC Four 7.00 The Rabbits of Skomer 7.10 Film: In Which We Serve (1942) 9.00 Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World 10.30 The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney 11.00 Frank Sinatra: The Voice of the Century – Arena Special ITV2 3.20 You’ve Been Framed! 4.20 Britain’s Got Talent 5.45 Britain’s Got More Talent 6.45 You’ve Been Framed! 7.15 Film: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) 10.00 Viral Tap 10.50 Film: White Chicks (2004) ITV3 3.40 Goodbye Mr Chips 5.40 Inspector Morse 8.00 The Zoo 9.00 Birds of a Feather 9.30 Vicious 10.00 Film: Intolerable Cruelty (2003) ITV4 11.00 Live British Touring Car Championship. Round three from Thruxton. 6.30 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Highlights 7.30 Storage Wars 8.00 Premiership Rugby Union 9.00 Indian Premier League Cricket 10.00 Film: Senna (2010) E4 3.30 How I Met Your Mother 5.00 The Tomorrow People 6.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Bride Wars (2009) 10.00 The Inbetweeners 11.05 Rude Tube: Rude Zoo Film4 7.10 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) 9.00 Star Trek (2009) 11.25 House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. Breakfast. 9.00 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. BBC1 6.00 BBC1 6.00 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. BBC1 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 9.45 Homes Under the Hammer. (R)

10.45 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. (R) 11.30 First Time on the Front Line. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.25 The Link. 2.15 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 3.45 Film: National Treasure. (2004) Action adventure, starring Nicolas Cage. 5.45 Pointless. (R) 6.30 BBC News; Weather. 6.45 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 Bang Goes the Theory. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Miranda. (R) 9.00 When Corden Met Barlow. 10.00 BBC News. 10.15 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.20 Match of the Day. 11.25 Late Kick Off. 11.55 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 12.40 Weatherview. 12.45 BBC News. This Is BBC Two. 6.20 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.20 Film:

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. (2002) Animated adventure, with the voice of Matt Damon. 8.35 Film: Goodbye, Mr Chips. (1939) Period drama, with Robert Donat. 10.25 Film: The Importance of Being Earnest. (1952) Oscar Wilde comedy, starring Michael Redgrave. 12.00 The Pallisers. (R) 12.50 The Pallisers. (R) 1.45 Coast. 2.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The third session of the final. 6.00 Escape to the Continent. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Snooker: The World Championship. The concluding session of this year’s final at the Crucible Theatre. 11.00 Amazon’s Retail Revolution: Business Boomers. (R) 12.00 Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter. (R) 1.00 Sign Zone: Louis Theroux’s LA Stories. (R) 2.00 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)

ITV

6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (R) 10.30 Storage Hoarders. (R) 11.30 The Unforgettable Joan Sims. (R) 12.00 Dinner Date. (R) 1.00 ITV News; Weather. 1.10 ITV News London; Weather. 1.15 All Star Family Fortunes. (R) 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.15 ITV News; Weather. 6.30 You’ve Been Framed! (R) 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. 10.10 ITV News London; Weather. 10.15 Benidorm. (R) 11.15 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. (R) 12.10 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

6.10 Countdown. (R) 6.55 Film: Firehouse Dog. (2007) Family comedy, starring Josh Hutcherson. 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 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: Summer Sun. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.30 Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade. 8.00 Britain’s Most Extreme Weather. 9.00 The Island with Bear Grylls. 10.00 Love for Sale with Rupert Everett. 11.00 Gogglebox. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Fargo. (R) 1.00 Scandal. 1.45 Southcliffe. (R) 2.40 Mesh: The Wrong Turn. (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 The Link. 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 Holby City. 9.00 Happy Valley. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament; National Lottery Update. 10.40 Miller’s Mountain. 11.10 The Guess List. (R) 11.50 Film: Son of Rambow. (2007) Coming-of-age comedy, starring Bill Milner. 1.20 Weatherview. 1.25 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 The Link. 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 Vertigo Road Trip. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament; (R) National Lottery Update. 10.40 Match of the Day. 11.40 Room 101 – Extra Storage. 12.20 Weatherview. 12.25 BBC News.

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

7.30 Animal Park. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 10.00 Bang Goes the Theory. (R) 10.30 See Hear. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 One Man and His Campervan. (R) 2.15 The Pallisers. (R) 3.05 Coast. (R) 3.30 Life in Cold Blood. (R) 4.30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain. (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Escape to the Continent. 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job. 9.00 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 11.25 Watermen: A Dirty Business. (R) 12.25 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) 12.55 Kim Philby – His Most Intimate Betrayal. (R) 1.55 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)

Time on the Front Line. (R) 7.35 Animal Park. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Collectaholics. (R) 10.05 Mystery of the Moor. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 The Super League Show. 1.45 One Man and His Campervan. (R) 2.15 The Pallisers. (R) 3.05 Coast. (R) 3.30 Planet Earth. (R) 4.30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain. (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Escape to the Continent. 7.30 Great British Menu. 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 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 11.25 Vets in the Disaster Zone. (R) 12.25 Sign Zone: Monkey Planet. (R) 1.25 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)

ITV

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 Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (2005) Fantasy adventure, starring Daniel Radcliffe. 10.20 ITV News; Weather. 10.50 ITV News London; Weather. 10.55 The Cube Celebrity Special. (R) 11.55 Wild Britain with Ray Mears. (R) 12.20 Jackpot247.

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. 6.25 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 Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.25 ITV News London; Weather. 10.30 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 10.35 Film: The Boat That Rocked. (2009) Comedy, starring Bill Nighy. 1.00 Jackpot247.

Channel 4

Channel 4

Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. ITV 6.00 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This

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 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: Summer Sun. (R) 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 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 16 Kids and Counting. (R) 11.00 Coppers. (R) 11.55 Random Acts. 12.00 Poker.

Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Channel 5 Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Criminals: Caught on

Camera. (R) 1.15 5 News Lunchtime. 1.20 Neighbours. 1.50 NCIS. (R) 2.50 Film: White Fang. (1991) Adventure, starring Ethan Hawke. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Film: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (2005) Children’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp. 8.00 The Woman with 40 Cats – and Other Pet Hoarders; (R) 5 News at 9. 9.00 Britain’s Favourite Stand-Up Comedian. (R) 11.50 Film:You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. (2008) Comedy, starring Adam Sandler. 1.50 SuperCasino. 3.05 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. (R) 4.00 HouseBusters. (R) 4.45 Great Artists. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

Homes Under the Hammer. (R) BBC2 6.00 7.00 First Time on the Front Line. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Montana Sky. (2007) Drama, starring Ashley Williams. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 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. 11.55 Body of Proof. (R) 12.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.15 SuperCasino.

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) 10.55 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.25 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.55 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.30 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage of four races from Chester. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 The Supervet. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E. 10.00 Derek. 10.30 Cardinal Burns. 11.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Film:WithYou, WithoutYou. (2013) Premiere. Sri Lankan drama, starring Shyam Fernando.

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 The Link. 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.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.10 First Time BBC2 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 First BBC2 on the Front Line. (R) 6.40 Sign Zone: Time on the Front Line. (R) 7.35 Animal Park. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest. (R) 10.05 Gardeners’ World. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) 1.45 One Man and His Campervan. (R) 2.15 The Pallisers. (R) 3.05 Coast. 3.30 Life in Cold Blood. (R) 4.30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain. (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. (R) 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Great British Menu. 7.00 Live Women’s World Cup Football. England v Ukraine (Kick-off 7.30pm). 9.30 Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Don’t Cap My Benefits. (R) 1.20 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 Schools – Exploring the Past: Post War Britain. (R) 5.00 Schools – Children of World War Two. (R) 5.30 Schools – History Hunt. (R) 5.55 Schools – Wonders of Nature: Monarch Butterfly – Spectacle.

ITV

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. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Living with Dementia: 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. 10.32 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 10.35 Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off. (R) 11.35 Harbour Lives. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247.

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) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 10.55 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.25 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.55 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.30 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage of four races from Chester. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 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) 10.55 The Island with Bear Grylls. (R) 12.00 24 Hours in A&E. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The 6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Channel 5 Wright Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Stuff. 11.40 Police

Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.20 NCIS. (R) 3.20 Film: Backyard Wedding. (2010) Drama, starring Alicia Witt. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 7.00 Benidorm ER; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 7/7 Commuter Carnage: Minute by Minute; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 Castle. 10.55 Castle. 11.55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (R) 12.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.15 SuperCasino.

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 The Link. 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. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 A Question of Sport; 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.

Interceptors. (R) 12.40 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Her Husband’s Betrayal. (2013) Premiere. Thriller, starring Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 7.00 Police Interceptors; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Beware! Cowboy Builders; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The OAP Killer: First Kill, Last Kill. 10.00 Person of Interest. 10.55 Person of Interest. 11.55 Access. 12.00 SuperCasino.

Countryside 999. (R) 7.25 The Great Interior Design Challenge. (R) 8.25 Mary Berry Cooks. (R) 8.55 Live Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix – Practice One. From the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. 10.35 The Travel Show. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 Live Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix – Practice Two. From the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. 2.35 The Pallisers. (R) 3.30 Life in Cold Blood. (R) 4.30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain. (R) 5.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. 6.00 Eggheads. (R) 6.30 Escape to the Continent. 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 The Minster. 8.30 Gardeners’ World. 9.00 Natural World: Pygmy Hippo – A Very Secret Life. 10.00 The Trip to Italy. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 Later – with Jools Holland. 12.10 Film: Better Mus Come. (2010) Premiere. Jamaican crime drama, starring Sheldon Shepherd.

ITV

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 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 10.35 Film: GoldenEye. (1995) James Bond spy adventure, starring Pierce Brosnan.

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) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss USA. (R) 10.55 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.25 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.55 Channel 4 News Summary. 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.30 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage of four races from Chester. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.35 Unreported World. 8.00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. 9.00 Gogglebox. 10.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 11.05 Rude Tube. 12.05 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 12.30 Film: The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult. (1994) Comedy sequel, starring Leslie Nielsen. 1.55 Random Acts. 2.00 Happy Endings.

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6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.40 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (R) 3.15 Film: Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder. (2005) Crime drama, starring Kellie Martin. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 NewsTalk Live. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 7.00 Bloody Tales of the Tower; 5 News Update. 8.00 Ice Road Truckers; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 11.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 The Woman with 40 Cats – and Other Pet Hoarders. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Great Artists. (R) 5.10 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R)


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The Preston Park Tavern has undergone some major changes since being taken over in March by Indigo, the independent pub group. Some changes have been welcomed by the community; some people are still unsure. What has not changed, however, is the welcoming atmosphere, great service, and high-quality gastro and pub food. Preston Park Tavern stands bold as brass on the corner of Havelock Road, unmissable and basking in sunlight. A mix between a familyfriendly pub and a sit-down gastro experience, Preston Park Tavern was heaving with all walks of life, even on a fairly average Wednesday. Couples, family gatherings, groups of friends drinking pints, and copious amounts of laughter. Sat in the more formal area of the pub, we looked at the menu before ordering at the bar. Serving a mix of quintessential gastro-pub dishes and traditional pub food, the Preston Park Tavern has clearly worked hard to provide a menu that caters for all. Dishes include spiced South Downs lamb kofta, sautéed squid and chorizo, roast fillet of gurnard,

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Opting for the Chicken, Pork and Pistachio Terrine with piccalilli and toasted sourdough (£6.50) to start and the Roast Lamb Chop, with wild garlic mash, asparagus and red wine jus (£13) for main, proved to be wise choices. Scattered with crunchy pistachios, compact and compressed with a combination of meats, the terrine was a thing of beauty. Too thick for any spreading on the Flint Owl Bakery sourdough, the terrine was gobbled up in slices alongside a sweet-yet-sharp homemade piccalilli. Brilliant texture and a glorious after-taste, the terrine at Preston Park Tavern already had me hooked. Following the wonderfully-meaty terrine with the lamb chops was a bold move, as both dishes were cakes too. So if you’re seeking a venue in which to nurse a bottle of water for 3 hours whilst writing your blog, watching Justin Bieber videos or Skyping that guy you met in Thailand, you’ve come to the wrong place. You could just go home (a much more suitable location for unsociable behaviours) or perhaps to a faceless chain where nobody will notice when you outstay your welcome. If you’d genuinely like

very meat-centric. And I am not exaggerating when I say the chops were over an inch thick. Keeping the Preston Park Tavern as local as possible, the team source their meat from Barfields, the local butcher, and it is of a very high quality indeed. The lamb was cooked until just pink in the centre and lightly scorched on the outside, giving it an almost smokey flavour. Served on a bed of wet-yet-creamy wildgarlic-tinged mashed potatoes and seasonal asparagus, the lamb was drizzled in a sultry, fruity jus; it was the perfect accompaniment to the bottle of Rioja we were drinking (£13.95). The only thing letting this dish down was the presentation; more care and attention to detail and this plate would have been spot on. Preston Park Tavern is not reinventing the wheel with its range of gastro-pub food. It is, however, of a higher quality than most residential pubs, especially those in the Fiveways and London Road area. Hats off to Indigo for snapping up this family-friendly, relaxed and welcoming pub and making change worthwhile. To read more by Claire Beveridge, visit: www.placesieatbrighton.co.uk

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Style Travel 10 reasons to travel in May Jane Busby @Janeforstyle

Athens city break - Visit the Acropolis, Athens’s oldest residential quarter

Monti Sibillini for the flowers - The Piano Grande, Italy, in late May, is carpeted with wild flowers

Ranch holiday in Yellowstone National Park - visit historic ranches, learn equestrian skills, and ride through dramatic mountain scenery

Memphis for the Festival - This Tennessee city holds its 38th Memphis in May International Festival this month, comprising in part of The Beale Street Music Festival. Visit: memphisinmay.org

Buddhas and art in Hong Kong - May is the last month before the heat and humidity become nigh-on unbearable in Hong Kong. Go now to walk the Dragon’s Back Trail and watch the Symphony of Lights

Walking in Turkey - is great in May due to more pleasant temparatures - day time maximums of 68F/20C as opposed to 82F/28C in July and August

Whale watching off Madeira - in May you might see pilot whales, sperm whales, and minke whales, as well as lesser-known species such as Sei whales and Bryde’s whales

What a great time of the year, with weddings, ladies days at the races, garden parties, all of which need that ‘special’ outfit. Choosing the right outfit for our colour, style and shape can be a stressful and time consuming operation. Before you go out to the shops, it may be an idea to look at a few websites to get some trend and colour ideas. When you go to the shops, have an idea whether you are looking for a dress, skirt, trousers and whether you are wanting to match with a jacket or shoes. Perhaps you may want to utilise accessories you already have so take them with you. The outfit you choose must be comfortable and make sure you have comfy shoes, as at any of these events you will be dressed up for the whole day and often standing around. Many shops have hats, fascinators, jewellery and shoes to make the whole outfit which will make it easy to buy and choose. I am hosting a style and shopping evening in Hobbs, East Street, Brighton on Wednesday, May 7. Please contact me if you are interested as numbers are limited.

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The last of the Caribbean - May is a cunning time to visit the Caribbean: it is outside of the peak DecemberApril season, meaning prices are lower

Hay Festival, Powys - Hay-on-Wye’s annual gathering, sees talks and presentations by renowned broadcasters, authors, poets and historians

Tulip festival in Canada - Ottawa is tulip-central in May, hosting a festival dedicated to the flowers


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Brain Gym

No.168

Double Crossword

Last week’s solutions: CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Record; 4 Spread; 9 Debt-collector; 10 Calls up; 11 Aired; 12 Light; 14 Relay; 18 Cream; 19 Incense; 21 Cheerlessness; 22 Attest; 23 Beaten. Down: 1 Reduce; 2 Co-belligerent; 3 Races; 5 Prelate; 6 Entertainment; 7 Deride; 8 Slips; 13 Humerus; 15 Acacia; 16 Vices; 17 Reason; 20 Caste. QUICK - Across: 1 Modest; 4 Stable; 9 Miscellaneous; 10 Lingers; 11 Ether; 12 Sever; 14 Users; 18 Strip; 19 Deprive; 21 Entertainment; 22 Desert; 23 Chaste. Down: 1 Mumble; 2 Disintegrates; 3 Sieve; 5 Tenders; 6 Brotherliness; 7 Ensure; 8 Close; 13 Emperor; 15 Ascend; 16 Ideal; 17 Settle; 20 Pinch.

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Health

BMW i8 hybrid - can a real sports car be eco-friendly?

BMW i8: Aiming to match the performance of a Porsche with the fuel efficiency of a Toyota Prius

The entire world of sports car makers is pinning its hopes on the i8, and not just BMW. It can run as an electric car, as a fuelsaving plug-in hybrid or as a sports car pumping both electric and three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol power to its wheels. It drapes concept-car-for-the-road skin over a four-seat carbon-fibre chassis and it even introduces laser-fired headlights to the world. It’s supposed to be an eco-friendly Porsche 911 hunter and is priced to match. Can it really do all of that in one car? There is a lot riding on the i8, and not just for BMW. More than anything else, it’s an attempt to convince the world’s naysayers that even something as selfish as a sports car has a future, without the loss of any of the fun stuff, if the genre steps up to its social responsibilities. It’s BMW’s supercar; super for its technology even more than its 4.4-second sprint to 62mph. It takes the i3’s lessons and tacks 911 speed and eye-magnet style onto it. It features laser headlights with high beam clarity at up to 600 metres. It delivers better economy than a Prius, so you can be sexy

and fast without feeling guilty. Its combinations are, by now, well known: a four-seat, carbonfibre tub atop an aluminium chassis (very much like the i3), plus a five-link rear suspension. A 96kW electric motor up front and a thumper, 170kW version of the MINI Cooper’s 1.5-litre three cylinder down the back. A 7.1kW/ hour lithium-ion battery pack stuffed into the transmission tunnel and wire-frying brainpower. Electrical regeneration on the go via the front electric motor and the option of simply plugging it into the wall. And it’s supposed to do all of that and still deliver a cracking drive that will pull even passionate Porsche drivers out of their 911s and Cayman S models, all while shrinking their running costs with a combined fuel economy number of only 2.1 litres/100km. It is supposed to be a pure sports car drive at anywhere between a third and a half of the fuel consumption, along with the ability to commute emissions-free for most people. How can that go wrong? Well, complexity, for one thing. Electronics and software

Parenting Time Waits For No Mum

Mummy K @no_mum

Relationships change when you have children. Fact. For my husband, Daddy-O, and me, marriage has started

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to resemble a tennis match, in many respects - albeit with a slightly smaller audience and no fancy trophies (engagement

complexity, to be more specific, because the rest of it is surprisingly (in this day and age) conventional. The engine is a modified version of the MINI’s three-cylinder engine, with more power and more torque. It has variable valve timing and lift, 320Nm of torque (not bad from 1.5 litres) and a big artificial system to help it sound like a sports car. A bit. The electric synchronous motor delivers 96kW of power and, from a standing start, an immediate 250Nm of torque and it delivers it all to the front wheels exclusively. It does that via a two-speed automatic transmission of its own. That’s the nuts and bolts of what is a very complex system, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. For starters, there is an electric mode, which runs the car as a pure electric vehicle to allow you to plug it in at home or work, then drive it for 37km (on the NEDC numbers) without paying for fuel. Then there’s a Comfort mode, which runs the car as a hybrid, with the petrol motor (or ICE - Internal Combustion Engine - as BMW calls it) chiming in and out as the computers see fit. Sometimes it’s churning more grunt to the rear wheels, sometimes it’s off.

ring excepted). Allow me to explain. I get up twice in the night with Tibbons. That is 15-0. Daddy-O cleans the kitchen from top to bottom: 1515. Then, I go out with friends for an evening while Daddy-O stays at home with Tibbons and suddenly the game changes: victory is in sight for Daddy-O, leading as he does 15-30. But then he goes and signs himself up to play badminton on a regular basis, or some such - and I can breathe a sigh of relief: it is soon deuce, a

Adding incidental exercises can do wonders for your health Paul Coneyworth @BeauPilates

Are you motivated to exercise, but struggle to squeeze fitness slots into your busy weekly schedule? Being too busy to exercise is a common reason mothers, in particular, give for not achieving their weekly or even monthly workout. Life is hectic and it is always difficult to juggle work, social and family commitments, let alone find the time to squeeze in exercise. Experts agree that - to maintain a good standard of health - you are required to dedicate yourself to 30 minutes of daily physical activity. But, if you are a mother, you will find it hard enough to spare 30 minutes to yourself, let alone time to participate in an act such as exercising. You should not, however, forego the advantages of nurturing your mind and body through exercise, as they are numerous. So we have a few ideas to gently squeeze some exercise into your frenzied lifestyle.  Two simple words a mum seeking to introduce exercise

Take the stairs rather than the lift

stalemate once more. Phew! You might think that what we like to call our competitive instincts are actually rather petty, that all this quick arithmetic à la Countdown is futile. But show me a parent who does not instantly know which is the more worthy of, say, dealing with a poomaggedon, or taking the recycling out (the former, obviously) and I will show you an impostor. Petty? No, not us. We are just making sure that we both muck in and, unlike most

into her daily life should consider are “Incidental exercise”. By definition, incidental means “happening as a minor accompaniment to something else or happening as a result of”. So, with this in mind, you are looking to add an element of exercise to your existing routine.   A couple of examples of incidental exercise: ■ Add energetic music to your daily chores around the house. The beat of the music will increase your tempo of movement; ■ When watching television, try to get up during every commercial break to do something - for example, clearing the dishes, picking your child’s toys up, or making a cup of tea.   Then, you have the traditional methods of adding incidental exercise, including: ■ Choosing the stairs rather than the lift; ■ Getting off the bus two stops early; ■ Parking further away than normal from the shopping centre. To be successful in increasing your incidental exercise, you have to be disciplined and committed to utilising a little more energy than you previously have. I hope these tips have helped you busy mums - if, of course, you have managed to find the time to scan this week’s newspaper.  We are happy to welcome hardworking parents to our evening Pilates classes in Hove, once the kids have been put to bed and the white wine is cooling in the refrigerator. Paul Coneyworth is master trainer at BeauPilates, 39b Salisbury Road, Hove, BN3 3AA. For more information, visit: www.beaupilates.co.uk

tennis players, trying to avoid a situation where we have won the match by a huge margin. Deuce or three sets a-piece is good; it lets you know you have arrived at an equilibrium, of sorts! And, anyway, I’ve pretty much got used to wearing tennis whites most of the time now. Time Waits For No Mum is a blog by “Mummy K”, who writes anonymously about motherhood and more: www.timewaitsfornomum.com


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Federico Turienzo Leo Ulloa isn’t the first Argentinian forward to turn out in the stripes. In 2005, the Albion signed Federico Turienzo for a fee rumoured to be around the £150,000 – a sizeable chunk for a club struggling financially in the constraints of Withdean – after apparently impressing the Albion on a DVD montage of his career highlights. He went on to make just four league appearances at the Albion and did not find the net once. Still, everyone was pretty excited when he signed…

Name: Federico Turienzo DoB: February 6 1983 Place of birth: La Plata, Argentina Position: Forward

Career statistics Appearences: 158 Goals: 25

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Former England centre half Matthew Upson deservedly landed the Albion’s Player of the Year prize after winning an impressive 63 per cent of supporters’ votes. The defender, who joined the Seagulls permanently in the summer after a superb loan spell last campaign finished 47 per cent ahead of second placed Stephen Ward, who got 16 per cent of votes cast. Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was third with 12 per cent – beating Leo Ulloa and Rohan Ince into fourth and fifth place respectively. Ince, who has enjoyed a hugely encouraging breakthrough season in the Brighton first team, was named Young Player of the Year after head coach Oscar Garcia singled him out ahead of the Albion’s other young starlets Solly March, Jake Forster-Caskey and Lewis Dunk. The awards were handed out at a glitzy bash earlier this week which Brighton’s media team broadcast live on the internet for fans. Other prizes given out

Albion chairman, Tony Bloom, has said he is proud of the valiant Seagulls fans

Matthew Upson won Player of the Year at the club’s recent award ceremony

including Women’s Player of the Season, which went to leading scorer Tammy Waine, Community Contribution Award, presented to Albion in the Community coach Nathan Bowen, and Fan of the Season, won by Harry Towner who was given a standing ovation. Upson revealed it was the first time in his professional career he has been given a Player of the Year gong but it will have come as no surprise to the 27,000 odd fans who regularly pack The Amex. The commanding and composed defender has been nothing short of a revelation since his arrival from Stoke City – drastically improving the Albion’s defensive record last season and providing a near-constant reassuring

presence this campaign. He has been a key part in the Brighton back four which boasts the second best defensive record in the Championship, behind only recently promoted Burnley and the best in terms of goals leaked away from home – just 18 all season. And his person stats are equally impressive. Only Jesse Lingard has a higher pass completion rate, with Upson successful with 85.7 per cent of his 2,063 total attempted passes. He has made 272 clearances, 25 blocks, 69 tackles and 108 interceptions. His contract expires at the end of the season and most Brighton fans will be hoping the club move quickly to secure his undeniable talents for at least another season.

Albion in the Community at the Brighton Fringe Festival AITC is making its debut appearance at this summer’s Brighton Fringe Festival with two events announced this week. The Open Minds Living Library event, which will take place on Monday, May 12 at the University of Sussex is part of AITC’s Gamechangers initiative which aims to help beat stigma around mental health. The event will see Gamechanger volunteers, all with lived experience of mental

health tell their stories to the public alongside awareness workshops, an art exhibition and music from local band Tragic Roundabout. The Gamechangers project which has seen volunteers directly engage with over 700 people since its launch in April 2013 is funded by Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health

problems. The programme is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief. For more details about the event and the project e-mail Caroline. orsola@albioninthecommunity. org.uk. AITC will also be part of a special street soccer event on May 31, between 1-5pm on the site of the city’s old Municipal Market on Circus Street.

There was a good buzz ahead of the final day with Tony Bloom leading the plaudits for the management, players and fans. The chairman made the trip to the Amex, just like he does to away games, on the train, and was said he was proud of the valiant band who follow the Seagulls, win or lose, home and away. Of course we could all be heading back to the Amex one last time IF Oscar Garcia’s side make the play-offs this weekend. The maths is simple. After all the games on Saturday and Tuesday, Albion must simply better Reading’s result. The Royals have, like Albion Let’s just hope we are to be honest, been inconsistent this season looking forward to another so there is a chink of light. The Seagulls few games and not must concentrate on reflecting on the season” their game and an early goal will put pressure on their rivals but messages of score lines for the at Tuesday’s impressive end of respective games I’m sure will season awards ceremony at the be passed around. Amex. I think all bar 4 senior There has been a huge dose of players were there, mostly with tension and drama of the final a smile on their faces. day across the top four divisions The compilation ahead of in the last few years. I don’t the top prize was unbelievable. expect Saturday to disappoint Skyfall-like shots of Matt Upson on that front. Let’s just hope we in his motor, Steven Ward on are looking forward to another his motorbike and even Thomas few games and not reflecting Kuszczack flying a helicopter on the season as we head home above the Amex boomed out from the game. across a packed lounge. It has certainly has been an eventful week or so and I think everyone is excited about the weekend, even if some fans may head to Forest in hope rather than expectation. It was a vital win against Yeovil and always nice to witness the last home game of the season with players thanking the supporters with family and friends. Jake Forster-Caskey admitted that a celebration of the season with his little brother and former Albion striker Nicky Forster was a memory he will never forget. He was speaking to me

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Big match preview: Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove Albion

Oscar Garcia

Standing on a knife-edge ahead of last-day drama Richard Morris

Brighton head north to Nottingham tomorrow (Saturday) knowing they need to better Reading’s result at home to Burnley if they are to sneak into sixth place and the final play-off spot. Oscar Garcia’s team currently sit in seventh place – one point behind The Royals with an identical goal difference of plus 14. That means that should Reading lose to second-placed Burnley, Albion will need a draw at the City Ground to clinch sixth. If Reading draw Brighton need a win while a Reading win makes the outcome of the match in Nottingham superfluous to the final standings. It leaves Oscar in a precarious position of having to balance the team’s generally cautious approach used throughout the season with the knowledge that the Seagulls’ priority has to be to try and beat a Forest team which, until their recent defeat at Bournemouth, harboured their own promotion ambitions. The Spanish head coach must be tempted to start Kazenga Lua Lua after a match-winning attacking turn from the bench in the vital home win over Yeovil. However, he may decide to continue using the winger as an impact substitute to be unleased on tiring legs toward

the end of the game. Lua Lua has made 31 league appearances for the Albion this season, but 20 have been from the bench. Andrea Orlandi enjoyed an encouraging return to first team action last time out – even taking into account a pair of missed opportunities in front of goal. His presence could prove vital if he recovers fully from the flulike symptoms which saw him withdrawn during the Yeovil game. Last season Orlandi led the Albion in assists (11) and scored half a dozen league goals, meaning he contributed directly to 17 of the side’s 69 goals. Keith Andrews will continue in midfield, with the Ireland international enjoying his best run of form since arriving on loan for the campaign. However, there are question-marks over whether he will again be paired with Dale Stephens, with the January arrival nursing an ankle injury. His absence would be a blow to Brighton’s chances as Stephens has begun filling the all-action void left by long-term injured Andrew Crofts. Jake Forster-Caskey or Rogan Ince will be standing by if Stephens does not recover in time for tomorrow’s lunchtime kick-off. Another injury doubt is the Albion’s Player of the Year Matthew Upson who sat out the win against Yeovil. A returning Upson would provide a significant boost but

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

Latest match odds

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should he miss out Lewis Dunk will be a reassuring deputy. The young defender was many fans’ choice for Man of the Match against Yeovil. Nottingham Forest will be without Greg Halford after the Tricky Trees star was given a threematch ban. Blackburn Rovers could, theoretically, pip both Reading and the Albion to sixth place but are reliant on both teams losing and turning round a seven goal deficit in their goal difference.

PL

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39 35 32 15 14 14 14 7 2 5 4 9

99 92 84 77 73 70 69 67 66 65 65 61

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5 6 13

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Form guide W-W-L-L-L-D-D-W-W-D-D-W Last 3 league fixtures 2-0 W Yeovil Blackpool 1-1 D Huddersfield 1-1 D Next league fixture Nottingham Forest 03/05/14 A

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LEONARDO ULLOA

PASS COMPLETION*

Jan 13th

Aug 5th

Action Man:

Position: Forward Squad No: 19 Age: 27 Height: 6ft 3in Brighton Statistics: games/goals: 49/22

6th

7th

(Speaking after 2-0 win at Yeovil)

Can Albion’s head coach mastermind a final day play-off push?

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

League position:

Albion’s Head Coach

I want to give all the credit to the players. We did our job. Now we have to wait and be prepared and ready for the last game. Two months ago nobody thought we could be there but we are here. “We knew it would be a tough game and not easy to win, but the passion that we showed in the second half drove us on to score and we earned ourselves the win. “It was a very important win for us because we knew we needed to be patient and that, in the second half, we would find more spaces to create chances, but the game could have been easier for us if we had taken our chances in the first half. “Patience was the key tonight. In the first half we had some good chances but we did not take them.”

League Table (top)

Albion Statistics:

With goals the order of the day tomorrow (Saturday), who else could be the Albion Action Man than top goalgrabber Leo Ulloa? The Argentinian has 13 league goals to his name and remains the Seagulls best chance of tickling the twine at the City Ground. He has not been at his talismanic best since returning from injury but his goal-scoring touch has, thankfully, not deserted him. GOALS*

13

KEY PASSES*

39

SHOTS*

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ASSISTS*

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Grade II listed Regency terrace house, situated just off Marine Parade in Kemp Town. The accommodation comprises of dining room, kitchen, double reception room. Master bedroom, bathroom with roll top bath on first floor. Two bedrooms on second floor, loft room/bedroom on third floor. Also, outside is a cloakroom and courtyard patio garden.

A large extended 5 bedroom period home, situated in a quiet road in the Preston Circus area which has easy access to London road train station. The family home is arranged over 4 levels and offers well-proportioned bedrooms, bathroom, en-suite, 25'8 through lounge, kitchen, lean to, second reception room and an easterly facing rear garden.

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Impressive four storey extended Victorian terrace house just west of Queen's Park, Brighton, a mix of period detail with modern facilities. Victorian fireplaces, high ceilings, cornicing and well fitted kitchen and bathrooms. Some great east and west views across the city to the sea. Sold subject to contract.

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Affordable rent There is no doubt that rents have been rising in Brighton and Hove. As well as the increase in the number of students coming here and then staying in the City after their courses are over, there is a steady influx of tenants from London, around the UK and from abroad, coming here to work. The Brighton and Hove demographic has changed

markedly in the last 10 years with the local average age dropping considerably. These youngsters would normally be the drivers of the First Time Buyer market. But the price of FTB property is beyond the reach of much of our younger population, with Brighton and Hove wages out of kilter with local property prices. Our sale prices have risen due to the obvious popularity of

With all these pressures on local property, and not enough new-build, it is no surprise rents are rising. Last Autumn a property trade paper said that in the UK, there were over 65,000 Landlords prefer secure, households and rising, more long-term tenancies with than 2 months tenants who can afford in arrears with their rent. their rent” Below that was a heading saying many UK is now owned by landlords landlords were considering so there is more competition raising their rents this year. and less property available I spoke to two local for sale. landlords, who have said they are not after the top ‘market rent’ i.e. what the market will bear. They prefer secure, the City and the continued demand from London and inner South East migrants to the Coast. On top of this, much typical FTB property (one and two bedroom flats)

long-term tenancies with tenants who can afford their rent. These are investors who realise they need to invest in their tenants too. They would rather have tenants in for the long-term, with negligible or no void periods where they lose rent, but receive a good, steady income with reliable tenants. Landlords who calculate the effect of losing one or two months’ rent on a year’s income, if tenants suddenly move out because they cannot pay a premium rent, agree that long-term sustainable tenancies are what they want. Paul Bonett FNAEA MARLA bonetts.co.uk

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Percival Mansions, Kemp Town £325,000 Brighton living at its best! Gaze at the sea view from the living room windows, then get a great nights sleep in the huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. And there’s another double bedroom and a shower room for your guests. If you can bear to leave the flat the beach is across the road or you could dine alfresco at the Marina or stroll to Kemp Town village to browse in the independent lifestyle shops.

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.

Capel Avenue, Peacehaven, £425,000 So much potential and lots of sea air! Detached chalet bungalow with self contained annexe on a good sized plot. The bungalow has three bedrooms and three reception rooms and the annexe is a self contained one bedroom apartment with a great conservatory. The road leads down to the cliffs at Peacehaven and central Brighton is just a short drive away.

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Bristol Street, Brighton £375,000 Great family house or plenty of room to work at home, with four double bedrooms to fill. Tucked away on a pretty road at the east of Kemp Town, close to the Royal Sussex Hospital and Brighton College with the seafront a short stroll away. Would also make an excellent buy to let.

Well, I’m selling so I must be the client. That is the obvious response but there is a whole new approach appearing in the property market, turning this concept on its head. The proposition is: the agent visits you and suggests you pay a minimal or no fee to them when they sell your property but...when potential buyers want to make an offer to buy it, the agent charges them a fee. So, how will this work? The Property Ombudsman’s office and the National Association of Estate Agents are trying to get their heads around this conundrum at this moment. The issue is: who is the agent working for? If for you, the seller, surely you are the client and pay a fee. On the other hand, if the agent is charging the buyer, perhaps the agent is acting for them. So, who looks after

your interests? Most worryingly, we have heard that potential buyers are being stopped from viewing a property unless they agree to pay the fee or, if they want to make an offer, are being obliged to agree to pay a fee if they end up buying the property. Can this be in the sellers’ best interests? We can imagine the vast majority of buyers asking why they should pay when it is the seller that the agent should be charging as that is who they should be acting for. If they say they won’t pay, is the seller getting all the offers they could? Has this happened to you? Are you selling and paying nothing? Are you buying and being charged a fee by the agent? In whose interest is the agent acting? ■ Let’s see if this really is an issue in Brighton and Hove. Please respond to paulbonett@bonetts.co.uk with a copy to the local estate agents’ association: secretary@bheaa.co.uk


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EDITH AVENUE Freehold - £499,000 REGAL. IMPRESSIVE. STUNNING ... are just some of the words that describe this amazing property. This is not your average home. This is something special. A fabulous 5 bedroom house with spacious living accommodation, a level west facing rear garden with a heated pool and a summer house suitable for a variety of uses, to include a ‘work from home office’. Also offered for sale with no ongoing chain. Energy rating C76. Call Woodingdean office 01273 278866

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Cliff Road, Brighton

£499,950

Newly constructed three bedroom end of terrace house. Beautifully finished throughout including a high specification kitchen, three superbly appointed bathrooms (two en-suite) and a separate cloakroom. In addition the property boasts a decked sun terrace and garden off the main living area. Off street parking.

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Stunning seafront apartment comprising: entrance hallway, living room with southwesterly aspect and wraparound balcony giving views, two double bedrooms, modern kitchen and a modern bathroom. Caretaker and a passenger lift.

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The property is in an excellent location, moments from the seafront whilst also being near to the city centre and Brighton train station. In more detail the accommodation comprises: living room with oblique sea views, kitchen, inner hallway, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

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Marine Parade, Brighton

£595,000

Situated on the first floor of the prestigious Van Alen Building on Brighton seafront. The accommodation has wonderful sea and pier views. Boasting a south facing balcony and an underground parking space, whilst also benefiting from a communal garden, lift and a concierge service.

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Marine Parade, Brighton

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On the third floor of a Grade II listed residence. Refurbished by renowned interior designer Clare Topham offering a stylish interior. Reception hall, drawing room, contemporary kitchen, three double bedrooms and a beautiful marble bathroom.

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Superb two bedroom maisonette with a fantastic roof terrace giving direct sea views situated on the fourth floor (top) of a Grade II listed building in Brighton city centre. In more detail the accommodation comprises: living/dining room with superb views, kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

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Don’t lose confidence over your chance of getting a mortgage ■ Just watch what you spend your money on The new mortgage application system, which came into force on 26 April, ensures that lenders now conduct a full affordability check on all mortgage applicants. This will have practical implications for the amount of money that people can borrow and the length of time that an application might take.

The aim is to prevent any return to the pre-crisis mortgage lending practices that many described (with hindsight it must be said) as "reckless".  Of course there are examples of people being lent large sums of money based on almost no actual evidence of income but that is the exception and the vast majority

could afford to pay and did pay on time and in full. Our assessment is that these changes do not automatically mean it will be much tougher to get a mortgage as lenders will still want and need to lend, at the end of the day that is what a bank does to make money.  What it does mean however

Crosby&Woods | SOLICITORS Call: 01273 734 600 Email: advice@crosbywoods.co.uk is that the lenders are now far more interested in how much money is spare in a borrower's personal budget and whether they really can afford what borrowing. So from now on any regular payments could be asked about in the application process, so the advice to potential applicants is to review your spending and do it well in advance of submitting any application. Lenders will examine your bank statements carefully to see what you spend your cash on and if there is a pattern of expenditure that leaves very little spare income for emergencies, increases in payments or just evidence of an excessively expensive lifestyle. There is also clear evidence ‘future’ expenditure will be taken into account, if for example an applicant is intending to start a family or undertake major renovations at a property. Such matters are very personal, but the new rules specifically aim to ‘stress test’ if a borrower can actually afford the

money borrowed now and down the line and these two examples clearly will result in increased expenditure. In summary, a major sea change has come in but as with all things, once settled down hopefully it will be clear exactly what needs to be done to be successful. So for now do not let the new so-called ‘stress test’ stress you out if you are considering applying for a mortgage, but do get all the receipts, regular payments and any outgoings collected together ready to make the application - and if you are considering betting on the FA Cup final or the Derby, pop down the high street with any spare cash; doing it online could go against you even if you do end up winning! Gavin Walmsley, Solicitor Please contact Crosby & Woods Residential Conveyancing Department on 01273 734600 or email to advice@crosbywoods.co.uk to discuss all of your Conveyancing needs.

Crosby & Woods Top 10 Tips when going through a Divorce ■ Seek legal advice as early as possible. It is vital to understand your position and be aware of what you should and should not be doing. We offer a free 30 minute consultation to all new potential clients so you know exactly where you stand from the start.   ■ Do not take legal advice from family and friends. Although the advice is well intentioned and given only with your best interests at heart, the advice will not be impartial and given without actual knowledge of how the law will be applied in your situation. ■ Expect your divorce to take time. ‘Quickie Divorces’ are not usual and the general divorce process takes longer than most people anticipate. Important, at times often life changing decisions must be properly thought out before being taken. ■ Do try and resolve any dispute with your spouse as amicably as possible. Maintaining contact after divorce may be vital where children are involved so the less hostility the better. ■ Do not involve your children in your disputes. It is a difficult time for children and they will already feel a split loyalty without hearing the details of your relationship breakdown. ■ Ensure that you have all your financial matters up to date. This will help when attempting to resolve your financial matters with your spouse and avoid

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