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SHOOTING GALLERIES GIVE PEACE A CHANCE Drug consumption rooms are no longer on the agenda, says the Independent Drugs Commission for Brighton and Hove

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If we can wean ourselves off a lethal habit, we have an opportunity to enjoy peace for the first time in 100 years

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ONWARDS, UPWARDS Who is going to take the Seagulls to the next level? We look at the candidates who may take the helm

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Revealed: £29m a month for city council services EXCLUSIVE by Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy

Brighton and Hove City Council spends something like £778.1 million a year. Even though the council funds some 800 services, the figures might seem be stupendous. But it may not be surprising. Yet who receives that money? Which companies, organisations and suppliers are

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paid to keep the city going? To pay for social care, concessionary bus travel, vehicle maintenance, parking enforcement, computer hardware, telecommunications... The list goes on. And on. Today, for the first time, Brighton & Hove Independent reveals the 20 organisations companies, suppliers, call them what you will - that got paid the most in March, the last month for which official data is available. By law, all local authorities are required to publish such information - all contracts worth more than £250 - as "open data". Every month. The government intended such transparency to empower a generation of "armchair auditors" - individuals and organisations capable of holding the powerful to account. It has not happened. And there are many reasons why it has not. Today, however, Brighton & Hove Independent makes a start.

Clocking in at the pub

This month - and every month hereafter - we will try to account for where your money goes. We will do so in the hope that we can help citizens judge whether or not we are getting value for money. Whether or not our money is being spent wisely - by them, on our behalf. But it is not for a mere newspaper to decide. You, too, can judge for yourselves. You, too, can download the data, interrogate it, discover secret truths and hidden patterns. You can decide for yourself. Today, we reveal that 33 companies in March received a total of £14, 436, 922 - out of a monthly city council spend of £28.6 million. Is that good value for money? How can we tell? It is up to you decide. Download the data now. >> Continued on page 16

At the Prince of Wales public house in Brighton city centre, Donna Coe is one of the first to clock in - and earn the chance of getting a Prince of Wales pound. Which will buy her a free drink. Find out how >> See page 3


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Prince of Wales clocks in its customers and rewards them with beer vouchers

The manager who can take the Albion to the next level Richard Morris

Donna Coe clocks in (above); Trace and Aron Barnes (below left) believe clocking in can reward regulars at the Prince of Wales

Who is it? It's the question every Albion fan is asking. Oscar Garcia’s unexpected resignation has left Tony Bloom, the Brighton and Hove Albion chairman, hunting for a new manager for the second summer in a row. The highly-rated former Barcelona youth team coach called time on his short spell in the Amex hot seat following the Albion’s disappointing play-off exit at the hands of Derby County. Most supporters agree Oscar had performed a minor miracle in securing a second successive play-off play at the end of what

had been an injury-plagued Championship campaign but there had been growing grumbles from within certain sections of the Seagulls fan base over the cautious approach adopted by the Spanish head coach. Albion have already received interest from a host of potential applicants and remain confident a new manager can be found to marshal the club’s resources into a third promotion push in as many seasons. But who is likely to make the Brighton short list? The Brighton and Hove Independent looks at some of the runners and riders expected to be in the mix. For the most likely replacement, see page 30

Tim Sherwood is only one of the contenders for the new Seagulls manager

EXCLUSIVE by Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy

It is the village pub in the heart of the city. The Prince of Wales - just outside Churchill Square shopping centre - has seen businesses come and go. But landlord Trace Barnes, 62, and his son, Aron, 33, always try to keep up with the times. Indeed, the Prince of Wales was the first pub to display real-time bus

times on a screen above the bar. Now, it is raising the bar even further. To recognise the loyalty of their regulars, Trace and Aron are asking them to clock in. Not to keep check on their comings and goings. Far from it. But to give them a discount on future drinks. For every 12 hours you spend in the pub (within reason, Monday to Saturday), you can earn vouchers that pay for your favourite tipple. Obviously MACR rules apply: Mutually-agreed consumption rules: “The normal drinking week is 12 hours. Cardholders who

complete a ‘full drinking week’ will be rewarded with vouchers to the value of £5.” So do not think of spending three hours sipping an orange juice in the hope of getting a free double whisky. No, Trace and Aron are wise to that. And to keep track, they will be hadning out Prince of Wlaes pound vouchers -complete with a photograph of baby Jack. That is Trace's grandson and Aron's son. The third generation is keeping it in the family. So next time you are passing by, make sure you clock in.

Journalism course saved at City College A highly-regarded journalism course at City College Brighton and Hove has been saved. Negotiations between unions and management mean that the

one-year course - recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) will continue in September. Two fast-track courses, however,

will end. And staff fear that they will, in effect, still be made redundant. The courses are among those being axed because of the college's financial crisis, which has seen staff and students protesting about "financial mismanagement" and calling for the resignation of Colin Henderson, the former financial director who has been promoted to deputy chief executive. City College’s values have changed - and not for the better, see page 26

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Your beach needs you! A big clean-up can help protect our city’s finest asset Jason Kitcat @jasonkitcat

The May Bank Holiday weekend, with its predicted sunshine, is set to draw plenty of sun-seekers down to our beach. Unfortunately, experience has shown that an irresponsible minority do not use the many bins available. Instead, they leave their rubbish behind - making a mess of our beach, ruining the space for others and polluting our water. This is not unusual. During the busiest weekends in the summer, the amount of rubbish left on our beaches can amount to an extraordinary 10 tonnes a day. So I am delighted to be taking part in a volunteers’ Big Beach Clean-up after the bank holiday weekend, to raise awareness about the issue. The council’s beach-cleaners do a brilliant job in all weathers, but

We have to do all we can to protect the beach, because it is Brighton and Hove’s best asset. It is what draws so many visitors to our city, and is a great space for residents to relax and enjoy what the city has to offer. So I am delighted to support another Big Beach Clean Up. We can all do our bit to stop We are installing 12 littering and help keep our big, new recycling bins wonderful beach clean. the residents and visitors alike need to take care with their litter - and either take it home or bin it. To make it as easy as possible to dispose of litter, we are also installing 12 big, new recycling bins along Brighton seafront between the piers. People can

along Brighton seafront between the piers" drop off their glass, cardboard, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, food, and drinks cans; the bins will be emptied daily. Many residents and visitors have barbecues on the beach. So we have installed another 20 special bins for disposing of barbecues. These are in addition to the permanent and temporary general rubbish bins that are available on the seafront all-yearround.

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Drug consumption rooms off the agenda Tim Ridway @RidgwayTim

Plans for drug consumption rooms across Brighton and Hove have been dropped. The controversial idea of offering addicts a safe place to use heroin, crack, and cocaine was suggested by the Independent Drugs Commission for Brighton and Hove last year. Supporters believe regular contact would take drug use off the streets and make it easier to monitor, helping to reduce the number of drug-related deaths. But, after receiving a mixed response from policy-makers and the wider public, the idea has been dropped, with advocates citing legal and budgetary reasons. The announcement was made as the commission, led by Peter James, the award-winning crime writer, and Mike Trace, a former government adviser on drugs, published its final report on Tuesday. The report said: “Our specific recommendation for the local authorities to examine the feasibility of opening a consumption room was treated with due seriousness. “The city council and Sussex Police established a working group that looked at the need, likely impact, legal situation and practical considerations. “Their conclusion was that a consumption room was not a priority for Brighton and Hove at this time - the working group was convinced by the international evidence on the potential benefit from these facilities, but thought that they would have little impact on the types of factors that were contributing to deaths in the city. “Members of the working group were also concerned at the cost implications, in a time of budget pressure, and also advice from the

Home Office that opening such facilities would contravene UK law.” Mr James, the commission chairman, said: “My own personal view is that people are always going to take drugs. Until there is some radical change it’s going to continue to happen.” He added that 80% of the crime that happened in the city was drugrelated, much of it lower-level crime such as shoplifting, as this was the only way addicts could feed their £50-a-day habits. However, he said there were “not only legal issues but also budgetary constraints”, adding: “I personally believe that it could be a major step forward.” Caroline Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion MP, who set up the commission, said that she was pleased that the idea was at least discussed. Speaking generally, Ms Lucas said that she was pleased that the city’s response to the wider issue had changed since she first brought the body together two years ago. Key recommendations include a call for more training for people to be able to administer a life-saving overdose antidote, more integrated services for people who have both mental health problems and drug addiction and for a separation between drug services for young people and adults so that younger users do not have to mix with more established users. Speaking after the meeting, Ms Lucas said: “Drugs policy should be founded on the overriding principle of reducing harm, both for users themselves and for wider society. Any approach has to be led by the evidence about what works in practice.” Tim Ridgway is head of news for Latest TV, the new television channel for Brighton and Hove. For more information, visit:

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For the first time in 100 years, let us all give peace a chance Davy Jones @davyjones4ktown

A century ago, Britain joined a deadly struggle for continental dominance. Nine million soldiers were killed, of which around a tenth were British or from Britain’s colonies. Since then, UK forces have not seen a single year without combat.The centenary of the start of the First World War should shake us to our senses. If UK forces withdraw from Afghanistan on schedule at the end of 2014, we have an opportunity to break this lethal habit: it will be the first time we have not been at war for 100 years. Britain has the sixth-largest “defence” expenditure in the world, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. We spend around £40 billion a year on it. In this time of austerity, a fundamental re-think of our priorities is essential. If you struggle to pay your utilities each month, do you really want your tax to be funding high-altitude drones, fighter jets with long-range strike capability, and an outmoded and profoundly immoral nuclear deterrent? We could free-up much-needed cash by drastically reducing our

arms expenditure. If carefully planned, it need not lead to thousands of workers losing their jobs in British arms industries. In the 1970s, workers at Lucas Aerospace famously drew up detailed plans for re-deploying their highly-technical skills away from producing combat aircraft in favour of “socially useful” alternatives such as low-energy heat pumps and improved kidney dialysis machines. Twenty-first-century sociallyuseful alternatives include renewable energy production and promotion of low-carbon living with immense potential to create skilled jobs. The UK is already a world leader in offshore wind farms. We have still got the balance wrong as we teeter on the brink of climatic catastrophe: The Ministry of Defence spent £900 million on research and development for the financial year 2012-13. The Department for Energy and Climate Change’s R&D spend was a paltry £28 million. “Massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed - and peace underfunded,” warned UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in 2012. All the while the future horrors of global warming loom: droughts, floods, "extreme weather events", mass species extinction, the spread of disease, and more conflict over

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Imagine the outcry if we all decided to take our holidays in Preston Park Mike Holland @RealMikeHolland

I thought I had seen it about as bad as it gets when travellers - or whatever you want to call them dig in at Stanmer Park. But passing what is laughingly known as Surrenden Field, what I saw definitely takes the biscuit. Unbelievably, the poor old park has been completely trashed by a group of people who clearly could not give a tinker's cuss for anyone. This mindless group have churned up - and completely ruined - what was, until a few weeks ago, an absolutely beautiful area of grassland - a green lung right on the entrance to our city on our premier access route. One of the very first impressions any visitor gets when arriving in the city by car. Why do we allow it? I say this bearing in mind that this group from southern Ireland are here in the United Kingdom simply because a few years ago a law was passed in their own country making it illegal to drive

caravan-towing visitors we seem to be attracting each year from abroad? In case you are wondering, our own gypsy communities do not have much time for them either. Through my land dealings over the years, I have had many negotiations with the travelling community. While it would be true to say that many of their negotiating tactics can be questionable, to say the least, I have found, in general, that once a deal is struck and a hand shaken, then that is the deal. Signing a piece of paper afterwards is just a formality and most would rather have a This mindless group have minor amputation churned up - and completely than break their word. ruined - what was a beautiful I have, however, had various conversations area of grassland” over the years where curiosity has got the would be off there quicker than better of me and I have quizzed you could say Jason Kitcat. Our some gypsies I have had dealings caravans would be impounded and with on certain topics which have we would be facing hefty fines, and always fascinated me. My first point of interest is to no doubt paying huge sums to get ask what they think of the southern our caravans back from the pound. So why can we not do all of the Irish travelling community who above and more to the growing visit us every year. The answer is number of unwelcome anti-social invariably that they dislike them on private land without permission. Why on earth can we not do the same here? Why do we want to pander to these people? I can well imagine the outcry if a few of us council-taxpayers decided to rock up and take our holidays in Preston Park. I wonder whether we would be seen as an endangered species trying to protect our chosen way of life. Would we be provided with bins? And would we get a traveller welfare liaison officer calling round to make sure we were all right? No. Of course, we would not. We

Surrenden Field is usually a beautiful welcome on a premier route into our city

intensely - or rather much stronger language with the same meaning. It is apparent that this unwelcome group are seen by the indigenous population as getting them a bad, or worse, name than they have already got. My second question is: "What do you think of these groups of do-gooders who are constantly advocating travellers' rights?" This question is usually greeted with hoots of laughter from our endangered species, with the response much too difficult to print without offending the tender ears of readers. I will leave it to the

imagination. Joking aside, perhaps every council-taxpayer who could, should muster up a caravan or camper van and get together in protest for a while. Taking it in shifts, perhaps for the odd 500 caravans at a time to occupy Preston Park during the entire summer. These numpty political types might get the message at last: start listening to the electorate and stop trying to be so politically correct. Councillors need to remember it is the majority who elect, not the minority.

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children and the children in Mexico thanks to the British Council and the Department for International Development.” Justine Greening, secretary of state for international development, said: “I am very pleased that the Bilingual Primary School is taking on this excellent opportunity to link with schools in other parts of our world. Young people and teachers can make a fantastic contribution by sharing the best of Britain with their peers around the world and, at the same time, the great thing is that they can get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries.”

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A load of bull? Or a star sign that proves astrology right? Graham Chainey

What have Oliver Cromwell, Catherine the Great, Lenin, Marshal Tito, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, and Hosni Mubarak all got in common, apart from autocratic tendencies? They were all born under the star sign Taurus, the Bull. I used to be sceptical about astrology, and still find it hard to accept some of its claims. I was certainly put off by those ludicrous horoscopes one sees in the popular press, which give the impression everyone in a particular sign (one twelfth of the world) is about to meet a tall dark stranger, or come into money, or whatever. It was mainly Taurus that persuaded me there might be something in this thoroughly unscientific and illogical business after all. (Illogical since, due to the progresssion of the heavens, all the signs

have shifted away from their original positions, as determined in ancient times.) Each zodiacal sign seems to produce its characteristic type, but Taurus strikes me as by far the most distinctive of them. Taurus runs from April 21 to May 21, so we are currently stamping and snorting our way through it. In addition to all those autocrats (and Hitler only just misses it, being born on April 20), Taurus seems to produce robust-minded philosophers and ideologues. People who believe they have a formula for explaining or reconstructing the world. Immanuel Kant (April 22), Ludwig Wittgenstein (April 26), Karl Marx (May 5), Sigmund Freud (May 6), John Stuart Mill (May 20) are some. Taureans tend to be strongwilled, dogmatic, determined in their views. It is often futile to try to reason with them, even when they are patently wrong. Tony Blair (May 6) is a Taurean. General Allenby (April 23) was actually nicknamed “The Bull” by his First World War troops,

though I doubt if they knew about his sun sign. Jeremy Paxman (May 11), asking Michael Howard the same question 14 times, and tossing politician after politician from his Newsnight horns, is another who might deserve the sobriquet. Their often-admirable desire to transform the world can be combined with indifference towards those closer to hand. Bertrand Russell (May 18) twice went to prison for his views once for opposing the First World War, once for opposing nuclear weapons - yet behaved abysmally towards his own family. Florence Nightingale (May 12), another notable humanitarian, is also said to have been a domestic despot. Again, while many star signs have their associated physical attributes, the jowly taurine face that many Taureans manifest is particularly distinctive. Saddam (April 28), Golda Meir (May 3), Orson Welles (May 6), Pope John Paul II (May 18), and Pol Pot (May 19) had it; the Queen (April 21), Alan Titchmarsh and David Beckham (both May 2), Michael

Taurus, as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards, published in about 1825

Palin (May 5), Vince Cable and Alan Bennett (both May 9) all display it. A little book on astrology warns that the Taurean’s temper “is not quickly roused, but when it is, it can be frightening: ‘bull in a china shop’ is a good phrase to describe him at such times”. It says Taureans can be possessive and given to jealousy. On the positive side, they have Venus as their ruling planet, making them “warm-natured, very affectionate and sensual”, and seeking “happy

and stable relationships”. As with any sign, I believe those born under it can learn in time, with insight and practice, to circumvent its inherent limitations and develop its inner strengths, though not many seem to manage this. Oh, and in case you’re wondering: No, I am an Aries – a headstrong, impulsive, pugnacious (and all the rest of it) ram. Graham Chainey is a freelance writer in Brighton and hove

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Business Be happy! Make money! Anne Caborn

A community learning centre in Brighton is launching a range of new creative taster sessions, day workshops, short courses, and summer schools designed to put a smile on your face - and a pound or two in your pocket. The new courses are designed not only to improve local residents' sense of wellbeing and synchronise with Brighton and Hove's Happiness Strategy, but also to tap into the growing interest in using creative skills to earn money. "People who learn a creative skill are increasingly turning them into small businesses, which they can run in the evenings and at weekends," says Jayne Routley, who has been recruited by The Bridge Community Education Centre to design a new range of creative courses for them. The new workshops, short

courses, and summer schools covering everything from Japanese Raku pottery techniques through to improving your sewing machine skills - start in June. The initiative will be officially launched at two open days on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 (10.30am to 4pm), when visitors will be able to buy handcrafted wares and try their hand getting creative. The Bridge, in Lucraft Road, Brighton, has already launched a series of two-hour "Twilight" taster sessions, as the first part of this initiative, including one on 'How to start your own small creative business', which ran yesterday (Thursday). The session was run by Diane Wilson, founder of Lampara, based in Hove, a successful online boutique selling handmade designer lampshades, who shared her own experiences and outlined the basics of business building. She said: "I realised the only difference between myself and successful business-owners was

they had taken a leap forward and gone ahead and done it. When I realised this was the only difference - I set to work. "Taking a small course can literally help turn your ideas into actions. This is how I started to set up my own creative business." Sofie Franzen, project manager at The Bridge, explained it was already looking at the possibility of running further business sessions and even day-long workshops aimed at people who want to turn a creative skill into a way of earning money. "The aim would be that people can come to us to not only learn creative skills but also the businesses basics that can help turn that skill into an income," she said. Jayne Ross, chief executive of The Bridge, said: "The great thing about creative courses is that they appeal to a huge range of people. "Learning a new skill can be really uplifting and we have some fantastic artists working with us on the project. Plus, a growing number of people from all walks

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which aims to have 500,000 people swimming by 2015. It will comprise of a series of fun team swimming relays and a number of official SwimBritain training pools across the country will be hosting events in September. Swimmers of all abilities in teams of four

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of life and all sorts of financial backgrounds are interested in the idea of running a small creative business." Brighton and Hove City Council and the city’s clinical commissioning group are developing a happiness strategy to improve mental wellbeing and taking a preventative approach by addressing the wider factors that influence how we feel. City residents report lower wellbeing, life satisfaction and happiness - and higher levels of anxiety - than the national average. Research undertaken for The Bridge indicates that there is a renewed interest in crafts in the

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Levi Roots stars as keynote speaker at the Acumen Business Convention

A golden opportunity awaited delegates at the Acumen Business Convention, which celebrated its fifth successful year at the Grand Hotel last week The event was packed with chances for guests to gain valuable knowledge and be inspired by a very upbeat, contemporary event. Penina Shepherd, the highlyrespected founder and managing director of Acumen Business

Law, welcomed almost 200 business people to one of the most successful business events of its kind in the region. After a short reception and a lunch, delegates attended a variety of informative workshops, withopportunities for questions, demonstrating there is always more to learn in business. The Acumen Business Convention has a record of impressive speakers. This year,

the first was the delightfully funny and clever Liz Jackson, who gave an unscripted account of her life and career in marketing. Although Liz lost her sight early on, she never once lost direction, strength or desire to keep on going until she built her dream company, Great Guns Marketing, and brought it to the £2.5 million success story it is today. David Hall, founder and chief executive of The Ideas Centre, had the audience participating in his demonstrations surrounding creativity and creative problemsolving. He led delegates on a journey to identify the blocks

to creativity and how to release the creative potential of staff. He captivated everyone with "calculated truths" about how we all perform using our brains and arrive at the results we do. Levi Roots - of Reggae Reggae Sauce and Dragon's Den fame - was the keynote speaker who had people dancing and singing in their seats. A remarkable inspiration entertainer, he used his history - and his guitar - to tell of his journey from his humble beginnings to the hugely-successful and popular entrepreneur he is today. Finally, before a champagne

reception, Mike Holland, local businessman and entrepreneur, announced the three finalists of the inaugural Business Acumen Awards. Brandon Harris, director of Active4Less fitness clubs, accepted first prize; runnersup were Simon Studd, of Clean Cut Gardening franchise, and Stephen Barham, of Harvey John Recruitment. This year's chosen charity to be represented at the event was The Whitehawk Inn, Brighton & Hove Independent's charity partner. For more information, visit:

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The Americans reboot Japan’s most famous monster Godzilla (12A) Running time: 123 mins Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston If you watch an old Godzilla movie backwards, it’s the strangest episode of Grand Designs you’ll ever see. Rightway round, though, the surprises tend to be limited. Ever since Godzilla first waded from Tokyo Bay 60 years ago and stretched his legs downtown, monstermovies have barely deviated from the ingrained, city-stomping formula, to the extent that you might well think the only way to tell a fresh Godzilla story would B&H Independent-0905:Layout 1

The director is Gareth Edwards, whose last film was Monsters, an independently produced science-fiction thriller. That film was made for around £250,000: roughly the cost of rendering one of Godzilla’s toenails. Watching Monsters, you could hardly have guessed Godzilla himself is a how Edwards would respectful updating of the cope with a picture of scale. The answer original Toho beast: sleek and this appears to be: study crocodilian in the water” the Steven Spielberg Playbook until the earthquakes, rising tides, nuclear pages disintegrate. At the story’s heart is Bryan meltdowns: these are the very recognisable threats posed by Cranston as Joe Brody who works this new monster. The result is at the Janjira nuclear plant near a summer blockbuster that’s not Tokyo where strange, seismic just thrilling, but that orchestrates activity causes a tragic accident. Brody’s hunch is that the its thrills with such rare diligence, Japanese government are covering you want to yelp with glee. something up, and he turns 2/5/14 13:06 Page 1 amateur sleuth; years pass and he’s eventually arrested for trespassing on the sealed site. His half-estranged son Ford, a young soldier played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is summoned be to reverse the thing entirely. Godzilla 2014 embodies a roughly equivalent present-day fear: that the planet, exhausted by its ill-treatment at humankind’s hands, is about to start wiping the slate clean. Tsunamis,



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by the U.S. Embassy to set him straight. Instead, Brody convinces him to come on a second trip to the restricted zone. Surprise! Crazy Pop was right. Godzilla himself, who arrives on the scene soon after, is a respectful updating of the original Toho beast: sleek and crocodilian in the water, but a terrifying klutz on land, with a slump-shouldered waddle that

may suggest, to anyone who has seen Disney’s animated version of The Jungle Book, a 350-foot-tall and poisonously hungover Baloo. The action, while tense and vivid, lacks the casual malice of the Transformers series, and there are moments to make fans of the Fifties and Sixties-vintage films chirp for joy. Godzilla: the Credible Franchise restarts here.

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Red Bastard

London to Brighton Mini Rally

Experience the exquisite madness of New York’s Crown Prince of comedy. Something interesting must happen every 10 seconds. And it will. Contains nudity and strong language. 5pm, £15/£8 Komedia – 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

Attracting entrants from all over the world, this is a fantastic opportunity for owners to show off their pride and joy, and the public to take in the spectacle of around 2,500 Minis as they travel from Crystal Palace Park, London to Madeira Drive on Brighton’s seafront. 11am-5pm, free entry Madeira Drive

The Tempest in Musick A colourful late-Restoration theatre band evoke the exuberance of London’s playhouses around 1700 and enliven our continuing fascination with Shakespeare’s most magical masterpiece. 7:30pm, £10-£27.50 Brighton Dome – Church Street, BN1 1UE

Gypsy Rebel Rabble Dublin based, Irish folk band merge a furious DIY punk songwriting and performance ethic with a smooth vocal style plush with beautiful harmonies. 8pm, £5 Prince Albert – 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED

SATURDAY Charlie Simpson Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson performs a solo set of his latest musical endeavours. With support from Union Sound Set, Big Sixes and Rob Lynch. 6:30pm, £15 Concorde II – Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

Bloco Branco 11-piece urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gottadance vibe. 8pm, £5/£3 Brunswick – 1 Holland Road, BN3 1JF

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There are many different ways in which theatre can be experienced. Audiences are accustomed to entering an auditorium and sitting in rows looking up at a stage. The Brighton Fringe (running until June 1) provides a wonderful opportunity to explore different

Heroes v Villains Run Prime fundraiser for the 'Pass it on Africa' school building charity, this family fun run is a spectacle to behold as kids of all ages don costumes of their favourite heroes/ villains and take to the wind. There are 5km and 10km adult races, a youth mile and a 500m mini dash. Entry deadline is today at midnight. Open 8:30 am on Sunday 18th. Heroes v Villains family fun run begins at Hove Lawns and is a spectacle to behold. The event takes place on Sunday, May 18 Races 10am - 12pm, £5-18 Hove Lawns Seafront WEDNESDAY

MONDAY Madison Violet Award-winning Canadian songwriting duo Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac will be performing some longawaited new material as part of the Americana Music Series. With support from Jennifer Clarke. 7:30pm, £8 Prince Albert – 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED

TUESDAY River Jumpers Returning from their recent performance at Groezrock, Brighton-based pop-punk-rockers River Jumpers are sure to put on a great show for the home crowd. With support from Harker, Water Canvas and The Lion & The Wolf. 8pm, £3 The Hope – 11 Queens Road, BN1 3WA

types of event. Promenade theatre breaks down the traditional barriers between audience and actor by enabling them both to share the same space. The audience members stand and walk about rather than sit, watching the action happening among them and may even choose to follow the actors around. The audience experiences the intimacy of being within touching distance of the characters, but, because of their closeness to other

Ernest and the Pale Moon From the team behind the multi award winning show ‘The Trench’, Ernest and the Pale Moon uses live music, inventive design and physical storytelling to provide a thrilling and terrifying experience. 7:30pm, £12/£10 The Old Market – 11a Upper Market Street, BN3 1AS

THURSDAY Ezra Furman American songwriter Ezra Furman returns to Brighton, following on from his successful shows at Green Door Store in February and as part of the Great Escape Festival earlier this month. Support from Happyness and Lion Bark. 7pm, £10 The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ Listings compiled by Tom Sayer @tomsayeruk members of the audience, is also able to experience how others are responding to what is taking place. In that way, the audience become part of the story-telling. There are some examples of this engaging form of theatre, including All Found And Up For Action! at St Barnabus Vicarage (until May 31) and The Crucible at Clermont Church (until May 17). Roger Kay Producer, Pretty Villain Productions


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at the Montefiore Hospital Rob Roger, Spire Healthcare CEO will be joined by a number of colleagues for a series of bike rides this Summer, to raise money for charities Macmillan Cancer Care and Walking With The Wounded. To support the effort, staff at the Montefiore Hospital have got their baking hats on to create a delicious selection of cakes. These cakes will be on sale at the hospital on Saturday 24th May, with all money raised donated to the chosen charities. Why not join us? Please come along between 10am and 2pm to show your support and enjoy the cake selection! All welcome. The Montefiore Hospital 2 Montefiore Road Hove BN3 1RD

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Judi Dench Bob Larbey – A Tribute BBC2, 8pm TV comedy is littered with writing partnerships, with Bob Larbey and John Esmonde one of Britain’s best. They met at school and their breakthrough project was set in a classroom – that of teacher John Alderton in Please Sir! They hit the big time in 1975 when the first series of The Good Life aired. Hits such as Ever Decreasing Circles and Brush Strokes followed, while Larbey branched out on his own to create the Judi Dench vehicles A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By. This documentary pays tribute to their work together, but also to Larbey’s output as a “solo artist”.

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6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11.30 Nigellissima. (R) 12.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Live Athletics: Great Manchester City Games. The Great CityGames Manchester. 2.50 Bargain Hunt. (R) 3.35 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.35 Celebrity Mastermind. (R) 5.05 Film: Enchanted. (2007) Fantasy comedy, starring Amy Adams. 6.45 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.00 Pointless Celebrities. A “celebrity experts” edition of the quiz show, featuring Rachel de Thame, Diarmuid Gavin, Jilly Goolden, Olly Smith, Simon Rimmer, Kim Woodburn, Lee Stafford and Tommy Walsh. (R) 7.55 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 Gaby Roslin. 8.45 Casualty. Ash realises the truth about his daughter when a patient’s experience with drugs turns sour. 9.35 The Guess List. With Eamonn Holmes, Helen Skelton, Bob Mortimer, Kate Garraway and Nick Hewer. 10.15 BBC News; Weather; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Dermot announces his choice of best man for the wedding. (R) 11.05 Film: Meet the Parents. (2000) Comedy, with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. 12.50 Film: Norbit. (2007) Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy. 2.25 Weatherview. 2.30 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.15 Film: Dangerous Mission. (1954) Thriller, starring Victor Mature. 7.30 Great British Menu. (R) 8.00 Great British Menu. (R) 8.30 Great British Menu. (R) 9.00 Great British Menu. (R) 9.30 Great British Menu. (R) 10.00 The Living Planet. (R) 10.55 Coast. (R) 11.00 Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age. (R) 11.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) 12.00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. (R) 12.45 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers. 12.50 Laurence Olivier: Talking Pictures. 1.25 Film: Wuthering Heights. (1939) Period drama, starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier. 3.05 Film: Pride and Prejudice. (1940) Period drama, starring Laurence Olivier. 5.00 Natural World: Honey Badgers – Masters of Mayhem. (R) 6.00 Flog It! Paul Martin and the team visit Wilmslow, Cheshire, where valuable items include jewellery. 7.00 Museums at Night. A celebration of the three-day festival. 8.00 Bob Larbey – A Tribute. Celebrating the life and work of the comedy writer, who died in March. 8.15 Comedy Connections. The making of Ever Decreasing Circles. (R) 8.55 All About The Good Life. The story of the 1970s sitcom about a self-sufficient couple. (R) 9.55 QI XL. Extended edition, with Sue Perkins, Ross Noble and David Mitchell. 10.40 Film: Gone Baby Gone. (2007) Crime drama, starring Casey Affleck. 12.25 Film: Mesrine: Killer Instinct. (2008) Fact-based French crime thriller, starring Vincent Cassel. 2.10 This Is BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Dino Dan. 6.10 Dino Dan. (R) 6.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. (R) 6.50 Canimals. (R) 7.00 Canimals. (R) 7.05 Sooty. (R) 7.20 Digimon Fusion. (R) 7.45 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.00 Adventure Time. 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 The Hungry Sailors. (R) 10.25 Murder, She Wrote. (R) 11.25 ITV News; Weather. 11.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 12.25 Storage Hoarders. (R) 1.25 All Star Family Fortunes. (R) 2.10 Off Their Rockers. (R) 2.35 Regional News 2.45 ITV News; Weather. 3.00 The FA Cup Final. Arsenal v Hull City (Kick-off 5.00pm). 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec host the sixth 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. 8.50 Amazing Greys. Old pros including bodybuilder Eric Dowey, bowls legend Willie Wood and four-time Olympic fencer Ralph Johnson stand between the young challengers and £10,000. 9.50 The Americans. An old foe of Philip’s arrives in town with a vendetta, just as he and Elizabeth embark on a high-stakes mission, while Stan makes a discovery that could unearth the spy ring. 10.45 ITV News; Weather. 11.00 FA Cup Football Highlights. Arsenal v Hull City. Action from the key moments of the final at Wembley Stadium, as the 133rd staging of the tournament reached a conclusion. 12.00 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 Frasier. (R) 10.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 10.55 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.25 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.50 The Simpsons. (R) 12.20 The Simpsons. (R) 12.45 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. (R) 1.45 Channel 4 Racing. 4.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 4.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.45 Come Dine with Me. (R) 6.15 Come Dine with Me. Chintu Gademsetty hosts the final dinner party in east London. (R) 6.45 Channel 4 News. 7.05 The Restoration Man. Architect George Clarke helps restoration novices Marco and Kath Walker, who have bought a pair of 17thand 18th-century cow barns in Wellington, Herefordshire. (R) 8.00 Grand Designs. A project to convert a derelict water tower in central London into a luxury home, complete with a room at the top offering spectacular 360-degree views across the capital. (R) 9.00 Film: X-Men: First Class. (2011) Premiere. The first generation of the superhero team is brought together in the 1960s to avert a nuclear war. Superhero adventure prequel, with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. 11.35 Film: Top Gun. (1986) Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise. 1.35 Film: Brazil. (1985) Satirical comedy, starring Jonathan Pryce. 4.00 Hollyoaks. (R)

6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Access. 10.05 Police Interceptors. (R) 11.05 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 12.05 Film: Attack on the Iron Coast. (1968) Second World War drama, starring Lloyd Bridges. 1.55 Film: 633 Squadron. (1964) Second World War drama, starring Cliff Robertson. 3.45 Film: Columbo: The Conspirators. (1978) Detective drama, starring Peter Falk. 5.45 Film: Jesse Stone: Thin Ice. (2009) Detective thriller, starring Tom Selleck. 7.15 Longmire. Walt and Vic try to untangle a complex web of passion to find out who put a rodeo sponsor in a coma and stole one of his seemingly worthless paintings. 8.05 NCIS. The body of a Navy lieutenant is discovered during a power cut – and because Jethro and the team cannot use electronic equipment, they have to solve the case the oldfashioned way. (R) 9.00 NCIS. The agents investigate a government organisation dedicated to child prodigies while researching a marine’s death, and realise a 12-yearold could be the killer’s next target. (R) 9.55 5 News Weekend. 10.00 Live Boxing: The MaxiNutrition Knockout. Coverage of the semi-finals of the light heavyweight tournament from Leeds Town Hall. 12.15 SuperCasino. 3.15 DIY Dummies. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.30 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Roary the Racing Car. (R)

BBC Three 7.00 Doctor Who 7.45 Top Gear 8.45 Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) 11.05 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 8.30 Sounds of the 70s 2 Rock ’n’ Roll Revisited – Get It On 9.00 Wallander 10.40 The Old Grey Whistle Test: 70s Gold ITV2 3.05 Totally You’ve Been Framed! 4.10 Film: The Iron Giant (1999) 5.55 Film: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) 8.50 Britain’s Got More Talent 9.50 You’ve Been Framed! 10.20 Celebrity Juice 11.10 Britain’s Got Talent ITV3 2.45 Agatha Christie’s Marple 4.55 Lewis 6.55 Rosemary & Thyme 8.00 Doc Martin 9.00 Foyle’s War 11.15 Inspector Morse ITV4 2.10 Film: Guns of a Stranger (1973) 4.00 Storage Wars 6.00 Film: Kelly’s Heroes (1970) Second World War adventure, starring Clint Eastwood. 9.00 Film: Absolute Power (1997) 11.20 Film: Firefox (1982) Action adventure, starring Clint Eastwood. E4 4.00 Made in Chelsea 5.00 Youngers 5.30 How I Met Your Mother 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: Remember Me (2010) 11.15 The Big Bang Theory Film4 3.15 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) 4.55 Carry On Abroad (1972) 6.40 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) 9.00 Monsters (2010) 10.50 Cloverfield (2008)


Tom Hollander Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York BBC2, 9pm October 27, 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, the Swansea-born poet who is now regarded as a giant of 20th-century literature. We can expect heaps of programmes about him in the coming months, but getting in first is this drama about his final days in New York before his death at the age of 39 in November 1953. Tom Hollander plays Thomas, and the story begins as he arrives in the Big Apple, en route to Hollywood where he plans to write an opera with Stravinsky.







6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 The Big Questions. 11.00 Sunday Politics. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Countryfile. (R) 2.10 Flog It! (R) 2.50 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.35 Points of View. 3.50 Brazil with Michael Palin. (R) 4.50 Lifeline. 5.00 Songs of Praise. 5.35 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 6.35 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.00 Countryfile Spring Special. Reports on the latest rural developments. Including Weather for the Week Ahead. 8.00 British Academy Television Awards. Graham Norton hosts the annual ceremony celebrating the best of British TV, held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. Shows battling for recognition include Southcliffe, The Fall, Broadchurch, The IT Crowd, The Village and Gogglebox, while the entertainment performance category sees Graham himself competing against Ant and Dec, Sarah Millican and Charlie Brooker. Julie Walters will be awarded the Bafta Fellowship, marking a TV career that has taken in everything from Shakespeare to Acorn Antiques. 10.05 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 10.30 Imagine: Rio 50 Degrees – Carry on CaRIOca. New series. Film-maker Julien Temple explores the cultural history of Rio de Janeiro. 12.15 Film: City of Men. (2007) Premiere. Crime drama, with Douglas Silva and Darlan Cunha. 1.55 Weatherview. 2.00 BBC News.

6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.10 Film: Affair with a Stranger. (1953) Drama, starring Jean Simmons and Victor Mature. 7.35 Film: Safari. (1956) Adventure, starring Victor Mature. 9.00 Gardeners’ World. (R) 9.30 The Beechgrove Garden. 10.00 Live Athletics: Great Manchester Run. Coverage of the 12th staging of the event. 12.30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. (R) 2.00 Inspire: The Olympic Journey. Magazine series presented by Gabby Logan. 2.30 Live Gymnastics: European Championships. The final day of the women’s event from Sofia, Bulgaria. 4.30 Triathlon. 6.00 Athletics: Great Manchester Run. Jonathan Edwards presents highlights of the 12th staging of the event, as approximately 40,000 runners took part in a race that has become an annual favourite on the calendar. 7.00 Australia with Simon Reeve. The adventurer meets members of a motorcycle gang in Gold Coast. Last in the series. (R) 8.00 The Best of Top Gear. A selection of highlights from the last two series. 9.00 Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York. Drama charting the poet’s final days, in 1953, when he went to New York to meet Stravinsky and bask in the acclaim of his US fans. Tom Hollander stars. 10.20 Film: Edge of Darkness. (2010) Thriller, starring Mel Gibson. 12.05 Film: Sus. (2010) Drama, starring Clint Dyer. 1.35 Film: Catch a Fire. (2006) Fact-based drama, starring Derek Luke and Tim Robbins. 3.10 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 4.05 Holby City. (R) 5.05 This Is BBC Two.

6.00 CITV: Dino Dan. 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 Murder, She Wrote. (R) 11.25 Love Your Garden. (R) 12.25 ITV News; Weather. 12.35 Big Star’s Little Star. (R) 1.40 The Chase. (R) 2.35 Britain’s Got Talent. (R) 3.55 You’ve Been Framed! (R) 4.20 Midsomer Murders. (R) 6.20 Regional News; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 6.45 Catchphrase. Stephen Mulhern hosts the game show in which three contestants guess the familiar phrases hidden in animated clues, before one of them plays to win £50,000. 7.30 Off Their Rockers. Rosie and Marry find out who is the best kisser. Last in the series. 8.00 Vera. The detective investigates the death of a businessman who was working as an informant for HM Revenue and Customs offering information on his own company. Last in the series. 10.00 Perspectives: Freddie Mercury Saved My Life with Alfie Boe. The tenor explores the rock star’s life and work. 11.00 ITV News; Weather. 11.15 Premiership Rugby Union. Highlights of the semi-finals. 12.15 The Store. 2.45 Motorsport UK. 3.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 4.20 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 Rory Bremner’s Great British Views. (R)

6.15 British F3 International Series. 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) 8.55 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.30 Secret Eaters. (R) 1.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 2.05 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 2.35 The Simpsons. (R) 3.05 The Simpsons. (R) 3.30 Film: Tooth Fairy. (2010) Family comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson. 5.35 Deal or No Deal. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Four Rooms. New series. This week’s dealers appraise a punchbag once owned by Muhammad Ali, a Bee Gees guitar, a pair of giant angel wings, a unique armchair and a mysterious portrait. 8.00 For the Love of Cars. Ant Anstead restores an MG-TC to its former glory, while Philip Glenister takes one for a spin around one of the nation’s oldest motorsport venues at speeds of almost 70mph. 9.00 Fargo. When Lester has a close call, Molly makes an unorthodox decision, while Gus weighs up some neighbourly advice. 10.05 Film: The Wolfman. (2010) A Victorian actor investigating his brother’s disappearance is attacked by a strange creature and succumbs to a family curse. Horror, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. 12.05 Film: Dorian Gray. (2009) Period horror, starring Ben Barnes. 1.55 Southland. 2.40 Utopia. (R) 3.50 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. (R) 4.45 Four Rooms. (R) 5.40 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.50 Deal or No Deal. (R)

6.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. 6.05 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 6.15 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 6.25 Bubble Guppies. (R) 6.40 The Mr Men Show. (R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. 7.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) 7.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 7.20 Make Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) 7.40 City of Friends. (R) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) 8.05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) 8.20 Mio Mao. (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) 9.35 LazyTown. (R) 10.00 Power Rangers Super Samurai. (R) 10.35 Power Rangers Megaforce. (R) 11.10 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 12.10 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 1.10 Film: CutThroat Island. (1995) Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis. 3.35 Film: Around the World in 80 Days. (2004) Comedy adventure, starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. 5.50 5 News Weekend. 5.55 Film: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (1994) Comedy, starring Jim Carrey. 7.35 Film: X2. (2003) The X-Men are forced into an uneasy alliance with arch-enemy Magneto to battle a common foe. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. 10.00 Film: 21 Jump Street. (2012) Premiere. Comedy, with Jonah Hill. 12.15 Police Interceptors. (R) 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.10 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.30 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.40 Roary the Racing Car. (R)

BBC Three 7.00 Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D 7.25 Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) 10.00 In the Flesh 11.00 Family Guy 11.45 American Dad! BBC Four 7.00 BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 9.30 A Writer’s Journey from There to Here – Peter Bowker 10.00 Eric & Ernie 11.30 Kings of Rock ’n’ Roll ITV2 2.25 Film: Nanny McPhee (2005) 4.25 Britain’s Got Talent 5.45 Britain’s Got More Talent 6.45 You’ve Been Framed! Family Special 7.30 Film: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 10.00 Viral Tap 10.45 Film: Saw II (2005) ITV3 2.55 Rosemary & Thyme 4.05 Film: Seabiscuit (2003) 6.50 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 8.00 It’ll Be Alright on the Night’s Best of the Worst 9.00 Birds of a Feather 10.00 Film: Bird on a Wire (1990) ITV4 11.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders. 8.00 Premiership Rugby Union 9.00 Film: Space Cowboys (2000) 11.35 Film: Absolute Power (1997) E4 4.00 The Big Bang Theory 5.00 The Tomorrow People 6.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Troy 8.00 Film: 17 Again (2009) 10.05 The Inbetweeners 11.15 The Big Bang Theory Film4 2.40 Love Happens (2009) 4.50 Just Wright (2010) 6.45 Letters to Juliet (2010) 9.00 Salt (2010) 10.55 The Running Man (1987)

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

11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 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 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 8.30 Undercover: Justice for Sale? – Panorama. 9.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Have I Got a Bit More News for You. 11.20 The Guess List. (R) 12.00 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 12.45 Weatherview. 12.50 BBC News.

11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 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 A Question of Sport; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders. 9.00 Happy Valley. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Imagine – Philip Roth Unleashed. 11.40 Film: Jindabyne. (2006) Drama, starring Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney. 1.40 Weatherview. 1.45 BBC News.

This Is BBC Two. 6.20 Homes BBC2 6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught Under the Hammer. (R) 7.20 Caught

Red Handed. (R) 7.50 First Time on the Front Line. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. (R) 10.05 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 10.35 Click. 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. 3.45 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 4.45 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 9.00 The Battle to Beat Polio. 10.00 The Culture Show: Lynn Barber’s Celebrity Masterclass. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Story of Women and Art. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job. (R) 1.20 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Coronation Street. 8.00 Gino’s Italian Escape. (R) 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 All New It’ll Be Alright on the Night. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Benidorm. (R) 11.35 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. (R) 12.30 Jackpot247.

Channel 4

6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (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 French Collection. 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 Britain’s Most Extreme Weather. 9.00 The Island with Bear Grylls. 10.00 Man vs Weird. 11.00 Gogglebox. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Fargo. (R) 1.00 Scandal. 1.45 Southcliffe. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Taken Back: Finding Haley. (2012) Premiere. Thriller, starring Moira Kelly. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 5 News Tonight. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 7.00 Classic Car Rescue; 5 News Update. 8.00 DIY Dummies; 5 News at 9. 9.00 D-Day’s Sunken Secrets. 10.35 Film: Valkyrie. (2008) Fact-based thriller, starring Tom Cruise. 12.45 42 Ways to Kill Hitler. 1.45 SuperCasino. 3.05 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 3.55 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Nick’s Quest. (R)

Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Watchdog. (R) 10.05 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Daily Politics. 1.00 The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) 1.05 The Super League Show. 1.45 One Man and His Campervan. (R) 2.15 The Pallisers. (R) 3.05 Coast. (R) 3.45 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 4.45 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 5.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 9.00 Watermen: A Dirty Business. 10.00 Later Live – with Jools Holland. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Thalidomide – The Fifty Year Fight. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Ian Hislop’s Olden Days – The Power of the Past in Britain. (R) 1.20 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone.


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. 8.00 Endeavour. (R) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 The Cube. (R) 11.35 Wild Britain with Ray Mears. (R) 12.00 Jackpot247.

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (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 French Collection. 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) 11.05 Coppers. (R) 12.05 Random Acts. 12.10 Poker. 1.05 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.30 Trans World Sport. (R)

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.40 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 12.40 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Honeymoon for One. (2011) Romantic drama, with Nicollette Sheridan and Greg Wise. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 5 News Tonight. 6.55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament. 7.00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic; 5 News at 9. 9.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. 10.00 The Mentalist. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 11.55 Cricket on 5: International T20 England v Sri Lanka. 1.00 Access. 1.05 SuperCasino. 3.05 Lockerbie – Terror at 31,000 Feet

11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Watchdog. 9.00 Del Boys & Dealers. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 The Quite Remarkable David Coleman. (R) 11.35 A Question of Sport. (R) 12.15 Weatherview. 12.20 BBC News. 6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) BBC2 7.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 7.30

Call the Council. (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. 3.45 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 4.45 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 9.10 Coast Australia. 10.00 Episodes. 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 Watermen: A Dirty Business. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) 12.50 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company. (R) 1.50 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Coronation Street. 7.30 Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. (2010) Fantasy adventure, starring Daniel Radcliffe. 10.15 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.45 ITV News London; Weather. 10.50 Film: Hot Fuzz. (2007) Action comedy, starring Simon Pegg. 1.00 Jackpot247. 3.00 Film: Idlewild. (2006) Musical drama, starring Andre Benjamin. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 Rory Bremner’s Great British Views. (R)

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (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 French Collection. 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 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 Music on 4: Mercury Prize Sessions. 12.45 Random Acts. 12.50 Film: Saanghuro. (2013) Premiere. Drama, starring Shushank Mainali. 2.35 Film: The Spy in Black. (1939) Romantic First World War drama, starring Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson. 4.00 Four Rooms. (R) 4.55 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.50 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R)

11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Holby City. 9.00 From There to Here. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather. 10.35 Question Time. 11.35 Vote 2014; Weather. 3.05 BBC News. This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught

Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Natural World: Nature’s Misfits. (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 Lifeline. (R) 1.55 The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) 2.15 The Pallisers. (R) 3.05 Coast. 3.45 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 4.45 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 9.00 Horizon: The £10Million Challenge. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight; Weather. 11.20 The Battle to Beat Polio. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Undercover: Justice for Sale? – Panorama. (R) 12.50 Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes. (R) 1.50 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)


6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 ITV News London; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 ITV London Weather. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 ITV News London; Weather. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. 7.30 Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (2011) Conclusion of the fantasy saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 It’ll Be Alright on the Night. (R) 11.35 Harbour Lives. (R) 12.05 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 Rory Bremner’s Great British Views. (R)

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (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 French Collection. 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 Posh Pawn. 9.00 Heston’s Great British Food. 10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. (R) 10.55 The Island with Bear Grylls. (R) 12.00 24 Hours in A&E. (R) 12.55 Random Acts. 1.00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. (R) 1.55 Man vs Weird. (R) 2.50 Brunel’s Last Launch: A Time Team Special. (R) 3.45 Unreported World. (R) 4.10 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)

Milkshake! 9.15 The Milkshake! 9.15 The Channel 5 6.00 Channel 5 6.00 Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Out of Control. (2009) Crime thriller, starring Laura Vandervoort. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 King’s Cross – Inferno on the Tube; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. 10.00 Jack Taylor: The Dramatist. 11.50 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (R) 12.45 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.05 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R)

Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Concrete Canyons. (2010) Mystery, starring Scott Patterson. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 Police Interceptors; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Beware! Cowboy Builders; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Trauma Doctors: Every Second Counts. 10.00 Person of Interest. 11.00 Person of Interest. 11.55 Cricket on 5: ODI England v Sri Lanka. 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.10 Bangkok Brits. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 BBC Regional News; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 3.45 Escape to the Country. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. (R) 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News Programmes; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. 7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 The Food Inspectors. 9.00 Have I Got News for You. 9.30 Room 101. (R) 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 BBC Regional News; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.40 The Graham Norton Show. 11.25 Uncle. 11.55 EastEnders. 1.50 Weatherview. 1.55 BBC News. This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes BBC2 6.00 Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught

Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 The Great Interior Design Challenge. (R) 10.05 Mary Berry Cooks. (R) 10.35 The Travel Show. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Vote 2014. 1.00 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 2.00 Vote 2014. 6.00 Eggheads. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 9.00 The Story of Women and Art. 10.00 The Fast Show Special. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 Later – with Jools Holland. 12.05 Film: Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One. (2008) Fact-based crime thriller, starring Vincent Cassel. 2.10 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 3.10 This Is BBC Two.


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 The Rise of Discount Supermarkets: Tonight. 8.30 Coronation Street. 9.00 Lewis. (R) 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 ITV News London; Weather. 10.35 Film: Die Another Day. (2002) James Bond spy adventure, starring Pierce Brosnan. 1.00 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Rise of Discount Supermarkets: Tonight. (R) 3.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. (R) 4.30 ITV Nightscreen.

Channel 4

6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (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 French Collection. 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. 7.35 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. 12.25 Film: Kingpin.(1996) Comedy, starring Woody Harrelson. 2.20 Random Acts. 2.25 Southland. 3.05 Desperate Housewives. (R) 3.50 Four Rooms. (R) 4.45 Deal or No Deal. (R) 5.40 Close.

Channel 5

6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.40 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.40 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.40 5 News Lunchtime. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (R) 3.15 Film: The Obsession. (2006) Thriller, starring Daphne Zuniga. 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Freaky Eaters USA. 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 Murdered: The Bodies in the Bog; 5 News Update. 8.00 Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. The team tracks Bodnar's SUV to a remote house. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. Callen assumes an old alias to investigate the death of a taxi driver. 10.55 Bangkok Brits. Dancer Leigh Barwell performs at a corporate awards night. 11.55 Access. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)

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Comment City College’s values have changed - and not for the better Jon Gilhooly

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I am proud to be principal of City College and of the reputation we have gained in Brighton and Hove for being the first choice for vocational training, providing 16- to 18-year-olds with the skills they need for their future careers in an inclusive and supportive environment. For instance, the work that our incrediblycommitted Pathways and Prince’s Trust teams do to engage with and empower often-disengaged young people is particularly inspirational. Similarly, the college is also committed to giving adults a range of training opportunities, Redevelopment plans have no connection with the need to reduce staffing costs whether that is business and professional qualifications or process for everyone involved. teamwork. It is clear that in the our courses for the unemployed The board of governors has been long term, if the college is serious that have got hundreds of local instructed by external auditors, about living up to these values and people back into work. Our our bank, and the Skills Funding remaining successful, it must be ongoing commitment is to provide Agency, that a recovery plan needs financially healthy. I am also acutely aware that it exemplary education and training to be implemented and expect the through a first-class teaching staff senior leadership team to deliver needs to be stated unequivocally our plans for the committed to the success of their this. The ratio of staff to income at that City College is among the highest redevelopment of the college have students These are, however, tough times in the further education sector no connection whatsoever with for everyone working in the further and the board is clear that this the need to reduce our staffing education sector. Colleges across reduction in staff costs is necessary costs - and, even if the plans were the country are facing significant in order to meet our obligations halted immediately, the savings would still need to be cuts to core funding. In made. Anyone familiar 2013-14, the college had The aim of the consultation with the current £750,000 taken from the adult budget and period is to reach mutual agreement college estate will acknowledge that it put into ’"24+ loans" for to minimise the overall number of does not provide the adult learners - and in environment that our 2014-15, this total will job losses at the college" staff and students be closer to £1 million. deserve. It is badly laidRather than receive free training - as they once would to safeguard the college’s future. out with poor space utilisation and have had, if they want to embark Failure to do this would have is an ageing estate that is costing on a course - they are given the significant consequences and put an increasing amount each year to option to take out a loan instead. the college’s future at risk. The maintain. It is an imperative that A significant number of students Futher Education Commissioner we provide a modern, flexible and sustainable teaching and learning have taken up the loans, but the supports these actions. To put it bluntly, to do nothing is environment that meets the needs college has still been left with a of the city’s future workforce not an option. shortfall of up to £200,000. The whole leadership team at the and ensures that the quality of Although funding for 16-18-yearolds is remaining the same, it is college fully appreciates what an teaching and learning can further expected that students are engaged anxious time it is for staff. Which improve. At City College, we are privileged in 540 hours rather than 450 hours is why we are currently going learning. This is an extra staff cost through a rigorous and detailed to have such a significant role in and, with 2,000 students, amounts consultation process with staff people’s lives in a dynamic, everto an extra 180,000 teaching hours. and their union representatives. changing city. I am under no illusion that the Which a significant extra cost in The aim of the consultation period delivering essential English and is to reach mutual agreement to changes the college is currently mathematics. In addition, funding minimise the overall number of job going through will be an easy for 18-year-olds is being cut by losses at the college. We also hope experience for everyone involved. 17%. Although there has been a that the restructure will create But I have no doubt that, in the stay of execution with this cut until opportunities for staff to take on long term, the college’s place in the heart of the community next year and a cap put in place, it new roles or aim for promotion. Once we have reached agreement will remain strong and the will still equate to a £200,000 loss of income. In September 2015, this on this, structures will look opportunities we create and will be approximately a £500,000 different. There are likely to be the partnerships we forge will cut in income when the temporary changes to the curriculum offered, continue to grow for the benefit but our core values will remain of generations to come. protection is removed. It is in this context that the the same: City College celebrates college is having to make savings difference, respects individuals, Lynn Thackway has been principal high achievement, of City College Brighton and Hove of £1.5 million and is going through expects a staff restructure that is a painful applauds creativity, and promotes since September 2012.

In last week’s Brighton & Hove Independent, Lynn Thackway argued City College’s core values remain the same

millions more on getting it built. Publicly-owned buildings will be sold off, and huge loans will be sought from banks in order to raise the money for the new build; a £1.6 million end-of-year surplus is required in order to “impress” lenders. All of this at a time when, by the admission of management, college finances are in such a dire state that the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has been called in after the college was issued with a formal Notice of Concern. The college’s senior management team has known about these problems for more than 18 months, yet did not see fit to share this information with staff or unions. The college is currently paying thousands of pounds for an auditing firm to go through its accounts. That is the real backdrop against which cuts to staff and provision are being proposed. According to Lynn Thackway, the principal, and Colin Henderson, the financial director recently promoted to deputy chief executive, staff costs at the college

More than 100 staff and tudents protested against the proposed cuts

are too high; but the reality is that teaching costs are the lowest they have ever been. Evidence has also emerged that the governors of the college may have been misled about the college new build: they were told that keeping the current buildings was not a rational option as running costs were too high. Documents obtained by the

unions, however, suggest that these running costs are actually a million pounds less than the figure submitted to the board of governors. Jon Gilhooly is joint branch secretary of the University and College Union at City College Brighton and Hove.

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inclusive and caters for the needs of all students. This is why many of us are appalled at the changes that the current management of the college are proposing to make. It is our view that senior management is using the mantra of “government cuts to core funding” as a smokescreen to obscure other more fundamental changes in the focus and direction of City College. While there is some truth to the claim that colleges face cuts in funding for both 16-18-year-olds and adult courses, these reductions equate to around £350,000 and not the exaggerated figure of £1,5 million that the college says it needs to slash. So what is the real reason for such drastic measures - measures that will lead to the cutting of course provision, and that will decimate staff numbers? The college has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on planning and consultancy for a new college building that it does not need, and plans to spend

Aidan Pettitt @aidanpettitt Education is important to us all. Schools and colleges help us achieve our aspirations and develop as human beings; they involve all of us as pupils and parents and some of us as staff or governors. Yet, over last few years, the idea that a community of schools and colleges exists in Brighton and Hove for the benefit of residents and their families seems to have been undermined. Perhaps it started in 2010 when City College Brighton and Hove controversially closed the popular Connaught Adult Education Centre in Hove in order to save £300,000. Now, four years later, staff and students, local politicians and the community have been shocked to learn the college is in the midst of a £1.5 million financial crisis that will make up to 50 staff redundant

and scrap courses - including a head of Hove Park School was that we did not want adult nationally-recognised journalism providing “mentoring support” to education in Hove or courses for course, a foundation degree Whitehawk Primary School, while adults with learning difficulties? in art, and the college’s entire City College’s assistant principal Did we propose that a successful provision for adults with learning - responsible for announcing the secondary school should be crisis and redundancies - is a handed to a “trust” composed of disabilities. Meanwhile, at Hove Park School, member of the governing body at unknown individuals who will run the school as a business? the head and a group of largely- Hove Park School. The experience of Barnfield The idea that a primary school is unelected governors are ignoring the views of parents, pupils, staff best advised by a college in crisis Federation in Luton - from where the principal and the City of City College Council and Did we propose that a successful Brighton and Hove attempting to secondary school should be handed to a comes - is salutary. press ahead Barnfield with their plans “trust” composed of unknown individuals The Federation brought to convert the who will run the school as a business?” the college and school to an several academies academy and remove it from local democratic and mentored by a secondary together as one business and, it now school unwilling to listen to emerges, claimed nearly £1 million accountability. Despite its own problems, City parents and staff may seem odd. in government funds for students College Brighton and Hove last year It seems more worrying that for whom there was no record became the sponsor of an academy decisions about the future of the of teaching, while the quality of - Whitehawk Primary School – city’s schools and colleges are teaching and learning plummeted. with the college’s principal as a in the hands of a few who seem Treating education as if it was a business and handing schools member of the academy’s advisory cavalier about consultation. Did we, as a community, decide and colleges to unelected boards group. Around the same time, the

and highly-paid “CEOs” does not improve education or make it more inclusive or democratic. Colleges are no longer accountable to local councils and nor are academies. So we are denied our say on momentous decisions of the sort being proposed for City College and Hove Park School. Instead, we will need to be confident and organise collectively to make our views public - whether that be about protecting our local schools, supporting school and college staff forced to take action to defend their jobs and profession, exposing the constant erosion of adult and community education or resisting the privatisation of education. Let us stand up for education. Aidan Pettitt, who lives in Brighton, is a former teacher and senior adviser at the Department for Education. He blogs at:

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Brain Gym


Double Crossword

Last week’s solutions:

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Fell through; 9 Thistle; 10 Arena; 11 Gusto; 12 Elector; 13 Feline; 15 Starve; 18 Inspect; 20 Roost; 22 Hoist; 23 Theatre; 24 Escape route. Down: 2 Emits; 3 Letdown; 4 Heeled; 5 Orate; 6 Greater; 7 Stage fright; 8 Fair weather; 14 Lassies; 16 Torpedo; 17 Statue; 19 Extra; 21 Octet. QUICK - Across: 1 Environment; 9 Eminent; 10 Rogue; 11 Exert; 12 Congeal; 13 Burial; 15 Critic; 18 Augment; 20 Charm; 22 Comma; 23 Britain; 24 Antecedents. Down: 2 Noise; 3 Inertia; 4 Optics; 5 Moron; 6 Neglect; 7 Resemblance; 8 Replacement; 14 Regimen; 16 Receive; 17 Stable; 19 Evade; 21 Adapt.

Choose either quick or cryptic clues.

Cryptic Clues:

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

Last week’s solutions: 1




























































Across 1. Back up the others who couldn’t come cleaner (6) 4. They are turned on, of course, when working (6) 9. Whitehead arranged composition by wealthy composer (7,6) 10. Being unsteady, Eric takes in deserter (7) 11. It may be put in a quiver, of course (5) 12. Lower a foundation (5) 14. Dusty den? (5) 18. Shout for joy at the sight of food (5) 19. Base tackle for taking a rise (3,4) 21. Fail to understand and so annihilate? (4,7,2) 22. He may well hope for return out of play (6) 23. Guard at the southern gate (6)

Down 1. Beer for the janitor (6) 2. The biggest smash-hit of all? (6-7) 3. Begin to show shock (5) 5. Very hard worker is under the first man (7) 6. Sounds as if a number are delayed by a collection of stones (13) 7. They have a driver to drive them home (6) 8. Cited an official pronouncement (5) 13. Alien telephoned in the outset (7) 15. The rascals put up their tent in a ship! (6) 16. The clergy - many in a small church (5) 17. Cunning but skilled? (6) 20. Don’t claim a view (5)
















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7 21

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1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 13. 15. 16. 17. 20.

Scales (6) Adhesive (6) Refractoriness (13) Merciful (7) Correct (5) Started (5) Ladder (5) Grown-up (5) Blow up (7) Thought (13) Constant (6) Rested (6)

Coagulate (6) Unimportance (13) Protuberance (5) Plague (7) Pondering (13) Cedes (6) Merriment (5) Not tested (7) Cuts open (6) Collier (5) Wrote (6) Signal light (5)

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

35 19 26

8 words - average; 12 words - good; 16 words - very good; 20 or more - excellent.

1. 4. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23.

Scribble pad


Last week’s solutions:


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Kakuro 13

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

Quick Clues:

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

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Last week’s solutions: The letter represented by the question mark is C. Clarinet, piccolo, recorder, all woodwind instruments.

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


3 4 6 5


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







Last week’s solutions: >


From top to bottom Simple, Intermediate, Difficult








Last week’s solutions: Arena, Roves, Evert, Nerve, Aster.


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Porsche adds extra bits to its Cayman coupe

Joint functionality and barometic pressure may be closely linked

The Cayman GTS delivers 335bhp, reaching 62mph in 4.6 seconds

Porsche has added a new GTS model to the top of the Cayman range which comes with a 15bhp upgrade to 335bhp, some mild styling tweaks and lots of extra kit as standard. It costs £55,397 which makes the car £6,614 more than the Cayman S on which it’s based. The GTS is able to sprint from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds which is 0.3 of a second quicker than a standard Cayman S. So is it worth the extra cash? Well that depends whether you’d be selecting the added equipment anyway. Take the sports exhaust for example; on an S this would set you back £1,530 and it really is a must-have item because it provides a great mouthpiece for the 3.4-litre flat six engine. The GTS also gets Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which is normally £971. This is something we’d recommend adding to the car anyway as the 10mm lower ride height provides improved agility. In normal mode the ride is compliant enough for cruising round town but at the press of a button you can stiffen the

dampers for a more focused drive. If you like, you can forego the PASM in lieu of the sports chassis which lowers the car buy a further 10mm but uses fixed rate dampers. You’d pay £689 for this as an option, but really it’s only going to appeal to people who plan to take their Cayman on track regularly. The GTS also boasts some extra Alcantara bits and pieces in the cabin and features leather on the dash and door tops as standard. This extra hide really lifts the car’s interior luxury to another level and is why, on a Cayman, we would always recommend upgrading to the optional extended leather pack even though it’s £1,740. However, this is where the must-have additions end. Yes the GTS may have the £546 sports plus seats with their added bolstering and partial electric operation, but you don’t really need them. And if the £320 smoked rear light clusters and £447 directional headlamps weren’t standard we certainly wouldn’t miss them either. Yes,

Parenting Time Waits For No Mum

Mummy K @no_mum

I am going to share a secret with you. The three words that will strike fear into the hearts of all but the hardiest of mums and dads are: Parenting. In. Public.

Urgh. The very mention sends shivers down my spine. Now, to be clear, positive parenting does not count. We can all bask in the reflected glory of our little

the 20-inch alloy wheel upgrade is nice, but combined with the other three aforementioned items the total cost is pretty much the same as the factory sat nav system, which is a much more welcome addition. That isn’t to say driving the Cayman GTS isn’t an absolute joy – you’ll be unlikely to notice the extra 15bhp on the road, but the handling has all the fluidity we’ve come to expect. The wheel is brimming with feedback, while the chassis delivers grip when you need it and poise when you over step the limits. The GTS model is undoubtedly the ultimate Cayman, and for some people that will make it a no brainer. When you do all the maths, you figure out that instead of the GTS you could have the normal Cayman S with all the options you really want plus have around £2,000 spare which you could spend on the sat nav or the PDK gearbox. For those whom only the ultimate Cayman will do, the GTS will make financial sense. But for everyone else, it won’t.

ones as they behave beautifully out and about; it is when we are faced with a more, shall we say, challenging situation that the disapprovers make themselves known and increase our stress levels tenfold in the process. You know the sort of thing: a flood of tears at the checkout because your child wants to hold the milk/cheese/other grocery item you are waiting to purchase. All of a sudden there are half-a-dozen people audibly disapproving of your approach. Or the toys are literally

Samantha Vencat @SamanthaOsteo13

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

and repeatedly thrown out of the pram until you decide not to give them back and are faced with an inconsolable son or daughter as a result. Cue a couple strolling by and directing their angry gaze in your direction. Then there is always a nice bit of extreme back-arching and hearty wailing as you pick your little one up to save them from some imminent danger - an oncoming cyclist ignoring all of the “no cycling” sections on the seafront, perhaps. You might have your hands full, but you

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

can still feel the disapproval radiating from passers-by. Perhaps I am being unfair and over-sensitive. There are far more occasions where people say something nice or send a smile in your child’s direction, especially in our pleasant seaside city. But still, parenting in public can be the hardest thing you will ever do.

Time Waits For No Mum is a blog by “Mummy K”, who writes anonymously about motherhood and more:

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The top 10 Albion candidates Name: Tim Sherwood. Most recent club: Tottenham Hotspur. Pros: Led Spurs to fifth in the Premier League while blooding young players – would suit the Albion’s increasing emphasis on youth development. Highly-rated coach who was rumoured to be considered for the job before Oscar’s appointment last summer. Cons: Outspoken and, if reports in the national press are true, not particular popular with players at Spurs.

The T20 gets underway Richard Morris

Sussex Sharks start their Natwest T20 Blast campaign tonight (Friday) against arch rivals Surrey at The County Ground in what is the first of seven home T20 matches. Five of these take place on a Friday night – leading the club to dub Friday nights Shark Night. And they have a raft of add-ons planned in their bid to make the Sharks and T20 the hottest ticket in town. Aside from the big-hitting, floodlit cricket action there will also be live music at the front of the Herbalife South West Stand, a happy hour after the match with reduced drinks, prizes in each programme a catch the cash competition in the interval and a free nets session for Sharks fans aged six to 16. The Fuses – a local rock band who are set to release their first single last this summer – are the first band to be booked in and to make T20 games even more attractive, Sussex are offering a £5 discount on £25 tickets if purchased in advance as well as free entry for under-fives. Nevertheless, it will be on the field where the real action takes place – and ultimately where Sussex Sharks will be judged this season. And their chances will hinge heavily on the shoulders of returning Yasir Arafat. The vastly experienced Pakistani seamer was part of the Sharks side which won the T20 tournament in 2009 in one of several successful spells in Sussex-by-the-Sea. This time round he is concentrating purely on the 20 over form of the game – warming up for tonight’s match with an outing for the Second 11 earlier this week in one of the team’s two T20 matches against the MCC Young Cricketers. The Sharks second string lost both games but Arafat claimed encouraging figures of 4 for 18 in the second match, helping to restrict the MCC to 138 for 3 from their 20 overs. It was not enough to claim

Name: Malky Mackay Most recent club: Cardiff City Pros: Harshly sacked by Cardiff City after securing the Bluebirds promotion to the Premier League. Cons: Cardiff’s total club wage bill during its promotion season was £27million. Unlikely to find that level of recourse at The Amex. Odds: 6-1

victory but it certainly whetted Arafat’s appetite ahead of the visit of his former club Surrey. Speaking earlier this week he explained his decision to return to Hove and predicted a good campaign for the Sharks. He said: “I have always loved to play at Sussex – in the three years I played here in the past we won a lot of trophies. “This is the first year I have just played T20 for Sussex and it is going to be exciting. I love the crowd and the atmosphere under the lights here and I am sure it is going to be the same as in the past. “I am sure there is going to be a good mix of youth and experience and this team looks very good for the tournament.” He has already enjoyed recent T20 success, helping Perth to Australia’s Big Bash title and his is confident Sussex can get off to the best possible start by beating Surrey tonight. “It is going to be a good game,” he said, “They have a good one day side as well with some big name. “I am really looking forward to it. Everybody is up for it and I think we are definitely going to beat Surrey. But can the Sharks reach – and win – finals day later this season? Arafat certainly thinks so – even if he isn’t making any predictions just yet. “In the south group there are a lot of good teams. Surrey are a good

side and Somerset have always been a good side – there are a lot of good teams but it is too early to say [who will be Sussex’s biggest challenge] because any team can win the T20.” Sharks fans will be hoping Arafat will line up alongside another of the county’s former Surrey men. Chris Jordan has hit top form since swapping Surrey for Sussex – something Arafat puts down the excellent coaching set-up in Hove – and has recently been called up to the England squad for the national team’s T20 match with reigning world champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday and for the first three matches of their One-Day series against the same team. Supporters wanting to catch a glimpse of the current T20 champions need not head to The Kia Oval. Sussex entertain Sri Lanka this Sunday at the County Ground in a hotly-anticipated T20 clash – with plenty of tickets still available. Adults can see the 2.30pm matchup for £20 for an allocated seat of £15 general admission, while juniors are £5 cheaper for each option. Under-fives go free but tickets must be issued in advance. For more information look online at, call 0844 264 0206 or visit the ground

Name: Gianfranco Zola Most recent club: Watford Pros: Known to favour attractive, attacking football. Cons: His Watford squad included a large number of loan players – Zola would need backing in the transfer market. Odds: 14-1

Name: Chris Hughton Most recent club: Norwich City Pros: Won the Championship with Newcastle United playing attacking football. Dignified, classy manager. Cons: Sacked by Norwich City prior to their relegation. Not the big name some fans might demand. Odds: 12-1 Name: Paul Clement Most recent club: Real Madrid (assistant) Pros: Highly respected coach looking for first break into management. Cons: Lack of experience as number one. Odds: 3-1

Name: Ralf Rangnick Most recent club: Schalke 04 as manager. Red Bull Salzburg as sporting director Pros: Links to the area – studied astrophysics at University of Sussex and played for Southwick. Cons: May not want return to management. Odds: 16-1

Name: Alan Curbishley Most recent club: West Ham United Pros: Former Albion player. Good record at Charlton. Cons: Been out of the game since 2008. Odds: 20-1

Name: Inigo Calderon Most recent club: Brighton Pros: Cult hero, articulate, superb ambassador keen on taking up management. Cons: No experience, still likely to be in playing squad. Odds: 66-1

Name: Darren Ferguson Most recent club: Peterborough United Pros: Attack-minded coach. Relative success on a budget at Peterborough. Cons: Lasted less than a year at Preston. Odds: 16-1

Name: Chris Powell Most recent club: Charlton Athletic Pros: Performed well at Charlton on relatively small playing budget. Hugely popular among Charlton fans. Cons: No experience away from The Valley, where he was a playing legend. Odds: 28-1

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Brighton & Hove


Hunt for manager starts again Richard Morris

For the second season in a row Brighton and Hove Albion ended their campaign by losing in the play-offs and losing their manager. Last summer it was Gus Poyet and Crystal Palace, this time round it was Oscar Garcia and Derby County. One was suspended for gross misconduct, the other resigned in the wake of second leg disappointment. Both had voiced their concerns over the difficulty in competing financially in the Championship – with Poyet talking about ceilings being hit and Oscar arguing Albion were left weaker after the January departures of Ashley Barnes and Liam Bridcutt. In fact, the Spaniard made specific mention of the imbalance in available funds among divisional rivals because of parachute payments to relegated sides in his post-resignation statement released by the club. The chief similarity though is that for the second time in 12 months, Brighton are in need of a new man at the helm. Chairman Tony Bloom says the Seagulls are confident of landing a top candidate and says

he has already been inundated by applicants interested in the vacant Amex hot seat. It certainly seems an appealing job for any out of work manager. The club has managed two successive play-off finishes, boasts the highest average attendances outside the Premier League and has a new £30million training complex nearing completion. However, sky-high television payments to top flight clubs and payments to relegated teams will make it difficult for the Albion to compete financially with their rivals. For example, recently relegated Cardiff City were given more than £62million as part of the Premier League’s TV deal this season. Brighton on the other hand received around £5million. Parachute payments of almost £60million are also given to relegated teams over the next four seasons, presuming they don’t regain their top flight status. Together with strict Financial Fair Play spending restrictions the chasm which exists between relegated clubs and existing Championship sides put the Albion in a difficult position when competing at the top end of the division. Nevertheless, the Albion are

hopeful of finding a new manager who can steer the Seagulls towards another promotion push. Mr Bloom paid tribute to departing Oscar – who had to navigate a difficult injury list in his debut season in England. He said: “We are extremely grateful to Oscar for his efforts this past year, and for providing us with another exciting and memorable season at the club.” And it was a sentiment shared by chief executive Paul Barber, who added: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Oscar for his efforts and to wish him all the very best for the future. The chairman and the board will now begin the search for Oscar’s successor.” Oscar himself said: “The club has been aware of my thoughts for several weeks and during this time I have had discussions with both the chairman and chief executive. I have enjoyed my time with the club but, although I do not have any immediate plans, I have decided to move on. “I’m very proud of this season with Brighton. The Championship is a very difficult and competitive league but our record this season has been very good. I wish Brighton every success for the future.”

The six Seagulls that have been shown the door Brighton and Hove Albion might not have a manager in place but the squad re-shaping has started already. The Albion confirmed this week six first team players would not be offered new contracts – with Andrea Orlandi the most surprising name on the list of departures. Injury restricted Orlandi to just 16 games this campaign but in the previous season, under Gus Poyet, the midfielder led the Seagulls in terms of assists – with 11 compared to second placed Will Buckley’s eight. He was also responsible for some stand-out moments, including a beautifully accomplished finish against Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was also told he would not be offered a new deal but this should not come as a surprise to Seagulls fans as the Polish stopper had previously hinted he may look elsewhere when his contract expired. Back-up ‘keeper Peter Brezovan, Spanish pair David Lopez and David Rodriguez and injuryplagued striker Will Hoskins have also been shown the door, alongside development squad prospects Grant Smith and Courtney Richards. Player of the Year Matthew Upson, goalie Casper Ankergren and right backs Bruno and Inigo Calderon will be offered new deals – while the Albion have extended the contracts of Kazenga Lua Lua and Brennan Dickenson. The departures leave the Seagulls searching for a new number one and possibly half a dozen or more first team squad members amid rumours that both Buckley and Leo Ulloa will be the subject of substantial Premier League interest over the coming weeks.

Oscar Garcia (After announcing his resignation)

I would like to thank the Brighton fans for their tremendous support throughout the past year. I have been proud to be the head coach of your club. Overall, when all things are considered, particularly our terrible luck with injuries both yesterday and since the very start of the season, I think it has been an excellent year for the club. The Championship is undoubtedly one of the most challenging leagues in the world. It is highly competitive and it is made up of a wide range of clubs with very different budgets. Parachute payments for eight of the clubs in the league and new Financial Fair Play rules make it even harder. Despite these issues,

I feel we have performed well. As such, I am incredibly proud of the players - they have given everything for me, the club, and you, our fans. I have also been pleased to have been able to help a number of the club’s young players develop and progress into the first team, and I hope they will play many, many games for Brighton and Hove Albion in the future. The club will always have a place in my heart and I hope very soon they will be competing at the top level in English football.”

Oscar’s top 5 games in charge Brighton and Hove Albion vs Burnley



At the time Albion fans couldn’t have predicted Burnley’s promotion but looking back, the home win over Sean Dyche’s men was a stand-out result made possible by a superb performance from Andrew Crofts.

Wigan vs Brighton and Hove Albion



Brighton: Under Oscar the Seagulls sometimes struggled to impress at The Amex but this win was one of a number of encouraging away performances.

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Leicester City



The 4-1 away win against the eventual champions might have caused more of a stir among supporters but it came within days of them clinching promotion and the Foxes were not at their best. The home win on the other hand was perhaps the Albion’s finest performance under Oscar.

Brighton and Hove Albion vs QPR



The goalless away draw at Loftus Road encapsulated the mean defence which would become synonymous with Oscar’s time in charge, but the home win over the Hoops had everything.

Blackburn Rovers vs Brighton and Hove Albion


This result – which involved two later equalisers from the Albion – showed real character and halted the side’s concerning run without a goal.


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A substantial semi-detached Edwardian house, just off Hove seafront. Two reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining room with separate utility room, study, six double bedrooms, two shower rooms, one en-suite, two cloakrooms and a family bathroom.

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First Base Day Centre, Brighton As we know, Queen Victoria was As Brighton and Hove has a large On Midsummer’s Day, 21st June, I, not keen on Brighton and in her restaurant and hotel industry, with a small group of local cyclists, reign it was not used. The Diocese there are always new vacancies will be riding from Brighton to of Chichester took it over and appearing and this course could Paris in one day, to fund raise for moved it brick by brick to where it be the step needed to access one this very important charity. is now located, on the north side of of these. The First Base Day Centre Montpelier Place, above in Montpelier Place, Western Road. In 2010, supports people in First base help people, Heritage Lottery funding Brighton and Hove who enabled a project to are sleeping rough or are who are often at their lowest restore this remarkable at risk of homelessness. point, to turn their life around building. They provide food, We can easily forget hot showers, laundry, and begin the steps towards a or ignore that in this internet access, medical positive and sustainable future seemingly wealthy appointments, housing referrals and work away from living on the streets.” city, there are many marginalised people. training opportunities. Brighton Housing First Base is a lifeline Trust and its First Base Centre Interestingly, the building for many – they help people, who work to combat homelessness, which houses the Day Centre, St are often at their lowest point, to create opportunities, promote Stephen’s Hall, was originally in turn their life around and begin change by challenging the causes The Steine, over a mile away, built the steps towards a positive and of homelessness, poverty and in the 1760s. It was a ballroom of sustainable future away from exclusion. the Castle Inn. The Prince Regent living on the streets. The Day Centre’s dedication bought a share of it when it fell The evening I visited last week, demands our local support so into disuse and it was converted the Centre had just finished a we are putting in the miles now, in 1822 to a private chapel, handy catering training course for some cycling the roads and lanes of for the Royal Pavilion. of their clients.

Sussex in preparation for the 130 miles across northern France in June. ■ Please go online and give generously or call into Bonett’s

office to make a donation. Thank you on behalf of First Base Day Centre. Paul Bonett 01273 677365 Clarendon Terrace, Kemp Town £650,000

Eaton Place, Kemp Town £1,500,000 OIRO

Ground floor seafront apartment in classy Kemp Town. Direct sea views from the gracious living room and spacious ensuite master bedroom. Two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a good sized kitchen/diner complete the interior of this impressive flat which also has the rare benefit of its own garage.

Fabulous family home a short stroll away from Brighton College. A rarely available entire Cubitt built Regency residence with oblique sea views. Currently arranged as the owners’ four bedroom, two reception room accommodation above with two self contained flats. Live in a part of Kemp Town history.

Bloomsbury Place, Kemp Town £950,000

French Apartments, Kemp Town £699,950

What an opportunity! A Grade 2 Listed building arranged as: Large period owners' accommodation ranging over 3 floors and 4 bedrooms with sea views from 3 rooms. Then, a large character self contained ground floor shop unit and below, a large self contained music recording and rehearsal studio.

Unique three bedroom apartment in a beautiful landmark building with a private south facing roof terrace and lovely sea views. If this wasn’t enough, there is also a secure parking space and manicured communal gardens. This is the life!

VALUATIONS: Would you like to know what your property is worth today? Please call and arrange an appointment for one of our very experienced valuers to come to your property and give you our best advice. Open until 8pm every Thursday

SURRENDEN PARK £450,000-£475,000 Freehold

ROEDALE ROAD £315,000 Freehold

■ 4 bed mid terrace house ■ Lounge, dining room, kitchen ■ Bathroom & shower room ■ Private drive, rear garden ■ EPC D66

■ 3 bedroom family house ■ 2 receptions, kitchen ■ Rear garden, GCH ■ Double glazing ■ EPC D63

Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

NEW to the market

NEW to the market

HAVELOCK ROAD £520,000, Freehold A DELIGHTFUL FOUR BEDROOM, THREE STOREY FAMILY HOME, considered to be in excellent decorative order throughout. The house benefits from many features and is situated in the ever so popular 'Golden Triangle'. Viewing is a must. Energy Rating D58. Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

SACKVILLE ROAD £177,000 Leasehold

BUCKINGHAM PLACE £249,950 Leasehold

■ 1 double bed 2ff (top) converted flat ■ Lounge ■ Sep kitchen, Bathroom ■ Available chain free ■ EPC D64

■ 2 bedroom, 3 level maisonette ■ Newly fitted kitchen and bathroom ■ Moments from Brighton station ■ EPC E45

Call Hove office 01273 321000

Call Hove office 01273 321000

“David Maslen Estate Agents - Experts in everything we do” NEW price

BODIAM AVENUE £235,000 Freehold

ROUNDHILL CRESCENT £225,000 Share of Freehold

CRESCENT DRIVE NORTH £330,000 Freehold

BRIARCROFT ROAD £345,000 Freehold

■ 3 bedroom semi-detached house ■ Backs onto The Downs ■ Gas heating, double glazing ■ Requires some TLC ■ EPC D63

■ 2 bedroom ground floor flat ■ Popular Roundhill Conservation area ■ Modern fitted kitchen & bathroom ■ Viewing highly recommended ■ EPC D64

■ Detached Bungalow ■ 2/3 Bedrooms ■ 1/2 Reception Rooms ■ Driveway and Garage ■ Great views from the front to the sea ■ NO ONWARD CHAIN ■ EPC E43

■ Detached 3 Bedroom bungalow ■ Corner property ■ Double garage ■ Sunny Aspect ■ Conservatory ■ EPC E54

Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

Call Woodingdean office 01273 278866

Call Woodingdean office 01273 278866

See all our current property listings at: LEWES ROAD 01273 677001 ● WOODINGDEAN 01273 278866 ● CHURCH ROAD 01273 321000 ● FIVEWAYS 01273 566777

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LEASE FOR SALE Commercial property ÂŁ175,000 Restaurant and premises Ship Street, Brighton Premises over four floors with a basement To register interest, call 07931 649633 No time wasters

■ Would you like more control and a greater say over your property?

A guide as to how to extend your lease or become your own landlord As the  lease  of  your  flat  becomes  shorter  in duration over time it becomes  less  valuable, thereby directly impacting on the future value of such an important asset of yours. Prospective purchasers of your property may well be put off buying because the lease is too short and/or because they simply

cannot get a mortgage of such a short lease. Mortgage lenders generally view any lease of less than 80 years as questionable security so the benefits of negotiating an extension are clear – you will not only protect your asset, you’ll also be ensuring it retains its value moving forward. It must also be

noted that the lower you allow your lease to go, the higher the premium you will be asked to pay to extend it – so the guidance we give is being proactive most definitely will save a considerable sum of money for you. To be eligible for an extension, certain requirements need to be met. These are that the lease was

(Discount from our usual rate for any reader mentioning this advert)

Crosby&Woods | SOLICITORS Call: 01273 734 600 Email: originally granted for more than 21 years and that you have owned the flat for more than two years. If the answer is ‘yes’ to both, then you can serve a claim to extend your lease by 90 years. The new lease will be on the same terms but the ground rent will become a ‘peppercorn’.  The landlord will be required by law to respond to your Notice and if he doesn’t you will be entitled to have the new lease granted to you at the price you offered.  However you have to get the Notice right and it has to be valid otherwise you may have to wait up to a year to serve another one during which time your lease is getting shorter and the cost to extend increasing.  You will also need to instruct a valuer to advise on the ‘offer’ you wish to include in your lease extension notice which will be served on your landlord. Our advice to all clients is to get assistance only from a highly experienced valuer as it is vital to make a sensible offer from the beginning. 

that each leaseholder is required to pay to obtain a share in the freehold is less, and often significantly less, than the increase in value of their existing lease with a share of that freehold. The minimum number of leaseholders required to participate has been reduced to 50%. A notice will need to be served on the freeholder and again a valuer will need to be appointed to determine the offer price to include in the notice. Subject to a limited number of exemptions, under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 it is also a criminal offence for a freeholder of a block of flats to sell the freehold without first offering it to the tenants first.  The qualifying conditions are substantially the same as for collectively enfranchising but in this instance it is the landlord who is required to a serve a notice on the tenants and the tenants, if they want to acquire the freehold, need to respond within the statutory timeframes.  Usually the landlord has already found The guidance we a buyer and a price has been give is being proactive agreed but he has to serve a on the tenants before most definitely will save notice proceeding with that sale.  a considerable sum of Accordingly the tenants have a very limited time money for you" within which to respond and Alternatively the leaseholders of a therefore if you receive a notice block of flats can also get together from your landlord then act very and buy the freehold of the block quickly or run the risk of losing the of flats in which they live. There are opportunity to buy. The qualifying conditions for several common reasons for wanting to buy the freehold of your building, the long leaseholders  of a block of or “collectively enfranchising” as it flats to take over the management is known.  Firstly joining together of their block pursuant to the Right with other leaseholders in the to Manage legislation contained in building to acquire the freehold the Commonhold and Leasehold enables leaseholders to halt the Reform Act 2002 is identical to depreciation of their lease as it the collective enfranchisement gets shorter and to extend their procedure but this time there will own leases, commonly to 999 years. be no price or premium to pay Secondly in other cases leaseholders other than the legal fees of the are often concerned about the representatives who act for you.  management (or mismanagement) Under the statutory timeframe of their building, the failure in some the landlord simply needs to be cases of their landlord to maintain given 1 month to respond to the and repair it to a ‘decent’ standard, tenants notice and the transfer of or just unhappiness at exorbitant the management to the tenants will service charges being levied which follow 3 months after that. appear out of all proportion to the Finally, if in the rare instance work needing to be done.  Simply put, you have a lease of a house, the the leaseholders who enfranchise Leasehold Reform Act 1967 enables believe that they can do a better and you to extend your lease or acquire less expensive job of managing the the freehold.  Again a notice needs building for themselves directly, to be served and a premium will or by controlling the management need to be paid based on a complex by appointing their own managing statutory formula. agents, and in our experience rarely are they unhappy at taking such Gavin Walmsley, Solicitor control as they have a direct interest   in maximising their enjoyment and condition of their property.  For further information or just a Finally, whilst there are usually confidential discussion as to what a combination of factors, in most options you may have on the above cases the one that most influences matters, then please contact us the final decision to enfranchise is on 01273 734 600 or by e-mail at that the proportion of the total price

01273 208020

Residential Lettings Specialists

87 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB

Grand Avenue, Hove £2,500 PCM

Parking Spaces, Hove £70 PCM

Milner Road, Brighton £710 PCM

■ Stunning two bed mansion flat

■ A choice of allocated underground spaces

■ A one bedroom maisonette

■ Designer fitted kitchen

■ Close to parking zone ‘M’

■ Garden, free parking!

■ Allocated parking space

■ Located a few minutes’ walk to Palmeira Square

■ Own street entrance

■ Available 21/05/2014

■ Available now!

■ Available 06/06/2014

The Drive, Hove £475 PCM

Shaftesbury Road, Brighton £865 PCM

Holland Road, Hove £1,030 PCM

■ First floor bedsit

■ First floor two bedroom flat

■ Two bedroom flat

■ Separate kitchen private!

■ Two double bedrooms

■ Own private entrance

■ Good sized double room

■ Separate kitchen and GFCH

■ Patio, GFCH

■ Available now!

■ 19/05/2014

■ Available now!

Carlisle Road, Hove £930 PCM

Brunswick Place, Hove £1,150 PCM

Seven Dials, Brighton £1,100 PCM

■ First floor two double bedrooms

■ Newly refurbished two bedroom flat

■ Two double bedroom flat with balcony

■ Kitchen with appliances

■Modern kitchen and bathroom

■ Easy access to A23/A27


■ Must be seen!

■ New carpets 2014

■ Available 04/07/2014

■ Available 28/05/2014

■ 13/06/2014

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


OFFICES WANTED Solicitors require 1,000 sq.ft. Close to Central Brighton Access to Courts 2,500/3,000 sq.ft. required Queens Road area

Western Avenue, Hove 90 cover restaurant on GF, kitchens on lower ground, maisonette over 1st & 2nd floors


INVESTMENTS WANTED Commercial, residential and mixed investments sought by cash buyer Brighton, Hove and Worthing areas

Freehold / Leasehold Cafes and Restaurants All local areas considered CALL: 01273 771391 E-mail:

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Full residential property letting and management Fees only 5% including VAT

Full commercial property management All types of property from only 2.5%

Flats / houses wanted Management costs removed Single or multiple units 3-15 year agreements All maintenance/repairs included Rents paid quarterly in advance

CALL: 01273 771393 E-mail:

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01273 771393 Offices also in Bournemouth 01202 551821

Brighton & Hove Independent - 16 May 2014  

Brighton & Hove Independent - 16 May 2014

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