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Making Brighton’s i360 Into A Pier

Making Brighton’s i360 Into A Pier

Brighton’s new i360 has been controversial in its conception and now completed, forms a strong feature on the seafront landscape. Most are in positive mood for this new £46 million tourist attraction housed in front of the old West Pier which closed in 1975. The crumbling, rusting iron work of the famous pier has become…
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Romford Pelé: Arsenal’s Parlour Games

The Romford Pelé better known as former footballer Ray Parlour ‘rabona-ed’ an audience of sports fans at Sussex Cricket Club with highly amusing anecdotes from a playing career with Arsenal lasting 12 years (1992-2004). Appearing in 333 games for the club and winning three Premier League titles (1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04), four FA Cup wins (1993,…
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Caprice Does The Business For Female Speakers!

Caprice Does The Business For Female Speakers!

Four interesting and varied keynote speakers opened the first in a series of business seminars; entitled Grow, Develop, Discover and Influence by Sussex Chamber of Commerce at the Jury’s Waterfront Hotel. With Caprice Bourret leading the way for female speakers at business events. Caprice Does The Business The speakers were described by Chief Executive, Ana Christie…
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The Ivy Restaurant - Charity Sports Quiz

Charity Sports Quiz: The Ivy Restaurant

Having attended a few meetings and late night dinners at The Ivy restaurant & club over the years. It was intriguing to be invited to a small intimate gathering of British Olympic Athletes for a charity sports quiz night event. Raising funds for the Diana Award Charity which is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief;…
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Graham Gooch: Speaks Out!

The only time I played truant as a teenager from school, sneaking back into the house, switching on the TV, was to watch Graham Gooch bat in his first Test Match against Australia at Edgbaston in 1975. No one noticed my brief absence as I was back at school quicker than a Jeff Thompson delivery.…
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Donna Fraser

Donna Fraser: Never Caught Short

Encouraged by her primary school teacher, Donna Fraser went on to have a successful Athletics career both on and off the track. She is currently the Vice President of British Athletics and involved in Breast cancer awareness with a number of leading charities. Before the starlet took to the stage at the county ground, Tony…
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4 Boxing Champs, A Drunk & Packet Of Persil

Four former British World Champion Boxers Alan Minter, Colin McMillan, Charlie Magri and Dave Boy Green visited the Dagenham Roundhouse last Friday to talk about their successful careers alongside some excellent entertainment. The evening got off to a great start with comedian Colin Cole working the audience in preparation for singer Izzy Chase getting everyone…
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Galton & Simpson: Honoured by BAFTA – Finally!

In May 8th 2016 comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson were honoured with a BAFTA fellowship. The two were writing pioneers in the format of sit-com creating classics such as ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and ‘Steptoe and Son’. Alan Simpson 1929-2017 & Ray Galton 1930-2018 The BAFTA tribute was introduced and led by Paul Merton…
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Leicester City FC

Leicester City Win Premiership: Foxes Out Run The Hounds

Having watched football for nearly fifty years I can safely say Leicester City FC winning the Premiership title is the most extra ordinary upset I have ever observed. Until it actually happened nobody could really believe it. But it has. For once the Foxes have out run the hounds of Spurs, Arsenal, Man City, Man…
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St George’s Day Charity Lunch

St George’s Day Charity Luncheon

The St. George’s Day Charity Luncheon is fast becoming a must, on the Brighton & Hove social scene. The one day of the year where a touch of nationalism can be greeted and respected, without turning into a Nuremberg rally. Hence the need for typical British humour, with the ability to laugh at ourselves and…
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Neil Laughton Antarctic Cricket: The Ice Man Cometh - Up To Bat Next

Antarctic Cricket: The Ice Man Cometh – Up To Bat Next

Former Royal Marine Commando Neil Laughton, described his day job as business consultant and training executive to over 200 cricket lovers; talking about Antarctic Cricket, Frost Bite and Coastguard Rescues when delivering an informative and interesting talk on his career adventures at Sussex County Cricket Club. British Army Antarctic Cricket Neil mentioned he couldn’t get into…
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When Andy Met A Beatle, A Bond Girl & Dame Edna

Andy Cade (Art Director, Musician & Lecturer) reminisces on working with Ringo, Barbara Bach, Dame Edna. In 1990 my wife Lizzie came home from the Gym in Barnes saying she’d befriended some girls at the aqua class who she’d thought ‘may have something to do with the Beatles’. Turned out to be Pattie Boyd/Harrison/Clapton, Nicole…
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Angry John Cleese Might Sue Australian Theatre Company

Angry John Cleese Might Sue Australian Theatre Company

John Cleese says he may sue an Australian theatre company for its “shameless rip-off” of Fawlty Towers. The Australian company has been running their unofficial show at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last nine years, and currently has a residency at a London hotel, where tickets cost up to £59. Another version is to open…
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