Brighton - A Mirror on a Broken Reality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last weekend I paid a trip to the seaside, to Brighton to take part in a literary event called Sea Changers. What struck me from the moment I arrived was how hard it was to get around in my wheelchair.

Sea Changers - Can Literature Change the World?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

On a cold November night I fought my way through the twisting lanes of Brighton to the Fisherman's Vestry, part of the beautiful St Paul's Church, to take part in an intimate literary event which aimed to explore the connections between creative writing and campaigning.

Charities and Working With Local and National Media

Andy Winter | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK
Andy Winter

The national media is a completely different beast. They have no interest or need to nurture a relationship. They have a filing deadline and, working in a competitive market, they don't have to consider the consequences of their stories.

#BrightonBootOut - Lesbian Couple Chucked Out of Brighton Superstore For Kissing

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

This was NOT a homophobic act. This woman must have been a Brighton resident. She's probably used to seeing gay guys and gals mincing around the supermarket all day. Damn, she may well have a double use for that uniform herself, eh?

Can You Guess Where These Cities Are? | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every traveller has an idea in their mind of what to expect in a country - whether it's onion-domed churches in Russia or fairy tale timber-framed houses in Germany. But sometimes we can't rely on these travel instincts.

Two Police Officers Bitten By HIV Positive Man Face Agonizing Wait

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Two police officers are receiving medical treatment after being punched, scratched and bitten by a man with HIV. They were on patrol in Norfolk Str...

'Long Lost Families' and 'Masters of Sex'

Hugh Salmon | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Salmon

The most interesting thing in the world is people. And, talking about interesting, which we were, and people, which we are, there is a peculiar juxtaposition in two TV series currently on air.

Look At These Glorious Pictures Of People Celebrating Brighton Pride

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of people have stepped out in glorious fashion to celebrate one of the UK's biggest and brightest gay pride events as a day of festivities g...

Notes From a Housesit: Brighton

Roberta Verdant | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

This (long) weekend's housesit is for a Brightonian couple who have headed off to Glastonbury festival. Their home has a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. A friend of the homeowners, Alicia, welcomed me there on my first day.

Comment - Is the 'Rainbow Crossing' the Symbol of Solidarity?

Ryan Houston | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Houston

As recent news stories have declared, Brighton, best known for beaches and the pier, is now becoming known as the City with a 'rainbow crossing.'

The Coming of Age of Brighton Fringe: To Edinburgh and Beyond...

Julian Caddy | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

Brighton Fringe is coming into its own as a festival in its own right and within Brighton itself. With the growth of major pop-up venues the Warren and the Brighton Pleasure Garden, there is a new physical presence in town, creating a market that hadn't existed before down here.

Beyond the Fringe

Jo Brooks | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

Is it purely about perception - the size and quality of the venue and the comfort of the seats - if indeed there are any. Is it the cost of the ticket? £20 and you're on to a winner - both as performer and audience...

Nine Things You Must do at Brighton Fringe - A Quick Visitor's Guide

Julian Caddy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

England's largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe is upon us again. Here are nine things every visitor from out of town MUST do...

The 'Business' of a Regional Fringe Festival

Julian Caddy | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

As Brighton Fringe approaches, there is a huge fanfare of voices inviting audiences to attend their events. And attend they do, in their hundreds of thousands.

Motorist 'Miraculously' Survives 80ft Cliff Plunge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

A man survived an 80ft cliff fall after his car left the road and plunged into the sea. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and make his ...

Power to the People?

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Unquestionably, major transformation of the way the UK generates its heat and power is essential... But the long-awaited Community Energy Strategy, published this week by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, represents small steps towards that future at a time when we need giant leaps.

Into the Eye of the Storm - 24 Blustery Hours in Brighton

Nick Jones | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

With my inevitable post-Christmas return to work looming large on the horizon, I decided that a quick family getaway was in order, one last hurrah with my wife and daughter before I had to go back to the daily commuter grind.

Woman Feared Swept Out To Sea In Brighton

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The search has been called off because of appalling weather. Solent Coastguard stood down the search and rescue mission at about 9am follow...

Living Wage Week: Decent Pay Needs to Be a Given, and That Means a Compulsory Living Wage

Natalie Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What's been missing in the public debate, and deserves particularly focus in this, Living Wage Week, is the failures of distribution of the wealth of our society that has seen millions left without the means of basic survival; that half a million people are, today, in the sixth-richest country in the world, dependent on food banks, should be considered a driver for major, immediate, change.

How Gus Poyet Could Bring Brighton Style to Sunderland

James Hunt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Despite getting the Sunderland job, Gus Poyet still has a chance of taking Brighton to the Premier league. Not in a literal sense, obviously (unless there are some drastic changes at both clubs), but in a more figurative, philosophical kind of way...

Caroline Lucas' Fracking Protest 'Inspired By Gandhi'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Gandhi was the inspiration behind Caroline Lucas' 'non-violent' protest against fracking, the Green MP said today, as a court ruled she must face tria...

McBride's Publisher Quizzed Over Awkward Scuffle

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

Political commentator Iain Dale has been questioned by police after wrestling with anti-nuclear protester Stuart Holmes during a live television inte...

Miliband Vows To Strengthen Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Politics

The cost of living looks likely to be the theme of the Labour Party conference in Brighton this week, with Ed Miliband vowing to strengthen the nation...

34 Years Of Nudist Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

On August 9, 1979, Brighton became the first major resort in Britain to set up a nudist beach. Following a campaign by local councillor Eileen Jake...

People Love to Moan But the Fringe Is Here to Stay: All Over the World

Julian Caddy | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

Chronically underfunded, defiantly commercial or both, the inherent fragility of fringe festivals has also become their greatest strength. Everyone mucks in and makes do, building a resilience that defies sound logic. As Britain languishes in the doldrums, Brighton Fringe saw ticket sales grow by more than 30% in one year. And it's surely not alone.