Bakery Bulletin by Philippa Kelly: The many meanings of bagel

Bugan is an Old English word meaning “to bend”. From this, we get the Old English for “ring” - Beag.

Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bateman

Video: Neck strengthening exercises from Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bateman

Matthew Bateman will help Independent readers to improve their body and health through short and easy to understand videos.

Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Education is for all, not just a privileged few

Under the Conservative Government, money for our schools is being cut. 
In real terms, schools nationwide are set to lose £3 billion a year by 2020. Schools are struggling to make ends meet with costs rising for building maintenance, staff pensions and resources.

Roast beef at The Earl of March

Tom Flint: Some top notch country-pub cuisine

At the recent Sussex Food Awards, The Earl of March was named Sussex Eating Experience of the year, quite an accolade when you think about it. Following their victory I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to try it for myself and booked a table for a Sunday afternoon. Now we all know that the Sunday roast is sacred in these lands, and the best is always made at home. Every now and then, however, it is nice to get out into the countryside and get someone else to provide the food.

Council leader Warren Morgan

Warren Morgan: We deserve better than division and uncertainty

This week the future of 17,000 Brighton and Hove residents was thrown into uncertainty when Parliament refused to guarantee the rights of other EU citizens to remain here. These are our neighbours, friends, work colleagues and partners. These are people our businesses and public services depend on.

Soda bread by Heather Kennedy, on Wiki Commons

Bakery Bulletin by Philippa Kelly: Enjoy St Patrick’s Day and a slice of soda bread

St Patrick’s Day is on the seventeenth of March. It’s always on the seventeenth of March.

Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log - Listen Live: Fraud and Elder Exploitation

On Thursday 23 March PCC Katy Bourne will hold the first of four public debates as part of her new 'Listen Live' programme.

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Mr Faz Pakarian, consultant gynaecologist, at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove

Recognising the symptoms of a ‘silent killer’

It is often called ‘the silent killer’ but early detection can lead to successful treatment for women suffering from ovarian cancer says Mr Faz Pakarian, consultant gynaecologist, at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove.

Sophie Cook together with officers from Surrey Police at a recent transgender awareness training event

Sophie Cook: Take pride in the police

I was deeply disappointed to see that the National Union of Students transgender conference recently voted to try to block police from attending Pride events.

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

A struggle worth undertaking

So now we know.  Theresa May has given up crisps for Lent.

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Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bateman

Video: Suspension training mountain climbers to strengthen core stability muscles from Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bateman

This exercise helps strengthen the core stability muscles during dynamic movements.

Rob Da Costa

Rob Da Costa: Bite-sized marketing tips on how to be heard in a crowded market

Many of us provide products or services in a crowded and busy market place, so how do you ensure you stand out and are communicating messages that resonate with your target audience?

Cllr Geoffrey Theobald

Geoffrey Theobald: Thank you to the young people who spoke out

I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the council’s budget meeting a couple of weeks ago. We managed to get agreement on five out of our six amendments which made all the hard work we have put into the process worthwhile. Our successes included:

Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Warren Morgan: Where is the outrage at all of the government cuts?

In a press release this week, several senior local Conservative councillors including their leader took aim at a business over business rates. That business was a burger van parked outside the town hall.

Oreo cookies by Evan Amos

Bakery Bulletin by Philippa Kelly: The vegan-friendly cookie

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in California.

Tom Druitt, Green councillor SUS-160720-115211001

Tom Druitt: Business rate increases put Brighton and Hove’s bohemian culture at risk

Brighton and Hove has long had a tradition of vibrant, independent shops, cafes and restaurants that give our city its unique feel. But this bohemian culture which attracts millions of visitors to our city each year, is now at risk due to the Conservative government’s ill-conceived attack on small businesses.

Tim Ridgway

Tim Ridgway: Budget fails the self-employed

Forget the 48 per cent, how about the 14 per cent? That is the number of people in our city who are self-employed.

George Stroud

Plumpton College: Finding my roots

I really wanted to advance into further education, but didn’t know what I wanted to do when I finished school.


Alex Rowley on why we can never really have parenting sussed

Alexia Rowley on why the only constant with children is change.

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Phelim Mac Cafferty: Cuts will hit women and marginalised residents

Last week, the local Labour and Conservative councillors voted in favour of a £20m cuts budget for our city.

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