Corinna Edwards- Colledge (Credit: Jonathan Browning Photography www.jonbrowning.co.uk)

It’s time to talk to kids about climate change

When I was a kid growing up in Manchester in the 1970s and 80s we had extreme weather too. I remember a summer so hot that the tarmac melted on the road outside our house and we would pick bits out of it with broken slate. I remember a winter so cold that icicles hung from the roof of the bus and my dad’s beard had frost in it. In ‘the good old days’ you just dealt with extreme weather. It was neither benign or malign but a simple act of God. Not anymore.


The Lazy Journalist - Crouching Tiger, Sweaty Old Hack

Backswinging Monkey, Taking an Arrow to Shoot the Golden Eagle, or Gazing at the Moon, might sound like runners in last Saturday’s Grand National, or the rantings of a drug-addled madman, but they are of course all names of moves of the ancient Chinese art of Qigong (pronounced key-gong).

Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, convenor of the Green Group on Brighton and Hove City Council

Support a vital service for people with disabilities

Last week local charity, Possability People, was forced to close the city’s only disability advice service after the local health body, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced a sudden cut in funding. The shock decision was communicated to Possability People in a letter signed by both Brighton and Hove City Council and the CCG. The letter gave just three weeks’ notice that funding was coming to an abrupt end, and concluded that the council ‘understands’ the position of the CCG.

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