Month: May 2019

Critical Illness Cover

I WAS CONSIDERING making further comments on the ‘B’ word, but I just can’t bear it any more. So, to cheer myself (and our lovely readers) up, I decided to write about Critical Illness Cover (CIC). Having lost two of my favourite clients to cancer in the last 6 […]

The 7 Cafés Roundabout

Should we rename the 7 Dials as there are now at least 7 cafés on or around the Dials? It is ironic, that although Brighton is on the coast, we have a very high pollution problem. Outside London, Brighton & Hove has, apparently, the highest number of eateries […]

Jim Gowans’ West Hill Watch, June 19

Buckingham Road/Upper Gloucester Road Mystery surrounds this major development site which remains derelict, with no sign of any work being carried out despite having planning permission for 34 flats, including 14 affordable dwellings. Whilst the City Council’s Planning Committee voted to approve the application last August, the letter […]

Elections, Canberra Style!

Justin Simpson’s ‘Letter from Australia’ THERE ARE ALWAYS elections not far away in Oz and the federal one to determine who governs the country for the next three years is just a few days hence . . .This is either extremely interesting or worse than watching paint dry, […]

The New Rioja

Andrew Polmear writes for the love of wine . . . I’VE ALWAYS LOVED Rioja. It seems to me to be the best of both worlds: plenty of power, with its dark fruit, even liquorice flavour; but also capable of depth, complexity, even elegance. Not everyone thinks so […]