News: Calls continue for a ban on wild circus animals in England

By Poppy Bragg MPs and animal rights groups are continuing to put pressure on the Government to ban circuses with wild animals, such as lions, tigers and zebras, from England. Labour MP Robert Flello  has secured an adjournment debate at Westminster Hall next week (Wed June 8), where MPs will call on the Government to reverse its decision…

Sport: Top 10 most controversial football transfers of all time

After breaking the news of Glenn Murray’s move from Brighton & Hove Albion to Crystal Palace, Tom Stewart looks at other players who have crossed the divide between rivals. Here is his Top 10: 10. Glenn Murray: Brighton-Crystal Palace (2011) After a somewhat nomadic career, Murray joined Albion in 2008. Across his three seasons with the club…

Sport: Glenn Murray officially confirms Crystal Palace move

By Tom Stewart Glenn Murray has today [May 24] finally ended his long-running transfer saga by agreeing a three-year deal at Brighton and Hove Albion’s arch-rivals, Crystal Palace. Murray is out of contract at Brighton, and it has been known since January that he would probably be leaving the club. His goals helped fire Albion…

Sports Comment: Drug cheats can’t beat sports

In the wake of fresh accusations against cyclist Lance Armstrong, and even Sussex-based athletes like Ben Payne (hockey) and Reg Wild (athletics) suffering problems with banned substances,  Tom Stewart looks at the ongoing problem of drugs in sport.   Ever since people have been playing sport, they have tried to find ways to get an upper hand; drugs in sport…

Review: An adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories @ Pelham Tower Theatre 11/5/11

By Georgina Newman  Andrew Hoggarth directs City College Brighton and Hove’s (CCBH) third year performing arts students  in a new stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s children’s novella Haroun and the Sea of Stories. In a tale that borrows its defining elements from magical realism, the literal and the prosaic are abandoned in favour of fanciful allusions,…