Brighton and Hove’s tourism industry anticipates profitable Olympics

In spite of gloomy industry predictions to the contrary, Brighton and Hove’s recession-hit tourism businesses are optimistic that the Olympics will bring a much needed windfall. By Alex Oxborough Tourism accounts for over 13,000 full-time jobs in the Brighton and Hove, a hefty 14% of the total workforce, with so many livelihoods at stake, the … Continue reading

Government NPPF planning policy puts Sussex countryside at risk

Environmental groups have warned that new planning policy guidelines, recently released by the coalition government, are a threat to the countryside, ancient woodland and the character of rural communities. By Alex Oxborough Just one year after the establishment of the South Downs National Park, the Sussex countryside is under threat. Bringing to mind the adage … Continue reading

England’s first ever Indian ragamala exhibition opens in Brighton

Brighton and Hove Museum & Art Gallery is hosting England’s first ever exhibition of Indian ragamala paintings.  The exhibition is timed to coincide with both Diwali, the Hindu festival of light that was celebrated this year on the 26th October, and the 90th Anniversary of Brighton’s India Gate. Ragamala are miniatures, painted under royal patronage, … Continue reading