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The Future’s Bright(on)?? Birmingham City v Brighton Match Preview

When I wrote my last article, we’d suffered back to back defeats and we hadn’t yet beaten Ipswich as we turned the tide in our favour once again, yet I still didn’t even begin to think we might be discussing the sacking of Gary Rowe...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 16, 2016

A total lack of consultation

The following paragraph was published this morning in the Argus newspaper in the Opinion section: According to a press release from NHS England in mid August, local NHS organisations were “working together for the first time on shared plans to R...
by IanChisnall on Dec 14, 2016

Powerful bodies, spending our money

When well connected MPs ask the Government questions to which they should know the answer or which they could find out relatively easily, there is usually a hidden matter to be aware of. On Thursday Nicholas Soames, MP for mid … Continue readin...
by IanChisnall on Dec 11, 2016

A Mayor for Sussex and Surrey?

At a time when Brighton & Hove Council is once again threatening the budget for youth provision in our city, and coming several years after West Sussex took a similar approach, it is encouraging to read that the Mayor of … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Dec 10, 2016

We need accountable Councils

During November two charities whose focus is on the needs of trafficked children and reuniting families produced an important report called “Heading back to Harm”. The report encompassed the whole of the United Kingdom and it sought to assess how...
by IanChisnall on Dec 6, 2016

Don’t overlook years of hardwork

The news today includes a focus on the vital issue of restorative justice, as a consequence of the publication of the Restorative Justice inquiry by the Parliamentary Justice Committee. According to the sub heading on the Parliament website “...
by IanChisnall on Sep 1, 2016

Transformed for the very First time?

A few days ago I was sent a press release from NHS England which suggests that something of a breakthrough is happening. It began “We need an NHS ready for the future, with no one falling between the cracks. To do this, … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Aug 31, 2016

County Pride

Over the Summer I enjoyed a short break in Dorset, which was made a great deal more interesting thanks to the combined efforts of tourist agencies helping the various attractions to present a County wide network of similar places to … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Aug 30, 2016

Who will speak up for us?

For those of us who are enjoying the last Bank Holiday of the Summer with weather in Sussex at least, that seems ideal, its hard to turn our attention towards things a wee bit more serious. Alternatively for those focused … Continue reading ...
by IanChisnall on Aug 29, 2016

The sight was fantastic ….but

Last night to mark the bank holiday weekend Brighton Pier, put on an awesome firework display on the seafront. By comparison to the one provided by the i360 a few weeks ago it seemed to be a first class compartment … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Aug 28, 2016

Invest in early years education

Over the last 2 weeks the decision by the Labour led Brighton & Hove City Council to reduce the pay of early years educators in their Council run Nurseries has been the subject of several twitter debates, that I have … Continue reading U...
by IanChisnall on Aug 25, 2016

21/08/16 Permenant Systems/Rating System/New Test System

Permenant System 1. 43 runners 34 winners = 79.07% strike rate (overall)5:15 Curragh - Big Ben 9/4Ratings System3:40 Chelmsford - Valbchek 14/13:50 Worcester - Frozen Over 11/2Nearly Qualifed4:10 Chelmsford - Vimy Ridge 9/15:00 Brighton - Pick A Litt...
by The Novice Tipster on Aug 21, 2016

Yet more talking, to what purpose?

Last month I wrote a blog about the resignation as rail Minister of Claire Perry, coming as it did, a few days after her appearance before MPs on 13th July in a debate on the travails of the Southern Rail … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Aug 14, 2016

Price vs Value for our children

This week a local newspaper  carried a piece on the pay levels for workers in local authority run childrens centres and nurseries. Councillor, Tom Bewick is quoted as saying “The current workforce is very expensive when compared to the private se...
by IanChisnall on Aug 13, 2016

Derby vs Brighton 0-0 Highlights 2016 Championship

Derby held a goalless draw against Brighton in the match of League Championship. Derby vs Brighton match ended with 0-0 scoreline in League Championship 2016.  Derby vs Brighton 0-0 Highlights Video Clips League Championship 2016 Match S...
by Goals Aim on Aug 6, 2016

Something to celebrate

It is easy to find fault with all sorts of things, good, bad and indifferent. However whilst I have not been a big fan of the i360, because like so many Brightonians I can see it from my house, it … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jul 25, 2016

Food waste – time to write

Last Monday Parliaments Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launched an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. They have invited people to write to them over the next few months with a &...
by IanChisnall on Jul 18, 2016

Why is Sussex being isolated?

The challenge which many people in the South East are currently facing in the light of a collapsing train system is a matter of great concern. Along with regular commuters, those of us who occasionally travel by train and whose … Continue readi...
by IanChisnall on Jul 13, 2016

We have been misled

My blog today has been amended to reflect the turn of events that have been revealed over the last 12 hours on social media. Once a week my daily blog is published as an opinion piece in the Argus newspaper … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jul 9, 2016

The most beautiful places in Portugal: country fado music and breathtaking landscapes

The most beautiful places in Portugal. One European destinations which has the advantage that it is hiding places of incredible beauty, delicious food, music for the soul and hospitable people. Portugal is an extremely diverse land, with its sunny be...
by We care about your travel on Jul 7, 2016


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