Coming out of the shadows: Shadowlark

Tweet Bands come together in a variety of different ways; singing competitions like X Factor, mutual friends, or auditions. But the main origins behind bands seems to be school or college friends looking for something to do. That’s what it is like for three-piece indie band, Shadowlark. If you enjoy listening to the ethereal music of Bat For Lashes and Florence and the Machine, the front-woman of Shadowlark, Ellen Smith, is one of the main reasons why you should be into the band. Hailing from Leeds, Smith is joined by…

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REPORT: Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0

Tweet Russia avoided becoming the first host nation to lose the opening match of a World Cup as they thrashed Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. The game, between the two lowest ranked teams in the tournament, began at a surprisingly high intensity with both sides enjoying plenty of the ball in attacking areas, however, it was not long before the hosts took a hold of the game. Aleksandr Golovin was presented with the first opening of the game but his 11th minute snapshot was blocked behind for a…

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BBC Sussex Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tweet This year marks the 50th anniversary of BBC Sussex which first broadcast from Brighton in 1968. The station back then was called BBC Radio Brighton, one of the first attempts done by the BBC to create regional radios. The first broadcast happened in the late afternoon of February 14th, but was anticipated in December 1967 by a test broadcast issuing a weather bulletin during a snow storm that hit Brighton. The original headquarters were in Marlborough Place in a building now hosting a language school. John Henty, who was…

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Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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Cleaning up our act, one beach at a time

Tweet Our coasts are severely suffering from the effects of plastic pollution. With some beaches experiencing washed up litter, here in Brighton rubbish is carelessly left behind. Last bank holiday weekend, the Brighton and Hove Independent reported that 20 tonnes of waste was discarded on Brighton’s beaches. Plastic pollution is not just an eyesore. It can cause catastrophic consequences not only in the South East, but all over the globe. A plastic cup left on the beach after a day out could easily get swept up by the tide, ending…

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Jack in the Green 2018 – Proving May Day festivals are here to stay

Tweet Giants, jacks, bogies – these are just some of the weird and wonderful characters seen at the annual Jack in the Green festival in Hastings. For one weekend a year, they descend on Hastings Old Town with the streets covered by over 800 bunches of leaves as the start of summer is welcomed on May Day. 2018 saw an estimated 15000 people line the 1.5 mile route to West Hill where they were treated to live music and performances by Morris dancing teams from across the country before the…

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