Brighton

Glam is back

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Late on the Friday afternoon of The Great Escape — the annual three-day event for which the London music industry…

‘Rainstorm over the sea’, 1824–28, by John Constable © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: John Hammond

Constable was every bit as good at sea-painting as Turner

22 April 2017 9:00 am

John Constable was, as we say these days, conflicted about Brighton. On the one hand, as he wrote in a…

I love Brighton’s rail chaos: it’s the perfect excuse not to go to London

25 February 2017 9:00 am

More than 20 years ago, I left my fast life in London for a rather more relaxed one in Brighton…

We Brexiteers aren’t terrifed... it’s the Remainers having hysterics

11 February 2017 9:00 am

No fear Sir: Why does Matthew Parris think I am ‘secretly terrified’ of having voted to leave the EU (‘Brexiteers…

Let’s make assisted dying legal for Brightonians

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am having terrible trouble with my hair at the moment. It is lank, flat and lifeless. There are split…

If the Sats-strike parents get their way only the poorer kids will suffer

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

My Brighton’s gone all Brideshead

16 January 2016 9:00 am

My town is overrun with drunken Mileses and Gileses and Violets these days. Cross these oafish students at your peril

Losing my son and the end of my life’s summer

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Hedonism, tragedy and me

First I cursed the Calais migrants — then I thanked them

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The Eurostar train descended gently into the Channel Tunnel, went halfway along it, and then stopped. There it remained for…

From King Arthur to Lord Toby Jug: in praise of the eccentric independent

11 April 2015 9:00 am

In praise of eccentric election candidates

A middle-class show-off’s guide to craft beer

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The ‘craft’ boom is great news for middle-class show-offs, says Peter Robins

Brighton has become an object lesson in why it is a disaster to vote Green

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Brighton council’s disastrous experiments should serve as a warning to the whole country against voting Green

I’m sick of weak women being praised as ‘strong’

12 April 2014 9:00 am

When I heard that the television pundit and all-round nepot Kelly Osbourne had gone into ‘food rehab’ upon gaining weight,…

Michael Heath's diary: I've fallen among hipsters (and I have the T-shirt to prove it)

18 January 2014 9:00 am

I now live in the hippest part of London, Shoreditch. It must be Tony Blair’s idea of heaven, a multicultural…