Brighton and Hove seafront packed as sun finally makes an appearance

Brighton and Hove seafront packed as sun finally makes an apperance

Brighton and Hove seafront packed as sun finally makes an apperance

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Residents in Brighton and Hove were finally able to take a break from sheltering from storms and bask in the sun this weekend.

With temperatures reaching as high as 15 degrees on Sunday beachgoers found themselves enjoying temperatures as warm as Barcelona and Munich.

The sunshine was welcomed by residents and visitors, finally able to come out of hiding after months of heavy rain and storms that have battered the seafront so far this year.

Traffic was heavy on most roads into the city, with reports of queues backing up to Pyecombe on the A23 on Sunday lunchtime.

Dozens of people descended on Brighton Beach on Saturday and Sunday, desperate to enjoy the interval from the rain and wind that has plagued the city.

Brighton and Hove’s businesses, particularly in Kings Road Arches, welcomed the respite and the extra customers it brought.

Martin O'Neill, owner of Brighton Beach Store, said: “There was definitely more people around, especially on Saturday. It’s definitely most welcome.”

Sarah Harris, an artist who works from The Open Studios, said: “It’s picked up out there. We’ve been wrapped up like the Michelin Man for the last couple of months in here so it’s a nice break. We can feel our hands and feet again.”

Robert Maragh, owner of Castor and Poullox art shop, added: “There’s a lot more people around, which is good.

“Everyone’s smiling and it’s nice to see so many people out after all the bad weather. It really makes a difference.”

Among the businesses that rely on the good weather to get people out of their homes are the city’s cafes and restaurants.

Adam Brian, at restaurant Riddle and Finns on the Beach, said the weekend’s weather had been better than expected.

He said: “It’s very positive. We do get busier when the weather’s good and that’s always the case when the sun shines.”

And it appears that the sunny spell is due to continue this week with temperatures expected to reach as high as 17 degrees today matching European hotspots including Madrid, Majorca, Malta and Venice.

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6:38am Mon 10 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

What a magnificent weekend!
What a magnificent weekend! HJarrs
  • Score: -1

9:04am Mon 10 Mar 14

PJW Brighton says...

I blame the Greens.
I blame the Greens. PJW Brighton
  • Score: 7

9:05am Mon 10 Mar 14

kopite_rob says...

It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.
It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week. kopite_rob
  • Score: 9

9:08am Mon 10 Mar 14

Tallywhacker says...

kopite_rob wrote:
It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.
You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.
[quote][p][bold]kopite_rob[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.[/p][/quote]You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 0

11:18am Mon 10 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
kopite_rob wrote:
It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.
You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.
You've managed to make an anti-cycling comment on a completely unrelated story well done !
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kopite_rob[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.[/p][/quote]You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.[/p][/quote]You've managed to make an anti-cycling comment on a completely unrelated story well done ! gheese77
  • Score: 10

11:40am Mon 10 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Please, please could the council and PCSOs stop pandering to the scum who take their dogs to the beach to sh1t all over it. It's so disgusting and yet there always seems to be some chirpy PCSOs doing there bit for community cohesion with a perma-tanned street-drinking thug as his dog curls-out a big one on the pebbles.
Please, please could the council and PCSOs stop pandering to the scum who take their dogs to the beach to sh1t all over it. It's so disgusting and yet there always seems to be some chirpy PCSOs doing there bit for community cohesion with a perma-tanned street-drinking thug as his dog curls-out a big one on the pebbles. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 7

12:39pm Mon 10 Mar 14

kopite_rob says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
kopite_rob wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.
You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.
Well we spent all afternoon with our child in a buggy walking from Saltdean to the Marina & back and in the 6 or so hours down there I didn't once have to move to the side for a speeding cyclist.
I had more of a problem pushing the buggy over the mountains of pebbles on the undercliff.
So I guess either you're making a comment based on an unobserved generalisation or you are a really, really unlucky bike magnet.
I saw plenty of cyclists on the undercliff, mostly families with young children. Which is probably the safest place for youngsters to learn to ride their bikes.
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kopite_rob[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.[/p][/quote]You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.[/p][/quote]Well we spent all afternoon with our child in a buggy walking from Saltdean to the Marina & back and in the 6 or so hours down there I didn't once have to move to the side for a speeding cyclist. I had more of a problem pushing the buggy over the mountains of pebbles on the undercliff. So I guess either you're making a comment based on an unobserved generalisation or you are a really, really unlucky bike magnet. I saw plenty of cyclists on the undercliff, mostly families with young children. Which is probably the safest place for youngsters to learn to ride their bikes. kopite_rob
  • Score: 8

12:50pm Mon 10 Mar 14

aat99 says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
kopite_rob wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.
You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.
maybe you could start the ball rolling and do some sweeping yourself ! Rather than a sad moan at cyclists for no reason at all ...
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kopite_rob[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the undercliff from the Marina to Saltdean still hasn't been roadswept yet. There are some areas that are impassable for all but the firm footed. I know the storms washed a lot of debris onto the walk, but I'm sure there must be groups requiring a community service who could get down there with shovels and brooms this week.[/p][/quote]You would figure the greens would have cleared it first, what with all the bikes speeding along forcing walkers over on to the sides.[/p][/quote]maybe you could start the ball rolling and do some sweeping yourself ! Rather than a sad moan at cyclists for no reason at all ... aat99
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Richada says...

HJarrs wrote:
What a magnificent weekend!
With that HJ, we agree!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: What a magnificent weekend![/p][/quote]With that HJ, we agree! Richada
  • Score: 3

8:25am Tue 11 Mar 14

Darcstar says...

Your Weather Is Modified ! Look up occasionally when you have blue skies and you will see aeroplanes fly over that leave massive trails, which spread out to form cloud cover.. it is called 'Geo Engineering'. The UK media when they deal with the subject tell you the technology exists but it is not being used. This is a Lie !!! ... Search you tube for ' Chem Trails ' , add any city or NATO aligned country to your search title and see what you get...citizen media is the only media showing you the truth on this.. watch 'what in the world are they spraying ' .... use your facebook to locate local action groups. If you do not believe your weather would be modified, search for ' rainmaking linked to killer floods ' on the BBC website.. 1952, Lynmouth Flood caused by the RAF, it killed a few people.. The first weather modification Patent arrived in 1928... search for patent lists... you will be horrified at whats going on... You just learnt in 2013/4 about Fracking ( in operation since the 1970's ) now its time to learn about weather modification ( in operation since 1928 ) .... Enjoy your weekend vitamin D booster sunshine... don't forget to go shopping at the corporative shops and , enjoy fluoride ( used by the nazi's on jew's in concentration camps to keep them docile ) in your bottled water.... whatever you do though.. do not search the net for ' Agenda 21 ' the UN's de-population programme !!! ;').. Good Luck...
Good Morning....
Your Weather Is Modified ! Look up occasionally when you have blue skies and you will see aeroplanes fly over that leave massive trails, which spread out to form cloud cover.. it is called 'Geo Engineering'. The UK media when they deal with the subject tell you the technology exists but it is not being used. This is a Lie !!! ... Search you tube for ' Chem Trails ' , add any city or NATO aligned country to your search title and see what you get...citizen media is the only media showing you the truth on this.. watch 'what in the world are they spraying ' .... use your facebook to locate local action groups. If you do not believe your weather would be modified, search for ' rainmaking linked to killer floods ' on the BBC website.. 1952, Lynmouth Flood caused by the RAF, it killed a few people.. The first weather modification Patent arrived in 1928... search for patent lists... you will be horrified at whats going on... You just learnt in 2013/4 about Fracking ( in operation since the 1970's ) now its time to learn about weather modification ( in operation since 1928 ) .... Enjoy your weekend vitamin D booster sunshine... don't forget to go shopping at the corporative shops and , enjoy fluoride ( used by the nazi's on jew's in concentration camps to keep them docile ) in your bottled water.... whatever you do though.. do not search the net for ' Agenda 21 ' the UN's de-population programme !!! ;').. Good Luck... Good Morning.... Darcstar
  • Score: 2

8:35am Tue 11 Mar 14

Jermery says...

'Dozens of people descended on Brighton Beach on Saturday and Sunday,' teehee.
'Dozens of people descended on Brighton Beach on Saturday and Sunday,' teehee. Jermery
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

spa301 says...

As warm as Munich. Wow.
As warm as Munich. Wow. spa301
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

Darcstar wrote:
Your Weather Is Modified ! Look up occasionally when you have blue skies and you will see aeroplanes fly over that leave massive trails, which spread out to form cloud cover.. it is called 'Geo Engineering'. The UK media when they deal with the subject tell you the technology exists but it is not being used. This is a Lie !!! ... Search you tube for ' Chem Trails ' , add any city or NATO aligned country to your search title and see what you get...citizen media is the only media showing you the truth on this.. watch 'what in the world are they spraying ' .... use your facebook to locate local action groups. If you do not believe your weather would be modified, search for ' rainmaking linked to killer floods ' on the BBC website.. 1952, Lynmouth Flood caused by the RAF, it killed a few people.. The first weather modification Patent arrived in 1928... search for patent lists... you will be horrified at whats going on... You just learnt in 2013/4 about Fracking ( in operation since the 1970's ) now its time to learn about weather modification ( in operation since 1928 ) .... Enjoy your weekend vitamin D booster sunshine... don't forget to go shopping at the corporative shops and , enjoy fluoride ( used by the nazi's on jew's in concentration camps to keep them docile ) in your bottled water.... whatever you do though.. do not search the net for ' Agenda 21 ' the UN's de-population programme !!! ;').. Good Luck...
Good Morning....
your mum needs to lock her gin away more securely.
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: Your Weather Is Modified ! Look up occasionally when you have blue skies and you will see aeroplanes fly over that leave massive trails, which spread out to form cloud cover.. it is called 'Geo Engineering'. The UK media when they deal with the subject tell you the technology exists but it is not being used. This is a Lie !!! ... Search you tube for ' Chem Trails ' , add any city or NATO aligned country to your search title and see what you get...citizen media is the only media showing you the truth on this.. watch 'what in the world are they spraying ' .... use your facebook to locate local action groups. If you do not believe your weather would be modified, search for ' rainmaking linked to killer floods ' on the BBC website.. 1952, Lynmouth Flood caused by the RAF, it killed a few people.. The first weather modification Patent arrived in 1928... search for patent lists... you will be horrified at whats going on... You just learnt in 2013/4 about Fracking ( in operation since the 1970's ) now its time to learn about weather modification ( in operation since 1928 ) .... Enjoy your weekend vitamin D booster sunshine... don't forget to go shopping at the corporative shops and , enjoy fluoride ( used by the nazi's on jew's in concentration camps to keep them docile ) in your bottled water.... whatever you do though.. do not search the net for ' Agenda 21 ' the UN's de-population programme !!! ;').. Good Luck... Good Morning....[/p][/quote]your mum needs to lock her gin away more securely. All 9 of me
  • Score: 1

11:36am Wed 12 Mar 14

Enviroscience says...

Yes I agree with Darcstar. I have been studying Geo Engineering and it is happening. You only have to look up to see the lines and fake whispy clouds made from toxic chemicals depleting our soil. Aliminium is a main ingredient which is toxic to organic life and food. However Monsanto the makers of Agent orange and GMO toxic foods have patented seeds that are Aluminium resistant. I dont know about you people but i dont want all nature dead and the only food available to be poison GMO's at a high price. They will have the monopoly on food, water and power. We are in big trouble if we dont come out of denial and start talking about this.
Yes I agree with Darcstar. I have been studying Geo Engineering and it is happening. You only have to look up to see the lines and fake whispy clouds made from toxic chemicals depleting our soil. Aliminium is a main ingredient which is toxic to organic life and food. However Monsanto the makers of Agent orange and GMO toxic foods have patented seeds that are Aluminium resistant. I dont know about you people but i dont want all nature dead and the only food available to be poison GMO's at a high price. They will have the monopoly on food, water and power. We are in big trouble if we dont come out of denial and start talking about this. Enviroscience
  • Score: 3

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