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10 signs summer is on its way in Brighton and Hove

The Argus: Disco Pete at Brunswick Festival Disco Pete at Brunswick Festival

Forget weather forecasts - Brightonians and Hovites have their own ways of telling when summer's on its way to our fair city.

1. Disco Pete is spotted out and about (pictured above and in the video below)

2. Queues form outside Marroccos in Hove

The Argus:

3. Rubbish mounts up on the beach

The Argus:

4. Cars queue to get to the seafront - and then find somewhere to park . . .

The Argus:

5. The plastic covers usually perched on top of clothes rails in the streets in North Laine for fear of rain showers are packed away

The Argus:

6. Sunbathers stripping right down to swimmers/bikinis laying out in the sun down by the beachhuts right at the end of the Undercliff Walk at Saltdean
(This picture was actually taken in February, brrr!)

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7. The start of the seagull dive-bombing season

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8. The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach
Picture by Brett Mendoza

The Argus:

9. The hen and stag party season starts
Picture by Connors

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10. The Brighton Festival brochure is published

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Do you have any more? Leave your suggestions in the comments below. 

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3:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Jo Wadsworth
If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills.

My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast.

Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense?
Jo Wadsworth If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills. My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast. Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense? Boloney-marshal
  • Score: -90

3:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

J R HARTLEY says...

Maybe you should not read the Argus when your 3 year old is next to you, any of these other reports would not be for her either...

Cyclist fighting for life following Brighton seafront bus shelter crash
or
Man killed after plunging from window of home
or
Brighton mechanic crushed after 2.5 tonne car falls on him

oh and by the way its a Penis,
Maybe you should not read the Argus when your 3 year old is next to you, any of these other reports would not be for her either... Cyclist fighting for life following Brighton seafront bus shelter crash or Man killed after plunging from window of home or Brighton mechanic crushed after 2.5 tonne car falls on him oh and by the way its a Penis, J R HARTLEY
  • Score: 133

3:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Tammy Flugh says...

Classic cars come out of hibernation. I saw my first Morris Minor of the year earlier this afternoon.
Classic cars come out of hibernation. I saw my first Morris Minor of the year earlier this afternoon. Tammy Flugh
  • Score: 17

4:03pm Tue 11 Mar 14

WOOHOO! says...

All us gays start prancing about saying CHASE ME! CHASE ME! Lol
All us gays start prancing about saying CHASE ME! CHASE ME! Lol WOOHOO!
  • Score: 19

4:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

yaddab says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Jo Wadsworth
If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills.

My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast.

Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense?
Well obviously she is dressed us as Nellie the Elephant and is running away from the circus.

The day a 3 year old doesn't find an awkward question to ask will be a sad day indeed.
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Jo Wadsworth If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills. My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast. Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense?[/p][/quote]Well obviously she is dressed us as Nellie the Elephant and is running away from the circus. The day a 3 year old doesn't find an awkward question to ask will be a sad day indeed. yaddab
  • Score: 47

4:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

uniteagainstparkingcharges says...

Crack-heads appear down The Level with their dogs

The Flip-flops come out or worse still- Crocs

The smell of bbq's & sweet sensimilla in the air

Pigeon-chested prats showing off tattoos

Everyone drinking heavily

One of those statue street "entertainers" and some pretentious bloke who thinks that by wearing a pirate costume he'll look like Johnny Depp.

Even more dog turds than usual on the pavement.
Crack-heads appear down The Level with their dogs The Flip-flops come out or worse still- Crocs The smell of bbq's & sweet sensimilla in the air Pigeon-chested prats showing off tattoos Everyone drinking heavily One of those statue street "entertainers" and some pretentious bloke who thinks that by wearing a pirate costume he'll look like Johnny Depp. Even more dog turds than usual on the pavement. uniteagainstparkingcharges
  • Score: 48

5:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ronrostog says...

Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff.......
Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff....... ronrostog
  • Score: 6

5:27pm Tue 11 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

you forgot the overwhelming stench of p1ss around all the seafront shelters, and hordes of language students blocking the pavement anywhere there is a bus stop.........
you forgot the overwhelming stench of p1ss around all the seafront shelters, and hordes of language students blocking the pavement anywhere there is a bus stop......... All 9 of me
  • Score: 39

5:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

ronrostog wrote:
Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff.......
you must have a fairly uneventful and I would suppose quite unhappy life, judging by the constant negativity of your posts
[quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff.......[/p][/quote]you must have a fairly uneventful and I would suppose quite unhappy life, judging by the constant negativity of your posts All 9 of me
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Volks railway starts running
Volks railway starts running Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 29

6:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ronrostog says...

All 9 of me wrote:
ronrostog wrote:
Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff.......
you must have a fairly uneventful and I would suppose quite unhappy life, judging by the constant negativity of your posts
Not at all, just observations. And a bit of humour.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: Hope the dive-bombing seagulls **** on that tart with the inflatable erected todger. She obviously likes the mucky white stuff.......[/p][/quote]you must have a fairly uneventful and I would suppose quite unhappy life, judging by the constant negativity of your posts[/p][/quote]Not at all, just observations. And a bit of humour. ronrostog
  • Score: 9

9:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend.
No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend. HJarrs
  • Score: 8

9:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

cynic_the says...

HJarrs wrote:
No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend.
Trolls gonna troll I suppose...
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend.[/p][/quote]Trolls gonna troll I suppose... cynic_the
  • Score: 19

10:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

mating season starts...
I'm talking about the seagulls of course;)
mating season starts... I'm talking about the seagulls of course;) Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 5

6:03am Wed 12 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Traffic becomes gridlocked in and out of the city.

Parking charges go up due to 'peak season'.

Scores of Londoners turning bright 'sun burnt' red whilst drinking on the beach all day.

Same said Londoners urinating all over the seafront and anywhere up Queens road.

HUGE build up of litter all over the streets and beach.

Increase in fights and sexual assaults.

EDL march.

...... And im sure there are many other things!!

Before you all moan.... Take a step back and realise this is actual FACT!
Traffic becomes gridlocked in and out of the city. Parking charges go up due to 'peak season'. Scores of Londoners turning bright 'sun burnt' red whilst drinking on the beach all day. Same said Londoners urinating all over the seafront and anywhere up Queens road. HUGE build up of litter all over the streets and beach. Increase in fights and sexual assaults. EDL march. ...... And im sure there are many other things!! Before you all moan.... Take a step back and realise this is actual FACT! monkeymoo
  • Score: 11

6:23am Wed 12 Mar 14

Darcstar says...

No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach"

"The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather....

research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;')..

Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !!
No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" "The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather.... research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;').. Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !! Darcstar
  • Score: -20

9:16am Wed 12 Mar 14

uniteagainstparkingcharges says...

Darcstar wrote:
No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach"

"The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather....

research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;')..

Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !!
David Icke is that you?
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" "The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather.... research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;').. Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !![/p][/quote]David Icke is that you? uniteagainstparkingcharges
  • Score: 24

11:02am Wed 12 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

the drug helicopters flying just offshore looking for floating packages
the drug helicopters flying just offshore looking for floating packages Take it Personally
  • Score: 1

11:57am Wed 12 Mar 14

elfinbrighton says...

Darcstar wrote:
No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach"

"The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather....

research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;')..

Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !!
That reminds me - must pop into the North Laine and buy myself a tinfoil hat...
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: No. 8 should read : "The Chem Trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" "The smoke trail plane starts leaving hearts in the sky over Brighton beach" is an inaccurate statement. It is not 'smoke' ... Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Sulphur are all used to modify your weather.... research 'Geo Engineering' and join the dots ;').. Good Morning.. Your Weather Is Modified !![/p][/quote]That reminds me - must pop into the North Laine and buy myself a tinfoil hat... elfinbrighton
  • Score: 16

11:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

elfinbrighton says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Jo Wadsworth
If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills.

My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast.

Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense?
I assume you also wrap your granddaughter in cotton wool and prevent her from going outside? Goodness knows what she might see if actually exposed to the world - I mean, preventing yourself from feeling mild embarrassment is obviously more important than imparting realistic knowledge to her, yes?
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Jo Wadsworth If you are a parent, then I feel you need lessons to improve your skills. My 3 year old granddaughter was curious as to what the hen party woman in the photo by Connors, was holding to her breast. Have the Argus no shame or just lack common sense?[/p][/quote]I assume you also wrap your granddaughter in cotton wool and prevent her from going outside? Goodness knows what she might see if actually exposed to the world - I mean, preventing yourself from feeling mild embarrassment is obviously more important than imparting realistic knowledge to her, yes? elfinbrighton
  • Score: 16

12:51pm Wed 12 Mar 14

P.Dant says...

Lists of Brighton things,in the Argus,are never less than quotidian and bromidic.
Lists of Brighton things,in the Argus,are never less than quotidian and bromidic. P.Dant
  • Score: 1

1:33pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Monkeymoo1 says...

10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then
10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then Monkeymoo1
  • Score: -9

4:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

maxiboy_ says...

My God, Brighton has become such a dump and full of squalor. So glad I left 20 years ago before the rot really set in. Living a picturesque Sussex village is just heaven compared to that dung heap.
My God, Brighton has become such a dump and full of squalor. So glad I left 20 years ago before the rot really set in. Living a picturesque Sussex village is just heaven compared to that dung heap. maxiboy_
  • Score: -12

4:05pm Wed 12 Mar 14

jimthedoorman says...

Londoners taking the time and effort to deposit their rubbish on the streets / beach because clearly their bins at home are full.

People who have never heard the word "no" in their life making Brighton worker's lives miserable because they don't understand rules.

Drunk people by 5pm (see previous comment)

My cats will probably get fleas again (an annual event worthy of note if the Argus' headlines are anything to go by)

People playing "Summertime" by Jazzy Jizz and the Fresh Prince at volume

White people pretending they're black

Crimea looks more inviting than West Street

BHCC starts to rip up the seafront road for "planned repairs" that clearly could not have gone ahead during quieter months

Brighton Racecourse acts like a racecourse

The Laines constantly smell of hot urine and sexual shame

My neighbour puts her big pants out of her window to dry (Don't worry, Argus. I'll give you the scoop when this happens)

The Argus tells us we're having hot weather. 2 days after we've had it.

You can't enter a supermarket without navigating your way around the walls made of lager and cider. After you've navigated your way past the lager and cider cans strewn outside. I checked last year, they were empty.

Fish and chips are cooked so quickly, you're not sure if its just a potato in hot oil and you could swear you saw a fin move. You are considering Harry Ramsdens as you like the satisfying 45 minute wait for a table

The pier is full of enormous red people wearing just pants

A&E gets full of stupid, stupid, stupid people.

Speaking of A&E, maybe they shouldn't have discarded that glass bottle on the beach. But thats fine, they put it under some pebbles "to be safe" so thats fine then

Even the students can't bear a summer in Brighton, but they always come back. They're ours

You find more people complaining about the weather on the Argus website.
Londoners taking the time and effort to deposit their rubbish on the streets / beach because clearly their bins at home are full. People who have never heard the word "no" in their life making Brighton worker's lives miserable because they don't understand rules. Drunk people by 5pm (see previous comment) My cats will probably get fleas again (an annual event worthy of note if the Argus' headlines are anything to go by) People playing "Summertime" by Jazzy Jizz and the Fresh Prince at volume White people pretending they're black Crimea looks more inviting than West Street BHCC starts to rip up the seafront road for "planned repairs" that clearly could not have gone ahead during quieter months Brighton Racecourse acts like a racecourse The Laines constantly smell of hot urine and sexual shame My neighbour puts her big pants out of her window to dry (Don't worry, Argus. I'll give you the scoop when this happens) The Argus tells us we're having hot weather. 2 days after we've had it. You can't enter a supermarket without navigating your way around the walls made of lager and cider. After you've navigated your way past the lager and cider cans strewn outside. I checked last year, they were empty. Fish and chips are cooked so quickly, you're not sure if its just a potato in hot oil and you could swear you saw a fin move. You are considering Harry Ramsdens as you like the satisfying 45 minute wait for a table The pier is full of enormous red people wearing just pants A&E gets full of stupid, stupid, stupid people. Speaking of A&E, maybe they shouldn't have discarded that glass bottle on the beach. But thats fine, they put it under some pebbles "to be safe" so thats fine then Even the students can't bear a summer in Brighton, but they always come back. They're ours You find more people complaining about the weather on the Argus website. jimthedoorman
  • Score: 23

4:19pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Richada says...

HJarrs wrote:
No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend.
Can't please some people - moan about us moaning about bad news and even moan about us moaning about good news - can't win!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: No.11 Moaners moaning in the Argus about a positive story about a fantastic weekend.[/p][/quote]Can't please some people - moan about us moaning about bad news and even moan about us moaning about good news - can't win! Richada
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Wed 12 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Monkeymoo1 wrote:
10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then
Wow...
..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine!
[quote][p][bold]Monkeymoo1[/bold] wrote: 10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then[/p][/quote]Wow... ..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine! monkeymoo
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

jimthedoorman, will you marry me?
jimthedoorman, will you marry me? Roundbill
  • Score: 0

10:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

jimthedoorman says...

Roundbill wrote:
jimthedoorman, will you marry me?
Aww *blush* perhaps
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: jimthedoorman, will you marry me?[/p][/quote]Aww *blush* perhaps jimthedoorman
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

You're like a 21st-century urban Pam Ayres.
You're like a 21st-century urban Pam Ayres. Roundbill
  • Score: 2

7:17am Thu 13 Mar 14

MonkeyMooToo says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Monkeymoo1 wrote:
10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then
Wow...
..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine!
I know, it's f***ing pathetic
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkeymoo1[/bold] wrote: 10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then[/p][/quote]Wow... ..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine![/p][/quote]I know, it's f***ing pathetic MonkeyMooToo
  • Score: 8

8:19am Thu 13 Mar 14

monkeymoo? says...

MonkeyMooToo wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Monkeymoo1 wrote:
10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then
Wow...
..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine!
I know, it's f***ing pathetic
I know theres no originality at all these days
[quote][p][bold]MonkeyMooToo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkeymoo1[/bold] wrote: 10 Reasons (And more) to avoid Brighton then[/p][/quote]Wow... ..It seems someone is so pathetic, they cant think of their own original name...and have to copy mine![/p][/quote]I know, it's f***ing pathetic[/p][/quote]I know theres no originality at all these days monkeymoo?
  • Score: 8

1:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

BBQs on the beach
Jugglers and fire spinners on the level
Homeless people gathering to drink special brew
A long queue for the Fortune of War
Foreign students and coach parties
Buskers come out to play
Someone gets on the Brighton wheel
The nudists get their kits off
Teenagers tombstone off the pier
Thousands of people take photos of the west pier at sunset
HJarrs dusts the cobwebs off his bicycle and pootles up the seafront
BBQs on the beach Jugglers and fire spinners on the level Homeless people gathering to drink special brew A long queue for the Fortune of War Foreign students and coach parties Buskers come out to play Someone gets on the Brighton wheel The nudists get their kits off Teenagers tombstone off the pier Thousands of people take photos of the west pier at sunset HJarrs dusts the cobwebs off his bicycle and pootles up the seafront thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 5

4:17am Fri 14 Mar 14

losdude says...

shame about number 3 and 9 but the rest seem cool! here's to great summer!!
shame about number 3 and 9 but the rest seem cool! here's to great summer!! losdude
  • Score: 2

11:50am Fri 14 Mar 14

cleggalike says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Traffic becomes gridlocked in and out of the city.

Parking charges go up due to 'peak season'.

Scores of Londoners turning bright 'sun burnt' red whilst drinking on the beach all day.

Same said Londoners urinating all over the seafront and anywhere up Queens road.

HUGE build up of litter all over the streets and beach.

Increase in fights and sexual assaults.

EDL march.

...... And im sure there are many other things!!

Before you all moan.... Take a step back and realise this is actual FACT!
Can I suggest you move to Worthing? I think you would be much happier there...
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Traffic becomes gridlocked in and out of the city. Parking charges go up due to 'peak season'. Scores of Londoners turning bright 'sun burnt' red whilst drinking on the beach all day. Same said Londoners urinating all over the seafront and anywhere up Queens road. HUGE build up of litter all over the streets and beach. Increase in fights and sexual assaults. EDL march. ...... And im sure there are many other things!! Before you all moan.... Take a step back and realise this is actual FACT![/p][/quote]Can I suggest you move to Worthing? I think you would be much happier there... cleggalike
  • Score: 5

11:52am Fri 14 Mar 14

cleggalike says...

p.s. Disco Pete rocks!
p.s. Disco Pete rocks! cleggalike
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Sun 16 Mar 14

mearpaul says...

Why should people move to Worthing? What a ridiculous statement!
We should all club together and make Brighton a lovely place to live & visit.
The Council should control the amount of people entering Brighton or have more control over what out of towners are doing (urinating, leaving rubbish, drunkiness) - why should we put up with it. It's extremely bad taste seeing 'hen parties' walking around with blow up phalluses etc...what is this town got to?
Why should people move to Worthing? What a ridiculous statement! We should all club together and make Brighton a lovely place to live & visit. The Council should control the amount of people entering Brighton or have more control over what out of towners are doing (urinating, leaving rubbish, drunkiness) - why should we put up with it. It's extremely bad taste seeing 'hen parties' walking around with blow up phalluses etc...what is this town got to? mearpaul
  • Score: 1

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