On this day ten years ago The Argus went to City College in Brighton where then Children’s Secretary Ed Balls was meeting students and teachers. We also went to a new pop-up shop and Ladies Day at a bookmakers and saw a Big Brother style diary room at Brighton Racecourse.

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls meets catering and hospitality students and teachers at City College where a dinner was being prepared for guests. He also met parents and teachers from schools in Brighton and Hove to speak about education issues in the city

Ed tastes a sauce made by students preparing dinner for guests at City College

Ed also sits Labour candidates Nancy Platts and Simon Burgess, Chris Pearson from Goldstone Primary and Anne Cox of Queen’s Park School

Next up are Amy Spencer, ten, and Kiera Langstaffe, 11, from St Mark’s School took part in the diary room interview during a Buddy Bash at Brighton Racecourse

Playground Buddies from schools in the area who are trained in ‘protective behaviour’ had a party to meet other children who take part in the anti-bullying campaign

Over at Ladbrokes of Seven Dials the team hold a Ladies Day. Libby McElhinney, left, and Yolanda Harman of Ladbrokes dressed up for the occasion

And Simon Beales and Sarah Arnett launch their new Sarah Arnett Pop-up Shop in New Road, Brighton

Assistant Mia Hadrill, centre right, shows a popular design to Debs Simpson, centre left, during the launch of the Sarah Arnett Pop-up Shop