After a year-and-a-half Covid-induced absence, live music was finally back at the Brighton Centre. But following such a sustained hiatus, could The Specials live up to their name?

A shot-shy Albion were beaten by their little known La Liga opponents in a forgettably flat game of few opportunities played in front of few fans

Although racing returned and the crowds were back, some of the glamour was missing from this year’s Glorious Goodwood.

After a Covid-induced absence, the RHS was finally back with a flower show that focused on sustainable gardens, naturalistic planting and the power of gardening to improve wellbeing.

Making a fashionably late appearance after a year of hibernation, Arundel’s alliums gave the castle gardens a purple pom-pom pizzazz.

Enchanting and iconic, bluebells are a favourite with the fairies and a sure sign that spring is in full swing.

Gary Marlowe

Creator of images that are out of the ordinary, reviewer of live music and live events and interviewer of interesting people

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