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Happy Birthday to Ambrose and the “The Love Inn”

I would like to wish my good friend Ambrose Harcourt warm congratulations for his radio show “The Love Inn” on its 2nd birthday at Juice FM. Tonight I will be joining Ambrose along with a whole host of his friends and colleagues at Sabai Thai Gastro Bar in central Brighton. I will always be grateful to Ambrose for introducing me …

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Why Charity? – My Interview with Latest Homes

What drives you to get involved in charitable work? The measure of a man’s success is, at the end of the day, how many people will miss you when are no longer there. How many people knew that you were there and that you were of any use? You have to ask these questions early in life, and not when …

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Welcome to Lester’s World

I was delighted to welcome to Stanmer House the budding young artist, Lester Magoogan, for his exhibition: “Welcome to Lester’s World”. Full credit goes to Sussex Community Foundation for organising this event as part of their current Celebrating Sussex project. The Sussex Community Foundation is such an important resource for the community; targeting help where it’s needed. Created by local …

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Fully Developed – An Article in Latest Homes

All property projects have one thing in common – the theory is the same. I learnt very early on that unless you buy right, there is no point in taking the project on. Once you have committed to a project it is very important to keep a tight rein on the purse strings from day one. The second fixing is …

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Brighton & Hove on Drugs

Last year 46 people died from drug abuse in Brighton & Hove. I myself had to watch three people die from drug abuse over an 18-month period in a property we were renting out in Dyke Road. These were people from good backgrounds living in a supposedly affluent area – and I saw the utter deprivation in which they lived. …

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What’s Happening Magazine (Feb 2012)

Below is an extract from my regular feature in What’s Happening magazine “Mike Holland: One man & his Soap Box”: As we approach the first anniversary for our Green administration I must admit to being a little astonished that hey have gone all out so quickly to annoy the electorate. Their opponents must be rubbing their hands with glee. They …

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