Meanwhile, parents of pupils at Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic School in Brighton were told two people from the school have been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate for 14 days after coming into contact with a coronavirus case. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Brighton reacts to the spread of the illness in the city
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Ring of Bright Water – Eilean Bàn, Kyle of Lochalsh Otter lovers and those who wept buckets over Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water should make a pilgrimage to Eilean Bàn or White Island, which huddles beneath the Skye Bridge. Once home to lighthouse keepers and their families, naturalist and author Maxwell bought the cottages in 1963 but only moved here a year before his death, in 1969. Today, you can book guided tours of the six-acre nature reserve through the Bright Water Visitor Centre in Kyleakin. Follow the nature trails around the island, relax in the sensory garden, and poke around the Maxwell museum, an atmospheric recreation of his living room set up by Virginia McKenna (who starred in the film adaptation) before visiting Teko, the otter's memorial stone and the award-winning wildlife hide to scour the water for seals, otters and, in season, minke whales.• 01599 530040, eileanban.org. Tours Monday to Friday at 2pm, April to October; must be booked in … [Read more...] about Top 10 days out in Lochalsh
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Unlike the distant anthropologist, Fischer was quite literally embedded in the culture he portrayed. Fischer encountered one of his subjects hanging around outside his local cafe, and another at Gus’s Pub. The chap who posed for the Basic Gay picture “worked in the photo store down the street. It’s where you’d go on Wednesday and put in your marijuana brownie order, because then Brownie Mary – if she wasn’t in jail – would drop off the brownies on Friday.” … [Read more...] about Sex symbols: what does a blue hankie in your left back pocket mean?