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A borough of southeast England on the English Channel south of London. It became a fashionable resort after 1783 when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) began to patronize it.


(Placename) a coastal resort in S England, in Brighton and Hove unitary authority, East Sussex: patronized by the Prince Regent, who had the Royal Pavilion built (1782); seat of the University of Sussex (1966) and the University of Brighton (1992). Pop: 134 293 (2001)


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a city in East Sussex, in SE England: seashore resort. 154,400.
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1 My name is Stephen Ovett, and I was born in October 1955 in Brighton, Sussex.
Early life: Born Tallulah Jessica Elina Stevenson in Lewisham, South London, on October 30, 1972, and raised in Brighton, Sussex.
Ophthalmic surgeon, Christopher Liu from the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton, Sussex, conducted the procedure, called osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis, or OOKP, which is a two-part surgery.
The TUC conference in Brighton, Sussex, is set to back a move to consider campaigns, including the "consideration and practicalities of a general strike".
Phil, 30, from Brighton, Sussex, has more than 4500 copies of the famous comics that charted the adventures of Dennis the Menace, Beryl the Peril and Desperate Dan.
SOUTH EAST: Margate, Kent, Brighton, Sussex, Lepe Beach, Hampshire.
Ms Wilson told jurors that she met Tobin in 1986 when both were living in Brighton, Sussex.
Giving evidence, Tobin's ex-wife, Cathy Wilson, told Chelmsford Crown Court they had met in 1986 when both were living in Brighton, Sussex.
He seeks old comrades and would welcome a line to him at 9 Ashton Lodge, Ashton Rise, Brighton, Sussex BN2 2QR.
Carol had been struggling on life support for six days at the Royal Sussex Hospital near her home in Brighton, Sussex.
Mealing, of Brighton, Sussex, who was convicted last month of perverting the course of justice, was given 12 months jail suspended for two years.
Mr Williams, 84, was from Brighton, Sussex, but was serving with the Army in the Royal Engineers.