The official name for the place where I live is “Brighton & Hove”. A friend of mine was recently asked at interview to characterize the difference between Brighton and her non-identical Siamese twin town and came up with something along the lines of Hove being a respectable older aunt and Brighton a wayward younger sister.

The Argus, the local newspaper, neatly summed it up yesterday by displaying the following headlines on opposite sides of the same street display:

Hove celebrates St George
The Ladyboys of Bangkok