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Did you know that England’s first casino opened at the Metropole Hotel Brighton in 1962? Well, the first on land – an earlier casino-ship on the Thames got round gambling laws for a time.

Did you know that Brighton Marina is the largest of its kind in Europe? It boasts 1600 berths and covers 126 acres (35 acres of which are land).

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Famous Brighton people:

Anita Roddick
Aubrey Beardsley
Caitlin Moran
Clementina Black
David Garnett
David Pilbeam
Edward Hall
Eric Gill
Gilbert Ryle
Holly Willoughby
Katie Price
Max Miller
Natasha Kaplinsky
Nigel Kennedy
Roger Quilter
Simon Cowell
Sir Martin Ryle
Steve Ovett
Tom Sayers
Tony Hawks

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Brit Quote:
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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On this day:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993
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