In less than 24 hours, 160,000 people are expected to descend on Brighton and Hove for the annual gay Pride parade and party in Preston Park. And, as Charlotte Wilkins has been finding out, it's come a long way since the first march four decades ago.
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It's a Bank Holiday weekend, with half term for many. Here's how it's looking on the roads, in the skies, and at getaway hotspots