This week’s photo of the week, which reminds us of a certain film by Alfred Hitchcock, was taken by regular contributor Christian Thompson. “It was taken at the fabulous Newhaven West Beach barbeque and picnic spot where you can climb the cliffs and get an ice cream afterwards,” he says. We like the single-mindedness of the seagulls when there’s the chance for a bit of grub, not that entirely different, we might add, from a bunch of journalists when the freebie food comes out at an opening. Send in your pictures to, especially your World Cup ones -see our supplement on friday for more details.

Life’s a beach… and then you get attacked by a flock of seagulls