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  • CALL FOR TOWN'S MAYOR TO QUIT

    A MAYOR who has called police to council meetings four times will be urged to step down tonight. Amotion of no confidence in Labour's Godfrey Daniel will be voted on by Hastings Council following a series of incidents which opposition councillors branded

  • EUBANK TO SAVE WEST PIER

    CHRIS Eubank has launched a last-minute rescue bid to restore Brighton's historic West Pier. The former boxing champion has joined forces with a new private consortium and is pledging to start work by the spring. The dramatic news comes as the Heritage

  • WRONG OF WAY

    LOOPY signposts are leaving visitors to Brighton in a spin. Several of the council signs designed to lead tourists to the town's top attractions are pointing completely the wrong way. Now there are calls to sort them out before baffled visitors to Brighton

  • BIG RISE BUT TAX IS STILL THE LOWEST

    BRIGHTON and Hove householders will pay the lowest council tax in Sussex again from next April. Councillors are being recommended to approve a typical Band D rate of £698. While kept under £700, it is still a hefty rise on the current £652 and well above

  • HUNGER STRIKE BY OAP OF 87

    AN 87-year-old woman has refused food for ten weeks because she is so upset with the closure of her West Sussex care home. Jessie Langley, now on a saline drip at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, earlier barricaded herself in herroom at Nyewood House

  • Angry Albion fans hit out

    FURIOUS Albion fans want to know how a visiting goalkeeper escaped punishment for allegedly swearing at them. Several Seagulls supporters complained to stewards about the behaviour of Exeter's Ashley Bayes following last Saturday's match at the Priestfield

  • Rebels into semi-finals

    Worthing 3 St Leonards 1 WORTHING are through to their second successive Senior Cup semi-final after seeing off 10-man St Leonards. But they had to wait until the last seven minutes before finally getting past stand-in Saints goalkeeper Tony Burt. The

  • JACQUI BEALING

    WHY should any of us be surprised to learn that, from time to time, participants in daytime chat shows have been fakes? As an occasional viewer of the "you stole my husband, you bitch"-style programme, I've often found the guests incredulous. No one in

  • ADAM TRIMINGHAM

    FASHIONS change, even when dealing with something as prosaic as disposing of all the tons of rubbish we plonk into our dustbins every week. Thirty years ago, rubbish from Brighton was tipped in a foul-smelling and untidy tip at Sheepcote Valley while

  • WE'VE RUN OUT OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS

    BRIGHTON'S telephone numbers are to change for the second time in a decade, because the present system cannot cope with demand. Telecommunications watchdog Oftel has revealed that the 01273 dialling code will have the extra digit 2 added to free up the

  • MACRO SOFTWARE IS READY FOR GROWTH

    TURNOVER was up but profits were down at Sussex software company Macro 4. The Crawley-based firm returned operating profits of £4.63 million for the six months to December 31, down 6.5 per cent on the £4.95 million recorded during the same period in 1997

  • CALL FOR TOWN'S MAYOR TO QUIT

    A MAYOR who has called police to council meetings four times will be urged to step down tonight. Amotion of no confidence in Labour's Godfrey Daniel will be voted on by Hastings Council following a series of incidents which opposition councillors branded

  • WRONG OF WAY

    LOOPY signposts are leaving visitors to Brighton in a spin. Several of the council signs designed to lead tourists to the town's top attractions are pointing completely the wrong way. Now there are calls to sort them out before baffled visitors to Brighton

  • WOMAN TELLS JURY OF THREE-HOUR RAPE ORDEAL

    A WOMAN was repeatedly raped during a terrifying attack in her home, a court heard. She was pinned down on her bed and violently abused at the hands of Paul Davies, 29, and Lee Williams, 31, Lewes Crown Court was told. The 26-year-old met Davies, of Reading

  • HUNGER STRIKE BY OAP OF 87

    AN 87-year-old woman has refused food for ten weeks because she is so upset with the closure of her West Sussex care home. Jessie Langley, now on a saline drip at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, earlier barricaded herself in herroom at Nyewood House

  • ADAM TRIMINGHAM

    FASHIONS change, even when dealing with something as prosaic as disposing of all the tons of rubbish we plonk into our dustbins every week. Thirty years ago, rubbish from Brighton was tipped in a foul-smelling and untidy tip at Sheepcote Valley while

  • MACRO SOFTWARE IS READY FOR GROWTH

    TURNOVER was up but profits were down at Sussex software company Macro 4. The Crawley-based firm returned operating profits of £4.63 million for the six months to December 31, down 6.5 per cent on the £4.95 million recorded during the same period in 1997

  • EUBANK TO SAVE WEST PIER

    CHRIS Eubank has launched a last-minute rescue bid to restore Brighton's historic West Pier. The former boxing champion has joined forces with a new private consortium and is pledging to start work by the spring. The dramatic news comes as the Heritage

  • CHARLES TELLS OF HIS DREAM FOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE

    PRINCE Charles spoke in Brighton today about his vision for the future of housing. In a keynote speech delivered to the annual conference of the Housing Corporation, he spoke of designing new and regenerated neighbourhoods. The Prince arrived to warm

  • BIG RISE BUT TAX IS STILL THE LOWEST

    BRIGHTON and Hove householders will pay the lowest council tax in Sussex again from next April. Councillors are being recommended to approve a typical Band D rate of £698. While kept under £700, it is still a hefty rise on the current £652 and well above

  • Angry Albion fans hit out

    FURIOUS Albion fans want to know how a visiting goalkeeper escaped punishment for allegedly swearing at them. Several Seagulls supporters complained to stewards about the behaviour of Exeter's Ashley Bayes following last Saturday's match at the Priestfield

  • Rebels into semi-finals

    Worthing 3 St Leonards 1 WORTHING are through to their second successive Senior Cup semi-final after seeing off 10-man St Leonards. But they had to wait until the last seven minutes before finally getting past stand-in Saints goalkeeper Tony Burt. The

  • JACQUI BEALING

    WHY should any of us be surprised to learn that, from time to time, participants in daytime chat shows have been fakes? As an occasional viewer of the "you stole my husband, you bitch"-style programme, I've often found the guests incredulous. No one in

  • Crawley ease to victory

    Weymouth 1 Crawley Town 3 A freak own goal and a spectacular Mark Hawthorne strike sealed a superb Crawley Town win at Weymouth. The Reds turned into the Lillywhites after officials decided Crawley's kit clashed with Weymouth's "terracotta" strip. Crawley

  • WE'VE RUN OUT OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS

    BRIGHTON'S telephone numbers are to change for the second time in a decade, because the present system cannot cope with demand. Telecommunications watchdog Oftel has revealed that the 01273 dialling code will have the extra digit 2 added to free up the

  • RATS SHUT DOWN POLICE STATION

    A PLAGUE of rats has closed a Mid Sussex police station. The building at Burgess Hill has been shut temporarily to allow pest experts to wipe out theinfestation. Officers' attempts to remove the intruders by laying down poison backfired when dead rats

  • CHARLES TELLS OF HIS DREAM FOR HOMES OF THE FUTURE

    PRINCE Charles spoke in Brighton today about his vision for the future of housing. In a keynote speech delivered to the annual conference of the Housing Corporation, he spoke of designing new and regenerated neighbourhoods. The Prince arrived to warm

  • WOMAN TELLS JURY OF THREE-HOUR RAPE ORDEAL

    A WOMAN was repeatedly raped during a terrifying attack in her home, a court heard. She was pinned down on her bed and violently abused at the hands of Paul Davies, 29, and Lee Williams, 31, Lewes Crown Court was told. The 26-year-old met Davies, of Reading

  • Crawley ease to victory

    Weymouth 1 Crawley Town 3 A freak own goal and a spectacular Mark Hawthorne strike sealed a superb Crawley Town win at Weymouth. The Reds turned into the Lillywhites after officials decided Crawley's kit clashed with Weymouth's "terracotta" strip. Crawley

  • RATS SHUT DOWN POLICE STATION

    A PLAGUE of rats has closed a Mid Sussex police station. The building at Burgess Hill has been shut temporarily to allow pest experts to wipe out theinfestation. Officers' attempts to remove the intruders by laying down poison backfired when dead rats