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  • PIER SHUTS IN CASH CRISIS

    A FINANCIAL crisis has forced the closure of an historic seaside pier. The gates to the seafront attraction were closed after the Hastings Pier Company announced it was too expensive to continue operating. The move has resulted in 14 job losses from the

  • Girl, 18, accused of baby snatch

    A teenage girl has appeared in court accused of taking a six-month-old baby boy. Kate Archer, 18, of Thompson Road, Brighton, is charged with abducting the child on Tuesday. She is alleged to have taken the baby from a cafe in Sydney Street, Brighton.

  • THE FLYING ANGELS RESCUING THE NHS

    THE report into the nursing crisis at Eastbourne this week focused on staff shortages. While bosses were criticised for not properly addressing the problem, other hospitals are trying to tackle it by taking on overseas nurses and tempting back those who

  • UNWANTED VILLAGES ANGER AT TV SNUB

    SUSSEX residents are outraged that TV bosses snubbed their chocolate box villages in their search for a rural idyll. BBC comedy How Do You Want Me? was written by former Henfield resident Simon Nye, famous for his hit Men Behaving Badly, and the series

  • I KNOW THAT FACE - IT'S THE GUV'NOR

    WHEN one of the oldest cabbies in Brighton picked up a copy of the Argus this week he could not believe his eyes. Staring back at Ray Walters from the front page on Monday was the face of his long-lost pal, 99-year-old William Corrie, the retired policeman

  • BISHOP FROM OZ IS IN A BARBIE WORLD

    HE reads teenage magazines, he listens to Boyzone in the car, and he's the youngest bishop in the Church of England. Australian Lindsay Urwin, the Bishop of Horsham, does not fit the image most people would ordinarily associate with a figurehead of the

  • £1m BOOST FOR NURSERY TOTS

    HUNDREDS of three-year-olds across West Sussex are in line for free nursery places following a new multi-million cash boost announced today. The Department for Education and Employment is releasing £100 million to help double the number of free nursery

  • STUDENT KILLED KITTEN IN ROW

    A MAN killed a kitten when he threw it against a wall after a drunken row with his girlfriend, a court was told. Harvey Anderson, 25, a student, hurled the white kitten seven feet though the air when his girlfriend Melanie Schmidt threatened to leave

  • ATTACK DRIVER HOLDS UP TRAFFIC

    A driver stopped traffic to punch another motorist in a road rage attack. Police say the attacker got out of his Fiat Punto and walked along a queue of cars before targeting the 20-year-old driver of a VW Polo in Haslett Avenue East, Crawley. He pulled

  • COMMUNITY NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY

    East Worthing John Hobbs 01903 237440 stamp collectors: At the meeting of the British Aero Philatelic Society (Southern Section) John Jeffery gave a most impressive display of the Postal History of the KLM Airlines. Members of the East Worthing Stamp

  • VOICE OF THE ARGUS

    This county is full of beauty The BBC is filming a comedy series based in Sussex over at Cookham Deane in Berkshire. And the astonishing reason is that executive producer Roderick Gilchrist says the Beeb couldn't find a genuine picture-postcard village

  • HOME ALONE FOR 12 HOURS

    POLICE are searching for a mother believed to have left her two young daughters home alone for more than 12 hours. The hunt follows a dramatic 999 call to Sussex Police from a five-year-old girl using a mobile phone left in the house. The youngster gave

  • UNWANTED VILLAGES ANGER AT TV SNUB

    SUSSEX residents are outraged that TV bosses snubbed their chocolate box villages in their search for a rural idyll. BBC comedy How Do You Want Me? was written by former Henfield resident Simon Nye, famous for his hit Men Behaving Badly, and the series

  • STUDENT KILLED KITTEN IN ROW

    A MAN killed a kitten when he threw it against a wall after a drunken row with his girlfriend, a court was told. Harvey Anderson, 25, a student, hurled the white kitten seven feet though the air when his girlfriend Melanie Schmidt threatened to leave

  • GIRL, 18, ACCUSED OF BABY SNATCH

    A teenage girl has appeared in court accused of taking a six-month-old baby boy. Kate Archer, 18, of Thompson Road, Brighton, is charged with abducting the child on Tuesday. She is alleged to have taken the baby from a cafe in Sydney Street, Brighton.

  • FEEDBACK WITH CHRIS CHANDLER

    LET'S hear it for all those dedicated men and women of the Sussex Ambulance Service. I'm reminded of the terrific job these professionals do by a letter from Philip Hamerton, of Shoreham, a group station officer with the service. Referring to a story

  • COMMUNITY NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY

    East Worthing John Hobbs 01903 237440 stamp collectors: At the meeting of the British Aero Philatelic Society (Southern Section) John Jeffery gave a most impressive display of the Postal History of the KLM Airlines. Members of the East Worthing Stamp

  • HOME ALONE FOR 12 HOURS

    POLICE are searching for a mother believed to have left her two young daughters home alone for more than 12 hours. The hunt follows a dramatic 999 call to Sussex Police from a five-year-old girl using a mobile phone left in the house. The youngster gave

  • FAREWELL TO THE LOONY LORD

    LORD Tiverton, eccentric millionaire and Official Monster Raving Loony Party devotee, died earlier this month, shortly after his good friend and mentor Screaming Lord Sutch. Loony Lord Tiverton, as he referred to himself, was one of the most colourful

  • 60 JOBS TO GO AS FACTORY CLOSES

    Littlehampton was reeling today after another 60 jobs were axed in the town. Parker Hannifin is shutting its ageing hose-making plant in Fort Road, claiming it would cost £2 million to update its facilities to bring them into line with industry standards

  • GIRL, 18, ACCUSED OF BABY SNATCH

    A teenage girl has appeared in court accused of taking a six-month-old baby boy. Kate Archer, 18, of Thompson Road, Brighton, is charged with abducting the child on Tuesday. She is alleged to have taken the baby from a cafe in Sydney Street, Brighton.

  • £1m BOOST FOR EARLY LESSONS

    MORE than a thousand three-year-olds are to be given free nursery places in Brighton and Hove thanks to a £100 million Government cash boost announced today. The Department for Education and Employment says the money will double the number of free places

  • FEEDBACK WITH CHRIS CHANDLER

    LET'S hear it for all those dedicated men and women of the Sussex Ambulance Service. I'm reminded of the terrific job these professionals do by a letter from Philip Hamerton, of Shoreham, a group station officer with the service. Referring to a story

  • PIER SHUTS IN CASH CRISIS

    A FINANCIAL crisis has forced the closure of an historic seaside pier. The gates to the seafront attraction were closed after the Hastings Pier Company announced it was too expensive to continue operating. The move has resulted in 14 job losses from the

  • Girl, 18, accused of baby snatch

    A teenage girl has appeared in court accused of taking a six-month-old baby boy. Kate Archer, 18, of Thompson Road, Brighton, is charged with abducting the child on Tuesday. She is alleged to have taken the baby from a cafe in Sydney Street, Brighton.

  • THE FLYING ANGELS RESCUING THE NHS

    THE report into the nursing crisis at Eastbourne this week focused on staff shortages. While bosses were criticised for not properly addressing the problem, other hospitals are trying to tackle it by taking on overseas nurses and tempting back those who

  • I KNOW THAT FACE - IT'S THE GUV'NOR

    WHEN one of the oldest cabbies in Brighton picked up a copy of the Argus this week he could not believe his eyes. Staring back at Ray Walters from the front page on Monday was the face of his long-lost pal, 99-year-old William Corrie, the retired policeman

  • BISHOP FROM OZ IS IN A BARBIE WORLD

    HE reads teenage magazines, he listens to Boyzone in the car, and he's the youngest bishop in the Church of England. Australian Lindsay Urwin, the Bishop of Horsham, does not fit the image most people would ordinarily associate with a figurehead of the

  • FAREWELL TO THE LOONY LORD

    LORD Tiverton, eccentric millionaire and Official Monster Raving Loony Party devotee, died earlier this month, shortly after his good friend and mentor Screaming Lord Sutch. Loony Lord Tiverton, as he referred to himself, was one of the most colourful

  • £1m BOOST FOR NURSERY TOTS

    HUNDREDS of three-year-olds across West Sussex are in line for free nursery places following a new multi-million cash boost announced today. The Department for Education and Employment is releasing £100 million to help double the number of free nursery

  • 60 JOBS TO GO AS FACTORY CLOSES

    Littlehampton was reeling today after another 60 jobs were axed in the town. Parker Hannifin is shutting its ageing hose-making plant in Fort Road, claiming it would cost £2 million to update its facilities to bring them into line with industry standards

  • £1m BOOST FOR EARLY LESSONS

    MORE than a thousand three-year-olds are to be given free nursery places in Brighton and Hove thanks to a £100 million Government cash boost announced today. The Department for Education and Employment says the money will double the number of free places

  • ATTACK DRIVER HOLDS UP TRAFFIC

    A driver stopped traffic to punch another motorist in a road rage attack. Police say the attacker got out of his Fiat Punto and walked along a queue of cars before targeting the 20-year-old driver of a VW Polo in Haslett Avenue East, Crawley. He pulled

  • VOICE OF THE ARGUS

    This county is full of beauty The BBC is filming a comedy series based in Sussex over at Cookham Deane in Berkshire. And the astonishing reason is that executive producer Roderick Gilchrist says the Beeb couldn't find a genuine picture-postcard village