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  • Girl, 12, leads violent attack on OAP

    Police have issued a warning to pensioners after an 84-year-old man was bound with his tie and knocked unconscious by a teenage gang. The man was set upon after answering the door to a girl, thought to be as young as 12, who called at his home in Seaford

  • Sea heroes save four-year-old girl

    A hero paramedic spoke today of how he saved a drowning four-year-old girl. He did so by standing on the landing skids of a helicopter hovering just inches above the sea. Pilot John Sutherland brought the MD 902 Explorer helicopter down to three feet

  • Four injured as club archway crashes down

    A nightclub owner said he was amazed that nobody was killed when part of an archway collapsed. One woman was knocked unconscious and another had stitches in a head wound. A 7ft by 4ft chunk of wooden alcoving, weighing more than 500lb, fell on them from

  • Monkey farm demo passes peacefully

    Two hundred demonstrators protested peacefully against a controversial monkey farm yesterday. Police were out in force at Shamrock (GB) Ltd, at Small Dole, near Henfield, but made no arrests. This contrasted with a demonstration on January 30, when ten

  • Milk and disease links are covered up - claim

    When Tim Page's wife developed a chronic illness he started a campaign to warn authorities. Like many mothers-to-be Sarah Page heeded popular medical advice when she was pregnant with her third child and drank as much milk as she could. She thought it

  • Last minute bid to save historic home

    An eleventh hour bid is being launched to save an historic rest home from closure. Frantic behind-the-scenes negotiations mean the French Convalescent Home will not close in April as planned. Instead, the closure has been set back a month as the home's

  • Watch us flourish

    Carl Stabler is predicting East Preston will be a County League force within two seasons. The East Preston manager, who recently took over as chairman as well, says the youngsters in his squad have the potential to be major players in Sussex football.

  • Gareth and Jo walk to Sussex titles

    Jo Hesketh and Gareth Brown created history when they won the Sussex 20km Road Walking titles at Steyning. The new event replaced the Sussex Ten-Mile Championship which had been staged for over 70 years. Back in September, Brown won the Sussex 10,000m

  • Back to school at long last

    A family is celebrating victory after finally winning a place for their 11-year-old son at a school with his friends. Louis Mitchell has spent the last seven months at home after refusing to go to the school allotted to him by Brighton and Hove education

  • Mum's plea to find daughter

    Heartbrokne mother Marcela Alvarez was today pleading for help to find her six-year-old daughter, who was abducted last July. Little Esmeralda was taken by her 61-year-old father, Elgardo Alvarez, a lecturer from Crawley, during an access visit. There

  • Hijack Afghans wait at Gatwick

    Afghan asylum-seekers from the Stansted hijack are waiting to know their fate in a Sussex centre that has been highly praised by the Prime Minister. They were settling at the weekend after their move on Friday to Tinsley House, a few hundred yards from

  • Lis Solkhon - Voice of the third age

    During the last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of seeing both ends of the age spectrum at work in various ways. I was at the Chancellor's Society evening at the University of Sussex when Lord Attenborough, the current Chancellor, introduced a

  • Bad service costs shoppers £8.3bn

    Defective goods, substandard service and poor information are estimated to be costing British consumers around £8.3 billion per year. The figure works out at around £180 per person every year, the Office of Fair Trading said. "The research confirms what

  • Girl, 12, leads violent attack on OAP

    Police have issued a warning to pensioners after an 84-year-old man was bound with his tie and knocked unconscious by a teenage gang. The man was set upon after answering the door to a girl, thought to be as young as 12, who called at his home in Seaford

  • Sea heroes save four-year-old girl

    A hero paramedic spoke today of how he saved a drowning four-year-old girl. He did so by standing on the landing skids of a helicopter hovering just inches above the sea. Pilot John Sutherland brought the MD 902 Explorer helicopter down to three feet

  • History comes to life at the castle

    An historic Sussex venue was the perfect place for a step back in time over the weekend. Thousands turned out for a medieval re-enactment event at Bodiam Castle brought to life by living history experts the Wolfshead Bowmen. Visitors were able to soak

  • Four injured as club archway crashes down

    A nightclub owner said he was amazed that nobody was killed when part of an archway collapsed. One woman was knocked unconscious and another had stitches in a head wound. A 7ft by 4ft chunk of wooden alcoving, weighing more than 500lb, fell on them from

  • Monkey farm demo passes peacefully

    Two hundred demonstrators protested peacefully against a controversial monkey farm yesterday. Police were out in force at Shamrock (GB) Ltd, at Small Dole, near Henfield, but made no arrests. This contrasted with a demonstration on January 30, when ten

  • A very big house in the country for sale

    Supermodels bathed topless by his pool, Bjork held a party there and he once turned away Take That. These are just some of the more notable claims to fame notched up by music guru Bob Birthwright. But now Bob is finally turning his back on the glamorous

  • Milk and disease links are covered up - claim

    When Tim Page's wife developed a chronic illness he started a campaign to warn authorities. Like many mothers-to-be Sarah Page heeded popular medical advice when she was pregnant with her third child and drank as much milk as she could. She thought it

  • Honesty is the best policy

    Orders from around the country have been pouring into a Brighton company after it proved not all tradesmen are mavericks. Parker Plumbing, based in Dyke Road, came out on top in a secret survey carried out by Which? Magazine on gas fitters, beating off

  • Casting light on a mystery

    A bizarre 6ft high Gothic-style light has got people scratching their heads. Residents living at a grand Victorian house in Wilbury Road, Hove, are trying to find out more about the spectacularly ornate wrought iron creation which is bolted to the front

  • Jobs threat to 800 staff

    More than 800 workers at Norwich Union's Worthing offices could be at risk of redundancy. Staff were today due to meet management to hear more details about the merger between Norwich Union and CGU. The £19 billion deal to form the new company, CGNU,

  • Albion hunt for hitman

    Albion manager Micky Adams has launched a nationwide hunt for a goalscorer. The Seagulls still have 14 games left, but Adams is already building for next season. And top of his hit list is a hit man following Saturday's unfortunate 1-0 defeat at promotion-chasing

  • Watch us flourish

    Carl Stabler is predicting East Preston will be a County League force within two seasons. The East Preston manager, who recently took over as chairman as well, says the youngsters in his squad have the potential to be major players in Sussex football.

  • Saltdean close gap

    Saltdean closed the gap at the top with a 1-0 win away to a Selsey side who ended with nine men. The Tigers now trail Langney by ten points, but have two games in hand and have still got to play the leaders twice. Substitute Sean Randell, an early replacement

  • Gareth and Jo walk to Sussex titles

    Jo Hesketh and Gareth Brown created history when they won the Sussex 20km Road Walking titles at Steyning. The new event replaced the Sussex Ten-Mile Championship which had been staged for over 70 years. Back in September, Brown won the Sussex 10,000m

  • Concern over road after OAP's death

    Campaigners are calling for safety improvements on a busy stretch of road after an elderly pedestrian was killed. Nellie Hinkes, 91, died after being involved in a collision as she crossed Dyke Road in Brighton. Now residents of the sheltered housing

  • More Community News from around the county

    Lewes and Ouse Valley Pauline Cherry 01273 476876 JAZZ: Lewes Jazz Club was almost full to capacity when Lee Gibson appeared on February 3. This lady is dynamite. Not only does she have a fabulous voice, she has the looks to go with it. Lee wowed the

  • Lis Solkhon - Voice of the third age

    During the last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of seeing both ends of the age spectrum at work in various ways. I was at the Chancellor's Society evening at the University of Sussex when Lord Attenborough, the current Chancellor, introduced a

  • History comes to life at the castle

    An historic Sussex venue was the perfect place for a step back in time over the weekend. Thousands turned out for a medieval re-enactment event at Bodiam Castle brought to life by living history experts the Wolfshead Bowmen. Visitors were able to soak

  • A very big house in the country for sale

    Supermodels bathed topless by his pool, Bjork held a party there and he once turned away Take That. These are just some of the more notable claims to fame notched up by music guru Bob Birthwright. But now Bob is finally turning his back on the glamorous

  • Complaints against police up by 58%

    The number of complaints made against Sussex Police has soared, according to a new report. But Dr James Walsh, chairman of the Sussex Police Authority's complaints committee, said only a tiny fraction of the complaints were substantiated. Complaints upheld

  • Honesty is the best policy

    Orders from around the country have been pouring into a Brighton company after it proved not all tradesmen are mavericks. Parker Plumbing, based in Dyke Road, came out on top in a secret survey carried out by Which? Magazine on gas fitters, beating off

  • Casting light on a mystery

    A bizarre 6ft high Gothic-style light has got people scratching their heads. Residents living at a grand Victorian house in Wilbury Road, Hove, are trying to find out more about the spectacularly ornate wrought iron creation which is bolted to the front

  • Jobs threat to 800 staff

    More than 800 workers at Norwich Union's Worthing offices could be at risk of redundancy. Staff were today due to meet management to hear more details about the merger between Norwich Union and CGU. The £19 billion deal to form the new company, CGNU,

  • Patrick's star turn in aid of clinic

    TV astronomer Patrick Moore raised his glass and cut the first sod at the start of building work on a new health centre for his home town. The project at Selsey, near Chichester, was designed by West Sussex Health Authority to meet the growing needs of

  • Albion hunt for hitman

    Albion manager Micky Adams has launched a nationwide hunt for a goalscorer. The Seagulls still have 14 games left, but Adams is already building for next season. And top of his hit list is a hit man following Saturday's unfortunate 1-0 defeat at promotion-chasing

  • Health chiefs near top of league table

    The two Sussex health authorities are in the top quarter of new league tables highlighting their performance. The so-called Sick List is based on death rates from cancer and heart disease, hospital waiting lists, hip operations and deaths from "avoidable

  • Saltdean close gap

    Saltdean closed the gap at the top with a 1-0 win away to a Selsey side who ended with nine men. The Tigers now trail Langney by ten points, but have two games in hand and have still got to play the leaders twice. Substitute Sean Randell, an early replacement

  • Bears comeback to no avail

    Brighton Bears paid dearly for a slow start as champions-elect Giants took the spoils 89-77. Bears gave a boisterous Burgess Hill full house hope when they reduced the deficit against the northern conference leaders to six points with nearly two miuntes

  • Find me someone who can score goals

    The search is on for that most elusive of commodities, a regular goalscorer. Micky Adams knows to mount a serious promotion challenge next season he must find somebody guaranteed to grab at least 20 goals. The absence of an established marksman in Albion's

  • Find me someone who can score goals

    THE search is on for that most elusive of commodities, a regular goalscorer. Micky Adams knows to mount a serious promotion challenge next season he must find somebody guaranteed to grab at least 20 goals. The absence of an established marksman in Albion's

  • Concern over road after OAP's death

    Campaigners are calling for safety improvements on a busy stretch of road after an elderly pedestrian was killed. Nellie Hinkes, 91, died after being involved in a collision as she crossed Dyke Road in Brighton. Now residents of the sheltered housing

  • MP champions bus station in town centre

    Labour MP David Lepper is calling for a new bus station to be built in the centre of town. He said land next to Brighton Station would be ideal for the new transport interchange. Although Brighton has a long-established coach station in Pool Valley, it

  • Teenagers in smash

    Four teenagers escaped when the car they were travelling in ploughed into a tree and a wall last night. The two male and two female passengers were in a Rover car which crashed in Folders Lane, Burgess Hill, just after 8.30pm. The car overturned after

  • More Community News from around the county

    Lewes and Ouse Valley Pauline Cherry 01273 476876 JAZZ: Lewes Jazz Club was almost full to capacity when Lee Gibson appeared on February 3. This lady is dynamite. Not only does she have a fabulous voice, she has the looks to go with it. Lee wowed the

  • Voice of the argus

    Bright idea of shoppers... Is milk safe?...Wooed girls Nothing pulls down a shopping centre more than the sight of ugly, boarded up shopfronts covered with graffiti. They're an all too familiar sight, especially where businesses are struggling. The trouble

  • Complaints against police up by 58%

    The number of complaints made against Sussex Police has soared, according to a new report. But Dr James Walsh, chairman of the Sussex Police Authority's complaints committee, said only a tiny fraction of the complaints were substantiated. Complaints upheld

  • Last minute bid to save historic home

    An eleventh hour bid is being launched to save an historic rest home from closure. Frantic behind-the-scenes negotiations mean the French Convalescent Home will not close in April as planned. Instead, the closure has been set back a month as the home's

  • Patrick's star turn in aid of clinic

    TV astronomer Patrick Moore raised his glass and cut the first sod at the start of building work on a new health centre for his home town. The project at Selsey, near Chichester, was designed by West Sussex Health Authority to meet the growing needs of

  • Health chiefs near top of league table

    The two Sussex health authorities are in the top quarter of new league tables highlighting their performance. The so-called Sick List is based on death rates from cancer and heart disease, hospital waiting lists, hip operations and deaths from "avoidable

  • Bears comeback to no avail

    Brighton Bears paid dearly for a slow start as champions-elect Giants took the spoils 89-77. Bears gave a boisterous Burgess Hill full house hope when they reduced the deficit against the northern conference leaders to six points with nearly two miuntes

  • Find me someone who can score goals

    The search is on for that most elusive of commodities, a regular goalscorer. Micky Adams knows to mount a serious promotion challenge next season he must find somebody guaranteed to grab at least 20 goals. The absence of an established marksman in Albion's

  • Find me someone who can score goals

    THE search is on for that most elusive of commodities, a regular goalscorer. Micky Adams knows to mount a serious promotion challenge next season he must find somebody guaranteed to grab at least 20 goals. The absence of an established marksman in Albion's

  • MP champions bus station in town centre

    Labour MP David Lepper is calling for a new bus station to be built in the centre of town. He said land next to Brighton Station would be ideal for the new transport interchange. Although Brighton has a long-established coach station in Pool Valley, it

  • Back to school at long last

    A family is celebrating victory after finally winning a place for their 11-year-old son at a school with his friends. Louis Mitchell has spent the last seven months at home after refusing to go to the school allotted to him by Brighton and Hove education

  • Mum's plea to find daughter

    Heartbrokne mother Marcela Alvarez was today pleading for help to find her six-year-old daughter, who was abducted last July. Little Esmeralda was taken by her 61-year-old father, Elgardo Alvarez, a lecturer from Crawley, during an access visit. There

  • Hijack Afghans wait at Gatwick

    Afghan asylum-seekers from the Stansted hijack are waiting to know their fate in a Sussex centre that has been highly praised by the Prime Minister. They were settling at the weekend after their move on Friday to Tinsley House, a few hundred yards from

  • Teenagers in smash

    Four teenagers escaped when the car they were travelling in ploughed into a tree and a wall last night. The two male and two female passengers were in a Rover car which crashed in Folders Lane, Burgess Hill, just after 8.30pm. The car overturned after

  • Voice of the argus

    Bright idea of shoppers... Is milk safe?...Wooed girls Nothing pulls down a shopping centre more than the sight of ugly, boarded up shopfronts covered with graffiti. They're an all too familiar sight, especially where businesses are struggling. The trouble

  • Bad service costs shoppers £8.3bn

    Defective goods, substandard service and poor information are estimated to be costing British consumers around £8.3 billion per year. The figure works out at around £180 per person every year, the Office of Fair Trading said. "The research confirms what