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  • Attacker of girl, 15, is jailed for five years

    A man described as being a "risk to young women" has been sent to jail for five years after he admitted a seafront sex attack on a schoolgirl in Hastings. Peter Harris, 44, carried out the attack on Bulverhythe Beach, Hastings, while wearing just shoes

  • Festival will build on Rodin success

    Lewes is hoping to boost its profile as an arts hotspot of the South after securing a line-up of stars to perform at the town's festival. Several major projects, including plans to build a new public gallery and promote the district as a filming location

  • Historic castle targeted for medieval display

    Medieval archers heralded the opening of Bodiam Castle with a shower of arrows. The Wolfshead Bowmen turned out in force to help the National Trust celebrate the beginning of a new tourist season at the ancient site near Robertsbridge. The society of

  • I'll never recover from evil sex attack

    A student who lost her unborn child after a savage sex attack said she will never recover. Katherine Pettyfer, 21, said she will never forget the moment Joseph Porter burst into her flat and attacked her. Porter was jailed for life at Lewes Crown Court

  • Signal Failure - Lizzie Enfield

    To set the record straight, I didn't get any Valentines from mystery passengers. I did, however, manage to totally humiliate myself by thinking that I had. Last week discovered a red envelope addressed to: "Brighton Line Bombshell" on the overhead luggage

  • Activists' 'cowardly tactics' slammed

    Animal rights extremists are using elderly and infirm people as human shields to escape arrest while demonstrating against a controversial monkey farm, a senior police officer claims. Tony Lake, Sussex assistant chief constable, in a letter to the Argus

  • Patient kicked a paramedic

    A man has been jailed for a month for kicking a paramedic who was taking him to hospital. Richard Browne-Murphy, 23, who was staying at St Patrick's Nightshelter in Cambridge Road, Hove, admitted a charge of assault. Brighton Magistrates' Court heard

  • Teenager killed in road horror

    A 16-year-old boy was killed and his friend injured when they were struck by a car as they crossed a busy road last night. The victim, James Pearce, of Robinson Close, Lancing, and two friends were crossing the A259 Bognor Road at Merston, near Chichester

  • Man is quizzed over body on beach

    An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man's body on Rustington beach. Police are today continuing to question a Sussex man in connection with the incident and are appealing for information from possible witnesses. Detectives

  • Driver found dead in car

    Police are appealing for information after a man was found dead at the wheel of his car in Yapton. The 52-year-old was travelling south in Bilsham Road when he pulled his BMW car onto a grass verge and stopped. Passers-by saw him slumped against the wheel

  • Cullip facing fitness battle

    Danny Cullip is facing a fitness fight as Albion aim to end their agonising League run. The influential central defender is battling to recover from a thigh injury for Saturday's trip to rock-bottom Chester. Cullip missed training yesterday and is not

  • Common assault

    Plans for 1,500 new homes and a business park in a tiny Mid Sussex village have been branded "common assault" by residents. Bryant Homes wants to build the houses in Sayers Common, near Hurstpierpoint, increasing the population of the village from a few

  • Crash sparks call to action

    Angry residents are demanding action to improve safety in a busy road where four teen-agers narrowly escaped serious injury when their car hit a wall. They say someone will be killed if improvements are not introduced after the crash, when a car demolished

  • Health boss is urged to help save hospital

    Two councils are calling on Health Minister Alan Milburn to intervene in the final decision about the future of Crawley Hospital. Crawley and Horsham councils are supporting Mid Downs Health Council which is opposing plans to move casualty and maternity

  • Derek Jameson - Do They Mean Me?

    It sounds like someone's idea of a sick joke, but I heard this week local health authorities are checking how many deaths per GP are being registered by family doctors in this area. Clearly the case of Dr Harold Shipman has got the medical profession

  • Historic castle targeted for medieval display

    Medieval archers heralded the opening of Bodiam Castle with a shower of arrows. The Wolfshead Bowmen turned out in force to help the National Trust celebrate the beginning of a new tourist season at the ancient site near Robertsbridge. The society of

  • I'll never recover from evil sex attack

    A student who lost her unborn child after a savage sex attack said she will never recover. Katherine Pettyfer, 21, said she will never forget the moment Joseph Porter burst into her flat and attacked her. Porter was jailed for life at Lewes Crown Court

  • Oh brother! Ten year search ends in reunion

    At the age of 77, Peter Pateman is about to meet the older brother he never knew existed. On Saturday, Peter will shake hands with his 78-year-old brother John Tappenden who has flown in from his home in San Diego to bring a conclusion to years of family

  • Signal Failure - Lizzie Enfield

    To set the record straight, I didn't get any Valentines from mystery passengers. I did, however, manage to totally humiliate myself by thinking that I had. Last week discovered a red envelope addressed to: "Brighton Line Bombshell" on the overhead luggage

  • Activists' 'cowardly tactics' slammed

    Animal rights extremists are using elderly and infirm people as human shields to escape arrest while demonstrating against a controversial monkey farm, a senior police officer claims. Tony Lake, Sussex assistant chief constable, in a letter to the Argus

  • Teenager killed in road horror

    A 16-year-old boy was killed and his friend injured when they were struck by a car as they crossed a busy road last night. The victim, James Pearce, of Robinson Close, Lancing, and two friends were crossing the A259 Bognor Road at Merston, near Chichester

  • Man is quizzed over body on beach

    An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man's body on Rustington beach. Police are today continuing to question a Sussex man in connection with the incident and are appealing for information from possible witnesses. Detectives

  • Cullip facing fitness battle

    Danny Cullip is facing a fitness fight as Albion aim to end their agonising League run. The influential central defender is battling to recover from a thigh injury for Saturday's trip to rock-bottom Chester. Cullip missed training yesterday and is not

  • High-flying Lewes on goal rampage

    Lewes maintained top spot in National League division one with a thumping 7-0 win away Hounslow. Belgium under-21 international Ed Cabay grabbed a hat-trick as Lewes tore their hosts apart. But the situation at the top of the league remains unchanged

  • Official backing to put up bills

    Flyposters in Brighton are being given a licence to bill. Nightclubs and events organisers will be able to paste away on official sites to be set up in the town centre - and keep within the law. But if flyposters put out fliers anywhere else they will

  • Government finds temporary solution

    Costly penalty clauses that stop some temporary workers getting permanent jobs could be removed under plans announced by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Stephen Byers. Companies are currently deterred from giving "temps" staff jobs because of

  • Firebomb thugs in train attack

    Two passengers were hurt when vandals hurled firebombs at a train in Brighton last night. One petrol-filled bottle smashed a carriage window and glass exploded over passengers.A piece of the bottle hit a 57-year-old man from Germany and the second victim

  • Woman blinded by cricket ball

    A woman with limited sight was left completely blind after a cricket ball hit her good eye during a village match. Caroline Austen, 44, is now suing Barcombe Cricket Club and Parish Council for thousands of pounds in damages following the freak accident

  • Three injured in club to take legal advice

    Three people who were injured in a nightclub after an archway collapsed on them are taking legal advice. Marlon Still, David Verrecchia and Belinda Evans all plan to consult solicitors after they were injured at the Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive, Brighton

  • On course for a winner

    The future is looking bright for Brighton Racecourse as it sheds its rundown image. With an ambitious programme of investment and modernisation, manager Northern Racing hopes it can bring back the glory days of the 1950s when Brighton races regularly

  • Oh brother! Ten year search ends in reunion

    At the age of 77, Peter Pateman is about to meet the older brother he never knew existed. On Saturday, Peter will shake hands with his 78-year-old brother John Tappenden who has flown in from his home in San Diego to bring a conclusion to years of family

  • Barry ready for step up

    International football stardom holds no fears for former Albion under-16s' star Gareth Barry. The Aston Villa defender reported for duty with England yesterday and could celebrate his 19th birthday tomorrow by making his debut in the friendly international

  • High-flying Lewes on goal rampage

    Lewes maintained top spot in National League division one with a thumping 7-0 win away Hounslow. Belgium under-21 international Ed Cabay grabbed a hat-trick as Lewes tore their hosts apart. But the situation at the top of the league remains unchanged

  • Heath on target for fifth triumph

    Haywards Heath's reward for overcoming Crawley in the Sussex Trophy is a home tie in the semi-finals. Heath won 22-12 at Willougby Fields and now entertain Heathfield as they try to lift the trophy for the fifth successive years. In the other semi East

  • Official backing to put up bills

    Flyposters in Brighton are being given a licence to bill. Nightclubs and events organisers will be able to paste away on official sites to be set up in the town centre - and keep within the law. But if flyposters put out fliers anywhere else they will

  • Better late than never, It's a shame, Dead cert

    Sex attacker Joseph Porter is starting a life sentence today after a brutal assault on a young student. His victim Katherine Pettyfer has taken the brave step of shedding her anonymity to speak about her ordeal. It emerged in court that Porter had a string

  • Government finds temporary solution

    Costly penalty clauses that stop some temporary workers getting permanent jobs could be removed under plans announced by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Stephen Byers. Companies are currently deterred from giving "temps" staff jobs because of

  • Attacker of girl, 15, is jailed for five years

    A man described as being a "risk to young women" has been sent to jail for five years after he admitted a seafront sex attack on a schoolgirl in Hastings. Peter Harris, 44, carried out the attack on Bulverhythe Beach, Hastings, while wearing just shoes

  • Firebomb thugs in train attack

    Two passengers were hurt when vandals hurled firebombs at a train in Brighton last night. One petrol-filled bottle smashed a carriage window and glass exploded over passengers.A piece of the bottle hit a 57-year-old man from Germany and the second victim

  • Festival will build on Rodin success

    Lewes is hoping to boost its profile as an arts hotspot of the South after securing a line-up of stars to perform at the town's festival. Several major projects, including plans to build a new public gallery and promote the district as a filming location

  • Woman blinded by cricket ball

    A woman with limited sight was left completely blind after a cricket ball hit her good eye during a village match. Caroline Austen, 44, is now suing Barcombe Cricket Club and Parish Council for thousands of pounds in damages following the freak accident

  • Three injured in club to take legal advice

    Three people who were injured in a nightclub after an archway collapsed on them are taking legal advice. Marlon Still, David Verrecchia and Belinda Evans all plan to consult solicitors after they were injured at the Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive, Brighton

  • On course for a winner

    The future is looking bright for Brighton Racecourse as it sheds its rundown image. With an ambitious programme of investment and modernisation, manager Northern Racing hopes it can bring back the glory days of the 1950s when Brighton races regularly

  • Patient kicked a paramedic

    A man has been jailed for a month for kicking a paramedic who was taking him to hospital. Richard Browne-Murphy, 23, who was staying at St Patrick's Nightshelter in Cambridge Road, Hove, admitted a charge of assault. Brighton Magistrates' Court heard

  • Barry ready for step up

    International football stardom holds no fears for former Albion under-16s' star Gareth Barry. The Aston Villa defender reported for duty with England yesterday and could celebrate his 19th birthday tomorrow by making his debut in the friendly international

  • Driver found dead in car

    Police are appealing for information after a man was found dead at the wheel of his car in Yapton. The 52-year-old was travelling south in Bilsham Road when he pulled his BMW car onto a grass verge and stopped. Passers-by saw him slumped against the wheel

  • Heath on target for fifth triumph

    Haywards Heath's reward for overcoming Crawley in the Sussex Trophy is a home tie in the semi-finals. Heath won 22-12 at Willougby Fields and now entertain Heathfield as they try to lift the trophy for the fifth successive years. In the other semi East

  • Common assault

    Plans for 1,500 new homes and a business park in a tiny Mid Sussex village have been branded "common assault" by residents. Bryant Homes wants to build the houses in Sayers Common, near Hurstpierpoint, increasing the population of the village from a few

  • Crash sparks call to action

    Angry residents are demanding action to improve safety in a busy road where four teen-agers narrowly escaped serious injury when their car hit a wall. They say someone will be killed if improvements are not introduced after the crash, when a car demolished

  • Health boss is urged to help save hospital

    Two councils are calling on Health Minister Alan Milburn to intervene in the final decision about the future of Crawley Hospital. Crawley and Horsham councils are supporting Mid Downs Health Council which is opposing plans to move casualty and maternity

  • Better late than never, It's a shame, Dead cert

    Sex attacker Joseph Porter is starting a life sentence today after a brutal assault on a young student. His victim Katherine Pettyfer has taken the brave step of shedding her anonymity to speak about her ordeal. It emerged in court that Porter had a string

  • Derek Jameson - Do They Mean Me?

    It sounds like someone's idea of a sick joke, but I heard this week local health authorities are checking how many deaths per GP are being registered by family doctors in this area. Clearly the case of Dr Harold Shipman has got the medical profession