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  • Bonds bow out of memorial for Q

    Four of the five actors who have played James Bond are set to miss a memorial service for Sussex actor Desmond Llewelyn. Mr Llewelyn, who played the gadget-master Q, was killed in a crash in Firle, near Lewes, two months ago. Stars from behind and in

  • Victory in sex case for woman

    A woman who suffered five months of sexual harassment from her boss has won her claim for compensation. Blanche Bell told a tribunal her life was made a misery by 21st Century Bookmakers finance director Francis Austin, who had already been dismissed

  • 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

  • How war gave Sydney a reel life

    Sydney Samuelson left school at 14 with no qualifications and his first job was at his local cinema in Lancing. But he rose to become a double Bafta award-winning cameraman and was knighted for his achievements. This week he will be returning home to

  • Albion ignored me claims Barry scout

    The man who discovered England prospect Gareth Barry has hit out at Albion for ignoring him. Hard-up Arthur Sutton believes he is entitled to some of the £1.1 million the Seagulls have received for Barry and Aston Villa colleague Michael Standing. The

  • 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

  • Helmet law sparks fears for the future

    New regulations on wearing helmets have sparked fears for the future of junior cricket in Sussex. The England and Wales Cricket Board have ruled that all batsmen and wicketkeepers aged under-18 must wear helmets against a hard ball unless parents sign

  • When Ralph lived with us

    A mansion on Brighton seafront was transformed into a seedy hotel for a new adaptation of a novel. The 11-bedroom Regency house, in Eastern Terrace, was stained, chipped and rusted and parking banned in surrounding roads to allow crews to convert Eastern

  • Frozen missile almost killed couple

    Shell-shocked Ron Tigg came within five metres of death when frozen debris bigger than a football crashed into his house. The 70-year-old was in the back garden of his home when the missile fell from a passing plane into his roof before ripping through

  • Bonds bow out of memorial for Q

    Four of the five actors who have played James Bond are set to miss a memorial service for Sussex actor Desmond Llewelyn. Mr Llewelyn, who played the gadget-master Q, was killed in a crash in Firle, near Lewes, two months ago. Stars from behind and in

  • BG has telecom plan in pipeline

    BG Group, the former British Gas, has held talks with the gas and electricity regulator. It plans to run telephone lines alongside its vast Transco pipelines network. Chief executive David Varney confirmed the company would soon be making a decision on

  • Bonds bow out of memorial for Q

    Four of the five actors who have played James Bond are set to miss a memorial service for Sussex actor Desmond Llewelyn. Mr Llewelyn, who played the gadget-master Q, was killed in a crash in Firle, near Lewes, two months ago. Stars from behind and in

  • Warning over the spuds you like

    Firefighters are urging people to eat safely for National Chip Week. This week is dedicated to the great British dish. But East Sussex Fire Brigade is urging fried food fans to visit their nearest chippy rather than cook their own. A brigade spokesman

  • Victory in sex case for woman

    A woman who suffered five months of sexual harassment from her boss has won her claim for compensation. Blanche Bell told a tribunal her life was made a misery by 21st Century Bookmakers finance director Francis Austin, who had already been dismissed

  • Householders face 8.5 per cent council tax rise

    Householders in East Sussex will face council tax rises more than twice the rate of inflation over the next year. County councillors decided the standard Band D rate will rise by 8.5 per cent, to £674.98, over the next year, at a full council meeting

  • Passengers in revolt as driver misses stop

    passengers revolted last night when a train driver forgot to stop at a station. Travellers bound for Preston Park were amazed when the train carried on through to Brighton. An announcement said: "I am sorry. The driver appears to have forgotten to stop

  • Missing Walt in jackpot mystery

    A pensioner who has been missing for two years may have disappeared after winning the National Lottery. Walter Bellman, 82, was last seen at his flat in Wellington Road, Brighton, in January 1998 and relatives told the Argus last week they feared he had

  • Green light for system to end rail disasters

    The Brighton-Bedford line will soon be one of the safest rail routes in the country. It is set to be the first end-to-end rail route in the country to have an advanced safety system which prevents trains going through red signals. It will make the Thameslink

  • Man says dog caused tot's death

    A man charged with murdering a baby said he fell over a dog and landed on the child. Mark Lamb told police officers he had fallen over on top of baby Joseph, kneeing him in the chest, Lewes Crown Court heard. The baby died of a ruptured heart and also

  • How war gave Sydney a reel life

    Sydney Samuelson left school at 14 with no qualifications and his first job was at his local cinema in Lancing. But he rose to become a double Bafta award-winning cameraman and was knighted for his achievements. This week he will be returning home to

  • Doorstep conmen steal £300 from OAP

    An 84-year-old woman had £300 stolen when conmen called at her door. The incident happened at her house in Cowdray Road, Easebourne, near Midhurst, last night when a man knocked on the door, asking if she wanted any decorating work done. The woman refused

  • Albion ignored me claims Barry scout

    The man who discovered England prospect Gareth Barry has hit out at Albion for ignoring him. Hard-up Arthur Sutton believes he is entitled to some of the £1.1 million the Seagulls have received for Barry and Aston Villa colleague Michael Standing. The

  • Carr's latest comeback

    Albion defender Darren Carr's stop-start season continues with another comeback today. The big centre half plays for the reserves against Bournemouth at Dean Court (2pm). Carr has been plagued by problems since a £25,000 summer move from Gillingham. Injuries

  • Super YM have Bognor on the rocks

    HorshameYMCA made it a great night for County League clubs after knocking out Bognor last night. Bognor had the first chance when David Wright slipped a ball through to Roy Young whose low shot was saved by Jason Dumbrill. But then Phil Churchill breached

  • 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

  • Mardell dedicates shock victory to nan

    Karate kid Gary Mardell has dedicated his national gold medal triumph to his grandmother. The 15-year-old, from Portslade, won the under-16s title at the Shi-Kon Association Championships at Bromley. It was his first major contest. His grandmother Connie

  • When Ralph lived with us

    A mansion on Brighton seafront was transformed into a seedy hotel for a new adaptation of a novel. The 11-bedroom Regency house, in Eastern Terrace, was stained, chipped and rusted and parking banned in surrounding roads to allow crews to convert Eastern

  • Frozen missile almost killed couple

    Shell-shocked Ron Tigg came within five metres of death when frozen debris bigger than a football crashed into his house. The 70-year-old was in the back garden of his home when the missile fell from a passing plane into his roof before ripping through

  • Average home hits £117,000

    The average price of a house in West Sussex has topped £117,000, making it one of the most expensive places in Britain to live. That represents an 18.3 per cent price increase in only a year, according to figures released by the Land Registry today. The

  • Kitchen shut after food poisoning scare

    Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella following a party for pensioners at Gatwick organised by BAA. A total of 20 former airport workers were found to be suffering from food poisoning and a further 24 said they had suffered stomach

  • Voice of the argus

    Valley hits a new low, Bonds off target, Disappearing act Toad's Hole Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in Hove. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven for wildlife and a popular spot for walkers and nature lovers. But the land is fast

  • House prices hit the roof

    The average price of a house in Brighton and Hove has topped £100,000 for the first time. Figures out today show the towns are the second-highest growth area in England and Wales for property price rises. The average price of a house is now £101,617,

  • Warning over the spuds you like

    Firefighters are urging people to eat safely for National Chip Week. This week is dedicated to the great British dish. But East Sussex Fire Brigade is urging fried food fans to visit their nearest chippy rather than cook their own. A brigade spokesman

  • Householders face 8.5 per cent council tax rise

    Householders in East Sussex will face council tax rises more than twice the rate of inflation over the next year. County councillors decided the standard Band D rate will rise by 8.5 per cent, to £674.98, over the next year, at a full council meeting

  • Passengers in revolt as driver misses stop

    passengers revolted last night when a train driver forgot to stop at a station. Travellers bound for Preston Park were amazed when the train carried on through to Brighton. An announcement said: "I am sorry. The driver appears to have forgotten to stop

  • Missing Walt in jackpot mystery

    A pensioner who has been missing for two years may have disappeared after winning the National Lottery. Walter Bellman, 82, was last seen at his flat in Wellington Road, Brighton, in January 1998 and relatives told the Argus last week they feared he had

  • Green light for system to end rail disasters

    The Brighton-Bedford line will soon be one of the safest rail routes in the country. It is set to be the first end-to-end rail route in the country to have an advanced safety system which prevents trains going through red signals. It will make the Thameslink

  • Man says dog caused tot's death

    A man charged with murdering a baby said he fell over a dog and landed on the child. Mark Lamb told police officers he had fallen over on top of baby Joseph, kneeing him in the chest, Lewes Crown Court heard. The baby died of a ruptured heart and also

  • Cashier is attacked by robber at garage

    A petrol station cashier is recovering today after being attacked by a robber during an early morning raid. The man was hit over the head with a weighted sock as he opened the till at the Shell station on the A259 Rustington bypass at Littlehampton. He

  • Doorstep conmen steal £300 from OAP

    An 84-year-old woman had £300 stolen when conmen called at her door. The incident happened at her house in Cowdray Road, Easebourne, near Midhurst, last night when a man knocked on the door, asking if she wanted any decorating work done. The woman refused

  • Call for a rise in tax by town council

    LittlehamptonTown Council is asking for an average increase of £2.22 in its share of the Council Tax bill. This means the average demand for a Band D property in the town will be £76.33, a rise for the first time in three years. The council says the small

  • Carr's latest comeback

    Albion defender Darren Carr's stop-start season continues with another comeback today. The big centre half plays for the reserves against Bournemouth at Dean Court (2pm). Carr has been plagued by problems since a £25,000 summer move from Gillingham. Injuries

  • Between you and me by Vanora Leigh

    OK, I was wearing one of my oldest jackets and OK, I did look slightly windblown, but I was still taken aback. It came when a large woman pushed her face into mine last week and exclaimed: "Are you a tatter?" Excuse me? A tatter? How dare you! The jacket

  • Bring on Albion is Langney cry

    Langney Sports boss Garry Wilson is going to ask Micky Adams if he'll bring Albion to Priory Lane. Wilson, jubilant after his team's quarter final home roasting of holders Worthing last night, said: "I'm going to phone Micky later in the week to see if

  • Super YM have Bognor on the rocks

    HorshameYMCA made it a great night for County League clubs after knocking out Bognor last night. Bognor had the first chance when David Wright slipped a ball through to Roy Young whose low shot was saved by Jason Dumbrill. But then Phil Churchill breached

  • Mardell dedicates shock victory to nan

    Karate kid Gary Mardell has dedicated his national gold medal triumph to his grandmother. The 15-year-old, from Portslade, won the under-16s title at the Shi-Kon Association Championships at Bromley. It was his first major contest. His grandmother Connie

  • Average home hits £117,000

    The average price of a house in West Sussex has topped £117,000, making it one of the most expensive places in Britain to live. That represents an 18.3 per cent price increase in only a year, according to figures released by the Land Registry today. The

  • Kitchen shut after food poisoning scare

    Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella following a party for pensioners at Gatwick organised by BAA. A total of 20 former airport workers were found to be suffering from food poisoning and a further 24 said they had suffered stomach

  • Dame Vera's backing Claire

    Mother-of-four Claire Goldsmith will be getting a little peace from the children when she hits the saddle for charity. Claire, 34, will leave behind Tom, seven, Alfie, five, Naomi, four, and Angus, two, when she cycles off-road in the French and Swiss

  • More Community News from around the county

    For news about Lewes and Ouse Valley contact 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

  • Voice of the argus

    Valley hits a new low, Bonds off target, Disappearing act Toad's Hole Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in Hove. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven for wildlife and a popular spot for walkers and nature lovers. But the land is fast

  • Between you and me by Vanora Leigh

    OK, I was wearing one of my oldest jackets and OK, I did look slightly windblown, but I was still taken aback when a large woman pushed her face into mine last week and exclaimed: "Are you a tatter?" Excuse me? A tatter? How dare you! The jacket may be

  • House prices hit the roof

    The average price of a house in Brighton and Hove has topped £100,000 for the first time. Figures out today show the towns are the second-highest growth area in England and Wales for property price rises. The average price of a house is now £101,617,

  • 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

  • Cashier is attacked by robber at garage

    A petrol station cashier is recovering today after being attacked by a robber during an early morning raid. The man was hit over the head with a weighted sock as he opened the till at the Shell station on the A259 Rustington bypass at Littlehampton. He

  • Call for a rise in tax by town council

    LittlehamptonTown Council is asking for an average increase of £2.22 in its share of the Council Tax bill. This means the average demand for a Band D property in the town will be £76.33, a rise for the first time in three years. The council says the small

  • Between you and me by Vanora Leigh

    OK, I was wearing one of my oldest jackets and OK, I did look slightly windblown, but I was still taken aback. It came when a large woman pushed her face into mine last week and exclaimed: "Are you a tatter?" Excuse me? A tatter? How dare you! The jacket

  • Bring on Albion is Langney cry

    Langney Sports boss Garry Wilson is going to ask Micky Adams if he'll bring Albion to Priory Lane. Wilson, jubilant after his team's quarter final home roasting of holders Worthing last night, said: "I'm going to phone Micky later in the week to see if

  • Helmet law sparks fears for the future

    New regulations on wearing helmets have sparked fears for the future of junior cricket in Sussex. The England and Wales Cricket Board have ruled that all batsmen and wicketkeepers aged under-18 must wear helmets against a hard ball unless parents sign

  • Bonds bow out of memorial for Q

    Four of the five actors who have played James Bond are set to miss a memorial service for Sussex actor Desmond Llewelyn. Mr Llewelyn, who played the gadget-master Q, was killed in a crash in Firle, near Lewes, two months ago. Stars from behind and in

  • Dame Vera's backing Claire

    Mother-of-four Claire Goldsmith will be getting a little peace from the children when she hits the saddle for charity. Claire, 34, will leave behind Tom, seven, Alfie, five, Naomi, four, and Angus, two, when she cycles off-road in the French and Swiss

  • More Community News from around the county

    For news about Lewes and Ouse Valley contact 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

  • Between you and me by Vanora Leigh

    OK, I was wearing one of my oldest jackets and OK, I did look slightly windblown, but I was still taken aback when a large woman pushed her face into mine last week and exclaimed: "Are you a tatter?" Excuse me? A tatter? How dare you! The jacket may be

  • BG has telecom plan in pipeline

    BG Group, the former British Gas, has held talks with the gas and electricity regulator. It plans to run telephone lines alongside its vast Transco pipelines network. Chief executive David Varney confirmed the company would soon be making a decision on