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  • Hospital faces patient crisis

    Health bosses are battling to ease a hospital's waiting list crisis. Eastbourne Hospital Trust, which runs the Eastbourne District General Hospital, is 978 cases behind target, according to latest figures. The figures for Eastbourne are worse than any

  • Delay on the re-launch of SuperSeaCat

    Tickets for the first fortnight of Hoverspeed's Newhaven-Dieppe service have been cancelled. The first two weeks of this year's service were called off because modifications to the SuperSeaCat vessel are taking longer than expected. Hoverspeed originally

  • Lorries crash head-on in collision

    A head-on collision between two lorries during rush hour left a road closed for more than three hours. The two HGVs were in collision on the A22 at Whitesmith, between Golden Cross and East Hoathly, just before 8am this morning. The lorries were both

  • I got the boot like Becks - claim

    Dad Moray O'Riordan knew exactly how superstar David Beckham felt when he was dropped for missing training. Beckham was left isolated when, instead of turning up for a training session, he looked after his son, Brooklyn. Mr O'Riordan has now written to

  • Comedian Tommy's back - just like that!

    Fez-wearing funnyman Tommy Cooper could reappear in his former Sussex home. The comedian's niece and an Eastbourne councillor want to erect a statue to him in the town Before his death in 1984 when he collapsed and died on a live TV variety show, Cooper

  • Rail strike called off after vote by staff

    There was good news for commutes in Sussex last night as guards at the county's rail companies voted against taking industrial action. The Rail Maritime and Transport Union members working for Connex and Gatwick Express decided against staging one-day

  • Murder hunt over body discovered on the beach

    Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a body of a man on the beach at Rustington. The body of Derek Leo Taylor was discovered close to the Sea Lane area of the beach on Monday morning.A post mortem found the 60 year old

  • All over for Culverhouse

    The long first team career of Albion's player-coach Ian Culverhouse appears to be over. Manager Micky Adams has revealed that Culverhouse has almost certainly played his last game for the Seagulls' senior side. The 35-year-old former Norwich and Swindon

  • Hobson's howler still hurts

    Gary Hobson wants to wipe away the pain of his first own goal with a victory over Albion. The former Seagulls skipper leads his new club Chester into Saturday's crucial battle against his old one at the Deva Stadium. Hobson knows how important the result

  • Double setback for Albion Reserves

    Albion missed out on a place in the Avon Insurance Combination Cup final when they lost 1-0 to Bournemouth. The semi-final, which had looked destined to go into extra time, was decided by Willie Huck's close-range 85th minute header. But the goal owed

  • Cycling - Lewes president hits back at crisis claims

    Mike Rabbetts, president of the Lewes Wanderers, has hit back at claims that his club are in crisis. He rejected the suggestions which came after Wanderers lost members to the new In-Gear Racing Club in Uckfield. Rabbetts points out in the Wanderers'

  • Table tennis - New ball size after Olympics

    Sussex county players will almost certainly have to play with a bigger ball after the Olympic Games in September. A recommendation to increase the diameter ten per cent from 38mm is set to be made at the World Team Championships in Malaysia this weekend

  • Adam Trimingham, the sage of Sussex

    People have always moaned about pubs and I can remember old men recollecting when beer cost two pence a pint. They were crying into their ale, which cost about one shilling and three pence in pre-decimal money. It was not so many years ago the TUC and

  • Lanes changes upset traders

    Road closures and poor access are killing trade in Brighton's Lanes, according to a traders' association. The Brighton Lanes Traders' Association says shopkeepers in the area have to cope with more obstacles than other businesses in the town. Problems

  • Great gift for Brighton NHS Trust

    BRIGHTON Health Care NHS Trust is £20,000 better off, thanks to the League of Hospital Friends. The money will help renovate rooms used to give bad news to patients' relatives. Philip Sommerville, chairman of the league, said: "We wanted to make this

  • Driver walks away after 30 foot plunge

    A driver of a Renault 5 had a miraculous escape from death on the A23 yesterday. The car ran off the northbound road at Handcross Hill near Crawley just after 8am. As the driver struggled to regain control the car looked at first as if it would stop at

  • Witness plea for Good Samaritan at hit-and-run

    A Good Samaritan may hold vital clues to a suspected hit-and-run accident in Burgess Hill. The driver left a 14-year-old girl injured after the light silvery blue vehicle struck her as she was crossing Leylands Road road near the junction of Gladstone

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  • Hospital faces patient crisis

    Health bosses are battling to ease a hospital's waiting list crisis. Eastbourne Hospital Trust, which runs the Eastbourne District General Hospital, is 978 cases behind target, according to latest figures. The figures for Eastbourne are worse than any

  • Lorries crash head-on in collision

    A head-on collision between two lorries during rush hour left a road closed for more than three hours. The two HGVs were in collision on the A22 at Whitesmith, between Golden Cross and East Hoathly, just before 8am this morning. The lorries were both

  • Rail strike called off after vote by staff

    There was good news for commutes in Sussex last night as guards at the county's rail companies voted against taking industrial action. The Rail Maritime and Transport Union members working for Connex and Gatwick Express decided against staging one-day

  • Saints make their point

    St Leonards banked a valuable point with a 1-1 draw against third place Newport IOW last night. But with better finishing at a fog-bound Firs it could have been all three. For once it was St Leonards who made the early running and Carlton Chatelier had

  • 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

  • Lanes changes upset traders

    Road closures and poor access are killing trade in Brighton's Lanes, according to a traders' association. The Brighton Lanes Traders' Association says shopkeepers in the area have to cope with more obstacles than other businesses in the town. Problems

  • Driver walks away after 30 foot plunge

    A driver of a Renault 5 had a miraculous escape from death on the A23 yesterday. The car ran off the northbound road at Handcross Hill near Crawley just after 8am. As the driver struggled to regain control the car looked at first as if it would stop at

  • Witness plea for Good Samaritan at hit-and-run

    A Good Samaritan may hold vital clues to a suspected hit-and-run accident in Burgess Hill. The driver left a 14-year-old girl injured after the light silvery blue vehicle struck her as she was crossing Leylands Road road near the junction of Gladstone

  • VOICE OF THE ARGUS

    Our council lacks bite, Hover's bovver, Magic moments The new system of local government in Brighton and Hove certainly has teething problems - it hasn't got any teeth. When councillors appointed a one-party cabinet last year, it was essential that decisions

  • Managers fail to heed stress signs

    Britain's managers are failing to heed the warning signs of when excessive workplace pressures can turn to stress. A report from the Institute of Management, published today, says carrying on regardless risks damaging performance at work and home lives

  • Terrorised by 50 train thugs

    A woman has criticised train bosses for failing to protect passengers from a carriage full of teenage thugs. Karen Spero, 39, said Connex failed in its duty of care after she spent 15 minutes stuck on the stationary train outside Brighton. She said more

  • By George! The ravers are coming our way...

    Thousands of ravers are set to descend on a seaside village for the biggest dance event ever held in the South. Boy George and Judge Jules are among the line-up of DJs for the South Coast Weekender to be held at Camber Sands, near Rye, during the first

  • Paperboy punched for 30p newspaper

    Brave Haydn Parsons continued his Argus paper round despite being viciously attacked after refusing to give a gang of thugs a free copy. The 14-year-old had his nose broken when he was punched in the face by a group of youths in Burgess Hill. But he made

  • Hundreds fight to save the 'Sussex Seven'

    Hundreds of people turned up to a demonstration to pledge their support for seven students facing expulsion after they stopped Cherie Booth attending a dinner at the University of Sussex. Four of the "Sussex Seven" charged with bringing the university

  • Crash victim was in 'line of fire'

    A motorist driving a hired BMW sports car claimed he suffered blurred vision moments before he crashed into a Worthing van killing the driver. Carpenter Geoffrey Wallace, 44, of St Elmo Road, Worthing, died instantly in the accident on the Falmer Road

  • Trapped in a phone box

    A teenager was trapped in Worthing town centre phone box when vandals kicked the door while he was in it. The force of the blow pushed the door inwards and it jammed so the boy, who was about 15 years old, was left stuck inside. The teenager dialled 999

  • Saints make their point

    St Leonards banked a valuable point with a 1-1 draw against third place Newport IOW last night. But with better finishing at a fog-bound Firs it could have been all three. For once it was St Leonards who made the early running and Carlton Chatelier had

  • 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

  • Luton takes over as favourite

    Luton has overtaken Brighton and Hove in the race to become Britain's newest city. We've all heard the phrase As Mad as a Hatter. It originates in Luton, once the capital of Britain's hat-making industry. Unfortunately, the workers came into contact with

  • Review of sex abuse claims

    A 13-year-old Horsham schoolboy, who was expelled after being accused of sexually molesting another pupil, has won the right to a High Court review of his case. The boy was the subject of "various unspecified allegations of sexual abuse at unspecified

  • More community news from around Sussex

    HAstings Josie Lawson 078035 47206 JAZZ: 1066 Jazz Club welcomes Kid Tidiman's Ory Jazzband on Friday, February 25, 8.30-11pm, £5 on door. Don't miss this session of traditional jazz at the Cinque Ports Hotel recapturing the swinging sounds of the great

  • VOICE OF THE ARGUS

    Our council lacks bite, Hover's bovver, Magic moments The new system of local government in Brighton and Hove certainly has teething problems - it hasn't got any teeth. When councillors appointed a one-party cabinet last year, it was essential that decisions

  • Managers fail to heed stress signs

    Britain's managers are failing to heed the warning signs of when excessive workplace pressures can turn to stress. A report from the Institute of Management, published today, says carrying on regardless risks damaging performance at work and home lives

  • Terrorised by 50 train thugs

    A woman has criticised train bosses for failing to protect passengers from a carriage full of teenage thugs. Karen Spero, 39, said Connex failed in its duty of care after she spent 15 minutes stuck on the stationary train outside Brighton. She said more

  • By George! The ravers are coming our way...

    Thousands of ravers are set to descend on a seaside village for the biggest dance event ever held in the South. Boy George and Judge Jules are among the line-up of DJs for the South Coast Weekender to be held at Camber Sands, near Rye, during the first

  • Delay on the re-launch of SuperSeaCat

    Tickets for the first fortnight of Hoverspeed's Newhaven-Dieppe service have been cancelled. The first two weeks of this year's service were called off because modifications to the SuperSeaCat vessel are taking longer than expected. Hoverspeed originally

  • I got the boot like Becks - claim

    Dad Moray O'Riordan knew exactly how superstar David Beckham felt when he was dropped for missing training. Beckham was left isolated when, instead of turning up for a training session, he looked after his son, Brooklyn. Mr O'Riordan has now written to

  • Comedian Tommy's back - just like that!

    Fez-wearing funnyman Tommy Cooper could reappear in his former Sussex home. The comedian's niece and an Eastbourne councillor want to erect a statue to him in the town Before his death in 1984 when he collapsed and died on a live TV variety show, Cooper

  • Paperboy punched for 30p newspaper

    Brave Haydn Parsons continued his Argus paper round despite being viciously attacked after refusing to give a gang of thugs a free copy. The 14-year-old had his nose broken when he was punched in the face by a group of youths in Burgess Hill. But he made

  • Hundreds fight to save the 'Sussex Seven'

    Hundreds of people turned up to a demonstration to pledge their support for seven students facing expulsion after they stopped Cherie Booth attending a dinner at the University of Sussex. Four of the "Sussex Seven" charged with bringing the university

  • Murder hunt over body discovered on the beach

    Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a body of a man on the beach at Rustington. The body of Derek Leo Taylor was discovered close to the Sea Lane area of the beach on Monday morning.A post mortem found the 60 year old

  • Crash victim was in 'line of fire'

    A motorist driving a hired BMW sports car claimed he suffered blurred vision moments before he crashed into a Worthing van killing the driver. Carpenter Geoffrey Wallace, 44, of St Elmo Road, Worthing, died instantly in the accident on the Falmer Road

  • All over for Culverhouse

    The long first team career of Albion's player-coach Ian Culverhouse appears to be over. Manager Micky Adams has revealed that Culverhouse has almost certainly played his last game for the Seagulls' senior side. The 35-year-old former Norwich and Swindon

  • Trapped in a phone box

    A teenager was trapped in Worthing town centre phone box when vandals kicked the door while he was in it. The force of the blow pushed the door inwards and it jammed so the boy, who was about 15 years old, was left stuck inside. The teenager dialled 999

  • Hobson's howler still hurts

    Gary Hobson wants to wipe away the pain of his first own goal with a victory over Albion. The former Seagulls skipper leads his new club Chester into Saturday's crucial battle against his old one at the Deva Stadium. Hobson knows how important the result

  • Double setback for Albion Reserves

    Albion missed out on a place in the Avon Insurance Combination Cup final when they lost 1-0 to Bournemouth. The semi-final, which had looked destined to go into extra time, was decided by Willie Huck's close-range 85th minute header. But the goal owed

  • Cycling - Lewes president hits back at crisis claims

    Mike Rabbetts, president of the Lewes Wanderers, has hit back at claims that his club are in crisis. He rejected the suggestions which came after Wanderers lost members to the new In-Gear Racing Club in Uckfield. Rabbetts points out in the Wanderers'

  • Table tennis - New ball size after Olympics

    Sussex county players will almost certainly have to play with a bigger ball after the Olympic Games in September. A recommendation to increase the diameter ten per cent from 38mm is set to be made at the World Team Championships in Malaysia this weekend

  • Adam Trimingham, the sage of Sussex

    People have always moaned about pubs and I can remember old men recollecting when beer cost two pence a pint. They were crying into their ale, which cost about one shilling and three pence in pre-decimal money. It was not so many years ago the TUC and

  • Luton takes over as favourite

    Luton has overtaken Brighton and Hove in the race to become Britain's newest city. We've all heard the phrase As Mad as a Hatter. It originates in Luton, once the capital of Britain's hat-making industry. Unfortunately, the workers came into contact with

  • Great gift for Brighton NHS Trust

    BRIGHTON Health Care NHS Trust is £20,000 better off, thanks to the League of Hospital Friends. The money will help renovate rooms used to give bad news to patients' relatives. Philip Sommerville, chairman of the league, said: "We wanted to make this

  • Review of sex abuse claims

    A 13-year-old Horsham schoolboy, who was expelled after being accused of sexually molesting another pupil, has won the right to a High Court review of his case. The boy was the subject of "various unspecified allegations of sexual abuse at unspecified

  • More community news from around Sussex

    HAstings Josie Lawson 078035 47206 JAZZ: 1066 Jazz Club welcomes Kid Tidiman's Ory Jazzband on Friday, February 25, 8.30-11pm, £5 on door. Don't miss this session of traditional jazz at the Cinque Ports Hotel recapturing the swinging sounds of the great