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  • Gunman fires in bar and walks out

    Bar staff were left shocked after a man fired a shotgun in a pub. Two men, one carrying the shotgun, walked into the Royal pub, St Leonards, at 10.55pm last night.The armed man aimed the shotgun at the bar and fired a single shot, smashing glasses and

  • £1m legacy of cancer victim

    A retired head teacher has left a £1 million legacy to the hospice which cared for her husband. The donation by Anne Heath, who lost her battle with cancer last year at the age of 77, is set to transform St Wilfrid's Hospice, in Eastbourne, and help cancer

  • Are you ready for this, AuctionHunters?

    www.thisisbrighton.co.uk is joining forces with fsauctions from Freeserve, the number one Internet service. It will create a bigger and better marketplace for your auctions online. You may already be a fan of the auction room that opened on this website

  • Pupils Scrabble around the net

    Fifteen-year-old Matthew Earl shows he has a way with words as he gets to grips with Scrabble on the Internet as part of a school initiative. Pupils from Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne are challenging schools across the country in a Scrabble

  • Hero windsurfer in rescue drama

    Windsurfer Steve Kellner leapt into action when a man sparked a sea rescue. A member of the public contacted the police after spotting the fully clothed man wading into the freezing water off Hove seafront at 4pm yesterday. As crowds gathered near the

  • Milia 2000 - sun, sand and Sussex

    Six Sussex companies have made huge strides at Milia 2000, the annual interactive content marketplace. Held in Cannes in the South of France recently, the exhibition showcased what the future holds for the Internet, interactive TV, games and broadband

  • Ode to a road

    Few motorists crawling along the narrow A272 road in Sussex feel anything approaching affection for it. It's been called the longest lane in England and an "awful road". But Dutchman Pieter Boogaart says the cross-country highway is the essence of England

  • A costly name for club boss

    A nightclub boss is counting the cost after spending a small fortune on branding his new venue only to find he was breaking the law. Chris Chapman, boss of the Angmering-based Chapman Group, spent thousands of pounds on signs, uniforms, posters, flyers

  • Three raiders strike at Portman

    Staff at a building society watched helplessly as three men jumped over the counter and stole a large sum of cash. The robbery occurred at the Portman Building Society in North Road, Lancing, yesterday afternoon. The three men entered the premises at

  • Evans looking to the future

    Gary Evans, looking to the future, has formed his own company arranging golf days. The Rustington-born and based Tour pro, who celebrated his 31st birthday this week, has set up a business aimed at the lucrative corporate market. Recently back from the

  • Male Ana Mou gives Poulton glory

    Jamie Poulton has enjoyed the greatest day of his racing life. Sussex horsemen and women have enjoyed enormous success in the past fortnight. But no story is greater than that of Male Ana Mou who gave the 34-year-old Lewes trainer his biggest success

  • Cancer victim's killer cleared

    A man who was jailed for life for the murder of a teenager suffering from leukaemia, will be retried. Three judges at the Criminal Appeal Court in London overturned Robert Cairns' conviction yesterday after new forensic evidence came to light. Cairns,

  • Feedback by Chris Chandler

    An anonymous letter fluttered on to my desk claiming our Cross the Ball competition is rigged to suit ourselves. That can be the only explanation why no one has scooped the jackpot for 15 months, a figure now at £38,500. With so many carefully ballpointed

  • Trains are cancelled for school holidays

    Rail company Connex has come up with a new excuse for cancelling trains - the half-term school holidays. The Sussex train operator has been forced to cancel half its trains on the Uckfield to London line because drivers want to spend time at home with

  • Voice of the Argus

    On wrong track again Now we've heard it all. The latest excuse by rail operator Connex about cancelled services is that drivers want to spend time with their children over the half-term break. As a result, rush-hour trains have been cancelled and departure

  • Internet threat to banking business

    Britain's banking industry will be unrecognisable within a few years. A new report into banking by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers has been issued as banks await the arrival of the Cruickshank Review into the industry. PwC forecast that the arrival

  • Are you ready for this, AuctionHunters?

    www.thisisbrighton.co.uk is joining forces with fsauctions from Freeserve, the number one Internet service. It will create a bigger and better marketplace for your auctions online. You may already be a fan of the auction room that opened on this website

  • Pupils Scrabble around the net

    Fifteen-year-old Matthew Earl shows he has a way with words as he gets to grips with Scrabble on the Internet as part of a school initiative. Pupils from Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne are challenging schools across the country in a Scrabble

  • Milia 2000 - sun, sand and Sussex

    Six Sussex companies have made huge strides at Milia 2000, the annual interactive content marketplace. Held in Cannes in the South of France recently, the exhibition showcased what the future holds for the Internet, interactive TV, games and broadband

  • A costly name for club boss

    A nightclub boss is counting the cost after spending a small fortune on branding his new venue only to find he was breaking the law. Chris Chapman, boss of the Angmering-based Chapman Group, spent thousands of pounds on signs, uniforms, posters, flyers

  • Adams: They'll call for my head

    Albion manager Micky Adams expects calls for his head if his team loses at Chester tomorrow. The Seagulls go into the showdown at the Deva Stadium on a hiding to nothing. They won't earn much credit for a first win in ten matches against the relegation

  • Cayman Islands want Bognor star

    Bognor's exciting young defender Alec Masson is the subject of a World Cup tug-of-war. The Cayman Islands want the 19-year-old to play for them in a forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Cuba, but Northern Ireland are also keen for Masson to pledge

  • Evans looking to the future

    Gary Evans, looking to the future, has formed his own company arranging golf days. The Rustington-born and based Tour pro, who celebrated his 31st birthday this week, has set up a business aimed at the lucrative corporate market. Recently back from the

  • Male Ana Mou gives Poulton glory

    Jamie Poulton has enjoyed the greatest day of his racing life. Sussex horsemen and women have enjoyed enormous success in the past fortnight. But no story is greater than that of Male Ana Mou who gave the 34-year-old Lewes trainer his biggest success

  • Financial company creates new jobs

    More than 50 jobs are being created after one of the country's largest independent financial advisors announced it was opening an office in Brighton. John Charcol, which offers advice on mortgages and a wide range of other financial matters, is opening

  • Horsham homes sell in less than a week

    Horsham is one of the top two housing hotspots in the country. A new study by Bradford & Bingley estate agents says houses are selling in nine weeks on average across the country. But properties in Horsham are going in less than seven days. Horsham

  • Voice of the Argus

    On wrong track again Now we've heard it all. The latest excuse by rail operator Connex about cancelled services is that drivers want to spend time with their children over the half-term break. As a result, rush-hour trains have been cancelled and departure

  • Internet threat to banking business

    Britain's banking industry will be unrecognisable within a few years. A new report into banking by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers has been issued as banks await the arrival of the Cruickshank Review into the industry. PwC forecast that the arrival

  • Bunglers!

    Unsuspecting motorists have been paying to park in free seafront spaces because of a council bungle. Drivers bought tickets under a signposted pay and display scheme, even though it does not start until next week. Meanwhile, the council, which failed

  • We regret to announce it's half-term

    Rail company Connex has come up with a new excuse for cancelling trains - the half-term school holidays. The Sussex train operator has been forced to cancel half its trains on the Uckfield to London line because drivers want to spend time at home with

  • Alive with the sound of the audience

    Audiences at the Rocky Horror Picture Show have been raising eyebrows since the Seventies. But the days of dancing in the aisles to characters including Frank'n'Furter and Magenta could soon be replaced by a new craze which has started to sweep theatreland

  • Adams: They'll call for my head

    Albion manager Micky Adams expects calls for his head if his team loses at Chester tomorrow. The Seagulls go into the showdown at the Deva Stadium on a hiding to nothing. They won't earn much credit for a first win in ten matches against the relegation

  • Crash in Lancing sparks protest

    Campaigners stepped up their calls for urgent improvements at a blackspot following another accident today. The move came after a van driver lost control on the A27 at Lancing and skidded over a footpath before smashing into a garden wall. The accident

  • Smith knows a good player

    Billy Smith likens his scouting for up-and-coming football talent to collecting stamps. And Ian Wright, who Smith discovered while in charge of Dulwich Hamlet 15 years ago, was once the Crawley manager's Penny Black. The former England, Arsenal, Crystal

  • Cayman Islands want Bognor star

    Bognor's exciting young defender Alec Masson is the subject of a World Cup tug-of-war. The Cayman Islands want the 19-year-old to play for them in a forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Cuba, but Northern Ireland are also keen for Masson to pledge

  • Today's Sussex racing news

    Nick Gifford, son of Findon trainer Josh, saddled his first victory in his first race under National Hunt rules at Folkestone on Tuesday. The 28-year-old trainer had scored his first point-to-point winner, Belvento, at Tweseldown just nine days before

  • John's going up in the world

    John Wilson, the Sussex County Union delegate, has gone up in the golfing world. He has been elevated to the EGU national junior committee representing the South East (South) region covering Sussex, Kent and fringes of London. John remains on the county

  • Selfish BMW driver causes blazing row

    A fire engine was forced out of operation for nearly an hour by adriver who parked illegally and blocked its path. The turntable fire engine, which carries the main ladders for the Brighton area, was forced to a halt when returning from a call to a fire

  • Financial company creates new jobs

    More than 50 jobs are being created after one of the country's largest independent financial advisors announced it was opening an office in Brighton. John Charcol, which offers advice on mortgages and a wide range of other financial matters, is opening

  • Fireman dies in van smash

    Long-serving firefighter Declan Higgins has been killed in a three vehicle pile-up while driving a West Sussex Fire Brigade van. The Crawley-based fireman died after the Ford Escort van he was driving careered across the central reservation on the A24

  • Horsham homes sell in less than a week

    Horsham is one of the top two housing hotspots in the country. A new study by Bradford & Bingley estate agents says houses are selling in nine weeks on average across the country. But properties in Horsham are going in less than seven days. Horsham

  • Gunman fires in bar and walks out

    Bar staff were left shocked after a man fired a shotgun in a pub. Two men, one carrying the shotgun, walked into the Royal pub, St Leonards, at 10.55pm last night.The armed man aimed the shotgun at the bar and fired a single shot, smashing glasses and

  • Bunglers!

    Unsuspecting motorists have been paying to park in free seafront spaces because of a council bungle. Drivers bought tickets under a signposted pay and display scheme, even though it does not start until next week. Meanwhile, the council, which failed

  • £1m legacy of cancer victim

    A retired head teacher has left a £1 million legacy to the hospice which cared for her husband. The donation by Anne Heath, who lost her battle with cancer last year at the age of 77, is set to transform St Wilfrid's Hospice, in Eastbourne, and help cancer

  • Hero windsurfer in rescue drama

    Windsurfer Steve Kellner leapt into action when a man sparked a sea rescue. A member of the public contacted the police after spotting the fully clothed man wading into the freezing water off Hove seafront at 4pm yesterday. As crowds gathered near the

  • Ode to a road

    Few motorists crawling along the narrow A272 road in Sussex feel anything approaching affection for it. It's been called the longest lane in England and an "awful road". But Dutchman Pieter Boogaart says the cross-country highway is the essence of England

  • We regret to announce it's half-term

    Rail company Connex has come up with a new excuse for cancelling trains - the half-term school holidays. The Sussex train operator has been forced to cancel half its trains on the Uckfield to London line because drivers want to spend time at home with

  • Alive with the sound of the audience

    Audiences at the Rocky Horror Picture Show have been raising eyebrows since the Seventies. But the days of dancing in the aisles to characters including Frank'n'Furter and Magenta could soon be replaced by a new craze which has started to sweep theatreland

  • Three raiders strike at Portman

    Staff at a building society watched helplessly as three men jumped over the counter and stole a large sum of cash. The robbery occurred at the Portman Building Society in North Road, Lancing, yesterday afternoon. The three men entered the premises at

  • Crash in Lancing sparks protest

    Campaigners stepped up their calls for urgent improvements at a blackspot following another accident today. The move came after a van driver lost control on the A27 at Lancing and skidded over a footpath before smashing into a garden wall. The accident

  • Smith knows a good player

    Billy Smith likens his scouting for up-and-coming football talent to collecting stamps. And Ian Wright, who Smith discovered while in charge of Dulwich Hamlet 15 years ago, was once the Crawley manager's Penny Black. The former England, Arsenal, Crystal

  • Today's Sussex racing news

    Nick Gifford, son of Findon trainer Josh, saddled his first victory in his first race under National Hunt rules at Folkestone on Tuesday. The 28-year-old trainer had scored his first point-to-point winner, Belvento, at Tweseldown just nine days before

  • John's going up in the world

    John Wilson, the Sussex County Union delegate, has gone up in the golfing world. He has been elevated to the EGU national junior committee representing the South East (South) region covering Sussex, Kent and fringes of London. John remains on the county

  • Selfish BMW driver causes blazing row

    A fire engine was forced out of operation for nearly an hour by adriver who parked illegally and blocked its path. The turntable fire engine, which carries the main ladders for the Brighton area, was forced to a halt when returning from a call to a fire

  • Cancer victim's killer cleared

    A man who was jailed for life for the murder of a teenager suffering from leukaemia, will be retried. Three judges at the Criminal Appeal Court in London overturned Robert Cairns' conviction yesterday after new forensic evidence came to light. Cairns,

  • Feedback by Chris Chandler

    An anonymous letter fluttered on to my desk claiming our Cross the Ball competition is rigged to suit ourselves. That can be the only explanation why no one has scooped the jackpot for 15 months, a figure now at £38,500. With so many carefully ballpointed

  • Fireman dies in van smash

    Long-serving firefighter Declan Higgins has been killed in a three vehicle pile-up while driving a West Sussex Fire Brigade van. The Crawley-based fireman died after the Ford Escort van he was driving careered across the central reservation on the A24

  • Trains are cancelled for school holidays

    Rail company Connex has come up with a new excuse for cancelling trains - the half-term school holidays. The Sussex train operator has been forced to cancel half its trains on the Uckfield to London line because drivers want to spend time at home with