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  • OK to police station move

    A proposal to build a new police custody centre on the edge of Worthing has been given tentative approval. The centre will form part of the new Sussex Police area headquarters complex at Centenary House, Durrington. It is expected to consist of 19 cells

  • Climbing to top of fire ladder

    Former West Sussex firefighter Martin Burrell is returning to the brigade as its new chief officer. Martin, 47, takes over from Ken Lloyd who was recently appointed the county council's director of community services in a managerial shake-up at County

  • School mergers on the timetable

    Two new schools could be created next summer if planned mergers get the go-ahead. Brighton and Hove Council is considering merging Coldean Infant and Junior Schools, which are on the same site in Selham Drive, Brighton. Councillors are also looking at

  • Model Mike revisits TV past

    Former advertising model Mike Parker is mounting a collection of Bachelor cigarettes memorabilia, the brand which launched him on to television screens in the Sixties. Mike, 62, of Lewes Road, Brighton, helped advertise the brand in a television commercial

  • Prison swap for sex-change convict

    A convicted armed robber has undergone a £20,000 sex change op and will finish his sentence in a women's prison, it was reported today. David Cross, 39 - now known as Kelly Denise - was jailed for 17 years in 1992 for a post office raid in Polegate in

  • Arson probe over factory blaze

    Police today said they had not ruled out arson as a possible cause of a fire which wrecked a furniture warehouse in Portslade. Detective Constable Lee Taylor, of Hove police, said: "The investigation into the cause is continuing but there are two lines

  • Thugs who prey on pensioners

    Raiders have preyed on more than a dozen pensioners after conning their way into their homes. The gang has attacked at least three elderly people and threatened to hurt many more during the raids, which police have described as "horrific". In many cases

  • Roddick: Wrinkle creams are useless

    Body Shop founder Anita Roddick says most beauty products which claim to slow the ageing process do not work. She says she has also met women who kept their skin young-looking by using lard. Ms Roddick said moisturisers were the only cosmetic to keep

  • Zamora double sends Albion soaring

    Bobby Zamora rediscovered his goal touch last night as Albion set up a top-of-the table showdown at Chesterfield. Zamora, scoreless for four games, bagged a double in a 4-2 victory against Hartlepool at Withdean. It lifted the teenage striker's tally

  • Paralympics: Sydney here we come

    Wayne Ryding competes in the Paralympics this week and is going for gold in the swimming. The Worthing freestyler takes part in his fourth Games, which started with a lavish opening ceremony in Sydney yesterday. Like superstar rower Steve Redgrave, Ryding

  • It's an eyesore

    I read with interest the recent article asking when work will begin to build flats on the derelict eyesore on the corner of Grand Parade/Edward Street. For some time now I have also wondered when work will start on the parade of shops on the corner of

  • We're under pressure but are doing our best

    Vanessa Buchanan suggests we deserve the booby prize for our quality of service (Opinion, October 12). Despite the tireless efforts of all our staff, the last few months have been difficult as we have struggled with a shortage of drivers, some appalling

  • Champion has too much class

    Farnham rider Richard Prebble, the former national 25 and 50-mile champion, has won the Bognor Regis CC Goodwood Classic time trial for the second year in succession. The 28-mile course, based on the circuit used for the 1982 World Road Race Championship

  • Answer's clear

    Other than actual quality of care, the major factor which determines the effectiveness of A&E services is how quickly they can be reached. As Redhill is fixed and Crawley now gone, we need a location two-thirds the distance between Redhill and the

  • Cost of a big leap in cancer treatment

    People with cancer in Britain have less chance of survival than their counterparts in the rest of Europe or North America. To achieve a survival rate matching the best in Europe, we would have to save more than 25,000 lives a year - just equalling the

  • Grave concerns

    Watch where you're walking if you happen to be in St Nicholas churchyard, off Dyke Road, in Brighton. For the heavy rain of last week affected the dead as well as the living. It has caused subsidence in several of the burial plots. Brighton and Hove Council

  • Looking back

    Foot-in-mouth Sussex Tory MP Howard Flight has the brass neck to accuse the government of ignoring rights of local people over National Park status for the South Downs. Wasn't it all those Tory and Lib-Dem-controlled local councils in Sussex which refused

  • So much front

    Tory hopeful David Gold continues to show he has more front than the whole of Brighton and Hove when he criticises the government for not increasing the minimum wage by more than 10p an hour (Argus, October 2.) Someone should tap him on the shoulder and

  • Sita: Six weeks to perform

    Council chiefs have given much-criticised refuse collection firm Sita six weeks to sort out its act. The move follows complaints about uncollected bins and rubbish on the streets which have flooded in since the firm reorganised rounds in Brighton and

  • Cemetery shock for bereaved parents

    The parents of a baby boy who died aged two months have been told to remove flowers next to his grave because they take up too much space. Richard Burrell-Ashbee and Hayley Bridle were told they had broken the rules of Hove Cemetery because the flowers

  • Should be safe

    Norman Baker MP is right when he says some items in the waste stream release toxins or carcinogens when incinerated, which could poison people downwind or give them cancer (Argus, October 13). Many countries keep torch batteries, for example, separated

  • Firm moves workforce under one roof

    One of Worthing's biggest employers has been given permission to build new headquarters in the town. B&W Loudspeakers says plans to centralise all of its operations on a new site at the East Worthing Trading Estate will improve efficiency. About 400

  • Man About City, by Simon Fanshawe

    So are we London-by-the -sea? Does the capital cast such a shadow? Will we always really be a suburb and never one of the great cities of Europe? Last week someone suggested in the letters page that we throw in the towel and become "the London Borough

  • Parties are a pain

    WHILE I'm glad to hear next year's Radio One Dance Party will not be held on the beach (Argus, October 11), I would be even gladder to hear it is not being held at all. others. The rubbish left is only part of the problem. The noise these shows make is

  • Village voices A&E concern

    Villagers and their MP took NHS bosses to task last night over proposed changes to Mid Sussex casualty services. The health chiefs' most controversial proposal is to downgrade the accident and emergency unit at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

  • They need help

    A report says Sita is doing a better job of keeping the town clean (Argus, October 14). Says who? Clarence Square is one place Sita seems to have forgotten. We now have signs around the square proclaiming "Thursday is collection day" and to "Keep refuse

  • Flat-dwellers' high security upset

    Residents in a block of flats on Brighton seafront want a say in plans for the next Labour conference, saying the last one caused too much disruption. The request follows a string of complaints about the policing arrangements at this year's event. Sussex

  • Alarmist TV

    The Channel 4 documentary, Flying Under Influence, shown on October 12, was an attempt at alarmist TV which may have succeeded with the general public, but failed miserably with anybody who knows anything about flying airliners. There is a world of difference

  • Playgroup faces closure due to lack of funds

    Staff at the only playgroup for special-needs children in Crawley are having to raise funds to help pay their wages. Crawley Opportunity Pre School is so short of money it is in danger of closing after 18 years unless it can get regular financial help

  • Lottery farce

    The government's shambolic bungling over the choice of the National Lottery operator is degenerating into farce. It really is a bit rich to claim it is seeking more funds for good causes when it has allowed £1 billion of lottery money to be squandered

  • Not Maggie

    I thought it a bit rich of Lord Bassam to blame Margaret Thatcher for our current problems with beggers (Argus, October 6), when we all know who it really was who made Brighton the Place To Be, beg and squat. Let me remind his Lordship it was during the

  • It's a disgrace

    It is a national disgrace we have so many beggars on the streets of our towns and it would be nice to see the back of them. Many agree with the government's attempt to encourage them to leave the streets and go to organised accommodation, where there

  • Council acts to halt sinking graves

    Torrential rain this month has affected the dead as well as the living. Downpours have caused subsidence in the graveyard at St Nicholas in Dyke Road, mother church of Brighton. When indentations started appearing in the graveyard, which is open to the

  • Unpopular bypass round the corner

    Work which will pave the way for a controversial new bypass has started. The construction of a new enlarged roundabout on the A259 at Roundstone Lane, Angmering, began this week and will be completed by the middle of February. Work on the bypass itself

  • Model Mike revisits TV past

    Former advertising model Mike Parker is mounting a collection of Bachelor cigarettes memorabilia, the brand which launched him on to television screens in the Sixties. Mike, 62, of Lewes Road, Brighton, helped advertise the brand in a television commercial

  • Trader claims £700 over PC memorial

    A fish merchant has asked for £700 compensation from Sussex Police for closing a road during the memorial service for fallen PC Jeff Tooley. Jim Partridge wants the money to cover the loss of fish sales when Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled a memorial

  • Thugs who prey on pensioners

    Raiders have preyed on more than a dozen pensioners after conning their way into their homes. The gang has attacked at least three elderly people and threatened to hurt many more during the raids, which police have described as "horrific". In many cases

  • All knight shopping

    A launderette owner is so mad on medieval history he even goes shopping in a suit of armour. Jim Craig likes nothing better than walking down the aisles of Safeway loading up his trusty trolley. The 43-year-old turned a few heads when he went shopping

  • Fatboy Slim stalked by topless pensioner

    DJ Norman Cook and his pregnant wife Zoe Ball are being stalked by an OAP. The mystery woman appears most days, either ringing the doorbell or sunbathing topless on the beach behind the couple's house in Hove. Once she even got into the house and left

  • Suicide plunge from hotel roof

    A woman jumped to her death from the roof of a seafront hotel seconds after taking photographs of the view, an inquest heard. Artist Lucille Smyth, 57, climbed over security railings on the seventh floor of the Hilton Brighton Metropole, in Kings Road

  • Albion 4, Hartlepool 2: Minute-by-minute

    Albion's fine form continued at Withdean last night in a fluctuating match against hapless Hartlepool. The Seagulls seemed to be cruising to their sixth victory out of seven when they stormed into a 3-0 lead within half an hour. Gary Hart opened the scoring

  • Paralympics: Sydney here we come

    Wayne Ryding competes in the Paralympics this week and is going for gold in the swimming. The Worthing freestyler takes part in his fourth Games, which started with a lavish opening ceremony in Sydney yesterday. Like superstar rower Steve Redgrave, Ryding

  • It's an eyesore

    I read with interest the recent article asking when work will begin to build flats on the derelict eyesore on the corner of Grand Parade/Edward Street. For some time now I have also wondered when work will start on the parade of shops on the corner of

  • Venner strikes again and lifts doubles title

    Ritchie Venner has lifted the men's doubles crown for the second time at the 65th Sussex Open Grand Prix in Hastings. Venner was partnered by 20-year-old London-based student Marco Essomba. Essomba completed the hat-trick by winning the men's singles

  • Answer's clear

    Other than actual quality of care, the major factor which determines the effectiveness of A&E services is how quickly they can be reached. As Redhill is fixed and Crawley now gone, we need a location two-thirds the distance between Redhill and the

  • Cost of a big leap in cancer treatment

    People with cancer in Britain have less chance of survival than their counterparts in the rest of Europe or North America. To achieve a survival rate matching the best in Europe, we would have to save more than 25,000 lives a year - just equalling the

  • Agenda setting

    The Argus is not only making the news these days. It's also helping to make Government policy. First we campaigned for people not to give money to beggars because that might help to feed a drugs habit. Within a few days, the Government had launched a

  • Shouldn't pay

    So now we know if the Tories were to win the next election, the doctors and nurses now being trained at taxpayers' expense to work for the NHS would be used in the private sector. The Tories make no secret of their intention to extend the private sector

  • Grave concerns

    Watch where you're walking if you happen to be in St Nicholas churchyard, off Dyke Road, in Brighton. For the heavy rain of last week affected the dead as well as the living. It has caused subsidence in several of the burial plots. Brighton and Hove Council

  • So much front

    Tory hopeful David Gold continues to show he has more front than the whole of Brighton and Hove when he criticises the government for not increasing the minimum wage by more than 10p an hour (Argus, October 2.) Someone should tap him on the shoulder and

  • Arrogant

    Labour councillor John Ballance's recent comments regarding the proposed incinerator in Newhaven show how arrogant Brighton councillors appear. Is Labour's only goal to ensure the incinerator is sited anywhere other than Brighton, or, God forbid, Hove

  • Sad irony

    Councillor John Ballance quotes the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) position on incinerator emissions and claims this a thought-provoking idea. Clearly, thought-provoking ideas must be at a minimum at Brighton and Hove Council. A little

  • Cemetery shock for bereaved parents

    The parents of a baby boy who died aged two months have been told to remove flowers next to his grave because they take up too much space. Richard Burrell-Ashbee and Hayley Bridle were told they had broken the rules of Hove Cemetery because the flowers

  • Should be safe

    Norman Baker MP is right when he says some items in the waste stream release toxins or carcinogens when incinerated, which could poison people downwind or give them cancer (Argus, October 13). Many countries keep torch batteries, for example, separated

  • Man About City, by Simon Fanshawe

    So are we London-by-the -sea? Does the capital cast such a shadow? Will we always really be a suburb and never one of the great cities of Europe? Last week someone suggested in the letters page that we throw in the towel and become "the London Borough

  • Out of bounds

    Last Saturday, a football match day, I was unable to gain access to my drive or park near my house, which is close to Withdean Stadium, because of parked cars blocking the way. The culprits were players from Brighton and Hove Albion, who clearly feel

  • They need help

    A report says Sita is doing a better job of keeping the town clean (Argus, October 14). Says who? Clarence Square is one place Sita seems to have forgotten. We now have signs around the square proclaiming "Thursday is collection day" and to "Keep refuse

  • Flat-dwellers' high security upset

    Residents in a block of flats on Brighton seafront want a say in plans for the next Labour conference, saying the last one caused too much disruption. The request follows a string of complaints about the policing arrangements at this year's event. Sussex

  • Lottery farce

    The government's shambolic bungling over the choice of the National Lottery operator is degenerating into farce. It really is a bit rich to claim it is seeking more funds for good causes when it has allowed £1 billion of lottery money to be squandered

  • Clampdown on discrimination at work

    EU governments have agreed sweeping plans to outlaw discrimination at work, with Britain winning exemptions for the armed forces from rules on age and disability. Governments have been given three years to ban discrimination on grounds of sex, race and

  • It is bohemian

    The dictionary definition of bohemian is a gipsy, one who leads a free, irregular life, despising social convention. As Brighton and Hove Council is fond of using the word bohemian in describing its plans for this town, its definition of bohemian and

  • School mergers on the timetable

    Two new schools could be created next summer if planned mergers get the go-ahead. Brighton and Hove Council is considering merging Coldean Infant and Junior Schools, which are on the same site in Selham Drive, Brighton. Councillors are also looking at

  • Widow's grief for rail crash victim

    The widow of a pilot killed in the Hatfield rail crash told today of her "brilliant" husband. Lindsey Arthur spoke as she prepared to tell children Holly, seven, and Nicholas, four, of the death of their father, Steve Arthur, 46, of Old Brighton Road,

  • Prison swap for sex-change convict

    A convicted armed robber has undergone a £20,000 sex change op and will finish his sentence in a women's prison, it was reported today. David Cross, 39 - now known as Kelly Denise - was jailed for 17 years in 1992 for a post office raid in Polegate in

  • Vandals smash shop windows

    Vandals went on a window-smashing spree in the centre of Brighton early today. At least ten shop fronts and car windows were broken in The Lanes, causing thousands of pounds damage. Well-known fashion shops including Mottoo and Oasis were targeted. Oasis

  • Arson probe over factory blaze

    Police today said they had not ruled out arson as a possible cause of a fire which wrecked a furniture warehouse in Portslade. Detective Constable Lee Taylor, of Hove police, said: "The investigation into the cause is continuing but there are two lines

  • Tycoon's son faces prison

    The son of soccer tycoon Matthew Harding has been warned he faces jail for a racist assault. Luke Harding, 19, threw a can of beer at a woman at Brighton railway station before shouting at her to "get back to her own country". Harding, of Underhill Lane

  • Roddick: Wrinkle creams are useless

    Body Shop founder Anita Roddick says most beauty products which claim to slow the ageing process do not work. She says she has also met women who kept their skin young-looking by using lard. Ms Roddick said moisturisers were the only cosmetic to keep

  • Zamora double sends Albion soaring

    Bobby Zamora rediscovered his goal touch last night as Albion set up a top-of-the table showdown at Chesterfield. Zamora, scoreless for four games, bagged a double in a 4-2 victory against Hartlepool at Withdean. It lifted the teenage striker's tally

  • We're under pressure but are doing our best

    Vanessa Buchanan suggests we deserve the booby prize for our quality of service (Opinion, October 12). Despite the tireless efforts of all our staff, the last few months have been difficult as we have struggled with a shortage of drivers, some appalling

  • An insult to all police

    Fish merchant Jim Partridge is making an outrageous claim for compensation that should be treated with complete derision. He complains he lost business when the A259 was closed at Shoreham for a visit by the Prime Minister. Tony Blair was there to honour

  • Champion has too much class

    Farnham rider Richard Prebble, the former national 25 and 50-mile champion, has won the Bognor Regis CC Goodwood Classic time trial for the second year in succession. The 28-mile course, based on the circuit used for the 1982 World Road Race Championship

  • Looking back

    Foot-in-mouth Sussex Tory MP Howard Flight has the brass neck to accuse the government of ignoring rights of local people over National Park status for the South Downs. Wasn't it all those Tory and Lib-Dem-controlled local councils in Sussex which refused

  • Sita: Six weeks to perform

    Council chiefs have given much-criticised refuse collection firm Sita six weeks to sort out its act. The move follows complaints about uncollected bins and rubbish on the streets which have flooded in since the firm reorganised rounds in Brighton and

  • Parties are a pain

    WHILE I'm glad to hear next year's Radio One Dance Party will not be held on the beach (Argus, October 11), I would be even gladder to hear it is not being held at all. others. The rubbish left is only part of the problem. The noise these shows make is

  • Who is accountable for rubbish refuse service?

    At Gloucester Mews, we are getting desperate about the non-collection of our rubbish. Tomorrow we enter our eleventh week under the Sita regime and there is another growing pile of stinking rubbish threatening to again wriggle with maggots and run with

  • Alarmist TV

    The Channel 4 documentary, Flying Under Influence, shown on October 12, was an attempt at alarmist TV which may have succeeded with the general public, but failed miserably with anybody who knows anything about flying airliners. There is a world of difference

  • Not Maggie

    I thought it a bit rich of Lord Bassam to blame Margaret Thatcher for our current problems with beggers (Argus, October 6), when we all know who it really was who made Brighton the Place To Be, beg and squat. Let me remind his Lordship it was during the

  • It's a disgrace

    It is a national disgrace we have so many beggars on the streets of our towns and it would be nice to see the back of them. Many agree with the government's attempt to encourage them to leave the streets and go to organised accommodation, where there

  • Change of focus

    While the debate continues on whether people should give directly to beggars, most agree homeless people and those with drug/drink dependencies should be able to obtain the help they need. It would help those who want to give if the Argus regularly printed

  • Council acts to halt sinking graves

    Torrential rain this month has affected the dead as well as the living. Downpours have caused subsidence in the graveyard at St Nicholas in Dyke Road, mother church of Brighton. When indentations started appearing in the graveyard, which is open to the

  • Trader claims £700 over PC memorial

    A fish merchant has asked for £700 compensation from Sussex Police for closing a road during the memorial service for fallen PC Jeff Tooley. Jim Partridge wants the money to cover the loss of fish sales when Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled a memorial

  • Widow's grief for rail crash victim

    The widow of a pilot killed in the Hatfield rail crash told today of her "brilliant" husband. Lindsey Arthur spoke as she prepared to tell children Holly, seven, and Nicholas, four, of the death of their father, Steve Arthur, 46, of Old Brighton Road,

  • Vandals smash shop windows

    Vandals went on a window-smashing spree in the centre of Brighton early today. At least ten shop fronts and car windows were broken in The Lanes, causing thousands of pounds damage. Well-known fashion shops including Mottoo and Oasis were targeted. Oasis

  • All knight shopping

    A launderette owner is so mad on medieval history he even goes shopping in a suit of armour. Jim Craig likes nothing better than walking down the aisles of Safeway loading up his trusty trolley. The 43-year-old turned a few heads when he went shopping

  • Tycoon's son faces prison

    The son of soccer tycoon Matthew Harding has been warned he faces jail for a racist assault. Luke Harding, 19, threw a can of beer at a woman at Brighton railway station before shouting at her to "get back to her own country". Harding, of Underhill Lane

  • Fatboy Slim stalked by topless pensioner

    DJ Norman Cook and his pregnant wife Zoe Ball are being stalked by an OAP. The mystery woman appears most days, either ringing the doorbell or sunbathing topless on the beach behind the couple's house in Hove. Once she even got into the house and left

  • Suicide plunge from hotel roof

    A woman jumped to her death from the roof of a seafront hotel seconds after taking photographs of the view, an inquest heard. Artist Lucille Smyth, 57, climbed over security railings on the seventh floor of the Hilton Brighton Metropole, in Kings Road

  • Albion 4, Hartlepool 2: Minute-by-minute

    Albion's fine form continued at Withdean last night in a fluctuating match against hapless Hartlepool. The Seagulls seemed to be cruising to their sixth victory out of seven when they stormed into a 3-0 lead within half an hour. Gary Hart opened the scoring

  • Venner strikes again and lifts doubles title

    Ritchie Venner has lifted the men's doubles crown for the second time at the 65th Sussex Open Grand Prix in Hastings. Venner was partnered by 20-year-old London-based student Marco Essomba. Essomba completed the hat-trick by winning the men's singles

  • An insult to all police

    Fish merchant Jim Partridge is making an outrageous claim for compensation that should be treated with complete derision. He complains he lost business when the A259 was closed at Shoreham for a visit by the Prime Minister. Tony Blair was there to honour

  • Agenda setting

    The Argus is not only making the news these days. It's also helping to make Government policy. First we campaigned for people not to give money to beggars because that might help to feed a drugs habit. Within a few days, the Government had launched a

  • New hope over post office

    Residents fighting to save their local postal services have been given renewed hope. The last remaining sub-postmaster in Hastings' Old Town area recently announced he would be retiring at the end of November, leading to fears customers would be left

  • Shouldn't pay

    So now we know if the Tories were to win the next election, the doctors and nurses now being trained at taxpayers' expense to work for the NHS would be used in the private sector. The Tories make no secret of their intention to extend the private sector

  • Arrogant

    Labour councillor John Ballance's recent comments regarding the proposed incinerator in Newhaven show how arrogant Brighton councillors appear. Is Labour's only goal to ensure the incinerator is sited anywhere other than Brighton, or, God forbid, Hove

  • Sad irony

    Councillor John Ballance quotes the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) position on incinerator emissions and claims this a thought-provoking idea. Clearly, thought-provoking ideas must be at a minimum at Brighton and Hove Council. A little

  • Widow's grief for rail crash victim

    The widow of a pilot killed in the Hatfield rail crash told today of her "brilliant" husband. Lindsey Arthur spoke as she prepared to tell children Holly, seven, and Nicholas, four, of the death of their father, Steve Arthur, 46, of Old Brighton Road,

  • Attacks on foreign students increase

    The number of attacks on foreign language students in Eastbourne has increased despite a police operation to tackle the problem. Police are calling for closer links with language schools and council bosses in the light of the figures. The county-wide

  • Vandals target lifeboat museum

    A town's lifesavers are facing a bill of hundreds of pounds after a spate of vandal attacks. Eastbourne RNLI must pay for repairs to its seafront museum out of funds normally reserved for equipment and running costs. Vandals have smashed lettering on

  • Out of bounds

    Last Saturday, a football match day, I was unable to gain access to my drive or park near my house, which is close to Withdean Stadium, because of parked cars blocking the way. The culprits were players from Brighton and Hove Albion, who clearly feel

  • Company lose bid to put up mast

    Phone company Vodafone has lost its appeal to erect a mast at a Horsham beauty spot. It wanted to site a 15 metre tower between Horsham and Brighton, which contains land within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Horsham Council refused

  • Who is accountable for rubbish refuse service?

    At Gloucester Mews, we are getting desperate about the non-collection of our rubbish. Tomorrow we enter our eleventh week under the Sita regime and there is another growing pile of stinking rubbish threatening to again wriggle with maggots and run with

  • Clampdown on discrimination at work

    EU governments have agreed sweeping plans to outlaw discrimination at work, with Britain winning exemptions for the armed forces from rules on age and disability. Governments have been given three years to ban discrimination on grounds of sex, race and

  • Change of focus

    While the debate continues on whether people should give directly to beggars, most agree homeless people and those with drug/drink dependencies should be able to obtain the help they need. It would help those who want to give if the Argus regularly printed

  • It is bohemian

    The dictionary definition of bohemian is a gipsy, one who leads a free, irregular life, despising social convention. As Brighton and Hove Council is fond of using the word bohemian in describing its plans for this town, its definition of bohemian and