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  • Health scare hits incinerator plans

    A last minute controversy could scupper waste plans in East Sussex. The consultation period on waste plans produced by East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove Council ended yesterday. But a growing controversy in Newcastle has led to calls for

  • Sex advertisers face £1,000 fines

    Government ministers are pushing for a new criminal offence of sex advertising in phone boxes to be more stringent and wider-ranging. Ministers want to create a specific crime of advertising prostitutes and sexual services, with fines of up to £1,000.

  • New deal for health on estate

    Hundreds of housing estate residents are to get a permanent GP after waiting for more than a year. A new family doctor service is to be set up in Whitehawk, Brighton, as part of the Government's New Deal for Communities scheme. The move comes after local

  • Teenagers bannished in crime crackdown

    Three disruptive teenagers have been banned from entering certain areas in Crawley. Anti-Social Behaviour Orders were imposed on the youths after their unruly behaviour led to bus drivers refusing to go into Bewbush and a youth centre closing for several

  • Police hunt pub attacker

    Police are trying to solve the mystery of why no-one seemed to see an attack in a pub. They have been trying to trace eye-witnesses since the assault at Broadfield Barton on Monday evening. But no-one has so far come forward who witnessed the incident

  • No DNA evidence link in murder re-trial

    Forensic tests revealed there was no DNA evidence linking a pair of blood-stained jeans with a man accused of murder, a jury at Lewes Crown Court heard. Robert Cairns, 27, has denied killing Justin Hayward on Brighton seafront in 1996. The jeans were

  • Flood damage to push up council tax

    Council tax payers face further misery after being warned of another increase in their payments because of flood damage. East Sussex County Council's cabinet committee was told in October that an increase in council tax of six to eight per cent was likely

  • Prison to remain 'locked' in Lewes

    Lewes Prison's governor says his Victorian prison is unlikely to be one of those pulled down and replaced with an out of town alternative. Governor Joe Dixon was speaking after a report from the director general of the Prison Service, Martin Narey, called

  • Youth in Action: Finding new talent for Albion

    The Hastings school that produced Gareth Barry is linking up with Albion. William Parker Sports College are planning a performance centre for the Seagulls at Horntye Park, an all-weather facility, and kicking off next month. Parker have also produced

  • Credit where credit is due for hospitals

    It is thanks to the tremendous skill of a surgeon and the subsequent excellent care in hospital that my 77-year-old husband Geoffrey has his life back. Two years ago Geoffrey had a moderate stroke. One year ago he had his prostate gland removed. He has

  • Heated views on waste

    Environmental campaigners don't like proposals to produce energy from rubbish which are an essential part of the waste plan being produced for East Sussex. They cite health scares elsewhere, particularly in Newcastle, where there have been worries about

  • Cross-border sweep targets rural crime

    Sussex Police have been targeting cross-border crime with colleagues in Kent. Two people were arrested and criminal intelligence gathered when officers from Rye and Battle joined forces with Kent's Weald Division. Sussex officers concentrated their efforts

  • Be vegetarian

    I cannot understand why people continue to eat meat now that links with health problems are so widely known. And surely we cannot allow ourselves to be party to what happens to the poor animals during their unfortunate lives and then when their lives

  • Charity appeal

    Your report (Argus, December 6) illustrates only too well the intense competition for funds in the voluntary sector. Anyone considering setting up a new charity should take a long look around their community. Channelling new energy into what already exists

  • Lewes braced for more flooding

    A severe flood warning was issued for the River Ouse at Lewes and emergency services are preparing for the worst. Police have begun evacuating traders and homeowners as the river threatened to burst its banks for the second time since October. A Sussex

  • Muddy mess

    There's global warming, climate change, submerging English towns. There's huge great lakes where recently there used to be the Downs! We're permanently sodden under sullen leaden skies. The odds are stacked against us, it's a hard battle indeed. A struggle

  • Storms hit Sussex again

    Sussex was lashed by yet another devastating storm during the night, bringing more floods, damage and road chaos. Trees crashed on to cars, homes were damaged, roads were closed and cars crashed after hitting surface flooding. Country roads in Mid Sussex

  • Police hunt sex attacker

    A 19-year-old woman was subjected to a serious sex attack as she walked home late at night in Southwater, Horsham. The attack happened on Friday, December 1 between 11.30pm and midnight on a footpath between Castlewood Road and Charlock Way, near Castlewood

  • Park fiasco to be investigated

    An investigation is to be held into why it has taken so long to carry out renovation of Preston Park. The £750,000 scheme for the historic park in Brighton, backed partly with National Lottery money, was first announced in June 1997. Opposition Tory leader

  • Record profits for holiday firm

    First Choice, the Crawley-based holiday company, unveiled record profits as it reaped the benefits of a three year restructuring programme. The company said pre-tax profits for the year to October 31 came in at £68.9 million, compared with £46.9 million

  • Sea cadets sail off to new berth

    A threatened sea cadets unit has found a new home just weeks before it has to quit its base. Hove sea cadets will leave their headquarters at Maxwell Wharf at Basin Road North, Shoreham Harbour, next month. They will set up a temporary base at the Army

  • Health scare hits incinerator plans

    A last minute controversy could scupper waste plans in East Sussex. The consultation period on waste plans produced by East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove Council ended yesterday. But a growing controversy in Newcastle has led to calls for

  • Sex advertisers face £1,000 fines

    Government ministers are pushing for a new criminal offence of sex advertising in phone boxes to be more stringent and wider-ranging. Ministers want to create a specific crime of advertising prostitutes and sexual services, with fines of up to £1,000.

  • Lifetime shop bans for drunk troublemakers

    Drunks who cause trouble at off-licences face lifetime bans from some shops in Brighton. The crackdown has been introduced in the St James's Street area of Brighton. Seven off-licencees have launched a telephone ring-round system to alert each other when

  • No DNA evidence link in murder re-trial

    Forensic tests revealed there was no DNA evidence linking a pair of blood-stained jeans with a man accused of murder, a jury at Lewes Crown Court heard. Robert Cairns, 27, has denied killing Justin Hayward on Brighton seafront in 1996. The jeans were

  • Prison to remain 'locked' in Lewes

    Lewes Prison's governor says his Victorian prison is unlikely to be one of those pulled down and replaced with an out of town alternative. Governor Joe Dixon was speaking after a report from the director general of the Prison Service, Martin Narey, called

  • Albion poised to give Johnson contract

    Albion are poised to put Lee Johnson's future on a more permanent footing by offering him a short-term contract. Manager Micky Adams wants to arrange a deal with chairman Dick Knight for the pint-sized midfielder to strengthen his small but select squad

  • Youth in Action: Finding new talent for Albion

    The Hastings school that produced Gareth Barry is linking up with Albion. William Parker Sports College are planning a performance centre for the Seagulls at Horntye Park, an all-weather facility, and kicking off next month. Parker have also produced

  • Credit where credit is due for hospitals

    It is thanks to the tremendous skill of a surgeon and the subsequent excellent care in hospital that my 77-year-old husband Geoffrey has his life back. Two years ago Geoffrey had a moderate stroke. One year ago he had his prostate gland removed. He has

  • Heated views on waste

    Environmental campaigners don't like proposals to produce energy from rubbish which are an essential part of the waste plan being produced for East Sussex. They cite health scares elsewhere, particularly in Newcastle, where there have been worries about

  • No sympathy

    The person who has the time to write hate mail to Mr and Mrs Raggio want to think twice and apologise. I wonder if he or she has anyone in the family with a disease? I lost my daughter at 31 years of age three years ago. We were with her night and day

  • Charity appeal

    Your report (Argus, December 6) illustrates only too well the intense competition for funds in the voluntary sector. Anyone considering setting up a new charity should take a long look around their community. Channelling new energy into what already exists

  • Strong support

    On behalf of the Sussex ME/CFS Society's committee I wish to thank all of those who have supported us over the difficult months since the national ME Association encouraged us towards independence. Our patrons and professional advisors have stood by us

  • Muddy mess

    There's global warming, climate change, submerging English towns. There's huge great lakes where recently there used to be the Downs! We're permanently sodden under sullen leaden skies. The odds are stacked against us, it's a hard battle indeed. A struggle

  • Floods close motorway

    A section of motorway was closed as more floods hit Sussex last night. Emergency services worked through the night to deal with incidents caused by the combination of strong winds, high tides and torrential rain. At 8.45pm police shut the M23 in both

  • Conflicting reports

    After reading the story about what an idyllic Utopia of a place Downland Court is (Argus, December 6), two and two just do not add up. A few weeks ago I read of a stabbing there and of a TV set being thrown through a window. Last week a letter signed

  • Tomboy - Parents Know Best

    The "Parents Know Best" game show was postponed when Prince William appeared on TV. Tomboy appears daily in The Argus and is updated each day on this website. You can see more of Tomboy on www.moontoon.co.uk The Moontoon website also has comic strips,

  • Park fiasco to be investigated

    An investigation is to be held into why it has taken so long to carry out renovation of Preston Park. The £750,000 scheme for the historic park in Brighton, backed partly with National Lottery money, was first announced in June 1997. Opposition Tory leader

  • Heartless owners dump their pets

    Animal charity workers have been inundated with people dumping their pets before Christmas. In the last ten days, almost 30 pets have been dumped on the RSPCA's Patcham centre. Jenny Wells, manager at the centre in Braypoll Lane, Patcham, said: "It seems

  • Council rebuts hijack charge

    A war of words has broken out after campaigners claimed the identity of Hove was being hi-jacked by Brighton. Brighton and Hove Council has launched a stinging attack on the Campaign for a Better Brighton and Hove in the week the winner of city status

  • Landslip at popular sea walk

    Parts of the chalk cliffs behind Brighton Marina collapsed after the stormy night. Around seven tons of the cliff face suddenly slid away close to the ASDA store, blocking the undercliff walk. Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene by staff

  • Lucky escape for sleeping family

    A family were lucky to be alive after part of a ceiling came crashing down as they slept during today's storms. The heavy masonry and plaster was brought down as rain weakened the roof and ceiling of their flat in Portland Road, Hove. Foyzul Choudhary

  • Cash boost for NHS to beat winter blues

    An extra £1.5 million is being spent on health and social services in Sussex to beat winter pressures. The extra cash is East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority's share of a £40 million Government grant aimed at tackling problems caused by an

  • New deal for health on estate

    Hundreds of housing estate residents are to get a permanent GP after waiting for more than a year. A new family doctor service is to be set up in Whitehawk, Brighton, as part of the Government's New Deal for Communities scheme. The move comes after local

  • Flood damage to push up council tax

    Council tax payers face further misery after being warned of another increase in their payments because of flood damage. East Sussex County Council's cabinet committee was told in October that an increase in council tax of six to eight per cent was likely

  • Cricket: Lord of lahore salutes king of Karachi

    England's thrilling Test series-clinching win against Pakistan in Karachi brought back fond memories for ex-Sussex skipper Ted Dexter. He was the man who captained England to their last Test win in Pakistan during the 1961-62 tour. He spoke to our reporter

  • Youth in Action: Glory for Sussex swimmers

    Two Sussex swimmers have been selected for their British junior debuts. Richard Salt, 17, from West Chiltington and Durrington's David Bartlett, 16, compete against Germany and Italy in a Three Nations meet in Hamburg this weekend. Both swimmers were

  • Christmas spirit

    I cannot believe that people are so mean as to complain that the lights on the Raggio's house in Hove a nuisance. Where I live in Adelaide, South Australia, there is an annual competition for the best Christmas lights display. Hundreds of houses spend

  • Cross-border sweep targets rural crime

    Sussex Police have been targeting cross-border crime with colleagues in Kent. Two people were arrested and criminal intelligence gathered when officers from Rye and Battle joined forces with Kent's Weald Division. Sussex officers concentrated their efforts

  • Be vegetarian

    I cannot understand why people continue to eat meat now that links with health problems are so widely known. And surely we cannot allow ourselves to be party to what happens to the poor animals during their unfortunate lives and then when their lives

  • No more birds

    I have waited patiently for someone to write agreeing with Mr Sutton's letter (Opinion, October 4) about the complete lack of garden birds. Our garden used to be overwhelmed with birds - we counted more than 23 species. Now, even the seagulls and pigeons

  • Illegal parking

    Like Becky Reynolds, I regularly cycle past Coombe Terrace where there are almost always double parked cars in the evening despite the provision of a large car park just across the road. This causes danger to cyclists and motorists. It is time something

  • More misery for motorists

    Motorists faced more misery on the A27 this morning after heavy rains hit already saturated areas. Workmen are battling to prevent flooding on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 between Sompting and Shoreham. An industrial pump has been drafted in to

  • Family appeal for loved one's return

    The family of a missing man today pleaded: "Please get in touch - we want you home for Christmas." Brian Compton, a 58-year-old carpenter-joiner, disappeared from his Brighton home more than a week ago. Known to be depressed because of lack of work, he

  • Give shop workers Christmas Day off, MP says

    Labour MP David Lepper wants Christmas Day to be a guaranteed day of rest for all shop workers. The MP for Brighton Pavilion signed an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons tabled by former Consumer Minister Nigel Griffiths calling for the 2.6 million

  • Between You and me, by Vanora Leigh

    I live in an area of Brighton which is almost like a village. It has every amenity you could possibly want such as a bank, pub, greengrocer's, chemist's, post office - and a shop selling tarantulas. Yes, that's right tarantulas, as in big (very big) hairy

  • Record profits for holiday firm

    First Choice, the Crawley-based holiday company, unveiled record profits as it reaped the benefits of a three year restructuring programme. The company said pre-tax profits for the year to October 31 came in at £68.9 million, compared with £46.9 million

  • Sea cadets sail off to new berth

    A threatened sea cadets unit has found a new home just weeks before it has to quit its base. Hove sea cadets will leave their headquarters at Maxwell Wharf at Basin Road North, Shoreham Harbour, next month. They will set up a temporary base at the Army

  • Council rebuts hijack charge

    A war of words has broken out after campaigners claimed the identity of Hove was being hi-jacked by Brighton. Brighton and Hove Council has launched a stinging attack on the Campaign for a Better Brighton and Hove in the week the winner of city status

  • Landslip at popular sea walk

    Parts of the chalk cliffs behind Brighton Marina collapsed after the stormy night. Around seven tons of the cliff face suddenly slid away close to the ASDA store, blocking the undercliff walk. Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene by staff

  • Have a go electrician stabbed

    An electrician was stabbed in the forehead with a screwdriver after challenging two bogus callers at a pensioner's flat. The man was working at sheltered housing in East Street, Chichester, when the two men conned their way into the flat claiming they

  • Memorial for student stab victim

    The family and friends of university undergraduate John Rees who died after being stabbed in the chest, gathered to remember him yesterday. Fellow students from Portsmouth University packed the city's cathedral for a memorial service. Mr Rees, 23, from

  • Lucky escape for sleeping family

    A family were lucky to be alive after part of a ceiling came crashing down as they slept during today's storms. The heavy masonry and plaster was brought down as rain weakened the roof and ceiling of their flat in Portland Road, Hove. Foyzul Choudhary

  • Cash boost for NHS to beat winter blues

    An extra £1.5 million is being spent on health and social services in Sussex to beat winter pressures. The extra cash is East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority's share of a £40 million Government grant aimed at tackling problems caused by an

  • Residents opt for £10 swim levy

    Residents could pay an extra £10 on their council tax towards the cost of re-opening Arundel's swimming pool. In reply to a questionnaire asking residents whether they woulkd be prepared to contribute towards the re-opening of the open-air swimming pool

  • Lifetime shop bans for drunk troublemakers

    Drunks who cause trouble at off-licences face lifetime bans from some shops in Brighton. The crackdown has been introduced in the St James's Street area of Brighton. Seven off-licencees have launched a telephone ring-round system to alert each other when

  • Dad-to-be died in motorbike crash

    A man was killed riding his high-powered motorbike just nine days before the birth of his first child, an inquest heard. Experienced rider David Campbell-Jones, 29, died from multiple injuries after crashing head-on on his 600cc Honda Fireblade with an

  • Albion poised to give Johnson contract

    Albion are poised to put Lee Johnson's future on a more permanent footing by offering him a short-term contract. Manager Micky Adams wants to arrange a deal with chairman Dick Knight for the pint-sized midfielder to strengthen his small but select squad

  • Cricket: Lord of lahore salutes king of Karachi

    England's thrilling Test series-clinching win against Pakistan in Karachi brought back fond memories for ex-Sussex skipper Ted Dexter. He was the man who captained England to their last Test win in Pakistan during the 1961-62 tour. He spoke to our reporter

  • Youth in Action: Glory for Sussex swimmers

    Two Sussex swimmers have been selected for their British junior debuts. Richard Salt, 17, from West Chiltington and Durrington's David Bartlett, 16, compete against Germany and Italy in a Three Nations meet in Hamburg this weekend. Both swimmers were

  • Christmas spirit

    I cannot believe that people are so mean as to complain that the lights on the Raggio's house in Hove a nuisance. Where I live in Adelaide, South Australia, there is an annual competition for the best Christmas lights display. Hundreds of houses spend

  • No sympathy

    The person who has the time to write hate mail to Mr and Mrs Raggio want to think twice and apologise. I wonder if he or she has anyone in the family with a disease? I lost my daughter at 31 years of age three years ago. We were with her night and day

  • No more birds

    I have waited patiently for someone to write agreeing with Mr Sutton's letter (Opinion, October 4) about the complete lack of garden birds. Our garden used to be overwhelmed with birds - we counted more than 23 species. Now, even the seagulls and pigeons

  • Illegal parking

    Like Becky Reynolds, I regularly cycle past Coombe Terrace where there are almost always double parked cars in the evening despite the provision of a large car park just across the road. This causes danger to cyclists and motorists. It is time something

  • Strong support

    On behalf of the Sussex ME/CFS Society's committee I wish to thank all of those who have supported us over the difficult months since the national ME Association encouraged us towards independence. Our patrons and professional advisors have stood by us

  • Flood chaos returns

    Sussex was lashed by yet another devastating storm during the night, bringing more floods, damage and roads chaos. Trees crashed on to cars, homes were damaged, roads were closed and cars crashed after hitting surface flooding. Fire fighters fought through

  • Flood chaos jams roads

    Sussex was lashed by yet another devastating storm during the night, bringing more floods, damage and road chaos. Trees crashed on to cars, homes were damaged, roads were closed and cars crashed after hitting surface flooding. Rivers in East Sussex are

  • Merger threatens holiday jobs

    Workers at a tour operator face uncertainty after details of a planned merger were announced today. Thomas Cook Holidays and British Airways Holidays, are to merge - subject to European Commission approval. If the go ahead is given. the new business will

  • Man killed himself to avoid court, inquest told

    A man shot himself dead less than 24 hours before he was due to appear in court, an inquest heard. Agricultural labourer Scott Green, 38, was found by a friend in the caravan he kept at New House Farm, East Dean. He died instantly on September 6 after

  • Floods close motorway

    A section of motorway was closed as more floods hit Sussex last night. Emergency services worked through the night to deal with incidents caused by the combination of strong winds, high tides and torrential rain. At 8.45pm police shut the M23 in both

  • More misery for motorists

    Motorists faced more misery on the A27 this morning after heavy rains hit already saturated areas. Workmen are battling to prevent flooding on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 between Sompting and Shoreham. An industrial pump has been drafted in to

  • Family appeal for loved one's return

    The family of a missing man today pleaded: "Please get in touch - we want you home for Christmas." Brian Compton, a 58-year-old carpenter-joiner, disappeared from his Brighton home more than a week ago. Known to be depressed because of lack of work, he

  • Give shop workers Christmas Day off, MP says

    Labour MP David Lepper wants Christmas Day to be a guaranteed day of rest for all shop workers. The MP for Brighton Pavilion signed an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons tabled by former Consumer Minister Nigel Griffiths calling for the 2.6 million

  • Between You and me, by Vanora Leigh

    I live in an area of Brighton which is almost like a village. It has every amenity you could possibly want such as a bank, pub, greengrocer's, chemist's, post office - and a shop selling tarantulas. Yes, that's right tarantulas, as in big (very big) hairy

  • Conflicting reports

    After reading the story about what an idyllic Utopia of a place Downland Court is (Argus, December 6), two and two just do not add up. A few weeks ago I read of a stabbing there and of a TV set being thrown through a window. Last week a letter signed

  • Tomboy - Parents Know Best

    The "Parents Know Best" game show was postponed when Prince William appeared on TV. Tomboy appears daily in The Argus and is updated each day on this website. You can see more of Tomboy on www.moontoon.co.uk The Moontoon website also has comic strips,

  • Heartless owners dump their pets

    Animal charity workers have been inundated with people dumping their pets before Christmas. In the last ten days, almost 30 pets have been dumped on the RSPCA's Patcham centre. Jenny Wells, manager at the centre in Braypoll Lane, Patcham, said: "It seems