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  • Knife attack on student

    A student was stabbed in the back and slashed across the face by a knife-wielding gang. Five men knocked him off his bike then kicked and punched him as he lay in the road. He was dragged semi-conscious to his feet and held by two men while a third, wearing

  • Fall wife sues over paving

    A Sussex pensioner is suing a council, claiming her husband's life was ruined when he tripped on a paving stone. Bill Landers has spent the past seven years in hospital and has no prospect of ever leaving. His wife Lilly, 75, said she wants justice for

  • Asthma attack kills young mum

    A young mother-of-four has died suddenly after a severe asthma attack. Shelley Fitzgerald, 34, of Bodium Close, Bevendean, struggled with asthma since she was a child. Her mother Maureen Heath has blamed the fatal attack on mud from the recent floods.

  • Sita's in trouble again

    Troubled waste firm Sita has been criticised by union leaders in two more authorities for its poor performance. The company, responsible for collecting rubbish in Brighton and Hove, has come under fire by trade unions in Berkshire and Greater Manchester

  • Final flood bill could be in the millions

    The true cost of dealing with flooding could run into many millions of pounds, councillors have heard. Brighton and Hove Council has already spent £400,000 on dealing with flooding after record rainfall this autumn. But Councillor Theobald, opposition

  • Floods close A27

    The main A27 east of Chichester was sealed off today as the desperate battle to prevent the city centre from flooding was intensified. Drivers were urged to avoid the city as the Westhampnett bypass was closed for 24 hours. A massive operation with pipeline

  • Bob the Builder goes missing

    Thieves ruined a Christmas display when they swiped a life-sized model of Bob the Builder. The chart-topping workman, who has caused a sensation with his hit 'Bob the Builder', went missing from Michael Burnage's garden in Malines Avenue, Peacehaven.

  • Council maps flood prevention pipes for tourists

    It has a 900-year-old catherdral, Roman walls and one of the finest art gallerys outside London. But now Chichester has turned the desperate battle to stop major flooding into its brand new tourist attraction. Enterprising district council officers have

  • Upgrade for Newhaven ferry service

    A new ship is to operate on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry route next season. Ferry operator Hoverspeed is to replace the route's superseacat with a newer seacat catamaran. The three year-old vessel will be brought in to service at Newhaven from March 31

  • Asthma attack kills young mum

    A young mother-of-four has died suddenly after a severe asthma attack. Shelley Fitzgerald, 34, of Bodium Close, Bevendean, struggled with asthma since she was a child. Her mother Maureen Heath has blamed the fatal attack on mud from the recent floods.

  • Fall wife sues over paving

    A Sussex pensioner is suing a council, claiming her husband's life was ruined when he tripped on a paving stone. Bill Landers has spent the past seven years in hospital and has no prospect of ever leaving. His wife Lilly, 75, said she wants justice for

  • Albion reject £1.2 million bid for Zamora

    Albion have rejected a staggering £1.2 million bid from Third Division rivals Cardiff for wonder boy Bobby Zamora. The Welsh giants wanted to team up 16-goal Zamora with their own talented teenager Robert Earnshaw. But the Seagulls have told them Zamora

  • Prescott to decide on missing link road

    The fate of a "missing link" holding up the traffic on Burgess Hill's industrial estate is now being considered by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. A plot of half an acre on the Maltings Park Estate is needed to complete a road link between York Road

  • Authorities must prove incinerators are safe

    I read with interest your editorial Heated Views On Waste (Argus, December 12). You suggest the burden is on environmentalists to convince the public our alternatives are more viable. In contrast, I would suggest the overwhelming evidence, which demonstrates

  • Sita's in trouble again

    Troubled waste firm Sita has been criticised by union leaders in two more authorities for its poor performance. The company, responsible for collecting rubbish in Brighton and Hove, has come under fire by trade unions in Berkshire and Greater Manchester

  • Unenlightened

    Why do we insist on blindly following the so-called latest technology without question when it comes to burning our rubbish? I haven't noticed the age of enlightenment reaching big business and vested interests yet. So now it's up to the environmentalists

  • Support cyclists

    Becky Reynolds, of Bricycles, is not alone in her feelings of anger about the lack of action against motorists who selfishly double park in the cycle lane on Coombe Terrace, Lewes Road (Opinion, December 9), thus forcing cyclists to swerve around them

  • Foul language

    I saw the play A Family Affair at Brighton's Theatre Royal last week. I went with great expectations, having seen the delightful film Un Air De Famille many years ago, based on the original French play. But why was it felt necessary to "modernise" it

  • Rip-off motors

    I'm prompted to write to you concerning your review of the Astra Coup in Drive 2000 (Argus, December 8). This car was due out in October 2000. The price quoted in the Press at the time was £16,150 (and overpriced at that) on the road. It has now jumped

  • 13-year old stabbed

    A teenager is recovering in hospital after being found unconscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds. The 13-year-old boy was discovered in the South Terrace area of Littlehampton and police were called at just after 3am this morning. The boy is

  • Feedback: with Chris Chandler

    Peter Beard, marketing manager of the Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton, took exception to last week's warning about shopping for bargains. He was objecting to Ray Hatley's article in last Tuesday's evolution section warning of the dangers

  • Bob the Builder goes missing

    Thieves ruined a Christmas display when they swiped a life-sized model of Bob the Builder. The chart-topping workman, who has caused a sensation with his hit 'Bob the Builder', went missing from Michael Burnage's garden in Malines Avenue, Peacehaven.

  • Woman tells court PC groped her

    A woman guest on the first sailing of a ferry service told a court how she was indecently assaulted by a police officer who grabbed her breasts and crotch. Lewes Crown Court heard free champagne flowed on the outward journey of the SeaCat II service in

  • Fall wife sues over paving

    A Sussex pensioner is suing a council, claiming her husband's life was ruined when he tripped on a paving stone. Bill Landers has spent the past seven years in hospital and has no prospect of ever leaving. His wife Lilly, 75, said she wants justice for

  • Council maps flood prevention pipes for tourists

    It has a 900-year-old catherdral, Roman walls and one of the finest art gallerys outside London. But now Chichester has turned the desperate battle to stop major flooding into its brand new tourist attraction. Enterprising district council officers have

  • Crosby set for Mansfield

    Albion stopper Andy Crosby is on stand-by for his first League start since the end of August at Mansfield tomorrow. Crosby will form an untried partnership at the heart of the defence with Matthew Wicks if Danny Cullip fails to recover from a recurring

  • Upgrade for Newhaven ferry service

    A new ship is to operate on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry route next season. Ferry operator Hoverspeed is to replace the route's superseacat with a newer seacat catamaran. The three year-old vessel will be brought in to service at Newhaven from March 31

  • Football: Derby time if shake-up goes ahead

    Sussex could stage 12 Ryman Division One derbies next season if a league shake-up gets the go-ahead. Ryman League bosses want to scrap the current four-tier system as they fight to retain their status as a feeder to the Nationwide Conference. They believe

  • Authorities must prove incinerators are safe

    I read with interest your editorial Heated Views On Waste (Argus, December 12). You suggest the burden is on environmentalists to convince the public our alternatives are more viable. In contrast, I would suggest the overwhelming evidence, which demonstrates

  • Golf: Veteran calls it a day

    Brian Barnes' golf career is over unless a miracle cure can be found for rheumatoid arthritis. He is not returning to play the US Senior Tour next year. Instead, he hopes to do some commentary work. At 55 this is a dreadful blow for Barnes to bear but

  • Unenlightened

    Why do we insist on blindly following the so-called latest technology without question when it comes to burning our rubbish? I haven't noticed the age of enlightenment reaching big business and vested interests yet. So now it's up to the environmentalists

  • Whose fault was Bill's fall?

    Lilly Landers is so devoted to her husband Bill that she makes two trips every day, summer and winter, to see him in hospital even though he cannot speak or walk. Bill Landers, a retired hotelier, suffered a severe stroke after breaking his hip tripping

  • Midnight horror

    Police and language schools have been successful in reducing the number of vicious and unprovoked attacks on foreign students over the past decade. But a French student called Edouard has just told us of an appalling assault by five men who knocked him

  • Rip-off motors

    I'm prompted to write to you concerning your review of the Astra Coup in Drive 2000 (Argus, December 8). This car was due out in October 2000. The price quoted in the Press at the time was £16,150 (and overpriced at that) on the road. It has now jumped

  • Sex marathon

    On the subject of prostitutes' cards in telephone boxes (Argus, December 13), now the Government has spent three years of valuable parliamentary time achieving its objective of reducing the age of consent for all sexual activities, it appears the local

  • Judge warns police chief's girl

    The teenage daughter of Sussex Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse was today given an 18-month conditional discharge for arming herself with a pickaxe handle. Frances Whitehouse, 19, was convicted of possessing an offensive weapon last month. During a two-day

  • Local flooding

    Patcham is one local area which has suffered damage from the recent flooding. I am concerned before everyone gets complacent again - thinking nothing like this will happen for the next five, ten or 20 years - that some thought and action should be put

  • Sex-e mail read around the world

    An explicit email sent to a lawyer complimenting him on his prowess in bed was circulated around the world and read by millions. The message to Bradley Chait, 27, was sent by Claire Swire, 26. Only 13 minutes after receiving it, Mr Chait, who works at

  • Civic farce

    It is a step in the right direction to read that the leader of Brighton and Hove Council, Lynette Gwyn-Jones, is in favour of scrutiny into the reasons for the King Alfred collapse. With respect, we will be calling for an independent public inquiry, which

  • Rescued yacht crew returns

    Yachtsman Graham Goff was back in Britain today after being rescued from the stricken £4.5 million catamaran Team Philips. The Chichester sailor was among the crew led by skipper Peter Goss which flew into Heathrow from Canada. Earlier this week they

  • Think of it This Way: John Parry

    Christmas? What Christmas? Or, as old Scrooge put it so memorably in A Christmas Carol: "Bah! Humbug!" Stand up, Mayor Andy Durr. Stand up, chief executive Glynn Jones. Stand up, all the traders and businessmen, all the professionals who make their livings

  • Feedback: with Chris Chandler

    Peter Beard, marketing manager of the Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton, took exception to last week's warning about shopping for bargains. He was objecting to Ray Hatley's article in last Tuesday's evolution section warning of the dangers

  • 300 Beazer/Bryant jobs to go

    Up to 300 jobs are under threat because of a proposed merger between two housebuilding firms. Housebuilders Beazer and Bryant have announced plans to merge and create a new group valued at more than £750 million. The pair described the tie-up as a "merger

  • Knife attack on student

    A student was stabbed in the back and slashed across the face by a knife-wielding gang. Five men knocked him off his bike then kicked and punched him as he lay in the road. He was dragged semi-conscious to his feet and held by two men while a third, wearing

  • Asthma attack kills young mum

    A young mother-of-four has died suddenly after a severe asthma attack. Shelley Fitzgerald, 34, of Bodium Close, Bevendean, struggled with asthma since she was a child. Her mother Maureen Heath has blamed the fatal attack on mud from the recent floods.

  • London adds to housing crisis

    Council bosses fear London boroughs are adding to local housing pressures by placing homeless people in seaside accommodation. They say one reason for the large number of homeless people in Brighton and Hove is because other councils place asylum seekers

  • Finger-lickin' firm targets Brighton

    A fast food chain wants to build two new drive-in restaurants in Brighton and Hove. KFC, formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken, is targeting the towns as part of an aggressive expansion programme to open 300 new outlets by 2005. If the plans go ahead, up to

  • Sita's in trouble again

    Troubled waste firm Sita has been criticised by union leaders in two more authorities for its poor performance. The company, responsible for collecting rubbish in Brighton and Hove, has come under fire by trade unions in Berkshire and Greater Manchester

  • Final flood bill could be in the millions

    The true cost of dealing with flooding could run into many millions of pounds, councillors have heard. Brighton and Hove Council has already spent £400,000 on dealing with flooding after record rainfall this autumn. But Councillor Theobald, opposition

  • Floods close A27

    The main A27 east of Chichester was sealed off today as the desperate battle to prevent the city centre from flooding was intensified. Drivers were urged to avoid the city as the Westhampnett bypass was closed for 24 hours. A massive operation with pipeline

  • Big freeze threatens more road chaos

    Engineers fear freezing weather this weekend will cause millions of pounds worth of damage to roads already wrecked by weeks of rain. Hundreds of miles of roads throughout Sussex are sitting on beds of water caused by weeks of relentless rain. Experts

  • Raising funds after a fashion

    A star-studded charity bash has helped secure the future for young cricketers in Sussex. Stars of stage, screen and sport helped raise cash towards a £500,000 Sussex County Cricket Club youth ground at Blackstone, near Henfield. Top fashion models took

  • Son pleads for mother's return

    A son has made an emotional appeal for his 70-year-old mother to come home. Jill Hunt went missing from her Rustington home in The Bramblings on Sea Estate on Tuesday morning. Mrs Hunt went to bed on Monday night as usual but when husband, Maurice, woke

  • Cannabis prescribed to ease pain

    A tetraplegic man who has appeared in court five times for smoking cannabis to relieve his pain, has at last been prescribed a medical form of the drug. Daniel Groves, 33, a former carpenter who was paralysised when he fell asleep at the wheel of his

  • Albion reject £1.2 million bid for Zamora

    Albion have rejected a staggering £1.2 million bid from Third Division rivals Cardiff for wonder boy Bobby Zamora. The Welsh giants wanted to team up 16-goal Zamora with their own talented teenager Robert Earnshaw. But the Seagulls have told them Zamora

  • Golf: Hilton misses cut in SA

    Mark Hilton missed the cut in the South African Players' Championship in Cape Town by three strokes but has revised plans about extending his visit. Winner in Cape Town was South Africa's Trevor Immelman who pipped Ernie Els by three strokes. Two years

  • Highway Code

    Regarding Becky Reynolds' letter about the cycle lanes in Lewes Road (Opinion, December 9), I would like to point out Rule 191 of the Highway Code states: "Cycle lanes are shown by road markings and signs. You must not drive or park in a cycle lane marked

  • Support cyclists

    Becky Reynolds, of Bricycles, is not alone in her feelings of anger about the lack of action against motorists who selfishly double park in the cycle lane on Coombe Terrace, Lewes Road (Opinion, December 9), thus forcing cyclists to swerve around them

  • Now for the freeze

    The good news is that after three months of almost non-stop downpours, the rain appears to have stopped for a while. The bad news is that a big freeze is forecast for the weekend, which could turn all those flooded roads into ice rinks. Already councils

  • Foul language

    I saw the play A Family Affair at Brighton's Theatre Royal last week. I went with great expectations, having seen the delightful film Un Air De Famille many years ago, based on the original French play. But why was it felt necessary to "modernise" it

  • More rail misery

    Commuters faced yet more misery today as train services were disrupted by signal problems and flooding. Lines were flooded between Preston Park, Brighton, and Hassocks. Connex express trains between London and Brighton were running once an hour instead

  • London adds to housing crisis

    Council bosses fear London boroughs are adding to local housing pressures by placing homeless people in seaside accommodation. They say one reason for the large number of homeless people in Brighton and Hove is because other councils place asylum seekers

  • Finger-lickin' firm targets Brighton

    A fast food chain wants to build two new drive-in restaurants in Brighton and Hove. KFC, formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken, is targeting the towns as part of an aggressive expansion programme to open 300 new outlets by 2005. If the plans go ahead, up to

  • Big freeze threatens more road chaos

    Engineers fear freezing weather this weekend will cause millions of pounds worth of damage to roads already wrecked by weeks of rain. Hundreds of miles of roads throughout Sussex are sitting on beds of water caused by weeks of relentless rain. Experts

  • Raising funds after a fashion

    A star-studded charity bash has helped secure the future for young cricketers in Sussex. Stars of stage, screen and sport helped raise cash towards a £500,000 Sussex County Cricket Club youth ground at Blackstone, near Henfield. Top fashion models took

  • Driver escapes blazing car

    A driver had a lucky escape from a blazing car after a three-car accident last night. He was taken to East Surrey Hospital at Redhill with two other people who were also badly hurt in the crash in Crawley at the junction of Balcombe Road and St Catherines

  • Woman tells court PC groped her

    A woman guest on the first sailing of a ferry service told a court how she was indecently assaulted by a police officer who grabbed her breasts and crotch. Lewes Crown Court heard free champagne flowed on the outward journey of the SeaCat II service in

  • Vandals target of security crackdown

    Security is to be stepped up on a Worthing industrial estate after a spate of criminal damage and vandalism. After numerous complaints from traders about problems at Goring Business Park, Worthing Borough Council and Sussex Enterprise have stepped in

  • London adds to housing crisis

    Council bosses fear London boroughs are adding to local housing pressures by placing homeless people in seaside accommodation. They say one reason for the large number of homeless people in Brighton and Hove is because other councils place asylum seekers

  • Son pleads for mother's return

    A son has made an emotional appeal for his 70-year-old mother to come home. Jill Hunt went missing from her Rustington home in The Bramblings on Sea Estate on Tuesday morning. Mrs Hunt went to bed on Monday night as usual but when husband, Maurice, woke

  • Cannabis prescribed to ease pain

    A tetraplegic man who has appeared in court five times for smoking cannabis to relieve his pain, has at last been prescribed a medical form of the drug. Daniel Groves, 33, a former carpenter who was paralysised when he fell asleep at the wheel of his

  • Council maps flood prevention pipes for tourists

    It has a 900-year-old catherdral, Roman walls and one of the finest art gallerys outside London. But now Chichester has turned the desperate battle to stop major flooding into its brand new tourist attraction. Enterprising district council officers have

  • Crosby set for Mansfield

    Albion stopper Andy Crosby is on stand-by for his first League start since the end of August at Mansfield tomorrow. Crosby will form an untried partnership at the heart of the defence with Matthew Wicks if Danny Cullip fails to recover from a recurring

  • Upgrade for Newhaven ferry service

    A new ship is to operate on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry route next season. Ferry operator Hoverspeed is to replace the route's superseacat with a newer seacat catamaran. The three year-old vessel will be brought in to service at Newhaven from March 31

  • Football: Derby time if shake-up goes ahead

    Sussex could stage 12 Ryman Division One derbies next season if a league shake-up gets the go-ahead. Ryman League bosses want to scrap the current four-tier system as they fight to retain their status as a feeder to the Nationwide Conference. They believe

  • Golf: Veteran calls it a day

    Brian Barnes' golf career is over unless a miracle cure can be found for rheumatoid arthritis. He is not returning to play the US Senior Tour next year. Instead, he hopes to do some commentary work. At 55 this is a dreadful blow for Barnes to bear but

  • Golf: Hilton misses cut in SA

    Mark Hilton missed the cut in the South African Players' Championship in Cape Town by three strokes but has revised plans about extending his visit. Winner in Cape Town was South Africa's Trevor Immelman who pipped Ernie Els by three strokes. Two years

  • Whose fault was Bill's fall?

    Lilly Landers is so devoted to her husband Bill that she makes two trips every day, summer and winter, to see him in hospital even though he cannot speak or walk. Bill Landers, a retired hotelier, suffered a severe stroke after breaking his hip tripping

  • Highway Code

    Regarding Becky Reynolds' letter about the cycle lanes in Lewes Road (Opinion, December 9), I would like to point out Rule 191 of the Highway Code states: "Cycle lanes are shown by road markings and signs. You must not drive or park in a cycle lane marked

  • Opposition in harmony

    A Sussex band is to get back together after 16 years to help the campaign to stop an incinerator being built in Newhaven. The National Game decided profits from the one-off reunion should go to the pressure group Defenders of the Ouse Valley and Estuary

  • Midnight horror

    Police and language schools have been successful in reducing the number of vicious and unprovoked attacks on foreign students over the past decade. But a French student called Edouard has just told us of an appalling assault by five men who knocked him

  • Now for the freeze

    The good news is that after three months of almost non-stop downpours, the rain appears to have stopped for a while. The bad news is that a big freeze is forecast for the weekend, which could turn all those flooded roads into ice rinks. Already councils

  • Sex marathon

    On the subject of prostitutes' cards in telephone boxes (Argus, December 13), now the Government has spent three years of valuable parliamentary time achieving its objective of reducing the age of consent for all sexual activities, it appears the local

  • More rail misery

    Commuters faced yet more misery today as train services were disrupted by signal problems and flooding. Lines were flooded between Preston Park, Brighton, and Hassocks. Connex express trains between London and Brighton were running once an hour instead

  • Judge warns police chief's girl

    The teenage daughter of Sussex Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse was today given an 18-month conditional discharge for arming herself with a pickaxe handle. Frances Whitehouse, 19, was convicted of possessing an offensive weapon last month. During a two-day

  • Local flooding

    Patcham is one local area which has suffered damage from the recent flooding. I am concerned before everyone gets complacent again - thinking nothing like this will happen for the next five, ten or 20 years - that some thought and action should be put

  • Sex-e mail read around the world

    An explicit email sent to a lawyer complimenting him on his prowess in bed was circulated around the world and read by millions. The message to Bradley Chait, 27, was sent by Claire Swire, 26. Only 13 minutes after receiving it, Mr Chait, who works at

  • Civic farce

    It is a step in the right direction to read that the leader of Brighton and Hove Council, Lynette Gwyn-Jones, is in favour of scrutiny into the reasons for the King Alfred collapse. With respect, we will be calling for an independent public inquiry, which

  • Floods close A27

    The main A27 east of Chichester was sealed off today as the desperate battle to prevent the city centre from flooding was intensified. Drivers were urged to avoid the city as the Westhampnett bypass was closed for 24 hours. A massive operation with pipeline

  • Rescued yacht crew returns

    Yachtsman Graham Goff was back in Britain today after being rescued from the stricken £4.5 million catamaran Team Philips. The Chichester sailor was among the crew led by skipper Peter Goss which flew into Heathrow from Canada. Earlier this week they

  • Company ordered to clean up flats

    A company has been given six months to improve the appearance of a dilapidated block of flats. Lewes District Council has served an enforcement notice ordering improvement work to be carried out at Pelham Court, in Pelham Road, Seaford. There have been

  • Think of it This Way: John Parry

    Christmas? What Christmas? Or, as old Scrooge put it so memorably in A Christmas Carol: "Bah! Humbug!" Stand up, Mayor Andy Durr. Stand up, chief executive Glynn Jones. Stand up, all the traders and businessmen, all the professionals who make their livings

  • 300 Beazer/Bryant jobs to go

    Up to 300 jobs are under threat because of a proposed merger between two housebuilding firms. Housebuilders Beazer and Bryant have announced plans to merge and create a new group valued at more than £750 million. The pair described the tie-up as a "merger