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  • Fed up with baby Blair

    Our dear Prime Minister Mr Blair tells us all about Cherie and her 12 hours of painful labour and the arrival of Leo. Personally, I would like to inform Mr Blair that I share his wife's pain. I have been subjected to endless photos and TV reports since

  • Eagles still flying high

    West Sussex League champions Crawley Eagles show no sign of giving up their title without a fight. They maintained their 100 per cent record after thrashing Pathfinder by 137 runs to collect their third maximum-points haul. Musawer made 114 and Kamran

  • Old friends

    Calling all members of the 80th BATFN, the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1940 to 1946. I hope to catch up with a lot of old friends. "Old" being the operative word, as like myself, they are all in their late 70s or early 80s. -Dennis Licence, 7 Hall Lane

  • Dean are simply perfect

    East Dean recovered from a very poor start to continue their 100 per cent start to the Cuckmere Valley League season. Denton bowler Davy Milne had the home side flapping at 14-3 but East Dean recovered to post a total of 111 all out with Nigel Butler

  • Floods they said would not return for 50 years

    What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, Uckfield High Street resembled a big, brown, muddy lake. Yesterday, the water had drained away, leaving weary shopkeepers with the miserable bank holiday task of clearing up the mess as the sun blazed down. When

  • Unattended

    I for one was not surprised to read in the Argus equipment is often stolen from ambulances. Some months ago on a dark winter night, two ambulances arrived in my road. Both crews went into a bungalow, leaving both vehicles with their doors open and unattended

  • Nick shows his on the ball support

    Sports quiz show host Nick Hancock donned his soccer boots for a charity match in memory of a footballer who died of cancer. Nick, presenter of the BBC TV show They think It's All Over, starring Gary Lineker and David Gower, teamed up with Radio 5 Live

  • Pity or anger?

    In response to Jill Sayers' letter (May 23), are we all to feel pity for her or her daughter? She may be privately educated but that gives no priority over housing. We would all like a bungalow by the sea or good-quality rented accommodation at some point

  • Problem pupils get alternative support

    A new service to support schoolchildren with emotional and behavioural difficulties will be launched in September. The Brighton and Hove Alternative Centre for Education will be based at Queensdown School in Lewes Road, Brighton. There will be a rapid

  • Ill attack

    It ill becomes a professional politician such as Local Government Minister Hilary Armstrong to attack local councillors for rejecting the cabinet system "for political purposes", since she is, presumably, in favour of it "for political purposes". It is

  • Tout of order

    Douglas Lowe in responding to my earlier letter asserts touting is a criminal offence. I am not convinced and he will need to state which law is transgressed. Traders at the Open Market often tout by calling out their wares, sometimes to the annoyance

  • Bad energy

    I wonder how many people are as fed up as me at being pestered by energy sales people. In the past 18 months I have been called on by Seeboard several times, British Gas several times, Scottish Power twice plus Calortex and Southern Electric. Having done

  • Graveney on Adams' case

    England's chairman of selectors David Graveney is among the three-man panel who will decide Chris Adams' fate. Graveney will be representing the PCA, the players' union, when Adams answers charges that he verbally and physically abused Essex all-rounder

  • Findon held up by the tail

    Findon have opened up a ten-point lead at the top of the Sussex Invitation League despite losing their 100 per cent record on Saturday. Roffey's last-wicket pair defied them for three overs at Long Furlong in one of four drawn matches. But second-placed

  • Eagles still flying high

    West Sussex League champions Crawley Eagles show no sign of giving up their title without a fight. They maintained their 100 per cent record after thrashing Pathfinder by 137 runs to collect their third maximum-points haul. Musawer made 114 and Kamran

  • Old friends

    Calling all members of the 80th BATFN, the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1940 to 1946. I hope to catch up with a lot of old friends. "Old" being the operative word, as like myself, they are all in their late 70s or early 80s. -Dennis Licence, 7 Hall Lane

  • Dean are simply perfect

    East Dean recovered from a very poor start to continue their 100 per cent start to the Cuckmere Valley League season. Denton bowler Davy Milne had the home side flapping at 14-3 but East Dean recovered to post a total of 111 all out with Nigel Butler

  • Gratefully received

    I would like to thank everyone who donated during the Viva! street collection in Brighton on Saturday, August 7, 1999. The total raised was £ 39.45. -Graeme Wotherspoon, fund-raising manager

  • Rude shopkeepers

    David Lewis does not say which parts of Britain have the rudest shopkeepers (Argus, May 25) but I imagine Brighton would come high on the list. As a disabled person I rely on my local supermarket where I shop every day. Yet after eight years I can say

  • Toilets are the best way to stop Blakers' problem

    As Phillip Smith is Hon Secretary of Blakers Park, Brighton, maybe it is his job to stop people having to relieve themselves unnecessarily and get some more toilets installed. Taxi drivers are not the only people who use the park for this purpose. Many

  • Nick shows his on the ball support

    Sports quiz show host Nick Hancock donned his soccer boots for a charity match in memory of a footballer who died of cancer. Nick, presenter of the BBC TV show They think It's All Over, starring Gary Lineker and David Gower, teamed up with Radio 5 Live

  • Pity or anger?

    In response to Jill Sayers' letter (May 23), are we all to feel pity for her or her daughter? She may be privately educated but that gives no priority over housing. We would all like a bungalow by the sea or good-quality rented accommodation at some point

  • Bizarre bid

    The bid by Chairman Dewdney's Highways and Transport Committee to make West Sussex a "centre of transport excellence" for bus users (Argus, May 24 ) is rather like Chairman Matthewson's Education Committee bidding to make the county a "centre of culinary

  • Bad energy

    I wonder how many people are as fed up as me at being pestered by energy sales people. In the past 18 months I have been called on by Seeboard several times, British Gas several times, Scottish Power twice plus Calortex and Southern Electric. Having done

  • Brighton has so much going for it

    So now Simon Fanshawe is responsible for market forces (Letters, May 24). The rise in house prices certainly isn't controlled by Simon Fanshawe, otherwise he'd be a millionnaire by now. No, people come to Brighton because it has so much going for it.

  • Graveney on Adams' case

    England's chairman of selectors David Graveney is among the three-man panel who will decide Chris Adams' fate. Graveney will be representing the PCA, the players' union, when Adams answers charges that he verbally and physically abused Essex all-rounder

  • Findon held up by the tail

    Findon have opened up a ten-point lead at the top of the Sussex Invitation League despite losing their 100 per cent record on Saturday. Roffey's last-wicket pair defied them for three overs at Long Furlong in one of four drawn matches. But second-placed

  • Gratefully received

    I would like to thank everyone who donated during the Viva! street collection in Brighton on Saturday, August 7, 1999. The total raised was £ 39.45. -Graeme Wotherspoon, fund-raising manager

  • Traffic nightmare

    I believe a new supermarket development on Brighton station site would be a retrograde step. It would generate more traffic which would only add to the traffic nightmare experienced by local residents. I find it hard to understand how such a dreary idea

  • Five hurt in bus brawl

    Five police officers were injured when drunken yobs attacked them on the top deck of a Brighton bus. Three young men and a man in his forties were arrested after violence flared on the Whitehawk-bound No 1 bus. Police boarded the bus after jeering youths

  • Rude shopkeepers

    David Lewis does not say which parts of Britain have the rudest shopkeepers (Argus, May 25) but I imagine Brighton would come high on the list. As a disabled person I rely on my local supermarket where I shop every day. Yet after eight years I can say

  • Toilets are the best way to stop Blakers' problem

    As Phillip Smith is Hon Secretary of Blakers Park, Brighton, maybe it is his job to stop people having to relieve themselves unnecessarily and get some more toilets installed. Taxi drivers are not the only people who use the park for this purpose. Many

  • 'Racetrack' residents' fears for kids

    Residents concerned about cars speeding past their houses say their pleas for traffic-calming measures are being ignored. People living in Ditchling Road, Hollingbury Park Avenue and Hollingbury Rise West in Brighton say their children are in danger from

  • Cafe society

    Good luck to the entrepreneur who is going to turn the Old Steine loos into a cafe (Argus, May 23). He'll need it! Apart from the antics of the nearby drunks, heaven knows what the air quality is like there with all that traffic. -A Stoner, Bates Road

  • Bizarre bid

    The bid by Chairman Dewdney's Highways and Transport Committee to make West Sussex a "centre of transport excellence" for bus users (Argus, May 24 ) is rather like Chairman Matthewson's Education Committee bidding to make the county a "centre of culinary

  • Radio waves

    Regrettably, gone are the good old days of Radio Brighton but many of us still have fond memories of BBC Radio Sussex. BBC Radio Berkshire is back on air, so how about a campaign to give back Sussex its local BBC Radio Station? -Bronwynne Morlkey, Oak

  • Brighton has so much going for it

    So now Simon Fanshawe is responsible for market forces (Letters, May 24). The rise in house prices certainly isn't controlled by Simon Fanshawe, otherwise he'd be a millionnaire by now. No, people come to Brighton because it has so much going for it.

  • Fed up with baby Blair

    Our dear Prime Minister Mr Blair tells us all about Cherie and her 12 hours of painful labour and the arrival of Leo. Personally, I would like to inform Mr Blair that I share his wife's pain. I have been subjected to endless photos and TV reports since

  • Voice of the Argus

    Daily opinion (again) - Boss should know better; Model council?; Royal painter Tony Antoniades knows what racism is like, having experienced taunts and beatings half a century ago when he arrived in Brighton as the young son of Greek Cypriots. So it's

  • Traffic nightmare

    I believe a new supermarket development on Brighton station site would be a retrograde step. It would generate more traffic which would only add to the traffic nightmare experienced by local residents. I find it hard to understand how such a dreary idea

  • Five hurt in bus brawl

    Five police officers were injured when drunken yobs attacked them on the top deck of a Brighton bus. Three young men and a man in his forties were arrested after violence flared on the Whitehawk-bound No 1 bus. Police boarded the bus after jeering youths

  • Floods they said would not return for 50 years

    What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, Uckfield High Street resembled a big, brown, muddy lake. Yesterday, the water had drained away, leaving weary shopkeepers with the miserable bank holiday task of clearing up the mess as the sun blazed down. When

  • Unattended

    I for one was not surprised to read in the Argus equipment is often stolen from ambulances. Some months ago on a dark winter night, two ambulances arrived in my road. Both crews went into a bungalow, leaving both vehicles with their doors open and unattended

  • 'Racetrack' residents' fears for kids

    Residents concerned about cars speeding past their houses say their pleas for traffic-calming measures are being ignored. People living in Ditchling Road, Hollingbury Park Avenue and Hollingbury Rise West in Brighton say their children are in danger from

  • Cafe society

    Good luck to the entrepreneur who is going to turn the Old Steine loos into a cafe (Argus, May 23). He'll need it! Apart from the antics of the nearby drunks, heaven knows what the air quality is like there with all that traffic. -A Stoner, Bates Road

  • Problem pupils get alternative support

    A new service to support schoolchildren with emotional and behavioural difficulties will be launched in September. The Brighton and Hove Alternative Centre for Education will be based at Queensdown School in Lewes Road, Brighton. There will be a rapid

  • Ill attack

    It ill becomes a professional politician such as Local Government Minister Hilary Armstrong to attack local councillors for rejecting the cabinet system "for political purposes", since she is, presumably, in favour of it "for political purposes". It is

  • Tout of order

    Douglas Lowe in responding to my earlier letter asserts touting is a criminal offence. I am not convinced and he will need to state which law is transgressed. Traders at the Open Market often tout by calling out their wares, sometimes to the annoyance

  • Radio waves

    Regrettably, gone are the good old days of Radio Brighton but many of us still have fond memories of BBC Radio Sussex. BBC Radio Berkshire is back on air, so how about a campaign to give back Sussex its local BBC Radio Station? -Bronwynne Morlkey, Oak