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  • Healthy lifestyle

    An Eastbourne-based nutritional consultant has created a web site about natural health issues. Lucy Ann Prideaux designed Juicyoo, a magazine and online shop, to provide advice on lifestyle issues. Information is displayed through a range of channels

  • Language of games

    Babel Media has launched a global network of language experts. The Hove-based new media company has set up the network to source skills for games and interactive publishers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Babel has developed a searchable database, matching

  • Boss fined over worker's death

    The former boss of a scaffolding company has been fined £2,000 after one of his workers was electrocuted. Daniel Wyatt, 22, was killed when a scaffold pole he was carrying touched an overhead power cable, sending 11,000 volts through his body. A court

  • Now my address is bomb-proofed

    How good is your email? Is it what you expected when you signed up? Are you concerned that your ISP may be trying to charge you extra for what used to be free? Are you really happy about advertising being included as part of your personal emails? The

  • Review: Phone is a delight and easy to use

    Samsung is not the first name to trip off the lips when talking about mobile phones. But that may be about to change. The dual-band Samsung GSM SGH-A110 amazed me. This phone comes smaller, lighter and easier to use than many other handsets. It is compact

  • Reviews: Look and learn pad

    The LeapPad is a brilliant educational device for small children offering a compromise between technology and tradition. Designed to help children to learn to read, the LeapPad uses technology to read aloud to a child as it points at individual words

  • TV appeal to catch Vera's attacker

    The hunt for a man who beat up an 84-year-old Mid Sussex woman and tried to indecently assault her will be made on TV's Crimewatch tomorrow. Retired teacher Vera Stephens defended herself by biting her assailant on the lip as he carried out the brutal

  • Albion: Adams is manager of the year

    Micky Adams has crowned a memorable season with a prestigious prize from his peers. The Albion boss has been voted Third Division Manager Of The Year. Adams picked up his award last night from England coach Sven Goran Eriksson at a glittering ceremony

  • Cricket: Adams' big decision

    Sussex skipper Chris Adams will decide after practice today whether to play in tomorrow's Benson and Hedges Cup quarter-final against Surrey at Hove. Adams netted for the first time yesterday since breaking his thumb nearly a month ago and came through

  • League cricket round-up: Champions' steady start

    Champions Chiddingly made it two wins out of two with a three wicket triumph at home to DPB in division one of the East Sussex League on Saturday. Skipper Tom Carr (3-52) and Tim Hinchcliffe (3-56) combined to restrict DPB to 183-7 in their 55 overs,

  • Women's cricket: Atkins faces Aussie tester

    Caroline Atkins will open the batting when England take on Australia in the first women's Test at Shenley, Hertfordshire, next month. The 20-year-old from Burgess Hill has been named in the national senior squad with captain Clare Connor, a Sussex and

  • My life as a shoplifter

    Here convicted shoplifter Mark Keating tells of his years of crime, his many prison sentences and how he feels the penal system has failed him. I was born and bred in Brighton. One day recently when my girlfriend came home from the shops, she told me

  • Splashing idea

    Seven-year-old Amy Ellis-Somerville from Burgess Hill has suffered brain-damaged and needs full-time care. Now her parents intend to take her to Florida to swim with dolphins as part of her therapy. It seems extraordinary to think this could help severely

  • Mixed funds

    The report on local people's proposals for the redevelopment of the King Alfred (Argus, May 15) made interesting reading. It is great the local community has the initiative and resourcefulness to contribute ideas to the scheme. All of these will contribute

  • We should be told

    Could the public please be told why, after Brighton and Hove City Council refused to allow a market on the decking on the West Pier, it has now been turned into a car park with up to 20 cars being parked there all day? -Sue Edwards, Brighton

  • Ashley shooting: Family will sue

    The family of James Ashley today vowed to sue Sussex Police over his killing. They said their faith in justice had been "cruelly dashed". The solicitor acting for Mr Ashley's two children said a civil action alleging negligence against Sussex Police would

  • Ashley shooting: Why the case collapsed

    The decision to drop the misconduct charges was taken after profound "corporate failures" within Sussex Police emerged, the court heard today. Nigel Sweeney QC, prosecuting, said the Crown had decided to offer no evidence against French, Burton and Siggs

  • Flags not flying

    Letters have appeared in The Argus recently commenting on the lack of flags on Brighton seafront. I have written two letters to the officer concerned, Sarah Tanburn, at Brighton and Hove City Council in the past two years. Each time, I received a polite

  • Couple die in suicide pact

    A disabled man and his wife who were found dead at their home are thought to have taken a drugs overdose in a suicide pact. Detectives believe Edmund Tuvey, 38, a paraplegic, and his wife Margaret Morton, 49, carried out a suicide pact at their home in

  • Signal Failure, by Lizzie Enfield

    Egg appears to be number one in the most frequently used word charts this week. Not wishing to be left out of latest trends in speech, train conductors and station staff have made sure they get a few eggs into their announcements. Was on way to work,

  • Cannabis candidate escapes jail

    A pro-cannabis campaigner who is standing for Parliament broke down in tears when a judge spared him a prison sentence for peddling the drug. Christopher Baldwin, who is standing as an MP for the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, received a suspended jail term

  • Protesters greet top Tory on tour

    Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe was greeted by protesters when she visited Sussex. Members of the Defend Asylum Seekers group joined campaigners from the Socialist Alliance when Miss Widdecombe visited Hove police station and Somerhill Junior School

  • Apollo Saxaphone Quartet

    This premier ensemble got the festival's new music programme off to a roaring start with some challenging but accessible works. Graham Fitkin's Hurl was a strong opener, while Dai Fujikura's Spiral Bound used dissonant fields of sound out of which primal

  • Politicians clamour to win grey vote

    Liberal Democrat peer Lord Dholakia visited a WRVS's meals on wheels service to highlight how his party would help the elderly. Lord Dholakia, who lives in Haywards Heath and was the first Asian to be elected to the old Brighton Council in 1962, dropped

  • Designs for Living

    This was a brave attempt to portray the problems some women have with their sexuality. Writer Claire Dowie put together three scenarios, women being straight, women being gay and women being men. It is a difficult subject to write about but the script

  • Tomboy - TV Gardening

    A Sussex woman is presenting a new gardening show on Meridian 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, greeting cards, magazine

  • Changes cause slump in morale

    Changes to the way many UK businesses are run have produced managers with lower morale, less loyalty and motivation and a reduced sense of job security. Far-reaching research into managerial working life by the Institute of Management (IM) blamed the

  • Resurgent firm hires graduates

    Businesses in Sussex are turning to the academic sector for help with expanding their markets. The latest to call on graduates' skill was once one of the biggest employers in Brighton. In its heyday, Allenwest Electrical employed 3,500 people and the

  • Reward for firms who care for community

    Businesses in Sussex are among the most generous in the UK. When it comes to giving back to the community, firms based in Brighton and Hove are held up as shining examples to others. A pilot scheme to develop a Community Mark for firms who show they care

  • Stressed officer 'refused to sail'

    A Royal Navy officer was severely reprimanded after refusing to sail with his ship because he was stressed. Navigating officer Lieutenant Michael Plumb told his commanding officer he would not return to fishery patrol boat HMS Guernsey after a leave break

  • Hotel aims to lead conference market

    One of Brighton's best-known seafront hotels has a new general manager. Andrew Swindells has taken over at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel and his role also includes responsibility for the Hilton West Pier, 100 yards along the road. Mr Swindells said

  • Healthy lifestyle

    An Eastbourne-based nutritional consultant has created a web site about natural health issues. Lucy Ann Prideaux designed Juicyoo, a magazine and online shop, to provide advice on lifestyle issues. Information is displayed through a range of channels

  • Dolphin therapy appeal for Amy

    Amy Ellis-Somerville cannot walk, talk or see but her parents are determined to improve her condition by taking her to swim with dolphins in Florida. The seven-year-old has been brain damaged since an early age and suffers from epilepsy. Her condition

  • Colleges are hit by strike

    Thousands of students were hit by strike action today because of a dispute over pay. The one-day national strike was called by the lecturers' union NATFHE and affected colleges throughout Sussex. They included Northbrook College in Worthing, Chichester

  • Reviews: Disney plays it corny for laughs

    In true Disney style, the World Quest Magical Racing Tour is epic software for a PC adventure packed full of laughs. Roaming through Disney World, loveable chipmunks Chip and Dale stumble upon the fireworks machine. While Chip spills acorns into the machine

  • Net solutions, with Andrew Hardy

    Q I have heard a lot about computer viruses but I don't really understand what they are. Can you explain? A A computer virus, despite its sinister name, is simply another computer programme designed to make copies of itself, usually through some medium

  • Pub blaze arson probe

    A fire which caused thousands of pounds of damage at a pub today is being treated as arson. There were signs of a break-in and the theft of drinks when firefighters arrived at the scene just after 1am. Landlord Ian Harradine, 55, was just glad no one

  • Woman knocked out in bag snatch bid

    Police are trying to trace two bystanders who witnessed an attack on a woman in Crawley. The victim was punched by a teenager on a bike who tried to snatch her handbag beside Capital Videos in Ifield Drive. She fell to the ground unconscious and had to

  • Pensioners go on march

    Crawley pensioners blocked a pedestrian crossing to campaign for better services for the elderly. Members of Crawley Pensioners Action Group spent an hour blocking The Boulevard in the town centre. Some drivers became so impatient they forced their way

  • Protesters' noisy welcome for Widdecombe

    Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe was greeted by protesters when she visited Sussex. Members of the Defend Asylum Seekers group joined campaigners from the Socialist Alliance when Miss Widdecombe visited Hove police station and Somerhill Junior School

  • Cuckmere Valley cricket: Stephens' challenge

    John Stephens smashed 86 not out as Firle recorded their second win of the season at home to Preston Village. Stephens spearheaded a successful run chase as Firle overhauled the visitors' total of 140-9 to win by six wickets. Shaun Haslam hit 37 for Preston

  • Don't dupe us

    In a letter to Liz Walker, Councillor Jackie Lythell says we have been duped by the developers of the Aquarium Terraces. How so? We now know neither the lease nor planning permission contain information about the kind of restaurants to be installed, although

  • Don't forget the victims

    Shoplifter Mark Keating tells The Argus today why he has such an appalling criminal record and it is one word - drugs. In common with the vast majority of the prison population these days, he has been hooked on drugs. Keating says prison is no good for

  • My life as a shoplifter

    Here convicted shoplifter Mark Keating tells of his years of crime, his many prison sentences and how he feels the penal system has failed him. I was born and bred in Brighton. One day recently when my girlfriend came home from the shops, she told me

  • Splashing idea

    Seven-year-old Amy Ellis-Somerville from Burgess Hill has suffered brain-damaged and needs full-time care. Now her parents intend to take her to Florida to swim with dolphins as part of her therapy. It seems extraordinary to think this could help severely

  • The wheel thing

    Brighton was home to the skateboard when the craze swept the nation. Now there are probably more kids and adults enjoying the modern micro-scooters here than anywhere else in the country thanks to the resort's free-and-easy atmosphere and the wide open

  • Legitimate

    I can provide an answer to the Argus reader who wondered why horse and dog owners were able to access Picker's Hill Farm in Saltdean in spite of the foot-and-mouth restrictions (Opinion, May 15). During the crisis, many areas of countryside were off-limits

  • Fired

    Yet again the efficiency of our firefighters was highlighted (Argus, May 16) when 20 from Hove and Brighton brought under control a blaze at a detached house in Hove. Incident commander Gary Alexander of Hove fire station said: "The hydraulic platform

  • Ashley shooting: Officers cleared

    Three senior Sussex police officers were today cleared of misconduct charges brought after an unarmed man was shot dead. A judge directed that the three officers be found not guilty of misconduct in public office after a three-year probe into the death

  • Ashley shooting: The victim

    James Ashley had already been convicted of killing a father-of-three at a pub in Eastbourne when identified as a target by police investigating drug trafficking and attempted murder. At his trial, the painter and decorator from Liverpool denied the manslaughter

  • Ashley shooting: Why the case collapsed

    The decision to drop the misconduct charges was taken after profound "corporate failures" within Sussex Police emerged, the court heard today. Nigel Sweeney QC, prosecuting, said the Crown had decided to offer no evidence against French, Burton and Siggs

  • Flags not flying

    Letters have appeared in The Argus recently commenting on the lack of flags on Brighton seafront. I have written two letters to the officer concerned, Sarah Tanburn, at Brighton and Hove City Council in the past two years. Each time, I received a polite

  • Pair jailed for horror attack

    Two brothers who beat a man up at the entrance to Eastbourne Pier have each been jailed for two years. Kurt and Clint Weston set upon Andrew Miller after blowing up to £300 on alcohol with another brother, a jury was told. The attack, which took place

  • Couple die in suicide pact

    A disabled man and his wife who were found dead at their home are thought to have taken a drugs overdose in a suicide pact. Detectives believe Edmund Tuvey, 38, a paraplegic, and his wife Margaret Morton, 49, carried out a suicide pact at their home in

  • Scoot while you skate, with help from Dom

    An entrepreneur is hoping to make millions after landing a deal for his skateboard and scooter combination - the Skootboard. Dom Mason, a keen skateboarder, was invited to unveil his prototype on BBC TV show Blue Peter last night. He came up with his

  • Signal Failure, by Lizzie Enfield

    Egg appears to be number one in the most frequently used word charts this week. Not wishing to be left out of latest trends in speech, train conductors and station staff have made sure they get a few eggs into their announcements. Was on way to work,

  • Hospital doctors' safety fears

    Doctors fear lives are being put at risk by an independent hospital's bid to protect patient privacy. Staff at King Edward VII Hospital in Midhurst, introduced a policy of removing patients' names from the doors of private rooms to maintain patient confidentiality

  • Pier problem

    I was surprised The Argus hasn't pointed out Worthing District Council's major blunder in removing the cover outside the Pier Pavilion and removing the access road. In rain, everyone crushes into the cramped entrance hall rather than gather outside and

  • Cannabis candidate escapes jail

    A pro-cannabis campaigner who is standing for Parliament broke down in tears when a judge spared him a prison sentence for peddling the drug. Christopher Baldwin, who is standing as an MP for the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, received a suspended jail term

  • Designs for Living

    This was a brave attempt to portray the problems some women have with their sexuality. Writer Claire Dowie put together three scenarios, women being straight, women being gay and women being men. It is a difficult subject to write about but the script

  • Biosphere/Fennesz/Hazard

    The soundscapes of experimental music makers such as Hazard, Fennesz and Biosphere can induce extremes of sensation. I found aspects of each live act painfully exhilarating, violent yet serene and hellish yet uplifting. Hazard opened the concert with

  • Reward for firms who care for community

    Businesses in Sussex are among the most generous in the UK. When it comes to giving back to the community, firms based in Brighton and Hove are held up as shining examples to others. A pilot scheme to develop a Community Mark for firms who show they care

  • Volunteer days to help the community

    A scheme to get businesses involved with the community is looking for firms to take part in its latest projects. One Brighton and Hove has published its summer calendar of opportunities for volunteers and needs more helpers. The charitable organisation

  • Pond of learning for water kiddies

    Southern Water has a long, proud history of community involvement in Sussex and picked up the Business Community Citizenship last year. Through ScottishPower Learning, a Worthing-based division of its parent company, it has been involved in a range of

  • Restaurant's eco-power

    Owners of Brighton's highly acclaimed vegetarian restaurant, Terre a Terre, have taken another step in their commitment to the environment, by switching to green electricity. Ecotricity is Europe's first environmentally-friendly power company, only supplying

  • Monkey business

    From monkey business to the insurance business - a former primate holding centre is the new home for Insurance consultant Pro-find. It has become a tenant of the site of the notorious Shamrock Farm, at Small Dole, near Henfield. For 50 years, the farm

  • Short but growing

    Short messaging services (SMS) have become one of the fastest-growing methods of communication in recent years. The Brighton and Hove Virtual Festival, sponsored by thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk, is holding a free event tomorrow evening exploring this growing

  • University contract

    The Universities of Sussex and Surrey have been awarded a contract from the Department of Trade and Industry to set up a sharing technology project. The Biotechnology Exploitation Platform (BEP) will exploit technology from both universities by licensing

  • Dolphin therapy appeal for Amy

    Amy Ellis-Somerville cannot walk, talk or see but her parents are determined to improve her condition by taking her to swim with dolphins in Florida. The seven-year-old has been brain damaged since an early age and suffers from epilepsy. Her condition

  • Colleges are hit by strike

    Thousands of students were hit by strike action today because of a dispute over pay. The one-day national strike was called by the lecturers' union NATFHE and affected colleges throughout Sussex. They included Northbrook College in Worthing, Chichester

  • Satellite system to track car theft

    A security system to locate, challenge and stop drivers of stolen vehicles has been launched in Sussex. Hove-based Immotrac has developed in-car technologies, also called Immotrac and Immotrac Fleet, which link vehicles to a security monitoring office

  • Green car aims to smash record

    The world's fastest car could be powered by electricity within the next two years. A Sussex-based racing car specialist has designed a revolutionary vehicle using electricity and gas turbine power to challenge the wheel-driven land spped record. Martin

  • Gallery of 50,000 photos on web

    A Brighton photographer is putting more than 50,000 images online. David Gray, who has been taking pictures for more than two decades, plans to display his work in a vast searchable web site. He runs a tiny gallery in North Road, Brighton, where there

  • Reviews: Disney plays it corny for laughs

    In true Disney style, the World Quest Magical Racing Tour is epic software for a PC adventure packed full of laughs. Roaming through Disney World, loveable chipmunks Chip and Dale stumble upon the fireworks machine. While Chip spills acorns into the machine

  • Net solutions, with Andrew Hardy

    Q I have heard a lot about computer viruses but I don't really understand what they are. Can you explain? A A computer virus, despite its sinister name, is simply another computer programme designed to make copies of itself, usually through some medium

  • Net Shopper

    A growing number of specialist web sites are doing a roaring trade in beautiful hair, the virtual way. Trichology.net has been created by professional consultant to the stars, Tony Maleedy. The site is perhaps a little over-designed but it is worth persevering

  • Pub blaze arson probe

    A fire which caused thousands of pounds of damage at a pub today is being treated as arson. There were signs of a break-in and the theft of drinks when firefighters arrived at the scene just after 1am. Landlord Ian Harradine, 55, was just glad no one

  • New contract's down to Adams

    EXCLUSIVE: Albion are prepared to let Micky Adams determine the length of his new contract. The Seagulls are so eager to hold onto him that a time frame for his revised deal has not even been discussed. Adams is currently just over halfway through a four-year

  • Protesters' noisy welcome for Widdecombe

    Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe was greeted by protesters when she visited Sussex. Members of the Defend Asylum Seekers group joined campaigners from the Socialist Alliance when Miss Widdecombe visited Hove police station and Somerhill Junior School

  • Cricket: Sussex to face England heroes

    Stand-in England captain Alec Stewart will start his preparations for the second Test by facing Sussex tomorrow. Stewart, who will lead England against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Thursday week because Nasser Hussain has a broken thumb, and Graham Thorpe

  • Suburban sprawl will smother us all

    It is interesting to note, in John Prescott's parliamentary constituency of Hull East, there are many thousands of empty council houses which are being bulldozed or boarded up. In the meantime, Mr Prescott has ordered many thousands of extra houses to

  • Don't dupe us

    In a letter to Liz Walker, Councillor Jackie Lythell says we have been duped by the developers of the Aquarium Terraces. How so? We now know neither the lease nor planning permission contain information about the kind of restaurants to be installed, although

  • Don't forget the victims

    Shoplifter Mark Keating tells The Argus today why he has such an appalling criminal record and it is one word - drugs. In common with the vast majority of the prison population these days, he has been hooked on drugs. Keating says prison is no good for

  • Invitation Leage cricket: Rivals' face-off

    Mid Sussex rivals Lindfield and Ansty face each other in a top versus second battle this weekend after both enjoyed their second win of the season on Saturday. Lindfield got home by four wickets at East Preston and have an eight point lead over newly

  • Even-handed

    Archie Norman, shadow environment secretary, is quite right in saying: "Most travelling people lead law-abiding, respectful lives" (Argus, May 16). He is also right in saying a small minority of travellers cause disorder and misery wherever they go. The

  • The wheel thing

    Brighton was home to the skateboard when the craze swept the nation. Now there are probably more kids and adults enjoying the modern micro-scooters here than anywhere else in the country thanks to the resort's free-and-easy atmosphere and the wide open

  • Commuted

    Andy Richards (Opinion, May 16) was misleading. Managing parking more effectively throughout Brighton and Hove is a fundamental part of Brighton and Hove City Council's transport strategy. The details of the council's proposed staff travel plan have been

  • Legitimate

    I can provide an answer to the Argus reader who wondered why horse and dog owners were able to access Picker's Hill Farm in Saltdean in spite of the foot-and-mouth restrictions (Opinion, May 15). During the crisis, many areas of countryside were off-limits

  • Fired

    Yet again the efficiency of our firefighters was highlighted (Argus, May 16) when 20 from Hove and Brighton brought under control a blaze at a detached house in Hove. Incident commander Gary Alexander of Hove fire station said: "The hydraulic platform

  • Ashley shooting: Officers cleared

    Three senior Sussex police officers were today cleared of misconduct charges brought after an unarmed man was shot dead. A judge directed that the three officers be found not guilty of misconduct in public office after a three-year probe into the death

  • Ashley shooting: Shockwaves in Sussex

    The fatal shooting of James Ashley sent shock waves through Sussex Police on a level never before experienced by the force. Immediately afterwards, police chief Paul Whitehouse described the operation as "properly and professionally planned". But it soon

  • Ashley shooting: The victim

    James Ashley had already been convicted of killing a father-of-three at a pub in Eastbourne when identified as a target by police investigating drug trafficking and attempted murder. At his trial, the painter and decorator from Liverpool denied the manslaughter

  • Scoot while you skate, with help from Dom

    An entrepreneur is hoping to make millions after landing a deal for his skateboard and scooter combination - the Skootboard. Dom Mason, a keen skateboarder, was invited to unveil his prototype on BBC TV show Blue Peter last night. He came up with his

  • Pier problem

    I was surprised The Argus hasn't pointed out Worthing District Council's major blunder in removing the cover outside the Pier Pavilion and removing the access road. In rain, everyone crushes into the cramped entrance hall rather than gather outside and

  • Think carefully on Section 28

    M Burgess (Opinion, May 18) needs to think carefully before voting for the local gay Tory candidate, David Gold, in the election. While it is certainly the case Labour hasn't lived up to its promise to repeal Section 28, it was the Tories who introduced

  • John Shuttleworth

    John Shuttleworth's most recent show One Foot In The Gravy, saw him harking back to the past in a droll monologue while constantly reminding his audience "the end is nigh". His creator, Graham Fellows, appeared on stage as his alter-ego in a nerdy red

  • Biosphere/Fennesz/Hazard

    The soundscapes of experimental music makers such as Hazard, Fennesz and Biosphere can induce extremes of sensation. I found aspects of each live act painfully exhilarating, violent yet serene and hellish yet uplifting. Hazard opened the concert with

  • The King's consort

    I dread to think what it must have cost to bring the King's Consort to Brighton for this concert of music by Henry Purcell. But with a cast of singers including counter-tenors James Bowman and Charles Humphries and soprano Lynne Dawson plus seven others

  • Galliard Wind Ensemble

    Mixing the near modern with the very modern could be an awful mistake in concert programming, but not when it is in the hands of this talented ensemble formed eight years ago when its members were studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Several awards

  • Volunteer days to help the community

    A scheme to get businesses involved with the community is looking for firms to take part in its latest projects. One Brighton and Hove has published its summer calendar of opportunities for volunteers and needs more helpers. The charitable organisation

  • Pond of learning for water kiddies

    Southern Water has a long, proud history of community involvement in Sussex and picked up the Business Community Citizenship last year. Through ScottishPower Learning, a Worthing-based division of its parent company, it has been involved in a range of

  • Restaurant's eco-power

    Owners of Brighton's highly acclaimed vegetarian restaurant, Terre a Terre, have taken another step in their commitment to the environment, by switching to green electricity. Ecotricity is Europe's first environmentally-friendly power company, only supplying

  • Monkey business

    From monkey business to the insurance business - a former primate holding centre is the new home for Insurance consultant Pro-find. It has become a tenant of the site of the notorious Shamrock Farm, at Small Dole, near Henfield. For 50 years, the farm

  • Strongest link for the stars

    When tennis star Pat Cash wants his swimming pool cleaned or Anne Robinson has a loose slate, it is a Sussex company that comes to the rescue. Private Client Management (PCM) has targeted its services at people whose income ranges from £300,000 to £2

  • Short but growing

    Short messaging services (SMS) have become one of the fastest-growing methods of communication in recent years. The Brighton and Hove Virtual Festival, sponsored by thisisbrightonandhove.co.uk, is holding a free event tomorrow evening exploring this growing

  • University contract

    The Universities of Sussex and Surrey have been awarded a contract from the Department of Trade and Industry to set up a sharing technology project. The Biotechnology Exploitation Platform (BEP) will exploit technology from both universities by licensing

  • Language of games

    Babel Media has launched a global network of language experts. The Hove-based new media company has set up the network to source skills for games and interactive publishers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Babel has developed a searchable database, matching

  • Young and old unite for safer Seaford

    Young and old have come together to sign a charter to conquer the fear of crime and violence in their town. Older residents in Seaford, are worried the town centre has become a no-go area during the evenings and at weekends. Now, more than 17 community

  • Boss fined over worker's death

    The former boss of a scaffolding company has been fined £2,000 after one of his workers was electrocuted. Daniel Wyatt, 22, was killed when a scaffold pole he was carrying touched an overhead power cable, sending 11,000 volts through his body. A court

  • Satellite system to track car theft

    A security system to locate, challenge and stop drivers of stolen vehicles has been launched in Sussex. Hove-based Immotrac has developed in-car technologies, also called Immotrac and Immotrac Fleet, which link vehicles to a security monitoring office

  • Green car aims to smash record

    The world's fastest car could be powered by electricity within the next two years. A Sussex-based racing car specialist has designed a revolutionary vehicle using electricity and gas turbine power to challenge the wheel-driven land spped record. Martin

  • Gallery of 50,000 photos on web

    A Brighton photographer is putting more than 50,000 images online. David Gray, who has been taking pictures for more than two decades, plans to display his work in a vast searchable web site. He runs a tiny gallery in North Road, Brighton, where there

  • Now my address is bomb-proofed

    How good is your email? Is it what you expected when you signed up? Are you concerned that your ISP may be trying to charge you extra for what used to be free? Are you really happy about advertising being included as part of your personal emails? The

  • Review: Phone is a delight and easy to use

    Samsung is not the first name to trip off the lips when talking about mobile phones. But that may be about to change. The dual-band Samsung GSM SGH-A110 amazed me. This phone comes smaller, lighter and easier to use than many other handsets. It is compact

  • Reviews: Look and learn pad

    The LeapPad is a brilliant educational device for small children offering a compromise between technology and tradition. Designed to help children to learn to read, the LeapPad uses technology to read aloud to a child as it points at individual words

  • TV appeal to catch Vera's attacker

    The hunt for a man who beat up an 84-year-old Mid Sussex woman and tried to indecently assault her will be made on TV's Crimewatch tomorrow. Retired teacher Vera Stephens defended herself by biting her assailant on the lip as he carried out the brutal

  • Net Shopper

    A growing number of specialist web sites are doing a roaring trade in beautiful hair, the virtual way. Trichology.net has been created by professional consultant to the stars, Tony Maleedy. The site is perhaps a little over-designed but it is worth persevering

  • Town centre arcade bid

    An amusement arcade may open in a town centre shopping street in Worthing. Planners have backed proposals for the scheme in Chapel Road, despite objections from conservationists. The protesters said they regretted the loss of another shop unit in an area

  • Driver hurt in crash with crane

    A motorist had to be cut free from his wrecked car today after it was in collision with a mobile crane. The 28-year-old man was taken to Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, with leg injuries after the accident on the Southwater bypass near Horsham

  • New contract's down to Adams

    EXCLUSIVE: Albion are prepared to let Micky Adams determine the length of his new contract. The Seagulls are so eager to hold onto him that a time frame for his revised deal has not even been discussed. Adams is currently just over halfway through a four-year

  • Albion: Adams is manager of the year

    Micky Adams has crowned a memorable season with a prestigious prize from his peers. The Albion boss has been voted Third Division Manager Of The Year. Adams picked up his award last night from England coach Sven Goran Eriksson at a glittering ceremony

  • Cricket: Adams' big decision

    Sussex skipper Chris Adams will decide after practice today whether to play in tomorrow's Benson and Hedges Cup quarter-final against Surrey at Hove. Adams netted for the first time yesterday since breaking his thumb nearly a month ago and came through

  • Cricket: Sussex to face England heroes

    Stand-in England captain Alec Stewart will start his preparations for the second Test by facing Sussex tomorrow. Stewart, who will lead England against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Thursday week because Nasser Hussain has a broken thumb, and Graham Thorpe

  • League cricket round-up: Champions' steady start

    Champions Chiddingly made it two wins out of two with a three wicket triumph at home to DPB in division one of the East Sussex League on Saturday. Skipper Tom Carr (3-52) and Tim Hinchcliffe (3-56) combined to restrict DPB to 183-7 in their 55 overs,

  • Suburban sprawl will smother us all

    It is interesting to note, in John Prescott's parliamentary constituency of Hull East, there are many thousands of empty council houses which are being bulldozed or boarded up. In the meantime, Mr Prescott has ordered many thousands of extra houses to

  • Mid Sussex cricket: Elliott rips in

    Early leaders Balcombe followed up last week's success against Staplefield with another victory on Saturday but this time it was by a lot more comfortable margin. The defending champions only sneaked home with three balls to spare in their six-wicket

  • Women's cricket: Atkins faces Aussie tester

    Caroline Atkins will open the batting when England take on Australia in the first women's Test at Shenley, Hertfordshire, next month. The 20-year-old from Burgess Hill has been named in the national senior squad with captain Clare Connor, a Sussex and

  • Invitation Leage cricket: Rivals' face-off

    Mid Sussex rivals Lindfield and Ansty face each other in a top versus second battle this weekend after both enjoyed their second win of the season on Saturday. Lindfield got home by four wickets at East Preston and have an eight point lead over newly

  • Even-handed

    Archie Norman, shadow environment secretary, is quite right in saying: "Most travelling people lead law-abiding, respectful lives" (Argus, May 16). He is also right in saying a small minority of travellers cause disorder and misery wherever they go. The

  • Mixed funds

    The report on local people's proposals for the redevelopment of the King Alfred (Argus, May 15) made interesting reading. It is great the local community has the initiative and resourcefulness to contribute ideas to the scheme. All of these will contribute

  • Commuted

    Andy Richards (Opinion, May 16) was misleading. Managing parking more effectively throughout Brighton and Hove is a fundamental part of Brighton and Hove City Council's transport strategy. The details of the council's proposed staff travel plan have been

  • We should be told

    Could the public please be told why, after Brighton and Hove City Council refused to allow a market on the decking on the West Pier, it has now been turned into a car park with up to 20 cars being parked there all day? -Sue Edwards, Brighton

  • Ashley shooting: Shockwaves in Sussex

    The fatal shooting of James Ashley sent shock waves through Sussex Police on a level never before experienced by the force. Immediately afterwards, police chief Paul Whitehouse described the operation as "properly and professionally planned". But it soon

  • Ashley shooting: Family will sue

    The family of James Ashley today vowed to sue Sussex Police over his killing. They said their faith in justice had been "cruelly dashed". The solicitor acting for Mr Ashley's two children said a civil action alleging negligence against Sussex Police would

  • TV appeal to catch Vera's attacker

    The hunt for a man who beat up an 84-year-old Mid Sussex woman and tried to indecently assault her will be made on TV's Crimewatch tomorrow. Retired teacher Vera Stephens defended herself by biting her assailant on the lip as he carried out the brutal

  • Think carefully on Section 28

    M Burgess (Opinion, May 18) needs to think carefully before voting for the local gay Tory candidate, David Gold, in the election. While it is certainly the case Labour hasn't lived up to its promise to repeal Section 28, it was the Tories who introduced

  • Protesters greet top Tory on tour

    Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe was greeted by protesters when she visited Sussex. Members of the Defend Asylum Seekers group joined campaigners from the Socialist Alliance when Miss Widdecombe visited Hove police station and Somerhill Junior School

  • Apollo Saxaphone Quartet

    This premier ensemble got the festival's new music programme off to a roaring start with some challenging but accessible works. Graham Fitkin's Hurl was a strong opener, while Dai Fujikura's Spiral Bound used dissonant fields of sound out of which primal

  • Politicians clamour to win grey vote

    Liberal Democrat peer Lord Dholakia visited a WRVS's meals on wheels service to highlight how his party would help the elderly. Lord Dholakia, who lives in Haywards Heath and was the first Asian to be elected to the old Brighton Council in 1962, dropped

  • John Shuttleworth

    John Shuttleworth's most recent show One Foot In The Gravy, saw him harking back to the past in a droll monologue while constantly reminding his audience "the end is nigh". His creator, Graham Fellows, appeared on stage as his alter-ego in a nerdy red

  • The King's consort

    I dread to think what it must have cost to bring the King's Consort to Brighton for this concert of music by Henry Purcell. But with a cast of singers including counter-tenors James Bowman and Charles Humphries and soprano Lynne Dawson plus seven others

  • Galliard Wind Ensemble

    Mixing the near modern with the very modern could be an awful mistake in concert programming, but not when it is in the hands of this talented ensemble formed eight years ago when its members were studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Several awards

  • Tomboy - TV Gardening

    A Sussex woman is presenting a new gardening show on Meridian 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, greeting cards, magazine

  • Changes cause slump in morale

    Changes to the way many UK businesses are run have produced managers with lower morale, less loyalty and motivation and a reduced sense of job security. Far-reaching research into managerial working life by the Institute of Management (IM) blamed the

  • Resurgent firm hires graduates

    Businesses in Sussex are turning to the academic sector for help with expanding their markets. The latest to call on graduates' skill was once one of the biggest employers in Brighton. In its heyday, Allenwest Electrical employed 3,500 people and the

  • Death crash victim named

    A West Sussex man killed when his car swerved and overturned on the A23 at Pyecombe yesterday has been named. Robin West, 33, of Lansdowne Close, Horsham, died from multiple injuries. Police are investigating how his Fiat estate car came to crash and

  • Stressed officer 'refused to sail'

    A Royal Navy officer was severely reprimanded after refusing to sail with his ship because he was stressed. Navigating officer Lieutenant Michael Plumb told his commanding officer he would not return to fishery patrol boat HMS Guernsey after a leave break

  • Hotel aims to lead conference market

    One of Brighton's best-known seafront hotels has a new general manager. Andrew Swindells has taken over at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel and his role also includes responsibility for the Hilton West Pier, 100 yards along the road. Mr Swindells said

  • Strongest link for the stars

    When tennis star Pat Cash wants his swimming pool cleaned or Anne Robinson has a loose slate, it is a Sussex company that comes to the rescue. Private Client Management (PCM) has targeted its services at people whose income ranges from £300,000 to £2