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  • Call for rail line link-up

    A new rail line through East Sussex would regenerate the county and give Newhaven a much-needed boost, say campaigners. The line could be created by reopening two short stretches of rail between Lewes and Uckfield and Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells.

  • Threatened dogs win breathing space

    Ten great Danes who whose sanctuary was threatened with closure have been granted a stay of execution. Now Joy Ledingham and Christine McMahon, founders of the Great Dane Rescue Society, are launching an appeal to buy their animals a permanent home. The

  • Men hurt in club fight

    Several men were left with facial injuries after a fight outside a Brighton nightclub. The punch-up happened on the seafront outside the Funky Buddha Lounge at 12.30am yesterday. Police were called to the scene and four men were arrested. Brighton CID

  • Pier threatens to unplug rival

    Owners of the Palace Pier in Brighton are challenging the rival West Pier's right to National Lottery funds for restoration. The Noble Organisation has instructed lawyers to say the granting of funds could be regarded as unfair competition. Lottery organisers

  • Council moves to evict travellers

    Council chiefs have instructed lawyers to start legal proceedings for evicting travellers from an old farmstead. Until now, Brighton and Hove Council has tolerated the travellers at Patcham Court Farm. Patcham councillor Geoffrey Theobald asked for them

  • Fourth arrest over attack

    Police have arrested a fourth person in Sussex over an attack on the boss of a pharmaceutical testing firm. Yesterday we reported how three men were arrested over the assault on Brian Cass, head of Cambridgeshire-based Huntingdon Life Sciences. One was

  • Old red-light zone will be developed

    An historic site that was Brighton's answer to a red-light district 200 years ago is to be given a new lease of life. The infamous colonnade in New Road is to be rebuilt as part of a £1 million housing and restaurant complex. The colonnade was built in

  • Kids' pool 'is almost ready'

    Contractors are working round the clock to complete a seafront children's attraction in Brighton in time for bank holiday weekend. The pirate-themed padding pool and playground near the West Pier in Brighton was supposed to open in time for the May Day

  • Pier attacker could face jail

    A man has been found guilty of sparking a brawl on Brighton's Palace Pier which left a businessman battered and bruised. A gang attacked computer analyst Kuram Kiani, from Brighton, as he enjoyed a summer evening out with friends. At Southwark Crown Court

  • Flats plan for former home

    Plans to convert an historic convalescent home in Brighton into 14 flats are likely to be approved. Gladedale Homes wants to carry out the conversion on the French Convalescent Home in De Courcel Road, off the seafront. There was uproar two years ago

  • Lib Dems get gnome votes

    The Liberal Democrats are leading the way in Eastbourne - at least when it comes to the sale of garden gnomes. The town's Asda store began selling miniature versions of Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy yesterday and sales of Mr Kennedy are

  • Why didn't police protect Prescott?

    Jenny Langston's comments (Opinion, May 21) regarding the visit by John Prescott to Hove recently are very different to what I witnessed. I did not see any bouncers or bodyguards surround Mr Prescott while he was continually being heckled by Mrs Langston

  • Deep water

    I have always thought Jenny Langston worked very hard during her term as mayor and was to be applauded for it. Why did she have to spoil things by her exaggerated nonsense in Opinion? I wonder what made John Prescott appear a "fearful sight", alarming

  • The future looks bright

    While millions of pounds have been spent on giving Brighton city centre a boost in recent years, one site has remained a prominent eyesore. It is the corner of New Road and North Street where there are several empty and derelict buildings. Now the site

  • Golf: Heath wins in style

    Sarah Heath chalked up the most convincing first round victory in the English Ladies' Amateur Championship over the sun-drenched West Sussex course at Pulborough today. The 19-year-old former English girls' title holder from Shifnall, Shropshire, was

  • Remaindered

    So Jenny Langston and Mark Barnard are blind are they? Starting a brawl in Wales, she said. Bully-boy tactics, he said. What planet are these two on? They certainly aren't on the one where people can see with their own eyes what happens when an event

  • Table tennis: Eckersley misses title

    Nigel Eckersley has just missed out on his third veterans' title. The Uckfield ace was playing at Sheffield in the last Grand Prix of the season, but lost out to arch rival John Hilton, from Manchester, in the final. Eckersley led Hilton by two games

  • Wrong again

    As usual, the Socialist Alliance is wrong in its assertion (Opinion, May 18). Indeed, on May 15, when the hustings event took place at lunchtime, I was looking after my 23-month-old son, Joshua, and the Students' Union was informed I was not available

  • Disjunctive

    Well done, Adam Trimingham, on the excellent description of problems you encountered as a rail passenger with a bicycle travelling on the Victorian shuttle service coastal railway between Brighton station and Ashford Eurostar interchange (Argus, May 17

  • The Sage Of Sussex: Adam Trimingham

    When Jim Reeves had a huge hit 40 years ago with I Hear The Sound Of Distant Drums, it was supposed to convey a pleasant noise. But the other day on Brighton beach as I was attempting the first sunbathe of summer, it wasn't like that at all. The drums

  • Sad clich

    As a lesbian who has to live and work in the "real", that is predominantly heterosexual, world, I have been disgusted with the outrageous behaviour of the gay men in the BBC 2 programme Brighton: Out The Closet. All it did was reinforce the stereotypical

  • Graffic example

    At last, a cowardly vandal is exposed in his act of defacement. Graffiti is very damaging to the image of Brighton and Hove and especially depressing when so many people are working hard to improve the environment. The cost of removing graffiti from property

  • Jenny to the rescue

    I was assaulted on Victoria Station, injured my back badly and spent the night in St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster. But I just have to be out on the streets for Jenny Langston - she is the only one who can rescue Hove from the horror of George Street.

  • Socialist? Surely some mistake

    Margaret Thatcher's declaration that she considers Tony Blair to be a socialist is surely proof, if any were needed, of her final flight from reason. -Andy Richards, Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate, Hove

  • Mystery face: It's reggae star Bob

    A sharp-eyed photographer has finally unmasked the apparition that has baffled residents - it's reggae legend Bob Marley. Claire Levett, 25, was intrigued by the image of a human face that appeared one night burnt into the grass in Ashton Rise, near St

  • Cruel words

    Vanora Leigh should not have called Natalie Cassidy's character, Sonia, slab-faced (Weekend, May 19). It is a very cruel way to describe a lovely, young, talented actress. Sonia is as beautiful inside as out. She is like the Mona Lisa, not like a slab

  • Where's cook book shop?

    I have heard there is a bookshop opening in Brighton specialising in cookery books. I would love to use this. Can anybody tell me where it is and when it is opening? -Francesca Annis, Brighton

  • Nuclear warning

    If the historical determinism "Of course, history repeats itself" of Richard Dale is right (Opinion, May 22), he and his flawed thinking will be buried, along with us all, under the rubble of nuclear war. -Richard W Symonds, Lavington Close, Ifield, Crawley

  • Market's an asset

    After all the controversy last year over the street market at Brighton's West Pier, what an astonishing turnaround when I visited last weekend. Friendly traders, colourful and imaginative stalls, disabled access. Terrific. The traders were right, it seems

  • Call for rail line link-up

    A new rail line through East Sussex would regenerate the county and give Newhaven a much-needed boost, say campaigners. The line could be created by reopening two short stretches of rail between Lewes and Uckfield and Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells.

  • Fire at factory

    Arsonists may have been responsible for a fire in the offices of a bacon factory early today. Fire crews from Horsham and Crawley went to the Horsham Bacon Factory in Foundry Lane at 4am. They put the blaze out by 5am. No one was in the building and the

  • Head denies he's off to Eton

    Brighton College head Anthony Seldon has denied speculation that he could become the next man in charge of Eton College. Mr Seldon was tipped for the top teaching job at the country's most celebrated school in a national newspaper story. Dr Seldon said

  • Threatened dogs win breathing space

    Ten great Danes who whose sanctuary was threatened with closure have been granted a stay of execution. Now Joy Ledingham and Christine McMahon, founders of the Great Dane Rescue Society, are launching an appeal to buy their animals a permanent home. The

  • Men hurt in club fight

    Several men were left with facial injuries after a fight outside a Brighton nightclub. The punch-up happened on the seafront outside the Funky Buddha Lounge at 12.30am yesterday. Police were called to the scene and four men were arrested. Brighton CID

  • Fourth arrest over attack

    Police have arrested a fourth person in Sussex over an attack on the boss of a pharmaceutical testing firm. Yesterday we reported how three men were arrested over the assault on Brian Cass, head of Cambridgeshire-based Huntingdon Life Sciences. One was

  • Old red-light zone will be developed

    An historic site that was Brighton's answer to a red-light district 200 years ago is to be given a new lease of life. The infamous colonnade in New Road is to be rebuilt as part of a £1 million housing and restaurant complex. The colonnade was built in

  • Kids' pool 'is almost ready'

    Contractors are working round the clock to complete a seafront children's attraction in Brighton in time for bank holiday weekend. The pirate-themed padding pool and playground near the West Pier in Brighton was supposed to open in time for the May Day

  • Pier attacker could face jail

    A man has been found guilty of sparking a brawl on Brighton's Palace Pier which left a businessman battered and bruised. A gang attacked computer analyst Kuram Kiani, from Brighton, as he enjoyed a summer evening out with friends. At Southwark Crown Court

  • Hospice offers home care for last days

    A project that will give terminally ill patients the choice of dying at home instead of in a hospice will start this autumn. The £680,000 three-year scheme will be run by the Martlets Hospice in Hove. It aims to provide specialist nursing care and support

  • Flats plan for former home

    Plans to convert an historic convalescent home in Brighton into 14 flats are likely to be approved. Gladedale Homes wants to carry out the conversion on the French Convalescent Home in De Courcel Road, off the seafront. There was uproar two years ago

  • Lib Dems get gnome votes

    The Liberal Democrats are leading the way in Eastbourne - at least when it comes to the sale of garden gnomes. The town's Asda store began selling miniature versions of Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy yesterday and sales of Mr Kennedy are

  • Cricket: Sussex blown away

    There were no complaints from skipper Chris Adams as Sussex's Benson and Hedges Cup hopes went up in smoke at Hove yesterday. Adams, in his first match for nearly a month made 37, and opener Richard Montgomerie scored 83, but Sussex lost their last eight

  • Why didn't police protect Prescott?

    Jenny Langston's comments (Opinion, May 21) regarding the visit by John Prescott to Hove recently are very different to what I witnessed. I did not see any bouncers or bodyguards surround Mr Prescott while he was continually being heckled by Mrs Langston

  • Bird saved from tree

    Firefighters were called out last night to rescue a bird . . . from a tree. Billy the cockatiel escaped from his house in Orchard Close, Southwick, when his cage fell over and the door swung open. He spent three hours in the 20ft tall tree, refusing to

  • Missing girl is found

    A schoolgirl who has gone missing several times was yesterday found in Brighton by police officers. Margaret Echel-Thomson, 13, who lives near Preston Park, had been missing for a week. It was feared she may have been trying to meet people she contacted

  • Deep water

    I have always thought Jenny Langston worked very hard during her term as mayor and was to be applauded for it. Why did she have to spoil things by her exaggerated nonsense in Opinion? I wonder what made John Prescott appear a "fearful sight", alarming

  • Golf: Heath wins in style

    Sarah Heath chalked up the most convincing first round victory in the English Ladies' Amateur Championship over the sun-drenched West Sussex course at Pulborough today. The 19-year-old former English girls' title holder from Shifnall, Shropshire, was

  • Albion ladies: It's a Seagulls hat-trick

    Albion have now completed a hat-trick of championships, thanks to the ladies' side. Following on the success of Micky Adams' Third Division title winners and the Youth Alliance League under-17s crown, Albion Ladies have now clinched the AXA Women's Southern

  • Child's play

    More good news for the resort is the opening of a new paddling pool and children's play area next to the West Pier. The redevelopment of Brighton seafront between the piers has been one of the local success stories of the past decade. But it has been

  • Remaindered

    So Jenny Langston and Mark Barnard are blind are they? Starting a brawl in Wales, she said. Bully-boy tactics, he said. What planet are these two on? They certainly aren't on the one where people can see with their own eyes what happens when an event

  • Off your bike

    Hove promenade is so wide and attractive that many people like to use it for strolls. But there have been increasing complaints that beggars, drunks and vandals are spoiling their fun. Now PC Trevor Cox will undertake a regular patrol of the prom. He

  • Wrong again

    As usual, the Socialist Alliance is wrong in its assertion (Opinion, May 18). Indeed, on May 15, when the hustings event took place at lunchtime, I was looking after my 23-month-old son, Joshua, and the Students' Union was informed I was not available

  • New leads in murder mystery

    Police today said they were investigating new lines of inquiry into the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old boy. A £10,000 reward is being offered by Sussex Police to catch the killers of Keith Lyon who was stabbed to death 34 years ago. A call from an Argus

  • Gas drama at school

    Twenty-six children were taken to hospital today after a gas canister was set off in a school. Part of 1,100-pupil Priory School in Lewes was sealed off as a fleet of ambulances took the contaminated children to hospital. None was seriously hurt but three

  • Arsonists target neighbours' cars

    Householders in a Burgess Hill street say they are living in fear because vandals keep torching their cars. Residents of Denham Road, in Burgess Hill, have seen six cars gutted in the past three weeks. Nobody has been hurt but concern is mounting that

  • Gas drama at school

    Twenty-six children were taken to hospital today after a gas canister was set off in a school. Part of 1,100-pupil Priory School in Lewes was sealed off as a fleet of ambulances took the contaminated children to hospital. None was seriously hurt but three

  • The Sage Of Sussex: Adam Trimingham

    When Jim Reeves had a huge hit 40 years ago with I Hear The Sound Of Distant Drums, it was supposed to convey a pleasant noise. But the other day on Brighton beach as I was attempting the first sunbathe of summer, it wasn't like that at all. The drums

  • Market's an asset

    After all the controversy last year over the street market at Brighton's West Pier, what an astonishing turnaround when I visited last weekend. Friendly traders, colourful and imaginative stalls, disabled access. Terrific. The traders were right, it seems

  • The beach bobby

    You won't often catch PC Trevor Cox taking time out for an ice cream cone on Hove beach. His aim is to put a chill down the spine of anyone who wants to spoil the fun of other citizens on the seafront. PC Cox is the latest initiative to come from the

  • Head denies he's off to Eton

    Brighton College head Anthony Seldon has denied speculation that he could become the next man in charge of Eton College. Mr Seldon was tipped for the top teaching job at the country's most celebrated school in a national newspaper story. Dr Seldon said

  • Vicar murder case: Boys remanded

    Two 17-year-old boys charged in connection with the murder of an elderly vicar have appeared before magistrates. One youth is charged with murdering the Rev Ronald Glazebrook, 81, at his ground-floor flat in Dane Road, St Leonards. He is also jointly

  • Hospice offers home care for last days

    A project that will give terminally ill patients the choice of dying at home instead of in a hospice will start this autumn. The £680,000 three-year scheme will be run by the Martlets Hospice in Hove. It aims to provide specialist nursing care and support

  • Maude accuses EU of meddling in election

    Sussex Tory hopeful Francis Maude has accused the European Commission of an "outrageous" attempt to interfere in the General Election. The shadow foreign secretary, who is fighting the Horsham seat, made the accusation after the Commission said the party's

  • Cricket: Sussex blown away

    There were no complaints from skipper Chris Adams as Sussex's Benson and Hedges Cup hopes went up in smoke at Hove yesterday. Adams, in his first match for nearly a month made 37, and opener Richard Montgomerie scored 83, but Sussex lost their last eight

  • Albion: Pitcher perfect, says Allan

    Albion target Geoff Pitcher is good enough for the First Division, according to a former Seagull and current team-mate. Derek Allan played with Pitcher this season in the Kingstonian side which reached the fourth round of the FA Cup before they were relegated

  • Streets could close for car-free day

    Five city centre streets are likely to be closed to traffic on European Car Free Day, Saturday September 22. Brighton and Hove councillor Chris Morley is being asked to approve the closures at a private meeting on Wednesday. Environmental groups criticised

  • Cricket: Sussex self-destruct

    Sussex pressed the self-destruct button at Hove yesterday, just when they looked like pulling off a famous win over Surrey's team of stars. A century stand between Richard Montgomerie and Chris Adams had taken the county to 138-2 in the 35th over and

  • Bird saved from tree

    Firefighters were called out last night to rescue a bird . . . from a tree. Billy the cockatiel escaped from his house in Orchard Close, Southwick, when his cage fell over and the door swung open. He spent three hours in the 20ft tall tree, refusing to

  • Missing girl is found

    A schoolgirl who has gone missing several times was yesterday found in Brighton by police officers. Margaret Echel-Thomson, 13, who lives near Preston Park, had been missing for a week. It was feared she may have been trying to meet people she contacted

  • Yes to cultural capital bid

    Councillors have agreed to a £350,000 bid for Brighton and Hove to become the capital of culture in 2008. Culture cabinet councillor Ian Duncan told a policy committee meeting he thought the bid stood a good chance of success. He said Brighton and Hove

  • Albion ladies: It's a Seagulls hat-trick

    Albion have now completed a hat-trick of championships, thanks to the ladies' side. Following on the success of Micky Adams' Third Division title winners and the Youth Alliance League under-17s crown, Albion Ladies have now clinched the AXA Women's Southern

  • European left

    After studying the report of John Prescott's visit to Rhyl, I wonder if, during a boxing match, commentators describing a dangerous short left jab landing on an opponent will call it "a Prescott". I was pleased he used the left. It would have been politically

  • Child's play

    More good news for the resort is the opening of a new paddling pool and children's play area next to the West Pier. The redevelopment of Brighton seafront between the piers has been one of the local success stories of the past decade. But it has been

  • Off your bike

    Hove promenade is so wide and attractive that many people like to use it for strolls. But there have been increasing complaints that beggars, drunks and vandals are spoiling their fun. Now PC Trevor Cox will undertake a regular patrol of the prom. He

  • No favours

    I have friends living on the Braypool Lane travellers' site in Patcham and we regularly take taxis to and from there. Whenever our funds allow, we make a point of tipping the cabbies and we're always friendly and have a chat in an attempt to break down

  • Praise indeed

    One of my friends was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, at 1am on a Tuesday after her third stroke. The first was two years ago and the second was last month, when we were in Sri Lanka. I would like to thank the medical assessment unit

  • Cycling: Yates gets boot

    Former national 25-mile champion Richard Prebble, from Farnham, had a clear-cut win in the Worthing Excelsior open 25-mile event at Broadbridge Heath. But he was disappointed that his team-mate, Sussex ace Sean Yates, was a non-starter. Yates, the race

  • New leads in murder mystery

    Police today said they were investigating new lines of inquiry into the unsolved murder of a 12-year-old boy. A £10,000 reward is being offered by Sussex Police to catch the killers of Keith Lyon who was stabbed to death 34 years ago. A call from an Argus

  • Back on track

    We can all sympathise with Adam Trimingham for his harrowing experience with rail travel on a Sunday. But when he says, "My vote will go to the party which can sort out public transport in a way that will benefit us all" he certainly can't mean the Tory

  • Gas drama at school

    Twenty-six children were taken to hospital today after a gas canister was set off in a school. Part of 1,100-pupil Priory School in Lewes was sealed off as a fleet of ambulances took the contaminated children to hospital. None was seriously hurt but three

  • Go-ahead for gasworks plan

    A bid to build a supermarket on the old Hove gasworks site has been approved. Brighton and Hove Council's policy committee agreed to the comprehensive redevelopment of the land behind George Street and Church Road, Hove. The supermarket is expected to

  • Tomboy - Beach Bobby

    A PC is going on the beat, on the beach. This is my 400th topical Tomboy cartoon for the Argus - woo-hoo! 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

  • The beach bobby

    You won't often catch PC Trevor Cox taking time out for an ice cream cone on Hove beach. His aim is to put a chill down the spine of anyone who wants to spoil the fun of other citizens on the seafront. PC Cox is the latest initiative to come from the

  • Pier threatens to unplug rival

    Owners of the Palace Pier in Brighton are challenging the rival West Pier's right to National Lottery funds for restoration. The Noble Organisation has instructed lawyers to say the granting of funds could be regarded as unfair competition. Lottery organisers

  • Council moves to evict travellers

    Council chiefs have instructed lawyers to start legal proceedings for evicting travellers from an old farmstead. Until now, Brighton and Hove Council has tolerated the travellers at Patcham Court Farm. Patcham councillor Geoffrey Theobald asked for them

  • Vicar murder case: Boys remanded

    Two 17-year-old boys charged in connection with the murder of an elderly vicar have appeared before magistrates. One youth is charged with murdering the Rev Ronald Glazebrook, 81, at his ground-floor flat in Dane Road, St Leonards. He is also jointly

  • Flood plan for at-risk village

    Residents of a village that was cut in two after a river burst its banks are to be offered a flood prevention scheme. Plumpton Green, near Burgess Hill, has flooded seven times since last October, when the Bevern Stream overflowed. On at least three occasions

  • Thumbprints fight shop fraud

    Shoppers could soon be asked for their thumb-print in a bid to beat credit card fraud in Crawley. Retailers are to be asked to try a scheme that is proving a huge success in the United States. Duncan McKenzie, security manager at County Mall shopping

  • Maude accuses EU of meddling in election

    Sussex Tory hopeful Francis Maude has accused the European Commission of an "outrageous" attempt to interfere in the General Election. The shadow foreign secretary, who is fighting the Horsham seat, made the accusation after the Commission said the party's

  • Albion: Pitcher perfect, says Allan

    Albion target Geoff Pitcher is good enough for the First Division, according to a former Seagull and current team-mate. Derek Allan played with Pitcher this season in the Kingstonian side which reached the fourth round of the FA Cup before they were relegated

  • Award for clean beach

    Eastbourne has been awarded a blue and yellow flag for high beach standards for the tenth year running. The Seaside Awards flag will be flown from the bandstand on the seafront, showing the beach has achieved high levels of safety. To be entitled to fly

  • Streets could close for car-free day

    Five city centre streets are likely to be closed to traffic on European Car Free Day, Saturday September 22. Brighton and Hove councillor Chris Morley is being asked to approve the closures at a private meeting on Wednesday. Environmental groups criticised

  • Cricket: Sussex self-destruct

    Sussex pressed the self-destruct button at Hove yesterday, just when they looked like pulling off a famous win over Surrey's team of stars. A century stand between Richard Montgomerie and Chris Adams had taken the county to 138-2 in the 35th over and

  • The future looks bright

    While millions of pounds have been spent on giving Brighton city centre a boost in recent years, one site has remained a prominent eyesore. It is the corner of New Road and North Street where there are several empty and derelict buildings. Now the site

  • Yes to cultural capital bid

    Councillors have agreed to a £350,000 bid for Brighton and Hove to become the capital of culture in 2008. Culture cabinet councillor Ian Duncan told a policy committee meeting he thought the bid stood a good chance of success. He said Brighton and Hove

  • European left

    After studying the report of John Prescott's visit to Rhyl, I wonder if, during a boxing match, commentators describing a dangerous short left jab landing on an opponent will call it "a Prescott". I was pleased he used the left. It would have been politically

  • Tribunal told of rail ticket scam

    A man accused of taking part in a rail ticket scam lasting more than two years claimed he was "stitched up" by his brother and his former wife Horsham station manager Gareth Leslie was investigated by Connex South Central after his brother David was accused

  • No favours

    I have friends living on the Braypool Lane travellers' site in Patcham and we regularly take taxis to and from there. Whenever our funds allow, we make a point of tipping the cabbies and we're always friendly and have a chat in an attempt to break down

  • Table tennis: Eckersley misses title

    Nigel Eckersley has just missed out on his third veterans' title. The Uckfield ace was playing at Sheffield in the last Grand Prix of the season, but lost out to arch rival John Hilton, from Manchester, in the final. Eckersley led Hilton by two games

  • Praise indeed

    One of my friends was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, at 1am on a Tuesday after her third stroke. The first was two years ago and the second was last month, when we were in Sri Lanka. I would like to thank the medical assessment unit

  • Cycling: Yates gets boot

    Former national 25-mile champion Richard Prebble, from Farnham, had a clear-cut win in the Worthing Excelsior open 25-mile event at Broadbridge Heath. But he was disappointed that his team-mate, Sussex ace Sean Yates, was a non-starter. Yates, the race

  • Disjunctive

    Well done, Adam Trimingham, on the excellent description of problems you encountered as a rail passenger with a bicycle travelling on the Victorian shuttle service coastal railway between Brighton station and Ashford Eurostar interchange (Argus, May 17

  • Back on track

    We can all sympathise with Adam Trimingham for his harrowing experience with rail travel on a Sunday. But when he says, "My vote will go to the party which can sort out public transport in a way that will benefit us all" he certainly can't mean the Tory

  • Go-ahead for gasworks plan

    A bid to build a supermarket on the old Hove gasworks site has been approved. Brighton and Hove Council's policy committee agreed to the comprehensive redevelopment of the land behind George Street and Church Road, Hove. The supermarket is expected to

  • Pair flee glider crash

    A pilot and his passenger had a lucky escape after their glider plummeted to the ground and landed on its roof. The pair suffered minor injuries after crashing into a field and becoming trapped upside down until firefighters released them. They were forced

  • Man held over attack on OAP

    A man has been arrested following an appeal on TV show Crimewatch to catch a thug who attacked an 83-year-old Crawley woman. The arrest came a day after a reconstruction of the attack on widow Vera Stephens was shown on BBC1. Ms Stephens was attacked

  • Rider, 16, dies in crash

    A 16-year-old moped rider died from multiple injuries when his machine crashed with a car at Forest Row. The accident happened in Hartfield Road just after 9.15pm last night. Danny Edwards, of Hartfield, near Crowborough, was in collision with a Proton

  • Phone firm job fears remain

    Workers at telecoms giant Ericsson's Burgess Hill base could still face redundancy after the firm announced job cuts at two other UK plants. The company has announced it will shed more than 12,000 of its workforce of 100,000 around the world. Now the

  • Sad clich

    As a lesbian who has to live and work in the "real", that is predominantly heterosexual, world, I have been disgusted with the outrageous behaviour of the gay men in the BBC 2 programme Brighton: Out The Closet. All it did was reinforce the stereotypical

  • Graffic example

    At last, a cowardly vandal is exposed in his act of defacement. Graffiti is very damaging to the image of Brighton and Hove and especially depressing when so many people are working hard to improve the environment. The cost of removing graffiti from property

  • Jenny to the rescue

    I was assaulted on Victoria Station, injured my back badly and spent the night in St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster. But I just have to be out on the streets for Jenny Langston - she is the only one who can rescue Hove from the horror of George Street.

  • Socialist? Surely some mistake

    Margaret Thatcher's declaration that she considers Tony Blair to be a socialist is surely proof, if any were needed, of her final flight from reason. -Andy Richards, Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate, Hove

  • Tomboy - Beach Bobby

    A PC is going on the beat, on the beach. This is my 400th topical Tomboy cartoon for the Argus - woo-hoo! 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

  • Mystery face: It's reggae star Bob

    A sharp-eyed photographer has finally unmasked the apparition that has baffled residents - it's reggae legend Bob Marley. Claire Levett, 25, was intrigued by the image of a human face that appeared one night burnt into the grass in Ashton Rise, near St

  • Cruel words

    Vanora Leigh should not have called Natalie Cassidy's character, Sonia, slab-faced (Weekend, May 19). It is a very cruel way to describe a lovely, young, talented actress. Sonia is as beautiful inside as out. She is like the Mona Lisa, not like a slab

  • Where's cook book shop?

    I have heard there is a bookshop opening in Brighton specialising in cookery books. I would love to use this. Can anybody tell me where it is and when it is opening? -Francesca Annis, Brighton

  • Nuclear warning

    If the historical determinism "Of course, history repeats itself" of Richard Dale is right (Opinion, May 22), he and his flawed thinking will be buried, along with us all, under the rubble of nuclear war. -Richard W Symonds, Lavington Close, Ifield, Crawley