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  • Bus axe to fall

    More bus cuts are likely to be approved next week. Environment director Alan McCarthy is recommending that Brighton and Hove City Council stops subsidising three routes. They include the 13 and 13a, which run every two hours from Westdene to Hove, also

  • How I survived terror attack

    A Sussex man described how he had to clamber over dead bodies as he fled from his desk on the 100th floor of the World Trade Centre seconds after a plane crashed into it. Paul Neal, a 40 year-old transport consultant from Goring, was at his desk when

  • How Sussex is helping to save lives

    One of the police officers searching the rubble for survivors in New York is Deputy Sheriff Bradley Girdler. A former pupil of Longhill School, Rottingdean, Brighton, Bradley, 30, is a front-line officer in the town of Erie, near Buffalo in New York state

  • Gatwick flights still grounded

    All transatlantic flights out of Gatwick remain grounded in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US. US air space will stay closed for at least the rest of today and officials at Gatwick are urging passengers to contact airlines before making their

  • All will remember where they were

    A psychologist has said the terrorist atrocities in America will be a moment that people will remember for the rest of their lives. Dr Daniel Wright, a psychologist at the University of Sussex, said people will recall where they were when they heard the

  • Funding package under fire

    Labour city council leaders were told they should be ashamed of themselves for reducing grants to some voluntary organisations. A new funding package was agreed by Brighton and Hove policy committee after an hour-long debate last night. Cabinet councillor

  • Climber search finds body

    Fears for the safety of a person spotted climbing at a notorious suicide spot led to the discovery of a body. Crew aboard the William Allchorn pleasure boat, which was taking passengers on a tour of the coastline, spotted a figure 70ft up on cliffs at

  • Father's anger in hospital

    Social workers were blamed for the death of a four-year-old boy, a court heard. Just hours before John Smith's life support machine was switched off, Simon McWilliam, the boy's adoptive father, turned on social worker John Barrow. They were gathered in

  • Backing for waste burners

    Environment cabinet councillor Chris Morley said an incinerator he visited in northern France was "most impressive". He was part of a Brighton and Hove Council visit to Rouen in Normandy last week to see the energy-from-waste plant. Incineration, possibly

  • Albion count cost of cup exit

    ALBION are counting the cost of their Worthington Cup exit against Southampton. The failure of the Premiership strugglers to sell their allocation of tickets robbed the Seagulls of almost £6,000 in gate receipts. Southampton were entitled to around 1,000

  • Parents in dock over truant daughter

    A teenage girl failed to go to school for six months, a court heard. The girl's parents, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of their child, admitted failing to ensure their daughter regularly went to school between January and June when

  • Cycling: Maes must settle for second in time trial

    Lancing's Natasha Maes put up a strong defence of her title in the women's national circuit time trial championship in Leicestershire. But had to settle for a silver medal. Yvonne McGregor (Team Alsager), the world pursuit champion and Olympic bronze

  • Privatised world in which no one cares

    Please can something be done about the upkeep of Woodingdean Cemetery? All the rose trees have been done away with and the bushes, which helped the place look like a cemetery, have gone. The machine used to clean the graves wipes out all lettering on

  • Jobs curb for council

    A jobs freeze has been imposed by city councillors in a bid to avert a financial crisis. Projections show Brighton and Hove Council could be overspent by more than £5 million at the end of the financial year. Resources cabinet councillor Jackie Lythell

  • Table Tennis: Events get new centre

    The King Alfred Leisure Centre is set to become the new central venue for a number of Sussex table tennis events. This includes the All-Sussex Senior and Junior Championships next March. Before then, the six table venue in Hove will host a number of county

  • Sisterly love

    No one could have done much more for her sister than Mandy Fingermeissl. When Natalie Milham suffered from kidney failure, her older sister decided to help her lead a normal life again. She donated a kidney and, after the operation, both sisters are on

  • Navy dues

    I agree wholeheartedly with A Hollick (Letters, September 6) concerning the lack of appreciation of the work of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. Britain's strategy throughout the conflict was governed by the availability of shipping for

  • Being there

    In response to A Hollick, the Royal British Legion Hove standard bearer, George Goble, was at the memorial service by invitation and was extremely proud to represent the many members of the Merchant Navy who are also British Legion members. The Red Ensign

  • Break sense

    The Victorians had some clever ideas, one of which was to counter the effects of coastal erosion by erecting breakwaters along the beaches of Brighton and Hove to reduce the force of waves. Unfortunately, the value of these installations does not seem

  • Freewheeler

    Well, hooray for Jez Macdonald (Letters, September 5). This bright spark pleasures himself by congratulating the new parking regime and making comments on reports about the suffering of motorists, who are the recipients of yet another low blow inflicted

  • It's a load of bull

    I read about Mrs Elaine Tubby, who objected spontaneously to the bullfighting photograph displayed in an art gallery on the Isle of Wight (The Argus, September 10). How can one not fail to sympathise with Mrs Tubby's distress, knowing the cruelty that

  • Chernobyl check up for kids

    Orpahned Chernobyl children were measured up and checked out to find out how healthy they are 15 years after nuclear disaster struck. The children were brought to England to stay with host families by the charity Sussex Friends of Chernobyl Children,

  • Adam Trimingham: The Sage of Sussex

    The Argus is a regional paper and I am a local yokel. But there is only one subject I can write about today. That concerns the deaths of thousands of people thousands of miles away in America. Every now and again, an event jolts ordinary people out of

  • Police hunt poodle attacker

    A distraught dog owner is offering a reward to help catch an attacker who almost beat her pet to death. Corky, a miniature poodle, was battered about the head in an apparently unprovoked attack after he escaped from his owner's garden in Crawley. He was

  • Flying fish mystery

    Police are tackling one of their strangest cases - the disappearance of 50 frozen flying fish. Five packs of the fish, a delicacy in the Caribbean, were being carried home by a London woman who had flown into Gatwick from Barbados. They were packed with

  • No-go area

    So Tony Mernagh, the city centre manager, is worried the TV show Brighton Bill might put people off visiting Brighton (The Argus, September 11). He obviously hasn't been out in Brighton on a Friday or Saturday evening. The centre is a no-go area unless

  • Dead duck

    So JoAnne Goode is worried because council workers at Brighton Town Hall have nowhere to park their bikes. Surely the ideal place is the derelict West Pier, which the general public could also use. Brighton and Hove City Council could then have some revenue

  • Futile solution

    Trying to solve the local housing shortage by building more "affordable" housing is as futile as swimming against a torrent of water. In the country as a whole, there is no housing shortage. This is a local problem caused by economic migration, due to

  • Caring sister's gift of kindness

    Mother-of-three Mandy Fingerneissl is recovering after donating her kidney to younger sister Natalie Milham, giving her a chance to lead a normal life. Natalie, 27, from Hillman Close, Lewes, was left fighting for her life at Easter when her one remaining

  • Sex cards crackdown welcomed

    City council leader Ken Bodfish has welcomed a new law which clamps down on prostitutes' cards left in phone boxes. Under the law, which came into effect this month, offenders face maximum penalties of six months in prison or a fine of £5,000. Councillor

  • How Sussex is helping to save lives

    One of the police officers searching the rubble for survivors in New York is Deputy Sheriff Bradley Girdler. A former pupil of Longhill School, Rottingdean, Brighton, Bradley, 30, is a front-line officer in the town of Erie, near Buffalo in New York state

  • Gatwick flights still grounded

    All transatlantic flights out of Gatwick remain grounded in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US. US air space will stay closed for at least the rest of today and officials at Gatwick are urging passengers to contact airlines before making their

  • All will remember where they were

    A psychologist has said the terrorist atrocities in America will be a moment that people will remember for the rest of their lives. Dr Daniel Wright, a psychologist at the University of Sussex, said people will recall where they were when they heard the

  • Crash rider dies

    A motorcyclist injured in an accident yesterday has died. The death brings the number of motorcyclists killed on West Sussex roads this year to nine, compared with seven during the whole of 2000. The 42-year-old rider's machine hit a lamp post near Arundel

  • Fight to halt bus cuts

    Planned cuts to bus services could be just the tip of the iceberg, councillors fear. West Sussex County Council has announced it will no longer be able to subsidise a number of bus routes. Some of the services carry tens of thousands of passengers a year

  • Three badly hurt in four-car smash

    Three people were injured, two seriously, in a four-car crash last night. The accident happened just after 6pm on the A26 at South Heighton near Newhaven. The driver of a Peugeot 406, a 32-year-old man from Hove, was airlifted to Eastbourne District General

  • Clubber knifed by muggers

    A man was stabbed in the leg with an 18-inch knife after an evening at a nightclub. The 35-year-old victim was stopped in Langley Road, Eastbourne, by two men who punched him and demanded cash. During the fracas at 1am yesterday the man, from Eastbourne

  • Still flooded out a year on

    A family is still waiting to move back into their home almost a year after being forced out by floods. Wendy McGowan-Griffin and her children, Ralph and Eve Critchley, say they had expected to be back in their home in Malling Street, Lewes, by Easter.

  • Hospital warned of winter bed crisis

    Council bosses have warned a winter crisis could return to hospitals if social care for the elderly is not funded properly by the Government. Bed blocking at hospitals across Sussex has been a serious problem during the summer, with some reporting unprecedented

  • Climber search finds body

    Fears for the safety of a person spotted climbing at a notorious suicide spot led to the discovery of a body. Crew aboard the William Allchorn pleasure boat, which was taking passengers on a tour of the coastline, spotted a figure 70ft up on cliffs at

  • A right royal plan for seaside homes

    Areas of Worthing could be renamed Windsor in honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Lasers and fireworks are also set to light up the sky above the town next summer to mark the occasion. Worthing Borough Council is looking to stage a spectacular firework

  • Jobless given a long-term boost

    A scheme to help bosses recruit staff is bringing hope for the long-term unemployed. Newhaven Community Employment Partnership aims to find jobs for those having difficulty getting work. The project, which covers Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven, is backed

  • Airport makes £100,000 loss

    Britain's oldest working airport has flown back into the red. After making a profit for several years, Shoreham Airport made a loss last year of almost £100,000. Airport treasurer Chris Taylor said the airport had hoped to make a surplus of more than

  • Hospital warned of winter bed crisis

    Council bosses have warned a winter crisis could return to hospitals if social care for the elderly is not funded properly by the Government. Bed blocking at hospitals across Sussex has been a serious problem during the summer, with some reporting unprecedented

  • Goodwin may be back for Sussex next year

    MURRAY Goodwin could be returning to Sussex as overseas player next season. Australian Michael Bevan is due to come back to fulfill the third and final year of his contract, but the county admitted today that they have serious doubts about his availability

  • Parents in dock over truant daughter

    A teenage girl failed to go to school for six months, a court heard. The girl's parents, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of their child, admitted failing to ensure their daughter regularly went to school between January and June when

  • Privatised world in which no one cares

    Please can something be done about the upkeep of Woodingdean Cemetery? All the rose trees have been done away with and the bushes, which helped the place look like a cemetery, have gone. The machine used to clean the graves wipes out all lettering on

  • Couples' register is agreed

    Councillors have agreed to introduce a partnership register so people can register their relationships without getting formally married. Brighton and Hove will be one of the first cities to have a register after one was started in London this month by

  • Table Tennis: Events get new centre

    The King Alfred Leisure Centre is set to become the new central venue for a number of Sussex table tennis events. This includes the All-Sussex Senior and Junior Championships next March. Before then, the six table venue in Hove will host a number of county

  • Rule-bound

    Congratulations to John Parry on his brilliant analysis of the state of Britain today (The Argus, September 7). I particularly liked his analogy of "Yes, I'll have another glass of red wine" - it could equally have been "Let's go down the pub and get

  • Flood cure takes time

    Many people in the East Sussex county town of Lewes are still feeling the effects of the devastating floods last autumn even though they happened nearly a year ago. There is also concern that the same thing could happen again next month and that the authorities

  • Watson's milestone

    Albion's own David Beckham is on the brink of another career milestone. Only this time Paul Watson will be hoping the result is rather different. The Hastings-born rightback made the 250th League appearance of his career in the Friday night defeat at

  • Flat broke

    My landlady wants my flat back when the lease is up in November. I am devastated. The agent told me it was because my 14-year-old daughter had made a noise on two occasions. I have been in the flat for 16 months, always paid my rent on time and looked

  • Reserves: Wilkinson to rescue

    Albion left it late before earning an honourable 1-1 draw against Oxford in an Avon Insurance Combination match on Oxford City's Court Place Farm ground yesterday afternoon. Four minutes from the end, full back Robbie Pethick was inches off target with

  • Being there

    In response to A Hollick, the Royal British Legion Hove standard bearer, George Goble, was at the memorial service by invitation and was extremely proud to represent the many members of the Merchant Navy who are also British Legion members. The Red Ensign

  • Crossed wires

    I'm not for or against the way the Brighton ladies of the night ply their trade but I am a bit concerned at the penalty for placing advertising cards in phone boxes - a £1,000 fine or six months' imprisonment. It's a bit strong, isn't it? It's about time

  • Freewheeler

    Well, hooray for Jez Macdonald (Letters, September 5). This bright spark pleasures himself by congratulating the new parking regime and making comments on reports about the suffering of motorists, who are the recipients of yet another low blow inflicted

  • Police hunt poodle attacker

    A distraught dog owner is offering a reward to help catch an attacker who almost beat her pet to death. Corky, a miniature poodle, was battered about the head in an apparently unprovoked attack after he escaped from his owner's garden in Crawley. He was

  • Flying fish mystery

    Police are tackling one of their strangest cases - the disappearance of 50 frozen flying fish. Five packs of the fish, a delicacy in the Caribbean, were being carried home by a London woman who had flown into Gatwick from Barbados. They were packed with

  • Futile solution

    Trying to solve the local housing shortage by building more "affordable" housing is as futile as swimming against a torrent of water. In the country as a whole, there is no housing shortage. This is a local problem caused by economic migration, due to

  • Caring sister's gift of kindness

    Mother-of-three Mandy Fingerneissl is recovering after donating her kidney to younger sister Natalie Milham, giving her a chance to lead a normal life. Natalie, 27, from Hillman Close, Lewes, was left fighting for her life at Easter when her one remaining

  • Crime tops youth agenda

    Hundreds of youngsters have responded to a youth survey eager to have their say on changes they want to see within their town. Almost 750 Newhaven residents aged between nine and 25 returned questionnaires offering their views on facilities in the town

  • Station closed in blast

    A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspect package found during rush hour at a town centre railway station. Staff found the brown box with wires sticking out close to inflammable liquids at Hastings station yesterday. More than 150 people were

  • Sex cards crackdown welcomed

    City council leader Ken Bodfish has welcomed a new law which clamps down on prostitutes' cards left in phone boxes. Under the law, which came into effect this month, offenders face maximum penalties of six months in prison or a fine of £5,000. Councillor

  • Crash rider dies

    A motorcyclist injured in an accident yesterday has died. The death brings the number of motorcyclists killed on West Sussex roads this year to nine, compared with seven during the whole of 2000. The 42-year-old rider's machine hit a lamp post near Arundel

  • Still flooded out a year on

    A family is still waiting to move back into their home almost a year after being forced out by floods. Wendy McGowan-Griffin and her children, Ralph and Eve Critchley, say they had expected to be back in their home in Malling Street, Lewes, by Easter.

  • Man killed in freak accident

    A mother spoke today about the freak road accident which killed her son. Fencing belonging to builders was moved in the night and was left jutting out into Brighton Road, Hooley, London. Hours later, 20-year-old Ryan Gurl, a passenger in a white Transit

  • Mayor cheaper option, say supporters

    Campaigners in favour of a directly-elected mayor say their proposal would be cheaper than the alternative committee system. The No campaign in Brighton and Hove, called Allies for Democracy, has said having a mayor would cost an extra £1 million during

  • Airport makes £100,000 loss

    Britain's oldest working airport has flown back into the red. After making a profit for several years, Shoreham Airport made a loss last year of almost £100,000. Airport treasurer Chris Taylor said the airport had hoped to make a surplus of more than

  • Hospital warned of winter bed crisis

    Council bosses have warned a winter crisis could return to hospitals if social care for the elderly is not funded properly by the Government. Bed blocking at hospitals across Sussex has been a serious problem during the summer, with some reporting unprecedented

  • Goodwin may be back for Sussex next year

    MURRAY Goodwin could be returning to Sussex as overseas player next season. Australian Michael Bevan is due to come back to fulfill the third and final year of his contract, but the county admitted today that they have serious doubts about his availability

  • Couples' register is agreed

    Councillors have agreed to introduce a partnership register so people can register their relationships without getting formally married. Brighton and Hove will be one of the first cities to have a register after one was started in London this month by

  • Rule-bound

    Congratulations to John Parry on his brilliant analysis of the state of Britain today (The Argus, September 7). I particularly liked his analogy of "Yes, I'll have another glass of red wine" - it could equally have been "Let's go down the pub and get

  • Flood cure takes time

    Many people in the East Sussex county town of Lewes are still feeling the effects of the devastating floods last autumn even though they happened nearly a year ago. There is also concern that the same thing could happen again next month and that the authorities

  • Watson's milestone

    Albion's own David Beckham is on the brink of another career milestone. Only this time Paul Watson will be hoping the result is rather different. The Hastings-born rightback made the 250th League appearance of his career in the Friday night defeat at

  • Flat broke

    My landlady wants my flat back when the lease is up in November. I am devastated. The agent told me it was because my 14-year-old daughter had made a noise on two occasions. I have been in the flat for 16 months, always paid my rent on time and looked

  • Phone firm gets go-ahead

    Residents say the law has let them down after discovering permission has been granted for three mobile phone masts to go up in their neighbourhood. Planners' approval has been given for masts at Roedean fire station, the gasworks nearby and Marine Gate

  • City call centre plan

    Councillors are looking at creating a call centre to deal with the huge number of people wanting a range of information about the city. Brighton and Hove Council, the city's biggest employer, currently receives more than 1.6 million calls a year. Consultants

  • Reserves: Wilkinson to rescue

    Albion left it late before earning an honourable 1-1 draw against Oxford in an Avon Insurance Combination match on Oxford City's Court Place Farm ground yesterday afternoon. Four minutes from the end, full back Robbie Pethick was inches off target with

  • Calendar men

    Middle-aged men in Goring have performed daring deeds in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity. They have stripped naked for a calendar called Real Goring Men which will produce funds for the Chestnut Tree Appeal. The men had to choose quiet

  • Crossed wires

    I'm not for or against the way the Brighton ladies of the night ply their trade but I am a bit concerned at the penalty for placing advertising cards in phone boxes - a £1,000 fine or six months' imprisonment. It's a bit strong, isn't it? It's about time

  • Right to protest

    It is hard to believe charges against a man accused of deliberately driving his vehicle over an anti-hunt protester have been dropped. What sort of signal does that send out? What next? Open season on protestors? Letting people drive cars at protestors

  • Tackling the Big Issues

    The Big Issue seller on the street corner has become a familiar sight in cities such as Brighton and Hove. Since its launch in 1991, the magazine has helped thousands of vendors scrape a living and, in many cases, given them a hand up out of the homeless

  • Bus axe to fall

    More bus cuts are likely to be approved next week. Environment director Alan McCarthy is recommending that Brighton and Hove City Council stops subsidising three routes. They include the 13 and 13a, which run every two hours from Westdene to Hove, also

  • Crime tops youth agenda

    Hundreds of youngsters have responded to a youth survey eager to have their say on changes they want to see within their town. Almost 750 Newhaven residents aged between nine and 25 returned questionnaires offering their views on facilities in the town

  • How I survived terror attack

    A Sussex man described how he had to clamber over dead bodies as he fled from his desk on the 100th floor of the World Trade Centre seconds after a plane crashed into it. Paul Neal, a 40 year-old transport consultant from Goring, was at his desk when

  • Station closed in blast

    A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspect package found during rush hour at a town centre railway station. Staff found the brown box with wires sticking out close to inflammable liquids at Hastings station yesterday. More than 150 people were

  • Funding package under fire

    Labour city council leaders were told they should be ashamed of themselves for reducing grants to some voluntary organisations. A new funding package was agreed by Brighton and Hove policy committee after an hour-long debate last night. Cabinet councillor

  • Help with homes for key staff

    Help is on the way for nurses and teachers squeezed out of the housing market by rocketing prices. Twenty-five key workers will be assisted through a joint initiative by Mid Sussex District Council the Moat Housing Group, which has been awarded £750,000

  • Man killed in freak accident

    A mother spoke today about the freak road accident which killed her son. Fencing belonging to builders was moved in the night and was left jutting out into Brighton Road, Hooley, London. Hours later, 20-year-old Ryan Gurl, a passenger in a white Transit

  • Father's anger in hospital

    Social workers were blamed for the death of a four-year-old boy, a court heard. Just hours before John Smith's life support machine was switched off, Simon McWilliam, the boy's adoptive father, turned on social worker John Barrow. They were gathered in

  • Mayor cheaper option, say supporters

    Campaigners in favour of a directly-elected mayor say their proposal would be cheaper than the alternative committee system. The No campaign in Brighton and Hove, called Allies for Democracy, has said having a mayor would cost an extra £1 million during

  • Backing for waste burners

    Environment cabinet councillor Chris Morley said an incinerator he visited in northern France was "most impressive". He was part of a Brighton and Hove Council visit to Rouen in Normandy last week to see the energy-from-waste plant. Incineration, possibly

  • Crime tops youth agenda

    Hundreds of youngsters have responded to a youth survey eager to have their say on changes they want to see within their town. Almost 750 Newhaven residents aged between nine and 25 returned questionnaires offering their views on facilities in the town

  • Firms team up to fight crime

    Small businesses will learn to fight back against crime thanks to a joint venture between police and a council. Wealden District council's Environmental Health department has teamed up with Sussex police in a bid to clamp down on burglaries and fraud

  • Pigeon cull verdict

    Protesters have demanded a permanent end to a pigeon cull. Councillors in Worthing will decide next week whether to restart shooting the birds. Protesters claim culling is inhumane and the council introduced a temporary ban over the summer following the

  • Albion count cost of cup exit

    ALBION are counting the cost of their Worthington Cup exit against Southampton. The failure of the Premiership strugglers to sell their allocation of tickets robbed the Seagulls of almost £6,000 in gate receipts. Southampton were entitled to around 1,000

  • Cycling: Maes must settle for second in time trial

    Lancing's Natasha Maes put up a strong defence of her title in the women's national circuit time trial championship in Leicestershire. But had to settle for a silver medal. Yvonne McGregor (Team Alsager), the world pursuit champion and Olympic bronze

  • Jobs curb for council

    A jobs freeze has been imposed by city councillors in a bid to avert a financial crisis. Projections show Brighton and Hove Council could be overspent by more than £5 million at the end of the financial year. Resources cabinet councillor Jackie Lythell

  • Phone firm gets go-ahead

    Residents say the law has let them down after discovering permission has been granted for three mobile phone masts to go up in their neighbourhood. Planners' approval has been given for masts at Roedean fire station, the gasworks nearby and Marine Gate

  • Sisterly love

    No one could have done much more for her sister than Mandy Fingermeissl. When Natalie Milham suffered from kidney failure, her older sister decided to help her lead a normal life again. She donated a kidney and, after the operation, both sisters are on

  • City call centre plan

    Councillors are looking at creating a call centre to deal with the huge number of people wanting a range of information about the city. Brighton and Hove Council, the city's biggest employer, currently receives more than 1.6 million calls a year. Consultants

  • Navy dues

    I agree wholeheartedly with A Hollick (Letters, September 6) concerning the lack of appreciation of the work of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. Britain's strategy throughout the conflict was governed by the availability of shipping for

  • Calendar men

    Middle-aged men in Goring have performed daring deeds in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity. They have stripped naked for a calendar called Real Goring Men which will produce funds for the Chestnut Tree Appeal. The men had to choose quiet

  • Break sense

    The Victorians had some clever ideas, one of which was to counter the effects of coastal erosion by erecting breakwaters along the beaches of Brighton and Hove to reduce the force of waves. Unfortunately, the value of these installations does not seem

  • It's a load of bull

    I read about Mrs Elaine Tubby, who objected spontaneously to the bullfighting photograph displayed in an art gallery on the Isle of Wight (The Argus, September 10). How can one not fail to sympathise with Mrs Tubby's distress, knowing the cruelty that

  • Chernobyl check up for kids

    Orpahned Chernobyl children were measured up and checked out to find out how healthy they are 15 years after nuclear disaster struck. The children were brought to England to stay with host families by the charity Sussex Friends of Chernobyl Children,

  • Adam Trimingham: The Sage of Sussex

    The Argus is a regional paper and I am a local yokel. But there is only one subject I can write about today. That concerns the deaths of thousands of people thousands of miles away in America. Every now and again, an event jolts ordinary people out of

  • No-go area

    So Tony Mernagh, the city centre manager, is worried the TV show Brighton Bill might put people off visiting Brighton (The Argus, September 11). He obviously hasn't been out in Brighton on a Friday or Saturday evening. The centre is a no-go area unless

  • Dead duck

    So JoAnne Goode is worried because council workers at Brighton Town Hall have nowhere to park their bikes. Surely the ideal place is the derelict West Pier, which the general public could also use. Brighton and Hove City Council could then have some revenue

  • Right to protest

    It is hard to believe charges against a man accused of deliberately driving his vehicle over an anti-hunt protester have been dropped. What sort of signal does that send out? What next? Open season on protestors? Letting people drive cars at protestors

  • Tackling the Big Issues

    The Big Issue seller on the street corner has become a familiar sight in cities such as Brighton and Hove. Since its launch in 1991, the magazine has helped thousands of vendors scrape a living and, in many cases, given them a hand up out of the homeless