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  • Road to nowhere

    Roadworks agreed more than 30 years ago are to be abandoned because no one can remember exactly why they were wanted. Councillors agreed to widen part of John Street and neighbouring Carlton Hill in Brighton in 1970. But the plans were produced so long

  • JP slept during my court case

    A benefit cheat had his conviction quashed after claiming a magistrate nodded off during his trial. Stephen Holmes, 39, wrote a letter to the Lord Chancellor's department complaining the trial had been unfair because one of the three presiding JPs had

  • City forces on high alert at the Grand

    Scenes reminiscent of the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel appeared in Brighton yesterday. Firefighters carried out mock rescues using dummies in case the hotel was being targeted by terrorists during the Labour Party conference that starts on October

  • Row brewing over community funding

    Liberal Democrats say councillors' allowances should be cut to provide more money for community groups. Many groups were angry this week when Brighton and Hove City Council decided on a grants package that left them with less money or none at all. Although

  • Activists face park ban

    Plans for an anti-globalisation event in Brighton and Hove have run into trouble. Organisers want to use The Level in Brighton for the start of a march and entertainment on September 30. It has been designed to coincide with the start of the Labour Party

  • Champions

    Skipper Chris Adams believes title-winning Sussex can become a force in the first division of the County Championship. The champagne corks were popping at Hove last night after the county clinched the division two title with a ten-wicket win over Gloucestershire

  • Claim of £100,000 travellers clean-up

    Clearing up after travellers could be costing the taxpayers of Brighton and Hove more than £100,000 a year. Councillors on the policy and resources committee have been warned the clear up operations will be over budget and it is estimated the cost has

  • Zamora brace fires Albion top

    Bobby Zamora took Albion to the top of the table with a dramatic second half double. The Seagulls' young goal king equalised from a Paul Watson free kick in the 68th minute, then clinched victory eight minutes later with a penalty after Dennis Lawrence

  • Cricket: Seconds avoid wooden spoon

    Sussex seconds avoided the championship wooden spoon by producing only their second win in ten games to defeat Middlesex by 211 runs at Southgate. The hosts, set a massive 501 for victory, were bowled out for 289 after resuming the final day on 80-2.

  • Keep talking

    I watched the events of September 11 in the US live on television and was appalled by the horrific loss of innocent lives. The scenes of some Palestinians celebrating were disturbing but, in context, understandable. For them, state-sponsored terrorism

  • Motorsport: Birthday honours for Biggs

    Ed Biggs celebrated his 24th birthday in spectacular fashion with a brace of victories at Snetterton last weekend. Biggs, from Sayers Common, won both races in the BEMSEE club's Rookie 400 series, just pipping team-mate Luke Palmer in the first race and

  • Peace protest

    I was concerned about several points raised in Voice Of The Argus ("Democracy at risk", September 12). While the US isn't at war, its foreign policy supports, finances and supplies wars in places, such as Israel and Colombia, in which it has an interest

  • Costly event

    The Labour Party Conference is again being held in Brighton at the end of this month. No doubt, and quite rightly, security and policing levels will be increased in and around the island site, as well as the remainder of Brighton and Hove, in the light

  • High score

    I was very pleased to read The Argus is now one of the top ten regional newspapers (The Argus, September 11). As I do not take a national newspaper now, I rely on The Argus for my local, national and international news - always presented in a well-balanced

  • Sweet left foot

    Whenever a bandwagon is rolling, you can be sure Lib Dem councillor Paul Elgood will be jumping on the back. The Lib Dems have now declared war on anybody who wants to kick a football around on Hove Lawns (The Argus, September 12). Okay, there may be

  • Depressed author calls for action

    A man suffering from severe depression is calling on the Government's mental health czar to review the state of mental health services in Sussex. David Northmore, a 43-year-old author from Mid Sussex, has written to Professor Louis Appebly urging him

  • Home Truths, with Jacqui Bealing

    Last Tuesday, while I was playing Barbie dolls with my three-year-old daughter, Eve, my husband rang to tell me to switch on the television. He said something horrific was happening in New York. I abandoned the Barbies and did as he suggested. Like the

  • The heart of the matter

    For any patient, coming into an accident and emergency department with a suspected heart attack is a frightening and disorientating experience. The patient and their relatives will expect immediate and efficient treatment and care during their time at

  • Granted, it's a good idea

    Many voluntary organisations are incensed at losing money in the latest round of grants made by Brighton and Hove City Council. The problems is not that the total has been cut but that it has been distributed using a new points system. There are some

  • Marooned

    We, too, have endured the anti-social behaviour of the hooligans in "Curb them" (Letters, September 10) for the past three years. The number of cars and youths gathering outside and around this house is multiplying all the time. We have numerous copies

  • Sweet left foot

    Whenever a bandwagon is rolling, you can be sure Lib Dem councillor Paul Elgood will be jumping on the back. The Lib Dems have now declared war on anybody who wants to kick a football around on Hove Lawns (The Argus, September 12). Okay, there may be

  • Dancing days

    Well I never. Billy Elliott is having trouble with his "dying swan" in Worthing's Brooklands Park (The Argus, September 6). Poor he, while Brighton's dancing, clever former junior world disco champ Bryan Mitchell has no trouble getting a place with a

  • Depressed author calls for action

    A man suffering from severe depression is calling on the Government's mental health czar to review the state of mental health services in Sussex. David Northmore, a 43-year-old author from Mid Sussex, has written to Professor Louis Appebly urging him

  • Home Truths, with Jacqui Bealing

    Last Tuesday, while I was playing Barbie dolls with my three-year-old daughter, Eve, my husband rang to tell me to switch on the television. He said something horrific was happening in New York. I abandoned the Barbies and did as he suggested. Like the

  • The heart of the matter

    For any patient, coming into an accident and emergency department with a suspected heart attack is a frightening and disorientating experience. The patient and their relatives will expect immediate and efficient treatment and care during their time at

  • Fast asleep

    For eight years Stephen Holmes claimed housing benefit while living with his mother, pocketing £16,000 from the public purse. After denying the thefts, Holmes was found guilty at the trial but instead of accepting the verdict, Holmes fired off a missive

  • Driving back through time

    Motor racing fans have started dressing up and converging on the famous Goodwood circuit for its annual revival weekend. Drivers and spectators are encouraged to dress in Fifties-style clothes for the three-day meeting, which is aimed at recreating the

  • 'Tis the season to be artful

    The work of three Sussex artists who paint without using their hands is now available with the launch of a range of Christmas cards. The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists has provided an independent livelihood for artists without use of their

  • Road to nowhere

    Roadworks agreed more than 30 years ago are to be abandoned because no one can remember exactly why they were wanted. Councillors agreed to widen part of John Street and neighbouring Carlton Hill in Brighton in 1970. But the plans were produced so long

  • JP slept during my court case

    A benefit cheat had his conviction quashed after claiming a magistrate nodded off during his trial. Stephen Holmes, 39, wrote a letter to the Lord Chancellor's department complaining the trial had been unfair because one of the three presiding JPs had

  • Historic farm to open for one day

    A farm that time forgot is opening to the public this weekend for the first and only time this year. Saddlescombe Farm, near the Devil's Dyke beauty spot north of Brighton, is owned by the National Trust. It still has a blacksmith's forge, 400-year-old

  • Warning for train fare dodgers

    New train operator South Central will keep ticket barriers at Sussex's main stations operational all day in an effort to crack down on fare dodging. The strict new regime means it will be impossible to get on or off a train at stations with the automatic

  • Champions

    Skipper Chris Adams believes title-winning Sussex can become a force in the first division of the County Championship. The champagne corks were popping at Hove last night after the county clinched the division two title with a ten-wicket win over Gloucestershire

  • Claim of £100,000 travellers clean-up

    Clearing up after travellers could be costing the taxpayers of Brighton and Hove more than £100,000 a year. Councillors on the policy and resources committee have been warned the clear up operations will be over budget and it is estimated the cost has

  • Cricket: Seconds avoid wooden spoon

    Sussex seconds avoided the championship wooden spoon by producing only their second win in ten games to defeat Middlesex by 211 runs at Southgate. The hosts, set a massive 501 for victory, were bowled out for 289 after resuming the final day on 80-2.

  • Keep talking

    I watched the events of September 11 in the US live on television and was appalled by the horrific loss of innocent lives. The scenes of some Palestinians celebrating were disturbing but, in context, understandable. For them, state-sponsored terrorism

  • Motorsport: Birthday honours for Biggs

    Ed Biggs celebrated his 24th birthday in spectacular fashion with a brace of victories at Snetterton last weekend. Biggs, from Sayers Common, won both races in the BEMSEE club's Rookie 400 series, just pipping team-mate Luke Palmer in the first race and

  • 'Tis the season to be artful

    The work of three Sussex artists who paint without using their hands is now available with the launch of a range of Christmas cards. The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists has provided an independent livelihood for artists without use of their

  • Meeting to decide on cycle routes

    Two new key cycle routes are being planned by city councillors to make two-wheeled transport easier. One is a route from Hangleton to the centre of Hove. The other is an extension of the seafront route from the Lagoon to the city boundary on Basin Road

  • We'll meet again - online

    Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has put an evening dress up for auction to raise funds for a school. Dame Vera, 84, who lives in Ditchling, hopes to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn School for Parents at Ingfield Manor, near Billingshurst, by auctioning

  • Hopes for missing brother

    The brother of a Briton missing in New York hopes he may still be found alive. Matt Campbell, of Woodslands Road, Hassocks, was planning to fly out to the US as soon as possible in an bid to discover what had happened to his brother Geoff. His voice choked

  • Historic farm to open for one day

    A farm that time forgot is opening to the public this weekend for the first and only time this year. Saddlescombe Farm, near the Devil's Dyke beauty spot north of Brighton, is owned by the National Trust. It still has a blacksmith's forge, 400-year-old

  • Sailing through improvements

    A 60ft crane was used to hoist a new fantail on to a windmill used in a television series. The windmill in Shipley, near Horsham, is the largest working windmill in Sussex and was used as the back-drop for the popular television series Jonathan Creek,

  • Warning for train fare dodgers

    New train operator South Central will keep ticket barriers at Sussex's main stations operational all day in an effort to crack down on fare dodging. The strict new regime means it will be impossible to get on or off a train at stations with the automatic

  • Shop owners could be forced to sell up

    Legal experts have advised a council to invoke special powers to speed up the redevelopment of an eyesore shopping centre. A barrister told Worthing Borough Council it could activate "fast-track" compulsory purchase orders on the few shops still open

  • Adams unhappy at off-field problems

    Albion boss Micky Adams has attacked mounting off-field problems after watching his side go top of the Second Division last night. The Seagulls came from behind to win 2-1 and Wrexham with two Bobby Zamora goals to lead the table ahead of today's fixtures

  • Us will step forward with care and power

    We must be careful now of how we respond to Tuesday's vicious assault upon the US and the free world and, when we do retaliate, be absolutely sure about any evidence that points to any group or nation. We must provide our evidence, when it is gathered

  • Hero cop honoured

    A police sergeant who stood chest deep in freezing flood water to calm an elderly couple who were stranded in their home has been honoured for his bravery. Sergeant Steve Grace spent an hour reassuring the pensioners as rising water from the burst River

  • Radical sound

    What price democracy? At a time when McDonald's is sponsoring the Labour Party Conference, is it not time to ask who really is in charge? Arguing that a mayor would simplify decision making and reduce costs sounds like big-business jargon. Laying off

  • Marooned

    We, too, have endured the anti-social behaviour of the hooligans in "Curb them" (Letters, September 10) for the past three years. The number of cars and youths gathering outside and around this house is multiplying all the time. We have numerous copies

  • Dancing days

    Well I never. Billy Elliott is having trouble with his "dying swan" in Worthing's Brooklands Park (The Argus, September 6). Poor he, while Brighton's dancing, clever former junior world disco champ Bryan Mitchell has no trouble getting a place with a

  • Fast asleep

    For eight years Stephen Holmes claimed housing benefit while living with his mother, pocketing £16,000 from the public purse. After denying the thefts, Holmes was found guilty at the trial but instead of accepting the verdict, Holmes fired off a missive

  • Pingu panto

    Summer has barely disappeared but already it's time to think about Christmas and pantos such as Cinderella, which will be at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing. The Argus is sponsoring this show and special performances will be held to raise money for the

  • Driving back through time

    Motor racing fans have started dressing up and converging on the famous Goodwood circuit for its annual revival weekend. Drivers and spectators are encouraged to dress in Fifties-style clothes for the three-day meeting, which is aimed at recreating the

  • Meeting to decide on cycle routes

    Two new key cycle routes are being planned by city councillors to make two-wheeled transport easier. One is a route from Hangleton to the centre of Hove. The other is an extension of the seafront route from the Lagoon to the city boundary on Basin Road

  • We'll meet again - online

    Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has put an evening dress up for auction to raise funds for a school. Dame Vera, 84, who lives in Ditchling, hopes to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn School for Parents at Ingfield Manor, near Billingshurst, by auctioning

  • Hopes for missing brother

    The brother of a Briton missing in New York hopes he may still be found alive. Matt Campbell, of Woodslands Road, Hassocks, was planning to fly out to the US as soon as possible in an bid to discover what had happened to his brother Geoff. His voice choked

  • City forces on high alert at the Grand

    Scenes reminiscent of the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel appeared in Brighton yesterday. Firefighters carried out mock rescues using dummies in case the hotel was being targeted by terrorists during the Labour Party conference that starts on October

  • Row brewing over community funding

    Liberal Democrats say councillors' allowances should be cut to provide more money for community groups. Many groups were angry this week when Brighton and Hove City Council decided on a grants package that left them with less money or none at all. Although

  • Sailing through improvements

    A 60ft crane was used to hoist a new fantail on to a windmill used in a television series. The windmill in Shipley, near Horsham, is the largest working windmill in Sussex and was used as the back-drop for the popular television series Jonathan Creek,

  • Activists face park ban

    Plans for an anti-globalisation event in Brighton and Hove have run into trouble. Organisers want to use The Level in Brighton for the start of a march and entertainment on September 30. It has been designed to coincide with the start of the Labour Party

  • Zamora brace fires Albion top

    Bobby Zamora took Albion to the top of the table with a dramatic second half double. The Seagulls' young goal king equalised from a Paul Watson free kick in the 68th minute, then clinched victory eight minutes later with a penalty after Dennis Lawrence

  • Shop owners could be forced to sell up

    Legal experts have advised a council to invoke special powers to speed up the redevelopment of an eyesore shopping centre. A barrister told Worthing Borough Council it could activate "fast-track" compulsory purchase orders on the few shops still open

  • Adams unhappy at off-field problems

    Albion boss Micky Adams has attacked mounting off-field problems after watching his side go top of the Second Division last night. The Seagulls came from behind to win 2-1 and Wrexham with two Bobby Zamora goals to lead the table ahead of today's fixtures

  • Us will step forward with care and power

    We must be careful now of how we respond to Tuesday's vicious assault upon the US and the free world and, when we do retaliate, be absolutely sure about any evidence that points to any group or nation. We must provide our evidence, when it is gathered

  • Peace protest

    I was concerned about several points raised in Voice Of The Argus ("Democracy at risk", September 12). While the US isn't at war, its foreign policy supports, finances and supplies wars in places, such as Israel and Colombia, in which it has an interest

  • Hero cop honoured

    A police sergeant who stood chest deep in freezing flood water to calm an elderly couple who were stranded in their home has been honoured for his bravery. Sergeant Steve Grace spent an hour reassuring the pensioners as rising water from the burst River

  • Costly event

    The Labour Party Conference is again being held in Brighton at the end of this month. No doubt, and quite rightly, security and policing levels will be increased in and around the island site, as well as the remainder of Brighton and Hove, in the light

  • Radical sound

    What price democracy? At a time when McDonald's is sponsoring the Labour Party Conference, is it not time to ask who really is in charge? Arguing that a mayor would simplify decision making and reduce costs sounds like big-business jargon. Laying off

  • High score

    I was very pleased to read The Argus is now one of the top ten regional newspapers (The Argus, September 11). As I do not take a national newspaper now, I rely on The Argus for my local, national and international news - always presented in a well-balanced

  • Granted, it's a good idea

    Many voluntary organisations are incensed at losing money in the latest round of grants made by Brighton and Hove City Council. The problems is not that the total has been cut but that it has been distributed using a new points system. There are some

  • Pingu panto

    Summer has barely disappeared but already it's time to think about Christmas and pantos such as Cinderella, which will be at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing. The Argus is sponsoring this show and special performances will be held to raise money for the