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  • Emmett takes honours after brace of victories

    Olympic hopeful Jon Emmett took the Laser honours in the fourth event of the South East Traveller Series at Lancing last weekend. The forecast of sun and sea enticed 48 Lasers and Laser Radials from near and far to the event. Unfortunately, the sea breeze

  • Reprieved Hawks are planning for a brighter future

    Whitehawk can start planning for a brighter future. That is the message from manager Steve Richardson after the Hawks escaped the drop from the top flight of County League football. It was an agonising finale to the season. Having finished their fixtures

  • City calls in power rangers

    Uniformed rangers could soon be on patrol in Brighton and Hove to act as the "eyes and ears" of the city. They will be trained in first aid and able to respond to emergencies as well as providing information and reassurance for tourists. The rangers will

  • Beech offers Rebels contract

    Teenage defender Andrew Beech has been offered a contract by Worthing after impressing in his first 12 games for the club. The 18-year-old former Albion reserve is the only player being offered a deal for next season at Woodside Road. Boss Sammy Donnelly

  • Grinstead looking to beef up attack

    East Grinstead Town boss Bob Smith is hoping to beef up his strikeforce in time for another tilt at promotion to County League Division One. Grinstead finished just three points adrift of Hailsham, who filled the third promotion place in Division Two,

  • Raid suspect appears in court

    A man has appeared in court charged with a series of robberies in Worthing. Andrew Marc Curruthers, 22, of Chatham Road, Worthing, is accused of six robberies between last December and March. He is accused of robberies at garages and shops including the

  • A marvellous idea for the community

    A Sussex village has formed a tennis club with a difference. It has no courts, headquarters and committee. Nor are there any plans to affiliate to the LTA, although the Fulking Marvellous Tennis Club believe their name alone could preclude such an association

  • Eileen, 80, crowned double winner

    Eileen King defeated opponents 70 and 60 years younger than her in The Green LTA Ratings tournament in St Leonards. The 80-year-old belied her age as she defeated Rebecca Godfrey, ten, from Pevensey, 6-4, 6-0 before overcoming Carol Freer, 20, 7-6, 6-

  • Top stars missing

    Last weekend two Sussex 400 metres runners were included in the England team in the match at Loughborough. Tim Bayley, making his international outdoor debut, ran the opening leg in the 4x400 metres relay and from the outside lane did well to hand over

  • Tory's sorrow over drugs conviction

    A Tory candidate in the council elections has spoken of his regret over a drugs offence. David Goodyear is standing as a West Sussex County Council candidate for Durrington, Worthing. He was convicted in 1994 of conspiracy to supply cocaine while working

  • Takeover spells Shaky future for boss Preece

    Bury boss Andy Preece must be one of the most frustrated managers around. A prolonged takeover of the Shakers has left Preece unable to plan for next season. Player-manager Preece cannot approach new players, has little hold on players out of contract

  • Albion wary of Saints swoop

    Albion are still sweating on Southampton swooping for boss Micky Adams. The Seagulls have not received an approach for the Third Division manager of the year. But Saints chairman Rupert Lowe says he is in no rush to appoint Glenn Hoddle's successor. Adams

  • Buccs face 2-year ban

    Brighton Buccaneers are facing a two year ban from European competition. Buccs, who reached the final of last year's European Cup, have pulled out of this year's event next month due to financial constraints. Head coach Craig Savage said: "We were last

  • Cricket: Knight leads charmed life

    Recalled England batsman Nick Knight led a charmed life against the Sussex attack at Hove today. James Kirtley and Jason Lewry both went close to removing the Warwickshire opener cheaply on the first morning of the Championship clash. Knight, 31, was

  • Has anyone played more than Malcolm?

    Malcolm Eldridge could be unique among Sussex cricketers. The St Peters batsman is due to make his 1,000th appearance for the club in today's East Sussex League match away to Battle. And Eldridge is asking if any other player in the county has reached

  • Cricket: Davis gamble's paying off

    As gambles go, it wasn't as long a shot as the punter who staked 30p on the outcome of 14 sporting results and won £500,000. But Sussex were still taking something of a risk last September when they signed a player neither coach Peter Moores or captain

  • New guides to new city

    Country rangers have for many years given help and advice to people roaming around the Downs outside Brighton and Hove. Now the City Centre Business Forum plans to have a set of rangers in the heart of Brighton and Hove. Their primary purpose would be

  • Time to party after first win in four years

    The party went on long into the night for the players of Hangleton and Knoll. They had plenty to celebrate after bringing to an end four years of failure with their first ever victory. Their historic victims were Southwick Thirds, beaten by eight runs

  • Speedway: New signings can't ride

    Eastbourne Eagles' boss Jon Cook this week revealed he has signed six riders in the last couple of weeks ... but none of them can ride for the club! He explained: "All of the riders involved would like to ride for us, but for various reasons none of them

  • Survey-val

    The repair, maintenance and, if necessary, restoration of a listed building such as Embassy Court ("Don't knock our home", Argus, May 24.) is, by law, the responsibility of the occupiers or owners. Even if Brighton and Hove City Council "wanted to help

  • Golf: Tragedy mars record win

    Nick Scott set up a new course record of 65 to win the Cowdray Park pro-am, but it was done in the saddest possible circumstances. The West Sussex assistant was four under par on the tenth green when Norman "Soleplate" Jones, one of his amateur partners

  • Silly Point

    Mark Stevens bowled a marathon spell for Sunnyside and Felbridge against Forest Row on Sunday - and it only lasted one over. Trundling in for the final over before tea, Stevens proceeded to bowl a 16-ball, 27-run over which helped the visitors' tally

  • Golf: Shock exit for Court

    There was a big shock at the English Ladies' Close championship when Chloe Court failed to qualify for the matchplay stages. There were high hopes, particularly among members at her club, Goodwood, that Chloe would further enhance an already growing reputation

  • Golf: Rain or shine, West Hove don't mind.

    West Hove cleaned up in the Intermediate Cup over their own course in perfect weather. The victory came after they won the Brighton and District GS Junior Cup in horrendous conditions at Brighton and Hove. The morning matches saw the usual tussle between

  • Tourists looking Great

    Five wins, one defeat and one rained off was the record of West Sussex on their 47th tour based in Great Yarmouth. Kevin Mitchell, Ray Fieldgate, Cecil Wadey and Alan Catterson were top rink (plus 22) when the opening match against Sole Bay at Southwold

  • Opportunism

    The Tories have severe amnesia. Every time they criticise our public services, we need to remind them that the remaining problems are because of 18 years of Tory underfunding. Now the amnesia is spreading. Their parliamentary candidate accuses John Prescott

  • Champions' early slip up

    Littlehampton League champions Chichester slipped up 77-76 at home to Tarring Priory in the first match in defence of their title. They got four points but improved with nine when winning 104-62 at home to Field Place. Tarring Priory under-achieved last

  • Why not us?

    Can someone please tell me what the political parties are doing for the bog-standard family which works hard, struggles every month to pay bills, mortgage, health care and so on and is not on any form of benefit? They always promise to give more money

  • 'Fences' sold swag from country homes

    Two men have been jailed for receiving antiques stolen from isolated West Sussex homes. The valuable goods were entered for sale at top London auction firms within hours of being swiped, a court heard. Two of the "fences" who made dishonest profits out

  • Think Of It This Way, by John Parry

    The most taboo subject of what, surprisingly, has become quite a lively election campaign has now been revealed. And I am not talking about race or immigration. While, plainly, it would never have become a dominating issue in the campaign, voluntary euthanasia

  • Feedback, with Simon Bradshaw

    Mike Willson, of Southwick, is disparaging about the Argus' front page of Saturday, March 12. We exclusively revealed John Prescott had two of his entourage's cars issued with parking tickets during a visit to Hove. Mr Willson asks: "Was it pure coincidence

  • Tory's sorrow over drugs conviction

    A Tory candidate in the council elections has spoken of his regret over a drugs offence. David Goodyear is standing as a West Sussex County Council candidate for Durrington, Worthing. He was convicted in 1994 of conspiracy to supply cocaine while working

  • Lib Dems call for insurance watchdog

    A new watchdog should be appointed to review the insurance industry in the wake of the devastating floods in the Lewes area in October last year. Norman Baker, defending the Lewes seat for the Lib Dems, said the new Government should appoint a new regulator

  • Tories fume over posters

    The police have been called in after an election candidate reported a poster war had broken out in a key marginal parliamentary seat. The Tories in the Lewes constituency have reported to police that huge hoardings they put up have been stolen and one

  • I don't understand

    While I appreciate Tim Graves of Saltdean (Opinion, May 22) may have had legitimate business on farmland, I and many others fail to understand why his dogs had to accompany him. In his own words: "The small minority who continued to walk their dogs through

  • Boycott the pier

    Against public opinion, Noble changed Palace to the Brighton Pier. Now it wants to scupper the possibility of another pier in Brighton. Without the Lottery grant there is no way the West Pier will be restored. Noble's legal action is just a delaying tactic

  • No better

    With reference to Gwen Phillips's letter (Opinion, May 16), l would like to add that, as I was driving my granddaughter home from school up Wilson Avenue, she looked at all the rubbish and the car filled with concrete and remarked that if she were coming

  • Man faces court over assault

    A man was due in court today accused of attacking the boss of an animal testing firm. David Blenkinsop, 34, of no fixed address, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Brian Cass, managing director of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Cambridgeshire

  • Horrific loss

    When I read the front page of The Argus (May 17), I wept. Bobbie Hawes and her husband had been very dear friends of mine for as many years that they were married. To see, in black and white, just what happened makes me sick to my stomach. I find it hard

  • Eye witness

    By reading the review of Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Ahead, May 2), I almost missed a good film. It was described as dull, boring and naff - a very negative criticism - but I decided to see for myself. The location scenery was breathtaking, the music

  • Eagles roundup

    Eastbourne take on Ipswich in the first Saturday live Sky TV match next week. That means they will have the chance to set-tle two scores at the same time. Not only will Eagles want to avenge last week's defeat at the hands of the Witches. They will also

  • New era at Horsham under captain Scott

    Scott Stratton admits it is a whole new era at Horsham. The 34-year-old batsman has taken the captaincy of a club still searching for their first league title since 1991. There is a new look to the Cricketfield Road side this season, principally due to

  • Taken in

    Seeing the story "Kidnap suspect was helping girl" (Argus, May 17) reminded me of a similar experience. Several years ago, on a cold, dark November early evening, I found two young boys who were clearly lost in Hangleton Lane. They explained to me they

  • Where there's a will ...

    Where there's a will there is a budding way - to be a chorister. But in William Morfitt's case, it's not an Anthony. At eight months he is the youngest member of the chair at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road and, under the guidance of his

  • What road tax cut?

    In the coming General Election, I trust all voters with cars will remember the last Budget, in which Gordon Brown said the road tax for cars under 1,500cc would be reduced. It has, in fact, gone up. Promises. -L G Sunderland, Hollingbury

  • Late opening for Job Centres

    Job Centres in Brighton and Hove have now got touch-screen computers, replacing the old job vacancy boards. While welcoming the advent of this new technology, surely it's time Job Centres were open a bit later than 4pm, because people in work just can't

  • Edwards aiming for return to glory days

    Peacehaven manager Peter Edwards is hoping he can bring back the glory years at Piddinghoe Avenue. Edwards knows all about winning silverware as he was with Alan Pook in the early Nineties during a successful period and then took the reins himself to

  • City calls in power rangers

    Uniformed rangers could soon be on patrol in Brighton and Hove to act as the "eyes and ears" of the city. They will be trained in first aid and able to respond to emergencies as well as providing information and reassurance for tourists. The rangers will

  • Plans for old Argus base

    New plans have been submitted to redevelop the former headquarters of The Argus in Brighton. City Lofts Developments has put in a scheme to the city council for the site of Argus House, off North Road in Brighton. The scheme involves restoring and converting

  • Grinstead looking to beef up attack

    East Grinstead Town boss Bob Smith is hoping to beef up his strikeforce in time for another tilt at promotion to County League Division One. Grinstead finished just three points adrift of Hailsham, who filled the third promotion place in Division Two,

  • A marvellous idea for the community

    A Sussex village has formed a tennis club with a difference. It has no courts, headquarters and committee. Nor are there any plans to affiliate to the LTA, although the Fulking Marvellous Tennis Club believe their name alone could preclude such an association

  • Why big weekend should be held later

    Two glorious days, 480 athletes, seventy eight officials and 12 hours of non stop competition. It was no surprise that county administrator Keith May and championship director Ray Hopkins both heaved a sigh relief and headed off to a local hostelry for

  • Family that's happy to be polls apart

    Farmer Jim Fordham is a Tory councillor, his daughter-in-law is a Labour parliamentary hopeful and his niece is married to a Lib Dem candidate. In the fields around their farm in Little Horsted, near Uckfield, where Mr Fordham, 74, has put up blue campaign

  • Top stars missing

    Last weekend two Sussex 400 metres runners were included in the England team in the match at Loughborough. Tim Bayley, making his international outdoor debut, ran the opening leg in the 4x400 metres relay and from the outside lane did well to hand over

  • Billy's name lives on in street sign

    For more than 50 years antique dealer Billy Boyle's market stall was a feature of Brighton's bustling street scene. Now one of the city's streets has been named in tribute to the 86-year-old father of seven, who died of cancer last week. His youngest

  • Blast from the past

    It may seem difficult to believe for younger fans but Albion and Bristol City once clashed in what is now called the Premiership. It came in the 1979-80 season, the first of four for Albion in the old First Division. Bristol City, with financial problems

  • Tory's sorrow over drugs conviction

    A Tory candidate in the council elections has spoken of his regret over a drugs offence. David Goodyear is standing as a West Sussex County Council candidate for Durrington, Worthing. He was convicted in 1994 of conspiracy to supply cocaine while working

  • Takeover spells Shaky future for boss Preece

    Bury boss Andy Preece must be one of the most frustrated managers around. A prolonged takeover of the Shakers has left Preece unable to plan for next season. Player-manager Preece cannot approach new players, has little hold on players out of contract

  • Albion wary of Saints swoop

    Albion are still sweating on Southampton swooping for boss Micky Adams. The Seagulls have not received an approach for the Third Division manager of the year. But Saints chairman Rupert Lowe says he is in no rush to appoint Glenn Hoddle's successor. Adams

  • Cricket: Knight leads charmed life

    Recalled England batsman Nick Knight led a charmed life against the Sussex attack at Hove today. James Kirtley and Jason Lewry both went close to removing the Warwickshire opener cheaply on the first morning of the Championship clash. Knight, 31, was

  • Cricket: House gets the axe

    Sussex have dropped Will House from their Championship team for today's game against Warwickshire at Hove (11am). House makes way for fit-again Chris Adams as the county bid to end their dismal run of results against the Bears. Warwickshire have won on

  • Gay TV show brings disgrace on the city

    I wonder how the leadership of Brighton and Hove City Council reacted to the recent showing on BBC2 of Brighton: Out The Closet? Did they feel this sort of publicity is just what is required to promote Brighton and Hove as the "gay capital of Europe"

  • No can do

    Embassy Court is a privately-owned building. Brighton and Hove City Council is supporting the residents as far as it can through its private-sector housing team. But, as this is not a council building, our powers and resources are limited. Why does Voice

  • Time to party after first win in four years

    The party went on long into the night for the players of Hangleton and Knoll. They had plenty to celebrate after bringing to an end four years of failure with their first ever victory. Their historic victims were Southwick Thirds, beaten by eight runs

  • Chairman set to quit

    Keith Jackson, 56, chairman of the Sussex County Table Tennis Association for the past six years, is poised to retire at the annual meeting on July 15. Having only six weeks' notice of his decision to step down has left the county officials with little

  • Survey-val

    The repair, maintenance and, if necessary, restoration of a listed building such as Embassy Court ("Don't knock our home", Argus, May 24.) is, by law, the responsibility of the occupiers or owners. Even if Brighton and Hove City Council "wanted to help

  • Golf: Tragedy mars record win

    Nick Scott set up a new course record of 65 to win the Cowdray Park pro-am, but it was done in the saddest possible circumstances. The West Sussex assistant was four under par on the tenth green when Norman "Soleplate" Jones, one of his amateur partners

  • Party animals

    The Fordham family from Little Horsted, near Uckfield, have politics of all colours running through their blood. Farmer Jim Fordham is a Conservative member of Wealden District Council while his daughter-in-law is the Labour parliamentary candidate. Jim's

  • Golf: Shock exit for Court

    There was a big shock at the English Ladies' Close championship when Chloe Court failed to qualify for the matchplay stages. There were high hopes, particularly among members at her club, Goodwood, that Chloe would further enhance an already growing reputation

  • On yer bike

    We read with mild pleasure that Adam Trimingham had a most frustrating weekend travelling by train to Kent (Argus, May 17), where he and 11 friends were meeting for a weekend of cycling. On and on he droned about the booking office queue, the elderly

  • Cheers to our first winner

    David Gravett is the first winner of our Cricketer of the Week competition which we're running all summer in association with London Pride. Last week we told you how Dave ended up in a changing room full of strangers after turning up at Isfield near Lewes

  • Young ones catch eye of selectors

    The performance of the younger players impressed the selectors at the Sussex trials at Beach House Park (Worthing) where the Blues beat the Whites 118-96. Ian Harvey, Alan Clarke, Dave Hesketh and Richard Moses were top rink for the Blues. They scored

  • Albion fork out on pitch

    Albion are forking out more than £100,000 to give Micky Adams and his championship heroes a pitch to be proud of in the Second Division next season. That is the cost of a complete overhaul of the troublesome playing surface at Withdean and the Seagulls

  • Golf: Rain or shine, West Hove don't mind.

    West Hove cleaned up in the Intermediate Cup over their own course in perfect weather. The victory came after they won the Brighton and District GS Junior Cup in horrendous conditions at Brighton and Hove. The morning matches saw the usual tussle between

  • Price plunge

    "House prices set to plunge" (Argus, May 21). They will not, even though most local pundits seemed to agree in that article. The problem is that many "sideline" or non-professional landlords are now selling while prices are so high. This is causing an

  • Women's winning launch to 70th term

    The 70th season of the Sussex County Women's Association was launched with a 120-113 win against Hampshire at Lee-on-Solent. The three winning rinks were led by Bridget Parr (Hurstpierpoint), Elizabeth Gooding (St Francis), who received her county badge

  • Proud return

    I AM an ex-Brightonian from way back and have just received a copy of The Argus dated May 11, sent by friends in Brighton, containing the story of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Sussex Regiment. I am proud to say I joined this fine regiment in Brighton

  • Why not us?

    Can someone please tell me what the political parties are doing for the bog-standard family which works hard, struggles every month to pay bills, mortgage, health care and so on and is not on any form of benefit? They always promise to give more money

  • 'Fences' sold swag from country homes

    Two men have been jailed for receiving antiques stolen from isolated West Sussex homes. The valuable goods were entered for sale at top London auction firms within hours of being swiped, a court heard. Two of the "fences" who made dishonest profits out

  • Raid suspect appears in court

    A man has appeared in court charged with a series of robberies in Worthing. Andrew Marc Curruthers, 22, of Chatham Road, Worthing, is accused of six robberies between last December and March. He is accused of robberies at garages and shops including the

  • Brighter times for Lewes

    Lewes A are no longer the whipping boys of the East Sussex Senior League. They are likely to finish the current campaign in sixth place. Lewes only went down by six frames to four at Newhaven, despite a poor start when Paul Davies, the Hastings No. 1,

  • Think Of It This Way, by John Parry

    The most taboo subject of what, surprisingly, has become quite a lively election campaign has now been revealed. And I am not talking about race or immigration. While, plainly, it would never have become a dominating issue in the campaign, voluntary euthanasia

  • Tory's sorrow over drugs conviction

    A Tory candidate in the council elections has spoken of his regret over a drugs offence. David Goodyear is standing as a West Sussex County Council candidate for Durrington, Worthing. He was convicted in 1994 of conspiracy to supply cocaine while working

  • Lib Dems call for insurance watchdog

    A new watchdog should be appointed to review the insurance industry in the wake of the devastating floods in the Lewes area in October last year. Norman Baker, defending the Lewes seat for the Lib Dems, said the new Government should appoint a new regulator

  • Well done, council

    I have just returned home after my annual holiday in Brighton staying with relatives. While fresh in my memory, I have to remark on the continuing improvements to the seafront. This year, the children's area - although sadly not open on my visit - and

  • Boycott the pier

    Against public opinion, Noble changed Palace to the Brighton Pier. Now it wants to scupper the possibility of another pier in Brighton. Without the Lottery grant there is no way the West Pier will be restored. Noble's legal action is just a delaying tactic

  • No better

    With reference to Gwen Phillips's letter (Opinion, May 16), l would like to add that, as I was driving my granddaughter home from school up Wilson Avenue, she looked at all the rubbish and the car filled with concrete and remarked that if she were coming

  • Joker Havell is getting serious

    Sussex's joker in the pack, fast bowler Paul Havell, is getting serious. Havell admits he spent too much time in his first season on the staff hamming it up in his role as the dressing room wag. But at the end of last summer the message to him from Chris

  • Bevan may be late arriving

    Sussex will again be without Michael Bevan at the start and end of next season. The Australian is due to return for his third summer with the county, but his arrival will probably be delayed until mid-May because of Australia's short tour of Zimbabwe

  • Horrific loss

    When I read the front page of The Argus (May 17), I wept. Bobbie Hawes and her husband had been very dear friends of mine for as many years that they were married. To see, in black and white, just what happened makes me sick to my stomach. I find it hard

  • Academy status can make the future bright

    Sussex believe they have laid firm foundations for a bright future after they were one of six counties to be awarded youth academy status by the ECB this week. Fourteen counties applied, but Sussex were the only successful applicant in the south east.

  • Andersson is aiming to make his mark

    Marcus Andersson has pledged to fight for his Eastbourne future. Andersson, earmarked as the fall guy as Eagles struggle to get their Elite League season back on track, has told promoter Jon Cook he wants to stay. And the rookie Swede aims to underline

  • Eye witness

    By reading the review of Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Ahead, May 2), I almost missed a good film. It was described as dull, boring and naff - a very negative criticism - but I decided to see for myself. The location scenery was breathtaking, the music

  • Battling bracing breezes recipe for staying young

    If your game cannot cope with the bracing breezes of East Brighton it might be best to give it a miss. But that would be the coward's way out. Not to play this fine old course is to deny yourself an opportunity of coming to terms with the elements. You

  • Overseas contingent growing stronger

    The influx of overseas players to the Sussex League has been stemmed somewhat this season by tighter eligibility restrictions. Also the insistence, generally, by the ECU that Premier League clubs should have ten of their eleven players for any game qualified

  • Brewing family's back in business

    A brewing family which formed part of a town's history is back in business again after a year's absence. Bill King, managing director of the former King and Barnes in Horsham, has launched his own micro brewery with wife Kathy called WJ King and Co Brewers

  • What road tax cut?

    In the coming General Election, I trust all voters with cars will remember the last Budget, in which Gordon Brown said the road tax for cars under 1,500cc would be reduced. It has, in fact, gone up. Promises. -L G Sunderland, Hollingbury

  • Late opening for Job Centres

    Job Centres in Brighton and Hove have now got touch-screen computers, replacing the old job vacancy boards. While welcoming the advent of this new technology, surely it's time Job Centres were open a bit later than 4pm, because people in work just can't

  • Loony swoons

    Many congratulations to Alan Hope on his Official Monster Raving Loony Party's "no ideas" manifesto. Well done. Keep up the good work. Ha ha. Leave it to the professionals - the loony party of the future. Let's rock'n'roll all political parties. Down

  • Brecknell pairing pushed to back

    David and Juliet Brecknell led home the five boats which took part in the second race of Chichester Yacht Club's Evening Series Tankard. The Brecknells were first across the line in their RS400 but on handicap corrected time they were dispatched to the

  • Watersports roundup

    At Sussex Yacht Club last Sunday, the final race in the Meadows Mug Handicap was completed. There were only eight yachts taking part as there was a physically handicapped and able bodied (PHAB) event also being held at the same time and many members were

  • Sussex horses in Lingfield one-two

    Sussex horses scored a one-two in the big race of the night as jump racing took centre stage at Lingfield Park. Gran Turismo and Sir Dante got their acts together to fill the first two places in the Bet Direct Handicap Chase. At 16-1 and 10-1, the stable

  • Edwards aiming for return to glory days

    Peacehaven manager Peter Edwards is hoping he can bring back the glory years at Piddinghoe Avenue. Edwards knows all about winning silverware as he was with Alan Pook in the early Nineties during a successful period and then took the reins himself to

  • Father dies in car smash

    A father-of-three died in the early hours of this morning when his car ploughed through the walls of four houses and overturned. Paul Ashurst, 32, a mature student at Sussex University, died instantly in the crash in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton. Mr Ashurst

  • Boy gets short shrift for uniform

    A 12-year-old boy was banned from class because he turned up to school in shorts. Jamie Calver was stopped from mixing with other pupils at Falmer High School, Brighton, because he was wearing knee-length shorts two weeks early. His father Brian, of The

  • Plans for old Argus base

    New plans have been submitted to redevelop the former headquarters of The Argus in Brighton. City Lofts Developments has put in a scheme to the city council for the site of Argus House, off North Road in Brighton. The scheme involves restoring and converting

  • Raid police horror at filthy flat

    Police say they came across the worst conditions they had ever seen during a drugs raid in Brighton today. Some said they felt sick as they raided the rubbish-strewn flat in Hollingdean Road. One man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with

  • Why big weekend should be held later

    Two glorious days, 480 athletes, seventy eight officials and 12 hours of non stop competition. It was no surprise that county administrator Keith May and championship director Ray Hopkins both heaved a sigh relief and headed off to a local hostelry for

  • Family that's happy to be polls apart

    Farmer Jim Fordham is a Tory councillor, his daughter-in-law is a Labour parliamentary hopeful and his niece is married to a Lib Dem candidate. In the fields around their farm in Little Horsted, near Uckfield, where Mr Fordham, 74, has put up blue campaign

  • 'Villain' cleared of gun robbery

    A self-confessed "villain" has been cleared by an Old Bailey jury of gunning down a security guard during a robbery. But John Dunlop, 43, of Lansdowne Place, Hove, and Silchester Road, Hastings, was jailed for three-and-a-half years when he admitted receiving

  • Billy's name lives on in street sign

    For more than 50 years antique dealer Billy Boyle's market stall was a feature of Brighton's bustling street scene. Now one of the city's streets has been named in tribute to the 86-year-old father of seven, who died of cancer last week. His youngest

  • Fans' favourite rebuilding career at City

    Danny Wilson's status as one of Albion's favourite sons is undisputed. When crowd favourites were sought for Albion's Centenary Evening of Legends last Friday, Wilson was one of the names they came up with. He played for and captained the side under Chris

  • Blast from the past

    It may seem difficult to believe for younger fans but Albion and Bristol City once clashed in what is now called the Premiership. It came in the 1979-80 season, the first of four for Albion in the old First Division. Bristol City, with financial problems

  • Albion: Adams dwells on Dell nostalgia

    Micky Adams is sidestepping a nostalgic return to Southampton tomorrow as the curtain comes down on an epic season for his team. Albion's manager regards The Dell as the scene of his best years as a player. He feels honoured that the Seagulls are the

  • Cricket: House gets the axe

    Sussex have dropped Will House from their Championship team for today's game against Warwickshire at Hove (11am). House makes way for fit-again Chris Adams as the county bid to end their dismal run of results against the Bears. Warwickshire have won on

  • Gay TV show brings disgrace on the city

    I wonder how the leadership of Brighton and Hove City Council reacted to the recent showing on BBC2 of Brighton: Out The Closet? Did they feel this sort of publicity is just what is required to promote Brighton and Hove as the "gay capital of Europe"

  • No can do

    Embassy Court is a privately-owned building. Brighton and Hove City Council is supporting the residents as far as it can through its private-sector housing team. But, as this is not a council building, our powers and resources are limited. Why does Voice

  • Chairman set to quit

    Keith Jackson, 56, chairman of the Sussex County Table Tennis Association for the past six years, is poised to retire at the annual meeting on July 15. Having only six weeks' notice of his decision to step down has left the county officials with little

  • Police chief calls for death inquiry

    Sussex Police want the Home Secretary to order a review into the James Ashley shooting and subsequent investigations. Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse, hit with a barrage of calls for his resignation, has written to Jack Straw who is already under pressure

  • Home lovers

    He never forgot the kindness of the family who provided him with food and shelter so that he could keep away from the Nazis. After a gruelling spell of active service, which included becoming a prisoner of war and suffering greatly, Christopher returned

  • Keeping it in the family

    Blackstone Cricket Club is a real family affair. This season two families are making up almost half the team on the field in the West Sussex League, while off the field, wives and mothers are helping make sure everything runs smoothly. Last week the Sports

  • Dirty deed

    Following the article on Dr Paul Connett's presentation regarding the harmful pollution effects posed by municipal waste incineration (Argus, May 15), Voice Of The Argus stated the campaigners against a local plant do not want it built near their homes

  • Party animals

    The Fordham family from Little Horsted, near Uckfield, have politics of all colours running through their blood. Farmer Jim Fordham is a Conservative member of Wealden District Council while his daughter-in-law is the Labour parliamentary candidate. Jim's

  • On yer bike

    We read with mild pleasure that Adam Trimingham had a most frustrating weekend travelling by train to Kent (Argus, May 17), where he and 11 friends were meeting for a weekend of cycling. On and on he droned about the booking office queue, the elderly

  • Cheers to our first winner

    David Gravett is the first winner of our Cricketer of the Week competition which we're running all summer in association with London Pride. Last week we told you how Dave ended up in a changing room full of strangers after turning up at Isfield near Lewes

  • Young ones catch eye of selectors

    The performance of the younger players impressed the selectors at the Sussex trials at Beach House Park (Worthing) where the Blues beat the Whites 118-96. Ian Harvey, Alan Clarke, Dave Hesketh and Richard Moses were top rink for the Blues. They scored

  • Albion fork out on pitch

    Albion are forking out more than £100,000 to give Micky Adams and his championship heroes a pitch to be proud of in the Second Division next season. That is the cost of a complete overhaul of the troublesome playing surface at Withdean and the Seagulls

  • Price plunge

    "House prices set to plunge" (Argus, May 21). They will not, even though most local pundits seemed to agree in that article. The problem is that many "sideline" or non-professional landlords are now selling while prices are so high. This is causing an

  • Women's winning launch to 70th term

    The 70th season of the Sussex County Women's Association was launched with a 120-113 win against Hampshire at Lee-on-Solent. The three winning rinks were led by Bridget Parr (Hurstpierpoint), Elizabeth Gooding (St Francis), who received her county badge

  • Turf Talk: Lydia celebrates Goodwood first

    Lydia Richards has been celebrating after landing her first win at Goodwood. Richards, who trains almost within sight of the racecourse at Funtington, near Chichester, landed the Newton Investment Stakes with the eight-year-old Brilliant Red, superbly

  • Proud return

    I AM an ex-Brightonian from way back and have just received a copy of The Argus dated May 11, sent by friends in Brighton, containing the story of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Sussex Regiment. I am proud to say I joined this fine regiment in Brighton

  • Bowls roundup

    Worthing B defeated Storrington 48-31 in the English Association Two Fours Championship on the village club's green. Colin Kent beat George Rudge 24-20 and Brian Dunne overcame Ron Bishop 24-11. Norfolk members Terri Finch, Jean Croll, Ron Johnson and

  • Brighter times for Lewes

    Lewes A are no longer the whipping boys of the East Sussex Senior League. They are likely to finish the current campaign in sixth place. Lewes only went down by six frames to four at Newhaven, despite a poor start when Paul Davies, the Hastings No. 1,

  • Straw praises city police

    Home Secretary Jack Straw has praised the high-profile policing which has seen crime figures drop in Hove. Mr Straw was at Downland Court, Portslade, during an election visit with Labour election candidate Ivor Caplin. He praised a high-profile strategy

  • Glamour girl's political ambition

    Brighton-born topless model Jordan has joined the General Election race - with a manifesto pledging free plastic surgery for all. Jordan, who was born Katie Price and grew up in Patcham, has been backed by the Daily Star newspaper and bookies William

  • Nappy rash

    I notice there are suggestions from environmental groups that car manufacturers and producers of white goods should be held responsible for the disposal of the old scrap machinery they have created. So how about making the manufacturers of disposable

  • I'm barking mad

    Could any of your readers, or Mr Roger French himself, enlighten me as to who are the owners of the unfamiliar names on the new No 5 buses? I've asked around and nobody seems to know. Who the dickens are the Lawrence Sisters? The Kaye Sisters (long-time

  • Well done, council

    I have just returned home after my annual holiday in Brighton staying with relatives. While fresh in my memory, I have to remark on the continuing improvements to the seafront. This year, the children's area - although sadly not open on my visit - and

  • Railway guards' strike called off

    Strikes by guards on South-West Trains scheduled for today and Tuesday have been called off. The company and the RMT union have been in talks to resolve the long-running dispute about wearing bright red waistcoats and name badges. South-West Trains operates

  • Why take away this wonderful play pit?

    I am very upset to see the sandpit at East Brighton Park filled up with Tarmac. I have spoken to Ecovert and Brighton and Hove City Council staff, who have given various reasons - such as health and safety - for this act of official vandalism. None of

  • No deal

    I attempted, during this pre-nomination weekend just past, to do a deal with the Tories in Hove. This constituency, for which Jenny Langston (Conservative) and I (UK Independence Party) are standing, is a marginal seat and the UKIP almost certainly will

  • Joker Havell is getting serious

    Sussex's joker in the pack, fast bowler Paul Havell, is getting serious. Havell admits he spent too much time in his first season on the staff hamming it up in his role as the dressing room wag. But at the end of last summer the message to him from Chris

  • Aerial view

    Regarding the recent spate of light aircraft accidents, the following points should be remembered. Firstly, these accidents should be looked at in perspective since they form an extremely small part of overall light aircraft operations. Shoreham alone

  • Bevan may be late arriving

    Sussex will again be without Michael Bevan at the start and end of next season. The Australian is due to return for his third summer with the county, but his arrival will probably be delayed until mid-May because of Australia's short tour of Zimbabwe

  • Nude sunbather distressed neighbours

    A man who indecently exposed himself in his garden has been ordered to pay two neighbours £250 compensation for distress. Graham Enright, 33, of Roedale Road, Brighton, had denied exposing himself to the women last summer. He claimed he was sunbathing

  • Academy status can make the future bright

    Sussex believe they have laid firm foundations for a bright future after they were one of six counties to be awarded youth academy status by the ECB this week. Fourteen counties applied, but Sussex were the only successful applicant in the south east.

  • Andersson is aiming to make his mark

    Marcus Andersson has pledged to fight for his Eastbourne future. Andersson, earmarked as the fall guy as Eagles struggle to get their Elite League season back on track, has told promoter Jon Cook he wants to stay. And the rookie Swede aims to underline

  • Battling bracing breezes recipe for staying young

    If your game cannot cope with the bracing breezes of East Brighton it might be best to give it a miss. But that would be the coward's way out. Not to play this fine old course is to deny yourself an opportunity of coming to terms with the elements. You

  • Overseas contingent growing stronger

    The influx of overseas players to the Sussex League has been stemmed somewhat this season by tighter eligibility restrictions. Also the insistence, generally, by the ECU that Premier League clubs should have ten of their eleven players for any game qualified

  • Way of the world

    Why does Brighton and Hove City Council love to use so much blacktop? My sister and I (both 87) often wonder if it has the attitude "if it doesn't move, cover it in blacktop". One must remember that the cheapskate cost-cutting by the council will actually

  • Brewing family's back in business

    A brewing family which formed part of a town's history is back in business again after a year's absence. Bill King, managing director of the former King and Barnes in Horsham, has launched his own micro brewery with wife Kathy called WJ King and Co Brewers

  • Terror of The Mummy

    I was very surprised to see Mrs Thatcher describe herself as "The Mummy" at William Hague's rally. Cinema fans will know The Mummy was feared and hated throughout the country, bringing terror and devastation all over the land. Its curse was not easy to

  • Loony swoons

    Many congratulations to Alan Hope on his Official Monster Raving Loony Party's "no ideas" manifesto. Well done. Keep up the good work. Ha ha. Leave it to the professionals - the loony party of the future. Let's rock'n'roll all political parties. Down

  • Emmett takes honours after brace of victories

    Olympic hopeful Jon Emmett took the Laser honours in the fourth event of the South East Traveller Series at Lancing last weekend. The forecast of sun and sea enticed 48 Lasers and Laser Radials from near and far to the event. Unfortunately, the sea breeze

  • Brecknell pairing pushed to back

    David and Juliet Brecknell led home the five boats which took part in the second race of Chichester Yacht Club's Evening Series Tankard. The Brecknells were first across the line in their RS400 but on handicap corrected time they were dispatched to the

  • Watersports roundup

    At Sussex Yacht Club last Sunday, the final race in the Meadows Mug Handicap was completed. There were only eight yachts taking part as there was a physically handicapped and able bodied (PHAB) event also being held at the same time and many members were

  • Sussex horses in Lingfield one-two

    Sussex horses scored a one-two in the big race of the night as jump racing took centre stage at Lingfield Park. Gran Turismo and Sir Dante got their acts together to fill the first two places in the Bet Direct Handicap Chase. At 16-1 and 10-1, the stable

  • Reprieved Hawks are planning for a brighter future

    Whitehawk can start planning for a brighter future. That is the message from manager Steve Richardson after the Hawks escaped the drop from the top flight of County League football. It was an agonising finale to the season. Having finished their fixtures

  • Father dies in car smash

    A father-of-three died in the early hours of this morning when his car ploughed through the walls of four houses and overturned. Paul Ashurst, 32, a mature student at Sussex University, died instantly in the crash in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton. Mr Ashurst

  • Beech offers Rebels contract

    Teenage defender Andrew Beech has been offered a contract by Worthing after impressing in his first 12 games for the club. The 18-year-old former Albion reserve is the only player being offered a deal for next season at Woodside Road. Boss Sammy Donnelly

  • Boy gets short shrift for uniform

    A 12-year-old boy was banned from class because he turned up to school in shorts. Jamie Calver was stopped from mixing with other pupils at Falmer High School, Brighton, because he was wearing knee-length shorts two weeks early. His father Brian, of The

  • Raid suspect appears in court

    A man has appeared in court charged with a series of robberies in Worthing. Andrew Marc Curruthers, 22, of Chatham Road, Worthing, is accused of six robberies between last December and March. He is accused of robberies at garages and shops including the

  • Raid police horror at filthy flat

    Police say they came across the worst conditions they had ever seen during a drugs raid in Brighton today. Some said they felt sick as they raided the rubbish-strewn flat in Hollingdean Road. One man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with

  • Eileen, 80, crowned double winner

    Eileen King defeated opponents 70 and 60 years younger than her in The Green LTA Ratings tournament in St Leonards. The 80-year-old belied her age as she defeated Rebecca Godfrey, ten, from Pevensey, 6-4, 6-0 before overcoming Carol Freer, 20, 7-6, 6-

  • 'Villain' cleared of gun robbery

    A self-confessed "villain" has been cleared by an Old Bailey jury of gunning down a security guard during a robbery. But John Dunlop, 43, of Lansdowne Place, Hove, and Silchester Road, Hastings, was jailed for three-and-a-half years when he admitted receiving

  • Fans' favourite rebuilding career at City

    Danny Wilson's status as one of Albion's favourite sons is undisputed. When crowd favourites were sought for Albion's Centenary Evening of Legends last Friday, Wilson was one of the names they came up with. He played for and captained the side under Chris

  • Buccs face 2-year ban

    Brighton Buccaneers are facing a two year ban from European competition. Buccs, who reached the final of last year's European Cup, have pulled out of this year's event next month due to financial constraints. Head coach Craig Savage said: "We were last

  • Albion: Adams dwells on Dell nostalgia

    Micky Adams is sidestepping a nostalgic return to Southampton tomorrow as the curtain comes down on an epic season for his team. Albion's manager regards The Dell as the scene of his best years as a player. He feels honoured that the Seagulls are the

  • Has anyone played more than Malcolm?

    Malcolm Eldridge could be unique among Sussex cricketers. The St Peters batsman is due to make his 1,000th appearance for the club in today's East Sussex League match away to Battle. And Eldridge is asking if any other player in the county has reached

  • Cricket: Davis gamble's paying off

    As gambles go, it wasn't as long a shot as the punter who staked 30p on the outcome of 14 sporting results and won £500,000. But Sussex were still taking something of a risk last September when they signed a player neither coach Peter Moores or captain

  • New guides to new city

    Country rangers have for many years given help and advice to people roaming around the Downs outside Brighton and Hove. Now the City Centre Business Forum plans to have a set of rangers in the heart of Brighton and Hove. Their primary purpose would be

  • Speedway: New signings can't ride

    Eastbourne Eagles' boss Jon Cook this week revealed he has signed six riders in the last couple of weeks ... but none of them can ride for the club! He explained: "All of the riders involved would like to ride for us, but for various reasons none of them

  • Police chief calls for death inquiry

    Sussex Police want the Home Secretary to order a review into the James Ashley shooting and subsequent investigations. Chief Constable Paul Whitehouse, hit with a barrage of calls for his resignation, has written to Jack Straw who is already under pressure

  • Home lovers

    He never forgot the kindness of the family who provided him with food and shelter so that he could keep away from the Nazis. After a gruelling spell of active service, which included becoming a prisoner of war and suffering greatly, Christopher returned

  • Keeping it in the family

    Blackstone Cricket Club is a real family affair. This season two families are making up almost half the team on the field in the West Sussex League, while off the field, wives and mothers are helping make sure everything runs smoothly. Last week the Sports

  • Dirty deed

    Following the article on Dr Paul Connett's presentation regarding the harmful pollution effects posed by municipal waste incineration (Argus, May 15), Voice Of The Argus stated the campaigners against a local plant do not want it built near their homes

  • Silly Point

    Mark Stevens bowled a marathon spell for Sunnyside and Felbridge against Forest Row on Sunday - and it only lasted one over. Trundling in for the final over before tea, Stevens proceeded to bowl a 16-ball, 27-run over which helped the visitors' tally

  • Turf Talk: Lydia celebrates Goodwood first

    Lydia Richards has been celebrating after landing her first win at Goodwood. Richards, who trains almost within sight of the racecourse at Funtington, near Chichester, landed the Newton Investment Stakes with the eight-year-old Brilliant Red, superbly

  • Tourists looking Great

    Five wins, one defeat and one rained off was the record of West Sussex on their 47th tour based in Great Yarmouth. Kevin Mitchell, Ray Fieldgate, Cecil Wadey and Alan Catterson were top rink (plus 22) when the opening match against Sole Bay at Southwold

  • Opportunism

    The Tories have severe amnesia. Every time they criticise our public services, we need to remind them that the remaining problems are because of 18 years of Tory underfunding. Now the amnesia is spreading. Their parliamentary candidate accuses John Prescott

  • Champions' early slip up

    Littlehampton League champions Chichester slipped up 77-76 at home to Tarring Priory in the first match in defence of their title. They got four points but improved with nine when winning 104-62 at home to Field Place. Tarring Priory under-achieved last

  • Bowls roundup

    Worthing B defeated Storrington 48-31 in the English Association Two Fours Championship on the village club's green. Colin Kent beat George Rudge 24-20 and Brian Dunne overcame Ron Bishop 24-11. Norfolk members Terri Finch, Jean Croll, Ron Johnson and

  • Rail chaos boost for Gatwick

    Gatwick Airport has become busier as a result of chaos on the railways, according to figures released today. The Civil Aviation Authority says the airport handled 1.5 million more passengers last year than the year before. During November and December

  • 'Villain' cleared of gun robbery

    A self-confessed "villain" has been cleared by an Old Bailey jury of gunning down a security guard during a robbery. But John Dunlop, 43, of Lansdowne Place, Hove, and Silchester Road, Hastings, was jailed for three-and-a-half years when he admitted receiving

  • 'Fences' sold swag from country homes

    Two men have been jailed for receiving antiques stolen from isolated West Sussex homes. The valuable goods were entered for sale at top London auction firms within hours of being swiped, a court heard. Two of the "fences" who made dishonest profits out

  • Feedback, with Simon Bradshaw

    Mike Willson, of Southwick, is disparaging about the Argus' front page of Saturday, March 12. We exclusively revealed John Prescott had two of his entourage's cars issued with parking tickets during a visit to Hove. Mr Willson asks: "Was it pure coincidence

  • Straw praises city police

    Home Secretary Jack Straw has praised the high-profile policing which has seen crime figures drop in Hove. Mr Straw was at Downland Court, Portslade, during an election visit with Labour election candidate Ivor Caplin. He praised a high-profile strategy

  • Tories fume over posters

    The police have been called in after an election candidate reported a poster war had broken out in a key marginal parliamentary seat. The Tories in the Lewes constituency have reported to police that huge hoardings they put up have been stolen and one

  • Glamour girl's political ambition

    Brighton-born topless model Jordan has joined the General Election race - with a manifesto pledging free plastic surgery for all. Jordan, who was born Katie Price and grew up in Patcham, has been backed by the Daily Star newspaper and bookies William

  • Nappy rash

    I notice there are suggestions from environmental groups that car manufacturers and producers of white goods should be held responsible for the disposal of the old scrap machinery they have created. So how about making the manufacturers of disposable

  • I'm barking mad

    Could any of your readers, or Mr Roger French himself, enlighten me as to who are the owners of the unfamiliar names on the new No 5 buses? I've asked around and nobody seems to know. Who the dickens are the Lawrence Sisters? The Kaye Sisters (long-time

  • I don't understand

    While I appreciate Tim Graves of Saltdean (Opinion, May 22) may have had legitimate business on farmland, I and many others fail to understand why his dogs had to accompany him. In his own words: "The small minority who continued to walk their dogs through

  • Railway guards' strike called off

    Strikes by guards on South-West Trains scheduled for today and Tuesday have been called off. The company and the RMT union have been in talks to resolve the long-running dispute about wearing bright red waistcoats and name badges. South-West Trains operates

  • Why take away this wonderful play pit?

    I am very upset to see the sandpit at East Brighton Park filled up with Tarmac. I have spoken to Ecovert and Brighton and Hove City Council staff, who have given various reasons - such as health and safety - for this act of official vandalism. None of

  • No deal

    I attempted, during this pre-nomination weekend just past, to do a deal with the Tories in Hove. This constituency, for which Jenny Langston (Conservative) and I (UK Independence Party) are standing, is a marginal seat and the UKIP almost certainly will

  • Aerial view

    Regarding the recent spate of light aircraft accidents, the following points should be remembered. Firstly, these accidents should be looked at in perspective since they form an extremely small part of overall light aircraft operations. Shoreham alone

  • Man faces court over assault

    A man was due in court today accused of attacking the boss of an animal testing firm. David Blenkinsop, 34, of no fixed address, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Brian Cass, managing director of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Cambridgeshire

  • Nude sunbather distressed neighbours

    A man who indecently exposed himself in his garden has been ordered to pay two neighbours £250 compensation for distress. Graham Enright, 33, of Roedale Road, Brighton, had denied exposing himself to the women last summer. He claimed he was sunbathing

  • Eagles roundup

    Eastbourne take on Ipswich in the first Saturday live Sky TV match next week. That means they will have the chance to set-tle two scores at the same time. Not only will Eagles want to avenge last week's defeat at the hands of the Witches. They will also

  • New era at Horsham under captain Scott

    Scott Stratton admits it is a whole new era at Horsham. The 34-year-old batsman has taken the captaincy of a club still searching for their first league title since 1991. There is a new look to the Cricketfield Road side this season, principally due to

  • Taken in

    Seeing the story "Kidnap suspect was helping girl" (Argus, May 17) reminded me of a similar experience. Several years ago, on a cold, dark November early evening, I found two young boys who were clearly lost in Hangleton Lane. They explained to me they

  • Way of the world

    Why does Brighton and Hove City Council love to use so much blacktop? My sister and I (both 87) often wonder if it has the attitude "if it doesn't move, cover it in blacktop". One must remember that the cheapskate cost-cutting by the council will actually

  • Where there's a will ...

    Where there's a will there is a budding way - to be a chorister. But in William Morfitt's case, it's not an Anthony. At eight months he is the youngest member of the chair at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road and, under the guidance of his

  • Terror of The Mummy

    I was very surprised to see Mrs Thatcher describe herself as "The Mummy" at William Hague's rally. Cinema fans will know The Mummy was feared and hated throughout the country, bringing terror and devastation all over the land. Its curse was not easy to