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  • Lost kit drums in the new year

    Police welcomed in the New Year with a crash, bang, wallop. A set of cymbals and a drum were found lying in a street on New Year's Day. Felicity Chapman, lost property clerk at Brighton police station, said: "Goodness knows how they got there. "They may

  • Workers' top gift to charity

    Staff at a supermarket have amazed themselves after collecting more money for charity than any other branch in England. Budgen Food Shops in Henfield has raised £3,400 for its charity of the year, the Brighton and Hove branch of the Multiple Sclerosis

  • Icy ordeal as car traps its driver

    A man became trapped between two vehicles as he tried to jump-start his car in freezing temperatures early today. It was still dark as the driver found a pair of jump leads and connected them to another car where he was parked in The Welkin, Lindfield

  • Union attack over school's £2m

    Schools in Sussex are sitting on more than £2 million of unspent funding while teachers are resigning because they cannot manage on their salaries, figures show. Teaching union NASUWT is calling for a fairer distribution of money after it was revealed

  • Man jailed after giving false name

    A man who gave a false name to police has been jailed for nine months. Glen McMahon, 38, of Grantham Road, Brighton, escaped a criminal prosecution when he was arrested for shoplifting by giving the name of a friend. But when McMahon was caught stealing

  • Jobs gloom in manufacturing

    Britain's struggling manufacturing sector saw employment fall at its sharpest rate in ten years last month. The monthly survey, by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Cips), shows the manufacturing workforce contracted further in December

  • Festive boom for department store

    Department store chain John Lewis yesterday reported a surge in sales as shoppers snapped up last-minute gifts and post-Christmas bargains. Sales in the week to December 29 were up 17.3 per cent on the year before, bringing the total for the year so far

  • FA Cup: Albion clash off

    Albion are facing a winter fixture backlog following the postponement of tomorrow's home tie against Preston in the third round of the FA Cup. The Withdean pitch fell victim to the frosty weather again today after a noon inspection by local referee Steve

  • Boxing: Alldis fights for title on home soil

    Crawley's Michael Alldis has been handed the chance to reclaim his British super-bantamweight title in his home town. The Commonwealth title will also be up for grabs when Alldis takes on Scotsman Brian Carr at Crawley Leisure Centre on Monday January

  • Dr Martens: Judge catches the eye

    Robbie Collins is not the only Crawley player hoping to catch the talent scouts' eye. Defender Ben Judge has been the Dr Martens League title-chasers most consistent player since he joined from Croydon at the end of October. And while the pro clubs' spies

  • Inessential

    For New Year's Eve, I came to Brighton and Hove to celebrate and bought tickets for the Essential Dance at the Brighton Centre. Happy to pay £35 each for the tickets, we arrived to find quite a queue at 8.45pm. At 10pm, we were still in the same position

  • Basketball: High fliers fear Brighton backlash

    High-flying Chester Jets have admitted they fear a Brighton backlash in Sunday's BBL showdown. Jets are hot favourites for the northern conference title, having lost just twice in 20 outings after last night's 94-89 win at Milton Keynes. Nick Nurse's

  • Souperb

    In January 1837, there were heavy falls of snow in Brighton. Sir A Dalrymple held a convivial meeting at the Duke of Wellington's. He announced: "Some hundreds of men have been employed for more than a week, removing huge heaps of snow from the streets

  • Misconstrued

    For Christmas, my son received a pocket electronic translator in six languages. How marvellous. First we didn't have to worry about arithmetic, now we don't need to worry about learning languages. Just one problem - the instructions are in German: "Drucken

  • Turf talk: Ups and Downs of icy snap

    It is amazing what a difference the Downs make. Racing has been hard hit by the current icy cold spell and trainers have been finding it tough. But handlers south of the South Downs have found it easier to cope than those further inland. The yard of Richard

  • Trains misery plea to union

    South West Trains today urged a rail union to postpone strikes which have crippled train services. Services in the South, including Brighton to Reading trains through West Sussex, were disrupted for a second day because of a walkout by members of the

  • Hopes for cash to boost recycling

    A council is in line to get Government help in funding a pilot kerbside recycling scheme. Lewes District Council will launch the first phase of a pilot scheme in Lewes in March with a similar project in Newhaven three months later. Kerbside collections

  • Feedback, with Simon Bradshaw

    Just as I predicted two weeks ago, Gannett hasn't "got" to me and I am still here. So, too, is New Year but we thoughtlessly forgot to tell readers in advance The Argus wouldn't be published on the first day of 2002. Our sincere apologies to everyone

  • No place like home for baby

    Siobhan Ryan investigates the growing trend among mothers-to-be in Sussex to opt for a home birth rather than a hospital delivery. FOR Beverly Reilly the idea of being able to have her baby at home was perfect. Amy was born early on Christmas Day with

  • Courage of convictions

    I really must protest at the attack on me by Alan Nunn (Letters, January 2). I have no wish to undermine anyone's belief in their god and his letter shows just how bigoted some Christians can become. If the problem is with man, Mr Piper, why does your

  • What stamps?

    What happened to the sapphire and ruby prizes promised by the Royal Mail if we bought 12 lucky Christmas stamps? A shopkeeper told me the competition had been closed on December 23. When I went to buy 12 stamps from the Eastbourne District General Hospital

  • It's a lottery

    A simple solution to our being taxed to help the NHS. The Lottery money on Wednesdays should be given over entirely to help run the hospitals. No one would lose out. Other countries do it - why don't we? If there was a vote on this issue, the Government

  • Travel trouble

    TRAVELLERS left part of the Brighton station car park full of rubbish after they had camped there. It is the latest in a long series of camps in the Brighton area which have annoyed neighbours and caused many problems. Travellers who choose sites well

  • Pony to bony

    GAYNOR Rome had always been heavy but when her brother compared to a Shetland pony in a holiday video she knew she would have to lose weight. Now she has lost more than five stones to slim down to only 10st 3lb and wear fashionable clothes. Next time

  • Lost kit drums in the new year

    Police welcomed in the New Year with a crash, bang, wallop. A set of cymbals and a drum were found lying in a street on New Year's Day. Felicity Chapman, lost property clerk at Brighton police station, said: "Goodness knows how they got there. "They may

  • Fifty years to meet the mayor

    A man who first visited a seaside town as a teenager has returned 50 years later to meet the mayor. Firdause Sheikh was one of a group of 40 Pakistani apprentices who spent their two-week Christmas holiday in Worthing in 1951. The group came to Sussex

  • Letterbox attack by firebugs

    Arsonists are suspected of setting fire to a couple's home. A hall carpet was set on fire at the house in Seaford Road, Eastbourne, after blazing material was through the letterbox last night. Firefighters from Eastbourne arrived at the scene at 11.45pm

  • Thefts of mobiles rocket

    Thefts of mobile phones from children are rocketing. The number of phones reported stolen in Brighton has soared by more than 400 per cent in the last three years. Police said children were the main targets and warned them to be careful where they used

  • Trains misery plea to union

    South West Trains today urged a rail union to postpone strikes which have crippled train services. Services in the South, including Brighton to Reading trains through West Sussex, were disrupted for a second day because of a walkout by members of the

  • Keep your screens clean, warn police

    A new menace is threatening to cause serious accidents on Sussex roads. Scores of motorists have been caught out by the potentially fatal combination of windscreens clouded with salt from gritter lorries and frozen windscreen washers. Even washes containing

  • Nurses blame pay for vacancies

    Nurses say better pay is the key to solving recruitment problems in Sussex. There are hundreds of vacancies at hospitals across the county, putting extra pressure on existing staff. Many nurses are choosing to work for agencies or moving into private

  • Station mess sparks anger

    Travellers camped in a car park over Christmas and the New Year have left it strewn with rubbish and rubble. Train operator South Central had to hire four skips to clear up the mess at Brighton station car park. Thirty travellers and gipsies moved into

  • Teenage driver's hijacking ordeal

    A teenage driver was put through a terrifying ordeal when two young thieves jumped into the back of his car. They forced him to drive round before attacking him and stealing stereo equipment from his vehicle. The 19-year-old driver, from Hailsham, had

  • Counting the cost of arson

    A school is counting the cost of an arson attack which gutted a common room. John Ewart, school business manager at The Grove School, Darwell Close, St Leonards, said yesterday surveyors had estimated the cost of the damage at between £80,000 and £100,000

  • Festive boom for department store

    Department store chain John Lewis yesterday reported a surge in sales as shoppers snapped up last-minute gifts and post-Christmas bargains. Sales in the week to December 29 were up 17.3 per cent on the year before, bringing the total for the year so far

  • Fifty years to meet the mayor

    A man who first visited a seaside town as a teenager has returned 50 years later to meet the mayor. Firdause Sheikh was one of a group of 40 Pakistani apprentices who spent their two-week Christmas holiday in Worthing in 1951. The group came to Sussex

  • FA Cup: Albion clash off

    Albion are facing a winter fixture backlog following the postponement of tomorrow's home tie against Preston in the third round of the FA Cup. The Withdean pitch fell victim to the frosty weather again today after a noon inspection by local referee Steve

  • Boxing: Alldis fights for title on home soil

    Crawley's Michael Alldis has been handed the chance to reclaim his British super-bantamweight title in his home town. The Commonwealth title will also be up for grabs when Alldis takes on Scotsman Brian Carr at Crawley Leisure Centre on Monday January

  • Dr Martens: Judge catches the eye

    Robbie Collins is not the only Crawley player hoping to catch the talent scouts' eye. Defender Ben Judge has been the Dr Martens League title-chasers most consistent player since he joined from Croydon at the end of October. And while the pro clubs' spies

  • Warm thanks

    Let me offer the first bouquet of the new year for service to British Gas. My central heating and boiler system broke down on New Year's Eve. I telephoned the gas company at 8pm and also pointed out as a CHD sufferer it was rather important and urgent

  • County League: Hillians boss halts title talk

    Burgess Hill manager Gary Croydon has dismissed suggestions that the race for the County League division one championship is over, even though his side have a 13-point lead at the top. Croydon said: "I was reading the non-league paper and they were saying

  • Teenage driver's hijacking ordeal

    A teenage driver was put through a terrifying ordeal when two young thieves jumped into the back of his car. They forced him to drive round before attacking him and stealing stereo equipment from his vehicle. The 19-year-old driver, from Hailsham, had

  • Travel trouble

    Travellers left part of the Brighton station car park full of rubbish after they had camped there. It is the latest in a long series of camps in the Brighton area which have annoyed neighbours and caused many problems. Travellers who choose sites well

  • Basketball: High fliers fear Brighton backlash

    High-flying Chester Jets have admitted they fear a Brighton backlash in Sunday's BBL showdown. Jets are hot favourites for the northern conference title, having lost just twice in 20 outings after last night's 94-89 win at Milton Keynes. Nick Nurse's

  • Fat lot of good

    The amusing accounts of life portrayed by Jacqui Bealing in her Home Truths column are always a joy to read. However, I was saddened by her story of the 32lb turkey which proved to be too much even for her family of six to eat and was eventually abandoned

  • Pony to bony

    GAYNOR Rome had always been heavy but when her brother compared to a Shetland pony in a holiday video she knew she would have to lose weight. Now she has lost more than five stone to slim down to only 10st 3lb and wear fashionable clothes. Next time Gaynor

  • Misconstrued

    For Christmas, my son received a pocket electronic translator in six languages. How marvellous. First we didn't have to worry about arithmetic, now we don't need to worry about learning languages. Just one problem - the instructions are in German: "Drucken

  • Warning on ice dangers

    Environment chiefs have warned pet owners not to go out on frozen streams, rivers and ponds to retrieve straying dogs. With a slight thaw forecast for Sussex over the next few days, venturing on to any frozen stretch of water would be particularly foolhardy

  • Commuters' fury at parking hike

    Rail commuters are furious car parking costs at Brighton train station have gone up 40 per cent. Passengers leaving their cars in the 850-space car park behind the station will now have to pay £5 a day instead of £3.50. The increase by South Central,

  • Education the key to recycling goal

    New figures show 30 per cent of rubbish taken to household waste sites in East Sussex is being recycled. East Sussex County Council hopes to raise the figure to 35 per cent by April next year by educating people about the benefits of using recycling facilities

  • Think of it This Way, by John Parry

    Sometimes I despair at the arrogance and the crass ineptitude of officialdom in this country of ours. The UK is the only large European nation to close down its rail system from late on Christmas Eve to the morning of December 27. Sadly, we have not had

  • I shed 5 stones after harsh words

    When Gaynor Rome's brother compared her to a Shetland pony, she knew she had to lose weight. Gaynor, of Mansell Road, Shoreham, weighed 15st 9lb and was a size 18 or 20. She was unhappy with her size and was too embarrassed to attend social events. The

  • See the light

    On receiving our copy of The Argus, one of the first pages we turn to is Letters, mainly to see what the Reverend John Webster has to say and then to wait for the replies which will surely follow. As we read, we are appalled at the ignorance shown by

  • Courage of convictions

    I really must protest at the attack on me by Alan Nunn (Letters, January 2). I have no wish to undermine anyone's belief in their god and his letter shows just how bigoted some Christians can become. If the problem is with man, Mr Piper, why does your

  • What stamps?

    What happened to the sapphire and ruby prizes promised by the Royal Mail if we bought 12 lucky Christmas stamps? A shopkeeper told me the competition had been closed on December 23. When I went to buy 12 stamps from the Eastbourne District General Hospital

  • It's a lottery

    A simple solution to our being taxed to help the NHS. The Lottery money on Wednesdays should be given over entirely to help run the hospitals. No one would lose out. Other countries do it - why don't we? If there was a vote on this issue, the Government

  • Crisis arts venue has a future, chief says

    Bosses at a crisis-hit arts centre were optimistic today that it still has a future after its latest set back. The Old Market in Hove has debts of £1.4 million and has been forced to stop booking major artistes. The centre received another setback this

  • Travel trouble

    TRAVELLERS left part of the Brighton station car park full of rubbish after they had camped there. It is the latest in a long series of camps in the Brighton area which have annoyed neighbours and caused many problems. Travellers who choose sites well

  • Pony to bony

    GAYNOR Rome had always been heavy but when her brother compared to a Shetland pony in a holiday video she knew she would have to lose weight. Now she has lost more than five stones to slim down to only 10st 3lb and wear fashionable clothes. Next time

  • Going online to fight crime

    The use of email as a weapon against crime is to be stepped up. The email system has already been introduced in nine towns and villages across East Sussex. Now it has been announced that the Neighbourhood Watch scheme will also go live in a further seven

  • Fifty years to meet the mayor

    A man who first visited a seaside town as a teenager has returned 50 years later to meet the mayor. Firdause Sheikh was one of a group of 40 Pakistani apprentices who spent their two-week Christmas holiday in Worthing in 1951. The group came to Sussex

  • Crash victim's £1.4 million damages

    A woman has been awarded £1.4 million damages after suffering horrific head injuries in a car crash. Kerry Rimer, 33, a trainee bar manager has been left with a poor memory and relies on a wheelchair to get about after the accident with a taxi four years

  • Thefts of mobiles rocket

    Thefts of mobile phones from children are rocketing. The number of phones reported stolen in Brighton has soared by more than 400 per cent in the last three years. Police said children were the main targets and warned them to be careful where they used

  • Campaigner defies ban

    Authorities turned a blind eye as a young campaigner sold illegally-imported dried fruit in defiance of international sanctions. Matt Barr, from Chichester, sold half-pound boxes of Iraqi dates at the Peace And Environment Centre in Brighton yesterday

  • Keep your screens clean, warn police

    A new menace is threatening to cause serious accidents on Sussex roads. Scores of motorists have been caught out by the potentially fatal combination of windscreens clouded with salt from gritter lorries and frozen windscreen washers. Even washes containing

  • Nurses blame pay for vacancies

    Nurses say better pay is the key to solving recruitment problems in Sussex. There are hundreds of vacancies at hospitals across the county, putting extra pressure on existing staff. Many nurses are choosing to work for agencies or moving into private

  • Station mess sparks anger

    Travellers camped in a car park over Christmas and the New Year have left it strewn with rubbish and rubble. Train operator South Central had to hire four skips to clear up the mess at Brighton station car park. Thirty travellers and gipsies moved into

  • Olympian joins calls for ice rink

    Skating star Robin Cousins has called for a new ice rink which could double as a venue for other sports. The Olympic gold medalist said the project was vital for the future of Brighton and Hove and revealed he had already held discussions with potential

  • Golf: Faulkner's gong is long overdue

    Finally Max Faulkner has been awarded the OBE 50 years after winning the Open Championship. The decision at best smacks of forgetfulness and at worst downright cold shouldering by whatever civil service committee decides who gets what gong. At 85, Max

  • Bus journey is more stressful than work

    Bully for Kathie Tugwell of St Catherines, Canada (Letters, December 28), who swanned in as a visitor from North America and sampled our bus system. Not for her the daily grind of struggling to and from work at a given time. As a visitor, she had no urgency

  • Dr Martens: Saints angry at postponement

    St Leonards manager Glyn White has accused rivals Hastings of sabotaging his side's chances in the East Sussex derby on New Year's Day. White is furious that the Dr Martens eastern division clash was called off at noon and he believes club officials at

  • Warm thanks

    Let me offer the first bouquet of the new year for service to British Gas. My central heating and boiler system broke down on New Year's Eve. I telephoned the gas company at 8pm and also pointed out as a CHD sufferer it was rather important and urgent

  • Rink call is an ice idea

    Brighton skaters felt cheated in the Sixties when the SS Brighton stadium in West Street was pulled down and no adequate rink was built to replace it. They were promised a replacement at the nearby King's West centre. It proved to be a poor rink and,

  • County League: Hillians boss halts title talk

    Burgess Hill manager Gary Croydon has dismissed suggestions that the race for the County League division one championship is over, even though his side have a 13-point lead at the top. Croydon said: "I was reading the non-league paper and they were saying

  • Teenage driver's hijacking ordeal

    A teenage driver was put through a terrifying ordeal when two young thieves jumped into the back of his car. They forced him to drive round before attacking him and stealing stereo equipment from his vehicle. The 19-year-old driver, from Hailsham, had

  • Travel trouble

    Travellers left part of the Brighton station car park full of rubbish after they had camped there. It is the latest in a long series of camps in the Brighton area which have annoyed neighbours and caused many problems. Travellers who choose sites well

  • Fat lot of good

    The amusing accounts of life portrayed by Jacqui Bealing in her Home Truths column are always a joy to read. However, I was saddened by her story of the 32lb turkey which proved to be too much even for her family of six to eat and was eventually abandoned

  • Pony to bony

    GAYNOR Rome had always been heavy but when her brother compared to a Shetland pony in a holiday video she knew she would have to lose weight. Now she has lost more than five stone to slim down to only 10st 3lb and wear fashionable clothes. Next time Gaynor

  • Athletics: Rees-Jones looks to claim title

    The new year starts with a bang in Brighton's Stanmer Park tomorrow when the Sussex Cross country championships are held over what promises to be firm and fast conditions. Although the senior women's title looks like remaining in the hands of Arena 80

  • I'm stumped

    How glad I am to be able to agree entirely at last with Mr R Symonds of Crawley (Letters, December 24) about something. For heaven's sake, Titnore Wood must be saved from the building of hundreds of houses on it. I have lived close to this lovely old

  • Ship survivors

    I am writing a book called Those In Peril to raise money for the RNLI. It is a collection of interviews about people who have survived shipwrecks in the 20th Century during both peace and war. If you were a passenger (child or adult), member of the forces

  • Warning on ice dangers

    Environment chiefs have warned pet owners not to go out on frozen streams, rivers and ponds to retrieve straying dogs. With a slight thaw forecast for Sussex over the next few days, venturing on to any frozen stretch of water would be particularly foolhardy

  • Field trips

    I am the local contact for the War Research Society, run mainly by retired and serving police officers and ex-servicemen as a charitable hobby. It was founded many years ago and supports a number of charities including the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

  • Commuters' fury at parking hike

    Rail commuters are furious car parking costs at Brighton train station have gone up 40 per cent. Passengers leaving their cars in the 850-space car park behind the station will now have to pay £5 a day instead of £3.50. The increase by South Central,

  • No longer the place to be

    House prices in Worthing are rising faster than in Brighton and Hove. The gap is closing between the two resorts with Brighton prices rising by 24.9 per cent and Worthing prices up by 25.6 per cent. According to a survey by the Nationwide building society

  • Education the key to recycling goal

    New figures show 30 per cent of rubbish taken to household waste sites in East Sussex is being recycled. East Sussex County Council hopes to raise the figure to 35 per cent by April next year by educating people about the benefits of using recycling facilities

  • Think of it This Way, by John Parry

    Sometimes I despair at the arrogance and the crass ineptitude of officialdom in this country of ours. The UK is the only large European nation to close down its rail system from late on Christmas Eve to the morning of December 27. Sadly, we have not had

  • I shed 5 stones after harsh words

    When Gaynor Rome's brother compared her to a Shetland pony, she knew she had to lose weight. Gaynor, of Mansell Road, Shoreham, weighed 15st 9lb and was a size 18 or 20. She was unhappy with her size and was too embarrassed to attend social events. The

  • See the light

    On receiving our copy of The Argus, one of the first pages we turn to is Letters, mainly to see what the Reverend John Webster has to say and then to wait for the replies which will surely follow. As we read, we are appalled at the ignorance shown by

  • Fears over pavement hazards

    Council bosses have been slammed for failing to mend broken paving slabs. Environment officers on Brighton and Hove City Council at first refused to send inspectors to investigate pavements for cracked slabs unless residents told them exactly where they

  • Crisis arts venue has a future, chief says

    Bosses at a crisis-hit arts centre were optimistic today that it still has a future after its latest set back. The Old Market in Hove has debts of £1.4 million and has been forced to stop booking major artistes. The centre received another setback this

  • Going online to fight crime

    The use of email as a weapon against crime is to be stepped up. The email system has already been introduced in nine towns and villages across East Sussex. Now it has been announced that the Neighbourhood Watch scheme will also go live in a further seven

  • Workers' top gift to charity

    Staff at a supermarket have amazed themselves after collecting more money for charity than any other branch in England. Budgen Food Shops in Henfield has raised £3,400 for its charity of the year, the Brighton and Hove branch of the Multiple Sclerosis

  • Crash victim's £1.4 million damages

    A woman has been awarded £1.4 million damages after suffering horrific head injuries in a car crash. Kerry Rimer, 33, a trainee bar manager has been left with a poor memory and relies on a wheelchair to get about after the accident with a taxi four years

  • Icy ordeal as car traps its driver

    A man became trapped between two vehicles as he tried to jump-start his car in freezing temperatures early today. It was still dark as the driver found a pair of jump leads and connected them to another car where he was parked in The Welkin, Lindfield

  • Priced-out buyers quitting villages

    Cheap housing is one of the South East's biggest problems, says a report today from the Countryside Agency. The East and London Regional Review of the State of the Countryside 2001 is the first regional document to report on the agency's indicators. The

  • Campaigner defies ban

    Authorities turned a blind eye as a young campaigner sold illegally-imported dried fruit in defiance of international sanctions. Matt Barr, from Chichester, sold half-pound boxes of Iraqi dates at the Peace And Environment Centre in Brighton yesterday

  • Icy ordeal as car traps its driver

    A man became trapped between two vehicles as he tried to jump-start his car in freezing temperatures early today. It was still dark as the driver found a pair of jump leads and connected them to another car where he was parked in The Welkin, Lindfield

  • Union attack over school's £2m

    Schools in Sussex are sitting on more than £2 million of unspent funding while teachers are resigning because they cannot manage on their salaries, figures show. Teaching union NASUWT is calling for a fairer distribution of money after it was revealed

  • Man jailed after giving false name

    A man who gave a false name to police has been jailed for nine months. Glen McMahon, 38, of Grantham Road, Brighton, escaped a criminal prosecution when he was arrested for shoplifting by giving the name of a friend. But when McMahon was caught stealing

  • Going online to fight crime

    The use of email as a weapon against crime is to be stepped up. The email system has already been introduced in nine towns and villages across East Sussex. Now it has been announced that the Neighbourhood Watch scheme will also go live in a further seven

  • Olympian joins calls for ice rink

    Skating star Robin Cousins has called for a new ice rink which could double as a venue for other sports. The Olympic gold medalist said the project was vital for the future of Brighton and Hove and revealed he had already held discussions with potential

  • Jobs gloom in manufacturing

    Britain's struggling manufacturing sector saw employment fall at its sharpest rate in ten years last month. The monthly survey, by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Cips), shows the manufacturing workforce contracted further in December

  • Basketball 'village' haven for teens

    Teenagers could be given their own "village" away from a town centre where they can hang out and play sport. It would consist of a basketball court with clusters of huts to give youngsters their own space so they do not have to gather in town centre streets

  • Golf: Faulkner's gong is long overdue

    Finally Max Faulkner has been awarded the OBE 50 years after winning the Open Championship. The decision at best smacks of forgetfulness and at worst downright cold shouldering by whatever civil service committee decides who gets what gong. At 85, Max

  • Bus journey is more stressful than work

    Bully for Kathie Tugwell of St Catherines, Canada (Letters, December 28), who swanned in as a visitor from North America and sampled our bus system. Not for her the daily grind of struggling to and from work at a given time. As a visitor, she had no urgency

  • Dr Martens: Saints angry at postponement

    St Leonards manager Glyn White has accused rivals Hastings of sabotaging his side's chances in the East Sussex derby on New Year's Day. White is furious that the Dr Martens eastern division clash was called off at noon and he believes club officials at

  • Rink call is an ice idea

    Brighton skaters felt cheated in the Sixties when the SS Brighton stadium in West Street was pulled down and no adequate rink was built to replace it. They were promised a replacement at the nearby King's West centre. It proved to be a poor rink and,

  • Inessential

    For New Year's Eve, I came to Brighton and Hove to celebrate and bought tickets for the Essential Dance at the Brighton Centre. Happy to pay £35 each for the tickets, we arrived to find quite a queue at 8.45pm. At 10pm, we were still in the same position

  • Athletics: Rees-Jones looks to claim title

    The new year starts with a bang in Brighton's Stanmer Park tomorrow when the Sussex Cross country championships are held over what promises to be firm and fast conditions. Although the senior women's title looks like remaining in the hands of Arena 80

  • Souperb

    In January 1837, there were heavy falls of snow in Brighton. Sir A Dalrymple held a convivial meeting at the Duke of Wellington's. He announced: "Some hundreds of men have been employed for more than a week, removing huge heaps of snow from the streets

  • Turf talk: Ups and Downs of icy snap

    It is amazing what a difference the Downs make. Racing has been hard hit by the current icy cold spell and trainers have been finding it tough. But handlers south of the South Downs have found it easier to cope than those further inland. The yard of Richard

  • I'm stumped

    How glad I am to be able to agree entirely at last with Mr R Symonds of Crawley (Letters, December 24) about something. For heaven's sake, Titnore Wood must be saved from the building of hundreds of houses on it. I have lived close to this lovely old

  • Ship survivors

    I am writing a book called Those In Peril to raise money for the RNLI. It is a collection of interviews about people who have survived shipwrecks in the 20th Century during both peace and war. If you were a passenger (child or adult), member of the forces

  • Field trips

    I am the local contact for the War Research Society, run mainly by retired and serving police officers and ex-servicemen as a charitable hobby. It was founded many years ago and supports a number of charities including the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

  • Trains misery plea to union

    South West Trains today urged a rail union to postpone strikes which have crippled train services. Services in the South, including Brighton to Reading trains through West Sussex, were disrupted for a second day because of a walkout by members of the

  • House prices catch up with city

    House prices in Worthing are rising faster than in Brighton and Hove, showing the gap is closing between the two seaside resorts. According to a survey by the Nationwide building society, Brighton prices are rising by 24.9 per cent while in Worthing the

  • Six held in police raids

    Five daylight raids were carried out by police investigating a series of attacks in a town. Six people were arrested after 35 police officers, including dog handlers, swooped on addresses in Hailsham and Uckfield. The raids were based on intelligence

  • No longer the place to be

    House prices in Worthing are rising faster than in Brighton and Hove. The gap is closing between the two resorts with Brighton prices rising by 24.9 per cent and Worthing prices up by 25.6 per cent. According to a survey by the Nationwide building society

  • Hopes for cash to boost recycling

    A council is in line to get Government help in funding a pilot kerbside recycling scheme. Lewes District Council will launch the first phase of a pilot scheme in Lewes in March with a similar project in Newhaven three months later. Kerbside collections

  • Feedback, with Simon Bradshaw

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