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  • We have what it takes to lift the title this year

    There is a growing feeling among Crawley's players that this could be the year when they finally fulfill their Conference ambitions, according to defender Ben Judge. Reds came from behind to beat Merthyr Tydfil 2-1 last Saturday and returned to the dressing

  • New Year cheer falls flat for Borough

    New Year's Day was memorable for all the wrong reasons for Eastbourne Borough players and management. They made the trip to Sittingbourne only for the game to be postponed within an hour of kick-off. A disappointed Greenwood said: "When we got there we

  • Rooks lose Stokes for rest of season

    Paul Stokes added to the woes of Lewes after breaking an ankle in last week's win over Leyton Pennant. Stokes joins a long injury list at the Dripping Pan which also includes Stuart Hack, Andy Johnson, Peter Brackley and Sam Francis. With a limited squad

  • Myall: My mates think Borough are small club

    Hastings Town player Stuart Myall has admitted he has taken his side's Boxing Bay defeat at Eastbourne Borough worse than some of his team-mates. The 27-year-old midfielder, born and bred in Eastbourne, has been on the receiving end of a lot of grief

  • Round-up

    Burgess Hill boss Gary Croydon hopes influential defender Des Guile could be fit for their FA Vase clash with Dorking in a fortnight's time. Guile picked up a knock in Hillians' midweek win over Littlehampton in December and has not played since. Croydon

  • Crackdown on airport drug trade

    A senior Sussex policeman has written to the Jamaican police commissioner to help officers on the island stamp down on the drugs trade into Gatwick. The move is part of a continuing campaign by police, Customs and Excise and airlines against drug smuggling

  • Victoria's smalls face public airing

    Queen Victoria's knickers could get a public airing later this year. The crotchless bloomers with a 52in waist form part of a fashion collection at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. They were donated to the museum in the Fifties after being bought at a

  • Whitewash fear over hostel

    People living near a former hotel fear council planners will push through an application to turn it into a hostel for homeless families. Brighton and Hove City Council's housing department moved homeless people into the former St Catherine's Lodge Hotel

  • Rescue drivers may hold rape clue

    Victims of car breakdowns may hold clues to help police catch a rapist. Anyone who broke down or helped a motorist on the A259 between Seaford and Eastbourne on New Year's Day is asked to come forward. Police think they may have seen a red, two-door,

  • Seagulls had their hellraisers like the rest

    The intense media concentration lately on anti-social on and off-the-field activities by professional footballers prompts me to recall when the spotlight was directed on the Albion. Some instances of stepping out of line were little more than excesses

  • Rogers gets back into battle

    Paul Rogers has thanked boss Peter Taylor for standing by him after a rapid red card. Albion's veteran midfielder feared the worst following his quickfire dismissal against Chesterfield at Withdean before Christmas. He was sent-off by ref Andy D'Urso

  • Partner's death sparked suicide

    A gay man, who suffered from depression since the death of his partner, killed himself with a drug overdose, an inquest heard. David Bray, 59, was found dead at his flat in Clarendon Road, Hove, by a friend. Four suicide notes were addressed to family

  • Boxing: Alexander wants to be best

    Hailsham's Wayne Alexander is confident that 2002 will see him established as the best of Britain's bright crop of light-middleweights. The 11st 7lb division is brimming with talent, with WBU champion Takaloo, Commonwealth title-holder Richard Williams

  • Basketball: Nurse to get nod for All-Star game

    Nick Nurse is set to lead out the southern conference in this month's All-Star game. The BBL will officially reveal the identity of the two selected coaches on Monday as they look ahead to the showcase occasion in Newcastle on January 20. Nurse has masterminded

  • 'Cool' bars freeze out real socialising

    The news that a city centre pub would not allow in the dad of two customers because he was "too old" at 54 and his son because he was wearing business clothes was almost unbelievable. This is a pub, for goodness's sake, not a nightclub. Such an attitude

  • Youth in Action: Keeping the family flag flying

    Stacey Rodger is determined to show there is more than one sporting star in the family. Cousin Simon, a former Kings Manor (Shoreham) pupil, is a professional footballer pushing for a place in the Premiership with Crystal Place. But 13-year-old Stacey

  • Wake-up call

    With all due respect to John Deverell, I had doubts about whether his being barred by the ageist Polar Central bar really justified being a lead story in The Argus. Sleuth-like, therefore, I visited the place myself to assess the situation. Despite wearing

  • Get tough on smugglers

    Cocaine worth £6 million may be smuggled into Gatwick airport each week on planes from Jamaica. The British High Commissioner on the island estimates one passenger in ten arriving at Gatwick is carrying the drug. It's shocking that traffickers are tempting

  • Deeply naff

    So the self-proclaimed trendy Polar Central bars 54-year-old John Deverell because "the venue seeks a younger clientele". Wow - it's so cool of the place to flaunt its outmoded bigotry in such a radical, upfront way. Would the doorman have turned Mr Deverell

  • Cheek of it

    What a damn cheek this C-Side pub group has in not allowing a customer in his 50s to enter one of its pubs. C-Side buys up pubs where all age groups have supped for generations, destroying their atmosphere. That's bad enough - but to actually bar customers

  • Below the belt

    An unusual exhibit in Worthing Museum's costume collection is a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers. They are used, crotchless and have a waist measurement of 52in which indicates how fat the Queen became in her later years. Apparently she was in the habit

  • Cheap shots

    Will everyone please stop banging on about the age restriction/not trendy enough incident? It's just a bit of cheap publicity. All everyone is doing is telling Sussex that Polar Central caters for young and trendy people and it's costing the bar nothing

  • Rip-off trip

    I travelled from Birmingham to Brighton to spend Christmas with my mother and sister and had arranged to meet some friends at their flat for a Christmas Eve drink. As I had to work on Christmas Eve, I had missed the last bus by the time I had unpacked

  • Listen to us

    Obviously, it is good news to hear that the development of the Preston Barracks site will bring more jobs (The Argus, December 21). However, it's interesting Brighton and Hove City Council mentions nothing about consulting with local people on the future

  • Feature: Live now, pay later

    Shoppers cast aside fears of recession and spent more this Christmas than any other year for more than a decade. But much of the bonanza was paid for with credit cards and, if the spending boom continues, rising interest rates could spark major problems

  • Mercury revs Bev up for it

    Freddie Mercury has helped a Brighton football team in their quest for glory from beyond the grave. Bevendean Barcelona Reserves listen to Freddie Mercury before their games to psyche themselves up and they are hitting all the right notes on the pitch

  • Striker fails in 13-0 win

    Aldrington Falcons striker Shane Brown failed to score for his Sunday side even though they won 13-0. Marksman Brown was ribbed mercilessly by his team-mates after firing a stream of duds in Falcons' Sussex Sunday League Division Two clash with Martha

  • Comeptition: Autopaints stripped for action

    Thank you for the dozens of entries for our football kit competition, and con-gratulations to Autopaints who were the first name out of the hat. The boys from Brighton League Division Two will now get the kit of their choice from the Stanno range at Premier

  • Cash boost for patients

    Friends of local hospitals have raised more than £350,000 during the last two years to help patients. The League of Hospital and Community Friends in Brighton, Hove and Newhaven provided more than 50 separate items. Donations to Brighton Health Care NHS

  • Flogging a new idea for TV show

    Antiques enthusiasts and bargain hunters are being invited to flog their prized possessions for a new TV series. The BBC show Flog It! will come to Hove later this month. It has been designed to combine the traditional appeal of the Antiques Roadshow

  • We have what it takes to lift the title this year

    There is a growing feeling among Crawley's players that this could be the year when they finally fulfill their Conference ambitions, according to defender Ben Judge. Reds came from behind to beat Merthyr Tydfil 2-1 last Saturday and returned to the dressing

  • Pearce hopes to cash in on Funnell

    Simon Funnell has been challenged to save his Bognor boss a foray into the transfer market. Rocks chief Jack Pearce is back in the hunt for a striker after Scott Ramsay's loan spell was cut short by an ankle injury. But he would love to see Funnell save

  • Bank a euro and pay £2.50

    Thousands of small businesses in Sussex face crippling bank charges for accepting the euro. Most major banks, including NatWest, Barclays, HSBC and the Co-operative Bank, are charging traders to bank the euro into a sterling account. Only larger businesses

  • Have your say on bins

    Rubbish collections will be scrutinised by the public for the first time since the city council retook control of the service. Deputy chief executive Alan McCarthy and officers responsible for waste management in Brighton and Hove will answer questions

  • Myall: My mates think Borough are small club

    Hastings Town player Stuart Myall has admitted he has taken his side's Boxing Bay defeat at Eastbourne Borough worse than some of his team-mates. The 27-year-old midfielder, born and bred in Eastbourne, has been on the receiving end of a lot of grief

  • Round-up

    Burgess Hill boss Gary Croydon hopes influential defender Des Guile could be fit for their FA Vase clash with Dorking in a fortnight's time. Guile picked up a knock in Hillians' midweek win over Littlehampton in December and has not played since. Croydon

  • Crackdown on airport drug trade

    A senior Sussex policeman has written to the Jamaican police commissioner to help officers on the island stamp down on the drugs trade into Gatwick. The move is part of a continuing campaign by police, Customs and Excise and airlines against drug smuggling

  • Rescue drivers may hold rape clue

    Victims of car breakdowns may hold clues to help police catch a rapist. Anyone who broke down or helped a motorist on the A259 between Seaford and Eastbourne on New Year's Day is asked to come forward. Police think they may have seen a red, two-door,

  • Stuart hopes for double milestone

    Stuart Myall is hoping to celebrate promotion in May but it will not be to the dizzy heights of the Nationwide First Division, but rather from the Dr Martens Eastern Division. Myall's present club Hastings Town are on course to go up and so are his former

  • Police hunt man in overdose case

    Police are trying to trace a man in connection with the death of a drinker from a heroin overdose, an inquest heard. Thomas Morgan, 58, was found dead in his flat in Richmond Road, Brighton, in August last year. Mr Morgan, who drank about eight to nine

  • The week that was

    MONDAY: Albion's New Year's Day fixture against Northampton at Withdean is frozen off following a lunchtime inspection by Lewes ref Steve Tomlin. Boss Peter Taylor reflects on two promotion points dropped by the Seagulls in blowing another two-goal lead

  • Partner's death sparked suicide

    A gay man, who suffered from depression since the death of his partner, killed himself with a drug overdose, an inquest heard. David Bray, 59, was found dead at his flat in Clarendon Road, Hove, by a friend. Four suicide notes were addressed to family

  • On-loan Wilkinson is relishing his title challenge

    Shaun Wilkinson is enjoying the rare experience of regular first team football with Crawley's rivals for promotion to the Nationwide Conference. The versatile Albion youngster is halfway through a month on loan with Dr Martens League Premier Division

  • Albion made of right stuff

    Albion boss Peter Taylor is confident his players are made of the right stuff to emulate his achievement at Gillingham. Taylor guided the Seagulls' former landlords to Division One via the play-offs two seasons ago, despite a fixture pile-up induced by

  • Climbing higher than a mountain

    A builder climbed higher than Mount Kilimanjaro - by standing on a ladder at its peak. When Gary Mobsby, 43, decided to climb the world's tallest free-standing mountain, getting to the top was not enough. He strapped a metal ladder to his back for the

  • Youth in Action: Keeping the family flag flying

    Stacey Rodger is determined to show there is more than one sporting star in the family. Cousin Simon, a former Kings Manor (Shoreham) pupil, is a professional footballer pushing for a place in the Premiership with Crystal Place. But 13-year-old Stacey

  • Wake-up call

    With all due respect to John Deverell, I had doubts about whether his being barred by the ageist Polar Central bar really justified being a lead story in The Argus. Sleuth-like, therefore, I visited the place myself to assess the situation. Despite wearing

  • You are the weakest link - again

    Unlucky Grant Talibard was invited back to a Weakest Link special for contestants who finished second - only to be runner-up again. Once more, the Hove gardener was told by acerbic host Anne Robinson he would leave with nothing. In his first appearance

  • Home truths

    Neighbours are upset that homeless families have been placed in St Catherine's Lodge Hotel on Hove seafront. They have complained justly that no planning application for the change of use was put before the council before it took place. More than six

  • Cheek of it

    What a damn cheek this C-Side pub group has in not allowing a customer in his 50s to enter one of its pubs. C-Side buys up pubs where all age groups have supped for generations, destroying their atmosphere. That's bad enough - but to actually bar customers

  • Lucky man

    If A Bruggi (Letters, December 28) was the Albion fan he says he is, he would realise the benches, as he calls them, could not be situated in the north side of the ground because some of the seats are at pitch level and would obstruct the fans' view of

  • Boy's own stuff in man's world

    Who said football is a man's game? Sussex Sunday League outfit Park View are fielding a 13-year-old goalkeeper and it has done their fortunes no harm at all. View's No.1 Rikki Banks has only conceded one goal this season and his assured performances have

  • Mercury revs Bev up for it

    Freddie Mercury has helped a Brighton football team in their quest for glory from beyond the grave. Bevendean Barcelona Reserves listen to Freddie Mercury before their games to psyche themselves up and they are hitting all the right notes on the pitch

  • Striker fails in 13-0 win

    Aldrington Falcons striker Shane Brown failed to score for his Sunday side even though they won 13-0. Marksman Brown was ribbed mercilessly by his team-mates after firing a stream of duds in Falcons' Sussex Sunday League Division Two clash with Martha

  • Spotlight on...

    This week's profile of A Sussex park team focuses on Brighton Locksmiths. Ground: Waterhall. Division: Sussex Sunday Six. Record Attendance: 40. Key man: Central midfielder Darren Smith. Worst dressed player: Michael Adams. Dressing room joker: Gary Edmonds

  • Comeptition: Autopaints stripped for action

    Thank you for the dozens of entries for our football kit competition, and con-gratulations to Autopaints who were the first name out of the hat. The boys from Brighton League Division Two will now get the kit of their choice from the Stanno range at Premier

  • Cash boost for patients

    Friends of local hospitals have raised more than £350,000 during the last two years to help patients. The League of Hospital and Community Friends in Brighton, Hove and Newhaven provided more than 50 separate items. Donations to Brighton Health Care NHS

  • Flogging a new idea for TV show

    Antiques enthusiasts and bargain hunters are being invited to flog their prized possessions for a new TV series. The BBC show Flog It! will come to Hove later this month. It has been designed to combine the traditional appeal of the Antiques Roadshow

  • Pearce hopes to cash in on Funnell

    Simon Funnell has been challenged to save his Bognor boss a foray into the transfer market. Rocks chief Jack Pearce is back in the hunt for a striker after Scott Ramsay's loan spell was cut short by an ankle injury. But he would love to see Funnell save

  • Bank a euro and pay £2.50

    Thousands of small businesses in Sussex face crippling bank charges for accepting the euro. Most major banks, including NatWest, Barclays, HSBC and the Co-operative Bank, are charging traders to bank the euro into a sterling account. Only larger businesses

  • Have your say on bins

    Rubbish collections will be scrutinised by the public for the first time since the city council retook control of the service. Deputy chief executive Alan McCarthy and officers responsible for waste management in Brighton and Hove will answer questions

  • White wields the axe

    Mick O'Callaghan has become the first victim of St Leonards manager Glyn White's tough new regime. Rookie boss White is keen to stamp his authority over his new charges at the Firs and the former Rye coach has introduced some rules and regulations. White

  • Adviser jailed for porn email

    A man who emailed an indecent picture of a girl to a paedophile ring has been jailed for nine months. Married businessman Dennis Johnson, 54, wept at the Old Bailey yesterday as he was led away to begin his sentence. The court heard Johnson, of Binstead

  • Driver killed after garden smash

    A motorist died after the car he was travelling in careered off the road and through a garden fence into a garden. The Vauxhall Vectra left the Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham, and ploughed through the fence into the garden narrowly missing the front of

  • Fans in snub claim over Albion plans

    Brighton and Hove Albion fans have accused a council of ignoring residents' views on plans for a new stadium. Lewes District Council planning officers are expected to object to Albion's proposals for a new stadium at Falmer at a meeting on Tuesday. They

  • Simon Says, with Simon Morgan

    Three draws and a postponement - not quite the points laden holiday period we had hoped for. But we still have it all to play for as we enter another hectic month of football (weather permitting). The recent cold snap has hampered our preparation for

  • Stuart hopes for double milestone

    Stuart Myall is hoping to celebrate promotion in May but it will not be to the dizzy heights of the Nationwide First Division, but rather from the Dr Martens Eastern Division. Myall's present club Hastings Town are on course to go up and so are his former

  • Police hunt man in overdose case

    Police are trying to trace a man in connection with the death of a drinker from a heroin overdose, an inquest heard. Thomas Morgan, 58, was found dead in his flat in Richmond Road, Brighton, in August last year. Mr Morgan, who drank about eight to nine

  • The week that was

    MONDAY: Albion's New Year's Day fixture against Northampton at Withdean is frozen off following a lunchtime inspection by Lewes ref Steve Tomlin. Boss Peter Taylor reflects on two promotion points dropped by the Seagulls in blowing another two-goal lead

  • On-loan Wilkinson is relishing his title challenge

    Shaun Wilkinson is enjoying the rare experience of regular first team football with Crawley's rivals for promotion to the Nationwide Conference. The versatile Albion youngster is halfway through a month on loan with Dr Martens League Premier Division

  • Albion made of right stuff

    Albion boss Peter Taylor is confident his players are made of the right stuff to emulate his achievement at Gillingham. Taylor guided the Seagulls' former landlords to Division One via the play-offs two seasons ago, despite a fixture pile-up induced by

  • Climbing higher than a mountain

    A builder climbed higher than Mount Kilimanjaro - by standing on a ladder at its peak. When Gary Mobsby, 43, decided to climb the world's tallest free-standing mountain, getting to the top was not enough. He strapped a metal ladder to his back for the

  • Swimming: Brighton take world class example

    All of Brighton's swim squad have been put on the world class performance programme of Claire Manton. The 14-year-old was selected by the Amateur Swimming Association to take part in the initiative which is aimed at turning her into an Olympic swimmer

  • You are the weakest link - again

    Unlucky Grant Talibard was invited back to a Weakest Link special for contestants who finished second - only to be runner-up again. Once more, the Hove gardener was told by acerbic host Anne Robinson he would leave with nothing. In his first appearance

  • Home truths

    Neighbours are upset that homeless families have been placed in St Catherine's Lodge Hotel on Hove seafront. They have complained justly that no planning application for the change of use was put before the council before it took place. More than six

  • Lucky man

    If A Bruggi (Letters, December 28) was the Albion fan he says he is, he would realise the benches, as he calls them, could not be situated in the north side of the ground because some of the seats are at pitch level and would obstruct the fans' view of

  • Hat-trick hero

    The Christmas Eve article in The Argus about Sussex cricketer Rupert Whatley brought back many happy memories of summers of long ago. He was then known as Rupert Webb. Presumably he adopted a stage name after he retired from cricket. I can see him now

  • Boy's own stuff in man's world

    Who said football is a man's game? Sussex Sunday League outfit Park View are fielding a 13-year-old goalkeeper and it has done their fortunes no harm at all. View's No.1 Rikki Banks has only conceded one goal this season and his assured performances have

  • Home Truths, with Jacqui Bealing

    Some women bloom in pregnancy. I just wilt like an old vase of tulips. With four months still to go before touch down, I feel I have as much energy as a fairy light bulb. I've missed lots of half-decent films on the telly over Christmas because I've fallen

  • Spotlight on...

    This week's profile of A Sussex park team focuses on Brighton Locksmiths. Ground: Waterhall. Division: Sussex Sunday Six. Record Attendance: 40. Key man: Central midfielder Darren Smith. Worst dressed player: Michael Adams. Dressing room joker: Gary Edmonds

  • Baby James wins chance to rock

    Little James Spencer was rocking with joy after winning the grand prize in a competition run by The Argus. The one-year-old had the winning ticket in a draw held at Santa's grotto in The Gingerbread House in The Lanes, Brighton. Every child who met Father

  • New Year cheer falls flat for Borough

    New Year's Day was memorable for all the wrong reasons for Eastbourne Borough players and management. They made the trip to Sittingbourne only for the game to be postponed within an hour of kick-off. A disappointed Greenwood said: "When we got there we

  • White wields the axe

    Mick O'Callaghan has become the first victim of St Leonards manager Glyn White's tough new regime. Rookie boss White is keen to stamp his authority over his new charges at the Firs and the former Rye coach has introduced some rules and regulations. White

  • Adviser jailed for porn email

    A man who emailed an indecent picture of a girl to a paedophile ring has been jailed for nine months. Married businessman Dennis Johnson, 54, wept at the Old Bailey yesterday as he was led away to begin his sentence. The court heard Johnson, of Binstead

  • Driver killed after garden smash

    A motorist died after the car he was travelling in careered off the road and through a garden fence into a garden. The Vauxhall Vectra left the Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham, and ploughed through the fence into the garden narrowly missing the front of

  • Rooks lose Stokes for rest of season

    Paul Stokes added to the woes of Lewes after breaking an ankle in last week's win over Leyton Pennant. Stokes joins a long injury list at the Dripping Pan which also includes Stuart Hack, Andy Johnson, Peter Brackley and Sam Francis. With a limited squad

  • Fans in snub claim over Albion plans

    Brighton and Hove Albion fans have accused a council of ignoring residents' views on plans for a new stadium. Lewes District Council planning officers are expected to object to Albion's proposals for a new stadium at Falmer at a meeting on Tuesday. They

  • Victoria's smalls face public airing

    Queen Victoria's knickers could get a public airing later this year. The crotchless bloomers with a 52in waist form part of a fashion collection at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. They were donated to the museum in the Fifties after being bought at a

  • Whitewash fear over hostel

    People living near a former hotel fear council planners will push through an application to turn it into a hostel for homeless families. Brighton and Hove City Council's housing department moved homeless people into the former St Catherine's Lodge Hotel

  • Seagulls had their hellraisers like the rest

    The intense media concentration lately on anti-social on and off-the-field activities by professional footballers prompts me to recall when the spotlight was directed on the Albion. Some instances of stepping out of line were little more than excesses

  • Rogers gets back into battle

    Paul Rogers has thanked boss Peter Taylor for standing by him after a rapid red card. Albion's veteran midfielder feared the worst following his quickfire dismissal against Chesterfield at Withdean before Christmas. He was sent-off by ref Andy D'Urso

  • Simon Says, with Simon Morgan

    Three draws and a postponement - not quite the points laden holiday period we had hoped for. But we still have it all to play for as we enter another hectic month of football (weather permitting). The recent cold snap has hampered our preparation for

  • Boxing: Alexander wants to be best

    Hailsham's Wayne Alexander is confident that 2002 will see him established as the best of Britain's bright crop of light-middleweights. The 11st 7lb division is brimming with talent, with WBU champion Takaloo, Commonwealth title-holder Richard Williams

  • Basketball: Nurse to get nod for All-Star game

    Nick Nurse is set to lead out the southern conference in this month's All-Star game. The BBL will officially reveal the identity of the two selected coaches on Monday as they look ahead to the showcase occasion in Newcastle on January 20. Nurse has masterminded

  • 'Cool' bars freeze out real socialising

    The news that a city centre pub would not allow in the dad of two customers because he was "too old" at 54 and his son because he was wearing business clothes was almost unbelievable. This is a pub, for goodness's sake, not a nightclub. Such an attitude

  • Get tough on smugglers

    Cocaine worth £6 million may be smuggled into Gatwick airport each week on planes from Jamaica. The British High Commissioner on the island estimates one passenger in ten arriving at Gatwick is carrying the drug. It's shocking that traffickers are tempting

  • Swimming: Brighton take world class example

    All of Brighton's swim squad have been put on the world class performance programme of Claire Manton. The 14-year-old was selected by the Amateur Swimming Association to take part in the initiative which is aimed at turning her into an Olympic swimmer

  • Deeply naff

    So the self-proclaimed trendy Polar Central bars 54-year-old John Deverell because "the venue seeks a younger clientele". Wow - it's so cool of the place to flaunt its outmoded bigotry in such a radical, upfront way. Would the doorman have turned Mr Deverell

  • Below the belt

    An unusual exhibit in Worthing Museum's costume collection is a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers. They are used, crotchless and have a waist measurement of 52in which indicates how fat the Queen became in her later years. Apparently she was in the habit

  • Cheap shots

    Will everyone please stop banging on about the age restriction/not trendy enough incident? It's just a bit of cheap publicity. All everyone is doing is telling Sussex that Polar Central caters for young and trendy people and it's costing the bar nothing

  • Rip-off trip

    I travelled from Birmingham to Brighton to spend Christmas with my mother and sister and had arranged to meet some friends at their flat for a Christmas Eve drink. As I had to work on Christmas Eve, I had missed the last bus by the time I had unpacked

  • Listen to us

    Obviously, it is good news to hear that the development of the Preston Barracks site will bring more jobs (The Argus, December 21). However, it's interesting Brighton and Hove City Council mentions nothing about consulting with local people on the future

  • Hat-trick hero

    The Christmas Eve article in The Argus about Sussex cricketer Rupert Whatley brought back many happy memories of summers of long ago. He was then known as Rupert Webb. Presumably he adopted a stage name after he retired from cricket. I can see him now

  • Feature: Live now, pay later

    Shoppers cast aside fears of recession and spent more this Christmas than any other year for more than a decade. But much of the bonanza was paid for with credit cards and, if the spending boom continues, rising interest rates could spark major problems

  • Home Truths, with Jacqui Bealing

    Some women bloom in pregnancy. I just wilt like an old vase of tulips. With four months still to go before touch down, I feel I have as much energy as a fairy light bulb. I've missed lots of half-decent films on the telly over Christmas because I've fallen

  • Motorists benefit from cash for signs

    Councillors are to spend £150,000 on electronic car park signs. Worthing is to become the first town in West Sussex to have illuminated panels, which will save drivers time by telling them if car parks have vacant spaces. West Sussex County Council and

  • Baby James wins chance to rock

    Little James Spencer was rocking with joy after winning the grand prize in a competition run by The Argus. The one-year-old had the winning ticket in a draw held at Santa's grotto in The Gingerbread House in The Lanes, Brighton. Every child who met Father