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  • Where the streets have the wrong name

    Councillor Jayne Bennett was delighted when the street sign she called for promptly arrived - until she realised it was spelt wrong. When the previous sign in Orchard Road, Hove, went missing, Brighton and Hove Council quickly responded to Coun Bennett's

  • All beer and skittles in Sussex

    Traditional pub games are dying out, according to the new Good Pub Guide. But Sussex is still the heartland of dwyle flunking and toad-in-the-hole. Walk down any high street and you could easily trip over pub display boards promising live Premiership

  • Walk of Fame ready for launch

    Stonemason Gary Boxall has been busy carving the names of 100 stars who will be immortalised in stone along the Brighton Walk of Fame. Mr Boxall, from Ferring-based Artists In Stone, is now applying the finishing touches to the special 14in square stones

  • Thanks after rail tragedy

    The girlfriend of a man killed in a train accident has thanked passengers for trying to save his life. Youth worker Adam Knight, 32, of Denmark Villas, Hove, was killed when he leaned out of a carriage window as his train approached a tunnel. His head

  • Former bosses pay their respects

    Micky Adams made a special journey back to Brighton yesterday to pay his respects to one of Albion's great characters. Adams was among five former managers of the Seagulls attending the funeral of long-serving kit man Jock Riddell. The Leicester boss

  • Albion must keep it clean

    Albion boss Steve Coppell is demanding a clean sheet against Bradford at Withdean on Saturday to kick-start an improbable escape from relegation. The rock-bottom Seagulls have leaked nine goals in his two games in charge and 30 in the League. "Trying

  • BAT sticks to its targets

    Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) stuck to its full-year targets despite seeing currency fluctuations hold back profits. Chairman Martin Broughton still expected high single figure growth in earnings this year as BAT's leading brands continued

  • Drinks spree pays off

    Drinks giant Allied Domecq delivered a six per cent increase in annual profits after a year in which it went on an acquisitions and marketing spree. The company, which owns a mixture of wine and spirits brands including Beefeater Gin and Tia Maria, saw

  • Suicide verdict on illustrator

    A talented illustrator, found dead at a notorious beauty spot, suffered from a personality disorder. The body of Elizabeth Taylor, 39, of Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, was discovered at Beachy Head on July 19, alongside the body of Sandy Watts, also from

  • Youth in Action: Downlands scoops award

    Downlands Community School in Hassocks are celebrating after scooping Youth in Action's prestigious school of the month award. They beat off competition from several other schools to win the cup thanks to a number of impressive individual and team achievements

  • Albion must keep it clean

    Albion boss Steve Coppell is demanding a clean sheet against Bradford on Saturday to kick-start an improbable escape from relegation. The rock-bottom Seagulls have leaked nine goals in his two games in charge and 30 in the League. "Trying to keep a clean

  • Bonfire stay-away plea

    Police have urged people from outside Lewes to avoid the town's famous bonfire celebrations and mark Guy Fawkes night closer to home. More than 10,000 people flouted similar stay-away warnings last year, swelling the crowds watching the processions and

  • Golden day for caring pair

    Former nurses Ray and Molly Buckland celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with friends. The couple, from George Street, Hove, met while working as nurses at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Molly was 20 and Ray was training as a state-registered

  • FA Cup: Wakeling hails team spirit

    Hastings delivered a five-star performance in the FA Cup at Kettering last night to leave boss George Wakeling bursting with pride. Wakeling's side, who are sixth in the Dr Martens premier division, thrashed Conference strugglers Kettering 5-0 at Rockingham

  • For the worse

    Many of my colleagues are most concerned about the traffic improvement programme being carried out at Worthing central station. The re-siting of the Hackney carriage rank at the station will mean passengers who arrive with luggage will need to walk, possibly

  • No tolerance on attacks

    Accident and emergency departments should be places where people who are seriously hurt go to get help. All too often, nurses and other hospital workers find they are abused or even assaulted by violent patients and their friends. It shouldn't happen

  • Ryman League: Reid double boosts Rooks

    Lewes marched into the second round of the Ryman League's Bryco Cup with a 3-0 defeat of Division One North side Wivenhoe Town at the Dripping Pan. The Rooks gave an entertaining demonstration of dominance in the first half but wasted a string of good

  • On the ball

    While waiting in central Brighton for a No 7 bus home, an elderly lady had a panic attack from angina. The young man from the cafe where we were standing must have been aware of this and acted quickly, bringing out a chair for her and calling the paramedics

  • Full monty

    I am most disappointed Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company has changed the route of the new No 25C service (The Argus, October 25), which my wife has started using to take the children to school. Residents I have spoken to are all in favour of buses

  • Youth Snooker: Tour struggle for Robertson

    Bexhill's 16-year-old professional Jimmy Robertson was the youngest competitor in the Benson & Hedges championships in Mansfield. Robertson received a bye into the second round at the event, for professionals ranked outside the top 16, where he faced

  • Youth Swimming: Amy and Ben lead way

    Sussex swimmers starred in the English Schools championships over the weekend at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The county finished fourth overall and came first in the intermediate boys, third in the senior girls and fourth in the junior girls. Amy Kent won

  • Quiet city

    Page 21 of the current Brighton and Hove bus timetable asks people not to use their mobile phones while aboard the buses. Sadly, there are no notices to that effect on board buses therefore people continue to use their phones. I have a cellphone myself

  • Airport's getaway boom

    Dozens of new flights will be taking off from Gatwick this winter despite a halt to plans to build a second runway. Today's announcement has been welcomed by business leaders who believe it shows the airport is still successful and will continue to grow

  • Pledge to help town's image

    Graphic design agency Design Revolution has moved after 14 years in Brighton to new offices in Worthing. The company, one of the South's leading design consultancies, has produced corporate identity, promotional literature and web sites for many companies

  • Hog dealer revs up

    The world's most famous motorcycle company, will open its first dealership in Sussex next month. Shaw Harley-Davidson, part of John Shaw Machinery, will be based on the A22 in Holmes Hill, near Hailsham. It will sell the full range of Harley-Davidson

  • Firms are invited to talk finance

    Wired Sussex is holding a networking event for new media and technology companies interested in raising finance. Wired Ventures will feature a presentation on how the South-East Media Network's access to finance programme can assist entrepreneurs to develop

  • Half-life

    For Heaven's sake, get on with developing the Brighton station site. I have been waiting half my lifetime (I am 82) for something to be done. The illustration in The Argus (October 25) seems reasonable. Whatever is proposed will not satisfy everyone -

  • hanks for the exposure

    Thank you for the lovely photo and piece about firefighters Mark Dunham and Sean Hedger having their heads shaved for our Breast Cancer campaign (The Argus, October 25). I am aware you have lots of articles to print and thank you very much for printing

  • No buses

    Mike Walsh wrote about the service between Mile Oak and Downs Park being an unprofitable run (Letters, October 22). I feel sad for residents who live on the Knoll Estate, Hove. They have no buses on Sundays or in the evenings. They are forced to walk

  • Peace, please

    How much longer are we to put up with the petty arguing about Brighton's long-suffering West Pier? Putting some sort of building at the front of the pier is ridiculous. That is not how it was so it's crazy to suggest adding such a thing to it. It has

  • Wheel turns

    The Collins Concise Dictionary gives the following definition of the word "promenade": "A public walk especially at a seaside resort; a leisurely walk especially one in a public place for pleasure or display." Nowhere does it mention that a promenade

  • Another blot

    So far as I can tell, Brian Oxley and Craig Turton exist only to slug it out with each other. They do so again (Letters, October 28). From their differing perspectives, they in fact agree there is a housing crisis. I find this hard to believe. If there

  • Years of care

    I take exception to Craig Turton's statement that Tory councillors are "conning people to persuade everyone they suddenly care" (Letters, October 28). Long before I was a Conservative councillor in Woodingdean, I worked as a volunteer on numerous committees

  • Ugly duckling

    Some years ago, readers of The Argus were invited to find the most unsightly buildings in Sussex. The list of nominations included well-known landmarks such as the Kingswest Centre on Brighton seafront and, on a smaller scale, the Chequer Mead Arts Centre

  • Secrets of a wartime hero

    Five times Bill White was presented with the white feather, symbol of cowardice. Yet he was anything but a coward. As a little boy, Stuart White was frightened of cowboys and Indians - so his father Bill stuck pictures of them on his bedroom wall. Bill

  • You said it

    Councillor Mike Middleton (Letters, October 14) writes there is a serious shortage of housing and building land in Brighton and Hove and it would be irresponsible to ignore that need, yet Peter S Savage (Letters, October 19) points out The Argus reported

  • Food for thought

    In the war years, all the vegetables were ready to eat at the same time. We couldn't possibly eat them all at once and there were no such things as freezers. My grandmother had to spend hours bottling vegetables and fruit in large glass Kilner jars for

  • My dietary discovery

    I am surprised Dr Milind Jani's excellent article on free radicals made no mention of selenium tablets. In the US selenium is in the soil and on the Continent it has been advocated for years. I am 88 and have been using it for a long time and still manage

  • Hospital's £70,000 surprise

    A hospital was given an unexpected boost when a man walked in and gave £70,000 to its cardiac unit. John Grey handed a cheque to staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, on Monday. The money was a bequest left to the hospital by Mr Grey's

  • Walk of Fame ready for launch

    Stonemason Gary Boxall has been busy carving the names of 100 stars who will be immortalised in stone along the Brighton Walk of Fame. Mr Boxall, from Ferring-based Artists In Stone, is now applying the finishing touches to the special 14in square stones

  • Police officer punched me

    A police officer punched a man in the face at a party before hitting a second man and a waitress, a court has been told. Patrick Marten told Brighton magistrates he was punched by Leigh Hardwick after kissing the officer's girlfriend at a Christmas party

  • Torment of cliffs victim

    A talented illustrator, found dead at a notorious East Sussex suicide spot, suffered from a personality disorder. The body of Elizabeth Taylor, 39, of Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, was discovered at Beachy Head on July 19, alongside the body of Sandy Watts

  • 'Appalling' conditions at jail

    Inmates at Ford Open Prison live in conditions described as appalling which provide neither privacy nor dignity, according to a new report. The criticism of the jail, near Arundel, was made in a report published today by the chief inspector of prisons

  • Albion must keep it clean

    Albion boss Steve Coppell is demanding a clean sheet against Bradford at Withdean on Saturday to kick-start an improbable escape from relegation. The rock-bottom Seagulls have leaked nine goals in his two games in charge and 30 in the League. "Trying

  • Cameras used after fans' battles

    Police are studying CCTV footage of two railway station brawls after Brighton and Hove Albion's 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Disturbances at Thornton Heath and East Croydon stations were reported to police, who made ten arrests. One 45-year-old

  • City loses £2.2m in cheap homes sale

    Council tenants snapping up cut-price homes under the right-to-buy scheme cost Brighton and Hove more than £2 million last year. Brighton and Hove City Council pocketed £3.4 million from the sale of 124 council homes last financial year, £2.2 million

  • Tesco in shock takeover deal

    Supermarket giant Tesco is buying the UK's second largest convenience store group T&S Stores in a shock £377.3 million deal announced today. Tesco said the acquisition would increase its presence in many neighbourhoods across the country and bolster

  • BAT sticks to its targets

    Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) stuck to its full-year targets despite seeing currency fluctuations hold back profits. Chairman Martin Broughton still expected high single figure growth in earnings this year as BAT's leading brands continued

  • Suicide verdict on illustrator

    A talented illustrator, found dead at a notorious beauty spot, suffered from a personality disorder. The body of Elizabeth Taylor, 39, of Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, was discovered at Beachy Head on July 19, alongside the body of Sandy Watts, also from

  • NHS ops at private hospital

    A West Sussex private hospital has been chosen to perform heart ops on NHS patients who have been waiting more than six months for surgery. Earlier this year, Health Secretary Alan Milburn said victims of long cardiac waiting lists could ask the NHS to

  • Honours for top-notch police

    Two West Sussex police officers who saved a drunken man from falling off a bridge have won official recognition. PCs Caroline Bond and Ceri Spratt were called to a footbridge across the River Arun on May 17, 2002, following reports that a man was about

  • Former bosses pay their respects

    Micky Adams made a special journey back to Brighton yesterday to pay his respects to one of Albion's great characters. Adams was among five former managers of the Seagulls attending the funeral of long-serving kit man Jock Riddell. The Leicester boss

  • Public consultation is merely a charade

    I note with interest the article on controlled parking (The Argus, October 27), whose banner headlines suggest the public will have their say on a residents' parking scheme. Let's be clear - the people will definitely have their say but it will make no

  • FA Cup: Wakeling hails team spirit

    Hastings delivered a five-star performance in the FA Cup at Kettering last night to leave boss George Wakeling bursting with pride. Wakeling's side, who are sixth in the Dr Martens premier division, thrashed Conference strugglers Kettering 5-0 at Rockingham

  • Ryman League: Reid double boosts Rooks

    Lewes marched into the second round of the Ryman League's Bryco Cup with a 3-0 defeat of Division One North side Wivenhoe Town at the Dripping Pan. The Rooks gave an entertaining demonstration of dominance in the first half but wasted a string of good

  • Matthew Clark: Hillians win summit clash

    Goals from Matt Geard and Ben Andrews helped Burgess Hill to a 2-0 victory over Southwick in the top of the table clash at Leylands Park. Victory for the Hillians took them nine points clear at the top of County League division one. Geard opened the scoring

  • Trophy ears

    A basset hound called Mr Jeffries from Patcham in Brighton, has the second longest ears in Britain. At more than a foot long, the lengthy lobes trail on the floor but they earn him plenty of attention. The crafty canine makes the most of his special features

  • Youth Squash: Willmott gets her rewards

    Rachel Willmott's dedication to squash has paid off in spectacular style. The 14-year-old from Horsham won the under-17 British girls' title in Nottingham on Sunday and in doing so became the first player to hold the under-15 and 17 titles simultaneously

  • Youth Snooker: Tour struggle for Robertson

    Bexhill's 16-year-old professional Jimmy Robertson was the youngest competitor in the Benson & Hedges championships in Mansfield. Robertson received a bye into the second round at the event, for professionals ranked outside the top 16, where he faced

  • Youth Swimming: Amy and Ben lead way

    Sussex swimmers starred in the English Schools championships over the weekend at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The county finished fourth overall and came first in the intermediate boys, third in the senior girls and fourth in the junior girls. Amy Kent won

  • Tunnel vision

    How many more people will die until the rail services get their act together? They should either put bars on all train windows or sort out the old tunnels. In June 2000, my husband leant out of a train window and hit his head on the Balcombe Tunnel. He

  • Short change

    I sympathise with Stuart Nicholls (Letters, October 20). The fundamental problem about running longer trains from the West Coastway line to the East Coastway line and vice versa is the track layout at Brighton station. Only platform three can handle this

  • 'Appalling' conditions at jail

    Inmates at Ford Open Prison live in conditions described as appalling which provide neither privacy nor dignity, according to a new report. The criticism of the jail, near Arundel, was made in a report published today by the chief inspector of prisons

  • City out of title race

    The organisers of Brighton and Hove's failed bid to be European Capital of Culture 2008 spoke of their disappointment today. Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced this morning that the city had not made the shortlist for the title. The list

  • Airport's getaway boom

    Dozens of new flights will be taking off from Gatwick this winter despite a halt to plans to build a second runway. Today's announcement has been welcomed by business leaders who believe it shows the airport is still successful and will continue to grow

  • Pledge to help town's image

    Graphic design agency Design Revolution has moved after 14 years in Brighton to new offices in Worthing. The company, one of the South's leading design consultancies, has produced corporate identity, promotional literature and web sites for many companies

  • Hog dealer revs up

    The world's most famous motorcycle company, will open its first dealership in Sussex next month. Shaw Harley-Davidson, part of John Shaw Machinery, will be based on the A22 in Holmes Hill, near Hailsham. It will sell the full range of Harley-Davidson

  • Dog whose ears are a foot

    It's a dog's life for Mr Jeffries, the basset hound with the second longest ears in Britain. For one thing, they keep getting in his dinner. He's always standing on or tripping over his amazing 12.5in ears. But while they may pose a problem for the pooch

  • Between You And Me, by Vanora Leigh

    Every cloud has a silver lining ... No, of course I personally don't believe a word of it but it could be the motto of that eternal optimist The Mother. On Sunday morning, for instance, when 80mph gales were lashing the Sussex countryside - and I was

  • Look - no hands

    "Remember When" (The Argus Weekend, October 27) shows a photo of King Edward VII and the Hon John Scott Montague taken in 1899. I must admit I really did not know the mobile phone menace was already prevalent at the time. Studying the picture carefully

  • Trim's spot on

    Adam Trimingham was spot on when he examined the issues at stake with the firemen's pay strike. As he put it, there is no shortage of applicants for such jobs, whose working practices have been unchanged for decades and which remain an almost totally

  • Small beer

    There is a lot of talk from MPs and "experts" about the firefighters' pay claim being totally unrealistic. I wonder if the British public realises that the cost of the firefighters' pay demands is the same as a mouthful of beer down the pub, a cigarette

  • City loses £2.2m in cheap homes sale

    Council tenants snapping up cut-price homes under the right-to-buy scheme cost Brighton and Hove more than £2 million last year. Brighton and Hove City Council pocketed £3.4 million from the sale of 124 council homes last financial year, £2.2 million

  • £506.78 raised

    We extend our sincere thanks to the shoppers at Tesco Foodstore, Station Road, Portslade, for their generous support last Friday and Saturday. During those two days we collected £506.78 to give practical help to local cancer sufferers and are very grateful

  • No buses

    Mike Walsh wrote about the service between Mile Oak and Downs Park being an unprofitable run (Letters, October 22). I feel sad for residents who live on the Knoll Estate, Hove. They have no buses on Sundays or in the evenings. They are forced to walk

  • Save the seafront as well as the pier

    Benedict Brook of Charles Street, Brighton, says the West Pier would not be in competition with the Palace Pier because it would be "upmarket shops and restaurants" (Letters, October 24). I wonder if these will be similar to the "upmarket restaurants"

  • Peace, please

    How much longer are we to put up with the petty arguing about Brighton's long-suffering West Pier? Putting some sort of building at the front of the pier is ridiculous. That is not how it was so it's crazy to suggest adding such a thing to it. It has

  • Another blot

    So far as I can tell, Brian Oxley and Craig Turton exist only to slug it out with each other. They do so again (Letters, October 28). From their differing perspectives, they in fact agree there is a housing crisis. I find this hard to believe. If there

  • Years of care

    I take exception to Craig Turton's statement that Tory councillors are "conning people to persuade everyone they suddenly care" (Letters, October 28). Long before I was a Conservative councillor in Woodingdean, I worked as a volunteer on numerous committees

  • Ugly duckling

    Some years ago, readers of The Argus were invited to find the most unsightly buildings in Sussex. The list of nominations included well-known landmarks such as the Kingswest Centre on Brighton seafront and, on a smaller scale, the Chequer Mead Arts Centre

  • Secrets of a wartime hero

    Five times Bill White was presented with the white feather, symbol of cowardice. Yet he was anything but a coward. As a little boy, Stuart White was frightened of cowboys and Indians - so his father Bill stuck pictures of them on his bedroom wall. Bill

  • Not a welcome sight

    On visiting London Road, Brighton, on Saturday, I was appalled yet again to see the dreadful mess everywhere - pavements littered with paper and carrier bags blowing up and down the street. What a welcoming sight for visitors. -J Adams, Matlock Road,

  • Food for thought

    In the war years, all the vegetables were ready to eat at the same time. We couldn't possibly eat them all at once and there were no such things as freezers. My grandmother had to spend hours bottling vegetables and fruit in large glass Kilner jars for

  • My dietary discovery

    I am surprised Dr Milind Jani's excellent article on free radicals made no mention of selenium tablets. In the US selenium is in the soil and on the Continent it has been advocated for years. I am 88 and have been using it for a long time and still manage

  • Roadside heron startles drivers

    A heron is dicing with death by sitting at the side of the A27 Shoreham flyover and watching the traffic go by. Motorists, who have called animal rescue groups in their droves, have been assured the bird is healthy and can fly away. The handsome creature

  • Hospital's £70,000 surprise

    A hospital was given an unexpected boost when a man walked in and gave £70,000 to its cardiac unit. John Grey handed a cheque to staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, on Monday. The money was a bequest left to the hospital by Mr Grey's

  • Tragedy of wreck diver

    A Sussex company director died following a diving accident while exploring a shipwreck with his brother, an inquest heard. Graham Law, 40, of Newlands Park, Copthorne, near Crawley, drowned while suffering from the bends when he surfaced too quickly from

  • Falcons fly home - on a jet

    Three rescued falcons which were unable to fly south for the winter have winged it to Spain on a jet plane. Romeo, Juliet and their unnamed feathered friend were given a first-class ticket to help their migration. Instead of a three-week trip, the trio

  • Police officer punched me

    A police officer punched a man in the face at a party before hitting a second man and a waitress, a court has been told. Patrick Marten told Brighton magistrates he was punched by Leigh Hardwick after kissing the officer's girlfriend at a Christmas party

  • Gunshot inquest

    An inquest on a woman who died from a gunshot wound at a house in Hellingly opened yesterday. Trudy Hall, 53, of Park Road, was discovered dead at her home on October 24. A post-mortem examination revealed she died from a gunshot injury to the head. Charles

  • 'Appalling' conditions at jail

    Inmates at Ford Open Prison live in conditions described as appalling which provide neither privacy nor dignity, according to a new report. The criticism of the jail, near Arundel, was made in a report published today by the chief inspector of prisons

  • Cameras used after fans' battles

    Police are studying CCTV footage of two railway station brawls after Brighton and Hove Albion's 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Disturbances at Thornton Heath and East Croydon stations were reported to police, who made ten arrests. One 45-year-old

  • City loses £2.2m in cheap homes sale

    Council tenants snapping up cut-price homes under the right-to-buy scheme cost Brighton and Hove more than £2 million last year. Brighton and Hove City Council pocketed £3.4 million from the sale of 124 council homes last financial year, £2.2 million

  • Tesco in shock takeover deal

    Supermarket giant Tesco is buying the UK's second largest convenience store group T&S Stores in a shock £377.3 million deal announced today. Tesco said the acquisition would increase its presence in many neighbourhoods across the country and bolster

  • Award for classroom assistant

    A teaching assistant has scooped £25,000 for her school after being crowned the best in the country. Penny Jones, who works at Bexhill High School, won Teaching Assistant of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane

  • Former bosses pay their respects

    Micky Adams made a special journey back to Brighton yesterday to pay his respects to one of Albion's great characters. Adams was among five former managers of the Seagulls attending the funeral of long-serving kit man Jock Riddell. The Leicester boss

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    In almost 30 years of supporting the Albion I cannot remember a time when I have felt as low as I did at the end of the game on Saturday. Like thousands of others I am passionate about the Albion and want only what is best for them and that was one of

  • FA Cup: Five star Hastings

    Hastings marched into the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their 108-year history with a superb display at Rockingham Road. George Wakeling's Dr Martens premier division side ripped apart their Conference hosts with a ruthless display

  • Public consultation is merely a charade

    I note with interest the article on controlled parking (The Argus, October 27), whose banner headlines suggest the public will have their say on a residents' parking scheme. Let's be clear - the people will definitely have their say but it will make no

  • Local heroes

    We would like to give some well-deserved praise to all the police, paramedics and air ambulance staff who attended a road accident on October 22 on the Steyning to Storrington road. The two victims were extremely brave and lucky enough to walk away from

  • Game on

    Traditional pub games are surviving in some Sussex pubs even though they are declining nationally. Drinkers can still have a go at well-known pastimes such as bar billiards or the more esoteric toad-in-the-hole. Big brewers may find easy money in switching

  • Matthew Clark: Hillians win summit clash

    Goals from Matt Geard and Ben Andrews helped Burgess Hill to a 2-0 victory over Southwick in the top of the table clash at Leylands Park. Victory for the Hillians took them nine points clear at the top of County League division one. Geard opened the scoring

  • Trophy ears

    A basset hound called Mr Jeffries from Patcham in Brighton, has the second longest ears in Britain. At more than a foot long, the lengthy lobes trail on the floor but they earn him plenty of attention. The crafty canine makes the most of his special features

  • Matthew Clark: Round-Up

    Horsham YMCA moved above Southwick into second place County League division one after a 4-1 win at home to Sidlesham. Mick Hennessy netted a hat-trick and Mark Francis completed the scoring. Three Bridges continued their revival with a 4-2 success at

  • Youth Squash: Willmott gets her rewards

    Rachel Willmott's dedication to squash has paid off in spectacular style. The 14-year-old from Horsham won the under-17 British girls' title in Nottingham on Sunday and in doing so became the first player to hold the under-15 and 17 titles simultaneously

  • Stranglehold

    My last bus, the No 81A, leaves Churchill Square in Brighton at 6.18pm on Sundays. Other parts of the city have no bus service after 7pm on Sundays. Before Roger French blames Brighton and Hove City Council, which has limited resources and cannot put

  • Tunnel vision

    How many more people will die until the rail services get their act together? They should either put bars on all train windows or sort out the old tunnels. In June 2000, my husband leant out of a train window and hit his head on the Balcombe Tunnel. He

  • Short change

    I sympathise with Stuart Nicholls (Letters, October 20). The fundamental problem about running longer trains from the West Coastway line to the East Coastway line and vice versa is the track layout at Brighton station. Only platform three can handle this

  • City out of title race

    The organisers of Brighton and Hove's failed bid to be European Capital of Culture 2008 spoke of their disappointment today. Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced this morning that the city had not made the shortlist for the title. The list

  • Green fuel device looks for markets

    Powerplus, the device that can make a car go further and faster and cut pollution, needs protecting if it is to succeed in overseas markets. The men behind the project, Andrew Niekirk and Rick Bird, met company law specialist Russell Bell to discuss the

  • New shop surfs up a filthy idea with family values

    A brother and sister are making waves with their home-made surfboards and surfwear - but their spelling leaves something to be desired. Steve Darch and Mandy McGovern, are among the select band of people who custom make their own surf equipment for clients

  • Dog whose ears are a foot

    It's a dog's life for Mr Jeffries, the basset hound with the second longest ears in Britain. For one thing, they keep getting in his dinner. He's always standing on or tripping over his amazing 12.5in ears. But while they may pose a problem for the pooch

  • Between You And Me, by Vanora Leigh

    Every cloud has a silver lining ... No, of course I personally don't believe a word of it but it could be the motto of that eternal optimist The Mother. On Sunday morning, for instance, when 80mph gales were lashing the Sussex countryside - and I was

  • Look - no hands

    "Remember When" (The Argus Weekend, October 27) shows a photo of King Edward VII and the Hon John Scott Montague taken in 1899. I must admit I really did not know the mobile phone menace was already prevalent at the time. Studying the picture carefully

  • Protest at new badger meeting

    Forty angry residents today demonstrated outside a meeting to discuss the future of the Saltdean badgers. Protesters in white uniforms and badger masks chanted as the meeting started between council representatives, badger group members and officials

  • Trim's spot on

    Adam Trimingham was spot on when he examined the issues at stake with the firemen's pay strike. As he put it, there is no shortage of applicants for such jobs, whose working practices have been unchanged for decades and which remain an almost totally

  • Small beer

    There is a lot of talk from MPs and "experts" about the firefighters' pay claim being totally unrealistic. I wonder if the British public realises that the cost of the firefighters' pay demands is the same as a mouthful of beer down the pub, a cigarette

  • £506.78 raised

    We extend our sincere thanks to the shoppers at Tesco Foodstore, Station Road, Portslade, for their generous support last Friday and Saturday. During those two days we collected £506.78 to give practical help to local cancer sufferers and are very grateful

  • Save the seafront as well as the pier

    Benedict Brook of Charles Street, Brighton, says the West Pier would not be in competition with the Palace Pier because it would be "upmarket shops and restaurants" (Letters, October 24). I wonder if these will be similar to the "upmarket restaurants"

  • Stuck pet sparks rescue drama

    Border collie Pip had her own daughter Tess and four firefighters to thank for her rescue after she got trapped down a rabbit hole. The six-year-old former working sheep dog rushed off down a rabbit hole on land behind Lancing College on Saturday morning

  • Be brave

    I note with horror council tax in East Sussex is likely to go up by as much as 35 per cent. This is completely unacceptable and the reasons are even more unacceptable, being that the Government is drastically reducing its payment to East Sussex by as

  • Sussex artist is Turner hopeful

    A Sussex artist is the bookies' favourite to win the Turner Prize. Keith Tyson, who lives in Brighton, is one of four nominees for the notorious prize whose works are on show at Tate Britain. His images of writing on the wall and computerised sculptures

  • Not a welcome sight

    On visiting London Road, Brighton, on Saturday, I was appalled yet again to see the dreadful mess everywhere - pavements littered with paper and carrier bags blowing up and down the street. What a welcoming sight for visitors. -J Adams, Matlock Road,

  • Where the streets have the wrong name

    Councillor Jayne Bennett was delighted when the street sign she called for promptly arrived - until she realised it was spelt wrong. When the previous sign in Orchard Road, Hove, went missing, Brighton and Hove Council quickly responded to Coun Bennett's

  • Roadside heron startles drivers

    A heron is dicing with death by sitting at the side of the A27 Shoreham flyover and watching the traffic go by. Motorists, who have called animal rescue groups in their droves, have been assured the bird is healthy and can fly away. The handsome creature

  • All beer and skittles in Sussex

    Traditional pub games are dying out, according to the new Good Pub Guide. But Sussex is still the heartland of dwyle flunking and toad-in-the-hole. Walk down any high street and you could easily trip over pub display boards promising live Premiership

  • Tragedy of wreck diver

    A Sussex company director died following a diving accident while exploring a shipwreck with his brother, an inquest heard. Graham Law, 40, of Newlands Park, Copthorne, near Crawley, drowned while suffering from the bends when he surfaced too quickly from

  • Falcons fly home - on a jet

    Three rescued falcons which were unable to fly south for the winter have winged it to Spain on a jet plane. Romeo, Juliet and their unnamed feathered friend were given a first-class ticket to help their migration. Instead of a three-week trip, the trio

  • Partners aim to improve transport

    A developer and a train operator have agreed to work together to find ways of improving Burgess Hill station. South Central Trains and the West Burgess Hill Company (WHBC) will review public transport links and examine how to give residents of Burgess

  • Thanks after rail tragedy

    The girlfriend of a man killed in a train accident has thanked passengers for trying to save his life. Youth worker Adam Knight, 32, of Denmark Villas, Hove, was killed when he leaned out of a carriage window as his train approached a tunnel. His head

  • Dismay as bus fares rise

    Passengers in Burgess Hill have been left fuming after a bus company raised its ticket prices by 27 per cent. Bus users saw a day ticket on the Village Rider service go up from £1.10 to £1.40. The rise compares with a ten per cent increase last year.

  • Gunshot inquest

    An inquest on a woman who died from a gunshot wound at a house in Hellingly opened yesterday. Trudy Hall, 53, of Park Road, was discovered dead at her home on October 24. A post-mortem examination revealed she died from a gunshot injury to the head. Charles

  • Former bosses pay their respects

    Micky Adams made a special journey back to Brighton yesterday to pay his respects to one of Albion's great characters. Adams was among five former managers of the Seagulls attending the funeral of long-serving kit man Jock Riddell. The Leicester boss

  • Lukewarm start for park-and-ride

    Commuters in Horsham are to get two more park-and-ride schemes - despite an existing one standing half empty. At 2.30pm yesterday, three quarters of the car park was empty, while on Monday there were fewer than 30 cars using the area at Hop Oast, Worthing

  • Drinks spree pays off

    Drinks giant Allied Domecq delivered a six per cent increase in annual profits after a year in which it went on an acquisitions and marketing spree. The company, which owns a mixture of wine and spirits brands including Beefeater Gin and Tia Maria, saw

  • Award for classroom assistant

    A teaching assistant has scooped £25,000 for her school after being crowned the best in the country. Penny Jones, who works at Bexhill High School, won Teaching Assistant of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane

  • Youth in Action: Downlands scoops award

    Downlands Community School in Hassocks are celebrating after scooping Youth in Action's prestigious school of the month award. They beat off competition from several other schools to win the cup thanks to a number of impressive individual and team achievements

  • Albion must keep it clean

    Albion boss Steve Coppell is demanding a clean sheet against Bradford on Saturday to kick-start an improbable escape from relegation. The rock-bottom Seagulls have leaked nine goals in his two games in charge and 30 in the League. "Trying to keep a clean

  • Bonfire stay-away plea

    Police have urged people from outside Lewes to avoid the town's famous bonfire celebrations and mark Guy Fawkes night closer to home. More than 10,000 people flouted similar stay-away warnings last year, swelling the crowds watching the processions and

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    In almost 30 years of supporting the Albion I cannot remember a time when I have felt as low as I did at the end of the game on Saturday. Like thousands of others I am passionate about the Albion and want only what is best for them and that was one of

  • FA Cup: Five star Hastings

    Hastings marched into the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their 108-year history with a superb display at Rockingham Road. George Wakeling's Dr Martens premier division side ripped apart their Conference hosts with a ruthless display

  • Golden day for caring pair

    Former nurses Ray and Molly Buckland celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with friends. The couple, from George Street, Hove, met while working as nurses at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Molly was 20 and Ray was training as a state-registered

  • For the worse

    Many of my colleagues are most concerned about the traffic improvement programme being carried out at Worthing central station. The re-siting of the Hackney carriage rank at the station will mean passengers who arrive with luggage will need to walk, possibly

  • No tolerance on attacks

    Accident and emergency departments should be places where people who are seriously hurt go to get help. All too often, nurses and other hospital workers find they are abused or even assaulted by violent patients and their friends. It shouldn't happen

  • Local heroes

    We would like to give some well-deserved praise to all the police, paramedics and air ambulance staff who attended a road accident on October 22 on the Steyning to Storrington road. The two victims were extremely brave and lucky enough to walk away from

  • Game on

    Traditional pub games are surviving in some Sussex pubs even though they are declining nationally. Drinkers can still have a go at well-known pastimes such as bar billiards or the more esoteric toad-in-the-hole. Big brewers may find easy money in switching

  • On the ball

    While waiting in central Brighton for a No 7 bus home, an elderly lady had a panic attack from angina. The young man from the cafe where we were standing must have been aware of this and acted quickly, bringing out a chair for her and calling the paramedics

  • Matthew Clark: Round-Up

    Horsham YMCA moved above Southwick into second place County League division one after a 4-1 win at home to Sidlesham. Mick Hennessy netted a hat-trick and Mark Francis completed the scoring. Three Bridges continued their revival with a 4-2 success at

  • Full monty

    I am most disappointed Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company has changed the route of the new No 25C service (The Argus, October 25), which my wife has started using to take the children to school. Residents I have spoken to are all in favour of buses

  • Stranglehold

    My last bus, the No 81A, leaves Churchill Square in Brighton at 6.18pm on Sundays. Other parts of the city have no bus service after 7pm on Sundays. Before Roger French blames Brighton and Hove City Council, which has limited resources and cannot put

  • Quiet city

    Page 21 of the current Brighton and Hove bus timetable asks people not to use their mobile phones while aboard the buses. Sadly, there are no notices to that effect on board buses therefore people continue to use their phones. I have a cellphone myself

  • Traders shun lights plea

    Worthing's town centre manager today spoke of her frustration at traders' indifferent response to a Christmas lights appeal. The Argus has for the second year running donated £1,000 to the appeal, which pays for illuminations in the town centre. So far

  • City out of title race

    The organisers of Brighton and Hove's failed bid to be European Capital of Culture 2008 spoke of their disappointment today. Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced this morning that the city had not made the shortlist for the title. The list

  • Green fuel device looks for markets

    Powerplus, the device that can make a car go further and faster and cut pollution, needs protecting if it is to succeed in overseas markets. The men behind the project, Andrew Niekirk and Rick Bird, met company law specialist Russell Bell to discuss the

  • New shop surfs up a filthy idea with family values

    A brother and sister are making waves with their home-made surfboards and surfwear - but their spelling leaves something to be desired. Steve Darch and Mandy McGovern, are among the select band of people who custom make their own surf equipment for clients

  • Airport's getaway boom

    Dozens of new flights will be taking off from Gatwick this winter despite a halt to plans to build a second runway. Today's announcement has been welcomed by business leaders who believe it shows the airport is still successful and will continue to grow

  • Firms are invited to talk finance

    Wired Sussex is holding a networking event for new media and technology companies interested in raising finance. Wired Ventures will feature a presentation on how the South-East Media Network's access to finance programme can assist entrepreneurs to develop

  • Half-life

    For Heaven's sake, get on with developing the Brighton station site. I have been waiting half my lifetime (I am 82) for something to be done. The illustration in The Argus (October 25) seems reasonable. Whatever is proposed will not satisfy everyone -

  • Protest at new badger meeting

    Forty angry residents today demonstrated outside a meeting to discuss the future of the Saltdean badgers. Protesters in white uniforms and badger masks chanted as the meeting started between council representatives, badger group members and officials

  • hanks for the exposure

    Thank you for the lovely photo and piece about firefighters Mark Dunham and Sean Hedger having their heads shaved for our Breast Cancer campaign (The Argus, October 25). I am aware you have lots of articles to print and thank you very much for printing

  • Wheel turns

    The Collins Concise Dictionary gives the following definition of the word "promenade": "A public walk especially at a seaside resort; a leisurely walk especially one in a public place for pleasure or display." Nowhere does it mention that a promenade

  • Stuck pet sparks rescue drama

    Border collie Pip had her own daughter Tess and four firefighters to thank for her rescue after she got trapped down a rabbit hole. The six-year-old former working sheep dog rushed off down a rabbit hole on land behind Lancing College on Saturday morning

  • Be brave

    I note with horror council tax in East Sussex is likely to go up by as much as 35 per cent. This is completely unacceptable and the reasons are even more unacceptable, being that the Government is drastically reducing its payment to East Sussex by as

  • You said it

    Councillor Mike Middleton (Letters, October 14) writes there is a serious shortage of housing and building land in Brighton and Hove and it would be irresponsible to ignore that need, yet Peter S Savage (Letters, October 19) points out The Argus reported

  • Sussex artist is Turner hopeful

    A Sussex artist is the bookies' favourite to win the Turner Prize. Keith Tyson, who lives in Brighton, is one of four nominees for the notorious prize whose works are on show at Tate Britain. His images of writing on the wall and computerised sculptures