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  • MP bids to save tenants' deposits

    Brighton Kemptown MP Des Turner has called for tough new rules to prevent tenants being ripped off over their deposits. He is leading a Westminster campaign for legislation to prevent landlords unfairly holding on to the cash when tenants move out. The

  • Traders object to one-way scheme

    Controversial plans to turn part of a busy city street into a bus lane have gone on show. Traders fear a bid to remove the one-way system around Hove's historic Floral Clock will kill passing trade. However, consultants who drew-up the Church Road improvement

  • Albion v Notts Forest

    Watch this space from 3pm on Saturday for live text updates plus half-time and final score reports from Withdean. The Seagulls almost staged a stunning comeback at the City Ground in November, but Forest held on to win 3-2. Forest are pushing hard for

  • Gun claim at airport

    An urgent security review is today under way at Gatwick amid claims a man smuggled a replica machine gun and pistol on to a plane. The news comes just weeks after a man was arrested and charged over allegations that a hand grenade was found in his luggage

  • Hunt for murder weapon

    Police hope to start digging up a landfill site next week in a bid to find the weapon used to murder an East Sussex businessman. Detectives believe a knife and the killer's coat are at Pebsham landfill site, Bexhill, after being dumped in bins at a supermarket

  • £1bn waste deal set for go-ahead

    Environment Minister Michael Meacher has ruled out intervening to stop councils signing a £1 billion waste contract. He said he could not stop Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council agreeing to the £1 billion private finance initiative

  • Marathon man's desert challenge

    A man will brave one of the world's toughest races to raise money for the cancer charity which is caring for his father. Robert Houston is hoping to raise thousands of pounds during the gruelling Marathon des Sables. He will be among 700 competitors from

  • Bingo gunman steals £7

    A man who held up a bingo hall at gunpoint got away with just £7 in cash. The raider brandished what appeared to be a gun at reception staff at Gala Bingo in Portland Road, Hove, at 8pm on Saturday. Staff gave him all the money at the reception desk before

  • Mum and boy saved from fire

    A mother and her five-year-old son became trapped in a bedroom while a fire blazed in their kitchen. The pan fire broke out in the home in Boundary Road, Hove, on Saturday at 1.15pm. A smoke detector alerted the woman and she rushed to rescue her son

  • Waste plan: Minister won't intervene

    Environment Minister Michael Meacher has ruled out intervening to stop councils signing a £1 billion waste contract. He said he could not stop Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council agreeing to the £1 billion private finance initiative

  • Coppell plays mind games

    Albion boss Steve Coppell has revealed how a sports psychologist is helping the fight for First Division survival. Rob Forzoni worked with Coppell at Brentford and now he is focusing the minds of the Albion players on the battle to beat the drop. Coppell

  • Dr Martens: Hastings back in drop zone

    Hastings United stumbled back into the Premier League relegation zone with a crushing 4-1 defeat at home to Welling United. Two goals in injury time painted an unflattering picture as Hastings slipped up in the mud at the Pilot Field. The difficult conditions

  • To desire peace is not to hate US

    Those who want us to be dragged into the US crusade against Iraq are a vital part of a crucial debate. They should be encouraged to air their views. What they are not entitled to do is rewrite history. The US entered the Second World War in December 1941

  • Ivor deaf'un

    I was angered by Hove Labour MP Ivor Caplin's refusal to speak to me at his surgery about his support for war on Iraq. Mr Caplin voted for Tony Blair's motion backing military action in the Commons last week. Having initially agreed a time with his secretary

  • Ryman: Rebels fight back to draw

    Defender Chris Hibberd scored his first goal for Worthing as Rebels twice fought back to force a 2-2 home draw with Bracknell. All the goals came in the opening 38 minutes as Worthing collected only their eighth point in the last 11 games. Barry Lloyd's

  • Still ugly

    George W Bush and Tony Blair are going on the premise that a leopard cannot change its spots. It is quite obvious that whatever Saddam Hussein does to comply with the requested disarming, it will make no difference. Bush and Blair are determined to attack

  • Ryman: Rooks win at last

    Lewes ended their dismal run in division one south with an edgy 1-0 win at home to Epsom & Ewell. The Rooks had a goal disallowed after three minutes for offside when Julian Curnow scored following an initial block by Epsom goalkeeper Dave Hyatt from

  • Andy's hip op

    Guitar player Andy Ruff is determined to take part in a gig at Brighton on Saturday, only days after major surgery. He had to practice with fellow band members while flat on his back following the operation for hereditary vein thrombosis. Andy says nothing

  • Basketball: Blalock clinches last gasp win

    Bears 78 Chester 77: The fans call him King Ralph and Nick Nurse has described him as basaketball's version of the master thief. Ralph Blalock lived up to both nicknames and more on Saturday to give 3,000 fans a finale they will remember for years. Blalock

  • Basketball: Thunder enjoy mixed emotions

    Worthing bounced back from Saturday's disappointing one point defeat to hang on for a crucial two point win yesterday to boost their NBL play-off push. Thunder held on to win 82-80 in yesterday's clash with Hackney. Having led by 19 points at one stage

  • You can do it

    I intend to stand as an independent candidate at the coming local election on a Stop the War ticket. I am a former actor who now runs a theatrical agency. My television and theatre credits are numerous but I am probably best remembered as the character

  • Peace force

    I have close contact with New York city and know for sure that Americans, in general, are against war with Iraq. However, I often wonder how British people would feel about rogue Middle Eastern policies and fanatics who live by terrorism if, God forbid

  • It's my mind

    I was one of the people involved in the walk-out at Blatchington Mill School, in Hove, on Friday. I have very strong views about the war in Iraq and feel Saddam Hussein has made no direct threat to the UK and there is no need to waste thousands of innocent

  • Call of the wild

    This Hollywood supporting actor of the Thirties and Forties, often sporting a bewildered look and of quiet demeanour, was the popular Charles Ruggles. Born in Los Angeles, the son of a major drugstore owner, he defied his parents' wishes for a medical

  • Trading in celebrity stocks

    The FTSE is in freefall, house prices have peaked and interest rates are at a record low. So where does the canny investor look for a quick profit today? Some might follow David Dickinson's advice and go bargain hunting. But, increasingly, people are

  • Voice of the Third Age: Lis Solkhon

    Education, education, education, and for good measure, let's make that lifelong education - a battle cry if ever I heard one. But it begins to look as though it was a hollow call to arms if the information I have been sent by Bob Gunnell, the Older People's

  • What is normal?

    I do not have a mobile phone and have never owned a car. I have never smoked or taken drugs and no part of my torso has tattoos or any form of body-piercing. I still like to wear a suit with all the trimmings and still polish my shoes. Am I normal? -Mick

  • I've risked my life for orchids

    Intrepid orchid-hunter Tom Hart Dyke's passion for plants has led him to some of the most dangerous places in the world. One trip to find gum trees took him into the heart of the Muslim areas of the Philippines, close to where the Abu Sayyaf group of

  • Cage bird feared taken by gull

    A cockatiel which wolf-whistles and mimics the sound of a telephone has taken flight. Its owner fears it may have fallen prey to gulls. Sweetie flew out of an open back door in Calvert Road, Hastings. Owner Sheena Swann, 42, says she is grief-stricken

  • New parking zone on cards

    Another controlled parking scheme is likely to get the go-ahead from Brighton & Hove city councillors. The council's environment committee is being recommended to approve a scheme for Westbourne south in Hove, at a meeting on Thursday. More than 1,000

  • More pupils go to first-choice schools

    The number of parents being given their first choice secondary school for their children in Brighton and Hove has gone up by almost one per cent. This year, 90 per cent got their first preference. The number of parents who did not get any of their three

  • Britons choose beer over savings

    Britons are more likely to spend money in the pub than they are to save, research revealed today. Six out of ten Britons regularly spend money in the pub or on alcohol, getting through an average of £60.56 a month while 30 per cent of people spend about

  • Weight-watching: Change the tone of your 'self-talk'

    Today, I'd like to share a personal insight with you. Many of you will know what I'm talking about. For this, I need to remind you that for many years I was a yo-yo dieter - I was good at dieting and just as good at bingeing. I'd lose 30lbs then put 35lbs

  • Pictoral history of a city

    With their petticoats hitched up, five little girls in straw boaters paddle their toes in the sea. The charming scene was captured on film at the turn of the 20th Century when photography was in its infancy. The picture, taken by George Ruff Jnr, forms

  • Sneeze into an early summer

    As the days gradually get longer and the weather warmer, the traditional spring sounds are being drowned out by unseasonal sneezing and sniffing. The early arrival of hay fever each year is one of the unforeseen effects of global warming. This is because

  • Food can put you in the right mood

    For many people, food is a means to an end. Rarely do we have time to stop and reflect on what we are putting into our mouths and what its effects might be. This is set to change as we become increasingly aware of just how much food affects our mental

  • MP bids to save tenants' deposits

    Brighton Kemptown MP Des Turner has called for tough new rules to prevent tenants being ripped off over their deposits. He is leading a Westminster campaign for legislation to prevent landlords unfairly holding on to the cash when tenants move out. The

  • Mast plans spark protests

    Residents staged a demonstration against plans to build a mobile phone mast on top of their homes. Telecommunications company Orange wants to improve local reception by putting up the 9ft mast at Wilbury Lodge, Hove. But people living in the block of

  • Gun claim at airport

    An urgent security review is today under way at Gatwick amid claims a man smuggled a replica machine gun and pistol on to a plane. The news comes just weeks after a man was arrested and charged over allegations that a hand grenade was found in his luggage

  • Man dies in head-on smash

    A driver was killed instantly when his car was involved in a late-night head-on collision with a Post Office mail lorry in East Sussex. The accident, between a Ford Iveco Post Office lorry and a Fiat Tipo, happened on the A21 at Robertsbridge. An off-duty

  • Praise for peace demos

    Police praised hundreds of campaigners who staged two trouble-free anti-war demonstrations in West Sussex at the weekend. Almost 600 people took to the streets of Chichester and 50 joined a protest in Worthing on Saturday over the threat of war with Iraq

  • Gas alert shuts bypass

    A busy stretch of the A27 dual carriageway in West Sussex was closed for almost two hours after a fast food delivery van sprang a gas leak. Firefighters at Chichester found a 50kg propane cylinder leaking gas inside the vehicle, pulled up at the side

  • Hunt for murder weapon

    Police hope to start digging up a landfill site next week in a bid to find the weapon used to murder an East Sussex businessman. Detectives believe a knife and the killer's coat are at Pebsham landfill site, Bexhill, after being dumped in bins at a supermarket

  • Last-ditch plea on waste plans

    Environmental protesters today called on councils to delay a multi-million pound waste contract and look again at boosting recycling. At a demonstration to oppose plans to build a massive incinerator at Newhaven, the Green Party and pressure group Friends

  • £1bn waste deal set for go-ahead

    Environment Minister Michael Meacher has ruled out intervening to stop councils signing a £1 billion waste contract. He said he could not stop Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council agreeing to the £1 billion private finance initiative

  • Marathon man's desert challenge

    A man will brave one of the world's toughest races to raise money for the cancer charity which is caring for his father. Robert Houston is hoping to raise thousands of pounds during the gruelling Marathon des Sables. He will be among 700 competitors from

  • Bingo gunman steals £7

    A man who held up a bingo hall at gunpoint got away with just £7 in cash. The raider brandished what appeared to be a gun at reception staff at Gala Bingo in Portland Road, Hove, at 8pm on Saturday. Staff gave him all the money at the reception desk before

  • Mum and boy saved from fire

    A mother and her five-year-old son became trapped in a bedroom while a fire blazed in their kitchen. The pan fire broke out in the home in Boundary Road, Hove, on Saturday at 1.15pm. A smoke detector alerted the woman and she rushed to rescue her son

  • Dr Martens: Hastings back in drop zone

    Hastings United stumbled back into the Premier League relegation zone with a crushing 4-1 defeat at home to Welling United. Two goals in injury time painted an unflattering picture as Hastings slipped up in the mud at the Pilot Field. The difficult conditions

  • To desire peace is not to hate US

    Those who want us to be dragged into the US crusade against Iraq are a vital part of a crucial debate. They should be encouraged to air their views. What they are not entitled to do is rewrite history. The US entered the Second World War in December 1941

  • Ryman: Horsham give up on Collins

    Horsham manager John Maggs has given up on striker Rob Collins ever playing for his side again. The volatile forward was on the team sheet for the disappointing Ryman Division One South defeat by Leatherhead at Queen Street, but pulled out just before

  • Ivor deaf'un

    I was angered by Hove Labour MP Ivor Caplin's refusal to speak to me at his surgery about his support for war on Iraq. Mr Caplin voted for Tony Blair's motion backing military action in the Commons last week. Having initially agreed a time with his secretary

  • Protect the poor tenants

    Brighton and Hove is known for rogue landlords such as Nicholas Hoogstraten and Mohammed Raja. One is serving ten years in jail for the manslaughter of the other. There are plenty of other landlords who feel they can play games with tenants in a city

  • Time to be bold

    Even the simplest planning application usually attracts a few letters of criticism and maybe even a petition from opponents. But when the proposals include four giant skyscrapers, which would dominate the seafront and include the biggest building in Sussex

  • King Alfred plans get mixed reviews

    The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council says opponents of the planned King Alfred development on Hove seafront of being small-minded. Coun Ken Bodfish said Frank Gehry's bold vision for Hove seafront would create a landmark for the future. Three

  • Double-sided

    At anti-war protests, the police push themselves through crowds of people, knocking them about everywhere even before the protests start. Protesters go over the top about war like the police go over the top about protesters. It works both ways, doesn't

  • Andy's hip op

    Guitar player Andy Ruff is determined to take part in a gig at Brighton on Saturday, only days after major surgery. He had to practice with fellow band members while flat on his back following the operation for hereditary vein thrombosis. Andy says nothing

  • Basketball: Blalock clinches last gasp win

    Bears 78 Chester 77: The fans call him King Ralph and Nick Nurse has described him as basaketball's version of the master thief. Ralph Blalock lived up to both nicknames and more on Saturday to give 3,000 fans a finale they will remember for years. Blalock

  • Tory Tony

    The Government has just allowed US B-52 bombers back on to our soil as preparations for war against Iraq move onwards. Meanwhile, the Labour Party appears to have gone into a panic in the Brighton and Hove city elections as it tries to persuade voters

  • Basketball: Six of the best puts Bears on top

    Leopards 73 Bears 87: Brighton Bears made it six wins in a row last night to clinch the two prizes they wanted from their trip to Brentwood. The 14 point victory in an undistinguished tussle earned them the double reward of league leadership and a couple

  • Athletics: Best of Brits invade Sussex

    Stanmer Park was the venue for the most important cross country races ever to be held in Sussex. The British senior 4km Championship and All England Schools, involving around 2,000 youngsters from all over England, were both staged at the Brighton venue

  • Liberty X, Brighton Centre

    Last year, Popstars winners Hear'Say announced their split after months of Press criticism, petty squabbles and public disinterest. Increasingly bland songs and overly-desperate smiles were the nail in the coffin of their career which started only a year-and-a-half

  • Call of the wild

    This Hollywood supporting actor of the Thirties and Forties, often sporting a bewildered look and of quiet demeanour, was the popular Charles Ruggles. Born in Los Angeles, the son of a major drugstore owner, he defied his parents' wishes for a medical

  • Last-ditch plea on waste plans

    Environmental protesters today called on councils to delay a multi-million pound waste contract and look again at boosting recycling. At a demonstration to oppose plans to build a massive incinerator at Newhaven, the Green Party and pressure group Friends

  • Ex-Page Three star Sam hits town

    Jordan may be Brighton's most famous glamour model but one of her best-known predecessors paid the city a visit at the weekend. Former Page Three star Samantha Fox performed at the Mardi Gras Costume Ball held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in King's Road

  • One dead in bus horror

    A woman was killed and at least five people injured when a bus smashed into a group of people at a bus shelter in Crawley today. One bus was waiting at a stop in Priory Way, at the County Mall shopping centre, when another crashed into it from behind,

  • Parking rage man slashed

    Police are hunting a man who slashed a motorist's neck in an argument about parking outside a Worthing pub. The 34-year-old driver needed stitches after the dispute in the Sussex Yeoman car park, in Palatine Road, got out of hand. Although it is not known

  • Family Life, by Bini McCall

    We were all in the kitchen last Tuesday, having a competition to see who could eat the most pancakes. I was winning but that was probably because I was only having lemon juice on mine, whereas daughter was trying out a number of exotic combinations including

  • Haunting image

    Please ask the advertisers on TV to stop showing the haunting but lovely face of the Scottish Widow. She invades my dreams, intrudes my daytime thoughts and I cannot get her wonderful visage out of my mind. Please don't use her in the next TV ads. Better

  • Fond memories

    I would like to add a little more information regarding the sad death of Reginald Leopold. I am very proud my grandfather, Albert Catt, taught Reg to play the violin. They were neighbours in Holloway Road, London, in the early 1900s. My mother, Maisie

  • Doggy loo

    If you think Wish Park is bad, you should pop into Davis Park in St Helier's Avenue. As this park is hidden away, a lot of dog walkers use it regularly and do not feel the need to clean up behind them since they assume no one can see them or their canine

  • Cage bird feared taken by gull

    A cockatiel which wolf-whistles and mimics the sound of a telephone has taken flight. Its owner fears it may have fallen prey to gulls. Sweetie flew out of an open back door in Calvert Road, Hastings. Owner Sheena Swann, 42, says she is grief-stricken

  • Punk beats illness to play with heroes

    A punk rocker who played on stage with Noel Gallagher is getting ready to roll with it again - just days after major surgery. Andy Ruff has vowed not to let the operation prevent him from strapping on his guitar for a concert supporting his childhood

  • Chef to the stars remembered

    The funeral takes place today of a Sussex chef who cooked for the rich and famous on a Caribbean paradise island. Michael Bull, 30, died in a car crash while returning home from work at the exclusive Lone Star Hotel and Restaurant in Barbados. His car

  • Tax burden threatens jobs

    The vast majority of UK businesses are paying more tax than ever before, prompting many to consider making job cuts, according to research published today. With only a month to go before Chancellor Gordon Brown announces his Budget, more than two-thirds

  • More pupils go to first-choice schools

    The number of parents being given their first choice secondary school for their children in Brighton and Hove has gone up by almost one per cent. This year, 90 per cent got their first preference. The number of parents who did not get any of their three

  • Workout: Ring the changes with a fit ball

    Hopefully you will have enjoyed the benefits of working out with a fit ball following the exercises I gave you a fortnight ago. The variety of exercises you can perform with a fit ball are unlimited, bringing a breath of fresh air to your training. The

  • Weight-watching: Change the tone of your 'self-talk'

    Today, I'd like to share a personal insight with you. Many of you will know what I'm talking about. For this, I need to remind you that for many years I was a yo-yo dieter - I was good at dieting and just as good at bingeing. I'd lose 30lbs then put 35lbs

  • Pictoral history of a city

    With their petticoats hitched up, five little girls in straw boaters paddle their toes in the sea. The charming scene was captured on film at the turn of the 20th Century when photography was in its infancy. The picture, taken by George Ruff Jnr, forms

  • Food can put you in the right mood

    For many people, food is a means to an end. Rarely do we have time to stop and reflect on what we are putting into our mouths and what its effects might be. This is set to change as we become increasingly aware of just how much food affects our mental

  • Pensioner hurt in buggy crash

    An elderly woman driving an electric buggy was seriously injured when she was involved in a collision with a BMW car. Police said the victim, 79, had just moved from a pavement into Kingsway, Hove, near the junction with Wharf Road, when the accident

  • Mast plans spark protests

    Residents staged a demonstration against plans to build a mobile phone mast on top of their homes. Telecommunications company Orange wants to improve local reception by putting up the 9ft mast at Wilbury Lodge, Hove. But people living in the block of

  • Last-ditch plea on waste plans

    Environmental protesters today called on councils to delay a multi-million pound waste contract and look again at boosting recycling. At a demonstration to oppose plans to build a massive incinerator at Newhaven, the Green Party and pressure group Friends

  • Man found beaten in street

    A man was left with serious head injuries after a beating. Members of the public found Bernie Spencer, 56, lying in Basin Road North, Portslade, at 5.25am on Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where his

  • Councillor goes it alone in elections

    Former Conservative city councillor Jayne Bennett is to stand as an independent in the local elections this spring. Coun Bennett is best known in Brighton and Hove for her campaign to stop breast cancer services being moved to Haywards Heath. She was

  • Mixed review for King Alfred designs

    Dramatic plans to build four futuristic towers on a prime seafront site have been branded both monstrous and outstanding. Scores of people visited a weekend exhibition to see the plans for themselves after seeing the designs in The Argus. Three options

  • Albion park-and-ride plan

    Plans for a new park-and-ride site to ferry football fans to Albion matches are being put before councillors this week. Brighton and Hove City Council's environment committee is expected to agree part of Carden Avenue can be used when Seagulls play home

  • Dr Martens: Saints improving despite defeat

    An injury to Tony Cornelius overshadowed another dominant performance by a fast improving St Leonards side who enjoyed little luck as they went down 1-0 at home to Erith & Belvedere. Cornelius was the victim of a nasty lunge from Erith striker Marvin

  • Ryman: Horsham give up on Collins

    Horsham manager John Maggs has given up on striker Rob Collins ever playing for his side again. The volatile forward was on the team sheet for the disappointing Ryman Division One South defeat by Leatherhead at Queen Street, but pulled out just before

  • Protect the poor tenants

    Brighton and Hove is known for rogue landlords such as Nicholas Hoogstraten and Mohammed Raja. One is serving ten years in jail for the manslaughter of the other. There are plenty of other landlords who feel they can play games with tenants in a city

  • Ryman: Russell nets Rocks' winner

    Bognor claimed another three valuable points after a 1-0 win at Ashford Town in difficult conditions in Division One South. The visitors welcomed back Matt Russell and Lee Stevens up front against a side beaten just once in their last nine games and the

  • Time to be bold

    Even the simplest planning application usually attracts a few letters of criticism and maybe even a petition from opponents. But when the proposals include four giant skyscrapers, which would dominate the seafront and include the biggest building in Sussex

  • King Alfred plans get mixed reviews

    The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council says opponents of the planned King Alfred development on Hove seafront of being small-minded. Coun Ken Bodfish said Frank Gehry's bold vision for Hove seafront would create a landmark for the future. Three

  • Double-sided

    At anti-war protests, the police push themselves through crowds of people, knocking them about everywhere even before the protests start. Protesters go over the top about war like the police go over the top about protesters. It works both ways, doesn't

  • March 8: Albion 2 Rotherham 0

    Albion are turning Withdean into a fortress again and that trend could be crucial as they fight for their First Division lives. The Seagulls are starting to recapture their formidable home form of the past two title-winning seasons. Wolves, Millwall and

  • Tory Tony

    The Government has just allowed US B-52 bombers back on to our soil as preparations for war against Iraq move onwards. Meanwhile, the Labour Party appears to have gone into a panic in the Brighton and Hove city elections as it tries to persuade voters

  • Basketball: Six of the best puts Bears on top

    Leopards 73 Bears 87: Brighton Bears made it six wins in a row last night to clinch the two prizes they wanted from their trip to Brentwood. The 14 point victory in an undistinguished tussle earned them the double reward of league leadership and a couple

  • Athletics: Best of Brits invade Sussex

    Stanmer Park was the venue for the most important cross country races ever to be held in Sussex. The British senior 4km Championship and All England Schools, involving around 2,000 youngsters from all over England, were both staged at the Brighton venue

  • Liberty X, Brighton Centre

    Last year, Popstars winners Hear'Say announced their split after months of Press criticism, petty squabbles and public disinterest. Increasingly bland songs and overly-desperate smiles were the nail in the coffin of their career which started only a year-and-a-half

  • Daniel Kitson, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

    Perrier Award-winner Daniel Kitson showed why he is one of comedy's few must-see acts. His finely-honed impro skills, considerable charisma and intelligent, thought-provoking material has put him at the top of his game. Although it's fair to say Kitson's

  • The threat of a heart attack

    The focus of the medical and pharmaceutical industry is currently levelled at high cholesterol levels in the blood as one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. It is recognised that one cannot predict the risk of coronary heart disease or heart

  • Ex-Page Three star Sam hits town

    Jordan may be Brighton's most famous glamour model but one of her best-known predecessors paid the city a visit at the weekend. Former Page Three star Samantha Fox performed at the Mardi Gras Costume Ball held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in King's Road

  • One dead in bus horror

    A woman was killed and at least five people injured when a bus smashed into a group of people at a bus shelter in Crawley today. One bus was waiting at a stop in Priory Way, at the County Mall shopping centre, when another crashed into it from behind,

  • Coppell plays mind games

    Albion boss Steve Coppell has revealed how a sports psychologist is helping the fight for First Division survival. Rob Forzoni worked with Coppell at Brentford and now he is focusing the minds of the Albion players on the battle to beat the drop. Coppell

  • Boat crash brother's safety bid

    A man whose brother died when their powerboats crashed has been inspired to mount a high-profile sea safety campaign. Cliff Langan is organising a Sea Safety Awareness Day (SAD) for August 3, the day before the first anniversary of his brother Ian's death

  • Family Life, by Bini McCall

    We were all in the kitchen last Tuesday, having a competition to see who could eat the most pancakes. I was winning but that was probably because I was only having lemon juice on mine, whereas daughter was trying out a number of exotic combinations including

  • Haunting image

    Please ask the advertisers on TV to stop showing the haunting but lovely face of the Scottish Widow. She invades my dreams, intrudes my daytime thoughts and I cannot get her wonderful visage out of my mind. Please don't use her in the next TV ads. Better

  • Fond memories

    I would like to add a little more information regarding the sad death of Reginald Leopold. I am very proud my grandfather, Albert Catt, taught Reg to play the violin. They were neighbours in Holloway Road, London, in the early 1900s. My mother, Maisie

  • Doggy loo

    If you think Wish Park is bad, you should pop into Davis Park in St Helier's Avenue. As this park is hidden away, a lot of dog walkers use it regularly and do not feel the need to clean up behind them since they assume no one can see them or their canine

  • Stadium park-and-ride in spotlight

    Plans for a new park-and-ride site to ferry football fans to Albion matches are being put before councillors this week. Brighton and Hove City Council's environment committee is expected to agree part of Carden Avenue can be used when Seagulls play home

  • Dad's grief for knife victim, 25

    A father today paid tribute to his paralysed son, who was found hanged. Kevin Mulligan, from Brighton, said of the 25-year-old: "He was a loving son and I want to thank everyone who gave him so much." Mr Mulligan's son, also called Kevin, was left paralysed

  • Punk beats illness to play with heroes

    A punk rocker who played on stage with Noel Gallagher is getting ready to roll with it again - just days after major surgery. Andy Ruff has vowed not to let the operation prevent him from strapping on his guitar for a concert supporting his childhood

  • Chef to the stars remembered

    The funeral takes place today of a Sussex chef who cooked for the rich and famous on a Caribbean paradise island. Michael Bull, 30, died in a car crash while returning home from work at the exclusive Lone Star Hotel and Restaurant in Barbados. His car

  • Tax burden threatens jobs

    The vast majority of UK businesses are paying more tax than ever before, prompting many to consider making job cuts, according to research published today. With only a month to go before Chancellor Gordon Brown announces his Budget, more than two-thirds

  • Traders object to one-way scheme

    Controversial plans to turn part of a busy street into a bus lane have gone on show. Traders fear a bid to remove the one-way system around Hove's historic Floral Clock will kill passing trade. However, consultants who drew-up the Church Road improvement

  • Workout: Ring the changes with a fit ball

    Hopefully you will have enjoyed the benefits of working out with a fit ball following the exercises I gave you a fortnight ago. The variety of exercises you can perform with a fit ball are unlimited, bringing a breath of fresh air to your training. The

  • Pensioner hurt in buggy crash

    An elderly woman driving an electric buggy was seriously injured when she was involved in a collision with a BMW car. Police said the victim, 79, had just moved from a pavement into Kingsway, Hove, near the junction with Wharf Road, when the accident

  • Traders object to one-way scheme

    Controversial plans to turn part of a busy city street into a bus lane have gone on show. Traders fear a bid to remove the one-way system around Hove's historic Floral Clock will kill passing trade. However, consultants who drew-up the Church Road improvement

  • Albion v Notts Forest

    Watch this space from 3pm on Saturday for live text updates plus half-time and final score reports from Withdean. The Seagulls almost staged a stunning comeback at the City Ground in November, but Forest held on to win 3-2. Forest are pushing hard for

  • Man found beaten in street

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    An injury to Tony Cornelius overshadowed another dominant performance by a fast improving St Leonards side who enjoyed little luck as they went down 1-0 at home to Erith & Belvedere. Cornelius was the victim of a nasty lunge from Erith striker Marvin

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    Defender Chris Hibberd scored his first goal for Worthing as Rebels twice fought back to force a 2-2 home draw with Bracknell. All the goals came in the opening 38 minutes as Worthing collected only their eighth point in the last 11 games. Barry Lloyd's

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    Lewes ended their dismal run in division one south with an edgy 1-0 win at home to Epsom & Ewell. The Rooks had a goal disallowed after three minutes for offside when Julian Curnow scored following an initial block by Epsom goalkeeper Dave Hyatt from

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  • Basketball: Thunder enjoy mixed emotions

    Worthing bounced back from Saturday's disappointing one point defeat to hang on for a crucial two point win yesterday to boost their NBL play-off push. Thunder held on to win 82-80 in yesterday's clash with Hackney. Having led by 19 points at one stage

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  • Daniel Kitson, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

    Perrier Award-winner Daniel Kitson showed why he is one of comedy's few must-see acts. His finely-honed impro skills, considerable charisma and intelligent, thought-provoking material has put him at the top of his game. Although it's fair to say Kitson's

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  • Hunt for murder weapon

    Police hope to start digging up a landfill site next week in a bid to find the weapon used to murder an East Sussex businessman. Detectives believe a knife and the killer's coat are at Pebsham landfill site, Bexhill, after being dumped in bins at a supermarket

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    Albion boss Steve Coppell has revealed how a sports psychologist is helping the fight for First Division survival. Rob Forzoni worked with Coppell at Brentford and now he is focusing the minds of the Albion players on the battle to beat the drop. Coppell

  • Gun claim at airport

    An urgent security review is today under way at Gatwick amid claims a man smuggled a replica machine gun and pistol on to a plane. The news comes just weeks after a man was arrested and charged over allegations that a hand grenade was found in his luggage

  • Boat crash brother's safety bid

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  • What is normal?

    I do not have a mobile phone and have never owned a car. I have never smoked or taken drugs and no part of my torso has tattoos or any form of body-piercing. I still like to wear a suit with all the trimmings and still polish my shoes. Am I normal? -Mick

  • Stadium park-and-ride in spotlight

    Plans for a new park-and-ride site to ferry football fans to Albion matches are being put before councillors this week. Brighton and Hove City Council's environment committee is expected to agree part of Carden Avenue can be used when Seagulls play home

  • Dad's grief for knife victim, 25

    A father today paid tribute to his paralysed son, who was found hanged. Kevin Mulligan, from Brighton, said of the 25-year-old: "He was a loving son and I want to thank everyone who gave him so much." Mr Mulligan's son, also called Kevin, was left paralysed

  • I've risked my life for orchids

    Intrepid orchid-hunter Tom Hart Dyke's passion for plants has led him to some of the most dangerous places in the world. One trip to find gum trees took him into the heart of the Muslim areas of the Philippines, close to where the Abu Sayyaf group of

  • New parking zone on cards

    Another controlled parking scheme is likely to get the go-ahead from Brighton & Hove city councillors. The council's environment committee is being recommended to approve a scheme for Westbourne south in Hove, at a meeting on Thursday. More than 1,000

  • Traders object to one-way scheme

    Controversial plans to turn part of a busy street into a bus lane have gone on show. Traders fear a bid to remove the one-way system around Hove's historic Floral Clock will kill passing trade. However, consultants who drew-up the Church Road improvement

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    Britons are more likely to spend money in the pub than they are to save, research revealed today. Six out of ten Britons regularly spend money in the pub or on alcohol, getting through an average of £60.56 a month while 30 per cent of people spend about

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