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  • Wealden District Council: Con hold

    The Conservatives comfortably retained control of Wealden with a majority of 13 seats. The Tories won 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 15 and six fell to independents. The Lib Dems saw group leader Eddie Rice lose his seat in Rotherfield as they failed

  • Worthing Borough Council: No overall control

    Worthing elected is first Muslim councillor as the Tories gained a seat from the ruling Liberal Democrats to form a hung council. Conservative Jack Saheid, who runs a post office and rest home in East Worthing, won the long-term Lib Dem Selden seat, which

  • More traffic chaos ahead

    Further roadworks will soon by carried out on one of the busiest streets in Sussex. Earlier this year, drivers faced delays while part of the A259 coast road was resurfaced between West Street and Pool Valley. Now Brighton and Hove City Council says work

  • Poll shock for ruling parties

    The ruling parties on three Sussex councils have tumbled from power in a night of mixed fortunes and big-name casualties at the polls. Labour lost control of Brighton and Hove, the Tories lost their grip on Horsham and the Lib Dems no longer have a majority

  • Adur District Council: Con hold

    The Conservatives are celebrating in Adur after snatching four seats from their rivals. Three of the gains were made at the expense of Labour and one of the council's five Independent seats also fell to the Tories. The biggest blow of the night was the

  • Crook, 15, named and shamed

    Teenage tearaway Daniel Bowler has been named as a blight on his community for his catalogue of crimes. The prolific car villain has been ordered to stop his menacing behaviour, which has blighted the lives of those nearby. Aged just 15, Bowler has committed

  • Arun District Council: Con hold

    Tories in Arun retained their grip on power as the leaders of the three main opposition parties were toppled in a night of high drama. The Conservatives tightened their grip and stood firm but there was chaos all around. Lib Dem leader John Richards,

  • Gran will 'leg it' for dream kids

    A grandmother hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for a children's charity with the help of her three-legged dog and a DIY limb. But the wooden leg will not be seen on saluki and whippet cross Kati, instead Daphne Greenall has opted to follow the lead of

  • Horsham District Council: No overall control

    The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a shock result in Horsham which has left the town with a hung council. The ruling Conservatives - who went into the election with a clear majority and 24 councillors - were expected to romp home. But at the death,

  • Sussex man wins race to pole

    An adventurer from Chichester and his team of explorers have won the first-ever race to the north pole. Chris McLeod joined, Phil Ashby from Cirencester and Manley Hopkinson of Twickenham to travel 350 miles in just under 23 days to reach the magnetic

  • Sports group suffers strain

    JD Sports owner John David Group reported a "disappointing" financial performance yesterday after a major acquisition disrupted business. Posting results for the 10 months to January 31, the group said that integration of the First Sport chain, which

  • Manager banks on becoming top chef

    A bank manager will swap his briefcase for a chopping board when he competes for the chance to win a top chef scholarship. Brian Harvey, 31, will be battling it out against seven other aspiring cooks in the final of the 2003 Raymond Blanc scholarship

  • Consumers love debt

    Consumers spent a record £10.6 billion on credit cards during March as the lending boom showed little sign of slowing down. Total unsecured lending, which includes overdrafts and loans, also reached a new high of £16.79 billion during the month, according

  • Warmer weather boosts spending

    Warm weather and the late Easter gave Britain's high streets a much-needed boost in April, sending sales to their highest level since November, it emerged today. According to figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), year-on-year sales

  • Levi's legal threat to tiny jeans business

    Levi Strauss has threatened a tiny clothing firm with legal action after it used a back pocket brand tab on its own label jeans. Bosses at Howies in Cardigan Bay, west Wales, were stunned to receive a writ from the jeanswear giant. Director David Hieatt

  • Poster complaints ad up to all-time high

    The number of complaints about advertising in the UK has reached an all-time high, the industry watchdog announced yesterday. Last year the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received almost 14,000 complaints - more than at any time in its 41-year

  • Zamora plans big finale

    Albion ace Bobby Zamora is determined to go out with a bang by adding to his 13-goal tally. Sunday's make-or-break relegation game at Grimsby is widely expected to be Zamora's last for the club before a move to the Premiership next season. Boss Steve

  • Ryman: Time will tell for Rocks

    Jack Pearce will know at 3.10pm tomorrow whether his side are in promotion winning form. That is how long the Bognor boss needs to see if his side's tradmark passing game is functioning. Rocks need a point at bogey ground Walton and Hersham to secure

  • Dr Martens: Scott wins it for Reds

    Scott Kirkwood crowned his full Dr Martens League debut in fine style when he scored the only goal to help Crawley defeat champions Tamworth 1-0 last night. After the heights of winning the League Cup final on Tuesday, Town manager Francis Vines made

  • Proud assets

    I lived in the Brighton area for many years and still enjoy visiting. I am a strong football supporter but villages such as Falmer cannot be built or redesigned elsewhere. Falmer is a place anyone can visit and enjoy and, in spite of the road junctions

  • Church to unveil banned painting

    A controversial religious painting, censored after church goers complained it celebrated animal worship, has been unveiled after ten years under cover. The 3m high work, which adorns a wall in Bishop Hannington Church, Hove, has caused divisions since

  • Speedway: Eagles face vital week

    It's hardly make or break time, but the next week or so will probably shape the rest of Eastbourne Eagles' year. Starting tonight at Oxford, Eagles face five Elite League matches in nine days, all against teams who are vying for a championship play-off

  • Oasis for all

    Where is the most beautiful place in Sussex? To me it is Falmer pond. The Downs, although attractive, are bare and windswept with almost no water and very few trees. Falmer pond is a unique oasis, a green lung on the edge of the urban sprawl nearby. The

  • Reality bites

    Would the A27 Action Group (The Argus, April 30) prefer to have a 1,000-space car park built specifically for the community stadium at Falmer? Clearly not - no one wants that. So why criticise Sussex University for providing its existing parking facilities

  • Make history

    I am anxious to trace people who have wartime memories of Wakehurst Place, now home to Kew's country garden but used heavily during the Second World War by the military. There are reports of Canadian troops based on the estate and some mention of the

  • Teacher flew to death in Channel

    A teacher at the centre of a police probe involving two boys deliberately ditched his aeroplane into the sea, an inquest heard. Gerald Mepham, 55, of Elm Grove, Barnham, was unable to face an investigation following his suspension from Priory School in

  • Fury over lost schools cash

    Millions of pounds promised to schools has gone missing in the system, the Government said today. Brighton and Hove schools are missing £3.4 million since the money was handed over by the Government. Education Secretary Charles Clarke shifted the blame

  • Brighton Festival: Music on the fringe

    Here we round up the musical highlights on offer at the fringe, including the James Taylor Quartet, Ska festival and a samba all-dayer. JOHN ETHERIDGE Guitar marvel, formerly of Soft Machine. Here with drum legend John Marshall and organist Jim Watson

  • Brighton Festival: Don't miss

    Our pick of the shows and events not to miss include David Mammett's Oleanne, the classic Dangerous Liaisons and a part history part performance tour through Brighton's streets. OLEANNE, New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, May 3-10. David Mammett's play

  • Think of it This Way, by John Parry

    I never cease to be amazed at the way blinkered bureaucrats ignore the obvious. Their ability to deny common sense truths simply because there is no published evidence is astonishing. For instance, can any reasonable person still argue watching too much

  • Feedback, with Simon Bradshaw

    Selma Montford, honorary secretary of the Brighton Society, asks why The Argus continues to describe architect Piers Gough as "Brighton-based". Selma, an opponent of plans for skyscrapers on the King Alfred leisure centre site in Hove explains: "He was

  • Raiders escape with surgery's sculptures

    Thieves have stolen three abstract sculptures worth thousands of pounds from a dentist's surgery after climbing through an open window. The unique pieces, each worth around £900, were made from alabaster and Portland stone by Sussex artist Claire Morris

  • May 2: Sussex v Kent (Tea)

    Sussex were closing in on their first Championship victory of the season against Kent at Hove today, but they suffered two injury blows along the way. Jason Lewry was taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose and possible damage to his eye-socket

  • Zamora plans big finale

    Albion ace Bobby Zamora is determined to go out with a bang by adding to his 13-goal tally. Sunday's make-or-break relegation game at Grimsby is widely expected to be Zamora's last for the club before a move to the Premiership next season. Boss Steve

  • Eastbourne Borough Council: Lib Dem hold

    The Liberal Democrats retained control in Eastbourne but saw their majority cut to just one seat as the Tories capitalised on this year's huge council tax rise. Having lost a seat in Old Town to Tory challenger Ian Lucas, the balance of power is now on

  • Carpenter fined for fly-tipping

    A carpenter has been fined after off-cuts from kitchen units were found dumped at a beauty spot. John Chinchen, of Carden Hill, Brighton, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environment Protection Act. He was fined £250 with £540 costs. Len Batten,

  • Wealden District Council: Con hold

    The Conservatives comfortably retained control of Wealden with a majority of 13 seats. The Tories won 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 15 and six fell to independents. The Lib Dems saw group leader Eddie Rice lose his seat in Rotherfield as they failed

  • Seafront planning row looms

    A conservation society is asking the Government to scrutinise plans to revamp part of the seafront. Brighton and Hove City Council has granted conservation area approval for the latest stage of its seafront development initiative. This involves knocking

  • Adur District Council: Con hold

    The Conservatives are celebrating in Adur after snatching four seats from their rivals. Three of the gains were made at the expense of Labour and one of the council's five Independent seats also fell to the Tories. The biggest blow of the night was the

  • Gran will 'leg it' for dream kids

    A grandmother hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for a children's charity with the help of her three-legged dog and a DIY limb. But the wooden leg will not be seen on saluki and whippet cross Kati, instead Daphne Greenall has opted to follow the lead of

  • Brighton & Hove: No overall control

    Labour lost control of Brighton and Hove City Council in a night of high drama at the Brighton Centre. When all the votes were counted they were a tantalising four seats away from a majority on the new 54-seat council. The state of the parties is now

  • Chichester District Council: Con hold

    The leader of Chichester District Council lost her seat during a dramatic election night. The district's Liberal Democrats dented the Conservative Party's previous nine-seat majority with a series of gains at yesterday's count in Westgate Leisure Centre

  • Sussex man wins race to pole

    An adventurer from Chichester and his team of explorers have won the first-ever race to the north pole. Chris McLeod joined, Phil Ashby from Cirencester and Manley Hopkinson of Twickenham to travel 350 miles in just under 23 days to reach the magnetic

  • £250,000 to boost youth facilities

    Thousands of pounds is to be splashed out on young people in a seaside town. Civic leaders have agreed to invest almost £250,000 in facilities for youngsters in Hastings and St Leonards. The money will go towards skateboard facilities, kickabout areas

  • Sports group suffers strain

    JD Sports owner John David Group reported a "disappointing" financial performance yesterday after a major acquisition disrupted business. Posting results for the 10 months to January 31, the group said that integration of the First Sport chain, which

  • Manager banks on becoming top chef

    A bank manager will swap his briefcase for a chopping board when he competes for the chance to win a top chef scholarship. Brian Harvey, 31, will be battling it out against seven other aspiring cooks in the final of the 2003 Raymond Blanc scholarship

  • Consumers love debt

    Consumers spent a record £10.6 billion on credit cards during March as the lending boom showed little sign of slowing down. Total unsecured lending, which includes overdrafts and loans, also reached a new high of £16.79 billion during the month, according

  • Poster complaints ad up to all-time high

    The number of complaints about advertising in the UK has reached an all-time high, the industry watchdog announced yesterday. Last year the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received almost 14,000 complaints - more than at any time in its 41-year

  • Ryman: Time will tell for Rocks

    Jack Pearce will know at 3.10pm tomorrow whether his side are in promotion winning form. That is how long the Bognor boss needs to see if his side's tradmark passing game is functioning. Rocks need a point at bogey ground Walton and Hersham to secure

  • Sussex Cup: Rambo to make last stand

    Eastbourne Borough striker Scott Ramsay could play his last game for the club on Monday when Crawley visit Priory Lane for the Sussex Senior Cup final. The former Albion striker's 37 goals in 52 games this season have made him a target for Division Two

  • Matthew Ckark: Hillians duo strike new deals

    County League champions Burgess Hill have put goalkeeper Pat Gannon and midfielder Adie Downey on new contracts. Gannon was given a new three-year contract while Downey has signed a two-year deal. Club director Gary Croydon said: "Pat is one of the stars

  • Church to unveil banned painting

    A controversial religious painting, censored after church goers complained it celebrated animal worship, has been unveiled after ten years under cover. The 3m high work, which adorns a wall in Bishop Hannington Church, Hove, has caused divisions since

  • Speedway: Eagles face vital week

    It's hardly make or break time, but the next week or so will probably shape the rest of Eastbourne Eagles' year. Starting tonight at Oxford, Eagles face five Elite League matches in nine days, all against teams who are vying for a championship play-off

  • Not even in

    On listening to a recent Albion post-match phone-in on local radio, I was amazed to hear a caller say Brighton and Hove City Council should "pull its finger out" in relation to the stadium at Falmer. Our council, like many others, has its fair share of

  • Make history

    I am anxious to trace people who have wartime memories of Wakehurst Place, now home to Kew's country garden but used heavily during the Second World War by the military. There are reports of Canadian troops based on the estate and some mention of the

  • Sex secret lasted for 20 years

    A senior civil servant has been unmasked as a sex offender 20 years after abusing two brothers in his Army cadet group. Police only became involved when new allegations were made by one of the brothers, who had kept details secret until last year. Mark

  • Tories lose control of Horsham

    The Liberal Democrats are today celebrating a shock result in true blue Horsham, which has left the town with a hung council. On a night of election shocks, the loss of the Conservative bastion - and the council chairman - ranks among the most unexpected

  • Brighton Festival: Music on the fringe

    Here we round up the musical highlights on offer at the fringe, including the James Taylor Quartet, Ska festival and a samba all-dayer. JOHN ETHERIDGE Guitar marvel, formerly of Soft Machine. Here with drum legend John Marshall and organist Jim Watson

  • Education bosses slammed over funding

    Education chiefs in West Sussex today came under fire for failing to pass-on money to cash-strapped schools. Education Secretary Charles Clarke said the council was one of only 19 local authorities in England and Wales struggling to get funding through

  • Brighton Festival: Don't miss

    Our pick of the shows and events not to miss include David Mammett's Oleanne, the classic Dangerous Liaisons and a part history part performance tour through Brighton's streets. OLEANNE, New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, May 3-10. David Mammett's play

  • Noisy neighbour escapes jail

    Victims of a neighbour from hell today spoke of their fury after he escaped a jail sentence. Graham Clarke, 43, of Black Dog Walk, Crawley, appeared at Hove Crown Court for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) imposed on him in 2001 following

  • Blood hounds are pedigree chums

    They had never met but Hannah the German Shepherd turned out to be a mutt in a million when a fellow canine needed a helping paw. For when ten-year-old labrador-retriever Herriot lost a massive amount of blood during a life-saving operation, Hannah bravely

  • Think of it This Way, by John Parry

    I never cease to be amazed at the way blinkered bureaucrats ignore the obvious. Their ability to deny common sense truths simply because there is no published evidence is astonishing. For instance, can any reasonable person still argue watching too much

  • Noisy neighbour escapes jail

    Victims of a neighbour from hell today spoke of their fury after he escaped a jail sentence. Graham Clarke, 43, of Black Dog Walk, Crawley, appeared at Hove Crown Court for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) imposed on him in 2001 following

  • Raiders escape with surgery's sculptures

    Thieves have stolen three abstract sculptures worth thousands of pounds from a dentist's surgery after climbing through an open window. The unique pieces, each worth around £900, were made from alabaster and Portland stone by Sussex artist Claire Morris

  • May 1: Sussex v Kent (Close)

    On the day the Zimbabwean squad arrived in England, Murray Goodwin offered a reminder of what they have missed since he walked away from the international stage three years ago. Goodwin made a classy 96 on the second day of the Championship match against

  • May 2: Sussex v Kent (Lunch)

    Two wickets in four balls gave Sussex a lift as they chased their first Championship win of the season at Hove today. Jason Lewry made the breakthrough when he bowled Robert Key and in the next over James Kirtley had Michael Carberry caught behind as

  • Zamora plans big finale

    Albion ace Bobby Zamora is determined to go out with a bang by adding to his 13-goal tally. Sunday's make-or-break relegation game at Grimsby is widely expected to be Zamora's last for the club before a move to the Premiership next season. Boss Steve

  • Beaches reach high watermark

    Beaches in Britain are getting better and the pebbles and sands along Sussex's coast are among the best of the lot. For the first time ever, more than half of the UK's beaches are included in the Good Beach Guide 2003, compiled by the Marine Conservation

  • Rother District Council: Con hold

    Conservatives kept their grip in the heart of Rother District Council, winning 13 of the 18 seats in Bexhill. It was as-you-were for the sedate seaside town, which has seen slight ward changes since the last district council election in 1999, as Conservative

  • City churches could face axe

    Radical plans for the future of the city's Anglican churches are being drawn up in a new document that could earmark some for closure. All 26 Anglican churches and associated buildings in Brighton and Hove have been scrutinised by the Brighton and Hove

  • Seafront planning row looms

    A conservation society is asking the Government to scrutinise plans to revamp part of the seafront. Brighton and Hove City Council has granted conservation area approval for the latest stage of its seafront development initiative. This involves knocking

  • Brighton & Hove: No overall control

    Labour lost control of Brighton and Hove City Council in a night of high drama at the Brighton Centre. When all the votes were counted they were a tantalising four seats away from a majority on the new 54-seat council. The state of the parties is now

  • Chichester District Council: Con hold

    The leader of Chichester District Council lost her seat during a dramatic election night. The district's Liberal Democrats dented the Conservative Party's previous nine-seat majority with a series of gains at yesterday's count in Westgate Leisure Centre

  • Crawley Borough Council: Lab hold

    A vicar who quit Labour over the war with Iraq cost the party a seat by standing against them in Crawley's local elections. It was no surprise that Labour kept its strong grip on the town last night. But there were also red faces in the Labour camp when

  • What's the point of loyalty cards?

    Do you really need all those double Nectar points being advertised on TV every night? Can a Virgin card really mean cheaper DVDs? How many Air Miles do you need to slash travel costs? These are key questions for consumers as retailers and credit card

  • Making a comeback

    Manufacturers were offered a ray of hope yesterday after activity levels showed signs of a rally from the slump in March. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply's barometer of conditions in the sector stood at 48.3 in April - compared with 46.3

  • Lewes District Council - Lib Dem hold

    It was a night of ups and downs for the two main parties in the Lewes district but the overall political landscape remained unchanged. With ward boundary changes slashing the number of seats available and almost half the sitting candidates stepping down

  • Mid Sussex District Council - Con hold

    The Liberal Democrats had the last laugh after a marathon count when Ian Dixon was finally declared the winner of East Grinstead Herontye - after the drawing of lots. After an astonishing six recounts he tied with Conservative Edward Belsey on 626 votes

  • Goodwin reminds tourists of talent

    On the day the Zimbabwean squad arrived in England, Murray Goodwin offered a reminder of what they have missed since he walked away from the international stage three years ago. Goodwin made a classy 96 on the second day of the Championship match against

  • Cricket: Connor joins Channel 4 team

    England women's skipper Clare Connor has joined the Channel 4 cricket team. Her first interview will be with England captain Nasser Hussain for the channel's Cricket Show, to be screened on May 17. Connor will then conduct interviews at Lord's for the

  • Ryman: Lewes ban Quinn for his finale

    Jimmy Quinn has been banned from the touchline for his last game in charge at Lewes. The Rooks boss will have to watch tomorrow's home game with Windsor and Eton from the directors' box. Quinn, who is stepping down as manager after the game, has also

  • Last chance to turn the tide of GM food

    Genetically modified (GM) crop trials end this year and the Government will decide whether to proceed with the commercial planting of GM crops in Britain. People should be aware that the Government is ignoring public opinion with its GM-friendly stance

  • More not less

    Adam Trimingham's heartfelt plea for the conservation of the Downs (The Argus, April 24) is consistent with his stance for many years on the subject but tends towards myopic nimbyism. He writes of "ugly council houses" in places such as Hollingbury and

  • Sussex Cup: Rambo to make last stand

    Eastbourne Borough striker Scott Ramsay could play his last game for the club on Monday when Crawley visit Priory Lane for the Sussex Senior Cup final. The former Albion striker's 37 goals in 52 games this season have made him a target for Division Two

  • Legal rip-off

    I congratulate Adam Trimingham for his excellent article about the South Downs National Park. Quite rightly, he draws attention to the fact that the objecting councils are those very bodies, or their tenants, who have been the worst despoilers of this

  • Macca wants to save West Pier

    Sir Paul McCartney has offered a little help to the friends of the West Pier. The former Beatle, who wrote a paean to the windswept desolation of the Mull Of Kintyre, has fallen in love with Brighton's favourite storm-lashed icon. Sir Paul, who has a

  • Matthew Ckark: Hillians duo strike new deals

    County League champions Burgess Hill have put goalkeeper Pat Gannon and midfielder Adie Downey on new contracts. Gannon was given a new three-year contract while Downey has signed a two-year deal. Club director Gary Croydon said: "Pat is one of the stars

  • Rugby: Sussex must build on success

    Sussex coach Andy Turner is backing his promotion winners to take the feelgood factor into the Tetley's County Championship. The No. 5 seeds host Kent at Worthing tomorrow (3pm) eager to build on the relative success of last season. Sussex won both their

  • Not even in

    On listening to a recent Albion post-match phone-in on local radio, I was amazed to hear a caller say Brighton and Hove City Council should "pull its finger out" in relation to the stadium at Falmer. Our council, like many others, has its fair share of

  • Labour lose control of city

    Brighton and Hove's first all-postal election pulled in thousands more voters and a surprise surge in the fortunes of the Green Party. The vastly-improved turnout rate saw 46 per cent of those eligible taking part. And the result toppled the Labour Party

  • Sex secret lasted for 20 years

    A senior civil servant has been unmasked as a sex offender 20 years after abusing two brothers in his Army cadet group. Police only became involved when new allegations were made by one of the brothers, who had kept details secret until last year. Mark

  • Clubs: Vinylla, Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, May 8

    A new, softcore, fetish-flavoured night kicks off at the Hanbury Ballroom next Thursday. Vinylla is aimed at those who want to get dressed up and dance without being too extreme. The night promises erotic projections, a carnal cocktail menu and live performances

  • At the cinema, May 2-8

    Here are cinema listings for the coming week. Just find the film you want and see where it's showing. BULLET PROOF MONK (12A) at Brighton Odeon. BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (15) at Bexhill Picturehouse. CHICAGO (12A) at Littlehampton Windmill. (Mon-Thu only

  • Blood hounds are pedigree chums

    They had never met but Hannah the German Shepherd turned out to be a mutt in a million when a fellow canine needed a helping paw. For when ten-year-old labrador-retriever Herriot lost a massive amount of blood during a life-saving operation, Hannah bravely

  • Noisy neighbour escapes jail

    Victims of a neighbour from hell today spoke of their fury after he escaped a jail sentence. Graham Clarke, 43, of Black Dog Walk, Crawley, appeared at Hove Crown Court for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) imposed on him in 2001 following

  • May 1: Sussex v Kent (Close)

    On the day the Zimbabwean squad arrived in England, Murray Goodwin offered a reminder of what they have missed since he walked away from the international stage three years ago. Goodwin made a classy 96 on the second day of the Championship match against

  • May 2: Sussex v Kent (Lunch)

    Two wickets in four balls gave Sussex a lift as they chased their first Championship win of the season at Hove today. Jason Lewry made the breakthrough when he bowled Robert Key and in the next over James Kirtley had Michael Carberry caught behind as

  • Beaches reach high watermark

    Beaches in Britain are getting better and the pebbles and sands along Sussex's coast are among the best of the lot. For the first time ever, more than half of the UK's beaches are included in the Good Beach Guide 2003, compiled by the Marine Conservation

  • Rother District Council: Con hold

    Conservatives kept their grip in the heart of Rother District Council, winning 13 of the 18 seats in Bexhill. It was as-you-were for the sedate seaside town, which has seen slight ward changes since the last district council election in 1999, as Conservative

  • City churches could face axe

    Radical plans for the future of the city's Anglican churches are being drawn up in a new document that could earmark some for closure. All 26 Anglican churches and associated buildings in Brighton and Hove have been scrutinised by the Brighton and Hove

  • Supermarket backs down over cancer screening

    Breast cancer screening sessions will now take place five days a week in a supermarket car park after store bosses relented. Thousands of women will be invited for a routine screening in a mobile unit at the Tesco car park in Lewes over the next three

  • Worthing Borough Council: No overall control

    Worthing elected is first Muslim councillor as the Tories gained a seat from the ruling Liberal Democrats to form a hung council. Conservative Jack Saheid, who runs a post office and rest home in East Worthing, won the long-term Lib Dem Selden seat, which

  • More traffic chaos ahead

    Further roadworks will soon by carried out on one of the busiest streets in Sussex. Earlier this year, drivers faced delays while part of the A259 coast road was resurfaced between West Street and Pool Valley. Now Brighton and Hove City Council says work

  • Poll shock for ruling parties

    The ruling parties on three Sussex councils have tumbled from power in a night of mixed fortunes and big-name casualties at the polls. Labour lost control of Brighton and Hove, the Tories lost their grip on Horsham and the Lib Dems no longer have a majority

  • Crook, 15, named and shamed

    Teenage tearaway Daniel Bowler has been named as a blight on his community for his catalogue of crimes. The prolific car villain has been ordered to stop his menacing behaviour, which has blighted the lives of those nearby. Aged just 15, Bowler has committed

  • Arun District Council: Con hold

    Tories in Arun retained their grip on power as the leaders of the three main opposition parties were toppled in a night of high drama. The Conservatives tightened their grip and stood firm but there was chaos all around. Lib Dem leader John Richards,

  • Horsham District Council: No overall control

    The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a shock result in Horsham which has left the town with a hung council. The ruling Conservatives - who went into the election with a clear majority and 24 councillors - were expected to romp home. But at the death,

  • Crawley Borough Council: Lab hold

    A vicar who quit Labour over the war with Iraq cost the party a seat by standing against them in Crawley's local elections. It was no surprise that Labour kept its strong grip on the town last night. But there were also red faces in the Labour camp when

  • What's the point of loyalty cards?

    Do you really need all those double Nectar points being advertised on TV every night? Can a Virgin card really mean cheaper DVDs? How many Air Miles do you need to slash travel costs? These are key questions for consumers as retailers and credit card

  • Making a comeback

    Manufacturers were offered a ray of hope yesterday after activity levels showed signs of a rally from the slump in March. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply's barometer of conditions in the sector stood at 48.3 in April - compared with 46.3

  • Food festival tickles taste buds

    The first Horsham food and drink festival is being launched to celebrate local fare. The festival will mark the wealth of speciality foods, producers, farm shops, vineyards, delicatessens, sandwich shops, quality pub fare, restaurants and hotels in the

  • Lewes District Council - Lib Dem hold

    It was a night of ups and downs for the two main parties in the Lewes district but the overall political landscape remained unchanged. With ward boundary changes slashing the number of seats available and almost half the sitting candidates stepping down

  • Warmer weather boosts spending

    Warm weather and the late Easter gave Britain's high streets a much-needed boost in April, sending sales to their highest level since November, it emerged today. According to figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), year-on-year sales

  • Levi's legal threat to tiny jeans business

    Levi Strauss has threatened a tiny clothing firm with legal action after it used a back pocket brand tab on its own label jeans. Bosses at Howies in Cardigan Bay, west Wales, were stunned to receive a writ from the jeanswear giant. Director David Hieatt

  • Mid Sussex District Council - Con hold

    The Liberal Democrats had the last laugh after a marathon count when Ian Dixon was finally declared the winner of East Grinstead Herontye - after the drawing of lots. After an astonishing six recounts he tied with Conservative Edward Belsey on 626 votes

  • Zamora plans big finale

    Albion ace Bobby Zamora is determined to go out with a bang by adding to his 13-goal tally. Sunday's make-or-break relegation game at Grimsby is widely expected to be Zamora's last for the club before a move to the Premiership next season. Boss Steve

  • Goodwin reminds tourists of talent

    On the day the Zimbabwean squad arrived in England, Murray Goodwin offered a reminder of what they have missed since he walked away from the international stage three years ago. Goodwin made a classy 96 on the second day of the Championship match against

  • Cricket: Connor joins Channel 4 team

    England women's skipper Clare Connor has joined the Channel 4 cricket team. Her first interview will be with England captain Nasser Hussain for the channel's Cricket Show, to be screened on May 17. Connor will then conduct interviews at Lord's for the

  • Ryman: Lewes ban Quinn for his finale

    Jimmy Quinn has been banned from the touchline for his last game in charge at Lewes. The Rooks boss will have to watch tomorrow's home game with Windsor and Eton from the directors' box. Quinn, who is stepping down as manager after the game, has also

  • Last chance to turn the tide of GM food

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    Adam Trimingham's heartfelt plea for the conservation of the Downs (The Argus, April 24) is consistent with his stance for many years on the subject but tends towards myopic nimbyism. He writes of "ugly council houses" in places such as Hollingbury and

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    Scott Kirkwood crowned his full Dr Martens League debut in fine style when he scored the only goal to help Crawley defeat champions Tamworth 1-0 last night. After the heights of winning the League Cup final on Tuesday, Town manager Francis Vines made

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    Millions of pounds promised to schools has gone missing in the system, the Government said today. Brighton and Hove schools are missing £3.4 million since the money was handed over by the Government. Education Secretary Charles Clarke shifted the blame

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