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  • Crisis for animal rescuers

    Hundreds of animals face being killed rather than cured if a rescue service fails to prevent a looming financial disaster. Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service (Wadars), which suffered losses of more than £200,000 in the last financial year, could

  • A wry look at Worthing

    Chewing gum is a sticky problem for Worthing Borough Council. The high-pressure hose it uses to blast the offending gunge into oblivion cannot cope with the sheer volume of gum deposited on pavements. Now there is talk of putting boards around the town

  • Beaches win quality flag

    Three Sussex beaches have won Blue Flag awards for cleanliness and quality, it was announced today. Camber, Littlehampton Coastguards and West Wittering all picked up the flag, the first two winning it for the first time. But beaches including Brighton

  • Goodbye Seattle Coffee Company, Komedia, Brighton, June 3

    This was promoted as stand-up theatre, clearly because putting it into any particular pigeonhole wasn't easy to do. In fact, art was almost a more suitable slot. But hey! Who needs categories? Well, for Julian Fox, the man behind Goodbye Seattle Coffee

  • Fund-raiser's fishing marathon

    Philip Clarke will combine his two passions, fishing and motorcycling, when he sets off on a fund-raising expedition. He will be relying on his 1200cc Triumph motorbike for transport and his fly casting skills to help him catch a trout in Northern Ireland

  • Albion stadium bid in limbo

    Brighton and Hove Albion's proposals for a stadium at Falmer have been left in limbo. Planning inspector John Collyer has yet to rule on the club's application for a three-month delay to the public inquiry into the £48 million scheme. He said he would

  • Shoppers give retail a boost

    Shoppers gave retailers a much-needed boost last month as confidence picked up after the war in Iraq. According to the CBI's closely-watched distributive trades survey, 40 per cent of retailers said business in May was better than a year ago compared

  • Outdoor outing for the Bard

    An outdoor festival celebrating the work of Shakespeare is set to return following last year's sell-out success. Theatre company RJ Williamson, which last year transformed the grounds of Brighton's Royal Pavilion into an open-air theatre, has announced

  • Coppell agrees new deal

    Steve Coppell will still be Albion's manager next season after he accepted a new one-year contract today. The contract starts on July 1 and replaces his current deal, which expires on June 30. Albion wanted Coppell on a longer contract, but uncertainty

  • Education authority has failed children

    As a member of Stanley Deason High School in the Eighties (or Comart, as it is currently known), I have always read articles regarding the school and felt slightly defensive of negative criticism it has received. I have to agree with comments from P Baines

  • Burglar found in woman's bedroom

    A terrified woman woke to find a man strolling into her bedroom. She ordered him out but he walked downstairs, curled up in a ball on the floor and asked to sleep there. The woman, 27, repeatedely ordered him out and he finally left. She later discovered

  • Depot renovations hit rush-hour trains

    A rush-hour train service to London is to be put on hold for a multi-million pound railway workshop refit. The 5.07pm Victoria to Brighton South Central service is one of eight which will be cancelled from Monday until June 20 while depots on the line

  • Transatlantic and Far East flights hit

    Worries about the Sars crisis caused a huge dip in the number of people flying on British Airways' Far East flights last month. BA's Asia Pacific traffic fell 33.1 per cent compared with May 2002, while its planes to and from Asia Pacific last month were

  • Matalan sales slide

    Shares in discount retailer Matalan have tumbled 11 per cent after a disappointing take-up on its spring and summer ranges meant a slide in sales. As well as seeing lower interest than hoped, the company admitted customers had been put off by a lack of

  • Ladyboys open recruitment agency

    The Ladyboys of Bangkok brought a touch of glamour to the jobs market as they helped launch a recruitment agency. Employment Plus, which was founded in1991 and has branches in Sutton, Staines and Guildford, has opened an office on Queen's Road, Brighton

  • Cricket: Sussex skipper leads fightback

    It took a timely return to form for Chris Adams at Tunbridge Wells yesterday to hold Sussex's batting together against Kent. Skipper Adams made 62, only his second half-century of the season, but at 142-5 the feeling at the end of an opening day restricted

  • All A-board

    Pavements blocked by more and more obstructions are becoming a big hazard for blind people and other pedestrians (The Argus, June 2). These are mostly advertising boards put out by restaurant owners and other traders. Brighton and Hove City Council is

  • Hunt for men after pub attack

    Sussex police are hunting two men after an attack in a city pub which left another man with a broken shoulder. The 44-year-old man was in The Jolly Brewer in Ditchling Road when he was set upon by two men at about 11.30pm on Monday. The man, who had been

  • Tennis: Pullin tackles double challenge

    Hove ace Julie Pullin has to win two matches against fellow Brits today to secure a place at Wimbledon. Pullin is involved in a four-strong play-off for a wild card into the first round draw. The left-hander faces Anna Hawkins of Wiltshire. If she wins

  • Skate rock

    Well done The Argus (May 24). The headline "Sports arena a must" says it all. It is time to focus on projects which respond to Brighton and Hove's future growth and cultural and social needs. Black Rock is a council designated site for redevelopment,

  • Catchy idea

    Biker Philip Clarke, who also loves fly fishing, will be putting both interests to good use tomorrow. Philip, from Hurstpierpoint, wants to catch four trout within one day in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. He is trying to raise £5,000

  • Cycling: Yates hit by heart scare

    Sean Yates had to spend eight days in hospital after a heart scare. Yates, from Forest Row, who manages the CSC professional team, said: "I had a bit of a cold and suddenly felt quite ill. "I was rushed to hospital with a cardiac arrythmia. They had to

  • Spa, not ice

    During the skating boom, I was a keen skater but in those days there was no competition from blading, skateboarding, windsurfing and dry skiing which are often more accessible and cheaper. Over the years, skating has been in decline and the problems of

  • Table Tennis: King ends with a flourish

    Sheila King of Hastings impressed the Sussex selectors and fans with a sparkling end-of-season performance. King battled through to the semi-finals of the main singles event before losing to eventual winner Jan Dunning (Worcester) 11-9, 11-6, 10-12, 11

  • Grim up North

    It is all well and good for politicians to say go North you're homeless. As a member of a minority ethnic group (and a born-and-bred Northerner), however, there are some places in the North of England I wouldn't touch with a ten-feet pole. The BNP has

  • Martial Arts: High price for global goal

    Hilary Sinclair has been selected to take on the world but does not want to end up in debt. The 23-year-old from Patcham has been named in the England team to compete in the World Taekown-do Championships in Greece next week. The Brighton University student

  • Same blood

    If Britain's place in the Eurovision Song Contest is any indication as to what will happen if we surrender our country to Europe, things could become very sticky indeed. Maybe this will alert the fanatics who want to drag us head first into the unknown

  • An authentic voice for older people

    Voice Of The Argus is correct in stating the unique position of the Brighton and Hove Older People's Council (OPC) in Britain (May 30). I disagree strongly, however, with the assertion that issues such as access to the new Sainsbury's store at Brighton

  • House ravaged by blaze

    Flames tore through the roof of a family home in Ditchling Road, Brighton, today. Hundreds gathered to watch as the blaze raged for 40 minutes, causing thousands of pounds of damage. The roof dramatically caved in moments after a team of firefighters

  • June 4: Kent v Sussex (Lunch)

    Rain washed out the morning play at Tunbridge Wells as Sussex aimed to get their campaign back on track with a Championship double over Kent. Sussex were set to field an untried new ball pairing of Paul Hutchison and Jason Lewry in the absence of James

  • June 5: Kent v Sussex (Lunch)

    James Kirtley was due to be back in action for Sussex later today after he was left out of the England team for the second Test. Kirtley was due to land at Gatwick at 3pm and then make his way to Tunbridge Wells where he will join the action in the Championship

  • Is this the world's biggest drink?

    It's probably the heaviest can of beer in the world, and it is being sold exclusively in Brighton and Hove. Foster's is testing the 35-pint "Coolkeg", which keeps the lager at six degrees Celsius, in the city before deciding whether to introduce it nationally

  • No hope

    How much longer have allotment holders to wait until something is done to stop juvenile delinquents smashing up their property and destroying water butts, tools, plants and vegetables? Last week, it was allotments on the Neville site. This week, it is

  • RMJ: Planes, trains and automobiles

    If you think the life of an international sportsman is all fame, fast cars and women, then you may be right. But for James Kirtley the last two weeks hasn't quite worked out like that. Picked in the England squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, Ambi

  • Family cars

    I fail to understand why every time discussion of road congestion comes up it is always parents taking their children to school in 4x4s who get the blame. There is probably no more than two or three parents at each school who use a 4x4 and this is usually

  • Farming showcase opens

    The finishing touches were being put to the South of England Show as thousands of farming fans descend on Sussex today. Sheep and goats are back at the agricultural showcase this year for the first time since the foot and mouth crisis. And special guests

  • Hospital worker killed by anaesthetic fumes

    An anaesthetist's assistant who tried using knock-out drugs to clean his camera was killed by the fumes, an inquest heard. Film-making fanatic Paul Attree, 35, was found lying face down in a room at Worthing Hospital with photographic equipment scattered

  • Crackdown on bogus Big Issue vendors

    Bogus Big Issue sellers who pester pedestrians will be among the first targets of a new team which aims to clean up the streets. Shopkeepers in Hove have seen culprits buying a few copies of the magazine from legitimate sellers and trying to resell them

  • Crisis for animal rescuers

    Hundreds of animals face being killed rather than cured if a rescue service fails to prevent a looming financial disaster. Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service (Wadars), which suffered losses of more than £200,000 in the last financial year, could

  • Spirited talk from Holmes creator

    The smoke-filled room was packed when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took his seat. It was a warm summer afternoon and tickets for the lecture at the Connaught Hall had been selling fast. Many people were locked outside as the mayor, J Farquharson Whyte, chairman

  • History kept alive in a soldier's diary

    A fascinating diary charting the final days of a Worthing soldier who fought and died in the Crimean War has been preserved for posterity. The diary, in remarkably good condition considering its age, contains a selection of letters, drawings, newspaper

  • A wry look at Worthing

    Chewing gum is a sticky problem for Worthing Borough Council. The high-pressure hose it uses to blast the offending gunge into oblivion cannot cope with the sheer volume of gum deposited on pavements. Now there is talk of putting boards around the town

  • Woman robbed by gang

    A gang of men robbed a woman as she walked through Eastbourne town centre. Four men are believed to have followed the victim as she walked along Langney Road on May 31 at 10.30am. They pushed her into a wall and stole her purse, which contained £200 and

  • Double joy for clean resort

    Littlehampton was celebrating a double today after winning its first ever Blue Flag Award. The resort, which had already received the Seaside Award for 2003, has now passed the toughest water cleanliness tests set down by European law. Resorts also have

  • Police get on the buses

    Bus chiefs are giving the long arm of the law a helping hand by providing them with free rides throughout Sussex. Sussex police officers and Special Constables will only have to produce their warrant cards to secure free bus travel through East and West

  • Goodbye Seattle Coffee Company, Komedia, Brighton, June 3

    This was promoted as stand-up theatre, clearly because putting it into any particular pigeonhole wasn't easy to do. In fact, art was almost a more suitable slot. But hey! Who needs categories? Well, for Julian Fox, the man behind Goodbye Seattle Coffee

  • Fund-raiser's fishing marathon

    Philip Clarke will combine his two passions, fishing and motorcycling, when he sets off on a fund-raising expedition. He will be relying on his 1200cc Triumph motorbike for transport and his fly casting skills to help him catch a trout in Northern Ireland

  • Agent's creditors fear losing their cash

    Angry creditors of Brighton letting agent Keith Youngs fear they may have lost their money after liquidators handling his firm's collapse quit. Mr Youngs, whose firm Youngs Owen closed its office in April, asked Sheffield-based insolvency practice Wilson

  • Outdoor outing for the Bard

    An outdoor festival celebrating the work of Shakespeare is set to return following last year's sell-out success. Theatre company RJ Williamson, which last year transformed the grounds of Brighton's Royal Pavilion into an open-air theatre, has announced

  • Pensioner keeps up mast fight

    A grandfather has vowed to continue his fight over plans to erect a mobile phone mast in Crawley. John Milsom, 69, of Burlands, has successfully appealed three times in the past three years against relay masts near his home. The campaigning pensioner

  • Albion back their old rivals

    Albion are backing play-off proposals by arch rivals Crystal Palace which mean they could finish as low as eighth in the Second Division next season and still win promotion. Chairman Dick Knight will vote in favour of expanding the current play-off system

  • Education authority has failed children

    As a member of Stanley Deason High School in the Eighties (or Comart, as it is currently known), I have always read articles regarding the school and felt slightly defensive of negative criticism it has received. I have to agree with comments from P Baines

  • Burglar found in woman's bedroom

    A terrified woman woke to find a man strolling into her bedroom. She ordered him out but he walked downstairs, curled up in a ball on the floor and asked to sleep there. The woman, 27, repeatedely ordered him out and he finally left. She later discovered

  • Transatlantic and Far East flights hit

    Worries about the Sars crisis caused a huge dip in the number of people flying on British Airways' Far East flights last month. BA's Asia Pacific traffic fell 33.1 per cent compared with May 2002, while its planes to and from Asia Pacific last month were

  • Ladyboys open recruitment agency

    The Ladyboys of Bangkok brought a touch of glamour to the jobs market as they helped launch a recruitment agency. Employment Plus, which was founded in1991 and has branches in Sutton, Staines and Guildford, has opened an office on Queen's Road, Brighton

  • Good show welcomed

    People will be able to see scores of sheep and goats when they attend the South of England Show, which starts at Ardingly, near Haywards Heath, today. That's more than they could last year when farming was still suffering from the aftermath of the foot-and

  • No priority

    Brighton and Hove City Council faced a financial crisis in the spring when it had to make cuts of £5 million. At the same time, it increased council tax by 14 per cent, several times the rate of inflation and more than many of its hard-pressed citizens

  • Tennis: Pullin tackles double challenge

    Hove ace Julie Pullin has to win two matches against fellow Brits today to secure a place at Wimbledon. Pullin is involved in a four-strong play-off for a wild card into the first round draw. The left-hander faces Anna Hawkins of Wiltshire. If she wins

  • Catchy idea

    Biker Philip Clarke, who also loves fly fishing, will be putting both interests to good use tomorrow. Philip, from Hurstpierpoint, wants to catch four trout within one day in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. He is trying to raise £5,000

  • Cycling: Yates hit by heart scare

    Sean Yates had to spend eight days in hospital after a heart scare. Yates, from Forest Row, who manages the CSC professional team, said: "I had a bit of a cold and suddenly felt quite ill. "I was rushed to hospital with a cardiac arrythmia. They had to

  • Athletics: Olympic star inspires kids

    Olympic 200m silver medallist Darren Campbell dropped in on Dorothy Stringer School yesterday and revealed the visit was as important as his quest for gold in Athens next year. Campbell, smiling and relaxed, conducted a question and answer session with

  • Martial Arts: High price for global goal

    Hilary Sinclair has been selected to take on the world but does not want to end up in debt. The 23-year-old from Patcham has been named in the England team to compete in the World Taekown-do Championships in Greece next week. The Brighton University student

  • Same blood

    If Britain's place in the Eurovision Song Contest is any indication as to what will happen if we surrender our country to Europe, things could become very sticky indeed. Maybe this will alert the fanatics who want to drag us head first into the unknown

  • Canada's war

    I am asking for assistance in furthering a national Canadian history project. The Canadian Letters and Images Project (www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters) is an online archive of the Canadian war experience that uses letters, diaries, photographs and other

  • Stadium bid saved - for now

    Brighton and Hove Albion have been granted extra time to salvage their plans to build a stadium at Falmer. A planning inspector today gave the club three months to resolve a dispute with the University of Brighton about access to the 22,000-seater ground

  • Meals service faces axe

    A service offering meals on wheels faces the axe as plans are made to bulldoze its headquarters to make way for luxury flats. The service, run by the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, has until December

  • Runners pound streets for cancer

    Almost 2,000 runners pounded the streets of Crawley for the town's second annual Race For Life. The event, in aid of Cancer Research UK, was held in Tilgate Park yesterday and attracted women and girls of all ages. Crowds of spectators lined the 5km route

  • The Sage Of Sussex: Adam Trimingham

    Brighton used to be full of public toilets. There were more than 100 of them making it hard for anyone in the resort ever to be caught short. On the seafront where the biggest crowds congregated, there was a lavatory every few yards. Not any more. One

  • Not needed

    I read with interest your report about the Older People's Council (OPC) (The Argus, May 30). Since there are many organisations dealing with these matters - Age Concern, 60 Plus Action Group, Gay and Lesbian Over 60s - is this council necessary? With

  • House ravaged by blaze

    Flames tore through the roof of a family home in Ditchling Road, Brighton, today. Hundreds gathered to watch as the blaze raged for 40 minutes, causing thousands of pounds of damage. The roof dramatically caved in moments after a team of firefighters

  • Small drop

    Horror! The average price of property over the whole of England and Wales fell by 0.1 per cent last month. The housing boom is over (The Argus, Property, May 28) Think for a moment. If a property is worth £175,000 (low for Brighton) then 0.1 per cent

  • No hope

    How much longer have allotment holders to wait until something is done to stop juvenile delinquents smashing up their property and destroying water butts, tools, plants and vegetables? Last week, it was allotments on the Neville site. This week, it is

  • RMJ: Planes, trains and automobiles

    If you think the life of an international sportsman is all fame, fast cars and women, then you may be right. But for James Kirtley the last two weeks hasn't quite worked out like that. Picked in the England squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, Ambi

  • Albion back their old rivals

    Albion are backing play-off proposals by arch rivals Crystal Palace which mean they could finish as low as eighth in the Second Division next season and still win promotion. Chairman Dick Knight will vote in favour of expanding the current play-off system

  • Coppell agrees new deal

    Steve Coppell will still be Albion's manager next season after he accepted a new one-year contract today. The contract starts on July 1 and replaces his current deal, which expires on June 30. Albion wanted Coppell on a longer contract, but uncertainty

  • Farming showcase opens

    The finishing touches were being put to the South of England Show as thousands of farming fans descend on Sussex today. Sheep and goats are back at the agricultural showcase this year for the first time since the foot and mouth crisis. And special guests

  • Meals service faces axe

    A service offering meals on wheels faces the axe as plans are made to bulldoze its headquarters to make way for luxury flats. The service, run by the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, has until December

  • Featherweight baby is a little survivor

    Adie James is only eight months old but he has already been through more emergencies than most people face in a lifetime. He was born four months early and weighed only 1lb 5oz. Doctors did not expect him to last the night but Adie defied the experts

  • Guitar festival is cancelled

    The world-renowned Lewes International Guitar Festival has been scrapped because of a funding crisis. Organisers hoped a desperate last-minute appeal for £5,000 would save this year's event. However, only £1,500 was raised, which will be kept in the pot

  • A commuter's life for Zoe

    Zoe Ball believes her future's looking brighter. She is back with husband Norman Cook and her radio career allows her plenty of time with their son Woody, two. She said: "Things are cool and so much better now. It's not been easy these last six months

  • 19th Century town cheers its much-loved queen

    Queen Victoria's death after such a long and prosperous reign sent shockwaves around the Empire. Millions of people were plunged into mourning, from Australia to Canada to India. At the time of her death, on January 22, 1901, Britannia ruled the waves

  • Hart Beat with Ian Hart

    What a fantastic week half-term has been weatherwise. Temperatures touched 26 degrees, hotter than the Mediterranean, and there was no finer place to be than good old Worthing. The beach was packed and some people even dipped their toes in the briny,

  • Killer virus could strike again

    A woman whose cousin died after contracting a killer virus in hospital is among 600 patients at risk from a scare gripping Sussex. Families were yesterday put on alert when it emerged a health worker at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton had

  • Stadium bid saved - for now

    Brighton and Hove Albion have been granted extra time to salvage their plans to build a stadium at Falmer. A planning inspector today gave the club three months to resolve a dispute with the University of Brighton about access to the 22,000-seater ground

  • Man found dead on rails

    A man was found dead on the rails in a tunnel at Lewes station today. Trains were delayed from 7.05am as police launched an investigation. They said the driver of the 6.25am Eastbourne to London train was travelling at 20mph when he noticed the man lying

  • Woman takes home fight to PM

    A daughter will wheel her deaf and partially-blind mother to 10 Downing Street in a last desperate bid to get Tony Blair's help in saving her care home. Norma Dudley fears her mother Clara, 87, could die if she is forced out of the Moreton Centre in Boscobel

  • Beaches win quality flag

    Three Sussex beaches have won Blue Flag awards for cleanliness and quality, it was announced today. Camber, Littlehampton Coastguards and West Wittering all picked up the flag, the first two winning it for the first time. But beaches including Brighton

  • Hospital worker killed by anaesthetic fumes

    An anaesthetist's assistant who tried using knock-out drugs to clean his camera was killed by the fumes, an inquest heard. Film-making fanatic Paul Attree, 35, was found lying face down in a room at Worthing Hospital with photographic equipment scattered

  • Video vandalism on TV

    A gang of teenagers who terrorised part of Worthing will be featured in a documentary to be aired tonight. The schoolboys went on the rampage in 2001 and 2002, crashing cars into walls, wrecking gardens and committing burglaries in Durrington. Their trail

  • Albion stadium bid in limbo

    Brighton and Hove Albion's proposals for a stadium at Falmer have been left in limbo. Planning inspector John Collyer has yet to rule on the club's application for a three-month delay to the public inquiry into the £48 million scheme. He said he would

  • Shoppers give retail a boost

    Shoppers gave retailers a much-needed boost last month as confidence picked up after the war in Iraq. According to the CBI's closely-watched distributive trades survey, 40 per cent of retailers said business in May was better than a year ago compared

  • Coppell agrees new deal

    Steve Coppell will still be Albion's manager next season after he accepted a new one-year contract today. The contract starts on July 1 and replaces his current deal, which expires on June 30. Albion wanted Coppell on a longer contract, but uncertainty

  • Cricket: Kirtley frustrated again

    James Kirtley will fly back from the north-east today to boost Sussex's Championship challenge after just missing out on his Test debut - again. Somerset's Richard Johnson was given the nod this morning ahead of the Sussex paceman for the second Test

  • Depot renovations hit rush-hour trains

    A rush-hour train service to London is to be put on hold for a multi-million pound railway workshop refit. The 5.07pm Victoria to Brighton South Central service is one of eight which will be cancelled from Monday until June 20 while depots on the line

  • Station plan 'blocks line'

    A new station could ruin plans to reopen a stretch of railway line, a campaigner has warned. Brian Hart, director of the Wealden Line Campaign, believes a platform earmarked for land at Groombridge, near Crowborough, may make it harder to restore the

  • Matalan sales slide

    Shares in discount retailer Matalan have tumbled 11 per cent after a disappointing take-up on its spring and summer ranges meant a slide in sales. As well as seeing lower interest than hoped, the company admitted customers had been put off by a lack of

  • Cricket: Sussex skipper leads fightback

    It took a timely return to form for Chris Adams at Tunbridge Wells yesterday to hold Sussex's batting together against Kent. Skipper Adams made 62, only his second half-century of the season, but at 142-5 the feeling at the end of an opening day restricted

  • No rewards

    Is it any wonder the East Brighton College of Media Arts (Comart) is in crisis talks on its future and will quite possibly close? In my view, one of the principal problems is the lack of sustained leadership and the subsequent financial pay-offs to headteachers

  • Cricket: Adams is struggling with the bat

    Chris Adams has admitted that his dismal Championship form has left him feeling 'very low.' But the Sussex skipper insists that the pressures of running a benefit isn't the cause of a depressing sequence which has seen him score just 139 runs in nine

  • Cricket: Adams tips Surrey

    All bets are off as far as the destiny of this season's Championship pennant are concerned, according to Sussex skipper Chris Adams. Surrey are nailed-on favourites to make it four titles in the last five years after extending their lead at the top to

  • All A-board

    Pavements blocked by more and more obstructions are becoming a big hazard for blind people and other pedestrians (The Argus, June 2). These are mostly advertising boards put out by restaurant owners and other traders. Brighton and Hove City Council is

  • Hunt for men after pub attack

    Sussex police are hunting two men after an attack in a city pub which left another man with a broken shoulder. The 44-year-old man was in The Jolly Brewer in Ditchling Road when he was set upon by two men at about 11.30pm on Monday. The man, who had been

  • Skate rock

    Well done The Argus (May 24). The headline "Sports arena a must" says it all. It is time to focus on projects which respond to Brighton and Hove's future growth and cultural and social needs. Black Rock is a council designated site for redevelopment,

  • Spa, not ice

    During the skating boom, I was a keen skater but in those days there was no competition from blading, skateboarding, windsurfing and dry skiing which are often more accessible and cheaper. Over the years, skating has been in decline and the problems of

  • Table Tennis: King ends with a flourish

    Sheila King of Hastings impressed the Sussex selectors and fans with a sparkling end-of-season performance. King battled through to the semi-finals of the main singles event before losing to eventual winner Jan Dunning (Worcester) 11-9, 11-6, 10-12, 11

  • Grim up North

    It is all well and good for politicians to say go North you're homeless. As a member of a minority ethnic group (and a born-and-bred Northerner), however, there are some places in the North of England I wouldn't touch with a ten-feet pole. The BNP has

  • An authentic voice for older people

    Voice Of The Argus is correct in stating the unique position of the Brighton and Hove Older People's Council (OPC) in Britain (May 30). I disagree strongly, however, with the assertion that issues such as access to the new Sainsbury's store at Brighton

  • Teaching posts axed, figures reveal

    Schools in West Sussex will lose 14 teachers next year, according to leaked figures published today. The reduction in staff numbers has been partly blamed on the funding crisis facing the County Council. Union leaders said cash-strapped council officials

  • Bullies force boy to strip

    A schoolboy was pushed into the sea and then forced to strip naked by three bullies. Police are appealing for witnesses after the attack on Worthing seafront, near Brooklands Park. The 15-year-old victim was approached by three males who threatened to

  • Farming showcase opens

    The finishing touches were being put to the South of England Show as thousands of farming fans descend on Sussex today. Sheep and goats are back at the agricultural showcase this year for the first time since the foot and mouth crisis. And special guests

  • Agent's creditors fear losing their cash

    Angry creditors of Brighton letting agent Keith Youngs fear they may have lost their money after liquidators handling his firm's collapse quit. Mr Youngs, whose firm Youngs Owen closed its office in April, asked Sheffield-based insolvency practice Wilson

  • Circle walk

    I thought it was great to see the aerial photographs of the crop circles in Woodingdean, although I do find it strange that some folk think it is odd to have photographed people walking inside one. If you have an open, inquisitive mind, why not? The only

  • Caught out

    After watching the recent cricket match between Middlesex and Sussex and seeing Sussex go down again in a one-day match - a common sight in recent years - I waited for the same old excuses to be given out and, sure enough, out they came in The Argus the

  • June 4: Kent v Sussex (Lunch)

    Rain washed out the morning play at Tunbridge Wells as Sussex aimed to get their campaign back on track with a Championship double over Kent. Sussex were set to field an untried new ball pairing of Paul Hutchison and Jason Lewry in the absence of James

  • June 4: Kent v Sussex (Close)

    It took a timely return to form for Chris Adams at Tunbridge Wells to hold Sussex's batting together against Kent. Skipper Adams made 62, only his second half-century of the season, but at 142-5 the feeling at the end of an opening day restricted to 44

  • June 5: Kent v Sussex (Lunch)

    James Kirtley was due to be back in action for Sussex later today after he was left out of the England team for the second Test. Kirtley was due to land at Gatwick at 3pm and then make his way to Tunbridge Wells where he will join the action in the Championship

  • Is this the world's biggest drink?

    It's probably the heaviest can of beer in the world, and it is being sold exclusively in Brighton and Hove. Foster's is testing the 35-pint "Coolkeg", which keeps the lager at six degrees Celsius, in the city before deciding whether to introduce it nationally

  • Family cars

    I fail to understand why every time discussion of road congestion comes up it is always parents taking their children to school in 4x4s who get the blame. There is probably no more than two or three parents at each school who use a 4x4 and this is usually

  • Stay of execution over stamp art

    Royal Mail solicitors have given a gallery a stay of execution in the row over mock stamps featuring the Queen wearing a gas mask. They are threatening legal action over the prints created by artist James Cauty on display at artrepublic in Bond Street

  • Eubank's skivvying floored by illness

    Chris Eubank's day as a kitchen skivvy has been put on hold by his wife's illness. The Argus revealed on Wednesday how the boxer had agreed to spend today helping at the Mad Hatter caf in Montpelier Road, Brighton after losing a bet. Caf-owner Nick Saxon

  • Hospital worker killed by anaesthetic fumes

    An anaesthetist's assistant who tried using knock-out drugs to clean his camera was killed by the fumes, an inquest heard. Film-making fanatic Paul Attree, 35, was found lying face down in a room at Worthing Hospital with photographic equipment scattered

  • Featherweight baby is a little survivor

    Adie James is only eight months old but he has already been through more emergencies than most people face in a lifetime. He was born four months early and weighed only 1lb 5oz. Doctors did not expect him to last the night but Adie defied the experts

  • Guitar festival is cancelled

    The world-renowned Lewes International Guitar Festival has been scrapped because of a funding crisis. Organisers hoped a desperate last-minute appeal for £5,000 would save this year's event. However, only £1,500 was raised, which will be kept in the pot

  • A commuter's life for Zoe

    Zoe Ball believes her future's looking brighter. She is back with husband Norman Cook and her radio career allows her plenty of time with their son Woody, two. She said: "Things are cool and so much better now. It's not been easy these last six months

  • Crackdown on bogus Big Issue vendors

    Bogus Big Issue sellers who pester pedestrians will be among the first targets of a new team which aims to clean up the streets. Shopkeepers in Hove have seen culprits buying a few copies of the magazine from legitimate sellers and trying to resell them

  • Spirited talk from Holmes creator

    The smoke-filled room was packed when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took his seat. It was a warm summer afternoon and tickets for the lecture at the Connaught Hall had been selling fast. Many people were locked outside as the mayor, J Farquharson Whyte, chairman

  • 19th Century town cheers its much-loved queen

    Queen Victoria's death after such a long and prosperous reign sent shockwaves around the Empire. Millions of people were plunged into mourning, from Australia to Canada to India. At the time of her death, on January 22, 1901, Britannia ruled the waves

  • History kept alive in a soldier's diary

    A fascinating diary charting the final days of a Worthing soldier who fought and died in the Crimean War has been preserved for posterity. The diary, in remarkably good condition considering its age, contains a selection of letters, drawings, newspaper

  • Hart Beat with Ian Hart

    What a fantastic week half-term has been weatherwise. Temperatures touched 26 degrees, hotter than the Mediterranean, and there was no finer place to be than good old Worthing. The beach was packed and some people even dipped their toes in the briny,

  • Killer virus could strike again

    A woman whose cousin died after contracting a killer virus in hospital is among 600 patients at risk from a scare gripping Sussex. Families were yesterday put on alert when it emerged a health worker at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton had

  • Police get on the buses

    Bus chiefs are giving the long arm of the law a helping hand by providing them with free rides throughout Sussex. Sussex police officers and Special Constables will only have to produce their warrant cards to secure free bus travel through East and West

  • Agent's creditors fear losing their cash

    Angry creditors of Brighton letting agent Keith Youngs fear they may have lost their money after liquidators handling his firm's collapse quit. Mr Youngs, whose firm Youngs Owen closed its office in April, asked Sheffield-based insolvency practice Wilson

  • Albion back their old rivals

    Albion are backing play-off proposals by arch rivals Crystal Palace which mean they could finish as low as eighth in the Second Division next season and still win promotion. Chairman Dick Knight will vote in favour of expanding the current play-off system

  • Cricket: Kirtley frustrated again

    James Kirtley will fly back from the north-east today to boost Sussex's Championship challenge after just missing out on his Test debut - again. Somerset's Richard Johnson was given the nod this morning ahead of the Sussex paceman for the second Test

  • Station plan 'blocks line'

    A new station could ruin plans to reopen a stretch of railway line, a campaigner has warned. Brian Hart, director of the Wealden Line Campaign, believes a platform earmarked for land at Groombridge, near Crowborough, may make it harder to restore the

  • No rewards

    Is it any wonder the East Brighton College of Media Arts (Comart) is in crisis talks on its future and will quite possibly close? In my view, one of the principal problems is the lack of sustained leadership and the subsequent financial pay-offs to headteachers

  • Good show welcomed

    People will be able to see scores of sheep and goats when they attend the South of England Show, which starts at Ardingly, near Haywards Heath, today. That's more than they could last year when farming was still suffering from the aftermath of the foot-and

  • Cricket: Adams is struggling with the bat

    Chris Adams has admitted that his dismal Championship form has left him feeling 'very low.' But the Sussex skipper insists that the pressures of running a benefit isn't the cause of a depressing sequence which has seen him score just 139 runs in nine

  • Cricket: Adams tips Surrey

    All bets are off as far as the destiny of this season's Championship pennant are concerned, according to Sussex skipper Chris Adams. Surrey are nailed-on favourites to make it four titles in the last five years after extending their lead at the top to

  • No priority

    Brighton and Hove City Council faced a financial crisis in the spring when it had to make cuts of £5 million. At the same time, it increased council tax by 14 per cent, several times the rate of inflation and more than many of its hard-pressed citizens

  • Athletics: Olympic star inspires kids

    Olympic 200m silver medallist Darren Campbell dropped in on Dorothy Stringer School yesterday and revealed the visit was as important as his quest for gold in Athens next year. Campbell, smiling and relaxed, conducted a question and answer session with

  • Canada's war

    I am asking for assistance in furthering a national Canadian history project. The Canadian Letters and Images Project (www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters) is an online archive of the Canadian war experience that uses letters, diaries, photographs and other

  • Stadium bid saved - for now

    Brighton and Hove Albion have been granted extra time to salvage their plans to build a stadium at Falmer. A planning inspector today gave the club three months to resolve a dispute with the University of Brighton about access to the 22,000-seater ground

  • The Sage Of Sussex: Adam Trimingham

    Brighton used to be full of public toilets. There were more than 100 of them making it hard for anyone in the resort ever to be caught short. On the seafront where the biggest crowds congregated, there was a lavatory every few yards. Not any more. One

  • Agent's creditors fear losing their cash

    Angry creditors of Brighton letting agent Keith Youngs fear they may have lost their money after liquidators handling his firm's collapse quit. Mr Youngs, whose firm Youngs Owen closed its office in April, asked Sheffield-based insolvency practice Wilson

  • Not needed

    I read with interest your report about the Older People's Council (OPC) (The Argus, May 30). Since there are many organisations dealing with these matters - Age Concern, 60 Plus Action Group, Gay and Lesbian Over 60s - is this council necessary? With

  • Circle walk

    I thought it was great to see the aerial photographs of the crop circles in Woodingdean, although I do find it strange that some folk think it is odd to have photographed people walking inside one. If you have an open, inquisitive mind, why not? The only

  • Small drop

    Horror! The average price of property over the whole of England and Wales fell by 0.1 per cent last month. The housing boom is over (The Argus, Property, May 28) Think for a moment. If a property is worth £175,000 (low for Brighton) then 0.1 per cent

  • Caught out

    After watching the recent cricket match between Middlesex and Sussex and seeing Sussex go down again in a one-day match - a common sight in recent years - I waited for the same old excuses to be given out and, sure enough, out they came in The Argus the

  • June 4: Kent v Sussex (Close)

    It took a timely return to form for Chris Adams at Tunbridge Wells to hold Sussex's batting together against Kent. Skipper Adams made 62, only his second half-century of the season, but at 142-5 the feeling at the end of an opening day restricted to 44

  • Albion back their old rivals

    Albion are backing play-off proposals by arch rivals Crystal Palace which mean they could finish as low as eighth in the Second Division next season and still win promotion. Chairman Dick Knight will vote in favour of expanding the current play-off system

  • Coppell agrees new deal

    Steve Coppell will still be Albion's manager next season after he accepted a new one-year contract today. The contract starts on July 1 and replaces his current deal, which expires on June 30. Albion wanted Coppell on a longer contract, but uncertainty

  • Stay of execution over stamp art

    Royal Mail solicitors have given a gallery a stay of execution in the row over mock stamps featuring the Queen wearing a gas mask. They are threatening legal action over the prints created by artist James Cauty on display at artrepublic in Bond Street

  • Eubank's skivvying floored by illness

    Chris Eubank's day as a kitchen skivvy has been put on hold by his wife's illness. The Argus revealed on Wednesday how the boxer had agreed to spend today helping at the Mad Hatter caf in Montpelier Road, Brighton after losing a bet. Caf-owner Nick Saxon

  • Meals service faces axe

    A service offering meals on wheels faces the axe as plans are made to bulldoze its headquarters to make way for luxury flats. The service, run by the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, has until December