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  • Quit smoking and live longer

    According to a study by Cancer Research UK, nearly a third of smokers over the age of 65 are "hardcore" with no interest in quitting. Researchers found the proportion of hardcore smokers greatly increases with age - rising from five per cent of smokers

  • Ex-Steps star will play park gig

    Former Steps star Lisa Scott-Lee has been added to the line-up for this year's Party In The Park pop concert. Lisa, whose debut single Lately reached number six in the charts, joins an already-impressive array of stars in the Southern FM extravaganza.

  • Sarah's family kept in torment

    The killer of schoolgirl Sarah Payne has refused to end her family's torment and reveal details of her final hours. Roy Whiting agreed to see Sussex detectives who wanted answers to questions that have haunted parents Sara and Michael since he kidnapped

  • Vandals damage parked cars

    Motorists in East Saltdean woke to find several cars parked in the same road had been vandalised. Wing mirrors and lights were smashed on vehicles parked at Bannings Vale. Telscombe town councillor Duncan Ward, who lives on the road, said the boot of

  • Tindersticks, Old Market Hall, Hove

    Earlier this year, the Government banned tobacco advertising. It should have sounded the death knell for The Tindersticks' career. Singer Stuart Staples, his mumbling baritone pitched somewhere between Nick Cave and Vic Reeves in "club" style, led his

  • Anger at PC helpline phone bill

    A couple lumbered with a faulty computer say they have rung up a huge phone bill on a helpline trying to sort out the problem. Martin and Claire Andrews bought their £890 Time Monster PC from Computer World in April after seeing an advert in a paper.

  • Ex-mayor lifts lid on life in politics

    A former mayor of Brighton and Hove has started writing a book about her colourful life. Jenny Barnard-Langston will shortly search for a publisher for the autobiography, which has the provisional title Daughter Of Destiny. Mrs Barnard-Langston was a

  • Legal threat over train horns

    Railway companies could face legal action unless they stop using ear-splitting horns fitted to a new generation of trains. The Brighton-based Noise Abatement Society (NAS) wants the horns silenced at night while tests are carried out as the first step

  • Man attacked in street

    A man is recovering in hospital after he was attacked in a Hove street early today. The victim, who has not been named, suffered non-life threatening head injuries and was being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. He was in Davigdor

  • Double win boosts Sussex

    Murray Goodwin has revealed the moment of fortune which helped Sussex complete a memorable winning weekend. The Sharks scored their first National League win of the season in astonishing style, recovering from 3-3 to beat Middlesex by 49 runs. Success

  • Tennis: Pullin wants Eastbourne wild card

    Julie Pullin hopes she has earned a place at Eastbourne after winning a Wimbledon wild-card play-off. Pullin secured her place in the main draw for The All England Championships, which begin in a fortnight, with two victories in a day against Sarah Borwell

  • Tennis: Lee return on hold

    Martin Lee has put his comeback on hold for a few days because of a groin problem. The Davis Cup player from East Preston intended to play qualifiers for this week's Stella Artois Championship at Queen's Club. But a reaction in his comeback tournament

  • Dream train

    Leaving my 4x4 in the driveway, I headed for Angmering by train to visit an old colleague. The journey was highlighted only by a glimpse of Simon Fanshawe assisting an elderly lady passenger into the First Class compartment. This was Hove station on a

  • Cricket: Hastings go top

    Shepherd Neame Sussex Premier League: Champions Hastings moved to the top of the table following Saturday's comfortable win at Worthing. Previous leaders Steyning dropped to second after their first defeat of the campaign against Brighton and Hove. Worthing

  • Unnecessary

    Mr Mills from Woodingdean (Letters, June 5) has obviously not tried to negotiate the area around Windlesham School in Dyke Road at 8.30am and 3.30pm every day. Contrary to what he says, there are probably no more than three parents who don't use 4x4s.

  • Cricket: Priory unbeaten run ends

    Shepherd Neame Sussex League: Lewes Priory remain top of division two despite suffering their first defeat of the season at home to Sidley. But it is desperately close at the top with just 18 points separating the top six. Priory thought they were in

  • For 4x4s

    In defence of 4x4 drivers, I give the knockers the ten best reasons why I drive one: 1. I tow a large caravan and need the large space in the car for other leisure items. 2. I have a large dog which rides at the back of the car in his box avoiding the

  • Kids' holidays

    My name is Cathy Reed. I live in Steyning and study at Brighton University. I am a volunteer for the National Asthma Campaign, responsible for an organisation called PEAK which runs residential activity holidays for children and young people aged six

  • Stock Cars: Anscombe in thriller

    Local driver Steve Anscombe provided most of the excitement in the latest meeting at Arlington Stadium. More than 20 stock cars for a midweek meeting was an impressive turnout, and Anscombe was involved in the thick of the action. The opening heat won

  • Stoolball: Parrett grabs lions' share

    Debbie Parrett smashed the season's highest score with an unbeaten 145 in the Central Sussex League. Parrett's thundering knock helped Crawley Down to only their second win in eight matches as they demolished Cuckfield Village by 171 runs. Parrett scored

  • Highway dumbos

    I wonder if one has to be a complete idiot to obtain employment in the highways department. The long suffering motorist only recently had to endure weeks of inconvenience and delay while the road surface was repaired between the Palace Pier and the Grand

  • Street booze ban widens

    Drinkers will not be banned from taking alcohol on to Brighton beach as long as they do not cause trouble, the city council announced today. A crackdown on street drinkers, likely to be in force by the end of July, will not target people enjoying the

  • Mystery of rail crossing body

    A man's body has been found in a field by a railway crossing near Lewes. Police were called to the scene at Beddingham yesterday afternoon. Detectives have ruled out crime but are baffled as to how the man came to be there and who he was. A force spokesman

  • The power of herbs

    Continuing the theme from last week, let us look at some more rejuvenating herbs everyone can use regularly. Lord Charaka says herbs from the country in which you are born will be in greater in harmony with your body and may work better for you although

  • Diabetics suffer North-South divide

    Diabetics in Sussex are missing out on vital healthcare because of a serious shortage of consultants. Results of a survey by Diabetes UK reveal treatment varies wildly between different areas, with parts of the North faring better than the South. The

  • PC hurt in patrol car smash

    A police officer was taken to hospital after being trapped in his patrol car following a crash. The officer, who has not been named, was released from his car after the collision in Seaside, Eastbourne. He was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital

  • June 6: Kent v Sussex (Close)

    None of the Sussex top order were able to produce the big innings which would have batted Kent out of the game at Tunbridge Wells. If there is to be a positive outcome when this absorbing Championship tussle concludes though, it is still likely to be

  • June 7: Kent v Sussex (Result)

    Sussex are on course for only their second top-three Championship finish in 50 years after completing the double over Kent in impressive fashion at Tunbridge Wells. Mushtaq Ahmed took his first-class haul to 41 from just six games with four more victims

  • Club in spotlight over its managers

    Police are to monitor a Worthing night club for another three months after concerns were raised about its management. Worthing's licensing committee decided not to grant the town's This That The Other club a 12-month public entertainment licence because

  • Workers look for a change

    More people are looking for a new job than a year ago, new research showed today. One in six workers, 16 per cent, are jobseeking, a two per cent increase on 12 months ago, according to recruitment firm Reed. Younger workers are most likely to be on the

  • Defeat for bid to save chapel

    A battle to save a crumbling 17th Century school chapel in Seaford from the bulldozer has ended in defeat. Council bosses are being urged to agree the bulldozing of St Mary's Nursing Home in Kingsmead, Seaford, on Wednesday. The nursing home site includes

  • DJ mixes it for Mel B's birthday

    A lucky DJ mixed with the rich and famous when he was invited to spice up a celebrity party. Shail Patel, 23, played a six-hour set at the home of former Spice Girl Melanie B, for her 28th birthday bash. Mr Patel, also known as DJ Shameless, secured the

  • Quit smoking and live longer

    According to a study by Cancer Research UK, nearly a third of smokers over the age of 65 are "hardcore" with no interest in quitting. Researchers found the proportion of hardcore smokers greatly increases with age - rising from five per cent of smokers

  • Poison peril lurking in our tap water

    Toxic industrial waste is not easy to get rid of these days as disposal costs can run into billions. Some polluting companies have found a way round this dilemma by pretending their highly toxic fluorosilicate waste is the same as naturally-occurring

  • Ex-Steps star will play park gig

    Former Steps star Lisa Scott-Lee has been added to the line-up for this year's Party In The Park pop concert. Lisa, whose debut single Lately reached number six in the charts, joins an already-impressive array of stars in the Southern FM extravaganza.

  • Victoria, 14, to take on Tony Blair

    Schoolgirl Victoria Seigler hopes to give Tony Blair's harshest critics a run for their money when she meets the Prime Minister tomorrow. Victoria won the chance to meet Mr Blair after convincing a panel of competition judges she could do a better job

  • Sarah's family kept in torment

    The killer of schoolgirl Sarah Payne has refused to end her family's torment and reveal details of her final hours. Roy Whiting agreed to see Sussex detectives who wanted answers to questions that have haunted parents Sara and Michael since he kidnapped

  • Anger at PC helpline phone bill

    A couple lumbered with a faulty computer say they have rung up a huge phone bill on a helpline trying to sort out the problem. Martin and Claire Andrews bought their £890 Time Monster PC from Computer World in April after seeing an advert in a paper.

  • Ex-mayor lifts lid on life in politics

    A former mayor of Brighton and Hove has started writing a book about her colourful life. Jenny Barnard-Langston will shortly search for a publisher for the autobiography, which has the provisional title Daughter Of Destiny. Mrs Barnard-Langston was a

  • Tennis: Lee return on hold

    Martin Lee has put his comeback on hold for a few days because of a groin problem. The Davis Cup player from East Preston intended to play qualifiers for this week's Stella Artois Championship at Queen's Club. But a reaction in his comeback tournament

  • Dream train

    Leaving my 4x4 in the driveway, I headed for Angmering by train to visit an old colleague. The journey was highlighted only by a glimpse of Simon Fanshawe assisting an elderly lady passenger into the First Class compartment. This was Hove station on a

  • PM will be in for a grilling

    Schoolgirl Victoria Seigler has a practical suggestion to make to the Prime Minister when she meets him tomorrow. She knows many organisations are having trouble meeting the stipulation in the Disability Discrimination Act that all public buildings should

  • Unnecessary

    Mr Mills from Woodingdean (Letters, June 5) has obviously not tried to negotiate the area around Windlesham School in Dyke Road at 8.30am and 3.30pm every day. Contrary to what he says, there are probably no more than three parents who don't use 4x4s.

  • For 4x4s

    In defence of 4x4 drivers, I give the knockers the ten best reasons why I drive one: 1. I tow a large caravan and need the large space in the car for other leisure items. 2. I have a large dog which rides at the back of the car in his box avoiding the

  • Kids' holidays

    My name is Cathy Reed. I live in Steyning and study at Brighton University. I am a volunteer for the National Asthma Campaign, responsible for an organisation called PEAK which runs residential activity holidays for children and young people aged six

  • Stock Cars: Anscombe in thriller

    Local driver Steve Anscombe provided most of the excitement in the latest meeting at Arlington Stadium. More than 20 stock cars for a midweek meeting was an impressive turnout, and Anscombe was involved in the thick of the action. The opening heat won

  • Stoolball: Parrett grabs lions' share

    Debbie Parrett smashed the season's highest score with an unbeaten 145 in the Central Sussex League. Parrett's thundering knock helped Crawley Down to only their second win in eight matches as they demolished Cuckfield Village by 171 runs. Parrett scored

  • Memories of Jill

    I was only recently made aware of the article on Jill Day, (The Argus, March 13), and was immediately transported back in time to the mid-Thirties and Fairlight Infants School. There, in a small classroom, sat a beautiful, vivacious and extremely bubbly

  • PC hurt in patrol car smash

    A police officer was taken to hospital after being trapped in his patrol car following a crash in Eastbourne. The officer, who has not been named, was released from his car after the collision in Seaside. He was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital

  • Fun at the fete for youngsters

    Excited children met firefighters and had their faces beautifully painted as part of an East Sussex village school's summer fete. Several hundred people turned out on Saturday afternoon for hours of fun at Barcombe Primary School. Attractions included

  • War torpedo scare at marina

    Dozens of boats and businesses were evacuated when part of a torpedo was discovered. Divers found the Second World War munition floating at sea on Saturday evening and brought it back to Brighton Marina. It was identified as the front section of wartime

  • Weekend of fun in the west

    The traditional crowning of the May Queen and a pier-to-pier walk were among the attractions which entertained hundreds of people over the weekend. Villagers in Findon turned out in force to honour their May Queen for the coming year. Zeba Ghorishi, 10

  • Charles 'backs Soames as top Tory'

    Prince Charles believes Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames could lead the Conservative Party - according to the gossip columns, at least. Charles is a big fan of the former armed forces minister and thinks he would make a strong Prime Minister. According to

  • Jams after lorry crash

    Car commuters were stuck in long tailbacks this morning when a lorry overturned near Gatwick. The truck rolled down a bank on a slip road from the airport to the A23 and three lanes of traffic had to be filtered into one while the vehicle was recovered

  • Weekend of fun at festival

    Musicians, dancers and a team of football mascots entertained hundreds of revellers over the weekend as Burgess Hill Festival got off to a flying start. Events kicked off on Friday with Richard Bennett's New Orleans Jazz Band at the Martlets Hall. All

  • PC hurt in patrol car smash

    A police officer was taken to hospital after being trapped in his patrol car following a crash. The officer, who has not been named, was released from his car after the collision in Seaside, Eastbourne. He was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital

  • June 6: Kent v Sussex (Close)

    None of the Sussex top order were able to produce the big innings which would have batted Kent out of the game at Tunbridge Wells. If there is to be a positive outcome when this absorbing Championship tussle concludes though, it is still likely to be

  • June 7: Kent v Sussex (Result)

    Sussex are on course for only their second top-three Championship finish in 50 years after completing the double over Kent in impressive fashion at Tunbridge Wells. Mushtaq Ahmed took his first-class haul to 41 from just six games with four more victims

  • Charles 'backs Soames as top Tory'

    Prince Charles believes Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames could lead the Conservative Party - according to the gossip columns, at least. Charles is a big fan of the former armed forces minister and thinks he would make a strong Prime Minister. According to

  • Workers look for a change

    More people are looking for a new job than a year ago, new research showed today. One in six workers, 16 per cent, are jobseeking, a two per cent increase on 12 months ago, according to recruitment firm Reed. Younger workers are most likely to be on the

  • DJ mixes it for Mel B's birthday

    A lucky DJ mixed with the rich and famous when he was invited to spice up a celebrity party. Shail Patel, 23, played a six-hour set at the home of former Spice Girl Melanie B, for her 28th birthday bash. Mr Patel, also known as DJ Shameless, secured the

  • Sussex duo's blockbuster hopes

    The brothers behind hit film The Matrix could soon transform the work of a Brighton duo into another movie blockbuster. Artist David Lloyd and publisher Dez Skinn were responsible for creating cult Eighties comic strip V For Vendetta. Film makers AOL

  • Legal threat over train horns

    Railway companies could face legal action unless they stop using ear-splitting horns fitted to a new generation of trains. The Brighton-based Noise Abatement Society (NAS) wants the horns silenced at night while tests are carried out as the first step

  • Defeat in bid to save old chapel

    A battle to save a crumbling 17th Century school chapel has ended in defeat. Council bosses are being urged to agree the bulldozing of St Mary's Nursing Home in Kingsmead, Seaford, on Wednesday. The nursing home site includes the historic chapel which

  • Motor fans' classic weekend by sea

    Lamborghinis, kit cars and a Model T Ford were among the vehicles which joined a classic vehicle rally on Brighton seafront. Hundreds of enthusiasts gathered on Madeira Drive yesterday to welcome scores of entrants to the Footman James London to Brighton

  • Vandals damage parked cars

    Motorists in East Saltdean woke to find several cars parked in the same road had been vandalised. Wing mirrors and lights were smashed on vehicles parked at Bannings Vale. Telscombe town councillor Duncan Ward, who lives on the road, said the boot of

  • Caravan damaged by blaze

    A caravan was badly damaged by a fire which broke out in Angmering on Friday night. The mobile home in Dappers Lane was well alight when fire crews from East Preston were called at 10.25pm. They put out the fire but the effort was hampered by two gas

  • Steve Ellis, Concorde 2, Brighton

    Steve Ellis came back to Brighton with a vengeance, playing to a healthy crowd at the Concorde 2. There was the expected crowd of 40-year-olds who remember Everlasting Love when it first came out, swaying and gazing nostalgically into their beer. But

  • Tindersticks, Old Market Hall, Hove

    Earlier this year, the Government banned tobacco advertising. It should have sounded the death knell for The Tindersticks' career. Singer Stuart Staples, his mumbling baritone pitched somewhere between Nick Cave and Vic Reeves in "club" style, led his

  • Legal threat over train horns

    Railway companies could face legal action unless they stop using ear-splitting horns fitted to a new generation of trains. The Brighton-based Noise Abatement Society (NAS) wants the horns silenced at night while tests are carried out as the first step

  • Protest planned over Gatwick runway

    Campaigners will gather to protest against proposals for a new runway at Gatwick. The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) and the Woodland Trust will unite on the site of one of the proposed runways. Trust leaders are concerned airport expansion

  • Euro housing price warning

    Early entry into the euro would create a house price bubble and could hit the performance of shares, fund managers have warned. Six leading UK fund managers, questioned by independent financial adviser Chase de Vere and Investment Week, all said the UK

  • Man attacked in street

    A man is recovering in hospital after he was attacked in a Hove street early today. The victim, who has not been named, suffered non-life threatening head injuries and was being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. He was in Davigdor

  • Double win boosts Sussex

    Murray Goodwin has revealed the moment of fortune which helped Sussex complete a memorable winning weekend. The Sharks scored their first National League win of the season in astonishing style, recovering from 3-3 to beat Middlesex by 49 runs. Success

  • Match Report: Middlesex v Sussex

    Sussex's National League season is up and running at last thanks to the most remarkable of comebacks at Lord's yesterday. The Sharks recovered from the wreckage of 3-3 after four overs having opted to bat first to secure their first Division Two win of

  • Match Report: Kent v Sussex

    Sussex are on course for only their second top-three Championship finish in 50 years after completing the double over Kent in impressive fashion at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday. Mushtaq Ahmed took his first-class haul to 41 from just six games with four

  • Tennis: Pullin wants Eastbourne wild card

    Julie Pullin hopes she has earned a place at Eastbourne after winning a Wimbledon wild-card play-off. Pullin secured her place in the main draw for The All England Championships, which begin in a fortnight, with two victories in a day against Sarah Borwell

  • New Labour is not fooling any of us

    In my fourth year at school, my form master told me that a man was an idiot who was not a rabid socialist in his youth and a hardened Tory in his old age. The trouble with socialism is that it is not what it was. You always knew where you stood with the

  • Cricket: Hastings go top

    Shepherd Neame Sussex Premier League: Champions Hastings moved to the top of the table following Saturday's comfortable win at Worthing. Previous leaders Steyning dropped to second after their first defeat of the campaign against Brighton and Hove. Worthing

  • 4 and against

    Lewes MP Norman Baker really started something when he began a campaign to stop 4x4 vehicles from being used on school runs or town centre shopping trips. He has been besieged both by the wax jacket brigade, who feel they have the right to drive them

  • Cricket: Priory unbeaten run ends

    Shepherd Neame Sussex League: Lewes Priory remain top of division two despite suffering their first defeat of the season at home to Sidley. But it is desperately close at the top with just 18 points separating the top six. Priory thought they were in

  • Less chat

    Crawley-based DJ Shail Patel performed at a party in the Thames Valley in the home of former Spice Girl Melanie B. He dined with the singer and her famous friends before making music to celebrate her 28th birthday. Mr Patel could have made a Spiced up

  • Athletics: Brighton set for promotion

    Brighton and Hove men's team won their match and are the only Sussex team in line for possible promotion. They were involved in a division three match at Barn Elms and did well in track events including a whitewash in the sprints where an Brooker, in

  • Fingers on pulse

    So, it's Deputy Prime Minister Johnny (two fingers) Prescott is it, doing every thing in twos, as he does? Now, if that had been your local City councillor sticking two fingers up to the Press, he or she would now be waiting to appear before the Standards

  • No Jimmy?

    Did anyone invite Jimmy Melia to the Cup Final dinner recently? He was not there and it seems strange that Ian Hart did not mention that it was 20 years since Brighton went to Wembley in his weekly column, yet he mentioned John Gold leaving, poor Jimmy

  • Highway dumbos

    I wonder if one has to be a complete idiot to obtain employment in the highways department. The long suffering motorist only recently had to endure weeks of inconvenience and delay while the road surface was repaired between the Palace Pier and the Grand

  • Street booze ban widens

    Drinkers will not be banned from taking alcohol on to Brighton beach as long as they do not cause trouble, the city council announced today. A crackdown on street drinkers, likely to be in force by the end of July, will not target people enjoying the

  • Hospital porters walk out

    Porters abandoned their posts at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in support of a suspended colleague. GMB trade union representative Mick Malloy was suspended on full pay after a complaint by an employee at Brighton and Sussex University

  • Resort wages war on waste

    A waste project which is being funded by a 38 per cent rise in council tax bills was launched in Eastbourne today. More than 34,000 wheelie bins and recycling boxes are being delivered as part of a multi-million pound waste contract. Delivery of the first

  • Mystery of rail crossing body

    A man's body was found in a field near an East Sussex railway crossing. Police were called to the scene at Beddingham, near Lewes, yesterday afternoon. Detectives have ruled out crime but are baffled as to how the man came to be there and who he was.

  • Busy day for sea rescuers

    Nine people were rescued from heavy seas off the East Sussex coast yesterday. The 23ft fishing boat Mary B was 500 metres off Newhaven's east pier when it developed engine trouble and started drifting to shore. The vessel, with four people on board, was

  • Sarah's family kept in torment

    The killer of schoolgirl Sarah Payne has refused to end her family's torment and reveal details of her final hours. Roy Whiting agreed to see Sussex detectives who wanted answers to questions that have haunted parents Sara and Michael since he kidnapped

  • Mystery of rail crossing body

    A man's body has been found in a field by a railway crossing near Lewes. Police were called to the scene at Beddingham yesterday afternoon. Detectives have ruled out crime but are baffled as to how the man came to be there and who he was. A force spokesman

  • Using herbs for health

    In the Vedic Hindu civilisation, which flourished on the banks of the Indus valley 5,000 years ago, the scholars and the people detoxed and rejuvenated the whole being. They took care of mind, body and spirit - in order to live more than 100 years and

  • Free nursery places for all

    Parents of three-year-olds in West Sussex have been promised free nursery care as part of a Government scheme. The move will affect families living across the county. From September, all youngsters will be eligible for a funded nursery education place

  • The power of herbs

    Continuing the theme from last week, let us look at some more rejuvenating herbs everyone can use regularly. Lord Charaka says herbs from the country in which you are born will be in greater in harmony with your body and may work better for you although

  • Windsurfer injured

    A windsurfer was taken to hospital with cuts to his chest after a gust of wind dragged him off his board off Worthing seafront. The accident happened at 1pm yesterday. A Sussex Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "The windsurfer didn't suffer any serious

  • Kitchen Sink Drama Queen, by Lynn Daly

    Flick through any photograph album and the pages will be bursting with pictures recording milestones in children's lives. Winning the egg and spoon race. Scoring a first goal. A starring role in the school play. As the sports day season approaches, families

  • Family Life, by Bini McCall

    I put on a bit of weight last Christmas. Unfortunately, I added a few more pounds in the new year and since then I've put on a bit more. It's less than a stone in total but after my dramatic weight loss last year even 12lb has been enough to make me feel

  • June 8: Middlesex v Sussex

    Sussex's National League season is up and running at last thanks to the most remarkable of comebacks at Lord's. The Sharks recovered from the wreckage of 3-3 after four overs having opted to bat first to secure their first Division Two win of the season

  • Diabetics suffer North-South divide

    Diabetics in Sussex are missing out on vital healthcare because of a serious shortage of consultants. Results of a survey by Diabetes UK reveal treatment varies wildly between different areas, with parts of the North faring better than the South. The

  • Superstore firm bans charity collectors

    A supermarket firm has banned charity collectors from its stores following an undercover expos. BBC investigators secretly filmed representatives of International Child Care collecting money at the Co-op in Nevill Road, Hove. The company said the proceeds

  • Club in spotlight over its managers

    Police are to monitor a Worthing night club for another three months after concerns were raised about its management. Worthing's licensing committee decided not to grant the town's This That The Other club a 12-month public entertainment licence because

  • Plans for eysore shops

    A row of derelict shops in Brighton could be given a new lease of life if plans to transform them are approved. Park Avenue Estates wants to revitalise rundown shops in York Place. There has been concern for years about the condition of the premises and

  • £10m scheme for sea defences

    Plans to improve sea defences and prevent flooding along the Brighton and Hove coastline during high tides have been put forward. Brighton and Hove City Council's environment committee is being recommended on Thursday to accept the findings of a report

  • Defeat for bid to save chapel

    A battle to save a crumbling 17th Century school chapel in Seaford from the bulldozer has ended in defeat. Council bosses are being urged to agree the bulldozing of St Mary's Nursing Home in Kingsmead, Seaford, on Wednesday. The nursing home site includes

  • Sussex duo's blockbuster hopes

    The brothers behind hit film The Matrix could soon transform the work of a Brighton duo into another movie blockbuster. Artist David Lloyd and publisher Dez Skinn were responsible for creating cult Eighties comic strip V For Vendetta. Film makers AOL

  • Poison peril lurking in our tap water

    Toxic industrial waste is not easy to get rid of these days as disposal costs can run into billions. Some polluting companies have found a way round this dilemma by pretending their highly toxic fluorosilicate waste is the same as naturally-occurring

  • Legal threat over train horns

    Railway companies could face legal action unless they stop using ear-splitting horns fitted to a new generation of trains. The Brighton-based Noise Abatement Society (NAS) wants the horns silenced at night while tests are carried out as the first step

  • Defeat in bid to save old chapel

    A battle to save a crumbling 17th Century school chapel has ended in defeat. Council bosses are being urged to agree the bulldozing of St Mary's Nursing Home in Kingsmead, Seaford, on Wednesday. The nursing home site includes the historic chapel which

  • Motor fans' classic weekend by sea

    Lamborghinis, kit cars and a Model T Ford were among the vehicles which joined a classic vehicle rally on Brighton seafront. Hundreds of enthusiasts gathered on Madeira Drive yesterday to welcome scores of entrants to the Footman James London to Brighton

  • Victoria, 14, to take on Tony Blair

    Schoolgirl Victoria Seigler hopes to give Tony Blair's harshest critics a run for their money when she meets the Prime Minister tomorrow. Victoria won the chance to meet Mr Blair after convincing a panel of competition judges she could do a better job

  • Steve Ellis, Concorde 2, Brighton

    Steve Ellis came back to Brighton with a vengeance, playing to a healthy crowd at the Concorde 2. There was the expected crowd of 40-year-olds who remember Everlasting Love when it first came out, swaying and gazing nostalgically into their beer. But

  • Protest planned over Gatwick runway

    Campaigners will gather to protest against proposals for a new runway at Gatwick. The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) and the Woodland Trust will unite on the site of one of the proposed runways. Trust leaders are concerned airport expansion

  • Euro housing price warning

    Early entry into the euro would create a house price bubble and could hit the performance of shares, fund managers have warned. Six leading UK fund managers, questioned by independent financial adviser Chase de Vere and Investment Week, all said the UK

  • Match Report: Middlesex v Sussex

    Sussex's National League season is up and running at last thanks to the most remarkable of comebacks at Lord's yesterday. The Sharks recovered from the wreckage of 3-3 after four overs having opted to bat first to secure their first Division Two win of

  • Match Report: Kent v Sussex

    Sussex are on course for only their second top-three Championship finish in 50 years after completing the double over Kent in impressive fashion at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday. Mushtaq Ahmed took his first-class haul to 41 from just six games with four

  • New Labour is not fooling any of us

    In my fourth year at school, my form master told me that a man was an idiot who was not a rabid socialist in his youth and a hardened Tory in his old age. The trouble with socialism is that it is not what it was. You always knew where you stood with the

  • PM will be in for a grilling

    Schoolgirl Victoria Seigler has a practical suggestion to make to the Prime Minister when she meets him tomorrow. She knows many organisations are having trouble meeting the stipulation in the Disability Discrimination Act that all public buildings should

  • 4 and against

    Lewes MP Norman Baker really started something when he began a campaign to stop 4x4 vehicles from being used on school runs or town centre shopping trips. He has been besieged both by the wax jacket brigade, who feel they have the right to drive them

  • Less chat

    Crawley-based DJ Shail Patel performed at a party in the Thames Valley in the home of former Spice Girl Melanie B. He dined with the singer and her famous friends before making music to celebrate her 28th birthday. Mr Patel could have made a Spiced up

  • Athletics: Brighton set for promotion

    Brighton and Hove men's team won their match and are the only Sussex team in line for possible promotion. They were involved in a division three match at Barn Elms and did well in track events including a whitewash in the sprints where an Brooker, in

  • Fingers on pulse

    So, it's Deputy Prime Minister Johnny (two fingers) Prescott is it, doing every thing in twos, as he does? Now, if that had been your local City councillor sticking two fingers up to the Press, he or she would now be waiting to appear before the Standards

  • Memories of Jill

    I was only recently made aware of the article on Jill Day, (The Argus, March 13), and was immediately transported back in time to the mid-Thirties and Fairlight Infants School. There, in a small classroom, sat a beautiful, vivacious and extremely bubbly

  • No Jimmy?

    Did anyone invite Jimmy Melia to the Cup Final dinner recently? He was not there and it seems strange that Ian Hart did not mention that it was 20 years since Brighton went to Wembley in his weekly column, yet he mentioned John Gold leaving, poor Jimmy

  • Hospital porters walk out

    Porters abandoned their posts at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in support of a suspended colleague. GMB trade union representative Mick Malloy was suspended on full pay after a complaint by an employee at Brighton and Sussex University

  • War torpedo scare at marina

    Dozens of boats and businesses were evacuated when part of a torpedo was discovered. Divers found the Second World War munition floating at sea on Saturday evening and brought it back to Brighton Marina. It was identified as the front section of wartime

  • Using herbs for health

    In the Vedic Hindu civilisation, which flourished on the banks of the Indus valley 5,000 years ago, the scholars and the people detoxed and rejuvenated the whole being. They took care of mind, body and spirit - in order to live more than 100 years and

  • Kitchen Sink Drama Queen, by Lynn Daly

    Flick through any photograph album and the pages will be bursting with pictures recording milestones in children's lives. Winning the egg and spoon race. Scoring a first goal. A starring role in the school play. As the sports day season approaches, families

  • Family Life, by Bini McCall

    I put on a bit of weight last Christmas. Unfortunately, I added a few more pounds in the new year and since then I've put on a bit more. It's less than a stone in total but after my dramatic weight loss last year even 12lb has been enough to make me feel

  • June 8: Middlesex v Sussex

    Sussex's National League season is up and running at last thanks to the most remarkable of comebacks at Lord's. The Sharks recovered from the wreckage of 3-3 after four overs having opted to bat first to secure their first Division Two win of the season

  • Charles 'backs Soames as top Tory'

    Prince Charles believes Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames could lead the Conservative Party - according to the gossip columns, at least. Charles is a big fan of the former armed forces minister and thinks he would make a strong Prime Minister. According to

  • Superstore firm bans charity collectors

    A supermarket firm has banned charity collectors from its stores following an undercover expos. BBC investigators secretly filmed representatives of International Child Care collecting money at the Co-op in Nevill Road, Hove. The company said the proceeds

  • Plans for eysore shops

    A row of derelict shops in Brighton could be given a new lease of life if plans to transform them are approved. Park Avenue Estates wants to revitalise rundown shops in York Place. There has been concern for years about the condition of the premises and

  • £10m scheme for sea defences

    Plans to improve sea defences and prevent flooding along the Brighton and Hove coastline during high tides have been put forward. Brighton and Hove City Council's environment committee is being recommended on Thursday to accept the findings of a report