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  • Pub soccer team aims for Radio 1 sponsorship

    A pub football team has scored a place in the last five of a nationwide contest to win sponsorship from Radio 1. Jolly Boatman FC of Newhaven won its league last season and the South Coast side went one better by scooping the cup as well. However, the

  • MP rails against shops' early Christmas

    The sound of Jingle Bells is driving a Sussex MP Christmas crackers. Norman Baker is angry that shops begin plugging the festive period earlier each year. The Liberal Democrat, who represents Lewes, said he has already visited shops which are pumping

  • Herbalist 'was shocked' by kidney op news

    The husband of a Chinese herbalist told of his wife's shock when she heard a patient had had both kidneys removed after taking Chinese medicine. Jie Zheng ran the Guo Yao Acupuncture Centre in St James's Street, Kemp Town, until August this year. She

  • Toddler goes missing from play centre

    A toddler who disappeared from an activity centre has prompted a police investigation. The two-year-old went missing for 30 minutes before turning up back at the centre, crying. Detectives think either she somehow escaped through three security doors

  • Bank warned over axing jobs

    An MP has threatened to punish Barclays if jobs are axed in Sussex and a busy finance centre is moved to India. Michael Foster has warned customers may also turn their back on the company if the plans go ahead. Barclays is conducting a feasibility study

  • MP rails against shops' early Christmas

    The sound of Jingle Bells is driving a Sussex MP Christmas crackers. Norman Baker is angry that shops begin plugging the festive period earlier each year. The Liberal Democrat, who represents Lewes, said he has already visited shops which are pumping

  • Contractor picked to build hospital

    Health bosses have chosen a contractor to design and build a £36 million replacement for the Royal Alexandra children's hospital in Brighton. Kajima Europe will build the hospital in the grounds of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road. It

  • Backing for parking scheme

    Residents have backed a controlled parking scheme soon to come into operation in Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council is preparing bays in the southern part of Westbourne ward which will be in use from Monday, November 17. The scheme came about after

  • McPhee has last laugh

    Chris McPhee put a stop to some friendly stick from his Albion team-mates with a two-goal late show at Withdean on Tuesday night. McPhee struck twice in extra time, one a penalty, as the Seagulls edged past Boston 3-1 in the second round southern section

  • Alicia Keys, The Honeyclub, Brighton, November 2 2003

    When Alicia Keys performed in Brighton last year she was riding on the tidal wave of success of her Grammy-winning debut album Songs In A Minor. This time, as the headline act on the last day of Radio 1's week of live concerts in the city, she's on the

  • Art, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, until November 8 2003

    On the one hand, I quite enjoyed my short evening watching three fine actors deliver convoluted arguments in faultless fashion. On the other, perhaps that was because I had convinced myself John Duttine, Christopher Cazenove and Les Dennis could do no

  • Match Report: Albion 3 Boston 1 (AET)

    Every cloud has a silver lining and that was certainly the case for Albion in Mark McGhee's first home match in charge at rainswept Withdean. The cloud was the extended struggle to see off plucky opponents from the lower reaches of the Third Division.

  • Cricket: Kirtley takes early wickets

    Sussex fast bowler James Kirtley took two wickets to improve his chances of playing in England's opening one-day international against Bangladesh on Friday. Kirtley had Mohammad Ashraful caught at mid off in his new ball spell before returning to remove

  • Planners must not give in to hecklers

    I attended the public meeting about the development of the Endeavour site in Preston Park, Brighton, with some friends and colleagues. We learned this building has been designed with a huge amount of reasoning and, when explained by the architect, it

  • Drunken boyfriend threatens to jump

    A man perched on church scaffolding for three hours and threatened to throw himself down. The 38-year-old, said to be very drunk, warned he would drop from 60ft scaffolding on St Joseph's Church in Elm Grove, Brighton, last night. Police and fire crews

  • Teenagers arrested over theft

    Two young car thieves were hurt when the vehicle they were in crashed into a telegraph pole. The collision happened on the A26 near the Beddingham landfill site, Lewes, in the early hours of Sunday. The BMW 318i, stolen from Essex Place, Newhaven, was

  • November 4: Albion 3 Boston 1 (AET)

    Every cloud has a silver lining and that was certainly the case for Albion in Mark McGhee's first home match in charge at rainswept Withdean. The cloud was the extended struggle to see off plucky opponents from the lower reaches of the Third Division.

  • Easy targets

    Some individuals seem to regard the recent burning of the gypsy caravan as being in the bonfire tradition and therefore not be taken too seriously. The implication is that travellers, like politicians, are "fair game". I reject this view. Powerful people

  • Dr Martens (Eastern): Fleet 3 Eastbourne 0

    Hastings United's poor run in the league continued at Fleet when they slumped to give the Hampshire side their first home win of the season. The home goal was under heavy pressure for the opening quarter of an hour but once Ian Saunders opened the scoring

  • Ban fireworks

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel that firework night as we used to know it now seems to encompass the entire month of November? I wonder how much worse the abuse of fireworks must get. I wonder how long it will be before someone in authority introduces

  • Youth Squash: Sussex duo dominate nationals

    Sussex has produced two British junior champions in Rachel Willmott and Chris Simpson. The pair were crowned at the City of Manchester courts which staged last year's Commonwealth Games. Wilmott claimed a record SIXTH national success in the girls' under

  • Hallowed hell

    As Hallowe'en has increased in popularity over the past few years, I have made pumpkin heads for the porch with a low coloured light to give an eery glow and when children ring the doorbell, I open the door wearing a witch's hat to offer them goodies.

  • Price fight

    Here's a tale of a pumpkin trail rip-off. Lured to Preston Park by promises of hundreds of Jack-o-lanterns, ghost tales, the chance of winning prizes, face painting, refreshments and bewitching beverages, I set off with the kids who were full of anticipation

  • Police probe bonfire race row

    The chairman of a bonfire society which sparked a race row by burning a caravan full of traveller effigies will face a formal police interview. Richard Gravett met officers for "informal discussions" on Monday as part of an investigation into the events

  • Caplin's gall

    Ivor Caplin has accused anti-war activists, of which I am one, of being yobs for protesting outside a Fabian Society meeting at which he spoke. Mr Caplin is simply not prepared to face those of his constituents who oppose the war in Iraq. He played his

  • Wildcat strikes by fire crews

    Sussex firefighters have called wildcat strikes, saying they have been let down at the last minute in a pay dispute. Crews at five of East Sussex's six full-time fire stations last night joined colleagues across Britain in staging unofficial industrial

  • Who's so civilised?

    All protests by peace groups are entirely peaceful but extremely vocal. The groups are made up of a wide cross-section of local people of all ages and backgrounds who are simply angry about what's going on and compelled to speak out against it. Being

  • Listen to us

    The clock is ticking. Since a referendum in June when 96.3 per cent of East Grinstead residents voted No to 2,500 new houses, there has been time for Mid Sussex Council to reflect. There must have been moments when councillors have asked themselves questions

  • EU for peace

    Many of us are opposed to joining the European Union, giving infringement of independence as top reason. Next to nothing is mentioned about war and peace. Yet we weren't far off losing our independence in the last war. In the past 100 years, Britain and

  • So much for shelter

    Do the designers of bus shelters ever use them or do they drive home in their BMWs? With only two sides to most of the shelters, they are open to the elements so you can still get wet if the wind is in wrong direction and they don't keep you warm. The

  • Pear beyond compare

    Our lovely, 200-year-old pear tree has produced the sweetest fruit I have ever tasted, probably because of the long, hot summer we have had. -Margaret Cullen, Brighton

  • Village 'dangerously' short of firefighters

    Firefighters say lives are at risk because of a staffing crisis at an East Sussex village station. Figures released yesterday revealed the Herstmonceux fire engine was unavailable for 20 per cent of the time each week over the summer because not enough

  • Pub soccer team aims for Radio 1 sponsorship

    A pub football team has scored a place in the last five of a nationwide contest to win sponsorship from Radio 1. Jolly Boatman FC of Newhaven won its league last season and the South Coast side went one better by scooping the cup as well. However, the

  • Plea to councillors: Cut down on biscuits

    A ruthless catering review has been called for to stop taxpayers shelling out £14 for each plate of biscuits eaten by councillors. The Argus revealed last month a storm was brewing at Brighton and Hove City Council over catering charges. Members were

  • November 5: McPhee has last laugh

    Chris McPhee put a stop to some friendly stick from his Albion team-mates with a two-goal late show at Withdean on Tuesday night. McPhee struck twice in extra time, one a penalty, as the Seagulls edged past Boston 3-1 in the second round southern section

  • Inquiry into bid for 150ft pier rides

    A Government investigation has begun into whether two 150ft funfair rides should be allowed on a famous pleasure pier. The Noble Organisation, owner of the Palace Pier in Brighton, wants to build two booster rides at the end of the pier. The firm has

  • Girls snapped my cigs so I'd give up

    For more than 20 years, former nurse Sharon Reid puffed up to 40 cigarettes a day. She had a persistent cough and regular bouts of bronchitis. She also had to suffer constant nagging to give up from her four daughters Kimberley, twins Katie and Katrina

  • Teacher jailed over child porn

    A school teacher used computer technology to turn innocent photographs of pupils into pornographic images. Vicar's son Jonathan Collard, 48, who has been jailed for two years, collected thousands of porn images of children on his computers. Lewes Crown

  • Conman steals £200 from woman, 92

    A conman stole £200 from a 92-year-old Eastbourne woman's bedroom after calling at her home claiming her roof tiles needed mending. The frail woman allowed the man into her home in Hazelwood Avenue and paid him £20 after he said he had carried out the

  • Media Centre brothers set sights on council building

    The owners of the Brighton Media Centre empire want to transform a fading historic building into a hub of creative industry. Brothers Ian and Don Elwick have already renovated six derelict buildings in Brighton, turned them into offices and rented them

  • Stress 'epidemic' of finance workers

    Stress among finance workers in London and the South East has reached "epidemic levels" because of long hours and understaffing, according to a survey. Finance union Unifi said a survey of 500 workers showed the use of temporary and contract employees

  • Contractor picked to build hospital

    Health bosses have chosen a contractor to design and build a £36 million replacement for the Royal Alexandra children's hospital in Brighton. Kajima Europe will build the hospital in the grounds of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road. It

  • McPhee has last laugh

    Chris McPhee put a stop to some friendly stick from his Albion team-mates with a two-goal late show at Withdean on Tuesday night. McPhee struck twice in extra time, one a penalty, as the Seagulls edged past Boston 3-1 in the second round southern section

  • When being away with the fairies pays

    Tess Howell's Victorian home in central Brighton looks ordinary enough. But behind the red brick facade in Dyke Road Drive, there are fairies and flowers hanging from the ceiling, fronds of ivy, crystals and a toadstool to sit on. A water fountain showers

  • Alicia Keys, The Honeyclub, Brighton, November 2 2003

    When Alicia Keys performed in Brighton last year she was riding on the tidal wave of success of her Grammy-winning debut album Songs In A Minor. This time, as the headline act on the last day of Radio 1's week of live concerts in the city, she's on the

  • Art, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, until November 8 2003

    On the one hand, I quite enjoyed my short evening watching three fine actors deliver convoluted arguments in faultless fashion. On the other, perhaps that was because I had convinced myself John Duttine, Christopher Cazenove and Les Dennis could do no

  • Albion Comment: Ian Hart

    The latest publication of the highest annual wage earners in Britain will stick in the throat of every Albion supporter around the globe. At number six with 12 month earnings of £73.83million is a certain Mr William Archer. It's quite ironic that just

  • Cricket: Kirtley takes early wickets

    Sussex fast bowler James Kirtley took two wickets to improve his chances of playing in England's opening one-day international against Bangladesh on Friday. Kirtley had Mohammad Ashraful caught at mid off in his new ball spell before returning to remove

  • Planners must not give in to hecklers

    I attended the public meeting about the development of the Endeavour site in Preston Park, Brighton, with some friends and colleagues. We learned this building has been designed with a huge amount of reasoning and, when explained by the architect, it

  • Teenagers arrested over theft

    Two young car thieves were hurt when the vehicle they were in crashed into a telegraph pole. The collision happened on the A26 near the Beddingham landfill site, Lewes, in the early hours of Sunday. The BMW 318i, stolen from Essex Place, Newhaven, was

  • Sussex Senior Cup: Hassocks 0 Bognor 4

    Bognor breezed through to the third round with a routine win at County League Hassocks. Jack Pearce rotated his squad but they were far too slick for the hosts, who turned in their usual hard working display but were never a match for their slick Ryman

  • November 4: Albion 3 Boston 1 (AET)

    Every cloud has a silver lining and that was certainly the case for Albion in Mark McGhee's first home match in charge at rainswept Withdean. The cloud was the extended struggle to see off plucky opponents from the lower reaches of the Third Division.

  • FA Trophy: Cambridge 2 Worthing 3

    An extra time goal from leading scorer Sam Francis gave Worthing a highly commendable win at Cambridge City. A topsy turvy replay saw Ben Carrington fire Rebels ahead on the half hour following a cross from the left by Francis. Danny Bloomfield slotted

  • Easy targets

    Some individuals seem to regard the recent burning of the gypsy caravan as being in the bonfire tradition and therefore not be taken too seriously. The implication is that travellers, like politicians, are "fair game". I reject this view. Powerful people

  • Ban fireworks

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel that firework night as we used to know it now seems to encompass the entire month of November? I wonder how much worse the abuse of fireworks must get. I wonder how long it will be before someone in authority introduces

  • Youth Swimming: Kids taste sweet success

    Around 150 youngsters from Sussex have become part of the Bill Sweetenham masterplan for British swimming. They competed in the first Sussex Development Graded Gala for rookies and others below County Championship level supported by the sport's national

  • Lost meaning

    The scary Hallowe'en mask is a ghastly picture of how what was originally the feast of All Saints has reverted to the old Celtic festival of New Year's Eve with its placating evil spirits and the celebration of superstition, magic and evil (The Argus,

  • Price fight

    Here's a tale of a pumpkin trail rip-off. Lured to Preston Park by promises of hundreds of Jack-o-lanterns, ghost tales, the chance of winning prizes, face painting, refreshments and bewitching beverages, I set off with the kids who were full of anticipation

  • Bank warned over axing jobs

    An MP has threatened to punish Barclays if jobs are axed in Sussex and a busy finance centre is moved to India. Michael Foster has warned customers may also turn their back on the company if the plans go ahead. Barclays is conducting a feasibility study

  • Police probe bonfire race row

    The chairman of a bonfire society which sparked a race row by burning a caravan full of traveller effigies will face a formal police interview. Richard Gravett met officers for "informal discussions" on Monday as part of an investigation into the events

  • Drink-driver died in A27 horror

    A drink-driver was killed with his dog after stopping by a busy dual carriageway and stepping into the road. Robert Penkethman, 27, was over the legal alcohol limit and was arguing with his girlfriend over cigarettes minutes before tragedy struck on July

  • Wildcat strikes by fire crews

    Sussex firefighters have called wildcat strikes, saying they have been let down at the last minute in a pay dispute. Crews at five of East Sussex's six full-time fire stations last night joined colleagues across Britain in staging unofficial industrial

  • Youth held over pub blaze

    A youth has been arrested over a fire which destroyed a pub in Eastbourne. The youngster was questioned by police on suspicion of arson after The Mill pub in Willingdon Drove caught fire on October 21. Up to 40 firefighters tackled the blaze, which tore

  • Inquest hears of OAP neglect

    Neglect played a part in the death of an elderly Eastbourne care home resident, a coroner has ruled. Kingsley Mitchell, 79, died in April from bronchial pneumonia at Eastbourne District General Hospital. But an inquest heard the former photographer also

  • Delight as flats plan is dropped

    Moves to build two "ugly" blocks of flats along a notorious rat run were dumped by town planners. Backed by a noisy public gallery, Worthing's planning committee voted against redevelopment of three houses in Charmandean Road, Worthing, yesterday. More

  • Teacher jailed over child porn

    A school teacher used computer technology to turn innocent photographs of pupils into pornographic images. Vicar's son Jonathan Collard, 48, who has been jailed for two years, collected thousands of porn images of children on his computers. Lewes Crown

  • £50,000 cost of Spider-Man protest

    A Mid Sussex father's one-man protest at the top of a 120ft crane has cost London £50 million. Dressed as Spider-Man, David Chick, 36, from Burgess Hill, has been living on the crane near Tower Bridge for five nights. He wants a court order enforced,

  • The not-so-naked calendar boys

    The butcher, the vicar, the newsagent - they're all among the Dreamboys of the village of Findon. And it does not stop there. The estate agent, firefighters, footballers and a racehorse trainer all agreed to take part in the latest take on the charity

  • MP should be ashamed

    I was startled to read that Ivor Caplin described peace protestors as "yobs". It wasn't so long ago that this New Labour Minister was a Bennite CND activist. He would have been disgusted if he'd been described as a yob for protesting against the Thatcher

  • Never forget heroes who saved Britain

    With Remembrance Day just around the corner perhaps it is appropriate to remind ourselves what it is all about. "The Few" who flew from such airfields as Biggin Hill, Hawkinge and Tangmere in the very skies above us turned back the advancing tide of evil

  • Not needed

    So, speed cameras are to be installed along a stretch of the A259 coast road leading into Shoreham, somewhere between Travis-Perkins and B&Q. This stretch of road is arguably the widest and best lit in town and almost dead straight. It is not residential

  • Listen to us

    The clock is ticking. Since a referendum in June when 96.3 per cent of East Grinstead residents voted No to 2,500 new houses, there has been time for Mid Sussex Council to reflect. There must have been moments when councillors have asked themselves questions

  • EU for peace

    Many of us are opposed to joining the European Union, giving infringement of independence as top reason. Next to nothing is mentioned about war and peace. Yet we weren't far off losing our independence in the last war. In the past 100 years, Britain and

  • Precious pumpkin

    I went to all the trouble of carving Gollum from Lord Of The Rings to stand in my windowsill, bought bags of mini sweets and decorated the front door because last year I was inundated with little ghosts, devils and demons knocking on the door and ran

  • Support The Street

    Why is it that every time EastEnders wins the top soap award (The Argus, October 29) you and other papers, have to rub Coronation Street's nose in it? Leave the Street alone. By the looks of the faces of the cast in your picture, you would think they

  • So much for shelter

    Do the designers of bus shelters ever use them or do they drive home in their BMWs? With only two sides to most of the shelters, they are open to the elements so you can still get wet if the wind is in wrong direction and they don't keep you warm. The

  • Cheers for Labour rebel Galloway

    New Labour outcast George Galloway was cheered in Brighton last night as he urged people to "hammer a final nail in Tony Blair's coffin". Mr Galloway, opening a UK-wide speaking tour, remained defiant over the pro-Iraq views, which last week led to his

  • West Pier work delayed

    Work to restore the West Pier in Brighton is unlikely to start early next year as proposed. It could even be delayed until 2005 as a result of several bureaucratic delays and legal challenges. Planning permission was granted in principle nine months ago

  • The not-so-naked calendar boys

    The butcher, the vicar, the newsagent - they're all among the Dreamboys of the village of Findon. And it does not stop there. The estate agent, firefighters, footballers and a racehorse trainer all agreed to take part in the latest take on the charity

  • MP rails against shops' early Christmas

    The sound of Jingle Bells is driving a Sussex MP Christmas crackers. Norman Baker is angry that shops begin plugging the festive period earlier each year. The Liberal Democrat, who represents Lewes, said he has already visited shops which are pumping

  • Herbalist 'was shocked' by kidney op news

    The husband of a Chinese herbalist told of his wife's shock when she heard a patient had had both kidneys removed after taking Chinese medicine. Jie Zheng ran the Guo Yao Acupuncture Centre in St James's Street, Kemp Town, until August this year. She

  • Toddler goes missing from play centre

    A toddler who disappeared from an activity centre has prompted a police investigation. The two-year-old went missing for 30 minutes before turning up back at the centre, crying. Detectives think either she somehow escaped through three security doors

  • Outcry over 'exploding Big Ben' stamps

    Artwork depicting Big Ben exploding like the twin towers of the World Trade Centre has sparked outrage. The three pictures show a huge explosion bursting through London's most famous landmark, under the title 5-11. The computer-generated images are by

  • High-tech clampdown on crooks

    New police technology which reads car licence plates is being used to crack down on criminals in West Sussex. An operation by Sussex Police's Automatic Number Plate Recognition unit took place along the A27 at Chichester yesterday. It involved officers

  • Debate on new masts

    The problems of building police communication masts in towns will be debated on Friday. A discussion about the installation of Tetra towers in Littlehampton is being held in Littlehampton Community School at 7pm. Experts will be advising the public about

  • Child porn man sentenced

    A paedophile who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children as young as five has been spared a jail term. Magistrates sentenced Charles Casson, 28, to a 12-month community rehabilitation order. Casson, formerly of Macclesfield, Cheshire, now lives

  • Ex-soldier drove off Beachy Head

    A former soldier from East Sussex killed himself after breaking up with his girlfriend, an inquest heard. Oliver Carter, 21, of High Street, Uckfield, drove his Nissan Primera off the cliffs at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, in June. An inquest heard Mr

  • Bank warned over axing jobs

    An MP has threatened to punish Barclays if jobs are axed in Sussex and a busy finance centre is moved to India. Michael Foster has warned customers may also turn their back on the company if the plans go ahead. Barclays is conducting a feasibility study

  • Plea to councillors: Cut down on biscuits

    A ruthless catering review has been called for to stop taxpayers shelling out £14 for each plate of biscuits eaten by councillors. The Argus revealed last month a storm was brewing at Brighton and Hove City Council over catering charges. Members were

  • MP rails against shops' early Christmas

    The sound of Jingle Bells is driving a Sussex MP Christmas crackers. Norman Baker is angry that shops begin plugging the festive period earlier each year. The Liberal Democrat, who represents Lewes, said he has already visited shops which are pumping

  • Water chiefs' bid to avert crisis

    Water bosses want to take millions more litres from two Sussex rivers to help restock dangerously low reservoirs. South-East Water applied to the Environment Agency today for drought permits to increase the amount it is able to extract from the Ouse and

  • Backing for parking scheme

    Residents have backed a controlled parking scheme soon to come into operation in Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council is preparing bays in the southern part of Westbourne ward which will be in use from Monday, November 17. The scheme came about after

  • No extension for 'path to nowhwere'

    A 'footpath to nowhere' will not be extended to the nearest bus stop. Eric Blunden, who lives on King George VI Drive, Hove, has been campaigning for nine years to have the footpath on nearby King George VI Avenue lengthened. Brighton and Hove City Council

  • Match Report: Albion 3 Boston 1 (AET)

    Every cloud has a silver lining and that was certainly the case for Albion in Mark McGhee's first home match in charge at rainswept Withdean. The cloud was the extended struggle to see off plucky opponents from the lower reaches of the Third Division.

  • Drunken boyfriend threatens to jump

    A man perched on church scaffolding for three hours and threatened to throw himself down. The 38-year-old, said to be very drunk, warned he would drop from 60ft scaffolding on St Joseph's Church in Elm Grove, Brighton, last night. Police and fire crews

  • Firle's shame

    In an age of ever-increasing intolerance to all kinds of minorities, the people of Firle who were responsible for the burning gypsy caravan effigy ought to bow their heads in shame. Travellers are - like ethnic minorities, gays and asylum seekers - the

  • Dr Martens (Eastern): Fleet 3 Eastbourne 0

    Hastings United's poor run in the league continued at Fleet when they slumped to give the Hampshire side their first home win of the season. The home goal was under heavy pressure for the opening quarter of an hour but once Ian Saunders opened the scoring

  • Youth Squash: Sussex duo dominate nationals

    Sussex has produced two British junior champions in Rachel Willmott and Chris Simpson. The pair were crowned at the City of Manchester courts which staged last year's Commonwealth Games. Wilmott claimed a record SIXTH national success in the girls' under

  • Hallowed hell

    As Hallowe'en has increased in popularity over the past few years, I have made pumpkin heads for the porch with a low coloured light to give an eery glow and when children ring the doorbell, I open the door wearing a witch's hat to offer them goodies.

  • Labour's sold out

    Do as I say, not as I do. This should be the motto for the Labour Party. Diane Abbott decided to send her son to an independent school. Yes, this is the same Ms Abbott who so vociferously objected when the Blairs and Harriet Harman did exactly the same

  • Caplin's gall

    Ivor Caplin has accused anti-war activists, of which I am one, of being yobs for protesting outside a Fabian Society meeting at which he spoke. Mr Caplin is simply not prepared to face those of his constituents who oppose the war in Iraq. He played his

  • Boy, 5, hurt in firework accident

    A five-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being hit by an out-of-control firework. Owen Muller suffered serious burns to his leg when the rocket veered toward spectators during an organised display at the Abbot of Sompting pub in Sompting, which

  • Appeal over £10k shoes theft

    Eastbourne police have appealed for help in finding a thief who stole suede shoes worth £10,000. The women's black boots and pink shoes were stolen from A Jones and Sons in Birch Close. Officers say a lone thief was spotted by a member of staff loading

  • Girl's bite sees off sex attacker

    A 17-year-old girl bravely fought off a sex attacker by biting him on the shoulder. The teenager was indecently assaulted as she walked from Worthing railway station towards Bridge Road around 6.15pm on November 3. Her attacker approached from behind

  • Festival saved thanks to Lions

    The future of Worthing Seafront Festival, which brings thousands of visitors to the town, seems assured. Worthing Borough Council has joined forces with the Worthing Lions Club to organise next year's event. The festival was almost scrapped this year

  • Aquarena sinks deeper into debt

    Worthing's troubled Aquarena swimming pool, which is earmarked for urgent replacement, is running up massive losses. Officials have revealed the Aquarena in Brighton Road is likely to lose £208,000 this year. The borough council is currently raising cash

  • Who's so civilised?

    All protests by peace groups are entirely peaceful but extremely vocal. The groups are made up of a wide cross-section of local people of all ages and backgrounds who are simply angry about what's going on and compelled to speak out against it. Being

  • Protest goes on

    Sussex Action for Peace is a broad church of people of all ages and backgrounds. We are joined in our belief that war on Iraq was wrong. I will continue to protest. Next stop, London during George W Bush's visit. Sussex Action for Peace has coaches leaving

  • Illogical

    I fail to understand the logic behind Dave Stone's opposition to a cycle lane on Worthing seafront (Letters, October 29). He is worried he might be injured by a cyclist riding at 15mph. How many such accidents have occurred in Sussex during the past year

  • Thanks to 999 crew

    I would like to convey my gratitude to the paramedic and ambulance crew who atended to me at my daughter's home in Findon valley on Saturday morning. My thanks also go to the wonderful staff in the emergency ward at Worthing Hospital. They certainly earn

  • Pear beyond compare

    Our lovely, 200-year-old pear tree has produced the sweetest fruit I have ever tasted, probably because of the long, hot summer we have had. -Margaret Cullen, Brighton

  • None of the fun of the boot sale

    I thought car boot sales were for goods people brought from their homes and attics. But I have discovered now it's mostly new stuff. In other words, market stalls. I think this takes the fun out of car boot sales. -L Stringer, Sompting

  • Plea to councillors: Cut down on biscuits

    A ruthless catering review has been called for to stop taxpayers shelling out £14 for each plate of biscuits eaten by councillors. The Argus revealed last month a storm was brewing at Brighton and Hove City Council over catering charges. Members were

  • The not-so-naked calendar boys

    The butcher, the vicar, the newsagent - they're all among the Dreamboys of the village of Findon. And it does not stop there. The estate agent, firefighters, footballers and a racehorse trainer all agreed to take part in the latest take on the charity

  • Inquiry into bid for 150ft pier rides

    A Government investigation has begun into whether two 150ft funfair rides should be allowed on a famous pleasure pier. The Noble Organisation, owner of the Palace Pier in Brighton, wants to build two booster rides at the end of the pier. The firm has

  • Outcry over 'exploding Big Ben' stamps

    Artwork depicting Big Ben exploding like the twin towers of the World Trade Centre has sparked outrage. The three pictures show a huge explosion bursting through London's most famous landmark, under the title 5-11. The computer-generated images are by

  • Girls snapped my cigs so I'd give up

    For more than 20 years, former nurse Sharon Reid puffed up to 40 cigarettes a day. She had a persistent cough and regular bouts of bronchitis. She also had to suffer constant nagging to give up from her four daughters Kimberley, twins Katie and Katrina

  • Child porn man sentenced

    A paedophile who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children as young as five has been spared a jail term. Magistrates sentenced Charles Casson, 28, to a 12-month community rehabilitation order. Casson, formerly of Macclesfield, Cheshire, now lives

  • Teacher jailed over child porn

    A school teacher used computer technology to turn innocent photographs of pupils into pornographic images. Vicar's son Jonathan Collard, 48, who has been jailed for two years, collected thousands of porn images of children on his computers. Lewes Crown

  • Media Centre brothers set sights on council building

    The owners of the Brighton Media Centre empire want to transform a fading historic building into a hub of creative industry. Brothers Ian and Don Elwick have already renovated six derelict buildings in Brighton, turned them into offices and rented them

  • Stress 'epidemic' of finance workers

    Stress among finance workers in London and the South East has reached "epidemic levels" because of long hours and understaffing, according to a survey. Finance union Unifi said a survey of 500 workers showed the use of temporary and contract employees

  • Plea to councillors: Cut down on biscuits

    A ruthless catering review has been called for to stop taxpayers shelling out £14 for each plate of biscuits eaten by councillors. The Argus revealed last month a storm was brewing at Brighton and Hove City Council over catering charges. Members were

  • Water chiefs' bid to avert crisis

    Water bosses want to take millions more litres from two Sussex rivers to help restock dangerously low reservoirs. South-East Water applied to the Environment Agency today for drought permits to increase the amount it is able to extract from the Ouse and

  • No extension for 'path to nowhwere'

    A 'footpath to nowhere' will not be extended to the nearest bus stop. Eric Blunden, who lives on King George VI Drive, Hove, has been campaigning for nine years to have the footpath on nearby King George VI Avenue lengthened. Brighton and Hove City Council

  • When being away with the fairies pays

    Tess Howell's Victorian home in central Brighton looks ordinary enough. But behind the red brick facade in Dyke Road Drive, there are fairies and flowers hanging from the ceiling, fronds of ivy, crystals and a toadstool to sit on. A water fountain showers

  • Albion Comment: Ian Hart

    The latest publication of the highest annual wage earners in Britain will stick in the throat of every Albion supporter around the globe. At number six with 12 month earnings of £73.83million is a certain Mr William Archer. It's quite ironic that just

  • Sussex Senior Cup: Hassocks 0 Bognor 4

    Bognor breezed through to the third round with a routine win at County League Hassocks. Jack Pearce rotated his squad but they were far too slick for the hosts, who turned in their usual hard working display but were never a match for their slick Ryman

  • Firle's shame

    In an age of ever-increasing intolerance to all kinds of minorities, the people of Firle who were responsible for the burning gypsy caravan effigy ought to bow their heads in shame. Travellers are - like ethnic minorities, gays and asylum seekers - the

  • FA Trophy: Cambridge 2 Worthing 3

    An extra time goal from leading scorer Sam Francis gave Worthing a highly commendable win at Cambridge City. A topsy turvy replay saw Ben Carrington fire Rebels ahead on the half hour following a cross from the left by Francis. Danny Bloomfield slotted

  • Youth Swimming: Kids taste sweet success

    Around 150 youngsters from Sussex have become part of the Bill Sweetenham masterplan for British swimming. They competed in the first Sussex Development Graded Gala for rookies and others below County Championship level supported by the sport's national

  • Lost meaning

    The scary Hallowe'en mask is a ghastly picture of how what was originally the feast of All Saints has reverted to the old Celtic festival of New Year's Eve with its placating evil spirits and the celebration of superstition, magic and evil (The Argus,

  • Labour's sold out

    Do as I say, not as I do. This should be the motto for the Labour Party. Diane Abbott decided to send her son to an independent school. Yes, this is the same Ms Abbott who so vociferously objected when the Blairs and Harriet Harman did exactly the same

  • Boy, 5, hurt in firework accident

    A five-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being hit by an out-of-control firework. Owen Muller suffered serious burns to his leg when the rocket veered toward spectators during an organised display at the Abbot of Sompting pub in Sompting, which

  • MP should be ashamed

    I was startled to read that Ivor Caplin described peace protestors as "yobs". It wasn't so long ago that this New Labour Minister was a Bennite CND activist. He would have been disgusted if he'd been described as a yob for protesting against the Thatcher

  • Protest goes on

    Sussex Action for Peace is a broad church of people of all ages and backgrounds. We are joined in our belief that war on Iraq was wrong. I will continue to protest. Next stop, London during George W Bush's visit. Sussex Action for Peace has coaches leaving

  • Never forget heroes who saved Britain

    With Remembrance Day just around the corner perhaps it is appropriate to remind ourselves what it is all about. "The Few" who flew from such airfields as Biggin Hill, Hawkinge and Tangmere in the very skies above us turned back the advancing tide of evil

  • Illogical

    I fail to understand the logic behind Dave Stone's opposition to a cycle lane on Worthing seafront (Letters, October 29). He is worried he might be injured by a cyclist riding at 15mph. How many such accidents have occurred in Sussex during the past year

  • Not needed

    So, speed cameras are to be installed along a stretch of the A259 coast road leading into Shoreham, somewhere between Travis-Perkins and B&Q. This stretch of road is arguably the widest and best lit in town and almost dead straight. It is not residential

  • Precious pumpkin

    I went to all the trouble of carving Gollum from Lord Of The Rings to stand in my windowsill, bought bags of mini sweets and decorated the front door because last year I was inundated with little ghosts, devils and demons knocking on the door and ran

  • Support The Street

    Why is it that every time EastEnders wins the top soap award (The Argus, October 29) you and other papers, have to rub Coronation Street's nose in it? Leave the Street alone. By the looks of the faces of the cast in your picture, you would think they

  • Thanks to 999 crew

    I would like to convey my gratitude to the paramedic and ambulance crew who atended to me at my daughter's home in Findon valley on Saturday morning. My thanks also go to the wonderful staff in the emergency ward at Worthing Hospital. They certainly earn

  • Cheers for Labour rebel Galloway

    New Labour outcast George Galloway was cheered in Brighton last night as he urged people to "hammer a final nail in Tony Blair's coffin". Mr Galloway, opening a UK-wide speaking tour, remained defiant over the pro-Iraq views, which last week led to his

  • None of the fun of the boot sale

    I thought car boot sales were for goods people brought from their homes and attics. But I have discovered now it's mostly new stuff. In other words, market stalls. I think this takes the fun out of car boot sales. -L Stringer, Sompting