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  • Council opens case against national park

    The South Downs has never qualified as a national park in the past and should not be awarded the conservation status now, a public inquiry was told. West Sussex County Council, for a long time the most vocal opponent of the national park plan, said

  • Car parks hit by crimewave

    Car thieves are "earning" £100 a day breaking into vehicles in car parks. A record 52 were entered or stolen in Brighton and Hove city centre during one week recently and police are worried many more motorists will fall victim in the run-up to Christmas

  • Police hid call girl from ex-boyfriend

    A prostitute was moved to a safe house when a client she started dating bombarded her with abusive phone calls and text messages. David Peapell started seeing Brighton call girl Sarah Gant but when she ended the relationship Peapell, 36, began a campaign

  • £12m spend on council homes which may be sold

    More than £12 million is being spent on council housing in Brighton and Hove - even though the stock could soon be sold. The city council is spending the equivalent of just under £1,000 per house on repairs and maintenance. Tenants will vote next year

  • OAP lay unconscious for days after fall

    A widow who lay unconscious for days after a fall at home today thanked the milkman who saved her life. Dorothy Mastakas, who broke her hip in the accident last month, said she was indebted to Bob Peacock who was "extra special". Mrs Mastakas, 77, lives

  • New girl takes over breakfast radio slot

    She only took an interest in local radio to pad out her CV, but thousands of people will soon be waking up with Sarah Gorrell. The award-winning presenter has won the race to permanently replace JoAnne Good as the morning presenter on BBC Southern Counties

  • Eight families a day made homeless

    Eight families are made homeless every day in Brighton and Hove thanks to spiralling house prices, lack of security in the rented sector and below-average wages. The crisis is compounded by pressure to keep people out of temporary bed and breakfast accommodation

  • Fireworks crusade dog goes missing

    Moves to toughen up the control of fireworks may be too late for Chip the Jack Russell terrier. For just days after helping to present a Downing Street petition on the subject, the dog has gone missing after bolting at the sound of a rogue firework. Chip

  • Royal opening for children's hospice

    Fund-raisers reaped the fruits of their labours during the royal opening of Sussex's only children's hospice. Many of the parents and staff at the Chestnut Tree House launch yesterday had worked for years to raise the £5 million needed to make their dream

  • Small firms set to ignore Disability Act

    Almost three-quarters of small businesses in Sussex will ignore new disability legislation when it is introduced next year. They will refuse to make changes to their premises and working practices, according to a Royal National Institute for the Deaf

  • Net firm moves base to Sussex

    An internet company which helps businesses get online has moved its headquarters from London to Brighton. Internetadvice has relocated to exploit the wealth of new media professionals who live in the city. The company, based in Kemp Town, specialises

  • Car accident victim named

    A pensioner who died after a collision with a car has been named. Enid Groves, 79, of Kingsway, Hove, was crossing New Church Road, Hove, on Saturday evening when she was in collision with a Renault Megane. Mrs Groves died Sunday morning in the intensive

  • Skilled refugees under-used

    Refugees accepted for settlement in this country are out of work or under-employed because of barriers preventing them finding jobs, the Government was warned yesterday. A third of refugees are unemployed - six times the national average - including some

  • Youth cricket: Brothers chosen for SA tour

    Brothers Sam and Joe Adams have been selected for a Sussex under-19s tour of South Africa next month. The Brighton all-rounders are confident the championship county's youngsters will receive a warm welcome despite England's recent hard-fought victory

  • Youth rugby: Power's double boosts Schools

    Sussex Schools' under-18s beat Hampshire 32-19 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. A try by Brown and penalty from Sequin following good work by Redmayne put them ahead before Hants reduced the arrears to 8-7. Tries by Power (2), Gray and

  • Snooker: Whirlwind blown away by Drago

    Tony Drago out-gunned Jimmy White to march into the last 16 of the British Open last night. The Maltese No. 1 came from 2-0 down to win 5-2 and send the fans' favourite crashing out before a packed house at the Brighton Centre. Earlier, Stephen Hendry

  • Bonfire Night allows the wealthy to gloat

    On November 5 the ancient streets of Lewes throng with one of the oldest bonfire celebrations in England. It is a stirring commemoration of the 16 men and women burnt at the stake in the town for their Protestant faith in Mary Tudor's time. Through the

  • Husband 'killed by curry treat'

    A conniving bigamist accused of killing her husband may have slipped a fatal dose of drugs into his birthday meal, the Old Bailey heard. Dena Thompson, 43, said Julian Webb had eaten a hot curry to celebrate his 31st birthday in June 1994. He died a few

  • Challenge to restore Victorian house

    It may look like the house from hell but newly-weds Jonathan and Susie Skipper hope to turn it into their very own des res. The couple fell in love with the run-down Victorian terrace the moment they set eyes on it. Oblivious to the peeling paintwork,

  • Basketball: Bears miss out on historic win

    Nick Nurse admits his Brighton Bears threw away the chance of a piece of history in their ULEB Cup debut. Bears let slip a nine-point lead inside the last three minutes to lose 87-86 in overtime to KK Split Croatia at the Triangle last night. Coach Nurse

  • No sympathy

    Regarding the burning of the caravan in Firle and the article in which gypsies defended their position (The Argus, November 10), I try very hard to be open-minded. But several years ago, we had travellers on vacant land at the back of our house. They

  • Woman lay dead for a month

    A woman lay undiscovered in her home for more than a month after she was viciously battered to death, a court heard. Charmaine Dempsey, 48, was found by her daughter at her ground-floor flat in Ivory Walk, Bewbush, Crawley, in December last year. A jury

  • Ryman: Geddes salvages point for Rebels

    Gavin Geddes hit a second half equaliser as Worthing had to be content with a point from a 1-1 draw with division one south rivals Horsham. Horsham were good value for their interval lead secured by Ahmet Suleymanoglu just before the break. But Rebels

  • Mum's choice

    Many correspondents have been giving Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney, a hard time over her hypocrisy in sending her son to a fee-paying school after years of promoting the Labour line on comprehensives. After watching some of her recent appearances on television

  • Youth darts: Stevie proves she's the world's best

    Stevie Riggs has become a world youth champion after fearing she'd lose her opening match. She defeated compatriot Sam Petchey 4-2 in the final of the Winmau Masters at Bridlington, then admitted: "I thought I'd get knocked out in the first round." Stevie

  • Not surprised

    I read with some amusement Fred Boulden's letter (October 30) about a satellite dish being installed without permission on a listed building - a dish that could be clearly seen from the street but that the council's blinkered staff could not see. I'm

  • It's all too much

    When will sense prevail and fireworks be banned other than at organised displays once or twice a year (ie Guy Fawkes night and New Year's Eve)? I am at the end of my tether after more than two weeks of nightly explosions which have terrified my poor dog

  • Schoolkids get ID cards

    Identity cards are being introduced for all secondary schoolchildren in Eastbourne to combat under-age drinking, smoking and fireworks buying. The Citizen Card will have to be produced to buy age-restricted products, which include videos. Cards will be

  • How patronising

    My heartfelt thanks to Artrepublic owner Lawrence Alkin for exhibiting "artist" James Cauty's latest masterpiece depicting the destruction of Big Ben, World Trade Centre-style, to wake me up and make me aware of things. Newly awaken and aware, may I suggest

  • In the name of art?

    The pictures by James Cauty raise questions about what art is (The Argus, November 5). His images will have caused great offence to many of the survivors and to those who were affected by September 11. They should not be being used in this way in the

  • Car parks hit by crimewave

    Car thieves are "earning" £100 a day breaking into vehicles in car parks. A record 52 were entered or stolen in Brighton and Hove city centre during one week recently and police are worried many more motorists will fall victim in the run-up to Christmas

  • Albion make two signings

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today made a double swoop for two young midfielders from Premiership clubs. McGhee is signing 18-year-old Dubliner Mark Yeates on a month's loan from Spurs. The formalities of Yeates' move were due to be completed after he trained

  • Eight families a day made homeless

    Eight families are made homeless every day in Brighton and Hove thanks to spiralling house prices, lack of security in the rented sector and below-average wages. The crisis is compounded by pressure to keep people out of temporary bed and breakfast accommodation

  • Interview: Chief Constable Ken Jones on real world policing

    Here Sussex's top officer writes on the pressures the force faces and the need for realism. "I would love to put a uniformed bobby on to every street in Sussex. But the changing nature of policing over the last 20 years means it is simply not possible

  • Five more bonfire arrests

    Five more people have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred at a Sussex bonfire celebration. Police have now arrested a total of nine people after launching an investigation into the controversial event at Firle, near Lewes, on October

  • Fireworks crusade dog goes missing

    Moves to toughen up the control of fireworks may be too late for Chip the Jack Russell terrier. For just days after helping to present a Downing Street petition on the subject, the dog has gone missing after bolting at the sound of a rogue firework. Chip

  • Royal opening for children's hospice

    Fund-raisers reaped the fruits of their labours during the royal opening of Sussex's only children's hospice. Many of the parents and staff at the Chestnut Tree House launch yesterday had worked for years to raise the £5 million needed to make their dream

  • Eight families a day made homeless

    Eight families are made homeless every day in Brighton and Hove, left destitute by spiralling house prices, lack of security in rented homes and below-average wages. Every day, council officials try to find emergency shelter for people arriving at their

  • Site helps mums balance work and home

    As every working mother knows, getting the balance right is tricky if not downright impossible. The work/life double act came as a challenge for new mum Denise Tyler. But it also proved to be the launch pad for a new business. Following the birth of her

  • Contest aims to tempt women game designers

    A competition has been launched to encourage more women to enter the male-dominated world of computer game design. Tomb raider Lara Croft has become the biggest icon in computer gaming - but elsewhere in the industry women are failing to pack a punch.

  • Eco idea powers firm to award

    A power company which came up with an eco-friendly way to produce electricity has scooped a prestigious innovation award. Crawley-based Ceres Power was the overall winner of the Carbon Trust Innovation Awards 2003 which took entries from across the UK

  • Car accident victim named

    A pensioner who died after a collision with a car has been named. Enid Groves, 79, of Kingsway, Hove, was crossing New Church Road, Hove, on Saturday evening when she was in collision with a Renault Megane. Mrs Groves died Sunday morning in the intensive

  • Alarm as trade gap hits £3.9bn

    The UK trade gap with the rest of the world widened to a record £3.9 billion in September, official figures showed yesterday. Falling exports and rising imports were behind the estimated rise from the revised figure of £2.6 billion in August, data from

  • Skilled refugees under-used

    Refugees accepted for settlement in this country are out of work or under-employed because of barriers preventing them finding jobs, the Government was warned yesterday. A third of refugees are unemployed - six times the national average - including some

  • Albion make two signings

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today made a double swoop for two young midfielders from Premiership clubs. McGhee is signing 18-year-old Dubliner Mark Yeates on a month's loan from Spurs. The formalities of Yeates' move were due to be completed after he trained

  • Youth rugby: Power's double boosts Schools

    Sussex Schools' under-18s beat Hampshire 32-19 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. A try by Brown and penalty from Sequin following good work by Redmayne put them ahead before Hants reduced the arrears to 8-7. Tries by Power (2), Gray and

  • Cricket: Kirtley gets England chance

    Sussex fast bowler James Kirtley celebrated his England recall with two wickets in the third and final one-dayer against Bangladesh in Dhaka today. Kirtley took 2-33 from 9.1 overs as the hosts made 182, their highest total of the series so far. In his

  • Bonfire Night allows the wealthy to gloat

    On November 5 the ancient streets of Lewes throng with one of the oldest bonfire celebrations in England. It is a stirring commemoration of the 16 men and women burnt at the stake in the town for their Protestant faith in Mary Tudor's time. Through the

  • Husband 'killed by curry treat'

    A conniving bigamist accused of killing her husband may have slipped a fatal dose of drugs into his birthday meal, the Old Bailey heard. Dena Thompson, 43, said Julian Webb had eaten a hot curry to celebrate his 31st birthday in June 1994. He died a few

  • Basketball: Bears miss out on historic win

    Nick Nurse admits his Brighton Bears threw away the chance of a piece of history in their ULEB Cup debut. Bears let slip a nine-point lead inside the last three minutes to lose 87-86 in overtime to KK Split Croatia at the Triangle last night. Coach Nurse

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    Me and my big mouth! I said that Lincoln City away was a winnable tie for the Albion. I also suggested that perhaps this was the year when the Seagulls would have that long overdue lucrative cup run. Wrong on both counts then! Thankfully, circumstances

  • Out of date

    Sorry, Tony Titchener, but you are mistaken in stating "East and West Sussex are no more than artificial creations of the 1974 reorganisation of local government" (Letters, November 6). Extract from Sussex, published by Cambridge University Press, 1909

  • Woman lay dead for a month

    A woman lay undiscovered in her home for more than a month after she was viciously battered to death, a court heard. Charmaine Dempsey, 48, was found by her daughter at her ground-floor flat in Ivory Walk, Bewbush, Crawley, in December last year. A jury

  • Ryman: Geddes salvages point for Rebels

    Gavin Geddes hit a second half equaliser as Worthing had to be content with a point from a 1-1 draw with division one south rivals Horsham. Horsham were good value for their interval lead secured by Ahmet Suleymanoglu just before the break. But Rebels

  • Mum's choice

    Many correspondents have been giving Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney, a hard time over her hypocrisy in sending her son to a fee-paying school after years of promoting the Labour line on comprehensives. After watching some of her recent appearances on television

  • Too early

    I wish Norman Baker MP every success with his plan to prevent shops selling Christmas goods or playing carols before December 1. I used to love Christmas but I have come to dread the whole business, despite having young children of my own. It has become

  • Not surprised

    I read with some amusement Fred Boulden's letter (October 30) about a satellite dish being installed without permission on a listed building - a dish that could be clearly seen from the street but that the council's blinkered staff could not see. I'm

  • It's all too much

    When will sense prevail and fireworks be banned other than at organised displays once or twice a year (ie Guy Fawkes night and New Year's Eve)? I am at the end of my tether after more than two weeks of nightly explosions which have terrified my poor dog

  • Judge cuts torture sentence

    A kidnapper who tortured a drug user with a stun gun to make him pay a debt had his sentence cut by the Appeal Court. Jason Burgess, 36, applied electric shocks to 56-year-old Thomas Guthrie and punched him in the face during his ten-hour ordeal. At one

  • Con gang man's appeal fails

    A devoutly religious Army veteran who was part of a gang that tricked thousands of pounds out of the elderly has failed to win a reduction in his jail sentence. Christopher Deans, 60, of Latimer Road, Eastbourne, helped leave pensioners across Kent, Sussex

  • Fares rise to save buses

    Bus fares are to increase as East Sussex County Council battles to raise thousands of pounds to keep services going. Five bus routes in Newhaven, Seaford, Eastbourne and Lewes were threatened after operators RDH Services and Renown pulled out of running

  • Husband 'killed by curry treat'

    A conniving bigamist accused of killing her husband may have slipped a fatal dose of drugs into his birthday meal, the Old Bailey heard. Dena Thompson, 43, said Julian Webb had eaten a hot curry to celebrate his 31st birthday in June 1994. He died a few

  • Re-siting school will cost £10m

    A £10.4 million plan to demolish a youth centre and upgrade a special school is moving forward. West Sussex County Council has formally applied to Worthing Borough Council to relocate Highdown Special School about 50 yards south of its current site in

  • Royal opening for children's hospice

    Fund-raisers reaped the fruits of their labours during the royal opening of Sussex's only children's hospice. Many of the parents and staff at the Chestnut Tree House launch yesterday had worked for years to raise the £5 million needed to make their dream

  • Arsonist's sentence cut

    A drug addict who stole from a neighbour's house after his wife had been left with the keys, then started a fire, has had his jail term cut. Robert John Kenderdine, 28, of Broadfield, Crawley, was jailed for four-and-a-half-years in July after pleading

  • Schoolkids get ID cards

    Identity cards are being introduced for all secondary schoolchildren in Eastbourne to combat under-age drinking, smoking and fireworks buying. The Citizen Card will have to be produced to buy age-restricted products, which include videos. Cards will be

  • Offensive and incorrect

    David Broughton's letter was most offensive, not to mention incorrect, about the September 11 act. It was not legal or lawful by whatever code of practice. I feel his words "the infantile fuss" should refer to the way Firle has been treated by those who

  • TV Gail's anorexia warning

    Television presenter Gail Porter must take medication for the rest of her life after a ten-year battle with anorexia. The diminutive star, who weighed just 6st 7lb at her lowest point, revealed she kept her fridge empty of food so she could not eat when

  • TV challenge to find pal a partner

    Anne-Marie Philip went to huge lengths to give her best friend the chance of romance. The 17-year-old went on a politician's campaign trail, tackled an assault course and dressed up as a fairy godmother to get Anthony Watson a date. But Anthony, also

  • Albion make two signings

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today made a double swoop for two young midfielders from Premiership clubs. McGhee is signing 18-year-old Dubliner Mark Yeates on a month's loan from Spurs. The formalities of Yeates' move were due to be completed after he trained

  • Special report: Cafe crisis in North Laine

    The Continental feel of Brighton's North Laine is an integral part of its bohemian character. Chatting with friends in one of its 30-plus coffee shops is a way of life for many and provides a welcome break for shoppers. But some traders fear that there

  • Interview: Chief Constable Ken Jones on real world policing

    Here Sussex's top officer writes on the pressures the force faces and the need for realism. "I would love to put a uniformed bobby on to every street in Sussex. But the changing nature of policing over the last 20 years means it is simply not possible

  • Council opens case against national park

    The South Downs has never qualified as a national park in the past and should not be awarded the conservation status now, a public inquiry was told. West Sussex County Council, for a long time the most vocal opponent of the national park plan, said designation

  • Eight families a day made homeless

    Eight families are made homeless every day in Brighton and Hove, left destitute by spiralling house prices, lack of security in rented homes and below-average wages. Every day, council officials try to find emergency shelter for people arriving at their

  • Site helps mums balance work and home

    As every working mother knows, getting the balance right is tricky if not downright impossible. The work/life double act came as a challenge for new mum Denise Tyler. But it also proved to be the launch pad for a new business. Following the birth of her

  • Contest aims to tempt women game designers

    A competition has been launched to encourage more women to enter the male-dominated world of computer game design. Tomb raider Lara Croft has become the biggest icon in computer gaming - but elsewhere in the industry women are failing to pack a punch.

  • Eco idea powers firm to award

    A power company which came up with an eco-friendly way to produce electricity has scooped a prestigious innovation award. Crawley-based Ceres Power was the overall winner of the Carbon Trust Innovation Awards 2003 which took entries from across the UK

  • Alarm as trade gap hits £3.9bn

    The UK trade gap with the rest of the world widened to a record £3.9 billion in September, official figures showed yesterday. Falling exports and rising imports were behind the estimated rise from the revised figure of £2.6 billion in August, data from

  • Paracetamol overdose killed woman

    A woman who ran away from her Brighton home died more than 24 hours after taking an overdose of paracetamol, an inquest heard. Cheryl Harris, 20, had been living with boyfriend Darren Roberts in New Milton, near Southampton, when she took 36 tablets with

  • Giant punch bowl could set world record

    It has already graced the Lord Mayor's procession and could now be destined for the pages of the Guinness Book of Records. This huge wooden wassail, or punch bowl, is believed to be the largest in the world and was made in Sussex. It was on a float during

  • Albion make two signings

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today made a double swoop for two young midfielders from Premiership clubs. McGhee is signing 18-year-old Dubliner Mark Yeates on a month's loan from Spurs. The formalities of Yeates' move were due to be completed after he trained

  • Cricket: Kirtley gets England chance

    Sussex fast bowler James Kirtley celebrated his England recall with two wickets in the third and final one-dayer against Bangladesh in Dhaka today. Kirtley took 2-33 from 9.1 overs as the hosts made 182, their highest total of the series so far. In his

  • Youth football: Bryant checks in as youngest

    Lee Bryant was inspired by the late Bobby Moore when he became the youngest player to turn out for an Albion youth team. Bryant was 13 years 221 days when he played in central defence for table-topping Seagulls in a 4-1 victory over Colchester in the

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    Me and my big mouth! I said that Lincoln City away was a winnable tie for the Albion. I also suggested that perhaps this was the year when the Seagulls would have that long overdue lucrative cup run. Wrong on both counts then! Thankfully, circumstances

  • Out of date

    Sorry, Tony Titchener, but you are mistaken in stating "East and West Sussex are no more than artificial creations of the 1974 reorganisation of local government" (Letters, November 6). Extract from Sussex, published by Cambridge University Press, 1909

  • Senior Cup: MacDonald hits four in Reds romp

    Charlie MacDonald staged a successful return after a lengthy injury lay-off with a four-goal blast for Crawley Town last night. Making his first start since August 19, the former Charlton striker paved the way for a 7-1 demolition of Sussex County League

  • See the light

    Tony Sturley thinks a roundabout should replace the traffic lights on the main road through Rottingdean (Letters, November 6). Has he considered how drivers flowing east to west down the hill into Rottingdean are going to react knowing they are approaching

  • Too early

    I wish Norman Baker MP every success with his plan to prevent shops selling Christmas goods or playing carols before December 1. I used to love Christmas but I have come to dread the whole business, despite having young children of my own. It has become

  • Lawful? My skin crawled

    My skin crawled when I read the letter by David Broughton (November 8). He accuses politicians of being hypocrites and says the September 11 attacks, although horrible, were a lawful act carried out by desperate people. To anyone with a shred of decency

  • Offensive and incorrect

    David Broughton's letter was most offensive, not to mention incorrect, about the September 11 act. It was not legal or lawful by whatever code of practice. I feel his words "the infantile fuss" should refer to the way Firle has been treated by those who

  • The Graduate, Theatre Royal, Brighton, until November 15 2003

    First, let us get the nudity issue out of the way. This is something that has been at the heart of all the publicity for this show every since Terry Johnson adapted the famous film of Charles Webb's novel for the stage. Past Mrs Robinsons who have bared

  • TV Gail's anorexia warning

    Television presenter Gail Porter must take medication for the rest of her life after a ten-year battle with anorexia. The diminutive star, who weighed just 6st 7lb at her lowest point, revealed she kept her fridge empty of food so she could not eat when

  • Police hid call girl from ex-boyfriend

    A prostitute was moved to a safe house when a client she started dating bombarded her with abusive phone calls and text messages. David Peapell started seeing Brighton call girl Sarah Gant but when she ended the relationship Peapell, 36, began a campaign

  • £12m spend on council homes which may be sold

    More than £12 million is being spent on council housing in Brighton and Hove - even though the stock could soon be sold. The city council is spending the equivalent of just under £1,000 per house on repairs and maintenance. Tenants will vote next year

  • TV challenge to find pal a partner

    Anne-Marie Philip went to huge lengths to give her best friend the chance of romance. The 17-year-old went on a politician's campaign trail, tackled an assault course and dressed up as a fairy godmother to get Anthony Watson a date. But Anthony, also

  • OAP lay unconscious for days after fall

    A widow who lay unconscious for days after a fall at home today thanked the milkman who saved her life. Dorothy Mastakas, who broke her hip in the accident last month, said she was indebted to Bob Peacock who was "extra special". Mrs Mastakas, 77, lives

  • New girl takes over breakfast radio slot

    She only took an interest in local radio to pad out her CV, but thousands of people will soon be waking up with Sarah Gorrell. The award-winning presenter has won the race to permanently replace JoAnne Good as the morning presenter on BBC Southern Counties

  • Special report: Cafe crisis in North Laine

    The Continental feel of Brighton's North Laine is an integral part of its bohemian character. Chatting with friends in one of its 30-plus coffee shops is a way of life for many and provides a welcome break for shoppers. But some traders fear that there

  • Council opens case against national park

    The South Downs has never qualified as a national park in the past and should not be awarded the conservation status now, a public inquiry was told. West Sussex County Council, for a long time the most vocal opponent of the national park plan, said designation

  • Two saved by lifeboat

    Two people on a cruise boat were rescued by a lifeboat crew off Eastbourne yesterday. Skipper Michael Sarola sent a Mayday call to Dover Coastguard after his vessel developed propeller problems. The 13.5m Dutch boat, called Kreiav, was on the last leg

  • Small firms set to ignore Disability Act

    Almost three-quarters of small businesses in Sussex will ignore new disability legislation when it is introduced next year. They will refuse to make changes to their premises and working practices, according to a Royal National Institute for the Deaf

  • Net firm moves base to Sussex

    An internet company which helps businesses get online has moved its headquarters from London to Brighton. Internetadvice has relocated to exploit the wealth of new media professionals who live in the city. The company, based in Kemp Town, specialises

  • Paracetamol overdose killed woman

    A woman who ran away from her Brighton home died more than 24 hours after taking an overdose of paracetamol, an inquest heard. Cheryl Harris, 20, had been living with boyfriend Darren Roberts in New Milton, near Southampton, when she took 36 tablets with

  • Giant punch bowl could set world record

    It has already graced the Lord Mayor's procession and could now be destined for the pages of the Guinness Book of Records. This huge wooden wassail, or punch bowl, is believed to be the largest in the world and was made in Sussex. It was on a float during

  • Youth cricket: Brothers chosen for SA tour

    Brothers Sam and Joe Adams have been selected for a Sussex under-19s tour of South Africa next month. The Brighton all-rounders are confident the championship county's youngsters will receive a warm welcome despite England's recent hard-fought victory

  • Youth football: Bryant checks in as youngest

    Lee Bryant was inspired by the late Bobby Moore when he became the youngest player to turn out for an Albion youth team. Bryant was 13 years 221 days when he played in central defence for table-topping Seagulls in a 4-1 victory over Colchester in the

  • Snooker: Whirlwind blown away by Drago

    Tony Drago out-gunned Jimmy White to march into the last 16 of the British Open last night. The Maltese No. 1 came from 2-0 down to win 5-2 and send the fans' favourite crashing out before a packed house at the Brighton Centre. Earlier, Stephen Hendry

  • Challenge to restore Victorian house

    It may look like the house from hell but newly-weds Jonathan and Susie Skipper hope to turn it into their very own des res. The couple fell in love with the run-down Victorian terrace the moment they set eyes on it. Oblivious to the peeling paintwork,

  • No sympathy

    Regarding the burning of the caravan in Firle and the article in which gypsies defended their position (The Argus, November 10), I try very hard to be open-minded. But several years ago, we had travellers on vacant land at the back of our house. They

  • Senior Cup: MacDonald hits four in Reds romp

    Charlie MacDonald staged a successful return after a lengthy injury lay-off with a four-goal blast for Crawley Town last night. Making his first start since August 19, the former Charlton striker paved the way for a 7-1 demolition of Sussex County League

  • See the light

    Tony Sturley thinks a roundabout should replace the traffic lights on the main road through Rottingdean (Letters, November 6). Has he considered how drivers flowing east to west down the hill into Rottingdean are going to react knowing they are approaching

  • Youth darts: Stevie proves she's the world's best

    Stevie Riggs has become a world youth champion after fearing she'd lose her opening match. She defeated compatriot Sam Petchey 4-2 in the final of the Winmau Masters at Bridlington, then admitted: "I thought I'd get knocked out in the first round." Stevie

  • Lawful? My skin crawled

    My skin crawled when I read the letter by David Broughton (November 8). He accuses politicians of being hypocrites and says the September 11 attacks, although horrible, were a lawful act carried out by desperate people. To anyone with a shred of decency

  • Eastbourne kids get ID cards

    Identity cards are being introduced to combat under-age drinking, smoking and the sale of fireworks to youngsters. The Citizen Card, to be issued to all secondary schoolchildren in Eastbourne, will have to be produced to buy age-restricted products, which

  • Woman lay dead for a month

    A woman lay undiscovered in her home for more than a month after she was viciously battered to death, a court heard. Charmaine Dempsey, 48, was found by her daughter at her ground-floor flat in Ivory Walk, Bewbush, Crawley, in December last year. A jury

  • Blaze at workshop

    Farm machinery and a workshop were destroyed by fire in Barcombe early today. More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour at Mill Lane. Fire crews from stations including Haywards Heath, Turners Hill and East Grinstead managed to

  • How patronising

    My heartfelt thanks to Artrepublic owner Lawrence Alkin for exhibiting "artist" James Cauty's latest masterpiece depicting the destruction of Big Ben, World Trade Centre-style, to wake me up and make me aware of things. Newly awaken and aware, may I suggest

  • In the name of art?

    The pictures by James Cauty raise questions about what art is (The Argus, November 5). His images will have caused great offence to many of the survivors and to those who were affected by September 11. They should not be being used in this way in the

  • The Graduate, Theatre Royal, Brighton, until November 15 2003

    First, let us get the nudity issue out of the way. This is something that has been at the heart of all the publicity for this show every since Terry Johnson adapted the famous film of Charles Webb's novel for the stage. Past Mrs Robinsons who have bared