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  • Famous names for new buses

    A new fleet of double deckers will be keeping up a tradition in Brighton and Hove by carrying the name of a well-known locally-linked personality. Each vehicle will bear the name of a person who made a significant contribution to life in the city, nominated

  • Music: Bonnie Raitt, Brighton Dome, June 26

    In a career that has spanned three decades, Bonnie has sold more than 15 million albums. She has earned widespread critical acclaim as an expressive vocalist and formidable guitarist and won nine Grammy Awards in the process. Bonnie comes to Brighton

  • A wry look at Worthing

    Sentinel had the pleasure on Thursday evening of attending the Pavilion Theatre to hear a lecture on Mars by Sir Patrick Moore, who is 80. During a fascinating talk, Sir Patrick revealed how he once met Orville Wright, the first person to fly an aircraft

  • Villagers say no to futuristic flats

    A deal which could see a luxury seafront property transformed into a futuristic eight-storey block of flats has sparked fury in historic Rottingdean. Newly-elected parish councillor Harold Williams has found himself caught in the eye of the storm after

  • Baby joy for 'infertile' couple

    A woman gave birth to a baby girl four years after she was wrongly told her husband was infertile. Debra Sims, 38, fell pregnant after becoming the first woman to try a controversial new fertility treatment. She is now nursing a healthy daughter named

  • Memorial plaque for tragic Sarah

    A plaque in memory of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is to be unveiled ahead of the third anniversary of her death. The plaque will be fixed to a tree in front of the field on the A29 near Pulborough where her body was found. It will be put in place

  • Strike threat in pay dispute

    Staff at one of Sussex's biggest engineering firms could strike over a pay dispute. Members of the Amicus trade union called a ballot after a row with employer BOC Edwards. The firm produces high-tech vacuum pumps and employs more than 1,000 people at

  • Heaven Can Wait, Theatre Royal, Brighton, until June 28

    There is only one real star at the Theatre Royal this week and that is the music. Sure, the players are all excellent but it's the music that really counts in Heaven Can Wait, a tribute to the days when rock 'n' roll still had its innocence. The show

  • Speed limit joy

    Campaigners are celebrating after it was announced a speed limit will be reduced on a busy village road. West Sussex County Council is to reduce the 30mph restriction in Grinstead Lane, Lancing, by 10mph, following years of lobbying by Lancing Parish

  • Dog saved from fire

    A dog was rescued from a smoke-filled flat in Brighton last night. The occupants left their first-floor home with food cooking on the stove. Firefighters were called to the address in Upper Rock Gardens just after 6pm. They used a ladder to reach a window

  • Get real over waste, Greens told

    Greens opposing plans to create waste incinerators in Sussex have been told to get real and accept they are necessary. Lewes Green Party called on a planning inspector to tell Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council to draw up more

  • Thieves nabbed thanks to TV ID

    The number of crime suspects recognised by witnesses has almost doubled following the launch of a TV identification system. Gone are the days when witnesses or victims sat behind one-way viewing windows just feet from offenders. Victims, especially in

  • Alleyway support

    Residents have backed plans to close a network of alleyways on two council estates which are seen as a magnet for hooligans and vandals. Adur District Council consulted residents on the Mash Barn estate in Lancing and the Hamble Road area of Sompting

  • Sussex land huge windfall

    Sussex are celebrating a £40,000 windfall today after Twenty20 cricket pulled in the biggest crowd at Hove for four years last night. The county failed to qualify for finals day despite beating Kent by five wickets. But the 4,200 crowd took the aggregate

  • Albion drawn away in cup

    Albion have been drawn away to Bobby Zamora's old club Bristol Rovers in the first round of the League Cup, now sponsored by Carling instead of Worthington. The Seagulls make the trip to The Memorial Stadium to face last season's Third Division strugglers

  • Good clean fun

    To most people the word "bath" evokes images of a soak in a nice warm tub, with soothing bubbles and a glass of something nice. To the people of Adur, bathtime means a walk down a river bank, an energetic afternoon rowing and probably a wallow in the

  • Albion: Lee's move falls through

    David Lee is resigned to reporting back for pre-season training with Albion next week after missing out on a move to Cambridge United. The out-of-favour midfielder has failed in his bid to reach a financial settlement with the Seagulls over the year left

  • Match Report: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest crowd at the County Ground for nearly four years with their third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent was not enough to secure a place

  • Barman dies in hospital

    A Sussex barman has died four days after collapsing with a blood clot on his brain. Barman Colin Stewart, 32, of Hanbury Road, Haywards Heath, fell ill after a fight at the Esso garage in Franklyns Road, Haywards Heath, on Saturday shortly after midnight

  • Wait and see

    Parish councillor Harold Williams has caused a row in the historic village of Rottingdean by moving to sell a seafront site. There may now be an application for a futuristic, eight-storey block of flats on land behind the sea end of the High Street. Many

  • Potty reading

    There have been complaints from some children about the great length of the new Harry Potter book which has just gone on sale. But some readers have found that the much-prized book is shorter than they had wished because almost 100 pages are missing.

  • World words

    When French was introduced into junior schools in the late Sixties it failed to take off because there were not enough language teachers to go around. They were needed at secondary level. While some students arrived at secondary school with the basics

  • Youth Rugby: Title joy for Brighton boys

    Brighton Rugby Club under-11s boys capped their best ever season by becoming Sussex Champions and reaching the quarter finals of the National Cup at Twickenham. The team of Will Duffell, Kitto Onyett, Alexander Spurgeon, Charlie Malby, James Hawkins,

  • Fines work

    Mr Derrington and Mr Goodliff (Letters, June 17) missed the point about Brighton and Hove parking schemes. Given the increase in traffic year on year, it is simply not an option to allow a parking free-for-alI any longer. Regulations are aimed at making

  • Youth Cricket: Gatting on a run

    Joe Gatting scored 55 in just 39 balls as Sussex under-15s beat Hertfordshire by seven wickets. Gatting now has an impressive average of 80 after scoring 240 runs in four innings. Michael Norris (43) and Michael Thornely (23) also did well with an opening

  • Rocky choice

    The Deputy Prime Minister has called in the planning application for cliff repairs at Black Rock, Brighton, after the rockfalls (The Argus, June 17). That decision will cost at least £25,000 for the public inquiry and mean the continual closure of the

  • Branson backs second runway

    Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and union bosses have thrown their weight behind plans to create a new runway at Gatwick airport. The announcement has intensified debate just days before the deadline for public comments on the plans. It follows a proposal

  • Teachers' jobs under threat

    Teachers in Brighton and Hove are facing job cuts after a report revealed schools face a budget shortfall of more than £6 million. City schools could be forced to reduce staff numbers and cut back their hours to plug the gap in funding. Other cuts could

  • Republics do not serve people well

    Guy Fleming, from Worthing, (Letters, June 18) appears to have, or is not interested in having, a very limited knowledge of the history of Great Britain. This is evident in the way he criticises the British monarchy, in particular his callous and vindictive

  • Minister hears Olympic idea

    Moves to get Brighton and Hove involved in the Olympic Games received a friendly reception from Sports Minister Richard Caborn. Brighton and Hove City Council leader Ken Bodfish put his ideas about what could happen if the national bid is successful,

  • Council leader defends threat

    Council leader Sheila Player has said she was right to threaten an opposition councillor with being "removed" from a meeting. Five Conservative Worthing councillors marched out of an executive meeting when Councillor Player told Conservative councillor

  • War veteran dies

    A veteran of one of the most famous naval incidents of the 20th Century has died at the age of 84. Ron Morris, of Clapham, near Worthing, joined the Royal Navy in 1933 and took part in the Yangtse Incident, which was later turned into a film. During the

  • Home truths

    With the Russian president Vladimir Putin making a historic state visit to Britain this week, the first since the time of the Tsars, our government has a golden opportunity to influence Russia, especially in terms of its human rights record. Unfortunately

  • Crime plummets

    Police in Adur say crime has plummeted in the district during the past 12 months. Under plans introduced by Sussex chief constable Ken Jones, the district now has its own police force and in April there was 15 per cent less crime and 17 per cent more

  • Floral failure

    People overlooking a seafront public garden have voiced their disappointment over the floral display. Residents of Roberts Marine in West Parade, Worthing, were "very unhappy" about the planting, according to Councillor John Livermore, who lives near

  • Eyesore woe

    A town centre eyesore will continue to rot because of unviable cinema plans and costly compulsory purchase orders. Teville Gate shopping centre has a long and depressing history of failed attempts to redevelop it. After it was built in the Sixties, a

  • Pub chivalry

    A few days ago, whiIe out shopping in Brighton, I had the misfortune to trip over, badly cutting my face and bruising myself. This happened close to The Pressure Point Pub, on the corner of Richmond Place and Richmond Parade. I was helped inside where

  • Care revamp

    Durrington residents will get to hear about proposed changes to mental health services later this week. Health chiefs are holding a fourth public meeting to discuss their plans to modernise services in the Adur, Arun and Worthing areas. Plans include

  • Eubank truck towed away

    Chris Eubank's beloved monster truck seems to have finally met its match. The former boxing world champion recently boasted no tow lorries were big enough to take on his ten-wheel Peterbilt rig when parked illegally. However, the Hove-based celebrity

  • Albion drawn away in cup

    Albion have been drawn away to Bobby Zamora's old club Bristol Rovers in the first round of the League Cup, now sponsored by Carling instead of Worthington. The Seagulls make the trip to The Memorial Stadium to face last season's Third Division strugglers

  • Famous names for new buses

    A new fleet of double deckers will be keeping up a tradition in Brighton and Hove by carrying the name of a well-known locally-linked personality. Each vehicle will bear the name of a person who made a significant contribution to life in the city, nominated

  • Bingo hall set to make way for flats

    A popular Hove bingo hall could be demolished to make way for new retirement flats. Gala Bingo has confirmed its hall in Portland Road has been sold to developers McCarthy and Stone. The company wants to build 47 apartments for retired people in a £4

  • Buildings from a golden age

    During the public inquiry into the future of the Warnes Hotel site, there was consternation in some quarters when the phrase art deco was used. Protesters fighting plans for a block of retro-art deco apartments in this prime seafront location overlooking

  • Manhunt for girl's attacker

    Police have today offered a £10,000 reward to help snare a man who tried to kidnap an eight-year-old girl as she played. Detectives hope the move will lead them to the attacker more than a month after the attempted abduction in Bexhill. The girl was playing

  • Children back in swim

    Swimming lessons are back on a school's timetable a year after its pool burst. Thousands of gallons of water swept across the playground at Elm Grove School in Worthing in May last year after the pool liner split. Parents and staff at the school went

  • Old farm turned into pub

    A run-down farmhouse has been turned into a pub after undergoing a £500,000 facelift. The Farmhouse has been built around the derelict 150-year-old building in Purbeck Avenue, West Durrington, near Worthing. The Chapman Group has converted the building

  • Heaven Can Wait, Theatre Royal, Brighton, until June 28

    There is only one real star at the Theatre Royal this week and that is the music. Sure, the players are all excellent but it's the music that really counts in Heaven Can Wait, a tribute to the days when rock 'n' roll still had its innocence. The show

  • Job fear advice

    Help is being offered to Worthing computer workers fearing redundancy. Major South Coast electricity supplier Seeboard is set for operational changes following a take-over by London Electricity Group. The overhaul could mean more than 100 IT jobs, at

  • Safer swimming

    Swimmers could be segregated from surfers and other people taking part in water sports in a bid to make Adur's beaches safer. The move follows complaints to Adur District Council from bathers with safety concerns. A spokesman for the council said in its

  • Bingo hall set to make way for flats

    A popular Hove bingo hall could be demolished to make way for new retirement flats. Gala Bingo has confirmed its hall in Portland Road has been sold to developers McCarthy and Stone. The company wants to build 47 apartments for retired people in a £4

  • Hunt for the firm of the year

    The best of the best will be recognised at the Sussex Business Awards 2003 in a bid to find the company of the year. There are two best company trophies up for grabs and winners will have to demonstrate outstanding performance in one or more aspects of

  • Get real over waste, Greens told

    Greens opposing plans to create waste incinerators in Sussex have been told to get real and accept they are necessary. Lewes Green Party called on a planning inspector to tell Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council to draw up more

  • Tasty award

    Food lovers are being invited to nominate their favourite places to eat food from the Worthing area. The first 100 entries in the county-wide Good Taste Award will receive the Seasoned West Sussex guide, which is full of local recipes. The Good Taste

  • Thieves nabbed thanks to TV ID

    The number of crime suspects recognised by witnesses has almost doubled following the launch of a TV identification system. Gone are the days when witnesses or victims sat behind one-way viewing windows just feet from offenders. Victims, especially in

  • Alleyway support

    Residents have backed plans to close a network of alleyways on two council estates which are seen as a magnet for hooligans and vandals. Adur District Council consulted residents on the Mash Barn estate in Lancing and the Hamble Road area of Sompting

  • Teenager stabbed mum's lover

    A teenager faces jail after killing his mother's lover in a furious row sparked by a pea-shooter. Liam Ransom, 18, stabbed Scott Wadman, 24, who allegedly became violent when he was hit by a piece of paper fired at him. Trouble flared at the home in Gibbon

  • Recycling move

    Residents in Adur could be asked to fork out on increasing the amount of their rubbish that is composted. At present, residents buy garden waste sacks for £1.40 and then leave them outside with other rubbish on collection day. But council bosses want

  • Sussex land huge windfall

    Sussex are celebrating a £40,000 windfall today after Twenty20 cricket pulled in the biggest crowd at Hove for four years last night. The county failed to qualify for finals day despite beating Kent by five wickets. But the 4,200 crowd took the aggregate

  • Albion drawn away in cup

    Albion have been drawn away to Bobby Zamora's old club Bristol Rovers in the first round of the League Cup, now sponsored by Carling instead of Worthington. The Seagulls make the trip to The Memorial Stadium to face last season's Third Division strugglers

  • Albion: Lee's move falls through

    David Lee is resigned to reporting back for pre-season training with Albion next week after missing out on a move to Cambridge United. The out-of-favour midfielder has failed in his bid to reach a financial settlement with the Seagulls over the year left

  • Cyclists also pay to use the roads

    How predictable that as soon as another successful annual London to Brighton Bike Ride takes place, the Victor Meldrew Literacy Society has its annual bitch and moan. This time Roger Lee indulges, in my view, in vitriolic abuse and says cyclists should

  • Barman dies in hospital

    A Sussex barman has died four days after collapsing with a blood clot on his brain. Barman Colin Stewart, 32, of Hanbury Road, Haywards Heath, fell ill after a fight at the Esso garage in Franklyns Road, Haywards Heath, on Saturday shortly after midnight

  • Cricket: Voros shines as seconds win

    Sussex 2nd XI gained their first win in three one-day Trophy games by thrashing Surrey after some impressive bowling by Jason Voros and Paul Hutchison. Voros was the pick of the Sussex bowlers snapping up 4-22 and was ably assisted by Paul Hutchison who

  • See sense

    I am not a cyclist and go everywhere by car but surely Mr Lee must have seen the bike ride signs as he travelled around Brighton prior to the event? If his journey was only going to take 15 minutes, why didn't he either leave his car at home and walk

  • Lessons to be learnt

    Stanley Deason High School in east Brighton was a success when it opened almost 30 years ago under the leadership of John Werner. But in the nine years since he left, it has changed its name twice, been put in special measures, seen its numbers fall by

  • Football: Confusion reigns at Worthing

    Ryman League: Barry Lloyd takes Worthing's first training session of pre-season tomorrow amid growing confusion as to who is in charge at Woodside Road. Alan Pook, recently appointed as director of football, has revealed he is to be joint first team manager

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    I was shocked to hear County League champions Burgess Hill had sacked manager Danny Bloor. Why get rid of a man who has guided the club to the title by 21 points and promotion to the Southern League? I thought Bloor's partnership with Hill supremo Gary

  • World words

    When French was introduced into junior schools in the late Sixties it failed to take off because there were not enough language teachers to go around. They were needed at secondary level. While some students arrived at secondary school with the basics

  • No help here

    In a desperate bid to be heard, I'm hoping that The Argus will find my plight as unbelievable and unjust as I do. My partner and I are living, to put it nicely, in squalor for £100 per week. We are unable to pay so are in arrears and expect to leave.

  • Youth Tennis: Bede's are tops

    St Bede's under-18s boys are the new Sussex County Independent Schools Champions. The team of Ashley Evans, Dale Evans, Andrew Lait and Adam Hassan beat teams from Ardingly College, Brighton College and Eastbourne College to claim the title. The team

  • Branson backs second runway

    Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and union bosses have thrown their weight behind plans to create a new runway at Gatwick airport. The announcement has intensified debate just days before the deadline for public comments on the plans. It follows a proposal

  • Republics do not serve people well

    Guy Fleming, from Worthing, (Letters, June 18) appears to have, or is not interested in having, a very limited knowledge of the history of Great Britain. This is evident in the way he criticises the British monarchy, in particular his callous and vindictive

  • Parade tribute to dead troops

    A city is in mourning today after six West Sussex-trained Military Police officers were killed in Iraq. Chichester is home to the Roussillon Barracks, where members of the Royal Military Police, known as the Redcaps, are stationed. The Army said a planned

  • Graffiti clean-up of boxes

    Eyesore roadside boxes covered with graffiti are to be removed after pressure from The Argus. Communications firm NTL has hundreds of boxes dotted around Worthing but has done little to clear the multi-coloured assortment of graffiti 'tags' they attract

  • Branson backs second runway

    Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and union bosses have thrown their weight behind plans to create a new runway at Gatwick airport. The announcement has intensified debate just days before the deadline for public comments on the plans. It follows a proposal

  • MP calls for rail not road scheme

    Transport chiefs have been told to scrap plans for a controversial Sussex road scheme and spend the cash on better train services instead. Lewes MP Norman Baker said a multi-million pound project to build a dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate

  • Bringing in the orders

    ROCC, the Brighton-based computer services company, has announced its IT services and network solutions division won more than £1m of business in the last quarter. It received orders from a variety of organisations, including local government, software

  • Competitor bought out

    Fireco, the Brighton-based fire safety equipment manufacturer, has bought all the shares in one of its competitors. The company, which makes the acoustically-activated fire-door release device, Dorgard, has purchased the shares in The Network Group (TNG

  • Cash to help small firms

    East and West Sussex are among key areas targeted by a new scheme to help small business. The South-East Growth Fund (SEGF) provides risk capital to small businesses who can demonstrate an ability to grow quickly. The fund has a limit of £250,000 for

  • Gun fired in attack

    Two shots were fired during a brutal attack on a man after a boxing match. A 34-year-old was beaten and kicked at the Effingham Park Hotel in Copthorne, near Crawley, at about 1am on Saturday. Neither of the bullets hit the man. Violence flared following

  • Confusion reigns at Worthing

    Barry Lloyd takes Worthing's first training session of pre-season tomorrow amid growing confusion as to who is in charge at Woodside Road. Alan Pook, recently appointed as director of football, has revealed he is to be joint first team manager with Lloyd

  • Council leader defends threat

    Council leader Sheila Player has said she was right to threaten an opposition councillor with being "removed" from a meeting. Five Conservative Worthing councillors marched out of an executive meeting when Councillor Player told Conservative councillor

  • Musical tribute

    A pillar of the music scene in Worthing will be remembered at a special concert. Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra and Worthing Philharmonic Choir are staging the concert in honour of Celia Martin at the town's Assembly Hall in Stoke Abbott Road on Sunday

  • Travellers action

    Moves to create a campsite for travellers could put an end to unwanted visits at parks and public areas. Worthing Borough Council's executive agreed to a partnership bid with West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council for funding to build a

  • Forgotten kids

    As this, the European Year for Disabled People, slips by unnoticed and uncelebrated by the so-called "inclusive" city of Brighton and Hove, I am writing to highlight some of the hardships faced by parents of disabled children this summer. Many parents

  • War veteran dies

    A veteran of one of the most famous naval incidents of the 20th Century has died at the age of 84. Ron Morris, of Clapham, near Worthing, joined the Royal Navy in 1933 and took part in the Yangtse Incident, which was later turned into a film. During the

  • Home truths

    With the Russian president Vladimir Putin making a historic state visit to Britain this week, the first since the time of the Tsars, our government has a golden opportunity to influence Russia, especially in terms of its human rights record. Unfortunately

  • Eyesore woe

    A town centre eyesore will continue to rot because of unviable cinema plans and costly compulsory purchase orders. Teville Gate shopping centre has a long and depressing history of failed attempts to redevelop it. After it was built in the Sixties, a

  • Distraction

    It seems incredible that when there is so much in this country that needs urgent attention such as badly run railways, a malfunctioning health service, falling educational standards, badly thought out constitutional changes, dubious reasons for sending

  • Fair trade call

    Campaigners are to meet MPs to demand fair trade. Worthing World Development Movement Group (WWDGM) will gather at the Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, to urge Peter Bottomley (West Worthing) and Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) to help make international

  • Albion: Lee's move falls through

    David Lee is resigned to reporting back for pre-season training with Albion next week after missing out on a move to Cambridge United. The out-of-favour midfielder has failed in his bid to reach a financial settlement with the Seagulls over the year left

  • Albion drawn away in cup

    Albion have been drawn away to Bobby Zamora's old club Bristol Rovers in the first round of the League Cup, now sponsored by Carling instead of Worthington. The Seagulls make the trip to The Memorial Stadium to face last season's Third Division strugglers

  • June 24: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest County Ground crowd for nearly four years with a third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent, however, was not enough to secure a place

  • We let our kids do the decorating

    Trevor and Lynn Day let their daughters transform their home for a TV makeover show - and came back to find a Jackson Pollock-style explosion of paint splats. Bright colours were liberally splashed over the lounge walls, floor, ceiling and furniture.

  • Youth Rugby: Title joy for Brighton boys

    Brighton Rugby Club under-11s boys capped their best ever season by becoming Sussex Champions and reaching the quarter finals of the National Cup at Twickenham. The team of Will Duffell, Kitto Onyett, Alexander Spurgeon, Charlie Malby, James Hawkins,

  • Fines work

    Mr Derrington and Mr Goodliff (Letters, June 17) missed the point about Brighton and Hove parking schemes. Given the increase in traffic year on year, it is simply not an option to allow a parking free-for-alI any longer. Regulations are aimed at making

  • Youth Cricket: Gatting on a run

    Joe Gatting scored 55 in just 39 balls as Sussex under-15s beat Hertfordshire by seven wickets. Gatting now has an impressive average of 80 after scoring 240 runs in four innings. Michael Norris (43) and Michael Thornely (23) also did well with an opening

  • Rocky choice

    The Deputy Prime Minister has called in the planning application for cliff repairs at Black Rock, Brighton, after the rockfalls (The Argus, June 17). That decision will cost at least £25,000 for the public inquiry and mean the continual closure of the

  • Teachers' jobs under threat

    Teachers in Brighton and Hove are facing job cuts after a report revealed schools face a budget shortfall of more than £6 million. City schools could be forced to reduce staff numbers and cut back their hours to plug the gap in funding. Other cuts could

  • Memorial plaque for tragic Sarah

    A plaque in memory of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is to be unveiled ahead of the third anniversary of her death. The plaque will be fixed to a tree in front of the field on the A29 near Pulborough where her body was found. It will be put in place

  • Whiting attack case adjourned

    A man accused of attacking Sarah Payne's killer Roy Whiting in prison has appeared in court. Rickie Tregaskis, 34, appeared before Leeds magistrates yesterday charged with wounding with intent. Whiting was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for the murder

  • Shop site to be redeveloped

    A prime town centre site in Worthing is finally being redeveloped after months of legal battles. The former Landmark furniture shop in Chapel Road, which has been the focal point of numerous court hearings, council meetings and demonstrations, is being

  • Artillery shells found in garage

    A Royal Navy bomb squad was called in after shells were found in a garage in Worthing. Two six-inch-long rounds, thought to be souvenirs from the First World War, were discovered by a man clearing out the garage in Southfields Road yesterday afternoon

  • Minister hears Olympic idea

    Moves to get Brighton and Hove involved in the Olympic Games received a friendly reception from Sports Minister Richard Caborn. Brighton and Hove City Council leader Ken Bodfish put his ideas about what could happen if the national bid is successful,

  • Barman dies in hospital

    A Mid Sussex barman has died four days after collapsing with a blood clot on his brain. Barman Colin Stewart, 32, of Hanbury Road, Haywards Heath, fell ill after a fight at the Esso garage in Franklyns Road, Haywards Heath, on Saturday shortly after midnight

  • Between You And Me, by Vanora Leigh

    I've just joined a new club, new to me that is. I more than fulfil all the conditions for membership (well, one condition actually) and how I wish I didn't. Groucho Marx was right when he said he didn't want to belong to any club that would have him.

  • 'Robin Hood' attack trial

    A knife collector nicknamed Robin Hood because he wears medieval-style clothes attacked his neighbour with a 3ft sword in a noise nuisance row, a court heard. Edward McDonald stormed round to Thomas Blackman's home and partially sliced through his arm

  • Moore on Mars

    Sir Patrick Moore, probably the most influential astronomer of the 20th Century, visited Worthing's Pavilion theatre last week as part of a lecture tour to mark his 80th birthday. Sir Patrick is by his own admission no academic but his boyish enthusiasm

  • Safety first

    A sports and swimming centre has scooped a prestigious safety award. Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre has been awarded one of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2003. The merit award

  • Crime plummets

    Police in Adur say crime has plummeted in the district during the past 12 months. Under plans introduced by Sussex chief constable Ken Jones, the district now has its own police force and in April there was 15 per cent less crime and 17 per cent more

  • Floral failure

    People overlooking a seafront public garden have voiced their disappointment over the floral display. Residents of Roberts Marine in West Parade, Worthing, were "very unhappy" about the planting, according to Councillor John Livermore, who lives near

  • Listen up

    It amazes me that no one at Brighton and Hove City Council seems to be listening to the plight of the ordinary people anymore. I have written numerous letters to The Argus but which seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the council is concerned. When is

  • Subbuteo star will battle the best

    Teacher Shaun Allison hopes to wow his pupils by returning from the summer holidays a football champion. But at the age of 32, the father-of-three is not hoping to secure a high-profile transfer away from the classroom. For his bid for glory will take

  • Pub chivalry

    A few days ago, whiIe out shopping in Brighton, I had the misfortune to trip over, badly cutting my face and bruising myself. This happened close to The Pressure Point Pub, on the corner of Richmond Place and Richmond Parade. I was helped inside where

  • Butane warning

    Four out of five shops selling butane gas in Worthing illegally serve it to children. Trading standards officers used a 14-year-old girl in random checks at the shops. The lighter refills should only be sold to over-18s. Officials said they were concerned

  • Harry Potter and the missing pages

    Harry Potter fans say publishers of his latest adventure have lost the plot and ruined months of eager anticipation. The latest book - Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - hit the shelves at the weekend, clocking up sales of almost 1.8 million

  • Write off

    I received a card from the Post Office telling me to go to the sorting office as there was a letter that had £1.20 to pay. I duly went and paid the sum to get my letter. I found it was from a company which forgot to pay the 20p postage. The other £1 was

  • Care revamp

    Durrington residents will get to hear about proposed changes to mental health services later this week. Health chiefs are holding a fourth public meeting to discuss their plans to modernise services in the Adur, Arun and Worthing areas. Plans include

  • Pink pursuit

    Brighton's Royal Pavilion has, of course, been bathed in coloured light before and it would be good to be able to mark special events in this way again in the future. There are some technical problems to overcome and it may be that the existing floodlights

  • Eubank truck towed away

    Chris Eubank's beloved monster truck seems to have finally met its match. The former boxing world champion recently boasted no tow lorries were big enough to take on his ten-wheel Peterbilt rig when parked illegally. However, the Hove-based celebrity

  • Almost the capital of cool

    Impressed tourists have voted The Lanes in Brighton the second coolest place to visit in Britain. The area was more popular than attractions such as Windsor Castle, Soho, Stonehenge, the Tate Modern and Edinburgh. Only the London Eye had more fans, taking

  • Manhunt for girl's attacker

    Police have today offered a £10,000 reward to help snare a man who tried to kidnap an eight-year-old girl as she played. Detectives hope the move will lead them to the attacker more than a month after the attempted abduction in Bexhill. The girl was playing

  • Tragedy of soldier's cliffs death

    A man who drove his car off cliffs at a Sussex beauty spot may have become disillusioned with Army life. Oliver Ashby-Carter, 21, of High Street, Uckfield, had been excited about life in the Forces. But his former stepfather Len Ashby, a member of Uckfield

  • Music: Bonnie Raitt, Brighton Dome, June 26

    In a career that has spanned three decades, Bonnie has sold more than 15 million albums. She has earned widespread critical acclaim as an expressive vocalist and formidable guitarist and won nine Grammy Awards in the process. Bonnie comes to Brighton

  • Hart Beat with Ian Hart

    As soon as I saw one of the posters for the coming Billy Smart's Circus, I succumbed to a wave of nostalgia. Remembering those halcyon days when circuses used to come to Worthing Rugby Club in Castle Road. Chipperfields, Roberts Brothers, Hoffmans and

  • A wry look at Worthing

    Sentinel had the pleasure on Thursday evening of attending the Pavilion Theatre to hear a lecture on Mars by Sir Patrick Moore, who is 80. During a fascinating talk, Sir Patrick revealed how he once met Orville Wright, the first person to fly an aircraft

  • Villagers say no to futuristic flats

    A deal which could see a luxury seafront property transformed into a futuristic eight-storey block of flats has sparked fury in historic Rottingdean. Newly-elected parish councillor Harold Williams has found himself caught in the eye of the storm after

  • Baby joy for 'infertile' couple

    A woman gave birth to a baby girl four years after she was wrongly told her husband was infertile. Debra Sims, 38, fell pregnant after becoming the first woman to try a controversial new fertility treatment. She is now nursing a healthy daughter named

  • Memorial plaque for tragic Sarah

    A plaque in memory of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is to be unveiled ahead of the third anniversary of her death. The plaque will be fixed to a tree in front of the field on the A29 near Pulborough where her body was found. It will be put in place

  • Vandals shut country car park

    A West Sussex car park plagued by vandalism has been closed. Conservationists have shut the site at Fairmile on the A29 at Madehurst, near Arundel, because of "ongoing inappropriate use". A spokeswoman for the Sussex Downs Conservation Board said: "For

  • Strike threat in pay dispute

    Staff at one of Sussex's biggest engineering firms could strike over a pay dispute. Members of the Amicus trade union called a ballot after a row with employer BOC Edwards. The firm produces high-tech vacuum pumps and employs more than 1,000 people at

  • Speed limit joy

    Campaigners are celebrating after it was announced a speed limit will be reduced on a busy village road. West Sussex County Council is to reduce the 30mph restriction in Grinstead Lane, Lancing, by 10mph, following years of lobbying by Lancing Parish

  • Whiting attack case adjourned

    A man accused of attacking Sarah Payne's killer Roy Whiting in prison has appeared in court. Rickie Tregaskis, 34, appeared before Leeds magistrates yesterday charged with wounding with intent. Whiting was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for the murder

  • Home milestone

    A milestone for a nursing home will be tinged with sadness. Elton Lodge, in Selden Road, Worthing, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a garden fete on July 5. But staff and residents are still mourning the death earlier this year of the homes owner

  • Couple reunited with lost wedding gifts

    A couple who tried to book their old honeymoon suite to celebrate their first anniversary got an unexpected bonus - some of their uncollected wedding presents. When Sarah and Stuart Kempton called The Brighton Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton, to make the

  • Dog saved from fire

    A dog was rescued from a smoke-filled flat in Brighton last night. The occupants left their first-floor home with food cooking on the stove. Firefighters were called to the address in Upper Rock Gardens just after 6pm. They used a ladder to reach a window

  • Healthy designs

    A health spa, cafe and upgraded gym are just some of ways design students would redevelop Worthing's Aquarena swimming complex. The budding designers from Worthing's Northbrook College have been given the chance to have their say about what they would

  • Arrows to fly in

    The Red Arrows will get the new-look Worthing seafront festival off to a spectacular start. The world-famous aerobatic team will be put through its paces on the afternoon of Friday, July 25, followed by a fireworks display in the evening from the end

  • Hospital DJ marks 30 years on air

    David Vickery is celebrating 30 years behind the microphone as a hospital radio DJ. Since 1973, he has regularly entertained listeners tuning in to Southlands Hospital radio in Shoreham. The hospital has always been a big part in Mr Vickery's life as

  • Match Report: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest County Ground crowd for nearly four years with a third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent, however, was not enough to secure a place

  • Good clean fun

    To most people the word "bath" evokes images of a soak in a nice warm tub, with soothing bubbles and a glass of something nice. To the people of Adur, bathtime means a walk down a river bank, an energetic afternoon rowing and probably a wallow in the

  • Match Report: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest crowd at the County Ground for nearly four years with their third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent was not enough to secure a place

  • Basketball: Nurse gets help

    Nick Nurse has teamed up with one of his former assistants to mastermind Brighton Bears busiest season yet. Nurse has confirmed Graham Wilson will be working as his assistant for the new campaign. He replaces Steve Swanson, who has taken charge of Scottish

  • Table talk

    Rob Gasson was booed off stage at Komedia (The Argus, June 14) because his behaviour was, I think, wholly inappropriate and rude. Part of the entertainment on a comedy night is audience participation but it seems some present did not fully understand

  • Wait and see

    Parish councillor Harold Williams has caused a row in the historic village of Rottingdean by moving to sell a seafront site. There may now be an application for a futuristic, eight-storey block of flats on land behind the sea end of the High Street. Many

  • He lost it

    The arrogance of Mark Little's response in justifying his aggressive actions at Komedia disappoint but do not surprise me. The man seems to have the maturity of a "gold fish" himself. Having seen much comedy around the country, I have never witnessed

  • Potty reading

    There have been complaints from some children about the great length of the new Harry Potter book which has just gone on sale. But some readers have found that the much-prized book is shorter than they had wished because almost 100 pages are missing.

  • Youth Athletics: Kids hit new heights

    The Brighton Primary Schools Championships at Withdean Stadium were bigger and better than ever. Over 1,200 children from 21 primary schools took part in the annual competition which has been run by Dorothy Stringer School for the last three years. Schools

  • Youth Swimming: Emma breaks butterfly best

    Emma Eaves, 12, broke the Southern Counties Championship record for the 100m butterfly at Crystal Palace. She was one of four members from Brighton Swimming Club to qualify for the National Championships which start on July 27 in Sheffield. Eaves set

  • Tragedy of soldier's cliffs death

    A man who drove his car off cliffs at a Sussex beauty spot may have become disillusioned with Army life. Oliver Ashby-Carter, 21, of High Street, Uckfield, had been excited about life in the Forces. But his former stepfather Len Ashby, a member of Uckfield

  • Bingo hall set to make way for flats

    A popular Hove bingo hall could be demolished to make way for new retirement flats. Gala Bingo has confirmed its hall in Portland Road has been sold to developers McCarthy and Stone. The company wants to build 47 apartments for retired people in a £4

  • Buildings from a golden age

    During the public inquiry into the future of the Warnes Hotel site, there was consternation in some quarters when the phrase art deco was used. Protesters fighting plans for a block of retro-art deco apartments in this prime seafront location overlooking

  • Hart Beat with Ian Hart

    As soon as I saw one of the posters for the coming Billy Smart's Circus, I succumbed to a wave of nostalgia. Remembering those halcyon days when circuses used to come to Worthing Rugby Club in Castle Road. Chipperfields, Roberts Brothers, Hoffmans and

  • Job fear advice

    Help is being offered to Worthing computer workers fearing redundancy. Major South Coast electricity supplier Seeboard is set for operational changes following a take-over by London Electricity Group. The overhaul could mean more than 100 IT jobs, at

  • Whiting attack case adjourned

    A man accused of attacking Sarah Payne's killer Roy Whiting in prison has appeared in court. Rickie Tregaskis, 34, appeared before Leeds magistrates yesterday charged with wounding with intent. Whiting was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for the murder

  • Home milestone

    A milestone for a nursing home will be tinged with sadness. Elton Lodge, in Selden Road, Worthing, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a garden fete on July 5. But staff and residents are still mourning the death earlier this year of the homes owner

  • Couple reunited with lost wedding gifts

    A couple who tried to book their old honeymoon suite to celebrate their first anniversary got an unexpected bonus - some of their uncollected wedding presents. When Sarah and Stuart Kempton called The Brighton Hotel in Kings Road, Brighton, to make the

  • Safer swimming

    Swimmers could be segregated from surfers and other people taking part in water sports in a bid to make Adur's beaches safer. The move follows complaints to Adur District Council from bathers with safety concerns. A spokesman for the council said in its

  • Bingo hall set to make way for flats

    A popular Hove bingo hall could be demolished to make way for new retirement flats. Gala Bingo has confirmed its hall in Portland Road has been sold to developers McCarthy and Stone. The company wants to build 47 apartments for retired people in a £4

  • Healthy designs

    A health spa, cafe and upgraded gym are just some of ways design students would redevelop Worthing's Aquarena swimming complex. The budding designers from Worthing's Northbrook College have been given the chance to have their say about what they would

  • Hunt for the firm of the year

    The best of the best will be recognised at the Sussex Business Awards 2003 in a bid to find the company of the year. There are two best company trophies up for grabs and winners will have to demonstrate outstanding performance in one or more aspects of

  • Arrows to fly in

    The Red Arrows will get the new-look Worthing seafront festival off to a spectacular start. The world-famous aerobatic team will be put through its paces on the afternoon of Friday, July 25, followed by a fireworks display in the evening from the end

  • Tasty award

    Food lovers are being invited to nominate their favourite places to eat food from the Worthing area. The first 100 entries in the county-wide Good Taste Award will receive the Seasoned West Sussex guide, which is full of local recipes. The Good Taste

  • Hospital DJ marks 30 years on air

    David Vickery is celebrating 30 years behind the microphone as a hospital radio DJ. Since 1973, he has regularly entertained listeners tuning in to Southlands Hospital radio in Shoreham. The hospital has always been a big part in Mr Vickery's life as

  • Teenager stabbed mum's lover

    A teenager faces jail after killing his mother's lover in a furious row sparked by a pea-shooter. Liam Ransom, 18, stabbed Scott Wadman, 24, who allegedly became violent when he was hit by a piece of paper fired at him. Trouble flared at the home in Gibbon

  • Recycling move

    Residents in Adur could be asked to fork out on increasing the amount of their rubbish that is composted. At present, residents buy garden waste sacks for £1.40 and then leave them outside with other rubbish on collection day. But council bosses want

  • Match Report: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest County Ground crowd for nearly four years with a third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent, however, was not enough to secure a place

  • Cyclists also pay to use the roads

    How predictable that as soon as another successful annual London to Brighton Bike Ride takes place, the Victor Meldrew Literacy Society has its annual bitch and moan. This time Roger Lee indulges, in my view, in vitriolic abuse and says cyclists should

  • Basketball: Nurse gets help

    Nick Nurse has teamed up with one of his former assistants to mastermind Brighton Bears busiest season yet. Nurse has confirmed Graham Wilson will be working as his assistant for the new campaign. He replaces Steve Swanson, who has taken charge of Scottish

  • Cricket: Voros shines as seconds win

    Sussex 2nd XI gained their first win in three one-day Trophy games by thrashing Surrey after some impressive bowling by Jason Voros and Paul Hutchison. Voros was the pick of the Sussex bowlers snapping up 4-22 and was ably assisted by Paul Hutchison who

  • See sense

    I am not a cyclist and go everywhere by car but surely Mr Lee must have seen the bike ride signs as he travelled around Brighton prior to the event? If his journey was only going to take 15 minutes, why didn't he either leave his car at home and walk

  • Lessons to be learnt

    Stanley Deason High School in east Brighton was a success when it opened almost 30 years ago under the leadership of John Werner. But in the nine years since he left, it has changed its name twice, been put in special measures, seen its numbers fall by

  • Football: Confusion reigns at Worthing

    Ryman League: Barry Lloyd takes Worthing's first training session of pre-season tomorrow amid growing confusion as to who is in charge at Woodside Road. Alan Pook, recently appointed as director of football, has revealed he is to be joint first team manager

  • Table talk

    Rob Gasson was booed off stage at Komedia (The Argus, June 14) because his behaviour was, I think, wholly inappropriate and rude. Part of the entertainment on a comedy night is audience participation but it seems some present did not fully understand

  • Comment: Ian Hart

    I was shocked to hear County League champions Burgess Hill had sacked manager Danny Bloor. Why get rid of a man who has guided the club to the title by 21 points and promotion to the Southern League? I thought Bloor's partnership with Hill supremo Gary

  • He lost it

    The arrogance of Mark Little's response in justifying his aggressive actions at Komedia disappoint but do not surprise me. The man seems to have the maturity of a "gold fish" himself. Having seen much comedy around the country, I have never witnessed

  • Youth Athletics: Kids hit new heights

    The Brighton Primary Schools Championships at Withdean Stadium were bigger and better than ever. Over 1,200 children from 21 primary schools took part in the annual competition which has been run by Dorothy Stringer School for the last three years. Schools

  • Youth Swimming: Emma breaks butterfly best

    Emma Eaves, 12, broke the Southern Counties Championship record for the 100m butterfly at Crystal Palace. She was one of four members from Brighton Swimming Club to qualify for the National Championships which start on July 27 in Sheffield. Eaves set

  • No help here

    In a desperate bid to be heard, I'm hoping that The Argus will find my plight as unbelievable and unjust as I do. My partner and I are living, to put it nicely, in squalor for £100 per week. We are unable to pay so are in arrears and expect to leave.

  • Youth Tennis: Bede's are tops

    St Bede's under-18s boys are the new Sussex County Independent Schools Champions. The team of Ashley Evans, Dale Evans, Andrew Lait and Adam Hassan beat teams from Ardingly College, Brighton College and Eastbourne College to claim the title. The team

  • MP calls for rail not road scheme

    Transport chiefs have been told to scrap plans for a controversial Sussex road scheme and spend the cash on better train services instead. Lewes MP Norman Baker said a multi-million pound project to build a dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate

  • Bringing in the orders

    ROCC, the Brighton-based computer services company, has announced its IT services and network solutions division won more than £1m of business in the last quarter. It received orders from a variety of organisations, including local government, software

  • Competitor bought out

    Fireco, the Brighton-based fire safety equipment manufacturer, has bought all the shares in one of its competitors. The company, which makes the acoustically-activated fire-door release device, Dorgard, has purchased the shares in The Network Group (TNG

  • Cash to help small firms

    East and West Sussex are among key areas targeted by a new scheme to help small business. The South-East Growth Fund (SEGF) provides risk capital to small businesses who can demonstrate an ability to grow quickly. The fund has a limit of £250,000 for

  • Between You And Me, by Vanora Leigh

    I've just joined a new club, new to me that is. I more than fulfil all the conditions for membership (well, one condition actually) and how I wish I didn't. Groucho Marx was right when he said he didn't want to belong to any club that would have him.

  • 'Robin Hood' attack trial

    A knife collector nicknamed Robin Hood because he wears medieval-style clothes attacked his neighbour with a 3ft sword in a noise nuisance row, a court heard. Edward McDonald stormed round to Thomas Blackman's home and partially sliced through his arm

  • Moore on Mars

    Sir Patrick Moore, probably the most influential astronomer of the 20th Century, visited Worthing's Pavilion theatre last week as part of a lecture tour to mark his 80th birthday. Sir Patrick is by his own admission no academic but his boyish enthusiasm

  • Musical tribute

    A pillar of the music scene in Worthing will be remembered at a special concert. Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra and Worthing Philharmonic Choir are staging the concert in honour of Celia Martin at the town's Assembly Hall in Stoke Abbott Road on Sunday

  • Safety first

    A sports and swimming centre has scooped a prestigious safety award. Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre has been awarded one of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2003. The merit award

  • Travellers action

    Moves to create a campsite for travellers could put an end to unwanted visits at parks and public areas. Worthing Borough Council's executive agreed to a partnership bid with West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council for funding to build a

  • Forgotten kids

    As this, the European Year for Disabled People, slips by unnoticed and uncelebrated by the so-called "inclusive" city of Brighton and Hove, I am writing to highlight some of the hardships faced by parents of disabled children this summer. Many parents

  • Listen up

    It amazes me that no one at Brighton and Hove City Council seems to be listening to the plight of the ordinary people anymore. I have written numerous letters to The Argus but which seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the council is concerned. When is

  • Butane warning

    Four out of five shops selling butane gas in Worthing illegally serve it to children. Trading standards officers used a 14-year-old girl in random checks at the shops. The lighter refills should only be sold to over-18s. Officials said they were concerned

  • Harry Potter and the missing pages

    Harry Potter fans say publishers of his latest adventure have lost the plot and ruined months of eager anticipation. The latest book - Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - hit the shelves at the weekend, clocking up sales of almost 1.8 million

  • Distraction

    It seems incredible that when there is so much in this country that needs urgent attention such as badly run railways, a malfunctioning health service, falling educational standards, badly thought out constitutional changes, dubious reasons for sending

  • Fair trade call

    Campaigners are to meet MPs to demand fair trade. Worthing World Development Movement Group (WWDGM) will gather at the Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, to urge Peter Bottomley (West Worthing) and Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) to help make international

  • Write off

    I received a card from the Post Office telling me to go to the sorting office as there was a letter that had £1.20 to pay. I duly went and paid the sum to get my letter. I found it was from a company which forgot to pay the 20p postage. The other £1 was

  • Pink pursuit

    Brighton's Royal Pavilion has, of course, been bathed in coloured light before and it would be good to be able to mark special events in this way again in the future. There are some technical problems to overcome and it may be that the existing floodlights

  • Albion: Lee's move falls through

    David Lee is resigned to reporting back for pre-season training with Albion next week after missing out on a move to Cambridge United. The out-of-favour midfielder has failed in his bid to reach a financial settlement with the Seagulls over the year left

  • June 24: Sussex v Kent

    It was standing room only at Hove and Sussex did their bit to reward the biggest County Ground crowd for nearly four years with a third successive win in the Twenty20 Cup. Their five wicket victory over Kent, however, was not enough to secure a place

  • We let our kids do the decorating

    Trevor and Lynn Day let their daughters transform their home for a TV makeover show - and came back to find a Jackson Pollock-style explosion of paint splats. Bright colours were liberally splashed over the lounge walls, floor, ceiling and furniture.

  • Almost the capital of cool

    Impressed tourists have voted The Lanes in Brighton the second coolest place to visit in Britain. The area was more popular than attractions such as Windsor Castle, Soho, Stonehenge, the Tate Modern and Edinburgh. Only the London Eye had more fans, taking

  • Manhunt for girl's attacker

    Police have today offered a £10,000 reward to help snare a man who tried to kidnap an eight-year-old girl as she played. Detectives hope the move will lead them to the attacker more than a month after the attempted abduction in Bexhill. The girl was playing

  • TUC says second runway is vital

    Trade union bosses has thrown its weight behind plans to create a new runway at Gatwick airport. The TUC says new runways should be built at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stanstead to secure tens of thousands of jobs and keep the UK at the heart of air travel