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  • Battle to appear on 'Brightonopoly' board

    The race is hotting up to fill the most expensive plot on Brighton and Hove's Monopoly board. The Palace Pier, The Grand hotel and the Royal Pavilion are battling it out to secure the top spot, traditionally occupied by Mayfair. Based on a public poll

  • Travel firm bans all-male groups

    A Sussex-based tour operator is banning all-male groups from its holiday homes in Portugal during next year's European football championships. Pitch invasions and racist chanting at recent international matches have led to European football governing

  • Teacher's Jesus gun scare

    A Sunday school teacher sparked a gun scare when she set off a firework outside her church to tell the story of Jesus's ascent into heaven. People living near St Mary's Church in Kemp Town, Brighton, called the police when they heard what sounded like

  • Charles makes a cock-up

    The Prince of Wales raised a few laughs at the South of England show when he mistook a cockerel for a hen. Prince Charles asked Mary Cogram, 71, a committee member of the Arun Valley Poultry Fanciers' Society, whether the chicken she was holding was a

  • M25 victim's workmate punched PC

    A travel agent assaulted a police officer while drowning his sorrows after the deaths of three Justin Timberlake fans in a road crash, a court heard. Former Surrey police constable Simon Shaw, 28, of Highfield Court, Furness Green, Crawley, lost one of

  • Car spun out of control, inquest told

    A passenger was killed after the car he was travelling in spun out of control. Paul Greenaway, 40, of Maple Drive, Burgess Hill, died of head injuries, an inquest at Haywards Heath Town Hall heard yesterday. Mr Greenaway was in a Lancia Prisma with his

  • When's Zamora going to Premiership

    Bobby Zamora could be forgiven for feeling a little left out as the England under-21s prepare for Tuesday's European Championship qualifier with Slovakia. He is the only member of the squad from a club outside the top two divisions. Several close friends

  • A helping of bad news

    Meals on wheels is a vital service for thousands of elderly and disabled people in Sussex. It provides them with a guaranteed hot meal once a day in the comfort of their own homes. There is little doubt these cheap and nutritious meals enable many people

  • Motorsport: Heal tribute to ex-colleague

    Dave Heal has paid a special tribute to his friend and former team-mate David Jefferies who was killed last week while practising for the Isle of Man TT races. Jefferies, a nine-times TT winner and the outright lap record holder, was killed last Thursday

  • Peat plans

    Regarding the passing of the proposed plans for a peat processing plant at Shoreham Harbour (The Argus, May 29). The good news is it will create 50 jobs in the area. Unfortunately, the interest in the celebrities living in the Western Esplanade overlooked

  • Poor attitude

    Has democracy in Britain already wittered away? I am referring to two planning decisions made by the Adur Council's Planning Committee. I objected by letter to the aggregate bagging operations by United Marine Aggregates (UMA) in Shoreham Harbour. The

  • Home Truths, by Jacqui Bealing

    The steps into the castle tower looked narrow, dark, dank, dangerous - and very inviting to my husband. "Come on," he said. Our five-year-old, Eve, didn't need further prompting and was soon past the first bend. But I held back. "We can't take the baby

  • Pub surfers do it without wires

    If you've ever fancied working or surfing the internet while supping a pint of your favourite brew, four Brighton bars have just made it that little bit easier. Thanks to wireless technology you can now pop in, flip open your laptop and trawl the internet

  • Chris Adams: Sussex blessed with outgrounds

    An increasing number of county clubs are turning their back on outgrounds to concentrate on playing home matches at their headquarters. I have to say I find that one of the more disappointing trends in the modern game. Of course it makes financial sense

  • Brooker faces ultimate test

    Departing Albion winger Paul Brooker has admitted he is unsure whether he is good enough for the Premiership. Brooker has less faith in himself than former Seagulls boss Micky Adams, who is re-signing him for Leicester on a two-year contract. "It has

  • No thanks for have-a-go hero

    Graham Ennis thought he was just being a good citizen when he stepped in to help tackle a gang of teenage robbers. Today he says he will think twice about taking such action again after police officers said the incident was not especially traumatic. Mr

  • Travel firm bans all-male groups

    A Sussex-based tour operator is banning all-male groups from its holiday homes in Portugal during next year's European football championships. Pitch invasions and racist chanting at recent international matches have led to European football governing

  • M25 victim's workmate punched PC

    A travel agent assaulted a police officer while drowning his sorrows after the deaths of three Justin Timberlake fans in a road crash, a court heard. Former Surrey police constable Simon Shaw, 28, of Highfield Court, Furness Green, Crawley, lost one of

  • Brooker faces ultimate test

    Departing Albion winger Paul Brooker has admitted he is unsure whether he is good enough for the Premiership. Brooker has less faith in himself than former Seagulls boss Micky Adams, who is re-signing him for Leicester on a two-year contract. "It has

  • Take stock

    We are concerned that, yet again, rail commuters living in Brighton and Hove are bearing the brunt of the rail companies' inept handling of on-going refurbishment work. Recently, we experienced first-hand the cramped, standing-only trains which leave

  • A helping of bad news

    Meals on wheels is a vital service for thousands of elderly and disabled people in Sussex. It provides them with a guaranteed hot meal once a day in the comfort of their own homes. There is little doubt these cheap and nutritious meals enable many people

  • A net bonus

    Free internet connections for laptops have been set up by computer experts at four Brighton bars. One of them is at Bar de la Mer on Brighton beach, which enables people to surf the net while watching the surf. It also means people can call their partners

  • Golf: Can I keep the winning club?

    Doug Arnold has become only the second golfer to successfully defend the English men's seniors' championship after his success at Frilford Heath. Now the Copthorne ace fears he might never again use the club which helped him to the trophy. A closing round

  • Turning the tide

    Any elderly visitors enjoying a walk along Brighton seafront in the evening could be forgiven for thinking the lively scene between the piers signalled a revival of the pre-Seventies heydays of the British seaside resorts - crowded, open-air cafe bars

  • Pub surfers do it without wires

    If you've ever fancied working or surfing the internet while supping a pint of your favourite brew, four Brighton bars have just made it that little bit easier. Thanks to wireless technology you can now pop in, flip open your laptop and trawl the internet

  • Chris Adams: Sussex blessed with outgrounds

    An increasing number of county clubs are turning their back on outgrounds to concentrate on playing home matches at their headquarters. I have to say I find that one of the more disappointing trends in the modern game. Of course it makes financial sense

  • When's Zamora going to Premiership

    Bobby Zamora could be forgiven for feeling a little left out as the England under-21s prepare for Tuesday's European Championship qualifier with Slovakia. He is the only member of the squad from a club outside the top two divisions. Several close friends

  • Brooker faces ultimate test

    Departing Albion winger Paul Brooker has admitted he is unsure whether he is good enough for the Premiership. Brooker has less faith in himself than former Seagulls boss Micky Adams, who is re-signing him for Leicester on a two-year contract. "It has

  • No thanks for have-a-go hero

    Graham Ennis thought he was just being a good citizen when he stepped in to help tackle a gang of teenage robbers. Today he says he will think twice about taking such action again after police officers said the incident was not especially traumatic. Mr

  • Battle to appear on 'Brightonopoly' board

    The race is hotting up to fill the most expensive plot on Brighton and Hove's Monopoly board. The Palace Pier, The Grand hotel and the Royal Pavilion are battling it out to secure the top spot, traditionally occupied by Mayfair. Based on a public poll

  • 999 purge on timewasters

    A distressed woman dials 999 and asks for an ambulance because she can't sleep. Another says she has a medical emergency - her pet dog is injured. The Sussex Ambulance operator at the other end of the call deals with their problems sympathetically, perhaps

  • Teacher's Jesus gun scare

    A Sunday school teacher sparked a gun scare when she set off a firework outside her church to tell the story of Jesus's ascent into heaven. People living near St Mary's Church in Kemp Town, Brighton, called the police when they heard what sounded like

  • Charles makes a cock-up

    The Prince of Wales raised a few laughs at the South of England show when he mistook a cockerel for a hen. Prince Charles asked Mary Cogram, 71, a committee member of the Arun Valley Poultry Fanciers' Society, whether the chicken she was holding was a

  • Speed curbs for blackspot road

    Campaigners have welcomed plans to put a stop to speeding on a notorious seafront road. The new measures could put an end to meetings by car-cruising gangs and speeding drivers in Madeira Drive, Brighton. Temporary barriers are already put in place at

  • Car spun out of control, inquest told

    A passenger was killed after the car he was travelling in spun out of control. Paul Greenaway, 40, of Maple Drive, Burgess Hill, died of head injuries, an inquest at Haywards Heath Town Hall heard yesterday. Mr Greenaway was in a Lancia Prisma with his

  • When's Zamora going to Premiership

    Bobby Zamora could be forgiven for feeling a little left out as the England under-21s prepare for Tuesday's European Championship qualifier with Slovakia. He is the only member of the squad from a club outside the top two divisions. Several close friends

  • Sussex on top but not out of sight

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

  • They should try our overcrowded trains

    Like Tony Laycock (Letters, June 4), I have travelled on an off-peak, reduced, sliding-door train from Brighton to Victoria, standing all the way. The train was so overcrowded the shock absorbers were bottoming on the bogies with a bang on the rails.

  • Motorsport: Double delight for Smyth brothers

    Motocross brothers Danny and Jody Smyth are looking ahead to brighter times after being snapped up by a team. The Scaynes Hill pair are now riding for TAS Team Suzuki in the British 125 Championship. Their results in last year's British Championship did

  • Motorsport: Heal tribute to ex-colleague

    Dave Heal has paid a special tribute to his friend and former team-mate David Jefferies who was killed last week while practising for the Isle of Man TT races. Jefferies, a nine-times TT winner and the outright lap record holder, was killed last Thursday

  • Have faith

    What is it that Bill McIlroy has against the Christian religion (Letters, June 2)? Is his problem with our founder, the Lord Jesus Christ, or his followers, the church? Is he aware there is a cosmic battle going on in the universe between good and evil

  • Cruise control

    There are real problems with boy racers and cruising clubs in Madeira Drive, Brighton, many nights of the week. Cars are being driven at up to 100mph along a road which is also used by people spilling out of nightclubs and by those simply trying to enjoy

  • Save our swans

    It was very sad to read that one of the swan families, flagged up as in danger from vandals by Trevor Weeks, has suffered the worst in an attack (The Argus, June 4). Seven cygnets were killed by thugs and the parent swans have disappeared from the River

  • Peat plans

    Regarding the passing of the proposed plans for a peat processing plant at Shoreham Harbour (The Argus, May 29). The good news is it will create 50 jobs in the area. Unfortunately, the interest in the celebrities living in the Western Esplanade overlooked

  • Poor attitude

    Has democracy in Britain already wittered away? I am referring to two planning decisions made by the Adur Council's Planning Committee. I objected by letter to the aggregate bagging operations by United Marine Aggregates (UMA) in Shoreham Harbour. The

  • Pets' firework terror

    I'm no killjoy but the other evening I was walking my dog when some noisy fireworks, let off in someone's back garden, completely terrified the poor creature. It took some time to calm her down. Fireworks should be restricted to properly licensed and

  • What to do with Teville Gate

    When looking for a good use for Teville Gate in Worthing, why not put the bus garage there? Hammersmith has put its bus terminal on top of shops which are on top of the Tube station. Train travellers could be directed that way out of the station. All

  • Home Truths, by Jacqui Bealing

    The steps into the castle tower looked narrow, dark, dank, dangerous - and very inviting to my husband. "Come on," he said. Our five-year-old, Eve, didn't need further prompting and was soon past the first bend. But I held back. "We can't take the baby

  • Politicians know nothing

    Not content with dragging East Brighton College of Media Arts (Comart) down to official second-worst-school-in-the-UK level (according to Ofsted), Brighton and Hove City Council's chair of education is now at the point of closing it altogether. Councillor

  • June 6: Kent v Sussex (close)

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

  • Chris Adams: Knock of 62 was big relief

    I wouldn't say the 62 I got against Kent in the first innings at Tunbridge Wells this week was the best innings I've ever played. After a run of low scores though it was nice to feel the ball hitting the middle of the bat a few more times. It's very hard

  • Chris Adams: Ambi will bounce back

    You would have thought we'd have been delighted to have James Kirtley back with us, but we were as disappointed as Ambi when he was left out of the Test team again. I really feel for James at the moment. He's had three knock-backs in the past fortnight

  • Burger burglar stole my van

    Caterer Tony Welti says his livelihood has been wrecked by thieves who stole his distinctive burger van. The culprits hacked through the van's lock and power cables in the middle of the night, attached it to a car and sped away. They were going so fast

  • 999 purge on timewasters

    A distressed woman dials 999 and asks for an ambulance because she can't sleep. Another says she has a medical emergency - her pet dog is injured. The Sussex Ambulance operator at the other end of the call deals with their problems sympathetically, perhaps

  • Speed curbs for blackspot road

    Campaigners have welcomed plans to put a stop to speeding on a notorious seafront road. The new measures could put an end to meetings by car-cruising gangs and speeding drivers in Madeira Drive, Brighton. Temporary barriers are already put in place at

  • Brooker faces ultimate test

    Departing Albion winger Paul Brooker has admitted he is unsure whether he is good enough for the Premiership. Brooker has less faith in himself than former Seagulls boss Micky Adams, who is re-signing him for Leicester on a two-year contract. "It has

  • Sussex on top but not out of sight

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

  • They should try our overcrowded trains

    Like Tony Laycock (Letters, June 4), I have travelled on an off-peak, reduced, sliding-door train from Brighton to Victoria, standing all the way. The train was so overcrowded the shock absorbers were bottoming on the bogies with a bang on the rails.

  • Motorsport: Double delight for Smyth brothers

    Motocross brothers Danny and Jody Smyth are looking ahead to brighter times after being snapped up by a team. The Scaynes Hill pair are now riding for TAS Team Suzuki in the British 125 Championship. Their results in last year's British Championship did

  • Take stock

    We are concerned that, yet again, rail commuters living in Brighton and Hove are bearing the brunt of the rail companies' inept handling of on-going refurbishment work. Recently, we experienced first-hand the cramped, standing-only trains which leave

  • Have faith

    What is it that Bill McIlroy has against the Christian religion (Letters, June 2)? Is his problem with our founder, the Lord Jesus Christ, or his followers, the church? Is he aware there is a cosmic battle going on in the universe between good and evil

  • Cruise control

    There are real problems with boy racers and cruising clubs in Madeira Drive, Brighton, many nights of the week. Cars are being driven at up to 100mph along a road which is also used by people spilling out of nightclubs and by those simply trying to enjoy

  • Save our swans

    It was very sad to read that one of the swan families, flagged up as in danger from vandals by Trevor Weeks, has suffered the worst in an attack (The Argus, June 4). Seven cygnets were killed by thugs and the parent swans have disappeared from the River

  • A net bonus

    Free internet connections for laptops have been set up by computer experts at four Brighton bars. One of them is at Bar de la Mer on Brighton beach, which enables people to surf the net while watching the surf. It also means people can call their partners

  • Golf: Can I keep the winning club?

    Doug Arnold has become only the second golfer to successfully defend the English men's seniors' championship after his success at Frilford Heath. Now the Copthorne ace fears he might never again use the club which helped him to the trophy. A closing round

  • Turning the tide

    Any elderly visitors enjoying a walk along Brighton seafront in the evening could be forgiven for thinking the lively scene between the piers signalled a revival of the pre-Seventies heydays of the British seaside resorts - crowded, open-air cafe bars

  • Pets' firework terror

    I'm no killjoy but the other evening I was walking my dog when some noisy fireworks, let off in someone's back garden, completely terrified the poor creature. It took some time to calm her down. Fireworks should be restricted to properly licensed and

  • What to do with Teville Gate

    When looking for a good use for Teville Gate in Worthing, why not put the bus garage there? Hammersmith has put its bus terminal on top of shops which are on top of the Tube station. Train travellers could be directed that way out of the station. All

  • Politicians know nothing

    Not content with dragging East Brighton College of Media Arts (Comart) down to official second-worst-school-in-the-UK level (according to Ofsted), Brighton and Hove City Council's chair of education is now at the point of closing it altogether. Councillor

  • June 6: Kent v Sussex (close)

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

  • Chris Adams: Knock of 62 was big relief

    I wouldn't say the 62 I got against Kent in the first innings at Tunbridge Wells this week was the best innings I've ever played. After a run of low scores though it was nice to feel the ball hitting the middle of the bat a few more times. It's very hard

  • Chris Adams: Ambi will bounce back

    You would have thought we'd have been delighted to have James Kirtley back with us, but we were as disappointed as Ambi when he was left out of the Test team again. I really feel for James at the moment. He's had three knock-backs in the past fortnight

  • When's Zamora going to Premiership

    Bobby Zamora could be forgiven for feeling a little left out as the England under-21s prepare for Tuesday's European Championship qualifier with Slovakia. He is the only member of the squad from a club outside the top two divisions. Several close friends

  • Burger burglar stole my van

    Caterer Tony Welti says his livelihood has been wrecked by thieves who stole his distinctive burger van. The culprits hacked through the van's lock and power cables in the middle of the night, attached it to a car and sped away. They were going so fast