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  • Bra snack almost kills cat

    Stan the hungry kitten almost died after biting off part of his owner's bra. The ginger cat became violently ill after he ate one of the straps from 21-year-old Victoria Tookey's underwear and it wrapped around his intestines. Victoria's panic-stricken

  • University in costs blunder

    The University of Sussex has wasted millions of pounds installing a network of cables after a series of blunders. Failures by the project management have sent costs spiralling over budget and staff and students now fear it could lead to cuts in funding

  • Positive breath tests up

    Police today described a hardcore of motorists who still drink and drive as "selfish and dangerous". The comments came as Sussex drink-drive figures for the Christmas period showed a percentage increase in the number of positive breath tests. Seven per

  • January 8: Rehman values rollercoaster loan move

    Zesh Rehman is preparing to fight for a new contract at Fulham, enriched by the highs and lows of an eventful loan spell at Albion. The young midfielder's stint with the Seagulls closes against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. Albion's new year break from

  • January 8: Roberts set for comeback

    Ben Roberts is on course to return in goal for Albion against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. The former Charlton keeper made his comeback from a two-match absence with knee trouble in the first half of a 2-1 friendly defeat against Leyton Orient at Brisbane

  • Developers eye up hospital site

    It could be a piece of prime real estate - and developers with a vision of a luxury apartment block are already eyeing it up. The site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton would be worth millions if allowed to be converted into

  • Gloomy time predicted for traders

    Many traders in Brighton have been tempted to take a leaf out of Eric Danot's book. After setting down roots in the North Laine more than a decade ago, his bonsai tree shop is one of the area's most established businesses. But the 52-year-old has been

  • Printer to axe jobs

    At least three management positions are being axed as part of a restructuring programme at the troubled Wyndeham Press Group. In November, the Hove-based company, which prints specialist magazines and commercial literature, announced a drop in pre-tax

  • £225,000 revamp for business park

    Builders have started to refurbish a neglected industrial estate in the East Brighton regeneration area. About £225,000 is being ploughed into the Fairway Industrial Estate, in Moulsecoomb Way, to make it more attractive. Improved street lighting and

  • Pioneer sells childcare scheme

    A pioneering children's activity club, which has become a godsend for parents during the school holidays, has been sold by the man who founded it 12 years ago. Paul Smith, who started Choices for Children in 1991 when it was called Varndean Sports School

  • Career moves for enterprising women

    A series of networking events has been organised for women breaking into the world of business. Enterprising Woman, with Business Links South-East, is a new series of one-day courses aimed at increasing the number of successful female-owned businesses

  • Call centres compared to 'satanic mills'

    Some call centres still resemble "satanic mills" despite moves to improve working conditions, a new report claims. Research commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive found that many workers in the growing sector were treated like a "cog in a machine

  • Pub site homes plan at risk

    Long-delayed plans to build on the derelict White Admiral pub site at Lower Bevendean could collapse because of a row over a payment of almost £200,000. The White Admiral pub closed in October 2000 despite a two-year campaign to save it and has become

  • Roberts set for comeback

    Ben Roberts is on course to return in goal for Albion against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. The former Charlton keeper made his comeback from a two-match absence with knee trouble in the first half of a 2-1 friendly defeat against Leyton Orient at Brisbane

  • Rehman values rollercoaster loan move

    Zesh Rehman is preparing to fight for a new contract at Fulham, enriched by the highs and lows of an eventful loan spell at Albion. The young midfielder's stint with the Seagulls closes against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. Albion's new year break from

  • Hunting is less cruel than other methods

    Your coverage of the Boxing Day meet of the Southdown and Eridge gave more coverage to the demonstrators' views than their numbers justified (The Argus, December 27). However, that may be understandable given how noisy and rude they were. Opponents of

  • Helping hand

    I read with deep concern of the number of people dying during our winters. Such deaths are unnecessary. If properties are in a poor state of repair it is the duty of the council to do something about it. I am sure most councils do all they can to help

  • Medieval hall may be restored

    A medieval hall could soon be restored to its former glory, 30 years after being ripped apart. Manor Cottage stood at the centre of what was the sleepy village of Southwick for about 500 years. Over the centuries its timber frame and flint walls stood

  • Clamp down

    I was delighted to read that under the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 2000, it is now possible to remove the driving licences from "boy racers". More than a year ago I wrote a letter to The Argus drawing attention to the problem of joyriders in Stanmer

  • Hurry up

    I have supported the Albion since I was eight. My family and I emigrated to Canada in 1957 and I am now 82. The English football results are shown in Edmonton's Journal newspaper. When Manchester United met Brighton and Hove Albion, Brighton came within

  • Tougher requirements for car buying

    The man who left a nine-year-old boy dying in the road after an accident was driving without a licence (The Argus, January 6). When someone sells a car, it should be compulsory for the buyer's name, address and driving licence number to be entered on

  • Thirteen held in drug raids

    Police in Eastbourne and Bexhill arrested 13 suspected offenders in the latest onslaught on drug crime. Cannabis with a street value of £200,000 was seized in the sweep, codenamed Operation Fracture 2, as police executed 12 drugs warrants. Seventeen people

  • Job lies of death crash driver

    The driver who knocked down nine-year-old Callum Oakford used fake documents to get a job at the hospital where the schoolboy died, it has emerged. Illegal immigrant Kamel Kadri had worked at Worthing Hospital, raising more questions about how he managed

  • Jailbreaker caught after two months

    A prisoner who escaped from Ford open jail has been re-arrested after more than two months on the run. James Cross, 47, absconded from the open prison on November 2. Police were worried he could be heading for the West Country to find his former girlfriend

  • Tearful driver tells of crash horror

    A civilian police worker accused of attempting to kill his wife and her lover told a jury he drove into them by accident. Stephen White, 34, said when he spotted the couple by chance walking hand-in-hand along a road in Crawley he intended to drive on

  • M25 tragedy of girls' outing

    A series of tragic events led to the deaths of three women from the same family on their way to a Justin Timberlake concert. Sisters Sonal, 24, and Krupa Mulji, 22, and their cousin Kiran Viadya, 21, were mown down on the fast lane of the M25, an inquest

  • How to avoid fluoride

    In response to Graham Parfitt (Letters, January 2), there is a way to avoid drinking fluoridated water. All you need to do is install an in-line water filter. It's cheap and you can install it yourself. I did just that and am now drinking tasteless, odourless

  • Looking for Doris

    I am trying to find Doris Barrett with whom I was at Chiswick Polytechnic in the early to mid-1940s. She was living at South Harrow before moving to 24 Buxton Road, Brighton. Her married name was Hine and she has two sons, Simon and Peter. I last saw

  • Jailbreaker caught after two months

    A prisoner who escaped from a Sussex open jail has been re-arrested after more than two months on the run. James Cross, 47, absconded from Ford open prison on November 2. Police were worried he could be heading for the West Country to find his former

  • No Government backing for torture claim man

    The Government has decided to argue against an alleged torture victim's fight for £2.5 million damages from Saudi Arabia. Ron Jones, a tax adviser from Crawley, says he was blindfolded, shackled, beaten and forced to confess to a bombing in the Saudi

  • Woman who brought The Strokes to Britain

    What do The Strokes and The White Stripes have in common with the Throat Singers of Tuva? Answer: They were all introduced to Brighton - and Britain - by Anna Moulson. Anna is the founder and sole face behind Melting Vinyl promotions, which this week

  • Bra snack almost kills cat

    Stan the hungry kitten almost died after biting off part of his owner's bra. The ginger cat became violently ill after he ate one of the straps from 21-year-old Victoria Tookey's underwear and it wrapped around his intestines. Victoria's panic-stricken

  • Gipsy family lose battle over site

    A gipsy family's hopes of settling down for life on a private plot of land were dashed when they were given six months to get out. Father-of-four Saillus Lee wanted to break with years of family tradition by setting up a permanent caravan, mobile home

  • Storms tear windows from bus

    Severe weather warnings were in place across Sussex today as winds of up to 70mph battered the county. The Met Office says the powerful winds and torrential rain could continue tonight and into tomorrow morning and could cause flooding. Waves pounded

  • Developers eye up hospital site

    It could be a piece of prime real estate - and developers with a vision of a luxury apartment block are already eyeing it up. The site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton would be worth millions if allowed to be converted into

  • Nightclub expansion set for approval

    A scheme to double the size of a popular nightclub could go ahead despite failing to win the support of some neighbours. More than 60 residents objected to plans for the Babylon Lounge, Western Esplanade, Hove, which include another storey plus extensions

  • Cable blunder costs millions

    The University of Sussex has wasted millions of pounds installing a network of cables after a series of blunders. Failures by the project management have sent costs spiralling over budget and staff and students now fear it could lead to cuts in funding

  • Pub site homes plan at risk

    Long-delayed plans to build on the derelict White Admiral pub site at Lower Bevendean could collapse because of a row over a payment of almost £200,000. The White Admiral pub closed in October 2000 despite a two-year campaign to save it and has become

  • Roberts set for comeback

    Ben Roberts is on course to return in goal for Albion against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. The former Charlton keeper made his comeback from a two-match absence with knee trouble in the first half of a 2-1 friendly defeat against Leyton Orient at Brisbane

  • Rehman values rollercoaster loan move

    Zesh Rehman is preparing to fight for a new contract at Fulham, enriched by the highs and lows of an eventful loan spell at Albion. The young midfielder's stint with the Seagulls closes against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. Albion's new year break from

  • Children's author dies, aged 79

    A prolific author who penned such children's classics as The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase has died, aged 79. Joan Aiken, who wrote 92 novels during her career, was born in Rye and spent her last years in Petworth. Best remembered for her children's books

  • Hunting is less cruel than other methods

    Your coverage of the Boxing Day meet of the Southdown and Eridge gave more coverage to the demonstrators' views than their numbers justified (The Argus, December 27). However, that may be understandable given how noisy and rude they were. Opponents of

  • Medieval hall may be restored

    A medieval hall could soon be restored to its former glory, 30 years after being ripped apart. Manor Cottage stood at the centre of what was the sleepy village of Southwick for about 500 years. Over the centuries its timber frame and flint walls stood

  • Cycling: Yates boost for In Gear team

    East Sussex club In Gear has strengthened its racing squad by signing former Tour de France star Sean Yates from Forest Row and speedy Hastings rider Peter Tadros. They will link up with established team members including James Dear, Jon Sharples and

  • Hurry up

    I have supported the Albion since I was eight. My family and I emigrated to Canada in 1957 and I am now 82. The English football results are shown in Edmonton's Journal newspaper. When Manchester United met Brighton and Hove Albion, Brighton came within

  • Broken promises

    Reg Jenkins (Letters, December 30) must come from a strange planet if he thinks there is anything democratic about the election of our Prime Minister. There are 60 million people in this great nation of ours but only 300 MPs have any choice in the election

  • Tougher requirements for car buying

    The man who left a nine-year-old boy dying in the road after an accident was driving without a licence (The Argus, January 6). When someone sells a car, it should be compulsory for the buyer's name, address and driving licence number to be entered on

  • How to avoid fluoride

    In response to Graham Parfitt (Letters, January 2), there is a way to avoid drinking fluoridated water. All you need to do is install an in-line water filter. It's cheap and you can install it yourself. I did just that and am now drinking tasteless, odourless

  • Jailbreaker caught after two months

    A prisoner who escaped from a Sussex open jail has been re-arrested after more than two months on the run. James Cross, 47, absconded from Ford open prison on November 2. Police were worried he could be heading for the West Country to find his former

  • Tearful driver tells of crash horror

    A civilian police worker accused of attempting to kill his wife and her lover told a jury he drove into them by accident. Stephen White, 34, said when he spotted the couple by chance walking hand-in-hand along a road in Crawley he intended to drive on

  • University in costs blunder

    The University of Sussex has wasted millions of pounds installing a network of cables after a series of blunders. Failures by the project management have sent costs spiralling over budget and staff and students now fear it could lead to cuts in funding

  • Positive breath tests up

    Police today described a hardcore of motorists who still drink and drive as "selfish and dangerous". The comments came as Sussex drink-drive figures for the Christmas period showed a percentage increase in the number of positive breath tests. Seven per

  • Six-month setback for flood defences

    A planning application for the first flood defence work since the devastating Lewes floods three years ago is expected to be submitted next month. The Environment Agency said it would be able to start work in the Malling area, after councils agreed a

  • January 8: Rehman values rollercoaster loan move

    Zesh Rehman is preparing to fight for a new contract at Fulham, enriched by the highs and lows of an eventful loan spell at Albion. The young midfielder's stint with the Seagulls closes against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. Albion's new year break from

  • January 8: Roberts set for comeback

    Ben Roberts is on course to return in goal for Albion against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. The former Charlton keeper made his comeback from a two-match absence with knee trouble in the first half of a 2-1 friendly defeat against Leyton Orient at Brisbane

  • Gloomy time predicted for traders

    Many traders in Brighton have been tempted to take a leaf out of Eric Danot's book. After setting down roots in the North Laine more than a decade ago, his bonsai tree shop is one of the area's most established businesses. But the 52-year-old has been

  • Developers eye up hospital site

    It could be a piece of prime real estate - and developers with a vision of a luxury apartment block are already eyeing it up. The site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton would be worth millions if allowed to be converted into

  • Printer to axe jobs

    At least three management positions are being axed as part of a restructuring programme at the troubled Wyndeham Press Group. In November, the Hove-based company, which prints specialist magazines and commercial literature, announced a drop in pre-tax

  • £225,000 revamp for business park

    Builders have started to refurbish a neglected industrial estate in the East Brighton regeneration area. About £225,000 is being ploughed into the Fairway Industrial Estate, in Moulsecoomb Way, to make it more attractive. Improved street lighting and

  • Pioneer sells childcare scheme

    A pioneering children's activity club, which has become a godsend for parents during the school holidays, has been sold by the man who founded it 12 years ago. Paul Smith, who started Choices for Children in 1991 when it was called Varndean Sports School

  • Career moves for enterprising women

    A series of networking events has been organised for women breaking into the world of business. Enterprising Woman, with Business Links South-East, is a new series of one-day courses aimed at increasing the number of successful female-owned businesses

  • Call centres compared to 'satanic mills'

    Some call centres still resemble "satanic mills" despite moves to improve working conditions, a new report claims. Research commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive found that many workers in the growing sector were treated like a "cog in a machine

  • Plans to axe post offices continue

    Proposals to close a series of post office branches are going ahead despite campaigns to save them. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council have unanimously agreed to a motion condemning plans to shut 16 post offices. The council received many petitions

  • Dr Martens (Eastern): Burgess Hill 2 Folkestone 2

    Burgess Hill boss Gary Croydon was furious as his side surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw at home to sixth-placed Folkestone Invicta. It was not the final result that upset him but the needless penalty that threw the visitors a lifeline with 19 minutes remaining

  • Mr Darcy meets reality TV

    Hailsham town crier Eddy Powell has taken a key role in a Jane Austen-styled TV docusoap. Alas for Mr Powell, the role of recreating a Mr Darcy-style eligible bachelor went to someone else. Instead, he played the housemaster's head groom in a reality

  • Basketball: Duck's doing his homework

    Randy Duck has revealed how a few hours in front of his television set helped drag Brighton Bears off the bottom of the ULEB Cup table. The skipper was at his forceful best as Bears scored their first home win in Group F, beating Ionikos 86-81 on Tuesday

  • Wake up

    Pro-hunters like J Lear (Letters, January 3) are a funny lot. Not only do they deny that the vast majority of the public are against hunting - which poll after poll reveals - but now accuse The Argus of mis-reporting. Who would you believe? The Argus,

  • Basketball: Alderson left to sit it out

    Sheffield Sharks have piled on the frustration, inadvertently at least, for the man their fans love to hate. Sharks supporters regularly greet Rico Alderson with a crescendo of boos. Not that the Bears star lets that bother him too much. What might drive

  • Helping hand

    I read with deep concern of the number of people dying during our winters. Such deaths are unnecessary. If properties are in a poor state of repair it is the duty of the council to do something about it. I am sure most councils do all they can to help

  • Basketball: View from coach Nick Nurse

    What a great evening for everyone connected with the Brighton Bears as we got our first home win in the ULEB Cup. For those of you who missed it, you missed out on a super night as we beat Ionikos at the Triangle. No coach likes to look at a league table

  • Clamp down

    I was delighted to read that under the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 2000, it is now possible to remove the driving licences from "boy racers". More than a year ago I wrote a letter to The Argus drawing attention to the problem of joyriders in Stanmer

  • Table Tennis: Moore retains title

    Adrian Moore retained the Sussex men's singles crown at Fontwell in a day of major upsets at the All-Sussex Championships. The Bexhill player wrapped up the title with an emphatic 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 victory over the surprise finalist, veteran Terry Haley

  • Never again

    I am sure residents never want to see convicted sex attacker Russell Bishop return to Brighton (The Argus, January 5). He was jailed for life for an attack on a schoolgirl and was the prime suspect for the Babes in the Wood murders in 1986. He was cleared

  • Facts laid bear

    In reply to Simon Smith (Letters, January 3), the problem with a "democratically elected" head of state is you can only vote for one of the candidates listed. The choice offered will be from a few party faithful who are being rewarded for a lifetime career

  • Job lies of death crash driver

    The driver who knocked down nine-year-old Callum Oakford used fake documents to get a job at the hospital where the schoolboy died, it has emerged. Illegal immigrant Kamel Kadri had worked at Worthing Hospital, raising more questions about how he managed

  • M25 tragedy of girls' outing

    A series of tragic events led to the deaths of three women from the same family on their way to a Justin Timberlake concert. Sisters Sonal, 24, and Krupa Mulji, 22, and their cousin Kiran Viadya, 21, were mown down on the fast lane of the M25, an inquest

  • More rent for less

    I wonder how many other people who live in council houses or flats think the rent they pay is not right. I live in a two-bedroom flat and pay £4 a week more than someone I know in a three-bedroom house. It might only be £4 but I am waiting for a larger

  • Looking for Doris

    I am trying to find Doris Barrett with whom I was at Chiswick Polytechnic in the early to mid-1940s. She was living at South Harrow before moving to 24 Buxton Road, Brighton. Her married name was Hine and she has two sons, Simon and Peter. I last saw

  • No Government backing for torture claim man

    The Government has decided to argue against an alleged torture victim's fight for £2.5 million damages from Saudi Arabia. Ron Jones, a tax adviser from Crawley, says he was blindfolded, shackled, beaten and forced to confess to a bombing in the Saudi

  • Woman who brought The Strokes to Britain

    What do The Strokes and The White Stripes have in common with the Throat Singers of Tuva? Answer: They were all introduced to Brighton - and Britain - by Anna Moulson. Anna is the founder and sole face behind Melting Vinyl promotions, which this week

  • Tearful driver tells of crash horror

    A civilian police worker accused of attempting to kill his wife and her lover told a jury he drove into them by accident. Stephen White, 34, said when he spotted the couple by chance walking hand-in-hand along a road in Crawley he intended to drive on

  • Six-month setback for flood defences

    A planning application for the first flood defence work since the devastating Lewes floods three years ago is expected to be submitted next month. The Environment Agency said it would be able to start work in the Malling area, after councils agreed a

  • Gipsy family lose battle over site

    A gipsy family's hopes of settling down for life on a private plot of land were dashed when they were given six months to get out. Father-of-four Saillus Lee wanted to break with years of family tradition by setting up a permanent caravan, mobile home

  • Storms tear windows from bus

    Severe weather warnings were in place across Sussex today as winds of up to 70mph battered the county. The Met Office says the powerful winds and torrential rain could continue tonight and into tomorrow morning and could cause flooding. Waves pounded

  • Nightclub expansion set for approval

    A scheme to double the size of a popular nightclub could go ahead despite failing to win the support of some neighbours. More than 60 residents objected to plans for the Babylon Lounge, Western Esplanade, Hove, which include another storey plus extensions

  • Cable blunder costs millions

    The University of Sussex has wasted millions of pounds installing a network of cables after a series of blunders. Failures by the project management have sent costs spiralling over budget and staff and students now fear it could lead to cuts in funding

  • Developers eye up hospital site

    It could be a piece of prime real estate - and developers with a vision of a luxury apartment block are already eyeing it up. The site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton would be worth millions if allowed to be converted into

  • Plans to axe post offices continue

    Proposals to close a series of post office branches are going ahead despite campaigns to save them. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council have unanimously agreed to a motion condemning plans to shut 16 post offices. The council received many petitions

  • Children's author dies, aged 79

    A prolific author who penned such children's classics as The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase has died, aged 79. Joan Aiken, who wrote 92 novels during her career, was born in Rye and spent her last years in Petworth. Best remembered for her children's books

  • Dr Martens (Eastern): Burgess Hill 2 Folkestone 2

    Burgess Hill boss Gary Croydon was furious as his side surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw at home to sixth-placed Folkestone Invicta. It was not the final result that upset him but the needless penalty that threw the visitors a lifeline with 19 minutes remaining

  • Mr Darcy meets reality TV

    Hailsham town crier Eddy Powell has taken a key role in a Jane Austen-styled TV docusoap. Alas for Mr Powell, the role of recreating a Mr Darcy-style eligible bachelor went to someone else. Instead, he played the housemaster's head groom in a reality

  • Basketball: Duck's doing his homework

    Randy Duck has revealed how a few hours in front of his television set helped drag Brighton Bears off the bottom of the ULEB Cup table. The skipper was at his forceful best as Bears scored their first home win in Group F, beating Ionikos 86-81 on Tuesday

  • Wake up

    Pro-hunters like J Lear (Letters, January 3) are a funny lot. Not only do they deny that the vast majority of the public are against hunting - which poll after poll reveals - but now accuse The Argus of mis-reporting. Who would you believe? The Argus,

  • Basketball: Alderson left to sit it out

    Sheffield Sharks have piled on the frustration, inadvertently at least, for the man their fans love to hate. Sharks supporters regularly greet Rico Alderson with a crescendo of boos. Not that the Bears star lets that bother him too much. What might drive

  • Basketball: View from coach Nick Nurse

    What a great evening for everyone connected with the Brighton Bears as we got our first home win in the ULEB Cup. For those of you who missed it, you missed out on a super night as we beat Ionikos at the Triangle. No coach likes to look at a league table

  • Cycling: Yates boost for In Gear team

    East Sussex club In Gear has strengthened its racing squad by signing former Tour de France star Sean Yates from Forest Row and speedy Hastings rider Peter Tadros. They will link up with established team members including James Dear, Jon Sharples and

  • Table Tennis: Moore retains title

    Adrian Moore retained the Sussex men's singles crown at Fontwell in a day of major upsets at the All-Sussex Championships. The Bexhill player wrapped up the title with an emphatic 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 victory over the surprise finalist, veteran Terry Haley

  • Never again

    I am sure residents never want to see convicted sex attacker Russell Bishop return to Brighton (The Argus, January 5). He was jailed for life for an attack on a schoolgirl and was the prime suspect for the Babes in the Wood murders in 1986. He was cleared

  • Broken promises

    Reg Jenkins (Letters, December 30) must come from a strange planet if he thinks there is anything democratic about the election of our Prime Minister. There are 60 million people in this great nation of ours but only 300 MPs have any choice in the election

  • Facts laid bear

    In reply to Simon Smith (Letters, January 3), the problem with a "democratically elected" head of state is you can only vote for one of the candidates listed. The choice offered will be from a few party faithful who are being rewarded for a lifetime career

  • University in costs blunder

    The University of Sussex has wasted millions of pounds installing a network of cables after a series of blunders. Failures by the project management have sent costs spiralling over budget and staff and students now fear it could lead to cuts in funding

  • Job lies of death crash driver

    The driver who knocked down nine-year-old Callum Oakford used fake documents to get a job at the hospital where the schoolboy died, it has emerged. Illegal immigrant Kamel Kadri had worked at Worthing Hospital, raising more questions about how he managed

  • M25 tragedy of girls' outing

    A series of tragic events led to the deaths of three women from the same family on their way to a Justin Timberlake concert. Sisters Sonal, 24, and Krupa Mulji, 22, and their cousin Kiran Viadya, 21, were mown down on the fast lane of the M25, an inquest

  • No Government backing for torture claim man

    The Government has decided to argue against an alleged torture victim's fight for £2.5 million damages from Saudi Arabia. Ron Jones, a tax adviser from Crawley, says he was blindfolded, shackled, beaten and forced to confess to a bombing in the Saudi

  • More rent for less

    I wonder how many other people who live in council houses or flats think the rent they pay is not right. I live in a two-bedroom flat and pay £4 a week more than someone I know in a three-bedroom house. It might only be £4 but I am waiting for a larger