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  • Lecturer scores a classic

    A composer has re-written the music to one of the most famous films in cinema history. Dr Ed Hughes, of the University of Sussex, has created a new score for the 1925 film Battleship Potemkin. The new music to Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece will premiere

  • Dora film headlines in festival

    Organisers of an international film festival will see their own production screened at one of Britain's biggest arts events. Teams from Bognor Regis Film Productions will be among the crowds at Brighton Festival for the showing of Someone In Particular

  • 600 cannabis plants seized

    Poice have uncovered one of the biggest cannabis-growing factories in Sussex. More than 600 plants were found growing in a sophisticated operation inside an industrial unit. Automated lights plus feeding and watering systems were being used to grow the

  • Glowing report marks failing school's revival

    Education inspectors have praised a school which was in special measures only a few years ago . Staff and parents at Broadwater Church of England First and Middle School, Worthing, were celebrating after the latest Ofsted report called it "a very good

  • Plans are drafted to free up wards

    An action plan has been drawn up to make services better for elderly people and stop bed blocking. East Sussex County Council is working closely with the NHS to modernise and improve the way the older population is looked after. Top of the agenda is tackling

  • Advocate of gay rights dies

    Barbara Bell, a well-known figure in the lesbian and gay community, who openly wrote about her life in a ground-breaking book, Just Take Your Frock, has died aged 90. There was a large gathering at her funeral at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton

  • Furrier loved his city

    Furrier Lewis Stanley Dudkin, one of the longest-serving shopkeepers and businessmen in Brighton, has died aged 95 after a short illness. Brighton-born, he was a well-known figure around the city and for 89 years lived in the same family house in Dyke

  • Fair to showcase young businesses

    More than 35 local businesses supported by the youth charity The Prince's Trust will be showcased at a spring fair. The fair, called Showtime, will feature a range of products and services, interactive demonstrations and the opportunity to hear from young

  • Mac shows the right attitude

    Mark McCammon has played his way back into the Albion good books. The striker was forced to turn out for the reserves last night following his bust-up with manager Mark McGhee on Saturday. He responded with a hard-working display in the first half of

  • Warne magic sparks Sussex collapse

    Mike Yardy did his best to hog the limelight at Hove yesterday by scoring his third successive Championship century. But even he eventually had to leave centre stage clear for Shane Warne to produce a moment of magic which tilted the balance on the first

  • Croydon to quit Hillians

    Gary Croydon will quit as manager of Ryman division one side Burgess Hill at the end of the season. Croydon, 53, is stepping down for personal reasons. He said: "I am going purely for personal reasons, although there are other issues which need to be

  • Letter: Selfish menace

    I cycle daily from Patcham to the city centre, a round trip of ten miles - that's 2,000 miles per year of rush-hour roads. The vast majority of motorists are polite and considerate towards me and I am the same in return. The welcome new addition of the

  • Letter: Hats off to cyclists

    I drive into Brighton every day and haven't ridden a bike for 20 years due to disability. I take my hat off to the cyclists on our roads. It takes some guts to put yourself on busy roads alongside cars and lorries. Well done to one and all. You are doing

  • Letter: A bad example

    Such hatred between road users stirred up by Mike Ward, As there are rogue car drivers who are selfish and impatient, so there are rogue cyclists who ride on pavements, jump red lights and cycle the wrong way up one-way streets. Couldn't our new community

  • Pressure on foster father led to killing, court hears

    Former deputy headteacher Sion Jenkins was under pressure both at work and at home when he allegedly battered his teenage foster daughter to death with an iron bar, a court heard. On the opening day of his murder retrial, the Old Bailey heard how 13-year-old

  • Tory leader has an eye for pretty candidates

    The wife of Tory leader Michael Howard has revealed her husband is rooting for "pretty" election candidates like Brighton Kemptown's Judith Symes. Sandra Howard, a former model, said her husband "likes pretty girls and would be very pleased if Judith

  • Woman hit in face by glass in pub

    A girls' night out ended in misery when a pint glass was thrown in a pub giving a mother-of-one two black eyes. Catherine Weber was out with her 19-year-old daughter Marie when the glass caught her in the face and sent her flying. The unprovoked attack

  • Letter: Thumbs up

    In more than ten years cycling the city's streets, on the one occasion I crashed, a car turned across in front of me and I went over its bonnet. While cars and pedestrians streamed past, the only person who stopped to assist me was the driver of a juggernaut

  • Woman with rare disease sets up website to help others

    A woman with a disease so rare only 200 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with it, has set up a web site to help sufferers. Judith Calder is one of between 30 and 40 people alive today with degos disease, a potentially fatal condition which

  • Letter: Get their number?

    I was amused by Frank Blake telling us that in Belgium "bicycles and pedestrians mingle quite easily and if they hit a pedestrian they would be fined." (Letters, April 18). Well, well, how would they be fined? Pay the pedestrian there and then or ride

  • Huge response keeps crime hotline buzzing

    A hotline set up to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour has attracted so many calls an extra case worker has been hired to deal with troublemakers. The It's Your Call helpline was launched by Brighton and Hove City Council at the end of February

  • Ice Warrior will fight her way to the North Pole

    Hundreds of miles of ice, -40C temperatures, and the same underwear for days on end. Some would wonder why Julia Sawyer has signed up for the Ice Warrior project, a record-breaking three-month trip to the North Pole which will involve her tackling cross-country

  • Letter: I don't like them

    I noticed The Argus correspondence page was recently filled with missives from disgruntled cyclists - ah, poor loves (Letters, April 15). I have never been run down by a car on the pavements in Brighton but I have lost count of the times cyclists have

  • Letter: Finding money to revive St Peter's

    Your article about the decline of the Church of England said St Peter's, Brighton's parish church, is likely to cease being used for the purpose it was built (The Argus, April 5). The Archdeacon of Chichester, Father Douglas McKittrick, was quoted as

  • Tory leader's eye for pretty ladies

    The wife of Tory leader Michael Howard has revealed her husband is rooting for "pretty" election candidates like Brighton Kemptown's Judith Symes. Sandra Howard, a former model, said her husband "likes pretty girls and would be very pleased if Judith

  • April 21: Mac shows the right attitude

    Mark McCammon has played his way back into the Albion good books. The striker was forced to turn out for the reserves last night following his bust-up with manager Mark McGhee on Saturday. He responded with a hard-working display in the first half of

  • April 21: McPhee back to give Albion a vital edge

    Chris McPhee made just a couple of substitute appearances when Albion were relegated two seasons ago. The Eastbourne youngster, fitness permitting, is destined for much more of a front line role this time in the three matches which will decide the Seagulls

  • DJ Format, Concorde 2, Brighton

    Matt Ford - aka DJ Format - may have abandoned his Brighton base for the lights of London but he has retained the funky hip-hop formula which made his 2003 debut album, Music For The Mature B-Boy, an unexpected success. His follow-up, If You Can't Join

  • Jim Moray 4, Komedia, Brighton, April 22, 2005

    Pardon me, you may ask, but how come the so-called future of folk and redeemer of trad looks like something from Velvet Goldmine? Since when, you may add, did it become normal to sing about bonny brown mares and goose-feather beds while sporting half

  • Go-ahead for A24 scheme

    A £23.8 million road safety scheme has been given the green light. A total of 28 central reservation crossings on the A24 between Ashington, near Storrington, and Southwater, near Horsham, in West Sussex, will be closed. They will be replaced with slip

  • Fake notes warning

    Conmen are switching £20 notes for two fake tenners. Fifteen people have been stopped in the streets in the Littlehampton and Arundel area and have fallen victim to the tricksters. Each time, the unsuspecting members of the public have been asked to change

  • Transport awards bid

    Two Sussex councils are competing for a national transport award. Brighton and Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council have been shortlisted for the title of Transport Authority of the Year. The third contender is Nottingham City Council, which

  • McPhee back to give Albion a vital edge

    Chris McPhee made just a couple of substitute appearances when Albion were relegated two seasons ago. The Eastbourne youngster, fitness permitting, is destined for much more of a front line role this time in the three matches which will decide the Seagulls

  • Letter: Get Mike on a bike

    I read with interest the recent responses to Mike Ward's rant against cyclists (The Argus, April 12). Should he wish to follow up your readers' suggestions and try cycling himself, we at Bike For Life would very much like to help him do so. He could join

  • Pupils have to eat on the floor

    Children are sitting on the floor to eat lunch at a school because staff have stopped putting out dinner tables. Many pupils have to perch on benches and eat their food off their laps but some end up on the floor. Parents are furious at the cost-cutting

  • Letter: A fines answer

    Well done Mike Ward for spotlighting, yet again, the menace of irresponsible cyclists in his column. Pedestrians would be well advised to look both ways in future as they step gingerly from the pavement when intending to cross a one-way street as cyclists

  • Letter: Build tolerance

    There is already too much hatred between road users and it has been whipped up further by Mike Ward. The public would be better served by attempting to build tolerance, understanding and community spirit, not tearing it all down. The Argus has done Brighton

  • Comic joins peace protesters outside factory

    Political comedian Mark Thomas joined a noisy band of protesters outside a factory which makes bomb release parts for fighter jets. The comic was among more than 50 people who created a carnival-like demonstration to greet staff at EDO MBM Technology

  • Family seeing red over camera error

    A driver was threatened with court action for jumping a red light because speed camera technicians muddled up the numbers on a registration plate. Destoulla Bancroft believes the Sussex Safety Camera Partnership could be prosecuting innocent people after

  • Letter: I buy my own bus tickets

    M Fisher says I travel on Brighton and Hove buses at the expense of taxpayers (Letters, April 16). This is incorrect. While councillors are allowed a car parking pass or a bus pass, I do not take either as I live at the heart of the community I represent

  • Letter: Save the badgers

    I find the sight of dead wildlife at the side of the roads of our county very distressing, particularly the beautiful badger. Could I implore all drivers to slow down, especially at night, to allow these animals to cross the road safely. They are bringing

  • Sussex candidate list revealed

    Almost 100 candidates will be contesting in the General Election in Sussex on May 5. But with only 16 seats up for grabs there will be plenty of losers. The list of election hopefuls was published yesterday and contained few surprises. The big three parties