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  • Beauty Shop

    Cert 12A, 129mins): Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Alfre Woodard, Golden Brooks, Sherri Shepherd, Bryce Wilson, Paige Hurd, Kevin Bacon, Andie MacDowell, Mena Suvari. Directed by Bille Woodruff. Cast your minds back a couple of years to the lacklustre

  • Cursed

    (Cert 15, 97mins): Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Joshua Jackson, Kristina Anapau, Milo Ventimiglia, Portia de Rossi, Mya, Shannon Elizabeth, Michael Rosenbaum. Directed by Wes Craven. Director Wes Craven has twice reinvented the teen horror genre

  • Sweeney Todd, Barn Theatre, Southwick, April 26 - 30

    Bucketloads of blood is being spilled down at Southwick with this musical thriller about the demon barber of Fleet Street who is out for revenge. Sweeney Todd was wrongfully accused of a crime some years ago and is now, with the help of doting accomplice

  • Critic's choice

    this is brighton offers a critical view of what's hot for the coming week: All Tomorrow's Parties, this weekend at Camber Sands, Plus Dennis Locorriere, James Blunton, Ocean Colour Scene, Boo-Bip and Juana Molina. All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands

  • Kaiser Chiefs, Concorde 2, Brighton, Monday April 25

    It might be ten years since Britpop first bounced its way on to the music scene but it's not about to disappear into a haze of has been just yet. Quirky Leeds quintet Kaiser Chiefs seem more than happy to take up the cause first championed by the likes

  • Trip in memory of a lovely daughter

    The family of a teenager who died when her car crashed into a tree have planned a trip abroad in her memory. Illona Culver, of Clarendon Road, Worthing, was due to fly to Egypt with friend Sophie Knowlton on Monday. Her mother, Beverley Culver, 37, sister

  • Chapel blooms

    A festival of flowers is being held in the chapel of the historic Arundel Castle to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. It will be the second time the 14th Century Fitzalan Chapel has been decorated with flowers and is timed to coincide with the carpet

  • Secrets of a palace

    A new exhibition charting the development of Brighton's Royal Pavilion from 1787 to the present day has opened. The free display in the Pavilion's north-west gallery shows the transformation of a modest farmhouse into a spectacular royal palace attracting

  • Translation help at hand for business

    An organisation has been set up to help people from black and ethnic minority communities who run businesses. The Ethnic Business Partnership brings together Wealden District Council and Sompriti, a voluntary organisation which works with minority groups

  • Low cost stunt mimics high fliers

    A travel executive spent the night in a double bed on Brighton beach to raise money for the homeless. He was dressed in a pinstripe suit and tie to mimic the British Airways adverts. Rain dampened the duvet but it was a successful stint for Paul Evans

  • Let's hammer out a double

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today urged his players to dip into the memory bank as they fight for their Championship lives. The Seagulls pulled off one of their best results of the season when they beat West Ham 1-0 at Upton Park in November. Eight of

  • Golf: Worthing must do it hard way in Trophy

    If Worthing are to win the Davies and Tate Trophy for a record fifth time outright they will have to do it the hard way. They are clear favourites for the title after eliminating holders East Sussex National 7-5 at Little Horsted. Now they face another

  • Butters urges fans to pump up the volume

    Albion veteran Guy Butters has urged fans to crank up the volume again at Withdean. The launch of The Argus Make Some Noise campaign coincided with a battling 1-1 draw for the Seagulls in their last home outing against Leicester. With the travelling army

  • Virgo vows to avoid more red card shame

    Adam Virgo insisted today there will be no repeat of the uproar at Upton Park when Albion face West Ham at Withdean tomorrow. Virgo will be in the centre of defence for the Seagulls and Haydon Mullins in the middle of midfield for the Hammers. Albion's

  • Albion help kick-off Brighton's first weekend meeting

    Mark McGhee and the Albion players will help Brighton kick off their first weekend meeting of the season this Sunday. They will attend the second Albion Raceday along with Seagulls legends from the past 60 years. Top jockey Frankie Dettori is booked for

  • Cricket: Sussex forced to battle for every run by visitors

    Sussex's Championship match with Hampshire remained delicately poised at Hove today. Resuming on day three with a lead of 73, Sussex added another 36 runs in a tense first hour but they did lose the wicket of Murray Goodwin. Hampshire opened the attack

  • Hunt for soccer hooligans

    Police have released pictures of so-called Brighton and Hove Albion fans wanted in connection with the worst outbreak of soccer violence in years and asked: "Help us identify them." The men were on the scene when thugs calling themselves Albion fans smashed

  • Football: Hillians job does not tempt Bloor

    Danny Bloor has ruled himself out of a return to Burgess Hill. The Worthing No. 2 has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Hillians manager Gary Croydon, who is stepping down at the end of the season. Bloor led Burgess Hill to the County League

  • City set to stage charity double

    Thousands of women and girls of all ages have signed up to help raise money for charity. Cancer Research UK is organising five Race for Life events across Sussex, including two in Brighton. The Brighton race, at Stanmer Park, is always full and people

  • 'Knives are as lethal as guns'

    Relatives and friends of a grandmother who was stabbed to death in a McDonald's restaurant have called for tougher laws on the sale of knives. Gill Colbourne, 55, said the death of her sister Jackie Marshall starkly demonstrated the need for new restrictions

  • Jack Dee, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

    You know what you are getting with Jack Dee: A grumpy man in a suit. He may have filled out since the Nineties, when he first made a name for himself, and is now part of the comedy establishment but his lines are still as sharp as his sartorial cut. Thankfully

  • Candidates quizzed on sensitive issues

    Politicians have been out and about on the election trail across Sussex. Rachel Pegg and Jenny Legg listened to what candidates had to say at hustings on two key subjects - plans for a sewage plant in Peacehaven and issues affecting Brighton and Hove's

  • Tory poster angers religious congregation

    An election poster about immigration has angered Hindus and Muslims, who say it demonises ethnic minorities. The Conservative Party poster, which carries the slogan: "It's not racist to impose limits on immigration", has been widely used as part of the

  • Parties clash on asylum cash

    A council has disputed claims that asylum seekers have cost millions of pounds of taxpayers' money. The Conservatives took out a full-page advertisement in The Argus yesterday to highlight Labour's "asylum chaos" ahead of next month's election. The advert

  • April 22: Virgo vows to avoid more red card shame

    Adam Virgo insisted today there will be no repeat of the uproar at Upton Park when Albion face West Ham at Withdean tomorrow. Virgo will be in the centre of defence for the Seagulls and Haydon Mullins in the middle of midfield for the Hammers. Albion's

  • April 22: Butters urges fans to pump up the volume

    Albion veteran Guy Butters has urged fans to crank up the volume again at Withdean. The launch of The Argus Make Some Noise campaign coincided with a battling 1-1 draw for the Seagulls in their last home outing against Leicester. With the travelling army

  • April 22: Let's hammer out a double

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today urged his players to dip into the memory bank as they fight for their Championship lives. The Seagulls pulled off one of their best results of the season when they beat West Ham 1-0 at Upton Park in November. Eight of

  • Guess Who

    (Cert 12A, 105mins): Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Kellee Stewart, Hal Williams, RonReaco Lee, Robert Curtis-Brown. Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. Kevin Rodney Sullivan's culture-clash comedy, intended as a humorous spin on

  • Elvis, Lennon & JFK, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, April 27 - 30

    It's just after 11pm on December 8, 1980, and John Lennon is not a happy man. Not only has the ex-Beatle just been shot by a gunwielding nutter called Mark Chapman but he finds himself trapped in a room for eternity with just Elvis and expresident John

  • Tommy, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, April 25 - 30

    Brighton's main link to guitar-smashing mod rockers The Who is, of course, through Quadrophenia, the film version of which features so many Brighton locations that there exists a Quadrophenia Walking Tour (and yes, it does include that alleyway). In many

  • Alison Limerick, Komedia, Brighton, Saturday April 23

    It's over ten years now since Alison Limerick released her first solo material, and she'd been performing backing vocal duties with a number of high profile stars for a further ten before that. In those two decades, she's carved out a niche for herself

  • Lemar, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, Monday April 25

    For all the singers that reality talent shows like Fame Academy and Pop Idol bring to our attention, it's only a handful that really last the distance. It doesn't seem to be just about talent - David Sneddon and the like proved they had ability on the

  • Alison Moyet, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, Wednesday April 27

    It seemed as if the world was at her feet. After finding fame and fortune as half of electro-pop duo Yazoo, Alison Moyet released her platinum-selling solo album Alf, won two Brit Awards and performed at Live Aid in 1985 with Paul Young. Her booming,

  • Butterfly is on the menu for lucky diners

    A world renowned opera diva performed arias from the Puccini classic Madama Butterfly to stunned restaurant diners this week. Korean-born dramatic soprano Rosa Lee Thomas was giving a sneak preview of her performances in Madama Butterfly and La Traviata

  • Crown Prosecutors claim mentally ill man didn't kill Billie-Jo

    Crown prosecutors aimed to undermine claims that an intruder killed teenager Billie-Jo Jenkins at the Old Bailey yesterday. The prosecution in the Sion Jenkins murder retrial instead asserted that blood spots found on his and Billie-Jo's clothes proved

  • Wind power is set to make debut in city

    The first wind turbine in Brighton and Hove could be built at the heart of a £2 million energy- efficient business centre. Plans for a turbine to be incorporated in the Westergate House project in Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, will be discussed at the city

  • Speedway: Former party animal's now the unsung Eagles hero

    Dean Barker is in danger of gaining a reputation as the quiet man of the Eastbourne Eagles team. And that is unfamiliar territory for the rider who admitted last year that his wild days cost him a place in the England World Cup squad. While his team-mates

  • Horse racing: Poulton picks up a few more French bargains

    Two years ago Lewes trainer Jamie Poulton slipped over to France with his principal patron, Ron Huggins, and came back with the horse that was to put him on the map. Crocodile Dundee was bought for a modest price at the Breeze-Up sales at Saint Cloud

  • Athletics: Marathon performance

    Three runners from Hastings had more reason to celebrate than most when they crossed the finish line of the London Marathon on Sunday. Brian Kirkdale, Paul Cooper and Peter Wheeler had not just survived the 26.2 miles around the streets of the capital

  • Football: One game to prove I'm worth keeping

    Defender Nick Burton today admitted: "I'm playing for my Crawley future". Burton is one of nine players whose contract expires in the summer going into tomorrow's final Conference game of the season at Northwich Victoria. The 29-year-old admits he has

  • Hunt for soccer hooligans

    Police have released pictures of so-called Brighton and Hove Albion fans wanted in connection with the worst outbreak of soccer violence in years and asked: "Help us identify them." The men were on the scene when thugs calling themselves Albion fans smashed

  • Football: Midfielder to sign contract after county tug-of-war

    Eastbourne Borough are on a collision course with the Sussex County FA over midfielder Andy Atkin. Borough were poised to sign Atkin on a short-term contract last night so he would be available for their crucial trip to Weston-super-Mare tomorrow. Atkin

  • Make some more noise for Albion

    Brighton and Hove Albion fans are again being asked to Make Some Noise for their club. The Albion faces a crunch clash with West Ham at Withdean tomorrow and desperately need to clinch all three points. There are only two matches left after tomorrow and

  • Bike squad ready to tackle seafront crime

    A dedicated police unit is returning to the seafront with the help of community support officers. Three Sussex Police officers and three Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will make up Brighton's cycle team, patrolling the beach during the summer

  • Hat'll do nicely for festival of millinery

    Hats off to the celebrities who have donated their daring, ostentatious and flamboyant headgear to a charity auction. Sir Elton John, Joanna Lumley, Sir Stirling Moss and Dame Judi Dench are just some of the star names who donated their hats to be sold

  • More police help to cut burglaries by half

    Burglaries have been slashed by almost half in Bognor, figures released today show. They fell 42 per cent in the year to March, meaning there were 150 fewer victims compared with the previous 12 months. All crime in the town fell more than eight per cent

  • Tributes for Mr Punch and Judy

    Tributes were today paid to Britain's longest serving Punch and Judy man, who has died aged 54. Mike Stone, who was a Punch and Judy man in Brighton for 30 years, died this week at the Royal Sussex County Hospital after a long battle against liver disease

  • Pride and Prejudice, Connaught Theatre, Worthing

    The task of condensing this epic novel into a two-hour play is not one which should be taken lightly but it is the dubious casting of John Leslie which overshadows an otherwise jovial adaptation of Jane Austens tale, directed by Sue Pomeroy. The decision