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  • Election jitters add to fall in home prices

    House prices in Brighton and Hove have fallen, figures out today show. A report by Hometrack blames the impending General Election for prolonging a slight dip in the housing market. The company's April survey showed a fall in prices in Brighton and Hove

  • Police chief rejects bonus scheme

    Sussex Chief Constable Ken Jones has turned down the chance to earn an extra £19,000 a year. He has publicly opted out of a new scheme aimed at giving chief officers bonuses for achieving targets. He earns £126,177 and the scheme could have given him

  • Hammond at the double

    Adam Virgo became Albion's unlikely play-off saviour at the end of last season with a last-gasp header in the semi-finals against Swindon at Withdean. Now another youth team product has emerged, in similar fashion, as an equally improbable relegation

  • Letter: Marlborough House is the example to follow

    Regarding the objections to putting more housing into Portland Road on the site of the old Gala Bingo building (The Argus, April 14), the building of a complex for the elderly and disabled, similar to Marlborough House in Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea

  • Letter: It pays to clean

    Couldn't the council have a rent book with a special column where it could include a nominal charge each week to cover the cost of clearing mess and rubbish away? If the tenants leave the accommodation clean, they could get the money back - a nice little

  • Football: Hectic finish for Borough

    Eastbourne Borough face three games in five days in their bid to reach the Conference south play-offs. Saturday's match away to Weston-super-Mare was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Woodspring Park. That game will now be played on Thursday. Before

  • Letter: The floor is fine

    I am deeply upset with the front page report on Glebe Middle School (The Argus, April 21). Another local middle school, to which my child goes, does the same thing at lunch time yet parents haven't complained. Nor have they received media attention about

  • Mum is found dead in fire

    Detectives have launched a murder hunt after discovering the body of a young mother in a hostel fire. The woman, thought to be 37-year-old Mel Gray, was staying in a top-floor flat at a halfway house in Three Bridges Road, Crawley. It is not clear if

  • Cricket: Sharks edge first one-day match on the final delivery

    Sussex launched their totesport League campaign with victory over Derbyshire yesterday but for the second day running their supporters were treated to a heart-stopping finish. Chasing a rain-adjusted target of 205 in 32 overs, the Scorpions never gave

  • Letter: Sell St Barnabas

    I had to laugh reading Charles Whitney's report about the closure of St Barnabas Church in Sackville Road, Hove. I have lived in the parish of St Barnabas for almost 32 years and have seen a decline in community involvement in the church. During the time

  • Letter: The deterrent that squawks

    I'd like to know why Churchill Square is seeking planning permission for anti-bird nets. Before the council agrees to the nets, why doesn'tChurhill Square look into bioacoustics? This is where the distress call of a bird is played. Birds think their they

  • Election jitters add to fall in home prices

    House prices in Brighton and Hove have fallen, figures out today show. A report by Hometrack blames the impending General Election for prolonging a slight dip in the housing market. The company's April survey showed a fall in prices in Brighton and Hove

  • Letter: User unfriendly

    While the overall impression of the new Brighton Library is highly impressive, few users - in all honesty - feel the layout and facilities have been arranged in a manner befitting a major public institution. It took me a while to realise how the diagonal

  • Knickers to pollsters if policies are pants

    Labour may be beating the Tories in the pre-election polls but when it comes to their choice of under-wear the Tories are streets ahead. Conservatives have been snapping up pairs of blue knickers which are, well, quite conservative. The delightful but

  • Letter: Spark of interest

    I read, with interest, the letter from Michael Parker (Letters, April 11) relating to Sparky's Magic Piano. I remember it as a child, always being played on the radio and liked it so much, that in the Sixties, when my daughter was learning to play the

  • Residents' fury over road

    Homeowners fear their road could collapse into neighbours' gardens after developers refused to build two retaining walls. The 29 semi-detached houses on either side of the road in Badgers Close, Newhaven, were built over the last five years on a plot

  • Transforming city's skyline

    Today The Argus publishes a colour-coded guide to show how one of Brighton and Hove's most ambitions developments is taking shape. Foundations for the multi-million-pound 24-acre site on New England Street have been finished and building work is about

  • Letter: Good neighbours in a practical way

    Readers in the Whitehawk and Manor Farm area may like to hear about the new local Good Neighbour Scheme. We are a group of volunteers who are ready to help newcomers to the area, who perhaps want information or someone to show them around, as well as

  • Just how much is your vote worth?

    With only a fortnight to go until polling day, the General Election campaign is at full throttle. Candidates across Sussex are throwing everything they have into their local campaigns. But, as Parliamentary correspondent Daniel Bentley, reports, some

  • April 25: McGhee plots escape

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today plotted a route to Championship survival which could condemn one of his predecessors to a relegation decider. McGhee believes a first win in ten for the Seagulls at relegated Rotherham on Saturday may leave Micky Adams

  • Cricket: Sharks edge first one-day match on the final delivery

    Sussex launched their totesport League campaign with victory over Derbyshire yesterday but for the second day running their supporters were treated to a heart-stopping finish. Chasing a rain-adjusted target of 205 in 32 overs, the Scorpions never gave

  • April 25: Albion 2 West Ham 2

    Adam Virgo became Albion's unlikely play-off saviour at the end of last season with a last-gasp header in the semifinals against Swindon at Withdean. Now another youth team product has emerged, in similar fashion, as an equally improbable relegation rescuer

  • Profits of people's pub help charities

    A pub which donates its profits to charity has helped a community group battling to survive after its funding ran out. The Moulsecoomb Neighbourhood Trust in Brighton made ten staff redundant when its main funder, the eb4u regeneration scheme, decided

  • Mobile speed traps move on A27

    More mobile cameras are being brought in to catch drivers who speed through roadworks. The Sussex Speed Camera Safety Partnership (SSCP) has confirmed cameras will be used on the Adur flyover where speed limits have been cut to 40mph while £1.5 million

  • McGhee plots escape

    Albion manager Mark McGhee today plotted a route to Championship survival which could condemn one of his predecessors to a relegation decider. McGhee believes a first win in ten for the Seagulls at relegated Rotherham on Saturday may leave Micky Adams

  • Crawley must rebuild

    Manager Francis Vines today vowed to rebuild Crawley and make them serious Conference play-off contenders after the league season ended with a whimper. Vines has already started the search for new talent after this fourth straight league defeat. Scarborough's

  • Football: Sidley are safe

    Sidley's superb end-of-season run has guaranteed their County League first division status with a game to go. The Blues made it four wins out of five to haul themselves clear of danger when Steve Morris struck a 90th-minute winner against Arundel on Saturday

  • Letter: Greedy problem

    Have you noticed how much housing is mentioned in the papers, especially affordable or social housing? Yet, for all the hot air floating about -- nothing gets done. "You cannot this, you cannot do that, it's not in keeping with the area, there is no room

  • Football: Harper set to top scoring charts

    Steve Harper is on target to finish the league's centenary season as top goalscorer after taking his tally to 34 on Saturday. Harper struck twice in the first ten minutes but it wasn't enough to secure victory for Burgess Hill at Croydon Athletic. The

  • Gory, grisly mystery of dumped organs

    Pensioners in sheltered housing claim they are being targeted by a gruesome prankster who dumps gory animal parts outside their doors. Entrails and other bits of rotting flesh have been left in the grounds of Ellis Gordon Court, Newhaven, on numerous

  • Cricket: Adams says Warne tried to humiliate my players

    Chris Adams says he has lost respect for Shane Warne after accusing the Australian of trying to humiliate his players. The Sussex skipper criticised his opposite number after the Championship game at Hove ended in a thrilling draw on Saturday with Hampshire

  • Mother loses fight against killer disease

    A young mother who was forced to give up a life abroad when she was struck down with Motor Neurone disease has died. Justine Bridger died in Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre in Haywards Heath last Tuesday with her family at her side. Her partner Rhett

  • Letter: Book control

    The abolition of the reference section at Hove's Carnegie Library for a simple system of warehousing on two floors - one fiction, one non-fiction - can be put in place, suggests a wish to socially engineer a different form of usage which has not been

  • Residents fight for site of bingo hall

    Angry pensioners have formed an action group to lobby a development company they claim is ignoring their needs. The campaigners live near the Gala Bingo Hall in Portland Road, Hove, which has been empty since it closed in August 2003. The Gala Group now

  • Council urged to back city breast cancer unit

    Plans to move a city's breast surgery facilities to a hospital 15 miles away are to be discussed by councillors. A notice of motion has been put on the agenda for the Brighton and Hove City Council meeting on Thursday. It recommends the council calls

  • Funding for war victory events

    Sussex groups are among those to receive Lottery funding to commemorate Britain's Home Front during the Second World War. Up to £12.3 million is being handed out by the Home Front Recall scheme in the run up the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.

  • Letter: How can we know if this was kindness or cruelty?

    It is a pity people do not understand the meaning of the word euthanasia. Euthanasia is from the Greek meaning "easy death" - in other words, a death brought about without causing suffering. The death of that unfortunate woman in the US was not euthanasia

  • Knickers to pollsters if policies are pants

    Labour may be beating the Tories in the pre-election polls but when it comes to their choice of under-wear the Tories are streets ahead. Conservatives have been snapping up pairs of blue knickers which are, well, quite conservative. The delightful but

  • Neighbours of controversial pier want it pulled down

    Neighbours of Brighton's rusting West Pier have called for it to be pulled down. The Regency Square Area Society said the remains of the collapsed concert hall on the "sad old lady" should be cleared away immediately in the interest of safety. It