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  • Joss Stone, Brighton Centre, Brighton

    We all fell in love with Joss. She bounced on to the stage wearing a pink top, jeans and bare feet. Simple but sexy, it seemed like she was everyone's favourite daughter. Most 18-year-old singers would only draw a crowd of teenagers but, with a powerful

  • A-Ha, Brighton Centre, Brighton

    Time has stood still for Morten Harket. Two decades have taken their toll on Magne Furuholmen and Pal Waaktaar-Savoy or Mags and Pal as they are better known to their fans. The march of time has produced the usual results for the drummer/keyboarder and

  • Charity service faces the axe

    Vital support services for disabled people face the axe after a charity ran out of money. Disability Information Services Sussex, which helps 300 people each year, will close unless it can find at least £5,000 to cover running costs for the next three

  • Reward for the Caine lookalike

    A reward of £5,000 was offered last night to catch a "Michael Caine" lookalike who threatened to shoot Post Office customers. The Post Office will pay the money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the raider who stole more than £10,000

  • Cinderella, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Dec 12 - Jan 8

    "The first question people seem to ask these days is, 'Who's your star?'" laments Mark Rayment. "We haven't got a boxing legend, a celebrity chef or someone who passed their driving test on national television. We've got a superb company of proper actors

  • City leads way in battle of the buses

    Brighton and Hove is leading the way in the struggle to get motorists out of their cars and on to buses. The city is one of a tiny minority in which bus patronage is rising, according to a joint report by the National Audit Office and the Audit Commission

  • Paths to prosperity

    A new web site has been launched for a project which supports both walkers and the rural economy. Tourists and local ramblers can now enjoy dozens of walks which link up with rural businesses such as hotels and bed and breakfasts, pubs, restaurants, shops

  • Letter: Thirsty Hoathly

    I calculate this works out at 600 litres per day per resident. Simple, I know. Is this figure correct? Or are the people of this area really using this volume of water? If true, no wonder there is a water shortage. -Neil Hopkins, Haywards Heath

  • Basketball: Plenty of positives in defeat for Bears

    Phil Waghorn has told his Genesis Brighton Bears to build on the positives of two frustrating defeats in the north. Bears followed Friday's narrow reverse at Newcastle by losing 96-92 at BBL leaders Scottish Rocks last night. The visitors led 47-44 at

  • Carnage on our roads

    A female patient was fighting for her life last night after jumping from a moving ambulance following another week of carnage on the county's roads. A police car on an emergency call was also written off and two officers hurt in another incident during

  • Letter: March of time

    I'm feeling old now. For the first time in my life, a Doctor Who actor (David Tennant) and a James Bond actor (Daniel Craig) are younger than me and I'm 38. -Lorraine Forbes, Eastbourne

  • Police blitz on drug-drivers

    Police are going back to pre-breathalyser days and asking drivers to touch their noses and walk a straight line. The move is part of a new campaign to trap drivers under the influence of drugs including cocaine and cannabis. The crackdown in the run-up

  • Letter: A valuable piece of history

    What a pity the little kiosk on the pier wasn't offered to anyone willing to take it down before it was allowed to fall into the sea. We have lost a valuable piece of history which would have looked great at the end of someone's garden - mine. -P E Bennett

  • Surgery is postponed as hospitals fill up

    Hospitals are filled to capacity as staff struggle to cope with a surge in patient numbers. Routine operations have been cancelled and patients are waiting many hours in accident and emergency as workers try to find vacant beds. Brighton and Sussex University

  • Move to rid roads of signs clutter

    Unnecessary road signs are being taken down as part of a campaign to declutter the county. Earlier this year, West Sussex County Council was one of only two authorities to sign up for a clutter challenge thrown down by the Campaign for the Protection

  • Wragg trial jury set to deliberate

    The jury in the trial of a former SAS soldier accused of murdering his terminally ill son was today resuming its deliberations. Andrew Wragg killed ten-year-old Jacob, who had the degenerative disease Hunter Syndrome, by smothering him with a pillow at

  • Letter: Playing politics

    I have read many articles on the Letters pages of The Argus recently from individuals who are against Lewes District Council's decision to apply for a judicial revue of the decision by the Deputy Prime Minister to allow the proposed football stadium at

  • Letter: Changing tack

    It would be of more use to humanity if the supporters of a football stadium at Falmer put the same amount of vigour into helping people who are needy, sick and disabled. That would be something truly useful and needn't cost much. -Ray Wootton, Saltdean

  • The Persian Cinderella

    At just 45 minutes long, with a modest set and a three-piece skeleton cast, The Circus Project's production was compact in every way. The aerial trapeze sequences were well choreographed and made excellent use of the limited space available and the scene

  • LPO, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

    Five curtain calls at a classical music concert at the Dome is unprecedented but Vladimir Jurowski (pictured) and The London Philharmonic Orchestra richly deserved each one. After a sparkling reading of Mozart's overture to Don Giovanni and a faultless

  • Mediva, Friends Meeting House, Brighton

    Medieval fiddles had strings made out of wolf-gut and the period's lute-like instruments were best plucked with an eagle-feather quill. These Harry Potteresque pieces of information were passed on during a concert of medieval carols and songs in the prosaic

  • Father cleared of murdering terminally-ill son

    A former soldier accused of murdering his terminally-ill son was cleared by a jury today. Andrew Wragg, 38, admitted killing 10-year-old Jacob on July 24 last year, but denied murder. The jury has instead accepted a plea of manslaughter. Mr Wragg, a former

  • One-mile sprint earns officer an award

    A police constable who ran a mile to a domestic violence incident because he did not have a driving permit has been honoured for going beyond the call of duty. Twenty-five Sussex Police staff working in the former East Downs division were congratulated

  • Shops set to expand

    Plans to extend a seaside shopping centre have been approved by councillors. Developers gained consent to expand Langney Shopping Centre in Langney, Eastbourne, despite opposition from some people. They fear the scheme would massively overdevelop the

  • Drink plan for parks

    Seventeen parks in Brighton and Hove could be given licences to serve alcohol during major events. The city council has applied for the licences so drinks can continue to be served at events such as Party In The Park and Pride, following a change in licensing

  • Elphick red was a joke

    Albion rallied behind Gary Elphick today to help him overcome the red card which marred his first senior start. The 19-year-old centre half was controversially sent-off by referee Paul Taylor for a second bookable offence in Saturday's 5-1 defeat at leaders

  • Match report: Reading 5 Albion 1

    One moment of madness wrecked Albion's hopes of halting Reading's relentless surge towards the Premiership. No, not Gary Elphick's unfortunate dismissal three minutes into the second half. That merely confirmed the inevitable. The damage had already been

  • Match report: Crawley 3 Tamworth 0

    Striker Steve Burton is refusing to rule out Crawley as Conference play-off contenders. Burton scored twice in the last four minutes to help Reds to their first win under boss John Hollins against fellow strugglers Tamworth at the Broadfield Stadium.

  • Letter: End this monopoly game and make tax more fair

    There appears to be a presumption in Government circles that an increase in next year's council tax of about five per cent is acceptable. These people need to think again and understand any increase above the rate of inflation, let alone one twice as

  • Boxing: Minter sets sights on British title after victory

    New English champion Ross Minter has his sights set on Michael Jennings' British welterweight title but admits he is in no rush to take the fight. Minter won the vacant English championship with a thoroughly professional fourth-round stoppage of Londoner

  • Letter: Raise standards

    As someone who works in the local community, I am still shocked to see so many young and old people being forced to pay huge heating bills purely because they have to live in rented and sub-standard accommodation. Why is the Government so reluctant to

  • Speedway: Kennett unlikely to become Eddie the Eagle

    Edward Kennett confimed himself as the king of the Brighton Bonanza by retaining his singles crown. But the 19-year-old, axed by Poole due to a change in Elite League average limits, insists he is unlikely to be back in Sussex to seek summer glory next

  • Letter: Dire need ignored

    I have written to Councillor Alan McCarthy, of Brighton and Hove City Council, asking him to reconsider his proposal to close St Patrick's night shelter. Having worked as a volunteer at St Anne's Convent and on the soup run for a number of years when

  • Hospital refuses transport for knee-surgery woman

    A hospital patient in a wheelchair after knee surgery was told she had to make the 17-mile journey home under her own steam. Helen Webb said she was recovering from a general anaesthetic and unable to walk when she was told transport home was only provided

  • Letter: Give them a hand

    I would like to express my concern for the future of the St Patrick's Trust. Alan McCarthy, chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council, is decommissioning the trust. We all need a helping hand sometimes in life. How harsh to withdraw that hand

  • Letter: A scheme to crack crime

    Thank you for printing the letter from a "professional burglar" (The Argus, October 27, 2004). This gave victims of ongoing burglaries a greater insight into the minds of those who repeatedly steal from elderly and disabled people to fund their slick

  • Zoe makes the last waltz

    Ladette turned lady Zoe Ball has been stunning audiences across Britain with her consistently dazzling performances on television contest Strictly Come Dancing. After a nail-biting programme on Saturday, she has now made it through to the grand final

  • Letter: West Pier's kiosk should have been saved

    Why don't adults listen to what children say? If they had paid attention to the comments of young Ella Parsons about the "little white hut" on the end of the West Pier two years ago, the fallen kiosk would be in a museum today, safe from the gale which

  • We escaped from a rebel revolt

    A teenage charity volunteer and a journalist from The Argus have returned to Britain after a dramatic escape from a rebel uprising in the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka. Frankie Taggart, 30, an assistant news editor with the paper, was covering a visit

  • Anti-weapons protest takes place peacefully

    Up to 200 peace protesters took to the streets for a march and demonstration which was marshalled by more than 100 uniformed police officers. The anti-war group Smash EDO staged another rally on Saturday, gathering at Brightons Churchill Square for a

  • New laws may end neighbours hedge battle

    A hedge which divides battling neighbours could be chopped down to size under new legislation to curb antisocial behaviour. The Anti-Social Behaviour Act has more commonly been used to tackle young yobs and neighbours who have made others lives a misery

  • Letter: A futile gesture

    I would like to object in the strongest possible terms to the legal action taken by Lewes District Council (LDC) against the democratic decision made by the Deputy Prime Minister to allow the proposed Falmer Stadium site to go ahead. As a resident of

  • Letter: Failing crusade

    What on earth is going on at Lewes District Council? Let's face it, John Prescott hardly rushed his decision to grant a community stadium at Falmer. He obviously took a lot of time and advice before coming to his decision and it's about time these councillors

  • Letter: Payment in kind

    I hope the football stadium won't be built at Falmer. Lewes District Council's decision is the right one. Nor do I think there is the vast majority in favour of the stadium. If it's built, I think the club should offer something to the people it will

  • Jack And The Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Jack And The Beanstalk has climbed the heights of traditional pantomime with this slick, fast and colourful show. Twiggy twinkles as the billed star of the show. The girl who found fame at the age of 16 as a model is now a competent actress, singer and

  • Letter: Let's swap them

    Would Brighton and Hove like to swap its Falmer stadium for an incinerator in Newhaven? If so, Lewes could waste even more money on another enquiry. -K Holder, Newhaven

  • Letter: Give new words to an old chant

    My somewhat tongue-in-cheek letter about Sussex By The Sea (November 24), as rendered at the Albion, provoked two interesting replies and it seems I was wrong to believe it was the regimental march of the Royal Sussex Regiment. My error goes back to when

  • Letter: Students aren't more democratic

    Mr Carder, whose letter was entitled, "Ask the students to decide Falmer site" (December 7), appears more than a little confused. While, on one hand, he claims most people in the area seem to support Portsmouth rather than Brighton, he then claims Brighton