• Letter: Ask the students to decide Falmer site

    Having read the article about the proposed Falmer football stadium, I take issue with the claim it is "supported by virtually everyone in the county" (The Argus, December 2). Firstly, I doubt if many football-supporting men - less than half the population

  • Letter: Councillors fear online exposure to constituents

    Councillor Tonks reminded critics the decision to reject the Brighton Marina development was made after a lengthy debate (Letters, December 5) and that those fortunate few who were able to attend the Brighton and Hove Council meeting, saw it as democracy

  • Letter: 21st-Century road

    On Tuesday, I was forced to make a journey to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. I work at the hospital and it should take no more than 20 minutes from Peacehaven to get to there. The journey took one hour, 45 minutes, due to the closure of

  • Letter: Daddy bus driver

    I was interested in the photograph of the number six bus outside Brighton Station (Letters, December 3), as my late father, Charlie, was a well-known driver on its route for many years. I remember the registration number of his bus was FNJ 107. It was

  • Park-and-ride plan in the balance

    Councillors will today decide the future of a proposed out-of-town car park designed to tackle traffic congestion in Brighton and Hove. The park-and-ride plan recommended to the policy and resources committee is a 450-space car park built at Patcham Court

  • Letter: It was the sub what won it

    Your reproduction of the front page of the Evening Argus for October 12, 1984 (The Argus, November 26), reminded me I have a copy of the 40-page supplement, entitled "To Kill the Cabinet". My late wife, Kathryn, was the sub-editor who designed and laid

  • Schools singled out for praise

    A String of Sussex schools have been singled out for praise by the chief inspector of schools. A total of 16 schools across the county feature in this year's list of Ofsted's outstanding schools. They are: Patcham House School in Brighton, Cardinal Newman

  • Street lights fantastic

    Most people like a good display of festive lights at Christmas but these neighbours have really gone for it. A string of lights adorn their homes in Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, along with reindeers, Christmas trees and giant Santas. They decorated their

  • Letter: Squeezed out

    I was amazed recently to see drivers parking at Woodingdean, then catching the bus into Brighton. These selfish people are taking over the car park so local residents can't use it for themselves. It was put there for everyone - so mothers could safely

  • Ram-raid attack on post office

    A scene of devastation was left at a community post office after thieves ploughed through its walls with a hay baler. The huge piece of farm machinery was driven at the tiny post office on the A29 at Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, tearing though the walls

  • Fury at threat to 20 schools

    Worried parents have launched campaigns to save their children's schools amid fears some could be closed in a huge shake-up of primary education. West Sussex County Council wants to reorganise 20 schools in Adur to adapt to falling pupil roll numbers

  • Letter: 100 times a day

    The article entitled "Fears lake would turn into landfill" (The Argus, December 2), about a permission for a lake in Wykehurst Park, contained a slight error. It stated: "The application has asked for permission so 100 separate journeys to and from the

  • Letter: Stadium appeal is mire of LibDem propaganda

    So Lewes District Council doesn't have the support of local residents to proceed with a judicial review against the Falmer Stadium (The Argus, December 3). Those councillors who are currently in favour of it, or who are as yet undecided, should consider

  • Match report: Hastings Utd 2 Met Police 1

    Hastings United chairman Dave Walters has urged supporters to be patient in their wait for a new manager. Walters faced questions in a fans' forum following United's 2-1 win against the Met Police at the Pilot Field last night. He said he has a potential

  • Everton target Albion keeper

    Albion's fourth-choice goalkeeper Richard Martin could be heading for a dream move to Everton. The Premiership strugglers have asked about the availability of the teenage prospect. The Seagulls would be willing to sell if the price is right, to provide

  • Cracking down on the rogue traders

    Rogue traders who sell alcopops to children will be targeted in a Christmas sting. The undercover operation by West Sussex County Council's Trading Standards team and Sussex Police will crack down on retailers illegally selling alcohol. Similar operations

  • Tower plan back on the horizon

    The developer behind a proposed 42-storey tower block unanimously thrown out by councillors is attempting to overturn the decision. The Beetham Organisation, which wants to build a high-rise luxury hotel on the Brighton station site, has launched an appeal

  • Jack And The Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, Brighton, Dec 7 - Jan 15

    Last Christmas Sir Ian McKellen shocked the artistic establishment and delighted the greater public when he appeared in the Old Vic's production of Aladdin. This year, with the help of First Family Entertainment, everyone seems to be at it. Richard Wilson

  • Singers take Pride in their assault on the festive charts

    Singers Jamie Watson and Krissie Du Cann are hoping their new single will wipe the JCB song, Crazy Frog or a flock of Lake District sheep off the top slot in the Christmas charts. Jamie and Krissie have released a single called Believe Me which went on

  • Santa's musical bus pulls in to Patcham

    The Argus Christmas Bus will be travelling through the streets of Patcham in Brighton this evening as it continues its festive fund-raising journey. Santa and his helpers will set off from the clock tower opposite the Ladies Mile Pub in Mackie Avenue

  • Stabbing claimed to be an accident

    A man has denied murdering a father-of-two who died after he was stabbed in a pub. Andrew Hansen told a court he was in fear of his life as he was kicked and punched during a confrontation at The Crown in the Carfax, Horsham. Hansen, 37, said Peter Uttley

  • Durutti Column, Komedia, Brighton

    A man of few words and an understated stage presence, Vini Reilly is a legend to those who appreciate the 80s Manchester music scene which produced Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays among other groups signed to Tony Wilson's Factory label.

  • Scrooge - The Musical, Barn Theatre, Southwick

    The festive season is never complete without an airing of the much-loved Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. So The Southwick Players have turned to Leslie Bricusse's musical retelling of the redemption of the curmudgeonly skinflint, Scrooge. His conversion

  • The Tinderbox, Gardner arts Centre, Brighton

    There is something unique about the festive season which makes it all at once essential for adults to watch children's theatre. But the title of the Gardner Arts Centre's Christmas show had a special ring about it which made it sound unlike any pantomime

  • Letter: Off-white horses

    I read with interest the letter about a horse being taken to a paint shop in order to get the correct colour mix (30 November). I wonder if, after the horse approved the paint sample, it left a deposit? -Ian Vaughan, Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Letter: No biographies

    I couldn't agree more with "Pelagia", the pseudonym of a writer on The Argus web site's forum, who complained about finding books in the Jubilee Library, Brighton (The Argus, December 3). I, too, went to the desk to ask what had happened to the biographical

  • Police probe assault claim

    Police are investigating an allegation of assault against a photographer for The Argus. Eddie Mitchell, who has worked for the newspaper for seven years, has made a complaint to Sussex police, alleging he was attacked by David Freeman, the long-term partner

  • Serving up ways to deal with drinkers

    A town-centre alcohol restriction zone is to be extended to crack down on anti-social behaviour. A drinking in public places order (DPPO) covering the centre of Worthing allows police to confiscate alcohol, whether it has been opened or not. But Worthing

  • Letter: Ahead of the pack

    I write in response to the article entitled "Head is sorry for admissions letter" (December 2), which referred to a letter sent by Trevor Allen, head teacher of Dorothy Stringer, writing to parents to clarify the content of a previous letter. I have two

  • Girl who had baby at 12 is expecting another

    A teenage mum who became pregnant when she was just 12 is expecting her second child at the age of 15. Amy Crowhurst hit national headlines when she gave birth to Alfie at the age of 13 after having sex with a 15-year-old Gambian boy. Two years later,

  • Letter: Part of the local community, not anti it

    With regard to the article about our planned protest on December 10, firstly, we have contacted PC Sean McDonald and indeed he replied to our letter. Perhaps Superintendant Moore is not in the picture, having said we were being "deliberately evasive".

  • Letter: First pass post

    I was interested to read the letter by Stewart Gover (November 29) about postal bus passes. I take it he is quite agile. It is a pity he didn't consider older people with failing eyesight and those who are not nimble enough to run to the Town Hall. Many

  • Letter: Tireless worker

    I was dismayed to read Andy Tate's article about Anne Giebeler (The Argus, December 3). She is the best councillor we have had in the 23 years we have lived here. She works tirelessly for us residents and is above party politics. If only other councillors

  • Letter: Reverse progress

    Lawrence Alkin suggests, by opposing the building of 300 units of "affordable housing", Valerie Paynter is denying others the "same opportunity" of living in "high-quality, affordable homes" which she enjoys as a council tenant (Letters, December 2).

  • Farmer lands veal deal

    A farmer has received £20,000 to turn dairy calves into gourmet produce and improve the fortunes of livestock farmers. Clarissa Hallings-Pott is developing a veal production system with the help of Plumpton College and funding from Defra and the South

  • Grand design proves a magnet for students

    A university has won a major design award after a rebranding exercise resulted in a 30 per cent increase in undergraduate applications. The University of Sussex overcame competition from household brands at The Design Business Association's Design Effectiveness

  • Ministry to review DVLA policy of selling motorists' details

    The DVLA's controversial practice of selling motorists' personal details to other organisations is being reviewed, the Government has announced. It follows concern about the breadth of organisations that have access to the DVLA's vehicle register. The

  • Andrew Wragg described as "a brilliant father".

    Family and friends of Andrew Wragg, 38, told Lewes Crown Court that he was a wonderful father who worshipped his children, Jacob, who had a degenerative disease, and George. The court heard how despite Jacob's deteriorating condition, Wragg had an "amazing

  • Carol concert hits high note

    A carol concert set the tone for Christmas with thousands of pounds raised for charity last night. The annual City Charity Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove, was attended by hundreds of people. The audience packed into the church

  • Hard-up police forces will raid councils' funds

    Sussex Police watchdogs have slammed the Government over a cash shortfall that will push up local taxes. Home Office figures released yesterday suggest funding increases of 3.2 per cent in 2006-07 and 3.7 per cent the following year. But a spokesman for

  • Pellet gun fired at bus

    A pensioner was showered with glass when a bus window was shot out inches from his face, possibly by a sniper with a ball bearing gun. The suspected shooting follows an arson attack where the top deck of a Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company bus was

  • 'Flimsy' challenge to Falmer stadium

    Lewes District Council is likely to fail in its legal challenge to the Falmer Stadium, according to Steve Bassam. Albion fan and former leader of Brighton Council, Lord Bassam of Brighton claims the council's legal justification for the challenge is "

  • Jeers as waste burner wins nod at meeting

    A giant waste incinerator is a step closer to becoming a reality. Despite jeers of disgust from protesters, East Sussex county councillors yesterday approved the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Waste Local Plan - the blueprint for how to deal with waste