• Schools' admissions shake-up sparks fury

    Children are not getting places at popular secondary schools because a change in admissions policy means they live too far away. Parents in east Brighton say Brighton and Hove City Council's change from selecting children from priority areas for particular

  • Chef jailed for gun threats

    A chef has been jailed for five years for threatening to shoot a brave former soldier who stepped in to disarm him. But the judge who sent him to prison said he had been forced to pass an unjust sentence. Steven Chatfield was drunk when he left the Old

  • Everest hoping to scale the heights

    Kenny Everest is living his dream just months after fearing his racing career was over. At 34, Everest is a late arrival on the national stage but at the end of last season he thought he would never get there at all. Brighton-based Everest, who has an

  • Dance club which launched Fatboy's career is shutting

    A famous nightclub credited with turning Brighton and Hove into one of Britain's capitals of dance music is closing after 21 years. The Zap Club in Kings Road Arches, Brighton, helped build the city's buzzing reputation for nightlife and has helped launch

  • Call for sprinklers to tackle school fires

    Firefighters tackle a blaze at a Sussex school on average every nine days. There were almost 200 fires at the region's schools in five years. The fire service statistics reveal that from 1999 to 2004 there were 114 fires at West Sussex schools and 76

  • Drugs wizard gets 20 years

    A chemist who set up a sophisticated drugs laboratory to make hallucinogenic drugs worth up to £5 million has been jailed for 20 years. Casey Hardison, 33, showed no emotion as he was sentenced at Hove Crown Court by Judge Anthony Niblett. But as he was

  • Sussex grab late wickets to set up tense finish

    Two wickets in the last hour have given Sussex every chance of a first Championship win of the season today. Hampshire will begin the final day at Hove today on 89-3, still needing another 196 runs to make it two wins out of two. Chasing a target of 285

  • Leon can still be a hero

    Leon Knight can turn himself into a local hero again by keeping Albion up, whether or not he stays. That is the message from manager Mark McGhee today with the Seagulls fighting to stay in the Championship. Knight's late penalty in the play-off final