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  • Athletics: Carter picks team for Commonwealth Games

    Chris Carter will make or break the dreams of Sussex's Commonwealth Games hopefuls today. England's chairman of selectors will sit down with his colleagues this morning to finalise the 100-plus squad of athletes who will compete at the Games next March

  • Bojangles, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

    The singers featured on the first-ever Bojangles bill were a trio of individuals. Each commanded the stage with a distinct presence, unique performance and varied sound. But the quality all three shared was an ability to perform live and prove what it

  • Letter: A criminal act

    Your headline, "Justice was on my side" (The Argus, September 2) seemed to suggest Chris Eubank did nothing wrong. The article should have made it quite clear a criminal offence was committed - something the jubilant Mr Eubank seems to have overlooked

  • Letter: What Chris did was not the right thing

    I have just read the article about Chris Eubank claiming victory and I feel sad for three reasons. Mr Eubank lives far from the school he was taking is children to. I am sure, if he had chosen a school nearer to his home, he would greatly reduce the chances

  • Letter: Bike danger

    In the past three weeks, I have twice narrowly avoided serious injury from cyclists on pavements. They are rampant in Brighton and Hove. The pratice should be made a crime. -Mike Mitchell, Hove

  • Letter: Winged menace

    With regard to gulls and pigeons, the latter have always been seen as vermin. As for the former, ripping open bin bags can be avoided if residents put food scraps into shopping bags and then into bin liners. And knowing when their bags are collected,

  • Letter: Morgan memories

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of the actor Terrence Morgan. He will be widely remembered as having starred in the film Mandy, which was about the life of a deaf girl. Terrence lived opposite St Anne's Well Garden in Somerhill Road, Hove. As a

  • Perfect conditions for the UK's most popular aviation event

    Blue skies over Sussex provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Royal Air Forces Airshow at Shoreham at the weekend. The two-day show raises money for the Wings Appeal charity, which provides care for ex-RAF personnel. The event is one of the biggest

  • Letter: Paint it yellow

    I read that Brighton and Hove is likely to be covered in the near future with community litter bins. Is there any reason, I wonder, why they have to be painted black? The litter bins installed on the beach are at least yellow. Why can't we all have yellow

  • An uncertain fate for St Leonard's

    A church which faces closure could become a religious conference centre. Worshippers fear historic St Leonard's Church in Hove could be lost forever as part of a review of the future of churches in Brighton and Hove. They will hold a public meeting next

  • Letter: Donate a Brighton pigeon

    I read with interest and sorrow that one of the Queen's pigeons is missing (The Argus, August 27). The general manager of the Queen's pigeons, Peter Bryant, is reported as having said: "There are a variety of reasons why it might not have returned. It

  • Hostel's bid for five more years

    A controversial seafront hostel wants to continue taking in homeless people for another five years. St Catherine's Lodge in Kingsway, Hove, was branded a fire hazard after a spate of blazes there last year. But the allegations were denied by owners Top

  • Letter: There will be a serious accident

    I live in Findon Road in Whitehawk and we have the same problem as reported in The Argus (September 1). I have contacted Sussex Police twice and have taken photos of the riders but the police can't even be bothered to send anyone to investigate. What

  • Letter: Hospital praise

    A lot has been written of late about the Brighton Health Trust and, in particular, about the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Many operations have been transferred from that facility to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, now part of the Brighton

  • Athletics: Carter picks team for Commonwealth Games

    Chris Carter will make or break the dreams of Sussex's Commonwealth Games hopefuls today. England's chairman of selectors will sit down with his colleagues this morning to finalise the 100-plus squad of athletes who will compete at the Games next March

  • Letter: Dedicated group

    I am a parent of one of the young people Tony Austin complained about in his letter. My son is a member of the Southern Aurora Drum Corps, not a marching band, which was rehearsing in Stanmer Park with the permission of Brighton and Hove City Council.

  • Letter: This youth band needs our backing not a blast

    In response to Tony Austin (Letters, August 29), I have lived in Brighton all my life and it is my understanding the parks are for the benefit of everyone in Brighton, not just Mr Austin and his family. The band he complains about, Southern Aurora Drum

  • Cricket: Sussex chasing a one-day double

    Sussex hope to complete the first part of a one-day double today. The county's second XI play Nottinghamshire at Horsham in the final of the AON Trophy (10.45am). A strong Sussex side includes five players who have played Championship cricket this season

  • McPhee raring to get involved

    Chris McPhee today told Albion boss Mark McGhee: "I am 100 per cent fit for the first time in 16 months." The striker has struggled with foot injuries since helping the Seaggulls earn promotion to the Championship via the play-offs at the Millennium Stadium

  • Restaurant in gardens cooks up a new award

    A newly enlarged and refurbished restaurant has been given an award for its architecture. The Stables serves the thousands of visitors who visit Wakehurst Place gardens in Ardingly every year. Mid Sussex District Council has given the restaurant an award

  • County leads UK in buying organic

    Healthy-living Sussex residents top the list of shoppers who buy organic produce. A survey shows people in Hove and Lewes buy the most organic fruit and vegetables compared to the rest of the UK. The survey was conducted by Tesco Organic at the beginning

  • Sunshine and smiles for town's colourful carnival

    The weekend's warm weather and sunshine brought out the carnival spirit at a children's parade. The Uckfield Carnival got off to a loud and impressive start with a free fireworks display at Holy Cross School playing fields on Friday night. There was also

  • Daisy Miller, Theatre Royal, Brighton, September 5 - 11

    Period pieces seem to be ten a penny this year, with over-literal renderings of classic novels showing a dissapointing tendency to go awry. But the first ever staging of Henry James' Daisy Miller, directed by the Olivier and BAFTA award-winner Christopher

  • Rail station revamp aims to attract users

    A neglected rail station is set to be revamped with improved car parking facilities and bus interchanges in a bid to encourage greater use by passengers. Newhaven Town is used by 550 passengers a day, but it has been shunned by some of the local residents

  • DJ Format, Union, Brighton

    As entrances go, it was hardly grandeur, with the headliner, a Brightonian, strolling through the club to make his way humbly to the stage. But this typically low-key entrance did not reflect the level of anticipation in the audience. There were plenty

  • Letter: Do more to help first time buyers

    It is sad to read about home ownership becoming increasingly out of reach of more and more young people in the South-East (The Argus, August 29). However, the Government hasn't exactly been active in trying to help these people to buy new homes. Apart

  • Letter: Veiled thanks

    A big thank you to Miriam Wells for her article (The Argus, August 27). I read it all the way through without wincing. She also added all my contact details, which has been great (apart from one dirty phonecall - yuk). I thought the pictures were expertly

  • Letter: Trust the people

    I was surprised, but pleased, to read your article about the next meeting of the Mid-Sussex Primary Care Trust, which contained details of the agenda (The Argus, September 1). The trust was even hoping for a "good turnout". I noticed it meets at the "

  • Restoration triumph sung from the rooftop

    Embassy Court, the famous Thirties block of flats on the borders of Brighton and Hove, has celebrated the completion of its £5 million restoration. There were concerts in the lobby and on the balconies and rooftop to celebrate the rejuvenation of the

  • £70m debt awaits boss with NHS's hardest job

    A struggling hospital trust has named the man taking over the reins of one of toughest jobs in regional health care. Gary Walker starts work this month as the new chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Crawley Hospital.

  • Fiery protest to preserve trees

    A crowd of protesters held up a busy road to burn an effigy of John Prescott in defiance of plans to build on ancient woodland. People came from as far as Portsmouth for the rally in Titnore Lane, Durrington, near Worthing. Earlier 60 adults and children

  • Letter: Tapping water

    I assume most residents of Sussex have had enough of the many articles in the local Press about the water companies' monopoly. They keep whingeing and moaning about the lack of water being collected in their reservoirs and asking us not to use as much

  • Letter: A library satire

    I was recently in a bookshop in the country town of Hay-on-Wye, when, taking down a four-volume set of Otto Benesch's collected writings on art, Brighton's sea air came to mind. It would have cost me £60 - and had, until recently, been part one of Brighton

  • You vote mayor's CD 1 plate stays

    Taxpayers have trashed proposals to sell off a £100,000 car number plate. Brighton and Hove City Council owns the CD 1 plate which came from the old Brighton Council when the mayor had the use of a Rolls-Royce. The number plate currently adorns a seven-seater

  • Caught up in a nightmare

    A Brighton student has told of his desperate fight for survival in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which has claimed thousands of lives in southern America. Neil Coffey, a student at City College Brighton and Hove, spent days trapped in the Louisiana Superdome

  • Letter: How to solve this mini-bike menace

    I also had the pleasure of dodging little boys on their motorbikes, swerving in and out of the cars on Bexhill Road, Woodingdean, last week (The Argus, September 1). Normally, the answer to offensive young hooligans is to tell them to "go and play in

  • Football: Giles eyes up the play-offs despite Reds' poor start

    Defender Chris Giles insists Crawley are still gunning for the Conference play-offs, despite their poor start to the season. Giles is set to make his second start for Reds against his former club Aldershot in front of the Sky TV cameras at The Recreation

  • Film makers hope businesses will invest in production

    A team of film makers have strung together an unusual tale of a man who finds a piece of string which takes him on a journey to happiness. The film makers have been working for months on the ten-minute film which will be shot at various locations around

  • Protest at airline jobs agency

    Protesters picketed a recruitment agency which provided people to replace sacked airline catering workers. Blue Arrow, a national recruitment agency, has supplied temporary workers to replace staff sacked by the Gate Gourmet catering company for taking

  • Tesco bids to gather more fuel

    A supermarket giant is waiting to hear whether it can add dozens of petrol stations to its growing business. Bosses at Tesco, which runs a flagship store in Church Road, Hove, are hoping the Office of Fair Trade will allow them to buy 30 petrol stations

  • Skip invasion of farm is opposed

    Worried neighbours are mounting a campaign against a skip company operating from a farm on the edge of the South Downs. The farm at the end of Westfield Avenue North in Saltdean, a smart residential road of detached houses and bungalows, was the base

  • September 5: McPhee raring to get involved

    Chris McPhee today told Albion boss Mark McGhee: "I am 100 per cent fit for the first time in 16 months." The striker has struggled with foot injuries since helping the Seaggulls earn promotion to the Championship via the play-offs at the Millennium Stadium