• Howling Bells, Ocean Rooms, Brighton

    Piching their sound somewhere between PJ Harvey and Mazzy Star might sound like a tight space for the Howling Bells to musically manoeuvre in but at least it's a good one. Just imagine if, like so many others, they'd decided to set up musical camp somewhere

  • Bleeps: Magda, Ocean Rooms, Brighton, Saturday, Feb 25

    Unbelievably, minimal is back and maximal isn't. Or rather, it is, but just not as much as it was. "Techno of a maximinimal persuasion" is how Bleeps confusingly describes its sound. The stripped, unashamedly electronic sound, which hails from our German

  • Astrid Williamson, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton, Wednesday, Mar 1

    Beautiful and talented, Shetland-born Astrid Williamson has what it takes to be up there with the best of the UK's female solo artists. Even her name is starry. So her continued underground status, despite the release of three critically-acclaimed albums

  • The Go! Team, Corn Exchange, Brighton, Saturday, Feb 25

    Ian Parton is facing a dilemma. The hype surrounding his band, The Go! Team, is rising fast - with big money offers coming in regularly. If they so desired, the band could be fully mainstream and stand up alongside our flagship British acts. But Ian sees

  • Welcome for new leader

    Simon Burgess has been crowned leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. The 41-year-old father-of-two, who was elected leader of the Labour group earlier this month, was backed unanimously by members of all political parties at yesterdays council meeting

  • Date Movie

    (12A, 83 mins) Director: Aaron Seltzer. Starring: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Eddie Griffin and Jennifer Coolidge If you foolishly take Aaron Seltzers spoof romantic comedy at its word and drag along a potential boyfriend or girlfriend to Date Movie

  • The New World

    (12A, 150mins) Director: Terrence Malick. Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale Terrence Malick's latest offering (his fourth film in 21 years) is a majestic piece of cinema. Reworking the Pocahontas legend

  • Councillors vow to throw out application for glass tower

    A 12-storey glass tower, dubbed a "lego monstrosity" by councillors, could be built above a seafront petrol station. Brighton and Hove City Council planners have listed a string of reasons why proposals for the Texaco site in Kingsway, Hove, should be

  • Hockey: Grinstead boss is gunning for glory in cup

    Matt Jones wants East Grinstead to show some of Arsenal's spirit in Sunday's big HA Cup game. The Gunners beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Bernabeu in the Champions League on Tuesday despite missing nine first-teamers. Grinstead visit University of Birmingham

  • Letter: They're not 'dossers' but vulnerable people

    It was with interest I read the brief item about the number of rough sleepers found on the streets of Brighton and Hove (The Argus, February 21). The Argus has, over the last few months, been generous in its support and coverage of the quest to keep St

  • Letter: Praise for trains

    My faith in human nature has been restored. On Monday, I got off a South Western Train from Basingstoke at Worthing Station, only to find I had left my wallet on the train. I rang and reported this to Brighton Station. I then jumped on the next train

  • Ex-council leader dropped by Labour

    Ex-Brighton and Hove City Council leader Ken Bodfish failed to attend the most important meeting of the year after his party dropped him as a candidate for next year's local elections. Ken Bodfish, who has been a Labour councillor since 1984, was left

  • Gang hold shop worker captive

    Armed robbers tied up a terrified shop worker before kidnapping her in her own car at gunpoint during an early morning store raid. Three hooded and masked men ambushed the duty manager in the car park moments after she had locked up the Tesco Express

  • Woman, 83, dies after tragic accident involving husband

    A husband knocked down and killed his wife in a freak car accident. The man, in his 80s, was driving his car in the well-kept grounds of their block of flats when the car hit his 83-year-old wife. Paramedics tried to save her but she died at the scene

  • Letter: Ice trolley cometh

    I see the Trolley Collectors' Society of Great Britain now has its headquarters in Brighton (Letters, February 16). I was enthralled to read it has a trolley from Argentina. This has inspired me to start a Horsham branch of the society, as I have a trolley

  • Community holds key to hospital site

    Most people living close to a historic children's hospital want its buildings to be saved when it closes next year. A survey of residents living around the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton was carried out to find their views on its

  • Council tax rise above inflation

    Council tax in Brighton and Hove will rise by an inflation-busting 4.9 per cent under a budget agreed last night. It means the bill for Band D properties for 2006/7 will increase by £60 to £1,277. The budget includes an extra £1.8 million for children's

  • Letter: One gig, two points of view

    After reading the write-up of the recent NME Awards Tour (The Argus, February 18), I was left thinking: Was Sam Thomson actually there? I was and didn't notice a drop in crowd numbers when Maximo Park entertained us equally as much as the Arctic Monkeys

  • Mum's diet joy

    Super-fit mum Emma Fellingham has gone from overweight to toned by shedding more than five stone to take on the London Marathon. Last year, mother-of-two Emma was so overweight and out of shape she would get out of breath tying her shoe laces up. Now

  • Letter: Cause4BH's case

    In his defence of the unfair school admissions policy (Letters, February 20), Tim Linnell made a number of misleading statements. Our campaign has been careful to avoid denigrating specific schools. We want a fairer system which would permit parents to

  • Woman faces eviction for feeding birds

    A woman will be thrown out of her home for defying a court order to stop feeding pigeons. Margaret Waite, 58, will be evicted from her home on March 7 unless her lawyers appeal against the action and win. Residents in Mrs Waite's block of flats in Swanborough

  • Asbo for aggressive beggar

    A aggressive beggar has been given a two-year Asbo, banning him from begging in two seaside towns. Police acted after receiving several complaints about the tactics used by 25-year-old Dean Langley over a period of 14 months. He is the first person in

  • Letter: Double standards

    How can the Labour Government possibly ban smoking in private members' clubs, including Labour clubs, when it allows smoking in its own Commons bar? This reeks of double standards and surely, even for Blair, it reaches the height of hypocrisy. -BF May

  • Letter: A cull kills more than just badgers

    David Hammond highlights the need for wildlife police teams assigned to protect Britain's most protected mammal (Letter, February 22). I wonder how many readers appreciate that the badger's most dangerous enemy is currently our own Government? The Department

  • Letter: Held to ransom

    I am concerned at the attempt to hold a gun to the heads of Brighton and Hove City Council's planning committee. It was suggested the quest to re-build the Brighton Centre would be successful only if the King Alfred proposals were also accepted (The Argus

  • Lou Rhodes, Concorde 2, Brighton

    The female half of chill-out duo Lamb put on a show to remember on Wednesday night. Lou Rhodes has hit the high and low notes in nearly all of Lamb's long and successful career but solo but she is a different animal. With a voice every bit as subtleas

  • Critics' choice

    The guide offers a critical view of what's hot for the following week. Bloc Party, Concorde 2, Brighton, Thursday, March 2 (sold out) - Guess who's coming to Brighton to play a special "secret" gig? For months, the good folk at Concorde 2 have been wondering

  • The Feeling, The Freebutt, Brighton, Thursday, March 2

    Dan Gillespie Sells is the "happiest man in the world" right now. Could it be because his band are in the BBC's top three acts to watch in 2006? Or that their single, Sewn, is getting airplay on the country's biggest radio shows and they're days away

  • Doctor denies having sexual thoughts about patients

    A family doctor has denied having sexual thoughts while examining his female patients. Dr Rodney Tate, 67, is on trial at Lewes Crown Court accused of nine counts of indecent assault. Suspended from his practice at the Old Steine Surgery, Brighton, in

  • Calls for hosepipe bans to counter drought fears

    Water companies serving the South East have been urged to introduce a hosepipe ban as the drought gripping Sussex intensifies. The Environment Agency fears the region could face the most serious drought in 100 years and wants water savings made now to

  • Jailed US drug-maker granted right to appeal

    Criminal chemist Casey Hardison has been granted the right to appeal against his 20-year jail sentence. Hardison, 34, made hallucinogenic drugs in a home-made factory he set up in the bedroom of a rented bungalow in the village of Ovingdean near Brighton

  • Lucky Number Slevin

    (18, 110 mins) Director: Paul McGuigan. Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu and Stanley Tucci With a serpentine plot which twists and turns so violently, it ends up tying itself in knots, Lucky Number Slevin is a stylish

  • Struggling musician set for the big time

    A struggling musician is preparing to hit the big time after using an internet phenomenon to create the video for his latest single. Brighton dance music producer Flavorjenkins, 33, has attracted a storm of publicity since releasing the video of new track

  • Farewells for road victim

    More than 200 friends and relatives gathered to pay respects to a woman killed in a hit-and-run accident. Many had travelled long distances for the service for Michelle Dever, 30, who died on the A259 Brighton Road on February 2. Michelle made friends

  • Plans for seafront casino in jeopardy

    Plans for a Las Vegas-style seafront casino have been thrown into jeopardy within days of proposals getting the green light. Ladbrokes Plc, which applied to open a late-night casino in the Hilton Brighton Metropole, announced yesterday it had sold its

  • Gift shop's fair effort

    A gift shop is launching a logo to publicise its fair trade efforts. Evolution in Bond Street, Brighton, will unveil the trade2aid logo as part of its support for Fair Trade Fortnight. Merchandising manager Samantha Cottiss said: "People are becoming

  • Michael Clark, The Dome, Brighton, Tuesday, February 28

    Master choreographer Michael Clark likes the bad and the beautiful. The famously wayward choreographer constantly pushes his own limits and expects the same of others. He makes a return to Brighton with two pieces from his repertoire, which he has been

  • Injury boost for Seagulls

    Albion have been given a double boost ahead of their basement battle at Crewe with the return to fitness of Richard Carpenter and Seb Carole. Both are on course to start tomorrow's crunch clash at the Alexandra Stadium after recovering from injuries.

  • The Grand Inquisitor, Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer

    Theatrical giant Peter Brook (pictured), legendary author of the 1968 seminal text on theatre, The Empty Space, created this adaptation of a chapter in Dostoevsky's book, The Brothers Karamazov. Set in Seville during the Spanish Inquisition, the one-man

  • Mayo says someone is going to get a hiding soon

    Kerry Mayo warned Albion's Championship opponents today that one of them is facing a hiding. Seagulls supporters are desperately hoping it is sooner rather than later. Tomorrow, in fact, at relegation rivals Crewe. The battle of the bottom two represents

  • Letter: A lot to improve

    On reading the article about city bus improvements (The Argus, February 17), I'd like to point out that, if Brighton & Hove Bus Company can afford such changes and additions, how about an improved service closer to home? I am one of the unfortunate

  • Letter: People power

    Argus readers should know another house-building crisis looms within Lewes district. Wates, a property developer, is eager to build 400 houses on a greenfield site at Wivesfield. This is a £120m project and, to sweeten the pill, it has made an offer to

  • Letter: Dial W for 'wait'

    The new Sussex Police chief, Joe Edwards, stated he intends to meet as many people as possible, touring the county's police stations in the next six months (The Argus, February 17). I'd like to warn him Hailsham Police Station doesn't open until 10am

  • Letter: Speed limits aren't logical

    In Sussex, flowers left by the roadside seem more noticeable. Each bouquet must represent a road fatality. I'm saddened by these personal tributes. By my own experience of observing erratic and impatient motorists, I know driver error and speeding are

  • Plans for glass tower

    A 12-storey glass tower, dubbed a "lego monstrosity" by councillors, could be built above a seafront petrol station. Brighton and Hove City Council planners have listed a string of reasons why proposals for the Texaco site in Kingsway, Hove, should be

  • Soccer man is a TV hit

    A former footballer is already beating the competition in a new television reality show. Former Millwall FC player Ansell Henry, 34, a sales manager from Brighton, has survived the first week of BBC2's new series of The Apprentice. In the show he is trying

  • Letter: Star's dirty mouth

    I was saddened to read the remarks made by Dennis Rodman, the US basketball legend, at his recent booksigning session in Churchill Square (The Argus, February 13). His talent has lent him iconic status around the world, especially among young players,

  • Letter: Let's all say "no"

    Regarding the huge increase in Council Tax, surely it's time for every household to make a positive stand against such daylight robbery. There will be large increases in gas and electricity bills. Water rates are now huge and we aren't supposed to use

  • Letter: Thankless gherkins

    Shopping in my favourite Brighton supermarket recently, I noticed some jars of gherkins at a promotional price of 99p but dated January 1, 2005. I pointed this out to a young man stacking shelves nearby, who showed little interest so I approached the

  • Letter: I can't get NHS dental treatment

    In November, I contacted my dentist of five years' standing. I was told he was no longer within the NHS. There had been no communication to this effect from the practice, which shows a depressing lack of courtesy. I then had to find a new dental practice