• How acupuncture can aid fertility

    Lucy Baker has suffered two years of the stress and disappointment of failing to have a baby. When she was 18, she was diagnosed with a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome which makes getting pregnant difficult. It means she has lots of small

  • Holistic therapies for pregnancy and beyond

    Nurture yourself and your baby during pregnancy and beyond with holistic therapies. Complementary treatments can help the physical and emotional health of new mums and their babies. Brighton-based holistic therapist Lucy Corkhill, who offers a range

  • Ten ways to keep your heart healthy and happy

    Heart disease is the UK's biggest killer and accounts for 110,000 deaths. We've all been told that obesity, smoking and too much alcohol can lead to heart disease and heart attacks, and we know the best way to keep our ticker healthy is to follow a

  • All you need is ten minutes to get yourself fit

    Now even the busiest of us have no excuse not to exercise. In the time it takes you to moan that you never have any time on your hands you could have exercised most of your major muscle groups in the latest craze to hit health clubs - the ten-minute

  • Cured by the attraction of magnets

    Cured by the attraction of magnetism American scientists have questioned the healing effect of magnets. But one woman who has no doubts about their capabilities to improve your health Eleven years ago Val Dargonne was told by doctors she was going to

  • Perfect pins the stiletto way

    In the States, the stiletto workout is sweeping the nation, well Manhattan, as women ditch their mildewed trainers in favour of a nice pair of Manolos. It might sound like lunacy, but bear in mind this latest craze comes from the gym which brought the

  • Is this love potion the way to spice up your sex life?

    When it comes to seducing men, Elisabeth Millar is certain she holds the key. Contrary to modern thinking, it has nothing to do with frilly knickers or taping the football. Instead,it's all about smell. One whiff of Elisabeth's powerful secret potion

  • Focus on a football foot

    While all eyes have been on the feet of the England football camp, it's no longer Wayne Rooney's podiatric problem which is engrossing the nation it's Posh's. Strutting around in six-inch heels has taken its toll on Victoria Beckham's feet and she is

  • In Praise Of Love, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

    Terence Rattigan, once the darling of the West End until the arrival of John Osborne and the other angry young men in the mid-Fifties, fell out of favour with audiences and critics. His work was considered dated and only suitable for those legendary maiden

  • Kooks move along coast

    A concert by pop band The Kooks on Hastings Pier has been rearranged. The Brighton-based quartet were due to perform at Hastings Pier Ballroom on August 18 but had to find a new venue when the pier was closed this week because of structural problems.

  • John Cale, Concorde 2, Brighton

    John Cale will forever be known as a founder member of the legendary Velvet Underground. It seems a pity that someone whose solo career has lasted more than 35 years and who has worked as a producer for famous names such as Patti Smith and The Stooges

  • Stompa Phunk with Konrad Black, Audio, Brighton, Fri, June 23

    For nearly ten years, label manager, DJ and producer Konrad Black has been steadily churning out a series of top-tier 12-inches, characterised by a warped, almost gothic approach to minimal techno. The productions are already standard issue for forward-thinking

  • Fearless

    (15, 104mins) Jet Li, Jon T Benn, Collin Chou, Anthony De Longis, Masato Harada. Directed by Ronny Yu. Having failed to truly break into Hollywood like Jackie Chan, martial arts superstar Jet Li returns to China for an action-packed turn-of-the-century

  • The Lake House

    Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dylan Walsh, Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Directed by Alejandro Agresti Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves reunite for the first time since their hellish 1994 bus ride, Speed, in this time-travelling

  • Bacalao, Komedia, Brighton, Fri, June 23

    The last time Bacalao brought their Caribbean party to the Komedia, it was a sell-out. The ten-piece salsa stars are back tonight, ready to turn the North Laine into Brighton's own Latin quarter. Fronted by Colombian Rafael Berrio, Bacalao will be kickstarting

  • Traders furious at road chaos

    Traders are furious roadworks outside their businesses will go on until September. Brighton and Hove City Council has confirmed its £500,000 improvement scheme in Palmeira Square, Hove, will continue through the summer despite an original planned finish

  • Businesses vow to fight pier closure

    Traders on the safe part of condemned Hastings Pier have vowed to seek a High Court injunction to stop owners closing the entire attraction on Monday. Hastings Borough Council this week used emergency powers to close most of the pier for safety reasons

  • Business groups call for action on the A27

    Business organisations fear the Government will continue its inaction on the increasingly congested A27. They are concerned serious traffic problems are damaging business in the area. The road's poor design has also been blamed for numerous accidents.

  • Carole joins Leeds on free

    Seb Carole is on his way to Leeds - without Albion receiving a penny for their talented French winger. Carole is joining the Yorkshire giants on a free transfer, a blow softened for the Seagulls by their first signing of the summer. They have snapped

  • Tough start for Albion

    Albion are bracing themselves for a tough start to life back in League One. An opening trip to Rotherham on August 5 is followed by a succession of similarly difficult assignments for the relegated Seagulls in the early part of the campaign. Gillingham

  • Cricket: Double delight for Goodwin

    Chris Adams scored his first hundred of the season at Arundel yesterday before saluting the team-mate who put his efforts in the shade. Murray Goodwin batted throughout most of the second day against Yorkshire at Arundel to score 235 - the fifth double-hundred

  • Letter: Privatisation it is

    There is no doubt at all that any transfer of council houses to a new housing association is privatisation. It takes the houses away from municipal ownership and there is no going back - the houses are lost to the council for ever. On the proposed management

  • Letter: Naked bike police put me in their van

    Mr Gammon is wrong to criticise the policing of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) (Letters, June 19). As the only non-organiser of the event to attend the planning meeting at Brighton police station on June 7 and also the only rider to finish Brighton's

  • Letter: A royal birthday concert given for charity

    The Queen's 80th birthday was celebrated at the Adastra Hall in Hassocks on Friday, June 9, with a "Royal Variety" concert to raise funds for much-needed research into the serious illness of Crohn's Disease. The local concert party Friends And Neighbours

  • Letter: The station at Falmer clinches it

    It is no great surprise the anywhere-but-Falmer brigade are still promoting stadium sites rejected years ago by various public enquiries - but JM Hawkins's espousal of Toads Hole Valley is pitiful. None of the advantages which are suggested exists. Firstly

  • Court sees secret film of terror suspect

    Secret film of a suspected terrorist inspecting fertiliser, alleged to be part of a bomb plot, was shown to the Old Bailey yesterday. Omar Khyam walked round the container of ammonium nitrate then spent two minutes marking the bag because he feared it

  • Gina Yashere, Komedia, Brighton, Wed, June 28

    Big personality, big mouth, big laugh - it's no wonder Gina Yashere is always on the roll-call for makers of "100 Greatest" countdown-type shows. A ballsy performer, her commanding, no-nonsense style makes her an undisputed crowd-pleaser. She is touring

  • Dylan Moran, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, Sunday, June 25

    After dabbling in TV and film work, forever disillusioned Dylan Moran is back with a brand new stand-up show. Or as he puts it: "Retouched and air-brushed, the vineyard vampire with the loose cough and the mini-cab odour returns to demand gratuities from

  • Letter: Goodbye to this landmark

    We share the devastation of many Hove residents over the Sackville Hotel, which has disappeared from Hove Seafront after 79 years of loyal service. Our sympathies are also with the owners, who had so looked forward to completing a grand renovation of

  • Letter: Sad to see it go

    As a long-time resident of Sackville Gardens, I could only feel somewhat saddened as I watched the Sackville Hotel being demolished last weekend. We all hope that it will be restored to its former glory. -S Freedman, Hove

  • Letter: Affluent days

    Walking along a back street behind the Co-op in Blatchington Road a little after 9am this morning, I spied a small plastic coin bag, the kind used by banks, which had been dropped and had burst. A small pile of pennies lay in a heap in the gutter. Less

  • U-turn on hot school meals

    Thousands of pupils could be served steamed school dinners under a scheme to reintroduce hot meals. West Sussex County Council has announced it intends to make use of new cooking technology to steam-cook food for pupils. But parents would prefer the council

  • Cambodian trip to find student

    Sussex police are to travel to Cambodia to investigate the disappearance of a backpacker two years ago. Four officers from the force will spend ten days in the capital Phnom Penh next month working alongside the Cambodian National Police on the case of

  • Letter: Well done, Reg

    May I congratulate Reg Haydon on his OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours - "Reginald George Leslie Haydon. Chair. Tenant Farmers' Association. For services to the agricultural industry (Arundel, West Sussex)" - and also for his services to The Joad Society

  • June 23: Double delight for Goodwin

    Chris Adams scored his first hundred of the season at Arundel yesterday before saluting the team-mate who put his efforts in the shade. Murray Goodwin batted throughout most of the second day against Yorkshire at Arundel to score 235 - the fifth double-hundred

  • Sewage plant stinks, says MP

    Proposals to build a sewage plant on a greenfield site close to hundreds of homes have been described as "an anathema to planning". The claim came on the second day of a public inquiry into the mooted £200 million treatment works in Peacehaven. MP Des

  • Flats scheme to be scrapped

    Two major town centre redevelopment schemes face being thrown out by planners. It seems likely plans to knock down Worthing's old police station and art college, only yards apart from each other in Union Place, will be rejected. Protesters criticised

  • Heart attack victims in safe hospital hands

    Heart attack patients are being given potentially life-saving drugs faster in some areas than others. A report published by the Royal College of Physicians has found most hospitals in Sussex are making sure people receive a clot-busting drug within half

  • Critics' choice

    The guide offers a critical view of what's hot for the coming week. Carlo Sandblow & The Whiskeycats, The Freebutt, Phoenix Place, Brighton, Sat, June 24 - It's the season of sunshine and smiles and Carlo Sandblow will be providing us with the perfect

  • Regina Spektor, Concorde 2, Brighton, Sun, June 25

    Expectations are high for Regina Spektor's return to the UK, following tours with The Strokes and Kings Of Leon. New album Begin to Hope manages to be more accessible than her previous output. She's courted comparisons to Fiona Apple but makes a conscious

  • Aquamarine

    (PG, 103mins) Sara Paxton, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, Emma Roberts, Jake McDorman. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. Based on the novel by Alice Hoffman, Aquamarine is a charming coming of age tale about the enduring power of friendship, which melds the fish-out-of-water

  • Letter: I can't get legal advice because I own my home

    I was interested in John Catt's comments headlined "Merely owning a house doesn't make me rich" (Letters, June 20). I've just found out the hard way having a low income does not necessarily mean you can get Legal Aid if you have a home. I earn a very

  • Tennis: Battle of the Belgians

    Kim Clijsters insists her Eastbourne showdown with Justine Henin-Hardenne today is no grudge match. The Belgian rivals go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the Hastings Direct Championships following comfortable victories in yesterday's quarter-finals

  • Speedway: Eagles expect it tough as Billy arrives in town

    Eastbourne Eagles' top men are convinced they can fend off an all-star Peterborough line-up at Arlington tonight (7.30pm). But they admit their challenge has been made all the harder by Panthers' astute use of the guest-replacement system. The title-chasing

  • Letter: Finding the info

    Brighton and Hove City Council is to move the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) from its established city-centre location in Bartholomew Square to the Royal Pavilion Shop because, it claims, it is in "the much quieter part of town" and "off the beaten

  • Elton V England

    Elton John faces a backlash from football fans who bought tickets to his Sussex show - only to find it clashes with England's vital match against Ecuador. Many England fans are praying Sir Elton, former chairman of Watford Football Club, will delay coming

  • Motorists hit by ticketing policy

    Motorists in Sussex have paid more than £35 million in fines and parking charges in a year. The figures came as it was revealed the Government was publishing new rules next month aimed at stopping overzealous ticketing. In 1997/8 East Sussex County Council

  • Stuart Little, Theatre Royal, Brighton, June 27 - July 2

    We never found out why Mr and Mrs Little decided to adopt a mouse, rather than a human but that hasn't stopped Stuart Little becoming one of the most popular children's tales of modern times. Based on the book by E B White, it was first adapted for Hollywood

  • £6,700 bill for leak that can't be traced

    A shocked couple have received a water bill for £6,754 because of a leak they cannot find. Gallons of water has been seeping into the ground somewhere between a mains pipe and Michael and Helen Kerekes's home in Mallory Road, Hove, and they can do nothing

  • Fans rage at club crisis

    Crawley Town fans will this weekend take direct action in protest against club owners the Majeeds. Season ticket holder Sam Jordan, 18, wants dozens of fans to turn out for a demonstration outside the Majeeds' other businesses in Crawley on Friday and

  • Fight on for vital drugs

    Campaigners are stepping up their fight to keep vital drugs for dementia available on the NHS. A group of protesters from Brighton and Hove are travelling to London on Tuesday to join thousands of others as part of a national day of action to lobby Parliament

  • Power struggle for Pete's affections

    It seems Big Brother contestant Pete has become the apple of more than one girl's eye after a chat with Aisleyne in the garden. The pair talked about life and death while inside Lea and Nikki looked on jealousy. Sneakily eyeing Pete, blonde Nikki whined

  • Letter: Hat's the ticket

    If our Chief Constable insisted police officers wore their hats when on duty in the public eye, he would immediately instill more confidence in the people the police are here to serve. Traffic Wardens and Police Community Officers do wear their uniform

  • Letter: Coming around

    To the person who damaged the left front panel of my car while it was parked in Grantham Road on Monday, June 19: What goes around, comes around and hopefully it will come to you shortly. Maybe someone saw you and will pass on your details - I hoped you

  • Letter: No smoking ban

    I have suffered the same problem as your correspondent who wrote about a "Smoking bin" (Letters, June 19) with people lighting fires on a hot summer's day in the afternoon and evening creating smoke in the air. It means you cannot sit outside but have

  • Walk this way

    It was only a matter of time before last year's trainer du jour the MBT was knocked from its block by a younger, sleeker, better-looking model. And that time has come. Chung Shi shoes claim to do everything their predecessor did but in a much prettier

  • The alternative medicine debate

    For some the benefits of alternative medicine will always be doubtful, making the spending of NHS cash on such therapies a sore subject. A group of the country's top doctors are so worried about the NHS pumping scarce cash into "unproven" therapies like

  • Cuddle your child to stability

    All parents know that cuddling children is a vital part of bringing them up. But what most parents don't realise is that those cuddles can help children become happy and stable adults, by releasing chemicals in the brain which aid the development of

  • Getting your children out and about

    What could be nicer at this time of year than getting outside and blowing off the cobwebs of winter? It's no wonder energetic children are itching to have fun in the garden or park but if your children are ready to hit the great outdoors, it's important

  • Don’t engage in a deep sea divorce tussle

    It's a familiar story: A marriage falls apart and, despite the best intentions, the children are caught up in an emotional tug-of-war. Starring Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney, The Squid And The Whale charts the collapsed marriage of two well-off writers

  • Slim the coffee way

    Instead of knocking back that second skinny latte in the hopes the name may mean you become thinner, you might want to swap to a drink which promises to reduce hunger, control sugar cravings and decrease those wobbly bits. The latest offering from marine