• Ensure the kids belt up

    Parent groups fear drivers may ignore new rules on children's car-seats. From Monday, motorists face £30 on-the-spot fines if young passengers do not have the correct seat or booster cushion. But Jo Gurr, coordinator of the Single Parent Information

  • Ex-wife sued over yacht

    A businessman is suing his ex-wife whom he claims deliberately sunk his £90,000 yacht. Adam Fleming splashed out a small fortune on the vessel, named the Double Dragon, to try and save his failing marriage to Mandy. But the craft sank to the bottom

  • False fire alarms burn up £700,000

    False fire alarms cost taxpayers more than £700,000 last year. East Sussex Fire Authority has published a list of the county's 20 worst offenders for false alarms from smoke detectors. The Royal Sussex County Hospital, University of Sussex campus at

  • Kittens dumped with rubbish

    Six kittens were saved after being abandoned in a sealed cardboard box next to some bins. The black and white creatures are only eight weeks old and were dumped alongside rubbish at Ditchling Court, Ditchling Road, Brighton. Their container was taped-up

  • Motorcyclist injured in crash

    A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he crashed into a bollard. The 34-year-old was riding a Kawasaki GT 750 in Madeira Drive, Brighton, when the accident happened at 9.39pm yesterday. He suffered serious head, chest and internal injuries, and

  • ‘We must have city jobs zone’

    Plans to create a financial and creative business zone in the centre of Brighton have been unveiled. Economists commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council have recommended that a new office quarter be built around New England Street to provide

  • Human error caused fatal plane crash

    Human error is believed to have led to a light aircraft crash which killed an experienced 25-year-old pilot, an inquest heard today. Mark Golding died from multiple injuries when the four-seater Cessna he was flying plummeted into corn fields on August

  • Amy Winehouse, Concorde 2, Brighton

    On the cusp of a second coming with new album Back To Black set for release, Amy Winehouse is getting ready for her tour proper. This gig was a pre-tour warmup and may as well have been a rehearsal. The fact most of her band were dressed in pyjamas

  • Dobermans attack dog-walker

    A dog walker was bitten on her legs, hands and neck trying to save her Spaniel from two Dobermans. The woman was walking her two dogs, a Spaniel cross and a Tibetan Terrier, in Broad Oak Park in Bexhill on Friday morning when she noticed a couple walking

  • Dean so proud to be skipper

    Dean Hammond has revealed his pride at becoming one of Albion's youngest ever captains. Hammond was handed the job by caretaker manager Dean Wilkins, with Richard Carpenter suspended for last night's 2-2 home draw against ten-man Bournemouth. The 23

  • Knight lashes out at Hendo

    Albion chairman Dick Knight has branded goalkeeper Wayne Henderson "outrageous" and "very unprofessional" for handing in a transfer request ahead of last night's home game against Bournemouth. Henderson was due to be on the bench as cover for Michel

  • Match Report: Albion 2 Bournemouth 2

    Funny old game isn't it? Dean Wilkins put his players on red alert ahead of his first home match in temporary charge after Albion suffered four dismissals in the opening eight games. Ironically it was an early bath for Bournemouth's Marcus Browning which

  • We need the bus stops to stay where they are

    In response to Messrs Walker and Dalley - "Our street can be a great place to be" (Letters, September 8) - what planet do they live on? Have they not seen the elderly and disabled persons and mothers with buggies who queue at the bus stop at the bottom

  • Consider the donwside of tuk-tuks

    Tuk-tuks are not all good. The public should consider the following and make up their own minds about them. Tuk-tuks can be more expensive than taxis. For example, three or four people travelling by taxi from Brighton Station to the Quality Hotel in

  • Free up buses

    It was nice to see Roger French clarify the method of reimbursement for the free bus travel scheme so quickly. However, the Countycard scheme is not the one promoted by Chancellor Gordon Brown. What he intended was for pensioners to receive free bus

  • She is not the usual invisible candidate

    I take it the local by-elections are coming up, as leaflets pop through the letterbox constantly bearing names of councillors and candidates I have never heard of. How is it we get a sudden surge of requests for support when usually this is the only

  • Fares not fair

    I read with dismay bus fares are to increase again (The Argus, September 9). This latest hike is most unfair. Making travel before 9am more expensive is just a way to squeeze money out of people who have to get to work. Why should they pay extra? For

  • Repair the playground

    On behalf of many parents in the Benfield area of Portslade, I must protest that the cleverly-designed playground bordered by Fox Way, Bush Farm Drive and Warrior Close has been so sorely neglected. During the half-hour in which my three-year-old daughter

  • Let's hope for another 70 years

    Congratulations to Fishersgate Community First School, which was 70 years old last week. The children were given a special assembly in which they were shown how the school used to look and were also read a small piece from an old school journal. This

  • Save our school

    Last week, I went to the 70th birthday celebrations of Fishersgate Community First School in Gardner Road. The headmaster showed some photographs of the first children in the school garden in 1936 and read from a log book. What would the children of

  • Heartfelt gesture summed up what it meant to Dean

    Being captain of Albion means everything to Dean Hammond. That is why he kissed the armband in celebration of his first goal of the season from open play last night. The new skipper's heartfelt gesture was not for the cameras, though it made a great

  • Phonic tonic

    It was reassuring to read the head teacher of the Sacred Heart primary school in Hastings giving a cautious response to Government's attempt to impose "synthetic phonics" as a teaching technique on our teachers (The Argus, September 8). We all know English

  • Uniform joy

    With regards to Patcham High School's new uniform (The Argus, September 6), it is a casual style I hope more schools will follow - but how fresh and relaxed it looks. I sense this is because the children themselves were involved in its design - a great

  • Strange change

    Reading your article regarding the parking changes to two zones (The Argus, September 8), I have to say I agree with Councillor Keith Taylor. I am a resident living in zone N/M and I have a car which is used for travelling out of Brighton and Hove on

  • Travellers are back in park for third time

    Travellers and gipsies have returned to a park which has already seen two evictions this summer. Residents neighbouring Wild Park, off Lewes Road in Brighton, say they are horrified to see six new caravans back on the land. Robert Croll who lives

  • Gehry plans go oriental

    Futuristic cityscapes, temples and tea gardens are what you might normally expect to see in Tokyo. But a group of up-and-coming architects from Japan have instead turned their attention to the Sussex coast and decided to do an oriental take on

  • Saving life is so simple

    Carers will be trained in the vital skills of stopping people committing suicide. A course has been launched to teach carers, health workers and members of the public how to recognise warning signs in a suicidal person. They will learn new techniques

  • Seabed sitcom surfs the waves

    A pilot episode for a new sitcom, set in an underwater shack beneath Brighton's West Pier, was put together on a budget of £20. Matt Whistler and Eric Mahonaneigh wrote, produced, directed and starred in the first episode of Radio West Pier

  • Seabed sitcom surfs the waves

    A pilot episode for a new sitcom, set in an underwater shack beneath Brighton's West Pier, was put together on a budget of £20. Matt Whistler and Eric Mahonaneigh wrote, produced, directed and starred in the first episode of Radio West Pier

  • Football: Leaders held by brave Loxwood

    Leaders held by brave Loxwood NEW boys Loxwood held leaders Pease Pottage to a draw in County League division three but manager Barry Hunter was disappointed not to take all three points. Player-boss Hunter rolled back the years to score twice

  • Football: Nightingale brace gives Rocks victory

    Bognor got back to winning ways in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Hayes. Despite taking a slender advantage into the break, Bognor were made to work hard in a topsy-turvy second half which saw four goals, one of which was a penalty. Bognor took the lead

  • Football: Mill House gain revenge against champs Clifton

    Mill House gained revenge over champions The Clifton in their opening premier division match with a 5-1 win. The Millers, who were runners-up in both the league and the George Millyard Cup to Clifton last season, took the lead midway through the first

  • It's just talk

    Crawley manager John Hollins has dismissed speculation linking him to the vacant manager's position at Cambridge United. Hollins is one of the names believed to be on the shortlist at the Abbey Stadium. Cambridge sacked boss Rob Newman at the beginning

  • Police seek mystery man over sex attack

    Detectives want to speak to the man pictured right in connection with a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl. The attack happened in the early hours after the 18-year-old victim left Liquid Envy, on Station Way, Crawley, to join her friend and walk

  • Blair faces protesters

    A few hardcore protesters gathered outside the Brighton Centre to confront the Prime Minister on his visit to Brighton. Tony Blair was in Brighton and Hove to give his last ever speech as premier to the Trade Union Conference (TUC). Accident and emergency

  • ‘We must have city jobs zone’

    Plans to create a financial and creative business zone in the centre of Brighton have been unveiled. Economists commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council have recommended that a new office quarter be built around New England Street to provide commercial

  • Men held over shop shooting

    Police have been given 36 hours to question men arrested in connection with a shooting in a cornershop. Caesar Zarate was shot in the face as he worked in Margery Road Stores, Hove, at 10.30am on Monday. Investigating officers interviewed witnesses

  • Uni drops down charts

    Students have branded their university one of the least satisfactory in the UK. The University of Sussex has dropped from 20th to 27th place in the latest league tables. Statistics compiled by the National Student Survey show only 66.5 per cent of students

  • Have tuk-tuks run out of luck?

    Europe's first fleet of tuk-tuks faces a fight to stay on the roads just months after the service was launched in Brighton and Hove. A public inquiry has been called following allegations that the motorised rickshaws are not sticking to the timetable

  • NHS trusts spend millions on advice

    Health trusts in Sussex have been branded some of the biggest spenders on paid advisers in Britain. Statistics reveal hospital trusts in Sussex spent more than £3 million on external consultants last year. The biggest spending trust in the county was

  • Pier must remain closed

    A court has ruled the south section of Hastings Pier must remain closed until essential repairs are completed. The three-month battle between Hastings Borough Council and pier owners Ravenclaw Investments ended yesterday when District Judge Roger Ede

  • Town misses out on bypass again

    A town which has been waiting almost 40 years for a solution to its traffic congestion problems will not see any improvement in the near future. Worthing has been waiting 39 years for a bypass to be built to ease the congestion on the A27. It came sixth