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  • Albion fans- you've been framed

    A montage of photos capturing celebrations following John Prescott's "Yes" verdict for the Falmer stadium has been presented to Albion bosses. Joyous scenes were caught by photographers from The Argus following Falmer Friday on October 28 last year

  • Richard Thompson, The Dome, Brighton

    After almost 40 years of recording and playing, Richard Thompson shows no signs of taking his foot off the pedal. Ostensibly this two-hour gig at The Dome was part of an acoustic tour on the back of last year's album, Front Parlour Ballads, but he also

  • Noise of Art, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, Fri, Feb 3

    Some couplings shouldn't work, but they do. Taking films recorded at the turn of the century and mixing them with cutting-edge dance music might seem rather strange but that's just what this new festival is going to do - and it looks like a winner. This

  • Basement Soul, Jazz Place, Brighton, Friday, February 3

    Basement Soul is taking over the Friday slot at the Jazz Place formerly filled by The Jazz Rooms. The night will specialise in broken beat, disco, hip-hop and future soul, with a few heavyweight Sixties and Seventies gems thrown in when the moment is

  • Jose Gonzalez, Concorde 2, Brighton, Sunday, February 5

    "I don't want to be known as the ball man forever," Jose Gonzalez knows it was THAT advert which brought him international recognition, although, like any self-respecting musician, he would rather people banish all thoughts of colourful bouncy balls when

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Concorde 2, Brighton, Thurs, Feb 9

    The likes of Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire have kicked open the door for "organic bands" - and straight from the grow-your-own crop are Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. A band dedicated to the DIY way of life, this lot managed to shift 25,000 copies of their

  • Waste site protesters fight on

    An architect's model of a lorry squeezing under a railway bridge has been unveiled by protesters to help fight plans for a waste incinerator. Campaigners crammed into Downs Infants School in Ditchling Road, Brighton, in a rally against plans to build

  • Derailed

    (15, 107 mins) Starring Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, RZA, Xzibit, Giancarlo Esposito, David Morrissey. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Derailed, a psychological thriller, is adapted from James Siegel's instantly forgettable

  • Walk The Line

    (12A, 135 mins): Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Shelby Lynne, Dallas Roberts, Tyler Hilton, Waylon Malloy Payne and Johnathan Rice. Directed by James Mangold. With a voice like a cement mixer filled with

  • Tycoon's vow over cash for rival's family

    Property tycoon Nicholas Hoogstraten has pledged never to pay a penny to the family of a man he was cleared of killing. Although the Hove-based multi-millionaire was cleared on appeal of business rival Mohammed Raja's manslaughter, High Court judge Mr

  • Wheelie bin shock for one-legged granny

    A disabled grandmother has been told to take her wheelie bin on a 400-yard trek if she wants it emptied. Carol Vye, who was born with one leg and uses a stick, will have to drag the plastic wheelie bin from a bin store in the block of flats where she

  • Koba toasts festive cheer

    The Owner of trendy cocktail bar Koba has reported a bumper Christmas with record takings and the most functions since the venue opened five years ago. Jake Kempston said more than 500 bottles of Champagne were sold over the festive season at the bar.

  • McCammon told to move on

    Albion manager Mark McGhee revealed today that Mark McCammon had already been transfer listed before his surprise contribution to a radio phone-in. McGhee has accused the out-of-favour forward of naivety and confirmed his future remains away from the

  • Football: Coleman wants to get back on track

    New signing Omari Coleman is determined to rebuild his career at Crawley. The striker signed two days before the transfer deadline after being released by League Two club Lincoln City. The 24-year-old has suffered a frustrating couple of years since becoming

  • Letter: ASDA is behaving just like a playground bully

    Grocery giant ASDA and Worthing College were always destined to have a plan B to try to eradicate any opposition to their planning applications. But not even I could envisage the calculated, cynical and contemptuous execution of their recent ploy. ASDA

  • Basketball: Williams outguns Bullets

    Terrance McGee watched the clock tick towards zero, bowed courteously in front of the fans and did what Birmingham Bullets had done for much of the second half. He presented the ball to Jerry Williams. That was the ever-imaginative point guard's own way

  • Letter: Crazy sentences

    His honour, Judge Charles Kemp (The Argus, January 27), upon sentencing a violent sex attacker to life imprisonment, promptly states: "Order that he must serve a minimum of four and a half years, before he is considered for release". What a mockery of

  • Drought warning as water crisis deepens

    Sussex could face severe drought restrictions this summer which may include bans on non-essential usage or even the introduction of standpipes in the street, water firms warned. The hosepipe bans currently in place across the region are almost certain

  • Letter: Bus drivers deserve fare deal

    I think bus drivers deserve £9 an hour. With the amount of money Roger French and the Go Ahead group are making in the town, it's only fair. Our fares have gone up. So, what is Mr French doing with all that extra revenue? I don't see any new buses on

  • Two die in horror crash

    Two young men have died in a horror crash. Witnesses passing the scene said the victims' Vauxhall Vectra was mangled beyond recognition. The collision happened just before midnight on Wednesday on the A2220 Worth Park Avenue in Crawley. Sussex Police

  • Big day as cancer sufferer ties knot

    Friends and family watched Julie Redman and her partner Susan Turner tie the knot in a moving Civil Partnership ceremony arranged after Julie discovered she had cancer. The couple decided to make their partnership official just two weeks ago as Julie

  • Children's homes get pick of school places

    Problem children sent from all over the country to live in Worthing have priority over youngsters born in the town when it comes to the allocation of school places. The revelation comes at a time when parents cannot find places in schools near their homes

  • Letter: Selfish cyclists

    I cannot allow Kim Meadows' letter (January 28) to pass without comment. Cyclists pursue their objectives with a complete and cynical disregard for law, by-law or convention and, as such, are a menace to all. By Kim Meadows' own admission he/she has problems

  • Letter: A musician, a gentleman and a genius

    I wish to pay tribute to a great musician who has recently passed away, a local musician, a gentleman, a genius in the music world and a wonderful human being. There was only one Tony Back and he will be greatly missed. I have performed with him many

  • Letter: Car drivers need to be thoughtful

    Yet another car crash outside the Coach & Horses pub on the A27 at Durrington. The landlord says the road is dangerous (The Argus, January 30) but I disagree. I have driven along this road for the past 25 years without ever once careering into other

  • Letter: Stallholders need help to survive

    My business may only be a market stall but could I assure Rachel Harris I do not obtain my produce free of charge. Had she had the good manners to speak to me before making wild accusations, I would have invited her to come with me to the wholesale market

  • Sweeney Todd, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    If you're looking for a cosy evening at a musical then Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller Sweeney Todd is not for you. This chamber version of his Seventies show, here produced by the Theatre Royal itself, is claustrophobic, dark, unsettling and a gore-fest

  • Critics' choice

    The guide offers a critical view of what's hot for the following week. Belle And Sebastian, Brighton Dome, Brighton, Friday, February 3 Named after the French children's TV show and formed in an all-night cafe as an art school project, Glasgow's reluctant

  • The Strokes, Brighton Centre, Brighton, Friday, February 3

    Five years have passed since Is This It? exploded in our faces and The Strokes single-handedly revived a generation of youth bored into submission by the soggy state of music. Remember life before The Strokes? It was Travis and the fag end of Oasis. Guitar

  • Jenkins jury sent home for weekend

    The Old Bailey jury trying Sion Jenkins has been sent home until Monday when they will continue their deliberations. Yesterday the six men and six women on the jury were given a majority instruction after failing to reach a unanimous verdict. Jenkins,

  • Zathura: A Space Adventure

    (PG, 100 min) Starring Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins, Kristen Stewart. Directed by Jon Farveau Zathura: A Space Adventure spins a fantastical yarn about two brothers who are happily sitting around on a sunny afternoon playing a

  • Hotel group's plans for old printworks

    A former newspaper printworks could become the site of a 64-bedroom town centre hotel. Holiday Inn is applying for permission to convert the Hastings Observer building in Cambridge Road, Hastings, which has been derelict since its closure in the Seventies

  • Airport hit by strike

    A strike by French air traffic controllers disrupted services from Gatwick yesterday. French air traffic controllers walked out as seven unions called for strike action, to protest against the governments offer of a 0.5 per cent pay rise - 1.3 per cent

  • Spotlight on the suburbs

    A conference will reveal the shape of the South-East's future suburbs. Suburbs For The Future will look at how the region might develop and how the housing challenge will be met. It is organised by Royal Institute of British Architects South-East and

  • Coffeehouse 2006, Red Roaster Coffeehouse, Brighton, Feb 3-5

    If you're nosy and you know it, feel free to indulge in a spot of eavesdropping this weekend as drama unfolds at Red Roaster in Kemp Town. Coffeehouse 2006 is a series of varied and fast-moving sketches written by a selection of local playwrights, played

  • The Hollow, Theatre Royal, Brighton, February 6-11

    Following a four-year ban on professional productions of plays by Agatha Christie, the First Lady of Crime is back on stage with a devious thriller about a country house murder. When Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell invite a group of friends to spend the

  • Stand up for women, Theatre Royal, Brighton, Sunday, Feb 5

    Funny women Jo Brand, Jenny Eclair and Joanna Neary are joining forces this weekend to raise money for Threshold, a women's mental health initiative under threat of closure. Jo Brand is patron of the Brighton-based charity which offers a lifeline to women

  • Exit No Exit and Flicker, The Gardner Arts Centre, Tues, Feb 7

    Shobana Jeyasingh, one of the most exciting choreographers in the UK and an alumnus of Sussex University, returns to Brighton with a double bill of dazzling dance which combines the urban drive of contemporary dance with elements of the Indian classical

  • McCammon told to move on

    Albion manager Mark McGhee revealed today that Mark McCammon had already been transfer listed before his surprise contribution to a radio phone-in. McGhee has accused the out-of-favour forward of naivety and confirmed his future remains away from the

  • Rugby: Morath fired up for quarter final

    Dan Morath is aiming to go all the way from Taranaki to Twickenham, via Haywards Heath. But the talented half back will not have to spend much on phone calls home to New Zealand if he helps Heath to glory. Most of his clubmates from the other side of

  • Letter: Keep school open

    The disastrous suggestion that Fishersgate School is to close is the last thing which should have befallen this community. It is a community which is remote from Chichester, the centre of the county administration, and seemingly it is a case of "out of

  • Letter: Help the elderly

    Why is it when anything happens abroad, the Government immediately finds thousands of pounds and pop stars hold concerts to raise money? Yet when it comes to our old people, no one wants to know. How the elderly are treated in this country is a disgrace

  • Letter: We must act now

    Today's front page (The Argus, February 1) is a grisly reminder of the mayhem caused on the A27 some years ago at the Hammerpot turn-off. That was closed off by the authorities, with excellent results. The Coach & Horses turn-off has tragic similarities

  • More trains plan to beat rush-hour crush

    Thousands more seats are to be made available to combat chronic overcrowding on the the Brighton main line. The Government last night revealed plans to axe the non-stop Gatwick Express service in a bid to give every standard class passenger a seat on

  • Shopkeeper in booze ban fight

    An off-licence boss is appealing against a ban, preventing him from selling strong lagers. The Border Store, in Western Road, Hove, is asking Brighton and Hove City Council to lift a condition of its late night alcohol licence, outlawing the sale of beers

  • Letter: Parking at hospital is a nightmare

    I had to take my son to the A&E Department of the Royal Sussex County Hospital the other day for what turned out to be an appendectomy. For readers who are not familiar with the site, this department is inconveniently located at the top of a steep

  • Letter: All hail taxis

    As a part-time taxi driver for 12 years, I know fare increases are always a thorny issue. The economics of running a cab are not favourable. Average weekly expenses are around £300, assuming no finance on your car/plate, which is rare. The cost of a Hackney

  • Letter: Put off my food

    I have noted with interest the discussions about parking charges in Brighton. Recently, I visited the cinema at Odeon Kingswest, followed by dinner out. Bear in mind this was Narnia and a two-course meal, not the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy followed

  • Balloons to mark a miracle

    Five hundred pink balloons were to fill the skies above Brighton today to celebrate a miracle birthday. Annie Dudeney was born with a rare genetic disorder and doctors gave her little chance of surviving beyond three months. Edwards syndrome affects the

  • Knifepoint robber jailed

    A man who took part in a chilling knifepoint robbery has been jailed for almost four years. Kai Griffiths faced a long prison sentence for the robbery on Brighton beach in which the vulnerable victim's throat was cut with a knife. But a judge ruled yesterday

  • Concern over home closure

    Nurses and care workers have claimed a decision to close a care home could lead to elderly patients dying. About 37 residents are due to be evicted from Norman Latham House in Southwick later this year. The home, in Old Shoreham Road, is closing in 2006

  • Letter: We'll miss Tony

    It was with great sadness I learnt that the good-natured and talented musician, arranger and singer Tony Back had died at the age of 64. Tony backed me on a disc I made in 1981 and over the years he wrote music and backed some of the top singers on his