• The Hollow, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Agatha Christie needs little introduction. In a career which spanned more than 50 years and with over 100 novels to her name she was, at the time of her death in 1976, the best-selling English novelist of all time. Christie carved herself a whodunnit

  • Shobana Jeyasingh, Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer

    It sounded like a flock of supersonic bats had invaded the stage as Shobana Jeyasingh's dancers made their way across the floor, curving their bodies, twisting their heads and catching and pushing each other. Electronic images of the dancers were projected

  • Letter: An incentive to return our trolleys

    Each year, thousands of trolleys are taken from stores and then dumped. The cost of this runs to hundreds of thousands of pounds, which we all eventually pay for. Stores could have a system to recover these without cost. All that is required is for people

  • Letter: Why fishing is a brutal business

    Under the headline "Show consideration to our animals" (Letters, February 2), Elizabeth Wakefield says "fishing is a blood sport" and she is absolutely right. The most common argument used to defend fishing is fish do not feel pain. This is untrue. Fish

  • Shop awaits verdict on drinks licence

    The owners of an allnight grocery store will find out this week if they can sell alcohol. A Brighton and Hove City Council licensing committee will decide tomorrow whether to grant Jennifer's Shop in St James's Street, Brighton, an alcohol licence. When

  • Parents in battle to save school

    Parents campaigning against the closure of their school packed out a public meeting. Almost 100 people gathered at Fishersgate First School in Gardner Road, Fishersgate, Brighton, last night to debate a proposed education shake-up. They are dismayed at

  • Massive borrowing to keep trusts afloat

    A cash-strapped health authority is borrowing almost £100 million to pay wages, bills and suppliers. Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority (SHA) needs £97.5 million to support hospital trusts who are facing debts of more than £80 million by the

  • Letter: A big thank you

    When a school gets things wrong it can make for headline news. So please can we have a pat on the back for Portslade Community College. Since my child started in September, the amount of help she has been given to settle in and deal with a bullying problem

  • Busy road prompts safety calls

    Neighbours on a road where a woman was killed in a hit and run are demanding safety improvements. All the residents asked by The Argus yesterday said Brighton Road in Lancing was a rat-run which attracted speeding motorists who drive at up to 80 miles

  • Charges against protesters dropped

    Criminal charges against three peace protesters who staged a mock weapons inspection at an arms components factory have been dropped. The case against Paul Robinson, Jaya Sacca and Lorna Marcham collapsed after a judge ordered prosecutors to disclose

  • Letter: At the helm

    Regarding your article titled "Pair spark pier rescue drama" which appeared in Thursday's paper (The Argus, February 2), I would like to add my perspective as the helmsman in charge of Brighton Lifeboat when the incident occurred on that Wednesday. The

  • Letter: Libraries must be given a fair deal

    Libraries may no longer have a crime fiction section but they have created a mystery. Last November, there was alarm when a culture committee report about libraries included, almost as an aside, two bizarre phrases. There would be, apparently, "changes

  • Doctor denies sex claims

    A family doctor indecently assaulted patients he was examining, a court heard. Rodney Tate, 66, is accused of sexually assaulting 14 women over 25 years. One of the youngest, just 17 and pregnant when she was allegedly attacked, told Lewes Crown Court

  • Cycling: Sussex is waiting to find out Tour route

    Sussex will find out today whether it will host one of the world's biggest sporting events. Organisers of the Tour de France have already confirmed that next year's race will start in London. The Tour will start with a prologue on July 7 taking in all

  • Letter: More road rage

    Kim Meadows' letter, "Day in the life of a cyclist" (February 4), talks about the appalling attitude shown towards cyclists in Brighton. Is she surprised? I used to go to Brighton but I don't any more. Cyclists there are selfish and dangerous. I have

  • Rugby: Brighton in final appeal against ten point penalty

    Brighton are preparing to argue their case against a ten-point deduction which would mean almost certain relegation. But the club admit that, whatever the verdict, they could face a long road before bringing a bit of senior success back to Waterhall.

  • Match report: Blackburn Youth 2, Albion Youth 3

    Albion's youngsters created club history last night. They fought back from 2-1 down at Ewood Park to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup for the first time. Two goals by Joe Gatting, his 29th and 30th of the season, fired the young Seagulls into

  • My tough job to be the next TV apprentice

    An ex-professional footballer will try to prove he has the tycoon touch on hit reality TV show The Apprentice. Ansell Henry, 34, from Brighton, left school at 16 to join Millwall FC for four years before becoming a sales manager. He is one of 14 men and

  • 65,000 new jobs in just under a decade

    Jobs are on the rise in Sussex according to a recent report. More than 65,000 jobs have been created in the county between September 1997 and the end of 2004. New figures from the GMB union claim that the rise in employment figures offsets declines in

  • Residents fear cafe disorder

    A public meeting will be held today to appease hundreds of residents campaigning against an alcohol licence application by a popular beach-side cafe. Arun District Council has been deluged with an unprecedented number of letters opposing an application

  • Shobana Jeyasingh, Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer

    It sounded like a flock of supersonic bats had invaded the stage as Shobana Jeyasingh's dancers made their way across the floor, curving their bodies, twisting their heads and catching and pushing each other. Electronic images of the dancers were projected

  • Detective on trail of lost Kitty

    Cat detective Ron Ayres has taken on the challenge of finding the lost moggy of Preston Manor. Kitty was last seen at the estate in Preston Park, Brighton, on New Year's Eve. The tabby and white cat shot to fame when an animal charity took her away from

  • Pay gap anger brews at college

    Senior staff at a college where the principal gets a six-figure salary earn less than £23,000, it emerged today. On Tuesday, The Argus reported that Ann Smith, who heads City College Brighton and Hove, took home £145,000 in salary, bonuses and pension

  • Sion Jenkins attacked outside court

    Sion Jenkins was attacked outside court by members of murdered Billie-Jo Jenkins natural family. The assault happened minutes after the Old Bailey in London heard a second jury had failed to reach a verdict over whether the former deputy headteacher had

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

    In the week when Arctic Monkeys released their first album to a rapturous reception, another indie-rock outfit also saw their debut LP soar off the shelves by harnessing the selling power of the internet. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah might not have the gritty

  • Letter: Seeing red

    With reference to the "Pink plaques" story (The Argus, February 6), I began to wonder why we have to be so obsessed with sexuality? Every one of us, man, woman and child, not to mention almost every other living thing, has sexuality but it used to be

  • Shelter gets cash boost

    A struggling shelter for homeless people will be given a £50,000 cash injection. St Patrick's night shelter in Hove was in trouble after Brighton and Hove City Council withdrew its £200,000 annual funding package last month. Yesterday, the leading Labour

  • Letter: To cap it all

    I refer to the letter headed "Madcaps" (February 4). Tennis players who wear their caps back to front are generally those who have long hair and choose to wear caps rather than bandanas to control it. It is much more practical to have the peaks at the

  • Advice for Jenkins case jury

    A Jury trying Sion Jenkins for the murder of his teenage foster daughter Billie-Jo was sent home again last night after failing to agree a verdict. The jury, which has so far deliberated for 37 hours and 16 minutes, will return today to begin its eighth

  • Letter: A blight on the Adur's banks

    Have you seen the monumental architectural mess known as the redeveloped Ropetackle site on the banks of the Adur in Shoreham? What a grotesque sight it is - a sad edifice of bad taste created by the so-called modernists, notably Adur planning department

  • Crackdown on graffiti

    Graffiti taggers are today warned they will not get away with vandalising our streets. The police warning follows the conviction of prolific graffiti artist Matthew Bunker, 20, for defacing his home town by spraying his ugly name tag all over the place

  • Letter: Home closures

    With reference to concern over home closure (The Argus, February 3), many care homes are closing due to lack of funds and the fact they cannot afford to bring themselves up to government standards. The Government should subsidise the work involved to

  • Letter: A costly evening

    Regarding the letter about extortionate parking costs in Brighton (February 3), on December 8, I paid £32.50 for a ticket to hear the London Symphony Orchestra concert at The Dome. I parked in the "theatre" car park in Church Street at about 5.40pm, had

  • Letter: We need to have access to our nearest schools

    I write in reply to the letter by Ms McCaffery, Labour councillor for Preston Park and deputy chair on the Children, Families and Schools (CF&S) Committee. It is not only the residents of Hanover and Queen's Park who are excluded from access to secondary

  • Basketball: Rodman will be busy in Brighton

    Dennis Rodman is ready to play on successive nights for Genesis Brighton Bears as he pursues his dream of an unlikely NBA comeback. Bears have confirmed the Chicago Bulls legend will play for them twice when he returns to England next week. Rodman will

  • Reid pushes for a return

    Paul Reid is itching to win back a first team place to help Albion to another vital result against Leicester. The versatile Australian is pressing for an immediate recall to the starting line-up in Saturday's relegation showdown at Withdean. Manager Mark

  • Mystery as hotel boss quits Grand

    The most prestigious hotel in Sussex has lost its second manager in less than two years. Andrew Coggings joined the five-star De Vere Grand, in Kings Road, Brighton, in May 2004 but resigned last Thursday to pursue a mysterious "opportunity" of his own

  • Death of news cameraman

    A cameraman who filmed some of Brighton and Hove's most famous events and people over four decades has died at the age of 75. During almost 40 years in Brighton, Mike Edwards filmed prime ministers, movie stars, disasters and public occasions. He shot

  • Crucial choice by Sacha's mum

    Doctors have given the go-ahead to experimental brain surgery which could save a five-year-old girl's life. Without the treatment Sacha Skinner, who suffers from the rare disorder Batten Disease, is not expected to live beyond the age of 12. The disease

  • Poles apart from my usual beat

    A Sussex bobby is abandoning his patrol bike to ski and sledge to the North Pole. PC Will Thomas is taking on one of the most dangerous treks on earth, while raising money to save heart attack victims on Brighton and Hove seafront. At 6ft 5in and weighing

  • Francoiz Breut, Komedia, Brighton

    If you're going to write about all things dark and mysterious then it doesn't hurt to do it in French. And while the majority of Brighton's Francophiles were queuing to see Michael Haneke's bleak psychological film Cach, on Monday lovers of musical secrets