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  • Albion 'red herring' in Falmer row

    Opponents of a new stadium at Falmer have said the announcement that plans will have to be delayed for a year is a red herring. Albion bosses Dick Knight and Martin Perry revealed on Wednesday they have been forced to shelve the scheduled opening of

  • Rebel Beats: DJ Maseo, Ocean Rooms, Brighton, Sat, March 11

    Vincent Mason is known all over the world for his role as DJ Mase of the legendary hip-hop group, De La Soul and his electrifying skills as a DJ. Mase's natural ability and immense talents on the turntable have enabled him to travel the world and become

  • Critics' choice

    The Guide offers a critical view of what's hot for the coming week. Two Spot Gobi, Joogleberry Playhouse, Brighton, Sunday, March 12 - Within 20 minutes of distributing their debut EP around town, nu-jazz funkateers Two Spot Gobi had landed a gig at Joogleberry

  • Jim Bob, Komedia, Brighton, Thursday, March 16

    Fruitbat? Fireworks on stage? Dirty, political, indie-punk pop? If that means anything to you, you were probably there in the early Nineties, spilling your pint and moshing to the Unstoppable Sex Machine that was Carter USM. In Carter, Jim Bob had 14

  • The Pharcyde, Concorde 2, Brighton, Wednesday, March 16

    The Pharcyde is about freaking your funk and taking it to the spots where people rarely travel, and putting some paint where it ain't." So says Imani Wilcox, one half of the legendary West Coast rap group. Best-loved for their bouncy and infectious debut

  • Incinerator protesters will fight in the courts

    Campaigners fighting a proposal to build a huge incinerator on the coast to burn thousands of tonnes of rubbish are seeking legal advice to take their battle to court. Supporters and members of the Defend the Ouse Valley and Estuary group (Dove), are

  • Bad parkers will be the death of me

    A partially-sighted widow claims irresponsible parking means she risks her life every time she catches a bus. Linda Gregory has to venture into the middle of the busy A259 Brighton Road, Shoreham, in order to see and hail oncoming buses. She said: "Virtually

  • Movie premiere snubs creators

    The glitz and glamour of a Hollywood film premiere wowed crowds in London's Leicester Square. But the Brighton trio of editor, writer and artist who came up with the V for Vendetta story almost 25 years ago were absent from the screening. One had no idea

  • Lesbian rabbi to marry in synagogue

    A rabbi is preparing for the happiest day of her life when she becomes one of the first lesbians to marry at a synagogue. Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, of the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, is to marry her partner of three years Jess Wood on

  • The World's Fastest Indian

    (12A, 127mins) Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Aaron Murphy. Directed by Roger Donaldson. Almost 40 years after making his film debut in a Lindsay Anderson short, Anthony Hopkins shows no signs of slowing down. The World's Fastest Indian is a heart-warming

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    (18, 107mins) Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Aaron Stanford, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin, Tom Bower. Directed by Alexandre Aja French filmmaker Alexandre Aja, writer-director of the gut-wrenching Haute Tension (Switchblade Romance), is an inspired

  • Mirrormask

    (PG 101mins) Stephanie Leonidas, Gina McKee, Rob Brydon, Jason Barry, Stephen Fry and Robert Llewellyn. Directed by Dave McKean. When Eighties soap opera Dallas decided to reintroduce long-dead character Bobby Ewing via the medium of "oh, it was all a

  • PR coup for Cobb firm

    Eastbourne-based Cobb PR has landed a contract to market financial giant Legal & General's portfolio of leisure parks. Cobb, which already markets six of Legal's shopping centres, including The Arndale Centre in Eastbourne, beat off stiff competition

  • O Go My Man, Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer, March 14 and 15

    Love, sex and war - what more could we want from a play? This modern-day drama, written by Stella Feehily, looks at the life of Neil, a foreign correspondent, who returns home from Sudan deeply affected by what he's seen. Taking a hammer to his life,

  • Football: Crawley set to sign trio

    Crisis club Crawley are today set to sign three players on loan from a Championship side. Manager John Hollins is trying to bring in reinforcements ahead of tomorrow's relegation clash with Scarborough in case he is left without enough players. Every

  • The Rocky Horror Show, Theatre Royal, Brighton, March 16-18

    Men prance around in tights and heels and girls dress as French maids. The Rocky Horror Show is the biggest, baddest, sleaziest rock musical of them all. This version, produced by the Theatre Royal itself, stars silver fox Michael Aspel as narrator, and

  • Paddy McGuinness, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

    The comedy career of Paddy McGuinness has been built around being Peter Kay's ladyloving sidekick. As bungling doormen Max and Paddy in Phoenix Nights, the duo won the nation over. But now Paddy is ready to give his best pal a big bear-hug goodbye and

  • Kazim-Richards wants to emulate former team-mate Nugent

    Albion's top scorer Colin Kazim-Richards reckons he can emulate the progress made by his former Bury colleague Dave Nugent. The strike pair face each other in a shoot-out at Withdean tomorrow, as promotion-chasing Preston try to inflict a seventh straight

  • Letter: 4x4 corrections

    The following corrects inaccuracies in your article concerning The Alliance Against Urban 4x4s Action (The Argus, March 6). I am not the founder of our group. That is Sian Berry. The name of our group is "The Alliance Against Urban 4x4s" (AAU4x4s) not

  • Letter: Stop wasting time

    Modern 4x4s are no bigger than people carriers and estates and are safer on icy and slippery roads. They are serviced more often than the average car and also have more safety features. Many 4x4 users choose to use these cars to suit their lifestyles.

  • Crawley Town FC Chairman is bankrupt

    The chairman of crisis-hit Crawley Town football club is a bankrupt barred from running businesses, The Argus today reveals. Chas Majeed, real name Shafqat, 36, was declared insolvent at Brighton County Court in May 2004 and has never been discharged

  • Letter: Whitehawk was a great local team

    I was sorry to hear about the death of Ron Powell on February 27. Ron was secretary of Whitehawk FC for many years and did more than anybody to put the club on the map. He persuaded me to play for them when they were in the Brighton & Hove league,

  • Failures left man free to abuse children

    A social worker who committed a string of sex attacks on children was allowed to carry on working for years after concerns about his behaviour were first raised. Gordon Oliver worked in a senior position in Brighton social services until 2004 - four years

  • Letter: Banning Tyson would disappoint fight fans

    There seems to be a great deal of pettiness involved regarding Mike Tyson's visit to Brighton and Hove. Some of our ladies' groups, especially, seem to want to have Tyson's visit banned in order to stop him appearing here. But, after all, he is only here

  • Letter: Double the peril

    Although I agree with Massimo Dedaelli and Nick Brown that the appearance of double yellow lines on the corners of roads in the Clyde Road area of Brighton have increased the incidence of double parking (Letters, March 2), making the area subject to resident

  • Letter: Photo needed

    I am currently researching a Brighton police officer, Albert Edward Craig, for the National Police Records. He was cycling south in Preston Road on his way for duty in Brighton in November 1940. An Army lorry driving north in Preston Road and turning

  • Floral cuts by council

    Another council has announced it will not provide hanging baskets and troughs this year because of the expected water shortages. Lewes District Council also plans to limit the watering carried out by contractors and avoid using sprinklers in its parks

  • Care-centre flats scheme

    A former children's day care centre could be demolished to make way for flats. The Children's Society, which owns the centre in Wellington Road, Brighton, wants to sell the site to developers if permission is granted to knock down the building and build

  • Who does this city think it is?

    City planners are to form their strategy for the future of Brighton and Hove by asking the population: "If it were a person, who would it be?" The answer could determine how everything from major developments to road signs and rubbish bins are designed

  • Letter: Future children deserve better

    Concerning the allocation of secondary schools in Brighton and Hove, at this moment, I am waiting. By the time this reaches you, the letter telling us the school my son has been allocated to will already have arrived but, for now, today is the day and

  • Letter: Permitting suckling is a mark of success

    You reported recently that John Lewis, the London department store, had maintained its marketbusting performance with "outstanding sales" for the final week of February (The Argus, March 3). A few days later, you wrote about the refusal of Asda at Hollingbury

  • Delays, Concorde 2, Brighton

    Living up up to their name, Delays have been lying low since the release of 2004's debut sunshine-pop album, Faded Seaside Glamour. But the wait is now over and the band are finally back on the road after last year's cancelled dates, armed with tunes

  • The Osmonds, Brighton Centre, Brighton

    The Osmonds have still got it. Led by silver fox Merrill Osmond there was more lustful frenzy at The Brighton Centre than you would decently expect when most of the crowd were 50-something. What it is the Osmond brothers have got, I'm not quite sure.

  • Tallis Scholars, St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sat, March 11

    The Brighton Early Music Festival has made a name for itself by offering a quirky, mixed programme which appeals to classical, jazz, world and folk music lovers alike. Building on its autumn programme and short Christmas season, this March sees the festival's

  • Oom, Engine Rooms, Brighton, Wednesday, March 15

    The gig circuit loves them, the songs on their website are being downloaded at a rate of knots, and the group's gifted vocalist, Debbie Clare, is about to feature on Massive Atttack's greatest hits album Collected, which is coming out at the end of the

  • Don't bank on bust

    Debt-ridden Sussex is increasingly turning to bankruptcy as a "soft option", financial experts warned. Worthing-based insolvency company NancollasGreer says Sussex, which has some of the highest levels of debt in the country, is increasingly reliant on

  • No-frills flights are set to land in Africa

    Low-fare airline easyJet will fly from Gatwick to Africa for the first time when it opens new routes this summer. The no-frills carrier will start daily flights between Sussex and the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on July 4. EasyJet is also commencing daily

  • Albion's Dream teens

    Albion have awarded professional contracts to ten teenagers, including eight which made club history by reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup. Defender Joel Lynch has signed a three-year deal and striker Joe Gatting, who has also broken into

  • Keep your head up

    Marin Yabsley has been told to keep his head up, his hands high and help Genesis Brighton Bears all the way to the play-offs. Yabsley was a very disgruntled figure after playing just five first-half minutes in last Sunday's 78-73 comeback win over Leicester

  • Letter: Go back to taxing cars by the engine capacity

    The 4x4 debate goes on but, unfortunately, a lot of it is ill-informed and now we have another ban campaign, apparently with the good wishes of Councillor Taylor. Maybe the following will clear minds and help address the problem. 1. Your photo of two

  • Football: Rebels pair signed for play-off push

    Worthing will give debuts to Tarkan Mustafa and Steve Slade away to Hampton and Richmond tomorrow. The pair, who have both played League football, have been brought in by the Rebels to kick-start their play-off push in Ryman premier division. Right-back

  • Letter: A wider berth

    I was bemused by the 4x4 driver who considered people complaining about these vehicles to be jealous. A lady driver, after much thought I recently bought my first brand-new car ever and I love it. I could have bought a 4x4 for the same money and my new

  • Police report surge in on-the-spot fines

    Sussex Police issued a record 662 on-the-spot fines in the last three months of 2005. The figure was three times the number issued during the entire previous 18 months. The earlier low-level use of the £50 or £80 fixed penalties was highlighted in the

  • Jobs face axe as hospital shuts

    A historic hospital is to close with the loss of 239 jobs. The news was broken to staff at the private King Edward VII Hospital in Midhurst yesterday. The decision was made by provisional liquidators BDO Stoy Hayward after a rescue package to safeguard

  • Letter; Don't we care?

    I am shocked and appalled by the state of care in this country. I was on the 2:06 train from London to Brighton on Tuesday, March 7, when, about halfway through our journey, a middle-aged woman collapsed near the seats my friend and I were in. We immediately

  • Pupils reluctant to trade places

    Hundreds of pupils are missing out on places at Brighton and Hoves most popular schools while the least popular struggle to make up numbers. Figures released to The Argus reveal that while some schools in the city were oversubscribed, others were left

  • Albion 'red herring' in Falmer row

    Opponents of a new stadium at Falmer have said the announcement that plans will have to be delayed for a year is a red herring. Albion bosses Dick Knight and Martin Perry revealed on Wednesday they have been forced to shelve the scheduled opening of the