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  • Sussex star ready to pay big price

    Luke Wright is contemplating drastic action to try and cure a long-standing injury. The Sussex all-rounder may have a rib removed after the problem flared up again during the opening Championship match of the season against Kent three weeks ago. Wright

  • Monty's a Sussex one-day wonder

    It can be easy to pigeon-hole cricketers. Of the Sussex players, only skipper Chris Adams has a better one-day career average than Richard Montgomerie. But for more than a year, Montgomerie was in danger of being remembered at Hove mainly for his consistent

  • Eagles ace Ando out in cold

    Stefan Andersson today admitted he has been left out in the cold by his Polish track. But the Eastbourne Eagles star is happy to just be battling on two fronts as he continues his comeback from a worrying head injury. Andersson scored paid nine in both

  • Who will back Mayo?

    Are Albion fans prepared to give up a day's pay for Kerry Mayo? We are about to find out. A good number of the Withdean stewards are also Seagulls supporters. They will be given the option of receiving their normal wages or working for nothing to help

  • Comment: How to brighten up Withdean

    All being well, Albion will start next season with a Yes' to Falmer in the bag. The club must capitalise on the resulting feelgood factor with a complete overhaul of the whole Withdean experience, which is dreary, stale and unprofessional. Like it or

  • Police dog bite costs force big payout

    Three years after a police dog was put down for biting a teenager Sussex Police has had been forced to dish out the highest compensation payout in the country. There was a media storm after Bruce the police dog was given a death sentence for attacking

  • Back on track

    Sorry readers for not blogging for a while. The last few weeks of glorious sunshine have kept me from the computer during most evenings and weekends. It’s not even as if I’ve been doing that much; lolling about on the beach eating picnics and slurping

  • Back on track

    Sorry readers for not blogging for a while. The last few weeks of glorious sunshine have kept me from the computer during most evenings and weekends. It’s not even as if I’ve been doing that much; lolling about on the beach eating picnics and slurping

  • Government official to review school catchment areas

    A controversial system for allocating secondary school places by catchment areas and a lottery will be reviewed by a government official. A school adjudicator has been appointed to scrutinise the system due to be introduced in Brighton and Hove in September

  • Blair set to quit as Prime Minister

    Tony Blair will tomorrow announce he is standing down as Labour leader after a decade in Downing Street, paving the way for Gordon Brown to succeed him as Prime Minister. Mr Blair will first tell Cabinet colleagues of his intentions at their regular

  • Road improvements proposed near schools

    Drivers will be warned to slow down in danger spots near schools if councillors give the go-ahead to create new safety zones. Flashing lights, warning signs and lower speed limits are part of the package which aims to stop accidents outside the gates

  • PlayRec, Trafalgar Street Arches, Brighton, until Sat, May 12

    More than 60 per cent of Brighton Festival ticket sales are to BN postal addresses, and this is one show which very much taps into a sense of community. The strange thing is, the company is from France. Describing themselves as "archaeologists of the

  • Westlaine reunion

    Maureen Doo (nee Stenning) emails: "Calling all Old Westlainians, who joined Westlain Grammar School, Brighton, when it opened in September 1957. "We are seeking both those who joined as first years and those who joined the upper years. You will

  • Looking for Good

    Dave Folwell emails from Australia: "I am trying to contact Frances Good, who I last saw at the Brighton Festival in the early-Nineties. She worked at Hanningtons and originally came from Seaford, living at Blatchington Hill then for a short while

  • As seen in Woman

    Jean Ginn has told us she would like to get in touch with Christine Wood, an old friend of hers, who featured on our vox pop page in the Woman supplement of April 9. Call Jean on 01273 500219.

  • Water planes

    Water planes were a big attraction for Brighton in the early years of aviation with crowds coming to watch them. The planes operated from the Paston Place station of Volk's Railway. The hangar there not only stored the planes but also hosted cinema

  • Home for the blind to close

    A residential home which has cared for blind and partially-sighted elderly people for nearly 50 years is to close. Wraysbury Home for the Blind in Beccles Road, Worthing, was opened in 1958 but the charity which owns and runs the home has said it can

  • The writing's in the sky

    Talk to any ecowarrior about jetting off to sunnier climes and chances are you will be met with a look of horror. Flying only accounts for three to five per cent of all our greenhouse gas emissions, yet it has come to be seen as one of the big

  • Church leaders condemn school transport decision

    Church leaders have condemned a controversial decision to charge pupils for transport to their schools. Children at Catholic and Church Of England schools in West Sussex will have to pay for their buses, trains and taxis after county council bosses decided

  • Armed robbery trial delayed for second day

    The start of a £50,000 armed robbery trial has been delayed for a second day. Sean Henry and Timothy Cole deny staging the robbery at Amore Jewellers in Horsham in September 2005. The raid made national news when it was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch

  • La Traviata

    The cast of La Traviata receive their Angel Award from The Argus's Adrian Varma

  • What I heard About Iraq, Udderbelly, Brighton

    An intelligent concept with great pace from this Edinburgh Fringe First winner. The effect of combining phrases originally spoken by politicians, soldiers and ordinary civilians is to form a damning portrait of the gaping holes in the reasoning behind

  • Cyclists preparing for 105-mile challenge

    Cyclists are oiling their chains in preparation for The Argus Appeal's biggest annual fund-raising event. The fifth South Downs Way Cycle Challenge will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More than 250 people will cycle a 105-mile course between

  • The Art Of Listening, Friends Meeting House, Brighton

    An alternately mind-numbing and fascinating journey into the weird world of experimental sound. I stopped searching for deeper meaning behind the technical tamperings as it gave me a headache and simply found myself intrigued by the sheer bizarreness

  • Seekings, Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Brighton

    Three artists and three very different manifestations of what it is they are seeking to represent in their work. Huw Bartlett used a performance piece and two abstract installations to convey the idea of art having become a slot in the culture industry

  • Carmen Mesa Flamenco Group, Komedia, Brighton

    An international feeling certainly came across in the first few opening minutes of the show, as this quirky five-piece flamenco group - direct from Seville - took to the stage. The show featured prize-winning dancer Carmen Mesa, who delivered a performance

  • The Caesar Twins, Udderbelly, Brighton

    After a forty five-minute delay in starting, a cold, wet and miserable audience filed into the Udderbelly mustering all the enthusiasm of a wet blanket. The crowd which emerged after spending ninety minutes in the company of the cheeky Caesar Twins could

  • Domestic violence victims offered more support

    Victims of domestic violence are to be offered more support following a shake-up of services. The national support agency Cri wants to build on its work supporting women, men and children in East Sussex who are living with domestic abuse issues. Although

  • C-90, The Basement, Argus Lofts, Brighton

    On Tuesday, the High Street electrical chain Currys announced it was no longer going to sell audio cassettes. It seems strangely prophetic that the same day Daniel Kitson launched his tale of a compiler and collector of mix tapes on to the Brighton

  • Dublin By Lamplight, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    From the moment a grubby young man scampers through a series of imaginary corridors to vomit in an imaginary basin and dispense a ripe fart, you know you're in James Joyce territory. 1904 is the year in which Ulysses is set. It was also the year

  • Work starts on sheltered housing scheme

    Work has begun on a new sheltered housing scheme where elderly people will be looked after in their homes. Patching Lodge in Freshfield Road, Brighton, is being knocked down and replaced with a seven-storey block containing 76 flats, a restaurant, hairdresser

  • Police wait to speak to M25 crash survivor

    Police investigating the M25 crash which killed five stag partygoers from Brighton and a driver are waiting to gain a full account from a survivor. Benjamin Pert is in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing facial surgery for injuries sustained

  • Parents help create hospital counselling room

    The parents of a baby who died just 20 minutes after she was born have helped create a haven for other bereaved parents. Jackie Holden and her husband Mark, along with family and friends, have raised hundreds of pounds to create a special counselling

  • Man who shot himself named by police

    A lovesick man who killed himself with a rifle after being shunned by the woman he adored has been named - as police continue to investigate the death. Andrew Stevens, 36, picked up a rifle and shot himself in the head in a courtyard outside a house

  • Wood watchers' wonderful work

    I am writing regarding the recent visit I paid to the Worthing woodland protest site at Titmore Woods. I was greeted by a friendly group of people from a variety of backgrounds and ages in the beautiful, idyllic setting of the woods on May Day

  • Bully task force is just the first step

    At long last, I am delighted to read bullying inside and outside of schools is going to be tackled by a task force which will review new ways to combat bullying (The Argus, May 5). This move has been welcomed by Paul and Caroline Vodden whose 11-

  • Blair-faced cheek of the PM who stayed too long

    With regard to Jean Calder's column "Goodbye and good riddance" (The Argus, May 5), I would like to say this article sums up perfectly how I feel about Tony Blair. Thank you, Jean! It is written very well and covers most of the awful points. I

  • Tony's legacy

    Like Jean Calder I do not particularly like Tony Blair. However, certain facts need to be pointed out. Blair's record of three successive election victories is unheard of in Labour Party terms. It was people of Jean Calder's political persuasion

  • Cheap attack

    Jean Calder's use of the death of Ben Vodden, Adam Rickman and Baha Mousa in her diatribe against Tony Blair is offensive to the emotions and the intellect. Bullying was going on in schools long before Tony Blair came to power. People have also

  • Not in the plans?

    As I contemplate the results of the latest election, I cannot refrain from expressing my satisfaction at seeing all the major supporters of the King Alfred development have been booted out, while those candidates who opposed it have been rewarded

  • Pricey on the Pier

    I can't be the only one to have noticed the horrific price increase this season for the ride tokens on the Palace Pier. Last year they were 50p each. This year they have risen 100 per cent to £1 per token. Unfortunately, the number of tokens required

  • Waste of money

    While Sussex householders are threatened with having weekly rubbish collections reduced to fortnightly ones (The Argus, May 4), residents of the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific are more fortunate. They are being subsidised by British taxpayers

  • More care now

    It was reported that stressed hospital staff warn their patients are at risk because of a catalogue of errors in the county's biggest hospital trust (The Argus, May 2). So let's see some remedial action, starting now. Install capable management

  • Caterpillar chaos

    Brighton and Hove City Council sent a tractor to kill the caterpillars at the back of the allotments in Mile Oak, Portslade. That is not the answer. They need to come and spray them in the autumn, when they are in the webs, or early spring. They

  • Stopping traffic with family fun

    I was involved in the Children's Parade on Saturday, May 5, and have to say it was one of the best ever. I wrote a letter to The Argus last year asking why the roads could not be closed for the short time of this event and am so pleased to say that

  • Thanks for help

    I would like to thank the ambulance and paramedic team, staff in A&E at East Surrey Hospital at Redhill and Officer Neil Stepney of Road Policing Department, Haywards Heath, for helping me with such efficiency and kindness after a high-speed car

  • Don't let radiation run riot

    Those who wish to impose wi-fi radiation throughout Brighton and Hove or wish to adulterate our drinking water with compulsory fluoride might like to ponder something CG Jung once said: "Everything better is purchased at the price of something

  • Investigation after fire in school hall

    A pair of teenagers are believed to be responsible for starting a fire in a school hall. A blaze broke out at Hove Park Lower School in Hangleton Way, Hove, at 1pm on Monday but burned out before causing any major damage. Two crews of firefighters who

  • C-90, The Basement, Argus Lofts, Brighton

    On Tuesday, the High Street electrical chain Currys announced it was no longer going to sell audio cassettes. It seems strangely prophetic that the same day Daniel Kitson launched his tale of a compiler and collector of mix tapes on to the Brighton Festival

  • Traffic calming measures to be unveiled

    Proposals to introduce traffic calming measures on a busy road will be unveiled tomorrow. Details of a public consultation on possible changes to Lyndhurst Road in Worthing will be discussed during a meeting of West Sussex County Council's local committee

  • The Last Confession, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

    After 33 days as Pope, John Paul I is dead. Rumours abound as to the cause of death - hints of murder are whispered. Roger Crane has written a gripping and entertaining thriller which looks at the lead up to his death and its aftermath. It is a tale

  • Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

    Perched on a small wooden stool, woolly hat pulled warm over his smile-creased brow, waistcoat hugging a sturdy jumper and feet housed in soft leather boots, Tom Crean looks dressed for a brisk stroll along our typically wet and windy May seafront. But

  • Engineer falsely claimed benefits

    An engineer has been given a suspended jail sentence after falsely claiming almost £4,000 in benefits. Ricardo Fernandes, of Sussex Court, Eaton Road, Hove, notified the Benefits Agency when he found a new job and stopped claiming income support, but

  • Dublin By Lamplight, Theatre Royal, Brighton

    From the moment a grubby young man scampers through a series of imaginary corridors to vomit in an imaginary basin and dispense a ripe fart, you know you're in James Joyce territory. 1904 is the year in which Ulysses is set. It was also the year in which

  • Free travel axed for church school pupils

    Church school pupils in West Sussex will have to pay to travel to school after council bosses approved the introduction of controversial fees. From September 2008, new pupils at the county's Catholic and Church of England schools will have to pay up

  • Residents to learn about car sharing

    People living in central Brighton are to learn about car sharing. The next meeting of the North Laine Community Association is due to hear a talk by Brighton and Hove City Council officer Stuart Croucher about the benefits of car clubs. The group is

  • Six people injured in crash

    A road is blocked following a crash between a minibus and a 4x4 car which injured six people. Five people had to be cut free from the minibus after the crash on the B2139 at Houghton, near Chichester, at 7am today. Their injuries are not life-threatening

  • Tributes to young victims of M25 crash tragedy

    A devastated young man last night paid tribute to his "beautiful friends" killed in the M25 horror crash. Jonathan Chandler, Matthew O'Donnell, Andrew Graney and Christopher Janaway all died when the recovery truck they were travelling in collided

  • Rising seas make priests turn green

    Churches and cathedrals should consider fixing solar panels and wind turbines to their roofs to help tackle climate change, the Government has said. Environment Minister Ian Pearson, speaking to Church leaders at Lambeth Palace admitted the sight of

  • Doctors and musicians died in M25 crash

    A pair of Brighton and Hove doctors and two Sussex musicians were among the six men killed in a horrific crash as they returned home from a stag weekend. Jonathan Chandler, Christopher Janaway, Andrew Graney and Matthew O'Donnell died during the early

  • The New World Order, Brighton Town Hall, until May 19

    The team behind The New World Order, a site-specific performance of Pinter's political shorts, have been visiting Brighton Town Hall for more than a year now. But up until recently they were still finding new corridors, rooms and remote passageways

  • Warning: This play features a sugar-roasted chicken

    A playwright has been told he must warn audiences his one-man act features a roast chicken - for fear of offending vegetarians. Doug Devaney, 41, of Roedale Road, Brighton, has toured the city for years with his play Mein Gutt, a black comedy about

  • Bypass 'might never happen'

    A bypass on the congested A27 through Worthing has been all but ruled out after it was revealed it would cost at least £1 billion. The bill is equivalent to the total budget for all major transport improvements in the whole of the South East

  • Family's joy at birth of thirteen cuddly St Bernard puppies

    When their family pet St Bernard fell pregnant the Batemans were expecting a normal litter of about six puppies. But during an eight-hour labour, first-time mum Poppy produced a bumper crop of 13 healthy youngsters. Now the family from Hankham,

  • Toddler goes on the run from nursery

    A toddler walked out of his nursery school and wandered towards a busy road without teachers noticing he was gone. Little Cody McCaffery climbed over a gate and headed off into danger while his mother thought he was safe with his classmates. The two-year-old