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  • Sussex fans told not to panic

    Coach Mark Robinson has urged Sussex supporters to keep a sense of perspective as his side try to get their season up and running today. The county are reeling from a lengthy injury list with Mushtaq Ahmed (sore knee) the latest worry ahead of the FP

  • World No.1 returns to Eastbourne

    Justine Henin today revealed she will defend her Eastbourne title next month, insisting: "I'm really excited to be going back". The Belgian has got her career back on track following the winter split from husband Pierre Yves Hardenne. After pulling

  • Seagulls scholars earn pro deals

    Albion have awarded professional contracts to four of their five second-year scholars. Goalkeeper Chris Winterton, defender Sonny Cobbs, striker Sam Gargan and winger Lloyd Skinner have all been given one-year deals. The odd one out is midfielder James

  • Phone saved my life

    A jeweller has told how his mobile phone saved his life when he was shot in the chest by a hooded gunman One bullet missed Darren Prior but the robber fired a second shot as he made his getaway with £50,000 of diamond rings. Incredibly, Mr Prior, 25

  • Paramedic left baby to die

    A paramedic left a baby born in a toilet to die and then disposed of it in a chemical waste bag. When asked later why he did not try to save the 7lb 5oz baby, Andrew Read said it would "probably have been brain damaged." Read, 49, of the Sussex Ambulance

  • Star moved to Brighton after performing at theatre

    Former Eastenders actress Patsy Palmer says she moved to Brighton after performing at Theatre Royal Brighton. She said: "The day I arrived at the Theatre Royal Brighton was the day I decided I wanted to live in Brighton. "I'd been in Sunderland the

  • Man killed after being hit by train

    A man was killed when he was hit by a train travelling at about 60mph. The man, believed to be in his 20s, died after being hit at the Lakes Lane crossing between Barnham and Ford stations, at about 10.11am today. He was struck by the 8.17am London

  • The Twang, Concorde 2, Brighton

    Now the Happy Mondays have been reduced to literally an end-of-the-pier show, is it really the best time to regurgitate the baggy scene from the early-Nineties? The Twang seem to think so and want to prove their point by pretending the intervening 15

  • Paka the Uncredible - Flogging a dead horse

    A Don Quixote figure for the modern age, cantankerous old man Paka is on a quest for love and sunsets to ride into. Having lost the thread between fantasy and reality, Paka heads off on his final adventure armed only with roses, pyrotechnic gadgets

  • Orkestra Del Sol - Fanfare

    Maverick brass carnival Orkestra Del Sol has established itself as one of the top UK musical street acts, with a vast repertoire of music from around the world. Playing everything from Balkan brass tunes, sexy salsas, congas and calypsos to sambas

  • The show must go on at Theatre Royal Brighton

    Actors and visitors to Theatre Royal Brighton have told The Argus about their memories on the eve of the famous venue's 200th birthday. Actor Richard Briers, who starred in TV's The Good Life and regularly appears in television shows and movies, said

  • Motionhouse - Chaser

    A love triangle with a difference, Chaser is an attention-grabbing, short, sharp injection of contemporary dance. Described by Ballet Dance Magazine as "powerful stuff, excellently danced", the 15-minute show looks at relationships and bar and nightclub

  • Hoodwink - Pleasure Garden

    Inspired by the lavish Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens of the 1800s, Hoodwink offers audiences an intense sensory experience in the midst of the festival bustle. To a soundtrack of music, birdsong and chiming bells, audiences of around 20 people are led

  • Fiaschetto - Sono Io! and Matching Box

    Go on a playful journey through an imaginative world of boxes and a topsy-turvey reality with these two amazing shows. Demonstrating her impressive hand-balancing and acrobatic skills, versatile Swiss performer Annette Fiaschi made her name with

  • dotComedy - Cuddly Fluffkins and Peter and Jane Family

    Two new creations from the Dot Comedy company offer laughs for all the family. The Cuddly Fluffkins are big, huggable and guaranteed to raise a smile. But when their nasty manager appears with his whip to dole out punishment for their naughty behaviour

  • Sienta la Cabeza

    Abolishing bad hair days for ever with its jaw-dropping, colourful makeovers is this hairdressing extravaganza direct from Barcelona. Sienta La Cabeza transforms its stage into a salon and the audience become part of the performance, acting as models

  • Ramshacklicious - The Road to Nowhere

    Travelling the world, Nana takes her three grandsons on a search for their perfect wives. Dressed in dishevelled wedding clothes and dragging all their possessions with them, including Nana's rather redundant coffin, their quest has become a sideshow

  • Eyesore site in line for development

    An eyesore which blights a bohemian quarter is in line for a facelift. A new area of shops, offices and homes is earmarked for a derelict site in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton. Developers want to follow in the footsteps of the newly-regenerated

  • Plunge Bloom - Microscopic Animal Enthusiasts

    Indiana Jones meets David Bellamy minus treasure-stealing baddies but with at least one beard in this adventure into the hidden lives of microscopic animals. Armed with a giant pair of tweezers, massive monocles and fishing nets, these enthusiastic

  • Desperate Men - Pirates of the Carry-Bin

    A gang of desperados will be raising questions as well as laughs in this interactive and thought provoking show. First spotted off the Dawlish coast, the fearsome, scurvy crew of salty seadogs have dropped anchor and landed on the beach to bury their

  • Bash Street Theatre - Cliffhanger!

    Returning to the golden age of the silver screen, this award-winning show brings silent movies to the streets. The hour-long silent movie-style production features live piano accompaniment to add to the tension and humour. Inspired by Buster Keaton's

  • Udderly brilliant cows praised for hard work

    Cows brought in to trim the grass and lay big cow pats are moo-ving on. The cattle were put on Mill Hill, north of Shoreham, to clip the grass, eat up dead vegetation and fertilize the ground with their pats. Bosses at South Downs Joint Committee (SDJC

  • Drunken yob told to compensate pal he headbutted

    A booze-fuelled thug who headbutted a friend in a row over a debt has been ordered to pay him £500. Wayne Dodson, 18, was sentenced to six months in a young offenders institution suspended for 18 months when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court today. Dodson

  • Aswarm - Gather

    What these strange pulsing entities colonising an elm tree in Victoria Gardens? Just visible by day, at night they give out short surges of peculiar sound, flickering intermittently with a phosphorescent glow like a sonic firefly. The forms swing

  • Teenager taken to hospital after street attack

    A teenager was taken to hospital with a badly cut head after being attacked by a man brandishing a bottle. Police were called to reports of a fight in Stoneham Road, Hove, at about 10.40pm yesterday. The teenager was taken by ambulance to the Royal

  • The Alexandras - Priscilla Queen of the Deaf World

    A unique all-dancing, signing troupe, The Alexandras show their audiences a view of the world from a deaf perspective through the medium of music from iconic divas. Dressed in camp and colourful costumes, the performers take crowds on a journey of

  • Tantrum! Theatre - The Prawns

    Surreal and enchanting, these charming sea creatures will be shedding more than just their inhibitions when they entertain young and old alike. Brought to the Streets of Brighton by city-based Tantrum! Theatre, these giant crustaceans mingle among

  • Swervy World - Deep Sea Jivers

    The award-winning street band from performance company Swervy World, now in its 13th year touring, make a special appearance with their must-see musical walkabout show Deep Sea Jivers. Famed as the UK's only masked surf instrumental band, the rubber-clad

  • Strangelings - Tandem

    Two men, two wheels, and unfeasibly long shoes are brought together in Tandem to create bold stunts guaranteed to draw gasps from a crowd. Stripping their act down to the bare essentials, Strangelings perform daredevil trick cycling and achingly beautiful

  • Spiral Flight - Caravan of Desires

    When two holidaymakers arrive at their usual caravan site, their temporary home appears unremarkable, tidy and ordered. But is everything really so mundane behind the twitching caravan curtains? This 40-minute show combines accomplished physical

  • Omar campaigner surrounded by police as Blair resigns

    The brother of Guantanamo detainee Omar Deghayes was surrounded by police as he protested outside the Labour club where Tony Blair announced his resignation. Abubaker Deghayes made an anti-Blair statement wearing an orange boiler suit outside Trimdon

  • Actor tells of theatre memories

    Actor Philip Franks starred in TV's The Darling Buds of May and The Hound of the Baskervilles at the TRB in March. He said: "The last time I appeared at the Theatre Royal Brighton was in a farce and the West Pier burnt down. "This time it was a thriller

  • Advice for small firms

    Free financial advice is to be offered at a racecourse. Small and medium-sized business enterprises are being invited to the open day at Brighton Racecourse. Run by Revenue and Customs, topics discussed will include tax and VAT, the construction industry

  • Bus funding changes have boosted profits

    How unfair of Roger French not to have taken into account the conditions under which previous bus companies operated before calling them "dismal" (Letters, May 1). There were, at the time, three bus companies competing with each other in the area

  • Kicking up a stink about nothing

    With regard to the report on sewage from the houseboats at Shoreham (The Argus, May 1), I have lived on a houseboat for 11 years, during which time I have seen more varieties of wildlife every year. We have swans nesting at the end of our boat

  • Theatre's 'like a Chinese meal' says actor

    Actor Peter Egan, who starred in TV's 'Ever Decreasing Circles' and The Hound of the Baskervilles at the TRB in March, said: "When you play the Theatre Royal Brighton, it's like a chinese meal as an hour later you want to play it again."

  • No wristband, no pop band

    I am writing to complain about false advertisment by HMV in Brighton's Churchill Square. There was a signing on Monday by the band McFly (The Argus, May 7). There were posters all around informing everyone to turn up outside Borders at 9.30am.

  • Police hunt purse thief

    Detectives are hunting a woman suspected of snatching purses from the handbags of pensioners. Eastbourne police have warned people to be on their guard after three purses containing cash and credit cards were taken between 12.45pm and 3pm on Wednesday

  • The great food debate

    Is eating local food really green or is it a big con? Is cutting down your food miles really better for the environment or is it just another impractical idea by obsessive eco-warriors? Rachel Pegg asks passionate advocates of each view for

  • Health officials hold summit with heroin addict's mum

    The mother of a heroin addict has met health officials to voice concerns over drug users sharing hostels with people trying to quit. Kate Mayne, who has spent three years trying to help Hannah, 19, quit her heroin habit held discussions with Maggie Gairdner

  • Blair to go on June 27

    Tony Blair today announced he will resign as Prime Minister on June 27. He told an emotional meeting in his constituency "Today I announce my decision to stand down from the leadership of the Labour Party. "The party will now select a new leader. "

  • Stalemate could give Tories blues

    While the Conservatives' success at last week's election has established the party as comfortably the largest on Brighton and Hove City Council, this does not guarantee the Tories a smooth ride. The previous four years have shown a hung council

  • Richard The Third, New Venture Theatre, Brighton, until May 19

    Director Martin Nicholls has chosen to mount a modern-dress production of Shakespeare's great tragedy. He seeks to link it with the "War on Terror" and for good measure he has Richard's enemies as recent converts to Islam. The relevance of this interpretation

  • Joan Bakewell, Grand Hotel, Brighton

    Joan Bakewell must be very tired of answering questions about how she feels to have been described as "the thinking man's crumpet" in the Sixties. Now in her 70s, she said the crumpet "must be a bit stale" by now. She spoke on behalf of her generation

  • The New World Order, Brighton Town Hall, until Sat

    In one episode of The River Cottage Treatment (please bear with me), Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall took a party of ignorant fast-food eaters to visit a slaughterhouse. To break them in gently, the tour was conducted in reverse. In the first room they

  • Family make renewed appeal after mother's death

    A woman has made a heartfelt plea to anyone who has information about a crash which led to her mother's death. Barbara Bone was killed after being knocked off her bike by a lorry driver on the A259 in Littlehampton. The 53-year-old, of Arundel Road,

  • Pier to host Happy Mondays

    A pier is hosting the return of a legendary Madchester band. Manchester rockers The Happy Mondays are to perform on Brighton Pier on May 17 as part of a comeback tour. Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said: "I love Brighton. I want to come down with our

  • Water company says 'sorry' for billing shambles

    A water company has apologised to customers experiencing difficulties in contacting it by telephone. Southern Water said it has had "teething trouble" with its £20 million billing system which was introduced at its call centre in Worthing in February

  • Don't go easy on Tony Blair

    Jean Calder is too kind by half to Tony Blair (The Argus, May 5). History will judge his time in office to have been a resounding failure, a continuation of Thatcherism at a time when the country was ready for a radical change. In the first seven

  • Deer trapped in barbed wire rescued

    Wildlife rescuers saved a pregnant deer after the creature got caught in barbed wire. The wild animal was found with its hoof twisted in the top of the fence at Burwash Weald, near Heathfield, yesterday. It is thought she had been caught for more than

  • Leave your tributes

    We've set up an online book of condolence dedicated to Andrew Graney, Christopher Janaway, Jonathan Chandler, Matthew O'Donnell, Rohan Chadwick and Michael Hutchinson, the six Brighton men who died in a motorway crash on bank holiday Monday. To listen

  • Solution needed to keep streets clean

    On Sunday morning, bright and early, a team of street cleaners were at work along Brighton's Western Road. That's the good news. The bad news is seagulls were also at work on the overflowing wheelie bins parked outside the restaurants and take-aways

  • Rubbish votes

    It appears Brighton and Hove City Council is not really very enthused by recycling. On leaving our house on Saturday morning, we found our street strewn with dozens of polling cards from last week's council election. Among the items we gathered

  • Store criticised about selling 'size zero' clothing

    A high street chain has been criticised for boasting about selling "size zero" clothing. Customers and an eating disorder specialist have complained that Asda's George range is advertising that it stocks UK size four products - the equivalent of an American

  • Animal testing campaigners hold demo

    Campaigners have held a demonstration in an attempt to end live animal experiments. The group, who call themselves Violence Free Science, claim the experiments are being carried out at the University of Sussex and held the demo in its Library Square

  • School children get day off - because of faulty light

    More than 400 school children were enjoying a day off today because of a faulty light switch. A spokesman for West St Leonards Primary School near Hastings, East Sussex, said: "There was a problem with one of the switches but no one was hurt. "Electricians

  • Seven questions

    On the subject of re-routing the number 7 bus (Letters, May 5), it would be of enormous help to shoppers without cars if the 7 could have a stop in the Asda Marina car park. Is there a reason which prevents this? Is it because the road into the

  • Drive carefully

    I am writing to ask drivers, who are on the road in the early hours throughout the summer months to look out for wild animals crossing the road. Already I have seen dead badgers and foxes lying on country roads, where they have been hit. B Payn

  • City club to get new look and name

    A city centre nightspot is to get a £500,000 facelift and a new name. Creation in West Street, Brighton, is due to reopen as an 1800-capacity venue called TRU on Friday June 1. The nightclub has previously been known as Sherry's, Pink Coconut and Paradox

  • Pricey car parks

    On a visit to Hastings a couple of weeks ago to participate in a fivemile road race, I was advised to park in the Priory Meadow car park, at a cost of £1 for the whole day - what a bargain! In Eastbourne's Arndale Centre, parking is free on Sundays

  • Murals scheme for business district

    Artists in Sussex are being invited to design a series of murals to revitalise the entrance to Brighton's commercial heart. The Brighton Improvement District is working with the Business Forum to revive the vandalised site in Meeting House Lane. Artists

  • Emergency meeting to stop sewage leaks

    Pollution at a Sussex beauty spot has now got so bad that an emergency meeting is being held to find a solution. Raw sewage is spewing into Chichester Harbour, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty, from Southern Water treatment works. It has

  • Risk from rivals

    Steve Kennard is being somewhat mischievous in pursuing his question of whether a private transport company should pay for public infrastructure (Letters, May 4). The current regime for public transport provision is totally open to the free market

  • Biker bites back

    I read with horror your front page headline, "Toddler injured by motorbike yobs" (The Argus, May 3). This is an appalling incident to have happened and thankfully the child was only hurt and not worse. But I would like to point out that a 14

  • Looking good for Albion duo

    Kerry Mayo and Gary Hart are poised to stay with Albion for another year. The long-serving pair are among the 15 players out of contract next month. The Argus understands Mayo and Hart have appearance-related clauses written into their current deals

  • Stop to query

    In reply to Steve Kennard's letter, I agree money should not be a wasted resource. I would also like to raise a number of questions. Having observed Roger French's bus passenger loading for 18 months, I would like to ask: 1) Why do most buses travel

  • Wrong re-route

    Hurrah for Barry Kingston (Letters, May 6) and his request to re-route the number 7 bus. It seems he wants what suits him and gives no thought to others. Did he travel on every number 7 bus all day every day to say it was seldom used? Regarding

  • There’s a way

    In reply to Barry Kingston (Letters, May 5) I wish to point out to him that there is the service 40X, operated by Countryliner, which provides him admirably with the route he requires. All the information is advertised in the very helpful Bus Times

  • Deadliest road to get safety overhaul

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds are to be splashed out to stem the rising death toll at a notorious blackspot. More than £750,000 will be spent by Brighton and Hove City Council so it can put an end to the terrible safety record on the series of interconnecting

  • Stage is set on 14th floor of a car park

    It's cold, damp and made of concrete. As theatres go, it's not the most sophisticated of venues. But for dance company Corpus Soma, a multi-storey car park is the perfect stage for their world premiere of a play about the relationship between a

  • Art to last a lifetime

    Artist Julie-Anne Gilburt and actor Chris Ellison have rushed to become bricks in the wall of a major art project. The pair will help a landmark hotel celebrate the completion of its painstaking £10 million facelift by contributing their work to

  • Wife's horror at husband's child sex crimes

    A devoted wife today told of her devastation after her wealthy businessman husband was unmasked as a vile paedophile. Michelle Parfitt said she had no idea husband Timothy, 43, had hatched a warped plan to abduct an 11-year-old schoolgirl after grooming

  • I saw no evil, jury is told

    A MAN told a jury he "saw no evil" when two homeless men were attacked, leaving one dead. Paul Hamlet said he walked away before the alleged assault on Matthew Heading and Joe Burton began. Hamlet, 32, said he tried to pull Adam Todd away as

  • Death driver keeps licence

    The wife of a postman who died in a road crash has criticised the sentence given to the driver responsible after he was allowed to keep his licence. Paul Lawson, 59, of Greystone Avenue in Tarring, Worthing, died after being hit by a van in Tarring

  • First Cut is the deepest at festival fringe

    Films made by homeless people will be screened as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe. The screening of First Cut will take place at the Odeon, in King's Road, Brighton, on Sunday, May 20 at 11am. It will also be the launch of the First Base Arts

  • Fifth Brighton victim of crash named

    Police have identified the fifth Brighton man who died in a horrific motorway crash on bank holiday Monday. Singer and songwriter Rohan Chadwick, 27, died alongside his friends Jon Chandler, 26, Matthew O'Donnell, 30, Andrew Graney, 29, and Christopher

  • MPs call for hard line on water firms

    Water companies in Sussex should be fined millions of pounds if they fail to fix their leaky pipes, MPs demanded today. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said water suppliers should face "the maximum financial penalties" if they repeatedly