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  • Nyang double for Sussex

    Graham Martin scored a first-half opener and Hassan Nyang added two after the break as Sussex won 3-0 against The Army at Aldershot in the Southern Counties Cup tonight. Boss Sammy Donnelly admitted the county had to work hard for the win but added:

  • Bat for Lashes pipped to Brits glory

    Brighton act Bat for Lashes was left empty-handed tonight after she was pipped for two national music awards. The singer, whose real name is Natasha Khan, was nominated in the British Female Solo Act and British Breakthrough Act categories of the Brit

  • Why Herve smiled on Sussex football

    Sussex football was stunned and horrified by the tragic death of Herve King on Saturday when he was playing for Ringmer. I had the pleasure of meeting Herve three years ago when he was at Burgess Hill. He agreed to take part in our Focus On profile

  • Rents hits Albion winner

    Sam Rents scored a superb winner as Albion Reserves beat QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road tonight. Rents combined in style with fit-again Jonny Dixon 15 minutes into what coach Ian Chapman rated the second string's best display of the season. Tommy Fraser was

  • Uckfield care home closure backed by council

    A controversial bid to replace a care home with a specialist centre for the elderly has won the backing of planning chiefs. Wealden District Council gave outline permission for the £39 million Age Well scheme to replace Ridgewood Rise care home in Uckfield

  • Family fury over police death crash investigation

    Frustrated relatives say they have been left with a host of unanswered questions four years on from a horrific road crash which killed four of their loved ones in South Africa. They said incomplete inquiries by the South African authorities have left

  • Murray: I thought I had scored a wonder goal

    Glenn Murray has revealed how he thought he scored a wonder goal for Albion - about an hour before the strike which brought Withdean to life. The £300,000 striker combined a cool head with a red hot right boot to fire his side back on level terms in

  • Body found in Shoreham flat

    Police are appealing for information after a body was found in a flat. The body of 38-year-old Gerard Donachy was found at a flat in Wilmot Road, Shoreham on Wednesday February 13 at 3.30pm. The death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation

  • Turin Brakes, The Old Market, Hove, Feb 18

    At last, Turin Brakes are rocking out! The former leaders of the Quiet Riot movement have finally thrown off their lo- shackles and are cranking it up big style. Their debut LP, The Optimist, was a classic of the New Acoustic era and both follow-ups

  • Roni Size & Reprazent, Digital, Brighton, Feb 18

    For certain types who were enjoying the naive flourishes of youth in the late Nineties, Roni Size comes wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia. Part of the reason why he's a musical antique for people too young to have one is the distinct possibility that

  • Young gets title tilt in Crawley

    Anthony Young says he is in perfect shape to win the vacant British Masters middleweight title on Saturday. The Crawley boxer tops the bill against Barnsley's Lee Noble in a ten-rounder at the K2 and is confident he can impress his fans. The fight

  • PM: we need urgent action to stop Sussex drowning

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned the UK may have to make massive reductions in carbon emissions - or face the sea sweeping away swathes of Sussex. Mr Brown, speaking in the Commons yesterdayFEB20, said the Government would have to be "far more

  • Worthing council boss blasts OAP travel scheme

    A council boss fighting to keep taxes down said it was criminal that big savings could be "wiped out at a stroke" by free bus travel for pensioners. Keith Mercer, the Conservative leader of Worthing Borough Council, said he was deeply disturbed by the

  • Worthing pool plans spark bitter row

    Campaigners are fighting to stop a new swimming pool being built on a historic public garden. Worthing Borough Council has identified Denton Gardens, off Brighton Road, as one of two possible seafront sites for a new Aquarena in the town. But residents

  • Man jailed over race abuse at job centre

    A man has been jailed for hurling racist abuse at job centre staff who tried to help him. Abrar Ahmed went to Crawley job centre to claim Job Seekers' Allowance in December. Security staff were forced to step in after he became aggressive, a court heard

  • Teenager dies after car crash

    A 19-year-old man involved in a car crash three weeks ago has died. Chirstopher Jones, of Highlands Road, Horsham, was driving a Ford Fiesta when it crashed in Forest Road, Colgate, between Horsham and Pease Pottage, at 4pm on January 31. Police are

  • Raising bog standards

    A web designer has lifted the lid on the state of public toilets in his town by posting an online film of his findings. When Peter Chapman set up his website, Burgess Hill Uncovered, in 2004, the good loo guide was one of the first stories to go

  • Anger over stage school's silence

    Parents of children at a stage school that closed without warning threatened to sue as they were faced with a wall of silence for a second day. Stonelands school of ballet and arts in Church Road, Hove, phoned parents to say they would close for the

  • MP calls for more police powers to target cannabis cafes

    There are an enormous number of people who believe the police should simply turn a blind eye to cannabis. But East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton is not one of them. He has just written to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith asking her how she will help

  • DANIELLE TURNER

    DANIELLE TURNER To a very special Daughter and Granddaughter. Fondest love on this your 18th Birthday 20th February 2008. Our love always Mum, Dad, Bradley, Adam, Nannie, Grandad and Nan T.

  • HOLLAMBY

    HOLLAMBY. - Stanley (Stan of Hollingdean Fuel Co). Taken from us suddenly on 26th January, 2008, aged 78 years. Beloved Husband, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at

  • RENAUT Vivienne

    RENAUT Vivienne Passed away peacefully on Saturday 16th February 2008 at Martlets Hospice, aged 48. Sadly missed by her husband David, sons Jonathan & James, parents Marguerite & Hugh and sisters Caroline, Alison & Eileen. Reunited in God’

  • WOOD

    WOOD. - On 15th February, peacefully at the North Devon District Hospital, Albert Henry John, aged 76 years. Formerly of Coldean. Husband to Jean, Father to Christina, Andrew and Darren and grandfather to all his grandchildren. Funeral service to be held

  • MELLORS

    MELLORS.- George. Ray and Eileen, thank family, friends and neighbours for the their sympathy and kindness.

  • COCHETA DEPOE

    COCHETA DEPOE Happy 3rd Birthday. Now it's time for FiFi cake... Let's Party!!! All our Love Mummy and Sissy XXX X.

  • FRANKLIN

    FRANKLIN. - On 13th February, 2008, peacefully at the Martlets Hospice, Joan, aged 83 years, the loving sister of Jean. Funeral service at Woodvale Crematorium, on Tuesday, 26th February, at 3.00 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to S.E.Skinner & Sons, 145

  • CHILDS

    CHILDS. - Margaret (Daisy). Peacefully on 17th February, aged 101. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service at Woodvale Crematorium, (North Chapel), on Thursday, 28th February, at 11.15 a.m. Donations for Sussex Heart Charity, may be sent to

  • MILLS

    MILLS. - Gladys Irene, nee George, of Pontypool, Gwent. Passed away peacefully on 16th February 08 aged 92 years. Loving Wife, Mum, Nan, Great Nan, Great Great Nan and Auntie. She will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts and thoughts. Many thanks

  • LAMMIE

    LAMMIE.- Vera (née Hyde), passed away peacefully on 16th February, 2008, aged 77 years. Beloved wife of Campbell, much loved mother of Jeanette and Campbell and dearly loved grandmother. Funeral Service at St Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean

  • RUSSELL

    RUSSELL.- Olive. Maurice, Shirley and Carol would like to thank every one for their kind messages and donations, after the sad loss of Mum. Special thanks to Father John, Alison and Teresa Baker caring lady.

  • Safari couple robbed by gun-toting bandits

    A couple on a holiday safari have been attacked and robbed by armed bandits. Nick and Maggi Bradgate from Mardens Hill, Crowborough, East Sussex, were on a two-week trip to Africa with Surrey-based tour company, Kuoni, when they came face to face with

  • Dying wish fufilled as Iraq hero reburied in Hove

    The dying wish of the 100th British serviceman to die in action in Iraq was fulfilled today when he was reburied alongside other fallen war heroes. Second Lieutenant Jonathan Bracho-Cooke, 24, was unable to be buried in the military section of his local

  • Case against Jordan's nanny dropped

    Prosecutors today dropped the case against a former stablehand and nanny to glamour model Jordan who was accused of falsely claiming benefits for nearly two years. Joanne Hillman, 34, pleaded not guilty to three counts of dishonestly failing to give

  • Inquest into South African death crash begins

    An inquest is to open into the deaths of an East Sussex couple who died in a car crash during a Christmas family holiday in South Africa in 2004. Jeremy Monk, 49, his wife Kathrine Monk, also 49, of Station Road, Mayfield, along with their daughter Bryony

  • Birds slaughtered by farm raiders

    Intruders have targeted a community farm in a campaign of terror which has left 146 chickens and three geese dead. It is thought the chickens, which have no signs of physical trauma, were scared to death by the raiders - although Government investigators

  • This year's Brighton Festival looks set to stun

    More than 200 artistic delights are on offer at this year's Brighton Festival, which runs from May 3 to 25. During the festival, we'll be running reviews and previews every day in the Festival Guide and there will also be a daily page of news, pictures

  • East Sussex National misses out on European Open

    East Sussex National golf club has failed in its bid to stage one of the European Tour's flagship events this year. The club had been in contention to take over from the K Club as host of the European Open - which attracts some of the world's top players

  • Will taxpayers end up footing King Alfred bill?

    Valerie Paynter once again raises valid questions about the quality of the proposed King Alfred redevelopment plans and the dangers of granting planning permission for such a significant development while leaving so many important matters as conditions

  • Stuck with gum problem

    I read with interest the recent article by Simon Barrett about the claims by Councillor Geoffrey Theobald that the volume of chewing gum dropped on the street had been reduced by a third. What a load of rubbish (no pun intended). Would Coun Theobald

  • Sharing valuable knowledge

    With regard to the letter about the possible closure of West Blatchington windmill (Letters, February 18), it would be a great pity if this was to happen. For several years I have been with parties of schoolchildren visiting the mill. The volunteers

  • Stafford’s store

    I am carrying out research on Edward Dickinson Stafford who ran Stafford's department store in Brighton during the First World War and through the 1920s and 1930s Mr Stafford built a new store in 1926 in the building on Western Road opposite what

  • God’s own laws

    It is wrong for Jean Calder (The Argus, February 16), the Government, MPs and the media to describe religious doctrines as laws. All religions have doctrines telling their followers how to behave, but these should not be confused with the law of

  • Taxing business

    In response to Paul Eason's comments about the hike in taxi fares (Letters, February 17), like most people who do not work in the taxi business, he assumes that the fare minus petrol equals profit. Out of the fare the taxi business has to buy the

  • Reasons for closure of care facility

    In response to your article "Worthing care home gets allclear" (The Argus, February 13), the closure of any care facility is an emotional and disruptive event. As an organisation committed to upholding the rights of individuals using social care

  • King Alfred work set to begin in a year

    Building work on the controversial King Alfred project is predicted to start next February. A development agreement between Karis ING and Brighton and Hove City Council has been signed and 81 planning conditions must now be met before November.

  • Gang guilty of ruthless attack

    Three thugs have been found guilty of brutally attacking a builder who later died. David Head, 48, was stamped on and kicked in the head during a chilling attack outside his home. He was savagely assaulted after going to see who had kicked in the

  • Bankruptcies down after worst year yet

    The number of personal bankruptcies in Sussex fell sharply at the end of last year. But the county still outstripped the rest of England and Wales for the number of people going broke. Brighton County Court saw a 30 per cent fall in bankruptcies

  • US craves piece of Brighton rock

    An unsigned rock band will share the stage with Aerosmith, Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen to perform in front of 250,000 bikers. The Crave will follow in the footsteps of Elton John and Metallica at the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary gig

  • Guilty plea to helping bomber

    A Sussex man has admitted helping July 21 bomber Hussain Osman evade the police in the aftermath of the botched 2005 attacks. Mohamed Kabashi, 25, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to failing to disclose information about his friend and assisting

  • Not surprised that wood was torched

    Surely it came as no surprise that someone would torch the wood mountains on Worthing beach (The Argus, February 18). It's amazing it didn't happen before. This clean-up has been terribly organised. All I've seen in the past month is piles of

  • Wright plays star role as England secure dramatic tie

    England battled back from the brink of defeat for a thrilling tie in today's high-scoring fourth one-day international against New Zealand - and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright played a star role. Needing seven off the final over to overhaul England's

  • Spartan holiday

    Every year we are asked to stop and remember the sacrifices made by the Allied troops of recent wars. We pay our respects to these men and women who sacrificed their lives in order that we can be free. However, it seems curious to me how short-term

  • Parking privilege

    Nigel Davis is quite right in calling for the easing of Sunday and evening parking restrictions in Brighton. It is a pleasure to go to Lewes on a Sunday and enjoy free parking. However, there is no such thing as unnecessary residents' parking

  • Missing workmen

    Living in Saltdean, we travel regularly on the coast road and have noticed that at every set of road works which we come across, there are no workmen actually working. We recently drove from Hove taking 45 minutes to get to the West Pier from Holland

  • Beware the boggyman!

    Workers at a sewage plant in Sussex claim they are being haunted by visitors from the spirit world. Hushed voices whispering in empty corridors, shadowy figures and orbs or balls of electromagnetic energy have all been spotted at the Eastbourne

  • Lynch savours dream return

    Albion prospect Joel Lynch is savouring a fairytale comeback from injury. The young substitute nodded his first goal for nearly two years as Albion came from behind to beat Cheltenham 2-1 at Withdean. Lynch was thrown on for the second half in place

  • Albion counting cost of record low crowd

    Albion are counting the cost of their smallest ever League attendance at Withdean. A gate of just 4,395 grumbled, booed and then cheered their way through the extraordinary 2-1 defeat of Cheltenham. The series of five successive home games, the counter-attraction

  • Crows open up lead at top

    Crowborough opened up a three-point lead at the top of County League division one with a 1-0 win at home to bottom side Sidley United. Wayne Clarke scored the only goal on the hour mark to give Crows victory in front of a crowd of 107, As well as being

  • Ramsay double puts Eastbourne top

    Eastbourne Borough 3, Eastleigh 2. Scott Ramsay scored twice to put Eastbourne Borough top of the table. Andy Atkin was also on target as Borough leapfrogged Lewes and opened up a two-point gap at the top of Blue Square south. But they had to survive

  • Horsham move into play-off position

    Ryman round-up: Horsham weathered a second- half storm to move into a play-off position in Ryman premier. Goals from Tom Graves and Andy Howard in the first half were enough to secure a 2-1 win away to AFC Hornchurch but the Hornets were made to work

  • Nine pull out of Sussex squad

    Sussex have been hit by a spate of withdrawals for Wednesday's Southern Counties Cup Competition fixture away to The Army. Nine players have pulled out of the original 16-man squad including Ringmer's Marc Whiteman, who cannot play because he is on contract