• Oscar-winning filmmaker dies in Brighton

    Tributes have been paid to one of Britain's leading cinematographers who has died. Oscar winner David Watkin died peacefully aged 82 at his home in Sussex Mews, Brighton, on Tuesday. He will be best remembered for his work on films such as The Beatles

  • Worthing OAP set to take job fight to Europe

    A battling 85-year-old who was sacked from his cleaning job for being too old has sworn to carry on with his "anti-ageist" campaign despite a top judge's ruling against him. Bill Lloyd-Briden had given years of blameless service cleaning up after students

  • Dozens of jobs go as Ford firm collapses

    A haulage company has collapsed with the loss of around 60 jobs. Farndell & Gates Ltd, which trades under the name Page Group and was based in Ford, near Arundel, has gone into administration with immediate effect. Around 40 drivers and 20 warehouse

  • Tributes paid to teenager killed in crash

    Family and friends have paid tribute to a 19-year-old man who died after a road crash. Chris Jones, 19, received severe head injuries when his Ford Fiesta came off the road and landed on its roof on January 31. Chris, from Highlands Road, Horsham, was

  • Crawley's Trophy game is massive

    CRAWLEY goalkeeper Ashley Bayes prepared to face his old club in the FA Trophy quarter final and said: "It's the biggest game of the season for us." Reds face Torquay on Saturday looking to take another step closer towards playing at the new Wembley

  • Goodwin signs for Indian Cricket League

    Murray Goodwin is the second Sussex player to sign for the Indian Cricket League. The competition, which is being run as a rival to the multi million-dollar Indian Premier League, have already recruited leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed for their next tournament

  • Man hunt for event organiser

    A man drought is stemming a composer's creative flow. When Orlando Gough put the call out for singers to take part in his promenade performance Happy Together for the Brighton Festival, he received a flood of interest from women. But the response from

  • Benefit fraud Euro MP branded hypocrite

    A Euro MP convicted of benefit fraud has been labelled a hypocrite after accusing immigrants of burdening British taxpayers. Ashley Mote released the 46-page pamphlet J'Accuse after he was jailed for nine months in September last year for falsely claiming

  • Husbands makes emotional plea to his missing wife

    A husband has made an emotional plea for his missing wife to return home saying: "Please come home". Nobody has seen or heard from Gillian Bhatt since she disappeared from her home in Shelby Road, Worthing, on September 22 last year. Her husband Kenny

  • ME sufferer praises £500 therapy

    A former City financier who lost the ability to walk is training for a 10K run after recovering his health "almost overnight". ME sufferer Maurice Humphrys endured extreme fatigue for two years, and was unable to walk or stand for six months before he

  • Dixon in contention for Albion debut

    Jonny Dixon is in contention for his Albion debut against Oldham at Withdean on Saturday. Last month's £55,000 buy from Aldershot is likely to be on the bench after impressing in the reserves at Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night. Front man Dixon

  • Flats to force residents to go green

    The most environmentally-friendly flats in Sussex will force everyone who lives in the properties to go green. One Brighton, in the New England Quarter in Brighton, will include everything needed to convert even the worst environmental offenders. They

  • 30mph speed limit for Old Shoreham Road, say councillors

    The speed limit on a road used by thousands of motorists every day should be lowered from 40 to 30mph, a councillor said today. Mike Weatherley, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hove, Councillor Dawn Barnett and Councillor Les Hamilton are appealing

  • Albion opponents turn ugly

    Oldham manager John Sheridan has turned ugly to haul his team back into play-off contention. The former Republic of Ireland international was a cultured midfielder during his playing days, but a less stylish approach has helped Oldham, who visit Albion


    CHARLOTTE GILLAM Happy 16th Birthday Have a great day! Lots of love from Nanny Mary and Granddad XXX


    BERNARD RUTHERFORD Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Passed away at home on Friday, 8 February. Requiem Mass Friday, 22 February, St Mary Magdalene’s RC Church, Upper North Street, Brighton at 12 noon. Family flowers only, donations requested for


    PETO MARGARET died 12/2/08, peacefully at RSCH. Former Juco and Covenanter leader, teacher at Newhaven and Ringmer. She will be remembered by all for her patience, humour, kindness and most importantly her love for the Lord and Saviour in whose presence


    BUCK. - Brian. Peacefully, on 17th February, 2008, aged 66 years. Brian, Beloved husband of Brenda, much loved dad of Chris, Andrew and Lisa, and loving grandad of Amelia. Will be sadly missed by Carey, Duncan, Justine, Jas, Tom, and all his family and


    WELLER Maria (Mary) Eleonora Born 02.12.1930. Sadly passed away on 11.02.2008 after a short illness. Much loved Mum to Shirley, Sheila, Bob (deceased) and Angela, and loving Nan. Reunited and safe in the arms of her husband Charles (Bob) deceased. God


    POWELL . - Silas (Phil) (Squibs), passed away on February, 14th, 2008 at the RSCH. Much loved husband of Kath and father to Terry. Funeral service to be held at The Down Crematorium, Family Chapel, on Thursday, 28th February, at 1.00 p.m. Flowers welcome


    GURNER. - On 18th February, 2008, peacefully in Worthing Hospital, Edward (Glyn), aged 69 years. Beloved husband of Rosie. Service at Worthing Crematorium, Findon, on Thursday, 28th February, at 2.20 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired


    JACK O'SHEA Died a year ago today. Always in our thoughts. We miss you so much. With love, Barbara and family, xxx


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


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Of the Retirement on 31st March 2008, of James David Morl as a partner in Symonds and Reading, 5 Chatsworth Road, Worthing Sussex BN11 1LY.


    FRANCESCA EVEREST Happy 18th Birthday! Tons of love, Mum, Dad and Oliver XXX


    ANDREW Andreas Peacefully on 12th February 2008, aged 90 years. Much loved dad to Nick and his wife Ellen. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Service at St. Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean, on Friday, 29th February, at 1.00

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    BOND. - Eric. 21/2/06. We feel your presence often. Glad you like the dog. Rest peacefully. Love Wendy and Trevor.

  • Eric Victor Bond

    BOND ERIC VICTOR 21/02/06 In loving memory of wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Daphne, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Tracey, Gemma, Johnathan, Christopher,James and Nicola. Forever in our hearts and thoughts. XXXX

  • Is city ready for a full marathon?

    I cannot think of a worse idea than a Brighton Marathon. Have Brighton and Hove City Council forgotten how small our city really is? Imagine closing 26 miles of the city's streets for ten hours during a weekend. What if the Albion were playing

  • Des Lynam hosts BBC2 sport Mastermind

    Des Lynam is returning to the BBC as host of a new sporting quiz. Lynam, who lives in Worthing, will present Sport Mastermind, a spin-off from the general knowledge show. The former Match of The Day host quit the BBC for rival ITV in 1999. He also

  • Seafront dogs

    Jamie Hakim alerts residents to Brighton and Hove City Council's terrible threat in its City News to ban dogs from "all beaches between April and September" (Letters, February 19). It is not only dogs and their owners who delight in a "balmy summer's

  • Modern-day saint

    I am proud to endorse J Hamilton's views regarding Father Alan Sharpe in every respect (Letters, February 19). Father Sharpe is a modern-day saint and has given his life to helping the dispossessed and least favoured members of our community.

  • Save the barn

    Adur District Council has been eyeing Kingston Beach Village Green for years. Now they are trying to link it with the lifeboat house when the RNLI has said it will accommodate the new boat on the existing footprint if extra land is not available

  • Service cuts risk tragedy for children

    Children may be put at risk by the proposed cuts in children's services. Brighton and Hove City Council is now a corporate parent and has parental responsibility for the children in its care. What good parent reduces support to their children?

  • Planning based around community

    I strongly support Ninka Willock of the Brighton Society (Letters, February 13), and the many others who are pleading for the retention of the Connaught Centre in Hove. My reasons are both personal and professional. I started my education there

  • Flats in Brighton evacuated after fire

    Firefighters evacuated a block of flats after a blaze broke out. Four engines and one aerial platform attended the fire at a top floor flat in Clarence Square, Brighton, at 9.15pm yesterday. Firefighters tackled the blaze in just over an hour and escorted

  • Key to festival success

    The Brighton Festival was officially launched yesterday with producer Jane McMorrow saying the city itself was integral to its success. According to Mrs McMorrow, the city's residents, visitors, geography and infrastructure all become part of

  • Defending archbishop’s opinions on sharia law

    I always look forward to reading Jean Calder's articles in The Argus. However, last weekend's opinion piece (The Argus, February 16) finds me compelled to defend the Archbishop of Canterbury - something I thought I'd never do, especially after

  • A tap on the wrist

    With reference to your headlines about the car accident in which several teenagers were injured, and one killed (The Argus, February 11), how did a 15-year-old get hold of a car? Naturally, one understands the upset suffered by the parents of those

  • Bluetooth shock

    Walking through Brighton this week, I was alarmed when a man passed me who appeared to be in the middle of a noisy argument. It was only when I saw his Bluetooth headset that I realised he was having a telephone conversation. It's not the first

  • Parliament lunch

    It was an interesting letter about bottled water and Government minister Phil Woolas (Letters, February 20). I hate to be a snob, but I had lunch at the Commons recently. We had bottled water, albeit in a glass bottle, followed by House of Commons

  • Road blocked after car flips onto its roof

    A road was blocked during rush-hour after a car flipped onto its roof. The accident happened between Lewes and Newhaven in Whiteway Lane, Rodmell, at about 7.45am today. A woman was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries. Police managed to clear

  • Special report: Rough guide to Gatwick

    Homeless Anthony Delaney was locked up this week after making Gatwick airport his home for four years. The trained chef ate, showered and slept at the South Terminal, only leaving occasionally to pick up his jobseeker's allowance. Armed with a

  • Council plan to ban dogs from Brighton beach

    Plans to ban dogs from beaches have left owners hot under the collar. One couple is livid after moving their beach hut by fork-lift truck on to a dogfriendly pebble stretch, only to learn they face the new ban. Brighton and Hove City Council

  • Sadough re-signs for Hillians

    Striker Shaheen Sadough has re-signed for Burgess Hill from Ryman division one south rivals Worthing. The frontman banged in 12 goals for the Hillians before his December switch to Woodside Road but has not added to that tally.

  • Cannabis café will have to be closed

    Police raided Britain's most fortified cannabis café for a fifth time last week. The heavily reinforced building in Lancing has so far proved impossible to close and many believe that it is time for the authorities to give up. But the police need

  • New plot to cut allotment wait

    Town hall bosses are to consider asking developers to provide allotments in return for planning permission on large housing projects. Brighton and Hove City Council, which runs 2,300 plots at 37 sites, closed its waiting list after the number

  • Care home faces closure

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

  • Revellers in moon party on Brighton beach

    Up to 1,000 people threw an all-night party to watch the moon turn red. The revellers built bonfires between the piers on Brighton beach as they celebrated a rare lunar eclipse, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon. They used the social

  • Patient backs call for more donors

    Colin Mitchell's zest for life has returned after a successful liver transplant almost two decades ago. The keen sportsman, from Worthing, was among the first patients to have the operation at the Royal Free Hospital in London back in 1989. Now

  • Deal with wild boar problem yourselves

    Residents have been told they must deal with marauding packs of wild boar themselves. Controlling feral boar populations will be left to local groups and landowners in Sussex, the Government said yesterday. Ministers decided against Government-

  • Firefighter shortage leaves engines unmanned

    More than half the county's fire engines manned by retained firefighters are unusable because of a chronic shortage of crews. A survery by The Argus revealed that 11 out of a potential 20 retained fire engines in rural parts of East Sussex were out-of-action

  • Wright's delight at England role

    Sussex star Luke Wright has admitted he thought England captain Paul Collingwood was joking when he asked him to bowl the final over in a crucial one-day international. New Zealand needed just seven runs to clinch a thrilling victory in Napier and win

  • Lynch urged to go for goal

    Joel Lynch has been urged to go for more goals after his dramatic winner for Albion. Lynch scored for only the second time in his professional career when his late header against Cheltenham was controversially ruled to have crossed the line on Tuesday