• Skipper backs Iden to be in title shake-up

    Iden captain David White believes the East Sussex division one title battle is the most open for years. The league's top-flight lost some of its best teams this season following the introduction of the new Sussex League third tier. Iden are among the

  • Martot turns down Lewes offer

    David Martot has turned down ambitious bids by Lewes and Crawley to take him into the Blue Square premier. The out-of-contract Le Havre midfielder, who played on loan at Albion last season, is keen to continue his career in England. He has set sights

  • Lorry drivers 'truck-in' to themed breakfasts

    Lorry drivers stopping for a hearty fry-up now have more incentive than ever to truck-in - thanks to breakfasts named after their HGVs. Cafe bosses have named the truckers specials the Scania, the DAF, the Twin Axel and the Man. Owners of the Cabin

  • Kuipers signs new deal

    Albion No. 1 Michel Kuipers has signed a new two-year contract. It puts the Dutch keeper on course for a testimonial and consolidates his position as the most successful foreign import in the club's history. Kuipers signed a one-year deal last summer

  • Children raise cash for sick teacher

    Children have raised hundreds of pounds to help their cancer suffering teacher. Emma Moulding, 32, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She has managed to come to terms with her illness thanks to the support of her family, friends and the eight

  • Residents consulted over new post office

    Post Office bosses are considering opening a new branch - just months after announcing that 49 in Sussex would close. The company is consulting residents after the closure of the branch at Golden Cross service station, near Hailsham, which closed in

  • Sussex lighthouse to be turned into B&B

    A landmark lighthouse is to be transformed into a bed and breakfast - and may again be moved away from the crumbling cliffs. The Belle Toute tower, near Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, was bought by newly-created company Belle Toute Lighthouse Company

  • Thousands snap up Fatboy Slim tickets

    Thousands of tickets to Fatboy Slim's latest Brighton beach gig were sold within hours of being released on general sale today. Organisers said the Big Beach Boutique 4 concert on Saturday, September 27, was rapidly heading towards being a sell out.

  • Eagles book Kylmakorpi

    Eastbourne Eagles have brought back their former rider Joonas Kylmakorpi for one night only. The experienced Finn will guest for Lewis Bridger at home to Swindon on Saturday. Bridger will be away representing Great Britain at the World Team Cup for

  • Horsham make double signing

    Horsham have signed former Albion midfielder Lee Carey from Hastings United and versatile Mark Knee from Blue Square south Bognor.

  • Cricket: Title battle between three teams

    Glynde skipper Adam Davies reckons the Sussex League division three east title chase is a three-horse race. Davies has singled out second-placed Seaford and Ansty as the biggest championship rivals to his early-season leaders. Glynde have been battling

  • Crawley boss vows to improve behaviour

    Crawley boss Steve Evans has vowed to improve his behaviour after being hit with a two- month suspended suspension from all football. Evans has been punished by the Football Association after being charged with four separate cases of improper conduct

  • Bob The Builder – Live!, Brighton Centre, Brighton, June 1

    Perhaps Bob had a touch of pre-gig nerves or Spud was stuck in make-up, but the show started late and the mini-natives were already getting restless. There were so many builder's hard hats in the audience it resembled a Village People convention for

  • Duke Special, Komedia, Brighton, June 3

    "Everyone on stage is an actor, whether they like it or not, and I'm just trying to harness that and push it a little bit further," says Peter Wilson of his vaudevillian alter ego, Duke Special. "Anybody who walks out on stage, whether they're a vicar

  • Cricket:: First victory for Southwick

    Paul Grennan took 7-24 to give Southwick their first win of the season in Invitation League division one. He helped skittle Selsey for 66 to lay the foundations for the nine-wicket victory. Broadwater had to settle for 13 points after Horsham Trinity

  • Naked cyclists prepare for Brighton pedal

    Shoppers and weekend strollers will get a rude awakening when more than 200 naked cyclists take to the streets. Brighton's third World Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday. Riders will bare all to highlight their vulnerability on the roads

  • Famous soldier

    Garry Parnell emails from Perth, Western Australia. "For the previous five years I have been assisting with research for an upcoming book about Australia's most famous First World War soldier, John Simpson Kirkpatrick. "As part of this research,

  • Alice Marie Knight

    Steve Burchett is trying to find relatives of Alice Marie Knight. Alice was born in Brighton in 1912 and was originally from 39 Queens Park Terrace. He says: "I am tracing my family history, which I know originates from the Brighton area. Alice

  • Hove footie

    Hove Recreation Ground off the Old Shoreham Road is largely devoted to rugby these days. But football was played there for many years and this picture is of Hove White Rovers in the 1948/49 season. Tony Ingham of Woodland Drive, who sent it in,

  • Brighton Festival chief in the hotseat

    Brighton and Hove's art scene exploded onto the streets last month with the city's annual festival. As troupes pack up their tents and props and the dust settles, organisers are already drawing up plans on how to make next year's Brighton Festival even

  • Which way leads to food for all?

    Food prices are increasing at an alarming rate, with an average family's shopping now costing an extra £750 a year. At the same time, a global food shortage looms on the horizon. Sarah Lewis talks to two experts and asks if organic really can

  • Attractions to close for maintenance

    Popular tourist attractions are to close for maintenance. Brighton and Hove City Council venues in line for investment include the Royal Pavilion, Hove and Brighton museums and the Booth Museum of Natural History in Dyke Road. The move will mean a series

  • Burning rubbish dumped through shop letterbox

    Arsonists started a blaze by posting burning rubbish through a shop letterbox. Fire investigation officers were still assessing the cause of the blaze at the Burgess Hill boiler repair shop. They suspect it could have been deliberately started. Two

  • Eagles fans vote no to Saturday afternoon meetings

    Saturday afternoon racing has been taken off the agenda at Eastbourne Eagles. But the Elite League club are still none the wiser as to how to bring in bigger crowds, especially on Grand Prix weekends. They are hoping a switch at No. 8 might improve

  • Record numbers on the buses

    The number of bus users in Sussex is continuing to soar, according to figures published today. Last year bus companies across the county recorded 79,543,773 passenger journeys, compared with 76,727,872 the year before. The biggest increase was recorded

  • The Wedding Present, Corn Exchange, Brighton, May 30

    For the past 20 years, The Wedding Present have given us some truly memorable anthems for the broken-hearted. The Weddoes have returned with a new album, El Rey - hailed as their "LA album". While it's true that the El Rey tracks we were treated

  • Evidence scmevidence

    As a science geek, I am usually a bit of a stickler for things like peer reviewed studies and evidence and stuff like that. But I'm also wont to the occasional flight of fancy and am pretty fond of making my own stuff up - like my latest obsession with

  • Keeping It Cash, Komedia, Brighton, May 30

    Like the phoenix from the ashes arose a man in black wearing a cowboy hat. Teary-eyed Johnny Cash-lovers gazed adoringly and whoops accompanied high-energy jigging. Of course, the faux Johnny could not mimic the charisma of the original and

  • A festival month to remember

    I have lived in Brighton - well Hove - for five years, and for five festivals. I am not a learned person and that, coupled with a certain reckless "let's go for it" approach, makes the Brighton Festival so exciting for me. My first festival took

  • Losers over bingo hall site

    Joanna Martindale praised the developer's consultations over the Gala bingo hall (Letters, May 29). It may be the case that Downland Housing has consulted with the Portland Road and Clarendon Forum. However, to say that it has consulted with residents

  • 'Gay slur' councillor digs himself deeper

    The more former Conservative councillor Peter Willows speaks, the deeper he seems to dig himself (The Argus, May 29). Not content with upsetting the gay community, he now starts work on the black and minority ethnic communities in his astounding

  • Hospital loss

    I am horrified to learn that the Princess Royal Hospital and St Richard's hospitals will be downgraded in the near future (The Argus, May 29). We have all said and written many words on this subject but facts stare us in the face - we need all

  • Third time - even better

    To the critics of The Lady Boys of Bangkok, we have just had our third visit to this brilliant show. From the first song, Shirley Bassey's Lets Get This Party Started, we partied. Through Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams, and numerous others and

  • Horsham want Jupp as player-coach

    Horsham want Bognor defender Duncan Jupp to become their player-coach. Jupp, 33, played in the Premier League for Wimbledon and includes Fulham, Gillingham, Luton, Southend and Notts County among his former clubs. Manager John Maggs said: "Jack Pearce


    CORNFORD LYNN On 2nd June 2007 its been a year since you were taken from me. I miss you so much. You will be in my dreams and heart forever. God bless you my darling. Your broken hearted husband Trevor.


    LEDWARD.- Charles. 2nd June 2007. A dearly loved Dad and Grandad. Fondly remembered and never forgotten. Steve, Marion, Abi and Tim.


    LEDWARD. - Charles. (Dad). Always in our thoughts. Love John, Sarah and grandchildren. xXx


    BECCA GLOVER Got you! Have a great day.Hugs Mum, Barry, and Dan. xxx

  • Joyce Lois Webb (Joy)

    webb. - Joyce Lois (Joy), on 26th May, 2008, aged 88 years. Passed away into the presence of her Lord. Devoted wife of the Ted, now re-united with him and loving mum, mum-in-law, grandma and great grandma. Funeral at Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton on


    SPELLS Jeanette Passed away 2nd June 1988. Dearest Mum, twenty years on and we all still miss you. We hope that you'd be proud of us. With love as always Tanya, Natalie, Little Ed and Tracey. xxxx


    PRIOR 'P-NUT' A Beautiful son, brother, uncle so sadly missed. Love Mum and Dad


    TASKER. - Rick. Passed away peacefully on 24th May 2008. A loving husband and father. Funeral service to be held at Woodvale Crematorium, South Chapel at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 5th June. Flowers or donations if desired made be made payable to Martlets

  • Miserable visit

    We recently came to Brighton as visitors for the first time and thought you might like to know why we shall not return. Public transport and parking were a shambles. There were four different parking regimes in the road occupied by our hotel. The

  • Car club arrives

    The parking around Fiveways has been particularly difficult for residents in the past few years. To make matters worse, in the last few weeks Brighton City Car Club bays have been popping up around Fiveways with no consultation with residents.

  • These dogs should be phased out

    I recently returned from a short holiday and naturally phoned my daughter to let her know I was back. She had some ghastly news. While I had been away she and her family had suffered a horrific incident with a pit bull dog that had escaped and

  • Premium parking

    In response to Mr Hartfree's letter (Letters, May 23), as a resident in Chester Terrace, I, and several of my neighbours, are infuriated at the arrival of the City Car Club in our street. We had no notice of this, only an invite the day before

  • Lack of cyclists

    Councillor Ian Davey highlights many good points on the virtues of cycling, and obviously is passionate about it (Letters, May 12). However, my real beef about this scheme is the total lack of cyclists actually using it. The vast amount of money

  • Barn neglect

    An application has been made to demolish Kingston Barn, a 17th century Grade II-listed building in Shoreham. After years of neglect by the owners it is in a poor state of repair, so they sold it to a developer knowing that the cost of restoration

  • Easy prisons

    It makes me wonder what England is coming to regarding knife attacks, general thuggery and total lack of respect but not just with youngsters. I believe it's time to go backwards regarding sentencing and the type of prisons we have. For any type

  • Water monopoly

    Mr Lobstein's comment that water desalination plants should be installed into new constructions is a good idea, but completely impractical (Letters, May 28). There is a far simpler solution. Southern Water is raising prices simply because they

  • Happy memories

    Rod Ackers mentioned Fairlight School (Letters, May 23). That brought back memories. I started at Fairlight Junior School in 1943. I came to Brighton from Tiverton, Devon. I can remember headteacher Miss Blackman and Miss Cox. Whatever happened

  • Too much secrecy

    Councillors Jan Young and Averil Older (Letters, May 27) like to talk about value for money and open and transparent decision-making. But do they really practice what they so like to preach? Did the Argus not recently reveal a secret Conservative

  • Help us shape a healthy future

    Health bosses have unveiled plans to improve services in Sussex over the next ten years. Among key pledges to be announced today are tackling hospital infections such as c-difficile and MRSA and making medical tests available in high streets. Candy

  • Fire at house in Worthing

    A garden shed, fence and wooden furniture went up in flames at a house in Worthing. Fire crews from Worthing attended the blaze in Harrison Road, Broadwater, early today. The shed was well alight when they arrived and the fire spread along a fence and

  • Worthing postman dies on his rounds

    A postman collapsed and died while on his round. Father-of-three George Dann, 60, fell to the pavement outside a house just after he had delivered a letter. A neighbour dialled 999 and a passing builder stopped and tried to resuscitate him. Mr

  • Trip ended in men's deaths

    A metal detecting trip ended in tragedy, an inquest heard. Scott Swanson, 18, and Grant Surgey, 42, died on the A29 Stane Street at Slinfold, near Horsham, after their vehicles collided at 7.09pm on October 14, 2007. An inquest at Horsham Magistrates

  • Relay For Life attracts hundreds

    Stanmer Park in Brighton was full of song, cheer and entertainment over the weekend as hundreds of people turned out to support Cancer Research UK's 24-hour Relay For Life. Richard Gurner spoke to some of those raising money for the charity. The sun

  • Disowned mother meets jailed sons' victim

    A mother who was disowned by her two sons after she shopped them to the police for a vicious assault met the man they attacked today. Carol Saldinack, 51, said she became an outcast from her family after sending her sons Luke Newman, 27, and Oliver Clark

  • Barn targeted by arsonists

    Fire crews were called to a barn targeted by arsonists. The blaze happened at the building in a field near Brewhurst Lane, Loxwood, near Wisborough Green, just before 6pm yesterday. Crews from Petworth, Billingshurst, Midhurst and Horsham were sent

  • Bloom influence grows as Albion head for Falmer

    Their name could not be more appropriate. To bloom, the dictionary tells us, means to flower, to flourish. The Bloom family has been an integral part of the Albion hierarchy for almost 40 years and their influence continues to grow as the club heads