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  • Captured - Sussex football at its best

    A new book has captured the essence of Sussex football. A Season Of Sussex Soccer, a collaboration by David Bauckham and Terry Buckman, is a world away from the ghost-written selective memoirs of Premier League players. Bauckham and Buckman have criss-crossed

  • Albion back at Bristol

    Albion will be playing at the Memorial Stadium after all next season after Bristol Rovers' ambitious ground development was put on hold because of the credit crunch. The Seagulls won 2-0 at Rovers in April in what was believed to be the final game at

  • It's getting tougher for Sussex veteran

    It has become an annual ritual at Sussex in recent years. Early in the season Jason Lewry admits it could be his last then by the end of it, after he's taken another load of wickets, he signs a one-year contract. But seriously - this season could be

  • Thunder will be lightning

    Gary Smith wants his Worthing Thunder to be the quickest team in the BBL. The Thunder coach says he will continue to play a fast-paced game when his side move up to the top league and reckons signing Janis Ivanovskis as starting power forward is key.

  • More city school merger plans

    Two more city schools are to merge under reorganisation plans. Informal consultations have been held over the future of St Luke's Junior and St Luke's Infant schools, both housed in the same building in St Luke's Terrace, in the Queen's Park

  • Sussex councils get behind eco scheme

    An environmental project is winning support from councils and communities across Sussex. The Greening Project helps people work together to reduce their environmental impact. West Sussex County Council has pledged funding for 35 communities to

  • New home saves nursery from closure

    A nursery which last year faced closure has been offered a new home. Staff at Old School Nursery in Arundel are celebrating after Arundel Football Club offered them use of its clubhouse in Mill Road. The nursery had been desperately looking for somewhere

  • Pupils left up in air after school closes

    An independent school has sparked a classroom crisis after announcing its closure. West Sussex County Council education officials say they have no idea how many pupils they might have to find places for following the demise of Sandhurst School in Worthing

  • Jail threat for phone pest

    A woman who bombarded a private investigator with more than 1,000 phone calls in a twoyear campaign of harassment has walked free from court. Rajinder Plaha, 30, also blitzed David Clare with 200 text messages during the same period - up to 30

  • Venue closes because of smoking ban

    A venue has been forced to close its doors after business slumped following the introduction of the smoking ban. Pressure Point, in Richmond Place, Brighton, is now in the process of being sold and it is unclear whether its new owner plans to reopen

  • Hospital bosses urged to back down

    Council bosses have pleaded for more time in the on-going row over hospital facilities in Sussex. Residents in Chichester are furious that West Sussex Primary Care Trust selected Worthing to become the location for the area's new major general hospital

  • Albion sign Colchester winger

    Albion have captured left winger Kevin McLeod from relegated Colchester on a Bosman free transfer. The 27-year-old Liverpudlian has agreed a two-year contract with the Seagulls from July 1. Albion boss Micky Adams worked with the versatile McLeod last

  • Eagles make new signing

    Eastbourne Eagles have signed Tomas Suchanek on loan for the rest of the season. The 24-year-old Czech will act as No. 8 in place of Brent Werner. Suchanek will continue to ride in the Premier League for Reading, where he has an average of 5.64 points

  • Brighton squatters start eco-venture

    A group of squatters living in a former Methodist church in Brighton aim to show how disused spaces can be reclaimed for the benefit of local communities. The squatters of 88 London Road are under notice of eviction, but from next week they

  • Skindred, Concorde 2, Brighton, May 30

    If Benji Webbe and his Welsh bandmates are wary of wedding two styles as disparate as metal and reggae, they take a brash approach to overcoming it. "Listen to raggametal", implored the T-shirts at the back of the throbbing sardine tin that was Concorde

  • Those Dancing Days, Audio, Brighton, June 2

    Powerful to say the least, Linnea Jonsson's striking voice sailed elegantly above the Northern Soul-influenced indie pop of Those Dancing Days. With two members yet to finish their secondary education, and the other three not long out of uniform themselves

  • Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, The Hope, Brighton, June 5

    The self-styled creator of "chap-hop", Mr B describes his sound as "Noel Coward and Afrika Bambaataa enjoying a sweet sherry together". He has forsaken baseball caps and medallions for cravats and cuff links, and employs a banjolele and backing track

  • Sustainably sourcing the best

    This year's Sussex Business Awards promise to be the biggest and best yet. As the entries start flooding in from companies across the county, The Argus speaks to past winners about how success has benefited their business and what the judges are

  • Tough times loom for new companies

    The credit crunch is having a serious effect on small and start-up businesses, a leading credit management specialist has warned. A poll of 400 companies by credit reference company Graydon UK found 56% of those surveyed would be more conservative

  • Hove family's £300,000 brain damage claim

    The family of a ten-year-old boy who suffered brain damage at birth is seeking more than £300,000 in compensation. Paris Carroll was left with cerebral palsy following alleged negligence around the time of his birth. His mother Paula Carroll, of

  • Another Starbucks for Brighton and Hove?

    Another familiar High Street name is closing its doors - possibly to make way for yet another Starbucks. Lesters furniture store has been a presence on George Street, Hove, since 1946 but is expected to shut by the end of the month. It is the second

  • Hoping for carnival's return

    Like many other people who have enjoyed the liveliness, exuberance and sheer fun of the Kemp Town Carnival, we are sorry it's been cancelled this year. It's a great loss to the community and we hope it will return bigger and better next year.

  • Pounding feet bring in the funds

    The Argus ran a piece earlier this year on a sponsored walk I organised. The walk was called Pounding Feet and took place on Saturday, May 17, to raise funds for the Chestnut Tree House, Trevor Mann Baby Unit and the Lily of the Valley children's

  • Prisoner attack terrorist jailed

    A convicted terrorist has been jailed for four years for "calmly" attacking another prisoner with boiling oil at a high security prison. Omar Khyam, of Langley Walk, Crawley, blamed an "atmosphere of fear" at his high security prison for the attack.

  • Jury out in July 21 terror trial

    Jurors retired today to consider their verdicts in the case of the "wife" of a July 21 bomber accused of not telling police about the attack. Yeshi Girma is alleged to have known of Hussain Osman's plans for "carnage and mass murder" in the summer of

  • Demanding a rethink of Royal Alex plans

    The consultation between Taylor Wimpey and residents about the old Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital site did indeed miss the point (Letters, May 30). It is not up to residents to compromise the quality or design of a building to maximise profits

  • Out of tune with Eurovision

    I am sadly beginning to understand why Britain doesn't win the Eurovision Song Contest (The Argus, May 24). We don't produce any powerful, interesting voices or stage acts that anybody will remember. I was more drawn to the other countries' performances

  • Out of character

    Once again East Saltdean residents are up in arms about a proposed planning application. An application has been submitted to tear down a two-storey 1930s house and create two modern three-storey properties on the plot. This is the second time

  • PM’s priorities

    With all the problems the country is facing at the moment, it is interesting to note that the Prime Minister still has time on his hands. The country is experiencing a severe economic downturn, high fuel costs composed mainly of taxes, out of control

  • Church should admit split over gay issue

    Like both of your correspondents (Letters, May 31), I was also surprised that there was no reaction from readers to Jean Calder's article on Bishop Gene Robinson (The Argus, May 17). I had simply assumed this indicated that what Ms Calder wrote

  • Criminal classes

    A man has been jailed for killing a dog (The Argus, May 30) and the circumstances remind me of the writings of French existentialist philosopher Albert Camus. Camus' view of the law was that you could be convicted of a crime on the basis of not

  • Musical youth

    As a member of the audience at the John Tavener concert at the Brighton Dome, may I contradict your correspondent Rosemary Baigent who obviously spent more time watching the young girl than she did listening to the music (Letters, May 31). If only

  • Money well spent

    I am shocked and bewildered by the current furore about the money spent on cycle lanes and traveller sites (Letters, May 30). Even those who hate cyclists and travellers must realise they need somewhere to go. Surely the alternative is extermination

  • Exemplary care

    We often hear of elderly people being ill-treated or having bad experiences in care or nursing homes and I would like to express my thanks to Meadowcroft, Buckingham Road, Shoreham, for being so different. I would like to tell relatives of any

  • Is it time for 'straight talking' on child abuse?

    A charity has been criticised for handing out booklets detailing incidents of sexual abuse to schools. The ChildLine booklets were withdrawn from Thomas a Beckett School in Worthing after concerned parents contacted The Argus. But ChildLine

  • Seaside buildings scoop design awards

    A cafe and an arts centre have scooped a regional architectural prize. East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton and the restoration of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill are among three building projects recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects

  • HOLLINGDALE SALLY

    HOLLINGDALE SALLY 3rd June 2007 A year has passed since you were taken from us. Miss you so much. You are forever in our thoughts. Love you always. Shirley, Bob and Bill. xxxxxxx

  • LUKE MEREDITH

    LUKE MEREDITH Happy 18th Birthday! Congratulations and have a fabulous time! Love Mum, Dad and Ryan XXX

  • DAVID WARREN TODAY

    DAVID WARREN 65 TODAY Wishing you a Happy Birthday. Enjoy your retirement for a while before you start the list of jobs we have for you. Love from Eileen Lisa Lee Paul Andy Louis xx

  • SLACK

    SLACK. - George on 12th May, peacefully in The Beeches Nursing Home, Worthing. A beloved husband or the late Winifred and dearly loved father of Nigel, a much loved brother of Dorothy and Brenda and a dear uncle. Funeral service to take place on 9th June

  • HOLLINGDALE SALLY

    HOLLINGDALE SALLY A Year has passed since you were taken away. My heart is full of sadness, Everyday I miss you. Forever in my heart.All my love Bob.x

  • KING RNLI

    KING. - Charles William Douglas, peacefully on 29th May, 2008, aged 97 years. Charles beloved husband to Lilian, loving father to Cris, Andrew and Susan and a devoted grandad and great grandad. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral

  • SEEX

    SEEX. - Alfred, passed away peacefully in hospital on 24th May, 2008, aged 86 years. Much loved husband of Kathleen and father of Victor. Funeral Service at Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton, on Thursday 5th June at 1.45 p.m Flowers may be sent

  • SIMON MALIN HAPPY

    SIMON MALIN HAPPY 21ST I could not wish for a better Grandson than you. Also Congratulations to you and Lisa on your Engagement. Love you both Loads. Nannie xxx

  • MATHEWS

    MATHEWS. - Margaret Monica passed away peacefully in hospital on 24th May 2008, aged 95 years. Beloved friend of Mary & Chris and Teresa & Simon, She will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held on Friday 6th June at Downs Crematorium Family

  • Woman fights off Western Road 'kidnapper'

    A stranger tried to drag a drunk woman off the street in what police believe was a chilling abduction attempt. Latex gloves and cleaning products were found during a police search of a car at the scene. A man was arrested in Western Road after

  • Jobs fear over increased petrol prices

    Transport bosses have warned hundreds of jobs are at risk because of soaring fuel prices. Companies across Sussex have been forced to up their rates and consider cuts because they can no longer afford charges at the pumps. The price for a litre

  • Borough sign Rooks duo as Ramsay goes

    Eastbourne Borough have signed Jean-Michel Sigere and Simon Wormull from rivals Lewes and released long-serving striker Scott Ramsay. Former France under-21 international Sigere and ex-Albion midfielder Wormull left the Rooks last month following the

  • Man jailed for assault on girl, 12

    A drunken burglar who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl has been jailed for four years. Gary Mudway, 48, molested his terrified victim as she walked her dog near The Pells, Lewes, in December. He continued pressing himself against the girl

  • Eastbourne shops could get extra security

    Traders would be able to hire their own security guards under new plans. Eastbourne Borough Council is considering setting up a business improvement district (Bid) to help the town's shopping environment and encourage visitors. Eastbourne Borough

  • Young adventurers return from naturally-powered trek

    Facing near-death, pirates and 80ft waves could not stop two young explorers from trekking across the globe using only natural power. Ruth Morgan spoke to Rob Gauntlett and James Hooper about their 26,000- mile adventure of a lifetime. For most

  • Eagles face struggle to bring back missing fans

    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

  • Cars crash on A23

    Three cars crashed on a major trunk road this morning, according to police. The collision happened at about 8.49am on the A23 northbound near Handcross, Haywards Heath. Police say a recovery vehicle removed one car from the road. The other two cars

  • Athletics: Parsons claims medal treble

    Helen Parsons continued her brilliant form this season with a hat-trick of victories for Crawley in the Southern Women's League. Parsons followed up her record-breaking exploits at the Sussex Championships last month by winning the 400m in 56.3sec and

  • Severe weather warning

    People in parts of Sussex are being warned heavy rain could continue throught the morning with up to 15mm of rain in three hours. Brighton and Hove and West Sussex are among areas being warned of the risk of flash flooding. The Met Office is warning

  • Delays for rail commuters

    A broken-down train caused delays for commuters this morning. The train, which stopped in the Barnham area, caused changes, cancellations and delays on the rail network from about 5.30am onwards. Rail replacement services have been brought in between

  • Harmison: Prior's had a raw deal from England

    Steve Harmison believes Sussex's Matt Prior has got a raw deal' from the England selectors. Prior is the leading run-scorer in the country after making 133 not out against Harmison's Durham on Sunday. But he was left out of the squad for the one-day