• Now it's a school lottery for infants in Brighton and Hove

    Children as young as three are now being put through a lottery for school places in Brighton and Hove. Some are being sent to schools two miles from their homes and communities after losing out in the process. In several cases the youngsters

  • Sussex patient still waiting for swine flu results

    A patient is still awaiting the results of tests to see if they have swine flu. The alarm was raised on Tuesday when the unnamed patient walked into the Quayside medical practice in Newhaven showing flu-like symptoms. They had recently been on a trip

  • Square Roots: Skream, Audio, Marine Parade, Brighton, May 8

    Croydon’s musical wonderkid Skream has been making music since he was 15. Half a decade on the precocious DJ (real name Ollie Jones) has helped changed the course of UK urban music, having helped lay the foundations of dubstep. Tonight Skream is joined

  • Cherchez la Femme, Concorde 2, Marine Parade, Brighton, May 8

    Boutique Theatre is back with the first of three brazen burlesque shows whipped up especially for Brighton Festival Fringe. Entertainment is provided by ladies with names that would make the inside of a Soho telephone box blush – the corseted and coiffed

  • Balkaneasca, Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, May 8

    Start your weekend with a Balkan bang. Balkaneasca is the monthly club night from the people who have brought you Balkan Beats and, with it, some of the best gypsy brass sessions seen this side of Eugene Hutz’s moustache – who is apparently a fan. Music

  • Nourish, Old Police Cells Museum, Brighton, May 12 to May 16

    The atmospheric darkness of the Old Police Cells Museum will be adding an authentic edge to this tale of a campaigner imprisoned for fighting for women’s rights. Nourish, by Brighton-based writer Claire Burlington, tells the story of Sylvia

  • Orquesta Aragon, Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, May 12

    The Cuban orchestra formed an incredible 70 years ago, meaning they have been one of the country’s premier dance bands for longer than Castro has been in power. With its sophisticated big band format, including strings, flute, piano and percussion

  • Levellers, Parlure Spiegeltent, Old Steine, Brighton, May 11

    Brighton's own platinum-selling folk outfit perform a stripped-back acoustic set in the cosy confines of the Spiegeltent. After 20 years of hard gigging and the success of their own festival, Beautiful Days, The Levellers’ driven, punky folk rock

  • Jordi Savall, Glyndebourne, near Lewes, May 10

    Savall has been a passionate exponent of lesser-known music for more than three decades. He has introduced the world to the work of relatively obscure composers such as Ortiz, Coperario and Guerrero and has popularised his wide repertoire across

  • Katie and Peter: Stateside

    You probably thought that you knew everything you needed to know about Queen of the Mammaries, Katie Price, and her antipodean partner in tanning, Peter Andre. Well, you’re right. What else is there to know about these two? Not a lot. This is a couple

  • Thursday, May 7

    COMEDY: Dyball and Kerr: Middle-Aged Rampage -- Komedia Studio, 7pm The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue -- Fletch @ St Andrews, 8pm The Laughing Horse Comedy Club -- Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant, 9pm THEATRE: Whale Riding Weather -- Upstairs at

  • On Celebrity Debate, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 6

    A discussion of modern celebrity culture was never going to be calm and the three monochrome-clad writers all had planned quips to use, whether they related to the interviewer’s questions or not. Antonia Quirke wrung her hands, lamenting OK magazine

  • The Oyster Princess, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, May 6

    Outside during the interval, ripples of chatter passed between audience members over what they had just seen. Piccadilly Nites Version 1 is the first “audio-visual single” to be released on a joint record label owned by Noise Of Art and the British Film

  • Silent and green – the trolleybus

    I refer to the article Trolleybuses Back On Road (The Argus, May 5). The bus in the photograph is a former Brighton Corporation bus dating from 1962. It may have been used to revive former trolleybus routes but it certainly was not converted

  • Art Brut, Concorde 2, Brighton, May 6

    Art Brut launched on to the British music scene with a mission: to encourage people to start their own bands and change the industry from within. But six years on, it is clear frustration is setting in. “Brighton, if I come back here and you aren

  • Graham Coxon, Digital, Brighton, May 4

    Blur guitarist Graham Coxon’s return visit to Brighton was an abject lesson in how to antagonise an audience. Playing to a packed venue on a relatively low stage, he elected to remain invisible by sitting down throughout and his performance

  • Motorcyclist still seriously injured after A27 crash

    A MOTORCYCLIST involved in a crash on the A27 on Wednesday evening is still suffering from serious head injuries. The rider was involved in the collision with a car at Firle, near Lewes, at around 5.40pm. A spokeswoman for Sussex Police

  • Aphasiadisiac, Corn Exchange, Brighton, May 6

    This utterly charming piece will speak to anyone who’s ever found themselves in the iron grip of a temporary speech impediment when faced with the object of their sexual ambition. If there is such a thing as screwball romantic dance theatre, former

  • No more rules

    I AM in full agreement with Adam Campbell and the issue of A-boards (The Argus, April 30). His business, along with many others, will be ruined if shopkeepers are allowed only limited pavement space. He rightly says that during this depressing recession

  • War memories

    READING the article about wartime shelters (The Argus, April 30) I was particularly interested in the mention of the wine cellars of the Royal Pavilion 1940 as I have never seen them mentioned before. We were living at the time at 52 Mighell Street

  • Green support

    Adam Trimingham (The Argus, May 6) is wrong to assume that Labour’s current political woes will automatically translate into Tory victories here in Brighton. While I agree fully that Labour is likely to lose out across the board in the various forthcoming

  • New homes order is gimmick from lame-duck government

    It was hardly a surprise to read about more damage being attempted by Gordon Brown’s failing and morally bankrupt regime in its dying days. To demand Sussex builds 116,000 homes (The Argus, May 7) without regard to environmental and infrastructural

  • Absence note

    Councillor Ben Duncan’s letter (The Argus, May 5) about the opposition to Southern Water’s waste water treatment works at Peacehaven takes the biscuit. Brighton and Hove Greens have been notable only by their absence in the brave fight mounted by residents

  • Paying points

    I would like to clarify a couple of issues raised by G Pumfrey (Letters, April 30) about paying council tax via PayPoint. First, council tax payments made at PayPoint are recorded as paid by the council on the day of payment, even though the cash does

  • Flat answer

    WITH ALL the building going on in London and elsewhere for the 2012 Olympics, why not construct a block of one-bedroom flats that could be used afterwards for all the MPs registered to attend the House. After the Olympics, the MPs would be allocated

  • Road sense

    Has Robert Jones been looking at the same roadworks as the rest of us in The Avenue (The Argus, May 4)? He states there are vehicles using the green as a “raceway for short cuts”. The article states barriers “are now in place” to block these so-called

  • Seven arrested over multi-million scam after raid in Sussex

    Seven people have been arrested for allegedly being involved in a multi-million pound boiler room scam after raids in Sussex. It is thought victims have lost £28 million through the fraud, which involves using high pressure sales techniques to sell

  • Blooming St. James's Street

    Noticed anything different as you walk down St. James's Street in Kemp Town? The traders on the street have been busy planting up the areas underneath the existing elm trees with fatsia plants. Fatsia (or false castor oil plant) was

  • Horsham woman robbed in own home

    Two men broke into a woman's home in Horsham and held her captive this morning. The raid at Burton Close, Copnall Way, took place at about 7.30am. The woman, reported to be in her late 50s, is understood to have been held captive for up to an hour.

  • Medics at Brighton Mayday protest wore armour

    Clad in a visored helmet, elbow pads, flak jacket and protective shield he was barely distinguishable from the riot police around him. But as this picture of a modern paramedic illustrates, the dangers faced by those on the front line has never been

  • Brakes, Prince Albert, Brighton, April 30

    After storming the Camden Crawl, Brighton indie rock group Brakes returned home to a rapturous welcome from a packed Prince Albert pub. Opening with the daring ‘Shut Us Down’, Marc Beatty’s boisterous bassline guitar and lead singer Eamon Hamilton’s

  • Sussex v Durham: Day 2

    CLOSE: Sussex 269-6 (74) A really good day's cricket despite the overcast and cold conditions. Hodd and Wright showed tremendous courage to revive Sussex and Hodd deserves nothing better than to complete his century in the morning. He will resume on

  • Mystery of jetskis abandoned on Hove beach

    Two jetskis were found abandoned on Hove beach this morning. The motorised vehicles were found washed up on the beach near King Alfred Leisure Centre, Hove at 7am. The boats are believed to have been stolen before being ridden out to

  • Albion award deals to kids

    Albion have awarded one-year professional contracts to Steve Cook, Steve Brinkhurst and Josh Pelling. Meanwhile, Lewis Ide's youth scholarship has been extended by six months after a serious knee injury.

  • Vandalism did Smash EDO's cause no favours

    There was an indisputable air of tension on Monday morning. The pressure had been ramping up for days. Thousands of people were expected to congregate in Brighton to protest against the presence in the city of a factory owned by an arms manufacturer.

  • Lambert tipped for Sidley job

    Former Hastings boss John Lambert is tipped as the favourite to take over as manager at County League division one side Sidley. Lambert is believed to be the man Sidley want to replace Andy Laskey who has been sacked.

  • New managers at Worthing United

    Fred Proto and Jason Rutherford have been appointed joint managers of Worthing United. The pair take over from John Suter, who stepped down at the end of the season. Proto and Rutherford have worked together previously at Shoreham. Proto has been out

  • Sussex beauty spot "cut out" of South Downs National Park

    Residents have reacted with horror after an area of outstanding natural beauty was “cut out” of the planned South Downs National Park. People living around Green Ridge, a thin band of meadowland between the Westdene area of Brighton and the A27, have

  • Tennis stars enter Eastbourne

    Ana Ivanovic and Richard Gasquet will be playing at the AEGON International at Eastbourne from June 13 to 20. For the first time ever, the annual Wimbledon warm-up at Devonshire Park is a combined event, offering spectators the opportunity

  • Blues do the touristy bit

    Brighton are playing the part of tourists to prepare them for the biggest day of their rugby lives. The Blues have booked a behind-the-scenes tour at Twickenham tomorrow afternoon, less than 24 hours before they return for a national cup final. They

  • Claw hammer school attack on Crawley mother

    A mother was attacked with a claw hammer as she collected her children from school. Another mother is accused of pulling the weapon from her hand bag before trying to strike Michelle Wood, as children left school for the day last Thursday (APR 30)

  • What a way to finish

    And now, the end is near...... So, as the song goes, The Party's Over...... and what a way to end it.... May Day Bank Holiday, overcast skies and the culmination of a long hard season,the Boro squad were just 90 minutes away for a well earned rest!

  • Minister condemns treatment of nurse Margaret Haywood

    A Government minister has hit out at the striking off of a nurse who exposed poor hospital standards at the Royal Sussex. Margaret Haywood, 58, was removed from the nursing register last month after being found guilty of misconduct by the Nursing and

  • Wright could return

    Damien Wright could return to Sussex for a second spell after taking his 300th first-class wicket yesterday. The 33-year-old from New South Wales took 3-57 from 25 overs on the first day of the Championship match against Durham at Hove in what

  • Acrobats forced to quit festival

    A group of award-winning African acrobats have been forced to cancel their Brighton Festival Fringe debut after a failed visa application. Fanti acrobats from Ghana were due to perform every day during the fringe at The Hive@The Brunswick in Holland

  • Road chaos due to hit Sussex

    Drivers face eight weeks of road chaos as one of Sussex's busiest routes is dug up. The A27 will be reduced to one lane of traffic at times during works to refurbish the Adur Viaduct, near Shoreham. For the whole two months, starting

  • Ford Prison inmates' night-time drug runs

    Lax security at Ford Prison allows inmates to sneak out at night to buy alcohol and drugs, a report found. Prisoners found it "relatively easy" to leave the open prison in Arundel, inspectors found. Only six staff were on duty at night

  • Gustafsson sets comeback target

    Injured Eastbourne star Simon Gustafsson has set himself a deadline of June 1 to be back in action. The high-scoring 18-year-old Eagles reserve suffered a broken collarbone in a smash in the Swedish top flight on Tuesday. He was allowed home later that

  • Sussex miss their chance

    Sussex let the opportunity to put the county champions under pressure slip through their fingers as Dale Benkenstein led a Durham fightback at Hove. The 34-year-old South African, who led Durham to the first title in their history last season before