• What a mixed up season

    Withdean was packed to the rafters and fans celebrated wildly after a vital closing victory against Stockport last Saturday. It was just as we all dreamt it might be when Albion launched the season in style in sunny Cheshire back in August.

  • Slade: One of my best

    Russell Slade ranks rescuing Albion from relegation as one of his greatest achievements. He puts saving the Seagulls on a par with guiding Grimsby and Yeovil to play-off finals, because he had so little time to put things right. Albion were third-bottom

  • Brighton school takes over Kemp Town shop

    A Brighton school will take over a shop in the heart of a shopping district. Following plans to extend Brighton College, the school has announced it will move its two retail units from its Eastern Road campus to St George's Road in Kemp Town. The new

  • From a stage to an elderly camper van

    A 40-YEAR-OLD camper van has been transformed into a venue for a play about Polish immigrants. Emigrants will be performed by Wiczy Theatre, from Poland, more than 30 years after it was written by Slawomir Mrozek. Relocating the play from the

  • Last minute tickets for Friday May 8

    The Fringe COMEDY Phil Buckley's Stupid World Tour - 7.45pm at Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant Unsupervised Detention - 8pm at Komedia Studio CABARET Forget Me Not - 6pm at Parlure Spiegeltent & Garden And The Devil May

  • Campaigners drop Peacehaven sewage plant fight

    Campaigners have conceded defeat in their battle against the "Poohaven" sewage plant. Protest group PROUD (Peacehaven Residents Opposed to Urban Development) today said they would not submit any further legal challenges against Southern Water's plans

  • Oh, the joys of age and wearing Spandex

    A 75-YEAR-OLD woman is proving that “Ageing Is Amazing” in a show dedicated to the funny side of getting older. With song themes ranging from the joys of Spandex and incontinence pads to the problem of going deaf, American Lynn Ruth Miller,

  • Poet's corner

    A poem about my nan’s dog Lollybear She runs like the wind Just as fast, her teeth shine just like stars She goes and skids like a car Then she stops and rolls so far Then we laugh about the day Then she runs the same old way. Josh Gibson, age

  • Old warhorse renews his appetite

    It was good to read that Brighton's old political warhorse Dave Hill has renewed his appetite for political struggle and will be contesting the European elections as lead candidate for the No2EU – Yes to Democracy party (The Argus, May 5). However

  • Falcons not at fault for pigeon deaths

    Further to T R Andrew’s letter stating “Peregrines are the killers of the sky” (The Argus, May 7), I must disagree with his comments regarding raptors taking the songbirds and eating them. The biggest cause of the demise of songbirds is not peregrines

  • Campaign cannot be fought on deliberate stupidity alone

    In a society of stifling control and endless pro-cedures, protest can strike a rare spark of surprise. Art is often planned and deliberated far in advance, such as that seen during the Brighton Festival. This can lead to a loss of spontaneity, since

  • Ding, ding, mind your back

    I BELIEVE Brighton and Hove City Council received a considerable grant to make it even more cycle friendly. Could I seriously suggest that some of this money be used to encourage and publicise the purchase and use of bicycle bells as a health and safety

  • Let the first responders pass

    If you live between Newhaven and Ovingdean you will no doubt have seen the first responder’s cars, who are likely to be attending emergencies on behalf of the ambulance service. The first responders are ambulance-trained local volunteers who carry life-support

  • Sussex pensioner shot dead by police

    A Wild West fanatic, who was like a “lost soul” when he was told his wife would be taken into a home, was shot dead by police. Gun-enthusiast Mervyn Tussler, 64, is believed to have run rampage with an antique gun after he was given news that

  • MPs' earnings

    With reference to the article about MPs and their outside earnings (The Argus, May 7). MPs appear to be a law unto themselves. Andrew Landsley said on Question Time that MPs needed to work for outside businesses to keep them in touch with the world outside

  • School played the 'religion card'

    Today I received the dreaded letter advising our four-year-old, who does not practise religion like his mum and dad, that our local (directly opposite) state-funded Church of England school has politely told us to love thy neighbour and get lost on

  • Worthing carer demands clear guidelines on disabled parking

    A carer has called for more clarity in parking restrictions after his disabled friend was fined for leaving his car in a marked bay. Nile Solin, an ME sufferer who is registered disabled, parked his vehicle with his blue badge displayed in

  • Signs warn public about undercover Sussex police officers

    The signs might not be very undercover, but the police officers they are warning people about are. The notices have gone up all over Lewes district to tell people about covert force operations going on around them. The police-backed

  • Ten Thousand Several Doors, Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, May 7

    “What do you call a woman who’s lost 90% of her intelligence?” asked the Cardinal in a misogynist stand-up routine during the interval – cue comedy drum-fill – “a widow”. Perhaps a curious line to trot out during one of literature’s most poetic works

  • Breaking News, Theatre Royal, Brighton, May 7

    There is a great show lurking inside Breaking News. As a concept the piece by German-based Rimini Protokoll is revolutionary – a guide around the world’s news, as it happens, in the company of multi-lingual experts. Unfortunately, the show has some

  • John Adams: Harmonium, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, May 7

    With the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Brodsky Quartet, the vast Brighton Festival Chorus, the Purcell Singers, one conductor and a composer, at times it seemed there were more people on stage than in the audience on Thursday. This meant several

  • Zaum, Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, May 7

    Zaum are a magic band. Literally. They do that magic thing called free improvisation in which nothing is prepared or composed; they make the music up as they go along. I’m the first to admit that some free improv is like a bunch of baboons on speed let

  • Mary Beard And Marina Warner, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 7

    Cambridge Classics Professor Mary Beard and the feminist writer and reworker of fairytales Marina Warner clearly had immense mutual respect - approving and building on each other’s ideas, or expressing differing views with thoughtful consideration. Throughout

  • Lea de Laria, Old Market, Hove, May 7

    That Lea de Laria is multi-talented is undeniable. I saw her some years ago at the Drill Hall in London performing her stand-up comedy set and she has something of Joan Rivers about her. It was original, refreshing and hilarious, based mostly around

  • Bourgeois And Maurice, Komedia, Brighton, May 10

    Resplendent in double sets of false eyelashes, perhaps rocking pink lycra gimp suits (they describe their style as Addams Family-meets disco-meets Fanny Craddock), Bourgeois And Maurice are the odd couple at the heart of London’s burgeoning neo-cabaret

  • More than 300 Sussex drivers snared in police crackdown

    Drivers who jumped red lights, used mobile phones at the wheel and travelled without a seatbelt fell foul of a police crackdown. Nearly 300 people were fined and dozens more arrested or summonsed in the two-week operation on the streets of

  • Brighton's St Peter's Church saved

    An iconic church has been saved after a plan to hand it over to a London-based Anglican group was approved. St Peter's Church in York Place, Brighton, faced closure after falling congregation numbers and structural disrepair made it financially

  • Yobs target pensioner's Hove home

    A pensioner has called for action to be taken against vandals who are throwing stones at his home. For the last three weeks yobs have pelted stones at Granville Hyett's home. They walk up the platform at Aldrington station in Hove and take aim. In

  • Sussex v Durham: Day 3

    CLOSE OF PLAY: Durham 164-2 (57) Lead of 181 going into the final day for the champions. Di Venuto is 75 and Muchall 51, his half-century coming off 75 balls with six fours. Collymore came back for a four over burst at the end and Muchall twice edged

  • Love rivals used cars as battering rams in Lewes

    Two love rivals have been jailed after they used their cars as battering rams in a bloody clash. Roger Thorpe and John Hannington were soaked in blood as they chased each other in a Mercedes and a Mitsubishi Shogun. Teenage footballers

  • Athletics: Wade is the man to catch

    Wade Bennett-Jackson returns to Sussex to compete in the County Track and Field Championships at the K2 Centre this weekend. The former Worthing athlete, who shot to prominence a few years ago, is entered into the 100 and 200m. Now 22, Bennett-Jackson

  • Adams looks forward to his return

    THE layout of the away dressing room at Hove will not be entirely alien to Chris Adams when he becomes the second Sussex great to make an emotional return to Hove this season. With no first-team action for his new county Surrey last week, Adams took

  • Bridges still building says skipper Newell

    Mark Newell insists steady progress is the way forward for Three Bridges. The former Sussex batsman has just started his sixth season as Bridges skipper. He is not ready to champion his side’s title hopes but hopes they can build on the form they

  • Albion slam Lynch for internet blast

    Albion have hit back at Joel Lynch for suggesting in a foul-mouthed attack that nobody at the club cares about him. The Seagulls insist they have kept a close eye on the young defender’s progress at Nottingham Forest, where he spent most of

  • Putting on a front

    We live in the Brunswick Town Conservation area, and feel very lucky to do so. I have always adored the beautiful Regency seafront and am now thrilled to find that I can walk out of my house and be right on top of it. The tall imposing buildings

  • Brighton Blues aim for bigger things

    Brighton Blues want their dream trip to Twickenham to be just the start of big things. The Sussex One champions taken their season-long unbeaten record to headquarters tomorrow as they face Cornish outfit Liskeard Looe in the final of the national EDF

  • Eastbourne is perfect for Ivanovic

    Ana Ivanovic believes her Eastbourne debut could be the key to success at Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion is the first marquee name to confirm her entry in the women’s draw at next month’s AEGON International

  • Eagles' job has got tougher

    Trevor Geer admits the odds have lengthened against his side scoring a welcome away win tonight. But the Eastbourne Eagles team manager insists his men can still aim for at least a point as they go to Lakeside Hammers in the Elite League (8pm

  • Aussie side bid for Albion hero Owusu

    Lloyd Owusu could be raising the roof Down Under, unless Albion offer him a two-year contract. The on-loan striking hero of the Seagulls’ escape from relegation has a two-year deal on the table from Australian club Adelaide United. Cheltenham cannot

  • Deputy headteacher to retire from Brighton school

    A deputy headteacher is preparing to say goodbye to a school after 26 years. Brian Hills will retire from Fairlight Primary School, in St Leonards Road, Brighton, at the end of the summer term. He began working at Fairlight’s junior

  • Hodd and Wright take the fight to Durham

    Apart from a mad half-hour in mid-afternoon when they lost five wickets in seven overs, Sussex have stood toe to toe with champions Durham over two absorbing days at Hove. And no one epitomised the battling qualities Sussex are going to need in the post-Mushtaq

  • Sussex man critical after being pulled from river

    A man who was rescued from a freezing river by pub regulars was last night still fighting for his life in hospital. The man leapt from the footbridge over the fast-flowing River Arun in Littlehampton at around 7pm on Wednesday. Heroic

  • Plucky duck has wing amputated in Worthing

    After being shot and having his wing amputated, animal rescuers feared the worst for Charlie the drake. But throughout his ordeal he has proved he really is a tough old bird. He could even become something of a celebrity when he returns