• Police publish Crawley burglary suspect e-fits

    Sussex Police have released five e-fits of suspects wanted in connection with 34 “deplorable” burglaries that targeted the elderly. The offences in the Langley Green, West Green and Three Bridges areas of Crawley were reported between November

  • Albion may face weakened Villa

    Albion could face a weakened Aston Villa in the FA Cup. But boss Gus Poyet admits the Seagulls will still face a huge task to emulate the upset caused by his old club Leeds. Poyet was an ITV studio guest for Leeds' stunning televised

  • Famous faces

    So it is claimed Brighton and Hove is the plastic surgery capital of Britain (The Argus, December 12). Almost one in ten residents are said to have gone under the knife. I wonder who could be responsible for that trend? Hopefully citizens will not take

  • Nice on the ice

    Could you please thank the two super chaps who helped me out of a black ice situation with my car on Ewhurst Road on December 23, at 8.20ish in the morning. They salted my tyres and held up traffic so I could safely reverse out into Coombe Road. I hope

  • Have A Heart

    I was amazed to read (The Argus, December 29) of the attack by bosses at the British Heart Foundation on their hard-working collection teams in Sussex. They have to work in all weathers and encounter a variety of difficulties on the road, not least

  • Cycle train is not insane

    I read with interest that Roger French thinks promoting safe cycling to work, university or school with a “cycle train” is “a crazy idea” (The Argus, December 14). You might want to ask him why, then, his company has signed up to the Government

  • Her Own Words

    With reference to Tim Carder (Letters, December 20): I, like Tim and many other readers frequent the Brighton Family History Centre and value it greatly. On reading Tim’s letter I decided to email councillor David Smith. Looking on the Brighton and

  • Don't make the History Centre history

    Shock horror! The Brighton History Centre is to be closed! (The Argus, December 19). Brighton and Hove City councillors obviously have no interest in the history of this fascinating city. The internet is useful but nothing compares to the information

  • Baaad Daaad

    Bad parenting I attended Jethro’s Congress Theatre performance in Eastbourne on December 12 with my sister and was disgusted to see an eight-year-old boy sitting in my row with his dad. How did he get past the ushers? To listen to Jethro’s show

  • Mean spirited

    Recently I have had reason to have looked at a variety of care homes in this area. The new Downlands extra care home in Peacehaven looks a really good facility – of course, it has the benefit of being new. I was impressed that it had employed a Community

  • O'Callaghan leaves after trial

    George O'Callaghan will not be rejoining Albion. The club's former midfielder has been let go after linking up with the Seagulls last week on trial. Seb Carole remains on trial but the chances of the ex-Albion winger and fringe players getting a much-needed

  • House prices across Brighton and Hove leap

    House prices across Brighton and Hove leapt dramatically in the latter part of 2009. Latest figures show the average property in the city rose to £276,676 during the fourth quarter of the year, a jump of 5% in just three months. According

  • Lancing mother in miracle cancer recovery

    A woman whose life support machine was turned off is making a miraculous recovery. Nicola Bassett, 44, was read her last rites at Worthing Hospital and her family and friends said their last goodbyes. The mother-of-three had been diagnosed

  • Debt collector robbed in Moulsecoomb

    A bailiff was robbed moments after collecting a debt. The 62-year-old debt collector was in Ringmer Drive, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, at about 6pm on Monday having just visited an address in the area when he was attacked by three men. The men, who wore

  • Neighbours from hell targeted by Brighton council

    Neighbours from hell are being targeted by a new council housing policy. Brighton and Hove City Council has unveiled a new tenancy agreement designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour. In Spring every council tenant will be sent

  • Relief for boss Young

    Gary Young was a relieved man after Littlehampton launched the new year with a win. The Marigolds beat bottom side Midhurst and Easebourne 2-1 in the only County League division two game to beat the weather on Saturday. Joint boss Young was delighted

  • Chichester target the top four

    Chichester have targeted a top-four finish after putting an end to their losing run in some style. Relieved Chi eased past Aylesford Bulls 35-17 at Oaklands Park to hang on to fourth spot in London One. Having won eight of their first nine games as

  • Sick website taunts families of fallen soldiers

    Fallen heroes have been ridiculed on a hate site condemning the British armed forces. Facebook removed one sick group from its website after the friends and family of a Sussex soldier killed in Afghanistan told The Argus they were disgusted

  • Ghostly goings on at Ditchling Common pub

    Ghostly goings on are causing a stir at a Sussex pub. Nigel Bolton and Gemma Chierighini have spent tens of thousands of pounds buying the Royal Oak at Jacob's Post, Ditchling Common. It was the scene of a grisly double murder in 1734

  • Man dies following Brighton nightclub attack

    A man who was attacked outside a nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day has died. Sussex Police said Ricky Brown, 25, of Arnold Street, Brighton, died late this morning. His family were at his bedside when he died at Hurstwood


    TEMPLEMAN Roy Died suddenly on 24th December, 2009, aged 72. Will be sadly missed. Brother to John, Shirley, Jeanette and Diane. Funeral will be held at Downs Crematorium at 4.00 p.m on Tuesday, 12th January, 2010. Flowers to be sent to Grosvenor Funeral

  • Brighton O plans on verge of collapse

    Plans for a 60m tall spokeless ferris wheel on Brighton beach are on the verge of collapse. Planning officers at Brighton and Hove City Council have recommended that proposals for the attraction, dubbed the Brighton O, should be refused.


    LAMBRIANOU. - Nancy, a devoted and much loved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on the 19th December, 2009, and shall forever remain in her families’ hearts and prayers. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 5th January, 2010. Donations to the homeless

  • Grace Evelyn Lewis

    Grace Evelyn Lewis (nee Gillam) 11.02.19 – 26.12.09 Passed away peacefully after a short illness bravely borne . Now reunited with her beloved daughter Marion. Dearly loved mother of Carol, Jeffrey, Sheila, Lynda and Nigel and mother-in-law of Frank,


    HARMER & EDWARDS Congratulations Kellie and Lawrence on your Engagement on Christmas Eve. Enjoy your party. All our love Mum, Dad, Michael, Becky, Alice and Taylor xxxxx


    Taylor Roy Passed away peacefully on 23rd December, 2009, aged 76 years. Much loved husband of Jacqui, stepfather of Paul and grandfather of Stephen, Andrew and Jessica. Funeral service at Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton on Monday, 11th January


    PAUL DAVID GIBBONS Passed away from cardiac arrest on 25th December 2009 at home with the love of his life Julie, aged 38. Paul will be loved eternally by his families at home and in Canada and missed by his loyal friends. Funeral Service at Woodvale


    BROOKS Passed away peacefully on 29th December, 2009, in The Martlets Hospice, Beryl, aged 83 years. Late of B.H.& D Bus Company and David's News and Stores in Hove. Much loved mum of Donna and adored wife of George, now reunited once more. Funeral

  • Albion and non-league games called off

    Bognor's League Cup match at Leatherhead tonight has been postponed because of the weather. Burgess Hill's Ryman League trip to Sittingbourne has also been frozen off, as has Horsham YMCA's League Cup game at Fleet Town. Hastings United's

  • Child campaigner Sara Payne wakes from coma

    CHILD campaigner Sara Payne has begun to talk again after being struck down by a brain aneurysm before Christmas. Friends reported the 40-year-old, the mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, asked her sister Fiona to continue her work to help victims

  • Markets enjoy buoyant start to 2010

    London's blue chip share index soared through the key 5500 barrier for the first time in 16 months today as investors started the new year in a buoyant mood. The London market kicked off where it finished 2009 with no end in sight to its recent rally

  • All Change at the Junction

    Brighton Council has approved plans for major work to be carried out at the junction of Falmer Rd and Warren Rd in Woodingdean. The junction is an "accident black spot" and there are heavy traffic jams in all directions, especially during peak times

  • Happy Christmas for John Lewis and Next

    Two of the high street's biggest names emerged as early winners from the festive season today as shoppers shrugged off the recession. Department store chain John Lewis toasted a record-breaking £500 million in sales during the five weeks to January

  • Reds turn down another Ademeno offer

    Crawley boss Steve Evans has turned down a second offer for striker Charlie Ademeno. The League One club made what Evans desribed as a "derogatory" bid for the 21-year-old after he scored his sixth goal in three games in the 2-0 win over Eastbourne Borough

  • Chairman backs Borough boss

    Chairman Len Smith has dismissed calls to sack manager Garry Wilson and instead backed him to steer Eastbourne Borough away from danger. Wilson has come under increasing pressure in the aftermath of the 2-0 home defeat by Crawley Town which stretched

  • Albion miss out on TV cash

    Albion have missed out on a £144,000 FA Cup windfall after ITV decided not to televise their tie at Aston Villa. They have selected instead four other fourth round matches for live coverage, so the Seagulls' trip to Villa Park goes ahead on Saturday

  • Your chance to take on The Power

    Fancy a game of darts against 15-times world champion Phil Taylor? "The Power" is coming to Brighton on January 20 to open Rileys' new Darts Zone in London Road. And you could be there with a mate on the oche to take on Taylor. For full details pick