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  • Albion get green light

    Albion were tonight celebrating the go-ahead for their key park and ride scheme at Brighton Racecourse as they plan for life at The Amex. Full story in our News section.

  • Albion receive go-ahead for The Amex park and ride

    Brighton and Hove Albion has been told it can run a 700-car park and ride scheme for the American Express Community Stadium. Brighton and Hove City Council today gave permission for two years for the club to run the scheme on matchdays from

  • Sussex batsman fail on opening day

    Ed Joyce's first day as Sussex's acting captain was a disappointing one as Warwickshire took control of their County Championship division one clash at Arundel. Joyce elected to bat after winning the toss and made a determined 73 on a slow wicket. But

  • Workmen's tools targeted in series of Brighton break-ins

    Workmen’s tools left in their vehicles were targeted by thieves during a spate of break-ins. Four break-ins were reported in Wicklands Avenue, Chichester Drive East, Withyham Avenue and Heathfield Avenue in Brighton overnight on Sunday.

  • A&E suffers a heatwave surge

    A HOSPITAL has been inundated by patients affected by a mini heatwave. Accident and emergency staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton have been dealing with a sharp rise in cases as people struggled to cope as temperatures soared. Problems

  • Poyet plays down top six talk

    GUS POYET has urged Albion fans to cool any top-six ambitions – at least until he gets some more players in. Poyet is continuing his quest for more talent with bustling young Dutch striker Roland Bergkamp the latest to be linked with the club. Bergkamp

  • Are cabbies an ‘endangered species’?

    IT WAS with utter incredulity that I read proposals to reduce the speed limits on most of the roads in Worthing to 20mph (The Argus, May 13). From a private hire driver’s point of view, it makes trying to do one’s job nigh-on impossible. Already, we

  • Yes to the NHS

    IT WAS heartening to turn to the Letters page on June 21 and read letters from N Hardy, Luke and Jane Godfrey and Michael De Silva bearing witness to the good treatment they had received from the NHS. In 2009, a British Social Attitudes Survey found

  • Time to strike

    TODAY, many local teachers will be going on strike to protest against the extra pension contributions being forced upon them by the Government. I know that my colleagues and I in the local Labour party are fully supportive of them. Many of our members

  • Wasted youth

    I BELIEVE this city has a whole host of talent. Brighton and Hove is a young and dynamic city. This must be nurtured, not wasted. However, under the Tory-led Government, youth unemployment has hit almost one million – that’s one in five young people

  • Wheel question

    AFTER having read your story on the Brighton Wheel being located in South Africa (The Argus, June 18), might I suggest there would be more chance of Brighton and Hove and its proposed wheel meeting up if we were to transport our entire city, brick by

  • Eastbourne death crash motorcyclist named

    A motorcyclist who died in a crash on Tuesday has been named by police. Jason Hosker, 31, of St Phillips Avenue, Eastbourne, died after coming off his Yamaha motorcycle at about 5.30pm on Tuesday. He was travelling east on the A27 Polegate

  • It is not easy being a teacher but neither is going on strike

    THE SCHOOL I work in has a well-deserved reputation for staying open when many other schools have to close (such as during the snow), because we know just how difficult it can be for parents and carers when they have to keep their child at home. But

  • On the phone

    FURTHER to Nigel Davis’s letter about 0845 phone numbers (The Argus, June 18) and a response (Letters, June 28), I feel the following needs to be pointed out: • Calling a number costs 2p a minute daytime, and 0.5p a minute at all other times when

  • Soldier support

    THE majority of people in this country oppose the war in Afganistan, but opposition to the war does not mean lack of support for the soldiers our Government sends into battle. It is not surprising therefore to see that hundreds lined the streets of Crawley

  • Nature nurture

    HERE we go again, meddling with nature (The Argus, June 17). If these herring gull chicks were nesting on the cliffs, they would probably have perished. I know it seems harsh, but it is nature’s way of keeping the gull population down.

  • 200 TV viewers in Sussex still watch in black and white

    YOU can have analogue, digital, HD, 3D, SDTV and EDTV. But more than 200 households in Sussex are still watching black and white sets. Despite technology providing us with more ways to watch programmes than we can shake a remote control at, for

  • Sussex PCSOs may get more powers

    Police community support officers could be given beefed-up powers to tackle low-level crime. The civilian officers, who cannot make arrests, could be allowed to keep people with them until regular officers arrive under proposals from Sussex Police

  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust to prepare meals off-site

    A hospital is planning to stop cooking meals on its premises and prepare its food 25 miles away. Bosses at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust have launched a consultation on proposals for the future of catering services at Southlands Hospital in

  • Four horses die after bee attack near Uckfield

    Four horses have died after a “freak” attack by a swarm of bees. The animals were grazing in fields when they were set upon by a swarm of bees. Two of the horses in the paddock in Nutley, near Uckfield, are thought to have suffered heart

  • Cara Dillon, Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, June 24

    “Sorry about this,” began Cara Dillon, with a sheepish apology for her whistle-playing skills. But while she might not consider herself a virtuoso, Dillon played and sang beautifully, accompanied throughout on guitar and piano by her husband Sam Lakeman

  • Do diners have a right to quiet?

    Crying babies cause us all anguish, whether they belong to us or not. In a waiting room, a shop, an aeroplane – the appearance of a red-faced little squealer has us all wincing and grimacing. But in a quiet restaurant it can just about tip us over

  • Reds sign striker

    Crawley Town have completed their sixth signing of the summer by completing the transfer of Tyrone Barnett from Macclesfield for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old scored 13 goals in 45 appearances for the League Two outfit last season and

  • Sussex faces diabetes time bomb

    The NHS is facing a diabetes time bomb involving the future care of young patients across Sussex. Hundreds of children and young adults with diabetes have high risk blood sugar levels that could lead to serious complications such as kidney failure

  • New Morrisons supermarket earmarked for Littlehampton

    Up to 470 jobs could be created with the construction of a new supermarket in Littlehampton. The £20 million project to build a new Morrisons and revamp the town’s Enterprise Centre was unveiled on Tuesday. A planning application is expected

  • Lightning strikes eight times across Sussex

    Lightning struck at least eight times as severe storms swept chaos across the county. Several buildings were hit by bolts of lightning while torrential rain and heavy thunder caused major disruption on trains and the roads. Drivers found

  • East Hoathly priest gunged by parishioners

    A priest was left in a sticky situation after he was gunged by his parishioners. Phil Hodgins, the rector of East Hoathly Parish Church, was covered in a homemade mix of cornflour, food colouring, water, baked beans and spaghetti at the village

  • Dunk aims for The Amex

    Lewis Dunk has set his sights on making history with Albion in their first League game at The Amex. The impressive young defender has targeted a starting role when Doncaster visit for the first competitive fixture in the Seagulls’ new home.

  • Prior misses out

    Matt Prior has been ruled out of Sussex's clash with Warwickshire at Arundel due to injury. The England wicketkeeper was expected to make his return to county action following the Test series with Sri Lanka in the Championship match but failed

  • Alternative Race For Life charity day

    A team of nurses are staging an alternative fun run to raise money for charity. The oncology staff at Goring Hall Hospital in Worthing are holding the event on July 10 in aid of Cancer Research UK. It is taking place on the same day as the official

  • Brighton's Palace Pier up for sale

    Brighton's landmark Palace Pier has been put up for sale by owners the Noble Group. Property firm GVA Humberts Leisure is handling the sale of the Grade II listed structure which includes the entire issued share capital of the Brighton Marine

  • Cabbies dismiss Lewes MP’s ‘slow’ jibe

    A Sussex MP has accused taxi drivers of going slowly on purpose in order to rack up fares. Transport Minister Norman Baker, the MP for Lewes, was addressing a committee of MPs on the need to scrap outdated legislation, including the 19th century

  • Teenager robbed at Crawley bus stop

    An 18-year-old woman was robbed at a bus station in Crawley. She was attacked by three men, who punched her on the back of the head, grabbed her handbag and demanded she hand over cash. The attack took place outside County Mall in Friary Way, Crawley

  • Joyce leads Sussex

    Ed Joyce has been named as Sussex’s acting captain for the County Championship during the absence of Mike Yardy. Yardy remains unavailable as he continues his battle against depression and Sussex have put no timescale on his return.

  • Motorcyclist dies after Polegate crash

    A motorcyclist died in hospital after a crash at Polegate last night. The 31-year-old man from Eastbourne came off his Yamaha motorcycle on the bypass at about 5.30pm. He was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital but died of his injuries. A

  • Firefighters tackle Hassocks roof blaze

    Firefighters are tackling a blaze in the roof of a house in Clayton, near Hassocks. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Spring Lane at about 6.50am today. At 8.20am they were still working on the third floor to fight flames in the roof

  • Susan Kinchett

    Kinchett Susan Frances [Nee Wells] Passed away peacefully in hospital on 20th June 2011, aged 55 years. Beloved wife of David, daughter of Eunice and sister of Ray, Colin, Alan and Linda. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

  • Joan Brookes

    Brookes Joan Passed away in hospital on 19th June, 2011, aged 81 years. Beloved partner of Keith. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service at Woodvale Crematorium, North Chapel, on Monday 4th July, 2011 at 11.15 a.m followed by interment at

  • McCluskey Shaun

    13 TODAY SHAUN McCLUSKEY "Happy Birthday Teenager" Have a Great Day Lots of Love from Nan, Grandad, Mum, Grant, Alan, Lucy, Dave, Chloe and Grandad Bill xx

  • Lewis Sawyer

    13 Today! Lewis Sawyer Happy 13th Birthday Boo! Loads of love Mum, Brent, Lauren, Grandma and Grandad xxxxx

  • Simon Bray

    BRAY Simon Died at The Martlets Hospice on 13th June, 2011 after a long battle, he was aged 54 years. Funeral service to be held at Woodvale Crematorium, South Chapel, on Saturday, 2nd July at 12 noon. Family flowers only please but if you would like

  • Steven Drew

    DREW Steven Beloved fiancé and son who lost his battle with cancer on the 26th June 2011. Funeral Service to be held at the Downs Crematorium, Brighton on Friday, 1st July at 12 noon. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, made payable

  • Richard Earl

    EARL Richard Your smile we cannot see, your laugh we cannot hear, but memories of you Richard keeps you ever near. Love Mum, Dad and Steven xxx

  • Ronald Barton

    Barton Ronald Tom 1917-2011 Passed away peacefully at home as he so wished, in his wife Brenda's arms, on 20th June 2011. Loving father to Stuart, Gerald, Jill and Derek, and much loved by all his extended family. Funeral service at 12.45p.m. on 4th

  • William Spence

    Spence William 'Bill' Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 26th June. Will be sadly missed by Terry, Yvonne, Natalie, Rebecca and Matthew, also Rita, Bob, Victoria, Nick and Matthew. Service of celebration for Bill's life on Monday, 4th July at Woodvale