• Obika at The Amex - in video

    Jonathan Obika enjoyed his first day as an Albion player today. The Tottenham striker, signed on a 93-day loan, trained at Falmer and then did some media work at The Amex. Jonathan Obika at The Amex today He chatted to our own Andy

  • Obika vows to be clinical

    Jonathan Obika has pledged to add a clinical finish to Albion's attacking options after signing on loan from Spurs. The much-travelled 23-year-old striker scored three goals in the space of six games during his last loan spell at Charlton in the

  • Woman finds human skeleton on Sussex beach

    A human skeleton has been found on a Sussex beach. The skeleton was discovered on the beach in Earnley, near Chichester, at around 11.30am on December 31, Sussex Police confirmed. A spokeswoman said a local woman found a partial skeleton exposed


    Afternoon all and welcome to Travel Watch Live Roads are not looking too bad at the moment. However: - It's slow on the A272 at Haywards Heath - Worthing Road in Horsham is closed because of flooding - A27 Broadwater in Worthing looks

  • Rain and wind eases but now comes the ice in Sussex

    After weeks of strong winds, heavy rain and tidal surges, the county is set to freeze under a blanket of ice. Forecasters are predicting ground temperatures to fall below freezing tonight and into tomorrow morning. Given the recent wet weather

  • Man arrested following Bognor stabbing

    A 27-year-old has been arrested following a stabbing on Wednesday (January 8). The man, from Lewisham in London, was arrested on suspicion of GBH and has been bailed until February 13 while investigation continue. Police were called to a suspected

  • Man arrested after Bognor stabbing

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a 27-year-old was stabbed. Police were called to Orchard Way, Bognor, shortly after 10pm on Monday to reports a man had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital where he remains

  • Man arrested after series of knifepoint robberies in Brighton

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing three knifepoint robberies and attempting to rob two more. All the incidents took place just five days apart in just a few miles in Brighton. The 25-year-old was arrested shortly before 2am today

  • Sussex trio in Six Nations squad

    Sussex’s top trio have all been confirmed in England’s 35-man squad for the forthcoming Six Nations. Forwards Joe Marler and Joe Launchbury and centre Billy Twelvetrees all make Stuart Lancaster’s party. Former Sussex under-18s flanker Luke

  • Transfer window watch: Barnes undergoes medical with Burnley

    Sean Dyche has revealed Albion striker Ashley Barnes is undergoing a medical at Burnley. The Clarets boss wants to add Barnes to his promotion-chasing squad. News of the medical was confirmed by Burnley's official Twitter feed in the last few

  • Why Connor can help Eagles bring in new generation

    Connor Dugard wants to get Eastbourne Eagles back up to speed off the track. Which is why he joined the race to head their commercial team going into the new season. The 19-year-old, pictured below, believes speedway has a lot more going for

  • Obika's hat-trick against Manchester United - in video

    Albion will be hoping for goals from new signing Jonathan Obika. So how about a look at the day he scored three - against Manchester United - captured by the camera of Spurs TV Online. The Seagulls' new loan capture showed a predatory touch

  • Have your say: Would you go to an alcohol-free bar?

    Actor Kevin Kennedy, better known as Coronation Street's Curly Watts, is planning to open an alcohol-free bar in Brighton. It coincides with many taking part if the January Dryathlon - abstaining from booze for a month for charity. We want

  • Transfer window watch update: Barnes wanted by Leeds as well

    Albion striker Ashley Barnes is a transfer target for Leeds as well as Burnley, The Argus understands. It is unclear whether the Yorkshire giants have also agreed a fee with the Seagulls for Barnes. But manager Brian McDermott is a big admirer

  • Crawley midfielder ruled out for another month

    Crawley Town boss John Gregory has revealed midfielder Dannie Bulman will be sidelined for another four weeks. Bulman fractured his cheekbone in three places during the Boxing Day defeat to MK Dons and was initially expected to be out for three

  • Brighton Scouting - our first 100 years

    I came across this book in the library recently. It is a fascinating account of the movement with much memorabilia, badges and photographs. For example , an early version of the Thanks Badge which uses a Swastika. The Thanks Badge is the means

  • Transfer window watch: Barnes on course for Burnley switch

    Albion striker Ashley Barnes is in the process of signing for Championship rivals Burnley, the Lancastrian club's manager Sean Dyche has confirmed. Reports emerged late last night that Burnley have agreed a fee with Albion for Barnes after putting

  • "Wonder dog" saves Sussex man's life by licking his face

    A “wonder dog” saved her owner from death after barking manically and licking his face as he slipped into a diabetic coma. Rescue dog Looby Loo came to owner Toby Snow’s aid during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The German Shepherd ran

  • Conservationists on the hunt for rare polecats in Sussex

    Conservationists are on the hunt for a rare animal – especially those found dead by the side of the road. After becoming extinct in the late 19th Century due to hunting from gamekeepers, polecats returned to Sussex a decade ago. With conservationists

  • Sussex ace Prior helps save suicidal man in Sydney

    Sussex and England star Matt Prior has been hailed a hero after he helped res- cue a suicidal man from a Sydney bridge. Prior was walking back to his hotel with England team- mate Stuart Broad when they spotted a man on the edge of Pyrmont Bridge

  • Rolls-Royce creates 100 Sussex jobs

    A luxury car maker is to create 100 new jobs. Rolls-Royce has announced the fourth consecutive year of record sales. The firm in Goodwood delivered 3,630 to customers in 2013, the highest in its history, with sales growth reported across several

  • Documentary shout-out for 'the greatest generation'

    Do you have interesting tales of childhood in the 1920s and 1930s? Did you serve during the Second World War or keep our home fires burning? Have you found a new lease of life since retirement? Are your children or grandchildren fascinated

  • St Peter's School in Portslade needs a new road crossing

    At this time of year we all tend to make New Year resolutions. I hope that Councillor Pete West, chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, has made a resolution to look more generously at a campaign for a school crossing along Church Road

  • Phil Everly was one half of a great duo

    I was saddened to hear of the death of Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers performed several times in Brighton and I had the privilege of seeing them at The Dome Concert Hall in September 1995 when I was reporting for the Evening Argus, as it was

  • Crawley MP in bid to save controversial free school

    A troubled free school facing closure could be handed a lifeline thanks to the intervention of an MP. Henry Smith has called on the Department For Education to give the new management team at the Discovery New School in Crawley more time to turn

  • Brighton city cat loses leg 'in animal trap'

    A cat lost a leg and tail after he is believed to have accidentally roamed into an animal trap. Jeremy Norton, 38, fears his beloved Rupert was caught in the trap after going for a Saturday afternoon stroll near his home in Montpelier Road, Brighton

  • Employment boost may just be down to seasonal jobs

    It is good to hear that the unemployment number has come down recently but I do feel this is all because of extra staff needed in the run-up to Christmas. Many of these extra staff are young people, I suppose. As stores and hotels enter the

  • "Lethal" Obika backed to be a hit

    New boy Jonathan Obika has been backed to make an impact with Albion – after a “lethal” six-goal blast in front of Nathan Jones. The 23-year-old Tottenham striker has signed for the Seagulls on a 93-day loan deal. But reports were emerging

  • Without a doubt, Brighton Speed Trials have to continue

    Several letters in your edition of January 2 were written in support of the Brighton Speed Trials. I wish to add my voice. I cannot comprehend the fact that Brighton and Hove City Council is contemplating scrapping this internationally famous,

  • Peter James backs Brighton Speed Trials

    Top-selling crime author Peter James is among thousands of people backing a bid to retain the world's oldest motorsports event. More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition to Brighton and Hove City Council to restore the Brighton Speed Trials

  • Oscar could face Bridcutt dilemma

    Oscar Garcia is facing a selection dilemma – after Albion rejected Liam Bridcutt’s transfer request. The Seagulls’ head coach must weigh up whether the midfielder is in the mood to face Birmingham on Saturday. Albion confirmed late yesterday

  • Roger’s Wildlife Rescue, in 2013 and 2014

    Roger’s Wildlife Rescue in Woodingdean had a very busy 2013. We thought that, as many of the people who brought injured birds to us are readers of The Argus, we would let them know. During the year, we saw 1,361 birds and more than 150 mammals

  • Thieves steal gas and air from midwife's car

    Thieves stole a midwife's bag, along with oxygen and Entonox gas cylinders, from her car. The incident involving a Vauxhall Zafira car in King's Avenue, Chichester, took place at about 9am on Tuesday. A man, described as white, tall and skinny

  • Bus response to 'expensive Brighton'

    Your correspondent Simon Phillips (Letters, January 8) should be made aware that there is great value to be had on the buses in Brighton and Hove – and not just for regular commuters. We recognise that it is important to offer fares to attract

  • Seaford mayor quits due to stress of role

    A mayor has resigned due to ill-health – reportedly after clashing with an authority leader over an alleged planned 9% council tax increase. Independent councillor Anthony White cited stress as the reason he resigned as a Seaford town councillor

  • Olympics-inspired handball team launches youth squad

    A handball team inspired by the 2012 Olympics is appealing for youngsters for their new youth team. The Brighton Seahawks, launched in September 2012 with the help of The Argus, have gone from strength to strength and are now second in the league

  • Adur happy hour parking proposals 'are twaddle'

    A West Sussex council leader has described proposals for happy hours free parking for residents as “complete twaddle”. Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin has accused rival Liberal Democrats of “gross hypocrisy” over their proposals for two

  • Former Brighton mayoress dies

    A former Brighton mayoress, who dined with a Prime Minister has died.  Esther Theobald, Geoffrey Theobald's stepmother, who acted as consort to the mayor of Brighton in 1971, died on Friday. A well known figure in the town, her first husband