• Awards for founding members of Sussex junior theatre group

    Twelve founding members of a community junior theatre group were presented with awards to mark its third anniversary. The team from Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors (SMTJ) were presented with National Operatic and Drama Association Youth Awards

  • Man dies after his dog is involved in a fight

    A pensioner died 10 days after his dog was involved in a fight with another dog. The 74-year-old is believed to have fallen and hit his head on a kerb during the incident in Turkey Road, Bexhill. He did not report the incident to police or

  • Three die following suspected drug overdoses

    Three people have died this week following suspected drug overdoses. Police are not linking the incidents, which happened in Worthing and Billingshurst, but are appealing for information. A  28-year-old man was discovered in the bathroom of

  • Real pedal power for the Argus Appeal

    A charity cycle challenge across Belgium continues apace in aid of The Argus Appeal. A team of 60 intrepid cyclists and ten support staff set off from Brighton at 7am on Wednesday to embark on the five-day expedition. The near 145-mile ride

  • Eastbourne Pier fire: Detectives treating blaze as suspicious

    DETECTIVES investigating the fire that ripped through Eastbourne's historic pier are now treating the incident as suspicious. More than 140 years of history was ripped away in less than an hour as flames reduced the 30 metre by 50 metre amusement

  • Countdown starts for cycle tour

    The countdown to the Sussex Stage of this year’s Tour of Britain has begun. With just over a month to go until some of the world’s best take on the rolling countryside of the South Downs, local pro Felix England checked out the final climb before

  • Business launches raffle to raise cash for sick child

    A jeweller is running a raffle to help raise funds for an eight-year-old battling a rare form of cancer. Vivienne Ridley is raising money for Niamh Storey-Davidson from Preston Park, Brighton, who was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumour in 2012 after

  • Appeal for witnesses following mass brawl

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a mass brawl involving up to 50 people. One police officer was injured while helping to break up the fight in Dorsten Square, Bewbush, Crawley. Seven people were arrested for various offences and

  • Renewed appeal following student's death

    Police are appealing to anyone who can help them establish a man's final hours before he died in a road accident. Adam Zachary Rice, 21, was hit by a vehicle on the A27 at Falmer in the early hours of July 5 and died in hospital the next day.

  • Eight gigs to see this week

    Stiff Little Fingers Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Friday, August 1 ORIGINAL Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers return to Brighton 35 years after their classic debut album Inflammable Material, with Jake Burns still at the helm. 7pm, £18.50

  • Three stage shows not to miss this week

    Hedwig And The Angry Inch New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton, until Sunday, August 3 EAST German rock’n’ roller Hedwig’s search for the origin of love after a botched sex-change returns to the NVT for Pride following a successful

  • Hyypia expected more fans for Albion friendly

    Albion boss Sami Hyypia expected a bigger turnout for last night's friendly defeat by Southampton at the Amex. A crowd of 7,296, including 870 Saints supporters, saw the Seagulls lose 3-1 in Hyypia's first home game in charge and their only home

  • Sussex father launches book after son's death

    A father whose son died from the human form of mad cow disease has published a book criticising the government handling of the crisis. Peter Buckland said writing and researching the book had been cathartic and he hoped it would help others.

  • Let battle commence: Post-Pride party in the village

    HALF a century on from the Mods and Rockers’ running scuffles along Brighton beach, cult queer vintage club night Duckie is drawing up the battlelines again. And in the case of this Pride one-off special a line will literally be drawn in the centre

  • Stowaway spider given new home

    A stowaway spider has been given a more suitable home after being found in a shipment of bananas. A South American tarantula was discovered within a shipment of bananas delivered to a food store in the Horsham area. RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley

  • Postie, 67, calls it a day after 40 years of service

    A dedicated postman is putting away his trolley for good after serving a city for more than 40 years. Rodney Burlton, 67, joined Royal Mail in 1974 and has been delivering letters and packages in London Road, Brighton, for the past 23-and-a-half

  • Hats and harmonies at the Harvest Sessions

    The Brighton bubble can stifle artists. But House Of Hats refuse to be restricted. Within a few months of forming two years ago, the four-piece started the Harvest Sessions. The monthly night at The Brunswick, which puts them on a bill with

  • Judge raps police over fraud case warrant

    Police failed to disclose all relevant information when getting a warrant as part of a major fraud case, a High Court judge has ruled. Lord Justice Elias quashed the warrant after saying the Southwark Crown Court judge who issued it may well not

  • £4m project starts on schizophrenia drug

    Scientists are starting work today on a £4 million project to develop a new drug to treat schizophrenia. The team at the University of Sussex are hoping to have a compound ready for clinical testing in just over three years. The project, run

  • Stiff upper lip for Kat

    Katrina Stiff’s Nigel Farage doll has been very popular because it gets straight to the point. Searching for a fan of Nigel Farage is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Ms Stiff thought of doing another doll based on a Conservative politician

  • One pier to another

    AS one much-loved and iconic pier burnt to a crisp, plans for the restoration of another monument were starting to manifest. On Monday the West Pier trust will ask its 450-plus members what they think should happen to the derelict and gutted Brighton

  • Mourning and warning

    Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare but to have a son die from a disease that could have been avoided can only make things worse. Peter Buckland’s son died from the human form of mad cow disease after he was given an infected blood

  • Adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion comes to Hove

    American librettist and performer Barbara Landis admits doing a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion in England is something of a working holiday. She’s in Bath (where else?) when she reveals her company has shipped over almost 40 people

  • Floral project is growing strongly

    A blooming marvellous floral project is flourishing as Britain basks in sunshine. Grow Wild is a nationwide mass-participation campaign that aims to inspire communities to engage with the UK’s variety of native and wild flowers. Over four years

  • Village fair organisers in last-minute bagpiper plea

    Organisers of a village fair have made a last-minute call for help after a late cancellation put a spanner in the plans. Rottingdean Village Fair parade organisers are desperately in need of a bagpiper to help lead their event tomorrow morning.

  • £410,000 for youth hostel part of seaside town storm fund

    A new youth hostel will be created in Brighton as part of a multi-million fund for towns affected by winter storms. The Department for Local Government and Communities has announced that £410, 000 will be awarded to establish a new youth hostel

  • Tips on how to sunbathe safely

    Bus passengers heading to the Sussex coast were given sun safety tips along the way. Suncare advisers hopped on board a “Go Ahead” bus taking day-trippers to Brighton and Eastbourne as temperatures continued to rise across the county. The advisers

  • Agencies will work under one new roof

    A new fire, police and council building has been granted planning permission. Work on the Newhaven Community Hub project is set to begin in November with the new fire station, police station and council office complex opening next summer. The

  • Floor filler Katy B set to wow the crowds at Party in the Park

    KATY B’s first experience of clubbing came through the gay scene. “My best friend is a lesbian, so she was always taking me out like her wing-woman,” laughs the Mercury Music Prize-nominated dancefloor star. “I’m here for the party, but I am

  • Teenager dies after being hit by train

    A teenage boy is dead after being hit by a train. The 16-year-old was killed at Wivelsfield Station yesterday at about 7.30pm. British Transport Police attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service staff. The boy, from

  • Auntie Rose

    Auntie Rose lived next door to us here in Southwick. Twenties flapper hat Twenties clothes Twenties shoes was 1964. Faded, but still glamorous. Retired buyer for Debenhams of Brighton. Never married. Every Tuesday after primary

  • Seeking ex-RAF people

    I HAVE no doubt that many of your older readers will remember National Service. Along with many others, I was called to do mine in the RAF in the mid 1950s. It came as something of a shock! Obviously many friends were made during my two years

  • 15 top Pride club nights this weekend

    Tonight Pride Friday Terrace Party Legends, Marine Parade, Brighton Two floors of party anthems from DJs Peter and Ben Castle. 11pm to 5am, £5. Call 01273 624462. Dirty Sunset Disco: Pride Lift-off Ohso Social, King’s Road Arches

  • Art from the aisles

    The perma-tanned face of Dale Winton is nowhere to be seen. But Australian artist Ben Frost has borrowed the title of the show that turned Winton into a household name for his first solo exhibition in the UK for six years. Frost, who lives

  • Honnor delighted with gold at Glasgow

    Sian Honnor insists she could not wish for a more satisfying end to her time in Glasgow than to produce the perfect performance in winning a first Commonwealth Games gold medal. The 26-year-old from Worthing formed a formidable partnership with

  • Man punched and stranded in road rage attack

    A DRIVER was stranded on the side of the A23 after his car keys were hurled into a hedge during a road-rage incident. The man was punched in the face during the confrontation between two drivers on the A23 at Pyecombe yesterday. His keys were

  • Barnet ace joins as Hawks look at ex-Albion duo

    Whitehawk have added Barnet midfielder Ahmed Abdulla to their ranks ahead of the new Conference south season. The 22-year-old Saudi Arabian midfielder came through the youth ranks at Arsenal before joining West Ham at 16 and going on to sign a

  • Police probing suspicious death of 60-year-old man

    Police are treating the death of a 60-year-old man as suspicious. Officers from Sussex Police were called to a flat in Durrington Gardens, The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea at 8.24pm yesterday. A 60-year-old man was discovered, slumped on a sofa,

  • Crawley snap up Rose on loan

    Crawley Town have snapped up the brother of Tottenham defender Danny Rose. Midfielder Mitch Rose, 20, has joined the Reds on a three-month loan deal and will make his bow in tomorrow’s friendly at home to a Chelsea XI. Reds manager John Gregory

  • Sussex Police increase number of specials after budget cuts

    Sussex Police are increasingly turning to volunteers amid major budget cuts. By December, 471 Special Constables are expected to be working, compared with 240 in 2010. Their number is set to have increased by more than 88% between 2010 and

  • Eastbourne Pier fire: Business owners were uninsured

    BUSINESS owners feel they have been left in limbo after they watched their livelihoods go up in smoke. The arcade section of the pier was utterly gutted leaving the shops and businesses on the far end of the pier cut off from the shore and the

  • Religious group given go-ahead to use former school site

    Controversy surrounds a spiritual group that is set to take over a former school site. Lewes Subud Group looks set to use the 4.4-acre site of derelict St Anne’s School, Lewes, for community use but residents and councillors think it is needed

  • Albion keeper Stockdale sees positives in defeat

    David Stockdale insists there were plenty of positives in defeat for Albion against Southampton. The £1 million goalkeeper from Fulham conceded three goals on his debut against the classy Saints but refused to be downhearted. Stockdale said

  • Queenie Poole

    POOLE Queenie Passed away peacefully on the 25th July 2014, aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Ted, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be sadly missed. The family wish to express their gratitude to Birch Grove Nursing


    ELLIS ANSELL To a special brother and uncle Have a fantastic 18th! Love you lots Amy, Jimmy and Lenny xxx

  • Ellis Ansell

    HAPPY 18TH! Ellis Ansell To our super son "Legal at Last" Have a lovely day, love and best wishes, all our love Mum & Dad xxx

  • Mary Gertrude HOOKER

    HOOKER Mary Gertrude Peacefully on 26th July at her home in Littlehampton, aged 88 years. She was much loved and will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to be held at Worthing Crematorium on Friday, 8th

  • . Patchwork

    Patchwork Dear Patchwork at Hen Heaven, 11 years old on August the first With love from Sue H

  • Alexander GRINSTEAD

    GRINSTEAD Alexander Passed away peacefully on the 27th July 2014, aged 90 years. A dearly beloved husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 8th August at the Downs Crematorium, Family


    JACK VOSS Beloved Husband of Anne Admiral of Brighton Marina Yacht Club "A One off" Funeral service to be held at Woodvale Crematorium, North Chapel on Wednesday, 13th August at 12.00 noon No flowers please but donations may be sent in Jack's

  • Reg Goding

    GODING Reg The family wish to say thank you for all the kind messages of condolences and a special thank you to Deanwood Nursing Home, Woodingdean for their loving care towards Reg in his last few months.

  • Patchwork Turvey

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patchwork "11 years old today" Born to be eaten when 20 weeks old. Now a very old lady, she still enjoys her food, and lying in the sun. Receiving lots of TLC at Hen Heaven. Much loved xx

  • Dora BRYAN

    BRYAN Dora Died peacefully in hospital on the 23rd July 2014, aged 91 years. A loving mother of Daniel and William. She will be sadly missed. Funeral service at St George's Church, Kemptown on Wednesday, 6th August at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only

  • Brian Derek Thompson

    Thompson Brian Derek Passed away peacefully on 22nd July at Worthing Hospital. Funeral service to take place at Worthing Crematorium, Kingswood Chapel on Friday, 8th August 2014 at 9.40 a.m. Donations by cheque made payable to Diabetes UK c/o

  • Pat BAKER

    BAKER Pat Passed away after a long illness. Wife of Barry, mother of Steve and Julie, nanny to Sam, Elle, Katie and Charlotte. Will be sadly missed. Funeral to take place on Friday, 8th August 2014 at 10.00 a.m. at Downs Crematorium. Sprays of

  • Margaret Rosalind (Margot) BURN

    BURN Margaret Rosalind (Margot) Passed away peacefully on Friday, 18th July 2014, at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, aged 91 years. Service at Downs Crematorium, on Thursday, 7th August at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only, but donations for R.S.P.B

  • Dave PICKARD

    PICKARD Dave Passed away peacefully at The Martlets Hospice on 28th July, aged 65. Devoted husband of Liz, cherished dad of Christina, step dad of Robert and Karin and much loved grandad and great grandad. He will be sadly missed by all his family

  • Joan Alice ENTICKNAPP

    ENTICKNAPP Joan Alice Sadly on 28th July 2014, aged 84 years. Widow of the late John and mother to 14 children. She will be very much missed by all her loving family. Funeral service on Thursday, 7th August at Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road,


    JAMES HOWELL In loving memory of a dear dad and granddad, who left us on 1st August 2013. Down memory lane we wonder, with pride we speak your name, although life goes on without you, it will never be the same. Love David, Janet, Claire and Glenn


    FORD STEPHEN Died peacefully on 19th July after a long illness. Husband to Lorraine, loving father to Sophie and Abbie, step-father to Carly, Lara, James and Lauren. Granddad to Ruby, Ava and Noah. Funeral service to take place at Woodvale Crematorium


    PAMELA CONSTANCE NORMAN (Deceased)Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 27 New Road Shoreham by Sea BN43 6RB, who died on 30/07/2013, are required to sendparticulars


    BRIGHTON AND HOVE CITY COUNCILROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984TEMPORARY TRAFFIC WORKS ORDER -VOGUE GYRATORY IMPROVEMENTS1. NOTICE is hereby given that Brighton &Hove City Council will on the 4August 2014 make an Order pursuant to powers in Section

  • Check out the city’s theatrical jewel

    What a brilliant jewel in the theatre crown Brighton has in the Emporium Theatre on London Road. Their performances would put a lot of the West End to shame. With each visit I had there you came out saying to yourself: “This is what theatre