• Mother's tribute to woman who died after street attack

    The mother of a woman who died after being attacked in the street has paid tribute to her. Emma Crowhurst, 36, of Albion Road, Eastbourne, was found on the pavement in Chawbrook Road, near her home address, just before midnight on Sunday, April

  • Crack and cannabis found in taxi driver's boot

    Tens of thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine and cannabis was found in a taxi driver's boot. The 46-year-old was arrested after passing officers smelt cannabis at a service station in Eastbourne Road, Eastbourne, on Thursday evening.

  • Sharks stumble with winning line in sight

    Sussex self-destructed as they lost their opening game in the NatWest T20 Blast by seven runs at Kent. The Sharks looked to be cruising towards Kent’s total of 185-9 when they reached 142-2 after 15 overs having been given an explosive start by

  • Argus reporter wins national award

    Argus reporter Gareth Davies has been announced as the country’s young journalist of the year. The reporter was named the top young journalist in the country at the Regional Press Awards being held today. Davies, who first started working at

  • Six more reasons to explore Brighton Fringe this week...

    Six more reasons to explore Brighton Fringe this week. Tickets from 01273 917272. 1... Pulling Up The Drawbridge. Exeter Street Hall, Brighton, Saturdays, May 16, to May 30, 6pm (not May 30), 7.45pm May 30, £10/£8 WORTHING’S David Stephens

  • On the radar: The Diablos

    AHEAD of a show at Saltdean Lido this weekend, Brighton country-rockers The Diablos talk about ten years together and their new album One Degree Of Separation. “About 15 years ago Chris Nieto [lead vocals and acoustic guitar] and Geoff Ansell [

  • Cocaine worth £16,000 found during A23 traffic stop

    Thousands of pounds worth of cocaine was seized from a car during a traffic check. Two men are set to appear in court today after police seized the haul on the A23 shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Officers stopped a Land Rover Discovery

  • Shoreham man charged with sex offences against kids

    A man has been charged with sexual offences against children. Andrew Fluke, unemployed, 45, of Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday charged with the rape of a seven-year old girl known to him between

  • New lease of life after transplant

    A UNIVERSITY graduate who underwent a double lung transplant is setting a world record by climbing a 19,000ft mountain to say thank-you to donors. Amanda Chalmers was born with cystic fibrosis and needed extra oxygen 24 hours a day while studying

  • Pioneering opera

    SO much of opera’s canon has been produced before that ghosts of previous stagings hang over the heads of directors and stars. But Donizetti’s Poliuto is a rare exception. Despite being more than 175 years old, the musical tale of early Christian

  • Reimagining of Chaucer’s Middle English masterwork

    TOLD by all levels of society – from a chivalrous knight to a bawdy much-married widow – Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales provide a snapshot of the medieval period. And on their Brighton Fringe debut in situ Theatre is creating a 14th century

  • Finding something funny about unrelenting misery

    IN his great hymn to depression Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now Morrissey sings about his fleeting attempts to find joy only discovering they bring more pain. From the “haze of a drunken hour” to the search for employment they all bring misery –

  • Bringing the city together

    GIVING the Brighton area more decision-making powers over funding would do a great many positive things. In these times of austerity it would be a political masterstroke. First of all it would galvanise people into becoming more interested in politics

  • Ear come the trumpets

    brighton festival: ear trumpet Queen’s Park, Brighton, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 SO the story goes should one place their ear close to the ground at midday in the Bincombe Bumps or Culliford Tree Barrow in South Dorset Ridgeway then the

  • Surprised by comments on Brighton Kemptown election result

    I was most surprised by the comments of Adam Trimingham on Nancy Platts and the General Election result in Brighton Kemptown. Nancy ran a terrific campaign that won many new volunteers and supporters to the cause, including many who were not normal

  • Thank you to ME Awareness Day supporters

    Further to the article in yesterday’s Argus I would like to thank the 15 people and the ME Mums who came to the SeaLife Centre and the Wheel with their posters and banners on the evening of May 12 (International ME Awareness Day). Thank you too

  • What do voters have to hide?

    I was interested to read Mr Charles Holcombe’s letter (May 13) regarding the lack of tellers for other parties on polling day. I also was quite surprised to find I was the only one at my polling station taking numbers. Granted there was a representative

  • Poor MP turnout at Brighton's War Memorial service

    The service held at the War Memorial on Sunday, May 10 in Brighton was well attended. However, where were our MPs? Only Simon Kirby laid a wreath; is it not a shame that so little respect is shown these days to those who gave their all or just

  • I am humbled to be elected

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Withdean in electing Ann, Ken and I as councillors in last week’s election. I am incredibly humbled to have been elected alongside two effective councillors and I hope I will be a

  • Call for earthquake refugee donations

    People displaced by earthquake in Nepal or fleeing conflict in Syria may just make it out alive. People seeking asylum here in the UK are not permitted to work nor are they able to claim benefits for the first three months. The Notre Dame Refugee

  • Tale inspired by Selkie myth

    WHEN The Bucket Club first went to the Edinburgh Fringe last year they brought their own version of a folk tale which deliberately turned the traditional story-telling form on its head. “Around the time we started making Lorraine And Alan, folk

  • It’s time to rock out with Freeze

    Brighton Festival: freeze! Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, Monday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 20 GROWING up not far from a riverside, Dutch artist Nick Steur spent hours playing with rocks. But it was during a holiday on a French

  • Political clashes must now be put to one side

    As the south of England turned largely blue at the end of last week, except of course in Brighton, there was a feeling of the country having shifted to the right. Many on the political left are still reeling and they have had to face up to the

  • The trials and tribulations of crusading journalism

    Amnesia Charleston Farmhouse, Thursday, May 21 AS a High Court judge, Alan Moses presided over some of the most headline-grabbing trials of recent times, including the Soham murders. He is said to have once thrown a pile of newspapers across

  • Stars descend on Charleston

    Charleston Festival Charleston Farmhouse, Friday, May 15, to Monday, May 25 SOME of the biggest names in the world of literature, the press, the arts and the law will be gathering at Charleston over the next ten days. The programme for Charleston

  • It's a secret ballot

    I am somewhat puzzled by the content of a letter that was published in The Argus recently (May 13). The writer had acted as a teller in the recent elections, asking people to supply him with their voting numbers. The reason for this, he said

  • Get outside and capture essence of summer

    Dust off your camera and polish your lens as The Argus launches photo contest We want you to take a picture that encapsulates the feeling of summer and what it means to you. That’s why we have launched One Summer’s Day – a photography competition

  • Referendum key to election result

    Those parties that did not offer a referendum on the EU declined in voter numbers at the election. The Greens held the Parliamentary seat. Labour may not be quite so far away from a return to office as some people believe. If we have the long-promised

  • Street simply sparkling after spring clean

    A STREET was given a spring clean to mark Allergy Awareness Month. Homes and businesses in Spring Street, Brighton, were given some sparkle and shine as part of the cleaning extravaganza. The work was carried out by specialists from Brighton-based

  • Sophie set to marry herself

    ONE woman has great expectations of Brighton’s open-minded nature by legislating to create a Same Person Marriage Act after marrying herself as part of the Fringe. Sophie Tanner plans to encourage a “cultural mind shift” when she carries out her

  • New manager for agent

    Worthing resident Laura Tingley, who previously worked in the Broadwater area, has returned as manager of the Broadwater branch of Jacobs Steel, the longest serving estate agent in the area. The Broadwater office opened more than 30 years ago in

  • Move to ‘hot property’ Hove

    Julie Healy, of Callaways, takes a look at what makes Hove so popular with buyers and renters. If you’re planning on moving to Brighton with your family, then consider moving to Hove. Situated right next door to Brighton’s city centre, Hove is

  • College salon reopens after legionella discovery

    A COLLEGE salon has opened again after being closed due to the discovery of legionella. City College Brighton and Hove’s hair and beauty salon, called City Revival, tested positive for the bacteria. A City College spokesman said: “Following

  • Former champion Wozniacki to play Eastbourne

    Former champion Caroline Wozniacki is heading back to Eastbourne for the Aegon International. The world No.5 will join four other former champions on the grass courts at Devonshire Park. Six of the world’s top ten ranked players and 14 of the

  • George Osborne to champion 'revolution' in governing powers

    THE Chancellor has announced that he will be championing a “revolution” in the way the country is governed with more powers being sent to local councils. George Osborne used his first speech of the new parliament yesterday to extend his vision

  • Fire at firm under investigation

    A FIRE at a farm is being investigated. Firefighters from Roedean and Newhaven extinguished the blaze in an outbuilding in Saltdean Vale, Saltdean, on Thursday after being called at about 11.30am. One metal building was damaged but East Sussex

  • Mystery back injury rules Mills out of T20 opener

    Fast bowler Tymal Mills will miss the start of Sussex’s Twenty20 campaign after suffering a recurrence of a mysterious back problem. The Sharks launch their NatWest T20 Blast campaign at Kent tonight before welcoming Gloucestershire to Hove on

  • Network Rail staff announce date of strike action

    Network Rail workers will stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay, threatening chaos for passengers travelling over the bank holiday. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out from 5pm on Monday May 25. The workers, including

  • Tennis weekend to serve up fun

    TENNIS courts across Brighton and Hove will offer free coaching and court space, as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend. Badgers Tennis Club, Pavilion and Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club and Weald Lawn Tennis and Squash

  • Pensioners help mark zoo's birthday

    Ninety nonagenarians gathered for a tea party to celebrate a zoo’s 90th birthday. Drusillas Park near Alfriston invited the pensioners to enjoy a free trip to the zoo and cream teas to mark the anniversary. The ten-acre park is home to wild

  • Falconry and farm displays at college

    There are open days, and then there are Plumpton College open days. They can often be drab affairs, where you’ll be given a tour of a school or university’s self-acclaimed “state-of-the-art” facilities. Chuck in a question and answer sessions

  • Great and the good come to city for a musical showcase

    ASPIRING singers, songwriters and rock gods are turning up the volume as The Great Escape comes to town for a tenth time in a row. The new music showcase, TGE, kicked off last night across Brighton and sees new bands making waves and hoping to

  • Bouncers given training to help stop club sex attacks

    BOUNCERS are getting more training from police on how to prevent sexual assaults and protect vulnerable people in and around bars and clubs. Yesterday door staff in Brighton were the first to be given advice on how to spot both vulnerable people

  • Swarms could be down to amateur beekeeping buzz

    NOVICE beekeepers could be responsible for an increased numbers of swarming bees being spotted in towns and cities. With more people than ever keeping bees in their back gardens in urban areas experts are urging amateur honey farmers to keep tabs

  • Albion target Spanish frontman

    Albion have made a move for Spanish goal-getter Sergi Enrich. The Seagulls are one of SEVEN Championship clubs to have shown an interest in the Numancia star, whose contract expires at the end of the season. Bolton are favourites to land the