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Fitness club launches a class where all you do is sleep

If you heard that a fitness club had launched a new class where all you do is sleep for 45 minutes you would be forgiven for thinking this was a belated April Fool’s joke or fake news.

Offbeat
Kate Jarvis says her son Isaac has already had one near-miss. Picture: Derek Martin

Mother worried illegal parking is putting her son’s life at risk

A worried mother is angry after her five-year-old son was nearly knocked down by a car that mounted the curb.

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Cafe Malbec

Review: Cafe Malbec

Brighton and Hove has a long-standing relationship with Argentina.
Whats on
Henry Smith's 'stand in'

MP's 'stand-in' had little to say about education funding

When Henry Smith MP failed to join a meeting about the school funding crisis in West Sussex, organisers came up with a cheeky response.
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Lucy Kierl as Abigail William_Charlie Condou as Rev. Hale -Alessia Chinazzo

REVIEW: The Crucible (Theatre Royal, Brighton, until April 29th)

It is one of the finest dramatic works of the 20th Century – but its intensity also makes it one of the hardest to watch.

Theatre and Comedy
Ponies looking south over the ramparts. Picture: National Trust

VIDEO: Warning issued to dog walkers

The National Trust is asking dog owners to keep their dogs under close control on the South Downs, following an incident where a pony had to be put down after being chased by a dog last weekend.

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Members of The River Ouse and Adur Trust

Project to open Teville Stream awarded first stage lottery funding

An initial grant has been awarded to a project which hopes to open up the course of Teville Stream to provide an ‘accessible and enjoyable’ public space.

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Connor Goldson. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Albion squad boosted by Goldson's return to light training

Albion defender Connor Goldson has been back in light training this week and is still on course to be back for pre-season.

Brighton and Hove Albion
Brian May and Kerry Ellis

Win the new Brian May and Kerry Ellis CD!

We’ve got five copies of the new studio album from Brian May and Kerry Ellis to give away.

Music
Tim at the St Georges Day Scout Parade at Lancing Manor

TIM LOUGHTON: Uplifting St George’s Day Scout parade

So when I wrote last week that I did not know what state the world would be in by the time my column went to press I was not expecting a snap General Election – honest.

Opinion 1
Sir Peter Bottomley at the Islamic Exhibition at Worthings Assembly Hall

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: All together now and in the future

The villages around Worthing and the communities in West Sussex’s largest town include a great variety of friendly people. We come together naturally. Let us be proud of our achievements.

Opinion 2
David Beckham

RUMOUR MILL: Mourinho wants to sign Chelsea star Willian in £35m deal | Ibrahimovic turns down £13m offer from Manchester United | Beckham looks to finalise Miami's entry into MLS | Chelsea’s £47m bid for Napoli star rejected | Juventus boss Allegri ends Arsenal speculation

Is Willian on his way to Old Trafford?
Football
Georgia Adams has been confirmed as Sussex Womens new captain for 2017
(Photo: Don Miles)

Sussex Women announce Georgia Adams as new captain

Sussex Women have announced that Georgia Adams will be the new captain across both formats for the 2017 season, and have now also confirmed their squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup and NatWest County T20.

Cricket
Annie is on at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing until Saturday (April 29)

What’s on this week: April 27 to May 4

Events taking place in the Herald and Gazette area during the coming week.

Whats on

Allaying Middle East tensions

Vast sums of money are spent all around the world on weapons of mass destruction – and the events in Syria illustrate this with two small naval craft able to deliver 69 missiles over 10 to 12 miles with pinpoint accuracy.

Your Say
Pink Floyd night from James

Pink Floyd night from James

James Hollingsworth, who lived in Horsham during his teenage years, returns to West Sussex to bring a night of Pink Floyd to Worthing (Saturday, May 6, The Hare & Hounds, 8.30pm).
Music
40 Years On                  Photo by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Forty Years On, Chichester Festival Theatre, until May 20.

There are moments of genuine hilarity; a huge community cast injects plenty of spirit as the wayward schoolboys; and the set – a school hall, complete with organ and memorials – is stunning.

Theatre and Comedy 2

VIDEO: Next superstore opens in Rustington

The new Next superstore in Rustington has finally opened.

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Pickpocketing incidents in the town centre trebled in March. Picture: Oli Poole

Pickpocketing spree may be London crime group

A wave of pickpocketing in Worthing has police wondering if a crime group has moved to the area from London.

Crime 1
Stuart Storer pictured at the Amex. Picture by Paul Hazlewood (BHAFC)

Stuart Storer: People all around the world have spoken to me about the goal

It’s arguably the most famous goal in Brighton & Hove Albion’s history and Stuart Storer has spoken to Seagulls fans about it all around the world.

Brighton and Hove Albion
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