Falmer

Girl admits making up University of Sussex sex attack claim

Girl admits making up University of Sussex sex attack claim

A girl has admitted that she made up an allegation of sexual assault in Brighton in February. She admitted that an allegation of sexual assault on the University of Sussex campus in Falmer on 15 February 2012 was made up. Detective Inspector Mick Jones, who led the investigation into the alleged sex attack, said: “I [...]

Brighton & Hove chefs heating up for Amex Stadium curry competition

Amex Stadium curry competition heating up for Brighton & Hove chefs

Chefs in Brighton & Hove are looking to spice things up next week as they step up to the plate for the annual Curry Chef of the Year Competition final. Chefs from restaurants and takeaways in Brighton & Hove will be cooking up a storm at Brighton’s Amex Stadium on Wednesday 31st August 2011. Restaurants [...]

Family pays tribute to Sussex University student electrocuted at Falmer station

The family of Nicholas Gwyn Thomas Howells have paid tribute to the Sussex University student after he was electrocuted at Falmer station yesterday (25th May). The body of the 20-year-old student from Reading was found with serious burn injuries on the train tracks. A spokesperson for Mr Howells’ family said: “Nicholas was a fantastic son, [...]

Back To Netball Brighton

Back to Netball Brighton

Netball is played by one million women and girls a week in the UK, and is one of the most popular female team games in the world. However, as with numerous sports, many women who have played at school, college and University cease playing following education. ‘Back to Netball’ is a current England Netball initiative [...]

Sussex University staff go on strike

sussex university falmer house

Members of the University snd College Union (UCU) at the University of Sussex have begun a two day strike as part of a coordinated strike action across the country. Sussex University is one of 47 universities across the country at which strike action is taking place because of a row over pensions. The dispute has [...]

Council announce £23 million worth of savings in annual budget

Brighton and Hove City Council have confirmed the key outcomes from yesterday’s lengthy, and somewhat controversial, budget meeting. A statement on the council website reads: Last night, the Full Council approved the city’s 2011/12 budget. The approved budget makes savings of £23.2m. The final budget features a freeze on council tax and on the cost [...]

AMEX stadium road now open

A new road junction and flyover have opened on the A270 near the Albion’s Amex Community Stadium at Falmer. The £5m scheme, funded by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and led by Brighton & Hove City Council, was a condition of planning permission for the stadium. As well as being linked to the [...]

Sussex CCC announce tie-up with Brighton Aldridge Academy

Sussex County Cricket Club (SCCC) and the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) have announced the formation of a partnership to promote cricket at the new Academy in Falmer. Local cricket stars Lewis Hatchett and Ollie Rayner will attend the official unveiling of the deal at the academy today, where a Street20 Community cricket match will [...]

University of Sussex ‘in UK’s top 10′

University of Sussex

The latest World University rankings from the Times Higher Education magazine has seen the University of Sussex deemed the 8th best university in the UK. The Falmer-based university, which will celebrate its half century in 2011, has also been voted the 16th best in Europe and 79th best in the world. Vice Chancellor Professor Michael [...]

Profile: Falmer

A small village on the north-east side of Brighton, Falmer is best known as the site of two universities. The University of Sussex, led by Chancellor Sanjeev Bhaskar, is a member of the prestigious ’1994 Group’ of research-led universities, and considered among the top 25 in the UK. The University of Brighton, established in 1858 [...]

Brighton school to ban nuts

Nuts

Nuts are set to banned from a Falmer school in a bid to curb the number of pupils suffering from allergic reactions on school premises. The plans will see Longhill High School enforce a blanket ban on nuts from this September. Headteacher Hayden Stride has written to all parents notifying them of the decision to [...]