• Closure threat put on back burner

    A university has deferred a decision to close a top-rated chemistry department. Students and staff at the University of Sussex were celebrating last night after the university senate, the highest academic decision-making body, agreed to defer a decision

  • Life for killer who craved notoriety

    A brutal killer has been jailed for life for murdering Sussex grandmother Marie Harding and three other victims. Daniel Gonzalez, who also tried to kill two other people, was given six life sentences and was told that in his case, "life should mean life

  • England hail Ronnie

    England have congratulated Ronnie Baker on playing 150 times for his country. The Genesis Brighton Bears guard reached the landmark as England opened their Commonwealth Games programme by beating Barbados in midweek. England team manager Kevin Hibbs said

  • Hotshots put Thunder so close

    Worthing Thunder have revealed the hotshot mentality that put them on title course. Thunder will lift the EBL regular season crown for the first time if they win at home to Kings Lynn tonight (8pm) and at City of Sheffield next Saturday. They were left

  • Eagles suffer in first run

    David Norris got his comeback off to a flying start last night. But it was not enough to save Eastbourne Eagles from a heavy defeat in their first run out of the year. Norris, looking to get back to his best after a 2005 campaign wrecked by injury and

  • Animal rights groups to boycott Body Shop

    Dame Anita Roddick has refuted claims The Body Shop is "getting into bed with the enemy" after backing a decision to sell the cosmetics chain to L'Oreal. Animal rights groups including Naturewatch and Uncaged have pledged to boycott the Littlehampton-based

  • Arrest me or drop case, says stadium campaigner

    A stadium campaigner threatened with arrest for publishing a poster criticising Lewes District Council has challenged police to "put up or shut up". It is more than three weeks since Roz South was warned she could be arrested over an image published on

  • Dream home destroyed in fire

    A FAMILY watched their £750,000 dream home go up in smoke while desperately trying to put out a blaze with a garden hose. Nicolas Scrase, his wife Anna and their two sons escaped the fire unharmed but their converted four-bedroom Victorian barn was left

  • Carpenter's survival focus

    Richard Carpenter is putting all thoughts about his future aside to focus on Albion's fight against relegation from the Championship. Long-serving Carpenter is out of contract at the end of the season but that is the last thing on the mind of the committed