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Fined over polluting River Rother in Burwash

A construction company has been fined £54,000 after admitting to polluting the River Rother at a Burwash water treatment plant.

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Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

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Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.

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A neighbour wants to fell the tree on Station Road, Hurst Green, but planning officers disagree. Photo: Google SUS-170802-173018001

UPDATE: Well-supported Hurst Green tree felling proposal withdrawn

An application to fell a protected tree in Hurst Green, supported by a petition signed by 69 people, was withdrawn hours before it was due to be considered.

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Yellowhammer - Photo courtesy of P Thompson

Annual bird count on farmland all over Sussex

An annual bird count takes place across the farms of Sussex this month

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Photo by Colin Baldwin Photography Ltd

Pedestrians and cyclists in East Sussex get a £1.2 million boost

People in East Sussex will be helped to walk and cycle more – thanks to a £1.2 million Government funding boost.

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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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Horse owners angry at council proposal to restrict ‘equestrian developments’

Horse riders have hit out at Rother council over a proposed change in planning policy which they say discriminates against them.

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Brent Lodge Wildlife Animal Hospital needs help with its hedgehogs. Picture: Steve Robards SR1526676

Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

An urgent appeal for food for hedgehogs has been put out by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.

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Monitoring and improving the health of Sussex ponds

New award for inspiring young conservationists

A new competition has been launched to find the county’s most inspiring young conservationists.

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Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

East Sussex residents are being urged to take some time out to count birds in gardens and parks for the world’s largest wildlife survey.

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Three of the four Belted Galloway cattle at Hastings Country Park. Photo by Tony Welwig SUS-170401-115728001

Cow dies after water tank fall at Hastings Country Park

One of five cows at Hastings Country Park died after falling into a disused water tank just before Christmas.

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Calls for 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Village Green’

The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has called on local authorities and developers throughout England to make 2017 the Year of the Village Green, by voluntary registering their land as greens.

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Filthy fly-tippers dump waste on Link Road greenway

Fly-tippers have dumped a pile of builders’ rubbish along the Link Road greenway.

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Festive Friday at Mallydams Wood

The RSPCA is inviting people to its free Festive Frosty Friday event at Mallydams Wood, Fairlight, on Friday December 2 from 3pm - 7pm.

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Fairlight Cove in 2005

MP to help mark Fairlight cliff protection scheme’s success

The MP will help celebrate the completion of the £1.8m project to protect the cliffs at Fairlight on Saturday (November 26).

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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The lane is reported to be closed due to flooding.

TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Report floods online to East Sussex council

Report floods online to East Sussex council

People in East Sussex are being urged to use an online system to report flooding from roadside drains this winter.

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East Sussex Pension Fund member Karl Horton with the petition. Photo courtesy of Fossil Free Hastings SUS-160311-110710001

Pension fund member launches fossil fuel divestment petition

A new petition calling for the county council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels was launched by one of its members on Saturday.

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