A famous garden at Pett will be open to visit

The acclaimed garden at Fairlight End Pett will be opening to the public on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25 as part of the National Garden Society scheme.

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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The South Downs Way at Houghton. Photo by Derek Martin

The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

The South Downs Way has been named as one of the UK’s best-loved walks, according to a new survey.

Bexhill beach huts. SUS-160927-135117001

No Blue Flags for Rother beaches again due to costs

None of Rother’s beaches have been given Blue Flag accreditation because applying for the status places too much of a financial burden on the cash-strapped council.

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Appeal for help to spot ‘alien’ lizards in Sussex

University researchers are calling on the public to help spot ‘alien’ lizards in East Sussex.

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Discover wildlife on your own doorstep

Conservation group the RSPB is encouraging families to go wild this Easter and discover wildlife on your doorstep.

Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

Unveiling of artwork down the twitten that leads from Mount Street car park to the High Street, Battle. SUS-170328-114645001

Action group finish twitten make-over with artistic flair

Hard-working volunteers have completed another phase in making the twitten between Battle’s Mount Street car park and the High Street a ‘pleasant light and airy gateway to the town’ - despite being underneath first floor buildings.

St Leonards Forest

Charity calls on public to help save ancient trees

The Woodland Trust is calling on people across East Sussex to help save its threatened ancient woods.

The launch of the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership contract in 2012.

Plastic prices, EU and Brexit blamed for ending waste contract

The falling market for recycled materials and the potential impact of Brexit are among the reasons a waste partnership contract is set to end nearly four years early.

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New locations added to Battle wildflower project

A number of new locations have been chosen to take part in a trailblazing new environmental project in Battle.

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Joint waste contract - l-r Cllr Bob Standley (leader of Wealden District Council), Cllr Jeremy Birch (leader Hastings Borough Council ), Nicola Peake (managing director Kier), Cllr Gill Mattock (Chair Joint Waste Committee), Cllr Tony Gandley (Rother District Council) ENGSUS00120120512162617

Councils to end agreement with waste contractor Kier

A much-heralded waste partnership contract, designed to save East Sussex councils £30million over a decade, is set to end, nearly four years early.

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MP signs pledge to help planet with Earth Hour

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman has signed up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a pledge to help protect the planet.

A swarm of bees

What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Council bids to turn Battle into a haven for wildflowers

Battle is aiming to turn its grass verges and other public land into wildflower meadows.

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Reckless beach fossil-hunters tackled in Rother

‘Irresponsible’ fossil-hunters on Rother’s beaches are being targeted as the council seeks to make clear its right to any finds.

South Downs National Trust Volunteers (SDNTV) at Wych Cross

County news - Volunteers needed to keep National Trust land in shipshape

A small group of hardworking volunteers are appealing to people from all over Sussex to help them maintain National Trust land on the South Downs.

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