Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

COUNTY NEWS: Rare bird rescued after washing up on Sussex beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in Sussex at the weekend.

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An example of a private pumping station

Do you have a private pumping station on your property?

Southern Water is taking over responsibility for the ownership and maintainence of private wastewater pumping stations in the region.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Lake Field in Battle could soon be full of wildflowers and Exmoor ponies. Photo by National Trust SUS-161108-121219001

Exmoor ponies coming to Battle field for wildflower project

A beauty spot in Battle is set for a group of Exmoor ponies as the National Trust seeks to turn the field into a wildflower meadow.


COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drivers urged to be considerate during Harvest

Sussex drivers are being urged to be careful and considerate on the roads now that Harvest is underway.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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People can nominate special tree for award

People are being asked to name their favourite tree with nominations open for the East Sussex Tree of the Year.

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Three Oaks sewage works can finally start

A project to introduce mains sewage to Three Oaks can finally go ahead – nine months after it was agreed.

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Grant to repair a listed church

Trinity Methodist Church in Broad Oak will benefit from £24,900 to address urgent roof repairs to its Grade 2 listed building.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord and local dignitaries at the opening in May

‘Innovative’ Camber sea defence wins two engineering awards

The £30m sea defence in Camber was described as ‘successful’ and ‘innovative’ after it claimed two prestigious engineering awards on Thursday (July 14).

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East Sussex council accused of damaging rare species

East Sussex county council contractors have been accused of damaging an internationally-important habitat for the second year running.

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Hedgehogs ditching the countryside

Hedgehogs ditching the countryside for city living

Hedgehogs have adapted to life in towns and cities better than we think, a new study, presented in Sussex, has found.


Chance to view historic wreck

There is a chance to see the Amsterdam shipwreck on Wednesday July 6 at 7.30p.m. when the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings continues its season of explorations of the local foreshore.

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Heavy horses are taking the strain at Country Park Nature Reserve

Heavy horses are being used to help manage the habitat at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

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COUNTY NEWS: Revealed: Sussex’s biggest light polluters

Parts of Sussex are being blighted by light pollution from some of the county’s biggest towns.

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Two day festival celebrates cycling in 1066 Country

1066 Cycling Festival is a brand new free two day festival celebrating everything cycling.

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Appeal over Catsfield solar farm refusal

An appeal has been lodged trying to overturn the council’s decision to refuse permission to build a solar farm in Catsfield.

Joint effort secures Discovery Centre for Combe Valley Park

Joint effort secures Discovery Centre for Combe Valley Park

Combe Valley Countryside Park now has a brand new Discovery Centre and Community Cafe.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord and local dignitaries unveiled a plaque to mark the opening

New Camber sea defence hailed at opening ceremony

A £30m sea defence stretching from Camber to Lydd was hailed as ‘absolutely fantastic’ and a huge positive for the area at its opening ceremony today (Friday, May 13).

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