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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Huw Merriman MP supports Earth Hour. SUS-170316-114652001

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.

Any fossils found on beaches in Rother are owned by the council, including at Camber Sands. SUS-160726-124951001

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.

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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