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People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

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COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

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Chickens in stampede

Hundreds of chickens die in terrified stampede after military aircraft flies over East Sussex farm

An East Sussex farm has received almost £80,000 from the Ministry of Defence after hundreds of chickens died when terrified by low-flying military aircraft.

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Which birds will you spot?

Bird-lovers are being urged to lose themselves in nature this weekend to support a conservation charity.

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Get involved with the Country Park

The Friends of Hastings Country Park have a number of events planned throughout the year.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Sensory garden will help pupils to appreciate the natural world

Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter opened a new Sensory Garden at Sedlescombe Primary School.

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Met Office releases New Year weather warning for Sussex

The New Year brings with it stormy weather as Sussex is warned to brace itself for strong winds and high tides.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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A report has been released by Water UK

COUNTY NEWS: Wet wipes most common reason for sewage blockages

A report by Water UK has revealed wet wipes are the most common reason for sewage blockages.

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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

With frosty mornings well and truly here, one man has revealed the quickest way to clear your windscreen in the mornings.

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Green light for multi-million pound project at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Sussex Wildlife Trust is launching a new multi-million pound project to engage future generations in wildlife conservation.

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Village’s flooding problem is discussed at public meeting

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd visited Winchelsea Beach Village Hall on Saturday (November 4) to discuss progress on flooding.

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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in a Sussex village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Sussex.

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When the Great 87 Storm caused devastation in Hastings and Rother

As we approach the anniversary of a night when hurricane force winds resulted in a swathe of devastation across Hastings and Rother we will be hearing from local people who experienced it.

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John Newnham oversees millions of records of observations from many sources

Database manager shortlisted for two awards

Comprehensive records of wildlife seen in the Sussex have earned two national award nominations.

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Golden plover on the new saltmarsh

Saltmarsh listed as award finalist

Conservationists in Rye are ‘delighted’ after being named as finalists in the Sussex Countryside Awards.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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