Bexhill and Battle MP meets minister to press case for conservation zone

Bexhill’s MP Huw Merriman has welcomed the news that parts of his constituency will be included in a consultation to become a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).

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Heavy horses are making welcome return to Hastings Country Park

Frankie Woodgate and her heavy working horses Yser and Tobias made a welcome return to Hastings Country Park nature reserve last week.

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Discovery Centre campaign calls for public’s support

The campaign to develop the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve reached a key phase this week as it officially launched to the public.


VIDEO: Basking shark spotted off the coast of 1066 Country

A basking shark has been captured on camera in waters just off the coast of 1066 Country.


VIDEO: Observer welcomes an unusual visitor to its offices

The Observer welcomed an unusual visitor to its offices last week.

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Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.

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Ramblers campaign leads to new Battle Kissing Gate

Walkers from Battle Health Walks and Battle Ramblers made an inaugural walk through the new Kissing Gate at Mansers Shaw on a warm spring day last Friday.


Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

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Rare discovery of seahorse on Bexhill beach

Two local children made the rarer discovery of a seahorse on Bexhill Beach.

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Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.


COUNTY NEWS: Seabirds and fish killed by plastic wash up on beach

After discovering seabirds and fish killed by plastic on the beach, a dog walker has called for us to stop throwing rubbish in our seas.

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Stone Age tools found as work on Country Park Centre commences

Stone Age tools have been found at Hastings Country Park during an archaeological monitoring process.

Natural England has been working on plans to install a section of a long-distance walking trail between Eastbourne and Camber. Picture: Beth Haines Doran of Natural England

Natural England working on walking trail between Eastbourne and Camber

Natural England has been working on plans to install a section of a long-distance walking trail along the coast between Eastbourne and Camber.

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Huge boost for project set to deliver new Discovery Centre

Plans for the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve received a massive boost this week with the news that three major funding organisations have agreed to award more than £1.75 million to the scheme.

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Anchors aweigh for historic boat

Two salvaged anchors donated by local residents are now gracing the display site of the Cyril and Lilian Bishop lifeboat.

You can bring a reusable coffee cup instead of getting a disposable one

People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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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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.


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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