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Jack and the Beanstalk? No, Brenda and the blooming giant tree

A Pevensey Bay gardener has grown a 30ft tall extremely rare desert plant.

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Park Wood, Hellingly

Hundreds set for walk to protest woodland sale

More than 100 people are set to walk through Park Wood in Hellingly tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against the potential sale of the site by the Environment Agency.

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Tesco to ditch 5p bags in favour of new ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco will be scrapping the 5p single use carrier bags later this month, replacing them with a new ‘Bag for Life’ made from 94 per cent recycled plastic.

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Trust’s £2,000 bill after vandals and litter spoil beauty spot

The Woodland Trust says it is facing a bill of more than £2,000 because of campers leaving litter and broken glass at a beauty spot.

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New two-lane bridge to be built at Exceat

A new two-lane bridge is being built at Exceat.

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VIDEO: Sheffield Garden opens to the public

An historic woodland has been officially opened to the public for the first time after a 12-year restoration project.

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PHOTOS: Massive cliff fall at Seaford Head

Photographer Eddie Mitchell took these stunning photos of the cliff fall at Seaford Head yesterday.

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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.

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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.

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Learn about life on a farm

Farms across Sussex and Kent will be opening their gates on Sunday June 11 as part of the national Open Farm Sunday event.

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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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Seven Sisters voted as one of greatest sights in Britain

The chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters have been voted one of the top 20 breathtaking views in the UK.

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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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Extremely rare bird spotted at Belle Tout

Eastbourne amateur wildlife photographer Peter Brooks managed to snap this photo of a ‘very rare’ bird at Belle Tout.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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