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Database manager shortlisted for two awards

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

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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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Which stunning image do you think should win?

Which stunning image do you think should win?

Sussex Wildlife Trust has chosen 12 stunning images to feature in next year’s calendar and is now asking the general public to vote for the overall winner.

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Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Following news that the South Downs is regarded as ‘high risk’ when it comes to Lyme disease we look at what it is and the symptoms.

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Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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VIDEO: 'Major milestone' as final wind turbine installed off Sussex coast

The last wind turbine has been installed at Rampion Offshore Windfarm in Sussex, six months after the first of the 116 turbines was put in place.
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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Chemical haze update: Investigation into gas cloud focusing on ship as source

Police supporting the investigation into the chemical haze that descended on East Sussex on Sunday (August 28) say it is focusing ‘predominantly’ on the possibility of a ship as its source.

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Photo taken at the scene by Eddie Mitchell

UPDATE: Investigation into East Sussex gas haze could take ‘some time’

The investigation into the gas cloud at Birling Gap is likely to take some time to conclude, say emergency services.

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Review: Go Ape, Tilgate Park

Go Ape at Tilgate is a hugely popular attraction in Sussex. It's one of 31 Go Ape Adventures in the UK and this August Bank Holiday, Mark Dunford and his family joined many others in living life more adventurously and swung through the trees. Here is what he thought of the experience.
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Brenda Tarrant with her rare agave tree in her garden at Pevensey Bay (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171008-104540008

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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Exceat Bridge (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160714-095148008

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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