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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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Cliff fall at Seven Sisters (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160526-093516008

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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Blue Rock Thrush at Beachy Head, taken by Peter Brooks SUS-170704-103030001

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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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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Little ones from Pevensey and Westham School with one of the new ESCC gritters SUS-170315-164450001

East Sussex gritters go on tour to meet youngsters who named them

Youngsters at East Sussex schools have been getting up close and personal with the gritters which kept the county moving through the winter.

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Deer heads found in Forest Row

Deer heads found in Forest Row

The remains of 15 deer heads and carcasses were discovered on a footpath in Forest Row.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Steve Backshall from Royal & Derngate

Wealden backs Great British Spring Clean campaign

Wealden District Council is backing The Great British Spring Clean, a nationwide campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities over the weekend of March 3-5.

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Matthew Hillier, the new principal of Ringmer Community College

Academy placed in special measures

Ringmer Community College has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

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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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Photo by Colin Baldwin Photography Ltd

Pedestrians and cyclists in East Sussex get a £1.2 million boost

People in East Sussex will be helped to walk and cycle more – thanks to a £1.2 million Government funding boost.

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