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Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

An urgent appeal for food for hedgehogs has been put out by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.

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Monitoring and improving the health of Sussex ponds

New award for inspiring young conservationists

A new competition has been launched to find the county’s most inspiring young conservationists.

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Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

East Sussex residents are being urged to take some time out to count birds in gardens and parks for the world’s largest wildlife survey.

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'Freedom Journeys' by Rob Maynard

Winners announced for South Downs photography competition

Photos of Beachy Head and an Alfriston church were among those shortlisted in the South Downs photography competition.

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Calls for 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Village Green’

The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has called on local authorities and developers throughout England to make 2017 the Year of the Village Green, by voluntary registering their land as greens.

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Report floods online to East Sussex council

Report floods online to East Sussex council

People in East Sussex are being urged to use an online system to report flooding from roadside drains this winter.

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Conker trees are facing extinction say experts

The conker could disappear from Britain within 15 years warn environmental experts.

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Residents are encouraged to think of more unusual items that can still be recycled

Searching for recycling ‘unusual suspects’

Lewes District Council is keen to boost recycling by encouraging residents to think about some of the less obvious items that can be recycled.

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Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, standing on grass. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

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Sir David Attenborough backs Sussex Wildlife Trust legacy campaign

Sir David Attenborough is supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust in its quest to protect vulnerable wildlife this week (September 12-18).

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COUNTY NEWS: Rare bird rescued after washing up on Sussex beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in Sussex at the weekend.

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An example of a private pumping station

Do you have a private pumping station on your property?

Southern Water is taking over responsibility for the ownership and maintainence of private wastewater pumping stations in the region.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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WRAS volunteers freed a deer from an electric fence in High Hurstwood at the weekend

VIDEO: Rescuers free deer from electric fence in High Hurstwood

Wildlife rescuers were called to High Hurstwood at the weekend after a deer became trapped in an electric fence.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drivers urged to be considerate during Harvest

Sussex drivers are being urged to be careful and considerate on the roads now that Harvest is underway.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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East Sussex council accused of damaging rare species

East Sussex county council contractors have been accused of damaging an internationally-important habitat for the second year running.

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Hedgehogs ditching the countryside

Hedgehogs ditching the countryside for city living

Hedgehogs have adapted to life in towns and cities better than we think, a new study, presented in Sussex, has found.

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