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‘Think hedgehog’ plea for awareness week

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is urging the public to “Think Hedgehog” ahead of the start of Hedgehog Awareness Week on Sunday (May 6).

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Blubells in Thakeham

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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Day of celebration on the Cuckoo Trail

Celebrate Wealden’s most popular green trail on Saturday May 12 and make the most of fitness and fun.

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Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

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

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Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.

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The hedgehog sadly had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Rescuers ‘horrified’ after hedgehog killed in Polegate

WARNING: Video contains flickering images

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A yellow mist descended over Birling Gap ;ast summer. Photo Eddie Mitchell

Eastbourne MP questions Minister over unresolved Birling Gap toxic haze incident

Eastbourne’s MP met with a Minister over the mysterious and unresolved case of the noxious haze that appeared at Birling Gap last summer.

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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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Chris Tomlinson and Richard Crowhurst from Rampion Offshore Wind Farm made the presentation to Brighton lifeboat operations manager Roger Cohen, Littlehampton lifeboat operations manager Nick White, Shoreham coxswain Steve Smith and Shoreham operations manager Peter Huxtable at Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat stations given £100,000 from wind farm fund

Rampion has made a £100,000 donation to the RNLI for lifeboat stations along the south coast.

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New incinerator will be burning body parts to power 1,250 homes

A ‘pioneering’ engineering company from Newhaven has hit back at critics, saying it is proud of its plans to build the world’s first-of-its-kind combustion plant turning medical waste, including human body parts, into energy.

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New reservoir on cards to keep water running in Eastbourne

A new second reservoir could be built at Arlington to meet the demand for clean fresh tap water.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

MEP: Birling Gap haze report ‘doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know’

A Green MEP has criticised the official report into the chemical haze which descended on Birling Gap last summer.

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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?

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Report released into mysterious toxic haze at Birling Gap

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on Birling Gap last summer has been released.

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Chickens in stampede

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.

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Hailsham recycling site closed due to asbestos

A recycling site has been closed today due to the discovery of asbestos.

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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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One of the new arrivals at Drusilla's clinging to its dad

Critically endangered monkey gives birth to adorable twins at Drusilla’s

A critically endangered monkey has welcomed two adorable twins at Drusilla’s Park.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Green MEP calls on council to reject plans to test Sussex oil well

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor is calling on West Sussex councillors to heed the overwhelming calls from their constituents and reject plans to test an oil well.

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