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Dolphins spotted off the coast

Several pods of dolphins have been spotted off the coast in the last few days.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Electric ants’ invade Sussex town

The country’s largest ever colony of ‘electric ants’ has been discovered in a Sussex town.

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Now you can trace which cow you are eating with M&S

Marks & Spencer has launched a summer-long food campaign that shines a spotlight on M&S’ beef traceability standards.

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The recent earthquake is the area's second in less than three months (Image: British Geological Survey)

Surrey and West Sussex hit with second earthquake in just three months

A small earthquake in Newdigate, near Gatwick Airport, shook Surrey and West Sussex yesterday afternoon (27 June), less than three months after the area’s first recorded case, on 1 April.
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Sea off Eastbourne could become marine conservation zone

The waters between Beachy Head and Hastings Pier could become a Marine Conservation Zone.

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Campaigners ‘outraged’ over ‘motorway-style’ plans for A27

Campaigners have expressed confusion and anger over the newly-announced plans to build a dual carriageway on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate.

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600 frustrated villagers call for action on ‘life-threatening’ road

More than 600 residents have signed a petition calling for action on a ‘life-or-death’ village road.

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‘Flowers’ bloom to mark wildlife verges

Yellow flowers marking wildlife verges have been erected across East Sussex.

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First sparkling wines released from local Rathfinny estate

After eight years of planning, planting, winemaking and ageing, Rathfinny Wine Estate will release its first Sussex sparkling wines – a Blanc de Blancs 2014 and a Rosé Brut 2015 – to the trade on June 1.

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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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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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