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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

With frosty mornings well and truly here, one man has revealed the quickest way to clear your windscreen in the mornings.

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Wealden council plans to charge residents for garden waste collections

Wealden council plans to charge residents for garden waste collections

Wealden District Council is planning to charge residents for garden waste collections.

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Rampion wind farm

Rampion wind turbines begin to spin

The first of the wind turbines off the Sussex coast has started spinning and generating power.

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There are plans for a Rampion visitor centre in Brighton

Wind farm developer announces £4m funding pot and visitor centre

The developer of a 116-turbine wind farm off the Sussex coast will plough £4 million into the community, it was revealed today (November 7).

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Photo Nick Fontana

Seaford ‘noxious odour’ could have come from farmland

The ‘noxious odour’ which mysteriously appeared in Seaford on Friday night could have come from farmland.

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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in a Sussex village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Sussex.

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John Newnham oversees millions of records of observations from many sources

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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