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.


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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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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People can nominate special tree for award

People are being asked to name their favourite tree with nominations open for the East Sussex Tree of the Year.

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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.


Chance to view historic wreck

There is a chance to see the Amsterdam shipwreck on Wednesday July 6 at 7.30p.m. when the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings continues its season of explorations of the local foreshore.

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COUNTY NEWS: Revealed: Sussex’s biggest light polluters

Parts of Sussex are being blighted by light pollution from some of the county’s biggest towns.

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Two day festival celebrates cycling in 1066 Country

1066 Cycling Festival is a brand new free two day festival celebrating everything cycling.

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Material is needed for exhibition

Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society is researching and collecting material for an Exhibition to be held in September this year.

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Cash is in the bag for Co-op’s scheme

Southern Co-operative has launched regional partnerships with disability charity, Scope and the Wildlife Trusts, donating £40,000 to each as part of a new community scheme to address local concerns across southern England.

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Appeal over Catsfield solar farm refusal

An appeal has been lodged trying to overturn the council’s decision to refuse permission to build a solar farm in Catsfield.

Joint effort secures Discovery Centre for Combe Valley Park

Joint effort secures Discovery Centre for Combe Valley Park

Combe Valley Countryside Park now has a brand new Discovery Centre and Community Cafe.

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Listen to the dawn chorus in woods at Mallydams

The RSPCA’s Mallydams Wood Centre at Fairlight is inviting people to come along and hear the dawn chorus of woodland birds.

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Join in the hunt to spot and record Britain’s most impressive beetle

The hunt is on to find and record one of Britain’s biggest beetles.

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Tide-line walk explores wreck of the historic cargo ship Amsterdam

Bexhill Museum’s latest guided walk took a group of people from the top of Galley Hill to the shipwreck of the Amsterdam buried in the sands off Bulverhythe.

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