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Festive Friday at Mallydams Wood

The RSPCA is inviting people to its free Festive Frosty Friday event at Mallydams Wood, Fairlight, on Friday December 2 from 3pm - 7pm.

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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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The lane is reported to be closed due to flooding.

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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Pension fund member launches fossil fuel divestment petition

A new petition calling for the county council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels was launched by one of its members on Saturday.

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‘No more public money’ for controversial Bexhill road

A 370-strong petition has been sent to the authorities calling for no more public money to be spent on a controversial new road in Bexhill amid concerns for its funding.

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Hastings fossil fuel divestment campaigners attend national meet

Campaigners from Hastings joined scores of people from across the UK for the first national gathering of fossil fuel divestment supporters.

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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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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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Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

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.

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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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