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Volunteer for the Big Beach Clean

Volunteers are needed to head on down to Hastings beach this weekend for the annual Big Spring Beach Clean 2017.

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Councils to end agreement with waste contractor Kier

A much-heralded waste partnership contract, designed to save East Sussex councils £30million over a decade, is set to end, nearly four years early.

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Red birch trees planted in memory of council leader

The former leader of Hastings Borough Council, Jeremy Birch, has been remembered with a tree planting event in Hastings’ Alexandra Park.

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What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Local councillor gets his hands dirty to make Old Town cleaner

A group of volunteers led by Old Town councillor James Bacon rolled up their sleeves on Saturday to help clean up the Old Town.

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Londoners flock to Hastings

Hastings and St Leonards was praised in a two-page article in the Sunday Times, which claimed Londoners were flocking to our section of the coast.

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South Downs National Trust Volunteers (SDNTV) at Wych Cross

County news - Volunteers needed to keep National Trust land in shipshape

A small group of hardworking volunteers are appealing to people from all over Sussex to help them maintain National Trust land on the South Downs.

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

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Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.

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Annual bird count on farmland all over Sussex

An annual bird count takes place across the farms of Sussex this month

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Bag it and bin it: Council launches campaign to tackle dog fouling

Hastings Borough Council has launched a new dog foul campaign to remind residents of their responsibilities when out with their dog.

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Town celebrates receiving EU grant to support local fishery

This week saw the launch of the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG)2 project at Jerwood Gallery.

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Pedestrians and cyclists in East Sussex get a £1.2 million boost

People in East Sussex will be helped to walk and cycle more – thanks to a £1.2 million Government funding boost.

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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

An urgent appeal for food for hedgehogs has been put out by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.

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St Leonards woman bombarded with recycling reminders

The council has shown it may be a little too enthusiastic about encouraging residents to recycle after bombarding one woman with seven reminder letters in the space of just one day.

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Monitoring and improving the health of Sussex ponds

New award for inspiring young conservationists

A new competition has been launched to find the county’s most inspiring young conservationists.

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Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

East Sussex residents are being urged to take some time out to count birds in gardens and parks for the world’s largest wildlife survey.

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Cow dies after water tank fall at Hastings Country Park

One of five cows at Hastings Country Park died after falling into a disused water tank just before Christmas.

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