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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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Cyclists ride delayed Hastings park cycle route in protest

A cycling group protested in Alexandra Park in Hastings demanding the council put in a safe cycling path on Sunday (November 27).

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MP to help mark Fairlight cliff protection scheme’s success

The MP will help celebrate the completion of the £1.8m project to protect the cliffs at Fairlight on Saturday (November 26).

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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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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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Swing finally replaced at Hastings play park

Children have been able to swing to their hearts content after it was finally replaced at a play park in Hastings

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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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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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Surfers Against Sewage set to clean up town’s beaches

An environmental pressure group is to clean the beach at St Leonards as part of a nationwide initiative.

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Where is the new Alexandra Park greenway?

A delayed safety audit report is holding up plans for a new cycle and pedestrian greenway through Alexandra Park, it has been revealed.

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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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UPDATE: Rare bird is ‘touch and go’ after beach rescue, says RSPCA

A rare red-footed booby bird that was found weak, thin and washed up on a St Leonards beach is in recovery at the RSPCA.

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Rare bird rescued after washing up on St Leonards beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in St Leonards at the weekend.

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Volunteers urgently needed to give beaches a clean sweep this autumn

As summer draws to a close Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are calling for 200 people, community groups, schools and local businesses across the UK to run their own beach cleans during the week of October 24-30.

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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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