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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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Yellowhammer - Photo courtesy of P Thompson

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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Brent Lodge Wildlife Animal Hospital needs help with its hedgehogs. Picture: Steve Robards SR1526676

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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Three of the four Belted Galloway cattle at Hastings Country Park. Photo by Tony Welwig SUS-170401-115728001

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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Calls for 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Village Green’

The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has called on local authorities and developers throughout England to make 2017 the Year of the Village Green, by voluntary registering their land as greens.

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Filthy fly-tippers dump waste on Link Road greenway

Fly-tippers have dumped a pile of builders’ rubbish along the Link Road greenway.

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Hastings Green Party members collecting signatures for its petition to get Hastings Borough Council to recycle and collect food waste. Photo courtesy of Hastings Green Party SUS-161213-145408001

Petition for Hastings council to recycle food waste

Hastings Green Party has launched a petition calling on the council to start collecting and recycling food waste.

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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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Fairlight Cove in 2005

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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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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