A famous garden at Pett will be open to visit

The acclaimed garden at Fairlight End Pett will be opening to the public on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25 as part of the National Garden Society scheme.

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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The South Downs Way at Houghton. Photo by Derek Martin

The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

The South Downs Way has been named as one of the UK’s best-loved walks, according to a new survey.

Hastings wins top Seaside Awards again

Hastings wins top Seaside Awards again

Two beaches in Hastings and St Leonards have been recognised for their cleanliness and water quality.

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Appeal for help to spot ‘alien’ lizards in Sussex

University researchers are calling on the public to help spot ‘alien’ lizards in East Sussex.

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Woodland group still going strong

After 25 years of conservation work in Ponds Wood Nature Reserve, St Leonards, the Wishing Tree Woodland Group are still going strong.

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Discover wildlife on your own doorstep

Conservation group the RSPB is encouraging families to go wild this Easter and discover wildlife on your doorstep.

Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

St Leonards Forest

Charity calls on public to help save ancient trees

The Woodland Trust is calling on people across East Sussex to help save its threatened ancient woods.

The launch of the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership contract in 2012.

Plastic prices, EU and Brexit blamed for ending waste contract

The falling market for recycled materials and the potential impact of Brexit are among the reasons a waste partnership contract is set to end nearly four years early.

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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.

A swarm of bees

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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