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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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.


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.


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.

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.


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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Heavy horses are taking the strain at Country Park Nature Reserve

Heavy horses are being used to help manage the habitat at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

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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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Two day festival celebrates cycling in 1066 Country

1066 Cycling Festival is a brand new free two day festival celebrating everything cycling.

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More support needed to keep local treasure afloat

Open 364 days a year and free to enter, the Fishermen’s Museum at Rock-a-Nore is possibly one of the area’s most underrated and fascinating attractions.

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Shanty night to celebrate anniversary of museum

Hastings Fishermen’s Museum has a performance by shanty singers on Saturday May 21, to mark its 60th anniversary.

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