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Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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COUNTY NEWS: Wet wipes most common reason for sewage blockages

A report by Water UK has revealed wet wipes are the most common reason for sewage blockages.

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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

With frosty mornings well and truly here, one man has revealed the quickest way to clear your windscreen in the mornings.

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Volunteers with some of the bags of rubbish cleared from the Bexhill to Hastings beach clean.

Beach is given a clean sweep

Dozens of volunteers of all ages joined in the St Leonards and Hastings Big Autumn Beach Clean, which took place last Sunday (October 29)

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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in a Sussex village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Sussex.

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Get set for the annual beach clean
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Get set for the annual beach clean in Hastings

As coastal communities brace themselves against winter’s ‘plastic pollution storms’ the South Coast’s Beach Clean Leaders are taking a stand and calling for fellow beach lovers to join them or the annual Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Autumn Beach Clean.

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When the Great 87 Storm caused devastation in Hastings and Rother

As we approach the anniversary of a night when hurricane force winds resulted in a swathe of devastation across Hastings and Rother we will be hearing from local people who experienced it.

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John Newnham oversees millions of records of observations from many sources

Database manager shortlisted for two awards

Comprehensive records of wildlife seen in the Sussex have earned two national award nominations.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Which stunning image do you think should win?

Which stunning image do you think should win?

Sussex Wildlife Trust has chosen 12 stunning images to feature in next year’s calendar and is now asking the general public to vote for the overall winner.

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Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Following news that the South Downs is regarded as ‘high risk’ when it comes to Lyme disease we look at what it is and the symptoms.

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Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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VIDEO: 'Major milestone' as final wind turbine installed off Sussex coast

The last wind turbine has been installed at Rampion Offshore Windfarm in Sussex, six months after the first of the 116 turbines was put in place.
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Celebration launch of 1066 energy campaign

Head down to the Stade, Hastings Old Town this weekend for the Free Big Happy Sun-day, a day of family fun and celebration to launch the 1066 Energy Campaign for Local Energy.

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Launch event for energy campaign

A campaign by local organisations to turn homes, businesses and churches into mini green power stations to keep energy prices affordable will launch later this month.

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Join in the big coastal clean-up to keep our beaches free of rubbish

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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Review: Go Ape, Tilgate Park

Go Ape at Tilgate is a hugely popular attraction in Sussex. It's one of 31 Go Ape Adventures in the UK and this August Bank Holiday, Mark Dunford and his family joined many others in living life more adventurously and swung through the trees. Here is what he thought of the experience.
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Tesco to ditch 5p bags in favour of new ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco will be scrapping the 5p single use carrier bags later this month, replacing them with a new ‘Bag for Life’ made from 94 per cent recycled plastic.

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