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Anchors aweigh for historic boat

Two salvaged anchors donated by local residents are now gracing the display site of the Cyril and Lilian Bishop lifeboat.

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Badgers rescued after becoming trapped in Hastings back garden

Two juvenile badgers exploring a new housing development in Hastings found themselves trapped after falling down a seven foot drop into a garden below.

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You can bring a reusable coffee cup instead of getting a disposable one

People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

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COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

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Chickens in stampede

Hundreds of chickens die in terrified stampede after military aircraft flies over East Sussex farm

An East Sussex farm has received almost £80,000 from the Ministry of Defence after hundreds of chickens died when terrified by low-flying military aircraft.

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Long overdue clear up of net house area takes place after a campaign

Local author and fishing fleet historian Steve Peake says he is delighted the council has finally cleared up the beach between the net huts opposite the Dolphin pub.

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Which birds will you spot?

Bird-lovers are being urged to lose themselves in nature this weekend to support a conservation charity.

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Get involved with the Country Park

The Friends of Hastings Country Park have a number of events planned throughout the year.

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Walking in a Hastings Winter Wonderland

The Pocket Park, Hughenden Road, Hastings got the local community well and truly into the festive spirit last December with a free Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Keep an eye on weather for Hastings Council

Hastings Borough Council is looking for volunteer meteorologists to help with its weather readings.

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Met Office releases New Year weather warning for Sussex

The New Year brings with it stormy weather as Sussex is warned to brace itself for strong winds and high tides.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

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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A report has been released by Water UK

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 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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