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Cakes handed out as part of climate campaign

Worthing Climate Action Network offered free cakes to shoppers as it continues its campaign to reduce the impact of climate change.

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More than 20 protesters gathered outside County Hall to present the signatures to the county council

Council must take £100m out of fossil fuels, group says

More than 500 people have joined a Worthing environmental group’s call for West Sussex County Council to take its money out of fossil fuels.

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Pollinator project has positive effect

Fruit trees have been planted at Thomas A’Becket Junior School as part of a wider Worthing pollinator project.

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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.

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The Arundel Wetland Centre grounds team rescues toads found scaling the perimeter fence. Picture: Paul Stevens

Toads scale fences to get to reedbeds

Spring is in the air at Arundel Wetland Centre and the ponds and ditches have become toad-aly romantic hotspots.

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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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Bird flu restrictions are in place across the country

Bird flu advice for West Sussex poultry owners

West Sussex poultry owners are being urged to check the latest restrictions to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Craig Sandles strimming on one of the seven annual urban grass cutting rounds during a previous summer (photo submitted). SUS-150528-130923001

Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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DM1727966a.jpg. Brooklands Lake, Lancing, - partially drained. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170221-135633008

Brooklands Lake has been drained

Brooklands Lake has been drained to allow the council to work out how much silt is in it.

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The flood defence work taking place towards the end of last year. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Bridge closure is announced

A major flood defence scheme that will significantly reduce flood risk to over 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing has taken a step towards completion this week, with piling works at two of the project’s ten phases now finished.

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Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

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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Historic flooding at New Monks Farm. Picture supplied by Bill Freeman

Lack of ‘common sense’ over flood risk in New Monks Farm development

Plans to build IKEA and 600 homes on a Lancing floodplain were strongly opposed yesterday (February 8) as councillors and developers debated the prospect of flooding in Adur.

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Glebe Primary children sang at the O2 Arena

Children were on song to raise the roof at O2 Arena

A group of 10 and 11-year-olds have taken part in one of the largest school choir concerts in the world.

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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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Some of the young people planting trees at Worthing Foyer

Orchards created at YMCA centres

Young people have been working together to create four new orchards as part of a £33million investment in the environment by The Big Lottery Fund.

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Waps (Photograph: T Pennell) SUS-170124-171747001

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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