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Concerns for rural Sussex development

A public talk about how to protect our countryside from development takes place on Tuesday (February 27).

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VIDEO: Tour of Highdown Gardens in winter, celebrating 50 years of council ownership

Highdown Gardens, an international treasure, has been cared for by the local authority for 50 years today.
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Organisers and speakers at Sow and Grow. Photo by Derek Martin DM1821352a

Seed swap proves inspirational for all ages

Inspirational talks, workshops for children and adults, and a wide variety of stalls helped make the annual Sow and Grow seed swap and spring fair a great success.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Dr Peter Whittick, who climbed on an oil rig lorry, is due to appear at court tomorrow (February 14). Picture: Keep Billingshurst Frack Free

Sussex activist who climbed on oil rig lorry to appear at court

A Sussex activist who climbed on an oil rig lorry as an ‘act of conscientious’ could face a prison sentence, according to a campaign group.

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Volunteers planted the willow dome in the wild nature area on the Steyning Downland Scheme last Saturday

New play area gives children freedom to explore nature

The Steyning Downland Scheme has nearly finished its work creating a play area with a difference.

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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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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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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VIDEO: Rescued turtle finds a new home

A 13-year-old Poling girl is to fly to a paradise island to report on injured sea turtle that shares her name.

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VIDEO: Amazing bird feeding technique spotted on River Adur

Clever little egrets at Adur Estuary Nature Reserve have learned a new trick - and attracted the attention of the BBC.

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COUNTY NEWS: Oil and gas firms go into partnership ahead of testing in Sussex

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla has partnered with Angus Energy ahead of testing an oil well in Sussex.

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The Kier Group team with pupils at Seaside Primary School

Workshops help highlight safety at level crossings

Safety at level crossings has been highlighted in workshops for children at two Lancing primary schools.

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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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Pollution levels for Worthing and Adur districts revealed

Air pollution across the Worthing and Adur districts is low according to a new interactive report.

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COUNTY NEWS: Fears for children ahead of oil well testing in Sussex

Residents said the decision from councillors for fracking firm Cuadrilla to return to Sussex to test an oil well came as ‘no shock’.

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MP Tim Farron

COUNTY NEWS: MP Tim Farron responds to news of fracking firm’s return to Sussex

The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats has responsed to the news that fracking firm Cuadrilla will return to Sussex to test for oil.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Green MEP slams councillors for backing fracking firm’s return

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor has slammed councillors for backing a fracking firm’s return to Sussex to test an oil well.

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COUNTY NEWS: Group reacts to news of fracking firm’s return to Sussex

South East campaign group Friends of the Earth has reacted to the news of a fracking firm’s return to Sussex to test oil flow.

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COUNTY NEWS: Application to test Sussex oil well is approved

An application to test an oil well in Sussex has been approved, despite thousands of objections.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Green MEP calls on council to reject plans to test Sussex oil well

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor is calling on West Sussex councillors to heed the overwhelming calls from their constituents and reject plans to test an oil well.

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