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Calls for new plan to protect site of special scientific interest on Bepton Down

A Bepton conservationist is calling on Natural England to step in and take control of Bepton Down, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) which she claims has been neglected for decades.

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Icy blast set to hit England

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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Chairman of West Lavington Parish Council Mike Thomas at Hawkhurst Farm, which has faced the threat of sand quarrying

Midhurst and Petworth campaigners could face new sand quarries fight

The threat of sand quarries across the Midhurst and Petworth area has returned after the initial report from a government planning inspector.

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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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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

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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The Frazer-Nash site which has become derelict over the last six years

Retirement homes plan for Midhurst town centre industrial site

New plans could be in the pipeline, to turn a prominent Midhurst town centre industrial site, abandoned six years ago, into retirement homes.

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Residents protesting outside Crouchland Biogas Litd at Plaistow in 2014

Villagers win their campaign against Crouchland expansion at Plaistow

A government planning inspector has thrown out appeals from Crouchland Biogas who were seeking planning permission for their controversial ‘unlawful’ expansion at Crouchland Farm in Plaistow.

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VIDEO: Autumn Countryside Show at open air museum

More than 7,500 visitors enjoyed this year's Autumn Countryside Show at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

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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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MP Nick Herbert  receives a copy of Kirdford's  Neighbourhood Plan from former parish councillor Josef Ransley in 2014

Kirdford homes proposal ‘flies in the face’ of Neighbourhood Plan

A controversial new homes proposal which flies in the face of the Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan (NP) is set to be given the thumbs up next week.

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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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Medmerry nature reserve is named in the trail plans

New 43-mile nature path would link East Head to Shoreham

A nature trail could be built along the 43-mile stretch from East Head to Shoreham by Sea, provding better access to coastal areas.

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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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Recent fly tipping in Chilgrove. New cameras could be installed where people are known to dump waste to catch offenders in the act

Fines for litter droppers and dog foulers proposed for Chichester district

A major crackdown on the growing scourge of littering and fly tipping across the district is being proposed.

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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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Check where to dispose of batteries safely

Householders in West Sussex reminded - dispose of old batteries carefully

More than 180 tonnes of batteries were thrown into rubbish bins by householders over 12 months in West Sussex.

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