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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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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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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Application to test Sussex oil well to be decided tomorrow

An application to test an oil well in Sussex is to be decided tomorrow.

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The information kiosk enhances the character of a peaceful, rural area

Volunteers needed to care for information kiosk

The Wiggonholt Association is looking for volunteers willing to help clean the telephone kiosk information booth in North Stoke.

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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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Steve Morley pictured on Rumbolds Hill earlier this year

Air pollution fears in Midhurst could be confirmed

Air quality monitoring at a hot spot in Midhurst could confirm long-held fears of excessive pollution at Rumbolds Hill.

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Working on the Littlehampton Rain Garden in Maltravers Road

Rain garden inspires further flooding schemes

Work to improve flooding in Littlehampton is being used as a blueprint for other schemes in the county.

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'Neglect' on Bepton Down

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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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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