Tree gift fits perfectly with school’s environmental award

An oak has been planted at Bury Primary School as a permanent reminder of the important role trees play in the environment.

A light pollution map showing Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour is the venue for the BBC’s The Sky at Night

Chichester Harbour has provided the backdrop for an episode of the BBC’s star gazing programme ‘The Sky at Night’ this weekend.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Angels of the sea

One of the birds that has been fishing and flying along the coast from Southampton to Seaford recently has been the sea swallow.

Eyed hawkmoths are a large moth with eye markings on its hindwings that it uses to startle predators.

Arundel Wetland Centre celebrates bug month with moth workshops

Pale hassock, flame-shouldered and light brocade sound like a fashion show but these creatures may eat the clothes instead of wear them.

These are moths found at Arundel Wetland Centre by reserve manager Paul Stevens on his wildlife surveys.

A snapping turtle. Pic: Sarah Standing

Warning after snapping turtle spotted at a Sussex yacht club

A harbour conservancy group has taken to social media to ask locals to be vigilant after a snapping turtle was sighted 'walking about' at the marina yacht club in Birdham, near Chichester.

The Year 6 teachers and pupils with Tom Hadlow from Sainsburys

Nutrition helping concentration

Students from a primary school in Billingshurst were fuelled up with a healthy breakfast in preparation for their week of SATS exams.


An explosion of colourful flowers hits Chichester’s Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral is about to explode into a riot of colour and sweet perfume with its biennial Festival of Flowers.

Councillor Paul Dendle has long-supported an A27 bypass at Arundel. Picture: Derek Martin

‘Abolish the South Downs National Park Authority’, Arundel councillor says

A district councillor has called for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to be abolished.

The leaking manhole cover outside the BP garage in Easebourne Lane

Sewage leaked from BP garage in Easebourne

Sewage overflowing onto a grass verge outside the BP garage in Easebourne Lane was due to a blocked toilet pipe.

Blubells in Thakeham

Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.


Extra teams will help mend potholes in West Sussex

Even more repair teams are being dedicated to tackling potholes in West Sussex, with an additional two ‘seek and fill’ gangs starting work soon.


Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.


Families flock to view all the fun that Gaston Farm has to offer

Families have flocked to Slindon to enjoy all the fun of the farm – and some very cute new arrivals.


COUNTY NEWS: Seabirds and fish killed by plastic wash up on beach

After discovering seabirds and fish killed by plastic on the beach, a dog walker has called for us to stop throwing rubbish in our seas.

Nick Herbert MP wants a ban on the sale of ivory

UK must act on illegal wildlife trade, MP says

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has renewed his call for measures to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Campaigners outside the High Court on Monday

‘Important victory’ against gas drillers but High Court battle looms

Anti-fracking campaigners have scored a huge victory after a drilling company was told to ‘shut up shop’.

Robert Gosling with wife Emma and daughter Heather

COUNTY NEWS: Supermarket shelves ‘empty’ says father trying to buy water

A Sussex father said when he went to buy bottled water at supermarkets near him the shelves were ‘empty’.

An artist's impression of the proposed new reservoir at Havant Thicket

New reservoir plans unveiled by water company

Proposals to build a major reservoir for the whole of the south east region have today been unveiled by Portsmouth Water.

Shane Green and wife Tracy

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Disgrace’ as Sussex family left without water for two days

A Sussex family said they have been left without water for two days which is a ‘disgrace’.

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