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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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The water flow meters are due to be installed

Water flow meters to be installed to detect bursts

Water flow meters which help to detect bursts quickly are due to be installed on part of South East Water’s network in Hassocks.

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The Malthouse Lane Meadows information board. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council

Nature spotting on the Green Circle

Installation of the new information boards on the Green Circle in Burgess Hill has started.

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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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Residents formed a Save Pondtail Wood action group when the ancient woodland site was destroyed. Picture: Bob Foreman

Wildlife trust’s delight as ancient woodland restoration works begin

Work has begun on restoring an ancient woodland site to its ‘former glory’.

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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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Flooding in West Sussex

Funds for flood prevention projects

Projects to protect communities against flooding have been awarded funding in Itchingfield, Haywards Heath, Petworth and the Manhood Peninsular.

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Tesco to ditch 5p bags in favour of new ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco will be scrapping the 5p single use carrier bags later this month, replacing them with a new ‘Bag for Life’ made from 94 per cent recycled plastic.

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South East Water will carry out the programme from Monday (July 31)

Pipe cleaning to keep Balcombe tap water running crystal clear

Work will soon be carried out to clean water mains in Balcombe to safeguard the quality of drinking water.

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Children  bug hunting at last year's safari. Picture: Steve Robards

Children’s Safari cancelled due to bad weather

The Children’s Safari that was due to take place at Bedelands Nature Reserve today in Burgess Hill has been cancelled due to bad weather.

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Primary school children buried a time capsule at the event. Picture: Simon Dack

Pupils connect with countryside

Primary school children buried a time capsule, capturing a snapshot of living in the British countryside at the South of England Showground.

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Video: how we all can save £3 million

West Sussex residents are being asked to help save £3m.

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John Butler, 87, has received a certificate and atlas from the Environment Agency. Picture: Peter Cripps

Farmer’s joy after measuring highest rainfall for 50 years

A farmer has spoken of his joy after measuring his highest amount of rainfall in 50 years.

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The new service helps stop parked cars blocking residents' driveways.  Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council

New service to stop cars blocking driveways

Burgess Hill Town Council has introduced a new service to help stop parked cars blocking residents’ driveways.

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Mid Sussex District Council is running a six-week public consultation from today (July 3)

Public consultation on dog control orders

Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) is running a six-week public consultation from today (July 3), to find out what people think about dog control measures in Mid Sussex.

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VIDEO: Sheffield Garden opens to the public

An historic woodland has been officially opened to the public for the first time after a 12-year restoration project.

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Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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The South Downs Way at Houghton. Photo by Derek Martin

The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

The South Downs Way has been named as one of the UK’s best-loved walks, according to a new survey.

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Carol Hart, botanical propagator in the Wakehurst nursery. Picture: Royal Botanic Gardens

Botanic gardens win award for 51-year contribution

Wakehurst has been recognised by the Environment Agency for its 51-year contribution of recording rainfall.

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