Wild Wood Festival at Wakehurst

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Wakehurst will open Pearcelands Wood, a ‘magical ancient woodland’ for the Wild Wood festival.

Downlands Community School in Hassocks closed on Friday (May 19) due to the burst. Picture : Liz Pearce

South East Water thanks customers following ‘serious burst’ water main

South East Water has thanked its customers following a ‘serious burst’ water main on Friday (May 19).

Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture : Liz Pearce

South East Water ‘working hard’ to repair ‘serious burst’ water main

South East Water is working hard to repair a serious burst on a large water main in South Chailey which has caused supply problems for residents in Mid Sussex.

Full planning permission has been granted for 55 new homes in Burgess Hill

Planning granted for 55 new homes in Burgess Hill

Full planning permission has been granted for 55 new homes in Burgess Hill.

Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture: Liz Pearce

‘Serious burst’ water main affects residents and schools

Residents in Mid Sussex may be experiencing water supply problems after a ‘serious burst’ on a large water main in the area, said a South East Water spokesman.

Warnham Park in Horsham

Gardens exclusively open for hospice

A number of gardens in Sussex will be opening this spring for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.

Police were alerted to the hand grenade pictured on Monday (April 24). Picture supplied by Jamie Burton

Hand grenade found on building site

Police cordoned off a building site in Crawley after a hand grenade was found by a resident.

Almost a hundred residents came together to protest with banners and posters in Fox Hill in February. Picture: Derek Martin

“Still fighting after all these years”

Residents in Haywards Heath say they are ‘devastated but determined’ after fresh plans to build 151 new homes.

Early-purple Orchids are blooming earlier than usual. Picture: Picasa

Enjoy an orchid spectacle in June

Early-purple Orchids are blooming two weeks earlier than usual in Sussex.

Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

Levelling the ground at Pondtail Wood after the felling of trees SUS-160206-162015001

Ancient woodland destruction site sold

A site where ancient woodland was felled without permission near Albourne has been sold to a new owner.

Flood risk groups are calling on villagers to help map flooding spots and identify sites for rain gardens

Public meeting to help map flooding hotspots in Hassocks

Hassocks residents are invited to a public meeting this Saturday (April 1) to discuss flooding in the village.

A collection of two to five bedroom homes are being built. Picture: Charles Church Thames Valley

£8million to be injected to support new homes

A leading housebuilder is investing £8million into the environment as it brings new homes to Burgess Hill.

Jack Windmill gets a new cap. Pictures: Simon Potter of Jack and Jill Windmills Society

New cap for Jack Windmill

Jack and Jill Windmills will once again turn into the wind together for the first time in living memory.

A mosaic originally in Queens Square found dumped in Tilgate Park SUS-170320-130954001

Shock as historic mosaic is found dumped in park

A historic mosaic which once decorated a part of Crawley town centre has been found abandoned in a nearby park.

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A swarm of bees

What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Works on the overgrown and unwelcoming woodland started yesterday (March 9)

Council gives ‘unwelcoming’ woodland a makeover

The woods next to the Clair Hall Recreation Ground in Haywards Heath are having a makeover.

Bird flu restrictions are in place across the country

Bird flu advice for West Sussex poultry owners

West Sussex poultry owners are being urged to check the latest restrictions to stop the spread of avian flu.

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