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Beech tree planted in town’s nature reserve

A tree was planted in Bedelands Nature Reserve on Monday (November 13), as part of National Tree Week.

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Recent surveys have revealed customer satisfaction in Mid Sussex has increased in all four of the district council's key waste and recycling services

Customer satisfaction increases in all waste and recycling services

Recent surveys have revealed that customer satisfaction has increased in all four of Mid Sussex District Council’s key waste and recycling services.

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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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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

‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Balcombe residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in the village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

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 Lower Stumble, Balcombe.

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Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has been working closely with Highways England

Council works with Highways to tackle litter on A23

Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has been working closely with Highways England to ensure the A23 is as clear of litter as possible.

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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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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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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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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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