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.

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.

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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.

New hedging in Ditchling. Picture by South East Water

Natural habitats given boost in Ditchling

Specialist contractors have completed the laying of a roadside boundary hedge at a National Environment Programme (NEP) biodiversity pilot project site in Ditchling.


VIDEO: Residents voice frustration over ‘town having its heart torn out’

Almost 100 Haywards Heath residents gathered in Fox Hill on Saturday (February 25) to protest against three major developments proposed for the town.

South Downs National Trust Volunteers (SDNTV) at Wych Cross

County news - Volunteers needed to keep National Trust land in shipshape

A small group of hardworking volunteers are appealing to people from all over Sussex to help them maintain National Trust land on the South Downs.

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

Craig Sandles strimming on one of the seven annual urban grass cutting rounds during a previous summer (photo submitted). SUS-150528-130923001

Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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Denne Road Gospel Hall, Horsham SUS-170222-111401001

Town centre church building put up for sale

A town centre building which has been used as a church for the past 150 years has now been put up for sale.

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