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.

Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.


Menace of heavy lorries in town centre street

Heavy lorries churning up grass verges in a town centre road have got residents up in arms.

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From left: Suzanne Nash, Frances Wallace, Steve Nash, Portia Smith, Andrew Smith, Patricia Warwick, Brian High, Adrian Warwick and Gav Vansul

Fox Hill residents fight for homes ‘under attack’

Plans to build 151 new homes in Fox Hill Village has sparked a campaign from unhappy residents, who say their homes are ‘once again under attack’.

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Non-native red signal crayfish SUS-170302-151629001

Historic garden may be last refuge for threatened crayfish

An historic garden in Handcross may be the last refuge in Sussex for embattled native crayfish.

web standing-images. Traffic.

Part of major road to close during eight weeks of gas works

Part of a major road in Haywards Heath is to close on Monday at the start of eight weeks of works to upgrade local gas supplies.


Fears of ‘50 per cent increase’ in Gatwick aircraft

TV film crews are expected to gather in Warnham tomorrow after new fears of an increase in Gatwick aircraft movements.

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Appleyard House, 72 Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 5BU. Pic Steve Robards  SR1701271 SUS-170127-110000001

Building earmarked as a hotel to be converted into a church

An historic building - originally earmarked for use as a hotel - is now being converted into a church after being ‘de-listed,’ despite some public opposition.

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William Hill Interiors in Burgess Hill will close soon. Pic Steve Robards SR1701028 SUS-170121-162325001

Shops make way for £65million town centre regeneration

New moves are being made for the £65 million regeneration of Burgess Hill town centre.

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