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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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Diane Heckels (front right) with members of the Dumbrills Residents Association

Community clean-up to ‘make a difference’

Dumbrills Close residents in Burgess Hill put on their gardening gear for a big clean-up.

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RSPCA issues advice after poisonous dog food found

RSPCA issues advice after poisonous dog food found

The RSPCA has issued advice following a series of incidents of food laced with poison being found at dog walking sites in Burgess Hill.

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Tots aged three to five can go to the group sessions. Picture: Sussex Wildlife Trust

‘Wild’ fun in the woods for tots

This summer children can ‘go wild in the woods’ at a new Nature Tots group in Ardingly.

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Learn about life on a farm

Farms across Sussex and Kent will be opening their gates on Sunday June 11 as part of the national Open Farm Sunday event.

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The public are invited to the minute's silence today (June 6) at 11am

‘Food laced with poison’ found around popular dog walking sites

Dog owners are being urged to remain vigilant after a series of incidents of food laced with poison being found around popular dog walking sites in Burgess Hill.

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Concerned residents by the public access way which is near a busy bypass. Picture: Steve Robards

Mums call for action over path to bypass

Three Haywards Heath mothers went through every parents’ nightmare after their children strayed towards a busy road.

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Jack Windmill has been awarded a RIBA South East award and a RIBA South East Conservation award. Picture: Katrin Lock

Jack Windmill claims RIBA awards

Jack Windmill near Clayton has been awarded two prizes by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Wakehurst will open Pearcelands Wood for the Wild Wood festival

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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