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Children’s Safari cancelled due to bad weather

The Children’s Safari that was due to take place at Bedelands Nature Reserve today in Burgess Hill has been cancelled due to bad weather.

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Primary school children buried a time capsule at the event. Picture: Simon Dack

Pupils connect with countryside

Primary school children buried a time capsule, capturing a snapshot of living in the British countryside at the South of England Showground.

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Video: how we all can save £3 million

West Sussex residents are being asked to help save £3m.

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John Butler, 87, has received a certificate and atlas from the Environment Agency. Picture: Peter Cripps

Farmer’s joy after measuring highest rainfall for 50 years

A farmer has spoken of his joy after measuring his highest amount of rainfall in 50 years.

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The new service helps stop parked cars blocking residents' driveways.  Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council

New service to stop cars blocking driveways

Burgess Hill Town Council has introduced a new service to help stop parked cars blocking residents’ driveways.

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Mid Sussex District Council is running a six-week public consultation from today (July 3)

Public consultation on dog control orders

Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) is running a six-week public consultation from today (July 3), to find out what people think about dog control measures in Mid Sussex.

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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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