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Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Dr Peter Whittick, who climbed on an oil rig lorry, is due to appear at court tomorrow (February 14). Picture: Keep Billingshurst Frack Free

Sussex activist who climbed on oil rig lorry to appear at court

A Sussex activist who climbed on an oil rig lorry as an ‘act of conscientious’ could face a prison sentence, according to a campaign group.

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You can bring a reusable coffee cup instead of getting a disposable one

People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

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COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

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Councillors visit £225,000 water main project in Haywards Heath

Councillors visited South East Water’s £225,000 water main upgrade project along Oathall Road in Haywards Heath.

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South East Water will be carrying out the works from Monday (February 5)

Pipe cleaning in Haywards Heath to keep water crystal clear

Work will soon be carried out to clean water mains in Haywards Heath to safeguard the quality of drinking water.

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From left: Richard Harris, Kathryn McWhirter, Rob Greer, Lisa Greer, Sue Taylor, Juliette Harris, Marian Kenward, Malcolm Kenward, Charles Metcalfe, Louisa Delpy and Steve Delpy

Oil well firms are ‘not wanted’ blast Balcombe villagers

“They are not wanted here and will be met with opposition,” said Balcombe resident Kathryn McWhirter.

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Oil and gas firms go into partnership ahead of testing in Balcombe

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla has partnered with Angus Energy ahead of testing an oil well in Balcombe.

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Haywards Heath Town Council has announced its budget

Community’s concerns ‘accelerate’ water main works in Haywards Heath

South East Water will now be working seven days a week on the Oathall Road water main installation in Haywards Heath.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Fears for children ahead of oil well testing in Balcombe

Balcombe residents said the decision from councillors for Cuadrilla to return to the village to test an oil well came as ‘no shock’.

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MP Tim Farron

MP Tim Farron responds to news of fracking firm’s return to Balcombe

The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats has responsed to the news that fracking firm Cuadrilla will return to Balcome to test for oil.

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‘Devastating news for Balcombe villagers’ – says campaign group

South East campaign group Friends of the Earth has reacted to the news of Cuadrilla returning to Balcombe to test the oil flow.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

‘A sad day for residents and campaigners’ – says Sussex Green MEP

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor has slammed West Sussex county councillors for backing fracking firm Cuadrilla’s plans to return to Balcombe.

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Application to test Balcombe oil well is approved

An application to test an oil well in Balcombe has been approved, despite thousands of objections.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

Sussex Green MEP calls on council to reject plans to test Balcombe oil well

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor is calling on West Sussex county councillors to heed the overwhelming calls from their constituents and reject plans to test an oil well in Balcombe.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

Application to test Balcombe oil well to be decided tomorrow

An application to test an oil well in Balcombe is to be decided tomorrow.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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A report has been released by Water UK

COUNTY NEWS: Wet wipes most common reason for sewage blockages

A report by Water UK has revealed wet wipes are the most common reason for sewage blockages.

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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

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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