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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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New fast chargers for electric cars are now available in our car parks. Picture: Mid Sussex District Council

Fast chargers for electric cars now available in Mid Sussex

New fast chargers for electric cars are now available in car parks in Mid Sussex.

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The next phase of the scheme has been approved

Water pipes to be upgraded as part of £225,000 project

Two water pipes in Haywards Heath which have burst 15 times in the past ten years are to be upgraded as part of a £225,000 upgrade project by South East Water.

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Working on the Littlehampton Rain Garden in Maltravers Road

Rain garden inspires further flooding schemes

Work to improve flooding in Littlehampton is being used as a blueprint for other schemes in the county.

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Jacki Parton, Hanover Housing Association manager, councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, councillor Clive Laband and councillor Sandy Ellis. Picture: HHTC

Council’s delight after securing funding for flood-stricken footpath

Haywards Heath town councillors have spoken of their delight after securing funding to fix a flood-stricken footpath in Haywards Heath.

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Town mayor Jacqui Landriani, chairman of FoBHGCN Dominic Moore and leader of Burgess Hill Town Council Pru Moore. Picture: Steve Robards

Beech tree planted in town’s nature reserve

A tree was planted in Bedelands Nature Reserve on Monday (November 13), as part of National Tree Week.

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Recent surveys have revealed customer satisfaction in Mid Sussex has increased in all four of the district council's key waste and recycling services

Customer satisfaction increases in all waste and recycling services

Recent surveys have revealed that customer satisfaction has increased in all four of Mid Sussex District Council’s key waste and recycling services.

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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Balcombe residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in the village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Lower Stumble, Balcombe.

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Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has been working closely with Highways England

Council works with Highways to tackle litter on A23

Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) has been working closely with Highways England to ensure the A23 is as clear of litter as possible.

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VIDEO: Autumn Countryside Show at open air museum

More than 7,500 visitors enjoyed this year's Autumn Countryside Show at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

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John Newnham oversees millions of records of observations from many sources

Database manager shortlisted for two awards

Comprehensive records of wildlife seen in the Sussex have earned two national award nominations.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Which stunning image do you think should win?

Which stunning image do you think should win?

Sussex Wildlife Trust has chosen 12 stunning images to feature in next year’s calendar and is now asking the general public to vote for the overall winner.

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Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Following news that the South Downs is regarded as ‘high risk’ when it comes to Lyme disease we look at what it is and the symptoms.

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Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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VIDEO: 'Major milestone' as final wind turbine installed off Sussex coast

The last wind turbine has been installed at Rampion Offshore Windfarm in Sussex, six months after the first of the 116 turbines was put in place.
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The water flow meters are due to be installed

Water flow meters to be installed to detect bursts

Water flow meters which help to detect bursts quickly are due to be installed on part of South East Water’s network in Hassocks.

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The Malthouse Lane Meadows information board. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council

Nature spotting on the Green Circle

Installation of the new information boards on the Green Circle in Burgess Hill has started.

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