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

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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