COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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The lane is reported to be closed due to flooding.

TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Supporters of the petition in Arundel on Monday when the 2,000 signatures were presented to Peter Knight

Call to stop use of animal snares on Norfolk Estate

Thousands of people have signed a petition condemning the use of snares for catching animals on the Norfolk Estate in Arundel.

A North American weevil, natural enemy of floating water fern

‘Remarkable’ weevils save historic waterway on Wey and Arun canal

Tiny beetles have saved a historic waterway from being choked by an outbreak of invasive weed, the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have announced.

West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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VIDEO: Emergency flood response exercise held in Shoreham

New equipment was tested in an emergency flood response exercise held in Shoreham this morning in preparation for the winter.

The newly-refurbished scratter, in use for the first time. Picture: L. Trownson

Slindon Apple Day a shining success

It was a fun-filled day in Slindon on Saturday for the eagerly-anticipated Apple Day, an annual festival of fruit, juice, orchards, crumbles and more.

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COUNTY NEWS: Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows river wall damage

Footage has been posted online showing the extent of the damage to the river wall in Arundel.

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Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering outside their house in River Road

PICTURES: Residents face ongoing threat of homes falling into river

Months after the collapse of a river wall, the man whose home is at risk of being overtaken by flood water has spoken about the ongoing stress and anxiety the situation is causing him.

Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, standing on grass. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.


Sir David Attenborough backs Sussex Wildlife Trust legacy campaign

Sir David Attenborough is supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust in its quest to protect vulnerable wildlife this week (September 12-18).

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Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

COUNTY NEWS: Rare bird rescued after washing up on Sussex beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in Sussex at the weekend.

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An example of a private pumping station

Do you have a private pumping station on your property?

Southern Water is taking over responsibility for the ownership and maintainence of private wastewater pumping stations in the region.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Volunteers tackling invasive Himalyan balsam - Pic: www.photographersussex.com

Two South Downs projects shortlisted for award

Two South Downs National Park projects have been shortlisted for an award.

A beach clean. Picture: Friends of Shoreham Beach

PICTURES: Beach marks ten years of nature reserve status

Whether it is cleaning the beach with a mince pie and mulled wine or spotting shrimp in rock pools in the height of summer, one group of volunteers can be found on Shoreham Beach come rain or shine.

Arun District Council chairman Stephen Haymes with Friends of Mewsbrook Park. Picture: Steve Flynn

Green Flag for Mewsbrook Park

Mewsbrook Park in Littlehampton has again been awarded a Green Flag, having been a holder of the prestigious award since 2005.

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COUNTY NEWS: Concerns raised over lake’s water quality after bird deaths

Concerns have been raised about the cleanliness of the water at a lake in Sussex after the death of two birds.

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Walter Smith is concerned about the state of the pond at Brooklands pleasure park

Concerns raised over lake’s water quality after two birds die

Concerns have been raised about the cleanliness of the water at Brooklands lake after the death of two birds.

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