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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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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Colworth Manor Farm reservoir plan

Chichester farm aims to meet growing demand for local produce

The growing demand for local soft fruit appearing on the supermarket shelves and farmers market stalls has led a Chichester farm to request approval to build a new water storage reservoir.

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.

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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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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drivers urged to be considerate during Harvest

Sussex drivers are being urged to be careful and considerate on the roads now that Harvest is underway.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, head gardeners, win Horticulture Week's Custodian Award

Couple wins Custodian Award for their lifetime’s work

West Dean head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain have been presented with Horticulture Week’s Custodian Award for their lifetime’s work in revitalising the 19th century landscape.

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Attempt to follow swan migration preparations in Arundel

A series of test flights took place in Arudel today (July 14) ahead of the first ever attempt to follow the migration of the Bewick swan from air.

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Wildlife hospital sees ‘wonderful boom’

Big changes are taking place at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, which cares for sick, injured and orphaned creatures from across Sussex and Hampshire.

Hedgehogs ditching the countryside

Hedgehogs ditching the countryside for city living

Hedgehogs have adapted to life in towns and cities better than we think, a new study, presented in Sussex, has found.


1,000 Tangmere homes plan delayed by landowners

The compulsory purchase of land in Tangmere where 1,000 homes are planned to be built could be investigated by Chichester District Council.

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