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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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Recent fly tipping in Chilgrove. New cameras could be installed where people are known to dump waste to catch offenders in the act

Fines for litter droppers and dog foulers proposed for Chichester district

A major crackdown on the growing scourge of littering and fly tipping across the district is being proposed.

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Review: Go Ape, Tilgate Park

Go Ape at Tilgate is a hugely popular attraction in Sussex. It's one of 31 Go Ape Adventures in the UK and this August Bank Holiday, Mark Dunford and his family joined many others in living life more adventurously and swung through the trees. Here is what he thought of the experience.
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Marilyn Wyers and Brian Rodgers, left, won the prize for best whole plot, measuring ten rods, while Sue and Dave Nagle won best half plot, measuring five rods

Allotments are a very special place

Prize winners at Felpham Allotments are an inspiration to other plot holders.

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Check where to dispose of batteries safely

Householders in West Sussex reminded - dispose of old batteries carefully

More than 180 tonnes of batteries were thrown into rubbish bins by householders over 12 months in West Sussex.

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Flooding in West Sussex

Funds for flood prevention projects

Projects to protect communities against flooding have been awarded funding in Itchingfield, Haywards Heath, Petworth and the Manhood Peninsular.

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Bognor Regis MP Nick Gibb with Wave 1 Team 2, one of the nine groups of young people from Arun on this year's NCS programme

Arun NCS team welcomes MP visit

Bognor Regis MP Nick Gibb has visited a team of young people on the National Citizens Service programme with West Sussex County Council.

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Tesco to ditch 5p bags in favour of new ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco will be scrapping the 5p single use carrier bags later this month, replacing them with a new ‘Bag for Life’ made from 94 per cent recycled plastic.

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GALLERY: Big Day Out

An unprecedented number of students and staff from Seaford College surged out into the community to help a variety of environmental and social causes.

Education

Video: how we all can save £3 million

West Sussex residents are being asked to help save £3m.

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GALLERY: Rare and Traditional Breeds Show

More than 600 animals and their breeders gathered at the Weald and Downland Living Museum for its Rare and Traditional Breeds Show on Sunday.

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Swarms expected in July

Honeybees usually swarm in July but Arundel Wetland Centre had two clusters appear early from its bug hotel in the meadow maze.

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Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

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Walkers gathered in the ancient woodland to see what could be harmed by an A27 bypass. Pictures: Boyd Norton

Last chance to see? A walk in the woods to protest possible bypass

Arundel residents have been shown on a guided walk where proposals for an offline Arundel bypass could harm rare wildlife.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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The South Downs Way at Houghton. Photo by Derek Martin

The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

The South Downs Way has been named as one of the UK’s best-loved walks, according to a new survey.

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Green city councillor Sarah Sharp is one of the organisers for next Tuesday's forum

Enhance don’t pollute Chichester

Chichester can ‘enhance its lives and not pollute the air we breathe and the land we rely on’.

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Verdley Wood, Bexleyhill

There was so much to see in this historic wood that I took three hours to walk the three miles (4.9kms) last week.

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: County bird life

As usual on my walk this week in Verdley Wood I kept my eyes not just on the ground for wild plants, tracks, etc but up into the branches of the trees and far beyond into the skies, both blue and clouded on the day I chose.

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Markwells Wood Watch Valentine's Day event 2017. Photo by Emily Mott SUS-170215-121900001

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Stoughton oil drilling plans

An oil company’s decision to withdraw heavily contested plans for exploratory drilling in Stoughton has been hailed as a ‘victory’ for Green campaigners and residents.

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