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.


Video: how we all can save £3 million

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.


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.


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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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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Richard Williamson will hold a Facebook Live Q&A next Thursday.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131153-3 SUS-151111-090106003

Your nature questions answered live by our expert

Our wildlife expert Richard Williamson will be on hand to answer your questions live in the first of a special weekly event next week


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country Walk: Up Marden to Piglegged Row

There are bluebells nearly all the way on this 4 miles (6.4kms) walk in the woods.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Wild orchid season opens

The wild orchid season has opened once again, drawing ever more enthusiasts out into the wild countryside to hunt for the 51 species in Britain, 26 (at least) of which are in Sussex.

Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Ashford Hangers to Steep Church

I walked this 3.3 mile (5.5kms) route on 20 March and it is to commemorate the death 100 years ago on 9 April 1917 of Edward Thomas, the WW1 poet from Steep, Petersfield.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Good butterfly season anticipated

This week 2,000 volunteer butterfly recorders like myself start another season of work.This will be my 42nd year making weekly counts of butterflies at Kingley Vale national nature reserve.

Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

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