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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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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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Warnham Park in Horsham

Gardens exclusively open for hospice

A number of gardens in Sussex will be opening this spring for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.

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A public meeting was held at Pulborough Village Hall over concerns with oil drilling in the Weald. Photo by Phil Jackson

Anti-drilling meeting packs out Pulborough hall

Around 150 people turned out for a public meeting at Pulborough Village Hall on Sunday, April 30, to discuss concerns with oil drilling in the Weald.

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Police were alerted to the hand grenade pictured on Monday (April 24). Picture supplied by Jamie Burton

Hand grenade found on building site

Police cordoned off a building site in Crawley after a hand grenade was found by a resident.

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Suspending ‘diabolical’ rubbish tip charges welcomed by Tory

Suspending ‘barmy’ and ‘diabolical’ charges introduced at rubbish tips in West Sussex last year has been welcomed by a Tory county councillor.

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Early-purple Orchids are blooming earlier than usual. Picture: Picasa

Enjoy an orchid spectacle in June

Early-purple Orchids are blooming two weeks earlier than usual in Sussex.

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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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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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A mosaic originally in Queens Square found dumped in Tilgate Park SUS-170320-130954001

Shock as historic mosaic is found dumped in park

A historic mosaic which once decorated a part of Crawley town centre has been found abandoned in a nearby park.

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Roger Brown from Steyning Community Orchard holds the apple tree while Steyning Downland Scheme trustee Alan Chilver spades in the soil, watched by members of both groups

Orchard expansion as new site is added

It has been a fruitful few weeks for Steyning Community Orchard, with the volunteers busy on two separate sites.

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A swarm of bees

What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Bird flu restrictions are in place across the country

Bird flu advice for West Sussex poultry owners

West Sussex poultry owners are being urged to check the latest restrictions to stop the spread of avian flu.

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South Downs National Trust Volunteers (SDNTV) at Wych Cross

County news - Volunteers needed to keep National Trust land in shipshape

A small group of hardworking volunteers are appealing to people from all over Sussex to help them maintain National Trust land on the South Downs.

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Craig Sandles strimming on one of the seven annual urban grass cutting rounds during a previous summer (photo submitted). SUS-150528-130923001

Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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Denne Road Gospel Hall, Horsham SUS-170222-111401001

Town centre church building put up for sale

A town centre building which has been used as a church for the past 150 years has now been put up for sale.

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Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

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