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Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

An urgent appeal for food for hedgehogs has been put out by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.

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Wildlife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

Wildlife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

West Sussex residents are being urged to take some time out to count birds in gardens and parks for the world’s largest wildlife survey.

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Monitoring and improving the health of Sussex ponds

New award for inspiring young conservationists

A new competition has been launched to find the county’s most inspiring young conservationists.

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‘Undesirables’ leave town’s Peace Garden littered with debris

A call for action is being made over ‘undesirables’ who are littering a town’s Peace Garden with bottles, beer cans and drug wrappers.

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Calls for 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Village Green’

The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has called on local authorities and developers throughout England to make 2017 the Year of the Village Green, by voluntary registering their land as greens.

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Owners of former council offices told: Clean them up!

Owners of a town centre office block - once the headquarters of Horsham District Council - have now been ordered by the council to clean it up.

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Outcry over changes to town centre sculpture

Controversy has erupted - again - over a major piece of public art on display in Horsham town centre.

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Five Oaks resident Anne Stevenson and head of business at Harwood Luke Sanson with one of the newly planted trees.ks16001227-2 SUS-161128-163740008

Horror turns to delight over village’s ‘millennium’ trees

Dismay has turned to delight over a group of ‘millennium’ trees which were ripped out to make way for a new car park at a local garage.

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Greenway and the final area of resurfacing still to be done

Anger over ‘U-turn’ on road resurfacing

County road chiefs have been accused of doing a U-turn over resurfacing a pothole-riddled street once dubbed ‘the worst in Horsham.’

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Fears of toxic pollution from waste incinerator

Concern is growing that toxic particles could be emitted over the countryside if plans go ahead to build a new £150 milllion incinerator on land north of Horsham.

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New plans for petrol station and M&S store

New proposals are being put forward to build a petrol station and M&S store on land off the A264 between Horsham and Crawley.

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‘Save our red telephone boxes’

A new campaign is being launched to save iconic red telephone boxes in towns and villages throughout Sussex.

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New piece of public art goes on display in park

An impressive piece of public art representing the history and heritage of Worth Park has been unveiled in Crawley.

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Tighter ‘fracking’ controls by South Downs National Park are welcomed

News that the South Downs National Park Authority is set to tighten up its ‘fracking’ policies in its joint minerals plan, have been welcomed by the Friends of the Earth.

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

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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More information can be found on the council's website. Picture: Derek Martin

Tighter policies to cover ‘acid fracking’ in the South Downs National Park

Tighter policies to cover a new method of fracking have been called for by members of the South Downs National Park Authority in their emerging joint minerals local plan.

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Unauthorised use of Crouchland Farm was ‘extensive and prolonged’

Farm Fuel Ltd has had its licence to operate vehicles suspended for 14 days after traffic commissioner Nicholas Denton found it had been using Crouchland Farm at Plaistow as an ‘unauthorised operating centre’.

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International adventurer gets a taste of the South Downs National Park

International adventurer Ben Fogle has spent the day closer to home today (Tuesday, November 8) for World Responsible Tourism Day.

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Hands off our parks!

Hands off our parks and open spaces - that’s the message people in Horsham are sending out to developers.

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