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Concerns for rural Sussex development

A public talk about how to protect our countryside from development takes place on Tuesday (February 27).

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Dr Peter Whittick, who climbed on an oil rig lorry, is due to appear at court tomorrow (February 14). Picture: Keep Billingshurst Frack Free

Sussex activist who climbed on oil rig lorry to appear at court

A Sussex activist who climbed on an oil rig lorry as an ‘act of conscientious’ could face a prison sentence, according to a campaign group.

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Opening of the new eco-hut at Woods Mill Nature Reserve in July 2017. Picture: Miles Davies/Sussex Wildlife

Nature reserve closed due to ‘high winds’

The Woods Mill Nature Reserve, in Henfield, has been closed to visitors today due to high winds, according to the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

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Volunteers planted the willow dome in the wild nature area on the Steyning Downland Scheme last Saturday

New play area gives children freedom to explore nature

The Steyning Downland Scheme has nearly finished its work creating a play area with a difference.

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You can bring a reusable coffee cup instead of getting a disposable one

People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

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National park site monitored after felling concerns raised

National park site monitored after felling concerns raised

Residents concerned by tree felling in the South Downs National Park have asked Horsham District Council to monitor the site.

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COUNTY NEWS: Oil and gas firms go into partnership ahead of testing in Sussex

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla has partnered with Angus Energy ahead of testing an oil well in Sussex.

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GALLERY: Wassailing at Steyning Community Orchard

Evil spirits were chased off by a crowd of more than 100 at Steyning Community Orchard’s annual wassail.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Mythago Morris wassailing at Steyning Community Orchard last year

Wonderful wassail returns

Chanting, rattling and banging will help to ‘wake up the trees’ at Steyning Community Orchard.

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COUNTY NEWS: Fears for children ahead of oil well testing in Sussex

Residents said the decision from councillors for fracking firm Cuadrilla to return to Sussex to test an oil well came as ‘no shock’.

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New pollution information available

Pollution level for Horsham district revealed

Air pollution across the Horsham district is low according to a new interactive map.

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MP Tim Farron

COUNTY NEWS: MP Tim Farron responds to news of fracking firm’s return to Sussex

The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats has responsed to the news that fracking firm Cuadrilla will return to Sussex to test for oil.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Green MEP slams councillors for backing fracking firm’s return

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor has slammed councillors for backing a fracking firm’s return to Sussex to test an oil well.

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COUNTY NEWS: Group reacts to news of fracking firm’s return to Sussex

South East campaign group Friends of the Earth has reacted to the news of a fracking firm’s return to Sussex to test oil flow.

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COUNTY NEWS: Application to test Sussex oil well is approved

An application to test an oil well in Sussex has been approved, despite thousands of objections.

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Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Green MEP calls on council to reject plans to test Sussex oil well

Sussex Green MEP Keith Taylor is calling on West Sussex councillors to heed the overwhelming calls from their constituents and reject plans to test an oil well.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Application to test Sussex oil well to be decided tomorrow

An application to test an oil well in Sussex is to be decided tomorrow.

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