Refilling stations for water bottles set for Horsham

A campaign hoping to convince people to refill reusable water bottles rather than buying single use plastic bottles is coming to Horsham on Sunday July 8.

Head teacher Thomas Moore and senior associate solicitor Gareth Collins with pupils at Bury Primary School

Tree gift fits perfectly with school’s environmental award

An oak has been planted at Bury Primary School as a permanent reminder of the important role trees play in the environment.

Celebrating 25 years of WRAGs

Celebrating 25 years of WRAGs at the Floral Fringe Fair

Many of the best horticulturalists working in Britain’s gardens owe their success to training received on the Work and Retrain As a Gardener (WRAG) scheme.

Adam uses his chilli sales to help stray dogs

Chilli entrepreneur supports stray dog charity

Ten-year-old chilli entrepreneur Adam Cort launched his ethical chilli business at the Floral Fringe Fair last weekend.


GALLERY: Steyning Downland Scheme Gateway launched

A shipping container has been turned into a living building, providing a home for nature and a wonderful introduction to the Steyning Downland Scheme.
Eyed hawkmoths are a large moth with eye markings on its hindwings that it uses to startle predators.

Arundel Wetland Centre celebrates bug month with moth workshops

Pale hassock, flame-shouldered and light brocade sound like a fashion show but these creatures may eat the clothes instead of wear them.

These are moths found at Arundel Wetland Centre by reserve manager Paul Stevens on his wildlife surveys.

A kestrel in flight

Woods Mill reserve marks 50 years of helping nature

Sussex Wildlife Trust is celebrating 50 years since the opening of the nature reserve at Woods Mill to the public on June 8 1968 with a programme of events running from now until March 2019.

There will be 15 gardens open in the village

Kirdford open gardens to wow visitors

At this most colourful time of the gardening year there will be 15 gardens open, all within walking distance, in Kirdford on Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10.

A snapping turtle. Pic: Sarah Standing

Warning after snapping turtle spotted at a Sussex yacht club

A harbour conservancy group has taken to social media to ask locals to be vigilant after a snapping turtle was sighted 'walking about' at the marina yacht club in Birdham, near Chichester.

Filmmaking student Catherine Brookes from Ashington is set to document who an all-femal team are saving sea turtles in  El Salvador SUS-180606-130818001

Student to embark on trip to show work of women saving sea turtles

A wildlife filmmaking student from Ashington will embark on a trip to remote El Salvador in July to document the work of an inspiring all-female team of sea turtle conservationists.

Horsham's 'Green Spirit' environmental group at Viridor's West Sussex recycling centre at Ford Aerodrome SUS-180529-135741001

Environmental group learn more about recyclable items

On Tuesday May 22, Viridor’s West Sussex recycling centre at Ford Aerodrome near Chichester hosted a visit by Horsham’s ‘Green Spirit’ environmental group.

Councillor Paul Dendle has long-supported an A27 bypass at Arundel. Picture: Derek Martin

‘Abolish the South Downs National Park Authority’, Arundel councillor says

A district councillor has called for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to be abolished.

The pupils are working hard to help their environment

Upper Beeding School pupils build a bug hotel

Pupils at Upper Beeding School have been working hard to help their local environment flourish.

The gardens are full of picturesque blooms

Champs Hill gardens open for visitors this Sunday

Champs Hill gardens are delighted to be opening their lovely gardens in Coldwaltham for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, May 13 from 2.00pm until 5.00pm, and in the summer on August 12.

Blubells in Thakeham

Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.


Extra teams will help mend potholes in West Sussex

Even more repair teams are being dedicated to tackling potholes in West Sussex, with an additional two ‘seek and fill’ gangs starting work soon.


Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

The badger cub, named Monty by Coastway Vets in Shoreham

UPDATE: Monty now with friends

The badger cub rescued in Steyning is now in the care of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue in Surrey.

Monty the badger cub is just a few weeks old. Picture: Claire Bond, Photography by Bond

Care through the night saves rescued badger cub

This tiny badger cub has been rescued after getting lost in Steyning.

Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.

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