Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

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

The stream, which flows through the town has been covered up since the second world war. Picture: Derek Martin

Application to restore historic stream

An application to open up part of the historic Teville Stream has been submitted.

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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.

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.

Winning entries of a Shoreham Port wind turbine competition

Pupils name Shoreham Port’s turbines ‘Spinny’ and ‘Gusty’

Two wind turbines at Shoreham Port have been christened ‘Spinny’ and ‘Gusty’ after a competition challenged primary school pupils to suggest names.

Chris Lever with litter in Horsham's Memorial Peace Garden SUS-161230-142301001

‘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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Sedlescombe Village sign and green SUS-140304-122359001

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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The Worthing Borough councillor said tip charges are putting people off

Fly-tipping: ‘It will get worse and is a shame for everyone’

The growing problem of fly-tipping has been raised by a Worthing borough councillor, who said it ‘will get worse and is a shame for everyone’.

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Minister Andrea Leadsom visits  Applesham Farm, Coombes, near Lancing (photo provided by NFU). SUS-160912-142621001

Minister meets farmers near Lancing

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom met with West Sussex farmers last week to discuss farming policy.

Councillor Luke Proudfoot at Chatsmore Farm

Councillors criticise ‘ridiculous’ government decision on Chatsmore Farm

Councillors have criticised the Secretary of State for Local Government’s overturning of a Worthing Borough Council decision on Chatsmore Farm.

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The new �31 million scheme will protect almost 2,500 homes and businesses

New flood defence scheme will protect 2,500 homes and businesses

Shoreham-by-Sea’s £31 million tidal walls flood scheme will protect almost 2,500 homes and businesses, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced today on her visit to the site.

Emergency work is being carried out

Emergency work after Storm Angus damages beaches

Emergency work is being carried out by the Environment Agency after Storm Angus caused erosion along parts of Shoreham and Lancing beach, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed.

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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Receiving the award at the ceremony

Shoreham Port team win award for solving beach smell mystery

A team at Shoreham Port have received an award for solving the mystery of an obnoxious smell and seeping oil at Portslade beach.

Residents in Shoreham met outside Barclays bank for an anti-fracking protest

Shoreham residents protest against fracking

A group of environmentally-minded residents staged an anti-fracking demonstration in Shoreham high street on Friday.

West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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VIDEO: Emergency flood response exercise held in Shoreham

New equipment was tested in an emergency flood response exercise held in Shoreham this morning in preparation for the winter.

Masters students from Southampton Solent Universtity visited Shoreham Port

Students get an insight into their future at Port tour

A group of masters students visited Shoreham Port to meet the team and be shown around key areas.

Ocean Standing, four, with donated apples. Picture:Liz Pearce LP1601003

Steyning Apple Day ‘unqualified success’

Steyning Community Orchard’s third apple day was ‘an unqualified success’, say organisers.

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