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.

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Steyning Apple Day ‘unqualified success’

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

Volunteers planting wild cowslip and primrose plants on Steyning Downland Scheme. Picture: Matthew Thomas

Wild flower day proves a success

Volunteers from Steyning Downland Scheme joined forces with volunteer rangers from the South Downs National Park to plant 1,500 wild cowslip and primrose plants.

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COUNTY NEWS: Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

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COUNTY NEWS: Aerial footage shows river wall damage

Footage has been posted online showing the extent of the damage to a river wall in Sussex

Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering outside their house in River Road

COUNTY NEWS: Residents face ongoing threat of homes falling into river

Months after the collapse of a river wall, the man whose home is at risk of being overtaken by flood water has spoken about the ongoing stress and anxiety the situation is causing him.

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Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, standing on grass. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.


Sir David Attenborough backs Sussex Wildlife Trust legacy campaign

Sir David Attenborough is supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust in its quest to protect vulnerable wildlife this week (September 12-18).

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Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

COUNTY NEWS: Rare bird rescued after washing up on Sussex beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in Sussex at the weekend.

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An example of a private pumping station

Do you have a private pumping station on your property?

Southern Water is taking over responsibility for the ownership and maintainence of private wastewater pumping stations in the region.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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A beach clean. Picture: Friends of Shoreham Beach

PICTURES: Beach marks ten years of nature reserve status

Whether it is cleaning the beach with a mince pie and mulled wine or spotting shrimp in rock pools in the height of summer, one group of volunteers can be found on Shoreham Beach come rain or shine.

The Manor Sports Ground, in Worthing

Councils appeal for public opinion on dog legislation

Adur and Worthing councils are set to introduce tougher orders to control dogs.

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Society chairman opposes high-rise buildings for town

The Shoreham Society has objected to plans for the Frost-Minelco site following comments the development could pave the way for a strip of Benidorm-style high-rise buildings.

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COUNTY NEWS: Concerns raised over lake’s water quality after bird deaths

Concerns have been raised about the cleanliness of the water at a lake in Sussex after the death of two birds.

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Walter Smith is concerned about the state of the pond at Brooklands pleasure park

Concerns raised over lake’s water quality after two birds die

Concerns have been raised about the cleanliness of the water at Brooklands lake after the death of two birds.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drivers urged to be considerate during Harvest

Sussex drivers are being urged to be careful and considerate on the roads now that Harvest is underway.

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