Town centre church building put up for sale

A town centre building which has been used as a church for the past 150 years has now been put up for sale.

Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.


Menace of heavy lorries in town centre street

Heavy lorries churning up grass verges in a town centre road have got residents up in arms.

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Historic flooding at New Monks Farm. Picture supplied by Bill Freeman

Lack of ‘common sense’ over flood risk in New Monks Farm development

Plans to build IKEA and 600 homes on a Lancing floodplain were strongly opposed yesterday (February 8) as councillors and developers debated the prospect of flooding in Adur.

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From left: Suzanne Nash, Frances Wallace, Steve Nash, Portia Smith, Andrew Smith, Patricia Warwick, Brian High, Adrian Warwick and Gav Vansul

Fox Hill residents fight for homes ‘under attack’

Plans to build 151 new homes in Fox Hill Village has sparked a campaign from unhappy residents, who say their homes are ‘once again under attack’.

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Non-native red signal crayfish SUS-170302-151629001

Historic garden may be last refuge for threatened crayfish

An historic garden in Handcross may be the last refuge in Sussex for embattled native crayfish.

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Part of major road to close during eight weeks of gas works

Part of a major road in Haywards Heath is to close on Monday at the start of eight weeks of works to upgrade local gas supplies.


Fears of ‘50 per cent increase’ in Gatwick aircraft

TV film crews are expected to gather in Warnham tomorrow after new fears of an increase in Gatwick aircraft movements.

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Appleyard House, 72 Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 5BU. Pic Steve Robards  SR1701271 SUS-170127-110000001

Building earmarked as a hotel to be converted into a church

An historic building - originally earmarked for use as a hotel - is now being converted into a church after being ‘de-listed,’ despite some public opposition.

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Some of the young people planting trees at Worthing Foyer

Orchards created at YMCA centres

Young people have been working together to create four new orchards as part of a £33million investment in the environment by The Big Lottery Fund.

William Hill Interiors in Burgess Hill will close soon. Pic Steve Robards SR1701028 SUS-170121-162325001

Shops make way for £65million town centre regeneration

New moves are being made for the £65 million regeneration of Burgess Hill town centre.

Heavy lorries in Peeks Brook Lane, Shipley Bridge SUS-170125-130649001

Residents battle to halt spread of an ‘industrial monster’

Residents living in a country lane have launched a desperate battle to halt an ‘industrial monster’ on their doorstep.

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Concerns  have been raised over the bridge at Keymer Junction. Photo by Steve Robards

‘Bumpy bridge’ over railway line sparks safety concerns

A ‘bumpy bridge’ over a railway line has sparked safety concerns from a Burgess Hill resident.

Waps (Photograph: T Pennell) SUS-170124-171747001

County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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Vida Lyne at the opening of CHLOES

Town centre shop to close

A popular shop in Horsham town centre is set to close this spring.

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Mythago Morris performing a sequence of wassail-related dances

Wonderful wassail at Steyning orchard

Steyning Community Orchard had a wonderful wassail on Saturday night to get the year off to a flying start.

Volga ploughing, an image similar to the one on the Sompting village sign

Working heavy horse brings piece of village history to life

Sompting is home to a minor celebrity in the horse world.

Green party members meeting Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Chichester in December

New Chichester Climate Change Forum established

A celebratory evening is being held at which people can find out more about climate change action and solutions in the area.

Brent Lodge Wildlife Animal Hospital needs help with its hedgehogs. Picture: Steve Robards SR1526676

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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