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£8million to be injected to support new homes

A leading housebuilder is investing £8million into the environment as it brings new homes to Burgess Hill.

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Councillors have approved the regeneration. Crawley Borough Council

£2million town centre revamp plans win councillors backing

Plans to extend Queens Square regeneration work along Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate have been approved.

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Jack Windmill gets a new cap. Pictures: Simon Potter of Jack and Jill Windmills Society

New cap for Jack Windmill

Jack and Jill Windmills will once again turn into the wind together for the first time in living memory.

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Sarah Sharp chatting to a shopper about Earth Hour this Saturday

Lights off please for Earth Hour, Green councillor pleads

Green city councillor Sarah Sharp set up a dining table and chairs in Chichester’s busy Eastergate Square on Saturday to engage with people about Earth Hour.

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The Arundel Wetland Centre grounds team rescues toads found scaling the perimeter fence. Picture: Paul Stevens

Toads scale fences to get to reedbeds

Spring is in the air at Arundel Wetland Centre and the ponds and ditches have become toad-aly romantic hotspots.

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A mosaic originally in Queens Square found dumped in Tilgate Park SUS-170320-130954001

Shock as historic mosaic is found dumped in park

A historic mosaic which once decorated a part of Crawley town centre has been found abandoned in a nearby park.

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Roger Brown from Steyning Community Orchard holds the apple tree while Steyning Downland Scheme trustee Alan Chilver spades in the soil, watched by members of both groups

Orchard expansion as new site is added

It has been a fruitful few weeks for Steyning Community Orchard, with the volunteers busy on two separate sites.

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A swarm of bees

What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Works on the overgrown and unwelcoming woodland started yesterday (March 9)

Council gives ‘unwelcoming’ woodland a makeover

The woods next to the Clair Hall Recreation Ground in Haywards Heath are having a makeover.

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Bird flu restrictions are in place across the country

Bird flu advice for West Sussex poultry owners

West Sussex poultry owners are being urged to check the latest restrictions to stop the spread of avian flu.

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VIDEO: Residents voice frustration over ‘town having its heart torn out’

Almost 100 Haywards Heath residents gathered in Fox Hill on Saturday (February 25) to protest against three major developments proposed for the town.

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Craig Sandles strimming on one of the seven annual urban grass cutting rounds during a previous summer (photo submitted). SUS-150528-130923001

Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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Denne Road Gospel Hall, Horsham SUS-170222-111401001

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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