Joint action plan to tackle air quality in West Sussex

A joint action plan to improve air quality in West Sussex has been put together by local authorities across the county.

The great white shark spotted off the coast of Majorca. Photo by Alnitak/Orca Films SUS-181107-150427001

Great white shark shows why we must keep our oceans clean

The organiser of the UK’s biggest beach clean in Shoreham has come face to face with a great white shark on a conservation mission in Majorca.

Colourful entries in the flower classes

Angmering flower and produce show success

The annual Angmering Village Flower and Produce Show produced a fantastic array of entries.

Liz Green with her entry into the floral art section. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks180333-3

Ferring summer show impresses judges

A wonderful scent filled Ferring Village Hall on a perfect summer’s day.


Ferring Country Centre revamp makes ‘huge difference’

New barns at Ferring Country Centre have made a huge difference on the farm, for customers and visitors alike.


Bright Spark Energy lights up Gateway at Steyning Downland Scheme

An energy company has gone off grid with its latest project, supporting Steyning Downland Scheme.

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert, centre, with staff and volunteers at Arundel Wetland Centre

Heart-to-heart over climate change at Arundel Wetland Centre

Wildlife workers in Arundel have had a heart-to-heart with their MP about climate change, including discussions about flooding.

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Funding marks 50 years at trust

A funding boost of almost £100k will mean an additional 1,300 people will get the chance to take part in events being delivered at Woods Mill in Henfield this year as part of the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 50-year celebrations.

An 'electric ant'. Picture copyright Wikimedia Commons SUS-180630-114259001

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Electric ants’ invade Sussex town

The country’s largest ever colony of ‘electric ants’ has been discovered in a Sussex town.

The team leaving from Scotland to walk the Bryson Line, which finishes in Bognor

Sussex finish for Bill Bryson walkers

A month-long walk inspired by author Bill Bryson will finish with the final stretch of the journey being from Arundel to Bognor.


Now you can trace which cow you are eating with M&S

Marks & Spencer has launched a summer-long food campaign that shines a spotlight on M&S’ beef traceability standards.

The recent earthquake is the area's second in less than three months (Image: British Geological Survey)

Surrey and West Sussex hit with second earthquake in just three months

A small earthquake in Newdigate, near Gatwick Airport, shook Surrey and West Sussex yesterday afternoon (27 June), less than three months after the area’s first recorded case, on 1 April.
Chance to fight plastic pollution

Crawley pupils given chance to fight plastic pollution

Primary school children in Crawley are being invited to fight plastic pollution in the environment by taking part in a global Plastic Planet Challenge, supported by Crawley Borough Council.

Alasdair MacCulloch with his vase of sweet peas, which won him the Dave Sanders Memorial Cup and the National Sweet Pea Society Bronze Medal

Highly-scented display at Rustington rose and sweet pea show

Fair weather through most of June helped provide Rustington Horticultural Association’s rose and sweet pea show with a beautiful, highly-scented display of early summer flowers.


Roses and sweet peas dominate Yapton early summer show

A total of 270 items were submitted across 60 classes for Yapton Cottage Gardeners’ early summer flower show.


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.

The wonderful display of roses

PICTURES: East Preston and Kingston rose show

Congratulations go to those who took part in this year’s rose show, organised by East Preston and Kingston Horticultural Society.

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 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.

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