COUNTY NEWS: Supermarket shelves ‘empty’ says father trying to buy water

A Sussex father said when he went to buy bottled water at supermarkets near him the shelves were ‘empty’.

An artist's impression of the proposed new reservoir at Havant Thicket

New reservoir plans unveiled by water company

Proposals to build a major reservoir for the whole of the south east region have today been unveiled by Portsmouth Water.

Shane Green and wife Tracy

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Disgrace’ as Sussex family left without water for two days

A Sussex family said they have been left without water for two days which is a ‘disgrace’.

Chris Tomlinson and Richard Crowhurst from Rampion Offshore Wind Farm made the presentation to Brighton lifeboat operations manager Roger Cohen, Littlehampton lifeboat operations manager Nick White, Shoreham coxswain Steve Smith and Shoreham operations manager Peter Huxtable at Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat stations given £100,000 from wind farm fund

Rampion has made a £100,000 donation to the RNLI for lifeboat stations along the south coast.


Celebrity endorsement for new book with key message

Campaigner Georgina Stevens is taking her sustainability message to a new level with the launch of the first of a series of children’s books.

Kia Trainor Director of the Sussex office of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Concerns for rural Sussex development

A public talk about how to protect our countryside from development takes place on Tuesday (February 27).

Organisers and speakers at Sow and Grow. Photo by Derek Martin DM1821352a

Seed swap proves inspirational for all ages

Inspirational talks, workshops for children and adults, and a wide variety of stalls helped make the annual Sow and Grow seed swap and spring fair a great success.

Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Dr Peter Whittick, who climbed on an oil rig lorry, is due to appear at court tomorrow (February 14). Picture: Keep Billingshurst Frack Free

Sussex activist who climbed on oil rig lorry to appear at court

A Sussex activist who climbed on an oil rig lorry as an ‘act of conscientious’ could face a prison sentence, according to a campaign group.

From left, David Leighton, Josh Funnell, Mick Warren, MP Nick Gibb, Geoffrey Walker, constituency association chairman David Britton, Jill Long and Hilde Sicka

New committee plans to revitalise branch

The Littlehampton branch of the Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Conservative Association has a new committee with big plans for the future.

Volunteers planted the willow dome in the wild nature area on the Steyning Downland Scheme last Saturday

New play area gives children freedom to explore nature

The Steyning Downland Scheme has nearly finished its work creating a play area with a difference.

Worthing Road Allotments has vacant plants available

Allotments available at town council sites

Tucking into something you have grown yourself is a taste that is hard to beat – and if you have an allotment you can grow your own to your heart’s content.

You can bring a reusable coffee cup instead of getting a disposable one

People encouraged to produce zero waste for #PlasticFreeFriday

Can you spend a whole day without throwing away plastic?

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

A coal tit is an unusual sight at Mewsbrook Park. Picture: Malcolm McCluskey G47058H8

Unusual sighting noted by Friends during bird survey

An unusual visitor was spotted in Mewsbrook Park during the annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey for the RSPB.


VIDEO: Rescued turtle finds a new home

A 13-year-old Poling girl is to fly to a paradise island to report on injured sea turtle that shares her name.

The new activity shelter and a large pond at RSPB Pagham Harbour

Pagham nature reserve becomes ‘living classroom’

A major project will turn Pagham Harbour into a ‘living classroom’.

Winner Laura Monica Carusato with fellow students, judges and lecturers from the University of East London. Picture: GreenSeas Trust

New bin makes waste disposal fun

An iconic litter bin inspired by passenger liners of the past has been created with the hope of reducing seaside waste.


COUNTY NEWS: Oil and gas firms go into partnership ahead of testing in Sussex

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla has partnered with Angus Energy ahead of testing an oil well in Sussex.


GALLERY: Wassailing at Steyning Community Orchard

Evil spirits were chased off by a crowd of more than 100 at Steyning Community Orchard’s annual wassail.

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