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VIDEO: 'Major milestone' as final wind turbine installed off Sussex coast

The last wind turbine has been installed at Rampion Offshore Windfarm in Sussex, six months after the first of the 116 turbines was put in place.
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Review: Go Ape, Tilgate Park

Go Ape at Tilgate is a hugely popular attraction in Sussex. It's one of 31 Go Ape Adventures in the UK and this August Bank Holiday, Mark Dunford and his family joined many others in living life more adventurously and swung through the trees. Here is what he thought of the experience.
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Check where to dispose of batteries safely

Householders in West Sussex reminded - dispose of old batteries carefully

More than 180 tonnes of batteries were thrown into rubbish bins by householders over 12 months in West Sussex.

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Richard Symonds outside Crawley Town Hall

Petition to rebuild bridges gets 100 signatures

A 100-signature petition has been delivered to Crawley Town Hall.

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Flooding in West Sussex

Funds for flood prevention projects

Projects to protect communities against flooding have been awarded funding in Itchingfield, Haywards Heath, Petworth and the Manhood Peninsular.

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Tesco to ditch 5p bags in favour of new ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco will be scrapping the 5p single use carrier bags later this month, replacing them with a new ‘Bag for Life’ made from 94 per cent recycled plastic.

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Tilgate Park, Goffs Park and Memorial Gardens have again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag. Picture: Jon Rigby

Simply the best! Parks win prestigious green accolades

Tilgate Park, Goffs Park and Memorial Gardens are among the best green spaces in the UK.

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Video: how we all can save £3 million

West Sussex residents are being asked to help save £3m.

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The council wants to hear from customers and people thinking about signing up. Picture: Dianne Tuckett

Have your say on council’s GREENbin service

Crawley Borough Council is looking to hear what residents have to say about its GREENbin service.

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Tilgate Park

Park wins Certificate of Excellence

Tilgate Park has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence after receiving consistently good reviews.

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Grenfell Tower in London. Picture: SWNS

Town high-rises are safe, says council in wake of Grenfell fire

Crawley Borough Council is reassuring residents that all high-rise residential blocks in the town are made of non-combustible materials in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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The South Downs Way at Houghton. Photo by Derek Martin

The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

The South Downs Way has been named as one of the UK’s best-loved walks, according to a new survey.

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Save money on your energy bills

Homeowners in Crawley can save money on their energy bills with the council’s energy switch scheme.

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Warnham Park in Horsham

Gardens exclusively open for hospice

A number of gardens in Sussex will be opening this spring for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.

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Members of Three Bridges Forum. From left: Mary Grace, Andrew Eley, Wendy Paton, John Cooban, Gill Cooban and Frank Halliday

Garden festival to celebrate 70 years of new town

A community group in Three Bridges is celebrating Crawley’s 70th anniversary of the new town with a garden festival.

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Cameron Masters and Kaylee Tomlinson with their two sons, Bobbi and Byron. Picture: Steve Robards

Couple left ‘high and dry’ in mouldy flat

A Crawley couple who fear their mouldy flat is putting their children’s health at risk believe they have been left ‘high and dry’ by the council.

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Police were alerted to the hand grenade pictured on Monday (April 24). Picture supplied by Jamie Burton

Hand grenade found on building site

Police cordoned off a building site in Crawley after a hand grenade was found by a resident.

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Councillor Chris Mullins with Kate Oliver, chairwoman of the Friends of Worth Park group outside Ridley's Court. Picture: Jon Rigby

Historic park claims another award

Crawley’s Worth Park has added another award to its ever-growing collection.

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