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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

With frosty mornings well and truly here, one man has revealed the quickest way to clear your windscreen in the mornings.

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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in a Sussex village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Sussex.

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John Newnham oversees millions of records of observations from many sources

Database manager shortlisted for two awards

Comprehensive records of wildlife seen in the Sussex have earned two national award nominations.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Which stunning image do you think should win?

Which stunning image do you think should win?

Sussex Wildlife Trust has chosen 12 stunning images to feature in next year’s calendar and is now asking the general public to vote for the overall winner.

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Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Following news that the South Downs is regarded as ‘high risk’ when it comes to Lyme disease we look at what it is and the symptoms.

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Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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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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