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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.

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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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An application for a new town hall, 182 flats, and commercial space has been submitted by Crawley Borough Council and Westrock SUS-181005-163919001

Plans for new town hall, offices and 182 flats get green light

Controversial plans for a new Town Hall, offices, flats, a public square and restaurant have been approved by Crawley Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

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Crawley Town Hall car park. Photo: Google Street Maps

New Crawley charging points for electric cars

Electric and hybrid car owners in Crawley can now charge their vehicles easier than ever, thanks to new rapid charging points in the town centre.

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Areas included in the Crawley Eastern and Station Gateway projects

Have your say on multi-million-pound schemes for Crawley

The latest set of plans in the £60m Crawley Growth Programme will go on show next month.

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Blubells in Thakeham

Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.

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Extra teams will help mend potholes in West Sussex

Even more repair teams are being dedicated to tackling potholes in West Sussex, with an additional two ‘seek and fill’ gangs starting work soon.

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Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

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Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.

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COUNTY NEWS: Seabirds and fish killed by plastic wash up on beach

After discovering seabirds and fish killed by plastic on the beach, a dog walker has called for us to stop throwing rubbish in our seas.

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Robert Gosling with wife Emma and daughter Heather

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’.

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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’.

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Rob Groves. Image: YouTube

Dolphin hunt protesters meet pro-hunt filmmaker

Crawley environmental campaigner Rob Groves encountered filmmaker Keiko Yagi at a protest in London.

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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.

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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.

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Henry Smith MP

Crawley MP pledges to give up plastic for Lent

Crawley MP Henry Smith has joined parliamentary colleagues from across the country in pledging to Give Up Plastic for Lent.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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