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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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The deer found in Coffee Republic. Photo by Tracy Honey

Wounded deer found in Eastbourne town centre coffee shop

Rescuers rushed to a town centre coffee shop this morning after a small deer was discovered in there.

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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Council questioned on Birling Gap gas haze

Council bosses were questioned on the mysterious Birling Gap gas haze at the cabinet meeting last night (Wednesday).

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Eastbourne MP hits out at failure to take samples of chemical haze

The Eastbourne MP has today spoken of his frustration with the authorities’ apparent failure to collect samples of the Birling Gap chemical haze.

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McDonalds staff clean up beach

Staff members from McDonald’s restaurants across the East Sussex area helped clean up Eastbourne Seafront after the recent Airbourne event.

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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Chemical haze update: Investigation into gas cloud focusing on ship as source

Police supporting the investigation into the chemical haze that descended on East Sussex on Sunday (August 28) say it is focusing ‘predominantly’ on the possibility of a ship as its source.

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Photo taken at the scene by Eddie Mitchell

UPDATE: Investigation into East Sussex gas haze could take ‘some time’

The investigation into the gas cloud at Birling Gap is likely to take some time to conclude, say emergency services.

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Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Eastbourne Council boss speaks out over chemical haze

The leader of Eastbourne Borough Council has called for the source of the problem to be identified after a chemical gas cloud gripped the area over the weekend.

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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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Brenda Tarrant with her rare agave tree in her garden at Pevensey Bay (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171008-104540008

Jack and the Beanstalk? No, Brenda and the blooming giant tree

A Pevensey Bay gardener has grown a 30ft tall extremely rare desert plant.

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Park Wood, Hellingly

Hundreds set for walk to protest woodland sale

More than 100 people are set to walk through Park Wood in Hellingly tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against the potential sale of the site by the Environment Agency.

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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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Nature Tots programme will give kids a sense of the great outdoors

The Nature Tots programme is promising outdoor adventures for the under fives.

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In Princes Park, councillors, EBC council officers and members of Friends groups celebrate three Eastbourne parks retaining their Green Flag status. SUS-170726-133215001

Eastbourne’s parks are flying the flag

Eastbourne’s three parks with Green Flags have all been awarded the status again this year for being among the best green spaces in the country.

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New crackdown targets dog mess and street drinking

Street drinking and dog fouling will be the focus of new orders in Eastbourne – with potential fines of up to £1,000.

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Photo by Angie Parsons

VIDEO: Time lapse video shows Eastbourne’s famous Carpet Gardens being transformed

Eastbourne’s famous Carpet Gardens were stripped of their old greenery and replaced with 19,000 bedding plants to create a stunning new display.

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Dog fouling and street drinking targeted in new Eastbourne crackdown

Dog fouling and street drinking targeted in new Eastbourne crackdown

Street drinking and dog fouling will be the focus of new orders in Eastbourne – with potential fines of up to £1,000.

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New two-lane bridge to be built at Exceat

A new two-lane bridge is being built at Exceat.

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PHOTOS: Massive cliff fall at Seaford Head

Photographer Eddie Mitchell took these stunning photos of the cliff fall at Seaford Head yesterday.

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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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