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Environmental lawyer quits Lib Dems in protest against Eastbourne farms sale

An environmental lawyer has resigned from the Liberal Democrats over Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposed sale of the freehold of four downland farms.

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South Downs National Trust Volunteers (SDNTV) at Wych Cross

County news - Volunteers needed to keep National Trust land in shipshape

A small group of hardworking volunteers are appealing to people from all over Sussex to help them maintain National Trust land on the South Downs.

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Demonstrators in Eastbourne protesting against the proposed sale of 3,000 acres of downland (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170227-114230008

National Park boss speaks out on downland sale and Eastbourne Review

The Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park Authority is calling for a rethink on the proposed sale of downland farms – and has criticised the council’s poll.

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Paul De Zylva giving a speech at the demonstration

Covenants like ‘putting water through a sieve’ says environmentalist on downland sale

A senior nature campaigner from Friends of the Earth has spoken out against the council’s proposed sale of the South Downs farms.

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Former Eastbourne MP breaks silence on downland sale

The town’s former MP has broken his silence on Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposed sale of 3,000 acres of downland farms.

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Cllr: David Tutt  at the pier Thursday morning.

Interview with leader of Eastbourne council on downland sale

The Eastbourne Herald interviewed the leader of the Eastbourne Borough Council on the issue of the proposed sale of four downland farms, comprising 3,000 acres of South Downs land.

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Downland between Eastbourne and East Dean  (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170222-100947008

What you need to know about the latest Eastbourne Review

Every house in Eastbourne should have received a copy of the latest Eastbourne Review, according to Eastbourne Borough Council.

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Eastbourne chamber bosses support sale of downland farms

Eastbourne chamber bosses support sale of downland farms

Eastbourne’s commerce bosses have publicly supported the sale of the downland farms.

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Town centre march against council sale of Eastbourne’s downland farms

Hundreds of people are expected to join a march tomorrow (Saturday, February 25) in protest against Eastbourne Borough Council’s plans to sell the freehold of 3,000 acres of South Downs land.

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Eastbourne council meeting rejects calls for downland referendum

A Conservative motion for a referendum on the downland sale was blocked at a full council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday, February 22) by a Liberal Democrat amendment.

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Maria Caulfield has welcomed 'specialist help' for NHS trust

Polegate MP backs referendum on downland sale

The MP for Polegate has spoken out against plans by Eastbourne Borough Council to sell off the freeholds to the downland farms.

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Small Heath. Photo: John Murray, Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies declining more rapidly in urban areas

Butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside, a study published in the journal Ecological Indicators has revealed.

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Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.

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Steve Backshall from Royal & Derngate

Wealden backs Great British Spring Clean campaign

Wealden District Council is backing The Great British Spring Clean, a nationwide campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities over the weekend of March 3-5.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell

‘It should be a stand-alone decision’: Eastbourne MP responds to council downland poll

Caroline Ansell has spoken out about Eastbourne Borough Council’s poll on the sale of the downland farms.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell

Eastbourne MP to meet with council leader and campaigners over downland sale

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell is meeting with council leader David Tutt and downland farm campaigners this Friday (February 10) to discuss the sale of the South Downs farms.

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Yellowhammer - Photo courtesy of P Thompson

Annual bird count on farmland all over Sussex

An annual bird count takes place across the farms of Sussex this month

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Photo by Colin Baldwin Photography Ltd

Pedestrians and cyclists in East Sussex get a £1.2 million boost

People in East Sussex will be helped to walk and cycle more – thanks to a £1.2 million Government funding boost.

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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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