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Seven Sisters voted as one of greatest sights in Britain

The chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters have been voted one of the top 20 breathtaking views in the UK.

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Cooler spells are expected next week

WEATHER FORECAST: Cooler spells expected next week

Cooler spells are expected in Sussex next week but don’t worry the sunshine is not going anywhere just yet.

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Extremely rare bird spotted at Belle Tout

Eastbourne amateur wildlife photographer Peter Brooks managed to snap this photo of a ‘very rare’ bird at Belle Tout.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

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Eastbourne’s beaches and wildlife must be protected post-Brexit, says downland campaigner

As Article 50 was triggered this week, a downland farms campaigner has spoken out on how Brexit may affect the town.

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Hundreds object to housing scheme on Pevensey Levels

A sensitive environment should not be made to pay the price for Hailsham to grow say objectors to a 300-homes scheme on land adjacent to the protected Pevensey Levels.

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Charity calls on public to help save ancient trees

The Woodland Trust is calling on people across East Sussex to help save its threatened ancient woods.

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The launch of the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership contract in 2012.

Plastic prices, EU and Brexit blamed for ending waste contract

The falling market for recycled materials and the potential impact of Brexit are among the reasons a waste partnership contract is set to end nearly four years early.

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Park work is almost complete

Improvement work to stop severe flooding at an Eastbourne park is almost complete.

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Councils to end agreement with waste contractor Kier

A much-heralded waste partnership contract, designed to save East Sussex councils £30million over a decade, is set to end, nearly four years early.

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East Sussex gritters go on tour to meet youngsters who named them

Youngsters at East Sussex schools have been getting up close and personal with the gritters which kept the county moving through the winter.

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Young fossil hunter is allowed to keep his ‘mammoth tusk’

A young boy who found what could be an 11,000-year-old mammoth tusk on a Bexhill beach, has been told by the council that he can keep his historical find.

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What to do if you encounter a swarm of bees

Spring is coming, and with it comes an increase in the swams of bees taking up residence on trees and in roof spaces.

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Eastbourne MP speaks out on cancelled farms sale

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has said the council’s climbdown on the sale of downland farms was ‘the only decision possible’.

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South Downs National Park welcomes Eastbourne Council decision not to sell farms

Bosses at the South Downs National Park Authority have praised Eastbourne Borough Council’s decision to cancel the proposed sale of the downland farms.

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Leader of Eastbourne Conservatives speaks out on poll result

The Leader of the Eastbourne group of Conservative councillors has spoken out on the result of the council’s opinion poll on the downland sale.

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Eastbourne votes to keep downland farms

Council bosses have released the statistics after residents chose overwhelmingly to cut services rather than sell the downland farms.

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BREAKING UPDATE: Council U-turn over downland farms sale

Council bosses say the sale of the downland farms is “off the table” after an informal poll saw residents vote resoundingly against the plan.

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Conservatives come out in opposition to sale of downland farms

The Eastbourne Conservative group has today (Thursday) announced it is against the proposed sale of the downland farms.

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