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Urgent appeal to help hedgehogs

An urgent appeal for food for hedgehogs has been put out by Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.

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MP to hold meeting with council chief over downland sale

MP Caroline Ansell is meeting with the leader of Eastbourne council to discuss the sale of four downland farms.

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Monitoring and improving the health of Sussex ponds

New award for inspiring young conservationists

A new competition has been launched to find the county’s most inspiring young conservationists.

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Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

Wildife survey is a great thing to do and takes just an hour

East Sussex residents are being urged to take some time out to count birds in gardens and parks for the world’s largest wildlife survey.

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Trees to be ripped up from town centre pavement

Trees to be ripped up from town centre pavement

Trees along a busy footpath in Eastbourne town centre are to be removed to ensure ‘pedestrian safety during major construction work’ – a county council spokesperson has said.

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'Freedom Journeys' by Rob Maynard

Winners announced for South Downs photography competition

Photos of Beachy Head and an Alfriston church were among those shortlisted in the South Downs photography competition.

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Calls for 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Village Green’

The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has called on local authorities and developers throughout England to make 2017 the Year of the Village Green, by voluntary registering their land as greens.

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Injured Eastbourne fox rescued by wildlife crew

A fox believed to have been hit by a car is now in the care of a wildlife rescue team.

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Eastbourne MP backs ‘crucial’ coast protection plan

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell is backing plans to protect the waters and wildlife around Beachy Head.

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Calls to protect sea and wildlife at Beachy Head

Moves to protect the sea and its special wildlife around Beachy Head are being backed by Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell.

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Conservative councillors call for referendum on downland farm sale

The Conservative Group of Eastbourne Borough Councillors have written to the Leader and the Chief Executive of Eastbourne Borough Council to demand a referendum on the sale of the downland farms.

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Eastbourne MP calls for public consultation on sale of downland farms

MP Caroline Ansell has spoken out on the Eastbourne Borough Council sale of the freehold of four farms on the South Downs.

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Eastbourne council praised for efforts to save bees

Eastbourne Borough Council has been recognised as a Bee Champion for its improvements at Old Town Recreation Ground as part of four year programme across the town’s open spaces.

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Rally at Beachy Head against downland farms sale

Campaigners gathered at Beachy Head on Saturday for a rally protesting against Eastbourne Borough Council’s sale of four downland farms.

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Protesters against the downlands sale gathered outside Eastbourne Town Hall recently

Beachy Head rally against South Downs farms sell-off

Campaigners are taking to Beachy Head this weekend to stage a rally protesting the council sale of four downland farms.

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Eastbourne Council Chief attends heated debate over downland sale

Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council David Tutt held a meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday with members of the public concerned about the council’s sale of downland farms. It was often a heated one.

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Ansell casts support behind fishermen in Eastbourne

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has thrown her support behind a new initiative to help fishermen thrive in Eastbourne and beyond.

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Eastbourne council chief to have meeting with South Downs campaigners

The leader of Eastbourne Borough Council will attend a meeting with residents protesting against the council sell-off of South Downs land tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Heartbroken Eastbourne buzzard pining for dead mate?

A buzzard spotted yesterday (Thursday) at Cross Levels Way in Eastbourne could be the heartbroken partner of a popular buzzard that recently died.

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