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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 Caroline Ansell

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

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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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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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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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 MP Stephen Lloyd wants Chichester's A27 money to go east

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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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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