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Hampden Park rally to highlight dangers of air pollution

Campaigners will be taking to Hampden Park railway crossing in a rally to highlight the dangers of air pollution this Clean Air Day.

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Sea off Eastbourne could become marine conservation zone

The waters between Beachy Head and Hastings Pier could become a Marine Conservation Zone.

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Campaigners ‘outraged’ over ‘motorway-style’ plans for A27

Campaigners have expressed confusion and anger over the newly-announced plans to build a dual carriageway on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate.

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‘Flowers’ bloom to mark wildlife verges

Yellow flowers marking wildlife verges have been erected across East Sussex.

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First sparkling wines released from local Rathfinny estate

After eight years of planning, planting, winemaking and ageing, Rathfinny Wine Estate will release its first Sussex sparkling wines – a Blanc de Blancs 2014 and a Rosé Brut 2015 – to the trade on June 1.

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Going, going, gone: Eastbourne residents’ horror as 150-year-old tree is cut down

Residents have reacted with horror and disbelief after a 150-year-old copper beech tree was cut down for a car port.

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Basking shark spotted off Eastbourne coast

A fisherman had quite a shock when he spotted a 25-foot basking shark off the Eastbourne coast.

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Eastbourne residents protest as ‘magnificent’ 150-year-old tree cut down

Residents are devastated a ‘magnificent’ 150-year-old tree is being cut down today (Thursday) because it is affecting a car port.

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A tourism campaign that encouraged visitors to 'Breathe It In' came under fire as it was revealed Eastbourne has high levels of air pollution

Eastbourne at the limit for unsafe air pollution levels, says WHO

Eastbourne is at the borderline for unsafe levels of air pollution, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Bluebells springing into season in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the most beautiful woodland areas that the country has to offer, and with spring well underway it means one thing – bluebell season is here.

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Day of celebration on the Cuckoo Trail

Celebrate Wealden’s most popular green trail on Saturday May 12 and make the most of fitness and fun.

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Hedgehog rescued from crocodile in Eastbourne

A hedgehog was rescued from the clutches of a crocodile by brave volunteers yesterday (Sunday).

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Eastbourne residents take air quality monitoring into their own hands

The Clean Air Eastbourne group is looking for citizen scientists in the Devonshire West area to join its latest project and host an air quality monitor to find out how clean the air we breathe really is.

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Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

Eco homes are being sought to take part in a local energy campaign.

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A bundle of fox cubs rescued previously by WRAS

Eastbourne residents urged to look out for orphaned fox cubs

Eastbourne residents are being asked to watch out for fox cubs after their mother was hit by a car.

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Eastbourne Waitrose to scrap coffee cups

Eastbourne Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from the store.

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The swan found by KFC. Photo by WRAS

Oil-covered swan found by Eastbourne KFC

An oiled swan was rescued near an Eastbourne KFC yesterday (Sunday).

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The hedgehog sadly had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Rescuers ‘horrified’ after hedgehog killed in Polegate

WARNING: Video contains flickering images

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VIDEO: Dramatic swan rescue at Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour

Rescuers were called down to Sovereign Harbour after a swan was found on the shingle beach causing a lot of interest from the public.

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Eastbourne MP questions Minister over unresolved Birling Gap toxic haze incident

Eastbourne’s MP met with a Minister over the mysterious and unresolved case of the noxious haze that appeared at Birling Gap last summer.

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