Blue Flags for Brighton and Hove beaches

The water quality of Brighton and Hove beaches was highlighted when charity Keep Britain Tidy  announced its Blue Flag awards this week.

For the Birds (Photograph: John Nguyen)

Brighton Festival defends woodland installation amid criticism of disturbing wildlife

A petition signed by almost 1,500 people is urging Brighton Festival to postpone its 'For the Birds' event in woodland close to the city, to take place instead outside of nesting season.
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Councillors back residents’ call for traffic review in Rottingdean

Getting more people on buses is the solution to worsening gridlock on the A259 according to a city councillor.


Video: Mayor joins surfers in beach clean

The mayor of Brighton and Hove teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage to tidy up the coastline last week.

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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Council’s viral campaign to combat fly-tipping in city

Cinematic viral justice is being brought to the streets of Brighton to crackdown on the £700,000-a-year fly-tipping issue.

In recent years Norfolk Square has struggled with anti-social behaviour and crime, residents say

Residents give a little TLC to ‘unloved’ square

Norfolk Square is set to get a makeover as a group of green-fingered residents and an award-winning garden designer team up to regenerate the ‘hostile’ area.

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Hove nursery is one step ahead when it comes to sustainable travel

Children, parents, carers and staff from Footsteps Nursery are celebrating, after being recognised for their efforts in encouraging walking and cycling around the city.

Protest over downland sale (Photograph: Brenda Pollack)

Downland sites saved from sell-off

Green campaigners welcomed news this week that two areas of land on Sussex Downs will no longer be sold.

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Council hands out £21k in fines to flytippers in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove City Council issued the most fines for flytipping in England last year, according to new research.

The Arundel Wetland Centre grounds team rescues toads found scaling the perimeter fence. Picture: Paul Stevens

Toads scale fences to get to reedbeds

Spring is in the air at Arundel Wetland Centre and the ponds and ditches have become toad-aly romantic hotspots.

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Electric bus trialled in Brighton and Hove

A small single-deck electric bus – known as a Streetair – is being trialled on the number 50 bus route through the heart of the city as part of Brighton and Hove Buses’ plan to explore the right fuel options for the city.

A swarm of bees

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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Council to cordon off ‘environmental crime scenes’ in fight against flytipping

A crackdown on flytipping in Brighton and Hove has seen the introduction of CCTV cameras to catch the culprits, and now the council will seal off ‘environmental crime scenes’.

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Big clean-up in Brighton and Hove

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into ‘Great British Spring Clean’ events over the weekend.

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Council finds inventive new ways to tackle dog mess

Glow in the dark posters and chalk stencils warning dog walkers about picking up their dog’s mess is the latest council initiative to keep the city clean.

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.

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.

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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