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.

William Clarke Park

Brighton park to get £53k make-over

A park in Elm Grove is to benefit from new play equipment and improved surfacing, pathways, fencing and drainage.

Song thrush heralds spring

Spring well on its way in Sussex according to Nature Calendar

Though it may be difficult to believe, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.

Making a den at Wildlife Watch (Photograph: Paula da Luz)

Nature and bushcraft groups for Brighton youngsters

Sussex Wildlife Trust is starting two new monthly Saturday groups in March, for children to get hands on with nature at Stanmer Park.

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Ponies introduced to Brighton and Hove grasslands

Seven New Forest ponies will graze the South Downs to the north of the city, and could help to restore ancient flower-rich grasslands in Brighton and Hove.

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Council staff clean up main roads into Brighton and Hove

Cityclean staff spent four nights clearing rubbish from A27 and A23 at Brighton and Hove this week.

Yellowhammer - Photo courtesy of P Thompson

Annual bird count on farmland all over Sussex

An annual bird count takes place across the farms of Sussex this month

Some of the young people planting trees at Worthing Foyer

Orchards created at YMCA centres

Young people have been working together to create four new orchards as part of a £33million investment in the environment by The Big Lottery Fund.

Seafront cycle path

Council handed £1.5m to encourage cycling and walking to work

Brighton and Hove has been handed a slice of a £64 million government pot to promote sustainable travel.

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Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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Recycling rates up with eco-friendly street sweepers

New mechanical street sweepers in Brighton and Hove have proved to be eco-friendly - with more than 90 per cent of ‘street sweepings’ now being recycled.

Ian Rideout from Plumpton College, Cllr Gill Mitchell, of Brighton & Hove City Council and Trevor Beattie and South Downs National Park Authority.

Stanmer Park restoration project wins £3.8m funding bid

Restoration plans for Stanmer Park have been given a £3.8 million boost by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was announced today (January 9).

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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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Councillor Luke Proudfoot at Chatsmore Farm

Councillors criticise ‘ridiculous’ government decision on Chatsmore Farm

Councillors have criticised the Secretary of State for Local Government’s overturning of a Worthing Borough Council decision on Chatsmore Farm.

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City council plans to save hundreds of thousands of pounds by switching street lights

Brighton & Hove City Council is hoping to save more than £200,000 a year by introducing new LED street lighting.

Council shelves plan to sell off Brighton downland

Council shelves plan to sell off Brighton downland

Plans to sell off parts of Brighton & Hove downland have been shelved by the city council.


Brighton & Hove recycling improves for first time in four years

The percentage of household waste sent for recycling and re-use in Brighton & Hove has increased for the first time in four years.

Recycle savings

Council to save £25,000 by not mailing out recycling calendars

A saving of around £25,000 is being made by Brighton and Hove City Council by not mailing out refuse and recycling calendars this year.

The Real Junk Food Project

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton - a cafe at the heart of a community

“These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties”, Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries.

Vivienne Westwood

A night with an architect of punk

In beauty as in other areas, consumer choices are political. With this in mind, I hot-footed along to a City Books evening at The Dome.

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