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Blue Flags for Brighton and Hove’s beaches

Brighton and Hove’s beaches were handed Blue Flag awards today (May 17), marking them out as being among the best in the country.

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Annie Lumby with her 'name-and-shame' seagull

Litterbugs warned to watch out for 'Seagull Police'

A ‘name-and-shame’ bird made from recycled rubbish has been filmed attacking litterers in a bid to clean up the shoreline.
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Packed Brighton beach over the bank holiday (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Tonnes of rubbish left behind on Brighton beach by bank holiday revellers

Sunseekers left a huge 20 tonnes of waste behind on Brighton's beaches during the bank holiday weekend, the city council said.
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Footsteps Day Nursery in Portslade

Nursery wins praise for its 'walk to school' scheme

A Portslade nursery has won a national award for encouraging more families and staff to walk, scoot and cycle to school.
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Blubells in Thakeham

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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Residents can find surplus food from restaurants in the city on the app - and prevent the food from going to landfill

Fight food waste and save 19,000 meals

Residents in Brighton and Hove are urged to prevent thousands of meals from going to landfill on Stop Food Waste Day this Friday (April 27).

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A bumblebee litter picker on Brighton beach

Beach clean for International Earth Day a bumbling success

Ladybirds and bumblebees were out for the Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean for International Earth Day on Sunday (April 22).

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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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Tom Druitt behind the wheel of one of The Big Lemon's electric buses

Electric dreams fulfilled for Brighton bus company

A city bus company is to run its entire public bus network on electric after successfully raising funds for three new buses.

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A reusable coffee cup

Campaign encourages coffee-lovers to switch to reusable cups

Brighton organisation BYO Coffee Cup is to launch its reusable cup campaign to coincide with the Brighton marathon.

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A glimpse at a piece of 'the living wall', set to be installed at Edward Street

Developer to install 'living wall' to combat Brighton air pollution

The developer of the old Amex headquarters is to install a 'living wall' which is said to reduce harmful air pollutants.

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Waitrose in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Waitrose to scrap takeaway coffee cups

Waitrose is removing takeaway coffee cups from its stores.

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Surfers Against Sewage campaigners with former city mayor Pete West

Beach clean up events to tackle plastic pollution

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is calling on volunteers to tackle plastic pollution on beaches in Brighton and Hove this month.

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Lambing open days hit by rain

Drivers are being asked to stay away from Coombes Farm until the weather improves.

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Council urged to ‘come clean’ over plastic recycling deal

Green councillors are calling on Labour to ‘come clean’ as to why Brighton and Hove residents are unable to recycle certain types of plastic.

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COUNTY NEWS: Seabirds and fish killed by plastic wash up on beach

After discovering seabirds and fish killed by plastic on the beach, a dog walker has called for us to stop throwing rubbish in our seas.

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Tom Druitt behind the wheel of one of The Big Lemon's electric buses

Bus company’s bid to run its network on electric

Eco-friendly bus company The Big Lemon is fundraising to make its public bus network entirely electric.

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Queens Road, Brighton, heavy with traffic

Cutting air pollution in Brighton and Hove

Plans to improve air quality in Brighton and Hove will be discussed by councillors this week.

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Pret at Brighton Station

Pret to trial bottle recycling scheme in Brighton

Brighton has been chosen by sandwich shop Pret as the place to trial a plastic bottle return scheme next month.

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Overflowing bins outside  St Lukes Prestonville on the Old Shoreham Road

Overflowing bins – residents vent anger against 'disgraceful' council

A backlog in rubbish and recycling collections has led to overflowing bins and littered streets in some parts of Brighton and Hove.

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