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Ex-NASA engineer reveals quickest way to defrost windscreens

With frosty mornings well and truly here, one man has revealed the quickest way to clear your windscreen in the mornings.

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Hannah Moss and Georgia Nicholas from Footsteps Day Nursery and Paul Nash from the Department for Transport

Nursery school children put their best foot forward to win sustainable travel award

A nursery in Portslade has won special status for cutting the number of children travelling to nursery by car.

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Getting a refill at the Foodshed Brighton

City signs up to free tap water scheme in war against plastic

In a bid to reduce the use of plastic bottles, more than 100 businesses have signed up to Refill Brighton and Hove by offering free tap water to the public
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Rampion wind farm

Rampion wind turbines begin to spin

The first of the wind turbines off the Sussex coast has started spinning and generating power.

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There are plans for a Rampion visitor centre in Brighton

Wind farm developer announces £4m funding pot and visitor centre

The developer of a 116-turbine wind farm off the Sussex coast will plough £4 million into the community, it was revealed today (November 7).

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Happenstance at The Level

New gateway to The Level unveiled

A new archway will welcome visitors to The Level, with a sculpture reflecting the history of the park.

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Cllr Gill Mitchell

Extra cash to improve play areas across city

Play parks in Brighton and Hove will get a revamp after a £102,000 underspend in the parks and open spaces budget.

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There will be a day of action to clean up unsightly tagging and graffiti in the city

Day of action to clean up tagging and graffiti

A day of action against 'unsightly graffiti and tagging' will take place in Brighton and Hove today (November 1).

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The Monster Mash: Ghouls clean up the beach at silent disco

Ghosts and ghouls tackle beach litter on 'Hallowclean'

A Halloween-themed beach clean and silent disco saw 130 ghouls collect 350kg of rubbish from Brighton's seafront on Sunday (October 29).
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Bonfire makers are asked to keep a lookout for nesting hedgehogs

How to keep hedgehogs and other wildlife safe this Bonfire season

Bonfire-makers are being asked to take steps to save nesting hedgehogs from a terrible fate this Autumn.

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty will call on the council to sign up  to the plastic-free pledge, and encourage others in the city to do so

Greens to call for 'plastic-free city' by phasing out bottles and straws

Green councillors are set to urge the local authority to take action on plastic, by encouraging traders, residents and businesses to use more sustainable alternatives to plastic bottles, cups and straws.
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Residents campaigning against the controversial plans in 2013

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Cuadrilla are not wanted’ say residents

Residents are gearing up for another battle after Cuadrilla announced it plans to submit a new planning application to test its oil well in a Sussex village.

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The exploration well in Balcombe. Picture: Steve Robards

COUNTY NEWS: Cuadrilla to submit new application to test oil well

Oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla says it plans to submit a new planning application to West Sussex County Council to flow test and monitor its existing exploration oil well at its site in Sussex.

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Flytipping in Brighton and Hove

Council triples flytipping fines in one year

Brighton and Hove City Council is one of the most active in the country for tackling flytipping, new research reveals.
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New solar panels help to power University of Sussex

New solar panels help to power University of Sussex

The co-leader of the Green Party switched on more than 3,000 solar panels at the University of Sussex yesterday (October 13), which aims to halve its carbon emissions by 2020.

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Green Centre founder Melanie Rees

Eco-campaigners spread the word on new community bus

A community environmental project has found a new home – on four wheels.

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Recycling bins

Recycling rates up in Brighton and Hove - to 29 per cent

Brighton and Hove City Council said recycling rates have increased over the last year, and it was thanks to new wheelie bins, garden waste collections and recycling street sweepings.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Which stunning image do you think should win?

Which stunning image do you think should win?

Sussex Wildlife Trust has chosen 12 stunning images to feature in next year’s calendar and is now asking the general public to vote for the overall winner.

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Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Lyme disease: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Following news that the South Downs is regarded as ‘high risk’ when it comes to Lyme disease we look at what it is and the symptoms.

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