Wasps and rodents on the rise in warm weather

It is looking like a bumper year for pests, with the heatwave providing perfect conditions for wasps, rats and mice to thrive, according to industry experts.

Cllr Gill MItchell

Parks in Brighton and Hove handed national awards

Seven of Brighton and Hove’s parks have been handed Green Flags – marking them out as some of the best open spaces in the country.

Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the South East, will speak at the Breathe in Brighton event

Breathe in Brighton event to discuss tackling air pollution

The city’s ‘poor air quality’ will be discussed at a Breathe in Brighton meeting at the Brighthelm Centre this afternoon (July 16).

Plastic rubbish in the sea. Image licenced by Creative Commons

Drinking water fountain plan to reduce plastic waste

New water fountains are part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s plans to cut back on plastic.

Sterling Heights rubbish around communal bins

Council misses rubbish and recycling collection targets

The number of missed rubbish and recycling collections has risen in Brighton and Hove, according to a new report.

An 'electric ant'. Picture copyright Wikimedia Commons SUS-180630-114259001

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Electric ants’ invade Sussex town

The country’s largest ever colony of ‘electric ants’ has been discovered in a Sussex town.


Now you can trace which cow you are eating with M&S

Marks & Spencer has launched a summer-long food campaign that shines a spotlight on M&S’ beef traceability standards.

Pier to Pier Beach Clean volunteers, Nino Rapa (left) and Joe Harris (right).

Raising awareness to protect the world's oceans

A beach clean, art installation and a VR-reality dolphin-watching boat trip were all part of World Oceans Day celebrations in Brighton on Friday (June 8).

VIDEO: ‘Invaluable’ sea turtle mission explained

Student Morgan Yates is spending half-term in the Maldives, working on a project for Brighton Sea Life Centre.

Brighton beach (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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).

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).


Sussex eco homes wanted for showcase event

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

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.

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.

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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