Category Archives: Environment

We need a renewable energy focal point


It is clear from my recent visits to the sea front and views from various parts of the Downs that the Rampion windfarm is fast developing, with apparently over half the turbines already in place. Last weekend I visited Lancing … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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An independent sovereign nation


When Liam Fox launched the Grassroots Out campaign in January 2016 he stood in front of 2000 people and said how he wanted to live in “an independent sovereign nation”. Last night he was interviewed on BBC Newsnight and spoke about … Continue reading

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We must support all rural communities


Although I have visited Northern Ireland on several occasions and know some folk who live there, I don’t have a very good handle on how the recent alliance between the Conservative Party and the DUP will have impacted the politics … Continue reading

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Good news for train travellers in Sussex?


There are some positive items of good news that have emerged from Parliament in the last few days, which are worthy of mention and demand a bit of additional nudging. Good news for travellers on the Brighton Mainline?  Last week a … Continue reading

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The hidden gems in our communities


Two disconnected elements that nevertheless have a link: Last night as I returned to Brighton just after 7pm I remembered that I had put an entry into my diary to try to visit the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project open … Continue reading

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Thursday’s vote on Bee protection


On Thursday members of the European Parliament Environmental Committee will be asked to vote to allow farmers to continue using Neonicotinoids on food crops. The ban on their use on flowering crops has been in place since 2013. However, the European Food … Continue reading

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