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East Anglia: Forestry Commission’s conference in to ash dieback tree disease

PUBLISHED: 09:32 10 December 2012

Bridge Wood in Ipswich (Orwell Country Park) where Ash Dieback has been discovered.

Bridge Wood in Ipswich (Orwell Country Park) where Ash Dieback has been discovered.

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A CONFERENCE is being held today to debate the ash dieback disease which is killing trees across the region.

Organised by the Forestry Commission, the event at Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds, will see eminent ecologists discuss the chalara fraxinea fungus which has spread to hundreds of trees in the UK.

The Plant Health Day conference will provide an update with information about the disease.

The conference will run from 10am-4pm and will feature speeches by the Forestry Commissioner for England and the Head of Plant Health at the commission.

The Orwell Bridge is now expected to remain open on Thursday after the threat of high winds overnight eased.

Dog owners are being warned after a second pet died on the region’s coast in just over a fortnight – this time on Felixstowe beach.

The crime took place at around 3.15pm on January 9 at an address in Seago Street in Lowestoft.

With 27 years’ teaching experience under her belt, Aldringham mother Eleanor O’Dwyer explains the challenges faced by women and girls in education.

EDF Energy officials said the Suffolk nuclear twin reactor power plant could cost 20% less than anticipated, and the project could inject up to £200 million a year into the county’s economy.

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