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Colchester GV: Osbourne Street bus station

A woman has been ordered to pay £470 for dropping a cigarette end in Colchester town centre.

A hedgehog

Look sharp, because Suffolk Wildlife Trust are head-hunting for a Hedgehog Officer.

High Road, Trimley St Martin - Jaime Cryer

Heavy rain fell during both the morning and evening rush hour yesterday, causing chaos for commuters on the roads and rail networks in East Anglia.

Eden Rose Coppice is going to take over the controversial piece of land behind Sainsbury's and turn it into a retreat. From left: Rob Brookes (Eden Rose), George Millins (wildlife expert) and Sam Chamberlin (Eden Rose).

The future of a controversial wildlife area in Sudbury is likely to be secured after a local charity volunteered to take ownership of the site.

Launch of a new group to manage the east coast from Holkham to Felixstowe at Ness Point, Lowestoft. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Suffolk’s glorious coastline is a mecca for visitors, much-loved by residents – but always at risk of disappearing.

A brown bin dumped in Bury St Edmunds. Spotted by independent councillor Paul Hopfensperger

An independent councillor said he was astonished after discovering an average of five brown wheelie bins per week are being dumped at the household waste centre at Rougham Hill.


Traces of radioactive material have been found on a second Suffolk beach by scientists monitoring the area around Sizewell.

A selection of the animals at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.

They live in tight-knit communities, working together to protect the young - and their behaviour is fascinating to watch.

A stoat with three of her kits, pictured by Les Cater

The magic of Springwatch is hard to define! Perhaps it’s the presenters and their genuine love for wildlife,

The plans for the development of the Brewery Tap / Tolly Cobbold Brewery in Ipswich.

A national charity which campaigns to protect the country’s Victorian and Edwardian heritage is confident a Suffolk building will not be on the top ten “at risk” list this year after a restoration project was agreed.

Sizewell - photo Mike Page

Nuclear chiefs say 22 components in the pressure vessel “heart” of the Sizewell B power station were made at a discredited French forge – but all are safe and will not be removed.

Big bang: A series of explosions will take place off the Suffolk coast this month as bombs found on the seabed during preparation work for the Galloper wind farm are detonated.

Unexploded war-time bombs discovered on the seabed off the Suffolk coast during research for a new windfarm are to be disposed off in a series of explosions.

Clare Country Park trustees, from left: Gary Brown, Charmain Hawkins, Derek Blake, Richard Smith, Sharon Benson, Geoffrey Bray, Keith Mison, Kate Terry

Grants totalling almost £27,000 will help volunteers to fulfil an ambitious four-year plan at a west Suffolk park.

Shopping on the Cornhill, Ipswich Town centre

Keeping Ipswich town centre tidy is everyone’s responsibilty. That is the message behind a new campaign launched by Ipswich Central that is aiming to clean up the streets.

Alan Spoor in his flooded home in Marine Parade, Lowestoft  he said that the floodwater had come up through the drains from London Road South.

Consultation will start next week on a £25million project to create permanent defences to reduce the risk of serious flooding in Lowestoft.

Fly-tippers can now expect to receive fixed penalty notices.

Councils across Suffolk are to take action against illegal fly-tippers after being given the power to issue fixed penalty notice fines for offenders.

Station Officer Duncan Lewis with three of 20 new flood barriers. Picture: ECFRS

Twenty portable flood barriers have been bought by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service with county council funding.

Zena Gravener, with Patrick Last, reignites her battle with Suffolk County Council over a

A 73-year-old woman has reignited a campaign to push Suffolk County Council (SCC) into cutting back a “dangerous” grass verge near her home.

John Popplewell with his 45lb stingray

A Clacton fisherman caught a “monster” stingray weighing nearly three and a half stone on an Essex beach this week – and filmed it all on his new GoPro.

BBC's Springwatch has arrived in Minsmere Nature reserve for the third year.
Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

A new Springwatch star is likely to be born at RSPB Minsmere in the next three weeks to capture the hearts of millions of viewers in the same way that a hapless little fish did during last year’s immensely popular BBC nature showcase series.

Cllr Michael Talbot and Tendring District Council street scene officer Jonathan Hamlet with the caddies and liners.

An initiative to increase recycling rates in north Essex has been hailed a success as an extra 68 tonnes of food waste was diverted from landfill in the past four months in Tendring.

Brown tail moth caterpillars found on trees near ASDA, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds.

An infestation of potentially dangerous caterpillars in Bury St Edmunds has caused a supermarket chain to take the unusual step of cordoning off a piece of public land – for customer safety.

The launch of the Lark and Linnet Bollard Trail in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.

Budding young artists have helped to launch a new walking trail around Bury St Edmunds.

Holywells Park won a Civic Voice award

Holywells Park in Ipswich was one of just 11 renovation projects to scoop a national award today.

EDF Chief Executive Vincent de Rivaz appears before the Energy and Climate Change Committee to answer questions over the delay in making a final investment decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power project. Picture: PA Wire

MPs have been promised the sister project of a proposed third nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast will go ahead despite a fresh delay in making a final investment decision.

Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be broadcasting Springwatch  live from RSPB Minsmere again this year

Suffolk’s thriving tourism sector is gearing up for a summer of spectacular success as hordes of holidaymakers are expected to be lured to the county’s coast by the “phenomenal” Springwatch effect.

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmys Farm sprung to life. I spoke to farmer and TV star Jimmy Doherty about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmy’s Farm sprung to life. Wayne Savage talks to the farmer and TV star about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat.

Jenton Newby, two, and his dad Wayne Newby build a sand castle at Southwold's beach - awarded Blue Flag status for 2016

It already boasts miles of beautiful and unspoilt coast – and our region can today celebrate a choice selection of beaches being awarded prestigious Blue Flag status.

Sir Peter Luff from the Heritage Lottery Fund joined Easton and Otley College students, Ipswich Borough Council and community volunteers in celebrating the park's revamp last year

The chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund joined council members, community helpers and students at Holywells Park last week to celebrate the success of the park’s transformation.

Stationary traffic after the accident on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Cuts of almost a quarter to bus service funding in Suffolk have been blamed as a major contributor to the “health emergency” of air pollution.

Andy Hunt of EDF talks about the impact on the tourism economy of Sizewell C at Suffolk Coast DMO Conference at Snape Maltings.

Building a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast could bring the area’s tourism industry tens of millions pounds when the construction workforce floods into the county.

Brantham Industrial Estate

Plans to build 320 homes on the derelict Brantham Industrial Estate were given the green light by Babergh District Council’s planning committee this morning.

High levels of air pollution around Suffolk

More than 600 deaths across Suffolk and north Essex have been blamed on poor air quality, official figures show, prompting calls for faster action to tackle the deadly issue.

Litter-picking mad 7 yr old Ethan Head who has just been given a cart by Nestle Purina to help him collect rubbish. Pictured here with mum Laura Head.

Community-minded school boy Ethan Head gets “cross” when he sees rubbish strewn all over the pavements and banks near his Sudbury home.

'The Cathedral of the Marshes' Blythburgh Church reflected in the Blyth Estuary at dusk.

Greater protection is set to be given to three of Britain’s rarest river birds with the extension of the areas where they feed and breed.

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