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Theatre Square artists impression

A revamped area around the New Wolsey Theatre and former Civic Centre is set to be open by April 2018, it has been revealed.

The RSPCA need to find Ripley the parrot's owner

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a lost parrot with her owner after she was rescued from a hazardous building site.


Ground investigation work is under way ahead of scheme to create a permanent tidal wall to prevent low-lying homes from being flooded in Lowestoft.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Communities across east Suffolk are today waiting eagerly and anxiously to find out more details about Sizewell C.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Preparations for Sizewell C looked set to move to their next stage today as the Government decided to proceed with the first new nuclear power station for a generation.

John Barber on the lookout for flies in Thurston

A single fly swat sits in a bucket outside the village shop in Thurston, one of the signs of a village under siege.

Red admirals, Vanessa atalanta, wide view showing habitat, Sutton Fen RSPB reserve, Norfolk

A major new audit of the UK’s natural environment reveals continuing catastrophic wildlife declines – and shows East Anglia to be a vitally important stronghold for nature and a crucial powerhouse in Britain’s efforts to conserve it.

Mabel the owl has returned to Christchurch Park.

Mabel the owl has returned to her familiar perch in Christchurch Park, after six months away for the breeding season.

Colchester GV: High Street

Concerns have been raised over Colchester Borough Council’s plans to collect rubbish every fortnight – with some residents claiming it will leave streets “crawling with rats”.

Wheelie bins could be coming to Colchester. Library image. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Residents face fortnightly rubbish collections in Colchester under plans from the borough council – along with a limit on the number of black bags people can use.

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds.

Jubilant Bury in Bloom organisers have hailed the ‘icing on the cake’ of their 30th anniversary by scooping the large town of the year award.

Halstead in bloom as they are crowned overall winners at Anglia in Bloom awards 2016

Green-fingered residents from across the region are celebrating today after the winners of this year’s Anglia in Bloom competition were revealed.

Holywells Park Bee Keepers Charle Currie (L to R) Yvonne Westley, Peter Locke and volunteer ranger Nick Pettican

Holywells Park will be selling its own honey for the first time this month after beekeepers at the park harvested enough for dozens of jars.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Government officials say there is still “no indication” of when Prime Minister Theresa May will make a final decision on the proposals for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

12-20 Upper Orwell Street, which could be demolished and regenerated if plans by the East of England Co-op go through

A derelict building in Upper Orwell Street which has been empty for decades could be set for demolition if new plans for the area are approved.

Eye Airfield. Photo: Mike Page

The developer of a gas-fired power station in north Suffolk has put forward possible changes to its structure.

Children enjoyed exploring Holywells Park in Ipswich on Monday morning as part of a wildlife workshop, finding out about the reptiles and amphibians that live in the area. Isabelle with a grass snake.

Budding naturalists were on the hunt for reptiles at Holywells Park in Ipswich on Monday - but the elusive animals proved too shy to make an appearance.

Forest Heath District Council has bought Toggam Farm solar farm, in Lakenheath.

At a time when councils are facing cutback after cutback, one Suffolk authority has decided to spend £14.5million on a solar farm.

The baby porpoise washed ashore at Felixstowe Ferry

The body of a new-born baby porpoise has been found washed up on the beach at Felixstowe Ferry.

Braintree District Council launches its 'Don't Be a Tosser' anti-litter campaign

An award-winning anti-litter campaign is being re-launched in Essex for a third time in a bid to drive down rubbish thrown out of cars.

A recycling centre. Library image.

A trade union and Green councillor have called on Essex County Council to reverse a ban on vans using recycling centres in a war on DIY waste.

Tony Dilkes with Rufus the runaway skunk. The pair have been reunited after Rufus escaped thanks to the help of Riversbrook Vets and park rangers. 

Pictured with vet Rebecca Johnson

Rufus the runaway skunk who disappeared from his home in Ipswich this morning has been reunited with his owner.

Sudbury Rowing Regatta  on the Stour on Saturday . Races and fun. MP James Cartlidge pictured , also with some of  the Sudbury Team.

Hundreds of rowers from across the UK took to the River Stour at the weekend to compete in the 136th annual Sudbury Regatta.

Therese Coffey outlines her role at Defra.

Suffolk Coastal MP Dr Therese Coffey was appointed junior minister with responsibility for flooding and rural affairs in the recent reshuffle. Here she outlines what her role will be – and her work in Suffolk has helped prepare her for the challenges ahead.

Sizewell A and B

Permission has been granted for addtional work areas at Sizewell A as part of the ongoing work to decommission the old nuclear power station.

Suffolk County Council and Being Well in the Wild are launching Suffolk's Fab 40 Adventures initative.

Suffolk is set to be transformed into 40 shades of green as young and old alike are expected to rise to a challenge launched yesterday that aims to connect them with the county’s wonder-filled natural environment.

Will we see a new power station beside Sizewell B? Don't put your money on it!

As someone who has come to believe in nuclear power as a vital part of a carbon-free energy mix, it gives me no pleasure to say this, but I don’t think Sizewell C will be built in the next 30 years, writes Paul Geater.

Electric vehicles are being promoted in west Suffolk

St Edmundsbury Borough Council says it is looking to increase the use of electric cars across west Suffolk with a number of new charging points across the area.

Bradwell nuclear power station

Fresh concerns have been raised about the prospect of a new nuclear power station on the Essex coastline as the government postponed a decision on a plant at Hinkley Point.

Sizewell C

EDF’s chief executive has said the company is “ready” to start building Hinkley Point C as soon as the Government gives the go-ahead.

Martin Myerscough's Frugalpac cup

A Suffolk entrepreneur could soon be supplying his eco-friendly invention to the world’s largest coffee chain, after grabbing industry attention for his answer to an environmental problem.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

EDF Energy's Sizewell B power plant

Nuclear industry monitors have endorsed safety procedures at Suffolk’s Sizewell B power plant.

The fire in Landseer Park

Community figures in Ipswich have been left aghast after two fires were started deliberately in just a handful of hours yesterday afternoon.

Andrew Hawes

A campaigner who fights against dog mess being left in fields and public spaces has claimed giving witnesses some of the cash from the guilty party’s fine will not solve the problem.

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