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Mon, 10:39

Suffolk residents are being urged to keep wet wipes and sanitary products out of their toilets and sewers after an entangled sewerage pump was lifted and cleaned in Lowestoft.

Chiefs behind controversial plans to build a car park on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk have vowed that they won’t even consider submitting a planning application until much later this year.

Concerns over the impact a new waste hub on the edge of Bury St Edmunds could have on those suffering from exposure to asbestos have been addressed by the councils behind the plan.

Thousands of excited schoolchildren descended on Trinity Park in Ipswich today to learn all about food, farming and the Suffolk countryside.

Officials at Ipswich council have appealed to the public to be careful while visiting the town’s parks because of the danger of fire after the long dry spell.

The ‘mysterious black sludge’ was spotted by a local tourist earlier this month.

People of all ages joined together to plant wild flower plugs, plants, seeds, hedging and trees in the new Leiston Community Orchard.

People living in Wetheringsett took part in a spring litter pick to clean up areas around the village.

Bill Oddie’s reflection sparkled in the gleaming trophy that is a silver symbol of a golden age of birdwatching.

The owners of the Knettishall Heath nature reserve have been forced to deny rumours wolves are set to make a Suffolk comeback, after falling victim to an April Fools gag.

Ecological focus areas (EFAs) can help offset the impact of farming practice on the environment, an EU report has found.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge emphasised the “huge importance” of people having a connection with nature as he toured a wildlife garden that has become one of East Anglia’s most innovative environmental projects.

This year’s dry winter – and the lack of rain in long-range forecasts – could have contributed to two major heathland fires in Suffolk on Saturday.

Investigators are tracking back through pipework to find the source of a “black sludge” material spotted pouring out of a pipe into the sea at Felixstowe.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has reached the half-way milestone in its ambitious campaign to raise £1million for the creation of a vast new nature reserve in the Broads National Park.

A team of investigators has been sent to the Suffolk coast to establish the cause of a mystery black ooze pouring from a water pipe into the sea.

Drug-taking and prostitution in a “hidey-hole” adjacent to woodland used by a trust that helps cancer sufferers and vulnerable people are set to saddle the charity with a hefty bill to improve security fencing.

Officers from the RSPCA and Redwings horse charity were called to two horses believed to be injured in West Meadows, Ipswich on Monday.

Stowmarket farmer Patrick Barker will be holding a talk about wildlife on the family farm on Friday, May 5.

The water levels in the River Gipping have been lowered temporarily this week for the Environment Agency to carry out flood defence inspections.

Government officials are hoping to halt an invasion of Asian hornets by encouraging the public to use a free smart phone app.

Suffolk and Norfolk’s distinctive Brecks region - renowned throughout Europe for its virtually unrivalled biodiversity - is to receive a major share of a national multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Fund award to pull rare species back from the brink of extinction, it has been announced.

New legal powers have been adopted to protect wildlife, livestock and people from out-of-control dogs running wild across one of East Anglia’s most important nature reserves.

Blackbirds battled with blue tits and came out on top to rule the roost in Suffolk’s gardens, results of a major survey reveal today.

The Bury Water Meadows Group and River Lark Catchment Partnership have worked together to improve the riverscape and surrounding meadows in Bury St Edmunds.

A fundraising page to help care for horses seized by welfare organisations in Paper Mill Lane near Ipswich has raised more than £3,400.

Gardeners in Bury St Edmunds can be inspired by a cascade of geraniums down the Tollgate Triangle – inspired by Bressingham Garden’s Adrian Bloom.

A spectacular new venue will bring an annual rural showcase closer to the heart of East Anglia as it demonstrates the best of countryside sports, pastimes and entertainment.

Community leaders in Leiston have put together an 18-point wish list of improvements they want EDF Energy to put in place if the Sizewell C nuclear power station is given the go-ahead.

In 15 years of pioneering research into the health and well-being benefits delivered by nature, researchers at the University of Essex have written millions of wise words. Few, however, can have been as chilling as a sentence in their latest green masterpiece.

Suffolk Punch horses have been doing their bit to help keep Thaxted’s waterways in order as they towed logs into place as part of a new environmental project in the town.

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She has delighted viewers for almost a decade, but an expert fears Mabel the celebrity tawny owl may be gone for good.

Work is under way to analyse the 1,000 responses EDF Energy has received over its proposals for Sizewell C – with the company saying examining the comments will be a “detailed process”.

The Government’s marine watchdog has granted a licence to enable safety work to begin on the off-shore rigs which once provided cooling water input and discharge services for the now-redundant Sizewell A nuclear power station.

An end to Sudbury’s ongoing traffic problems could be in sight after the business case for the long-awaited western relief road concluded that the benefits would far outweigh the costs, the EADT can reveal.

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