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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bacteria from sewage is contaminating seawater at a popular Essex beach – making it one of just seven in England failing to meet minimum water quality standards.

The Friends of Christchurch Park is calling on the community to support its bid for a new fountain by voting in an online funding scheme.

Sculptor Ben Loughrill, who created the wooden wolf which sits on the Southgate roundabout, in Bury St Edmunds, has been busy giving the structure a brand new makeover.

Campaigners seeking to save some of Suffolk’s most precious landscapes have defended proposals to raise millions of pounds by building homes on a protected beauty spot.

Anglian Water has agreed to donate £60,000 to local wildlife trusts after the company polluted the Layer Brook in Essex.

There are two good reasons for the River Lark Catchment Partnership to celebrate, this week.

An annual honey survey 
has revealed that average production is on the decline.

A trailblazing Suffolk Wildlife Trust project appears to be on the right track when it comes to the urgently needed conservation of one of Britain’s rarest and most secretive mammals.

Suffolk’s nuclear power station has been taken off-grid for the first time in 16 months to allow a £60million maintenance project to take place.

Calls have been made for a public meeting to be held to discuss proposals for a new quarry at Belstead – with suggestions that more suitable sites could be available.

Plans for a £3.3million landscape conservation scheme focusing on the wildlife-rich and historically important watery world where the Brecks meet the vast flatlands of the Fens has won vital initial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Community projects that enhance life and landscape in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are being offered a £10,000 helping hand.

Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds. is set to be recognised at a national awards scheme for the work carried out to restore it after being hit by a devastating fire.

Campaigners have invited EDF Energy’s new boss to meet them and see first-hand the area which will be affected by Sizewell C, should the twin reactor nuclear power station be built

Residents and business owners in a Suffolk coastal town are being invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defences.

Proposals to allow dogs back onto the main stretch of Felixstowe’s holiday beach appear unlikely to be given the go-ahead until further public consultation has been held.

Residents in Belstead are being asked their views on proposals which could see a new quarry opened up to provide much-needed material for the construction industry.

A huge pile of rubbish which was dumped in a mosque’s car park in Ipswich has been cleared after the centre’s owners asked contractors working there to clear it.

A Suffolk angler has warned beach goers to watch out for venomous fish after landing two in quick succession on his last trip to the seaside.

A new tidal gate has arrived in Ipswich to be installed as part of the town’s new flood barrier.

If you’ve ever tried to clear the leaves from your garden at this time of the year, you’ll know exactly the problems faced by Ipswich’s team of leafbusters!

Work to replace nearly nine miles of water mains in the Chantry and Stoke Park area of Ipswich has passed the half-way point.

Suffolk primary school pupils used dance, rap and fashion design skills to issue their cry to “save our planet”.

It was a perfect night for moths to be out and about.

An environmental group is hoping to raise more than £57,000 in just three weeks to buy a tract of land for a nature reserve.

Certificates and awards were handed out to budding young gardeners of the future at an annual event in Bury St Edmunds.

Fewer homes may be needed to help raise a substantial part of a £12million appeal to protect a vulnerable and beautiful area from flooding – and several sites are already under consideration.

A tranquil snapshot of beach huts in Essex has topped its category in a national photography competition.

Officials from Mid Suffolk council are trying to track down fly-tippers who left piles of mess in villages in the Ipswich area over the weekend.

A Suffolk couple are desperately searching for two owls that escaped their aviary last week – and are asking the public to watch the skies for any sight of their beloved birds.

A £12million appeal is being launched today to protect one of Suffolk’s most beautiful but vulnerable areas from flooding.

The flooding that hit the East Anglian coast almost four years ago is still raw in the memory of many who were affected by it, but the event has triggered some positive reactions - including a major engineering project near Aldeburgh.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has seen how the Environment Agency’s work to improve flood defences is nearing completion during a tour of its site on the Wet Dock island.

New rules allowing local councils to issue fixed penalty notices to fly-tippers have prompted some Suffolk authorities to open a new front in the battle against the problem.

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