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More than 100 pollution incidents have been reported at livestock farms in Suffolk and Essex since 2010, including pig muck leaking into rivers.

A few miles from Sudbury, just over the border into Essex, lies a wonderful place called Foxearth Meadows nature reserve.

Members of a watchdog group say communities in east Suffolk are potentially missing out on millions of pounds because the Government does not classify spent fuel from Sizewell B as nuclear waste.

A group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to improve one of Ipswich’s popular parks over the last five years have split – but say their work will remain for future generations to enjoy.

A cluster of supertankers anchored off the Suffolk coast has fuelled fresh fears about the potential for pollution on the beaches of one of the country’s best-loved resorts.

A 61-year-old Ipswich man has been banned from keeping animals after horses he owned were found hungry, dehydrated and diseased.

From ancient woolly mammoth teeth to the tell-tale signs of today’s throw-away, consumer-driven society - the things you can find on a beachcombing walk never cease to be thought-provoking. A new venture aims to promote the activity - and help inspire people to take care of the marine environment.

Air quality concerns have been raised about two locations in east Suffolk.

Members of a watchdog group say communities in east Suffolk are potentially missing out on millions of pounds because the Government does not classify spent fuel from Sizewell B as nuclear waste.

Stone-curlews have made the most of conditions created specifically for them on a Suffolk heath, raising hopes higher for a secure future for the enigmatic species.

Thousands descended on Haughley Park in Suffolk for the National Sheepdog Trials this weekend – the first time the event has ever been held in the county.

Wildlife experts have been left stunned this month after a pink grasshopper was spotted in Ipswich and a blue lobster was caught off the coast of Mersea Island.

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, environment secretary Michael Gove has announced.

The wealth of “enthusiasm” for keeping Sudbury tidy has been revealed at a meeting organised by the town council, which plans to get the community’s efforts “on the map”.

The number of households using brown compost bins has fallen by more than half in the three Suffolk districts that introduced charges for their brown bins last year.

Engineers have started drilling under the River Orwell as part of a £30 million scheme to boost power supplies in Suffolk and Essex.

Green Flag judges have recognised two Ipswich parks with their top annual accolade.

Knot. It’s just about the most negative name for a bird species that anyone could think of.

Noisy night flights from Stansted Airport will be tackled in a new crackdown, a government minister has pledged.

The amount of rubbish sent to landfill from Colchester has dropped by more than a quarter since new tough limits on household waste were introduced.

Proposals for a 300-acre port business park on farmland in the heart of the Felixstowe peninsula will be progressed – despite nearly 200 villagers voicing strong objections.

Groups and individuals in Sudbury are being urged to pool resources and combine their efforts to spruce up the town.

New research suggesting that the area around Sizewell could be successfully evacuated in two-and-a-half hours if there was a meltdown at the nuclear power station has been labelled “ridiculous” by critics.

The Stour and Orwell Forum 2017 had a recurring theme - the search for balance between potentially conflicting issues on the estuaries.

Invasive non-native species are a serious and constant threat to British wildlife. The latest skirmishes in the continuing battle against them have taken place in the Stour Valley and on the Suffolk coast.

Several north Essex parishes have been chosen as winners in the annual Village of the Year competition.

A 200-tonne flood defence barrier in Ipswich is set to be installed in October as work on the town’s flood defence scheme continues on schedule.

The bill for clearing up a popular sports ground after travellers set up a camp on the site has been estimated at more than £3,000.

There’s quite a buzz about the RSPB’s Flatford Wildlife Garden at present - and it’s not just coming from its abundant bees.

Helmingham Hall in Suffolk has been presented with a prestigious national award in appreciation of its spectacular gardens.

An arachnophobic mother-of-one from Coddenham received the fright of her life on Monday when she discovered a male ‘Black Widow’ spider in a box of grapes.

A dry summer could leave some of the region’s most iconic wetlands “as parched as the Mediterranean”, which would be “disastrous” for wildlife, a leading charity has warned.

Town hall bosses say less than 0.25% of collections have been missed and only 46 complaints received in the first week of controversial new rubbish rules.

Motorists in Ipswich are facing eight weeks of disruption as work to replace sewers near the town’s railway station take place.

A green grants scheme for business launched last year has identified £2m worth of savings for Suffolk and Norfolk businesses to date, it says.

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