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Residents say no to Anglian Water development at Ardleigh Reservoir. Photo: Steve Argent

Campaigners are objecting to a utility company’s plans for a new office building in a north Essex village.

The scene on the beach at Thorpeness, where a cliff collapsed at high tide, resulting in the death of a man

A seaside Suffolk community is today recovering from the shock death of a dog walker crushed underneath the weight of a collapsed cliff.

Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern, with the children who gathered to sing and dance around the oldest apple tree in the orchard to chase away Winter and to encourage a fruitful Spring and a bountiful apple harvest.

A centuries old tradition has been upheld as part of a day of activities aimed at encouraging people to make the most of their local park during the winter months.

Mike Pickles, left, and Kim Peskett at Harbour Marine Services in Southwold. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Firms along Southwold’s popular harbour area have evacuated their premises in preparation for the worst of the floods to hit the area.

Alton Water

If you enjoyed a cup of tea this morning, cleaned your teeth under a running tap or simply had a refreshing drink of water you probably didn’t consider where the water had come from. If you live in south east Suffolk, between Stowmarket and Felixstowe then your water almost certainly comes from Alton Water. And because the Alton Valley doesn’t have a sufficient catchment area to supply 250,000 people the reservoir is filled by pumping.

Dunwich Heath. Photo copyright -Æ Bob Foyers 2105

Studies show just how valuable Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to the economies of our counties.

Fly tipping in field off Henley Road, Ipswich

Councils across Suffolk have used new powers to crack down on fly-tippers 21 times since they were introduced in May.

Councils are determined to track down fly-tippers.

Although the response of local authorities in the region to their new powers has differed, all those contacted remained determined to track down fly-tippers.

A pair of dogs. Library image

Dog owners are being warned to take extra care of their pets after an outbreak of the highly contagious and lethal parvovirus around Clacton.

Inside the £200million Dry Fuel Storage facility at Sizewell B, where they will keep all the radioactive fuel rods once they are spent.

EDF Energy has been given the go-ahead to start using its new £200million dry fuel store at the Sizewell B nuclear power station.

Work taking place to install the first of the foundation components for the Galloper Wind Farm off Orford.

A £1.5billion wind farm off the Suffolk coast has reached a major milestone with work under way on the foundations for its 56 turbines.

A flood warning has been issued on December 27 for large parts of the Broads. Photo: Environment Agency

Flood alerts were issued for parts of the Broads tonight - but the night seems to be passing off without incident.

A stretch of the improved flood defences in Woodbridge, viewed from the railway station footbridge

Three years ago this month, the shores of Woodbridge were overwhelmed by water, after a storm surge swelled the River Deben to levels surpassing the east coast flood of 1953.

District and county Cllr James Abbott, and residents Phil Wren, Nick Unsworth and Eleanor Unsworth are campaigning against a proposed incinerator near Coggeshall.

Campaigners are celebrating the decision of the Environmental Agency to refuse a proposed large-scale waste incinerator in mid-Essex.

Sudbury vet Richard Davy from Ardmore Veterinary Group is sponsoring five dog waste bag dispensers. Right is Bradley Smith, Sudbury town warden.

A Sudbury veterinary practice is boosting a campaign to promote responsible dog ownership in the town.

Coronation Wood can be seen on the left edge of the Sizewell A complex with parking on two of its sides and an adjoining belt of woodland below. PHOTO: Mike Page Aerial Photo Library.

The remaining part of a woodland planted to commemorate the coronation of George V is set to be bulldozed to make way for the relocation of some of the Sizewell B power station buildings.

Gallery: Your weekend in pictures

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Shingle Street in all its glory as the sun sets across the wetland marsh area. Picture: Paul Templeton

Suffolk residents have been sharing their pictures from across the county.

Sudbury town wardens Lewis Perry and Bradley Smith with the thousands of cigarette butts collected in the special bins during the past 6 months

A campaign to prevent smokers from dropping thousands of cigarette butts in Sudbury’s streets every week is being hailed as a “huge success”.

South Suffolk MP Jame Cartlidge has planted an oak tree near Boxford to highlight the work of the Woodland Trust in his constituency.

An oak sapling has been planted in Boxford by south Suffolk MP James Cartlidge to highlight the importance of conservation work in the area.

The river Stour winds through Manningtree

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A host of groups and organisations came together to test plans to deal with a major maritime incident in the River Stour.

An image of the River Stour from above taken by Sudbury Drone

A blocked sluice gate that caused the water level of the River Stour at Sudbury to drop drastically has now been fixed.

Noel at South Angle Farm Park. Picture by David Woricker

An errant cockerel spotted on CCTV wandering the streets of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been picked up by the cops.

Water levels on the River Stour have dropped dramatically due to a jammed control gate

A jammed control gate on the River Stour in Sudbury remains stuck open today with water levels still perilously low in places.

The water level on the River Stour has dropped dramaticaly - photo by Gregory Bishop

Around 7,000 fish had to be rescued from the River Stour in Sudbury after water levels dropped dramatically due to a blockage further upstream.

Local campaigners on Sizewell C - Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell (TEAGS), B1122 Action Group and Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group. L-R Jon Swallow, Amy Whitelock, John Rea-Price, Su Swallow, Gordon McInnes, Alison Downes, Charles Macdowell.

Campaigners are rallying with renewed determination to protect Suffolk from the unwanted consequences they fear a new nuclear power plant will bring.

An artist's impression of Sizewell C

Two Suffolk communities are being offered potential good news today with real hope at last of a long-awaited bypass around their homes – but two other villages face a further period of uncertainty.

Willow trees at the back of Melton Playing Field are being harvested to make cricket bats. Andy Collar with the willow trees.

It’s hard to imagine, but a pile of timber chopped down on the edge of a Suffolk field could soon be used to steer England’s test team to victory.

Road works on Main Road (A1214) in Kesgrave which caused long delays for motorists may have an an impact on air quality

Calls have been made for fresh monitoring of pollution levels in Kesgrave after concerns were expressed by the town’s working party.

Refurbishment of the Tidemill Yacht Harbour, in Woodbridge

Major refurbishment of a Suffolk yacht harbour has been unveiled almost three years after it was hit by the biggest tidal surge for a generation.

A supermoon rising over Ipswich's Orwell Bridge on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Photo: David Murton

As you may have noticed last night, the moon looked particularly big as it rose across our region

Cat who caught leg in gin trap in Kelvedon. Photo: RSPCA

A cat has been reunited with his owner after he caught his leg in an illegal rusty animal trap.

Wheelie bins, like these, could be introduced in Colchester.

Details of plans to introduce wheelie bins in Colchester are due to be revealed next month.

Fly tip in Hatfield Road, Witham, which had around 64 tonnes of waste

Fly-tippers dumped 74 tonnes of waste in two massive incidents around Witham – and now authorities are appealing for help to catch the culprits.

RSPB Minsmere

A rare bird has reportedly been spotted at the RSPB’s reservation in Minsmere.

Construction work at the new Aldhurst Farm nature reserve being constructed on the edge of Leiston by EDF Energy. Dr Steve Mannings (EDF Energy).

Community leaders are worried that part of Leiston could be at risk of flooding unless a ditch on the edge of a new nature reserve is dug out and unblocked before the winter months arrive.

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