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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.

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