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A group of three dead whales were spotted off the coast of Suffolk this weekend – and teams are today inspecting the largest of them to plan its removal.

No fees will be incurred by owners of beach huts if the council moves them from a stretch of eroded seafront in Felixstowe.

Beach hut owners today face the prospect of having to move their beloved bolt-holes from an area of seafront declared unsafe due to erosion or pay for the relocation by council workers.

The dramatic population crash suffered by a once-familiar breeding bird of the Sufolk coast is a story of decline and dilemma that is being investigated by a birdwatching and conservation group.

You could say the scale of a Suffolk young people’s project befits the scale of the environmental problem it is highlighting in a most imaginative and creative way - and the word “scale” would be entirely appropriate as the initiative features hundreds of fish.

Visitors to Felixstowe seafront are being warned to keep off a section of beach following some severe and sudden erosion.

Five outstanding buildings in Suffolk and Essex have won prestigious architecture awards for their ground-breaking design – with one named as the overall winner.

An exotic milk snake spotted near the Soane Street entrance to Christchurch park is continuing to give rangers and reptile experts the slip.

A competition encouraging people to take pride in their area by making it look beautiful with plants and flowers is going for gold this year.

Horse riders fear their animals could be too scared to use a new £1.5million-plus rail crossing bridge – and want officials to consider a tunnel instead.

Suffolk’s tenth annual walking festival has stepped out on a long and winding road that takes it to scores of venues and showcases the county’s acclaimed diversity of outstanding landscapes, wildlife-rich habitats and internationally significant historic features.

Colchester council is showing off its new recycling policies to residents at a series of roadshows across the borough.

Declining brown hares could benefit from non-native crops grown for bioenergy across Britain’s farmland, according to a study.

Suffolk has been chosen to host a “pasture pilot project” that aims to survey a little understood yet hugely important wildlife habitat for which the county holds national significance.

Farmers’ leaders are calling on the next UK government to help farmers with a reservoir building programme as a long dry spell creates potential headaches for growers.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision for a new landscape-scale nature reserve in the north of the county will be seen by millions of television viewers this weekend when the charity’s campaign is featured on the BBC’s popular Countryfile programme.

Suffolk and Essex saw rainfall in April drop by almost 70 percent compared to last year - causing devastating effects to wildlife and increasing the chances of fires catching and spreading.

The ground at a Suffolk woodland has been transformed with a spectacular blue carpet of spring flowers.

East Anglia’s coastline has been eroding for centuries. Sarah Chambers spoke to a farmer whose land is falling into the 
sea to get his perspective on an age-old problem.

A scheme which could see drivers subsidised for trading in their old diesel vehicles would be welcomed by motor dealers – but campaigners have warned measures do not go far enough.

Nature lovers will open a new meadow on the Essex-Suffolk border which is believed to be the only nature reserve managed primarily for dragonflies.

Duck herding, lamb feeding, show jumping and a vintage tractor display are among dozens of attractions being laid on for guests at a Suffolk farming show this weekend.

To celebrate Ipswich’s place as a national ‘hedgehog hotspot’ a giant mural has been created in honour of the much-loved animals.

Concerns have been raised that antisocial and “intimidating” behaviour by large groups of young people in Sudbury could spoil a local beauty spot for visitors.

Suffolk’s newly published action plan on climate change has been hailed as a “rallying call” to everyone in the county who wants a “sustainable and flourishing environment.”

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.

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