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The publication of Wind in the Willows in 1908 caused a whole nation to look more favourably on badgers. Exactly 110 years on to the month, Ross Bentley talks to expert Adrian Hinchcliffe to find out how badgers are faring in 21st century Suffolk.

A guide to what is appropriate housing for Suffolk could help “mitigate some of the worse excesses of development” expected in the county in coming years, a housing preservation expert has said.

Anglian Water hopes to form a coalition of organisations to reduce problem plastic. David Hartley explains.

Many farmers are ready to deliver environmental benefits in a post-Brexit Britain, attendees at a Suffolk conservation forum heard last week.

EDF Energy’s chief executive has insisted Sizewell C must be part of the UK’s future energy mix.

The number of residential properties and community buildings with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has rocketed over the past decade but in recent years the rate of adoption has slowed.

Cuckoos based in Suffolk are starring in the latest phase of an on-going study to find out why these fabled birds of the British countryside are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Events are being held in Suffolk to mark Swift Awareness Week, which starts this Saturday.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has become the latest RSPB Species Champion and lent his name to efforts to halt the decline in the number of turtle doves.

At least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction in the face of threats such as disease and loss of their natural habitat, a study has found.

The sensory garden, situated in the Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds, have been transformed with over 125 plants and two candyfloss trees.

A task force has been set up at councils in west Suffolk to review whether its garden waste scheme is working.

Anglian Water has underlined its desire to improve local environments with a unique funding opportunity. David Hartley explains.

A manager at the Environment Agency has said it is difficult to know what impact pesticides, including neonicotinoids, have had on aquatic life, after one Suffolk river was acutely polluted with the chemicals.

Cornard Mere is one of Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s smallest reserves but its size belies its importance as a rare habitat in this corner of the county. Ross Bentley joined a small working party to find out more about this special place.

Walkers raised money for good causes on Saturday by taking a long distance stroll through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Anglian Water has announced an extensive set of plans to reduce plastic use both among its customers and in its business.

A remaining area of Purdis Heath, heath and woodland, is for sale with a guide price of more than £100,000

Ipswich sixth form college, One, went all out to cut back on single-use plastics this week by backing a global environmental campaign.

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been appointed to create the new £23 million state-of-the-art operational hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

Celebrated former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion is backing a fight to save an ancient Essex meadow from developers’ bulldozers.

Fresh calls have been made for private security to be reinstated in Christchurch Park during the summer months after several memorial trees in the park were destroyed on Friday night.

The mid-Suffolk town of Eye recently became the third destination in the county to gain Walkers are Welcome accreditation. Ross Bentley reports.

The churchyard at St Andrew’s in Freckenham is a wonderful sight with its meadow of daisies - it is peaceful and unspoilt, and just the place for wildlife to flourish.

Waveney District Council (WDC) shelled out nearly £40,000 of taxpayers’ money over the past 12 months in its effort to clean up fly-tipped rubbish.

Hundreds of young families spent a day enjoying a host of outdoor activities in west Suffolk today.

A new book by Mark Cocker is a major event and his latest is a work of sweeping ambition - a sobering tale of the conservation movement’s development in the face of huge wildlife declines. Ross Bentley spoke to the Norfolk-based writer about the themes he has raised.

Essex Wildlife Trust’s ‘The Naze Centre’ has picked up a prestigious building industry award.

With warm weather forecast for the bank holiday, Regan Harris from Anglian Water offers some water saving tips for those tending their garden this weekend.

Work has begun on the final phase of the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project, a coastal wetland restoration initiative that will see an area twice the size of the City of London on the Essex coast transformed into a nature reserve for rare and threatened birds and other wildlife.

Two Suffolk farming brothers and an Essex butcher are aiming to feed a million bumblebees this year to help reverse the decline in these vital pollinators.

The owl, who is thought to be a male, was found at the beginning of May having been hit by a car on the A12 southbound toward Seven Hills.

A Suffolk dog owner has issued a warning to others to be vigilant after her pet had to spend several days in the vets following an adder bite.

One of the longest running citizen science surveys in the world, The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Confirmation that ravens have been found breeding in Suffolk for the first time in over 130 years is a “really significant” discovery, an expert has said.

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