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Opposition councillors at Suffolk County Council have raised fresh questions over the council’s ‘Greenest County’ claim, after it has emerged its new energy deal relies 100% on nuclear power.

Consultation taking place over controversial proposals for a 30-acre windfarm electricity substation in east Suffolk is to be extended to give people more time to comment.

Bury St Edmunds has secured a gold medal in a national floral competition during the “toughest year on record”.

From its offices in a small market town in rural East Anglian an international charity is at the forefront of the fight to save irreplaceable wildlife habitat around the world from destruction. Sheena Grant meets the founder of the World Land Trust and hears about its latest appeal.

Anglian Water is investing in smart technology to tackle leaks across it’s network.

Geography education needs to be made a priority, so people have a greater understanding of the implications of climate change and sea level rises, broadcaster and writer Nicholas Crane has told a conference in Suffolk

An open day for Suffolk’s electric vehicle businesses helped visitors find out more about this growing sector.

Conservationists at Essex Wildlife Trust fear that myxomatosis - a disease that up until now has only impacted the rabbit population - may have jumped across to hares.

Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

The company responsible for the construction of the East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, ScottishPower, has announced it has shifted completely from coal and gas generation to wind power.

Council workers will swoop on Shotley Beach today to rehearse their response to a series of “potential emergencies” – from chemical spills to flash floods.

With Ipswich’s new flood defence barrier now almost ready to protect the town, an earlier attempt to reduce the risk of flooding is now being removed from the New Cut.

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow, the lifetime’s work of Bernard Tickner, has attracted record visitor numbers this year.

It’s “crucial” people understand sea levels will rise along the East Anglian coast, says flooding expert at Suffolk conference.

A demand that Suffolk should use greener energy and work harder to eliminate fuel poverty will be debated at the county council’s full meeting next week.

The organiser of the Great British Beach Clean in Suffolk says she estimates a record number of people turned out to remove rubbish from the county’s beaches during this year’s event.

Environment Minister and Suffolk Coastal MP, Dr Thérèse Coffey looks ahead to the international Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, which gets under way in London tomorrow.

Ed Sheeran, a ladybird invasion, fireworks night and Stalin’s death mask - here’s the best stories from Ipswich and Suffolk.

Mobile phone customers of Three network are to get a message today telling them that they have been registered for free flood warnings.

More than 40 vintage and classic tractors took part in the 16th annual ploughing match in west Suffolk at the weekend, which was organised by the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club.

Top Suffolk resorts are waging war on beach rubbish. A cafe is offering free hot drinks to litter collectors, while a group of surfers are all set for an autumn beach clean.

Rediscovering a sense of community is key to rejecting consumerism and living sustainably, according to an academic due to give a keynote speech at an environmental conference in Suffolk next month.

Wildlife enthusiasts from East Anglia are being asked to take part in a national study of tawny owls, so experts can get a better idea of the bird’s population and how factors such as urbanisation and light pollution are affecting this night-time hunter.

A Suffolk Conservative minister would like McDonald’s to scrap its plastic Happy Meal toys.

Volunteers are needed to survey the region for remnants of traditional orchards.

People need to stop and think when buying products made from animals.

Switching to electric cars is a ‘chicken and egg’ situation in this area for, despite a good uptake, many drivers are put off by a lack of public charging infrastructure. Motoring editor Andy Russell visited an experience day to help motorists find out more.

The £70million Ipswich Tidal Barrier scheme was cast into the international spotlight this week, as worldwide flooding experts visited the site.

Despite the shorter days, there is still time to make your garden or allotment more water efficient and nature friendly, writes Anglian Water’s David Hartley.

An innovative natural flood management scheme is being trialled around the village of Debenham in mid Suffolk

The delivery of new, larger garden waste bins to homes in Suffolk Coastal will begin on Tuesday.

Contingency plans are set to be put in place for Armistice Day at a Suffolk village whose war memorial was badly damaged when a police car crashed into the structure.

Fresh criticism has been levelled at the county council over recycling rates, as latest figures show another fall.

56 giant turbines are all now catching the wind off the Suffolk coast

In the latest bid to tackle plastic waste, today has been hailed as national refill day.

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