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Sudbury resident George Buffham outside the Nestle Purina factory

Around £2million has been spent on measures to tackle foul odours emanating from a Sudbury pet food factory, it has emerged.

Work has started in Colchester to clean up the chewing gum on the streets.
L-R Lee Western,Cllr Beverley Oxford,Cllr Tim Young,Cllr Bill Frame.

Streets in central Colchester are being deep cleaned in a bid to free them of chewing gum.

High water at Felixstowe Ferry. Archive image. Photo: Stephen Squirrell/

Flood alerts are in place tonight along the Essex and Suffolk coastline.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Officials at EDF Energy say they fully expect the Sizewell C nuclear power station to go ahead and expect the trigger for the next stage of its development to take place soon.

Volunteers from the Bury Water Meadows Group help clean up the Rivers Linnet and Lark in Bury St Edmunds.

Nearly 50 bags of rubbish plus a bike, traffic cone and beer barrel were cleaned up from two Bury St Edmunds rivers at the weekend.

Gallery:Stunning barn owls photographed in Bungay

Friday, January 29, 2016
	We have a pair of Barn Owls on our land I watch them hunting most days.

These majestic hunters were seen flying, weightlessly through the air at Frances Crickmore’s farm near Bungay.

Councillor Christopher Hudson with residents in Fore Street, Framlingham.

A community leader is calling for residents’ parking permits to be considered to solve problems in a street where he says the situation is “hell on wheels” for householders.

Fly-tipping on Colchester Road, St Osyth

Fly-tippers believed to be responsible for three cases of dumped waste across Tendring are wanted by authorities.

An electrical transformer being moved along the B1122 through villages to Sizewell B - residents said the traffic chaos caused is a

Campaigners say traffic chaos caused by the movement of heavy loads to Sizewell B is a “terrifying indication” of what life will be like if another nuclear power station is built.

Vehicles which do not have clean emissions could be banned from or charged to use Colchester High Street

High polluting vehicles could be banned or charged to enter Colchester town centre under ambitious council plans to tackle air quality – as pollution kills an estimated 143 people in the borough each year.

Campaigners want people to give witness statements to stop dog fouling in Leiston

Residents are to be consulted over whether new rules should be introduced for the town’s open spaces to control dogs and stop them fouling public areas.

A lost Cockatiel has been handed in at Cliff Lane Vets.

The cockatiel rescued from a tree in Holywells Park in Ipswich on Monday is still waiting to be claimed from the vets’ practice that has taken him in.

Environment Agency staff clearing Dock River, Parkeston, of pennywort

An invasive plant has been cleared from the Dock River in Parkeston.

Oil pollution training exercise in Clacton in 2013

A major exercise to tackle a serious oil leak on Harwich beach has been put into action – as part of a training exercise.

Essex Wildlife Trust Naze Centre taking shape

Key milestones have been reached in the development of a visitor centre at a north Essex nature spot.

Clare Country Park trustees. From left: Gary Brown, Charmain Hawkins, Derek Blake, Richard Smith, Sharon Benson, Geoffrey Bray, Keith Mison, Kate Terry

New trustees have been elected to manage a recently divested country park in west Suffolk.

Carole Jones, Planning portfolio-holder, wants Ipswich be a healthy town, a green town and a wildlife-friendly town.

It’s already been recognised as one of the greenest boroughs in the country, now Ipswich is set to take more action to strengthen its environmental policies.

Tesco team litter picking in Braintree

Litter levels in Essex have fallen by 41% after the launch of a county-wide campaign to tackle street waste.

The Lighthouse at Orford Ness which coming under worsening threat of collapse as the sea is eroding the defences put in place to protect it.

An iconic Suffolk lighthouse is doomed to fall into the sea – and the only way to save it could be to move it, according to a coastal expert.

Bridge Road in Snape. Flood water from the tidal surge has started to recede.

A leading Suffolk politician has voiced fears that the siting of new housing developments could worsen the flood risk across the county.


Public protection officials are being urged to hold a similar emergency exercise in the Sizewell area as that just carried out in Japan where the country’s first nuclear reactor has been allowed to restart following the Fukushima disaster four years ago.

Work is due to start on junction of Main Road and Bell Lane Kesgrave

Urgent drainage repair works on a Kesgrave junction regularly at risk of flooding will start next week.

Travellers in Bury St Edmunds.

A planning application for a traveller family who have been searching for a permanent legal home in Bury St Edmunds for years could be approved at appeal.

The Lighthouse at Orfordness is coming under worsening threat of collapse as the sea is eroding the defences put in place to protect it.

One of Suffolk’s most iconic structures is today teetering on the brink of disaster.

The collapsed area of the coastal bank at Slaughden which collapsed at the weekend.

Repair work is to be carried out this week following the collapse of part of a river defence where £400,000 worth of work is due to begin next month.

Conservation work at Cornard Mere. L-R: Robin Ford, Mark Richardson and Simon Lee at work.

Keeping a reed bed under control for the new year was a top priority for volunteers at the Sussex Wildlife Trust’ Cornard Mere reserve.

Damaged sea defences at Point Clear. Picture: Environment Agency

Emergency repairs will be carried out sea defences in north Essex next week after a sea wall was damaged by winter storms.

Oak Meadow in Kesgrave.

Kesgrave Town Council is considering new play equipment developments for a popular area in the town after receiving continual requests by residents.

The area of Fieldgate Dock next to Brightlingsea Marina which is set to be dredged and Bryan Roberts is unhappy as he thinks it will silt up the area.

Harbour authorities in Brightlingsea have moved to allay fears that a long-term dredging programme will cause devastation to wildlife in the River Colne estuary.

Goosander in Christchurch Park

When it comes to birdwatching, Suffolk has a fine reputation – especially the Minsmere reserve on the North Sea coast which has been the home of Springwatch for the last two years.

Solar farm.

The battle to stop a controversial solar farm development from being built in a special Suffolk landscape is set to continue into the new year.

A clean-up group which is so fed up with the mess being left on footpaths in Leiston has warned pet owners “We’re watching you” – and are prepared to name and shame.

One member of the group, Andrew Hawes, is even prepared to don camouflage in order to catch out the culprits and take their photo.

Community leaders have called a public meeting to get to grips with a mucky problem causing controversy in their their town – with the aim to draw up an action plan.

Launch of the 2016 Suffolk Creating the Greenest County Awards. Suffolk One. Pictured David Barker (Chairman of Suffolk - Creating the Greenest County).

Suffolk’s Creating the Greenest County Awards 2016 were declared open for entries this week - just as world leaders and negotiators were discussing climate change in Paris.

View of Edwardstone church from the field where the proposed solar farm panels would be sited

A battle to prevent a solar farm “the size of 37 football pitches” from being built in a special Suffolk landscape is set to resume after the High Court quashed a ruling banning the development.

Climate change campaigners in London ahead of UN talks. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Urgent action is required to protect Suffolk’s communities from the growing “catastrophic” threats of climate change, it has been claimed.

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