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Sudbury town wardens Lewis Perry and Bradley Smith with the thousands of cigarette butts collected in the special bins during the past 6 months

A campaign to prevent smokers from dropping thousands of cigarette butts in Sudbury’s streets every week is being hailed as a “huge success”.

South Suffolk MP Jame Cartlidge has planted an oak tree near Boxford to highlight the work of the Woodland Trust in his constituency.

An oak sapling has been planted in Boxford by south Suffolk MP James Cartlidge to highlight the importance of conservation work in the area.

The river Stour winds through Manningtree


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A host of groups and organisations came together to test plans to deal with a major maritime incident in the River Stour.

An image of the River Stour from above taken by Sudbury Drone

A blocked sluice gate that caused the water level of the River Stour at Sudbury to drop drastically has now been fixed.

Noel at South Angle Farm Park. Picture by David Woricker

An errant cockerel spotted on CCTV wandering the streets of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been picked up by the cops.

Water levels on the River Stour have dropped dramatically due to a jammed control gate

A jammed control gate on the River Stour in Sudbury remains stuck open today with water levels still perilously low in places.

The water level on the River Stour has dropped dramaticaly - photo by Gregory Bishop

Around 7,000 fish had to be rescued from the River Stour in Sudbury after water levels dropped dramatically due to a blockage further upstream.

Local campaigners on Sizewell C - Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell (TEAGS), B1122 Action Group and Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group. L-R Jon Swallow, Amy Whitelock, John Rea-Price, Su Swallow, Gordon McInnes, Alison Downes, Charles Macdowell.

Campaigners are rallying with renewed determination to protect Suffolk from the unwanted consequences they fear a new nuclear power plant will bring.

An artist's impression of Sizewell C

Two Suffolk communities are being offered potential good news today with real hope at last of a long-awaited bypass around their homes – but two other villages face a further period of uncertainty.

Willow trees at the back of Melton Playing Field are being harvested to make cricket bats. Andy Collar with the willow trees.

It’s hard to imagine, but a pile of timber chopped down on the edge of a Suffolk field could soon be used to steer England’s test team to victory.

Road works on Main Road (A1214) in Kesgrave which caused long delays for motorists may have an an impact on air quality

Calls have been made for fresh monitoring of pollution levels in Kesgrave after concerns were expressed by the town’s working party.

Refurbishment of the Tidemill Yacht Harbour, in Woodbridge

Major refurbishment of a Suffolk yacht harbour has been unveiled almost three years after it was hit by the biggest tidal surge for a generation.

A supermoon rising over Ipswich's Orwell Bridge on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Photo: David Murton

As you may have noticed last night, the moon looked particularly big as it rose across our region

Cat who caught leg in gin trap in Kelvedon. Photo: RSPCA

A cat has been reunited with his owner after he caught his leg in an illegal rusty animal trap.

Wheelie bins, like these, could be introduced in Colchester.

Details of plans to introduce wheelie bins in Colchester are due to be revealed next month.

Fly tip in Hatfield Road, Witham, which had around 64 tonnes of waste

Fly-tippers dumped 74 tonnes of waste in two massive incidents around Witham – and now authorities are appealing for help to catch the culprits.

RSPB Minsmere

A rare bird has reportedly been spotted at the RSPB’s reservation in Minsmere.

Construction work at the new Aldhurst Farm nature reserve being constructed on the edge of Leiston by EDF Energy. Dr Steve Mannings (EDF Energy).

Community leaders are worried that part of Leiston could be at risk of flooding unless a ditch on the edge of a new nature reserve is dug out and unblocked before the winter months arrive.

The completed work to reinforce the flood defences at low-lying Felixstowe Ferry.

Essential engineering works have been completed to raise and stabilise the flood defence bank protecting homes and businesses at a tiny fishing hamlet.

Dog poo ban. File picture

A borough-wide ban on dog poo has begun in Colchester.

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

Bosses at EDF Energy are refusing to give any clues over when the next stage of consultation will start for Sizewell C – but say a decision will be made soon.

Jonathon Porritt - Friends of the Earth director by Sizewell A April 1986

Plans for Sizewell C are doomed to “evaporate” in the wake of insurmountable problems that will prevent its intended forerunner at Hinkley Point ever producing electricity, one of Britain’s leading environmentalists has predicted.


Consultants are set to be employed to help an east Suffolk market town get work under way on a blueprint to shape its future.

Fordham in Bloom members Les Hearsey, Richard Gregor, Britain in Bloom judges Teresa Potter and Roger Burnett, Fordham in Bloom members Stephen Foster and Julie Travis, on judging day earlier this year. Photo: Su Anderson

Two north Essex teams have won silver gilt awards at the Britain in Bloom finals.

Pot hole madness on approach road to Audley End Station.

The number of potholes on main routes in Essex has halved after significant investment in the county’s roads, and the Government’s Pothole Action Fund, says Essex County Council.

Speakers at the Suffolk Coastal and Estuaries Conference, Snape Maltings, Oct 2016. Dr Therese Coffey MP

Brexit will not lead to Britain deciding to “rip up” environmental legislation that is enshrined in European directives – but it offers a “great opportunity to take a more holistic approach” to the full suite of environmental issues that face the nation, a Suffolk MP said yesterday.

Part of the old biscuit factory site on the Lowestoft Town Hall complex.

New proposals have been submitted for a drive-thru restaurant next to an historic building – but conservationists say the amended project is only a “token gesture” to preserving the site’s heritage.

TDC’s Cabinet Member for Commercialisation Nick Turner and TDC’s Seafront Manager Tim Sutton in front of the new beach-cleaning machine on Brightlingsea’s Blue Flag beach

A new machine which keeps beaches clean and tidy will be used across Tendring.

Huge waves crash over sea defences in Southwold during the tidal surge of 2013.

Experts will gather this week to review what has been done to protect Suffolk’s coastal communities since the havoc caused by the tidal surge three years ago – and to look at what more needs to be done.

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

Chinese backers yesterday signed important financial agreements connected to the construction of Suffolk’s yet-to-be-approved Sizewell C nuclear power station.

Flood risk veteran Steve Hayman is retiring after 40 years

Flood risk veteran Steve Hayman, who played a key role in the aftermath of the East Coast surge in 2013, is retiring after 40 years.

Theatre Square artists impression

A revamped area around the New Wolsey Theatre and former Civic Centre is set to be open by April 2018, it has been revealed.

The RSPCA need to find Ripley the parrot's owner

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a lost parrot with her owner after she was rescued from a hazardous building site.


Ground investigation work is under way ahead of scheme to create a permanent tidal wall to prevent low-lying homes from being flooded in Lowestoft.

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

Communities across east Suffolk are today waiting eagerly and anxiously to find out more details about Sizewell C.

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