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Dog owners are being warned after a second pet died on the region’s coast in just over a fortnight – this time on Felixstowe beach.

EDF Energy officials said the Suffolk nuclear twin reactor power plant could cost 20% less than anticipated, and the project could inject up to £200 million a year into the county’s economy.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is seeking the services of a special volunteer – one who isn’t afraid of the dark.

Community leaders will tomorrow decide whether or not to order changes to be made to a property which was not built in line with the approved plans.

Organisations in a Suffolk town are teaming up to tidy litter from their streets and help preserve the environment.

Campaigners fighting against long-running plans to build a waste incinerator in Essex are calling on two county MPs to lend their backing to the opposition.

Fingringhoe Wick’s famous nightingales may be thousands of miles away in Africa, but the Essex nature reserve rings to sensational sounds even in the depths of winter.

Campaigners set against a proposed incinerator in Essex hosted a meeting tonight which marked 25 years since their protest began.

An unpleasant pong is plaguing people in a Suffolk seaside town – and could be caused by householders who are not even at home.

The last special bins for dog mess are being removed from Christchurch Park – and will soon disappear from other places in Ipswich.

Work will start in the coming months to drill under waterways, roads and rail lines in part of Suffolk to connect a £2.5billion offshore windfarm project to the national grid.

Despite the storms that have battered Britain over the last few weeks, one water company in the south of England has refused to rule out drought problems during the summer.

The mighty, much-loved watercourse that marks most of the border between Suffolk and Essex is to be celebrated during 2018 as never before.

There’s just a few more days left for people to recycle their Christmas cards at Sainsbury’s in Mildenhall.

Suffolk woke to a shock 50 years ago – a vision to flood almost 600 acres near Ipswich and create a 3,000million-gallon reservoir. Not great for those whose homes and farms were in the way

Turtle doves are the UK’s fastest-declining migrant birds. Their breeding population has declined by a frightening 96% since 1970. The few birds that bred in Britain last summer are now far away in Africa. Ben McFarland, the RSPB’s eastern England regional conservation manager, recently followed them to their wintering grounds - here is his story

The River Waveney’s levels of pesticide pollution, revealed by the charity Buglife, have brought the neonicotinoid controversy into sharp focus. Some of Suffolk’s leading naturalists have told of their fears for the much-loved river’s wildlife.

A community foundation boss in Suffolk has said that rural communities in Suffolk are hit harder than most because of a lower average wage, after new research has suggested that rural homes spend almost £3,000 a year more than those in towns or cities.

Last winter Natural England reserve managers Chris Hainsworth and Mike Taylor could be found operating a rotovator at Cavenham Heath nature reserve to the north-west of Bury St Edmunds.

Themes for Suffolk Waste Partnership’s annual festive waste recycling initiative started with stars, went on to baubles and has now flocked together beautiful birds of peace.

Ipswich Borough Council has reminded residents of changes to bin collections over Christmas until Tuesday, January 2 to cope with the Christmas and new year demand.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have for years caused controversy over their impacts on pollinating insects, but a new study now focuses on their effects on the aquatic life in our watercourses.

A campaign launched to save some of Suffolk’s most treasured landscapes from catastrophic flooding has got off to a “fantastic start” after raising more than £100,000 in its first month.

The multi-million pound project to protect Ipswich Waterfront and town centre from the threat of tidal and storm surges has passed a crucial milestone.

The government has launched a new abstraction reform plan which it says will provide better access to water and modernise the service.

Suffolk brewer Adnams has announced it is using 100% renewable energy across its entire business.

The closure of a key road into Ipswich town centre is expected to remain in force for several more weeks while the partial demolition of a “structurally unsafe” building is carried out.

New figures released by Essex Wildlife Trust show that a conservation project that helps one of the UK’s most popular bird species is continuing to be a barnstorming success.

Volunteers have been wading into a Suffolk river in a bid to clear the waterway and encourage wildlife back to the area.

In one of East Anglia’s wildest and widest of wildernesses, H2O is the most precious of resources - for people and for wildlife. A major £2.1million water engineering scheme is bringing benefits for both.

For an amateur photographer it was a dream picture of a hedgehog - which is somewhat appropriate as it was taken as he slept.

Suffolk is hoping to take part in a pilot scheme which will reduce plastic waste and save thousands of pounds for the council.

Community leaders have reluctantly agreed to introduce charges for collecting garden waste from homes in east Suffolk.

A new action group has been formed to fight proposals for a new quarry at Belstead amid fears that the development would bring noise and air pollution, and extra traffic.

The East of England Co-op has become the nation’s first major food store to sell produce beyond its ‘best before’ date as part of a drive to drastically reduce food waste.

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