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Heritage Lottery Fund grant means go-ahead for Carlton Marshes extension

Green Light Trust Martlesham project helps people who have ‘stalled’ in life - and helps nature too.

Sea Scouts, sailors and an environmental group will be teaming up to clean a Suffolk river – having been inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and its warning of plastic in our oceans.

A £12million project to protect some of Suffolk’ most special landscapes from flooding is reported to be “forging ahead” – with progress made on fundraising and regulatory work.

Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre has gone to war with waste by introducing a new recycling programme.

The final phase of roadworks to improve walking and cycling facilities around the Northgate roundabout in Bury St Edmunds, as part of a £2.75 million scheme across the town, is due to finish on Friday.

Councillors in Suffolk have described plans to extend the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as a “once in a generation” opportunity.

How hedgehog-friendly is Ipswich?

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has said it is committed to improving pollution in Bury St Edmunds after Sicklesmere Road was found to have “above acceptable levels” of nitrogen dioxide.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet is set to back plans by Natural England to extend the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) this week, while funding for burying cables has already been secured.

A total of 250 new trees have been planted across West Suffolk as part of a scheme to protect the environment.

Tollesbury Wick becomes wet, wet, wet - and is all the better for it

Suffolk County Council’s green access manager wants to get the county walking

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Broads Appeal boosted - and the bride wore binoculars.

Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project shake-up as species’ recovery is sealed

Refuse teams in east Suffolk are reviewing their glass collection system amid complaints of overflowing bottle banks.

Butterfly Conservation reveals problems faced in 2017, and this spring follows suit

An organisation dedicated to protecting some of Suffolk’s most treasured landscapes is inviting the wider community to find out more about its work at a meeting this weekend.

Campaigners seeking to halt a £133m Suffolk bypass have sent objections to the government urging it to withhold approval.

Waitrose stores in Ipswich and West Suffolk are to be among the first to stop providing disposable coffee cups, as part of the company’s efforts to reduce its plastics and packaging.

Carlton Marshes fund is boosted by twitchers’ generosity after American bittern is found

Campaign launched in Ravenswood, Ipswich, to protect nesting skylarks

The National Trust recently marked its 50 years of guardianship at Dunwich Heath - and careful management has enhanced the site’s biodiversity.

Greenprint Forum dedicates 2018 as its #plasticaction year

Felixstowe beach hut owners have been told they will not be able to stay in their normal place this summer after winter storms caused serious erosion.

Ipswich’s new flood barrier has given its first public display of how it will protect the town from the threat of storm surges from later this year.

Used nappies, food and glass are among the frequent items wrongly put in recycling bins in Suffolk – and it’s costing the taxpayer more than half a million pounds each year.

The Environment Minister and Suffolk Coastal MP has given her support to the changes.

Suffolk writer Matt Gaw’s debut book The Pull of the River sets a riverine course well outside the comfort zone

New powers to tackle criminals who are running illegal waste sites are about to come into force.

If you are eggs-pecting the Easter bunny on Sunday, make sure you make room for his friend recycling rabbit too

Big Garden Birdwatch results show East Anglian surge in sightings of many small birds

Dunwich Heath anniversary marked by launch of memories project

Funding for projects to reduce littering on major highways in Suffolk has been awarded to St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

People’s Trust for Endangered Species launches green space animal count

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