Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Waveney: Dog falls ill after eating ‘non hazardous’ foam on Suffolk beach

17:36 22 January 2013

Southwold beach

Southwold beach

(c) copyright citizenside.com

PET owners have been warned to exercise caution after a dog fell ill when it ate a non-hazardous foam that appeared along the Suffolk coast.

The waste product has been found on beaches in Lowestoft and Southwold over recent days.

It has been tested by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and has been identified as a bi-product of cooking oil which may have been released by a vessel.

A spokesman for Waveney District Council said so far a dog has been sick having eaten some of the foam and all owners are advised to keep their pets away from the substance.

It is not hazardous, nor an irritant, but could cause some mild, temporary discomfort to animals if ingested in large quantities, he added.

“Currently the matter is being investigated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Counter Pollution and Salvage Branch in Southampton and our operational partners Waveney Norse are cleaning the beaches,” the spokesman said. “We will advise of any change to the situation and colleagues in Suffolk Coastal have been made aware, should further materials appear on their beaches.”

0 comments

Budgens in the Turban Centre, Woodbridge which is to become a branchof the Co-op

Months of uncertainty over the future of a Suffolk supermarket are today over, after the Co-op announced it would be buying the former Budgens store in Woodbridge.

Inspector Julian Ditcham with the Drager Alcotest used by Suffolk Constabulary tests a motorist.

A drug driver who was caught drink-driving a month later has been banned from the road for 22 months.

At least two people have been taken to hospital following a serious collision near to Trinity Park in Ipswich.

Familes attended the first session of the Minecraft club at Ipswich library on Tuesday 26th July.
Mohil Garg enjoying the club.

Youngsters enjoying the start of the summer holidays flocked to Ipswich Library yesterday afternoon to take part in the library’s first weekly Minecraft club.

Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital has topped a postcode lottery of referrals for people suffering from suspected inflammatory arthritis, new figures have revealed.

Man admits being drunk and disorderly

An Ipswich man has been fined after causing a drunken disturbance at a world music festival in Christchurch Park.

Africa Alive is a fun day out whatever the weather

The Suffolk Coast is at its very best on a sunny summer afternoon but rain doesn’t always have to stop play.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24