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A landlord has been cleared of breaching a council notice regarding rubbish left outside two Ipswich properties.

Ipswich has been gifted a splash of colour this winter following the arrival of wild parrots in a popular town centre park.

A huge protest banner which read: "We need a better plan than this" was placed on the giant replica of Noah's Ark in Ipswich Waterfront.

As the Suffolk nights grow longer, we give you the timings you need to do some stargazing - and a chance to see the International Space Station move through the sky.

A pair of cute leopard cubs who wowed the public at Colchester Zoo after their birth in September have now been named.

Pupils from across Suffolk have taken part in a climate strike in towns across the county in an attempt to engage the wider community.

Farmland flytipping is on the rise across the East of England - but farmers continue to "suffer in silence", according to experts.

A coastal town has become the latest to welcome a plastic-free refillable shop - as more independent businesses choose to wage the war on our "crazy throwaway society".

There has been a rise in the number of tiny baby hedgehogs needing care to make it through the winter hibernation alive but kind people have been bringing them in for rescue.

An environmentalist has called for people to ditch wet wipes after finding hundreds washed up on the banks of the River Orwell.

It was first believed to be a whale but marine experts have now confirmed the carcass washed up on Felixstowe beach was that of a basking shark.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk's farms could be turned into wildlife reserves which reject food production.

Heavy rainfall has brought misery to landlords and customers of a Suffolk pub after it suffered heavy flooding.

Vast areas of the Suffolk coast could be at greater risk of flooding in just 30 years due to the effects of climate change, an international study has warned.

The last few weeks may have been very wet - but the Environment Agency still needs much more rain over the next few months to restore underground water supplies.

Plans for a new visitor centre at Needham Lake have been revealed for the first time, with computer-generated images showing the designs for the new building.

The carcass of what is believed to be a seven-metre basking shark has washed up on Felixstowe beach, just a few yards from the pier.

European ash trees may be fighting back more effectively against a damaging beetle than expected, a new study suggests.

A council is warning of the potential dangers of quicksand after a young girl became stuck waist-deep at a popular tourist spot on the Suffolk coast.

A teenager from Woodbridge protesting against climate change is making her mark across the UK in a bid to raise awareness about global destruction.

A new shop which re-uses items that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away is set to open in Bury St Edmunds.

He has big boots to fill, but the new head of Bury St Edmunds' horticultural organisation Bury in Bloom has aspirations to grow its success further.

Residents are being told not to touch a clutch of bin bags full of cannabis roots, which have been dumped in a village.

Plans have been announced to let grass in older sections of churchyards grow longer in a Suffolk district, as part of measures to let wildlife flourish.

Brand new cameras are saving thousands of pounds and hours of work for Suffolk's Environment Agency flood defence teams.

Concerns have been raised about the potential increased flood risk to a Suffolk village from a major energy project.

A butterfly in decline has found a safe haven at a Suffolk railway station.

A railway station has become a haven for a species of butterfly - thanks to the efforts of a volunteer.

If you think that fertilisers are bad for the environment but an essential tool to help your garden grow, discover how an organic fertiliser could be the solution.

Campaigners are challenging figures that suggest offshore wind farms will bring 6,000 new jobs to the area - claiming there will be no permanent posts in Suffolk.

Monitoring of a shingle bank which forms a vital flood defence on Suffolk's fragile coastline has revealed unexpected erosion - and the risk that it could be permanently breached.

Following a damning report which highlighted the stress fireworks can cause to animals, the RSPCA have released important advice for keeping pets safe this firework night.

Kerbside collections of glass bottles will not be on the cards for Suffolk in the near future, after studies found it would cost too much.

Wildlife experts say building a new nuclear power station on Suffolk's coast will have "significant adverse ecological impacts" which will be very difficult to mitigate.

A scheme to allow residents to recharge electric vehicles via street lamps outside their homes is being introduced in west Suffolk.

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