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Demolition of home begins after fears it could be lost to the sea due to rapid coastal erosion which forced a Suffolk couple to flee their home just days before Christmas.

West Suffolk's multi-million pound new waste recycling centre has opened its doors to the public.

A certain visitor has been ruffling feathers in Christchurch Park with people trying to find out where the newcomer hails from.

Essex County Council has called on developers at a former Notcutts site to allow archeological work to be undertaken in the hopes of finding prehistoric treasures.

An historic building on one of Suffolk's most vulnerable coastal sites is set to be demolished - before it is swept away by stormy seas.

A new area of open space on Ipswich Waterfront remains closed to the public and fenced off - almost a year after it was completed.

Families and supporters of Friends of the Earth gathered in Ipswich on Saturday afternoon to clear up the area around Cardinal Park.

Plans are being drawn up for a solar park to provide renewable energy at a Suffolk military site.

Play-starved adults and children are set to enjoy 'green therapy' as a new forest-based venture is launched.

An environmental activist has turned her attention to inspiring the next generation by writing a childrens' book.

A Facebook page encouraging people to help the wildlife affected by the Australian fires has taken off, with a Suffolk knitting group helping the cause.

An Ipswich shop is now offering customers the chance to buy their cleaning products with refillable containers instead of buying plastic waste each time.

People living around the River Deben have been warned there could be a chance of flooding due to high water levels.

Players for a youth football team in Great Cornard collected 17 bin bags of rubbish as part of a fund-raising litter pick.

Council chiefs have objected to proposals for two offshore windfarms on the Suffolk coast, claiming it will do "untold damage" to the area.

Council workers have cut how much water they use and their petrol mileage as part of a drive to hit new environmental targets.

Community leaders are to tell national planning chiefs that proposals for two huge new windfarms off Suffolk will have "significant impacts" on tourism, roads and people.

The new landowners' leader for the East of England believes the untapped potential of the rural economy is a "huge opportunity" for the UK as we move into a new era.

Surging sea levels due to climate change could mean new power station Sizewell C is cut off by the water within decades, a top scientist has warned.

Pollution levels in more than half of the test sites in Ipswich have shown no improvement or got worse over the past 12 months, according to latest figures.

A new and improved recycling centre is set to open its doors in Bury St Edmunds.

Controversial plans for changes to an incinerator near Braintree have been given draft approval.

Work to restore a stretch of river in Sudbury and encourage wildlife to flourish has been completed.

A leading environmentally-friendly farmer has been named as a wildlife champion at a national awards event.

With mountains of packaging from Christmas still lingering around and festive trees ready to come down many will be wondering when Suffolk's recycling centres will be open.

Fish was very much the meal of the day at Lackford Lakes on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, as these hungry birds went in for the kill on the hunt for a spot of lunch.

Protestors have called for a judicial review against over the future of a local wood set to become a car park for a nuclear power station.

Council chiefs say they will contuinue to object to the plans from ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) until appropriate mitigation and compensation packages to offset the potential harm to the landscape, environment and tourism are agreed.

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition - which celebrates the life and career of the singer - is funding more than 200 trees in Chantry Park.

For two Ipswich mums, being a vegan at Christmas is not just about the food on their plates - but also how their choices are "helping the planet and not harming it".

Over Christmas, household bins will inevitably be overflowing - so you won't want to miss a bin collection! Here are details of collection changes announced so far in Ipswich, Suffolk and north Essex.

Flood alerts remained in place across Suffolk and Essex, after days of heavy rain continued to take their toll.

Thirty-two communities in east Suffolk have joined forces for the first time to oppose moves to build seven major energy projects in a small part of the county.

Campaigners have urged the public to dispose of rubbish responsibly at Christmas - a time of year when homes accumulate increased amounts of waste.

Campaigners fighting the mass-expansion of Suffolk's intensive poultry industry have said a recent bird flu outbreak should act as a wake up call to authorities.

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