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Applewood acres is producing vegan goodies and sustainable local produce in an all-natural approach to farming

A techy Ipswich environmentalist is set to launch a series of weekly educational guides to keep families entertained in their garden during the coronavirus outbreak.

What will Sizewell C bring for the young people of Suffolk? Dan Mayhew, principal of Alde Valley Academy in Leiston, looks at the benefits and opportunities for his students and explains ‘Why Sizewell C is for me’.

Campaigners are calling on EDF to delay its Sizewell C planning application until government declares the coronavirus emergency completely over.

The clocks go forward this weekend meaning we will lose an hour of sleep, but with the country in lockdown mode we have plenty of time to catch up.

Campaigners are seeking a second judicial review after the High Court threw out their first bid to stop the go-ahead to fell a century-old Suffolk woodland.

A self-employed waste collector who paid two strangers to finish his job has been fined after piles of rubble were found dumped at the side of a Suffolk road.

Broadcaster and former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull explains why he thinks Sizewell C would be so damaging to a special part of Suffolk.

An angling group in Suffolk has slapped down social media rumours that it wants to cull otters because they were affecting fish stocks.

Land managers are starting to take steps to calculate their carbon emissions as the farming industry positions itself to become part of the solution to climate change, an East Anglian conference heard.

Environmental activists are planning to block traffic on a major road next weekend in an attempt to persuade drivers to change their travel habits in the face of a climate emergency.

Teachers have spoken of their “immense pride” at transforming their Needham Market primary school’s fortunes after criticism from Ofsted.

A small comet can currently be seen over East Anglia, but you will need large binoculars or a small telescope to spot it.

A flood warning has been issued for part of the Suffolk coast today, including Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry.

Protestors from environmental group Extinction Rebellion (XR) have perched themselves in centuries-old oak trees that are threatened with being felled to make way for a new path.

Did you see the Super Worm Moon over East Anglia last night?

Look out for the stunning Super Worm Moon over Suffolk and Essex tonight and early tomorrow - and send us your moon photos!

A group of Ipswich litter pickers were “aghast and appalled” after discovering a staggering 97 needles in one morning.

Care farms are a form of ecotherapy, providing skills and opportunities to people with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Based on the outskirts of Ipswich, Poppies Care Farm helps develop social skills, with care farmers getting involved in all aspects of farm life.

Environment campaigners have called for two Suffolk councils to step up to the responsibility of improving air quality during a theatrical demonstration in Ipswich.

A tree-planting campaign will begin across three Suffolk districts in a bid to encourage council taxpayers to go paperless with their bills.

East Suffolk Council has launched a drive to plant more trees across the district by providing land for towns and parishes.

It might’ve been pouring with rain and blowing a gale - but nothing was going to stop these hardy litter-pickers from using an extra day to do their bit for Ipswich’s environment.

MPs and campaigners are holding top-level meetings to call for a rethink over proposals for the huge onshore infrastructure needed to service new power projects planned for the region.

Fears children are losing touch with nature - no longer taking time to look at clouds, butterflies and watch the sunrise - has prompted a major National Trust initiative.

Volunteers and parish council groups are being urged to help make roadside verges across Suffolk havens for wildlife.

Nature lovers are being sought to help a crossing patrol with a difference on a busy Suffolk road.

Urgent coastal defence works are being planned to protect one of Suffolk’s best-known landmarks from the North Sea.

Litter-pickers are to use an extra day in 2020 to make a difference to Ipswich’s environment - but targeting one its biggest plastic litter hotspots.

Weather forecasters are warning of the possibility of rain turning to sleet and snow in Suffolk and north Essex on Thursday morning.

Families in Colchester have picked up 10,000 free trees to plant in gardens across the town.

A Suffolk bishop is set to join a bid to save vital pollinators as part of his Lenten promise.

Villagers are looking forward to picking delicious fruit in future, as a new community orchard is being planted.

Vast swathes of countryside could be sacrificed for a £1billion new infrastructure project deemed “critical” in meeting the nation’s energy needs.

A major effort to clean up one of the most important wildlife ponds in Ipswich starts on Monday as a team of experts moves into Chantry Park.

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