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Proposals to increase lorry trips in and out of Hadleigh Quarry by around 1,500% have been blocked by planners.

One hundred new charging points for electric vehicles are set to be installed in rural parts of Suffolk.

County council chiefs have called on EDF Energy to listen to communities and “do something about Suffolk’s very reasonable concerns” over Sizewell C.

A recently formed activist group in support of nuclear energy as the answer to the climate crisis, held a beach party protest last weekend in support of Sizewell C.

An adder in a ssss-pot of bother in a Saxmundham garden had to be rescued by the RSPCA.

Calls are being made for the developers of Sizewell C to publish enhanced ‘true-to-life’ images of what the project will look like during its 10-year construction as fears escalate over its impact on surrounding beauty spots.

Supporters of Sizewell C say that jobs to be created by the proposed nuclear power station have become more crucial than ever following the scrapping of a project in Wales.

An Ipswich environmental activist is aiming to pick up thousands of harmful discarded cigarette butts throughout Suffolk this week - and is encouraging others to do the same.

Views are being sought on whether the summertime ban on dogs on Aldeburgh beach should be continued.

Most people spend their journeys to work listening to music, tuning into the radio or reading the latest news on their smartphones.

An environmental activist has shared the “unreal” extent of litter dumped in a military pillbox in Ipswich.

Ipswich councillors have been out litter-picking in the town to help launch the Great British September Clean campaign.

Suffolk County Council has today said it cannot give its backing to proposals for a £20billion new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast without changes and more work to the plans.

Construction of a new housing development in Suffolk has been halted after it emerged it would be endangering protected species.

A High Court hearing has taken place to consider the future of an area of historic Suffolk woodland.

The amount of waste people are putting in their black bins in Tendring has fallen sharply - as more people take to recycling.

A judicial review into the felling of a historic woodland is set to take place today.

Caroline Schug and her son Ryan set up the Chantry Wombles in February this year after becoming “fed up” of seeing rubbish strewn across roads, pavements and green areas.

Independent consultants have challenged the jobs and economic benefits that building a new twin reactor nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will bring – labelling the claims as “exaggerated” and “unrealistic”.

An eco-friendly grocery shop is being developed in the heart of an ancient Suffolk woodland to encourage shoppers to change their habits and protect the environment.

A litter picking group started by a mum and her young son in Chantry before lockdown is to resume its campaign - after saying the problem “has got worse” since the coronavirus crisis.

Anglian Water is keen to recruit an ‘army’ of river watchers charged with reporting any instances of pollution in East Anglia’s waters.

Disgusting photos from a water recycling plant in Suffolk have shown exactly why people should never flush wet wipes and cotton buds down the toilet.

Broadcaster Bill Turnbull will chair two public briefings tomorrow being organised by the Stop Sizewell C campaign.

Villagers who fear they are facing more than decade of construction lorries passing their doors to and from Sizewell C and a massive electricity substation site are to make a final plea for a bypass.

Ipswich town centre banks were taped off by members of Extinction Rebellion in a protest designed to create a “climate crime scene”.

A tornadic waterspout has been spotted off the Suffolk coast as thunderstorms and rain created the “ideal conditions” for its formation.

Extinction Rebellion has hung two large banners over the A12 to mark the start of a week of action.

Anglers are notorious for spreading their arms wide and boasting ‘it was this big!’ when regaling friends about reeling in a whopper.

Community leaders are urging visitors to east Suffolk’s beaches and beauty spots to avoid ‘unnecessary’ littering over the forthcoming bank holiday weekend.

Community leaders say there are still “many unknowns” over the proposals for a new £20billion nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast – and work is taking place on mitigation and funding packages should it receive the go-ahead.

People in Suffolk keen to tackle the coast’s litter issues are being urged to sign up for next month’s Great British Beach Clean.

Suffolk’s beautiful landscape will feature on popular BBC programme Countryfile tonight as its presenters take a look at an ambitious project aimed at turning East Anglia into a giant nature reserve.

A judicial review into the felling of a historic woodland will take place next month it has been announced.

A hedgehog is recovering after being rescued when she fled her nest with her babies.

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