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A string of complaints from homes and businesses in Ipswich has prompted Tories to call for a purge of the town’s growing rat problem, it has emerged.

Calls for soil to be placed “at the heart of the environmental agenda”.

Councils in Suffolk are working with environmental charity Hubbub to tackle the long-standing problem of food waste in the region.

Greens at Suffolk County Council have posed fresh questions on the authority’s commitment to ending climate change after a motion calling for transparent carbon reduction targets and budgets failed to gain traction.

More risk of record-breaking temperatures due to carbon emissions

Suffolk County Council has vowed to crack down on plastic use, and has voiced its plan to become a countywide leader in reducing waste.

An increase in collection charges for garden waste in West Suffolk has been approved, despite fears price hikes could be made more frequently.

There is disappointment over how the traditional Christmas celebrations have been called off in one of Suffolk’s most exclusive seaside towns for the first time in at least 18 years.

Pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook have created a Christmas tree out of plastic bottles to highlight the problems surrounding plastic waste.

An officer from a police force’s marine unit will face sharks and perilous seas as she attempts a world record rowing challenge across the Atlantic.

Campaigners were split in their feelings but still worried and angry this afternoon after the preferred site was announced for a massive onshore windfarm substation.

Representatives from Adnams have visited Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserves to see the fruits of their support for the charity.

County fungus recorder Neil Mahler says people should ‘admire’ wild fungi but not pick them.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Suffolk coast after the region’s seabed was included in a new round of bidding for developers.

The team at the region’s AONBs wants to encourage development in harmony with our finest countryside, and has commissioned a colour guide based on the hues and tones of the area.

Around 4,000 spring bulbs have been planted along Bury St Edmunds’ ‘river of flowers’ following a generous donation.

Rising sea levels, shifting coastlines and drier summers all expected to impact the region into the future.

A trio of campaign groups are launching a series of exhibitions to highlight the drawbacks of building a new nuclear power station in Suffolk.

School pupils, brownies, guides and care home residents have answered the recycling challenge with decorative polar bears and penguins using a huge variety of materials and waste products.

Short film - featuring moonwalking hedgehogs and bathing owls - is a reminder to think of wildlife this Christmas, says the Trust.

Suffolk is “sleepwalking” towards ever worsening congestion after figures showed traffic volumes at some of the busiest roads have more than doubled in five years.

The East Anglian Planning and Biodiversity Seminar sought to share the latest thinking around building design and planning that conserves natural assets and promotes healthy living.

Millions of people across the world don’t have a toilet, so why should we take ours for granted?

The RSPCA has revealed it received more than 1,700 calls to its cruelty hotline last Christmas from concerned residents in Suffolk and Essex.

An extension to one of the best-known landmarks on the way into the town has won the top prize in the Ipswich Society’s annual awards.

Film-makers for the BBC’s Countryfile programme have visited Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve.

It was announced today that a further consultation will be held into the Sizewell C project in the new year. Ahead of this next step we lay out all the things you need to know about the project and its potential impact on the local area.

Queen’s Swan Marker says the trend towards not feeding swans bread has led to underweight birds.

EDF Energy has announced the launch date for the third stage of the public consultation for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast, Sizewell C.

Energy bosses are facing growing pressure to rethink plans for a substation in a Suffolk beauty spot – after the site’s owner raised a “technical objection” to its use.

Are plans to build a huge substation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty setting a dangerous precedent? Sheena Grant speaks to campaigners fighting to protect the Suffolk Sandlings.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

Standing ovation for naturalist after he gives talk at Snape Maltings

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Harwich International Port today to mark the start of construction of the £10 million operations & maintenance (O&M) base for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

Authorities in Suffolk have spent £640,000 having to clean up five years of illegally dumped rubbish – an average £47 for every case of fly-tipping from 2012 and 2017.

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