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Three new areas of Suffolk’s coastline are being added to a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

People are being urged to stay away from potentially dangerous cliffs at Bawdsey after children were seen playing on the beach below over the weekend.

Felixstowe’s main town centre shopping area has been closed off to traffic for the foreseeable future – to make life safer for visitors.

EDF Energy has applied to the Environment Agency for three environmental permits required to operate Sizewell C.

Felixstowe’s main town centre shopping area has been closed off to traffic for the foreseeable future – to make life safer for visitors.

Residents in Colchester are calling for an extension to the ban on private cars driving in the high street after seeing the benefits of cleaner air and safer roads in lockdown.

Litter-picking volunteers will be spending the upcoming weekend cleaning up Felixstowe after seeing “unprecedented” levels of waste in the last few weeks.

Another important step has taken place in the bid to build a new £20billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.

More tree planting, new electric vehicle charging points and new solar farms are among measures being pursued by two Suffolk councils to become carbon neutral over the next decade.

An Ipswich environmental campaigner has hit out at a “feral few” for blighting Suffolk with litter during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Members of Extinction Rebellion walked to the office of Ipswich MP Tom Hunt yesterday to deliver a letter demanding he publicly take action on climate change.

A Suffolk pig farm is alive with the sound of bees – after attracting more than a million of the vital pollinators.

Energy giant EDF has said it is pleased Sizewell C has moved a step closer after the proposals were cleared for the next stage by the planning inspectorate.

Opposition groups alongside Suffolk County and East Suffolk councils have raised concerns over Sizewell C after plans moved another step forward.

Planning chiefs have allowed the plans for the Sizewell C nuclear power station to move to the next stage.

Planning chiefs must decide today whether plans for Sizewell C will go to the next stage of examination.

A petition to save centuries-old oak trees that are set to be axed as part of a new housing development in Thurston has gathered the support of more than 5,000 signatures.

Forty areas across east Suffolk are being allowed to ‘re-wild’ - with weeds, grasses and wildlflowers allowed to grow uncut to attract wildlife.

There are a number of changes and some measures imposed to make sure that staff and members of the public follow national guidelines. It will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

A decision on a retrospective planning application for a controversial waste centre has been delayed by more than a month after the owners failed to submit key documents on time.

Hay fever sufferers may wish to take caution over the next few days amid warnings of a ‘pollen bomb’ sweeping across Suffolk and north Essex.

New government guidelines and rules means more people are using personal protective equipment (PPE) in their daily lives as a safeguard against coronavirus.

RSPB Minsmere, the world famous nature reserve on the Suffolk coast, has announced it is reopening to visitors after coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased.

Litter louts who dumped rubbish including drinks bottles by the River Lark have been urged to “show more respect” at one of Suffolk’s top beauty spots.

Plans for a huge quarry will ruin the heritage of Essex villages “for decades to come”, according to campaigners.

A large rise in water usage during the coronavirus lockdown has sparked a warning from Anglian Water about managing supplies in the weeks and months ahead.

Campaigners seeking a second judicial review in their bid to stop the go-ahead to fell a century-old Suffolk woodland will be back in the High Court tomorrow.

A Suffolk river has seen an increase in its fish population and cleaner water thanks to a year-long rejuvenation project.

The leaders of Suffolk council are being urged to create a climate emergency role at cabinet level so the issue can be addressed with greater “energy and conviction”.

New parents living in the heart of Suffolk are being offered a tree to plant to mark their new arrival to the world.

Environmental campaigners from Extinction Rebellion in Ipswich took the message that things have to change after the Covid-19 lockdown is eased to the town’s main council offices.

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has called the proposed felling of two centuries-old oak trees in Thurston a “disappointment” - as Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors prepare a last ditch bid to save them.

The River Waveney Trust (RWT) is seeking for more voluntary trustees to join its five trustee board members.

While many people are learning to appreciate the outdoors more during the lockdown, environmental campaigners are warning of the threat population growth is posing to green spaces in the East of England.

Two wildlife charities have united in their opposition to plans for the Sizewell C nuclear power station – and will tell national planning chiefs it must not go ahead.

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