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Blue tit numbers have dropped in Suffolk thanks to a poor breeding season

Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

RSPB survey reveals tough time for tits in Suffolk

Blue tits have been having a hard time in Suffolk if the results of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch are anything to go by.

Time to sign up for another year of brown bin collections

West Suffolk’s paid-for brown bins trashed by 55 per cent of homes with gardens

West Suffolk’s £40 a year Garden Waste Collection reaches the end of its first year this week with less than half the households with gardens signed up.

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This aerial view shows the Great Wisley Park site outlined in red and the north west relief road in orange

Call to finish a Haverhill relief road before work starts on 2,500 homes

A councillor has called for work on a 2,500 home development to be delayed until a relief road is completed.

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Flatford Mill now the power lines have been removed.

Constable country’s iconic Flatford Mill now free from power lines

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

Aerial photograph of the Great Wilsey Park development site in red

Controversial plans for Haverhill could get green light

Controversial plans for thousands of homes to the north east of Haverhill could get the go ahead next week.

Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Sudbury sinkhole road closes again after drivers experience dip in the road

Newton Road in Sudbury has been closed again just a day after it reopened following works to repair a sink hole.

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Members of Team Rubicon help to clear the moat at Clare Castle Country Park.  Contractor at the Country Park Neil Catchpole felling a tree that had to be cleared.

Military veterans lend a hand at Clare Castle Country Park

Military veterans from an organisation that sends volunteers to assist after natural disasters helped out at Clare Castle Country Park last weekend as the trust which runs the park continues to improve the facility.

All Terrain UK volunteers filled a skip with all kinds of rubbish from this Linton green lane

New 4x4 group cleans up Linton lane

A new group for 4x4 owners held its first event on Saturday when it cleaned up an abused old Roman road near Linton.

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Latest environment news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Counties join forces in anti litter campaign

An anti-litter campaign which spans Suffolk Essex and Kent has resulted in a reduction of litter for the third year in a row.

More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

Churchill Retired Living's plans for the Camps Road site in Haverhill ANL-160811-143823001

Concern over court site plan

Councillors will today decide their response to a developer’s planning appeal for Haverhill’s old magistrates’ court site.

Stour Valley Community School teacher Dan Stephens won the Most Dedicated STEM Teacher award at the national STEM Inspiration awards. ANL-161125-154433001

CERN trip for ‘most dedicated STEM teacher’ from Clare

The winners of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on Thursday at the House of Lords, with a Clare-based teacher recognised for his achievements.

A rescue operation is taking place to save thousands of fish after the river level of the River Stour in Sudbury dropped suddenly. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-153939001

Remarkable photos show water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

Photos taken by Sudbury photographer Tim Ranson show the incredible drop in water level on the River Stour.

Low river levels on the River Stour due to blockage at Cornard weir ANL-161124-124606001

Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

Churchill Retired Living's plans for the Camps Road site in Haverhill ANL-160811-143823001

Council accused of ‘blocking’ Haverhill court site homes

A developer with plans for Haverhill’s old magistrates’ court site claims the council has ‘blocked’ the development in a row over the proportion of affordable housing.

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FEATURE: Stepping stones to create Suffolk’s ‘living landscapes’

Imagine a Suffolk where wildlife flourishes in the countryside, villages and towns. Where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature and where people live happier, healthier lives.

Clay Hall House, luxury Bed and Breakfast business which has seen a boom in trade due to falling pound etc.

Pictured: Simon Oldfield and Angela Groves (along with Grace the dog) ANL-161025-133841009

Tourism revival is helped by Brexit blues

Acton bed and breakfast owner Simon Oldfield was braced for a big downturn in business after Brexit - but instead his business is booming.

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No generation gap for two of Bury’s Waste Not heroes

This month our Waste Not Bury St Edmunds campaign puts the spotlight on two of the town’s most enthusiastic recyclers.

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