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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.

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Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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Diss pilgrim celebrates after ratification of Paris climate agreement

Diss pilgrim celebrates after ratification of Paris climate agreement

A Diss pilgrim who walked from London to Paris to raise awareness of climate change is celebrating after a historic climate agreement came into force on Friday.

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Free events in Diss, Harleston and Thetford hope to get residents ‘switched on’ for money saving

Diss, Thetford and District Citizens Advice is hoping to get people ‘switched on’ to cutting their energy bills as the winter months approach.

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Tom Blofeld cuts the ribbon on the new outdoor cabin classroom for pupils at Riddlesworth Hall School.

Riddlesworth school opens woodland classroom nine years in the making

A new woodland classroom nine years in the pipeline at a Norfolk primary school has at last received its official opening, with its first lesson led by a well-known writer.

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The Eye Green Fair at Eye Town Hall in 2015. Rich Marsham - RMG PhotographyANL-151024-195330009

Green Fair returning to Eye later this month

The annual Green Fair at Eye Town Hall returns on October 15.

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Mills across East Anglia open for Heritage Weekend

Mills all over East Anglia are joining in an annual heritage open weekend next Saturday and Sunday.

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People of the village of Akum in Uganda benefit from their new water well, funded by Rosedale Funeral Home of Diss.

Diss funeral home’s £4k fundraising push helps build water well in Uganda

A Diss funeral business says their experience fundraising to sponsor a new water well for an impoverished region of East Africa has been “truly inspiring” and “a blessing”.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Simon Blockley and his research team from University of London Royal Holloway are launching their major research project into the geology of the Diss Mere.  Pictured: Marcus Schwab, Adrian Palmer, Brian Brodemann, Celia Martin-Puertas, Arne Ramisch and Simon Blockley ANL-160709-140908009

Researchers venture into Diss Mere to help predict climate change future

What might lie in the waters of Diss Mere? And could it help predict the future effects of climate change on Earth?

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Electric car 'field art' in Eye. Photo by Andrew Turner.

VIDEO: Eye ‘field art’ illustrates future of renewable energy

Over the years, Eye residents Carlo Roberts and Stefan Fulcher have ploughed fields with everything from Olympic rings to a remembrance poppy and a B-17 bomber.

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Angela Beales runs Into the Wild Wood Forest School

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Forest School leader urges children to engage with ‘appropriate level of risk’

A Forest School leader and former Norfolk teacher wants more children to take risks and enjoy experiences not offered in schools, as she calls for newcomers to join in.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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Dangers of water highlighted after boy falls into Diss Mere whilst trying to feed ducks

The dangers of the water have been highlighted again after a boy fell head-first into Diss Mere last week.

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Redlingfield sets £200k goal after celebrating land purchase and church revival

Redlingfield sets £200k goal after celebrating land purchase and church revival

Redlingfield has set its sights on a major £200,000 programme of community improvements, after celebrating the acquisition of two acres of community land.

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Diss Midwich team conquers the Three Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research UK and The Big C.

Diss Midwich group raises £7,400 after climbing three mountains in one day

Staff from Midwich in Diss who scaled three of Britain’s largest mountains in just one day hailed the “incredibly challenging experience” which saw them raise over £7,400 for charity.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Stock image of a haystack fire

Farmers warned to protect stacks this harvest – with SPACE

Rural crime officers from Operation Randall are issuing vital advice to farmers about protecting their stacks this harvest season.

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