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Creating a lasting legacy in Roydon – social enterprise allowing children to explore, learn and play hits significant milestone

A mother-of-three who launched a not-for-profit social enterprise is calling on the community to lend a hand this weekend – as it aims to create a permanent site in a Norfolk village.

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VILLAGE SIGN - DEBENHAM

Landowner’s knowledge and goodwill key in battle to beat flooding risk in Debenham

Landowners in a Suffolk village have put their heads together in a bid to create natural flood prevention measures.

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Banham Primary School has officially relaunched its revamped wildlife area.Angela Sharpe Photography.

Banham Primary pupils can get in touch with their wild side once again after relaunch

Banham Primary School children have had the chance to get in touch with their wild side once again.

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Balloon releases add yet more plastic litter to our countryside and seas endangering wildlife, says naturalist calling for a ban.

Suffolk naturalist’s balloon and lantern release ban petition taking off

A petition begun by a Suffolk naturalist to get balloon and sky-lantern releases banned has gained 10,000 signatures in two weeks.

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Met Office warns of heavy rain and flooding

Warnings of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday across East Anglia

Showers giving up to three hours of heavy rain will hit East Anglia tomorrow followed by more continuous rain on Wednesday, the Met Office has warned.

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The north Suffolk drinking water supply is the subject of a �450,000 investment

Road closure in Hoxne as north Suffolk water supply to get drop of improvements

The water supply between Eye and Hoxne, near Syleham, is to be the subject of a £450,000 investment from Essex and Suffolk Water.

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WINNERS: South Norfolk's Big Litter Pick 2017 collects thousands of bags of rubbish.

Winners announced as Big Litter Pick 2017 ends

South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick 2017 has come to an end with thousands of bags of rubbish and recycling collected.

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New conservation manager Rob Martyr (right) shakes hands with chair Peter Coster (left).

Conservation project hires first employee after £60,000 grant

The Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP) has secured a grant that has allowed the project to hire its first conservation manager.

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Horsham, Suffolk. Mark Bradley has made Spot On Tuning, his car servicing business in Denham, completely solar powered, using solar panels from his other company, Solar Decker. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Denham garage owner goes totally solar powered as summer arrives

A Denham businessman says solar power is the energy source of the future for businesses, after hooking up his car servicing company to be completely powered by solar panels.

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Harleston Open Gardens. No 6 Lesley and David Rock at their Beeches house and garden.

PICTURES: Harleston Open Gardens weekend draws hundreds from far and wide

Harleston residents showed off their gardens to hundreds of visitors from near and far, as the town staged its Open Gardens event over the weekend.

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The Met Office warns of difficult driving conditions in worst hit areas

Warning of two weeks worth of rain in an hour for East Anglia

The Met office has warned that torrential rain could bring localised flooding and difficult driving conditions to East Anglia tomorrow afternoon and evening.

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Maureen and Keith Morris at the Foxearth site in 2002

Foxearth reserve born out of one man’s mission

The former owner of Foxearth’s new nature reserve is hoping as many people as possible can enjoy the wildlife on display.

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Peter Metcalf, of Harlestons Future, tree surgeon Daniel Meadows and builder Paul Nelson help install the new swift nesting boxes around Harleston.

Harleston community group takes action to support declining swift population

The community of Harleston has taken action to support the swifts returning to the town this month, in the hope of stopping the decline in their population.

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Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

More flying across East Anglia from RAF Lakenheath next week

Raf Lakenheath has today warned that its 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week across East Anglia.

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Air monitoring equipment

Action to improve air quality on A143 at Great Barton

Steps will be taken to improve air quality on the A143 through Great Barton after a special Environment Act order was issued.

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A historic 250-year-old oak tree, located next to the play area in Willbye Avenue, Diss, is being cut down due to safety concerns. 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sad loss for Diss as historic oak set for removal due to safety concerns

Diss residents have expressed sadness at the impending loss of an oak tree which has stood in the town for more than two centuries.

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The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

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Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums, as well as eight Year 9 students from Archbishop Sancroft High School, were given a tour of Westminster by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

Local business forums and Archbishop Sancroft High School students get a flavour of Westminster after tour with South Norfolk MP

Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums have been getting an insight into life at Westminster after they were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon on Monday.

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Heather (who wishes to remain anonymous) is a dog walker. Her lurcher has been unwell after eating elastic bands left in Diss Park. She wants to warn other dog walkers to be vigilant.

Dog walker warns Diss residents after lurcher falls ill from eating dumped elastic bands

A dog walker has made an impassioned warning to others after their lurcher ate elastic bands in Diss Park – resulting in veterinary bills running into hundreds of pounds.

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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.

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