Suffolk Coastal Council have launched a campaign aimed at clearing up the amount of fishing litter on the coast.Read the full story ›
A number of flight paths for aircraft in eastern England have been changed in a bid to reduce the impact of noise and improve efficiency.Read the full story ›
A flooding hotspot in the Uttlesford area of Essex is to benefit from a portion of £19 million of funding for flood protection schemes.
Eight schemes are set to take place across Essex in the next five years. The first area to benefit will be Old Mead Lane in Henham which is notorious for flooding during heavy wet weather.
The work will include replacing pipes and installing brick walls and ditch work around homes. The second phase will install a series of flood fences and flood gates to the previously flooded properties.
"After identifying a number of flood protection schemes across the county, we are really pleased to be making a start on helping homeowners to further protect their properties from flooding.
“The village of Henham is the first of many to be progressed forward and we look forward to embarking on more protection schemes in the future.”
Conservationists are concerned for the well-being of some of our region's most beautiful places.
They fear laws protecting environmentally sensitive areas such as the Norfolk Broads could be weakened during EU negotiations of what's known as the 'Nature Directive'.
Campaigners are headed to Brussels to take part in a conference on the subject. They say proposed changes could put a variety of animals species, such as lapwing, otters and voles, at risk.
Galloper Wind Farm Limited has announced the Port of Lowestoft has been selected as the base for the construction of the project.Read the full story ›
The National Trust, which owns more than 700 miles of coastline, says we need urgent action if we're to deal with coastal erosion.Read the full story ›
Global temperatures are on course to rise over 1 degree Celsuis above pre-industrial levels, according to the Met Office.Read the full story ›
Beaches in our region now make up a quarter of the UK's best bathing water.
Despite stricter EU regulations this year, a record number of beaches have been given an "excellent" standard for their water quality by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency.
Clacton Groyne is the only beach in the East that has been rated poor and is being investigated.
"We're delighted that a record number of bathing waters in our region are now rated Excellent or Good, especially as this year's results are judged on the tougher new European bathing water quality standards.
With 34 bathing waters ranked as Excellent and a further 10 ranked as Good, a quarter of England's best beaches are now in the East of England, which is vital to underpinning the coastal economy and ensuring local coastal towns continue to attract visitors."
Recreate the winning recipe from Hertfordshire's Annette Graham, who has been named the region's School Chef of the Year.Read the full story ›
East Anglia's position as one of the world's leading regions for green energy has been reinforced, with an announcement that work will start on a major new wind farm.
Construction of a £1.5 billion wind farm off the Suffolk coast will begin next month, after a deal was agreed to finance the project.
The Galloper development will be built next to the existing Greater Gabbard wind farm, creating 700 jobs during the building phase and then 90 permanent positions once it is fully operational in 2018.
Once finished it will be able to produce energy for more than 300 thousand homes.
The project was left in doubt when the energy company Scottish and Southern Enery pulled out last year, but three new backers have now been found.
“This is fantastic news for the region and the whole of the UK, reflecting the fact that we are open for business and the best place in the world to invest in offshore wind.
This milestone shows how the UK’s offshore wind industry is going from strength."
Click below to watch a report from ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.