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Baby boom at zoo

An albino wallaby joey
An albino wallaby joey Credit: Linton Zoo

Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire is experiencing something of a baby boom.

Among the new arrivals are an albino red-necked wallaby joey which is now fully out of the pouch and can often be seen with the rest of the wallaby and red kangaroo mob

A Red Kangaroo joey
A Red Kangaroo joey Credit: Linton Zoo

The zoo's adult female red kangaroo also has a baby in her pouch.

Other arrivals include 6 Indian Star tortoises which have recently hatched. Their parents ended up at the zoo after they were seized by customs officials.

An Indian Star tortoise hatchling
An Indian Star tortoise hatchling Credit: Linton Zoo

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New wind farm could bring £20m investment to Suffolk

A new wind farm planned off the Suffolk coast could bring £20m investment to the county Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A new 140-turbine wind farm off the Suffolk coast could bring millions of pounds of investment to the county and hundreds of jobs. It's due to open in 2017 and power 500,000 homes.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change said the scheme could generate around £18 million to £20 million of investment in Suffolk and create around 600 jobs across the country.

A spokesman for DECC said: "Offshore wind has an important role to play as a part of a balanced energy mix. This development will enhance our energy security and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Green light for huge wind farm off Suffolk coast

A 140-turbine wind farm off the Suffolk coast has been given the go-ahead. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A wind farm off the Suffolk coast that will power as many as half a million homes has been given the go-ahead.

The Government has granted permission for the construction of 140 turbines as well as infrastructure at Sizewell which will connect the renewable power source to the grid.

Developer Galloper Wind Farm Ltd estimates the wind farm will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes when it is completed in 2017.

New green fuel filling station for lorries

For years scientists have been trying to come up with an environmentally friendly fuel for heavy goods vehicles. One company thinks it has the answer and has the backing of the Government.

Daventry in Northamptonshire has been chosen for the first Bio-LNG filling station, which was officially opened on Thursday and the Transport Minister Norman Baker was there for the official opening.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey:

Revived Norfolk Broad sparks bitter planning row

by Malcolm Robertson

David Pooley's retirement project was to buy an overgrown, desolate Norfolk broad and breathe new life into it; he's described it as a labour of love.

He spent years and hundreds of thousands of pounds expanding Sotshole Broad near Norwich and improving the surroundings only for the Broads Authority to threaten legal action if he didn't remove the footpaths and boardwalks.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson:

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