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Sir David Attenborough supports campaign to create £1 million Suffolk nature reserve

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

Sir David Attenborough is urging people to support a campaign to raise £1 million and create a giant nature reserve on the Suffolk Broads.

The new reedbed would be the largest in the Broads and include several wet habitats for rare animals and plants.

"England's wildlife is under great and ever growing pressure. It is vital that we restore our land on a landscape scale so that it can support more wild plants and animals.

Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back wildlife in all its splendour. By giving generously you will be investing not just in wildlife but in the happiness and fulfilment of thousands of people now and in the future."

– Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts
The new reedbed would be the largest in the Broads. Credit: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Find our more about the Suffolk Wildlife Trust here.

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Officers thank stag party who helped push police car out of the mud

A stag party of 16 men helped Norfolk Police who were stuck in the mud on the Broads. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police have used social media to thank a 16-strong stag party who help them push a police vehicle and boat trailer out of the mud on the Norfolk Broads.

The Broads Beat truck and boat trailer became stranded at the weekend until the men stepped in to help.

Police officers said on Instagram: "We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to this stag party of 16 who helped our Broads Beat officers in their moment of need! They all mucked in to help."

Norfolk Police thanked the stag party for helping out in 'their moment of need' Credit: Instagram/Norfolk Police

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Norfolk and Suffolk Broads re-branded as the Broads National Park

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads will become the Broads National Park. Credit: Paul Sutcliffe

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will be known as the Broads National Park following a landmark decision by the Broads Authority.

The authority voted by an overwhelming majority to brand the area as a National Park after 79% of people it consulted approved the proposal.

Chief Executive of the Broads Authority John Packman said he was “absolutely delighted” that the area would benefit from being clearly identified as a National Park.

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