PUBLISHED: 10:01 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 18 December 2018 Ross Bentley The view from Dunwich Heath towards RSPB Minsmere and the coast © Justin Minns With a number of major energy related projects proposed for the coast, how do we ensure a balance between development and preserving Suffolk’s natural assets? The latest view out to East Angla ONE with the jacket foundations installedEnvironmentalists are in general agreement that the shift to a low carbon economy is vital.If we are to have any chance of hitting emission targets we must embrace renewable energy technologies such as offshore wind and, although opinions are divided, many also regard nuclear power as an important element of the energy mix as we move away from fossil fuels.But the infrastructure required to deliver the energy needs of the UK in the 21st century is significant, its impact on the landscape undeniable - causing a massive dilemma: yes, we want low carbon energy … [Read more...] about How can Suffolk’s nature coast and energy coast co-exist?
PUBLISHED: 18:18 17 December 2018 Dominic Moffitt Ship Lane with the Bramford village hall entrance on the left Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant A spate of burglaries that ended in a village hall break-in and police chase on the A14 has sparked an appeal. A spate of burglaries that ended in a village hall break-in and police chase on the A14 has sparked an appeal.Officers were called to Bramford village hall in Ship Lane at 3.10am on Monday, December 18, to a burglary that was still taking place.The intruders fled the scene, making their way towards The Street, while police pursued them through Sproughton. They made their escape on the A14.Possible links between this burglary and two others which occurred in the county are being investigated by police.At 11.10pm on Sunday, December 17, a Spar shop in Barningham was broken into.Officers were then called at 2.20am on Monday morning to Martin’s Shop in Melton, near Woodbridge. Thieves had used a breeze … [Read more...] about Three raids in Suffolk, one of which led to police chase, may be linked
By Brooks Sutherland | [email protected] | Boston HeraldDecember 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm The DA’s office will not retry Sean Ellis in the 1993 murder of Boston police Detective John Mulligan, citing that time has “compromised” the chances of proving him guilty again. “The trial evidence and testimony in 1995 proved Mr. Ellis’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” Suffolk District Attorney John Pappas said at a press conference today. “Jurors at the time called the case against him overwhelming. But the passage of more than two and a half decades has seriously compromised our ability to prove it again.” Ellis was convicted of killing Mulligan in 1995 during an armed robbery alongside co-defendant Terry Patterson, but that decision was overturned in 2015 by Judge Carol Ball. Pappas cited the passage of time today and the involvement of three corrupt police officers as reason for his office not to pursue a re-trial. Pappas … [Read more...] about Suffolk DA won’t retry Sean Ellis in 1993 murder of detective
PUBLISHED: 07:30 16 December 2018 Amy Gibbons David McGreavy killed three children before hanging their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their home Picture: PA WIRE The independent body responsible for triple murderer David McGreavy’s release has insisted it will never free dangerous criminals until it is “convinced” it is safe to do so. A tent erected by police hides part of the iron fence where the bodies of three young children were found Picture: PA WIREThe Parole Board has responded to a number of key questions posed by our team after it emerged a man who killed three small children and impaled their bodies on railings had been cleared for release from a Suffolk prison.There was an outpouring of fury across the county following the news that David McGreavy, now 67, could settle in Suffolk after forming “a network of supportive friends in the community” during his time at Warren Hill Prison, near Woodbridge.McGreavy was … [Read more...] about ‘Is he likely to settle in Suffolk? – Parole Board responds to key questions after triple child killer cleared for release
PUBLISHED: 05:30 16 December 2018 Amy Gibbons HQ of Gressingham Foods at Debach, near Woodbridge Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant New data has revealed a number of major faults at abattoirs and cutting plants across the county – highlighting serious issues with contamination, food safety and animal suffering. Inside Diaper Poultry, which received a major fault relating to animal welfare Picture: PHIL MORLEYThree Suffolk slaughterhouses have been issued with major non-compliance notices relating to animal welfare – with many more penalised for problems with hygiene, meat handling and risk of infection.In the most recent audits published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), as of December 1, 2018, either major or minor faults were found at all 19 eligible meat establishments.While the majority of the nine slaughterhouses and 10 cutting plants assessed were found to be either Good or Generally Satisfactory overall, Bernard Matthews Foods Ltd. in … [Read more...] about Inside Suffolk’s slaughterhouses – Regulator uncovers ‘major’ breaches of animal welfare