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Mandy Foyster touring the Norfolk Broads the ten-year-old inflatable boat that belonged to her sons. The trip raised money for the RSPB and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Photo: Nick Butcher

Video: Mother-of-two tackles 75 miles of Norfolk’s rivers in inflatable dinghy

She was at the helm of HMS Loopy and is no stranger to unconventional adventures.

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A greylag goose has adopted a flock of sheep in Ingoldisthorpe as its new family. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Photo gallery: Meet the Norfolk goose that thinks it’s a sheep - can ewe help us find it a new home?

A greylag goose has been adopted by a flock of sheep, instead of flying off to far-flung shores on migration.

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A Grey Squirrel.

Graphic: The wild world that you found at the bottom of the garden

The results of the world’s biggest wildlife survey are in, revealing the creatures most frequently spotted and those rarely seen in our gardens.

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Photo shows a Bittern, the ilusive bird that is found in the Norfolk Broads.; Please credit: Andy Hay, RSPB Images.

It’s boom time again for one of our rarest birds

They may be one of Britain’s rarest bird – but they’re also one of the loudest.

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Andy Palles-Clark is spearheading a project to turn areas of Thetford forest back to heathland.

Gallery: Why it’s a case of ‘Breck to the future’ for nature

MARK NICHOLLS discovers how parts of Thetford Forest are being returned to natural Brecks heathland to encourage the amazing stone curlew and other wildlife

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A little tern sat on a nest in Winterton. Picture by Chris Gomersall.

Climate change threat to Norfolk’s little tern colonies

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds, which finds a temporary home on Norfolk’s beaches, could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeezes the UK’s coastline.

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Riders take part in the Strumpy Splash & Dash Sportive at Strumpshaw.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Hundreds of cyclists go splashing and a dashing in the Broads

Hundreds of cyclists enjoyed a splash and a dash in the Broads as part of a unique event.

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Easter fun at Strangers' Hall, Norwich.

32 events in Norfolk to keep your family entertained this Easter

Easter has plenty of things to do for all the family. Simon Parkin previews dozens of events and activities to keep the kids entertained over the holidays — and don’t worry they don’t all involve eating chocolate eggs!

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Thetford housing plan. Photo: Supplied

5,000 homes plan for Thetford given green light by Breckland Council

Outline plans to add up to 5,000 homes and jobs to Norfolk’s fourth-largest town have been approved after a special meeting.

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Library picture of a blue tit enjoying peanuts.

Bird watching survey reveals blue tits have made a come back to our garden

When it comes to birds, it is all change for the region’s ten top - with blue tits making a strong comeback.

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A Sparrowhawk eating a pigeon.
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Birds of prey are found dead with gunshot wounds by walkers

Police have warned that all wildlife crimes will be taken “extremely seriously” following the deaths of two birds of prey in mid Norfolk.

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Kingfisher; Photo credit: Steve Plume.

King of the Fishers

To many they are the king of British birds.

If you are lucky enough to see one of them, as they dart by, the intense, shimmering, aquamarine flash of colour will stay with you a lifetime.

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The Pink Footed Geese fly over Snettisham RSPB reserve at as the sunrises.

What do you think? Warning over fracking impact on Norfolk, Suffolk and Fens wildlife

Conservation groups have issued a stark warning that Norfolk, Suffolk and the Fens’ wildlife-rich nature reserves and landscape should be deemed “frack-free zones”, or vulnerable species like the pink-footed geese could be disturbed.

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The Green Boat Show at Salhouse Broad. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A new home for Norfolk’s Green Boat Show

A long-running Norfolk boat show has joined forced with a eco-festival to host events on land and on water.

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One of the signs at Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Mass walk aims to keep beach path open to all

People fighting to keep a beach footpath in Snettisham open to all are urging other villagers to show their support by taking part in a mass walk along the route.

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Tim and Geli Harris who own Catfield Fen - one of the top wildlife sites in country -  Picture: James Bass

One man’s battle with officialdom over Catfield Fen

It was a fight he took up six years ago with all the zeal of the boardroom battles he won during an illustrious career at the sharp end of business.

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Tracey Holmes, from Norfolk Broads Direct, enjoying the early spring weather in Wroxham. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Dust off your t-shirts, put away the raincoat and get ready to go out and play - Norfolk and Suffolk is about to enjoy some warm and sunny weather

Daffodils, flowers in bloom and days on the Broads can only mean one thing. Following months of wet weather, it looks as though things are finally set to change this weekend with experts predicting unseasonably high temperatures of up to 17 degrees across the region. Whether you pull on some walking boots, head to the beach or just bask in the sun, reporter Lauren Cope looks at how you can make the most of the start of spring.

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A thousand hand-reared fen raft baby spiders or spiderlings will be released on the RSPB’s Mid-Yare reserve. Pictured: Male fen raft spider

Watch out there’s a spider about - how creepy crawly numbers have been boosted on the Broads

A programme to boost numbers of the threatened fen raft spider has seen their numbers grow dramatically, Broads bosses have revealed.

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A formation of starlings at Minsmere resembling a boot kicking a ball. Photo by Tim Oakes.

Minsmere: Great shot! Photographer captures ‘striking’ image

An amateur wildlife photographer managed to score big when he netted this astonishing image of a starling ‘murmuration’ over a Suffolk nature reserve.

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One of the signs at Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Owners of signs erected on coastal footpath at Snettishanm could be asked to take them down

Chalet owners who have erected signs claiming there is no right of way along a beach footpath could be asked to take them down.

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Interactive: Help provide owls a home at home

In our latest RSPB column, AGGIE ROTHAN says its time to help birds at this busiest time of the year. Click on the icons on the image to learn more about owls and how to make boxes for a range of birds.

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Dotty the Dragon at the Norwich Playhouse, February 20 to 22.

Your step-by-step guide on events for children in Norfolk and Suffolk this half-term

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas, but schools are out again.

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Big names from the British fashion industry, including Norfolk milliner Piers Atkinson, have come together to help save nature by putting their unique stamp on a nestbox. Photo: Andy Hay, www.rspb-images.com

Are these the best-dressed bird boxes ever? Norfolk milliner Piers Atkinson styles RSPB nest box

His eccentric hats have graced the heads of pop royalty like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, but now Norfolk-born milliner Piers Atkinson’s headwear has found a new home – on a bird box.

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Police and RSPB officers are appealing for information after a buzzard was shot in Dereham. X-ray image shows the bird's body peppered with shotgun pellets.

Shot buzzard could have suffered for days, say police and RSPB

A buzzard found shot and injured by the roadside in the Dereham area has prompted a joint appeal for information from police and RSPB officers.

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Sean Locke, who is is on the autistic spectrum, has written and illustrated books about wildlife and his life with autism.
Sean out on Mousehold Heath.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

“My mind is a monster - as big as a planet, trapped inside a small box - wanting to be free from its cramped space,” one man’s story of life with autism

They are a labour of love, a meticulously-kept record of wildlife in Norfolk complete with handwritten entries and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations.

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Kestrel in Waxham. Picture: Anne Marks

Photo Gallery: Readers answer RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch appeal

We asked you to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the world’s largest wildlife survey, at the weekend, and you came up trumps.

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A great tit on a feeder.

How you can take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the world’s largest wildlife survey, takes place this Saturday and Sunday – and it needs you!

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Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve.

16 ways to see winter at its best

Winter may seem the least likely time to see nature in all its glory but you’d be surprised just how much wildlife there is to be spotted if you wrap up warm and head out binoculars in hand.

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Flood damage. The A149 through Salthouse totally covered with sea water.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Is part of Norfolk’s coastline about to be abandoned to the sea?

Parts of north Norfolk’s coastline could be permanently sacrificed to the sea following the tidal surges which battered the East Coast last month.

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Pensthorpe Wildlife Park are having their annual bird count - Keeping track of all the different types of bird on site. Flamingos Picture: Matthew Usher.

Video: Top 10 birds not to miss at Pensthorpe in counting week

It’s counting week at Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens and with more than 800 animals to count, it’s no easy feat.

Here’s our pick of the reserve’s favourites.

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