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Steven Pinder inspects his winter seed mix. His farm in the fens near Wisbech will be affected by reduced payments but he we will be working with the RSPB team to get the best out of his ELS and his Ecological Focus Areas, for his business and for his wildlife.

Fears CAP changes will hit farmers and wildlife

Fears have been raised that farmers and wildlife could both lose out as a result of the new CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) regime that comes into force next year.

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Storm repair works have started at RSPB nature reserve, Titchwell. Picture: Ian Burt

Storm repair works under way to protect reserve from future floods

Urgent repair work has started at the RSPB’s flagship Titchwell Marsh nature reserve in West Norfolk to protect it against future floods.

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Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, pair perched on agricultural machinery

Norton Subcourse quarry takes part in pioneering conservation project

A construction materials firm is showing how industry can help wildlife with a pioneering project at its Norfolk quarry.

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little tern at Winterton

Jubilation followed by heartache: 
all in a little tern summer

It is surely a wonder of nature that Britain’s rarest seabird faithfully returns to the Norfolk coast each spring after a hazardous 3,000-mile migration route from West Africa, crossing the stormy waters of the Bay of Biscay en route.

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The Berney Arms is up for sale. Photo: Bill Smith

Broads pub Berney Arms up for sale

The future of an iconic Norfolk pub is up in the air after it was put up for sale by the owner.

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Rachael Murray

RSPB plea to find missing Mongatu Harrier called Mo

Bird fanatics have voiced their pleas in a hope to find Mongatu Harrier, Missing Mo.

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Mo, a Montagu’s Harrier, which was last seen in Great Bircham, Norfolk.

Appeal for information as police reveal last known position of rare bird of prey missing in Norfolk

Police officers are appealing for information after a rare female Montagu’s harrier vanished in Norfolk under unexplained circumstances.

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Farmer Steven Harrison has been working with the RSPB on a wild-life friendly area at Hockwold. Picture: Ian Burt

Blooming success of farm conservation work in The Brecks

They are like the fields your grandparents would remember.

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The Tesco extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

How Tesco changed its mind over shooting the wagtail trapped in its Great Yarmouth store

A bird that made its home in a Great Yarmouth supermarket was given a last-minute reprieve after the store had threatened to shoot it.

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The official launch of Operation Turtle Dove at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. Picture: Ian Burt

Plea to take part in Operation Turtle Dove

Farmers are being urged by the RSPB to support a campaign to save the turtle dove - before it is too late.

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The Dutch tall ship Minerva that is coming to the maritime festival.

Ships of all shapes ready to sail in for Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival

Tall ships, small ships, life-saving boats and historic vessels. Add a mixture of all things nautical including shanty singers and the scene is set for the 15th Great Yarmouth Maritime festival.

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An aerial view of Blakeney Point. Picture: NATIONAL TRUST

Photo gallery: National Trust warns of triple threat to coastal breeding birds on Norfolk and Suffolk coast

Experts at Norfolk and Suffolk nature Meccas will be scrutinising changing environments to protect seabirds currently facing a three-pronged threat.

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Hookpod, a new device to prevent birds from being injured and killed by fishing hooks. Picture: Submitted

New device which could save thousands of seabirds, the Hookpod, launched in Norfolk by scientist brothers

A new device which could save thousands of seabirds from starving to death due to sharp fishing hooks has been launched in Norfolk.

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50 memorable ways to make the most of The Norfolk Broads

The Broads are Norfolk’s crown jewels — a haven for wildlife, nature lovers, water-loving boating enthusiasts, families and holidaymakers. So what better way to make use of the wetland wonder on our doorstep, than by going to one of the 50 events listed below?

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Alphorn players Helen and Neil Grundy blow their 10ft instruments at Snettisham in celebration, after villagers learned they had won their campaign to have the beach footpath declared a public right of way. Picture: Chris Bishop

Victory in Snettisham beach access row completes Norfolk coastal path

Norfolk’s coastal footpath is complete today, after villagers won their fight to have a disputed section of beach declared a public right of way.

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Starlings Sturnus vulgarus flocking before roosting this shape making in the sky is known as a murmuration Gretna Green Dumfries Scotland December. Photograph  featured in the exhibition The Wonder of Birds at Norwich Castle Museum (May-September 2014)

The Wonder of Birds: How to take bird pictures with the ‘wow!’ factor

Acclaimed nature photographers David Tipling and Steve Plume pass on their tips for perfect pictures.

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Little Tern colony nesting at Kessingland Beach.
First Little Tern chicks have hatched.

Picture: James Bass

Delight as next generation of rare birds arrives at Kessingland

Suffolk’s largest colony of little terns has celebrated the arrival of the next generation of rare birds.

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

Winterton-on-Sea officially home to largest colony of little terns in UK

A peaceful Norfolk beach is officially home to the largest UK colony of a rare seabird.

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The 'heraldic barn owl' photographed by Eric Hosking in 1948, and featured in 'The Wonder of Birds' exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum.

How Eric paid extraordinary price for frame

The Wonder of Birds: Eric Hosking’s stunning photographs helped open our eyes to the marvels of owls and other birds - but he paid an extraordinary price for his life’s passion, as TREVOR HEATON reports.

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A Pine Marten.

Call to arms to Norfolk and Suffolk nature lovers - take part in Big Wild Sleepout

The RSPB are calling for people to spend a night out amongst nature to raise money and awareness and help save wildlife.

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Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

Mixed reaction to new “greening” rules for farmers

New regulations that give farmers flexibility over how they implement EU rules have been announced by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

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The public inquiry sitting at Snettisham Memorial Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

6PM UPDATE: We’ve walked this path for generations, public inquiry into Snettisham beach access hears

Villagers have walked a disputed coast path for generations, a public inquiry heard today.

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Touching the Tide celebration day at Southwold.
Reece Fosker sailing a model boat on the boating lake.

Picture: James Bass

Video and photo gallery: Hundreds of people find out about work of Touching the Tide in Southwold

About 800 people have found about a £900,000 project to protect and promote the appreciation of Suffolk’s coastline.

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An oyster catcher is nesting on the island at the Southwold Boating Lake.

Waders put the boot in Southwold attraction by choosing island life

They are a familiar sight on our coast, probing for food along the shoreline.

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Family feat pix 5/6/14

16 ways to celebrate Open Farm Sunday in Norfolk with the family

British farmers produce more than half of all the food we eat, so Open Farm Sunday is the perfect time to celebrate all that they do to feed the nation. SIMON PARKIN highlights where the barn doors are being thrown open.

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Marsh Harrier

Springwatch Diary: Huge effort goes on behind the scenes to bring you Springwatch

When I watch Springwatch, much like when watching my favourite Hollywood blockbuster, I find it so easy to become totally absorbed in the incredible world the director and stars invite me into.

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Two stone curlew chicks born on the Brecks

Stone curlew chicks on Brecks fuel hope for successful breeding season

A protected bird known for its elusive nature has excited nature lovers after its first chicks of the spring hatched in the Brecks.

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Bee orchids growing at Big Yellow Storage on Carrow Road where sales assistant Helder de Sousa has been keeping an eye on the rare plants. 
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Bee orchids stage a free show near Carrow Road

Dozens of unusual orchids are back growing in the shadow of Carrow Road in Norwich – and the weather could be the reason.

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Picture of the day

Opinion: Springwatch Footage of Minsmere creatures is truly astonishing

There is no doubt that this year’s Springwatch footage is second to none.

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Nigel Croasdale at the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary. Picture: Ian Burt

Revealed: True cost of December storms to West Norfolk attractions and nature reserves

One of the most popular attractions on the West Norfolk coast will remain closed all summer.

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