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Pensthorpe's Junior Board officially open Hootz House. Picture: Supplied

It’s a £1 million “shed” designed to bring the outdoors inside and it was given a big thumbs-up by dozens of youngsters on its first weekend open to the public.

Two baby oystercatchers were brought in by Miriam Kikis, after she saw them fall from a roof opposite her restaurant. They are being looked after by Foxy Lodge wildlife rescue in Hemsby.

Picture: James Bass

A pair of baby birds are on the road to recovery thanks to a Great Yarmouth animal lover after she watched in horror as they plunged off a roof.

The new report is by a team of UEA scientists. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have said that crushing hundreds of bees at a time and taking DNA samples may be the only way to save the pollinators.

Wolfie the dog who died after eating palm oil washed up on the beach at Caister

Dog owners are being warned to be alert to palm oil on Norfolk’s beaches after a beloved family pet ate some and died.

Richard Gooding and Hugh Edgell (left) who are both long serving volunteers with NCI Coastwatch, having served a combined 39 years.

Perched 26 foot high and armed with binoculars, radios and a keen eye, Hugh Edgell and Richard Gooding have been keeping seaside visitors safe for decades.



A rescue hound who suffered horrific injuries in a dogfight has been named after rock ‘n’ roll royalty - as his scars have left him with an appearance just like The King.

British first Syedra Mymicarum that has been found in Winterton Dunes.

A species of spider new to Britain has been discovered in Norfolk. But arachnophobes need not be worried as the eight legged creature measures just 1.6mm in length.

Forest fire at Kingfisher Lake, near Thetford

The young of three vulnerable species of bird are likely to have been among the victims of a forest fire which has raged for nearly two days.

Steve Bunclark with his Gold Award winning stand of Predator Plants based at Rackheath, at the Royal Norfolk Show Flower Show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Colour and aroma once again impressed visitors to the Flower Show which saw a bumper entry in the floral exhibitions.

Richard Beales, second left, with Princess Diana's brother and sister and the sponsors of the Princess Diana Legacy Garden, at the official opening of the garden at Capel Manor. From left: sponsor Robert Bartlett, RB, Earl Spencer, sponsor Kate Bartlett,  Lady Fellowes and Countess Spencer.

A well-known Attleborough garden designer has unveiled a special garden paying tribute to Princess Diana.

Angie Fitch-Tillet

Nearly £300,000 is set to be spent repairing access ramps on north Norfolk’s coastline.

Cabbell Park home of Cromer FC.

Cromer Town Council has backed the lifting of open space restrictions at Cabbell Park in response to a public consultation - but members are calling for a string of agreed conditions to be attached.

Phyllis, Bill Webster's widow, sits on Bill's Bench in memory of her husband, with Terry Bane, chairman of the board of trustees, and members of the Friends of Norwich in Bloom. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A special bench has been unveiled in memory of a community champion who helped to make Norwich look blooming marvellous.

Work to repair Hopton's medieval church, John Briggs, of Medieval Masonry, with project co-ordinator, Rachel Harrison, beside the fully conserved tower

The project to restore Hopton’s ruined medieval church has reached a major milestone after work was finished on the ancient tower.

Handout artist's impression issued by the University of Warwick of a water-rich asteroid. PR photo.

New research has put Norfolk in the firing line for an asteroid strike. Should we be concerned or stick 
to worrying about the bills? lucy clapham reports

Poppies in a field at Great Massingham. Picture: Ian Burt

They are springing up alongside roads, blooming in parks and turning our green fields into swathes of crimson.

Handout artist's impression issued by the University of Warwick of a water-rich asteroid. PR photo.

Researchers have warned that the Norfolk is at a slight risk from an asteroid crashing into the North Sea and creating a huge tsunami.

Phillida Hurn pictured at her farm.

Students from across the county swapped the classroom for the open fields of north Norfolk to learn about the county’s £1bn farming industry.

RSPB Minsmere

Conservationists across Europe have united in a fight to prevent EU wildlife and landscape protection laws being watered down.

Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, pair perched on a roof. Picture: Andy Hay

An avian jetsetter from Suffolk has helped scientists shed light on the migration mystery surrounding the UK’s fastest declining bird.

Local resident Neil Bowers is fed up of the flytipping at the Friar Tuck Road recycling bins.

Dirty nappies, old mattresses and even unwanted prams.

Lisa Gooderham capturing the snake

It could almost be a scene from an Australian wildlife show - a snake goes on the loose in a community centre.

The oystercatchers who have been nesting in the carpark at Congo Rapids Crazy Golf near Easton have now hatched three chicks.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Golfers at a Norfolk club have got a birdie - or five, to be precise.

Hunstanton, where new flood gates have been installed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Seventeen new metal flood gates have now been installed to protect the prom from flooding.

Environmental rangers turned scooper-heroes across Great Yarmouth to remind pet owners to clear up after their pets

A team of ‘scooper-heroes’ have been pounding the pavements in a borough-wide crime crackdown.

The rare Lizard Orchid found by Andrew Brown.

The blooming of an extremely rare orchid which smells of goat – last seen here almost 60 years ago – has caused a buzz among wildlife experts in Norfolk.

Royal Norfolk Show 2014

An expanded schools programme is set to welcome 8,500 children to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, following changes aimed at ensuring youngsters do not miss out on educational opportunities at next week’s event.

Flooding in Louise Close, Great Yarmouth last year. Picture: Tomas Marriott

Norfolk homeowners will have to do to more to protect their properties from flooding in the future, if the risks cannot be reduced, new reports have highlighted.

Southrepps Commons Trust summer fair celebrating 10 years since the Commons trust was set up. Pictured are pupils of Antingham and Southrepps Primary School Maypole dancing. 


Revellers chomped their way through an entire roasted hog, drank the beer tent dry, and organisers had to go on an emergency search for extra raffle tickets at a north Norfolk fair celebrating a community-owned area of land.

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. All the awards winners with overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Inspirational young people are the key to our region’s future, and a special awards ceremony is looking to find and reward some young stars who achieve amazing things.

Family of blue tits nest in a garden in Stefan Gostling's home in Leziate, near King's Lynn.

Stefan Gostling passed Faye the remote trigger to his camera equipment, which was set up close to the bird box in their family garden, and left her to take some shots by herself.

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