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Ikea opens in Norwich's Sweet Briar Retail Park. Ikea's head of sustainability says we've

When the head of sustainability at Ikea tells us that “we have probably hit peak stuff,” then it’s time to look up from the flat pack you were busy assembling and take a look at how we live.

Planning permission has been granted for a new solar farm at North Walsham

A new solar farm will be adding to north Norfolk’s renewable energy mix.

The Palm Paper Factory near King's Lynn.

Palm Paper can build a new power station at its site near King’s Lynn.

Blakeney after the 2013 tidal flood. Chairman of Blakeney Parish Council, Tony Faulkner.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A long running planning battle appeared to be at an end after approval was won for a controversial “farmstead” development in the north Norfolk area of outstanding natural beauty.

Hemsby Parish Council members Mike Peake, Gill King, Keith Kyriacou with Environmental health rangers Miguel Fish (far left) and Kerry Hemsworth (far right) helping to crack down on dog fouling in the village.  Picture: James Bass

A crackdown on irresponsible pet owners is being launched to catch people who don’t pick up their dog’s mess.

John Heaser, Norfolk Toadwatch co-ordinator, at the pond at Little Melton, warning drivers to keep an eye out for toads crossing roads as they are migrating early this year. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Thousands of toads risk being killed on our county’s roads after starting their migration earlier than ever before.

The dead minke whale at Sheringham. Picture: KEVIN MURPHY

Nature is being left to take her course in the sad saga of the dead minke whale washed up at Sheringham.

Central Park in New York.

Start spreading the news...a Norfolk town is taking inspiration from the Big Apple.

The dead minke whale washed up on Sheringham beach. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The fate of a long-dead whale, washed up in north Norfolk, is set to be re-assessed this morning.

Flooded fields near the River Yare at Bowthorpe.
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A new £6m scheme will see the removal of 11 pylons on the edge of Norwich.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A flood alert has been issued for Southwold as high tide levels are expected along the Suffolk coast tonight.

The dead minke whale washed up on Sheringham beach. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The latest sea animal corpse to wash up on the Norfolk coast has been identified as a minke whale - dashing hopes it could explain a recent spate of whale strandings.

Sea Palling beach

It is intended to wind alongside idyllic beaches, dunes and cliffs for the enjoyment of holidaymakers and ramblers.

New-born falcons feeding

They have survived the winter, and now breeding season has begun in earnest for Norwich Cathedral’s spectacular peregrine falcons.

Katie Johnson, 26, was walking her dog Ralph along Gorleston beach on Monday, February 8 and when she got home she noticed her coat was covered in oil. Photo: Katie Johnson

A dog walker has expressed concern after returning from the beach to find her pet was covered in oil.

230,000 fish were rescued on Hickling Broad

The public is being asked to join the fight against deadly algal blooms plaguing the Norfolk Broads.

Architects' image of what the proposed Generation Park in Norwich would look like.

A bid for a £370m energy park on the edge of Norwich city centre has been dealt another blow, after the county council lodged an objection to the proposal.

The cliffs and beach area on the edge of the Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton.
Proposed coastal protection scheme. 
February 2016.

Picture: James Bass

A multi-million pound plan to protect the coastline near a popular leisure resort has been approved.

Female bamboo shark 'virgin birth'. Photo: Jeremy Durkin

A female shark which has had no contact with males for more than two years could be set to give birth to two babies.

Reports of a whale spotted by the public off the coast at Mundesley. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The search for a whale reported in shallow water off the coast of Mundesley in Norfolk this morning has been stood down as there have been no further sightings.

The 45ft dead male sperm whale is being removed from Old Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt

A 45ft sperm whale which became stranded on old Hunstanton beach should be removed by 1pm today.

Old Bedford Lock in Salters Lode near Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

The Environment Agency plans to incorporate another eel pass into the west Norfolk waterways when it upgrades the sluice at Salters Lode.

The cliffs and beach area on the edge of the Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton.
Proposed coastal protection scheme. 
February 2016.

Picture: James Bass

A multi-million pound plan to protect the coastline at Hopton will be discussed by Great Yarmouth borough councillors this evening.

Sunset across the River Yare near Brundall on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A major legal challenge into the “wrong and misleading” rebranding of the Broads could be determined in the next few weeks.

Sink hole on Ling Way, Coltishall. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A crack in a road is causing growing concern in a Norfolk village.

The new wind farm radar at Trimingham

Its gargantuan white structures tower as high as 130m off the north Norfolk coast.

The 45ft dead male sperm whale is being removed from Old Hunstanton beach. Picture: Ian Burt

Relevant parties are meeting to decide how and when the body of the 45ft sperm whale is going to be removed from the beach at Old Hunstanton.

The 45ft dead male sperm whale is still attracting lots of visitors to the beach in Old Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Many set off early this morning and had travelled from across the country to see the body of a 45ft sperm whale on the beach at Old Hunstanton.

Investigations have started on the second whale which has washed up on Old Hunstanton Beach, the second in the area within a week. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Visitors are being warned to keep their distance from the animal and be aware of the tides.

Investigations have started on the second whale which has washed up on Old Hunstanton Beach, the second in the area within a week. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Many of us have been shocked by the photos of the whales washed up on our coastline in recent weeks. The immense size of the sperm whales (nearly 50ft long) combined with the tragedy of their death makes for an odd cocktail of wonder, horror and sadness.

The lambing season has started at Park Farm in Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Tentatively taking their first steps, these newly-born lambs are a new attraction at Snettisham Park Farm in west Norfolk.

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