The fin whale which was has been washed up on the beach at Holkham. Picture: Ian Burt

Scientists have taken samples from the 40ft fin whale, which washed up between Burnham Overy Staithe and Holkham on Thursday.

The fin whale which was has been washed up on the beach between Burnham Overy Staithe and Holkham. Picture: Chris Bishop

Scientists are on their way to carry out a post mortem on the creature, which was discovered yesterday between Burnham Overy Staithe and Holkham.

Yaxham Waters

An environmental health assessment of a holiday park in a mid Norfolk village has concluded that while the daily pumping of its sewage tanks causes some smell it is not a health hazard.

Tidal damage to Gorleston beach

A large section of Gorleston beach was washed away by the tide last weekend.

Holkham Beach, where the whale washed up this afternoon. Picture: Mattheew Usher

A fin whale washed up on the beach between Burnham Overy and Holkham this afternoon.

Richard Daplyn, deputy head ranger, preparing to lasso the seeds. Picture: NATIONAL TRUST IMAGES/MATTHEW USHER

Seeds from a rare beech tree in Norfolk are being saved to ensure the survival of the country’s woodlands.

Chris Hill in training for his sponsored charity walk around Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An agricultural journalist is swapping his wellies for hiking boots to undertake a 220-mile trek around his home county to raise money for a conservation charity.

Beeston Park development in Old Catton/Sprowston. Picture: Supplied

Old Catton will now bear the brunt of the first homes to be built as part of a 3,500 home development to the north of Norwich as developers say they cannot fund infrastructure any other way.

Pensthorpe red squirrels prepare for their move west

Two red squirrel kittens which were born at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, earlier this year are setting out bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on an adventure to the Welsh valleys.

The Bacton Gas site from the air. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Shell UK wants to build a temporary hard sea defence at the Bacton Gas plant to protect the nationally-important area from more damage.

The first snorkel trail in the North Sea, which starts off the Sheringham coast and travels along a stretch of unused Victorian pipe. Picture: Rob Spray/Geoff Robinson Photography

A disused Victorian sewage pipe teeming with marine life has become the focal point of the North Sea’s first snorkel trail.

Conservationists are warning of the decline of one of the UK's best-loved butterflies (Picture: Butterfly Conservation/PA)

A wet springtime, causing grass to grow faster than usual, is the reason butterfly numbers in Norfolk plummeted this year, according to Norfolk’s butterfly recorder.

Flood Wardens keep an eye on the waves at Walcott. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

A petition demanding better sea defences along the north Norfolk coast has been launched.

Pink foot geese on the wing over Snettisham. Picture: Matthew Usher

Some believe their early arrival means a cold winter to come.

But experts say ideal weather for migration is bringing pink foot geese flocking to our shores a week or two before they normally pitch up.

Children from St Paul with St Luke School in Mile End, London at Barton Turf Adventure Centre. Left, Marjan Sami and Mohammed Faheem, Geocaching around the broad. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A group of London schoolchildren swapped the concrete jungle for the Norfolk countryside as part of a charitable project to reconnect inner city youngsters with the natural world.

One of Vattenfall's windfarms, at Kentish Flats. Pic: Robin Dawe/ Perfectly Clear Marketing

The developer behind another huge windfarm proposed off the coast of Norfolk has revealed its intention to bury miles of cables beneath the county.

Lloyd with golden eagle Tilly. Picture: John Waters

Lloyd Buck will be giving a talk and demonstration at Fakenham College on Saturday, October 29 (6.00pm) in aid of Sculthorpe Moor nature reserve.

One of DONG Energy''s windfarms. Pic: DONG Energy A/S.

Miles of underground cables from what would be the world’s biggest windfarm could be buried beneath swathes of Norfolk countryside.

Picture by Mike Page.
Picture shows:UEA Sports ground

A fiercely debated proposal to relocate Norwich Rugby Club to the University of East Anglia has been given the nod by environmental officers despite strong opposition to any loss of habitat.

Brandon Country Park. Photo: The Brecks Partnership.

Two East Anglian giants are set to clash over a much coveted title in a territorial battle which will see one crowned Gateway to the Brecks.

Bruce Hanson, the Broads Authority's tourism officer, accepts the award on behalf of The Broads at the Top 100 Sustainable Destination 2016 event. Picture: Green Tourism

The region’s network of waterways have been listed as one of the greenest holiday spots in the world.

The car park at Felbrigg Hall. Picture: NNDC

Plans have been submitted to install new pay parking meters at two of north Norfolk’s best-known tourist attractions. And the applicants hope they will attract more visitors to the area.

Mallard male in summer 'drab': CREDIT Nigel Cooke/WWT

Ducks are flocking to a west Norfolk wetland habitat, after a hectic summer on their breeding grounds.

A red kite was released back into the wild on the Holkham Estate by Raptor Trust volunteer Claire Halls. Picture: Ian Burt

One minute it was giving Claire Halls the evils, looking like it was about to take a chunk out of her arm with its hooked beak. The next it was soaring skywards.

Water running from a domestic water tap. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Everything is back to normal in west Norfolk after a burst water main left customers with low pressure or no water earlier today.

Amateur astronomers are set to gather at Kelling Heath Holiday Park for the annual Star Party. Picture: SUBMITTED

The weekend event will be held at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near Holt, from September 30 to October 3, and is expected to attract hundreds of astronomers.

The hedgehog after it was taken to the East Winch Wildlife Centre. Picture: RSPCA

The creature was brought to East Winch Wildlife Centre after she was found dragging her legs behind her in the South Lynn area.

A litter of 12 kittens has been found abandoned near King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

Miaow on earth could anyone even think of abandoning 12 kittens and leaving them to die?

Wildlife assistant Jo Brooks with a poorly hedgehog at the East Winch RSPCA Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s Norfolk wildlife hospital are caring for more than 70 hoglets.

Tim and Geli Harris who own Catfield Fen - one of the top wildlife sites in country - battling to stop over-water abstraction that is drying out fen.

Picture: James Bass

An inspector has ruled in favour of the owners of Norfolk fenland which has been at the heart of a long-running water extraction row.

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