Norfolk Wildlife Trust churchyard bioblitz at Thorpe Market church. Picture: SUBMITTED

More than 170 different species were recorded during a wildlife survey at a north Norfolk church yard.

Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Surlingham

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Thirty years after the death of legendary Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis, EDP nature writer REX HANCY looks back at the legacy of ‘E.A.E’ and wonders what he would have made of today’s world...

David Carr with the heron which was shot with an airgun.

Picture: James Bass

A grey heron who wildlife experts feared would never fly again has been returned to his regular haunt at Great Yarmouth’s Waterways.

Trustees and volunteers celebrating the 10th anniversary of Strong Roots therapeutic garden project in Bluebell Allotments, Earlham.

A Norwich project that uses horticulture to help people in need of support is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Autumnal Holt Country Park.


Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner Woods recognised again as among best open spaces in the UK.

The travellers based on the field just off Pendlesham Rise, at Thorpe Marriott. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Travellers who have set up camp in a park in Thorpe Marriott are due to be evicted this morning.

Goats are released on Melbourne slope in Cromer to help with keeping the slope vegetation clear. 


North Norfolk District Council unleashed eight Bagot billies - Britain’s oldest breed of goat - on the town’s cliff tops as part of a new habitat management project to help with the control of scrubland.

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

Plans for the £370m Generation Park project have been officially withdrawn with its backers citing funding issues and substantial delays but reaffirming their commitment to the site.

The winners of the 2016 Community Biodiversity awards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The inspirational efforts of Norfolk’s volunteer wildlife heroes were celebrated at a special awards event, honouring the county’s best environmental and conservation projects.

English Heritage representatives came together with students and academics from Thetford and Japan to celebrate the twinning of Grime’s Graves with the Hoshikuso obsidian mine.

Two towns separated by two continents have spent a weekend celebrating their rock-solid archaeological bond.

One of the bat bridges on the A11. Pic: Matthew Usher.

Highways bosses are confident controversial bat bridges along the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will help the mammals – despite a study suggesting similar structures on the A11 failed to do so.

Cromer Bus Station has been nominated for two awards following the opening a seaside themed shelter. 


When it comes to examples of outstanding architecture they are not one the first things that spring to mind.

A little tern feeding its young at Sea Palling Beach. Picture: Kevin Simmonds

A Norfolk beach has become home to the largest breeding colony of little terns in Britain.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service host a national level High Volume Pump (HVP) exercise in Thetford Forest. Other fire services from Kent, Surrey, Essex, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Durham and Darlington also attend the four day exercise along with volunteers from Norfolk and Suffolk Lowland Rescue and RAYNET.

Fire and rescue service teams from around the country have joined forces for a training exercise in Norfolk.

The plans for homes on the Royal Norfolk Golf Club are discussed at Broadland District Council. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Before the foundations of hundreds of homes are laid on the Royal Norwich Golf Club arguments persist over football pitch provision in Hellesdon.

Hedgehog stuck in the fence at North Wootton primary school.

Pupils at North Wootton Primary School in King’s Lynn found the prickly creature, whose body was completely jammed in the wire gaps of their play area.

Flooding in Saham Toney. Courtesy of Nick Creek.

Villagers who saw their lanes become rivers during recent heavy rain are hoping to meet with Anglian Water to find a solution to their recurring problems.

Climate change could bring opportunities, as well as risks, for our region's growers. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Climate change could bring benefits to our region’s farmers and foresters - as well as increased risk of water shortages, flooding, storms and heatwaves.

Ian and Dawn Jessett have worked for 20 years to turn their farm in Stow Bedon into a wildlife haven. Picture: Ian Burt

A nature-loving couple have dedicated almost two decades to cultivating a haven for wildflowers in their back garden.

Fears Field playwark in Cromer which is in a bad state of disrepair. Pictured is Cromer Town Mayor Tim Adams.


Children could risk “serious injury” unless urgent action is taken to improve the upkeep of playparks in Cromer, it has been claimed.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

Changes are being made to bin collection days for some places in Breckland following the introduction of a new waste collection truck.

A lone cyclist stands over a blown manhole on Yarmouth Road, Thorpe to protect the traffic as flash flooding hit Norwich in June. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Plans to carry out almost £5m on improvements to a town’s drainage system have been welcomed by councillors.

A common seal. Picture: Ian Burt

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary has issued guidance for beach-goers after an influx of rescued seal pups.

Bob Clarke and MP Chloe Smith with the ruler which Mr Clarke said would only go into the drain by two inches due to the amount of soil blocking it.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has called on constituents affected by the recent flooding to get in touch with her.

Judges Ed Hooker III, left, and Bill Ivison, study the garden at the Assembly House for the International Communities in Bloom competition.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A pair of international flower competition judges were shown just why Norwich calls itself the Fine City, as they were given a tour of its many attractions.

Norwich yacht station.; Photo by Simon Finlay

It may not be the most glamorous of issues, but it is one causing concern. As the holiday season begins, Broads correspondent Lauren Cope looks at the ongoing problem of the loss of bins on the waterways.

Autumn trees at Eaton Park.

From waterways inspired by Venice’s intricate canals to gardens surrounding a stately home built for the first Prime Minister.

The news that Norfolk councils could cut bin collections to every three or four weeks provoked a furious response from some readers.

Judy Oliver, Cabinet member of NNDC in Sheringham town centre. 


A move to create a pedestrian-only zone in Sheringham could be set to take a step forward.

Picture by Mike Page.
Picture shows:UEA Sports ground

Protecting the sanctity of the Yare Valley must come ahead of new sports facilities, say opponents of Norwich Rugby Club’s planned move to the University of East Anglia.

Bex and Rex in the Bastly Brecks, a play commissioned by Forest Heath District Council as part of the Breaking New Gound project, will teach schoolchildren about the science behind the Brecks.

School children have been learning about the science behind the Brecks as part of a play commissioned by a district council.

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