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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.

Young and old alike sampled farming from a bygone era at this year's Ingworth Trosh. Pictures: ALLY McGILVRAY

The farming community dug deep to show its support for a trio of churches in north Norfolk.

A dead porpoise that was washed up on North Denes beach. Submitted

A porpoise has died on North Denes beach, after being washed ashore by the tide.

Shirley Cremer cuts the ribbon on the new Cremer's Meadow reserve, Submitted

A new nature reserve is now open to the public, after two years of hard work.

Yaxham Waters

Concerns that a river could become contaminated by raw sewage has stirred a parish council into action to rigorously pursue enforcement against a business co-owned by one of its members.

An out of control dog chasing cattle at Carlton Marshes.

Views are being sought on plans to increase and strengthen restrictions on dogs at a popular nature reserve.

Watton Westfield Infant School and Nursery with SureStart Children's Centre have been shortlisted for a share of the £12.5m funding pot in Tesco's Bags of Help campaign.

Westfield Infant School and Nursery in Watton and Forest Academy in Brandon are among three community causes in their areas to have been shortlisted for the Bags of Help Campaign.

Flashback to 2013. Flood waters start to rise in King's Lynn - The scene on the Boal Quay in King's Lynn, as a car is caught in the water. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A flood awareness event has been set up to give advice to people living in at-risk parts of King’s Lynn in case an event such as the 2013 North Sea surge should occur.

A little kitten has been found tied up in a pillowcase near the village hall in Lound

A six-month-old black kitten has been discovered tied up in a pillowcase and discarded on a heap of grass cuttings close to the village hall in Lound near Lowestoft.

Members of North Norfolk District Council environmental services team promoting recycling. Picture: MILES JERMY

Visitors braved the elements for a celebration of all things eco-friendly at Greenbuild.

The Hickling Broad Estate is on the property market with a guide price of £2.3m

A rare opportunity has emerged to buy part of Norfolk’s most famous wetland landscape – and conservationists feel they may need to join the bidding to preserve the vast wildlife value of the £2.3m Hickling Broad Estate.

Osprey like this one, spotted last year in the Broads, have returned again to Norfolk

Birdwatchers across the county are in for a treat: a pair of ospreys, birds which are fairly unusual to the area, have been spotted in Ranworth Broad over the past few days.

Ian McEwan. Picture: Nick Butcher

Two prominent writers have joined a growing chorus of opposition to a planned rugby pitch and car park development at the University of East Anglia.

Pamela Morgan, who is spearheading the Growing Together project, managed by the Wayland Partnership in Watton.

Is there an unloved green space in your community? A new scheme by the Wayland Partnership is aiming to help local communities tidy up these areas.

Compost Father Christmases at a previous Greenbuild event, including, centre front, North Norfolk District Council corporate director Steve Blatch. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL

Rural broadband, renewable energy and government incentives, the viability of solar power, the impact of plastic bags on our oceans and building a “future-ready” home are some of the topics which will be discussed by experts at this weekend’s Greenbuild.

The official opening of Thornham village hall three years ago: (from left) Louise Howell, Ian Barrett, Wendy Brooks, Colin Venes, Tony Morris, Sue Grout, Anthony Needham, Ann Whiting, John Warham and Stephanie Mocatta. Picture: Ian Burt

The trustees of Thornham village hall are urging the public to help them win a competition and £12,000 funding by voting online.

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

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

They have had a head for heights grazing away on the cliff tops during the summer.

Floods. Walcott damage after the sea surges. The remains of Wes Woods and his partner Helen Robinson's home.   
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A report on flooding in Bacton and Walcott has suggested the cheapest of three options as the preferred way of preventing another disaster like the storm surge of December 2013.

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Fears have been raised over the environmental impact a planned car park and rugby pitches will have on grassland owned by the University of East Anglia.

Ticks can carry diseases such as Lyme disease.

A survey by the Big Tick Project has named Norfolk and Suffolk among the counties most at risk from ticks.

Broads Tourism chairman Greg Munford, vice chairman Tony Urwin, treasurer Barbara Greasley and Broads Authority chairman Jacquie Burgess at their EGM at Woodforde's. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

After we revealed a drive to entice younger generations out onto the Broads, correspondent Lauren Cope talks to the body that, with its army of local businesses, will be putting much of the plan into practice.

Mundesley: A popular spot on this part of the 'Poppyland' coast.  Picture: MIKE PAGE

It is a haven for sunseekers with a sweep of golden sand below the undulating cliffs.

Woodlark, credit Chris Mills.

Rare marsh gentians are now in flower at East Winch Common, near King’s Lynn, after a two-year, £40,000 conservation project to improve and protect valuable habitat.

All About Dogs Show 2016 at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Costessey. Ashleigh and Pudsey entertaining the crowds.

Thousands of people – and plenty 
of four-legged friends – are enjoying 
a bank holiday weekend full of canine capers at the Norfolk Showground.

Police speak to the man who alleges water was thrown over him by a McDonald's staff member. Pic: Archant.

Protesters chalked messages outside Norwich’s Haymarket McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday - in a show of solidarity with a man who claims he had water thrown over him for doing the same thing.

Shane Breadmore

There was joy this week for a Great Yarmouth man when he achieved his ambition of diving with sharks and a sea turtle at the resort’s Sea Life Centre.

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