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The friendly urban fox. Picture Simon Finlay

A photographer pottering away in his garage had some welcome company when a fox came to join him at his Norwich home.

Grey Seals on the beach at Horsey.
October 2014

Picture: James Bass

Counting fluffy white flecks that are always on the move is not the easiest of tasks...

Wild ponies on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: Julian Claxton

A new scheme hopes to preserve Broads fenland and the “pony workforce” that maintains it.

These youngsters gave last year's event big licks.

An animal petting zoo, treasure hunt and face painting are among the attractions and children under 12 get in free.

Beautiful views from the the tower at St Helen's Church, Ranworth for the launch of the Broads Outdoor Festival by(l to r), Archant's Tony Wenham, Broads Authority chairman Jacquie Burgess, Richardson's Greg Munford, festival co-ordinator Lynne Finnigan and Broads Authority education officer Nick Sanderson. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

It’s one of the most awe-inspiring views in the Broads National Park.

Driftwood artist Angela Edwards is having an exhibition at the West Acre Theatre for the next 2-months. Picture: Ian Burt

Driftwood washed up on the beach might seem worthless to most people, but for 71-year-old Angela Edwards the shoreline is a goldmine for her artistic pursuits.

The porpoise found on the beach at Happisburgh. Photo: Twitter/@NorfolkToo

But is it all it appears?

Berney Marsh extension

A wildlife haven in the Norfolk Broads is to be given a million pound extension.

A new pontoon could be built at Wells Harbour. Picture: Ian Burt

North Norfolk councillors today voted unanimously to approve the scheme, after a report said that the structure would improve facilities at the town’s busy quayside.

A kestrel pinching the vole from the barn owl - Part 4 of a sequence. Picture: Chris Skipper

A kestrel steals an owl’s breakfast in this stunning series of photographs.

Clive Eaton captured this photo of a seal with a pike in its mouth on the River Bure. Picture: Clive Eaton @CliveEaton

One is renowned as among the Broads’ most ferocious predators, the other as a notoriously voracious sea creature.

The Plantation Garden has re-opened after being closed due to subsidence at a neighbouring property. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is one of Norwich’s hidden horticultural gems and, just in time for the start of the summer season, visitors can once again marvel at its delights.

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

The developers behind the controversial £370m energy park on the edge of Norwich city centre are hoping the project will secure planning permission this summer.

Handler Simon Rouse from Norfolk Wild Encounters, with Loki a two-year-old ferruginous hawk at the Grapes Hill Community Garden. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Visitors to an urban oasis in the heart of Norwich got the chance to get up close and personal with hawks and owls during a special event celebrating the natural world.

All four peregrine falcon chicks at Norwich Cathedral have now hatched. Pic: Hawk And Owl Trust.

The fourth and final peregrine chick has hatched at Norwich Cathedral.

Sunset over the River Thurne on the Norfolk Broads as the end of 2008 draws to a close.
Norfolk Broads
30.12.2008

Picture: James Bass
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The nighttime skies over the Broads could be awarded special protection if an authority decides to bid for the status.

Philip Seach has opened a new coffee and tea shop in Cromer called Henry's Coffee and Tea Store. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

There is a caffeine-fuelled buzz about a formerly forlorn building which has a new lease of life as a Cromer café.

Three chicks have hatched overnight at Norwich Cathedral

Overnight at the spire of Norwich Cathedral three of the peregrine falcon chicks have now hatched and feeding has begun in earnest.

First peregrine chick begins to hatch

Excitement has been brewing at the foot of Norwich Cathedral as the first of the peregrine chicks began hatching this afternoon despite the cold conditions.

A red squirrel and her kits at Pensthorpe. Picture: Pensthorpe Natural Park/Lin Pritt

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, these red squirrel kittens which have emerged into the sunshine at a north Norfolk wildlife haven are injecting fresh hope into the campaign to save the species from extinction.

Scottow Solar Farm at Coltishall. Picture: Mike Page

The final piece of the jigsaw has been slotted into place at the solar farm at the former RAF base at Coltishall which has now been switched on.

Work has been completed on an £8m scheme to repair and enhance Cromer's sea defences and foreshore. Photo: Experience Norfolk

Work to help protect Cromer from rising sea levels and storm damage has come to a close after more than two years.

Royal Norfolk Show director Mark Nicholas.

The annual summer celebration of everything special about Norfolk will return with all its traditional appeal this year – along with a fresh guiding philosophy from the new man at the helm.

Pictured at 9 Downing Street are: North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb; chief executive at North Norfolk District Council, Sheila Oxtoby; David Tudor from The Crown Estate; MP Oliver Letwin; deputy leader of North Norfolk District Council, Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett; Rob Goodliffe, coast and community project manager at North Norfolk District Council; Gokhan Doygun from Shell; and Jaap Flikweert from Royal Haskoning DHV.
Also present, but not pictured, were Moatez Darwish from Shell, Andrew Sanders from Per Encourage, Charlie Beardall from the Environment Agency and Neil Angell from Shell.



Malcolm Kerby, coordinator of the Happisburgh based Coastal concern Action Group, said: “I think it would set a precedent because that kind of operation has never been used in this part of the world before.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has warned it would not be acceptable to exclude coastal communities from a scheme to stop a vital gas site from disappearing into the sea.

Visitors to Pensthorpe got the chance to look around the Wild about Wensum event - Scoops Owl Rik from WIng nd a Prayer. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Families explored the wonders of conservation as ‘Get wild about the Wensum’ returned for its tenth year.

Lidl wants to open a 'green' store near Ketts Hill in Norwich. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Revised proposals for a controversial new superstore in Norwich have been lodged which could see the roof of the shop covered with grass.

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair 2016. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Thousands of visitors experienced the broad appeal of the countryside’s sports and pastimes – along with the full spectrum of its spring weather – at an annual rural showcase this weekend.

Friends of Thetford Forest have been looking after the commercial, conservation and public sides of the forest for 20 years. The forest is not only a place for leisure. it's also used for logging and important conservation work.

It is one of our region’s greatest outdoor assets, criss-crossed by a lattice of paths for walkers and cyclists.

Bluebells. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Hyacinthoides non-scripta, or bluebell as it is more commonly known, is a deep violet-blue flower that needs no introduction.

The first UK native ash tree highly tolerant to Ash Dieback discovered at Ashwellthorpe. The tree has been named

The discovery of a mature ash tree in a Norfolk woodland which has fought off the aggressive ash dieback disease has offered new hope for the future of our forests.

Planet Earth. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Today the world celebrates Earth Day 2016 and pledges to help protect the planet. Here are six simple ways you can get involved and make a difference from the comfort of your own home.

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