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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.

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.

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.

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.

Aerial view of the dead sperm whale that was washed up on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk. Photo: Albanpix.com.

Experts were on the beach at low tide on Friday to take samples from the sperm whale which has died at Old Hunstanton.

Despite rescue attempts, the Sperm Whale passed away at at about 8pm. Photo: PJBayfield

First light will today reveal what has become an all too familiar scene, as another giant of the sea washes up on our beaches.

The Norwich City Council Eco Awards for 2015. Lord Mayor Judith Lubbock with winners, left to right, Wendy Howes from Heather Avenue Infant School, Lorraine Leeder and Louise Jacobs from EKS Living Clean, Fiona Webster-Lee and Sara Dunseath from Parkside Special School. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The clock is ticking in the hunt to find the schools, businesses and community groups across Norfolk which are showing outstanding commitment to safeguarding the environment.

A whale has become stranded in the sea at Old Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

A sperm whale which washed up on Hunstanton beach this morning has died, divers have confirmed.

The rare Fen orchid which is trying to be saved from extinction. Photo: Plantlife

It may not necessarily look anything special, but this is one of the country’s rarest and most endangered species.

The claims were made about E.ON and Age UK in The Sun newspaper. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

An energy company has paid out £6 million a year to Age UK in return for the charity pushing expensive tariffs to the elderly, it has been claimed.

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. Pictured is High Lodge.

It’s one of our region’s natural gems - a beauty spot where thousands come each year for relaxation, adventure and exploration.

Anglian Water logo

Families can expect their water bills to rise by an average 2 pence per day on inflation to fund a new programme of investment from Anglian Water.

Cromer mayor Tim Adams is concerned about the possible loss of grit bins in the town. Picture: Dave Roberts

Elderly and vulnerable people could be put at risk if grit bins stopped being filled according to a council leader.

Artist's impression issued by EDF of the how the new Hinkley Point C station will look. Photo: EDF Energy/PA Wire

It is 20 years since I moved into a shared house, the only English native in a community drawn from France, Spain, Italy and Germany. There were two things my German friend, Marco, could not fathom about Britain.

Adrian Bloom at home in Bressingham.

The annual Anglia in Bloom competition is to be launched at Bressingham Gardens, near Diss.

Hickling Broad will be the central focus of works by the Broads Authority to improve accessibility to the wetlands. Picture: Mike Page

It is already one of the most tranquil spots on the Norfolk Broads, shared by pleasure boaters and wildlife alike.

Nacreous Clouds over Norwich, photo by @LisaShawWebb

Beautiful bright coloured clouds, known as mother-of-pearl clouds, appeared across our region this morning and some of our readers captured the rare sight.

Jamie Mintram who runs Jurassic Encounters and a rescue sanctuary in weeting, will be opening a zoo near Snetterton with his wife Michelle. He is pictured at home with some of the animals which will be residents at the new zoo. WIth Echo the Lynx.

A sanctuary for rescued reptiles and small mammals including meerkats and porcupines is set to open in Snetterton this spring. Jamie and Michelle Mintram, who run Jurassic Encounters reptile rescue sanctuary, have gained planning permission to convert a former caravan sales site on the A11 into a home for their 150 cold-blooded charges.

Loft insulation dumped at a Thetford Forest site near Croxton.

A walker has expressed her disgust at flytippers after finding a van load of loft insulation dumped in Thetford Forest.

The crossing between King Street and Yarmouth Way. Photo: George Ryan

A petition has been launched to improve safety on a busy pedestrian path in the town centre.

The Milky Way over Happisburgh Lighthouse, one of the weekly photos that won Matt Dartford the Wex Photographer of the Year 2015 title. It was taken on a Sony camera at about 8pm with a 30-second exposure. Picture: MATTHEW DARTFORD

A weekly picture tweeted every Monday for a year has won a Norfolk man top prize in a national photographic competition.

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