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.

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

Clive Eaton captured this amazing photograph of a seal with a pike in its mouth on the River Bure.

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.

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

Wells Harbour Commissioners want to provide extra moorings, with a 44m pontoon off Tugboat Yard.

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.

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.

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


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. 

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.

Nigel Barrett, centre, with fellow guerilla gardener Matt Smith (left) and Cromer mayor Tim Adams at Brownshill playing field.

It is an ‘undercover’ operation taking place amidst the tall grass and sprouting hedges.

Greenpeace protesters put anti pollution masks on the lion statues by City Hall in Norwich.

Greenpeace protesters have put anti-pollution masks on the lion statues outside City Hall in Norwich.

Local residents are unhappy that a large section of Wherryman's Way in Chedgrave has been closed.

The body responsible for the Broads has pledged to look into the erosion of a well-used riverbank and footpath and report back with its findings.

Bluebell Wood Burial Park. Andrew Morton.

Spectacular ancient woodlands will be opened up to the public for the first time in centuries this weekend in time for the blossoming bluebells.

Boardman House, in Princes Street, has been awarded a 2016 regional RIBA East award from The Royal Institute of British Architects. Photo: Owen Richards.

A historic city building that has become home to Norwich University of the Arts architecture course has won a special award.

Kirsten McLay, operations manager, working with the sequencing platform machines in the lab at The Genome Analysis Centre at Norwich Research Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A pink pigeon, a polecat, a clawed frog and a ferret are just some of the animals at the Genome Analysis Centre on Norwich Research Park and their DNA is helping scientists unlock problems facing the planet - with the help of the biggest computer of its kind in Europe.

Aylmerton Field Study Centre trainee instructor Niall Thorogood, 21, who found a baby mammoth tooth on West Runton Beach.


It looks just like an odd shaped stone. But a lump of rock discovered on the north Norfolk coast last month has been identified as the tooth of a creature which last roamed the earth 700,000 years ago - the mammoth.

Horning councillor Barbara McGoun has become a self-styled 'poo fairy' scooping up dog poo on Horning recreation ground. Pictured with her dog Pepper.

A fact-finding mission is being considered to see if new DNA-based technology could help curb dog fouling across the Great Yarmouth borough.

The injured seal washed up on Cromer beach by the pier.


A grey seal pup managed to get himself into a tricky situation after being washed up on Cromer beach.

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