Traffic queuing in Norwich city centre.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Measures to reduce pollution in Norwich city centre are to be taken forward, councillors have agreed.

The Starston bees are fed sugar syrup to help bolster their food stores over winter. Picture: Kate Royall.

A community group in south Norfolk is ensuring a cluster of more than 60,000 bees are looked after as winter approaches.

Traffic queuing in Norwich city centre.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

An action plan to tackle Norwich city centre’s pollution problem is set to be agreed - with pledges to take enforcement action against bus drivers who leave their engines running while stopped.

Knights Hill Farm Shop manager Lucy Melton checking out some of her company's pumpkin stock. Picture: Ian Burt

The pumpkin harvest is in full swing, with the region’s farmers working around the clock to satisfy a rapidly-growing demand for this seasonal crop – and to meet their very specific, spooky deadline.

Homes close to the river wall along South Quay in Great Yarmouth.
The Environment Agency plan to repair parts of the wall along Southtown Road after the recent tidal surge in December 2013.
Picture: James Bass

A bid to introduce parking charges on Great Yarmouth’s South Quay has been put on the back burner.

Wheat being harvested at Great Fransham, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The importance of the region’s food economy and rural heritage will be celebrated at an event which promises to add a modern perspective to the time-honoured tradition of harvest festivals.

Anglian Water Aerial Pollution Survey- Claremont Pier Lowestoft

Our coast is already considered one of our region’s most beautiful features. Now, as JOE RANDLESOME reports, an aerial scheme has taken off to combat the threat of pollution along our seashore.

Michael Kennedy has been putting the rocks back at the base of Hunstanton cliffs for more than 20 years. Picture: Ian Burt

It has been a passion – if that is what you can call it – for almost a quarter of a century.

Jack ready for Dunston Hall wedding fair, photo by The Garden Box (@TheGardenBox1)

The autumn colours bring out the best in photographers and our readers have been sending in lots of photos over the last few days.

Susan Gunn and director of The Enterprise Centre, John French, with her artwork at The Enterprise Centre.

A landmark eco-building is both the backdrop and inspiration for artist Susan Gunn’s latest work.

Chainsaw sculptor Ben Loughrill has created a 10ft Bear.

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

South Norfolk coin hoard. Pictured: An anonymous issuer 115-114BC . Picture: Supplied

A hoard of silver coins dating back to Roman times has been found in a Norfolk village.

The National Wildlife Trust hands over a green space projects to the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group - A fungus walk in Reffley Woods - From left, Gemma Walker (NWT), Dale Gagen (BCKLWN), Michael de Whalley, Mark Webster (NWT), and John Hayes with the golden spade. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Wildlife experts have passed the baton on to a budding group of volunteers to lead the way in projects to boost natural habitats.

The super moon over the jetty on Snettisham beach just before the total eclipse. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A rare and wonderful sight pierced the inky sky as night fell across the region.

The flooded quay at Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Environment Agency engineers will be deploying the flood barrier in the town ahead of forecast spring tides expected at around 8.30am tomorrow.

The blood moon over Hunstanton during the total eclipse. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The long-awaited supermoon started to come into spectacular view as night fell across the region – following a weekend of glorious late September weather.

The Norfolk Coast Path. 

Walkers will now have access to stunning views between Hopton-on-Sea and Sea Palling following the approval of over 18 miles of new coastal path.

George clearing up the devastation on his allotment at  Lakenham Baths, Martineau Lane. Photo : Steve Adams

A Lakenham gardener has been left devastated after his beloved allotment was destroyed by vandals.

A fire appliance was called to the accident

A horse was freed after becoming stuck in the mud by a river in Halvergate for more than two hours.

General view of Hickling Broad.
Picture: James Bass

A project to resolve one of the longest-running problems on the Broads is finally expected to start next month.

CPRE Awards 2015. Askham Award: Great Barn, Hales Hall

Inspirational communities, buildings and individuals which embody the spirit of countryside conservation were celebrated at an annual ceremony in Norwich.

The River Nar has seen a 175% increase in fish population since river conservation works - Emily Long with the River Nar at Pentney. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The project along the River Nar, near Pentney, has seen a 175pc increase in fish numbers.

Say No to Generation Park protest at Norwich City Hall.

Protesters with placards took a stand against plans to build a £325m energy plant just outside the city centre.

Year Five and Year Six children delighted with Magdalen Gates Primary School's new Astro Turf football pitch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Thanks to a new Astroturf football pitch, a Norwich school’s pupils are out to play.

Heathgate resident Rick Harvey, upset that one Silver Birch had already been felled near his home, who has chained himself to another that Norwich City Council plan to remove as part of the Pedalways cycle scheme. Photo : Steve Adams

A protester has vowed to continue in his quest to rescue a tree outside his home in Norwich.

CPRE Awards 2015, The Corbin Prize. Pictured: Dusk on a Long Day by Michael Yates (Junior).

Images of Norfolk’s rural landscapes and communities, as seen through the lenses of young photographers, will be rewarded at an annual prize-giving ceremony.

Floods Minister Rory Stewart visited Denver Sluice. Picture: Ian Burt

Floods minister Rory Stewart has reassured residents of flood-hit coastal communities in the region that everything is being done to prevent a repeat of the devastation caused by the tidal surge in 2013.

The roundabouts on Clipbush Lane, Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham Town Council, which says it has received “many complaints” about the state of bramble-strewn junctions, which give a “poor impression”.

Restoration of seven farm ponds in seven days in Norfolk, starting with several ponds at Field House Farm in Heydon. Pictured from left Helen Greaves, Dr Carl Sayer, Emily Alderton and Emily Nobbs of Norfolk Wildlife Trust.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

There are, it is said, some 23,000 ponds in Norfolk – more than any other county.

Plans for a solar farm in Oulton near Aylsham have been approved. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Agricultural land on a former Second World War airfield will be turned into a solar farm.

Norfolk's wildlife is wide and varied according to a comprehensive report. Photo: Bill Smith For: Archant Archant © 2010 01603 772434

The wealth of Norfolk’s environment is today being hailed as extraordinary after a pioneering report revealed there are nearly 16,000 species of wildlife in our county.

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