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:

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.

Dussingdale Park in Thorpe, Norwich.

A skate park, running track and Viking longboat are all part of a bold new £790,000 vision for two popular parks on the edge of Norwich.

East Tuddenham snowdrop gala. BBC Radio Norfolk gardening expert Richard Hobbs giving a talk about the plant. 

Snowdrops are plants said to be the harbingers of spring.

Volunteers help to clean the beach at Walcott. Pictured are Michelle Duddy (left) and Delia Hubbard. 


Litter pickers braved the rain and collected 32 kilos of rubbish from a north Norfolk beach this afternoon.

The hare rushed across my viewpoint as I waited for the buzzard. Picture Gavin Bickerton-Jones.

It started out as a quest to find a buzzard and grew into a project that recorded the flora and fauna in one tiny corner of a field in mid-Norfolk.

Fallen tree near Rendlesham.

This striking photo looks like it could have been captured in the redwood forests of northern California.

The whale remains are finally removed of Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It hardly seemed a fitting end for such a magnificent creature.

A farmer ploughing his field near Aylsham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The most complex agricultural recession in a generation could take its heaviest toll on East Anglia’s youngest farmers – and the many ancillary industries which rely on the region’s food chain.

Helen Chester with her young Clydesdale horse, Maverick, who severely injured a leg last year when he was chased into electric fencing by a stray dog. She and her partner have ploughed their life savings into his treatment and he came very close to having to be put down. All was going well until just before Christmas when, still in his bandages, he tripped and the wound ruptured. They now need about another £5,000 for his continuing treatment and have launched a fund-raising appeal. 


Helen Chester has spent all her savings fighting to save the life of Norfolk’s only Clydesdale horse - and is now appealing for help to continue the battle.

The dead sperm whale on the beach at Hunstanton in January. Picture: Ian Burt

Contractors have moved onto the beach to remove the body of a 35ft sperm whale which washed up a week ago.

In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a  sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City. AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria)

The sinkhole which has opened on Plumstead Road in Norwich is certainly inconvenient, but it’s nothing compared to some of these huge gaps which have opened up in the earth.

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