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Family on green screen. Welney wetland new wildlife film room: Adam Finch

Children are being urged to step into David Attenbrorough’s shoes and present their own wildlife videos, or interact with swans and hares on a giant screen, at a west Norfolk wetland centre.

The Broads on a clear day. Taken from Horning looking toward Wroxham and Hoveton Great Broad.  Picture taken by Mike Page.

Gaining access to a private broad from the river over the next decade will be “impossible”, according to Natural England.

National Trust open day at Heigham Holmes nature reserve near Martham in 2014. John and Iola Grubb pond dipping.

It’s a hidden haven only accessible by a floating swing bridge and closed 364 days a year.

North Walsham platinum wedding couple John and Doris Dent

A couple who met when they were both sent to Wales during the Second World War have been marking a milestone anniversary – after 70 years of married life.

Picture: James Bass

Angling’s multi-million-pound contribution to the Broads could be under threat if investment is not made, a lobbying group has warned.

James Williams with the 100lb catfish caught in Diss Mere

It reads like a script from a cult 1950s B-movie. In the early hours of a Tuesday morning, just after sunrise, a lone fisherman got a bite.

Honorary warden of Beeston Common Francis Farrow pictured with the a water level dip well to monitor the water level on the Common

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A £3 million project has moved two boreholes to help protect the environment in Sheringham including a well-known common nature haven.

The Prince of Wales (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall react as they meet the Army Air Corps mascot, bald eagle Zephyr. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Well-wishers greeted Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Estate today with one bringing a teddy bear.

New baby squirrel monkey at Cromer's Amazona zoo. Picture; SUBMITTED

A tiny baby squirrel monkey clings to his mum high in the tree tops.

Rock Armour at Happisburgh Beach to prevent coastal erosion.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Today will see the start of work to move 9000 tonnes of rock to re-align the sea defences on a north Norfolk beach.

Police are due to get more powers to tackle street drinking

New police powers are to be rolled out across the entire borough in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour fuelled by drinking.

Residents/owners of Newport Cottages in Newport feel abandoned after the tidal surge in December as they say nothing is being done to protect their homes, which have been left vulnerable.

Picture: James Bass

A long-awaited coast protection scheme is close to putting the blocks on erosion at Scratby.

Joe Cullum has won a lifetime achievement award for his work to conserve the fen, broads and river habitats at Buckenham Farm Estate. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A determined Norfolk countryman has been recognised for a lifetime of work to preserve rare Broadland habitats and wildlife – helping to strike the balance between farming, shooting and conservation.

Matthew Champion outside Crisp Maltings. Picture: Chris Bishop

Villagers have lost their long-running legal battle against plans to expand Crisp Maltings.

Donna Proctor feeds the pool frog tadpoles.

A cloud of rare tadpoles has descended on a south Norfolk pond from a top secret location.

A bid to build a 78-metre high turbine situated near heritage assets and an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty have been refused by councillors.

Aerial Mike Page Eye airfield wind 

18.7.2013

An application to construct a gas-fired power station in north Suffolk has been approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Awards evening at the Lighthouse Inn in Walcott for the Norfolk and Suffolk Flood Heroes 2013-2014. Members of HM Coastguard.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Those who stood together to defend their communities in the face of a devastating tidal surge have been honoured for their work.

David Smith of DG Smith upholstery is unhappy after signs letting people know where his business is were taken away from the entrance to the Holt Road Industrial Estate on Middlebrook Way by Norfolk County Council. The council say it's illegal but he has had them up for 6 years until now.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A crackdown on advertising signs dotting the roadside has left a business owner angry.

Boats moored off Cromer coast.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Plans to raise the profile of north Norfolk’s history have been supported after a government cash injection.

The 2015 Community Biodiversity Awards winners.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk’s “wildlife heroes” were celebrated at an annual awards scheme which recognises the county’s most inspiring environmental and conservation projects.

A holiday maker from Reading smoking on the beach in Great Yarmouth.
 

Picture: James Bass

City leaders in Brighton are considering banning smoking on their beaches. A step too far for civil liberties or the logical next step to a healthier society?

RSPB Titchwell has added some new children friendly features to the reserve - The new mini Titchwell garden for children, from left, Ian Warrington, Ray Kimber and Frances Bysouth with a bug hotel. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Retired male birdwatchers are already a mainstay of the RSPB and the charity is now making a push to attract more families and children to its sites.

The baby cygnet reunited with its parents in Norwich after being taking to King's Lynn for life saving treatment. Photo: RSPCA

A baby swan has been on a round Norfolk trip after being rescued in Norwich.

Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail - Anisus vorticulus. Pic: Paul Sterry.

Tiny snails, with shells less than a fifth of an inch in diameter, are revealed today as holding the key over whether the A47 Acle Straight can ever be dualled.

Common Crane, Grus grus, confirmed breeding of at least one pair at Lakenheath Fen RSPB reserve. Suffolk, England. 17th May, 2007. Possibly for the first time in 400 years!

When it comes to birds delivering new life, the typical image is of a stork with a newborn in its beak.

Kestrel rescued by RSPCA after getting stuck in the grille of a sports car; Picture submitted

A kestrel had to be rescued from the grille of a sports car after he swooped to chase a mouse and got stuck.

EDP Norfolk Magazine. July.  Love your parks feature on Eaton Park, Norwich.

A popular Norwich park has scooped an award from a national website thanks to great reviews from its visitors.

Michael Fish speaks before cutting the ribbon to celebrate Yarmouth's Sealife Centre 25th anniversary. With him is Sealife founder Joe Larter, left, and his wife Betty Larter. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A VIP guest – with a very fitting name – cut the ribbon to officially mark 25 years of the Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth.

New cladding on the Cromer Lifeboat station by Blyth and Sons, pictured is Richard Leeds.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer’s end-of-the-pier lifeboat is sporting a new look - with wooden cladding designed to withstand the harsh elements thrown at it by the North Sea for years to come.

Female rising to meet the male-a

A pair of nesting marsh harriers have been caught on camera – punching well above their weight.

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