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Communities in north Norfolk remain stoical about the likely effects of coastal erosion in future years despite their obvious concern.

Sobering maps have shown which sections of Norfolk’s coastline could be next to feel the devastating impact of coastal erosion, as homes in Hemsby edge closer to tumbling into the sea.

People are ignoring warnings to stay away from crumbling cliffs at Hemsby.

A cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests.

The high tide has come and gone at Hemsby without causing the imminent destruction of the erosion threatened homes on the Marrams.

Hemsby and Winterton may have been grabbing the headlines because of erosion, but the loss of sand along the Norfolk coast at Sea Palling is also having a devastating effect.

A flood alert has been issued due to rising water levels in the Ouse Washes.

Plans to breathe new life into the River Wensum are nearing completion following a positive response to the draft strategy.

King’s Lynn is well known for its maritime heritage and more. But how often do people think or take notice of the Gaywood River, asks Annabel Hill, Senior Education Officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust?

As the river season flows towards its end, all the angling there becomes more tense, more pressured.

Nearly four years ago Hemsby hit the headlines after scouring of its beach led to the village’s lifeboat station being abandoned and people fearing for their homes.

Flood alerts remain in place in parts of Norfolk and Waveney due to melting snow and steady rainfall.

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. And that’s why Norfolk Wildlife Trust has had to take unusual action at one of its reserves, says Jonathan Preston of the charity.

They have had already had to contend with snow, ice and freezing conditions but now people living in the west of the county face the threat of flooding.

The worst seems to be over as a long thaw sets in.

A flood alert has been issued for parts of Norfolk due to stormy weather conditions.

Fire investigators begin work today to establish the cause of a huge blaze that tore through a warehouse at an industrial estate in North Walsham.

A fly-tipper who dumped furniture, a mirror and other household items in a passageway in Cobholm, Great Yarmouth, has been left with a court bill of £715 following a borough council prosecution

Tidal flood warnings remain in place for parts of the Norfolk coast and the Broads this morning.

The Norfolk coast appears to be escaping the worst of the predicted flooding this evening.

Plans for a petrol station near Norwich have been turned down after councillors heard there was a “real risk” the city’s drinking water supply could become contaminated.

A major fire in a Norfolk village could have been a lot more severe had it not been for the efforts of the fire fighters who were able to rapidly get the flames under control.

A town is facing a crisis of where it will bury its parishioners when the current cemetery reaches capacity within the next 10 years.

A 5-year partnership to improve, protect and also promote the River Nene as a nationally-renowned destination for boaters has been launched.

Hi-tech specialised laser scanners will be used to map Norfolk’s entire landscape as part of a project to map England by 2020.

River Waveney Canoe Trail paddlers hoping for a safe portage to be constructed below Ellingham weir before the summer may have to wait a bit longer.

Surveyors have stepped in to find the key to ending repeated flooding in a Norfolk village.

Grace Corne salutes scientists at Norwich’s John Innes Centre for helping protect our precious environment.

Despite the storms that have battered Britain over the last few weeks, one water company in the south of England has refused to rule out drought problems during the summer.

The final phase of a £10.3m project to prevent parts of Norwich from flooding will start next week - but road users have been warned to brace themselves for more than 20 days of disruption.

A devastated family have warned others after their beloved golden retriever died from eating a fish washed up on Cley beach.

A flood warning is no longer in force in Halesworth and the surrounding area, despite earlier concerns about rising river levels.

A flood warning has been issued in Halesworth and the surrounding area due to heavy rainfall.

There was a great deal of angling excitement in the air during the early 1980s when a good number of madly-keen East Anglian fishermen realised that waters couldn’t look after themselves like they had done previously.

Dangerous levels of powerful insecticides were found in two Norfolk rivers placing aquatic insects, fish and birds at risk, tests have revealed.

A fly-tipper has been named and shamed by the council who prosecuted her for dumping a settee by a block of flats in Gorleston.

In one of East Anglia’s wildest and widest of wildernesses, H2O is the most precious of resources - for people and for wildlife. A major £2.1million water engineering scheme is bringing benefits for both.

Snow is expected to fall across parts of Norfolk this weekend as temperatures drop to below zero.

People living in the Great Yarmouth area have been warned to prepare for the possibility of overnight flooding by the Environment Agency.

More needs to be done to publicise where potentially life-saving defibrillators are available in Norwich city centre - and more need to be installed, say city councillors.

Campaigning Costessey residents are delighted after a highly-contentious plan for 83 homes in the River Tud Valley was unanimously rejected by councillors.

A study is being launched to decide which parts of the coast from Great Yarmouth to Winterton should be protected.

Residents of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex could soon receive a text message from the Environment Agency to let them know they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.

Regular flooding of a Broads village road near the River Bure has concerned business owners and residents who say it poses a danger and has cost thousands in lost revenue.

Opinion: Senior county councillor Stuart Clancy believes that the full advantages of the NDR will only come when the whole road is in use.

Complaints about a £5m recycling plant in Marsham means Norfolk’s food waste now has to be processed two hours away in Northamptonshire.

Water came out of a Norfolk treatment centre more dirty than it went in, triggering enforcement action.

It’s not exactly Blue Planet II. But the secret life of some of our own fish will soon be revealed.

A flood warning has been issued for the River Yare, with high water levels expected over the weekend

An elderly man had a lucky escape after falling into the water between a boat and the quay at public moorings near Ludham Bridge.

The Environment Agency (EA) has embarked on a process that will see it transfer flood risk management and regulation on select stretches of waterways in Norfolk to local groups.

Parts of the coast and the Broads remained on flood alert amid strong winds and high tides.

The River Bure burst its banks and spilled onto grass verges at Great Yarmouth yacht station this morning as parts of the coast and the Broads were on flood alert amid strong winds and high tides.

A landlord has been left with a court bill of nearly £2,000 after he paid someone £100 to get rid of rubbish which was then fly-tipped.

Wild conditions are expected to batter the coast as Storm Brian makes its way across the country.

One of the Broads’ most valuable resources - sediment dredged from the waterways - is being used in a variety of ways to enhance the natural habitat and also improve agriculture.

A special event providing information on how to stay safe during flooding is being held a decade after a tidal surge hit the Norfolk coast.

A £160m viaduct could be built to carry the “missing link” of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the Wensum Valley.

Updated: Flood alerts in place for Norfolk coast

Friday, October 6, 2017

A string of alerts are in place for parts of Norfolk this morning, but warnings that higher than normal tides could cause flooding in some areas have passed without incident.

Over the last few years Barford’s group of volunteers have grown, initially with the help of the Angling Trust’s Volunteer Champions scheme, and there are now two level II and two level I coaches along with other trusted helpers.

Just the other day, I was down in London at a TV meeting which always sounds more glamorous than it really is.

A landowners’ group has written to district councils across Norfolk and Suffolk urging tougher action on fly-tipping – a crime that blights the countryside and can cost thousands of pounds to clear up.

Illegal fishermen have been caught along a popular Norfolk waterway.

A landscaping business has been fined £180 after being unable to account for waste dumped in Aylsham.

A 600°C fire which took hold of a recycling plant in Norfolk overnight will still be burning for several hours, according to the firefighter in charge.

There have been almost 200 pollution incidents at livestock farms in Norfolk and Suffolk over the last six years, including animal waste leaking into rivers.

A flourishing natural world is inseparable from a healthy water supply, and efforts are under way across East Anglia to ensure a strong eco-system for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and humans.

Paddlers using the River Waveney Canoe Trail have complained of a lack of action to construct a portage point below the Ellingham weir.

I realise that a lot of fishing is done on artificially-stocked lakes, both in the trout and the commercial angling worlds. In both cases, important needs are being met, especially, as on many of our stills and rivers, wild fish are in comparatively short supply.

Norwich owes its existence to the Wensum.

The final massive pipes which washed up on Norfolk beaches are set to be removed.

Water is vital to life and, even though we all like to grumble about the weather, it is a chilling fact that vast areas of the UK have recently had less rainfall than the Sahara Desert. All this week in Norwich, Anglian Water, the region’s main supplier, is showcasing its work and how it plans to ensure our supplies in the years to come.

Bad smells emanating from a chicken factory are lowering the quality of life in a Norfolk town, it has been claimed.

Endangered eels have been seen in the River Tud for the first time in four decades as efforts to introduce them into new habitats are seeing “encouraging results”.

I bet if you’re over 40, or certainly 50, August rings a very nostalgic bell in your head. If you were an angler then, like me, I bet every day of that hallowed month would be spent waterside.

Norfolk’s countryside is now home to more so-called ‘mega-farms’ than anywhere else in the country thanks to a boom in intensive poultry production, we can reveal today.

Norwich has been identified by government experts as an area at particular risk of flooding, with some 11,000 properties deemed to be under threat.

There are few fishing destinations that rival the Broads for its scenic beauty, miles of lock-free waterways, rich heritage and diversity of fish species.

A man was jailed and another ordered to pay more than £1,900 after they illegally collected waste which was later found dumped it in the countryside.

East Anglia has some great lakes and rivers where you can set up, sit back and enjoy a spot of fishing, so with the season underway we have put together a selection of top locations to try across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

It was a day of decent sunshine and the river was moderately low and clear – I’m talking about the Wensum here.

For some, the Norfolk Broads is still perhaps one of our best holiday locations.

Dairy farmers in North Tuddenham have been told to pay more than £4,000 after polluting around a mile of the River Tud with dirty water.

A woman was fined £200 after her rubbish was illegally dumped by a doorstep waste collector.

Last week’s rainfall provided some short-term relief for East Anglian farmers – but experts said it has not changed the underlying shortage in rivers and groundwater.

Imagine having fly-tippers dump a tonne of rubbish on your land - not just once but five times within the space of two weeks.

It’s been a gentle week of wonders now that the northerlies have given away to south-westerlies.

East Anglia’s continuing lack of rainfall has left river levels low, caused crop concerns for farmers, and sparked longer-term fears for wildlife if the dry spell turns into a summer drought.

An award winning holiday accommodation business in Horning which caters for the disabled said it will be forced to close its doors after the Broads Authority refused it permission to allow a manager to live on site in a boathouse.

A lack of rainfall in Suffolk last month saw a drop of almost 70% in comparison to last year – causing devastating effects to wildlife and increasing the chances of fires catching and spreading.

People in East Anglia are being urged to use water wisely as fears of a drought grow following months of low rainfall.

A company director and his firm have been ordered to pay a total of almost £20,000 for allowing thousands of mattresses to stack up on a Sprowston industrial estate, posing a “significant” risk of fire and environmental harm.

A mammoth safety fence could be erected along the north Norfolk coast to stop cliff surfers using the eroding slopes as a shortcut to the beach and putting their lives at risk.

Name the most important items of tackle demanded on our broads, rivers and lakes in the 21st century.

As a youngster Harry Waye-Barker cut his early angling teeth on Norfolk fisheries before the family relocated to London where he became a valued officer of the RSPB.

An initiative to keep Norfolk’s beaches spick and span has been launched in a second area.

A shop owner who paid a third party to dispose of some rubbish has been fined after a large amount of his store’s rubbish was found dumped in a lay-by.

Business leaders are due to meet with flooding experts to discuss protecting Great Yarmouth from the sea.

A controversial visitor centre at a lakeside beauty spot could finally become a reality after years of failed attempts to get it passed by planners.

Councillors have thrown out a bid to build a waste processing power plant just metres away from the River Wensum.

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