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A council leader who was blasted over plans to scrap a cabinet post responsible for climate change has announced the authority will go ahead with the decision.

A Norfolk council is to appoint a climate change officer after “frustration” at a lack of progress over reducing carbon emissions.

Fears have been raised that more of Norfolk’s countryside could be lost because a change in how the government estimates need for new homes means nearly 2,000 extra would have to be built every year.

A small mountain of plastic trash has been collected from a mile-long stretch of Norfolk beach over just two weeks.

A tiny bird has once again drawn scores of birdwatchers to the north Norfolk coast, despite a police request that people stay away.

A county councillor has been shortlisted for a national award for her efforts to push new environmental initiatives - for the second year running.

A bird called a rufous bush chat has been spotted on the north Norfolk coast, in what is believed to be the first sighting of the species in the British Isles since the 1990s.

A factory which would store almost 150,000 tonnes of waste has been given the go-ahead, despite a raft of objections that it would lead to noise, smells, pollution and congestion.

From security patrols day and night to “rigorous” disciplinary rules, a university leader has outlined the measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Norwich.

Three north Norfolk country parks have retained their prestigious ‘Green Flag’ status, just as one of them remains closed following storm damage.

A puppy has lived to tell the tale after swallowing five pieces of ‘highly poisonous’ chewing gum.

Tomorrow is D-Day for a major plan which could see a former scrap metal site near a large retail park turned into a factory to store thousands of tonnes of waste.

An annual meteor shower is expected to peak next week with up to 25 shooting stars an hour.

Trees will be removed from an historic city road facing a major overhaul after officials said any changes would risk losing millions of pounds of funding.

Colorifix is a biotechnology company based at Norwich Research Park developing a sustainable method of dying fabrics that is turning the textiles industry green. With designer Stella McCartney and brands like H&M already onboard, the exciting new technology has the potential to radically reduce the environmental impact of the fashion world. Charles Bliss reports.

Angry anglers have launched a legal challenge over controversial barriers which they fear would reduce fish breeding grounds in the Broads.

Stunning images of the microscopic world in all its vivid detail have been showcased in a North Norfolk Photographic Society competition.

Dozens of trees will be chopped down to improve and widen a former railway for cyclists and walkers.

Flood defence work will close a stretch of high street on the coast for two weeks.

Controversial cockerels that face eviction from a town allotment have been given another year before they have to leave.

In a year when people have, perhaps, appreciated Norwich’s parks more than ever before - two of the city’s green spaces have been recognised with national awards.

Two rivers could be permanently damaged and an endangered species of crayfish threatened if the Western Link is built, a conservation charity has warned.

A zoo has welcomed a brand new baby reticulated giraffe - the first calf in six years.

New permanent fencing will protect seals ahead of pupping season on a Norfolk beach.

Paddleboarding, punting and canoeing will be officially introduced on a town’s river by Spring next year, after plans to build a jetty and boathouse were given the green light.

An exotic-looking bird more commonly found in South Africa than the UK has been spotted in North Norfolk.

A popular Broads nature reserve remains closed over a week after storms shattered a telephone pole and parts of the boardwalk.

Questions have been asked about why County Hall still has so many lights on in the early mornings and evenings - when the bulk of council staff are working from home.

A project to protect and sustain wildlife in gardens, school playing fields and community spaces along the Norfolk coast will start before the end of the year, if funding is approved.

A farmer has hit out at Anglian Water after sewage leaked onto his field next to a chalk river for the third time in two years.

More than £300,000 could be spent to make improvements to the popular Marriott’s Way trail, but it would mean the chop for dozens of trees.

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