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Visitors to Norfolk's beaches are used to dodging hungry seagulls trying to snatch their ice creams or portions of fish and chips.

Wildlife experts from the region say research into the effects of gamebirds is required.

Another seal has been rushed to the RSPCA after it became entangled in netting off the Norfolk coast.

A Lowestoft resident has hit out at the council for wasting resources and harming wildlife with their "pointless" cutting of wild flowers growing on residential pathways.

Climate change protestors who staged a dramatic 'die-in' protest outside a Suffolk council have called on bosses to "act now" on its environmental pledges.

Calls have been made for the licensing of air guns after 87 animal shooting reports from the East of England last year - including 20 in Norfolk.

Residents in a Norwich suburb can air their views about a potential new sensory garden.

Fears that a new quarry could attract birds which would then create a safety risk to jets using RAF Marham means the controversial proposal is unlikely to go ahead.

A task force is to be created in September at a Suffolk council to come up with measures to make the authority carbon neutral in the next decade.

It sank quietly more than a decade ago, after an outcry from conservationists.

A wildlife trust says it has 'grave concerns' over the impact of the mooted Western Link on important habitats and vulnerable species.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is on the horizon, but this year it could be hampered by the moon.

A butterfly has returned to Norfolk's largest ancient woodland, 50 years after it was declared extinct in the county.

A bid for new homes with a scenic church view has been lodged with planners.

It's an amazing multi-million pound project whose progress will keep locals and visitors on the north Norfolk coast enthralled for the next six weeks.

As climate change becomes a growing problem, shops in Norfolk and Waveney are doing their bit to protect the planet.

The owners of woodland which would be chopped down to make way for the controversial Western Link say the road is not worth destroying vital habitats for.

A district councillor and beekeeper is asking constituents to help save our bees.

When Erna Gotyar saw how much plastic gets washed up on our beaches, she started organising clean-ups.

Fracking, a third runway at Heathrow and road building programme contradict emissions-cutting pledge, say climate scientist and environmentalist from the region.

The Environment Agency's operations manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, Graham Verrier, was among a team from the region to help out after floods hit Lincolnshire last month.

Sizewell beach was closed for a time on Friday after a small amount of ammonia leaked from a storage tank at Sizewell B.

A rubbish-eating shark, an umbrella jellyfish with carrier bag tentacles and a ceramic seal caught in discarded plastic packaging were just some of the artworks on show at an environment-themed exhibition hosted by pupils at Sheringham Primary School.

Residents of a Norfolk village were upset after the local council removed a tree swing their children had enjoyed.

People using public toilets operated by Great Yarmouth Borough Council may have to pay for the privilege, Town Hall officials are proposing.

As a new drive has been launched to make Norwich Market a leading light in ditching single-use plastic, local democracy reporter DAVID HANNANT looks at some of the measures being taken in Norfolk to reduce the impact on the environment.

A long-awaited consultation on plans to build silica quarries at Shouldham Warren and Marham is expected to go ahead at the end of August.

A mother has described the "really tough battle" following her son's diagnosis with autism and her fundraising plans to keep a vital support group running.

Three ducklings were rescued from being washed down the drains and were reunited with their mother after neighbours were spurred into action.

Visitors to Pensthorpe Natural Park's Bird and Wildlife Fair helped raise £2,150, which has been given to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

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