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Picturesque reedbeds on the Norfolk Broads have formed part of the rural economy for centuries, and a handful of skilled workers are helping to keep the tradition alive.

The Broads Authority (BA) has agreed to take on a new responsibility as part of its relationship with the country's National Parks.

Stargazers are being invited on a night-time adventure with nocturnal creatures at a dark skies event in north Norfolk.

Hundreds of trees are being planted in a Thorpe St Andrew park to create a new woodland named after the queen.

Volunteers are needed for a clean-up of a Norfolk river.

The cost of building a landmark visitor centre in the heart of Broads has doubled in less than a year.

With just days to go until the River Wensum is illuminated by thousands of floating lanterns, organisers of the first ever Norwich River of Light said there was still time to submit personal dedications.

A farmer is seeking permission to build two new facilities in Cantley to rear 1,000 pigs.

The River Waveney is to be dredged as part of a seven month project to improve the area.

The leaders of all of Norfolk's major councils have hit out at the Broads Authority in a scathing letter to the government.

Boaters have raised concerns there are not enough moorings in the Broads to cope with the increased capacity during the summer months.

A bridge which allows boats to travel through Great Yarmouth on the River Yare is stuck and could take more than a week to fix.

Two jet-skiers caught "roaring" along the River Waveney and performing "doughnuts" close to a popular riverside pub have been fined hundreds of pounds.

Homes have been built on one Norfolk's natural beauty spots for a rare visitor.

Is one of your new year's resolutions to sew, knit, crochet, paint, weave, quilt, draw or felt? The Norfolk Makers' Festival at The Forum might be able to help.

Boat owners facing eviction by Norwich City FC have been given just four days to pack up and leave.

From the launch of a new dodgeball club to a Dolly Parton tribute show, make sure to head out to one of these exciting events after working 9 to 5.

They say Norfolk is one of the flattest counties in England.

New life could be breathed into Norwich's Victorian pumping station, if proposals for it to use the River Wensum to generate electricity are given the go-ahead.

Christmas may be over but there are still plenty of events taking place at museums across Norfolk to keep the whole family busy in January.

The only elected members of the Broads Authority could be cast adrift as bosses look to trim the size of its board - in what has been described as "democracy in reverse".

An approved new viewing platform at a Broads beauty spot has been criticised for not being wheelchair accessible at its highest point.

A 19th century drainage mill is in line for a facelift, as the Broads Authority looks to call a halt to its deterioration.

A new canoeing pontoon on the city banks of the Wensum is just the beginning of the river being put to greater use.

Video Houseboat sinks on the broads

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A houseboat has sunk in the Norfolk Broads.

Thousands of boat-users will face rising toll charges for the second year in a row as they look to make the most of region's enviable Broads National Park.

A new policy making it easier for the Broads Authority to dismiss "unreasonable complaints" has not been designed to distance the authority from its critics - bosses say.

Cameras placed in gardens and community spaces across Norfolk have revealed a host of unusual wild visitors.

Firefighters and the Coastguard were called to a boat fire in the Broads.

More than 100 construction students from a Norfolk college are helping to preserve a key feature of the county's heritage in a new partnership with the Broads Authority.

A 41ft boat was stolen from moorings in Norfolk and found more than 12 miles away in Suffolk, police have confirmed after appealing for witnesses.

A cabinet maker is at loggerheads with Broads bosses, after using "wood effect" cladding on a holiday home, when the authority expected real wood to be used.

Controversial plans for riverside housing and moorings on the scenic River Bure have been withdrawn because of wrangling over a raft of issues.

A new art installation can be spotted in Norwich Train Station.

Fears for the welfare of fish living in Broads water have been raised ahead of a project to dredge a section of Hickling Broad.

A group of Sea Cadets have been rescued after their boats ran aground while out on the River Yare, near Burgh Castle.

The second North Norfolk Business Awards, which celebrate the best businesses in the region, are now open for entries - and businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles.

A businessman has been kicked off the Broads Authority after an investigation into comments on his blog.

Campaigners are calling a public meeting to explain the ins and outs of a homes' bid at Marina Quays in Great Yarmouth.

A pub owner has been left fearing for the future of his business after a dispute with the Broads Authority scuppered his plans.

Four static caravans have left a pub owner at loggerheads with the Broads Authority.

A hire cruiser which recently sank on the River Chet was one of nearly 200 boat crashes on the Norfolk Broads since 2007.

Developers hoping to build new homes and moorings on waterside plot in Great Yarmouth have been told to be mindful of tidal issues.

Mandatory carbon monoxide alarms aboard boats making use of the Broads is a "no-brainer".

Mandatory carbon monoxide alarms on boats would be a life-saving initiative, according to the head of safety at the Broads Authority.

Riverside homes with their own moorings are being planned at a vacant and vandalised plot in Caister.

A houseboat community in a suburban beauty spot was shocked when a suspected boat burglar was led away in handcuffs by police in the early hours of Wednesday.

It's a stunning sight that has not been seen on the river in Norwich since the 1950s.

One of Norwich's most quackers events is back this bank holiday, and will see thousands of rubber ducks launched into the water for a charity race. Break charity support young people across Norfolk, and will be holding the event for the eighth year running.

A man who dived into the River Wensum to save the life of a man seen floating face-down in the water said "I thought I had a dead body on my hands".

One of the gateways to the region's most popular landmarks is to be placed in the hands of those who look after them.

Coastguard rescue teams spent three hours searching for possible casualties of a speedboat crash before finding the owner safe and well.

The Broads has followed in the football-steps of Norwich City 
by going Dutch.

Members of the Broads Authority have elected the committee's new chairman.

A masterplan to maximise the potential of one of the region's most prominent rivers has received the backing of the Broads Authority.

The big day has arrived - hundreds of people in South Norfolk will be celebrating everything there is to love about our county.

A country park will be the backdrop for a world record attempt this Norfolk Day.

They are among the first things visitors to Norfolk think of when they come to the county and one of the crown jewels of the region.

A popular Broads sailing event has been cancelled after new rules on reserved moorings were brought in.

A quacking line-up is getting set to take to the River Wensum for this year's Grand Norwich Duck Race.

Norfolk Day will go down in history. Not only as the first ever but it may also go into the record books as a Norfolk council attempts to break a Guinness World Record.

Holidaymakers are warning they might not return to a Norfolk gem after getting stranded following failures of three bridges.

Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State has accepted an application by Orsted Hornsea Project Three (UK) Ltd of 5 Howick Place, London, SW1 P 1 WG ("the Applicant") for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008. The Application (Reference No. EN010080) was submitted by the Applicant to the Secretary of State do the Planning Inspectorate on 14 May 2018 and was accepted on 8 June 2018.

The largest boat to navigate the River Yare in 30 years has embarked on the voyage from Norwich to Great Yarmouth this morning.

A "massive nosebleed" prompted a missing person search after a patch of blood was found on a walkway near Beccles Quay.

Sailing equipment for children and a new footbridge on the popular Wherryman's Way are among the projects being funding by an organisation charged with supporting the Norfolk Broads.

Great teamwork and co-ordination have been praised after emergency services assisted a vessel that was taking on water near Horning.

The Broads Village is back and will be better than ever at this year's Royal Norfolk Show.

Four offence notices for fishing illegally on the opening day of a fishing season have been issued.

These artists' impressions show how a new visitor centre at a prime Norfolk Broads tourism spot could look.

Norfolk Constabulary's Broads Beat team will again play a vital role in making sure people stay safe on the waterways this summer.

Plans to give local people a greater say on future development in the city centre are being recommended for rejection by city council officers who have called them "inappropriate" and "illogical".

"At the moment, the city has turned its back on the river."

The Broads Authority has issued safety advice to boat users after six people were exposed to carbon monoxide levels "high enough to kill" aboard a Broads cruiser.

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