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Flooding leaves homes ‘wrecked’ after burst main in Stow Bridge

Homes and gardens in Stow Bridge have been ‘wrecked’ by flooding after a water main in the village burst three times in less than a month.

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More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

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Dolphins caught on camera in River Great Ouse

Dolphins caught on camera in River Great Ouse

Two common dolphins have been spotted on the Great Ouse, making their way up towards Welney Wetland Centre towards Earith.

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Sir Henry Bellingham at West Bilney Woods.

West Bilney woods visit for MP in silica sand campaign

North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham paid a trip to West Bilney to declare himself “totally opposed” to silica extraction in woodland.

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Common buzzard

Nature Notes: What to watch for in January

I have written previously of the significance for me and Frau Cox of the winter solstice. Such natural astronomical events come before religious or human imposed events. And so we take comfort from the fact that we have already turned the corner of yet another winter and we now have a few minutes extra daylight each day to observe and listen to the “music of the spheres.”

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Staff at East Winch RSPCA Wildlife Centre clean up the oil-covered tawny owl ANL-150902-100431001

Wildlife centre in appeal for clean-up

Staff at East Winch Wildlife Centre are appealing to Christmas fairies for their help with washing-up liquid.

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Norfolk recycling centre opening times at Christmas

Residents are being reminded that Norfolk’s recycling centres will be running normal opening hours over the festive period apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when they will be closed.

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March hit by water shortage

Hundreds of homes in the March area look set to be without water for much of the day today.

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Flytipping dumped near the River Nene in Sutton Bridge at the weekend.

Flytipping dumped near River Nene in Sutton Bridge

Police and South Holland District Council are trying to find who was responsible for flytipping left at the side of a road in Sutton Bridge on Saturday.

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Brent Cheshire, DONG Energys UK Country Chairman.

Wind farm’s £9.3 million East Coast Community Fund opens

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston can now apply for grants from a £9.3 million fund for community and environmental projects.

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Willows Business Park Saddlebow, King's Lynn

Land in the foreground is the proposed site for the incinerator ENGANL00120131018142016

Bid to stop future King’s Lynn burner scheme lost

A fresh bid to stop any future attempt to revive plans for a waste incinerator on the edge of Lynn has been rejected.

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Brian Long, far left, with winners of recycling awards scheme. ANL-161214-135454001

West Norfolk Council recycling cash disbursed

West Norfolk Recycling Rewards awarded three local charities a total of £3,000 last week as part of a drive to encourage residents of the borough to waste less and recycle more. Members of the scheme voted for their favourite from a shortlist of charities, with Norfolk Hospice winning top prize of £1,500. The two runners-up, West Norfolk Mind and Scotty’s Little Soldiers, were both awarded £750 each.

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Dozens march against West Bilney wood sand extraction plan

Dozens march against West Bilney wood sand extraction plan

Dozens of supporters have joined a protest walk against proposals to extract silica sand from an area of ancient woodland near Lynn.

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A juvenile gannet

Nature notes for December by Malcolm Cox

There is a line from Emile Zola’s “Blood Sex and Money” (do not be put off by the title) when the hero Gervaise Macquart turns to Katherine as she nears death which runs: “The sea, just look at the sea, when you look at it you can believe that anything is possible.”

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King's Lynn Klimate Concern planting an avenue of trees on Anthony Nolan Road, Fairstead., King's Lynn, with help form KL&WNBC Grounds and Open Spaces staff, Macdonalds and CWA ANL-161120-112912009

King’s Lynn climate group leads tree planting initiative

Campaigners have been digging deep to help the environment by planting new trees on a Lynn estate.

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Street light is restored to Narborough

Pupils in Narborough will soon have a safer journey to school, following approval of an £863 match-funding grant from Breckland Council to reinstate a street lamp.

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Unveiling of new information boards at True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum by Julian Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of E-IFCA. 
Dr Paul Richards with  Julian Gregory (Chief Executive Officer E-IFCA) ANL-161125-162252009

New information panels unveiled at King’s Lynn museum

New information panels which aim to increase public awareness of conservation and the environmental importance of the Wash have been unveiled at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn.

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King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Toilet facility at the Tuesday Market Place King's Lynn ANL-160824-162315009

Public to get a say on the future of public toilets in West Norfolk

Parish councils, town councils and West Norfolk residents are due to have their thoughts heard on plans for the future of public toilets.

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Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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The Queen paid a private visit to view the new village hall at Thornham. ENGANL00120140128141310

Green boost as Thornham Village Hall wins energy funding

Thornham Village Hall is set to become greener and more energy self-sufficient after being awarded £12,500 in a national renewable community energy project.

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