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Titchwell beach clean becomes fashionable

A clean-up on one of West Norfolk’s beaches has become fashionable with some of the litter collected being transformed into beach wear.

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Organisers hope to build in Swaffham’s In Bloom success

Organisers hope to build in Swaffham’s In Bloom success

Community groups in Swaffham are hoping the success of one of the town’s sheltered housing units will inspire other residents to do more to help their area bloom.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Angry bird dives at camera and creates spectacular ‘star tern’

Angry bird dives at camera and creates spectacular ‘star tern’

Lynn News reader Jim Holman wanted to share this incredible shot of a bird in full flight heading towards to him.

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Government urged to help Norfolk fight against tree disease

Government help may be needed to help protect trees in West Norfolk from the spread of disease, county officials have warned.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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New houses coming off of Clenchwarton main road

A proposal to build 20 new houses across two sites off Main Road in Clenchwarton has been unanimously approved by West Norfolk Council’s Planning Committee.

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Turtle doves are so called because their back pattern looks like tortoiseshell

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Coo! Why not help name Feltwell’s satellite dove?

There are three days left to give a rare dove from Feltwell a name as it helps scientists fighting to save the species.

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Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, flock in flight against sunset, Titchwell RSPB Reserve, Norfolk, October ANL-150110-151629001

Great British beach clean-up at Titchwell Marsh

On Saturday, September 17, RSPB volunteers and members of the public will come together to take part in the Great British Beach Clean at Titchwell Marsh.

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Thornham Village Hall needs your vote to become even greener

The team at Thornham Village Hall is hoping to win a prestigious eco-friendly competition to secure funding to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Contamination costs West Norfolk Council six-figure sums

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Great Massingham Project wants your vote

The Great Massingham Biodiversity Project is one of 12 good causes from Norfolk on a shortlist hoping to win enough votes to be awarded £500 from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving campaign.

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Orange footman moth

Nature Notes for September with Malcolm Cox

The end of summer or the start of autumn, September asks. I was planning to offer some sort of summary of our local butterfly and dragonfly season, but should also mention moths I suppose as there is much interest in these insects now, even if they usually take second place to butterflies.

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A woodlark on East Winch Common. Photo: CHRIS MILLS ANL-160831-105246001

East Winch Common conservation success

Rare marsh gentians are in flower at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s East Winch Common as a two-year, £40,000 project comes to fruition.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sedgeford poultry farm scheme ‘can still be stopped’, campaigners insist

Sedgeford poultry farm scheme ‘can still be stopped’, campaigners insist

A controversial poultry farm proposal can still be stopped if enough conditions are placed on its operations, campaigners have claimed.

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Seaside warnings issued after missing teens found by Hunstanton RNLI crew

Two teenage girls who were reported missing by their mother in Hunstanton were found after a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) hovercraft was launched.

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St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge.  Vicar David Oxtoby & Lesley Robinson  Gods Acre in churchyard, screen in church that has CCTV link to swift boxes in tower,  Details David Oxtoby on 01406 258572 or 07595 387652
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Sutton Bridge church gets ready for its very own ‘swift watch’ in the bell tower

Move over Springwatch – St Matthew’s Church at Sutton Bridge is launching ‘swift watch’, complete with nesting boxes in its bell tower.

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It’s otter at Hunstanton as fishy lollies are enjoyed

They may be Asian….but the otters at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary have nonetheless been feeling the heat!

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