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Snowy strolls for Ryston Hall visitors

Visitors to Ryston Hall enjoyed a sea of snowdrops last weekend.

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The end comes for the whale on Old Hunstanton beach as contractors move in to cut up the corpse and carry it away in skips.

Hunstanton conservationist joins mission to end whaling

One of the first marine experts on the scene when a sperm whale stranded at Hunstanton is involved in a campaign to bring an end to whaling.

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Titchwell shows love for Climate Change Coalition

Titchwell shows love for Climate Change Coalition

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Titchwell Reserve showed its love by supporting the Climate Change Coalition.

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Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

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Red Kite

Nature Notes for February

I must begin this month’s notes with an overdue acknowledgement of reader David Brooks. Thanks David for clarification of Britain’s lonely albatross (“AKA Albert Ross”). Note the clever word play, brilliant!

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Be a turtle champion at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Be a turtle champion at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

A search has been launched by Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary to find a passionate youngster to become the region’s official Sea Turtle Champion.

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Flooding on the Causeway at Stowbridge due to burst water mains. Photo: Laura Galdikaite

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

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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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