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Swaffham take pride in their community with spring clean-up

Swaffham Town Team launched its ‘Pride In Your Community’ initiative with a street spring clean in conjunction with local groups, schools, businesses and individuals.

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The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

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VIDEO: Leafcutter ants on the march in Hunstanton for Mother’s Day

Most mums will be keeping their fingers crossed that their offspring will remember even one card on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, but a ‘Queen Mother’ ant at an aquarium in Hunstanton is expecting a total running into three-figures.

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Official Opening of the new Seabank Pumping Station, off Front Way, North Lynn 
LtoR, Mel Neale (project manager KLIDB), Phil Camamile (chief executive KLIDB), John Austen (chairman KLIDB), Borough Mayor David Whitby, George Dann (planning officer KLIDB)

North Lynn pumping station opens

A new pumping station has been opened by the borough mayor in North Lynn with the vow that it will protect the town for generations to come.

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Air quality plan to address Swaffham pollution

Council chiefs have agreed to step up their efforts to tackle air pollution levels in the heart of Swaffham.

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Sea Life Sanctuary 'Star Wars' seal felease on March 17, 2017

Hunstanton release for rescued seals

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary had its first seal release of the season on Friday when four animals were ushered off into The Wash.

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Earth Hour to be marked in King’s Lynn

Lynn will join millions across the world to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, when they switch off the town’s stunning light shows for one hour to show they care about the future of the planet.

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Swaffham air quality in the spotlight

Breckland Council members will meet next week to consider whether a small part of Swaffham should be classed as an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA).

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Rubbish at North End in King's Lynn.

King’s Lynn residents told to clean up their act

Residents of several streets in North End, North Lynn are being reminded of their responsibility to dispose of their waste properly.

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SNETTISHAM BEACH SHINGLE RE-CLAIM 
Ryan Ely, the Environmental Agency's project manager (left) explains the process to Environmental Agency chairman Emma Howard Boyd, Sir Henry Bellingham, council leader Brian Long and cabinet member for the environment, Ian Devereux

West Norfolk flood defence cash scheme could provide national funding solution

A community fundraising scheme for West Norfolk’s coastal flood defences is being monitored to see if it could be adopted across the country, officials have revealed.

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RE-CYCLING BEACH AT SNETTISHAM                              
 
A bulldozer (left) piles up the sand on Snettishams Scalp beach which is then loaded onto 30 tonne dump trucks by a track digger.   The sand is taken to beaches from Heacham to Hunstanton where erosion has taken place.   It is expected that around 15,000 tonnes in all will be moved

Snettisham beach recycling under way

The chairwoman of the Environment Agency (EA) will be at Snettisham today to take a look at annual beach recycling work undertaken there.

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Community clean-up in Plantation Wood, Reffley

Volunteers roll up sleeves for King’s Lynn clean up

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to take part in a community clean-up at Plantation Wood in Lynn.

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Pile of tyres in Back Lane, Outwell.

Barrier plea to crackdown on Outwell flytipping plague

Residents fed-up with flytipping in a West Norfolk village are prepared to dip their hands in their own pockets to help tackle the issue once and for all.

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Nature Notes for March: Splashes of colour

So, here we are, just a couple of weeks away from the Vernal equinox. As Frau Cox and I creep as gently as possible toward our eighth decade we are increasingly aware of how wretched a season is winter even a mild one which we have endured this time around.

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Cllr Ian Devereux and two BCKLWN staff members urge anyone who is interested to contact us for a free supply of Great British Spring Clean rubbish bags

West Norfolk calls for a month of Spring Cleaning

West Norfolk Council has backed a campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March.

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£53k Pensthorpe lottery grant delight

Managers of a popular nature reserve are hoping that a Lottery grant will help to bring new visitors, workers and volunteers to the site.

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Snowdrops at Ryston Hall 
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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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