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West Norfolk fashionistas to take recycling to catwalk

Budding fashionistas are being called on to come up with great designs for new fashion as part of a Norfolk Fashion Design Challenge Competition.

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Representatives from Central England Co-op and FareShare come together to celebrate the success of the pilot project to tackle food waste.

Firm hails waste trial success

A pilot project has helped to reduce food waste by 40 per cent and provide more than 5,000 meals for people in need, company bosses say.

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Appeal for help to save Fakenham’s corncrakes

Nature-lovers are being asked to listen out for one of the bird world’s most distinct cries in a bid to gauge the success of a Fakenham breeding programme.

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King’s Lynn trader fined for fly-tipping offence

A Lynn businessman has been fined £500 for a fly-tipping offence.

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Bird and Wildlife Activities at Gaywood River. Pictured  Back Row FLtoR Lizzie Eakwaker.Rebecca Banks.Ursula Mudge.Ursula Guta. Front FLtoR Isabella McAdam. Seven Year Old Joanna Lockwood.

Families uncover Hidden Heritage of Gaywood River

Families enjoyed an afternoon exploring the Hidden Heritage of a river in West Norfolk last week during free wildlife events.

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West Norfolk venues to cut down on single-use plastics

West Norfolk venues to cut down on single-use plastics

The use of single-use plastics at a number of venues across West Norfolk is in the process of being reduced, council reports have revealed.

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Opening of the New Wetland Hide which hasn't been accessible to the public for 10 years at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham. 'Inside the new hide are LtoR,  Deb and Bill Jordan (owners of Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham) and Richard Spowage (Reserve Manager Pensthorpe Natural Park)

New bird hide at Pensthorpe reveals unseen wetland areas

For the first time in over a decade, Pensthorpe Natural Park will open new wetland areas to visitors thanks to a new bird hide on the banks of the River Wensum.

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Bins like this are being offered at a discounted rate in a new composting initiative

Compost call to West Norfolk residents

People in West Norfolk are being urged to get composting during the spring and summer.

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Fly tipped waste at Stow Barn Road in Bexwell. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Fly-tipped waste spotted in West Norfolk as new charges implemented

As new charges have come into effect for the disposal of DIY waste in the county, a number of fly-tipping incidents have been recorded in West Norfolk.

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County councillor speaks out against power station plans in King’s Lynn

A county councillor is speaking out against plans to build a major new power station on the outskirts of Lynn.

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Green Easter Fair at Swaffham''Philip Mitchell

Go green for Easter at Swaffham fair

There was a sustainable alternative to the more traditional activities as Swaffham hosted a green Easter fair at the weekend.

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Members wanted to sit on regional coast committee

The Environment Agency is looking for members to join a regional committee which covers West Norfolk and the Fens.

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Eco warriors and Lynn mayor Carol Bower, together with Sea Life general manager, Nigel Crossdale and husband Simon, watch two Humboldt penguins relaxing at the opening of new penguin enclosure at Hunstanton Sea Life Sancturary. MLNF18PB03449

Mayor opens Hunstanton’s new penguin enclosure

Borough mayor Carole Bower cut the ribbon on the new penguin enclosure at the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary today.

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Borough mayor Carol Bower, centre, with some of the Trinity Rotary members and students from Springwood high school and King Edward V11 Academy who took part in the beach clean-up at Snettisham

Rotarians lead campaign to clean up Snettisham beach

Groups of school children have joined Rotarians to help clear pollution from a stretch of West Norfolk’s coastline.

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Volunteer litter pickers following the Hardings Pits clean up. Photo: SUBMITTED.

King’s Lynn’s Harding’s Way gets a spring clean thanks to volunteer team

A team of volunteer litter pickers sprung into action on Saturday to clean up Lynn’s Harding’s Way and the surrounding area.

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Downham town mayor Frank Daymond, front centre, launches the town's new Community Fridge project, with borough councillor Jackie Westrop, second left, environment portfolio holder Ian Devereux, right, and project officials

New community fridge launched in Downham Market to cut food waste

Traders and residents are being urged to get behind a new facility aimed at reducing food waste in a West Norfolk town.

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The Green Britain Centre (formly known as the Eco-Tech centre) featuring the UK's only windturbine with viewing platform.

Easter ideas to protect Earth at Swaffham fair

Some Easter inspiration is on offer in Swaffham for people keen to do their bit for the environment.

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Award for Holkham beach.

Hunstanton to Weybourne coastal path plans published

Natural England has published its proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of coast between Weybourne and Hunstanton.

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Terry Smith, of Argyle Street, King's Lynn, next to the river bank where a skull was found.

King’s Lynn residents call for action after skull found in dyke

Residents of a street in Lynn are calling on the borough council to ensure preventative measures are in place after a skull was found in a dyke close to their homes.

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Community Clean-up at Plantation Wood Gaywood. Pictured in the clear-up  some staff from McDonald's  with volunteers

We’re lovin’ it ... community clean-up of woods

Friends of Plantation Woods (FOPW), supported by the Woodland Trust, hosted a community clean-up on Saturday to remove rubbish.

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