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Environment

Breckland Council hears ‘save land for town’ plea

An area of open space in the heart of Swaffham should be purchased for the town in order to protect it from possible future building works, a meeting has heard.

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Rubbish in the Bawsey Drain, North Lynn, last year.

Fly-tip crackdown in King’s Lynn is off and running

Action will continue to be taken against those who fly-tip in our community.

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Sculthorpe Fen Land Purchase Appeal Launch at Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve Visitor Centre
Front LtoR, holding map of area, Nigel Middleton and Su Gough, with others involved at the Reserve

Lottery boost for Sculthorpe reserve expansion dream

Campaigners fighting to secure the long-term future of a popular nature reserve near Fakenham have been given an early Christmas present by lottery chiefs.

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Matthew Sanctuary and Warren Winter

Duo take a musical pot-shot at Theresa May

A musical duo from Lynn is hoping to bag a Christmas number one after penning a politically-inspired tune.

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Flood warning

West Norfolk residents to receive flood warning texts

Residents in West Norfolk could receive a text message from the Environment Agency to alert them to future flood warnings.

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Downham Market

Sign up to cut down food waste in Downham Market

Residents in Downham are being encouraged to register to take part in Sainsbury’s Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

Officials decide on future of West Norfolk’s toilet facilities

Council chiefs have backed plans to maintain provision of 17 of the borough’s 22 public toilets.

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Firm eyes new year power station proposal near King’s Lynn

Firm eyes new year power station proposal near King’s Lynn

The company behind plans to build a new gas-fired power station on the edge of Lynn says it plans to submit a formal planning application in the new year.

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Tree planting begins at Gaywood River project 

Dale Gagen corporate project manager at Kings Lynn  Borough Council and cllr Elizabeth Nockolds

Work begins on £210k Gaywood woodland project

Work has begun to plant a new wooded area near Lynnsport.

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UPDATE: Bawsey scrapyard blaze ‘could burn for up to a week’

UPDATE: Bawsey scrapyard blaze ‘could burn for up to a week’

A fire which broke out at a scrapyard in Bawsey last night could continue to burn for up to a week, officials have said this afternoon.

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Downham Market food waste & recycling pop-up event (Sainsbury's Discovery Communities programme) on the town square.
Some of the groups involved LtoR, Anne Hitch (RECOUP), KL&WNBC Councillor Ian Devereux (Cabinet Member for Environment), Tony Smith (Salvation Army), Paula Boyce (Norfolk Waste Partnership), Jack Daniels (KL&WNBC), David Kilham (Greenworld), Ian Roe (Norfolk County Council), Katie Zaffino (West Norfolk Recycling Rewards)

Downham Market welcomes new drive to cut food waste

A new initiative between environmental officials and one of Britain’s leading supermarket chains, which aims to reduce food waste, has been launched in Downham.

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Start of Swan feeding season at Welney

Swans enjoy first feed of winter at Welney

A magnificent Fenland sunset was the backdrop for the first of this year’s evening swan feeds at the WWT Welney Centre.

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Downham Market

Downham Market adopts recycling initiative

Organisations committed to recycling will be at Town Square in Downham today to launch the Sainsbury’s Discovery Communities programme.

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MLNF Nick Reeves Award
Angela Gray, President of CIWEM    presents The NIck Reeves Award to Dr Veronica Sekules, Director of    GroundWork - Friday 27 October 2017 Photographer - Pippa Jane    Wielgos

Laying GroundWork for King’s Lynn gallery’s environmental award

Lynn’s GroundWork gallery was on Friday awarded The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment.

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Fly tipping incidents are on the up, according to council statistics.

Authorities call for more enforcement for fly-tipping cases

Local authorities in Norfolk are calling for tougher fly-tipping penalties after statistics have suggested the problem is getting worse.

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Titchwell Wild Things
From left, Ruth Hornsby, and Leilani and Josh Pope spot something wild in the undergrowth

Youngsters hunt the Wild Things of Titchwell

Youngsters have been exploring the world of Wild Things this week as part of a Halloween experience at RSPB’s Titchwell nature reserve.

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Downham Rotary Club join forces with students from Hillcrest Primary School and Nelson Academy to plant crocuses for Purple4Polio. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Downham Market pupils join forces to paint the town Purple4Polio

Thousands of crocuses have been planted by primary school pupils in Downham for a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of polio.

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Pupils carve up a Halloween sea lesson in Hunstanton

Pupils carve up a Halloween sea lesson in Hunstanton

Hunstanton Primary School pupils have been given a special Halloween-themed lesson in the sea during a private tour of the town’s Sea Life Sanctuary.

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VISITORS GUIDE - the town sign on the green, Hunstanton.

Hunstanton Town Council offers loo support

Councillors in Hunstanton have indicated they are willing to back a neighbouring authority’s fight to keep its public toilets open.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

West Norfolk parks up for UK award

Three of West Norfolk’s green spaces have been nominated for the Field in Trust UK’s Best Park Award.

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