Press Articles

  • Whole villages and swathes of agricultural land will be surrendered to the sea because the Government is unwilling to spend billions of pounds on flood defences. Ministers have admitted privately that they are preparing to evacuate settlements on...
  • The government has finally bowed to years of pressure from persistent Norfolk lobby groups and set aside millions of pounds to help communities at risk from coastal erosion, it was revealed last night. The surprise move is in the small print of...
  • A leading coastal and climate change campaigner has warned of a potential rift among local authorities in East Anglia over controversial plans to manage sea defences, thanks to a "barmy" council decision. The division between the various district...
  • A campaigning council is demanding a raft of measures to help erosion-threatened seaside communities face their fate. It is the only way the embattled coastal area will accept the controversial new shoreline management plan, whose new policies...
  • Under the spinning beam of a candy-striped lighthouse the squat cottage has stunning views of the sea - and they are getting closer. The 18th century home is one of a pair of bookend houses each side of the landmark red and white tower at...
  • Most of us are fortunate to witness climate change, global warming and sea level rise in a relatively abstract, armchair manner. Yes we are aware that spring keeps arriving early, that it rains less often, but harder, that April was hotter than...
  • The first tranche of money under the Council's policy of buying time for coastal communities proved invaluable during the storm in March. In December 2006, in the absence of grant aid from central government, North Norfolk District Council approved...
  • "HAPPISBURGH ROCKS!" has for the past three years been the slogan and logo for Coastal Concern Ltd the charity instituted by the Coastal Concern Action Group to raise money for coast protection of Happisburgh. Now the villalge can rock on, safe...
  • Teetering on the brink of the cliff at Happisburgh, this scene could have been so different. Taken on Thursday by aerial photographer Mike Page, the picture features coastal campaigner Malcolm Kerby and two members of German television station ZDF...
  • Norfolk got its feet wet on Tuesday - but appeared to have got away without any widespread serious damage as high tides and strong northerly winds combined to remind coastal communities of the power of the North Sea. The northerly gales blew, the...