Press Articles

  • In the height of summer it is filled with tourist cars - but for the next few weeks it will be filled with massive lumps of rock. The council car park on the clifftop at Happisburgh has been turned overnight into the holding area for hundreds of...
  • Villagers in Happisburgh were last night urged to dig deep into their own pockets to help protect their homes from coastal erosion. North Norfolk District Council has already pledged to spend £200,000 on new sea defences for the village, which has...
  • The influence of a Norfolk lobby group which started as a struggle to win sea defences for one coastal village has spread both nationally and internationally. The Coastal Concern Action Group, based at Happisburgh, has featured many times in the...
  • Coastal erosion hotspot Happisburgh is first in line for a slice of a potential £2m package of emergency sea defences over the next 10 years. The raft of repairs is aimed at buying time while the bigger issue of longer-term coastal management is...
  • Phyllis Tubby bought her home 20 years ago so she could live near the sea. Now, the cliff is just a few yards from her fence. A nearby house is worth one pound, and three doors away Diana Wrightson has closed her tea shop. That's the downside of...
  • Coastal villages with crumbling sea defences could be thrown a lifeline as a council juggles its finances to find £2m for temporary repairs. Early budget planning in north Norfolk is earmarking £200,000 a year for coast protection to answer...
  • Britain's coastline has remained more or less intact since the end of the last ice age. But as sea levels rise, erosion is accelerating and more than a million homes are now under threat. Is the only solution for us to abandon the shore? Adam...
  • Thousands of families in the areas of East Anglia most at risk from flooding are likely to become uninsurable unless the government increases funding on defence works, the insurance industry warned last night. The warning covers at least 30,000...
  • A sea defence boss from north Norfolk has launched a stinging attack on the agency being lined up to look after the nation's shoreline. A Government consultation paper identifies the Environment Agency (EA) as the best organisation to take overall...
  • Beleaguered villagers who fear the sea will swallow up their homes were given a glimmer of hope today as a government minister surveyed the state of the north-east Norfolk coast. Environment minister Ian Pearson made no bold promises of a cash...