Press Articles

  • Years of hard work were rewarded when two north Norfolk stalwarts were given civic awards. John Sweeney, chairman of North Norfolk District Council, presented awards to Malcolm Kerby and David Gosling at a council meeting on Wednesday evening. Mr...
  • Thousands of people could be given chance to contribute directly to a new version of the controversial Shoreline Management Plan. Instead of simply being able to react to the current draft version, which has caused anger along vast stretches of...
  • Over centuries, East Anglians have grown to accept, if not actually live comfortably beside a degree of cliff erosion. Schoolboys learn with amazement that the important mediaeval port of Dunwich is now half-a-mile out to sea, but shoreline...
  • Coastal defence campaigners rounded on a Government minister last night after he pulled out of a series of Norfolk meetings to avoid protesters. Environment minister Elliot Morley was 30 seconds away from a photo opportunity with the media at...
  • Coastal defence campaigners yesterday demonstrated outside a meeting about the safety of dredging. Hanson Aggregates Marine held the public consultation at Yarmouth Racecourse to dispel concerns over its bid to renew its dredging licence for an...
  • People in villages near Yarmouth are to be warned that Happisburgh's plight today could be theirs tomorrow. The stark message will be delivered on Thursday at a public meeting at Ormesby St Margaret Community Centre. Malcolm Kerby, chairman of the...
  • No, it's not a movie. This is a certainty. It will take billions to prevent it. Global warming is melting the ice cap. The sea is coming to get us, and when it does it won't even be worth fishing in At 7.27pm on Saturday, January 31, 1953, a steam...
  • North Norfolk District Council has taken a double swipe at a Government minister and the controversial new sea defence policy for Norfolk. The council says environment minister Elliot Morley has been "disingenuous" in saying the new Shoreline...
  • The Government's proposed sea defence strategy of managed retreat was attacked by Norfolk's longest-serving planning officer for failing to take account of the real cost to people. Yarmouth planning officer Mike Dowling described the draft...
  • Coastal communities received a fresh blow yesterday as another major report called for the abandonment of sea defences. As campaigners head to Westminster today to protest against a controversial draft Shoreline Management Plan (SMP), English...