Monday, October 26, 2015

Haven’t Visited Norfolk Yet? Here’s Why You Should Book a Hotel There Now

The British naval hero Horatio Nelson once quipped, “I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so.” What is it about the region that once compelled the legendary naval commander to utter those words? A closer look at Norfolk’s historic lands, miles of pristine coastline, traditional seaside resorts, excellent food experiences, and top hotels to choose from should make it easy to understand Viscount Nelson’s sentiments. Many a local hotel along the Norfolk Coast, like The George Hotel at Cley near Holt, has seen travellers fill their rooms year in year out with many visitors returning year after year to experience the very best of North Norfolk.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Birdwatching in Norfolk? Choose from a range of fantastic Attractions on your Short Break

There are some fantastic nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) dotted throughout the UK, which attract not only lots of visitors but various wildlife species as well. The UK is a popular destination for birdwatching with around three million people every year actively choosing to go birdwatching, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Cley Marshes Nature Reserve at Cley next-the-Sea, Norfolk is one of the most popular birdwatching sites in the whole of the UK. Its reed beds and grazing marshes serve as the perfect resting ground for migratory birds. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) has a popular visitor centre which offers excellent viewing areas as well as an excellent café which makes the perfect refreshment stop for a quick cuppa whilst ensuring your binoculars are still poised on capturing that elusive bird.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Great Local Food and Fabulous Accommodation at a Fine Norfolk Hotel

Are you thinking of ways to extend the summer? Surely summer can’t be over so soon. How about squeezing in a final outdoor event to cap off a wonderful summer experience for you and your friends or family? How about a last minute trip to Norfolk? Check into one of the most popular hotels in the area and just let the beautiful scenery take your breath away. Norfolk offers a variety of top attractions to keep you entertained all through your stay. Whether you are looking to explore its fun seaside resorts, go birdwatching or just sightsee some of North Norfolk’s famous round tower churches; a couple of days in North Norfolk is sure to leave you with a host of memories to see you through the long winter months.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Are You a Nature Lover? Book a Hotel Near Blakeney and Enjoy the View

With the accelerated rate of urban development, living in the city can sometimes become too demanding and stuffy. Every now and then, you need to take some time to reconnect with nature and just blow off some steam. As late summer turns into autumn, now is the the perfect time to take a trip to the countryside, like North Norfolk, and unwind.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stay at a Hotel near Holt to Visit Norfolk’s favourite Georgian Market Town

Georgian Holt in Norfolk is a busy market town that looks as though a page has been ripped out of an English history book. It has that alluring historic charm that attracts artists, photographers, and lovers of vintage from all over the UK. If you’re looking for an interesting place on your short break (or longer holiday) well away from the stressful hustle and bustle of city life, this nostalgic market town just might be the perfect place to visit. Before you make your plans to explore the streets of its colourful and distinct Georgian buildings, be sure to book your stay at an excellent hotel near Holt like The George Hotel at Cley.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Exploring the Cley Marshes: Bird Watching, Long Walks and Beach Life

The Cley Marshes in North Norfolk is a 400-acre expanse filled with breath-taking sights, beautiful species of wildlife and endless opportunities for fun for the whole family. There’s the fresh breeze coming from the sea across the Cley Marshes which are ablaze in the sun and a picture-perfect peaceful spot. Exploring the Cley Marshes might just be what you need to unwind, so book your stay at an excellent place like The George Hotel at Cley, and enjoy a few other activities beyond the scenery. Watch Birds All Year Round Cley Marshes was purchased by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust in 1962 for the sole purpose of turning the place into a bird breeding sanctuary. Today, it is known as one of the best spots for bird watching in all of Norfolk and beyond.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Norfolk Hotels in Cley Make a Relaxing Spot after a Day Out Exploring Holt

When you think of spending a short break in Norfolk, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of Blakeney’s incredible wildlife reserves, the internationally renowned Cley Marshes and staying in one of Norfolk’s hotels overlooking the long stretch of North Norfolk’s coastal path. Indeed, Norfolk is highly visited for its idyllic, natural landscape and stunning seaside views but its pretty brick and flint villages are just as amazing and perfect for exploring and mooching around.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Doggie-Friendly Hotels: Take Your Pooch on Holiday to the Seaside at Blakeney

Seaside holidays are always more fun when you can bring your dogs along. Is your dog gentle and well-behaved, or very energetic and playful? Either way, nothing beats that moment when you watch the tranquil sunset with your furry friend, after a late afternoon walk by the coast. There are loads of wonderful beaches along Norfolk’s coastline to take your canine companion to, and one of them is beautiful Blakeney. Lots of coastal locations in the UK do not allow dogs on the beach during the warmer months, so you’d have to leave them behind. In Blakeney, however, you can always bring them along to enjoy the area’s attractions with you. You will find a welcoming hotel near Blakeney that welcome dogs, perfect for an overnight stay or short break with your pooch.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Book a Room in a Hotel near Holt and Don’t Miss the Holt Festival

You might be familiar with the wonderful Norfolk market town of Holt as a place plentiful of restaurants, cafes, and antique shops, and where small businesses thrive in this bustling place. Once July kicks in, however, Holt is the best place to be this summer for cultural lovers everywhere, as its annual Holt Festival plays host to poets, musicians, actors, dancers, and comedians, with performances held throughout the town. If you want to make your summer memorable and filled with good times, a visit to Holt is sure to be top of your list. To enjoy art and performances from internationally recognised artists and performers, now is the perfect time to book a room in a hotel near Holt and get yourself excited for this year’s Holt Festival.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Choosing Hotels in Norfolk and Other Tips for Your Family Holiday

Wisely selecting from among the lovely hotels in Norfolk is an essential part of ensuring your holiday will be a great one. Opt for a hotel that can provide you with cosy rooms and an appetising menu. Ask about the services that the hotel provides and if they are child-friendly. You should also take a look at the food they serve; a trip to Norfolk isn’t complete until you taste local delicacies like Cromer crab and local artisan cheeses.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Royal christening recreated in wool

Knitters recreate Princess Charlotte's christening in wool as part of a church flower festival.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Picture tribute to homeless man

A tribute picture is painted of a homeless man who died after being found collapsed in a city underpass.

Son fought to save tractor crash mum

A son battled to save his mother after her car was crushed in a head-on collision with a tractor, a court hears.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Death crash driver 'took cocaine'

The son of Norfolk's police and crime commissioner had "ingested cocaine" up to 24 hours before a crash which killed a driver, a court hears.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prince William plans new tennis court

Plans for a tennis court fit for royalty have been outlined for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's country mansion in Norfolk.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bus company 'stops tweeting back'

A bus company has said it would no longer reply to customers' queries and complaints on Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chief of criticised hospital resigns

The chief executive of a hospital criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for its "bullying culture" resigns.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cley Marshes a Beautiful Haven for Rare Birds Perfect for Birdwatchers

Sightings of these two rare birds attracted over a thousand people, as most of them haven’t seen these species up close. Aside from citril finches and Moltoni’s warblers, Norfolk has also played host to a flock of dotterills, further proof that the county is the destination of choice for a top birdwatching experience. With the long summer holidays almost upon us, where better to plan a short break than in Norfolk to have an up-close and personal encounter with various species of birds. You don’t need to worry about accommodation, for hotels like the George Hotel at Cley can happily provide you with the perfect place to stay.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great Yarmouth aims for July opening

Great Yarmouth Racecourse is hopeful of re-opening on 23 July after £300,000 worth of work to the racing surface.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hotel Food Finds: Enjoying Norfolk Cuisine as You Explore the Area

Norfolk has much to offer those looking for the perfect getaway. With 93-miles of unspoilt coastline with its splendid beaches to the famous Norfolk Broads – rivers and waterways that let visitors see the stunning scenery and enjoy the region’s natural wildlife. Then, when you’ve had a full day of fun and adventure, you should settle down for some fine dining at a hotel near Blakeney like The George Hotel at Cley. Norfolk has several delicacies that are sure to excite your palate.

Grit in switch caused pool gas leak

A chlorine leak at a swimming pool that led 40 people to be taken to hospital was caused by a piece of grit, an investigation finds.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hotel near Holt: Accommodation for your visit to Cley-next-the-Sea

Head to Norfolk within the East of England for the perfect short break destination staying in North Norfolk’s Cley-next-the-Sea, a pretty village on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known for its birdwatching and top nature reserves. The pretty village boasts some impressive architecture including Georgian or Flemish designs. Here you’ll find heritage buildings that each tale a story of Cley’s important past. In Cley’s narrow and winding streets, visitors will find a popular hotel near Holt, a large church, and an old windmill among others. The village centre itself has an interesting mix of shops to explore, these include the Picnic Fayre Delicatessen and Cley Smokehouse. The village also comprises some wonderful art galleries, such as Made in Cley which showcase the work for several local artisans ranging from pottery, jewellery, prints, and sculpture.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stunning Cley-next-the-Sea: Top Places to Visit along the North Norfolk Coast

Whether you are looking to explore North Norfolk’s many round tower churches or go birdwatching at one of the designated nature reserves, the Norfolk Coast’s expansive and rustic environment made up of pretty coastal villages and salt marshes is filled with attractions and activities to explore for every visitor. Within its expansive marshes, you will find Cley Marshes, one of the oldest birdwatching sites in the UK. The North Norfolk Coast is known for its stunning beaches and wide skies, peppered with wonderful villages with hidden gems and hideaways that both individuals, couples and families will love; the chance to get away for the perfect holiday retreat. The North Norfolk coastline with the Wash to the far west, England’s largest bay, offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the expansive beaches and seaside hotspots. There’s Holme-next-the-Sea, a small village known for its radiant sandy beach that seems to go on forever.

Lib Dems launch data investigation

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suspends two workers from his party leadership campaign team.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Here’s Why a Holiday at Coastal Hotel in Norfolk Is Reinvigorating

It’s no secret that we have long enjoyed the reinvigorating feeling of being by the sea, taking in a lungful of sea air and feeling the sand between our toes. Recent census data has also revealed that people who live near the sea are much happier than those who stay inland. As it turns out, a stay by the seaside in a sublime hotel in Norfolk —can offer a much needed health boost, according to a study from the University of Exeter. Researchers say it’s pretty evident that city living can directly affect anyone’s mental and physical well-being and completely undermine it, more specifically due to the release of stress hormones and lack of exercise. In stark contrast, merely getting a whiff of the seaside completely counteracts these harms.

Sleeping driving instructor sacked

A driving instructor who was photographed asleep in a car with a learner at the wheel is sacked.

Mental health £36m savings planned

The NHS trust providing mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk is to make savings, but maintain 'high quality services'.

Two sought in homeless death probe

Police investigating the death of a homeless man in a Norwich subway want to speak to two potential witnesses.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Take a Memorable Trip Along the Norfolk Coast’s Natural Environment From a Hotel Near Blakeney

The Norfolk Coast on its own is one of the best holiday destinations in the UK. It holds a distinctive appeal for nature lovers, with its plethora of nature reserves all the way along it and bird species like marsh harrier, bittern, red shank, avocet and others. There’s also occasional appearances from muntjac and Chinese water deer. It’s no secret why a great Blakeney hotel such as The George Hotel at Cley has made its home there. It’s one of the more popular (and cared-for) destinations out there, evident by sound efforts from the government to protect the freshwater habitat from contamination by sea water. Such efforts are extremely vital since the impending damage would be disastrous for both wildlife and tourism.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sir John Hurt diagnosed with cancer

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt, who lives in Norfolk, says he has been diagnosed with cancer, but is "more than optimistic" about his future.

Insurance firm to shut three offices

Insurance company Aviva announces it is closing three sites with the potential loss of hundreds of jobs - but maintain a core in Norwich.

Monday, June 15, 2015

NHS boss jailed for stalking woman

A senior NHS manager who sent "dark and spiteful" notes to a colleague after becoming infatuated with her is jailed for stalking.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

'Fault' caused explosive blaze

A major warehouse blaze in Norfolk that triggered a number of explosions was likely started by a faulty electrical item, investigators reveal.

Sea-rescue victim dies in hospital

A woman pulled from the sea off the Norfolk coast has died in hospital, police confirm.

Mental health 'lifeline' loses funds

A mental health crisis line in Norfolk is set to close after its commissioners refused to fund it.

Fast track road and rail pledges

New infrastructure plans announced by government

Friday, June 5, 2015

Baby blood drink claim 'nonsensical'

Allegations a paedophile ring made children drink the blood of a baby are described in court as "nonsensical".

Four care home closures proposed

Four residential homes could be closed and occupants moved to a new "care village" under new proposals.

School helper jailed over bomb hoax

A teaching assistant who used a pupil's email account to make a false bomb threat is jailed for 15 months.

Soldier jailed for phone crash death

A decorated soldier is jailed for running over a hitch-hiker after she had been browsing the internet on her phone at the wheel.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Prince in air ambulance role return

Prince William is to return to work as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance after taking a break ahead of the birth of his daughter.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Headline-grabbing bull is not gay

A supposedly-gay bull saved from slaughter and re-homed in Norfolk is "not gay", his new owners reveal.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Doormen save ditch-crash man's life

Three nightclub doormen tell how they helped rescue a man trapped in an upturned car in a water-filled ditch.

Senna's Norwich two-bed bungalow sold

The former Norwich home of Brazilian motor-racing legend Ayrton Senna is sold by an estate agents which was unaware of its connections to the star.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fan's dog eats play-off tickets

A football fan is left in a panic after his dog eats his tickets for Monday's Championship play-off final.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Abusive football fan spotted on TV

A football fan is reported for "racially abusive" language by a TV viewer and stopped from going to Wembley.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dying man 'taken to wrong hospital'

Institutional failings led to a man being taken by ambulance to the wrong hospital for his condition, a doctor tells an inquest.

Monday, May 18, 2015

No action over BBC host rape remark

A BBC presenter who said women should "keep their knickers on" during a live debate about convicted rapist Ched Evans faces no action by watchdog Ofcom.

Friday, May 15, 2015

'Old Farm' a match for any derby

Ipswich and Norwich may not be the closest geographically, but the passion and ferocity around their football clubs' clashes surpasses better-known derbies.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Killer's cell death concerns raised

Alleged failures by the prison service in a murderer's case had an "impact" on him later being found dead in his cell, a pre-inquest hearing is told.

Election count complete after 'delay'

Town and parish election counts in Broadland district are completed six days after the polls closed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Election count begins after 'delay'

A count for a town and parish election in Norfolk gets under way six days after the polls closed.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Foster care review extended to 2010

A review into how foster carers may have been unfairly treated is extended by two years to cover cases stretching back to 2010.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Privacy warning over royal baby

Police hand out letters in a Norfolk village asking photographers not to harass the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Researching Hotels around Holt: Choose the Right One for Your Holiday

"The allure of Norfolk can be tempting to any prospective visitor; the stunning coastline, the historic attractions and sites, and all those fun events taking place throughout the county – perfect for anyone seeking to enjoy a short break. North Norfolk is the perfect place to enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer with pretty seaside villages and charming towns like Sheringham and Hunstanton. There’s no better place to base yourself during your stay in the area than around Holt. A picturesque market town, it also happens to be where the North Norfolk Railway begins and ends. Staying at a hotel close to Holt provides you with easy access to many of the area’s lovely sights and top attractions; however, you’ll need to select the right accommodation that’s perfect for you."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Cley Marshes and More: Enjoy Norfolk’s Stunning Scenery on Your Holiday

"Another attraction for nature lovers is the wide choice of walking paths in the area. A good example of this is the Norfolk Coastal Path. Starting in Hunstanton and stretching all the way to Cromer, the path is 42 miles long and takes you through several highlights of the coast. Along the coastal walk you will find Cley Marshes which happens to be a great place to go birdwatching, while the marshes near Blakeney Point give visitors a first-hand opportunity to view the grey and common seals that make their home there. Birdwatching tours are a regular activity in the area as well. Don’t miss other scenic locations like the red and white striped cliffs of Hunstanton or the splendour of Holkham Hall as well as several coastal villages that dot the area like Cley next the Sea and Blakeney. "

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Council staff disciplined over fraud

Nineteen suspended Norfolk children's services workers were disciplined for a range of offences including fraud and data breaches.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cosy Norfolk Hotels, Nature, Adventure and Family Fun in Cley

"Have you even been so busy at work that you’ve been missing out on spending quality time with the family? Take them on a short break to Cley Next the Sea in Norfolk. Once a bustling port for merchants, history has left its mark on this beautiful village famous for its relaxing atmosphere and nature reserves. This is the perfect place for you and your children to unwind as well as share some fun and educational experiences together to broaden their interest in nature and the environment. So pack your bags and check in at one of the many great Norfolk hotels on the coast. Here are some ideas of things for you and your family to do in and around Cley Next the Sea: "

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Boy did not want to talk, court told

A jury in a child abuse case hears evidence from one of the alleged victims in which he says he "did not want to talk".

'First natural birth' for diabetic

A diabetic woman is the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts say.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

'Shortage of doctors' for detainees

Lives could be put at risk due to a shortage of medical staff for detainees in the East of England, a health worker warns.

Book a Hotel near Blakeney to Fully Enjoy Norfolk’s Attractions

Norfolk is a fantastic destination for families seeking outdoor experiences and nature reserves. Not only does Norfolk have one of the largest estuaries in England, but it also boats a year-round programme of cultural events and festivals, many of which are steeped in tradition. Norfolk is a memorable destination and visitors planning their trip should make the most of the wonderful choice of hotels and accommodation available. Choose a hotel near Blakeney, such as The George Hotel at Cley, you will be assured of a warm welcome and relaxing stay.

Boy witness defends sex abuse claims

The trial of 10 people accused of abusing children hears a boy defend his claims during cross-examination as "100% true".

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Doctor accused of sexual assault

A locum doctor who worked at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital appears in court accused of sexually assaulting a patient.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Teenager's sign language boost

A teenager who won £1,000 for her campaign to get sign language taught in schools uses the prize money to start a special class.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Candidate 'sorry' for goat sex joke

An election candidate apologises for joking that he "could be caught with my pants down behind a goat with Ed Miliband at the other end"

Light Dragoons say farewell to town

Soldiers from the Army's Light Dragoons march through a Norfolk town for the final time, cheered on by about 4,000 well-wishers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Norfolk Broads toxic algae warning

Anglers fear a build up of toxic algae in the Norfolk Broads could put off holiday makers.

Snake fly-tipped with kitchen debris

An exotic snake has a lucky escape after apparently being fly-tipped at the side of a road in a pile of kitchen cabinets near King's Lynn.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hotels in North Norfolk with easy access to the nearby charming town of Holt

Are you looking for a hotel in the Holt vicinity? Holt is a beautiful market town and just a short drive away from the nearby village of Cley-next-the-Sea which offers a great base for your North Norfolk holiday. Seasoned travellers often research all there is to do in a destination when making their accommodation choice. Here’s a brief guide to get you started on what’s on offer in the North Norfolk area.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Short Breaks in Norfolk: The Top 3 Things to Do in Cley-next-the-Sea

The Cley Marshes is a bird breeding sanctuary and thus serves as Norfolk’s premier bird watching site. It’s famous for being one of the oldest and most well-kept natuel reserves in the world, and birds like the marsh harrier, northern lapwing and the island-nesting avocet call this ecological haven their home.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dunkirk lifeboat's £100k restoration

A Norfolk and Suffolk lifeboat which took part in the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II is restored "after years of neglect".

Friday, April 10, 2015

Choosing Hotels in Norfolk and Other Tips on Planning a Romantic Trip

"Taking a trip with your partner is one of the best ways to reconnect, get away from the stresses of everyday life, and have a jolly good time together. It can also be a great way to celebrate a special occasion, perhaps an anniversary, a birthday, or a promotion at work. It’s a chance to have that much-cherished privacy and time-out, which a hectic lifestyle hardly allows. Will you be planning a romantic trip anytime soon? You’ll need to make sure that the details are spot-on. Here are some recommendations when choosing hotels in Norfolk plus other tips to make your holiday positively memorable"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Driver error caused crossing crash

A mistake by a train driver is blamed for a rail crash that demolished closed level crossing gates in a Norfolk village.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hotels Near Blakeney Offer Ideal Accommodations for Nature Lovers

For instance, tourists who wish to escape the big city can find idyllic holiday spots in Norfolk, specifically in Blakeney and Cley on North Norfolk’s heritage coast. Hotels near Blakeney, such as the George Hotel at Cley, provide the perfect haven for nature lovers and bird watchers from all over who come to Norfolk to enjoy the world-class nature and bird-watching opportunities. Hotel guests can enjoy coastal village life, as well as spot the abundant wildlife along the salt marshes and long stretch of coastline.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Accused husband reads remorse letter

An estranged husband who admits killing his wife but denies murder reads a letter of remorse to a court.

Dozens of candidate's posters defaced

A Conservative parliamentary candidate condemns 'mindless' vandals for vandalising dozens of his election posters over the Easter weekend.

Police probe shooting of 15-year-old

Police arrest a man in connection with a shooting in which a teenager is seriously hurt.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Birdwatching breaks – hotels near Holt: best times to spot

Birdwatching can be done any time throughout the year in Norfolk, there’s always something to spot however there are key times of the year that make the birdwatching experience that much more special. Birders who are looking to expand their sightings of certain species are encouraged to research when best to visit to ensure optimum sightings. Successful and experienced birdwatchers will know what to spot when. For its part, the area of Norfolk in East England is a birdwatcher’s haven all year round. No matter what season, you can find some interesting and unique species of birds here; often more than 100 species in any given day if you know what you are looking for which is really quite remarkable. Having some basic bird know-how will help you recognise the best time of the year or day to watch which.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Stay at a hotel near Cley Marshes for a memorable birdwatching experience

Birdwatching, or birding, continues to be a popular hobby in the UK. About three million people reportedly go birdwatching here every year. Birdwatching is a really popular recreational activity of observing different species of birds and learning their physical characteristics and natural behaviour. Over the years, this activity has become an effective way of preserving wildlife and bird habitats, prompting organisations like the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to declare many areas as nature reserves. Oldest Nature Reserve in Cley One such area is Cley Marshes just outside the village of Cley-next-the-Sea. The oldest nature reserve in the area, Cley Marshes was bought by the NWT in 1926 to become a bird breeding sanctuary. The 176-hectare land provided ideal grounds for preserving natural habitats like reed beds and pools, whose water levels are regulated for migratory birds.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hotels in Norfolk with opportunities to walk along the Norfolk Coast Path

The Norfolk Coast Path is a long stretch of land that follows the North Norfolk Coast and has a combination of sand dunes, low cliffs, sandy beaches, marshes, and sanddunes. The route trails past the seaside town of Sheringham and all the way to Cley-next-the-Sea, which is home to the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. What’s great about the path is that on any given day, you can often have it all to yourself. The terrain is mostly flat and you’ll walk beside the saltmarshes, looking out to sea. The area has an abundance of birds to spot and beautiful flora and fauna to enjoy. Choose from a wide range of beautiful hotels in Norfolk so that you will be able to experience the path more conveniently and make a holiday of it! The Norfolk Coast Path was opened in December 2014 and is part of a country-wide plan to open a National Trail around the whole of the UK coastline. The remaining stretches are expected to open over the next three years.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blaze that gutted manor house probed

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire in Norfolk which gutted a historic hall, parts of which date back to the 1500s.

Teaching assistant 'sent bomb threat'

A teaching assistant is charged with using a pupil's email account to send a bomb threat to the school where she worked.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stay in a Hotel near Blakeney to Visit the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve

NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve. It was purchased in 1926 to be held 'in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary'. It provided a blue print for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.The water levels in the pools and reedbeds are regulated to ensure they are ideal for the resident birds, and reed is harvested every year to keep the reedbeds in good condition. The shingle beach and saline lagoons, along with the grazing marsh and reedbed support large numbers of wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders, as well as bittern, marsh harrier and bearded tit.

Hotels 'booked up' for Big Weekend

Hotels are 'booked up' as 50,000 music fans get tickets for a free BBC festival in Norwich.

Tickets all gone for Big Weekend

Fifty thousand tickets are all allocated within 40 minutes for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich on 23-24 May.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Prince begins air ambulance training

The Duke of Cambridge starts training to become a pilot of the East Anglian Air Ambulance in the summer.

Parents hit out at road safety plans

The parents of a girl who was run over and killed by a lorry say the council's plans to build a path to make the road safer do not go far enough.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Health deficit 'risks damaging care'

The £259m deficit facing East of England hospitals poses a "genuine risk of damaging quality of care", an NHS trusts' group warns.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Seven social care staff dismissed

Sixteen children's services workers have been either dismissed or asked to leave Norfolk County Council in the past 18 months, the BBC can reveal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More acts announced for Big Weekend

Years & Years and Catfish and the Bottlemen are added to the line-up for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Family to attend Thai murder trial

The family of a woman killed in Thailand raise enough money to attend the trail of two men accused of murdering her and a man.

Kitten survives 'despicable' attack

An eight-month-old kitten is "lucky to be alive" after having his back legs "smashed" and tail broken in a "despicable" attack.

Friday, March 20, 2015

One person killed in house fire

One person dies in a house fire in a Norfolk village which police are not treating as suspicious.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sea-rescue kite surfer 'drowned'

A kite surfer who was unable to trigger his craft's emergency safety mechanism died of asphyxiation caused by drowning, an inquest hears.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DNR man 'died from natural causes'

A great-grandfather who was given an unrequested do not resuscitate notice (DNR) by hospital staff died of natural causes, a coroner concludes.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reviving ill man 'futile and cruel'

A doctor placed a "do not resuscitate" notice on a man without any consultation because she believed it was "futile and cruel" to try to keep him alive, an inquest hears.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lighter refuelling causes house blast

A family in Norfolk is left homeless after a fire, believed to have been started by the refuelling of a cigarette lighter, spreads and causes an explosion.

Friday, March 6, 2015

'Telephone threat' to Tesco store

A Tesco store in Great Yarmouth has been evacuated following a "telephone threat", says the company.

Blast victims taken to burns unit

Two people who suffered serious burns after an explosion demolished part of a house are taken to a specialist unit in Essex.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Police crash officer cleared of blame

The driver of a police car that crashed while responding to an emergency call has been cleared of blame.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Witness call over boxer house death

A coroner urges witnesses to break their silence over the death of a man at the home of ex-world champion boxer Herbie Hide.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Man arrested over pensioner death

A 20-year-old man is arrested following the suspicious death of a pensioner at a house in Norwich.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hunt for man filmed punching dog

Named suspects are being hunted after a man is seen punching a dog in a Norwich street.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ex-pat's Down Under Norfolk homage

A British ex-pat creates a miniature version of Norfolk in his garden in Australia to help him remember home.

Friday, February 20, 2015

£300m for RAF Marham fighter hub

More than £300m is to be invested in RAF Marham as part of plans to create a European maintenance hub, it is announced.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spanish beheading "abhorrent" attack

A woman beheaded in a Spanish supermarket was unable to defend herself against the "abhorrent" attack, an inquest hears.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PCC dismisses 'nonsense' allegations

An investigation in to the expenses claims of Norfolk's police and crime commissioner found no evidence of an offence.

£7m adult care transport budget cut

The transport budget for people using adult social care services in Norfolk is to be cut by £7m as the county council deals with falling income.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Electric fault blitzed fire station

An investigation into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a Norfolk fire station was a "challenge" for experts.

Friday, February 13, 2015

NHS trust ditches mutualisation plan

The Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust pulls out of a scheme to help it move out of NHS control after "privatisation" fear.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Virus costs holiday resort £250,000

A holiday village says an outbreak of the winter vomiting norovirus bug has cost the company at least £250,000.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Flat fire man to move to burns unit

An elderly man rescued from a blazing flat in Norwich is due to be transferred to a specialist burns unit in Essex, say police.

'Must-see' starlings flock to city

Thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" become a "must see" city event.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UKIP man to face second fraud trial

A former UKIP parliamentary candidate is to face a retrial over allegations of electoral fraud.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

The station's annual music festival will be held at Earlham Park, Taylor Swift is the first name on the line-up.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

UKIP campaigner 'was panto Buttons'

A UKIP campaigner accused of electoral fraud is "more like Buttons" than a villain in the "pantomime of Great Yarmouth politics", a court hears.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No weekend trains for two months

No weekend train services will run from Norwich to London for two months because of a £15m rail upgrade.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Birthday murder pair jailed for life

Two teenagers are jailed for life for murdering a man at a 21st birthday party they had gatecrashed.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ex-UKIP candidate denies forgery

An ex-parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Norfolk denies forging signatures on election nomination forms.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dozens died during 999 downgrade

Dozens of patients whose 999 calls were downgraded by an ambulance trust serving Norfolk later died, a report reveals.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Norwich confirm Neil as manager

Championship side Norwich City appoint Hamilton Academical player-manager Alex Neil as their new boss.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pilot jailed for flying while drunk

A pilot who flew an executive jet from Spain while three times over the alcohol limit is jailed.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stephen Fry confirms marriage plans

Actor and writer Stephen Fry confirms plans to marry his partner Elliott Spencer in a ceremony in Norfolk.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Adams resigns as Norwich manager

Norwich City boss Neil Adams resigns as manager, with Mike Phelan taking temporary charge of the Championship side.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

US WW2 photo appeal identifies girls

Three girls pictured in a photograph at a USAAF base during World War Two are traced following an appeal.

Friday, January 2, 2015