Press Articles

  • She thought she had stumbled upon a piece of fascinating flotsam to use in a sculpture. But when artist Belinda Opie had a chance meeting in her local with a fossil expert, she found out there was more to this humble-looking bit of beach debris...
  • For the last 26 years he has taught generations of Norfolk children about the wonders of the region's beaches and coast. And as Jonathan Hooton took hundreds of field trips to the seaside, he started to wonder about the ever-changing nature of the...
  • Thousands of homes along England's coastline are under threat of destruction because of rising sea levels and poorly maintained defences. Campaigners in Happisburgh, Norfolk - one of the villages at most immediate risk - are now demanding more...
  • People faced with losing their homes to coastal erosion or flooding by the North Sea last night welcomed a breakthrough in their fight for financial compensation. A senior government adviser, the new chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith...
  • Di Wrightson used to complain that a row of bungalows blocked the view of the sea from her home in the picturesque village of Happisburgh, pronounced "Haysbrough", on the north Norfolk coast. Now she says she wishes they were still there to block...
  • Mrs Beeby and I are standing amid a sea of pansies, sweet peas, sunflowers and half a dozen gnomes in her immaculate back garden. Above, gulls are squawking. Below, waves are crashing on to the sandy beach and the wind is whistling in our ears. "...
  • Norfolk is to stand firm against the ravages of the ever-encroaching North Sea for at least another half century after the government confirmed £100m will be spent on sea defences over the next 50 years. People living in vulnerable coastal and low...
  • A campaigner who has been told her house is worth less than a loaf of bread will today try to show the man in charge of the nation's sea defences the true human cost of the government's coastal policies. The bungalow Jane Archer and her partner...
  • People who faced losing their homes through the effects of climate change should be compensated, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said yesterday. He met a handful of people at Happisburgh whose homes have been blighted by sea erosion, then...
  • Flooding minister Phil Woolas will visit Norfolk in July and come face to face with people threatened with losing their homes and businesses if proposals to abandon 25 square miles of the Broads go ahead. Those behind the Norfolk end of the visit...