Press Articles

  • Most schoolgirls spend their time worrying about make-up, music and boys. But these two 12-year-olds are more concerned about coastal erosion. In fact, Megan Elkin and Hayley Phenix are so worried about their clifftop village being swallowed by the...
  • Householders on the East Coast should pay more council tax to provide funds to compensate residents whose homes are threatened by the encroaching sea, says an expert on climate change Meanwhile, he thinks the government should find the cash to...
  • Worried coastal residents have been given new hope as council leaders defied the government over plans to let the sea swallow up clifftop communities in north Norfolk. Leaders of North Norfolk District Council refused to sign up to the...
  • Campaigners in threatened clifftop communities promised "anarchy" last night after a spat between officials over wording left the case for compensating homeowners out of a key coastal defence document. There was widespread anger in April when a...
  • A new era was dawning for a threatened clifftop commun-ity in Norfolk today as residents were on the brink of getting crucial support to pay for their own sea defences. The do-it-yourself bid to turn the tide is likely to get the blessing of...
  • The government's new environment minister last night promised to visit the Norfolk coast to see for himself the problems of erosion. Ian Pearson - who took over the portfolio last month after the resignation of Elliot Morley in Tony Blair's...
  • Thousands of people on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast were in limbo last night, as another political row blew up. Consultants were accused of "bizarre" behaviour after their response to 2,500 objections to a plan to stop defending much of the...
  • in response to letter from Elliot Morley I REGRET the Minister, is bewildered by my determination to reveal the facts about the grossly unfair distribution of funding which exists between fluvial flood and coastal erosion areas. However, it would...
  • MALCOLM Kerby's determination to demonstrate government bias against the coast (Stop moving the goalposts, February 2) is bewildering. Despite having been provided with better information by this department, he continues to quote the same...
  • There is no point in defending communities like Happisburgh from the sea, and the fate of the Broads is a salty one, according to top scientists. The inevitability of coastal erosion will be spelled out tonight, along with warnings that biofuels...