Press Articles

  • A lifeboat crew has “moved house” to a temporary station – but any hopes of them returning home hinge on a crunch meeting with the Minister next month. The Happisburgh crew have been forced to shift their boat a mile eastwards to Cart Gap after...
  • Andrew Morgan meets Norfolk villagers who face ruin as the sea devours their homes. Malcolm and Erica Barber have lived on the sea front in the Norfolk coastal village of Happisburgh for the past 11 years. Recently, though, the seafront has...
  • ... and protecting those in wealthy `Islington on Sea' 30 miles away Erica and Malcolm Barber thought they had struck a good deal when they bought a six-bedroom Victorian house overlooking the sea in Beach Road in the Norfolk village of...
  • Blame who you will for the desperate situation at Happisburgh. Government inefficiency, red tape, individuals from outside the village opposing to proposed schemes, lack of political will from Whitehall. What is for sure is the loss of property...
  • A new public pedestrian access to Happisburgh beach could be built by Easter if plans being put in place by North Norfolk District Council are successful. The village's lifeboat ramp - the only vehicle and pedestrian access available to the...
  • People in Happisburgh concerned at the state of the village's devastating sea defences were last night urged to make their individual voices heard by taking part in mass lobbying. Around 500 villagers packed into the parish church to discuss the...
  • Communities at risk from coastal erosion say they've been abandoned to the devastating effects of global warming Fifty years ago this week, on the night of 31 January 1953, Britain's coastline received its worst battering in a century, as an...
  • The latest victim in the ongoing saga of sea erosion at a Norfolk village has been claimed after the beach slipway was shut for safety reasons. The closure of the slope down to the sea at Happisburgh means the inshore lifeboat will have to launch...
  • The Government body handling a £700,000 scheme to protect a Norfolk seaside village from coastal erosion has admitted making mistakes in its handling of the project. Campaigners for a desperately needed sea defence scheme in Happisburgh last...
  • Families living in fear of losing their clifftop homes have been given the early Christmas present of 4000 tonnes of rock. A £160,000 emergency scheme will protect Happisburgh's Beach Road from all but the worst of storms – for the time being....