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Work to repair sea defences begins in West Norfolk

Maintenance work begins on flood defences for West Norfolk beach Credit: ITV News Anglia

Maintenance work has begun between Snettisham and Hunstanton to repair any damage to flood defences in the area.

Environment Agency contractors will take three weeks to bring in sand and shingle to reinforce the flood defences.

The work will cost around £180,000.

Dumper trucks will move sand and shingle from Snettisham Scalp, where it is naturally deposited by the sea over the winter, back to areas of the shingle ridge and beach that have lost the material.

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West Norfolk pub named 'Pub of the Year'

The Rose and Crown in Snettisham has been named 'Pub of the Year'.

A pub in West Norfolk has won one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The Rose and Crown in Snettisham has been named 'Pub of the Year' by the Good Pub Guide.

The village inn has been run by Anthony Goodrich and his wife, Jeannette for 20 years, and they say the secret to their success is they are open to everyone.

Norfolk villagers in limbo over coastal Snettisham footpath

The footpath in Snettisham.

People living in a West Norfolk village are divided over whether walkers can use a footpath or not.

Owners of the chalets on Snettisham beach have put up signs warning ramblers that the land is private but the parish council wants it to be a public right of way.

An enquiry will make a decision in June.

Walkers are unsure whether they can use the path. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Eric Langford from Snettisham Parish Council is fighting for the path to remain accessible.

"This coastal path comes from Cromer all the way around the coast," he told ITV News Anglia.

"It comes down to where we are now. There's about three quarters of a mile and then its joins the public right of way through Sandringham and King's Lynn.

"So this short section of coastal path is at risk."

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Dmitrijeva murder: police appeal to beach partygoers

Alisa Dmitrijeva was found on the royal estate at Sandringham on New Year's Day. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police hunting the killer of a teenager from Wisbech are appealing for anyone who was at a beach party at Snettisham at the end of August to contact them.

The body of 17-year-old Latvian student Alisa Dmitrijeva was found at Anmer on the royal estate at Sandringham on New Year's Day.

Police say their enquiries are continuing as they try and match soil and pollen samples found on Alisa's body with those discovered in a car, which they believe is connected to the enquiry.