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Dredging licence granted

A dredging licence has been granted for Wells harbour in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A three year licence to carry out maintenance dredging at Wells Harbour in Norfolk has been granted. It follows months of delay as the Marine Management Organisation investigated the possible environmental impact.

The harbour master welcomed the news as beneficial to the local economy, saying it guarantees safe access to the harbour for wind farm traffic, fishing and other vessels.


Yachts on fire at Wells Harbour

Yachts on fire at Wells-Next-The-Sea, on the North Norfolk Coast Credit: Bob Hull

Firefighters were called to three yachts on fire at Wells on the North Norfolk Coast this morning.The yachts and a boat were all involved in the blaze but no-one was hurt. Coastguard officers said they believed all the yachts were on the quayside being worked on rather than in the water.

Nearby yachts were evacuated as more than 30 firefighters brought the flames under control.

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