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Have you seen the shipwreck of Hunstanton?

The remains of The Sheraton, a steam trawler built in 1907, can still be seen when the tide goes out.

It sank off the Norfolk coast in 1947 after breaking free from its moorings in The Wash.

During World War One it was requisitioned for mine and submarine patrol duties and in the Second World War it was fitted with a gun and became an armed patrol vessel.

After the war it was used for target practice by the RAF.


Dog killed after 'eating dead fish' on Norfolk beach

Dog-walkers are being urged to take care when walking their pets

People have been warned to be careful while walking their dogs on the beach on the north-Norfolk coast, after a dog was killed after reportedly eating a "dead fish that had washed up".

The Hunstanton RNLI confirmed a dog died just an hour after ingesting one on Cley beach.

They're urging people to keep a close eye on their animals while on a beach stroll.

Penguin reunion but 'Dippy' the eldest has cold feet

A group of penguins, who were split up and sent to two Norfolk Sea Life centres, when a wildlife park closed down on the Isle of Wight, have been reunited in Great Yarmouth.

The humboldt penguins will now live at the Sea Life centre in Yarmouth while their home is refurbished at the Hunstanton centre.

Staff say they all settled in quickly, but Dippy who already lives in Great Yarmouth and who is the eldest penguin at 22 years old, was a little bit anxious about the new penguins coming into his new home.

Staff release penguins into their new enclosure in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV News Anglia

''Dippy is our eldest penguin, he's 22 and he's also a bit of a superstar and he kind of wanted reassurance. Who are all these penguins and am I still your favourite and of course he is.''

– Darren Gook, Senior Marine Biologist
One of the penguins happily taking the plunge Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Humbodlts are very sociable birds and they'll love being part of a bigger flock for a few months while the work is carried out at Hunstanton. We're expecting lots of bill tapping and friendly honking at each other. They've a lot to catch up on."

– Terri Harris, Great Yarmouth Sea Life General Manager

Dippy suffers from arthritis, and a gently sloping 'disabled access ramp' has been provided from him at the Great Yarmouth centre.

Staff trying to persuade 'Dippy' to get into the water Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sealife centre welcomes new baby penguin to flock

Pip was born weighing just 92 grams. Credit: Hunstanton Sealife Centre

Hunstanton Sealife Centre in Norfolk has welcomed a new baby penguin to their flock.

Pip was born weighing just 92 grams to Humboldt penguins Charlie and Jerome.

Staff chose the name, which could be changed to Pippa if the penguin is a girl, in honour of Pippa Middleton’s marriage to James Matthews.

Pip was born to Humboldt penguins Charlie and Jerome. Credit: Hunstanton Sealife Centre

“The whole team is bursting with joy at the arrival of our first ever penguin chick - we are all beaming like we are new parents ourselves!

"Humboldt penguins are an extremely vulnerable species and it is the first time we have had a penguin chick here at the Sanctuary.”

– Hollie Stephenson, Aquar
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