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Conservative MPs who voted down extending provision of free school meals to pupils during the holidays have been branded “heartless and cruel” by a Labour counterpart.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Plans to expand a village chapel have sparked concern among residents over road safety and fears of a lack of privacy.

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The region’s mental health trust has pledged not to allow “frail and older” patients to be sent out of the county for care following the death of an 81-year-old woman at the side of the M11 last year.

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Proposals for an “eco-friendly” glampsite have been rejected by a council due to “unacceptable impact” on nearby properties.

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Norfolk County Council has been criticised for a lack of leadership over the “immense strain” placed on people living in care homes during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Development applications at a Norfolk council fell by more than four fifths during two months of lockdown, figures have revealed.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Accessibility issues with Norfolk County Council’s website could be “blocking disabled people accessing vital online services”, a disability charity has warned.

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A Broads landowner could be refused planning permission for an “off-the-grid, eco-friendly” glampsite after a council warned it could “take enforcement action” over objections.

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Councils in Norfolk and Waveney used ASBO-style measures to tackle dog-fouling and anti-social behaviour dozens of times last year, figures have revealed.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The long called for dualling of the A47 Acle Straight is under “active consideration”, prime minister Boris Johnson said today.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Norfolk council is getting more than double its usual number of calls from people who risk being made homeless after the eviction freeze was ended, it has emerged.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Calls to remove council meetings from YouTube have been rejected following demands to preserve them as a “historic record”.

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Norfolk County Council is set to increase council tax payments by 4pc and make £26m in spending cuts in its “toughest budget so far” amid the rising costs of coronavirus.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

More than 1,300 people waited longer than four weeks for an assessment from the region’s mental health trust last month, it has been revealed.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Norfolk and Waveney have been warned not to be complacent in the fight against coronavirus, as MPs praised the government’s new restrictions as “sensible” and “practical”.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Norfolk MP has said “now is a better time than ever” for young people to join the armed forces due to a rise in unemployment among 18-24-year-olds.

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Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

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The region’s MPs have reacted to the “disappointing” news that the Acle Straight will not be dualled for another decade, with some calling for a review and the break-up of the highways agency.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Campaigners have warned “time is running out” for women affected by changes to the state pension age after a landmark High Court appeal was lost.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Plans for a £3.5m redevelopment of Great Yarmouth’s marketplace have taken another step forwards after councillors agreed to green light the “significant” project.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Plans for dozens of new homes in a Great Yarmouth village have been deferred by councillors after warnings of “disruption, anxiety and stress” to residents.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Norfolk Conservative MP who abstained on a controversial Brexit parliamentary vote has said he “100pc supports the government”.

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Plans for dozens of new mental health beds at one of the region’s hospitals are set to be approved - despite neighbours’ fears about disturbances and security risks.

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One of Norfolk’s hospitals has admitted its first coronavirus patients in two months, NHS data has revealed, although the numbers still remain very low.

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Dozens of Norfolk doctors warn of risks to patient safety and say they are being used as “cannon fodder” for coronavirus, as shock claims about the “denigration” of out-of-hours GP service emerge.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Plans for a branch of a discount supermarket chain to open in a Norfolk business park have taken a step forwards.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Plans for a new police station to act as a “centre for excellence” on the edge of Norwich have been given the green light by councillors.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

An ex-council group leader has quit his party, saying it is “more concerned with appealing to the fringes of Twitter than listening to people who live in Trunch”.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

A lack of access to NHS dental care in Norfolk has been branded a “scandal” with councillors set to demand answers from central government over the issue.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

The region’s mental health trust has admitted a letter discharging more than 300 young people from its waiting list at the start of the pandemic was not a mistake.

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