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A Norfolk councillor has hit out at government funding news which will see the county get a share of just over £30m as “crumbs”.

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Paperwork errors at Norfolk’s mental health trust have risen by more than a third in the past year, it has emerged.

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A Norfolk manor house has been given a premises licence in spite of concerns over the risk of noise disturbance from outdoor events.

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A row over claims scrutiny was being “bypassed” broke out at a Norfolk council meeting, after members objected to an informal panel assessing housing policies.

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Campaigners warn planned tax changes could leave thousands at risk of financial ruin and serious mental health problems as MPs prepare to debate a finance bill in parliament today.

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A Norfolk council that gave away the lease of a £500,000 EcoCube for nothing has admitted a “fault line” ran through the project.

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The government has warned councils against “excessive restrictions” on tips and public toilets in a bid to “support outdoor hospitality” and avoid harm to public health.

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A widely-used phrase throughout the past three months of lockdown has been: “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”

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Vulnerable children are being referred to social services in Norfolk half as often as before the coronavirus lockdown came into force, it has been revealed.

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Norfolk county council has been criticised for a technical “fiasco” which forced them to reschedule a key oversight meeting into the work of its children’s services.

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Children from underprivileged backgrounds are not returning to schools “in the numbers they could and should”, the prime minister had said.

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Norfolk Labour councillors and an MP have urged the BBC not to make “regrettable” cuts to its regional political coverage.

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A generation of Norfolk’s children are at risk of being “failed” and “forgotten” as issues with already struggling support services are worsened by the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Plans to build 47 energy efficient homes and a children’s play area in a Norfolk village have been given the go-ahead despite fears over road safety and “outsiders”.

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A Norfolk tourist attraction is in “dire straits” and risks closing for good, due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.

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The leader of Norfolk county council wants to “ramp up” the authority’s campaign for central government funding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Councillors have called for action to be taken over the issue of rural broadband and digital inequality “as a matter of urgency”.

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The leader of Norfolk’s county council has been criticised for being “virtually silent” over “growing cynicism” about senior government figures flouting the lockdown rules.

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Services which look after some of the county’s most vulnerable young people are “certainly not what I want for the children of Norfolk”, the cabinet member responsible has admitted.

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A watchdog’s first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable children is set to be made public, amid warnings that support has seemed “close to breaking point”.

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Mental health patients are being restrained and isolated more often during the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

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The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

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A council’s IT services provider has been given a “warning” after being unable to resolve delays in processing tax discounts.

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The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for discussing in private a report into its staff culture of “bullying and lack of respect” - at a meeting meant to be open to the public.

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Plans to build more than 30 new homes in a Norfolk village have been given the go-ahead, despite fears over the “disturbing” use of agricultural land for new houses.

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More than 500 homes and a new school are set to be built next to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road after councillors agreed unanimously to back the plans.

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A Norfolk council has voted to spend £60,000 preparing to bid for “fiercely competitive” funds to restore a “dangerous eyesore”.

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Social care services could face “catastrophic” funding cuts if a £10bn gap in councils’ funding is not filled, it has been warned.

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A Norfolk council has revealed the multi-million pound financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could force it to dip into reserves.

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The chief executive of a Norwich homelessness charity has urged the government to seize a “once in a generation” opportunity to put an end to rough sleeping.

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