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A councillor has been criticised as "petulant, arrogant and disrespectful" and been asked to resign after walking out of a radio interview.

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Norfolk

A councillor has warned that government plans to pay for special needs education via deficit funding could amount to a "toxic magic money tree".

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Norfolk
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Plans to build 150 new homes on the fringes of a Norfolk town have been turned down over fears of urbanising a "tranquil green area" - despite the threat of a judicial review.

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Wymondham

A new state primary boarding school in Norfolk - set to be the first of its kind - has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

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Wymondham
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Norfolk's NHS is set to spend millions bailing out a struggling group of health trusts outside of the county - despite financial reports from just days ago saying the payments would not happen.

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Campaigners protesting the rise in the women's state pension age have staged a sit-down protest at a government department.

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London

A council has been blasted for being forced to hold a meeting branded a "expensive joke" despite being unable to discuss any of the proposals.

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Frustrated councillors have hit out at a transport agency over "painfully slow" progress on improving the county's roads.

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Controversial new transport proposals have been stepped up after councillors agreed to spend more than £1.2m buying a farm along the potential route of the Norwich Western Link road.

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Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a "dangerous" funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

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Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

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Plans to hold a series of council meetings behind closed doors - which will see the public barred from discussions about two local authorities working jointly - have been blasted as "appalling".

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South Norfolk

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.

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Norfolk
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.

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Norfolk
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Almost 4,000 properties in Norfolk have sat empty for more than six months in the past year, figures have revealed.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

A council leader has been treated to tickets to events and a hotel stay worth more than £400 by firms holding council contracts.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A councillor who queried the end of the Whitlingham Country Park management contract has claimed he was "sanctioned" by the Broads Authority over the questions.

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A Norfolk MP has pledged to make solving the ongoing issues with the Greater Anglia rail service, which has seen swathes of cancellations and misery and frustration for stranded passengers, a "personal priority".

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Two Norfolk councils have been criticised for granting directors five more days annual leave than staff, some of who branded the move "unfair".

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Two Norfolk councils are set to adopt a joint online name - despite one councillor twice branding it "clunky".

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ambitious plans to more than quadruple the size of a Norfolk care home and expand it into a care village have been shot down by councillors.

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A Norfolk council is set to take over the management of a sports centre after a high school said it wanted to stop "subsidising the community use of the facility".

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Childcare providers and sports clubs will benefit from extra business rate discounts in two Norfolk council areas.

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A leisure centre where the bacteria which can cause Legionnaire's Disease was found has got the "all clear" but its showers are still shut.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

One of Norfolk's safest Conservative seats, with the county's largest slice of the electorate, South Norfolk has sent a Tory MP to Westminster in every election for almost 70 years.

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General Election 2019

More than 25,000 people across Norfolk registered to vote ahead of the deadline for the December general election, new figures have revealed.

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General Election 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019

A single mother at "real risk" of homelessness had thousands in debt paid off by two Norfolk councils after a charity stepped in to prevent her children being taken into care, a council heard.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The number of empty homes in a Norfolk district has fallen by more than a fifth in the last year, a council heard.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A multi-million pound contract for the final stages of a revamp to Norfolk County Council's headquarters has been awarded.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Norfolk election candidates from across political lines have spoken of the "demoralising" effect of the "aggression and abuse" they face while on the campaign trail.

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General Election 2019

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