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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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A Norfolk council has warned it could face a financial loss of more than £5m due to the cost of responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

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A council has agreed to carry out a full review of its local plan - despite criticism over the membership of the committee looking into it.

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A council has been criticised for using the coronavirus crisis as an “excuse to remove scrutiny”.

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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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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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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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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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A mother caring for her disabled daughter has urged the council to stop treating family carers as “last on the heap”.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

People have been told to wear face coverings in enclosed settings such as public transport and some shops, the government has announced, as it published its “road map to recovery” from the coronavirus lockdown.

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Councillors have been criticised for “backslapping” during a “heavily scripted” virtual meeting to discuss the county’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson has stressed the need for the public to “apply their common sense” as a changes to lockdown restrictions in England are introduced.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Coronavirus means local councils are having to find completely new ways to operate. But will that be at the cost of local democracy and accountability? Jessica Frank-Keyes reports.

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Some of Norfolk’s tips are set to reopen from next week, the county council has confirmed.

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A Norfolk MP has blasted the county council for failing to support vulnerable children and families, as a shock report found national failings to provide special educational needs plans are damaging children’s lives.

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Plans to redraw Norfolk’s map of electoral boundaries are set to be put off for a further five years due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Fears digital divide risks Norfolk pupils ‘being left behind’ during lockdown Fears Norfolk pupils are missing out on home-schooling during lockdown due to poor internet access have been highlighted as a watchdog ranked the county in the bottom 5pc across England.

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Elderly care home residents left confined to their rooms due to the government’s coronavirus social distancing rules are serving “a prison sentence”, it has been claimed.

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Warnings that fly tipping is being under-reported during the Covid-19 outbreak have led to new calls to reopen Norfolk’s waste centres.

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A row over Norwich being given millions less in transport funding than it had hoped for has seen councillors accuse rivals of “incoherent” proposals.

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Care home owners welcomed the “brilliant” news that coronavirus tests will be provided for all staff and residents who need them.

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Care home bosses in Norfolk say they feel like “sitting ducks” as they brace for the impact of the outbreak of coronavirus on their residents, staff and families.

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Norfolk and Waveney’s councils have awarded millions of pounds worth of support to firms which have seen trading plummet due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Norfolk’s MPs have praised Boris Johnson’s “dynamism and resolve” as they shared messages of support following his admission into intensive care.

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A Norfolk MP has revealed that his brother is “badly ill” with the coronavirus.

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A Norfolk MP has called for the UK’s politicians to join forces in “a war against a virus” as they battle the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Labour Party leadership favourite has warned the UK “desperately needs to improve” testing rates and risks having no “viable exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown.

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The region’s households are set to see their outgoings climb as annual rises to council tax, TV licences and other bills come into force.

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A former East of England MEP has been hospitalised with the coronavirus.

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