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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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A Norfolk council is to appoint a climate change officer after “frustration” at a lack of progress over reducing carbon emissions.

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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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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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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 Norfolk council has taken no action over complaints against a councillor for using “demeaning” and “derogatory” language.

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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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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Plans to transform a revamped hotel into a drug rehabilitation facility have been given the green light by councillors, despite a “plea” from residents to save the town venue.

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A Norfolk council leader blasted calls for a debate over local government reorganisation as “delusional” amid the threat of a second wave of the coronavirus.

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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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Thursday, September 24, 2020

A Norfolk councillor has claimed his standards committee is being “politically manipulated” after he received complaints over “not being appropriately dressed” for taking part in council Zoom calls.

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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 council has delayed a vote on calls for it to oppose government proposals to transform the planning system.

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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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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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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

The new mayor of a town council left in turmoil after bitter rows and legal action has said they have gone from being a “hot topic of debate” to now “barely getting a mention on social media”.

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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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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Plans to build 18 homes near a Norfolk town have been refused after councillors warned it could become “a stick to beat us with”.

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A county councillor responsible for vulnerable adults has refused to support a campaign to feed children left hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Norfolk contractor affected by the loan charge scandal is urging the chancellor to “see sense” and back plans for a settlement to the issue, which he says is “still costing lives”.

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Councillors have hit back at accusations they were “bending over backwards” to allow plans for a traveller site to be extended.

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Campaigners against changes to women’s state pension age say they are “bitterly disappointed” with a county council’s decision not to allow those affected to receive free bus travel early.

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The county councillor in charge of services for vulnerable children has been disqualified from driving for six months after being caught repeatedly breaking the speed limit.

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