Lauren Cope Education correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org @EDPLauren Budget slash for Norfolk’s children’s centres moves forward, but councillors clash over decision 15:14 Lauren Cope Plans to halve the £10m budget for Norfolk’s children’s centre services have taken a step forward. Plan to cut £5m from children’s centres budget could take step forward today 07:00 Lauren Cope They have been a source of support for Norfolk families for more than a decade. With the future of children’s centres under the spotlight, Lauren Cope reports. Norwich school taking ‘effective action’ towards improvement Yesterday, 13:09 Lauren Cope A free school which inspectors said needed to improve is taking effective action towards its goal. All-through Norfolk academy starts year with two new principals Yesterday, 12:17 Lauren Cope An all-through academy with two sites in Norfolk has started the new year with two new principals at its helm. Number of children being educated at home in Norfolk rises by 20pc in one year Sunday, January 14, 2018 Lauren Cope The number of children being taught at home has risen by 20pc in one year, leaving council officers struggling to keep up contact with families. International students boost Norfolk and Waveney economy by almost £200m Sunday, January 14, 2018 Lauren Cope International students boost the Norfolk and Waveney economy by almost £200m, a new study says, with Norwich alone seeing a benefit of £85m. Police appeal after driver fails to stop at four-vehicle A47 crash Friday, January 12, 2018 Lauren Cope Police are hoping to track down a driver who failed to stop after a four-vehicle crash. Norwich pub announces closure after business becomes ‘unworkable’ Friday, January 12, 2018 Lauren Cope A pub and restaurant in Norwich has announced it is to close, after business became “unworkable”. Drivers face ‘severe delays’ after two rush-hour crashes on same stretch of A47 Friday, January 12, 2018 Lauren Cope Drivers were warned to expect “severe delays” after two crashes on the A47 involving multiple vehicles. Emergency services called to Thorpe St Andrew crash Friday, January 12, 2018 Lauren Cope Emergency services were called to a crash in Thorpe St Andrew just after midnight. Video: Norfolk children start the year in brand new school building Thursday, January 11, 2018 Lauren Cope Children in Attleborough have waved farewell to their tired old school building and started the year’s studies in a brand new home. Service supporting vulnerable children closes amid tough climate for schools Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Lauren Cope Vulnerable children could be left without support after a service which helped schools with behaviour challenges was forced to close. Video: Academy trust seeks permission to turn Norwich office block into school’s permanent home Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Lauren Cope The trust behind a primary school based at a Norwich office is seeking permission to use the site as its permanent home. Video: Two Norfolk schools make Tatler magazine’s list of country’s best state schools Monday, January 8, 2018 Lauren Cope Two Norfolk state schools have been named among the best in the country by a well-known society magazine. Diggers move onto site of new Norfolk primary as building work begins Monday, January 8, 2018 Lauren Cope Diggers have moved onto the site of Norfolk’s next new primary school, as building work begins. Study centre for international students based at Norwich university given glowing report Monday, January 8, 2018 Lauren Cope A study centre in Norwich for international students taking steps towards university has been praised by a watchdog. Transfer of well-known Norwich academy to new sponsor still going ahead despite delay, trusts say Monday, January 8, 2018 Lauren Cope The transfer of a well-known Norwich academy to a new sponsor is still due to go ahead, education chiefs say. ‘I just wanted to cry’ - remembrance books with decades of messages to lost loved ones stolen from Norfolk crematorium Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Lauren Cope Poignant messages penned to lost parents, children, husbands and wives in moments of grief over the last 50 years have been stolen from a crematorium. Norwich academy which let its head and two teachers go reassures parents there will be ‘no disruption’ Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Lauren Cope A school which let its head and two teachers go on the last day of term has told parents there will be “no disruption to the education” of pupils. Experts say Norwich’s economy will grow faster than most other UK cities in 2018 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Lauren Cope The outlook for Norwich’s economy in 2018 is bright, experts say, as figures predict a bumper year. Parents pay thousands in ‘daft’ charges for empty seats on council school bus services Monday, January 1, 2018 Lauren Cope Parents in Norfolk have paid more than £200,000 for empty seats on council school bus services.