Lauren Cope

Plans to halve the £10m budget for Norfolk’s children’s centre services have taken a step forward.

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.

A free school which inspectors said needed to improve is taking effective action towards its goal.

An all-through academy with two sites in Norfolk has started the new year with two new principals at its helm.

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 the Norfolk and Waveney economy by almost £200m, a new study says, with Norwich alone seeing a benefit of £85m.

Police are hoping to track down a driver who failed to stop after a four-vehicle crash.

A pub and restaurant in Norwich has announced it is to close, after business became “unworkable”.

Drivers were warned to expect “severe delays” after two crashes on the A47 involving multiple vehicles.

Emergency services were called to a crash in Thorpe St Andrew just after midnight.

Children in Attleborough have waved farewell to their tired old school building and started the year’s studies in a brand new home.

Vulnerable children could be left without support after a service which helped schools with behaviour challenges was forced to close.

The trust behind a primary school based at a Norwich office is seeking permission to use the site as its permanent home.

Two Norfolk state schools have been named among the best in the country by a well-known society magazine.

Diggers have moved onto the site of Norfolk’s next new primary school, as building work begins.

A study centre in Norwich for international students taking steps towards university has been praised by a watchdog.

The transfer of a well-known Norwich academy to a new sponsor is still due to go ahead, education chiefs say.

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.

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.

The outlook for Norwich’s economy in 2018 is bright, experts say, as figures predict a bumper year.

Parents in Norfolk have paid more than £200,000 for empty seats on council school bus services.

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