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Local government minister Kris Hopkins speaking in the House of Commons, London where he announced councils will have an overall reduction of 1.8% in central government grants in 2015/16. Photo: PA Wire

Anger as government grants for Norfolk and Suffolk councils is cut

Further reductions in funding for councils in the region have been condemned as “Scrooge-like” by one authority leader, as it emerged school transport in Norfolk has been placed in the firing line.

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Paul Reeve. left, and Ian Bryce, right, who completed a 100 mile charity bike ride to raise funds to support those who suffer injuries while playing sport, with Gary English (centre), whose footballer brother Paul English suffered a broken leg during a match.

Two Hethersett cricket lovers swap bats for bikes to take on 100 mile charity ride

Two cricket enthusiasts have swapped their bats for bikes to embark on a 100 mile charity cycle.

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Pupils Mark Powley and Tyler Kemp with the finished longhouse at West Earlham Junior School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Children relive Anglo Saxon heritage in longhouse

Hopscotch grids and goalposts are what usually decorate school playgrounds

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The People's Tower being built which is a cardboard replica of St Peter Mancroft Church for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014, one of the organisations which could lose cash by budget cuts. Picture: Denise Bradley

Funding for the arts in Norfolk: A discussion

The recent announcement of a reduction of funding for the region’s arts programmes is one of several such savings to have been outlined by cash-strapped local authorities. But it is one that cultural groups are not taking lying down. ROSA MCMAHON reports.

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