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Norfolk County Councillor Cliff Jordan, who raised concerns over the cost of a shake-up in how homecare is provided.

Shake-up in way thousands in Norfolk get homecare sparks questions over cost

A shake-up in the way up to 5,500 vulnerable people in Norfolk get homecare has moved nearer, but councillors have questioned how it will be paid for.

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File photo dated 01/08/12 of a Tesco sign as new Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over the supermarkets plunging profits and a £250 million accounting scandal when it publishes it's half-year results. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 23, 2014. The interim figures will come days after latest industry data showed Tesco's sales falling at the fastest rate in the sector. Trading profits for the period are expected to be down by nearly half to £850 million. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Graphic: What do you think? Has a £263m accountancy hole triggered a Tesco tailspin?

Tesco today revealed a £263 million black hole in its accounts that was worse than previously thought as it admitted it had been overstating profits for years.

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Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Norfolk fire chief fears major cuts could put firefighter jobs at risk

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

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Planting of blackberry bushes at Brandon allotments  thanks to councillors cash. Pictured is Cllr Tony Simmons.

Groups urged to claim share of councillors’ £46,000 locality budget

Community groups are being urged to come forward and claim some cash after it was revealed councillors have more than £45,000 ready to dish out.

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Deputy leader of Labour party Harriet Harman

Labour deputy leader weighs up VAT cut for the tourism industry

The case for a cut to VAT for the tourism industry is being weighed up by Labour’s culture spokesman Harriet Harman, who has said she accepts that more jobs could be created by the move.

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