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North Norfolk District Council chief executive Sheila Oxtoby.

North Norfolk District Council tax freeze could continue for a fifth year

Council tax in north Norfolk looks set to be frozen for a fifth year, despite a continuing decrease of central government funds.

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Thetford's Ancient House Museum. Picture: Denise Bradley

Plans for winter charges at Ancient House Museum slammed

Plans to charge for entry to one of Thetford’s flagship museums have been called “extremely short-sighted” amid fears it will stop the less wealthy accessing the town’s heritage.

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Agri-tech in action

Food firms can capitalise on agri-tech funding opportunities

Food and farming businesses have been urged to take advantage of the huge sums of money available to help translate agricultural technologies into a more efficient and sustainable industry.

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Pigeons at Norwich Market are causing problems for traders.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Market traders’ stock damaged by droppings left by pigeons

People have been asked not to feed the pigeons in Norwich Market because of the damage they do to traders’ stock.

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Bank of England in London. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Pace of growth slowing for UK plc despite economy expanding 2.6pc

Britain’s economy grew by 2.6pc in 2014 but the pace of expansion slowed more sharply than expected in the last three months of the year, official figures showed today.

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