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Norfolk County Council elections.
The Great Yarmouth election count at the town hall.
UKIP winners, Rex Parkinson-Hare, Matthew Smith, Alan Grey and Colin Aldred.

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Former Tory and local businessman looks set to fight key Great Yarmouth seat for the UK Independence Party

A former Conservative councillor looks poised to become the UK Independence Party’s candidate in its key target seat of Great Yarmouth.

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Lord Norman Tebbit is pictured at his home in Bury talking with Liz Nice.

Poll: As suggested by Lord Tebbit, should jobless youngsters pull ragwort in Suffolk and Norfolk?

The “impossible task” for Norfolk and Suffolk landowners of dealing with ragwort could be tackled by low level criminals and out-of-work youngsters, a former cabinet minister has claimed.

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North Earlham fire station in Ivy Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Concerns raised over ‘closed’ Norwich fire station

Concerns have been raised that a Norwich fire station has been “effectively closed” on a string of occasions - because staffing shortages forced its crew to be switched to other parts of the county.

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Tombland junction with Palace Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich School to raise pupil safety concerns over road system changes near Norwich Cathedral

A Norwich school has claimed the safety of its pupils could be put at risk in plans to re-configure the road system near Norwich Cathedral as part of a scheme to make cycling around the city better.

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Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Education secretary speaks out over latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

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(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

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“These serious allegations are absolutely false” - Dame Rachel de Souza comes out fighting over Inspiration Trust Ofsted tip-off allegations

The chief executive of a Norfolk academy chain at the centre of allegations about school inspection tip-offs has broken her silence in a letter to staff that strongly denies the claims.

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