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A convicted sex offender, who committed a sexual offence against a woman, and also breached the terms of a court order, has been jailed for 10 months.

Labour members celebrate Corbyn's victory at the Rosebery

Jubliant Corbyn supporters and Momentum members celebrated the long-expected victory over challenger Owen Smith at a Norwich pub and called for unity behind the leader.

Speed limts in Horsford, near where work has been taking place to pave the way for the NDR. Photo : Steve Adams

Almost 900 people have been caught speeding on roads covered by temporary limits along the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Jeremy Corbyn celebrates his victory following the announcement of the winner in the Labour leadership contest between him and Owen Smith at the ACC Liverpool.  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Labour to “wipe the slate clean” after he was re-elected as party leader following a bitter campaign which saw him defeat challenger Owen Smith.

Five-year-old Iona Abel and her brother Finley, eight, make their views know at the Cromer parish meeting. Picture: ALEX HURRELL

Cromer is demanding a referendum allowing voters to say whether they want a car park to be built in the town’s much-loved North Lodge Park.

Hanse House in King's Lynn today. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The owner of the Hanse House in King’s Lynn is considering appealing after he lost his licence to play music after 11pm outside and in a function room, following a review.

A look around Norwich's 'greenest' council houses which are under construction at Hansard Close. Left to right, councillor Vivien Thomas, site manager Dave Clarke, councillor Vaughan Thomas and councillor Gail Harris.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

New homes, which would be the most environmentally-friendly council houses in Norwich, are taking shape on a former eyesore site in Mile Cross.

County councillor Roger Smith. Photo: Bill Smith

Accusations that issues around the running of Norfolk’s 16,000 acre county farms estate are being “swept under the carpet” have been dismissed by Conservatives at County Hall.

Pauline Porter, chairman of Walcott Parish Council. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

Police escorted a shouting resident out of a village hall after a neighbour dispute spilled over into a parish council meeting.

Sheila Oxtoby, new Chief Executive of Great Yarmouth Borough Council with Tom FitzPatrick (left) leader of North Norfolk District Council and Graham Plant (right) Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.   Picture: James Bass

The shock resignation of three top officers from North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has undermined public confidence in the authority, it has been claimed.

A former UEA student has beaten hundreds of other applicants to represent the country’s young people at the United Nations.  Takyiwa Danso, 23, studied international development at UEA, and now has the chance to accompany the International Development Secretary Priti Patel to the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

A former UEA student has beaten hundreds of other applicants to represent the country’s young people at the United Nations.

The MOD plan to sell RAF Mildenhall with the possibility of 4000 houses going up on the site.

The first of a series of drop-in events about the future vision for RAF Mildenhall takes place next week.

Decision day at County Hall on proposed parking charges for staff at the council's offices in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

A new £400,000 staff pay and display car park could be built at Norfolk County Council’s headquarters in an attempt to solve a long-running saga over a shortage of spaces.

Children at the protest over the removal of play equipment at King's Head Meadow, Wymondham, last week .

PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The fate of play equipment at Wymondham’s King’s Head Meadow could be known by early October.

Hootz House in Penthorpe has been awarded the 2016 Graham Allen Award

A play barn which was built using sustainably sourced wood and included holes for insects and birds is to receive a conservation and design award.

HRH The Princess Royal visits Signpost Gunton (Gunton Baptist church)

Princess Anne will visit Norfolk tomorrow to mark a significant point in the transition of the former RAF base into an enterprise park.

Local residents have objected to plans to convert St Peter's Methodist Church in Park Lane into homes. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

People opposed to plans to convert a church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into homes are hoping councillors will be convinced to reject the proposal when they see the site for themselves.

City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher.

Exit packages of more than £670,000 were paid to departing workers at Norwich City Council last year, new figures have revealed.

The Postwick Hub has scooped an engineering award. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

It’s had plenty of critics and part of it had to be tweaked because of the queues which were building up, but the controversy surrounding the Poswtick Hub has not stopped it being recognised at an awards ceremony.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

Residents in Breckland are being encouraged to give their views on where future development should take place in their district.

Work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. 
Picture: Nigel Pickover

Drivers have been reminded that work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will mean Fakenham Road will have to be shut for four nights from tonight.

1950's born women hold a protest against changes to the state pension in Chapelfield gardens.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Friday’s torrential downpour served as a fitting backdrop for dozens of Norfolk women protesting changes to the state pension age.

Tony Adams, Broadland District Councillor for Hellesdon South West.

A parish council has been dealt a blow with the resignation of a veteran councillor of 40 years, Tony Adams.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves an apartment building Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in New York. Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York early after feeling 'overheated.' Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

It’s been another dramatic few days in the marathon that is the US presidential election.

Work on the NDR. Picture: Nigel Pickover

Drivers have been warned that work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will mean Fakenham Road will have to be shut for four nights next week.

Nigel Farage holds up his passport during his address to the Ukip party's annual conference in Bournemouth, as he has insisted he will support

Nigel Farage set out his three tests for whether Brexit means Brexit in a farewell speech to his party faithful which received rapturous applause at today’s UK Independent Party conference in Bournemouth where Diane James was elected as the new party leader.

Sweet Briar Road roundabout in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Drivers are facing almost six months of disruption because a roundabout on Norwich’s ring road needs to be replaced - at a cost of £1.6m.

Cliff Jordan, leader of Norfolk County Council.

The troubled financial state of Norfolk County Council is today laid bare, with its leader warning of multi-million pound overspends in key departments charged with looking after vulnerable people.

North Lodge Park campaigners John Edwards and Chris Boddy. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

A public meeting is being organised to ask residents their views on plans to build a car park on parkland at a local beauty spot, it has been confirmed.

The King's Lynn Innovation Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Councillors have agreed to lend money to the enterprise partner running a £5m business centre to cover delays in EU funding.

Sheila Oxtoby with Tom FitzPatrick (left) leader of North Norfolk District Council and Graham Plant (right) Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.   Pictured in the Assembly Room in the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth.  Picture: James Bass

A local authority hit by the loss of senior officers to a neighbouring council is to launch a review of its management structure.

National Politics

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis. Photo: PA Wire

Norwich MP Clive Lewis’ future leadership credentials were bolstered after his first speech as a shadow cabinet minister was met with a standing ovation.

Jeremy Corbyn celebrates his victory following the announcement of the winner in the Labour leadership contest between him and Owen Smith at the ACC Liverpool. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Senior Labour figures pinned their hopes of a return to power on a local government fightback after Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as their party leader.

MP Emily Thornberry says IPSA allowances for staffing and stationary do not cover her costs

Labour will indicate today that it is planning to shake up farm subsidies when Britain leaves the European Union.

Shadow Defence Secretary Clive Lewis speaks in the House of Commons in London during a debate on whether to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Trident. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Corbyn-supporting Norwich South MP Clive Lewis would give up his shadow cabinet post to reunite Labour, he claimed as polls closed in the party’s leadership contest.

Norman Lamb MP speaks at the Liberal Democrats Autumn conference in Brighton, Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. See PA story POLITICS LibDems. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Mental health may not be put on an equal footing in the NHS without compromising other services, a cross-party group of MPs has concluded.

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

The deal which could pave the way for a new nuclear power station in Sizewell has been given the thumbs down by the Liberal Democrats.

Norman Lamb MP speaks at the Liberal Democrats Autumn conference in Brighton, Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2016. See PA story POLITICS LibDems. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Norman Lamb has said he wants to build a progressive movement to take on the Tories as Labour moderate MP Liz Kendall heads to the Liberal Democrat party conference to join his call for a cross-party commission to address the NHS crisis.

Aylsham is set to move into the North Norfolk constituency at the next election .  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The battle-lines for the North Norfolk constituency look set to be re-drawn for the next general election.

File photo dated 20/09/15 of Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, who is to warn that the UK is in

A resurgent Liberal Democrat party in East Anglia and other rural communities will be the key to keeping Theresa May on her toes, the party’s leader has claimed.

File photo dated 09/09/16 of Prime Minister Theresa May, who has insisted she will defy opposition to push through her plans for a new generation of selective grammar schools in the state system. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday September 10, 2016. The proposals have come under fire from experts, opposition MPs and some of her Tory colleagues - including former education secretary Nicky Morgan - but the Prime Minister insisted she would build a school system that works for all. See PA story EDUCATION Grammar. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Theresa May has criticised universities for implementing “safe space” policies amid concerns they restrict freedom of speech.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has been selected to fight the seat again at next general election. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb will be contesting the seat at the next General Election.

Referendum Day - polling station in the Maids Head Hotel, in Norwich city centre. Photo : Steve Adams

Thousands of people around the region could be voting for a new MP at the next election after a shake-up in constituency boundaries.

The PAIN WASPI ladies are holding a march at Chapelfield Gardens

A band of women hit by changes to their state pension age will invoke the spirit of the suffragettes during a protest in Norwich on Friday, September 16.

This reusable ceramic coffee cup looks so much like the real thing you might throw it away by mistake.

For Green Life/EDP2.

Caffeine addicts could be charged an extra 5p for a disposable cup under plans being weighed up by the Liberal Democrats.

Green Party election sign.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Green Party meets in Birmingham this weekend. Political editor annabelle Dickson speaks to local members about what the future holds.

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