Local Politics

A 23-year-old student is disputing a PIP decision that has stripped him of his mobility car.

A mix of leisure, retail and residential is being proposed for Great Yarmouth’s empty Marks and Spencer store in King Street.

Employees at County Hall in Norwich were left in the dark by a power cut this morning (Wednesday, April 26).

Sitting MP Sir Henry Bellingham held onto the North West Norfolk seat with a majority of almost 15,000 in 2015.

Apart from one four-year blip in New Labour’s 1990s heydays, North West Norfolk has remained true blue for donkey’s years.

The closing date to apply for a “fantastic” graduate opportunity in east Suffolk is approaching.

The annual parish meeting for Wymondham is to take place this evening at 7.30pm (Tuesday, April 25 at 7.30pm).

The latest Waveney District councillors’ monthly drop-in surgery for Carlton Colville residents will be held next week.

Further consultation will take place before the Government reaches a final decision on whether to allow two Suffolk councils to merge to create a “super district” along the east coast.

Friend of French Presidential candidate Emmannuel Macron and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has dubbed the independent challenger to Marine Le Pen as a “modern day JFK”.

A new strategic director has been appointed at Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.

A family today reveals its heartbreaking six-year battle to get an education for its autistic teenage daughter.

Five collisions in the space of three weeks in the village of Drayton are being attributed to the ongoing construction of the Northern Distributor Road.

Championing public transport, building strong communities and taking action on climate change are key pledges in the Green Party’s manifesto for next month’s county council elections.

A Public Inquiry will start next week into a planning application to build up to 200 homes at Sculthorpe which was turned down by North Norfolk District Council.

Nearly £3m of taxpayers’ money has been used to pay off departing council staff in controversial settlements which include gagging orders.

It has been claimed that the prime minister was due to be in Great Yarmouth yesterday to give an election speech - but pulled out.

Residents will be asked to vote for just three out of the seven wards for the new Lowestoft Town Council when they go to the polling stations next month.

Two Norfolk MPs have confirmed they will be standing for re-election when the country goes to the polls on June 8.

We are ready for the snap general election.

Theresa May has said she will be knocking on doors during the campaign for the snap general election on June 8 but she will be hoping that everyone who answers is fully clothed - unlike this man in Norwich.

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson was expected to be one of the star attractions at a new festival celebrating the Sixties in Cromer this weekend.

As the Labour party prepares its manifesto for the snap election shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said he will look to slap higher taxes on big companies and “rich” people earning over £70,000.

North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham has welcomed a snap general election this June saying the Government had got into a “difficult position”.

How badly the political parties wanted your vote at the last General Election in 2015 depended on where you lived.

MP for Broadland Keith Simpson said he was “amazed” at the snap general election announcement from Prime Minister Theresa May as he confirmed he will be looking to stand for re-election this June.

The figure loaned to a £5m business centre when expected EU grant payments were delayed by Brexit has been disclosed under Freedom of Information rules.

A controversial multi-million shake-up of how traffic is managed in Norwich has been hit by a fresh blunder - after a £700,000 project had to be put on hold because it was going over budget.

Temporary traffic lights have been removed from the new roundabout on the A140 between Norwich and Cromer but the road next to the new filling station remains closed.

Norwich has been named as one of the slowest cities for motorists in the country, with traffic only reaching an average driving speed of just over 16mph.

A newly re-routed bus service providing access to Tesco and Gapton Hall Retail Park will start next week.

National Politics

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been criticised after tweeting a poll which the agency credited as its source has denied producing.

A food bank is handing out ten times the number of food parcels to those in need in the space of a year.

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

A pro-EU pressure group plans to support Liberal Democrat North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb at the general election.

”Now get on with it”. That is the message to Highways England about long-awaited improvement work on the A47.

Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham was encouraged to buy flowers for his wife after showing MPs her anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing lotion in the House of Commons.

Britain will go to the polls on June 8, after MPs cleared the way for an early general election.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has revealed how he will have to cut short his honeymoon and forgo his stag do because of the snap election.

Counting teams across the region are preparing to put in double shifts as two elections in quick succession loom in Norfolk.

A snap election will “smoke out the shrill divisive siren voices of British politics”, according to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

A University of East Anglia (UEA) polling expert has expressed his shock at the Prime Minister calling a snap election this morning.

There was surprise on the streets of Norwich after the prime minister called for a snap election.

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May to be held in June.

Theresa May has called a snap election to be held on June 8. Here are the results from each constituency across the region for the 2015 general election.

Annabelle Dickson

Dan Grimmer

Public Affairs Correspondent



Dan is the public affairs correspondent for the EDP. That means he reports on what local councils and our elected councillors get up to. The decisions they make can have a massive impact on our lives and it is Dan's job to scrutinise their actions.

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