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The shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, centre, with Jessica Asato, prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich North; and Clive Lewis, prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich South, at Bethel Street Police Station with placards against the police cuts on Thursday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper takes immigration fight to UKIP in Gorleston and Lowestoft

Shadow Home secretary Yvette Cooper attempted to take the election battle into the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) heartlands on Thursday, hosting debates in Gorleston and Lowestoft on immigration.

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Chancellor George Osborne visits the construction work at the Postwick Hub interchange, with MPs Keith Simpson, left, and Chloe Smith, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fears party leaders promised too much to Scotland are “water under the bridge” - Norfolk MP says

Fears the Government offered too much to the Scots are “water under the bridge” and promises must be lived up to, a Norfolk MP has said.

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The UEA in Norwich.

Controversial UKIP event on the University of East Anglia campus postponed amid “review”

A controversial University of East Anglia union event where UK Independence Party members were due to speak has been postponed because it had not been approved.

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Steve Emmens - UKIP's candidate who will be speaking at a University of East Anglia event

What do you think? Students try to bar UK Independence Party from event on University of East Anglia campus

University of East Anglia students have launched a campaign to try and stop an event attended by UK Independence Party candidates from being held on the Norwich campus.

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Chuka Umuna, labour shadow business secretary, at the Forum to launch small business Saturday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Audio: ‘I’m four-square behind Ed’ says shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna declared himself ‘four-square’ behind Labour leader Ed Miliband during a trip to Norwich today.

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Work is progressing apace on King’s Lynn Drainage Board’s new flood storage area to the east of the A149, near Hardwick roundabout.

The flood storage area will have a total capacity of around 130 million litres (28.5 million gallons), and is designed to allow the Board to divert water from Middleton Stop Drain and Pierpoint Drain at times of high flows, and then store it temporarily before discharging the excess water to Middleton Stop Drain once levels in that watercourse are suitable.

Having the ability to divert water out of these drains during high flow events will lessen the risk of flooding through Hardwick Industrial Estate and residential areas which feed into these watercourses, as well as to farmland and other properties upstream of the A149.  Increasing capacity within this network also offers an opportunity to potentially allow future developments to discharge their surface water run-off to these drains.

Phil Camamile, Chief Executive of King’s Lynn Drainage Board, said: “The Board is co

Landowners approached to take on flood defences - or they’ll be axed

Local authorities, landowners and farmers are being approached to take on flood defences that the Environment Agency no longer believes are value for money – including in King’s Lynn.

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