Local Politics

A Norwich road will be shut for eight weeks as part of a £10.3m project to prevent flooding in and around the city.

Market traders could get a big cut in their rent if proposals are approved.

Concerns over terrorism have moved on enough to allow plans for a new air show to progress.

A road which was due to close this weekend because of work connected to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will now remain open.

“The people of north Norfolk deserve better” - that’s the message from the Liberal Democrat group leader at the district council, Sarah Butikofer.

Half a million to keep buses running could be cut, spending to fix roads reduced and grit runs pared back, if the latest proposed cuts at County Hall go ahead.

A new seaside air show could have take off after a series of supportive measures were approved.

Ex-Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Craig Heap gave an inspirational speech to dozens of young people, as part of the launch of this year’s Sporting Centre of Excellence (SCoE) scheme.

Controversial cuts which would slash £5m from what Norfolk County Council spends on children’s centres will go forward for further talks, despite criticism the move is “too high risk”.

Two more North Norfolk district councillors have quit the Conservative group, in the latest of a string of similar resignations.

A development which could see up to 200 new homes built in one town is to be discussed at an extraordinary council meeting.

Liz Truss’ parliamentary constituency of South West Norfolk could change to take in parts of Cambridgeshire under new proposals.

The spending of millions of pounds to improve cycle routes around Norwich has had its critics, but new figures show cycling has increased by more than 40pc since the shake-up started.

A Labour councillor refused to back his own party’s motion over controversial proposals to close a Great Yarmouth school.

Prime minister Theresa May dodged the question but South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss proudly admitted she had changed her mind.

The campaign to keep Britvic and Unilever in Norwich has been backed by Norfolk County Council.

He has worked across the UK including in Scotland’s west, and now Mike Stark has joined Hethersett Parish Council.

Drivers have been warned sections of a road in Hellesdon will be closed again for the next two Saturdays so work can be done to improve drains and stop flooding.

It’s unlikely to challenge Stephen King, Martina Cole or Dan Brown at the top of the bestseller charts, but a Norfolk county councillor’s book about how he won an election in under six months has found a following.

An appeal has been made to help some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable children find loving homes - with 27 youngsters waiting to be adopted.

Cyclists will get the opportunity to use a section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road before drivers do.

A leaked internal document outlining Britvic’s plans to close its Norwich site has revealed voluntary redundancies are already being offered.

People who have made Broadland a better place to live were celebrated at an awards show on Thursday night.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he believes the final cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will come in as high as £205m - which would mean a potential overspend of £25m.

A new contract bringing significant improvements to the Cromer Pier has been announced today.

A £160m viaduct could be built to carry the “missing link” of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the Wensum Valley.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis is to meet with business secretary Greg Clark to discuss the hundreds of jobs at risk in Norwich.

Norwich City Council is set to miss out on more than £590,000 towards affordable housing as a former four-storey office block off Prince of Wales Road is converted into 41 new flats.

Fresh calls are being made to tackle the affordable housing crisis in Wells after it emerged that almost a third of all homes in the town are now either second homes or holiday homes.

A South Norfolk councillor has accused the district council’s Conservative group of ‘acting like North Korea’ by refusing to allow differences of opinion.

It’s time to kill off the ‘myth’ that Norwich City Council is killing off the city centre, a councillor has said - as City Hall increases parking charges.

National Politics

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is appearing at an event in Norwich next weekend.

Hundreds of people joined a march through the streets of Norwich to demand that the government brings an end to the public sector pay cap.

An animal charity has welcomed a review into air weapon licensing laws in the light of a Suffolk teenager’s death.

A scheme hailed by the government as a way to give children a better start at school so they can go further in life has been slammed by a Norwich MP.

Air weapon licensing laws are to be reviewed after a teenager died when accidentally shot while playing with his friends in a village.

“Serious questions” remain about how a prankster was able to get within feet of the prime minister during her party conference speech, a senior Norfolk MP has said.

The chairman of academy chain the Inspiration Trust has stepped down from his role after the government confirmed him as a new education minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to make a commitment over the party’s position on staying in the single market following Brexit, Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has said.

Sir Vince Cable will set out his plans to develop an anti-Brexit, cross-party coalition when he declares to Liberal Democrat supporters: “I am a proud saboteur.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has announced he will step down from his role as the Liberal Democrat’s health spokesman.

Police numbers in Norfolk will have to be cut so officers can be paid more, the county’s chief constable has warned.

The family of a woman who was brutally murdered by a serial abuser has been told that her death would not be in vain.

“I don’t want Kerri’s death to be in vain” - that was the message from a Norwich MP as she prepared to highlight the brutal murder of mother Kerri McAuley to a government minister.

MP Norman Lamb, who defied his party and refused to vote against the triggering of the Brexit process, will vote against the Repeal Bill.

MPs planning to derail the Brexit bill would put negotiations with the European Union at risk, according to a Norfolk MP.

Richard Porritt

Richard Porritt

Political Editor



Richard is our Political Editor and works both in the Norwich and Westminster offices. He scrutinises our region’s members of parliament and holds them to account on your behalf while also reporting on wider national politics.

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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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