Local Politics

A Lowestoft businessman has branded a decision by the town council to refuse a free organised cycle ride to finish at Ness Point “barking mad”.

An 86-year-old man was left with life-changing injuries after he was trapped in a bath with scalding water pouring in.

The £9m revamp of a Norwich hospital could cause an “unacceptable” risk of flooding of foul sewerage downstream from the site, a water company has warned.

Fresh hope has emerged for the future of Lowestoft Record Office, after new county council leader Matthew Hicks vowed to keep records in north Suffolk.

Questions have been asked over why land refused for a 300-home development was designated as part of a county wildlife site.

One of the men arrested on suspicion of alleged electoral fraud in the Norwich City Council elections has spoken of his relief after he was released with no further action to be taken.

A pre-school and nursery owner has been elected as Attleborough’s new town mayor.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been secured to help improve traffic flow along the A140 just days after authorities agreed to press forward with the project.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has said she was “shocked” to hear that police are investigating alleged electoral fraud around the nomination paper for a Conservative candidate in the city council elections.

Police are continuing to investigate allegations of election fraud around Norwich City Council’s elections, with one of the men arrested yesterday released with no further action to be taken.

A new tool for dating archaeological sites in Suffolk is being funded by Historic England, it has been revealed.

An alleged dispute between political rivals at a polling station led to police being called during a by-election.

Developing and maintaining Suffolk’s road network has been put at the heart of the policies of the new county council leader as he takes over the helm at Endeavour House.

Drivers have been urged to plan ahead to try to ease the disruption when a key roundabout on Norwich’s busy ring road closes next week.

The fight to save Lowestoft Record Office has been given renewed vigour after councillors pledged to support a “long-term” and “sustainable” solution to keep archives in the town.

The member of parliament for North Norfolk has been fighting the district’s case in parliament today, attempting to get clarity on a regulation which could seriously harm community transport.

An eco-friendly taxi firm promising a zero emissions drive is awaiting a decision over whether it will be granted a private hire vehicle licence.

A city centre café is bidding to expand into space vacated twice by smokehouse businesses.

The new mayor of Bungay plans to encourage more community interaction and listen to residents’ suggestions for the town during his year in office.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit election fraud around this month’s Norwich City Council elections.

A skate park in a south Norfolk village could be in line for a face lift, as its parish council bids to broaden its appeal.

A decade ago Norwich City Council elected to roll out a blanket 20mph speed limit across the city - in a move described at the time as “unenforceable”.

A council’s decision on a large development near Norwich hangs on the matter of whether a new school will be built along side it.

A petition with more than 7,000 signatures against the closure of Lowestoft Record Office will be presented to the county council tomorrow.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council will be elected next week, hours after the Conservative group votes on who should lead their group.

Victims of domestic abuse have been urged to come forward and take part in the government’s consultation on a new Domestic Abuse Bill.

More than £430,000 of payments to dead people and duplicate invoices had to be recovered by a Suffolk council last year, new figures reveal.

People living in a Norwich street where traffic is “absolute chaos” have warned a five-day closure of a roundabout may worsen their problems.

New mayors have been elected in Lowestoft and Southwold following their town council’s annual meetings.

Norwich’s new Lord Mayor and Sheriff have been sworn in, with a pledge to raise money for an enterprise which helps the city’s homeless.

Half-a-million pounds of government money could be put towards tackling exclusion in Norfolk’s schools, after a bid was submitted by council officers.

National Politics

Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced as an environment minister due to illness.

It is still too early to say exactly what impact Brexit will have on jobs, business and personal finances.

A Norfolk MP has slammed the US president for his decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Instagram-loving MP Liz Truss has defended her use of social media and revealed it was her much-ridiculed cheese speech that prompted her take the plunge online.

Unilever has been accused of playing “fast and loose” with the process that will see all but a handful of jobs at Colman’s Mustard leave Norwich.

Bosses at Norwich City Football Club have welcomed a summer debate on safe-standing at grounds and pledged to keep pushing for it to be allowed at Carrow Road.

MPs have heard how the “scandal” of staff shortages is crippling mental health care in Norfolk.

Local elections, like any elections, matter.

The founder of The Big Issue joined people from Norwich in a show of solidarity in support of the Windrush generation.

Sajid Javid is the new home secretary after Amber Rudd was forced to quit amid the fallout from the Windrush scandal.

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary amid claims she misled Parliament over targets for removing illegal migrants.

MPs have pledged to “protect the protectors” after a sharp rise in the number of assaults on emergency workers.

Should Britain stay in a customs union with the Europe? Or walk away?

Concerns over the public consultation undertaken by district councils ahead of the east Suffolk merger have been raised in the House of Lords.

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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