Local Politics

A local plan to reshape the Waveney area will be the death of one of its villages, it has been claimed.

Residents of a town and its council have come together to look into how best to prepare it for potential major developments.

An apprentice from Breckland Council has seen off the competition to win a prestigious award.

Road users have been warned that a road in Costessey will have to be shut for resurfacing later this month.

Drivers have been warned they could face disruption during weeks of work on a Thorpe St Andrew street - the latest work to protect homes from flooding.

People will get the chance to get rid of those half-filled paint pots piling up in the corner of sheds, thanks to waste amnesties at the county’s recycling centres.

A man who built a number of fishing ponds on a rural Norfolk property right next to another property with fishing ponds has been ordered to fill one of his in.

A community is celebrating after a controversial plan to build a biogas plant in a country field was rejected by a council committee.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey will visit every town and village in her constituency in the space of four days later this month.

Work on the £300m A47 improvements could all take place at the same time, highways chiefs have said, as they announced preferred routes for dualling sections of the road.

A rethink over proposals for a £100m revamp of a former Norwich shoe factory could see more than 400 jobs created in the city, a developer has claimed.

The plans for the long-awaited £300m upgrade of the A47 are today revealed, with preferred routes announced for the sections of the road to be dualled.

Think it’s time for improvements to the A47? Then next week’s your chance to have your say.

People in a Norwich street say they are struggling to park outside their homes, because two thirds of their road is covered by permit parking - but not where they live.

Temporary traffic lights will be installed in a Norwich street while a worn-out footpath is rebuilt.

Delays in planting have been blamed for concerns over the state of the war memorial gardens in Sheringham.

Traffic lights on the A140, put in place because of work to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, will be removed over the weekend, to keep the road clear for visitors to the opening of Cromer Carnival.

Sheringham Town Council has announced that it is set to lose one of its district councillors.

Breckland Council is calling on residents to take part in a survey that will help local companies and boost job prospects by identifying skills gaps.

Campaigners who wanted a new pedestrian crossing on a busy Norwich road as part of a £1.6m roundabout revamp have been left disappointed, after council bosses said it could not be justified.

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for one of the biggest new housing developments in North Norfolk.

Some of the most vulnerable people in Norwich could suffer because of what the deputy leader of the city council has branded “senseless” cuts to support in sheltered housing.

The owners of a mid Norfolk pub have resubmitted a planning application to develop part of the site and improve facilities after support from the community.

People have been invited to a string of roadshows about work on the A47.

Think it’s time for improvements to the A47? Then next week’s your chance to have your say.

Disgusted councillors are up in arms over the state of the war memorial gardens in Sheringham after being told some of the weeds were as high as the roses.

A congregation which lost its place of worship after a lightning strike more than a decade ago is still hoping it can rise from the ashes at its former home.

A former Norwich classical music shop could be turned into the latest addition to the city’s thriving restaurant scene.

A bid by McDonald’s to open a Norwich restaurant round the clock has been opposed by the next door hotel, which says it has had to pay £3,000 to guests unable to sleep because of noise from its fast food neighbour.

National Politics

Rail bosses should pledge not to shut any of its East Anglian ticket offices, according to a Norfolk MP.

Rail bosses should pledge not to shut any of its East Anglian ticket offices, according to a Norfolk MP.

Extra government funding for schools has been welcomed by a Norfolk MP and cabinet minister.

A Norfolk MP has become chairman of an influential parliamentary select committee.

A Norfolk MP has warned that any softening of spending cuts will not help the very poorest in society.

Supporters of fox hunting are remaining silent in the face of “intimidation” from saboteurs after the government dropped controversial plans to table a vote to repeal the ban.

Billions of pounds is set to be spent improving Britain’s roads – and some of Norfolk’s most notorious black spots could be targeted.

A transport minister has joked that he will not accept interventions from male MPs not wearing ties as he poked fun at the chamber’s new relaxed dress code.

Former justice secretary Liz Truss is under pressure to explain why it took 17 weeks to disclose a damning review into a major sex offender programme in jails.

An investigation prompted by a Norfolk MP has uncovered more than £2.5 million of minimum wage breaches in the social care sector.

Labour’s Clive Lewis has called the government’s £1billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party “seedy” and warned the money raised for the “bribe” means Norfolk will lose out.

I will not be standing to become the next Liberal Democrat leader.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb knows his first opponent in the Liberal Democrats’ leadership race should he stand.

Breckland Council has invited George Freeman to discuss its partnership with Capita, which runs its building control process, in more detail after the Mid Norfolk MP added his “deep concerns” about the authority’s handling of recent planning applications.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has set off a social media storm in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.

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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