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Councillors voted at County Hall, Norwich, to bring devolution a step closer to Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors insist Norfolk is getting the “best available deal” after East Anglian devolution moved a step closer following a narrow victory in a key vote for the region.

Channel Tunnel bricked up. Photo: Shaun Cole

For almost half the population of voters, the Brexit result was no time for jokes.

Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis missed his first defence questions in Parliament today because he was still on his way back from Glastonbury.

MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis is a staunch Corbyn ally.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was appointed shadow defence secretary on Monday morning as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to fight back in the face of mass resignations.

Picture: James Bass

The condition of about 6,000 council homes in the borough are to be assessed to help plan for improvement works.

Shadow foreign sec Hilary Benn with Emma Reynolds and MEP Richard Hewitt on the Labour In Battle Bus meeting the public in Ipswich town centre.

Half of Labour’s shadow cabinet are reported to have resigned today in the fallout after the referendum result.

Boris Johnson is surrounded by Vote Leave and Vote Remain activists as he speaks in Winchester. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A vote which saw the biggest turnout in the country since 1992 has revealed deep divisions across the UK, and in the region too.

Prime Minister David Cameron walks into 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha after he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Reaction, analysis and updates from Norfolk on a historic day as Britain voted to leave the European Union sparking David Cameron to resign.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous, supporting the

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has paid tribute to the prime minister after David Cameron resigned following Britain’s Brexit vote.

Photo credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

“Remain” leaders took a “step too far” in negative campaigning and failed to emphasise the positive benefits of the European Union (EU), an East Anglian MP has said.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

It is a vote which has tested long-standing political friendships, and seen insults traded that even a politician with the thickest hide will find hard to forget.

Simon Tobin, Vote Leave co-ordinator in Waveney.

Leaving the European Union is a cause many of them have campaigned for over a decade.

Vote Leave campaigners celebrate winning the EU referendum in Waveney.

“We’re going to be a different country” - that was the reaction from campaigners on both sides of the European Union referendum debate in Waveney as the district voted in favour of leaving.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives to cast his vote at Cudham Church of England Primary School in Biggin Hill, Kent. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Nigel Farage has appeared to declare victory in the European Union referendum and said a vote to Leave had been won “without a single bullet being fired”.

Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Voters in Sunderland helped to spark a sharp fall in the value of the pound on the financial markets after giving a resounding thumbs-up to leaving the EU with 61pc backing Brexit.

Tod Sullivan, a member of the

“Remain” campaigners in Waveney say early indications show a swing in support towards their campaign - but Vote Leave say they still expect to win by a big margin in the district.

Pro-Brexit Sir Henry Bellingham has orchestrated a letter of leave MPs calling on David Cameron  to remain as prime minister whatever the result of the EU referendum.

David Cameron’s hopes of remaining in Number 10 on his on terms have been boosted after a Brexit-backing group of MPs has told him it is his duty to stay.

Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Here’s how the night and early morning unfolded as Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

Major roadworks will no longer take place along Edward Benefer Way tonight to allow those wishing to vote to access the polling station at the Masonic Centre in Hamburg Way.

The Jubilee Players production of thriller Night Must Fall has been re-scheduled after the Tithe Barn in Horstead was needed as a polling station for the EU Referendum. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It is a political drama with a cast of colourful characters that has gripped the nation. And now the EU referendum has even upstaged the latest production by an amateur theatre group.

Referendum ballot paper. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

People on social media are warning voters to bring their own pens to polling booths when they vote in the EU referendum over fears that pencil marks on ballots could be compromised.

Polling Day in the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.  Picture: James Bass

Today’s decision is the most momentous the people of Norwich have faced for a generation.

The polling station at the Salvation Army in Tolhouse Street

Voters have been keen to get to the polls in Yarmouth as a man who fell over in the rain told people trying to help him: “Don’t take me to hospital yet, I’ve still got to vote!”

Today is the day when the nation will head to the polls to vote in EU referendum. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It has been 41 years since we, the people, last delivered a verdict on our relationship with our European neighbours.

A Polling Station at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth.


Picture: James Bass

Thursday June 23 is the day when the nation will head to the polls to vote in EU referendum. Here is everything you need to know about how to cast your vote.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

A district council’s housing policy has been described as a “complete failure”after it emerged people were being added to its housing register who had no hope of getting a home.

David Winch, Director of Land Group, at the Riverside Development site.

A landmark partnership project which is driving the development of Thetford’s new cinema and hotel complex has been hailed a success after its first year of work.

The over grown grass area on London Road in Downham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Many residents have complained about the state of green spaces across the borough since West Norfolk Council reduced its grass cutting services to reduce costs.

Hellesdon Carnival parade kicking of the community's celebration event on the recreation ground. Photo : Steve Adams

Residents of Hellesdon have refused to be robbed of their annual celebration as their summer carnival looks set to be revived after a one year absence.

The EU Debate - In or Out?

Chancellor George Osborne speaks at The Treasury, London, where he moved to try to calm market turmoil triggered by the pro-Brexit vote. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An emergency budget to deal with the fallout from the referendum vote to leave the EU looks unlikely to take place until the autumn, as Chancellor George Osborne said it was better to delay action to shore up the public finances until a new prime minister is in place.

CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Industry leaders have stepped up their calls for the government to make sure the economy remains stable in the wake of the referendum result.

Aviva offices in Surrey Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

The value of Aviva shares continued to fall this morning in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote.

Photo credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

One in four business leaders plan to freeze recruitment in the wake of the referendum result and some are considering moving work abroad, a new study has revealed.

Photo/Virginia Mayo

We try to answer some of the questions raised by the EU referendum.

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove (right) hold a press conference at Brexit HQ in Westminster, London, after David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October following a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 24, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Who will be the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister?

Stefan Rousseau/PA

The EU referendum certainly took social media by storm this morning as celebrities and politicians reacted to the news that the Leave campaign had been victorious.

Late summer sunshine along the coast in Lowestoft.  Sailing boats enjoying the weather on Oulton Broad.

East Anglia’s tourism businesses could receive a boost following the Brexit vote, believes an industry expert.

File photo dated 25/02/10 of the 'Gherkin' and Canary Wharf at sunrise in London, as the city is becoming cheaper for expatriate workers to live in as

Savers and investors have been advised not to make rash decisions and focus on the medium to long-term as stock markets react to Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

Aviva offices in Surrey Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Insurance giant Aviva has given its reaction to the result of the EU referendum result, saying it believes the outcome will have “no significant operational impact on the company”.

Caroline Williams Norfolk Chamber of Commerce chief executive. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Businesses need action to maintain economic stability, a timeline for exit and answers about how to do business during and after this transition, according to Norfolk Chamber.

Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

More than £100 billion has been wiped off London’s top flight index after David Cameron announced he would quit as prime minister by October following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

The Vote Leave Eastern team cheer the result at the East of England's regional count. Photo: George Ryan

There was a atmosphere of sheer disbelief from both sides at the Eastern regional count.

The Ziggurat buildings at the UEA.
University of East Anglia.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Students at the UEA have told of their disappointment at the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.

National Politics

Chancellor George Osborne speaks at The Treasury, London, where he moved to try to calm market turmoil triggered by the pro-Brexit vote. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An emergency budget to deal with the fallout from the referendum vote to leave the EU looks unlikely to take place until the autumn, as Chancellor George Osborne said it was better to delay action to shore up the public finances until a new prime minister is in place.

Photo/Virginia Mayo

We try to answer some of the questions raised by the EU referendum.

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove (right) hold a press conference at Brexit HQ in Westminster, London, after David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October following a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 24, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Who will be the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister?

Stefan Rousseau/PA

The EU referendum certainly took social media by storm this morning as celebrities and politicians reacted to the news that the Leave campaign had been victorious.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum. Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

The Vote Leave Eastern team cheer the result at the East of England's regional count. Photo: George Ryan

There was a atmosphere of sheer disbelief from both sides at the Eastern regional count.

The Ziggurat buildings at the UEA.
University of East Anglia.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Students at the UEA have told of their disappointment at the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.

The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. The minute silence for Jo Cox MP. Photo: PA/Phil Morley

A minute’s silence was held at the Eastern regional count to honour MP Jo Cox who died last week after being shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage delivers his final speech of the EU referendum campaign at the Emmanuel Centre in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said “it looks like Remain will edge it” in the EU referendum.

Polling Day in the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.  Picture: James Bass

Politicians have finished arguing. The final pitch for votes has been made. But could a new factor influence the result... the great British weather?

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, Chancellor George Osborne, and MP Therese Coffey toast to the Remain campaign after pulling pints at The Crown Restaurant in Southwold.

Tourist hotspots such as Southwold could see fewer visitors as a result of Britain leaving the European Union, chancellor George Osborne has warned.

A polling station in Eaton Ward, Norwich. 
Photo by Simon Finlay

People are being urged to vote in good time tomorrow and to avoid the busy early evening amid predictions there will be a high turnout for the EU referendum.

The EU Referendum on June 23. Photo: PA Wire

This week’s EU referendum will ultimately shape the future of Great Britain.

Iain Duncan Smith visited King's Lynn, leafleting with Vote Leave canvassers. Also pictured is Jo Rust. Picture: Ian Burt

According to the polls, people in west Norfolk are more out than in when it comes to the EU referendum, but top Vote Leave campaigner Iain Duncan Smith got more than he bargained for when he went walkabouts in King’s Lynn town centre.

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