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Cromer mayor Tim Adams and his new deputy John Frosdick. Photo: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Cromer mayor Tim Adams has been re-elected for a second year.

Former owners of Number 12 Russell Evans, centre, and John Linford, right, with the pub's manager, James Watkins. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A former licensee of a Norwich pub has said that the ongoing roadworks in the city centre was one of reasons behind the closure of the pub last week.

The completion and opening of Norwich City Council’s new Rose Lane multi-storey car park in Mountergate. Cllr Mike Stonard right and Huber car park systems MD Markus Lauble . Photo : Steve Adams

After a £7m investment and two years in the planning, the new 595 space car park has opened on Rose Lane in the first step to boost regeneration in Mountergate.

The view from the top of Farmland Road in Costessey across the Tud Valley. 

Picture: James Bass

Plans for 83 new homes on farming land in the Tud River valley in Costessey were rejected on Wednesday morning following a public outcry.

City councillor Marion Maxwell has become the 105th Lord Mayor in Norwich's history, while Richard Marks, boss of Norwich’s John Lewis store, is the new Sheriff of Norwich. Picture: Antony Kelly

Norwich’s new Lord Mayor has revealed her own experience with cancer prompted her to pick a city charity which supports people with the disease as the civic charity for the coming year.

Watton town mayor Beryl Bunning and Keith Gilbert. Picture: Ian Burt

Wish you were in a position to make a difference in your town? For Watton residents, that chance has come.

Melanie Tucker by Stephen Wolfenden

Attracting a greater range of businesses will help a coastal resort to become less reliant on tourism and flourish as a result, the town’s mayor has said after being re-elected to a second term in the role.

City councillor Marion Maxwell has become the 105th Lord Mayor in Norwich's history, while Richard Marks, boss of Norwich’s John Lewis store, is the new Sheriff of Norwich. Picture: Antony Kelly

Norwich has a new Lord Mayor and Sheriff, after the pair took up their posts following today’s official mayor making ceremony.

Prime Minister David Cameron. (Photo by Jack Taylor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

I would like to congratulate David Cameron on the way he is helping me to decide.

Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

Residents have vowed to fight future building on iconic open space overlooking the sea after a mobile home company fenced off land intended for development.

The Anglian Windows site off Holt Road, Norwich which could be turned into a new sports village. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A new sports village could be created on the outskirts of the city, with the official charity of Norwich City Football Club working on “visionary” proposals for a 21 acre site.

Long Stratton.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Plans to build a bypass to relieve one of the region’s notorious traffic bottlenecks have taken a major step forward.

John Lee, newly-elected chairman of North Norfolk District Council. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A bid to cut the number of councillors from 48 to 40 has been given the green light by North Norfolk District Council.

Richard Howitt, MEP for the East of England, talks to migrant workers at the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford about the upcoming EU referendum.

Richard Howitt MEP has attempted to assuage the concerns of migrant workers in Thetford ahead of the EU referendum next month.

Geoffrey Watling Way, alongside Norwich City Football Ground, where roadworks are due to take place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Drivers in Norwich have been warned to brace themselves for further disruption when weeks of work starts on roads near Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road ground.

Shawn Taylor pictured promoting a charity vehicle event he organised at former RAF Coltishall last year. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

A handbrake U-turn means plans which would have allowed sports cars to keep using a circuit at former RAF Coltishall are set to be scrapped.

Syrian girls play tic-tac-toe on a train wagon at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece. Norfolk is set to resettle 50 refugees. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Council leaders in Norfolk are today calling on the government to put up more cash to help resettle 50 Syrian refugees after the cost was revealed as £1.4m.

Mark Bee.

Former Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee has become the new chairman of Waveney District Council.

The new Rose Lane car park in Norwich.

A new £7m multi-storey car park with 595 spaces is to open on Rose Lane next week.

Baxter Healthcare in Thetford.

More than 400 jobs have been safeguarded at one of Norfolk’s biggest manufacturers, thanks to a multi-million pound investment package.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2016.
Susan Hacon and Kay Grey (UKIP).

Picture: James Bass

A bid to elect a UKIP leader of the borough council was branded a “stich-up” by the woman at the centre of the argument.

Work is under way on the new homes in Hansard Close in Mile Cross. Pic: Submitted.

Work has begun to build what will be the most environmentally-friendly council homes in Norwich once a £1.5m scheme is completed.

Woodwork classes are among the courses offered by the community learning service.

Inspectors have praised a turnaround which has seen Norfolk’s adult education service go from being rated ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in just over a year.

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Warnings have been made mistakes over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road should not be repeated with the Third Great Yarmouth River Crossing as Norfolk county councillors backed the scheme this morning.

North Norfolk floods aerials. Salthouse. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Conservatives have been accused of using the balance of power at Norfolk County Council to politicise their response to flooding by attempting to oust the chair of the coastal flood working group, Liberal Democrat leader Marie Strong.

Great Yarmouth Town Hall's Victorian clock is back in working order

A spat has broken out after Labour councillors were denied leadership roles on borough council committees.

Trevor Wainwright, Labour leader at Great Yarmouth Borough Council. Photo: James Bass

A spat has broken out after Labour councillors were denied leadership roles on borough council committees.

Norwich Market.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Getting empty stalls filled and providing more variety to shoppers are two goals of a new association formed to help Norwich Market fulfil its potential.

The 2016 Norfolk Farming Conference. Keynote speaker, Andy Wood, CEO Adnams. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Plans for an elected mayor for East Anglia and the devolution of Whitehall powers to the region could be set back for years if a consensus is not found by next Friday, the business boss leading discussions has said.

The Primark store at the Haymarket, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s Primark store could be partly demolished and rebuilt as part of an ambitious expansion bid, but civic watchdogs today branded the proposals as “ugly” and “insensitive”.

The roundabout at AllSaints Green, next to John Lewis. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Next week will see fresh road closures in the city as part of the Transport for Norwich scheme. Here we look at some of the major changes which will affect motorists.

The EU Debate - In or Out?

The Keronite process in action.

Suffolk-based surface technology company Keronite has secured European Union funding to develop new wear resistant technologies for the automotive market.

EU and UK flags fly above the EU Commission offices in Westminster, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The great EU Referendum debate: Are you holding an event?

20/20 Vision meeting at the Boathouse Wisbech. Cllr Steve Count head of Cambs County Council.Picture: Steve Williams.

A proposal for a separate elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and one for Norfolk and Suffolk is being given a last-ditch push by Cambridgshire leaders as the clock ticks on devolution discussions.

File photo dated 23/01/15 of a container ship at Southampton Port as a leading business group has downgraded its UK growth forecast for this year after a disappointing first quarter and sounded a warning about the

As the prime minister and chancellor set out a Treasury analysis suggesting a vote for a Brexit could prompt huge job losses and a recession, political editor Annabelle Dickson looks at the issue of the European Union and the economy in the first of the EDP in-depth European Union series.

File photo dated 06/10/11 of a trainee bricklayer. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement and Spending Review in the House of Commons today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 25, 2015. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Bricklayers are being paid up to £25 an hour as building firms struggle to recruit skilled workers, a new report has revealed.

Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne warns the UK will go into a year-long recession if it leaves the EU. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Quitting the European Union would plunge Britain into a year-long recession and cost 820,000 jobs, including 50,000 in East England, the Chancellor warned today.

Mr Cameron and politicians from different political parties are campaigning to remain in the European Union ahead of the referendum on June 23. (Photo by Jack Taylor - Pool/Getty Images)

David Cameron made an early morning trip to a supermarket in Hayes yesterday along with Labour MP Harriet Harman.

Profits after tax at Ryanair are up 43%.

Ryanair said it plans to cut fares by 7% this year as annual profits at the budget airline soared by almost half.

File photo dated 16/05/16 of Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary, as the budget airline said it plans to cut fares by 7% this year as annual profits soared by almost half. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 23, 2016. See PA story CITY Ryanair. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ryanair said it plans to cut fares by 7% this year as annual profits at the budget airline soared by almost half.

Ballot box

With exactly one month to go before the referendum on membership of the European Union, the Welwyn Hatfield Times wants to know what its readers think about it.

The EU and UK flags fly above the EU Commission offices in Westminster, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

All you need to know about the EU referendum - through A to Z.

UCS said it had not been made aware of any staff participating

University Brexit debate is one of three special events across the county

Stationary traffic after the accident on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Cuts of almost a quarter to bus service funding in Suffolk have been blamed as a major contributor to the “health emergency” of air pollution.

Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

It was lucky the Queen’s Speech was brief. The weight of 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and five rubies in the Imperial State Crown appeared to be great on the 90-year-old monarch as she performed her duty as head of state.

The East of England saw the total number of unemployed fall by 3.8% between January and March to stand at 118,000.

The East of England saw the total number of unemployed fall by 3.8% between January and March to stand at 118,000.

National Politics

20/20 Vision meeting at the Boathouse Wisbech. Cllr Steve Count head of Cambs County Council.Picture: Steve Williams.

A proposal for a separate elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and one for Norfolk and Suffolk is being given a last-ditch push by Cambridgshire leaders as the clock ticks on devolution discussions.

File photo dated 23/01/15 of a container ship at Southampton Port as a leading business group has downgraded its UK growth forecast for this year after a disappointing first quarter and sounded a warning about the

As the prime minister and chancellor set out a Treasury analysis suggesting a vote for a Brexit could prompt huge job losses and a recession, political editor Annabelle Dickson looks at the issue of the European Union and the economy in the first of the EDP in-depth European Union series.

Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne warns the UK will go into a year-long recession if it leaves the EU. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Quitting the European Union would plunge Britain into a year-long recession and cost 820,000 jobs, including 50,000 in East England, the Chancellor warned today.

The EU and UK flags fly above the EU Commission offices in Westminster, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

All you need to know about the EU referendum - through A to Z.

The launch of the Conservatives In referendum campaign for East Anglia. Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, and secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Elizabeth Truss has urged her constituents to vote in favour of continued EU membership at the launch of a Conservative campaign for Britain to remain in.

A broadband router and cable. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Every home will have a legal right to a 10mbp (megabits for second) broadband connection as part of a new bill which will make the UK a “world leader in the digital economy”.

The interior of a driverless car at MIRA, Nuneaton. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Driverless cars, drones and a commercial spaceport all featured in the Queen’s Speech.

Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 18, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

It was lucky the Queen’s Speech was brief. The weight of 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and five rubies in the Imperial State Crown appeared to be great on the 90-year-old monarch as she performed her duty as head of state.

A member of protocol arranges the British flag prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Parliament in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Voters in Dereham were the most inclined to opt to leave the European Union, according to our latest snapshot.

A member of protocol arranges the British flag prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Parliament in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

East Anglia is increasingly resolved to vote to cut Britain’s ties with Brussels, with the “leave” campaign stretching its local lead to nine points, our new poll shows.

Prime Minister David Cameron Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron has insisted he is in “listening mode” over the controversial plans for an elected mayor for East Anglia.

David Cameron hosts a 'Food is Great' reception to showcase the UK’s food and drink industry. There will be food stalls from 13 selected suppliers set up in the state rooms and around 60 guests from the industry.
The celebrity chef,Tom Kerridge has designed a menu from all the exhibitors produce.

Two of the region’s major businesses have heeded the prime minister’s call to “put their head about the parapet” and make the case for Britain to remain in the European Union.

Matthew Hancock MP meets Helen Warnock, Network Rail area director, and residents at the level crossing in Brandon.

A town’s frustration with its troublesome level crossing has culminated in a resolution by its council to call on three MPs for help.

Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency office closing down.

Picture: James Bass

A major centre for seafarers is due to close meaning they could have to travel to Ipswich for tests, inspections and surveys.

The River Bure at Acle Bridge buzzing with hire craft and holiday makers on the river during a warm day.; June 2010; Norfolk Broads / River Bure / Acle / Boats / Hire Craft / Tourists / Weather / Broads Authority / Boating / Tourism / Holiday Here; Picture: James Bass; Copy: Filer; Eastern Daily Press © 2010  (01603) 772434

Visitors to the wide skies, sandy beaches, culture and fresh air of East Anglia are playing an increasing role in the region’s economy.

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