Local Politics

The next section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road could still open before Christmas, despite recent weather, council bosses hope.

Metres away from Ray and Diane Pearce’s front door enough electricity to power more than four million homes will flow under the ground.

Norfolk’s campaign to tackle loneliness has been hailed in a national report by the charity formed to continue the campaigning work of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Motorists travelling through Diss will face disruptions as traffic lights and road closers are put in place.

Fewer than one in 10 people agree with a controversial decision by Norfolk councillors to award themselves a pay rise at a time when they are cutting public services.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has revealed he will not be taking his allowances increase.

There was anger as a new drive to reduce the number of people sleeping rough in Norwich was agreed, with critics worried the approach could see more people arrested.

A gaping hole was left in the centre of Great Yarmouth’s tourist thoroughfare after a huge fire gutted an indoor market and bowling alley.

Greater Anglia staff are to stage a Christmas strike in their long-running dispute with bosses.

Townsfolk are being urged not to put their cooking fats and oil down the drain this Christmas to reduce the number of blockages.

If you’ve ever been frustrated by struggling to see the directions on a dirty Suffolk road sign, don’t be too surprised – the county council spends just over £1 per sign per year on keeping them up to scratch.

The decision by Conservative and independent councillors to award themselves an allowance increase has been branded as “unbelievable” by one of the county’s MPs.

Parents have said it is critical that “lifeline” under-threat children’s centres are protected from major cuts.

Sir Henry Bellingham has backed a bid for deregulation for society lotteries claiming the move would benefit “good causes” in Norfolk.

A flurry of fury is raining down on councillors who voted to give themselves a big increase in their allowances.

Work to create a new climbing wall at a Lowestoft leisure centre is set to start in the New Year.

Labour’s Clive Lewis has been cleared of groping a woman at the party’s annual conference.

County councillors have voted to increase their allowances at a time when services across Norfolk are facing cuts - a move blasted as “obnoxious” by opposition councillors.

As the public consultation into controversial plans to reform school transport goes live today, officials at Suffolk County Council insist that they are listening to the concerns of parents and teachers.

Our front page headline sums it up - what a flaming cheek. For the past few months we have heard from our county council leaders that savings and cuts are needed. They have said, accurately, that the money the government gives them is not enough - and that something has got to give.

An extra £19.25m has been set aside for the cost of the over budget Norwich Northern Distributor Road - but councillors warned they want reassurance that lessons are learned.

Plans to halve spending on Norfolk’s children’s centres could still go ahead after a bid to scrap the controversial proposals failed.

We’re not well paid, can’t afford to represent the public and deserve more money – that is a group of Norfolk councillors’ response to an independent panel’s decision to deny them a pay increase.

An 18-month community-led project to revitalise an iconic heritage asset could move a step closer to becoming reality this week.

Suffolk County Council has backed the plight of more than 34,000 women in Suffolk who have lost out in changes to pension contributions.

Neighbours living close to King’s Lynn waterfront deserve a greater say in shaping a £120m masterplan to transform the area, campaigners have said.

From potato peelings and uneaten Brussels sprouts, to piles of torn off wrapping paper and toy packaging, Christmas is a season that creates a lot of extra waste.

A controversial bid for a luxury camping site has been thrown out because it would be too noisy for nearby villagers.

The potential to fine drivers who keep their engines running while stationary on Norwich streets is being explored by council bosses.

A parish councillor has hit back at “uninformed objectors” after a controversial planning application was given the go ahead.

People have been urged not to take the piles of logs left along the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - because they are hibernation refuges for wildlife.

National Politics

At exactly 9.50pm Pacific Standard Time on March 21, 2006 an event that would come to have reaching consequence for world politics and beyond took place.

Ministers from two Government departments have visited Great Yarmouth to learn more about the local impact of, and opportunities presented by Brexit.

Nearly three quarters of people in north Norfolk are not getting the continuing NHS healthcare care they need when they go home, it was claimed today.

Businesses have been lining up to welcome the announcement that Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing has been given the green light.

A £98m pledge from the chancellor in his Budget means work could start in 2020 on a new bridge which will open up investment for the whole region.

The chancellor Philip Hammond has committed £98m towards the cost of a new bridge in Great Yarmouth.

Chancellor Philip Hammond could use the Budget to announce plans to boost the region’s infrastructure as part of a promise to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb’s mental health campaigning has been praised by ex-Secretary of State Lord Blunkett.

The A140 Cromer Road will need to be shut again tomorrow night - and possibly Thursday - because work connected to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has yet to be completed.

A Great Yarmouth school has been forced to close today due to a burst water main.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has stated he will now be wary of hugging people after he was accused of groping a woman at the Labour Party’s annual conference.

The investigation into an allegation Norwich MP Clive Lewis groped a woman is set to begin today.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has denied “100 per cent” claims that he groped a woman at the Labour Party’s annual conference, insisting “I just don’t do that”.

British politics risks being brought into disrepute unless a tough, new system to protect people working in Westminster is agreed, the leader of the House of Commons has warned.

The Australian government is teetering on the brink of collapse – and it is all down to a scandal uncovered by a Norfolk blogger.

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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