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Budget 2015

With counting finished in the local elections in Norfolk, there have been gains for Labour in Norwich but UKIP has lost seats in Great Yarmouth.

The votes are being counted after Norwich and Great Yarmouth headed to the polls.

Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was an attempt to rouse Britain’s confidence with the clear message: “Things are on track.”

The chancellor will today deliver his spring statement and declare “the end of austerity is in sight”.

The decision to grant plans for Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing national status to help the planning process has been welcomed by a senior councillor and MP for the town.

East Anglia’s Conservative MPs have backed Theresa May amid Westminster whispers about plots to force her out of Number 10.

January is proving to be rather bleak. Norwich has lost jobs and there remain many more under threat across the county.

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has challenged Jeremy Corbyn to tackle online abuse after revealing that Conservative candidates will sign a pledge to behave responsibly.

Brandon Lewis is the new chairman of the Conservative Party and will also take on the role of minister without portfolio.

Great Yarmouth MP and immigration minister Brandon Lewis is tipped for promotion ahead of a cabinet reshuffle by prime minister Theresa May.

Those whose homes are set to make way for a new bridge will be able to speak to council officers about their plans.

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.”

There is a lot riding on the Budget – not least the future of the chancellor and perhaps even the prime minister.

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