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Traffic trundling through Long Stratton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Bypass key to Long Stratton’s future vision

A long awaited bypass for a south Norfolk village is now firmly on the agenda after councillors voted unanimously in favour of a blueprint for future development.

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Katherine Poll is a graduate for the EDP's Election Panel. Picture: Ian Burt

100 days until voting day - what our panel thinks so far

The Tories and Labour are running neck and neck while the Liberal Democrats trail in fifth place behind Ukip and the Greens, according to the latest polling by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft.

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George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council. Picture: Denise Bradley

Council tax freeze among proposals in latest budget

Families are set to see the largest part of their council tax payments frozen next year.

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National Grid working in St Nicholas Street
Picture; Anthony Carroll

Update: Gas leak causes road closure in Diss town centre

A gas leak in Diss town centre has lead to a road closure this afternoon.

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EDP front page for 1950/51 elections

When Labour’s hopes of a far bigger majority were dashed

The General Election is May is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent history. Over the coming weeks Political Editor Annabelle Dickson will be looking back at the most significant elections since the second world war. This week we start with the early 1950s, when Labour hung onto power in 1950, before a second election in 1951 saw the Conservatives take back control.

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The house which Norfolk County Council looks set to buy because it stands in the way of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road getting built. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Family to say farewell to home if £148.5m Northern Distributor Road goes ahead

A family who would lose part of their front garden if the controversial Norwich northern distributor road (NDR) goes ahead look set to have their home bought by the county council – in a package that will cost up to £450,000.

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