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Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the £6.7m A12/A143 link road. 
Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council,  Trevor Wainwright with Norfolk County Council leader George Nobbs.

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Ground breaking marks start to £6.7m Gorleston link road

Work has begun in earnest on a multi-million pound link road that will pave the way for new homes, jobs and business growth.

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Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Conservative MP for south west Norfolk, speaks at the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September, 29, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

TORY CONFERENCE: Osborne’s benefits freeze set to save £3.2bn

Political editor Annabelle Dickson reports from the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham

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Norfolk County Council's County Hall in Martineau Lane, Norwich.

Norfolk County Council still has to find £13m of savings from budget

The strain on Norfolk County Council’s finances was laid bare at a meeting yesterday, at which it emerged that although the “black hole” in its accounts for next year had been reduced, there was still £13m left to be found.

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Minister pledges to improve mobile phone coverage for rural areas

A pledge by a government minister that mobile phone companies will have to ensure better mobile phone coverage in rural areas has met a mixed response in Norfolk.

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Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary and South West Norfolk MP, re-opens the debate over fox hunting

Environment secretary and Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss calls for fox hunting ban ‘mistake’ to be overturned

The government’s new environment secretary has reopened the debate over the fox hunting ban by calling for the legislation to be overturned.

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William Hague addresses the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham for the last time before he steps down as an MP at next year's general election. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA

CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE: Norfolk and Suffolk’s unfair funding deal will become “less relevant” as Scotland gets more powers - William Hague

A historic formula which sees Scottish citizen get significantly more public cash per head than people living in Norfolk and Suffolk will become “less relevant” as Scotland gets more powers, a senior Tory has said.

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