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Councillors will next week decide whether to bring in a bylaw to ban skating in parts of Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

City councillor apologises after Norwich skate ban email gaffe

An embarrassing email gaffe saw a city councillor reply to an opponent of the proposed ban on skateboarding in parts of Norwich - and describe their views as “tosh”.

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Stan Hebborn has been elected to Watton Town Council. Picture: Matthew Usher.

UKIP candidates take both seats in Watton Town Council election

Two UK Independence Party candidates have been elected to Watton Town Council.

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Councillors will next week decide whether to bring in a bylaw to ban skating in parts of Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

City councillor apologises after Norwich skate ban email gaffe

An embarrassing email gaffe saw a city councillor reply to an opponent of the proposed ban on skateboarding in parts of Norwich - and describe their views as “tosh”.

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Chancellor George Osborne visits the construction work at the Postwick Hub interchange. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Chancellor says recent focus on northern powerhouse does not come at the expense of other regions

It is not just London and the North that should thrive, the chancellor has said ahead of his autumn statement. Political editor ANNABELLE DICKSON reports

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Mark Reckless, UKIP Candidate for Rochester and Strood is greeted by supporters, as he arrives at the UKIP campaign office in Rochester.

UKIP hopes to benefit from more defections in the future

UKIP could secure another MP at the Rochester by-election. And, in Norfolk, the party is celebrating a high-profile defection.

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Artist's impression of how Park Lane would look lif the road closure initially proposed in the Push The Pedalways changes was brought in.

U-turn over bid to close Norwich road to traffic

Proposals to block off a Norwich road look set to be axed in the wake of opposition from worried neighbours, who say it would send cars down their streets instead.

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