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Great Yarmouth during the 2014 Maritime Festival.  Picture: James Bass

Hundreds tell Great Yarmouth council how to save money and boost borough’s future

People living in and around Great Yarmouth have told the council they want better transport links, ‘up market’ tourism and clean streets.

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council paid out the largest compromise agreement package.

Controversial pay-offs to local authority staff in region have topped £8m

More than £8m of public money has been used to pay off departing council staff in our region, partly to help end disputes and ensure former workers do not take legal action.

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Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge, 23.

Hannah Witheridge murder: ‘I want to see the perpetrators brought to justice’ MP speaks out as investigation into Hemsby student’s death comes under fire

Police investigating the murder of Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge have expanded their DNA testing - as the local force has come under fire for their handling of the case.

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Pupils and staff at Coltishall Primary School celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report. Picture: Submitted

Drive to improve standards in Norfolk’s schools is getting results, say council leaders

A drive to improve Norfolk’s schools, following criticism from watchdogs that not enough was being done to support them, is paying dividends, according to council leaders.

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Sue Hacon has resigned from the Tory party to join UKIP. Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Tory councillor defects to UKIP

A top Great Yarmouth Conservative councillor has defected from the party to join UKIP.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine arrive at Midland Hotel in Manchester before the start of the Labour Party's annual conference. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

LABOUR CONFERENCE: Norfolk man’s view from behind Ed Miliband

Images of Norfolk Labour member Jono Read will be beamed across the country tonight after he was picked to sit behind the leader for his speech. He gives his verdict on Ed Milband’s final speech before the election.

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