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Tory candidate for Norwich South announced

The woman chosen to contest the Norwich South seat as Conservative candidate at next year’s general election, and potentially become the first Tory MP in the constituency since 1987, is a 34-year-old woman from Surrey.

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 Clearing up after the flash flood that hit Lionwood Primary School, school governors Patrick Neale and Tim wood.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Applications open for flood grant help in Norwich

Norwich residents, who were affected by flash floods this summer, are being urged apply for emergency grants to help them get their lives back on track.

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A view of the Glaven Valley from Bridgefoot Lane, Wiveton, which the Glaven Valley Protection Group fears would be spoilt if the farmhouse application is approved. Picture: SUBMITTED.

Controversial modern farmhouse plan at Blakeney recommended for approval

Plans for a contemporary-style “farmstead” in a north Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are being recommended for approval - despite more than 100 objections and the formation of a pressure group.

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Tom Fitzpatrick,  leader of the Conservative group at Norfolk County Council.

Council tax rise should be ‘last resort’ - warns leader of Conservative group at Norfolk County Council

The leader of the main opposition group at Norfolk County Council has warned that it is “very premature” for councillors to consider a council tax rise next year.

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Lisa Chambers, the cabinet member for education and skills at Suffolk County Council, has set a target of exceeding the national average of SATs exams in the three Rs by 2017.

Suffolk: Education chief pledges more improvement as Suffolk is still ranked near bottom of the class for test results for 11-year-olds

The head of education in Suffolk last night pledged to overhaul standards in the classroom after the latest primary school results confirmed the county is still one of the worst-performing authorities in England for attainment levels among 11-year-olds.

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Consultation starts on Long Stratton bypass

Consultation starts on Long Stratton bypass proposal

An eight-week consultation has begun into a village’s development plan, which includes a long-awaited bypass to alleviate traffic congestion.

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