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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. Photo: Bill Smith

Call for more powers to hold Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner to account

The government needs to give the community more power to hold police and crime commissioners to account, according to the county councillor who chairs Norfolk’s Police and Crime Panel.

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Tha plans for Waterlane Leisure Centre

Lowestoft leisure centre set for £1.1m boost

The Waterlane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft is set for a £1.1m funding boost that will see its gym increased in size to meet growing public demand, it was revealed this week.

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Update on the progess work at the Wells Maltings project - The Sackhouse. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Heritage project given six figure boost in Wells

A long-running project to transform historic maltings buildings in Wells has been given a £610,000 boost from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

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George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences, unveils the plaque to open the new Centrum Building at the Norwich Research Park. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk could reap benefits of £300 million DNA project to help find a cure for cancer and other rare diseases

Better diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer could be created through a £300m project launched today – and Norfolk is perfectly placed to reap the benefits, life sciences minister George Freeman has claimed.

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Youngsters enjoy Marston Marsh, which is earmarked for improvements through a new 'tax' on developers. Photo by Simon Finlay

£230,000 boost for green schemes in and around Norwich

A string of green schemes, including nature reserves and a cycle route, have had £230,000 of money earmarked for them out of a new ‘tax’ on development in and around Norwich.

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New figures have shown how increasing numbers of people are taking in lodgers, or handing over their biggest rooms to their children. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

How people in East Anglia are looking to lodgers, while parents are giving up rooms for their children

An increasing number of householders are choosing to rent out their spare room to a lodger to supplement their income - with those who do so in East Anglia bringing in around £2,750 a year, according to a new survey.

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