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Scenes from the PCC count at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Stephen Bett loses his position as Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner as Lorne Green, the Conservative candidate, is all smiles. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Former Canadian diplomat Lorne Green will oversee Norfolk’s police force after winning the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on Friday evening.

Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Tim Passmore was the winner.

The Conservative’s Tim Passmore secured his second term as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it was confirmed this afternoon.

The PCC elections take place on Thursday. The results will be announced on Friday afternoon.

Less than a quarter of people eligible to vote have decided on who the next police and crime commissioner in Norfolk and Suffolk will be.

City council elections count at St Andrew's Hall in Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Below are the results of the Norwich City Council elections for 2016

Former Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Manjit Obhrai. Picture: Ian Burt

All week we’ve been looking at public sector pay in East Anglia and our table below shows the top 10 earners at different public bodies.

Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust . Photo: Steve Adams

Two consultants involved in a “strategic reorganisation” which saw hundreds of jobs axed at the region’s mental health trust, each received payouts worth more than £200,000.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2016.
Susan Hacon and Kay Grey (UKIP).

Picture: James Bass

It was big night for UKIP in Great Yarmouth as they became the second largest party on the borough council.

UKIP candidate Nicholas Lansdell leaflet and voucher that was put through voters' doors in Thorpe Hamlet.

A UKIP election candidate said he did not mean to “do anything sinister” - after campaign literature was delivered with a £5 voucher for his own hairdressing salon.

Norwich City Council election count at St.Andrews Hall in Norwich 2010

Labour’s grip on City Hall has been strengthened as they made four gains at the expense of the Greens.

A Breckland Council by-election has been held

The results from the Breckland Council by-election for Attleborough’s Queens and Besthorpe ward show the Conservatives have held their seat.

GV's of King's House home to Thetford Town Council.
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A town council is planning for the future as two of its senior officers resigned within a fortnight of each other.

Forest Heath Council office in Mildenhall

The new district councillor for Brandon has been announced following a by-election.

Wrentham Fire Station in North Suffolk.

Picture: James Bass

A leading member of a council which wants to reduce fire cover to save money has raised concerns about the closure of a village fire station “in the strongest possible terms”.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2016.

Picture: James Bass

Below are the results of the Great Yarmouth borough council elections for 2016.

Jeremy Corbyn MP visiting NTS (Norfolk Training Services). Talking to student Jeremy Richardson with Clive Lewis MP.
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The Green Party’s four-seat defeat at City Hall is a result of a shift in the political feel of the Labour Party, the city’s MP has said.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2014.
Votes being counted in the Town Hall.
Malcolm Bird , UKIP.

Picture: James Bass

The next mayor of Great Yarmouth will be a symbolic first for the UK Independence Party.

'Vote Green' posters stapled onto Labour signs in Norwich.

Vote Labour boards have been plastered with ‘vote green’ posters in wards across Norwich as the city heads to the polls for local elections

Voters arrive at a Norwich polling station. 
Photo by Simon Finlay

Follow the latest from local election night in Norwich and Great Yarmouth with our reporters in our live blog.

Craig Rivett, the new Conservative district councillor for Wrentham ward in Waveney.

A rural council ward in Waveney has been retained by the Conservatives in a by-election - albeit with a reduced share of the vote.

A council is hoping it can make a difference to a market town’s car parking woes as a much-needed survey begins.

The UEA.   Photo: Bill Smith

The University of East Anglia has defended figures which show it has doubled the number of six-figure earners on its books in just five years.

City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Eaton, Lakenham, Mancroft and Mile Cross

Voters in Norwich go to the polls next week.  Photo: Steve Adams

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Nelson, Sewell and Thorpe Hamlet.

Voters in Norwich go to the polls next week. Pic: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the fight in the wards of Town Close, University and Wensum.

The PCC elections take place on Thursday. The results will be announced on Friday afternoon.

The second Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections take place on Thursday May 5.

East Anglian Ambulance Trust CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

The crippling cost of restructuring has been laid bare by figures which show the region’s ambulance service spent £6m on exit packages in just two years.

View from the top of Farmland Road in Costessey across the Tud Valley.  Picture: James Bass

Angry residents have criticised a developer’s offer to soften the impact of plans to build 83 houses in a river valley.

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Ballot Boxes at City Hall being prepared for delivery to all the polling stations around the Norwich South area. 

Norwich South Election.


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Rural areas of Waveney must not be forgotten, candidates in a council by-election have said as voters prepare to go to the polls to choose a new representative for their area.

Manjit Obhrai was brought in to run the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn in 2014. He recouped £270-275,000 plus £9,600 in expense payments for eight months work. Picture: Ian Burt

Concern has been raised about the money recouped by some senior NHS staff, as our investigation into public sector pay reveals the number of £100,000-plus earners at one Norfolk hospital rose by 400pc in seven years.

Chris Harding MBE

An outgoing police boss received an £147,000 payout for retiring when a new structure was introduced in 2013, our investigation can reveal.

Graham Stagg

The pay and perks of a former Cambridgeshire fire chief led one MP to say he and his bosses were guilty of ‘sticking two fingers up’ at those who had dared to question it.

The EU Debate - In or Out?

The PCC elections take place on Thursday. The results will be announced on Friday afternoon.

Less than a quarter of people eligible to vote have decided on who the next police and crime commissioner in Norfolk and Suffolk will be.

The Ely Cathedral Business Group is to hold its Celebration of Business event from Friday May 13 until Monday May 16.

Businesses from around East Cambridgeshire are to gather for a weekend of debate and networking at the Ely Cathedral Business Group’s Celebration of Business event.

City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Eaton, Lakenham, Mancroft and Mile Cross

Voters in Norwich go to the polls next week.  Photo: Steve Adams

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Nelson, Sewell and Thorpe Hamlet.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron has said the Government will be going around local authorities to see what more they could do to take in refugees.

Next has warned that full-year profits could take a hit.

Retailer Next has warned that full-year profits could take a hit after sales for the first quarter fell 0.9%.

Police and crime commissioner candidate, David Moreland. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The UK Independence Party police and crime commissioner candidate says he shared controversial posts on social media, including an article celebrating an African state banning Islam, with other Facebook members to see their reaction to particular issues.

A survey indicates falling manufacturing output.

Britain’s manufacturing sector saw activity contract for the first time in more than three years in the latest sign that the EU referendum is hurting the UK economy, according to a survey.

A new report suggests that firms are running out of options to hire staff amid a continued shortage of skilled workers.

The jobs market is heading for “turbulence”, fuelled by uncertainty over the EU referendum and the impact of the national living wage, according to a new report.

Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe.
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The City will this week look for details of how Sainsbury’s plans to overhaul Argos when the supermarket posts its annual results next week, while trading at rival Morrisons and banking giant HSBC will also be in the spotlight.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage with his winnings  at Great Yarmouth races in 2012 
Picture: James Bass

Nigel Farage has likened predicting the upcoming local election result in Great Yarmouth to playing pin the tail on a donkey.

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a sharp increase in first quarter losses.

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a first-quarter pre-tax loss of £968million, more than double last year’s figure of £446m.

File photo dated 15/04/14 of notes and coins on a payslip. Leaving the European Union will cost British workers the equivalent of a month's pay by the end of the decade, a leading international economic body has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 27, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Brexit campaigners have promised to slash red tape imposed by Brussels which they claim costs as much as £125bn a year.

Sudbury Town Hall.

A dispute has erupted in a Suffolk town over the tradition of flying the German flag when officials from a twinned town visit.

Daren Moore, partner at Price Bailey, speaks at the Inside the Minds of Business Leaders event at Dunston Hall in Norwich.

The EU referendum, red-tape restrictions and business planning worries dominated a debate assessing business confidence across the region.

National Politics

Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Constabulary Stephen Bett . Photo: Steve Adams

In November 2012 Stephen Bett became Norfolk’s first ever police and crime commissioner following the inaugural elections for the controversial role hailed by the government as making the police more accountable.

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Ballot Boxes at City Hall being prepared for delivery to all the polling stations around the Norwich South area. 

Norwich South Election.


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Voters go to the polls on Thursday to vote in council elections in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and police and crime commissioner elections in the rest of the region. Here are some key facts.

Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss speaking at the 2016 NFU Conference in Birmingham. 
Picture by Simon Hadley.

Elizabeth Truss revealed she has her own box of Weetabix proudly displayed on her desk in the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs as her monthly question session in the House of Commons saw MPs break into fits of giggles.

Norman Lamb. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has said the government must show it has fresh plans to settle the junior doctor dispute after health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced he was willing to “pause” the introduction of new contracts if junior doctors agree to talks.

Therese Coffey is declared the MP for Suffolk Coastal In the parliamentary elections at Martlesham.

Speaker John Bercow lost his temper with Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey and health secretary Jeremy Hunt today for using their mobile phones on the front bench.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron has said the Government will be going around local authorities to see what more they could do to take in refugees.

MP Chloe Smith Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s council leader has hit back at a city MP who accused him of showing the worst kind of self interest for opposing government plans to increase council house rents for higher earners while living in a council house himself.

Police and crime commissioner candidate, David Moreland. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The UK Independence Party police and crime commissioner candidate says he shared controversial posts on social media, including an article celebrating an African state banning Islam, with other Facebook members to see their reaction to particular issues.

The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk protest taking place in Norwich centre. M.P Clive Lewis adding his voice to the protest.
It comes as mental health services in the region are facing the strain following multi-million pound cuts and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust being placed into special measures. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said he rejects the use of racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic language after a political blog raised one his social media posts from 2011 in which he quoted a commentator suggesting Israel should have been put in the “Middle-West”, not the “Middle-East”.

General Election 2015 Hustings at Cromer Parish church, local candidate Norman Lamb (Lib Dem).

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The Canaries Premier League struggles compete equally with the demise of the Liberal Democrats in Norman Lamb’s emotions, he has admitted.

Jeremy Corbyn MP visiting NTS (Norfolk Training Services). Talking to student Jeremy Richardson with Clive Lewis MP.
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Labour MP Clive Lewis’ introduction to Westminster has not been gentle.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage with his winnings  at Great Yarmouth races in 2012 
Picture: James Bass

Nigel Farage has likened predicting the upcoming local election result in Great Yarmouth to playing pin the tail on a donkey.

Ken Livingstone leaves his home in London, as Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to do more to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Labour Party following the suspension of his long-time ally. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Ken Livingstone suggested Labour will have to lift his suspension over controversial remarks linking Adolf Hitler to Zionism as the row over the party’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations continued.

Tory MP James Wharton speaking in the House of Commons about the European Union (Referendum) Bill. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 5, 2013. Bringing forward the Private Member's Bill, the backbench MP for Stockton South, said:

Discussions with the government about a deal for an elected mayor for East Anglia will not be re-opened, a minister has told MPs.

Norwich MPs Chloe Smith in a House of Commons debate

Chloe Smith has rejected a move which would have seen the UK take 3,000 more refugees saying there were still one thousand Norfolk children needing a home.

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