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Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Renewed call for Acle Straight improvements after a woman dies following ditch crash

Fresh calls have been made for improvements to the A47 Acle Straight after a woman died following a tragic crash on the notorious stretch of road.

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Stick to pumpkins - Norman Lamb warns over Halloween costumes PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk MP warns retailer over Halloween costumes

A “dangerous” Halloween culture conditions all of us to fear mental illness and see it as “other worldly”, according to Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

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Council leader Brenda Arthur hands over flowers to tenant Tina Smith as she becomes one of the first residents at  Eglington Mews, the first council-owned properties to be built in the city since 1992. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

People move into first new council homes in Norwich for more than 20 years

People have moved into the first new council homes to be built in Norwich for more than 20 years.

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The Eagle Tavern in Tonning Street, Lowestoft.

“Welcome to Hell” - Eagle Tavern licence revoked

A Lowestoft pub described by a nearby resident as “hell” has had its licence revoked following reports of persistent anti-social behaviour.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour to hold first regional cabinet meeting - but East Anglia won’t have a seat

East Anglia will not have seat at Labour’s first English regional cabinet committee today as leader Ed Miliband travels to Manchester to deliver his plan to “spread the recovery” to the regions.

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Lord Macgregor Photo: Bill Smith

Unfair funding for East Anglia must be tackled, says Scottish-born former cabinet minister

The issue of a public sector funding formula devised in the 1970s which puts East Anglia at a disadvantage “must be tackled” and be a critical part of negotiations in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum, a former cabinet minister has said.

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