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Lord Norman Tebbit is pictured at his home in Bury

“Get on your bike” Tory now wants out-of-work youngsters to pull ragwort in Suffolk and Norfolk

The “impossible task” for Norfolk and Suffolk landowners of dealing with ragwort could be tackled by low level criminals and out-of-work youngsters, a former cabinet minister has claimed.

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North Earlham fire station in Ivy Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Concerns raised over ‘closed’ Norwich fire station

Concerns have been raised that a Norwich fire station has been “effectively closed” on a string of occasions - because staffing shortages forced its crew to be switched to other parts of the county.

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Tombland junction with Palace Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich School to raise pupil safety concerns over road system changes near Norwich Cathedral

A Norwich school has claimed the safety of its pupils could be put at risk in plans to re-configure the road system near Norwich Cathedral as part of a scheme to make cycling around the city better.

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Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Education secretary speaks out over latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

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(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

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“These serious allegations are absolutely false” - Dame Rachel de Souza comes out fighting over Inspiration Trust Ofsted tip-off allegations

The chief executive of a Norfolk academy chain at the centre of allegations about school inspection tip-offs has broken her silence in a letter to staff that strongly denies the claims.

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Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Norfolk fire chief fears major cuts could put firefighter jobs at risk

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

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