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Local government minister Kris Hopkins speaking in the House of Commons, London where he announced councils will have an overall reduction of 1.8% in central government grants in 2015/16. Photo: PA Wire

Anger as government grants for Norfolk and Suffolk councils is cut

Further reductions in funding for councils in the region have been condemned as “Scrooge-like” by one authority leader, as it emerged school transport in Norfolk has been placed in the firing line.

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Paula Bastin and daughter Charleigh, 10, are among the  tenants to move into a new council home in Bradwell. Their home is among 12 that are the first to have been built in the Yarmouth borough for 20 years. Picture: supplied

Families move into new council homes in Caister, Martham and Bradwell

A group of happy families are moving into the borough’s latest council homes just in time for Christmas.

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Norfolk must be first in queue to benefit from government’s ‘landmark’ mobile phone deal, say community leaders

East Anglia must be at the front of the queue to benefit from a “landmark deal” struck by the government to improve mobile phone coverage, community leaders have demanded.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk police and crime commissioner warns of inevitable cuts after funding drop

Further cuts at Norfolk police are inevitable, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned, after the government cut funding to the constabulary.

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Mark Harrison, chief executive of Equal Lives, with other protesters outside the Atos assessment centre at St Mary's House. Picture: Denise Bradley.

Still no access to Norwich assessment centre for disabled

Campaigners have vented their fury after pledges were made to move a Norwich disability assessment centre with no disabled access - but six months on it is still located on the second floor of a building.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband in Great Yarmouth to give a speech on immigration.

Picture: James Bass

Q&A: Ed Miliband sets out how he will tackle the challenges facing the east

How will Ed Miliband tackle the challenges facing the East? From education to phone signal, political editor Annabelle Dickson catches up with the Labour leader on his train back to Westminster.

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