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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon

Allowing people to build their own home will help ease the housing crisis, Norfolk MP tells Commons

Making it easier for people to get land and build their own home would help ease the housing crisis facing Britain, a Conservative MP has told the Commons.

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Norfolk County Councillor Cliff Jordan, who raised concerns over the cost of a shake-up in how homecare is provided.

Shake-up in way thousands in Norfolk get homecare sparks questions over cost

A shake-up in the way up to 5,500 vulnerable people in Norfolk get homecare has moved nearer, but councillors have questioned how it will be paid for.

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Norfolk County Council elections.
The Great Yarmouth election count at the town hall.
UKIP winners, Rex Parkinson-Hare, Matthew Smith, Alan Grey and Colin Aldred.

Picture: James Bass

Former Tory and local businessman looks set to fight key Great Yarmouth seat for the UK Independence Party

A former Conservative councillor looks poised to become the UK Independence Party’s candidate in its key target seat of Great Yarmouth.

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Lord Norman Tebbit is pictured at his home in Bury talking with Liz Nice.

Poll: As suggested by Lord Tebbit, should jobless youngsters 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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