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New figures have shown how increasing numbers of people are taking in lodgers, or handing over their biggest rooms to their children. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

How people in East Anglia are looking to lodgers, while parents are giving up rooms for their children

An increasing number of householders are choosing to rent out their spare room to a lodger to supplement their income - with those who do so in East Anglia bringing in around £2,750 a year, according to a new survey.

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A Roman mount, found near Norwich. Picture: Norfolk County Council.

Every house in Norfolk within 200 metres of an archaeological site, find or historic building

The remarkably rich heritage of Norfolk has seen more than 15,000 archaeological finds reported to council experts in just 12 months - a rate of about 40 a day.

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The site at Saddlebow where an incinerator was proposed. Picture: Ian Burt.

Incineration in Norfolk must be ruled out, says group

A group set up to figure out how to deal with Norfolk’s waste after the plug was pulled on the controversial King’s Lynn incinerator has said it wants to rule out another large scale burner as a replacement.

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Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell  Picture: Matthew Usher

Review of polling stations will have to be carried out after Breckland boundary changes

A review of more than 100 polling stations across Breckland will have to be carried out ahead of next year’s elections, after a new pattern of council wards was drawn up.

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Flashback to 1966 and porter Walter Kidd watches a diesel rail car pull out of the platform at Hethersett station. Calls have been made for stations like this to be re-opened.

Call for forgotten train stations to be opened up to make the most of Norwich to Thetford train route

Long-forgotten railway stations should be opened up and new ones built to maximise the potential of the train route from Norwich to Thetford, councillors have claimed.

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New powers could be used to better manage licensing in areas such as Prince of Wales Road.

New licensing powers sought to control spread of nightspots

New powers could be used to help limit the spread of bars and clubs in Norwich city centre, as police and council leaders look to cut alcohol-fuelled crime and violence.

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