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Lowestoft's new Mayor, Stephen Ardley, with some of the cast of Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Picture: SUPPLIED

Popular pantomime gets Lowestoft Mayor’s seal of approval

Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, had a special visitor last night.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Train delays in first half of month amount to 18,000 minutes - in that time you could walk to London and back six times

It’s just not good enough, rail bosses have been told as it emerged passengers have endured more than 18,000 minutes of delays in the first fortnight of December.

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Matt Davies, front centre, project officer for Norwich Fringe Project, and his dog Rosie, with volunteers who are ready to carry out improvements at Danby Wood nature reserve, due to funding from the Greater Norwich Growth Board. From left, Keith Riddler, Chris Stebbing, Stephen West, and Peter Hoult. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich beauty spot to benefit from £35,000 boost

A beauty spot in Norwich is to become one of the first projects to get a boost thanks to a new “tax” on development in and around the city.

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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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