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Councillors heard how some mental health patients who have been sectioned had to wait up to eight hours for an ambulance.

Revealed: How Norfolk mental health patients endured waits of up to eight hours for ambulances

People detained under the Mental Health Act in Norfolk have had to wait up to eight hours for ambulances to take them to hospital, it has emerged.

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The Tramway Hotel on London Road, Pakefield

Do not quash Lowestoft Tesco decision plea issued ahead of crunch meeting

Councillors have been urged to help prevent Tesco set up a fourth store in the Lowestoft area by going against the advice of a monitoring officer report.

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A section of Lowestoft South beach is still closed.

Major scheme to repair part of Lowestoft’s south beach could start in the autumn

A £1.5 million scheme of major works to repair damage to parts of Lowestoft’s erosion-hit south beach could begin in the autumn.

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Pot holes / potholes /pothole in Norwich Road, Wymondham; PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY; COPY:; FOR:EDP NEWS; © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434)

Graphic: Damage caused by potholes has cost £500,000 in compensation claims

Damaged caused by potholes on the region’s roads has seen councils fork out almost half a million pounds in compensation over the past five years, new figures have revealed.

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Barbastelle bat. Pic by Hugh Clark / Bat Conservation Trust

Great Crested Newts and bats cause headache for planners behind Norwich Northern Distributor Road

Bat colonies of “potentially international importance” have been found close to the route of the controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road, which means special gantries, bridges and an underpass will have to be built to stop them being hit by traffic.

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Councils have paid out some £2m in compensation to workers, including to two who were subjected to

£2m compensation paid to council staff as Norfolk authority pay out figures are revealed

Councils have paid out more than £2m in compensation to staff who successfully claimed they were victims of psychological abuse, assaults, trips and other workplace injuries, new figures have revealed.

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