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Lord Nash and Rachel de Souza, chief executive of the Inspiration Trust. Picture: Denise Bradley

Legal action launched to stop Hewett School becoming an academy

Norfolk County Council has set in motion legal proceedings against the Government to halt its plans to turn the Hewett School into an academy.

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Labour Norwich North candidate Jess Asato (2nd left). Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

New poll gives Labour a slender lead in the key Norwich North constituency

A new opinion poll has put Labour slightly ahead of the sitting Conservative MP in Norwich North.

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Simon Wright outside Castle Mall. Photo: Steve Adams

Prime Minister defends school takeovers when quizzed on Hewett School academy proposals in Norwich

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Government moves to take over failing schools after Norwich MP Simon Wright raised concerns about plans to turn the Hewett School into an academy.

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Lorry crashes into Cromer Road rail bridge in North Walsham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Call for review made over which Norfolk roads are suitable for lorries

A call has been made for transport bosses to carry out a review of how roads are used around Norfolk - to stop noisy lorries from heading through the county’s villages.

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Bus meeting

Angry residents meet bus company managers over changes to services

Around 40 people turned out to voice their frustrations at changes to bus services in the Northfields area of Norwich.

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St Andrews Car Park, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

A £1.1m repair bill for Norwich’s St Andrews car park

More than £1m of repairs are to be made to Norwich’s biggest council-run multi-storey car park, after years of wrangling over who should pick up the bill.

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