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Nigel Williams, Norfolk County Council's chief fire officer.

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 cycle way plans 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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(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

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“These serious allegations are absolutely false” - Dame Rachel de Souza comes out fighting over Inspiration Trust Ofsted tip-off allegations

The chief executive of a Norfolk academy chain at the centre of allegations about school inspection tip-offs has broken her silence in a letter to staff that strongly denies the claims.

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Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Education secretary speaks out over latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

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Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Norfolk fire chief fears major cuts could put firefighter jobs at risk

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

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UKIP's Douglas Carswell delivers his speech during the UKIP annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

UKIP MP Douglas Carswell backs former Norwich MP Ian Gibson over expenses scandal

Former Norwich MP Ian Gibson would have kept his seat during the expenses scandal if there had been a proper recall mechanism in place, the UK Independence Party’s newest MP has claimed.

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