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Deputy leader of Labour party Harriet Harman

Labour deputy leader weighs up VAT cut for the tourism industry

The case for a cut to VAT for the tourism industry is being weighed up by Labour’s culture spokesman Harriet Harman, who has said she accepts that more jobs could be created by the move.

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Rats are causing problems down by the River and near a cafe In Thetford.
Cllr Terry jermy, Cllr Denis Crawford, mayor Sylvia Armes, Cllr Stuart wright and Cllr Brenda canham.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

“Stop feeding the ducks”, say council, after rats take up residence in riverbank

A council is urging people not to feed the birds at a popular riverside spot after a rise in the number of rats.

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Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk County Councillors reject council tax rise motion

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

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The flag of East Anglia - could our region be making its own decisions with more power to affect local issues?

Where should power lie? Norfolk’s government leaders have their say

After the relationship between Scotland and Westminster was thrown into sharp focus following the referendum, the future of the English regions has also been put back on the agenda.

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Station Road in Drayton. Photo: Bill Smith

Fears for bin collections and future of footpath

Homeowners in Drayton are urging their local council to help fund the upkeep of a private road following concerns over bin collections and fears a popular footpath would be diverted.

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Traffic on the A47 Acle Straight  which runs between Great Yarmouth and Acle passing through Halvergate Marshes.

Picture: James Bass

Minister sheds doubt on A47 Alliance hopes

The A47 may not get a Government commitment to its full wish-list of schemes, the new transport minister in charge of the road has said.

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