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File photo dated 26/09/14 of UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir who has now joined the Tories. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Poll: Has UKIP “outlived its usefulness”?

Former UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir has defected to the Tories, claiming Nigel Farage’s party had “outlived its usefulness”. Is he right?

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City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher.

Bid to turn former Norwich convent into new student flats

A former convent in the heart of the city centre could be transformed into student flats.

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The public loos in Scratby

Great Yarmouth’s public loos set to be flushed away due to funding sqeeze

Budget pressures look set to pull the chain on more than half the public toilets across Great Yarmouth.

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The new sign that detects motorists using their mobile phone. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk police launch crackdown on mobile phone drivers using signal detector

Norfolk and Suffolk Police are starting a joint week-long crackdown on motorists who use phones while at the wheel.

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Long Stratton
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Bold vision for the future of Long Stratton set for approval

Radical plans to shape the future of a south Norfolk village, including proposals for 1,800 new homes and a bypass, are due to be approved next week.

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Henry Bellingham, North West Norfolk MP, said an independent inquiry was needed.

Call for inquiry into children’s services after manager suspended

Calls have been made for an independent inquiry into children’s services at Norfolk County Council, after it emerged a senior manager in the department had been suspended following an investigation into the handling of a number of cases involving vulnerable children.

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