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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett defends his role after Lib Dems pledge to scrap police and crime commissioners

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) found himself at the centre of a row last night, after coalition politicians pledged to scrap the controversial post.

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Norfolk County Council want suggestions on cash-saving measures

People are being asked to comment on Norfolk County Council’s budget-setting process as the authority looks for ways to reduce a potential £17.5m funding gap next year.

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Jessica Pidsley and her son Albert Bannister, 7-months-old. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than £600,000 awarded to Norfolk to help vulnerable new mums ‘at risk’ of suicide and post natal depression

A new project is being developed in Norfolk to reduce the number of babies in care and provide support for vulnerable parents who are more likely to be at risk of suicide and post natal depression.

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Golden Ball Street could be opened to two-way traffic. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Five Norwich projects costing £1m recommended for 2015-16

Five projects designed to improve transport and the environment in Norwich have been put forward for 2015-16, using more than £1m from a newly introduced levy.

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Mark Harrison, CEO Equal Lives, at a protest earlier this year outside the Atos assessment centre at St Mary's House. Picture: Denise Bradley

Campaigners vow to monitor disability assessment centre

Campaigners have vowed to continue to monitor the situation at a Norwich disability assessment centre, as it emerged it still has no disabled access three months after a dramatic U-turn by a government minister.

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Four people have been named and shamed by the council after being convicted of flytipping. A fridge dumped by Marius Braziunas. Picture: GYBC

Great Yarmouth fly tippers named and shamed

Four people have been named and shamed by town hall bosses after being convicted of fly-tipping in Great Yarmouth in an effort to deter others from dumping waste.

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