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The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

An administrative blunder means consultation over the proposed £121m Third River Crossing at Great Yarmouth will need to be extended, but council bosses insisted it will not delay the project.

It is a station that dates back to the 1840s.

Bad drivers, rather than poor road surfaces or the weather, is to blame for the bulk of crashes on Norfolk’s roads, according to newly-published figures.

A police inspector has described the reality of dealing with fatal accidents, as figures reveal more people are being killed and injured on Norfolk’s roads.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said Norwich has made a “strong start” in outlining why it should get a share of the government’s £840m Transforming Cities Fund.

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Drivers are being delayed two minutes for every five miles on Norfolk roads, new figures have revealed.

A swathe of changes to Norwich’s roads have been approved by councillors, including reduced speed limits, new permit zones and almost £2.5m of spending on one road.

Cyclists look set to benefit from two schemes which would see £2.5m of changes to Norwich’s Earlham Road.

The head of operations at one of Norwich’s biggest bus operators has said a shake-up to make the city more bus-friendly may have actually slowed its journey times.

Campaigners have urged action to make cycling easier and safer after big differences in its popularity across Norfolk were revealed by new figures.

Dualling the A47 would make accidents less likely to close the whole road, according to Norfolk Police.

Two bin lorries and five vans owned by South Norfolk Council were driven for three months without MoTs - because of a typing error.

Something about cyclists seems to provoke fury in other road users.

The East of England is in one of the top five regions in the UK which has had the highest amount of drink-driving related casualties in recent years, new reports have shown.

Kymberly-Jayne Seeger was on This Morning on Monday to make her case in support of blue badge parking permits for people with ‘hidden disabilities’.

People with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health conditions will soon become eligible for blue badge parking permits.

Time is running out for people to have their say over two schemes which would see more than £1.7m of changes on one of Norwich’s busiest roads.

A council said the growing prevalence of cycling in Norwich makes the loss of Ofo “disappointing”.

A trouble-hit rail operator will introduce a new interim timetable in a bid to tackle ongoing issues with disruption and delays.

Following a tumultuous 48 hours at Westminster, Jeremy Hunt has been named the new Foreign Secretary.

Anyone who drives through Norwich will know how the relentless stream of changes to the city’s road layout have been a continuous bugbear.

Three new super-fast bus routes could cut through Norwich to link communities and business areas as the revolution to relegate cars from pole position gathers pace.

The new Lake Lothing crossing could go over its original budget with council documents warning it could cost up to £100m.

A £750,000 scheme to improve the safety of a busy roundabout has been given permission to move onto consultation.

One of the most dangerous roundabouts in Norwich could be made safer thanks to a £750,000 revamp, but it could mean further disruption on the roads.

A controversial move, which would see the closure of part of a Norwich road and the removal of a set of city traffic lights, may be permanently ditched.

The member of parliament for North Norfolk has been fighting the district’s case in parliament today, attempting to get clarity on a regulation which could seriously harm community transport.

A decade ago Norwich City Council elected to roll out a blanket 20mph speed limit across the city - in a move described at the time as “unenforceable”.

People with disabilities will have the chance to try out a range of specially-adapted bikes in Norwich on Friday,

County councillors are to write directly to the government as they look to safeguard Norwich’s ticket to ride to the birth place of the Fab Four.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has demanded further details from the government over claims the promised Norwich in 90 train improvements could be in doubt.

A claim that the Norwich in 90 minutes train time ambition by Greater Anglia could hit the buffers has been refuted by an MP and the train operator.

Government proposals to put passengers at the heart of changes in aviation and a focus on supporting regional airports have been welcomed by the boss of Norwich Airport.

Opinion: Cracking down on mindless minority

Monday, April 9, 2018

I’ve reached that age at which it’s good to be grumpy but action on two of my pet-hate motoring issues cheered me up this week – middle-lane hoggers and pavement-parkers.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Transport bosses need to get into the fast lane in delivering more efficient cross-city bus services.

A charity that runs community transport services in rural areas has received a £10,000 cash boost to help it cope with proposed changes to operating permits.

A new roundabout could replace a series of staggered crossroads which have become an accident blackspot on a major road between Norwich and Ipswich.

Millions of pounds are up for grabs to further boost cycling provision in Norwich.

Millions fewer journeys are being made on Norfolk buses, with figures showing a near 10pc drop in passenger numbers within three years.

New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the walking habits of people across the region.

A school in Dereham hosted a meeting between community representatives to highlight the need for safety improvements on one of the town’s busiest roads.

A mere 14 miles of Norfolk’s council-run A roads were judged to be needing repairs over the past year, new statistics have revealed.

Fears have been raised that Norwich could lose its direct rail link to Liverpool when the new franchise for the East Midlands service is awarded.

So the government backed down on its bid to extend the first MOT on cars to four years this week. That’s a victory for common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers in Norfolk should not face any disruption.

Norfolk County Council is to apply for up to £100m in funding to make “much needed” improvements to the county’s A-roads.

Ambulance bosses have apologised after a cyclist, knocked down on a new roundabout connected to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, had to wait three hours to be treated.

Fears have been raised that the dualling of the Acle Straight could still be years away, after the road seemed to be omitted from thinking over the next major investment in England’s roads.

Plans described as “difficult and “unambitious” could reverse swathing cuts to the rural rail network by restoring services which were scrapped in the 1960s.

Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance, offers some driving tips to help get you through winter.

The controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road will now cost £16.5m a mile - after the bill increased to an estimated £205m.

Less than three quarters of fixed speed cameras around Norfolk are actually switched on and catching offenders, it has been revealed.

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