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Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis has been accused of reneging on an agreement not to take part in key votes over Brexit.

A Norfolk MP has claimed one of the county’s prison is having issues with drones being used illegally and without permission.

Theresa May faces a critical 24 hours after her Brexit secretary sensationally quit over the plans for how the UK will leave the European Union.

David Davis has quit his role as Brexit secretary less than two years after his appointment.

Radical solutions, such as taxing the over-40s to raise money for social care, must be considered to tackle the ‘crisis’ of caring for elderly people, according to a Norfolk organisation.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis has demanded “lessons are learnt” after an inflatable trampoline exploded killing a three-year-old girl on a Norfolk beach.

A raising the roof fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

Opinion: Time to Grieve for Brexit rebels

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Brexit rebels have tried to spin it but the truth is they were outmanoeuvred by the government.

It is often a place where politicians are accused of acting like infants and throwing their toys of out of their prams.

Before a momentous week in the House of Commons, Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT analyses the potential fallout of the Brexit votes

Collectables : Mike Hicks on a reminder of ‘Rotten Boroughs’

A fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

Police officers were spat at, had their hair pulled and were hit in the face overnight.

A police officer has taken to social media to describe how he has been spat on during two consecutive night shifts.

No patients died as a result of winter ambulance delays, analysis has said - but three people did suffer severe harm.

Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced as an environment minister due to illness.

A former health minister has claimed ambulance bosses “misled” MPs on a number of matters relating to winter pressures.

Labour Remainers this week pushed their leader to consider backing a plan to stay in the single market.

Keith Skipper looks at the origins of one of the best-loved Norfolk dialect words.

The proposed merger of Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council was debated in parliament today.

James Goffin hails a superb, funny (and rude) drama based on mid-1970s parliamentary power games, This House.

Two Norfolk teachers are in the running for top awards.

There was yet another thud on the doormat of Number 10, Downing Street earlier this week.

Bosses at Norwich City Football Club have welcomed a summer debate on safe-standing at grounds and pledged to keep pushing for it to be allowed at Carrow Road.

MPs have heard how the “scandal” of staff shortages is crippling mental health care in Norfolk.

A Norfolk charity has expressed its dismay after it was revealed a breast cancer screening error meant hundreds of women’s lives may have been cut short.

Almost 1,800 football fans in Norfolk have helped trigger a Parliamentary debate over the introduction of safe-standing at grounds in the Premier League and Championship.

A hung parliament and political turmoil as the government tries to cling to power. It’s not 2018 but 1974-79, the subject of the biting and timely play This House. We found out more from James Gaddas and Matthew Pidgeon who play rival chief whips.

Sajid Javid is the new home secretary after Amber Rudd was forced to quit amid the fallout from the Windrush scandal.

MPs have pledged to “protect the protectors” after a sharp rise in the number of assaults on emergency workers.

The impact of fishing post-Brexit in Lowestoft took on national significance at a debate in the House of Commons.

Royalty, authors, pop stars, suffragettes, mayors and eccentrics. All these characters and many more are remembered by blue plaques across the region, often installed on their birthplace, home, or somewhere else closely connected with their life.

No one knows why Old Hunch has returned from the grave to haunt the streets of Long Stratton but his effigy in the parish is a constant reminder of a soul that is yet to find peace.

A profoundly deaf child took his case for a British Sign Language (BSL) GCSE to the heart of British politics.

Young people across Norfolk have the chance to vote for their peers as the elections for the youth parliament get under way.

The government’s official forecaster has upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling inflation, debt and borrowing, in a boost for chancellor Philip Hammond.

Norfolk’s chief constable has condemned increases in “disgraceful” violent attacks being suffered by his officers - and has today called on the public to look beyond the uniform.

People convicted of attacking emergency workers, such as police officers and ambulance crews, should get sentences of up to five years, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has said.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A plan to close Bungay’s Lloyds bank has led to concerns being raised by the mayor of the town and also an MP in Parliament.

The head of the region’s ambulance service said “it rots me to my core” when asked about how he felt about patients suffering long delays as paramedics faced severe winter pressures over the festive season.

Representatives from the region’s ambulance service will face questions from MPs this month following allegations of patient deaths due to delays.

A policeman who had his wrist broken twice after being assaulted is today backing calls for harsher sentences against those who attack officers.

School children, councillors and onlookers headed to the centre of Dereham to mark a century since the act that paved the way to universal suffrage.

A shadow minister is urging the Government to rethink a “freeze” in police funding she claims will push the service beyond “breaking point”.

This story is not rational. It is the story of a strange presence surrounding the scarf of Emily Wilding Davison. It is my story as I experienced it, no one else’s.

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

A young ambassador for road safety has said too many lives are being lost on Norfolk’s roads after another fatal crash on the A47 in Scarning.

Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

The brother of a man who allegedly froze to death after waiting 18 hours for an ambulance to arrive is demanding answers.

Norfolk MPs are demanding assessments made by the government on the impact of Brexit to the East of England are made public.

An 85-year-old man with a broken hip feared for his life as he lay on his freezing conservatory floor with hot-water bottles strapped to his legs during a 13-hour wait for an ambulance.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous is to meet health minister Steve Barclay to discuss the death of a man in his constituency who apparently froze to death just after Christmas.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Norfolk MPs have slammed the way the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has treated small businesses in an “extraordinary scandal”.

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

The financial watchdog has been told to apologise to a north Norfolk whistleblower for revealing his identity to the bank he was complaining about.

A Norfolk MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has sought reassurance from the government over the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

Proposals to outlaw abuse of the retentions system within the construction industry have been unveiled in parliament.

Construction industry figures have been reacting to the news of construction giant Carillion’s collapse – saying smaller subcontractors will bear the brunt of the crisis.

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis is now one of the most powerful people in the Conservative Party.

The 27 tumultuous days, which led to Churchill’s impassioned cry for the British to fight on the beaches and in the streets, is dramatised in Joe Wright’s handsomely crafted character study boasting an Oscar worthy performance from the unrecognisable star.

Mike Hicks tells the story of the East Anglian men behind a banking scandal.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has been given a new role in government following Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Opinion: Why Theresa May is going nowhere

Friday, January 5, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn thinks he will be prime minister by the end of the year.

A Norfolk MP has called for better protection for 999 drivers involved in accidents.

Council tax payers could see their bill rise further in April after the government eased the cap on rises.

The faces on either sides of the chamber told the story.

One reader believes everyone should accept Brexit and support our negotiators.

Video: Should Channel 4 move to Norwich?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Could Norwich be to Channel 4 what Salford is to the BBC?

Estate agents have said that first time property buyers in Norfolk will benefit from the changes to stamp duty announced in the government’s autumn budget.

Chancellor Philip Hammond could use the Budget to announce plans to boost the region’s infrastructure as part of a promise to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain.”

Could Norwich be to Channel 4 what Salford is to the BBC?

An inquest is a difficult process for any family, but health correspondent Geraldine Scott says it is important for coroners to be prepared to give suicide conclusions, or help for others won’t be available.

A drug used to treat epilepsy has been blamed for causing health problems in thousands of babies. Parents want to know why they weren’t warned about sodium valproate.

This is an uncomfortable time to be a man.

Opinion: The latest scandal to hit Westminster is making the Tories even more antagonistic to each other, says Chris Moncrieff.

Clive Lewis is due to speak in the House of Commons today during a debate on extending the franchise to 16- and 17-year-olds.

British politics risks being brought into disrepute unless a tough, new system to protect people working in Westminster is agreed, the leader of the House of Commons has warned.

The BBC is currently screening a major three-part drama exploring one of the most famous episodes in British history: the Gunpowder Plot. Trevor Heaton explores the local connections with the events of November 1605.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has nominated a chef in her constituency for a parliamentary award.

Older people who look after adult children receiving care from a mental health trust travelled to Westminster to describe the challenges they face.

Labour’s victory over the government on their Universal Credit proposals was an extraordinary spectacle.

Labour’s Clive Lewis has attacked the government for making a “mockery of parliamentary democracy” after the Conservatives ordered their MPs not to vote in a debate.

Liz Truss’ parliamentary constituency of South West Norfolk could change to take in parts of Cambridgeshire under new proposals.

An apprentice welder is representing his country by showing off his craft in an international competition.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis is to meet with business secretary Greg Clark to discuss the hundreds of jobs at risk in Norwich.

Liz Truss, who voted for the UK to remain in the European Union, has now switched her view on Brexit.

A Watton mother who gave her dying son cannabis in an attempt to help him has taken part in a national campaign to legalise the drug.

An MP has paid tribute to “a genuine friend” who died in the plane crash on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

An East Anglian MEP believes “extremist” MPs will “infiltrate” the House of Commons and demand Sharia Law.

MP Norman Lamb, who defied his party and refused to vote against the triggering of the Brexit process, will vote against the Repeal Bill.

MPs planning to derail the Brexit bill would put negotiations with the European Union at risk, according to a Norfolk MP.

The work of an innovative team which provides targeted mental health support and specialist therapy to help families on the edge of care to stay together has been showcased in a new book.

A man demanding to see his Member of Parliament assaulted a Conservative Party worker when told he was not available, leaving her “upset and shaken”.

A transport pressure group is giving members of the public the chance to voice their transport concerns at an open public meeting.

In the past week, children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

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