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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.

A Liberal Democrat candidate who was suspended by his party after being charged with fraud has been elected on to North Walsham Town Council.

A roads shake-up on the edge of Norwich, put on hold because it was over budget, will start in a scaled back form in November.

A Liberal Democrat candidate for an upcoming by-election in North Walsham was suspended from the local party on Tuesday evening.

Norman Lamb has spoken about his excitement at landing a top select committee job – and he is ready to help future-proof Norfolk.

A parliamentary candidate whose children witnessed the vile online attacks she suffered during the general election campaign has called for people to stop ignoring abuse.

A £45m revamp to turn two huge tower blocks in the heart of Norwich into student flats has been given the go-ahead, with councillors hoping that could free up housing in other parts of the city.

A Norfolk MP has become chairman of an influential parliamentary select committee.

A victim of the contaminated blood scandal has urged the Prime Minister to visit him on his deathbed after Theresa May announced an inquiry into how thousands of people were given deadly illnesses by the NHS.

A Norfolk MP has warned that any softening of spending cuts will not help the very poorest in society.

The number of days older people have been stuck in hospital while waiting for social care packages to be sorted so they can leave has soared.

It’s not easy this election lark - staying up all night on a diet of just cold pizza and coffee, watching as yet another seat is announced.

We know Labour had a good night and, although the Conservatives in our region retained their seats, the party nationally had a disastrous one.

A dramatic election night has set the country heading towards a hung parliament, but in Norfolk the story was more about the seats which were successfully defended.

The Tories held onto South West Norfolk with more than double the number of votes than Labour.

It was always expected to be one of the most keenly contested seats in the General Election.

With the general election ending in a hung parliament, there could be days or weeks of political horse-trading before the final form of the next government is settled.

Conservative Keith Simpson said he had “bucked a trend” as he retained his majority to hold his Broadland seat.

The Conservatives have retained the North West Norfolk constituency with an overwhelming majority.

Conservative candidate Chloe Smith has retained her Norwich North seat - but only by a margin of just over 500 votes.

Conservative Richard Bacon has become the South Norfolk MP for the fifth time since 2001.

If the June 8 General Election ends in a hung parliament, it could be a matter of days or weeks before the final form of the next government is settled.

Conservative candidates Keith Simpson and Chloe Smith will be hoping to hold onto their respective seats as the count gets underway for Norwich North and Broadland.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Voters will go to the polls today after one of the strangest General Election campaigns of modern times.

The candidates contesting the Mid Norfolk seat in today’s general election have made their final pleas to voters.

North Norfolk Liberal Democrat candidate Norman Lamb has received the backing of Queen legend Brian May, ahead of the General Election.

One university graduate in Norwich stands to win more than £180,000, depending on whether Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are successful in this election.

Theresa May is to visit Norfolk as she makes a final whistle-stop tour of the country to boost the Tory vote.

It has been an enormous privilege to serve as the MP for North Norfolk over the last 16 years.

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