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The confusion continues at the North Norfolk District Council after leader Tom FitzPatrick has taken a side-step as he announced his resignation due to mounting pressure.

A Norfolk district councillor has proposed a radical step to combat the fears of its constituents over the loss of PCSOs in their area.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said councillors did the right thing in sticking with a 10.5pc increase in their allowances.

Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc.

Councillors will today decide whether to put a stop to a controversial move to increase their allowances - at a time when millions of pounds of cuts and savings are being considered.

The councillors who will vote on whether or not to go ahead with a controversial increase in allowances, received more than £1m last year, figures have revealed.

Another North Norfolk district councillor has quit the Conservative group, in the latest in a string of similar resignations.

Hospitals in Norfolk made millions last year in car parking charges from patients, visitors, and staff, new data has revealed.

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A tumultuous year at the North Norfolk District Council has culminated with the Conservative party losing control of every committee on the council.

Campaigners fighting an increase in councillor allowances have been out in Great Yarmouth gathering names for a petition.

The first move has been made in the bid to reverse the controversial decision by councillors to award themselves big increases in their allowances.

The controversial decision to increase allowances for Norfolk county councillors could be voted on again, with opposition parties keen to trigger a fresh vote.

The decision by Conservative and independent councillors to award themselves an allowance increase has been branded as “unbelievable” by one of the county’s MPs.

County councillors have voted to increase their allowances at a time when services across Norfolk are facing cuts - a move blasted as “obnoxious” by opposition councillors.

An overhaul of committees and working groups has been agreed North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) in the wake of eight defections from the ruling Conservatives.

The shifting balance of power at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is up for review at a full council meeting.

Voters will return to the polls again next week as 10 candidates will contest two by-elections for seats on Waveney District Council.

Advocates for the UK to remain in the European Union say their movement is gathering momentum after a former cabinet minister and serving MP attended their latest conference.

The Australian government is teetering on the brink of collapse – and it is all down to a scandal uncovered by a Norfolk blogger.

The leader of North Norfolk District Council is facing growing pressure to step down after the resignation of yet another councillor from his Conservative team.

It’s unlikely to challenge Stephen King, Martina Cole or Dan Brown at the top of the bestseller charts, but a Norfolk county councillor’s book about how he won an election in under six months has found a following.

Another councillor has resigned from the Conservative party at the North Norfolk District Council.

Conservative councillors will today be briefed on where millions of pounds of cuts and savings could be made to services in Norfolk – with the proposals set to be made public over the next week.

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

A district ward in Waveney has been retained by the Conservatives following a by-election.

A councillor has spoken out about why he defected from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.

Sir Vince Cable will set out his plans to develop an anti-Brexit, cross-party coalition when he declares to Liberal Democrat supporters: “I am a proud saboteur.”

North Norfolk Conservative members have reacted to the news that Suffield Park councillor Nigel Pearce has defected to the Liberal Democrats.

North Norfolk’s Conservatives have been hit by the defection of one of their councillors to the Liberal Democrats.

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