Norfolk County Council

With extra scrutiny placed on services for children in Norfolk, through this newspaper’s Fighting For Their Futures campaign, we asked all 17 councillors on the County Council’s children’s services committee questions about the department and its future.

A community concerned about drainage and flooding issues have raised their fears with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

Norfolk County Council’s top officer has taken a leading role in trying to improve children’s services in the region.

Nigel Farage’s barnstorming victory speech the day after the European Union referendum result will seem like a long time ago for many UK Independence Party members.

Officers at Norfolk County Council are recommending a 150,000 tonne waste plant on the banks of the River Wensum at Lenwade go ahead despite widespread environmental concern.

One of the region’s UK Independence Party MEPs has said he feels “very bereft” by the resignation of the party’s group leader on Norfolk County Council.

Tourism chiefs and seafront businesses have hit out at plans to impose parking charges during the winter months in Great Yarmouth.

Norwich City Hall has been lit up in red, white and blue as a mark of respect to the victims of the Westminster terror attack.

The leader of the UKIP and Independent Group at Norfolk County Council has resigned.

Work is underway this week to install signs for a new 50mph limit along the A146 Trowse bypass with the new speed limit coming into force from next week.

A parking war has broken out in Great Yarmouth after controversial plans to impose all year round fees along the seafront were discussed at a heated meeting.

The crucial role of Norwich’s parks in keeping people healthy could help save them from cuts in the future.

The number of affordable homes built in our region has plunged to a record low - at a time when thousands of people are crying out for a roof over their heads.

Drivers have been warned to expect disruption when more beams are hoisted into place for a bridge on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Holiday hotspots along the east coast could go the same way as Pontins in Hemsby as borough council tax hikes hit home.

Motorists have been clocked doing double the speed limit after speed activated signs were installed in a village on the outskirts of Norwich.

Plans to create a 20mph speed zone along Gorleston High Street will click into gear next week when preparatory work starts on the project.

Solar panels, a wind turbine and its own food produce company. These are just three of the things that have made a Martham school worthy winners in this year’s Eco Awards.

Five new recycling banks have been installed across south Norfolk to stop thousands of litres of cooking oil and other fats going unnecessarily down the drain.

An education minister has warned teachers school exclusions must be a last resort amid new figures which show a steep rise in the county.

Norwich school still closed following sickness epidemic

Fears that Norfolk’s market towns might not have good enough roads to cope with thousands of new homes have triggered a series of special studies to tackle the potential problem.

Social workers are still struggling with heavy caseloads, morale is “chronic” and some staff are wondering whether a takeover of Norfolk County Council’s children’s services department would be preferable.

A major application for 83 homes on Costessey farmland has sparked hundreds of objections. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE looks at how the area has transformed from a small Roman settlement into a major Norwich suburb.

Don’t fall for telephone cold calls from con artists who claim they can stop telephone cold calls – that’s the message from consumer watchdogs.

Being a parent of a child or young person with a special educational need or disability can be a stressful and isolating experience.

Reading energy meters, using a washing machine and learning about interest rates are just some of the things young people need help with when coming out of care.

This virtual drone footage shows how a potential third river crossing would look for Great Yarmouth.

Communities across Norfolk will benefit from a string of road improvements after more than £370,000 of funding was approved for 136 projects.

A firm under fire for services it was giving to vulnerable teenagers in Norfolk said today it was carrying out a “root and branch” investigation.

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