Dan Grimmer

Norwich Castle is one of the city’s most imposing landmarks, but it is set to be joined by a new addition to the skyline - a mammoth 136ft crane.

These artist’s impressions show how one of Norwich’s main shopping streets could be changed through a £5m revamp aimed at speeding up buses and making the area more pleasant for pedestrians.

Fewer community librarians, reduced hours for recycling centres, less frequent cutting of grass verges and an end to newspapers and magazines in libraries.

A Norwich man whose disappearance prompted concerns over his welfare has been found.

A centuries-old city centre building, which once belonged to Norwich Union, is to be turned into homes.

More than £3m has been handed to Norfolk and Suffolk to kickstart regeneration projects - including the creation of a school of nursing and to help create a new hub for digital businesses.

Norwich is to get £32m to make changes to transport in and around the city, which includes mooted shake-ups for the railway station, the Heartsease Fiveways roundabout, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and St Stephens Street.

Firefighters tackled more than 400 accidental fires in Norfolk in the past year, new figures have revealed - with cooking to blame for almost half of the blazes.

A call has been made for people to be able to book slots to get rid of rubbish such as paint and weedkiller, after what was described as “absolute chaos” during recycling centre waste amnesties.

Positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in eight Norfolk schools, council bosses have said, but none of them are classed as outbreaks.

The first possible signs of a coronavirus outbreak at Banham Poultry were not flagged up by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the county’s director of public health has said.

Questions have been asked over why county councillors decided economic factors outweighed their own officers concerns over a company’s controversial bid to move its farm machinery headquarters.

The number of coronavirus cases in Norfolk are “creeping up”, the county’s director of public health has warned, as she said a tightrope must be walked to keep the virus in check.

Updated Power cut hits almost 200 properties

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Almost 200 properties in and around Thetford have been left without power after a high voltage overhead electricity line fault.

The recent sunny weather has come to an abrupt end today, with heavy rain in parts of Norfolk - and forecasters say temperatures will now plunge in the days ahead.

Virtual reality video games are being used by Norwich scientists to see if they can help people who have had strokes rehabilitate during coronavirus restrictions.

Drivers will face diversions when a roundabout on one of the main roads in and out of Norwich is closed for five nights for £150,000 of roadworks.

Police have appealed for information after graffiti tags were sprayed on the fence of a home.

A call has been made for a shake-up of the car park at a popular Norwich park, due to problems when it gets particularly busy.

People should work from home if they can, government ministers have said, ahead of Boris Johnson’s televised address tonight over further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Furious councillors have pledged not to give up the fight over the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight - and said they believe it can still get on the government’s next wave of road schemes.

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