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Young children will be put in danger because of controversial changes which council bosses say should ease congestion on Norwich’s ring road, school governors have warned.

A street in Norwich which has been shut since high winds tore a chunk of cladding from a tower block will remain closed until winds have dropped enough to safely assess the damage.

A pedestrian street in Norwich remains closed 24 hours after strong winds tore a chunk of cladding off a city centre tower block.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

Miles of some of the most beautiful treks through Norfolk can now be explored ‘virtually’, after council bosses joined forces with Google to capture 360 degree images of the trails.

NHS bosses were accused of ‘faking the numbers’ by the head of Norfolk County Council’s adult social care committee, who said the council was being unfairly blamed for delayed transfers of care from hospital.

“I appreciate that there is a national housing shortage, but this does not mean development at all costs.”

Climate change will come under the spotlight at a pair of public meetings, with people from across the political spectrum discussing the issues.

The next phase of work on a Norwich city centre street is due to begin, but council bosses are looking to limit the next closures to overnight hours.

Benefit cheats have been warned they should be ‘looking over their shoulder’ after the launch of a fraud crackdown which council bosses say could recoup hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Mobile phone companies have been urged to work more rapidly with council bosses to improve signal coverage across Norfolk.

The rise of driverless cars could “completely change the landscape” of roads in Norfolk, councillors have heard.

The predicted rise of driverless cars in the future means planning must be done now to make sure Norfolk’s roads are suitable for the robot revolution, councillors will be told.

A weather warning remains in place because of Storm Gareth, with the potential for gusts of up to 60mph in Norfolk today (Wednesday).

Train travellers in Norfolk are facing disruption today after train faults caused a string of cancellations.

The first of 11 homes for young people leaving care in Norfolk has opened, with councillors saying lessons have been learned since an investigation found children had been housed in poor conditions.

Controversial proposals for a petrol station and a drive-through KFC and Starbucks have been revived - a year after councillors turned down a previous scheme amid fears Norwich’s drinking water could be contaminated.

Concern at the rising number of arsons in Norfolk has prompted the county’s fire chief to pump extra resources into trying to reduce the increase.

Drivers have been warned to be ready for three weeks of disruption because of work on Wroxham Bridge.

Parents in Norfolk are being offered expert advice on safe sleeping for babies after a rise in cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

One in six people in the East of England are not registered to vote - with local elections fast approaching, the Electoral Commission has warned.

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