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Norwich has “ground to a halt” because of efforts to keep cars out of the city centre, a councillor claimed, as Conservative county councillors voted to seize powers over traffic back from City Hall.

The installation of speed cameras on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a crash was put on hold - against the wishes of Norfolk’s chief constable - because county councillors raised concerns.

The financial black hole at Norfolk County Council has soared to a ‘cliff edge’ £70m, with the leader warning tough decisions lie ahead unless the government makes pledges over future funding.

A £4.4m roundabout is to replace a junction at a notorious crash blackspot could be built by the autumn, after the scheme was granted planning permission.

Norfolk’s chief fire officer has resigned from the post after more than 35 years with the county’s fire and rescue service.

New speed cameras are to be introduced on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash.

An attempt by campaigners to hold a minute’s silence for victims of climate change at a council meeting came undone - when councillors ignored their request and continued the meeting.

Up to £24m extra could be spent revamping Norfolk County Council’s headquarters - at a time when people are facing a council tax hike and cuts loom which would hit the vulnerable.

Parents of people with disabilities, who stand to lose money because of county council cuts, have pledged to continue their fight against the proposals.

More police stations and fire stations should share buildings to save cash, councillors said, as a fresh commitment to collaboration was pledged.

An ambitious revamp to turn Wensum Lodge into a creative hub could make it Norwich’s ‘jewel in the crown’, councillors claim.

‘Terrific good’ could be done if communtiies secretary decides to call in the decision to approve the controversial Anglia Square revamp, according to an architecture author.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a kitchen at Norwich’s Theatre Royal, which saw Theatre Street, Rampant Horse Street and Chapel Field North closed while they dealt with the incident.

Parents have welcomed a rethink over children’s centres which would see more of them survive, but anger still surrounds Norfolk County Council’s proposals to shut 38 of the 53.

Hopes have been raised that an historic Norwich home, which council officers blocked from being knocked down, could get a new lease of life through a ‘Grand Designs’ type makeover.

More must to be done to get quality tutors into Norfolk’s colleges to train the next generation of apprentices, council leaders have said.

Eight more children’s centres in Norfolk could be spared the axe, after a rethink by council leaders, but opposition councillors say there remains a risk children will miss out on crucial support.

Two men are to appear in court after they were charged over armed robberies in Norwich and Attleborough.

A steamy shower triggered a call-out for Norfolk firefighters.

More than 100 vehicles were spotted speeding in a 40mph limit on the A47 at Gorleston.

“It is hitting the poor once more. I will have to turn to food banks “ - one of hundreds of responses to a controversial move to charge thousands of vulnerable people more for their care.

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