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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.

More pubs are joining in a fundraising drive to support the family of a former Royal Anglian soldier who was killed in a New Year’s Eve car crash.

All four potential routes for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road Western Link will cause “unnaceptable” damage to vital habitats for animals, plants and birds, wildlife watchdogs have warned.

The latest phase of work on the multi-million-pound shake-up of how traffic uses the area around Prince of Wales Road in Norwich started this week.

A crash blackspot could be made safer thanks to a new £1.2m roundabout, after it was picked to benefit from a share of £20m being pumped into Norfolk’s roads.

Money for a £1m revamp of Norwich bus station, a new £1.5m roundabout and more cycle routes is being sought from a multi-million pound pot of government cash.

A trial of ‘pop-up’ libraries concluded they would cost twice as much as mobile libraries to run, but only after councillors had already agreed to mobile library cuts.

Parents and campaigners will soon find out if councillors are likely to push ahead with proposals to close all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres.

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