Local Politics

Tennis courts which closed two years ago remain shut, with council bosses yet to secure grants to turn them into all-weather courts - which people living nearby say they do not want.

An underused youth centre in Norfolk could be given a new lease of life as a town council looks to handover management to a charity.

Nearly 90 staff resigned or were made redundant in the year Waveney District Council (WDC) and Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) merged into East Suffolk Council (ESC).

Plans to set up a new forest school which will home its own alpacas are poised to get the go ahead.

A council has launched an investigation into a pay-and-display car park after people and businesses complained of 'unfair' fees and charges.

Crunch talks over the future of a new tennis hub in north Norfolk are to be held this week, which could see the £3.3m scheme scrapped.

Millions are still going up in smoke at a failed regional fire control centre that has never taken a single 999 call.

A city golf course preparing to move to its new home is facing fierce opposition from neighbours as it seeks its licence.

Paying interest on the loan which allowed the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to be built will cost more than half a million pounds every year for the next 50 years, it has been revealed.

After a year of restoration works, the grand reopening of Great Yarmouth's historic Venetian Waterways takes place today (August 20), with the Boating Lake and Island Cafe back in use for the first time in a decade.

The next phase of a multi-million pound shake-up of part of Norwich city centre will mean a string of overnight road closures for Prince of Wales Road.

A £19m sandscaping project on the north Norfolk coast, which has seen beaches closed to the public, is close to completion.

Backing has been given for a proposed wind farm off the coast of Norfolk, with councillors hailing its potential for boosting the economy of Norfolk.

Environmental health officers will visit a hotel after complaints that a noisy event ruined a community music show.

A family was left devastated when they feared a memorial bench to a little boy who died had been stolen - only for it to turn out it had been removed by council workers.

A country pub hopes to attract more visitors with an offer of boutique bed and breakfast.

Three weeks of road works will cause disruption to Norwich drivers.

One of the final nails could be hammered into the coffin of a controversial £2.25m business zone project this week.

Another child with special educational needs has been let down by Norfolk County Council, investigators have ruled.

Powers to fine people for anti-social behaviour, such as street drinking, revving car engines or not cleaning up after dogs have led to just one penalty notice in Norfolk since they were introduced.

Gorleston's sandy beach and unspoilt beauty has made the seaside town a popular tourist destination.

Council bosses planning a multi-million pound road through woodland used by bats have refused to release details of wildlife surveys in the area - saying that could put bats at risk.

The public may never know the cost of installing, and later removing, anti-bird netting over a swathe of north Norfolk cliffs.

It's a new building dubbed an "eyesore" by many residents of a picturesque north Norfolk village.

Traders in Anglia Square have told an inspector a quick decision to allow the £271m revamp of the shopping complex is essential for the area's future.

A petition demanding a council reverses course on plans for a £12.7 million swimming pool has been launched, amid claims it will be "not fit for purpose".

Plans to install an imposing 8ft sculpture in a wooded area by the University of East Anglia's broad have prompted a mixed reaction from people in Norwich, with fears it could frighten passers-by.

Plans to install an imposing 8ft sculpture in a wooded area by the University of East Anglia's broad have prompted a mixed reaction from people in Norwich, with fears it could frighten passers-by.

A £20,000 project to fix a city bridge in need of "urgent repair" could see the closure of Carrow Road on the night of a Norwich City match.

A towering bronze man designed by an acclaimed Suffolk sculptor could be the latest addition to the array of artworks displayed around the University of East Anglia's campus.

Sure Start centres and more focus on supporting conservation grazing are to come from North Norfolk District Council's (NNDC) chosen charity of the year.

National Politics

The co-founder of a Norfolk women's pensions protest group has criticised research calling for a rise in the state pension age to 75 as "upsetting" and unrealistic.

A Conservative gearing up for a general election claims he would have backed May's Brexit plan, but that the region could handle leaving the EU without a deal in place.

Norfolk-based former leader of the Brexit Party Catherine Blaiklock has been kicked out of the Conservative Party less than 24 hours after she revealed her membership on a political podcast.

A Norwich man who tried to prosecute Boris Johnson over his EU referendum bus claim has lost a bid to take his legal fight to the Supreme Court.

The east of England could be at the forefront of a transport revolution, with smart technology and the building of new towns reviving how our railways were built nearly 200 years ago.

A perception among some in Great Yarmouth is that Brandon Lewis, the town's MP, does not spend enough time there.

The Liberal Democrat MP for north Norfolk has called for the legalisation of cannabis after trying it in Canada.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has accused black member's of Boris Johnson's cabinet of "selling their souls and self-respect" to "serve under a racist prime minister".

A pledge by the new Prime Minister to increase police numbers has been welcomed by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), who says he is optimistic the county will benefit.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has bagged a ministerial position in Boris Johnson's government.

The use of single-carriage trains on a crowded coastal service has been branded "unacceptable" by MP Sir Norman Lamb.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has warned new prime minister Boris Johnson that "positivity can only go so far" in the fight over local government funding.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has bagged a top government job under new prime minister Boris Johnson.

As Boris Johnson is sworn in as prime minister today a new government will be formed to try and steer the country through the chaos created by Brexit.

Norfolk's MPs have urged Boris Johnson to sort out Brexit so the country can move on to other pressing issues.

Richard Porritt

Geraldine Scott

Political Correspondent



Geraldine is our Political Correspondent and also covers health. She scrutinises our region’s members of parliament and holds them to account on your behalf while also reporting on wider national politics.

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Annabelle Dickson

Dan Grimmer

Public Affairs Correspondent



Dan is the public affairs correspondent for the EDP. That means he reports on what local councils and our elected councillors get up to. The decisions they make can have a massive impact on our lives and it is Dan's job to scrutinise their actions.

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