Local Politics

A Norfolk MP has said it cannot put an upper limit on the number of new houses needed and has called for changes in how development and the pressures on local services are managed.

Many people across his Great Yarmouth borough have wondered what will become of Brandon Lewis now that he has become Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Enraged villagers are demanding road signs advertising the Broads National Park are taken down after the notices were branded "a red rag to a bull".

Enraged villagers are demanding road signs advertising the Broads National Park are taken down after the notices were branded "a red rag to a bull".

Plans to build 165 new homes and a medical centre in a Norfolk village have been put forward.

A teenager with autism and severe learning difficulties went without suitable education for more than a year after they were excluded from school, a watchdog has found.

An innovative housing scheme encouraging people to build their own neighbourhood could become a reality in Norwich - five years after the idea was first floated.

A bus lane put in place less than a year ago looks likely to be moved - because so many drivers are flouting it and triggering delays.

A bid to build 150 new homes remains undecided, with councillors unable to find a legal reason to reject plans despite strong opposition.

Nearly 2,000 people were fined last year for parking in spaces reserved for people with disabilities without having a blue badge permit.

The one-time finance chief at Suffolk County Council, who walked away last year because he couldn't back another council tax rise, issued a damning assessment of his former colleagues' budget.

A former pumping station which has been redundant since the turn of the century is to be converted into a home following a lengthy planning saga.

Frustration that work on £300m improvements to the A47 has yet to start has reached boiling point, with the leader of Norfolk County Council branding the organisation responsible 'inept'.

Developers are set to go ahead with building dozens of homes in a Broads village after the scheme was agreed by councillors.

Calls for a Suffolk authority to increase funding in Citizens Advice and reverse cuts to health visitors and bus subsidies have failed to secure agreement.

Norwich MP Chloe Smith has landed a top government job.

There were mixed fortunes for the region's MPs during a day of high drama in Downing Street.

Fresh details have been revealed about Norwich's new cycle sharing scheme - ahead of its launch this spring.

Drivers are being warned that a busy bypass is closing for two days and nights while a roundabout is resurfaced.

The owner of a family restaurant which closed after thirty years has blamed the business' failure on Brexit.

Plans to build 150 new homes on the fringes of a Norfolk town have been turned down over fears of urbanising a "tranquil green area" - despite the threat of a judicial review.

The go-ahead has been given for a former pub, once a beloved live music venue, to be turned into housing.

George Freeman, the MP for Mid Norfolk, is "on his bike" after being sacked from his ministerial job by Boris Johnson.

It's time for charges to dispose of DIY waste at Norfolk's recycling centres to be dumped, a council leader has said.

Measures which aim to improve the implementation of the school transport application process in Suffolk have been outlined - but there will be no changes to policy in time for the beginning of the next school year.

A multi-million pound project to replace a popular north Norfolk leisure centre has fallen behind schedule due to "slippage" from a drain not being removed.

Almost 30,000 EU citizens in Norfolk and Waveney hoping to stay in the UK after Brexit have been granted permission to do so, as "confusion" continues over a lack of physical proof.

A new state primary boarding school in Norfolk - set to be the first of its kind - has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Tensions are rising in a Norfolk town after a motion was filed to oust two councillors from their positions.

Flood fears have led to the blocking of a controversial 40 home development following several objections from nearby residents.

Nails thought to have been thrown on a road notorious for parking could have been put there by a villager, parish councillors have been told.

National Politics

The next "Brexit-stlye revolt" could be on the horizon if Britain's 'quangos' aren't reformed, A Norfolk MP has said in his maiden speech.

The race to be the next leader of the Labour party has prompted a difference in opinion in Norwich's two constituency parties over their pick to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

It's not nice being forgotten... but these digital assistants haven't got the memo about some of Norfolk's new MPs.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has been tipped as the new 'minister for the union' in Boris Johnson's forthcoming cabinet reshuffle.

Campaigners protesting the rise in the women's state pension age have staged a sit-down protest at a government department.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has quit Twitter, saying that "reality is way underrated".

North Norfolk's new MP was on the brink of tears as he used his maiden Commons speech to pay tribute to his late stepfather.

Clive Lewis has called on the government to ensure the laws against hate speech are fully enforced after a racist poster was put up in a Norwich tower block.

A Norfolk-born man studying in China has spoke of his fear of living in the shadows of the coronavirus amid rising death tolls.

A group of MPs from across the eastern region have called on the government to commit more money for vital improvements to the A47.

Following last month's general election, North Norfolk is now represented in Westminster by businessman Duncan Baker. STUART ANDERSON headed to Westminster to find out what life is like for a new MP.

An MP of a coastal constituency has warned the next incident of major flooding could 'devastate' local infrastructure as it was revealed the cost of new defences had soared by £40m.

Norfolk's Conservative MPs have pledged to "hunt as a pack" to ensure the region is not left behind.

Clive Lewis has pulled out of the Labour leadership race, saying he was "standing aside in the spirit of pluralism, diversity and generosity".

Clive Lewis has claimed "structural racism" could be the reason he is yet to gain the required backing from fellow MPs to stay in the Labour leadership race.

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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