Local Politics

More than 40 new homes in two Norfolk towns and a laboratory at a hospital research park have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Following months of loving restoration, a piece of Norwich's civic history has been safely returned to the fine city.

People will get the chance to choose whether a JD Wetherspoon pub should open in a north Norfolk town.

A pub given a one out of five food hygiene score and told to make major improvements has regained the top rating after addressing concerns.

Concerns have been raised that "significant" roosts of some of the UK's rarest bats may have vanished since the Norwich Northern Distributor Road was built.

Hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk have been hit by a big rise in disabled care charges. Tom Bristow speaks to those who fear it will mean they lose their home and future.

A Lowestoft supermarket has been banned from selling alcohol after an immigration raid.

More than 30 new car club places could be created in streets around Norwich.

East Anglia must be ready to seize opportunities in the wake of Brexit - and begin to help the whole country to heal.

Six new holiday lets could open in a seaside village if plans are approved.

A decision to declare a climate emergency has been delayed by West Norfolk councillors despite a protest by environmental campaigners.

Councillors have voted to delay a motion aiming to review a decision to open part of a bus and cycle route to traffic.

Environmental campaigners have blasted the city council's endorsement of a plan for the future of Norwich Airport as "shameful" and "a fantasy".

The bat bridges built over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road do work, according to experts who have been monitoring whether the animals have been using them.

Extinction Rebellion members are set to protest outside a town hall this evening over a council's refusal to declare a climate emergency.

A Norwich-based spokesman for Extinction Rebellion has said he "deeply regrets" the protests which led to ugly scenes on London's Tube system and said it has created "the most difficult moment in the movement's history so far".

A further £16m of county council savings has been 'called-in' for further scrutiny - because critics do not believe the public is being given the full picture of how the axe could fall.

Long awaited work to clear a major bottleneck on the region's railways has moved a step closer.

One of Norwich's busiest roads will be shut to through traffic for a week, so £25,000 of improvement work can be done.

A revamp of Norwich's transport system, which could see the city get a multi-million pound share from a £1.2bn government pot, has been hailed as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".

Rates are to be slashed in half at a town market in a bid to halt a decline in stall-holders.

Another hurdle in a village's long quest for extra burial ground has been cleared after planners approved a proposal to convert farmland into a cemetery.

Visitors to a village gastro pub will now be able sleep in boutique rooms upstairs.

A town council have celebrated the installation of the first phase of CCTV throughout Bungay town centre.

Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

A seaside jewel that has lost its sparkle is in danger of collapsing and putting the public at risk, according to a shock report.

A council officer has discouraged people from supporting a homeless man in Fakenham, but said temporary accommodation will be offered in extreme weather.

The next phase of a future business park at a former canning factory site could bring 25 jobs to a Norfolk town.

Residents will have to wait almost another two years before the replacement to Sheringham's Splash leisure centre is opened.

Controversial modern flats overlooking the Diss Mere have been agreed by councillors, despite opponents claiming the development would "scar Diss for our descendants".

The surge in new student accommodation springing up in Norwich has prompted council bosses to forge new guidance for what would be acceptable.

National Politics

Norfolk is at risk of being "left behind" during the transition to electric vehicles after the county council failed to apply for government funding for charging points, an MP has warned.

A Norfolk woman has told how changes to her state pension age left her isolated and penniless and offered a stark warning that she fears hearing of suicides by other desperate women.

Vulnerable children in Norfolk are set to benefit from a share of £84m of government funding for a landmark project to improve support for those at risk.

A decision on whether to build a long-awaited third crossing as part of a nationally significant project will be known in the next few weeks.

The new bishop of Norwich has called on the region's MPs to treat one another with respect as the debate over the type of language being used in Westminster and beyond rages on.

A former fighter pilot has been unveiled as the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate to battle for Broadland.

The Renew Party will field a candidate in Norwich South at the next election.

Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has told the Conservative conference that Britain will back trade "freedom fighters" rather than protectionists after Brexit.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has tabled a Parliamentary motion calling for the BBC's decision to rebuke presenter Naga Munchetty to be condemned by fellow MPs.

Almost 6,000 privately educated pupils in Norfolk could be forced into state schools if Labour follows through on plans to abolish private education.

MP Liz Truss is facing calls to resign from her international trade secretary post after she revealed further military export licence breaches connected to Saudi Arabia and the Yemen conflict.

The message was clear: The climate emergency is real and urgent action is needed.

A Norfolk MP has hit back at criticism of his holiday to Canada and Alaska - which coincided with the suspension of Parliament.

A Norfolk MP and cabinet minister has been formally chosen by her party to fight for her seat in an upcoming general election.

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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