Local Politics

Operated by Co-wheels nationally, the Norfolk Car Club allows motorists who do not own their own vehicles to sign up and share use of cars from various points across the city.

Voters are currently casting their ballots at polling stations across the county to elect candidates for Norfolk and Waveney's 10 seats.

An iconic building would have a brighter, cheaper future if it were dismantled pane by pane and rebuilt in a new location, according to a bold new vision.

After a fiercely fought election campaign, the country's day of destiny has arrived.

Voters will be heading to the polls today in what has been billed as the most important General Election in a generation.

From filling with stalls during agricultural shows to hosting glittering business awards, the Norfolk Showground Arena is frequently packed to the rafters.

It has dominated the seafront for some 40 years but a radical change is looming as the decade comes to an end.

Businesses say they are engaged in an endless war over parking spaces which sees them call council and police on a weekly basis.

Six nurseries which shut when the trust which ran them went into liquidation will re-open.

Newly created in 2010, Broadland has been a Conservative safe seat since its formation.

Ambitious plans to more than quadruple the size of a Norfolk care home and expand it into a care village have been shot down by councillors.

A final call has been issued to businesses to enter the Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

Fears have been raised that the search for constructors for the multi-million pound new Lowestoft third crossing will cause delays to work going ahead.

Beach huts in Lowestoft which were closed three years ago due to structural concerns are to be replaced thanks to a £2.5million boost, it has been revealed.

The last major poll before Thursday's election predicts the fight for Norfolk's most hotly contested seats has become even closer.

A council which is set to spend £16,000 upgrading a car park and introducing a permit scheme for residents say they fear "stirring up a hornet's nest" over the plans.

Almost 140 new homes could be built on the edge of a Norfolk town if a council approves plans.

It would be an "utter disgrace" if the revamp of Norwich's Anglia Square, complete with 20-storey tower, is allowed to happen, a national campaign group has warned.

A loan of up to £11.4m has been made available by Norwich City Council to help get more than 70 new private homes built on the edge of Norwich - but it will have an impact on the authority's budget planning.

A Norfolk council is set to take over the management of a sports centre after a high school said it wanted to stop "subsidising the community use of the facility".

Childcare providers and sports clubs will benefit from extra business rate discounts in two Norfolk council areas.

The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including a woman who died after she was pushed over by another resident, have triggered major reviews.

A council has refused a purchase order served on it by the owner of a boarded up village pub who claims a planning stalemate has left him facing "virtual financial ruin".

A project to improve cycle paths in Great Yarmouth will result in road closures.

South West Norfolk remained Conservative with a majority of 18,312 last time around.

Cold callers have been trying to con people in Norfolk about 'recent car accidents'.

Daily delays make the A47 one of the most frustrating roads around Norfolk, with many Great Yarmouth workers and residents keen to see the road dualled.

A leisure centre where the bacteria which can cause Legionnaire's Disease was found has got the "all clear" but its showers are still shut.

A bid for millions of pounds to bring about the biggest changes to transport in and around Norwich for a generation has been lodged with the government.

A bid which would have seen an empty building turned into a restaurant and takeaway has been pulled.

Shoppers are being encouraged to buy a gift or a book to brighten the Christmas of children who might not get any other presents this festive season.

National Politics

Democracy is a beautiful thing - and it must be protected and cherished.

People in Norfolk and Waveney will go to the polls on Thursday (December 12), to vote for the people they want to represent them as MPs in the Houses of Parliament.

A Conservative candidate who took over after Nick Conrad was forced to quit says the local party has been "galvanised" by the scandal.

A long-time Labour member who has switched allegiances in a bid to win Norwich South has slammed Jeremy Corbyn's party as "nasty".

Tensions have erupted in the tightly-fought race to become the next MP for North Norfolk, with the Liberal Democrats hitting out at "dirty tricks".

The Conservatives have suspended a party member after he was arrested for his alleged behaviour at a hustings.

The British National Party's former Norfolk candidate signed the nomination papers for a Conservative would-be MP - and has now been suspended from the party.

With marginal seats such as north Norfolk becoming a key focus for all parties, there was everything to fight for at a hustings in the district.

The hiring of a £1,000-a-day consultant by a council has sparked controversy between the two favourites to become the next MP for North Norfolk.

Two MPs in Norfolk and Waveney have ranked in the bottom 20 in the whole country in a new survey.

A Conservative election candidate has refused to apologise on behalf of Boris Johson for the party leader's controversial comments about Muslim women.

Mid Norfolk is seen as a Conservative safe seat having been held by the Tories since it was re-established as a constituency ahead of the 1983 general election.

A Norwich Labour candidate has hit back at the results of a major poll predicting a Conservative victory across the UK, claiming: "Norfolk won't always be blue."

When voters last went to the polls in Norwich South, it was to return Labour's Clive Lewis with a majority which had more than doubled.

It's Norfolk's most marginal seat, with Conservative Chloe Smith's majority whittled down from almost 4,500 to just over 500 at the last 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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