Local Politics

Hundreds of council workers look set for a pay rise.

The end of March will mark the completion of a £3m five-year town project.

Seven vital changing places designed for people with physical disabilities are proposed to be built in council buildings across Norfolk.

Around 150 people have gathered to peacefully protest against a proposed 390 hectare sand quarry in a natural beauty spot.

A divided cabinet, a “mounting feud” in the Labour Party, and a public unclear about the arguments on both sides.

A collapsed bridge has resulted in emergency roadworks for two weeks.

Concerned residents will protest the construction of a new quarry on a woodland and fen site today.

Young children will be put in danger because of controversial changes which council bosses say should ease congestion on Norwich’s ring road, school governors have warned.

A street in Norwich which has been shut since high winds tore a chunk of cladding from a tower block will remain closed until winds have dropped enough to safely assess the damage.

A rodent-infested house which has been empty for more than five years in a picturesque Broadside village could be snapped up by a council.

One of the county’s recycling centres is on the move - but people will not have to traipse much further to visit it.

An iconic hotel is hoping to become the latest venue to install electric vehicle charging points for customers’ cars.

Social workers had to stop practicing after forgetting to register with their national body.

A Norfolk market town stands to double in size over the next 25 years after plans to build 4,000 homes were approved by councillors.

“We are getting ever closer to the first spade going into the ground to make this bridge a reality.”

A Norfolk community has turned out in force to discover whether a market town will double in size over the coming decades.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

The fate of a major homes development which will close to double a Norfolk market town in size will be sealed today.

Seaside traders in Gorleston have come out fighting over a borough council bid to add new units and outside seating on the lower prom.

A planning committee chairman confessed to never having visited a city museum - just before casting a crucial vote to seal the demolition of its current home.

A long-running stalemate between developers and the city council over a Golden Triangle church has finally been broken - after councillors admitted they were “hung over a barrel” by the homebuilders.

Miles of some of the most beautiful treks through Norfolk can now be explored ‘virtually’, after council bosses joined forces with Google to capture 360 degree images of the trails.

NHS bosses were accused of ‘faking the numbers’ by the head of Norfolk County Council’s adult social care committee, who said the council was being unfairly blamed for delayed transfers of care from hospital.

“I appreciate that there is a national housing shortage, but this does not mean development at all costs.”

Climate change will come under the spotlight at a pair of public meetings, with people from across the political spectrum discussing the issues.

Campaigners will today learn whether their last-ditch attempt to save a city museum in its current form was successful.

Campaigners say they are prepared to dig in their heels over plans for a former methodist church to be turned into housing.

The social enterprise behind Norwich’s Cafe Britannia is in talks to redevelop Long Stratton’s public toilet building into a takeaway, deli and retail unit.

A Norfolk MP has said the prime minister has “very little authority left” after the House of Commons ruled out leaving the EU with no deal.

A Norfolk campsite is fighting to prove new mobile homes built on its grounds do not require relevant planning permission.

Public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians in Norwich all stand to benefit from a £6.1m cash injection following a successful funding bid.

National Politics

Norfolk MPs are receiving hundreds of letters and emails a day over Brexit, it can be revealed.

Norfolk MP Liz Truss has said she is not interested in running for Tory leadership and is instead “focussed on getting Brexit sorted”.

Delia Smith, the TV cook and majority shareholder of Norwich City Football Club, is sponsoring a coach to ferry campaigners to a march against Brexit.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss was one of seven Cabinet ministers who defied the government to vote against delaying Brexit last night.

Teachers and students from the East of England are pleading with the government not to let education institutions become “the forgotten victims of Brexit”.

Drivers who run over a cat could soon be told they must report it to the police, as a new law is to be debated on Friday.

The leader of a Norwich nursery has revealed she is having to decide between resources and is forced to fundraise to make sure children receive a good education.

The chancellor has missed an opportunity to stop “high street Armageddon” and his forecasts are based on a “big if”, according to East Anglian business leaders.

The prime minister has been dramatically defeated on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons for a second time.

Norfolk communities have been left “disempowered” as windfarm developers have bypassed local concerns, an MP has claimed.

A Norfolk MP said in Parliament that long delays to a telecommunications mast becoming operational in North Walsham was “totally unacceptable”.

A parliamentary debate on offshore windfarms - which was cancelled so a Norfolk MP could attend a public meeting on the issue - has been rescheduled.

Deprived areas of East Anglia are “bottom of the table” for investment from a £1.6billion so-called “Brexit bonus” from the government, it has been warned.

The east of England will get the smallest share of a £1.6bn government fund to boost run-down towns after Brexit.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Norfolk have a poorer chance of doing well as an adult than the national average, new statistics have revealed.

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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