Local Politics

A council leader has been accused of paying "lip service" to environmental issues after a motion on climate change was not debated at a meeting.

Plans to build an incinerator in Wisbech have raised fears of "medically dangerous particles" affecting Norfolk.

The hunt for a new home for a museum celebrating the city's rich history in the print industry is back on, after plans to relocate it to a medieval church fell through.

Frustrated families have hit out at roadworks outside their homes late at night - but council bosses have said that was the only time they were able to do it.

A councillor believes Norwich could be the ideal place to pilot a "safe space" scheme for drug users in a bid to address what he describes as a "crisis" hitting the city.

The front of Norwich's City Hall has been covered in scaffolding - so £35,000 can be spent on its balcony railings.

A restaurateur has spoken of his frustration after a city council bin was "dumped" directly outside of his restaurant.

Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

A cross-party group of councillors will evaluate proposals for the future use of a former children's fun park.

Plans to revolutionise a coastal town's public toilets have been put on hold after debate broke out over their appearance.

A town council's lack of action over the closure of a post office has been branded "embarrassing" by a councillor.

Controversial proposals to up councillor allowances in East Suffolk by 53% - more than £2,600 a year - have been given unanimous approval.

A Norfolk town could be set to see a new business opening up on its high street.

A bid to build 200 dwellings in a seaside village will come before planners as the developers outline the appearance, layout and scale of the scheme.

The owner of a Norfolk hotel has shared his plans to transform a patch of derelict land into a hot yoga studio.

When Andrew Morton first opened his footwear repair shop in North Walsham 35 years ago, the future was bright.

A rugby club was among the benefificiaries in the latest round of grant-funding from a Norfolk council.

A commitment that all 47 of Norfolk's libraries will remain open is due to be made, as the future direction of the service is agreed.

A couple living in a static caravan close to Norwich Airport learned they had lost a bid to stay in their home on the same day they welcomed their first child into the world.

Mistakes meant personal assistants for disabled people, who have already seen their care costs increased because of a county council decision, were not paid on time.

Plans for new Norfolk homes are put on hold after a town council rejected an alternative proposal on a footpath

Drivers have been warned they will face disruption while work is carried out to make the Norwich Northern Distributor Road safer.

A family's anguish at moving their vulnerable mother three times in four months has laid bare the grim reality of care home closures.

The "agonisingly slow" progress to get £300m of promised work started on the A47 has prompted angry council bosses to call for a watchdog to take action.

Serious fears have been raised over a council-owned company's failure to comply with auditors' instructions, it has emerged.

Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

Fresh plans for the extension and refurbishment of a closed-down historic pub in a Norfolk village have been revealed.

Stretches of two roads in Gorleston will close for roadworks for over a month.

Opportunities were missed to protect six vulnerable children who were seriously hurt by their parents, with not enough focus on the dangers posed by domestic abuse, a review has found.

A man has been fined for fly-tipping household waste at a scenic beauty spot.

Despite the general election defeat, North Norfolk Labour Party has recruited 118 new members with membership now close to 600.

National Politics

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.

MP Clive Lewis has called for the public to vote on the future of the embattled Royal Family.

Two of the county's MPs are gearing up to be quizzed by a live television audience - including a Labour leadership candidate.

Norwich MP Chloe Smith will be meeting bosses from Greater Anglia to ask for explanations about recent problems which caused cancellations and delays for frustrated passengers.

Norfolk will benefit from the government's infrastructure revolution, the chancellor of the exchequer pledged, after a county MPs urged him to ensure the A47 is dualled.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said he will seek to provide "brutal honesty" if he is elected leader of his party.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has set out his Labour party leadership bid priorities on a new website dedicated to his campaign.

Time could soon be up for criminal landlords after councils in Suffolk and Essex were told they would recieve a share of more than £400,000 of funding to stop them in their tracks.

Money to dual the A47 and build the Northern Distributor Road Western Link, more cash for adult social care and devolution without an elected mayor.

A Norfolk MP has pledged to make solving the ongoing issues with the Greater Anglia rail service, which has seen swathes of cancellations and misery and frustration for stranded passengers, a "personal priority".

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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