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The only elected members of the Broads Authority could be cast adrift as bosses look to trim the size of its board - in what has been described as “democracy in reverse”.

An ice cream makers in Norwich has teamed up with a Norfolk whisky company to create a flavour with a splash of festive cheer.

The new leader of North Norfolk District Council is promising a “fresh start” after the chaos of the last Tory administration. Sarah Butikofer, leader of the newly Liberal Democrat-led council, took over after a vote of no confidence in John Lee and his Tory team at a full council meeting last week.

Resurgent Dereham Town will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins when they entertain Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday.

A West Norfolk councillor has criticised a plan to move a recycling centre across a road, saying the council needs to “move with the times”,

A special showing of a film, charting what happened to 1980s boy band giants Bros after their fame flickered out, is to be screened in Norwich.

Dereham Town have signed former Norfolk County Under 18s captain Lewis Johnson from Norwich CBS.

A plea for people to donate household furniture to help the Syrian refugees fleeing civil war to start new lives in Norfolk has had a “resounding response”.

A child with special educational needs was taken by Norfolk County Council-funded transport to the wrong house - and then abandoned to wait in his garden until his parent got home.

Almost £750,000 was spent changing road signs on a major trunk road between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, it has been revealed.

The malfunction prone Haven Bridge is to be closed to traffic from Thursday night so repaired equipment can be installed and further tests carried out.

With an average of two pubs a day currently closing in Britain, one landlady in north Norfolk is diversifying her business to keep her doors open, and help the local community at the same time.

A popular community centre in the heart of an urban area is holding a celebratory Norfolk Day dinner.

A £3m project to transform a Norfolk school into an “environment suitable for learning” is finally complete after three years of hard work.

Needles in parks and dealing in daylight; one area next to the city centre has become the latest front in the war on drugs - and raises questions about how Norwich should tackle addiction.

From today people carrying out home improvements will have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

Tributes have been paid to Norfolk and Minor Counties cricket stalwart David Armstrong, who has died aged 81.

With a third river crossing plan progressing quickly and a £3.5m transport infrastructure improvement project going ahead, Great Yarmouth is seeing major investment said to help boost its economy.

The achievements of some of the county’s apprentices were celebrated as nine worthy winners were recognised with awards.

Residents and motorists in Diss may soon have to obey new parking rules in one of the town’s busiest roads.

Norfolk County Council is showing some similar signs of cash problems that plagued a crisis-hit authority in the years leading up to its financial collapse.

A drive to build a new children’s hospice has been given a £500,000 boost.

A busy Norwich road will be closed this evening for two nights as Norfolk County Council completes major roadworks.

The decision to grant plans for Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing national status to help the planning process has been welcomed by a senior councillor and MP for the town.

Women of the World - known as WOW - is said to be the largest women’s movement across the globe and its next stop is Norwich.

Watchdogs looking to tackle the problem of illegal tobacco in Norfolk are considering using surveillance to spy on those who flout the law.

Stagecoach has confirmed it will stop operating a number of bus routes across the county from next month.

The £120m project to build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth has taken another leap forward.

A helicopter is being drafted in to airlift heavy materials up Beeston Bump in Sheringham next week.

A bus service between two Norfolk towns that was due to be scrapped at the end of February has been saved.

Targets to get people discharged from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital were missed during the winter crisis.

A busy road near Norwich is set to be closed to through traffic next week due to resurfacing work.

The pressure on how Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population will be cared for in years to come will be laid bare today, when county councillors are told the current system of funding is unsustainable.

Hevingham pulled off a shock 8-2 home win against East Tuddenham that could well have a huge impact on the Bure League title race between Tuddenham and Halvergate.

A wealth of artistic talent from across the region has gone on display at Norwich Castle’s Open Art Show, with almost 130 works on show.

The roundabouts on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are safe, council bosses have insisted, despite a spate of drivers crashing on to them.

Motorists in the county are still being urged to only travel if necessary after fresh snowfall overnight while there is also a warning for pub and club goers looking to venture out tonight.

A fire at a former Sheringham hotel is being treated as arson, police have confirmed.

The worst seems to be over as a long thaw sets in.

Two farmers braved the freezing temperatures and drifting snow overnight in an effort to clear the A140.

A fresh drive is to be launched to stop vulnerable people in Norfolk from being targeted by con artists who trick them out of thousands of pounds.

A digger clearing a Norfolk road became caught in a snow drift.

Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services has been commissioned by Norfolk County Council to take over running of refuge provisions in the Broadland area.

With freezing temperatures, fierce winds and more snow than anyone could have predicted, the Beast from the East is wreaking havoc on the county. If your home or vehicle has been left needing repairs due to the bad weather, making sure you take the time to find the right trader is extremely important.

Norfolk theatre company fEAST will be bringing a brand new adaptation of novelist Jeremy Page’s acclaimed book Salt to the Garage, Norwich, on April 20, as part of a 12-date tour of county venues.

An additional taxi rank is to be added to the Great Yarmouth seafront, at the expense of the current Trafalgar Road one.

An army of gritter lorries and tractors have been working throughout the the day to clear the snow from the county’s roads - and work is set to continue into the night as the treacherous conditions caused by the Beast from the East continue.

Motorists are being warned to only travel if absolutely necessary tonight with gusting winds creating snow drifts and impassable roads, particularly in rural areas.

A new roundabout could replace a series of staggered crossroads which have become an accident blackspot on a major road between Norwich and Ipswich.

Libraries across Norfolk have signed up to a national reading campaign to cut illiteracy and build a brighter future for youngsters.

A team of Taverham-based farm-workers are among those who have come to the rescue of drivers stuck in the snow.

Nine out of 10 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have secured a spot at their first-choice high school, despite a dip in the figures.

It forced many to abandon their cars or stay tucked up at home, but the Beast from the East could not prevent the region’s dedicated public servants from getting to those who needed them.

A busy section of road on the edge of Norwich will be closed for a weekend by Norfolk County Council.

An accident scene on the A146 near Poringland which caused earlier traffic delays has been cleared.

The weather front dubbed ‘the Beast from the East’ has put paid to a week of scheduled surfacing work on the still-to-be-completed Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Transport improvement work in Great Yarmouth will see road resurfacing carried out on North Quay and The Conge from this weekend.

Council bosses have warned of “severe disruption” to services today as snow brought by the Beast from the East weather front continues to cause problems across Norfolk.

An information event about being foster carers has been cancelled in Great Yarmouth today due to the weather conditions.

Schools and nurseries are assessing the weather conditions as the county remains in the grip of sub-zero temperatures.

Drivers have been warned they will face disruption when resurfacing work is carried out on one of Norwich’s main roads.

A care company director is celebrating success after winning an industry award.

Millions of pounds more could be ploughed into a programme to get superfast broadband access in Norfolk - but council bosses would have to borrow £11m to make it happen.

Widespread snow has fallen across Norfolk and Waveney overnight. Here’s where you can find out here if your local school has been forced to close fully or partially.

Drivers in Norfolk are being urged to take care as road conditions they have not encountered for several years are set to sweep the county.

About 6,000 people have signed an online petition pleading for a well-used coastal bus service to be saved.

People carrying out home improvements will soon have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

The growing problem of homelessness and rough sleeping is to be tacked with a £1.5m fund from Norfolk County Council (NCC).

Norwich’s final gas holder, which dates back to Victorian times, is to be demolished - to the disappointment of campaigners who were fighting for it to be saved.

It has been described as an epidemic which affects more than 40,000 people in Norfolk alone.

Parts of one of north Norfolk’s most beautiful villages are becoming submerged in sludge and water, to the despair of local residents.

Hard-working staff from Norfolk’s care sector were recognised for their successes at a glittering awards ceremony.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is going ahead with a business case exploring whether the county’s fire service should come under his control - despite Norfolk County Council opposition.

Despite a tough climate for the construction industry the East Anglian arms of a national builder have hailed strong performances off the back of multi-million pound projects.

Broadland district councillors have agreed to a 4.3pc increase in council tax.

A beautiful river path in the heart of the Brecks has become more accessible to horse riders.

Fundraising and donations have enabled a defibrillator to be installed in a secure cabinet on the outside of Great Yarmouth Library.

Council tax bills in Breckland are set to rise following a district council decision to shore up its reserves and reduce its reliance on the New Homes Bonus.

A major superfast broadband expansion by Virgin Media into Great Yarmouth has been halted due to what the company calls “issues” with the roll-out.

Three new support services will be rolled out in West Norfolk in a bid to tackle the worsening rates of homelessness.

We’re drowning in a sea of plastic and we need to act now to stop it, says Lesley Grahame.

The increase in council tax for people living in Norwich has been confirmed, after City Hall agreed a rise of just under 3pc in its share of the bills.

Work costing £32,000 to reconstruct pavements in Mulbarton will start on Monday, March 5.

Nearly 700 adults and young people with learning disabilities could be missing out on essential annual health checks because they have not registered their disability with their GP.

Community leaders have pledged to lobby for improvements to congestion-hit parts of the A11.

More than 1,500 admissions to hospital in Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of a year were due to drug-related mental illness, new figures revealed.

Support for Norfolk Day has continued to pour in as businesses and organisations across the county have pledged to get involved.

Villagers east of Attleborough may face disruption to their travel plans, due to upcoming drainage works by the county council.

People in Norwich will discover tomorrow how much their council tax bills will go up by in total.

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a man who gave so much to his town that he was affectionately dubbed ‘Mr Great Yarmouth’.

In recent years, cycling has become the country’s fastest-growing participation sport – but that popularity has attracted the big boys. Mark Shields reports on how one Future50 member has been evolving.

Broadland District Council will consider a 4.3pc rise in council tax when they meet this week.

Residents of Great Yarmouth will be able to find out more about the plan to build the £120m third river crossing for the town by attending drop-in information sessions next month.

New housing could put significant pressure on schools in a town in which educational standards are already “well below average” and “of significant concern”.

A play based on the life of a man who spearheaded change across Norfolk and stood up for ordinary people is set to be performed at the Wells Maltings.

Developers behind plans to build more than 1,200 homes at Anglia Square are being urged to guard against the “complete loss” of medieval remains around the former churches of St Botolph and St Olave.

A call has been issued for more foster carers to come forward as the country marks an annual awareness-raising day.

Across Norfolk there needs to be a full, fair, balanced and detailed cross-party investigation of allowances paid to councillors.

Plumstead Road is to remain closed for another four days past schedule as work to the NDR continues.

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