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Delays in getting the right fencing posts to form part of a £50,000 revamp of the Marriott's Way means drivers will face disruption on a Norwich ring road roundabout from today.

Norfolk County Council has edged nearer to replacing its committee system with a cabinet system, but the Liberal Democrats have attacked the process involved.

More than £200,000 is to be spent on a new housing scheme for older people - as council bosses wrestle with a way to provide the 3,000 extra care places desperately needed over the next decade.

A group of travellers have been kicked off land at the entrance to a Suffolk village after setting up camp almost four months ago.

Norfolk County Council is in line for some big changes before you next go to the polls to choose your representative at County Hall.

One of Norwich's busiest roads will be closed in one direction for two nights so it can be resurfaced, with drivers facing a lengthy diversion during the work.

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

A meeting to discuss a recent run of anti-social behaviour in a town has been held.

A huge government contractor, Interserve, is facing a government vote today which could see the company plunged into administration.

As the size of Norfolk grows, so too must the number of school places for its children. Bethany Whymark reports on a council vision for the future of schools.

Help Syrian refugees feel at home in Norfolk by donating furniture and household items.

A Norfolk library is to close - but will reopen after moving to a new home shared with other services.

Resurfacing work which will close a Norwich road will now be carried out in the evening.

Suffolk County Council's entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.

Hundreds of Norwich pupils spent the last day of the half term protesting for action over climate change.

More than £100,000 will be spent resurfacing a road which will be shut for at least three days.

Suffolk's Citizens Advice Bureaux have had their funding restored after the county's health services stepped in to make up the cash cut being planned by the county council.

Norfolk County Council will set its muiti-million pound budget today, which is likely to add almost 3pc more to people's council tax bills.

Town residents were angered when a large sofa was left at a busy junction in the centre.

Drivers will face disruption because £120,000 needs to be spent on maintenance of a bridge built less than five years ago as part of a £27.7m shake-up.

A community plagued by speeding rat-runners trying to get to the A47 from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has called for a rethink over a refusal to install average speed cameras.

Council tax in Great Yarmouth could go up by £5 for a Band D property, the maximum increase the authority can make.

The future of an eye-catching horse sculpture that stood on a number of roundabouts near Norwich is set to be decided this week.

A plan for a housing-with-care building in a Norfolk village has been met with both support and concern by the parish council there.

Three days of roadworks will cause delays on the B1153 between Docking and Brancaster in north Norfolk.

A watchdog has rapped council bosses for the distress caused to a Norfolk couple, for mistakes made over the care of a husband with "significant health conditions".

A new service offering therapy to families in need has been launched, with council bosses saying it could save £7m over the next five years.

A main route through Wymondham will be closed today while work is carried out on nearby trees.

The future of 38 children's centres in Norfolk is due to be discussed today.

Residents believe two parked vehicles may have been damaged in a police chase in Norwich.

They are the bane of many a driver's day, but new figures show Norfolk County Council is actually the fastest council to repair potholes in East Anglia.

Disabled and elderly people getting personal budgets for their social care are bearing the brunt of government and county council cutbacks, claims North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

A £4.4m roundabout is to replace a junction at a notorious crash blackspot could be built by the autumn, after the scheme was granted planning permission.

All the twists and turns of the council chamber could soon be available to watch from the comfort of your own laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Suffolk County Council has scrapped plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures, following union pressure.

Parents of people with disabilities, who stand to lose money because of county council cuts, have pledged to continue their fight against the proposals.

Two main roads will be closed for a day each next week as resurfacing work takes place.

Norfolk County Council's Conservative leadership has a New Year's Resolution to give themselves more power - but Liberal Democrat councillors Dan Roper and Steff Aquarone argue that you should be worried

They were once Norfolk's arteries, conveying residents and visitors in their thousands across the county for business as well as pleasure.

All four potential routes for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road Western Link will cause "unnaceptable" damage to vital habitats for animals, plants and birds, wildlife watchdogs have warned.

Resurfacing work costing £24,000 will see a junction in Costessey closed to traffic later this month.

The community have been asked to give their opinion on changes to the Citizens Advice service in Suffolk after proposed cuts to the service.

Plans to introduce a 20mph zone in Eye could finally become a reality more than five years since campaigners first launched a bid to slow traffic in the town.

Care providers in Norfolk could get paid an extra £11.2m if councillors agree to an increase in fees.

The demographics of Norfolk are changing.

Families of people with learning disabilities have blasted a cost-cutting proposal which would save council bosses £3m - by charging thousands of people more for their care.

Motorists are being warned to brace themselves for two weeks of delays on the A149 due to roadworks costing £235,000 being carried out.

Almost £50,000 is to be spent to improve the condition of a pavement and upgrade bus stops.

A consultation has been launched for people to have their say about funding for the Citizens Advice service in Suffolk.

Norfolk County Council has said plans are in place to improve broadband speeds in the county on some of the worst streets in Norfolk, according to figures, with some already having access to superfast broadband.

Generous shoppers helped a campaign to bring Christmas cheer to children in care in Norfolk to a record year.

Drivers have been warned they could face delays as work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road moves to the Salhouse Road roundabout.

A west Norfolk care home which was threatened with closure is to be replaced by a new dementia service.

Amid the frenzy of shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking, writing cards and generally Christmasifying anything and everything, spare a thought for the hungry, lonely, poorly and even the furry in Norfolk this Christmas. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Opinion Clive Lewis: We must save our children's centres

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In his monthly column, Norwich South MP CLIVE LEWIS argues against the proposed closures of children's centres.

Concerns that a proposed new system of working at County Hall could lead to a similar "debacle" as the aborted incinerator plan have been raised.

Calls have been made for controversial plans to axe a six figure grant for Citizens Advice Bureaus in Suffolk to be phased in over a longer period of time.

Suffolk County Council's Tory administration has launched a bid to tackle period poverty - just weeks after it failed to commit cash to the cause.

Norfolk County Council has stepped in to move services from one of the biggest home care providers in England after concerns were raised over its financial viability.

Norfolk's main roads are slowly clogging up as a record number of vehicles take to the streets.

Norfolk County Council is warning people to be aware of cold callers pretending to represent trading standards who are using 'gift card scams' involving the purchasing of fake vouchers.

Businesses in Diss say their income has been hit by delayed works to upgrade a pedestrian crossing that have been causing congestion.

Council bosses have insisted seven children's centres would remain open to the public if proposals to close the remaining 46 do go through.

The row over controversial proposals to close Norfolk's children's centres has intensified after Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis accused campaigners of "playing politics".

Opponents of proposals to close 46 of Norfolk's 53 children's centres took part in a demonstration in King's Lynn on Sunday.

A road is to close for urgent repairs after the pavement and road began sinking.

Emotional tributes to the work of Thetford's two children's centres provided the backdrop for a council's unanimous objection to the proposals to shut both.

After recent deaths in north Norfolk, bereaved parents, a GP and a campaigner tell JESSICA FRANK-KEYES how a lack of local services is failing suicidal young men.

Why did the recycling centre cross the road? To make way for a new power station.

Works to improve a busy pedestrian crossing for cyclists lasting two weeks will begin on Monday, November 5.

An administrative blunder means consultation over the proposed £121m Third River Crossing at Great Yarmouth will need to be extended, but council bosses insisted it will not delay the project.

Millions of pounds of the £121m budget for the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing has been set aside to pay fees, such as for specialist solicitors and cost consultants brought in to help manage the process.

Calls have been made for a full traffic survey in Beccles following the opening of the southern relief road to maximise its effectiveness.

The "almost daily" cancellation of early morning train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth is damaging the seaside town, councillors have claimed.

A £20.6m education shake-up in a Norfolk village has moved a step closer, with plans submitted for a new primary school and nursery.

A former school in Thetford has been given a reprieve from being sold just yet - to give the community the chance to come up with plans to take it on.

The number of Norfolk Recycling Centres which offer reuse shops could increase, as council bosses continue to find ways to save money.

More council property and land could be sold off, as County Hall looks to plug a multi-million pound budget gap.

A brand new event aims to give West Norfolk businesses the support and advice they need to flourish.

A new primary school and nursery with capacity for more than 200 children has been touted for a village close to Norwich - replacing its existing one.

Hopes for key historic artefacts staying in Lowestoft were served another blow today as a consultation was launched.

A group of Dutch buyers is set to get a VIP welcome at an East Anglian food and drink showcase as the region strives to encourage more trade with the Netherlands.

It was at the start of the year when we first reported how the future of Norfolk's children's centres was looking uncertain.

A major Norwich road is to be closed overnight for two weeks so that £180,000 of resurfacing work can be done.

Efforts to improve mobile phone signal in the county has been praised in Parliament.

Thetford Town Council will look into registering a former school site as an Asset of Community Value.

A hundred more refugees from the civil war in Syria are to be offered a new life in Norfolk - but council bosses say it will be a "challenge" to find them housing.

A new approach focusing on prevention before the need for serious intervention is being adopted by those responsible for caring for the county's most vulnerable children.

Leaders from across Suffolk came together to discuss the ongoing work to transform Lowestoft and secure a bright economic future for the coastal town.

A new campaign, spearheaded by a "well-known" figure with links to Norfolk, is to be launched to try to improve the health of men aged 40 to 75.

A number of defects in need of urgent repair have been found in a lifting bridge on a busy Norwich road.

Drivers could face delays as major resurfacing works, costing more than £60,000, are carried out along a busy commuter road.

A former school, along with acres of farmland, are to be sold off by council bosses looking to plug a funding gap of almost £100m.

A former school and acres of farmland look set to be sold off by council bosses as they grapple with ways to close a budget gap of almost £100m.

Child car seat checks carried out in Norfolk revealed more than 600 faults.

In a case that is likely to cost thousands, a council has taken a Traveller leader to court for trespassing on land he has lived on for years.

A 'smart flat' is being developed to highlight how technology, such as devices which use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, can help keep older and vulnerable people out of care homes.

Three roads in Norwich city centre will be closed next month to allow resurfacing to be carried out.

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor discussed a range of key subjects in an interview with BBC Norfolk. Here is what he had to say:

Norfolk County Council failed to tell an elderly couple the cost of care they did not want, or need, leading them to rack up £10,000 worth of debt.

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