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A candidate in this year’s local elections has switched parties in a bid to get elected.

Norwich schools have been urged to allow pupils to have the day off to take part in a protest over climate change.

One of the country’s first 24-hour car charging areas has been opened in Beccles, as the council announce 100 more stations for hybrid vehicles across the county.

A former leader of the Green Party in Norwich has been appointed as the new managing director at Pensthorpe Natural Park near Fakenham.

The Beccles community are set to have their first Swap Shop this weekend to reduce waste in the area and promote recycling.

Cabinet minister and Norfolk MP Liz Truss was overheard attacking Theresa May, according to claims on social media.

Campaigners have criticised plans to push ahead with a proposal to convert part of a popular Golden Triangle pub into a flat.

Former Norwich City defender Russell Martin has revealed that he joined the Green Party and admitted he was regularly subject to ribbing by his Canaries team-mates for his environmental views.

Norwich City Council Green Party group leader Denise Carlo on why Norwich needs to become carbon-neutral in the next decade.

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

A Tory councillor has quit the party and joined the Greens after growing tired of standing behind policies which she believes hurts her community.

A Norfolk council has again kept a decision about the future of a multi-million pound asset shrouded in secrecy, despite outcry over “democratic failure”.

A green energy scheme which has benefited thousands of households in the region could close to newcomers.

The leader of the Green Party highlighted the importance of community and the negative impact of austerity during a visit to Beccles.

Norwich City Council could have to wait more than 23 years to recoup almost £10m it spent on two commercial properties in Kent and Corby.

Norfolk urgently needs to do more to help stem rising global temperatures, campaigners have said, in the wake of a stark report by the United Nations.

A drive to get more people in Norwich to recycle food has “exceeded all expectations”, with more than 800 tonnes of extra waste collected.

The former leader of the Green Party attended an event in Beccles exploring the future of sustainable farming.

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering a woman in Norwich.

A ban could be on the horizon for sky lanterns and mass balloon releases in Norwich.

The former leader of the Green Party and a host of farming experts are set to visit Beccles to discuss the future of sustainable farming.

People in Norwich are creating almost half as much carbon emissions as they were a decade ago, the city council has claimed.

Norfolk has officially recycled one million tonnes of waste, it has been announced by the Norfolk Waste Partnership.

A public meeting was held to discuss the future of a historic tennis court, with a bold new plan to counter Norwich City Council proposals.

One reader from the Green Party thinks negative reactions to the idea of a small tourist tax are misplaced. What do you think?

Councils are pouring millions of taxpayers’ pounds into commercial property to make up for money lost by government cuts.

It may have never been able to build its own incinerator, but Norfolk has one of the highest waste incineration rates in England.

Sky lanterns may soon be a thing of the past in the Norwich area, along with the mass release of balloons.

Legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies was so impressed by a Norwich singer-songwriter that he invited her to his world-famous studio to record a song.

Norwich’s new Lord Mayor and Sheriff have been sworn in, with a pledge to raise money for an enterprise which helps the city’s homeless.

With the votes counted and dust settled on Norwich City Council’s latest election, a string of new councillors are preparing to take their seats in City Hall.

With counting finished in the local elections in Norfolk, there have been gains for Labour in Norwich but UKIP has lost seats in Great Yarmouth.

The votes are being counted after Norwich and Great Yarmouth headed to the polls.

Today is polling day for people living in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Here’s some questions and answers about the elections.

Closing roads around schools, fining drivers for leaving their engines running and getting cleaner buses.

Norwich goes to the polls on Thursday for the city council elections. DAN GRIMMER asks representatives of the four main political groups why their party deserves your vote.

Whatever happens when people head to the polling stations next Thursday, voters in University and Wensum wards are guaranteed to have a new face representing them at Norwich City Council afterwards.

Thorpe Hamlet and Town Close are two wards where the Green Party will be determined to see off the challenge of Labour.

Nelson was one of the divisions where a seat went from Green to Labour two years ago.

The fight for control of Mancroft ward could be one of the most interesting battles when Norwich goes to the polls for the city council elections.

Norwich goes to the polls next month for the city council elections. DAN GRIMMER focuses on the fights for Bowthorpe, Catton Grove and Crome wards.

With Norwich and Great Yarmouth going to the polls next month, people have until the end of today to register to vote.

Councillors have condemned an attack against a man who was racially abused and then punched in the face in Norwich.

A new lap dancing club could be granted a licence to operate in Norwich next week, despite concerns about anti-social behaviour and “lewd advertising”.

The candidates standing in Norwich City Council’s elections next month have been confirmed, with the UK Independence Party not fielding any contenders at all.

A claim has been made that Norfolk County Council breached a ministerial order over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, in not providing an action plan for a package of complementary transport measures.

Transport bosses need to get into the fast lane in delivering more efficient cross-city bus services.

Six Norwich city councillors have announced they will not be seeking re-election.

The surge in student accommodation being built in Norwich could continue, with decisions due over two proposals which would swell the city centre’s student population by more than 750.

David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II television series, which concluded with an unflinching look at how waste impacts on marine life, has helped put plastic packaging at the forefront of many people’s minds.

A Green Party city councillor from Norwich travelled to London to hand in a letter to the treasury calling for an end to cuts to local government funding.

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

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after shattering windows of a community play bus.

We need to protect our countrsyide from planning loopholes, says Chris Dady, chairman of rural campaign group CPRE Norfolk.

A story of mid-life

Monday, January 22, 2018

Former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber, brings us her new novel It’s Who We Are, a tale of five people, long separated childhood friends, whose lives are destined to change forever.

People are invited to take part in a litter pick at a small area of woodland in Norwich.

A partnership which aims improve waste services in Norfolk is to begin looking at whether more rubbish can be recycled locally.

Two decades after building work started on the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) at Colney, we look back on what was heralded as the largest new hospital building programme in the history of the NHS.

City planners are being urged not to “sabotage” their own housing policy as developers behind an £80m scheme at St Mary’s Works will ask to avoid providing dozens of affordable homes.

The public can now have their say on where they think more than 7,000 homes should be built in Norfolk.

As the future for Norwich’s Anglia Square is cast into the spotlight with news of revised proposals for the area’s regeneration, this paper is calling for 2018 to be the year of positive change for the north city location.

A local solution to Norfolk’s waste paper recycling could be on the cards next year - after this newspaper revealed it was being processed in China.

Concern has been raised that the sudden surge in bids to build student flats in Norwich is happening without a proper strategy to see if they are needed.

Dangerous levels of powerful insecticides were found in two Norfolk rivers placing aquatic insects, fish and birds at risk, tests have revealed.

Rail passengers in Norfolk and Suffolk are bracing themselves for the largest hike in rail fares in five years.

The properties may have closed, but controversy surrounding two former MJB hotels in Norwich continues.

An extra £19.25m has been set aside for the cost of the over budget Norwich Northern Distributor Road - but council bosses have said they cannot guarantee the final bill will not exceed £205m.

A decision will be made tomorrow on whether to add £19.25m to the budget for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, as critics say money would be better spent on public transport.

Voters will return to the polls again next week as 10 candidates will contest two by-elections for seats on Waveney District Council.

Opinion: Last week columnist Nick Conrad spoke up for Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road. Green Party councillor Denise Carlo begs to differ.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas MP is coming to Norwich as part of her efforts to promote a lowering of the voting age to 16.

The Australian government is teetering on the brink of collapse – and it is all down to a scandal uncovered by a Norfolk blogger.

The Trump speech to the United Nations marks a new low even for this president.

Tenants not getting deposits back, complaints about the landlords and the companies behind it all chased for £110,000 in unpaid bills - what is happening at one city apartment block? TOM BRISTOW and DOMINIC GILBERT report.

It is THE big question.

About 80 people gathered in Lowestoft to take part in a rally and march in protest of the government’s austerity measures and the public sector pay cap.

City Hall leaders have hit back at claims Norwich missed out on up to £33m of affordable homes because the council was not tough enough on making developers build them.

They have been a source of complaints about drug taking, prostitution and loud music.

Green Party councillors claim plans to improve the River Wensum focus too much on tourism and not enough on environmental concerns.

The owner of a controversial Norwich hotel has denied rumours that it has permanently closed.

Victorious Stephen Barclay spent more than double his five opponents put together to win this year’s race to become North East Cambridgeshire’s MP.

Tributes have today been paid to a quiet, gentle and caring woman whose body was discovered in a Norwich flat.

Controversial employment tribunal fees could be scrapped after the union Unison won a “landmark” court victory against the government.

A victim of the contaminated blood scandal has welcomed a joint call by six opposition political party leaders for a Hillsborough-style inquiry into what happened.

A controversial bid to replace grass tennis courts in a Norwich park has been withdrawn and will be superseded by a revised scheme.

The 2017 General Election showed how first-past-the-post voting just isn’t fit for purpose any more, says Aidan Semmens.

Young voters were crucial to the outcome of the election.

Children at Hethersett Old School Hall anticipated last night’s shockingly close General Election result at an activity day.

With the general election ending in a hung parliament, there could be days or weeks of political horse-trading before the final form of the next government is settled.

Conservative Keith Simpson said he had “bucked a trend” as he retained his majority to hold his Broadland seat.

The Conservatives have retained the North West Norfolk constituency with an overwhelming majority.

Conservative George Freeman said he was humbled to hold his Mid Norfolk seat by a majority of 16,086, while Labour were also pleased with a big increase of votes in the constituency.

The Ukip vote in its former Great Yarmouth heartland has collapsed.

Conservative candidate Chloe Smith has retained her Norwich North seat - but only by a margin of just over 500 votes.

Conservative Richard Bacon has become the South Norfolk MP for the fifth time since 2001.

Conservative candidates Keith Simpson and Chloe Smith will be hoping to hold onto their respective seats as the count gets underway for Norwich North and Broadland.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

The candidates contesting the Mid Norfolk seat in today’s general election have made their final pleas to voters.

We asked the general election candidates in Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Norwich North to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Mid Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Candidates from across Norfolk were quizzed by 15 to 25 year old’s at a special hustings organised by the Mancroft Advice Project at Norwich OPEN on Tuesday evening.

Norwich South is a key Conservative battlefield – the Tories desperately want this seat. But although they can smell blood, Labour will be no pushover in this city constituency.

Young voters in Norfolk are being invited to take part in an election debate in Norwich.

A Green Party councillor has apologised after she gave a speech at a vigil for the Manchester bombing victims which compared the atrocity to air pollution deaths.

Vigils held in Norwich this evening aimed to show solidarity with those killed and injured in the Manchester terrorist attack and send a message of unity.

It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

Opinion: A meeting tonight will look at an issue far more important than any election, says Aidan Semmens.

In an election campaign, politicians are known for going to great lengths in an attempt to secure your vote.

It has one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe and it has unearthed some mammoth surprises in recent times.

The battle for power in North Norfolk is a fascinating one.

A Millennium Library employee accused the Conservatives of taking Britain back to the 1870s during the filming of Question Time.

All five general election candidates for the Great Yarmouth constituency have agreed to attend a hustings meeting in Belton.

Senior politicians will be heading for Norwich tomorrow as the BBC’s Question Time films its latest programme in the city.

Predicting elections is notoriously difficult. Famously pollsters got the 2015 General Election, Brexit and Donald Trump’s White House victory spectacularly wrong.

The Labour leader has given his full backing to his party’s only candidate in the region who is defending a seat.

The EDP asks North West Norfolk candidates questions given by College of West Anglia students on important issues facing young people.

So Macron won. Hooray for that, says Aidan Semmens. But the president-elect still makes him cringe.

UKIP will not be standing a general election candidate in North Norfolk and have urged their supporters to ‘lend’ their votes to the Conservatives to unseat Norman Lamb.

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich North has described his national leader Jeremy Corbyn as being like marmite to voters.

Suffolk County Council will continue to be a Conservative-controlled authority after challenges from other parties failed to materialise.

While the majority of the county painted itself blue in today’s local elections, Labour found success in Norwich as they held onto their existing seats - and gained new ones.

The first general election hustings event for the Great Yarmouth constituency has been announced.

Voters go to the polls tomorrow, with all 84 seats on Norfolk County Council up for grabs.

The owner of a controversial hotel chain claims youths have “completely wrecked” one of his properties in Norwich.

It is hoped that anti-social behaviour and alleged drug taking at a controversial hotel chain will become a police priority this month.

Opinion: Our election system is broken. It’s time to fix it, says Aidan Semmens.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been criticised after tweeting a poll which the agency credited as its source has denied producing.

CCTV footage has today revealed a grim snapshot of life after dark in some of the secluded streets and alleys of Norwich’s city centre.

Championing public transport, building strong communities and taking action on climate change are key pledges in the Green Party’s manifesto for next month’s county council elections.

How badly the political parties wanted your vote at the last General Election in 2015 depended on where you lived.

A snap election will “smoke out the shrill divisive siren voices of British politics”, according to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May to be held in June.

The drummer with the chart-topping band Blur is among the candidates hoping to be elected to Norfolk County Council in next month’s elections.

“Don’t forget us” - that was the message to police and councillors from worried residents in Norwich’s King Street area.

Hopes are today high that the new owner of a city shopping centre will seek to relax controversial parking rules which have “deterred” shoppers.

With extra scrutiny placed on services for children in Norfolk, through this newspaper’s Fighting For Their Futures campaign, we asked all 17 councillors on the County Council’s children’s services committee questions about the department and its future.

New sex entertainment venues in a popular part of Norwich could make a city anti-social behaviour hotspot even more dangerous, it has been warned.

New sex entertainment venues in a popular part of Norwich could make a city anti-social behaviour hotspot even more dangerous, it has been warned.

Lent is traditionally a time when many of us will be giving up something, typically a foodstuff, whether that be chocolate, alcohol, etc. I hope that in Britain we might also be keen to give up something more important, namely wasting food.

An MP’s suggestion that the most polluting vehicles should be charged to head through Norwich city centre has received a mixed reaction.

The normally mild-mannered politician made the outburst during a Question Time themed event at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham.

Hundreds of protestors have marched through the centre of Norwich in a demonstration against local service cuts.

A protest will be held in Norwich today against perceived cuts made to the local NHS.

‘The chances are that if you haven’t been in that position yourself, someone close to you probably has.’

Green councillors have called for Norwich City Council to drop its plans to charge for hazardous waste collection, calling the proposal “a false economy” which could end up costing the council far more in clean-up costs.

The spotlight is today shone on how decisions to spend tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in the region are being made behind closed doors.

A key decision on whether the LEP should give £10m of public money to support the biggest infrastructure project in Norfolk was made before board members had even met - and listened to opposing views.

The likely next Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich have been revealed, with one of them already well versed in what his role involves.

Over 200 people attended the Trump inauguration protest today at Norwich City Hall.

Over 200 people are expected to gather at Norwich City Hall today to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration.

To lose one MP is a blow, but the departure of Labour rising star Tristram Hunt, the second MP in as many months to stand down, has prompted another round of Labour soul-searching – at a national level at least.

Norwich City Council has voted in favour of a crackdown on landlords who own properties which have multiple tenants without planning authorisation.

The owner of a controversial hotel chain is to close off access to the city’s Plantation Garden later this month.

Norwich City Council has approved a change of use for a venue on the Prince of Wales Road.

It is a rare green space in Norwich city centre, but this week the much-loved wooden bandstand in Chapelfield Gardens was vandalised. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE looks at how the outdoor area is used by residents, workers and visitors.

Campaigners against the new year increase to train fares are gathering outside Norwich Railway Station today.

MPs signalled they would back Theresa May’s timetable to leave the European Union after a last minute concession that she would publish her plan for Brexit first.

As the dust settles on a shock Liberal Democrat by-election result, Annabelle Dickson asks what it means for Brexit, the Lib Dems, Labour and Conservatives, and what it can tell us about next year’s local council elections.

Empty bottles of alcohol, needles and used condoms are not the items you would want to find in what should be a city beauty spot.

Students are being encouraged to be better neighbours across Norwich as part of a new Good Neighbour scheme to help build better relations between students and other residents.

People in Norwich are breathing in air with illegally high levels of pollution, 13 years after a bid to improve air quality in the city.

The number of bus journeys taken in our region plummeted by two million in the space of a year, new figures revealed today.

Removal of bodies? £792; Pest control? £4,043; letting taxpayers know where their cash is going? Priceless.

For the complete UEA experience there are certain situations that you just have to find yourself in. Here are seven things that should be on every student’s bucket list.

Cannabis should be legalised for medical use, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has recommended following a major inquiry.

Green for go as conference season begins

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Green Party meets in Birmingham this weekend. Political editor annabelle Dickson speaks to local members about what the future holds.

Fresh calls were made today for action to be taken against a string of controversial Norwich hotels which have had some of the worst reviews in Norfolk from its guests.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said working with other parties is “essential” to beat the Conservatives.

A newly-elected rural councillor has said his success in the role will depend on whether he can ensure villagers’ concerns are listened to and acted upon.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said she believes the disappointing performance of her party in Norwich City Council’s elections was “a hiccup”.

The abstention of the Green Party in the leadership vote at Norfolk County Council on Monday, which enabled the Conservatives to return to power, prompted plenty of heated discussion on Twitter.

The Conservatives have taken back control of Norfolk County Council after their leader Cliff Jordan defeated Labour’s George Nobbs in a leadership contest.

The ‘rainbow’ alliance at Norfolk County Council has been thrown into doubt as the Green Party have threatened to withdraw support for Labour leader George Nobbs just days before he fights for re-election.

A rural council ward in Waveney has been retained by the Conservatives in a by-election - albeit with a reduced share of the vote.

The Green Party’s four-seat defeat at City Hall is a result of a shift in the political feel of the Labour Party, the city’s MP has said.

Labour’s grip on City Hall has been strengthened as they made four gains at the expense of the Greens.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Eaton, Lakenham, Mancroft and Mile Cross

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Nelson, Sewell and Thorpe Hamlet.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the fight in the wards of Town Close, University and Wensum.

The second Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections take place on Thursday May 5.

Rural areas of Waveney must not be forgotten, candidates in a council by-election have said as voters prepare to go to the polls to choose a new representative for their area.

We put your questions to the six candidates hoping to be put in charge of overseeing Norfolk’s police force, here’s how the debate unfolded.

Six candidates hoping to be put in charge of overseeing Norfolk’s police force will debate live on the EDP website from 7pm tonight.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the fight in the wards of Bowthorpe, Catton Grove and Crome.

Police and crime commissioner elections will be held on May 5. Norfolk contenders, Green Party candidate Martin Schmierer sets out his vision for the role.

Voters will go to the ballot box next month for the first time since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party.

It had all the makings of a heated Question Time debate.

Half a dozen controversial budget hotels have been listed for sale, raising the hopes of long-suffering neighbours.

The campaign to save Norfolk’s mental health phoneline has been signed by 3,000 people in the last 24 hours - but health chiefs are refusing to find £120,000 a year to keep the life-saving helpline.

The leader of the Green Party joined the fight for cleaner air in Norwich.

Norfolk and Suffolk had 7,000 fewer homes than it needed last year - and could face a 28,000 home shortfall by 2026, new figures have revealed.

A popular city pub and live music venue facing closure will today be visited by council officers who will decide whether the building should be protected from development.

An 11th hour attempt to safeguard the future of a popular pub and music venue has been submitted to Norwich City Council - with an “unprecedented” amount of support.

David Cameron has been challenged by Jeremy Corbyn to take part in an annual “state of the nation” televised debate with other political leaders.

At the end of a dramatic year for politics, Annabelle Dickson looks back at the eventful and often unexpected political news of 2015.

An ‘astonishing’ application to demolish a budget hotel in an historic Norwich building has today been unanimously rejected.

King’s Lynn could be totally submerged and abandoned, and Downham Market a seaside town on Norfolk’s new west coast by the end of the century.

Here are some of the best reader letters we have seen so far this week, you can join the discussion by commenting below.

A package to spend £2.5m on projects around Norwich - including for controversial city centre road changes, a new bridge, a link road and to revamp a community centre - has been agreed.

Drug use is increasing on Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road, people who live nearby told a public meeting specially convened to discuss issues in the city’s night-time economy.

A city businessman claims he has lodged plans to demolish a historic building to offer residents a choice.

What does ‘austerity’ mean, really?

Work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) will start later this month after county councillors agreed again to plug the funding gap.

Concerns have been raised over emissions from a £370m energy park proposed for the edge of Norwich.

Former health minister Norman Lamb will tonight attempt to halt a new law to ban legal highs claiming it will have “serious unintended consequences”.

The balance of power at Norfolk County Council is set to be tested, after another member of the alliance which controls County Hall resigned.

The leader of the Green Party on Norwich City Council has stepped down after two years in the role.

An action plan is being drawn up to tackle pollution in Norwich city centre with one councillor blaming buses leaving their engines running for the high level of air pollution.

Four Green Party councillors are calling for a public inquiry into a planned £325m project on the outskirts of Norwich – but developers say it would be “unnecessary”.

Four Green Party councillors are calling for a public inquiry into a planned £325m project on the outskirts of Norwich – but developers say it would be “unnecessary”.

The manager of several under-fire budget hotels, marketed under the MJB Group label, has outlined plans to either redevelop or sell off the properties.

There are “big questions” over a three-way deal to plug a £30m shortfall amid spiralling Norwich Northern Distributor Road costs, a councillor has said.

A £30m funding gap for the controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road could be plugged, after the government and business leaders indicated they could be prepared to come to the rescue.

Labour would be submitting its resignation letter to the British people if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership, his rival Liz Kendall has said.

Norfolk’s MPs have been urged to lobby the government to help cover the hiked cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

The cost of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road has rocketed by £30m - leaving council leaders with a major headache in paying for it.

A blunder over figures used to support the £148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road has led to a ruling that council bosses must make a payout to the scheme’s opponents.

When Norwich City Council set its sights on the multimillion-pound Push the Pedalways programme, its vision was to make the area a premier cycle destination.

The controversial £148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road has been given government permission to go ahead.

On the first day of the new Parliament, Green MP Caroline Lucas made a timely choice to draw this year’s City of Literature strand of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival to a close.

Waveney’s Liberal Democrats admitted they were “hammered” in Waveney’s parliamentary and local council elections – and hit out at the national party’s targeting strategy for damaging their vote in the area.

Glowing tributes have been paid to outgoing mayor Tim Birt who lost his seat on Dereham Town Council in a shock election result.

The A47 on the edge of Norwich will not have to close next weekend, after the final beams for a bridge over the road were hoisted into place.

Henry Bellingham has once again secured the parliamentary seat for North West Norfolk, it has been announced.

Norman Lamb has held on to his North Norfolk seat, as expected – but the Conservatives were chasing his tail rather too closely for Liberal Democrat comfort.

Conservative George Freeman held his Mid Norfolk seat by a huge majority of 17, 276.

Find out below what’s been happening in your constituency.

As the night unfolds, here is a guide from political editor Annabelle Dickson of a few of the seats, both locally and nationally, to keep an eye on.

Parties of all colours are making a last dash to woo voters in the final hours before the polls open.

While results for the General Election are not due until next week, students at a north Norfolk high school have already cast their vote.

Membership of the EU is back in the election wrestling ring 40 years after we voted to join. JESS STAUFENBERG speaks to businesses in Norfolk about the world’s biggest trading bloc.

I’ve thought of a question for the next Green Party quiz’n’chips night – how many miles is it from Norwich to Oxford?

As a taxi driver, Cengiz Ceker is used to his passengers sounding off about what’s wrong with the country and the problem with politicians.

It’s wonderful that so many football stars are community-minded enough to seek election to our Norfolk parliamentary, district, town and parish seats.

With political tensions near boiling point on the east coast, UKIP’s deputy leader brought the national campaign trail to Gorleston-on-Sea.

A revision of the council tax system for second home-owners in Norfolk has been mooted by some Broadland parliamentary candidates.

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

A social media expert has warned that parliamentary candidates who are not talking to voters in cyberspace will lose votes.

The decision over the future of Norwich’s Hewett School should be made locally, not by “a bunch of guys from Whitehall who do not know what they are talking about”, according to Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls.

Labour will accuse David Cameron of “ducking” the chance to explain how he would fund generous Tory manifesto pledges as his rivals prepare to square up for another televised debate.

Time and again the apathy of young people has been lamented in the run-up to election day.

The Green Party are calling for a “peaceful political revolution” to end austerity and tackle climate change, as they launch their manifesto for the May 7 General Election.

The Green Party has been dressed as polar bears at big climate events rather than sitting around the table negotiating, Lord Prescott said on a visit to Norwich today.

Fifteen councillors will take up their seats across Norfolk and the Fens without going to the ballot box.

Immigration proved to be the only topic which caused passions to puncture politeness during the North Norfolk constituency’s first all-candidate hustings.

Norwich South is the 18th most marginal seat in the UK and is one of the most interesting and tightly fought contests in the East of England.

Norfolk general election candidates traded blows over the future of the NHS last night as the region’s mental health crisis and the need for agency nurses took centre stage.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband will take part in the first of the general election television set pieces today as they face a grilling from veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman.

New powers look set to be put into place which would help manage alcohol-fuelled crimes in Norwich.

Grassroots Conservatives will be consulted about a future coalition deal in the event of a hung parliament, the prime minister has said.

Crowds gathered to watch the unveiling of a new piece of art at a Norwich park on Saturday.

Fears are being voiced over the pressure on Norfolk’s transport network after outline planning permission was granted for 3,500 new homes north of Norwich.

A strong local foothold and sense of itself has put Norwich top of the list of seats to win next, senior Green Party figures said as they launched their election campaign.

A new report has recommended bringing nuclear warheads back to west Suffolk’s airbases and restoring aerial bombing capability rather than re-investing in Trident.

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