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Worried East Anglian farmers’ leaders warned that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a ‘serious impact’ on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May’s European Union (EU) exit strategy.

The prime minister suffered the worst defeat in the House of Commons in more than 100 years on Tuesday as MPs categorically rejected her plan on how to take the UK out of the European Union.

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

A Norfolk MP is set to be one of around 64 who will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal after the prime minister made a last-ditch attempt to garner support.

More than 700 children were taken out of schools in Norfolk to be home-educated in the last academic year.

If the Tenant Fees bill becomes law, it’s fantastic news for tenants..isn’t it? Mike White, from Martin & Co in Norwich, discusses.

The campaign to get safe standing at Norwich City’s Carrow Road ground and other football stadiums has been backed by cabinet minister Elizabeth Truss.

No one can provide an indication of the next step on our journey to a post Brexit future.

Hundreds of thousands of women and their families were left terrified over a breast cancer screening scandal which never existed, a review has found.

Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4.7% next year if the county’s local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement.

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

Theresa May has silenced the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party after seeing off a challenge to oust her from Number 10.

George Lansbury was born near Halesworth. He would become Labour Party leader and grandfather to stars.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suffered a narrow defeat on a bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis, ahead of an emergency debate on the delay to the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Enough Conservative MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest, chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady has announced.

A conservative Norfolk MP called on the government to scrap income tax after claiming it was originally a temporary measure while mocking Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

Up hill and down dale, Theresa May is trekking assiduously across the nation trying to sell her Brexit deal.

One reader thinks the criticism of Clive Lewis is disproportionate. What do you think?

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has announced she is expecting her second child.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has insisted the Labour party could get a better Brexit deal - and called for a general election to give them the opportunity.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, who attracted controversy this week when he was accused of mocking suicide, will appear on BBC Question Time tonight.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has caused controversy by simulating shooting himself in the House of Commons. But was he mocking suicide or just a bit silly? Political editor RICHARD PORRITT reports

A Norwich MP who pretended to shoot himself in the mouth during a House of Commons debate has prompted a mixed reaction from our readers.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has been filmed simulating shooting himself in the mouth during a debate in the House of Commons.

The revived Oyster Yachts has been praised by an MP for its “new lease of life” since being taken over.

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England’s energy industry will head to Westminster this month to reinforce to politicians the region’s importance to the sector and the UK economy.

The prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute to Baroness Patricia Hollis in the House of Commons.

A father who froze to death, a 23-year-old found dead near Carrow Road - in the last year homeless people have died in places from cemeteries to hostels - but no one is counting them.

Television chef and Norwich 
City majority shareholder Delia Smith claims political leaders have made a “dog’s dinner” 
out of Brexit.

The number of children being excluded from Norfolk schools is “shockingly high” and systems need to be changed, one of the county’s MPs has told Parliament.

A former Norfolk MP and hospital chairman has been given one of the health service’s top jobs.

A new food festival in Norfolk will include a one-man show from top restaurant critic Jay Rayner, a chocolate-themed high tea, visits from celebrated chefs, a parade of puddings, a food writing workshop and The School of Chocolate.

A children’s charity has criticised the Government after it appeared to go back on plans to change the law which would protect teenagers from adults working in positions of trust.

It is a decision which can be the difference between life and death.

Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis has been accused of reneging on an agreement not to take part in key votes over Brexit.

A Norfolk MP has claimed one of the county’s prison is having issues with drones being used illegally and without permission.

Theresa May faces a critical 24 hours after her Brexit secretary sensationally quit over the plans for how the UK will leave the European Union.

David Davis has quit his role as Brexit secretary less than two years after his appointment.

Radical solutions, such as taxing the over-40s to raise money for social care, must be considered to tackle the ‘crisis’ of caring for elderly people, according to a Norfolk organisation.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis has demanded “lessons are learnt” after an inflatable trampoline exploded killing a three-year-old girl on a Norfolk beach.

A raising the roof fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

Opinion Time to Grieve for Brexit rebels

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Brexit rebels have tried to spin it but the truth is they were outmanoeuvred by the government.

It is often a place where politicians are accused of acting like infants and throwing their toys of out of their prams.

Before a momentous week in the House of Commons, Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT analyses the potential fallout of the Brexit votes

Collectables : Mike Hicks on a reminder of ‘Rotten Boroughs’

A fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

Police officers were spat at, had their hair pulled and were hit in the face overnight.

A police officer has taken to social media to describe how he has been spat on during two consecutive night shifts.

No patients died as a result of winter ambulance delays, analysis has said - but three people did suffer severe harm.

Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced as an environment minister due to illness.

A former health minister has claimed ambulance bosses “misled” MPs on a number of matters relating to winter pressures.

Labour Remainers this week pushed their leader to consider backing a plan to stay in the single market.

Keith Skipper looks at the origins of one of the best-loved Norfolk dialect words.

The proposed merger of Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council was debated in parliament today.

James Goffin hails a superb, funny (and rude) drama based on mid-1970s parliamentary power games, This House.

Two Norfolk teachers are in the running for top awards.

There was yet another thud on the doormat of Number 10, Downing Street earlier this week.

Bosses at Norwich City Football Club have welcomed a summer debate on safe-standing at grounds and pledged to keep pushing for it to be allowed at Carrow Road.

MPs have heard how the “scandal” of staff shortages is crippling mental health care in Norfolk.

A Norfolk charity has expressed its dismay after it was revealed a breast cancer screening error meant hundreds of women’s lives may have been cut short.

Almost 1,800 football fans in Norfolk have helped trigger a Parliamentary debate over the introduction of safe-standing at grounds in the Premier League and Championship.

A hung parliament and political turmoil as the government tries to cling to power. It’s not 2018 but 1974-79, the subject of the biting and timely play This House. We found out more from James Gaddas and Matthew Pidgeon who play rival chief whips.

Sajid Javid is the new home secretary after Amber Rudd was forced to quit amid the fallout from the Windrush scandal.

MPs have pledged to “protect the protectors” after a sharp rise in the number of assaults on emergency workers.

The impact of fishing post-Brexit in Lowestoft took on national significance at a debate in the House of Commons.

Royalty, authors, pop stars, suffragettes, mayors and eccentrics. All these characters and many more are remembered by blue plaques across the region, often installed on their birthplace, home, or somewhere else closely connected with their life.

No one knows why Old Hunch has returned from the grave to haunt the streets of Long Stratton but his effigy in the parish is a constant reminder of a soul that is yet to find peace.

A profoundly deaf child took his case for a British Sign Language (BSL) GCSE to the heart of British politics.

Young people across Norfolk have the chance to vote for their peers as the elections for the youth parliament get under way.

The government’s official forecaster has upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling inflation, debt and borrowing, in a boost for chancellor Philip Hammond.

Norfolk’s chief constable has condemned increases in “disgraceful” violent attacks being suffered by his officers - and has today called on the public to look beyond the uniform.

People convicted of attacking emergency workers, such as police officers and ambulance crews, should get sentences of up to five years, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has said.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A plan to close Bungay’s Lloyds bank has led to concerns being raised by the mayor of the town and also an MP in Parliament.

The head of the region’s ambulance service said “it rots me to my core” when asked about how he felt about patients suffering long delays as paramedics faced severe winter pressures over the festive season.

Representatives from the region’s ambulance service will face questions from MPs this month following allegations of patient deaths due to delays.

A policeman who had his wrist broken twice after being assaulted is today backing calls for harsher sentences against those who attack officers.

School children, councillors and onlookers headed to the centre of Dereham to mark a century since the act that paved the way to universal suffrage.

A shadow minister is urging the Government to rethink a “freeze” in police funding she claims will push the service beyond “breaking point”.

This story is not rational. It is the story of a strange presence surrounding the scarf of Emily Wilding Davison. It is my story as I experienced it, no one else’s.

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

A young ambassador for road safety has said too many lives are being lost on Norfolk’s roads after another fatal crash on the A47 in Scarning.

Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

The brother of a man who allegedly froze to death after waiting 18 hours for an ambulance to arrive is demanding answers.

Norfolk MPs are demanding assessments made by the government on the impact of Brexit to the East of England are made public.

An 85-year-old man with a broken hip feared for his life as he lay on his freezing conservatory floor with hot-water bottles strapped to his legs during a 13-hour wait for an ambulance.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous is to meet health minister Steve Barclay to discuss the death of a man in his constituency who apparently froze to death just after Christmas.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Norfolk MPs have slammed the way the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has treated small businesses in an “extraordinary scandal”.

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

The financial watchdog has been told to apologise to a north Norfolk whistleblower for revealing his identity to the bank he was complaining about.

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