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There will be no u-turn over care cost changes for people with disabilities in Norfolk, council leaders have insisted, despite a call for County Hall to use reserves to reverse its policy shift.

A council which spent £8m on a golf club secretly agreed to sell it months ago, but kept the public in the dark about it while telling Conservative election candidates the confidential information.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

The final bill for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will come in under the revised budget of £205m, say council bosses.

Controversial changes, which council bosses say will cut congestion for traffic on Norwich's ring road, have been agreed, despite concerns it could endanger schoolchildren.

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

Failures by a council in handing over almost £5 million to build a new business centre have been laid bare.

A Suffolk MP baffled social media users after interrupting the prime minister's Brexit grilling to raise issues about Lowestoft high street shop closures.

A Norfolk council is hoping a Homes Under the Hammer-style approach will help it improve the living conditions of its borough.

A drive to bring long-term empty units in Great Yarmouth town centre back into use has resulted in a business rates reduction scheme.

A vital piece of the jigsaw for the relaunch of Great Yarmouth's Venetian Waterways has been put in place, as its £2.7m revamp nears completion.

A planning committee chairman confessed to never having visited a city museum - just before casting a crucial vote to seal the demolition of its current home.

A long-running stalemate between developers and the city council over a Golden Triangle church has finally been broken - after councillors admitted they were "hung over a barrel" by the homebuilders.

Climate change will come under the spotlight at a pair of public meetings, with people from across the political spectrum discussing the issues.

An extraordinary meeting will be held into how a council lost millions when a troubled enterprise centre defaulted on a loan.

Scores of communities across Norfolk are to benefit from more than £390,000 of transport investment from the county council.

A proposed charter calling on organisations to stamp out mass balloon and sky lantern releases has taken a step closer to becoming a reality.

Opposition councillors at Norfolk County Council have criticised a tightening of rules which would bar some councillors from parts of meetings and could stop them seeing council documents.

More than 150 of some of the most vulnerable people who are in care in Norfolk have not been assessed to see if the deprivation of their liberty is legal.

An academy trust has claimed a damning Ofsted report which plunged one of its schools into special measures is "simply wrong".

Market traders will see their rents increase after an opposition bid to extend an experimental discount was lost.

A council has agreed its budget and council tax rise, in a meeting which saw an emotional plea for more to be done for those most in need.

People will be paying 3pc more in council tax to Norfolk County Council over the next year - and parents with disabled children were left angry there was no u-turn over care cost changes.

Labour councillor Mike Smith-Clare is worried that a raft of cuts to children's centres in Norfolk will have deep implications for our children's futures

Council leaders are still hoping to persuade bosses of the closure-threatened Heatrae Sadia factory in Norwich that their future should lie in the city.

Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.

Items up for discussion at a Norfolk council meeting include a no confidence vote in one of its councillors.

The uncertain state of funding for Norfolk County Council has prompted its finance director to say he would be likely to advise bigger council tax hikes in future - if the government allows it.

Controversial changes which would mean disabled people would pay more for their care remain on the table - after a bid to delay them was rejected.

County councillors will soon be joining the likes of Jaack Maate, Tanya Burr and Ashen as local stars of YouTube, after live streaming proposals were given the thumbs up.

More than £10million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council's budget, it has emerged - with controversial plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.

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

A councillor is calling for a full independent inquiry into the "financial relationship" between West Norfolk council and an enterprise agency.

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.

New speed cameras are to be introduced on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash.

A popular and well-regarded children's centre in Holt is now under threat after a U-turn by Norfolk County Council bosses.

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.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has spoken out to back a second referendum just hours before Theresa May puts her Brexit deal to the Commons.

Theresa May will put her Brexit deal to the Commons on Tuesday, with defeat almost guaranteed.

Eight more children's centres in Norfolk could be spared the axe, after a rethink by council leaders, but opposition councillors say there remains a risk children will miss out on crucial support.

Many of the county's most vulnerable people are facing lives of isolation and social poverty, families have claimed, after councillors slashed their financial support.

Parents and campaigners will soon find out if councillors are likely to push ahead with proposals to close all but seven of Norfolk's children's centres.

Councillors look set to call time on a building's life as a night club and bar, with plans to turn it into flats poised for approval.

A Norfolk MP is amongst 20 Tory rebels to vote against the government and back an amendment designed to limit ministers' tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

An increase in rail fares has prompted protests outside railway stations in Norfolk.

Thousands turned out to Boxing Day hunt meets across the region - as Labour warned it would strengthen legislation banning the hunting of animals.

Parents fed up with "fighting tooth and nail" to get an education for their children with special educational needs have hit out at the authorities.

The final bill for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road might not be known until six months from now, it has emerged.

A bid to equip toilets in council offices in Great Yarmouth with free sanitary products has been knocked back by the borough's Conservative group.

Plans to revamp Great Yarmouth's market place remain firmly on the council's agenda, despite missing out in a crucial funding bid.

Mary Coleman's successor as mayor of Great Yarmouth has been agreed by councillors.

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