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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.

Video Final bill for the NDR revealed

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.

Tributes have been paid following the death of a former chief executive of Norwich City Council.

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

A delayed motion looking to reduce period poverty in the Great Yarmouth borough is to be discussed once more by councillors.

Norfolk is at a "cliff edge" because it stands to lose millions of pounds to spend on services when a government grant is pulled.

Nearly £32m has been cut from mental health services in the region in the last five years, it has been claimed.

Campaigners who want the public to be given the final vote on a Brexit deal are calling for Norwich City Council to endorse the campaign for a People's Vote.

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.

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

Respects have been paid to a Dunkirk veteran who served the borough of Great Yarmouth as a councillor for some 50 years.

A council chief has sought to justify a controversial investigation into Conservative councillors' emails.

Protestors marched through Great Yarmouth today in a rally against proposals which could shut dozens of children's centres across Norfolk.

A council chief authorised a probe by the Conservative administration into fellow Tory councillors' emails to hunt down the source of a leak.

Police were called to a council meeting in Great Yarmouth after evicted protesters refused to leave the public gallery.

A "big decision" has been made for Norfolk County Council to borrow £120m to build up to four new schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

A mystery buyer was behind the winning bid for Lowestoft Hospital on Thursday, despite a public campaign to stop the auction going ahead.

Councillors in Great Yarmouth have joined the campaign to save children's centres across the county from closure, by bidding to protect the six in their borough.

A Lowestoft businessman has revealed his intention to buy the town's closed hospital and transform it into a medical centre, despite a public campaign to stop the sale.

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

Concern over the rates of children being permanently excluded from Norfolk's schools has prompted a summit between council bosses and head teachers to be organised.

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like 'frogs in slowly boiling water'.

Campaigners have demanded a halt to the sale of Lowestoft Hospital and for its use as a potential medical centre to be examined, despite a planned auction next week.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined others in paying his respects to Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heighman who has died aged 77 after a long illness.

The death of Baroness Hollis has prompted an outpouring of praise for a "warm, friendly" yet "formidable" woman.

Guidelines shaping the future development of the Prospect House site in Norwich have been given unanimous approval.

Which services should face budget cuts as Suffolk County Council struggles to trim its budget by £25m over the next financial year.

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.

Dancing Queen Theresa May has been backed by East Anglia's MPs after delivering an "optimistic" conference speech.

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People have just days to comment on where more than 5,000 new homes could be built across the Great Yarmouth borough.

Norwich's Carrow Works site, home to the departing Britvic and Unilever companies, will be put up for sale next month.

The leader of the city council is to invoke legislation to demand the government hands over all information it holds about the impact Brexit would have on Norwich.

Concerns have been raised over the discovery a Norfolk district council has lost years' worth of minutes of full council meetings.

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

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A Tory councillor who made a sexist remark to a female Labour activist has been publicly rebuked - at a censure meeting he failed to attend.

Norfolk turkey producer Bernard Matthews has been cited by the prime minister as a business "showing confidence" in the face of ongoing Brexit deliberations.

It is considered disrespectful to shave on World Beard Day but Lynne Mortimer doesn't care, she'll shave if she wants to.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will address this year's Burston Strike School Rally.

Brexit will define the United Kingdom for many years to come - but exactly how, it is too early to tell.

People across Great Yarmouth are being invited to shape a key planning document which is looking at reducing the number of homes needed in the borough.

Corbynism will be picked over by political historians in years to come whatever happens next for Labour.

It is one of the areas of the city centre that has seen the biggest transformations in recent memory.

The latest attempts to build homes on the site of a Methodist church in Norwich's Golden Triangle have been knocked back by councillors.

Fears over road safety close to a Gorleston school were enough for councillors to refuse plans for more than 70 new homes - at a third time of asking.

A furniture shop in Great Yarmouth's historic rows is to become a cafe and a series of flats.

More than 3,400 bicycles have been recorded as stolen in Norfolk since 2016.

Frank Drew, former bricklayer, trade unionist, sergeant of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and Labour councillor, has died aged 89.

The sale and marketing of 70 new beach huts plots for Gorleston seafront has been approved by Great Yarmouth Borough Council under a £270,000 scheme.

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