A Suffolk council, which came under fire after investing millions of pounds from the pension fund in tobacco firms despite promoting stop smoking messages, has bought stocks in another cigarette company, it has emerged.
Opposition councillors have said they are “furious” after discovering a fresh hike in their allowances just months after Norfolk County Councillors voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10pc.
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.
Council bosses have said it is still too early to speculate about the closure of children’s centres in Norfolk – after a report revealed as many as 1,000 may have shut nationally in less than a decade.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has become quite a cult figure among the young and Granny Corbyn - in the shape of a north Norfolk schoolgirl - came to the rescue in Aldborough Primary School’s Christmas show.
Suffolk County councillor Gordon Jones has defended his decision to not declare his position as a non-executive director of an academy trust ahead of a meeting discussing controversial changes to school transport.
Secrecy surrounds a letter the leader of Norfolk County Council sent to the government suggesting ways Westminster could help reduce the need to make savings - which included floating the idea of a major local government shake-up.
Education bosses have said they are looking into “inappropriate practices” at some Norfolk schools - as a councillor claimed some parents have been “bamboozled” into withdrawing pupils, rather than schools having to exclude them.
Questions have been asked over £70,000 paid to Norfolk County Council’s former director of children’s services as ‘compensation for loss of office’ - when the authority’s managing director had said he had not got a severance payment.
Theresa May has said she will form an administration to govern Britain for the next five years, despite disastrous results in a snap election which left her short of the MPs she needs to command an overall majority in the House of Commons.
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:
Some £3m which could have been spent on services for people in Norwich is set to be lost over the next four years, because the government is planning to take money away from City Hall, the authority’s leader has warned.
Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said triggering Article 50 - the formal process for leaving the European Union - under Theresa May’s blueprint is not in the interests of the people of Norwich and the country.
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.
Labour city councillors have been accused of failing some of Norwich’s most vulnerable people, after refusing to back a motion which called for council tenants to be offered the choice of a shower or a bath when their bathrooms are upgraded.
Norfolk county councillors have agreed its leader can continue to represent them in talks over a devolution deal - but to make clear the authority has “substantial reservations” about an elected mayor.
Sheila Oxtoby is to become the new full-time chief executive of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, having filled the post part-time since November 2015 under an interim shared management arrangement with North Norfolk District Council.
Prospects for the proposed EU-US trade deal have been cast into further doubt after French president Francois Hollande said an agreement would not be forged before Barack Obama leaves office in January, and a trade minister called for an end to talks.
Jeremy Corbyn is unlikely to make Norwich a priority in his campaign to remain as Labour leader, and he should head to Brexit-backing areas in the north and Great Yarmouth, backer Clive Lewis has said.
The government has denied it unfairly prioritised its favourite type of school when approving applications to its flagship school re-building programme, after an EDP analysis found academies were far more successful than non-academies.