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The first local council to declare a Climate Emergency is set to be North Norfolk.

More than £200,000 is to be spent on a new housing scheme for older people - as council bosses wrestle with a way to provide the 3,000 extra care places desperately needed over the next decade.

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.

Diverse businesses across Norfolk including antique dealerships and a beer giant could be set to benefit from improved signposting, after County Hall agreed to update one of its policies.

The family of a 19-month-old in a race against time to protect their son from a life-threatening condition have been denied access to medicinal cannabis they think could help him.

North Norfolk residents are facing bumper council tax bills come April after the district council followed county and police authorities to push up its demand.

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.

A community plagued by speeding rat-runners trying to get to the A47 from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has called for a rethink over a refusal to install average speed cameras.

Eleventh hour efforts are to be made to amend Norfolk County Council's budget, in the hope it could head off the closure of at least some of the children's centres facing the axe.

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A controversial £2m business park proposal in north Norfolk may still be deliverable, after councillors met to discuss a new report.

EU citizens in Norfolk applying to stay in the UK after Brexit face a 214-mile round trip to register, it has been claimed.

A controversial business park proposal, which served as catalyst for the changing leadership at North Norfolk District Council, is back on the agenda.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has warned how a swathe of other issues in the UK were being ignored as MPs argued about Brexit.

A "first step" in bringing trams back to the streets of Norwich has been taken, with City Hall agreeing to lobby the government to help make it happen.

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.

A charity hoping to create a rehabilitation centre for Romanian rescue dogs has appealed a council decision to refuse its plans.

County Hall faces the threat of cyber attack tens of thousands of times every day, with around a dozen posing serious risks, officers have revealed.

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable will speak out against Brexit at a meeting in North Walsham.

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

A council has brushed off concerns that it could face a multi-million pound bill if it pushes ahead with planned children's centre closures.

Norfolk County Council's Conservative leadership has a New Year's Resolution to give themselves more power - but Liberal Democrat councillors Dan Roper and Steff Aquarone argue that you should be worried

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.

Parents living in a housing estate on the outskirts of Norwich have expressed frustration over the proposed cancellation of services on a bus route.

A debate around community fridges led to accusations of playing party politics towards both the two largest groups in North Norfolk District Council.

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.

Fears have been raised that a £650,000 bid to combat congestions on Norwich's outer ring road could actually make the problem worse.

An independent review into the viability of the controversial business park proposal, which served as catalyst for the changing leadership at North Norfolk District Council, has been commissioned.

The former deputy leader of Norfolk County Council has turned novelist, drawing on his own years of experience working in cancer research for his mystery thriller.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he is open to a revival of the devolution debate - two years after a previous deal was taken off the table.

Two Tory councillors have avoided the threat of expulsion from their group after they joined a new cross-party cabinet against the wishes of their group leader.

Major changes in the way Norfolk County Council is run has been agreed - with the £243,000 a year managing director role to be axed.

A decision on whether to grant permission for one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years will be made today.

Successfully deciphering what might be implemented as a result of a council consultation can sometimes prove problematic.

A councillor has said she was "gob-smacked" after feeling her concerns over bin collection had been shut down at the first meeting of the new north Norfolk cabinet.

A call has been made for more to be done to segregate cyclists and pedestrians on some of the shared routes in Norwich - but council bosses say national policy means it is not always possible.

A senior Conservative in Westminster has blasted the continued turmoil in the party's north Norfolk group.

Two Conservative councillors have this morning refused to quit the party after their leader demanded they resign.

An MP who backed staying in the EU but abstained on the vote to trigger Article 50 has announced he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit deal.

It is one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years - the revamp of Anglia Square - and a decision is just weeks away. How did we get to this point? And what is being planned? Dan Grimmer reports.

The political tide has turned on the north Norfolk coast, with the district council now Liberal Democrat led.

The political tide of North Norfolk District Council could change this evening, with a vote of no confidence in its leadership to be held.

Education and care plans for children with complex needs in Norfolk are still not being delivered quickly enough, a council committee has claimed.

North Norfolk radio presenters Nigel Pearce and Alan Thompson will be reviewing the Beatles' White Album 50th anniversary release and some of the sessions tracks.

A sobering report into Norfolk's care homes has revealed places for council-funded residential care will run out within five years - unless action is taken.

Pot-holes are to be filled in on Norfolk's weathered roads, thanks to a £13m budget boost for the county.

The green light has been given for ambitious £13m plans to transform Norwich Castle's historic keep.

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

A row has broken out over delays to pub giant JD Wetherspoon opening a new business in a Norfolk town.

A bus company's plan to withdraw a service because of "unsustainable losses" has been branded a "disaster" by a county councillor.

Parish councils are being urged to join in the debate over proposals over Norfolk's children's centres, which could see 46 of the 53 centres closed.

A Cromer district councillor is going on the road with his radio show, and will be playing an evening of Beatles' music at the White Swan pub in North Walsham.

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

County councillors are to tell the government they want control over any fracking in Norfolk to rest with them, not with Whitehall.

Another attempt is to be made to get the consultation over proposals which would see all but seven of Norfolk's children's centres suspended.

Controversial changes to what people can dispose of for free at Norfolk's tips look likely to save the council almost half a million pounds - more than officers had predicted.

Former health minister Norman Lamb says the key to tackling mental health issues is helping struggling families as early as possible.

A Waveney councillor has likened the town of Southwold to The Shire and empty second homes as their own "dark cloud" at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton this week.

TV celebrity Linda Barker is to design eight new holiday lodges just given planning permission.

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 campaign to combat fly-tipping in Norfolk has been backed by county councillors, but critics said it comes "after the horse had bolted."

Transport for some of Norfolk's vulnerable people is to be taken away, with councillors saying they will be handed more freedom if they use public transport instead.

A Norfolk council will appeal a decision not to hold a public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines.

A change in the business rates system could be on the cards after the latest high street casualty, House of Fraser, was narrowly rescued from ruin.

Motorists using the Broadland Northway face three weeks of disruption, as the council looks to repair damage already done to the £205m road.

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

A by-election to fill former Norfolk County Council (NCC) leader Cliff Jordan's seat has resulted in a Conservatives win.

The results of a by-election to fill former Norfolk county council leader Cliff Jordan's seat have been announced.

Campaigners have welcomed work starting to make a busy road used by pedestrians and schoolchildren safer.

After a day of high drama in Westminster, Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT analyses what might happen next as Brexit chaos engulfs the government

A controversial move which will allow cars to use part of a bus and cycle route is to go ahead, to the anger of people who objected.

Pilot 'pop up' libraries are to be trialled in Norfolk villages, ahead of a shake-up to cut £200,000 from the mobile library service.

Shoppers could soon be able to make use of a new car park in Norwich city centre, after a council spent £150,000 to revamp an underground car park and decided to lease it to a private operator.

The issue of DIY waste charges has left councillors at loggerheads in North Norfolk - despite shared concerns over their impact on fly-tipping.

The decision to make divisive cuts on home to school transport in Suffolk has been put on hold for further scrutiny, after a call-in of the plan was upheld.

City Hall in Norwich was illuminated blue and orange to mark a worldwide day to raise awareness of motor neurone disease.

Tempers are rising over a proposed development of 25 houses on the edge of Yaxham village in mid-Norfolk, which opponents fear could increase to more than 10 times that number if allowed to go ahead.

A multi-million pound scheme to protect the North Norfolk coastline is pressing forward, with the district council agreeing which designers to appoint to the scheme.

New synchronisations for a series of traffic lights in Eaton are to be trialled in hope of increasing traffic flow into the city centre.

A plan to create a rehabilitation centre for Romanian rescue dogs in need of new forever homes has been shut down by councillors, amid fears they could kill unborn sheep.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council has been elected today.

A controversial move, which would see the closure of part of a Norwich road and the removal of a set of city traffic lights, may be permanently ditched.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has said she was "shocked" to hear that police are investigating alleged electoral fraud around the nomination paper for a Conservative candidate in the city council elections.

Police are continuing to investigate allegations of election fraud around Norwich City Council's elections, with one of the men arrested yesterday released with no further action to be taken.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit election fraud around this month's Norwich City Council elections.

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