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Seven vital changing places designed for people with physical disabilities are proposed to be built in council buildings across Norfolk.

The final day of planned roadworks caused long delays to drivers’ journeys after they became stuck in traffic.

A collapsed bridge has resulted in emergency roadworks for two weeks.

Concerned residents will protest the construction of a new quarry on a woodland and fen site today.

One of the county’s recycling centres is on the move - but people will not have to traipse much further to visit it.

A man who was arrested following a climate change protest at a council meeting in Norwich is to go on trial.

Social workers had to stop practicing after forgetting to register with their national body.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

A huge government contractor, Interserve, is facing a government vote today which could see the company plunged into administration.

Average speed cameras are set to be installed on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Snettisham this summer

Miles of some of the most beautiful treks through Norfolk can now be explored ‘virtually’, after council bosses joined forces with Google to capture 360 degree images of the trails.

NHS bosses were accused of ‘faking the numbers’ by the head of Norfolk County Council’s adult social care committee, who said the council was being unfairly blamed for delayed transfers of care from hospital.

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

Two weeks of resurfacing work will start next week causing overnight disruption at the entrance to Longwater Retail Park.

Motorists have been warned “delays are likely” after an main road is undergoing work.

The predicted rise of driverless cars in the future means planning must be done now to make sure Norfolk’s roads are suitable for the robot revolution, councillors will be told.

Two weeks of resurfacing work will start next week causing overnight disruption at the entrance to Longwater Retail Park.

As the size of Norfolk grows, so too must the number of school places for its children. Bethany Whymark reports on a council vision for the future of schools.

Plans to build 148 homes and a new primary school in a village that had drawn more than 250 objections have been withdrawn by developers.

Concern at the rising number of arsons in Norfolk has prompted the county’s fire chief to pump extra resources into trying to reduce the increase.

New schools for children with special educational needs or at risk of exclusion are set to open in East Anglia.

Plans to open a new Catholic primary school – the first in Norfolk for decades – have received the backing of 90% of those people who took part in a public consultation.

Plans to build 148 homes and a new primary school in a village that had drawn more than 250 objections have been withdrawn by developers.

Works to resurface the main road through Cromer have been delayed yet again due to wet weather.

A bizarre, unfinished manifesto has been published to the website of one of Norfolk’s political groups.

Public opinion will not be the sole influencing factor for the county council when deciding how to connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) with the A47.

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

Motorists are being warned to expect disruption as a road is closed for seven days as work begins to build new drains.

A brand new link road aiming to reduce town centre traffic in Attleborough will be built as part of proposals for 4,000 homes.

They can create marvellous spectacles for the most memorable of occasions, as they drift into the skies.

Help Syrian refugees feel at home in Norfolk by donating furniture and household items.

Thousands of young people looking to get a head-start in their careers attended the Norfolk Skills and Career Festival 2019.

Works to resurface a roundabout will last two days this month.

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.

A former Fakenham College site could be turned into a facility for children with special educational needs.

More than 10,000 items worth more than £90,000 have gone missing, been lost or stolen from Norfolk’s libraries in the past year.

A Norfolk library is to close - but will reopen after moving to a new home shared with other services.

Resurfacing work which will close a Norwich road will now be carried out in the evening.

Plans for a 24-home residential development have met with opposition from a parish council.

A public consultation has revealed most people support plans for a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth.

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A businessmen hoping to open a takeaway in a Norfolk village will today discover if his bid has been successful - despite objections from the leader of the county council.

A watchdog has rapped Norfolk County Council after it failed to properly investigate a complaint made by a father who claimed its children’s services department was “institutionally sexist” when dealing with male victims of domestic abuse.

The decision by Conservative-controlled Norfolk County Council to increase care costs for thousands of vulnerable people has come in for fresh criticism - because more cash has been kept in reserves than expected.

Seventeen care homes are to be sold by Norfolk County Council for just £1 each - and could then be sold again for much more.

Sheringham residents and visitors are being urged to plan their route carefully before setting out by car this week, to avoid major roadworks taking place in the town centre.

Five years ago, in 2014, cars were banned from St Stephens Street. Lauren Cope reports on the impact since.

County councillors are poised for another pay rise next month - just over a year after controversially voting to increase their allowances by 11pc.

The east of England will get the smallest share of a £1.6bn government fund to boost run-down towns after Brexit.

An illegal immigrant was holed up around the clock in a room on the edge of Norwich when he was found with a huge stash of tobacco worth £310,000.

A businessman hoping to open a takeaway in a Norfolk village has been met with a high profile objection from the leader of Norfolk County Council.

A former village school could be demolished and replaced with housing under new plans submitted by the county council.

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.

Drivers and other road users are facing disruption and diversions around Norwich this month, as a multi-million pound power project and more than £500,000 worth of resurfacing work get under way on the city’s streets.

Seventeen care homes look likely to be sold by Norfolk County Council - for just £1 each.

People in Norfolk have paid more than half a million in library fines over the past four years - and almost 50,000 books, CDs and DVDs have never been returned, new figures have revealed.

Works costing £28,000 will close a village main road for a day this weekend.

A husband and wife duo are hoping to save a nursery due to close at the end of March by reopening it with a specialist disability offering, inspired by their daughter.

Work costing £11,000 is about to begin to move a bus shelter closer to a town centre.

Only one district council in the county has decided not to increase its share of council tax for the upcoming year, as taxpayers in the rest of Norfolk will see increases of up to £8.

Almost 1,000 11-year-olds in Norfolk will not be starting at their preferred secondary school in September.

A pensions fund with more than 90,000 members across Norfolk has claimed a United States court victory over a medical company which misled investors.

A Mattishall father has hit out at the county council for refusing to grit a school bus route and said the village is “waiting for a fatal accident to happen”.

Holt’s town centre remains closed this morning due to road works.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Norfolk have a poorer chance of doing well as an adult than the national average, new statistics have revealed.

Ambulance response times in Norfolk have steadily climbed since the start of the new year, with health chiefs blaming difficulties in recruiting emergency staff.

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

Virtual sexual health clinics, webchats, and ordering contraception online - those are just three ways it is hoped sexual health services in Norfolk will be overhauled as part of a new review.

A Norfolk library is likely to move to a new home shared with other services - and other libraries in the county could make similar switches.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council was the target of six cyberattacks last year.

Look out for the early symptoms of cancer as early intervention does make a difference, says sportsman and ex city footballer Darren Eadie

People in Norwich will pay 2.99pc more in council tax to City Hall in the year ahead.

A pension fund which covers many of Norfolk’s public services invested more than £1m in a pharmaceutical firm which has been accused of “holding the NHS to ransom” by the health secretary.

The message is going out to domestic abusers that “things need to change” as a series of hard-hitting films have been released today.

A night of celebrating some of Norfolk’s care heroes went off with a bang for the sixth time.

A proposal to make Great Yarmouth a terminus for a new Stansted airport rail line is “unlikely” until at least 2025, a Norfolk county councillor has said.

A busy city centre road has been closed for more than two weeks as the next phase of a traffic shake-up gets underway in Norwich.

People in Norwich will discover tonight whether they will pay more in council tax to City Hall over the next year.

A busy city centre road will be closed for more than two weeks from today as the next phase of a traffic shake-up gets underway in Norwich.

A mum-of-four who wants to turn part of a village meadow into a traveller site for her family has been met with fierce opposition.

The former headteacher of a north Norfolk primary - where he was also a pupil - has died, 50 years after he founded a brand new school.

Transport bosses have found little to no support for the introduction of cameras and a reduced speed limit along the Acle Straight, after it was considered - and quickly dropped - as one way to improve transport in Great Yarmouth.

Councils have been criticised for spending millions on awards.

Council tax bills are set to rise in Breckland after an increase was approved by councillors.

A government-backed campaign to bring fresh faces into the social care workforce in Norfolk has launched as figures reveal some 15,000 vacancies in the sector in the East of England.

Suggestions for a bike hire scheme and continuous cycle route in Great Yarmouth have been dropped from the town’s future plans for transport, with the short-lived Ofo bikes in Norwich cited as a reason for their dismissal.

Council tax bills are to rise by 3.4pc in South Norfolk, with a council leader insisting: “You are always better off with the Conservatives.”

A close friend of murdered Norwich mother Kerri McAuley has called on schools to teach children how to recognise and seek help with domestic violence.

Projects including a third river crossing, railway improvements and dualling the A47 Acle Straight are on the table as part of discussions over the future of Great Yarmouth transport.

Dereham High Street is set to close on three different days, starting later this month, for road resurfacing.

A revamped and restocked children’s library is to open its doors today with young visitors invited to check out the refurbishment.

Work on a £500,000 bus interchange which could lead to a cut in travel time of nearly half and hour for passengers travelling to the UEA and the NNUH is due to start tomorrow.

County Hall has denied the accusation that they knew about the closure of three nurseries prior to the decision to shut 38 children’s centres across Norfolk.

A road in a north Norfolk village is set to shut for one week for essential works.

Families have made a desperate plea to stop motorists driving the wrong way down town centre roads after a layout change.

Reports of misuse of blue badges, supposed to be for people with disabilities, have surged - and council bosses are expecting a further rise.

A cross-party group of MPs have called for a meeting with the chancellor - because they fear Norfolk County Council will have to axe more key services without a better government deal.

A man was warned he faces jail after he admitted being involved in one of the largest hauls of illegal tobacco uncovered by the county’s trading standards team.

Almost 100 children in Norfolk are currently out of school waiting for a place to become available.

A woman whose father was admitted against his will into a failing care home and had his home care package cancelled said the situation is an abuse of his human rights.

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