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An ambitious environmental project aiming to improve Norfolk's quality of life by mapping a wide range of "sustainability indicators" will be launched in Norwich next week.

Ancient wildflower meadows are being brought back to life using seeds harvested from Norfolk's roadside verges - often the last strongholds of declining plant species.

Finding it hard to get to the baby clinic? Then weigh baby in a library van in villages across Norfolk this August.

Three months of work has started on a major revamp of a key Norwich roundabout, to make it much safer for cyclists.

Ex-Norwich city footballer Darren Eadie takes the brave step of sharing how he feels - and it's not great

A free course helped me turn my life around, says a Norfolk granddad

He's fit and feels healthy, but ex-Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie had a shock result when he went for a diabetes check

Plans to accept trade waste and open a re-use shop at a recycling centre look set to win the support of councillors.

Have efforts by schools and other organisations to deal with the growing cyber bullying threat diverted attention away from physical bullying? Bethany Whymark reports.

A social worker has been suspended for a year after recording details of meetings she did not attend while working in Norfolk.

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.

Plans for the long-awaited £31m bypass at Long Stratton have moved a step closer with local communities being consulted on the details ahead of modified plans being submitted.

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A flurry of parking tickets has been issued at a seaside beauty spot as summer parking kicks in.

Delays in getting the right fencing posts to form part of a £50,000 revamp of the Marriott's Way means drivers will face disruption on a Norwich ring road roundabout from today.

Major resurfacing work will force the closure of two roads for two days in north Norfolk.

As the days lengthen visitors flocking to one of Norfolk's most beautiful coastal spots are being urged to think about the damage they and their dogs and bikes could be causing.

The future of more than 430 workers remains unclear, after City Hall bosses conceded their hopes of taking £20m worth of contracts back in-house would not happen by April.

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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.

Norfolk County Council has edged nearer to replacing its committee system with a cabinet system, but the Liberal Democrats have attacked the process involved.

The rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured in crashes on Norfolk's roads has led to calls for more urgency to tackle the tragic toll.

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.

Motorists and commuters will face diversions while sewer works are carried out in Caister.

Health bosses facing the "unenviable task" of providing care as All Hallows Healthcare Trust prepares to close their services have moved to reassure users.

A bridge which had been closed due to safety concerns has been opened for walkers and cyclists.

A warning has been issued to motorists that delays are likely as work is carried out in a coastal town.

Ambulances are being delayed by the public using the incorrect access to A&E at Norfolk's largest hospital, a technician has claimed.

Motorists are being warned that delays are likely as carriageway improvement work is carried out in a coastal town.

Motorists are facing disruption as a major road resurfacing scheme delayed due to adverse weather conditions is finally set to go ahead.

The struggles of All Hallows Healthcare Trust are "deeply disturbing" for many service users in the area, according to health bosses.

He hated wearing his seatbelt if it creased his shirt and he's been tempted to check his phone when waiting at the lights, but men don't have to take risks, says former Norwich footballer Darren Eadie

Toilets at an interchange have been closed to the public due to vandalisation.

Police arrested a man after flares were thrown through the windows a Norwich property.

Just over 4,000 parents in Norfolk were fined for taking their child out of school for a family holiday in the last academic year.

Street lights in Diss are set to be replaced with energy efficient LED lamps using smart technology as part of a deal done with Suffolk County Council.

Hundreds of social action projects and community activities across Norfolk can now be easily accessed online thanks to the launch of a new digital map.

Hundreds of concerned relatives, service users and staff have signed a petition to save All Hallows Healthcare Trust after it announced plans to close vital services pending a consultation.

On busy main roads, seeing sets of cat's eyes staring up at you is nothing out of the ordinary.

The need to display a parking permit in your car will soon be a thing of the past in Norwich, with the city council today expected to agree to a 21st century alternative.

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

A town station could almost double its car parking spaces - using land from a council allotment.

One of Norwich's busiest roads will be closed in one direction for two nights so it can be resurfaced, with drivers facing a lengthy diversion during the work.

Norfolk has a new chief fire officer, after the fire service's deputy chief officer was promoted to the top role.

Concerns have been flagged over a council bid for new homes on a disused section of a special school's former playing field.

Serious questions have been asked by councillors about why an expected road improvement tied to housing growth in Dereham has been deemed "undeliverable".

One of Norfolk's few remaining council-maintained high schools has unveiled plans to become an academy.

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.

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

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.

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