Clive Lewis

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suffered a narrow defeat on a bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis, ahead of an emergency debate on the delay to the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

MPs have called for swift and decisive action to improve mental health services in our region.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged.

By touching a phone screen, or pushing a button from the comfort of a living room, what started as a bet can today easily spiral into a gambling addiction. And regulation is struggling to keep up with the dangers of online gambling. Lauren Cope reports.

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

One reader thinks the criticism of Clive Lewis is disproportionate. What do you think?

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.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has insisted the Labour party could get a better Brexit deal - and called for a general election to give them the opportunity.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, who attracted controversy this week when he was accused of mocking suicide, will appear on BBC Question Time tonight.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has caused controversy by simulating shooting himself in the House of Commons. But was he mocking suicide or just a bit silly? Political editor RICHARD PORRITT reports

A Norwich MP who pretended to shoot himself in the mouth during a House of Commons debate has prompted a mixed reaction from our readers.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has been filmed simulating shooting himself in the mouth during a debate in the House of Commons.

Past Budgets have quickly fallen to pieces.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

A question mark hangs over whether a major Norfolk road will get a share of a war chest to improve the nation’s highways.

Schools in Norfolk have clubbed together to call for more funding to help cover pay rises for teachers.

Four of the region’s MPs have accepted all-expenses paid trips abroad since the 2017 election.

Norwich City Football Club was given a seat of power after their safe standing debate was taken to parliament.

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

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

Baroness Hollis was a colossus of Norfolk politics. Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT looks back on a life fighting injustice

Activists held a rally in Norwich to protest against government moves they say would undermine local democracy over fracking.

Authorities have said they do not have enough resources to investigate every rough sleeper death in Norfolk - despite being told to by the government.

Labour MPs are gathering in Liverpool for their annual conference. Here political editor Richard Porritt talks to the East’s Labour MPs about in-fighting and if the party will back a second referendum

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Proposals which would see all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres close have been attacked by two of the county’s MPs.

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

Labour MP Clive Lewis says he “plugged” Norwich while speaking at the US Congress in Washington.

A proposed shake-up of parliamentary boundaries in Norfolk could make it tougher for Norwich North MP Chloe Smith to hold on to her seat at the next general election.

Britvic workers armed with union flags took to the streets of Norwich to demand a better redundancy deal for their lowest-paid colleagues.

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with two knife-point robberies in Norwich which happened within just a few hours of each other.

East Anglian MPs are demanding greater devolution for the region and more infrastructure spending from government.

A Norwich MP has asked to up his staffing budget as austerity and cutbacks put pressure on his team’s workload.

A Norfolk MP has praised the “dramatic and brilliant” changes made by a group of young people.

A business lobbying group invited a Norwich MP to visit small firms in his constituency on Norfolk Day.

The Home Office will be handing a pregnant Norwich woman a “death sentence” if she is deported to Albania.

The owner of a Norwich supermarket which has been without electricity for five months says he is losing £15,000 every week.

Questions are today being asked about why the woman in charge of turning around our two largest health bodies - both of which are failing - will not speak out about the changes planned.

Protesters from Norfolk are ready to travel to London to protest against the visit of United States president Donald Trump, while a demonstration will also be staged on the steps of Norwich City Hall.

Three Norfolk MPs have joined forces to pressure the Home Office into halting the imminent deportation of a pregnant Albanian woman who they fear could be murdered.

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

A Norwich MP has branded two of Norfolk’s NHS organisations as “just not good enough” after both received unsatisfactory inspection reports.

City leaders have spoken of their shock over a shooting in a Norwich park which left a teenager with serious injuries.

Norfolk MPs have called for “radical changes” to help fund the social care system.

Young people from Norfolk will make the case for the minimum wage to be extended to under-25s to a city MP tonight.

A week before the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) was rated inadequate, a private firm - which continues to get tens of millions of NHS pounds a year for building it - reported record profits.

Norfolk’s busiest hospital has been plunged into special measures just months after a challenging winter for the health service.

It is often a place where politicians are accused of acting like infants and throwing their toys of out of their prams.

Flags have been flying at half-mast at County Hall and Breckland, as further tributes were paid to former Norfolk County Council leader Cliff Jordan.

Police are resorting to last-minute text messages to bring in officers because of staff shortages.

I suppose it was inevitable. After millions of years of history where change occurred slowly, inexorably, we - at least in “advanced” nations - are seeing things move at breakneck speed.

It has been dubbed the “biggest and beeriest” festival yet.

Concerns have been raised over the number of rough sleepers living in miserable conditions in Norwich after a tent full of used syringes was discovered in the city centre.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has attacked the government over the “shocking” rise in knife crime in Norfolk.

An extra 330 staff are to be recruited as part of a multi-million pound boost for the region’s under-pressure ambulance service to help it cope with an intense rise in demand.

Unilever has been accused of playing “fast and loose” with the process that will see all but a handful of jobs at Colman’s Mustard leave Norwich.

MPs have heard how the “scandal” of staff shortages is crippling mental health care in Norfolk.

Almost 1,800 football fans in Norfolk have helped trigger a Parliamentary debate over the introduction of safe-standing at grounds in the Premier League and Championship.

Police are solving less than one in ten break-ins in some parts of Norfolk, with detection rates differing massively across the county.

New mental health beds for children and young people are set to open in the region after a review found current services were not enough.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has demanded further details from the government over claims the promised Norwich in 90 train improvements could be in doubt.

A claim that the Norwich in 90 minutes train time ambition by Greater Anglia could hit the buffers has been refuted by an MP and the train operator.

Three Norfolk MPs are seeking a meeting with a government minister in a further bid to have safe standing introduced at Carrow Road.

The British air strikes against Syria has provoked a mixed reaction from our region’s MPs.

Norwich City has vowed to continue to support calls for safe standing despite the government rejecting a bid from a Premier League club to introduce it at its stadium.

A bid for more than £5m worth of funding to help solve safety issues at the region’s mental health has been rejected by the Department for Health, it can be revealed.

A by-election is to be held after a Great Yarmouth councillor resigned her seat.

The fall-out from the closure of Norwich’s Colman’s and Britvic factories could ultimately cost 1,000 jobs and £10m in lost wages, the union which has been fighting the plans has claimed.

The fall-out from the closure of Norwich’s Colman’s and Britvic factories could ultimately cost 1,000 jobs and £10m in lost wages, the union which has been fighting the plans has claimed.

A cross-party group of local MPs is backing Norwich City’s call for the introduction of safe standing areas at Carrow Road.

An MP has written to the chief executive of Britvic to question why staff were not informed of the one-off costs attached to the relocation of its Norwich operations.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been given the green light to increase the number of medical student places at Norwich Medical School to create more opportunities for people to train as doctors.

Russian aggression has forced the UK and allies France, Germany and the United States to take a stand.

A punk band’s gig in Norwich has been cancelled following outcry over alleged homophobic lyrics and hate-speech in their songs.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he will stand down if asked after making controversial comments in which he branded some of his own party’s MPs as “also-rans” who do not work hard enough to help the county.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he stands by extraordinary comments in which he branded some of his own party’s MPs as “also-rans” who do not work hard enough to help the county.

For decades, the future of Anglia Square has been a major discussion point, with previous attempts to redevelop the site falling flat.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has hit back at comments made this morning by Norwich County Council leader Cliff Jordan.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has attacked the region’s MPS, saying they need to “up their game” and “work a lot harder” - even claiming to have only met his own party chairman - Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis - once and to have never met Norwich MP Clive Lewis.

Thousands of families in the region are renting homes in such a squalid state it risks harming their health.

A fresh drive is to be launched to stop vulnerable people in Norfolk from being targeted by con artists who trick them out of thousands of pounds.

A teacher in Norwich is calling for schools across the country to join together in a day of action to help children understand the refugee crisis.

Residents of a village near Norwich are facing the consequences of a rush-hour ban on cars.

The young voted overwhelmingly for the UK to stay in the European Union.

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The government argue that the real reason it attempted to keep Whitehall’s Brexit analysis under wraps was because it did not take in all the facts.

A Norwich MP has accused Royal Bank of Scotland executives of misleading parliament over the lender’s mistreatment of small firms through its controversial restructuring unit.

Norwich’s Jewish communities met the Israeli ambassador to the UK today (Sunday) during a brief visit to Norfolk.

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

Bosses at Norwich City Football Club, keen to bring safe standing to Carrow Road, will discuss their hopes with a city MP at this weekend’s match against Middlesbrough.

Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

Norfolk MPs are demanding assessments made by the government on the impact of Brexit to the East of England are made public.

The region’s ambulance trust, which is facing allegations of patient deaths due to delays, is to be the subject of a “risk summit” today.

The county’s busiest hospital will seek help to pay its massive debt to the firm which built it after it predicted it would end the year tens of millions of pounds in the red.

Peter Farley has had first-hand experience of the A&E crisis.

The region’s ambulance trust, which is facing allegations of patient deaths due to delays, is to be the subject of a “risk summit”.

Glastonbury tickets, a visit to Iran and a day out to the Grand National are some of the gifts donated to our region’s MPs.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

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