George Freeman

MP for Mid Norfolk paid a visit to Cats Protection’s Dereham Adoption Centre to see how the charity helps cats in the local area and across the UK.

Another 291 homes are set to be built on the outskirts of Dereham after Breckland Council’s planning committee approved the plans despite significant opposition.

A Norfolk MP has spoken up about his “serious concerns” over the pace of development in and around Dereham, and called a proposed development of 291 homes ‘house dumping’.

With the government in turmoil and the prime minister teetering on the edge, political editor RICHARD PORRITT asks ‘what now for Brexit?’

Staff shortages mean planning decisions affecting local communities in Norfolk are being made by a private firm 450 miles away.

A Norfolk town will finally have a post office again after nearly six months without one when Watton Post Office reopens later this year.

Controversial plans to build a new town of 10,000 homes in mid Norfolk were dealt a final blow as councillors voted not to back the proposal ahead of a government deadline.

Two Norfolk MPs have visited the site of the county’s new children’s hospice.

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

Concerns have been voiced over the potential impact that 255 new homes in Dereham could have on traffic congestion in the town.

Banham Poultry’s future in Norfolk has been secured after a major chicken producer swooped in to buy it.

The future of Banham Poultry in Norfolk is on the verge of being secured as a deal with new owners edges towards completion.

The bank at the centre of the wrangle over Banham Poultry’s future insists it is working to protect the jobs of more than 1,000 workers.

Business and council leaders have pledged their support to Norfolk’s Banham Poultry as the struggling firm searches for a buyer.

Crucial talks to secure the future of one of Norfolk’s biggest employers begin on Wednesday morning, as doubts hang over the jobs of 1,000 workers.

One of Norfolk’s biggest employers is reportedly on the brink of administration, putting the jobs of more than 1,000 workers at risk, according to an MP.

The organisers of the first Norfolk Enterprise Festival have come under fire for hosting an all-male panel to discuss the county’s business future.

Norfolk MP George Freeman does not plan to stand as Conservative leader, despite previously signalling he would if asked.

A Norfolk MP has urged government not to allow developers to dodge local planning rules, as he hit out at a controversial scheme for a new 10,000 home garden town.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has ripped into the planning system and knocked government ministers out of frustration over proposals to site a windfarm substation in his constituency.

George Freeman has announced he will stand to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister if he is “asked to”.

Norwich Cathedral has defended its use of zero hours contracts, which were recently branded as “evil” by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has said the prime minister should stand down after she has agreed a Brexit deal.

A new business festival will take place this month, aimed at strengthening the voice of the 8,000 micro businesses in Norfolk.

An event previously dubbed “Tory Glastonbury” is returning this year – but this time it has some very impressive backers.

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

Several hundred people gathered outside Norwich’s City Hall to protest about Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has branded Donald Trump’s comments in an interview with The Sun newspaper as “outrageous”.

Three Norfolk MPs are calling for a change of leadership at the East of England Ambulance Service.

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.

The launch of the Breckland Business Forum saw MP George Freeman declare that he believes the district could become the home of growing technology companies.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman and the Bishop of Norfolk have spoken out about the plight of refugees during a panel discussion entitled ‘why Syria matters to Norfolk’.

A town is looking to rejuvenate its markets after stall holder numbers fell by half.

A new business forum is being launched to help bring together the small and large businesses across the Breckland district.

A heritage trail has been brought into the future after it teamed up with a virtual reality company to bring it to life.

One reader has some advice for a local MP. Do you agree?

A Norfolk MP has said Brexit appears to be “driven by UKIP” in his constituency.

Prime minister Theresa May met with a Norfolk MP in the minutes before the crucial Brexit vote over fears he might rebel.

Tributes have been paid after Cliff Jordan, former leader of Norfolk County Council, died just weeks after he stood down following a lung cancer diagnosis.

A Norfolk MP is calling on the Post Office to explain why a branch has had to temporarily close.

A renewable heating business has explained to its local MP how opportunities for heating homes sustainably could extend beyond renewable energy.

The MP for mid Norfolk has held a discussion with staff from Highways England about a dangerous junction on the A47.

Representatives from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk – the three counties the A47 runs through – stand united in calling for the government to fully dual the road between Peterborough and Lowestoft, a meeting heard today.

Two controversial applications for developments near to mid Norfolk beauty spots have been granted planning permission.

Controversial applications to build near to beauty spots in mid Norfolk are set to be considered by Breckland Council’s planning committee.

A campaign to halve unemployment in young people across Breckland and West Norfolk has been launched.

A new initiative to support young people into work is set to be launched by three Norfolk MPs.

This year’s Grand National is special for Norfolk MP George Freeman.

The county’s MPs have lent further backing to the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled,

In our latest article looking at how a fully dualled A47 would benefit our communities, mid-Norfolk’s MP George Freeman praised the Just Dual It! campaign and highlighted the need for dualling near one of Norfolk’s biggest market towns.

A formal complaint made by a town council has exposed how planning officers working on behalf of Breckland District Council have been misinterpreting planning policy.

Roads minister Jesse Norman was today left in no doubt what Norfolk wants when it comes to its main artery: Just Dual It!

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

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.

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.

The MP for Mid Norfolk has called a planning inspector’s decision to uphold an appeal “deeply disappointing.”

A Norfolk MP is setting up a task force to negotiate with developers to secure “serious community investment” as part of the construction of wind farm infrastructure.

An act of vandalism in a small Norfolk village has symbolised the growing community divisions over the construction of windfarm infrastructure.

A mid Norfolk village left with no amenities for five years now has its local pub back.

An MP representing Norfolk parishes and towns set to be affected by the construction of two giant wind farms off the county’s coast has expressed delight with recent decisions taken by the firm behind the proposals.

MPs have demanded “a lot more needs to be done” to ensure the crisis that hit the ambulance service during the festive period is never repeated.

Keith Skipper says we should back local MPs who to hold back on the tide of building in Norfolk.

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

School children, councillors and onlookers headed to the centre of Dereham to mark a century since the act that paved the way to universal suffrage.

A teenager who wants to reinstate a former railway line has started a petition to see if he has community support.

The region’s MPs have encouraged local authorities as well as central government to be “smarter” about how they award contracts for work.

Heartfelt floral tributes and messages have been left at the scene of an accident where a man died in a collision involving two lorries on the A47 at Scarning.

A Norfolk MP has called for the revival of a cross-party campaign group to push through vital upgrades to the A47 in the wake of two deaths on the road in recent days.

If Norfolk was a business, what actions would we take to develop and promote it?

A young ambassador for road safety has said too many lives are being lost on Norfolk’s roads after another fatal crash on the A47 in Scarning.

The debate over the future of Norfolk Fire and Rescue has taken another turn as the Retained Firefighters Union has said they are “open” to the possibility of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) taking over responsibility.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has accused the Police and Crime Commissioner of a “power grab” over who is in charge of the fire service.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has called for greater protection for rural communities against “aggressive” developers.

A Norfolk MP is set to tell Parliament how he fears house developers could cause chaos in rural areas.

East Anglia’s Conservative MPs have backed Theresa May amid Westminster whispers about plots to force her out of Number 10.

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 leading Dereham councillor has reassured the community that improvements to the A47 are on the way, after a man in his 60s died in a crash near Scarning on Friday.

A developer was warned to “work with the community” after an application for 284 homes in Dereham was turned down by council planners by one vote.

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

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