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A Norfolk MP has described Brexit as the “Death Star of politics” as he admitted: “I’m an elected representative of 76,000 people and I don’t know what’s going on.”

Theresa May is battling to stay in power as MPs seek to seize control of parliamentary business in a bid to secure a softer Brexit.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has broken rank to say it is “all over” for Prime Minister Theresa May.

A Norfolk MP has said it is an “outrage” that parliament has been denied the opportunity to take control of Brexit, as the prime minister rounded on representatives in a televised statement.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss was one of seven Cabinet ministers who defied the government to vote against delaying Brexit last night.

A parliamentary debate on offshore windfarms - which was cancelled so a Norfolk MP could attend a public meeting on the issue - has been rescheduled.

The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce believes the UK is not ready for a no-deal Brexit and has demanded MPs push the government harder for answers.

Conservative politician George Freeman has said that the decision to revoke the UK citizenship of a woman who left London to join terror group ISIS was a mistake.

The long-awaited reopening of a town’s post office has been postponed on the day of its expected return.

After more than six months of waiting a Norfolk town has finally welcomed back a post office to its high street.

NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

A Norfolk MP has called on the prime minister to “stand up for decent standards” and strip disgraced tycoon Sir Philip Green of his knighthood.

Norfolk MPs have branded “unacceptable” the decision to close a bridge over the Norwich to Thetford rail line for five years after it was damaged in an accident.

Campaigners have hit out at politicians for their lack of action in carrying out long-awaited improvements to a train station branded “outdated and discriminatory” by disabled passengers.

An MP, residents, and business owners aired their frustrations over plans to build a huge substation in a Norfolk village as part of a major wind farm scheme.

A parliamentary debate over where substations are built to serve new offshore wind farms in Norfolk has been cancelled - so the MP who had raised it can add his voice at a Norwich meeting about the issue.

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

The mid Norfolk town of Watton was the focus of a national TV Sunday morning politics show which discussed its history and local people’s views on Brexit.

A pro-Brexit campaign group has called for the deselection of two Norfolk MPs.

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

An MP has said he has “no doubt” a successful judicial review will be held over plans to locate a substation connected to one of the world’s largest windfarms in a quiet Norfolk village.

The prime minister suffered the worst defeat in the House of Commons in more than 100 years on Tuesday as MPs categorically rejected her plan on how to take the UK out of the European Union.

A Norfolk MP is set to be one of around 64 who will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal after the prime minister made a last-ditch attempt to garner support.

A handful of the most influential names in Norfolk’s economy will be coming together for the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce’s Big Debate.

A Norfolk MP is amongst 20 Tory rebels to vote against the government and back an amendment designed to limit ministers’ tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

It has been a particularly momentous festive period for Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman, who has got engaged.

An MP has raised fears about an energy firm digging up land which was contaminated after a fighter jet crash.

Theresa May has silenced the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party after seeing off a challenge to oust her from Number 10.

The region’s Conservative MPs are backing embattled prime minister Theresa May “100pc” as she faces a make-or-break confidence vote.

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.

Can’t afford a gap year abroad? Sharon Griffiths has a cheaper plan, inspired by a local MP’s idea.

MP George Freeman has stood down from his role as chairman of the prime minister’s policy board.

Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman will be attending a community workshop.

MP Clive Lewis has said the only way to ensure a meaningful vote on any future Brexit deal is to topple the government.

A Norfolk MP has claimed “the time for urgent reform” of local government is now.

A newly-formed networking group is welcoming George Freeman to its breakfast meeting this month.

With wide open skies, a stunning coastline and charming towns and villages, north Norfolk is one of the most picturesque and captivating areas of Britain.

A community is being encouraged to make sure their views and concerns about the future of their town are raised.

A housing summit has been held at Gressenhall Farm to tackle the issue of a lack of affordable homes in rural communities.

Prime minister Theresa May dodged the question but South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss proudly admitted she had changed her mind.

Residents are being asked to give their views on a range of topics which could affect their town.

Norfolk’s seven Tory MPs have backed Theresa May to stay as prime minister.

Theresa May’s Conservative Party conference was certainly memorable – but not for the reasons the prime minister had hoped.

Around 200 Conservative Party supporters headed for Berkshire on Friday, September 22 for a festival with a twist.

The boss of an award-winning Norfolk business is warning others of a weakness in the banking system which saw him lose more than £16,000 to scammers.

Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman has announced plans for a Conservative festival.

Cheers rang out in a council chamber as a controversial scheme for 50 homes on the edge of a village was unanimously refused.

A controversial bid to build 285 homes in Dereham has been pulled from a Breckland planning committee meeting shortly after Mid Norfolk’s MP George Freeman wrote to the council saying he is fed up with “greedy development”.

Mid Norfolk’s Conservative MP George Freeman has defended his party as Tories cheered after blocking a pay rise for nurses and firefighters.

Breckland Council has invited George Freeman to discuss its partnership with Capita, which runs its building control process, in more detail after the Mid Norfolk MP added his “deep concerns” about the authority’s handling of recent planning applications.

Whether the divorce from the European Union should see compromises on trade deals, single market access or free movement of people has come under question after Theresa May’s snap election backfired. Doug Faulkner asks the region’s business what they think.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has attacked the Conservative election campaign, labelling it “woeful”.

A dramatic election night has set the country heading towards a hung parliament, but in Norfolk the story was more about the seats which were successfully defended.

Conservative George Freeman said he was humbled to hold his Mid Norfolk seat by a majority of 16,086, while Labour were also pleased with a big increase of votes in the constituency.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

One of the country’s major funeral companies is battling to block permission granted to a King’s Lynn-based funeral directors to build a new crematorium in Breckland.

The candidates contesting the Mid Norfolk seat in today’s general election have made their final pleas to voters.

One university graduate in Norwich stands to win more than £180,000, depending on whether Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are successful in this election.

An investigation found that mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman was among a number of politicians to have faced significant hostility on social media.

We asked the general election candidates in Mid Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Drive around Norwich and you will see signs of varying colours in gardens and windows.

Mid Norfolk residents will have the chance to quiz candidates for the seat in the lead up to the June 8 general election.

Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has insisted marshalling Tory troops from across the county to try to unseat Norman Lamb is not a sign the party is complacent about winning in other seats.

A group of Norfolk Conservatives have flooded into north Norfolk, leaving behind their own constituency in a bid to help their parliamentary candidate James Wild unseat Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb.

George Freeman, who was elected Mid Norfolk MP in 2010, has been unanimously readopted as the Mid Norfolk Conservative candidate for this general election.

Norfolk County Council’s Conservative leader Cliff Jordan said his party will deliver for the people of the county after winning seats in the local elections.

Labour have revealed their slate of candidates in Norfolk and Waveney for next month’s general election.

Friend of French Presidential candidate Emmannuel Macron and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has dubbed the independent challenger to Marine Le Pen as a “modern day JFK”.

A snap election will “smoke out the shrill divisive siren voices of British politics”, according to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

Theresa May has called a snap election to be held on June 8. Here are the results from each constituency across the region for the 2015 general election.

The government’s mooted plan to split the current franchise’s Norwich-Liverpool route at Nottingham strikes uncomfortably close to my livelihood: were the split one station closer to Norwich I might have to quit my job.

An MP has written to Breckland Council raising concerns over controversial plans for a visitor centre at a lakeside beauty spot, which could be granted planning approval next week.

A permanent head, an investigation into failures and no more passing the buck - these are some of the things our MPs would like to see happen at Norfolk County Council’s children’s services department.

A community concerned about drainage and flooding issues have raised their fears with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

An agreement to move forward work to improve rail capacity through the Ely area has taken a significant step forward thanks to funding from two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

Council leaders and an MP are calling on the people of Dereham to help shape the market town’s most important document for a generation.

An increase in the amount of National Insurance paid by self-employed workers has been greeted with anger by many – with accusations the government has gone back on a manifesto pledge.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has greeted residents at a Wymondham care home as part of a series of visits.

Doing this job can open up opportunities that many other vocations simply don’t - it’s one of the many things that make the stress and long hours worth it!

Bacteria, funghi and microbes are fundamentally important to our bodies – so finding out how they affect our health will be big business.

George Freeman is not going to be allowed to forget his torrid week in a hurry.

Jeremy Corbyn branded the Conservatives the nasty party over comments made by Norfolk MP George Freeman about disability benefits.

A march is being planned to protest controversial comments made by Norfolk MP George Freeman about cuts to disability benefits.

A drive to see more young people dive into their favourite book is a chance to enhance life prospects in the county, an education leader has said.

Norfolk MP George Freeman has taken to the social media website Twitter to say he “hugely regrets” if comments about cuts to disability benefits caused offence.

A Norfolk MP has insisted he is committed to helping people live without stigma and discrimination following a backlash over comments he made about disability benefits.

For most people, there is a book - and a world of characters - which evokes particularly fond memories of childhood.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman is calling on businesses, schools and groups in the Dereham area to tell him what they feel are their top priorities for the future development of the town.

Norwich plant scientists have outlined plans for a field trial of genetically-modified (GM) potatoes which they believe could help defeat a major crop disease.

Norfolk MPs have welcomed news from the county’s biggest rail operator that it is orchestrating a multi-million pound revamp of connectivity on its trains.

Norfolk and Suffolk still lag behind the national average for ‘superfast’ broadband coverage, but the government is committed to doing “everything we can” to get blanket coverage, campaigners were told today.

A cross-section of East Anglian farmers used a major conference stage to showcase their generation’s hopes and fears as they head into an uncertain future outside the EU.

The complexities – and opportunities – which Britain’s departure from the EU will bring for East Anglia’s farmers were discussed at a major annual conference in Norwich.

Six Norfolk MPs are set for a grilling on local priorities at an event for the county’s business community.

MPs are currently debating the Brexit bill. These are a few of the key quotes from our elected representatives on the historic bill.

It is good to see that Conservative Norfolk County Council leader Councillor Cliff Jordan has had a damascene conversion on his thoughts that a single unitary authority is now the most viable way out of Norfolk’s financial black hole.

MPs and officials were told improvements to a major bottleneck on the region’s railways could begin in three years’ time.

MPs and officials met today to discuss upgrading a key junction in Cambridgeshire.

A retiring GP looks back on 30 years of treating patients in Norfolk - but warns “we are being asked to do the impossible”.

A town council is looking to find “common ground” with its MP after he offered to help it put together a town plan.

Prime Minister Theresa May was put on the spot over her policy chief George Freeman’s Twitter outburst about Donald Trump’s speech just days before she will meet the US president.

Theresa May spoke again about uniting the country this week in her long-awaited Brexit speech.

It was a good year for having a punt on an outsider. Political editor Annabelle Dickson looks back at the political outcomes very few would have predicted in 2016.

Across Britain there is a national skills shortage among school and university leavers in the increasingly-important areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.

MPs rarely emerge from a year without upsetting a few people (the same could be said for journalists).

George Freeman has claimed Brexit is an “Arctic Convoy” moment for Britain.

Broadland’s council leader has said any new devolution blueprint must benefit his district and should not be seen as a Suffolk deal with a couple of bodies tagged onto it.

Years ago, post offices held villages together.

Has the UK Independence Party’s summer of infighting come to an end?

The government insisted upgrades to the A47 are still due to start in 2019 as it unveiled its latest roads plans.

One of the leading opponents of plans for an elected mayor for East Anglia has said council leaders should be able to decide if Norfolk’s two-tier structure is abolished.

A town burdened by new housing developments in recent years is revisiting the idea of creating a neighbourhood plan.

We have taken a look at thousands of expense claims put in by MPs in 2015-16.

The prospect of unitary government in Norfolk should be re-visited after the collapse of a Norfolk and Suffolk elected mayor plan, the chairman of the prime minister’s policy board has suggested.

Campaigners fighting proposals for a new crematorium in the Norfolk countryside are appealing for it to be called in for a public inquiry.

Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman has expressed his views on Donald Trump’s election victory via a series of tweets.

George Freeman has claimed “far from perfect” plans for an elected mayor are “better than nothing”, even though some of his constituents will not have a vote for the new figurehead.

Behind the famous black front door on Downing Street, Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman now has a desk.

Celebrations have finally started at Chapel Road School after £13.9m work on relocating the Attleborough school to a larger and improved site commenced.

Controversial plans for a crematorium in a Norfolk village which were thrown out by the High Court are going back before local planners next week.

A technology corridor stretching between Norwich and Cambridge could become the UK’s newest hotspot for economic growth as an expanding partnership seeks to maximise the region’s business potential.

George Freeman, the MP for Mid Norfolk, has called on health chiefs to reconsider their decision to scrap a valued service which supports people living with dementia.

Writing a big cheque for agriculture is going to be harder for the British government post-Brexit, one of Theresa May’s key advisors has said as he raised the prospect of a change in the way subsidies are allocated.

Norfolk MP George Freeman has been given a job shaping policy for new prime minister Theresa May as chairman of her policy board. As a backbencher in 2013 he made the following suggestions in a report co-authored with fellow MP Kwasi Kwarteng.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has admitted it “hurt” him to abstain on the Parliamentary vote over Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system, given his long-standing opposition to the weapons system.

Three more of the region’s MPs have new roles, as prime minister Theresa May continues her government reshuffle.

Over the coming hours and days, ambitious MPs and ministers will be checking their phones as Theresa May starts to pick her top team. Political editor annabelle dickson looks at the promotion and demotion prospects of the MPs in our region.

As a picture of who is supporting who in the leadership contest emerges over the coming days, we will bring you the latest here.

Norfolk MP George Freeman has ruled himself out of the Conservative leadership contest after considering a bid over the weekend as Tories set their sights on who would succeed David Cameron.

There was confusion today over whether Norfolk MP George Freeman is running to be prime minster after a Sunday newspaper reported he was working on a bid for the top job.

Vigils have been held in Wymondham and Norwich to remember Labour MP Jo Cox who died after being shot in the street of her Yorkshire constituency.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has responded to concerns over the future of Dereham’s Neatherd High School and Sixth Form College by writing to the regional schools commissioner for clarification on the measures being taken to ensure students have stability to carry out their studies.

They may be small businesses but the Future50 class of 2016 had big questions for political leaders on both sides of the EU referendum debate.

After 12 months of planning, fundraising and hard work, a climbing wall in south Norfolk has welcomed its first adventurous users.

With its footholds, curves, ropes and ledges, this is a wall just begging to be climbed.

Villagers gain support of MP in bid to save local pub

The growth of the silver pound presents a golden opportunity - but how can businesses make the most 
of it?

A former district midwife who has delivered hundreds of babies celebrating her 103rd birthday this week.

A village’s battle to stop nearly 100 homes being built on its outskirts may have ended after more than a year.

The last East Anglian King was beaten up by Vikings, shot with arrows, beheaded and left in the custody of a talking wolf on the order of Ivar the Boneless and his brother Ubba – but don’t let that put you off applying for the position of East Anglian Mayor.

Since devolution plans for East Anglia were announced in George Osborne’s budget on Wednesday, discussion has been rife about who may become the first mayor of East Anglia.

The babes of Wayland Wood may yet have their home put at risk after an appeal to build 180 homes on their doorstep opened rifts between developers and residents.

A campaign to save a sixth form has hit 1,000 signatures as a community is still coming to terms with the news that a nearly 40 year old education partnership has crumbled.

Fresh hopes have been raised that a key upgrade of the Ely North junction can be brought forward, with MPs set to meet the Rail Minister next week to ask for funding towards a feasibility study.

The campaign to save Norfolk’s mental health phoneline has been signed by 3,000 people in the last 24 hours - but health chiefs are refusing to find £120,000 a year to keep the life-saving helpline.

Two more health figures today add their opposition to the closure of a vital helpline which callers’ say saves lives.

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire leaders are set to work on a new blueprint for a devolution deal between the three counties after a meeting with Westminster top brass today.

The Post Office has finally reinstated its counter in Gressenhall Stores for two full days a week.

A residents association is in good spirits after the latest developer to apply to build houses on their Carbrooke estate pledged to provide a community centre too.

The opportunity for a joined-up East Anglia must not be lost, a senior minister has warned business leaders in a “game-changing” intervention about the region’s devolution future.

Rural businesses are still being failed by poor mobile signal and broadband speeds, a new survey shows.

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

It seems a shade perverse to contemplate multi-million pound visions to fire our local economy while a dark symphony of savage cuts continue to drown out so many little songs of hope.

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

As the blueprint for a new deal between the UK and the European Union is published, has Political Editor Annabelle Dickson looks at what it is and gauges the reaction

MPs and business leaders have hailed the “once-in-a-generation” chance to turn the dualled A11 into a technology corridor, bringing a half-billion pound boost and thousands of jobs to the region.

Norfolk needs more help to attract top quality social workers and must put in a strong bid for a slice of a new £100m fund, MPs from the county have said.

Keen-eyed shooters could enjoy a cup of tea in Parliament if they top an MP’s score at an Attleborough range.

Penniless people could be left with no care at all unless the government takes action, North Norfolk’s MP has warned.

Health minister and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has praised a new electronic prescribing system at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which will make huge paper charts a thing of the past.

A school for children with special educational needs or disabilities has lost its “outstanding” rating after a report said its planned expansion on a larger site detracted from its leaders’ rigorous analysis.

In a small corner of Wymondham a business is emerging which its supporters hope will revolutionise a key part of the financial services sector.

Business leaders, MPs and Network Rail will meet in the new year to discuss how improvement works at the Ely North rail junction can be brought forward.

The delayed £35m track upgrade which could see more trains from King’s Lynn and Norwich to Cambridge is a “tiny amount” in the government’s vast rail budget, an MP has said as he urged a rethink.

See which lobby your MP went through in the vote on Syria air strikes.

A renewable heating firm benefitting from a surge in demand has opened an extension at its Attleborough site.

Passengers will find out next month if twice-hourly train services between King’s Lynn and London will still be brought in despite a major junction upgrade in Ely being delayed.

Major improvements to the Ely North Junction which are key to the introduction of twice-hourly trains between London and King’s Lynn have been delayed, despite lobbying.

Major improvements to the Ely North Junction which are key to the introduction of twice-hourly trains between London and King’s Lynn have been delayed, despite lobbying.

ou could do something life-changing in your holidays. You’ll meet new people, try new things and make a difference in your local community. This is the National Citizen Service.

People in Gressenhall are celebrating news that their post office service will be reinstated.

Modern farming is becoming a knowledge-intensive environment.

Rail bosses have been accused of passing the buck over making it easier for disabled people to use a Norfolk railway station.

A Norfolk MP is seeking support to upgrade the Norwich to Cambridge rail line into what he has called the “innovation express”.

The application of “big data” can help East Anglian farmers boost their productivity – and identify opportunities for tech entrepreneurs to develop the tools for the job.

A slice of lottery funding will see a climbing wall set up in south Norfolk, after a popular one was sacrificed for a leisure centre revamp.

A crisis in GP recruitment has forced two main doctors’ surgeries in Dereham to close their books to new patients.

Parents are marching in protest as their children face an “unsafe” walk to school.

Housing schemes in Attleborough and Mattishall were today green-lighted by councillors, despite fierce public opposition.

A new housing development in Mattishall looks set to be given the green light despite strong local opposition to the scheme.

A mother who believes her daughter’s disability was caused by pregnancy test tablets is urging people to back a campaign set up to highlight alleged failings by pharmaceutical companies.

The chancellor announced measures to create new bands of vehicle excise duty to help fund investment in the country’s road network in his budget.

Dereham Town Council has taken the first step to completing a Neighbourhood Plan by submitting an area application to Breckland Council.

An action group set up to fight plans for large scale housing developments in Mattishall is renewing its appeal to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman to stand by his promise to help its campaign.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene of Norfolk’s first fatal motorcycle crash of the year which took the life of a young Watton man.

A wall of yellow and green is set to be constructed at Carrow Road to repel Ipswich Town – and push Norwich City a giant stride closer to the Premier League.

There is more to do to drive the “rural renaissance”, according to George Freeman, as he regained the Mid Norfolk seat with an increased majority.

Conservative George Freeman held his Mid Norfolk seat by a huge majority of 17, 276.

East Anglia has trumped the national average and recorded a 13.4pc rise in new businesses over the last parliamentary term, according to research.

More than 300 students grilled potential MPs on their chosen hot topics at a lively hustings in Wymondham.

Our latest Election debate with your local candidates saw the Mid Norfolk hopefuls answer your questions.

Drive down most roads in Norwich and almost alternate houses are adorned with signs of varying shades.

A village is up in arms at the sudden closure of its post office, leaving residents without a service for several miles.

A teenager’s bid to make “sign shine” has taken a step forward with sign language classes under way at a Norfolk high school.

Norma noticed some confusion at a meeting in Yaxham last week when the chair mistakenly called Tory candidate George Freeman by his Labour opponent Harry Clarke’s Christian name.

Four of the five Mid Norfolk parliamentary candidates were on hand to answer villagers questions on planning and development in their area.

A former district midwife who worked in the East End of London and has delivered hundreds of babies will be celebrating her 102nd birthday next week.

A plaque honouring a decorated British military commander, who served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War, has been unveiled in the Norfolk town he called home.

Labour has hit out at Norfolk MP George Freeman for claiming that prosecutions to enforce the minimum wage may only “satisfy the politics of envy”.

People concerned about the prospect of 300 new homes on the edge of Toftwood and Dereham have been making their feelings clear by writing strongly worded letters to their MP, Breckland Council and the EDP and Dereham Times.

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