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Norfolk’s chief fire officer has resigned from the post after more than 35 years with the county’s fire and rescue service.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has said he often feels as though he is taking his life in his hands when using the same road on which the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a crash.

More police stations and fire stations should share buildings to save cash, councillors said, as a fresh commitment to collaboration was pledged.

The police and crime commissioner for Norfolk is set to visit two more towns as part of a consultation to discover how much residents of the county are willing to contribute through council tax to help fund the police service.

More than 100 vehicles were spotted speeding in a 40mph limit on the A47 at Gorleston.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has revealed how he recently fell victim to a TV licensing scam.

The police and crime commissioner looks poised to take a seat on the board tasked with scrutinising the county’s fire service - after opting against taking on responsibility for it.

Police in Norfolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a three-week national enforcement campaign.

Norfolk’s police chief has said freezing council tax next year would “inevitably” lead to fewer police officers.

The public will have the chance to put questions to Norfolk’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner (PCC) next month.

A man who wanted to “put something back into society” has been praised for his volunteering efforts during the last two decades.

Norfolk’s police chief has said he will make a case for more police officers on the street, but it would mean a rise in council tax.

A project to tackle exploitation of young people by drug gangs has been awarded a £700,000 funding boost.

A woman, thought to have been the first in Norfolk to have appeared in court charged with the new offence of assaulting an emergency worker, has been jailed.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has decided not to put forward a case for him to take on control of the county’s fire service - for now.

A collection of colourful ribbons are to appear in windows around the city as part of a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to help victims of this “epidemic”.

Norfolk’s police commissioner is concerned that only 5pc of people report being the victim of a scam.

New legislation which comes into force that sees those who attack police officers, prison officers, firefighters and ambulance crews has today been welcomed by police chiefs.

“If people come at you with a knife and you haven’t got one you’re stuffed” - that is the stark message from a youth whose friend was stabbed in the chest in a street fight.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced that he will not be seeking re-election when his term ends in 2020.

Norfolk’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner will be answering questions from the public at a special event in Taverham next week.

Norfolk police could be in danger of hitting “an historic low” in officer numbers, if the government goes through with plans to change the way police pensions are paid.

‘The only thing I hate is hate itself’ - that is the message from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner as National Hate Crime Awareness Week begins.

A teenager who had his ear almost sliced in two in an horrific attack in a Norwich park is still undergoing treatment almost two years on.

A Norfolk MP has raised concerns over proposed changes to the county’s fire service.

Norfolk’s chief constable will be held to account at a meeting next month.

People in the Cromer area can quiz Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green and Chief Constable Simon Bailey at a special Q&A session.

Norfolk’s emergency services chiefs have welcomed a new law which will double the maximum sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker to twelve months.

Norfolk’s chief constable has admitted the county’s rate of solving domestic abuse and rape crimes do not make good reading - with just one in 16 of the latter solved.

A number of responses to the consultation into the future governance of the fire service could be redacted, as their content is likely to be libellous.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has said he will take his time to analyse the “huge response” from the public to his consultation over a possible takeover of the county’s fire service.

Norfolk’s chief constable has insisted proposals to pass control of Norfolk’s fire service to the county’s police and crime commissioner could offer both organisations “greater opportunities”.

Claims that £10m would be saved if Norfolk’s fire service passed into the control of the county’s police and crime commissioner are “speculative and misleading”, councillors have said.

As a public consultation into the future governance of Norfolk’s fire service enters its final two weeks, the public have been urged to give their feedback.

The safety of the public would be put at “unacceptable” risk if control of Norfolk’s fire and rescue service passed to the county’s police and crime commissioner, councillors are expected to state.

The county’s crime commissioner has branded attacks on police as “vile”, after four officers were spat at in Norwich in just one weekend.

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor discussed a range of key subjects in an interview with BBC Norfolk. Here is what he had to say:

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

Trade unionists are asking an MP to question the police and crime commissioner’s proposal to govern the county’s fire service.

Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past year.

A town’s memorial gardens have been given a make over thanks to community engagement between the police and the local council.

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers in Norfolk starts today as part of a Europe-wide campaign.

The chairman of a firefighter’s union has made a fresh plea for the police and crime commissioner to leave the service in the hands of the county council.

Scores of churches have been protected against the threat of roof raiders a year after the launch of a new campaign backed by the Eastern Daily Press.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner will be touring the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

The battle for who should control Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue Service is hotting up, after the county council published its case for why it should not be taken over by the police and crime commissioner.

Members of Norfolk’s police and crime panel will attend an extraordinary meeting this week over the future of the county’s fire service.

A charity-run centre has been hailed a “lifeline” service by Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green has said a business case into the future of the county’s fire service has convinced him the public should be asked whether they think he should take it over.

The police and crime commissioner for Norfolk has said he “doesn’t recognise” the county following a shooting at a Norwich park.

Businesses from across the county were asked to have their say on a new crackdown on business crime in Norfolk launched at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) is poised to decide whether to press forward with a possible takeover of the management of the county’s fire and rescue service.

More than 400 people have signed a petition urging police and crime commissioner Lorne Green not to consider taking over Norfolk’s fire service.

Drink and drug drivers will be targeted by police over the course of the next month as part of a summer campaign in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green has suggested cosmetics giant Lush could “mend some fences” by sponsoring an emergency workers appreciation day.

It is a team of just one sergeant and eight police constables.

Members of the public have the chance to inspect the accounts of Norfolk’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner.

More than 600 vehicles have been caught speeding during a day of action across Norfolk.

Children at risk of sexual exploitation are to benefit from an improved service after £360,000 was invested in specialist support.

More than 40 teams from across the county will be taking to the roads today to highlight the ways the public can come together to tackle speeding.

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

Stalking, harassment and sexual offences rose by almost a third in Norfolk last year, new crime figures for the region show.

Norfolk County Council will prepare a business case to support its bid to retain control of the fire service.

To mark the start of a national campaign Norfolk police are urging victims of stalking to seek help.

Police in Norfolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week long enforcement campaign.

Knife crime continues to rise in the wake of violent drug gangs as the county’s police commissioner said the force is “able to cope with demand”.

Artwork designed by young people in Thetford has finally been reinstalled after being vandalised seven months ago.

To the leader of the Norfolk County Council, Mr Cliff Jordan.
Sir, can you please tell me where I, a 79-year-old pensioner, on behalf of many others likewise younger generations also struggling at this moment in time, are to find this extra council tax increase.
I would like to remind you to pay £186 D band per month from an old age pension of £100 plus per week you are taking one third of one’s salary.
We are not in the position like you councillors who self-reward pay rises each year, and vast salaries. It is Tory policy that the rich get richer and the poor have to struggle. The peers in Parliament get £300 per day to attend is an example.
I also have a question for Mr Lorne Green, police and crime commissioner, who cannot stop adding his police tax to the increase of council tax misery.

More than 30 people have been arrested in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth areas following a police operation tackling organised crime.

Residents in Swaffham have been left feeling “on edge” following reports of suspicious activity and people attempting to break into cars.

Police officers have been given the all-clear after being spat at and assaulted as they arrested a man in King’s Lynn.

A top police official in Norfolk has pledged to make the force more “visible, accessible and accountable”.

Norfolk’s chief constable has condemned increases in “disgraceful” violent attacks being suffered by his officers - and has today called on the public to look beyond the uniform.

Three police officers have been assaulted in King’s Lynn overnight, including two who were kicked in the head and face.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is going ahead with a business case exploring whether the county’s fire service should come under his control - despite Norfolk County Council opposition.

Plans to regenerate four north Norfolk market towns with £400,000 have been welcomed by the district’s Liberal Democrat group.

Residents across Norfolk will be given the chance to quiz Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable.

The MP for Broadland has said he supports a high profile call for people who attack emergency services to be jailed for up to five years.

People convicted of attacking emergency workers, such as police officers and ambulance crews, should get sentences of up to five years, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has said.

The increase in council tax for people living in Norwich has been confirmed, after City Hall agreed a rise of just under 3pc in its share of the bills.

People in Norwich will discover tomorrow how much their council tax bills will go up by in total.

More than 50 Norfolk churches thought to be at high risk of being targeted by lead thieves are set to be alarmed by the end of next month.

Members of the public will be able to question Norfolk’s chief constable and the county’s police and crime commissioner at a meeting next month.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has scooped a prestigious national award for openness and transparency.

A policeman who had his wrist broken twice after being assaulted is today backing calls for harsher sentences against those who attack officers.

A police officer who was pushed over and kicked in the stomach was one of six assaulted on Friday night in Norfolk.

Six police officers were assaulted in Norfolk last night, including one sergeant who was punched in the mouth.

It has helped capture a wanted man and uncover a cannabis factory containing more than 700 plants and is one of two new crime-fighting eyes in the sky over Norfolk.

Norfolk police chiefs have been commended for “promoting innovation” in a report out today which praises the launch of the force’s drones project.

Seventeen more uniformed officers on the street and additional police staff in Norfolk’s schools have been announced as part of a plan that would see every Norfolk taxpayer paying more for the police.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner will today unveil his proposals for the 2018/19 policing budget.

Victims of sexual abuse and violence are being encouraged to speak out as Norfolk Police supports a national week-long campaign to raise awareness.

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.

More than 120 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone in Norfolk during a week-long enforcement campaign.

“I had to change the music for my son in the back of the car.”

Five motorcyclists convicted of speeding at 140mph on the A47 will keep their licences for six months before a disqualification hearing can be held.

A charity offering support to victims of sexual abuse is to receive a big funding boost from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

What do you think? That was the message from Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner to county council bosses a month after he wrote to them asking for their views on potentially transferring governance of the fire service.

News that the number of people killed or seriously injured on Norfolk’s roads has risen slightly over the last 12 months is concerning but hardly surprising.

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