Martin Wilby

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

Ramblers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists have been prevented from crossing a bridge along a scenic path after it was closed following health and safety concerns.

Council bosses have insisted they are well-stocked to keep Norfolk’s roads gritted this winter, but will be hoping there for no repeat of the Beast from the East.

Work starts tomorrow on the first of several schemes funded by government millions.

A consultation has today been launched on possible routes for the link to join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

Visitors to Great Yarmouth will be treated to a smarter welcome following a major revamp of the town’s train station forecourt worth £710,000.

People can soon have their say over the possible routes for the link to join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

People will be able to have their say over potential routes for the road which would join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 within weeks.

Pot-holes are to be filled in on Norfolk’s weathered roads, thanks to a £13m budget boost for the county.

The search continues for eco heroes to enter this year’s Eco Awards to win cash prizes and tablet devices.

The potential routes - and the multi-million pound price tags - for the road which would join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 have been revealed.

The replacement for the tip where people in Norwich take their rubbish and recycling could be built next to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

A trailblazing map to help visually impaired bus travellers has been unveiled at Norwich’s bus station.

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

Work has begun to restore and preserve a mill first built in the 1880s as efforts to use the site as an educational resource take shape.

Public transport is what money most needs to be invested in Norwich, according to the results of a survey, with measures to tackle congestion taking second spot.

A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm’s boss claims.

An administrative blunder means consultation over the proposed £121m Third River Crossing at Great Yarmouth will need to be extended, but council bosses insisted it will not delay the project.

The “almost daily” cancellation of early morning train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth is damaging the seaside town, councillors have claimed.

Providing concessionary bus travel for older and disabled people across Norfolk is leaving County Hall at least £3.7m out of pocket - and councillors are to demand that the government gives them a better deal.

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Controversial changes to what people can dispose of for free at Norfolk’s tips look likely to save the council almost half a million pounds - more than officers had predicted.

Traffic counts in the west and north of Norwich have strengthened the case to complete the missing link of a major route.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays for 13 weeks as a £1.5m project gets underway to build a roundabout in Thetford.

Options for the ‘missing link’ which would connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 to the west of Norwich are due to be presented to the public within two months.

Traffic lights at two busy junctions in Great Yarmouth could be removed under a £8.9m package of measures aimed at cutting jams.

Accidents on the A47 caused a month’s worth of road closures between 2013 and 2018, figures have revealed.

An ongoing consultation over the £121m third river crossing for Great Yarmouth has seen about 100 people respond to it so far, Norfolk County Council has said.

With the cost of dealing with fly-tipping in Norfolk topping £1m a year, councillors will soon be discussing whether to support the delivery of a new campaign.

People can dump unwanted household chemicals at seven of Norfolk’s recycling centres during September and October.

A consultation has revealed strong support for the creation of a new road linking the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

This image shows how Great Yarmouth’s £121m third crossing could look when it opens to traffic in 2023.

The recycling centre at King’s Lynn could be moved to make way for the extension of a power station, where council bosses once wanted to build an incinerator.

Motions which would have suspended or stopped the charges were defeated at a county council meeting today.

Motorists using the Broadland Northway face three weeks of disruption, as the council looks to repair damage already done to the £205m road.

Drivers using roundabouts on the Broadland Northway are being monitored on camera, as council bosses look to assess their safety.

Councillors have agreed that one hundred more Syrian refugees could be welcomed to a new life in Norfolk over the next two years - so long as district councils are content with the move.

The ‘missing link’ which would connect the Broadland Northway to the A47 to the west of the city is likely to get support from Norwich councillors - but concerns remain over the impact on the River Wensum.

More than 1,700 people had their say in a consultation exploring whether the ‘missing link’ to join the Broadland Northway to the A47 should be pursued.

Drivers have hit back at a council report’s claims that drivers going too fast, rather than the design of the roundabouts, are the key reason for a number of crashes on the Broadland Northway.

Drivers going too fast, rather than the design of the roundabouts, are the reason for a number of crashes on the Broadland Northway, according to a council report.

Children have designed colourful messages, which will be displayed on a dozen school buses in Norfolk in an attempt to inspire people to cut the amount of waste they throw away.

The clock is ticking for people to have their say over whether the ‘missing’ link from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 to the west of the city should be built.

A rallying cry has been issued to almost 200 businesses in Norfolk for them to lend crucial support for the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled.

A Norwich youngster has seen her artwork make its way onto the back of a bus as part of a recycling competition.

A bus will be spreading the message that recyclable materials can go round and round after being emblazoned with a Caister pupil’s environmental design.

The new roundabout which is replacing the most dangerous junction in Norfolk is nearing completion.

People in Norwich have been letting council officers know their views over the traffic issues to the west of the city - and the ‘missing link’ between the Northern Distributor Road and the A47.

Plans by the government to split the Norwich to Liverpool direct train link into two separate journeys has been described as ‘an insult’ by the chairman of Norfolk County Council’s environment, development, and transport committee.

People are being asked what they would want to see in a new recycling centre, as council bosses search for a replacement site for when Mile Cross tip closes.

Almost 700 people have had their say in a consultation exploring whether the ‘missing link’ to connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 should be pursued.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council has been elected today.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been secured to help improve traffic flow along the A140 just days after authorities agreed to press forward with the project.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council will be elected next week, hours after the Conservative group votes on who should lead their group.

A busy crossroads labelled “an accident black spot” by councillors is to be replaced by a new roundabout costing more than £4m.

County councillors are to write directly to the government as they look to safeguard Norwich’s ticket to ride to the birth place of the Fab Four.

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.

Hundreds of people concerned about the impact of Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing on their daily lives turned out to a drop-in event this evening.

A deal which would see Great Yarmouth port serving as the base for a company building two huge windfarms off the coast of Norfolk, highlights why the government must fully dual the A47, council leaders have said.

Cliff Jordan has been re-elected as the leader of Norfolk County Council.

Consultation will start today over whether people want to see the Norwich Northern Distributor Road joined to the A47 to the west of the city.

People are to be asked whether they want to see the Norwich Northern Distributor Road joined to the A47 to the west of the city.

The opening of the final stretch of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road - now called Broadland Northway - has sparked fresh calls for pressure to be mounted to connect it to the A47 west of the city.

The final section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - now named Broadland Northway - opened to traffic at 6am today.

Changes to lane priorities on one of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads is hoped to tackle traffic congestion in the town.

Preventing potholes is the goal of a planned £10.4m project to seal hundreds of miles of Norfolk roads.

The final section of the Broadland Northway, previously known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, will open on Monday night, it has been announced.

Do you agree with the Cllr that without more public transport, new residents will be forced to use the NDR instead?

Councils in Swaffham and the surrounding villages have added their voices to the campaign to get the A47 dualled.

A claim has been made that Norfolk County Council breached a ministerial order over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, in not providing an action plan for a package of complementary transport measures.

From today people carrying out home improvements will have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

It’s time to make up for broken promises over the A47 - that’s the message to the government today, almost 30 years after a pledge was made to spend more than £200m dualling the road.

More than £3.5m of government money is to be pumped into plugging the holes left in our roads by the harsh winter weather conditions.

People across Norfolk are today urged to leave the government in no doubt of how desperately the a fully dualled A47 is needed, by sending thousands of postcards demanding action.

Alan Partridge might not have been a fan of the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre - but a £3.3m scheme which removed traffic from Westlegate has been shortlisted for a national award.

Roadworks, which will last until September, are due to start on a busy road on the outskirts of Norwich next week.

Proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of Norfolk coast have been published.

A series of road safety improvements are to be made across the county, with more than £800,000 to be spent across more than 100 schemes.

Gritter drivers, farmers and members of the community have all been thanked for their efforts during the Beast from the East.

Highways staff, farmers and contractors who went over and above during the recent snowstorms in Norfolk are to be recognised by Norfolk County Council.

Communities across Norfolk are set to benefit from road improvements, with more than £800,000 due to be spent on almost 140 schemes.

The decision to grant plans for Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing national status to help the planning process has been welcomed by a senior councillor and MP for the town.

Stagecoach has confirmed it will stop operating a number of bus routes across the county from next month.

People carrying out home improvements will soon have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

Drivers on the A47 are facing a 25-mile diversion for seven weeks for £2.2m worth of road repairs.

Superhero figures, a dolls house and an old clock are just some of the items you might find at Norfolk’s newest reuse shop.

Concern that the dualling of the Acle Straight could still be years away has prompted county councillors to send a strong message to the government that the work is crucial to Norfolk.

Controversial cuts to bus subsidies and gritting in Norfolk are on the brink of being abandoned - with money from a council tax increase saving the services.

Norfolk County Council has joined a European project to see how the county can gain greater financial benefit from the 300,000 pilgrims drawn annually to the village of Walsingham, sometimes called the ‘Nazareth of England’.

Roads across Norfolk will miss out on pothole repair and other work because £12m of a £20m fund is being swallowed up by the soaring cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc - but how did your councillor vote?

A group which raises awareness about climate change has criticised the decision to pump more money into the budget for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

It has the unenviable reputation as the most dangerous main road junction in Norfolk, with the most injuries in the past decade.

Major roadworks in Gorleston are set to start next week along the A47.

A team at Norfolk County Council (NCC) have come up with an innovative way to encourage the region’s residents to get out and about on the network of walking trails that criss-cross the county from Hunstanton to Horsey.

Norfolk County Council is to apply for up to £100m in funding to make “much needed” improvements to the county’s A-roads.

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