Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains.
Pubs are struggling and a different major retailer seems to be announcing store closures each week. A supermarket boss has pointed the finger at business rates – but have changes made last year really had a destructive impact? Doug Faulkner reports.
Experts are urging Philip Hammond to freeze rises in business rates in next month’s spring statement after figures revealed almost a quarter of a million commercial premises are braced for above-inflation hikes.
With the biggest cabinet beasts – Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson and David Davis – keeping their jobs this is a reshuffle that will not live long in the memory – apart from a few embarrassing gaffes.
The lights have been switched on, the decorations are beginning to go up – Christmas is just five weeks away. But for more than 1,150 people in Norfolk a dark shadow has already been cast over the festive period.
Chancellor Philip Hammond must tackle the UK’s productivity problem if his budget is to improve people’s lives across the country, writes Richard Tunnicliffe, the CBI’s regional director for the East of England.
It all began as a likely landslide victory for the Conservatives - but that expectation has gradually eroded as the campaign has progressed, until the result has become too close to call. How did this happen? Chris Moncrieff explains
The North Norfolk election battle heated up at the weekend with Chancellor of the Exchequer claiming the constituency was being passed by under Norman Lamb and Mr Lamb challenging the Prime Minister to a meeting over the ‘dementia tax.’
The principal of a regional land college said he was looking forward to a recently-announced boost in government funding “after two decades of funding squeezes that our sector has taken in stoic silence”.
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has led a small delegation of MPs to meet the Chancellor of Exchequer to press the case on behalf of independent retailers in two coastal towns against proposed business rate rises due to be enforced this April.
A group of sixth form students at the City of Norwich School (CNS) have attended a special event at 11 Downing Street, after receiving an invitation from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.
One of the chancellor’s Philip Hammond’s first major announcements was the launch of the updated National Cyber Security Strategy – setting out “the government’s plan to make Britain secure and resilient in cyberspace” up to 2021.
There has been exciting news about internet connection recently. In December the chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that a further £400m would be spent on bringing superfast broadband to the “hardest-to-reach parts of Britain”.
While there may have been doom and gloom around for some, savers were given a welcome boost – after battling with record-low interest rates this year – with the announcement of a savings bond and a short-term safeguard on pensions rises.
Britain is poised for austerity beyond the end of the decade as the Chancellor added to the country’s debt mountain with an infrastructure spending spree in the wake of predictions Brexit will cost the economy £60bn over the next five years.
Britain’s new Chancellor will borrow billions of pounds more money to build roads and instal lightening speed broadband as independent forecasters claim Britain’s economy is poised to take a £60bn Brexit hit.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond - nicknamed ‘spreadsheet Phil’ in homage to his perceived lack of charisma - will appear at the despatch box this week in the first big set-piece event since a changing of the guard on Downing Street following the Brexit vote.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing twin pressures to help so-called “just about managing” families and reassure business over concerns around Brexit and the Government’s agenda in his Autumn Statement.
More than 10,000 responses have been received to the public consultation on devolution proposals in Norfolk and Suffolk – with most people backing proposals for the government to hand back power to local bodies.
A collective groan spread across the country like a national Mexican wave as David Cameron’s exit honours list was leaked. Any smidgen of faith, trust and respect in an honours system that the people want to see recognise and celebrate the exceptional, selfless and extraordinary evaporated in that long resigned sigh.
RAF crews, including those operating Norfolk-based Tornados, have been praised by foreign secretary Philip Hammond, as he described Islamic State’s loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi as a “significant blow” to the extremists.
Last week on Radio 4’s Today Programme, the presenter Matthew Price stated apocalyptically that “there will be some who view what is about to happen between Britain and Iran as a mistake of colossal historic proportions”. What could this dreadful mistake be? Was someone about to declare war? Not quite.