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A cross-party group of MPs have called for a meeting with the chancellor - because they fear Norfolk County Council will have to axe more key services without a better government deal.

Suffolk is set to pioneer technology aimed at future-proofing Britain’s roads as part of a nationwide £22.9m government project.

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.

A conservative Norfolk MP called on the government to scrap income tax after claiming it was originally a temporary measure while mocking Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Norfolk is at a “cliff edge” because it stands to lose millions of pounds to spend on services when a government grant is pulled.

The answer to most difficult questions is the same: money.

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

Past Budgets have quickly fallen to pieces.

After recent deaths in north Norfolk, bereaved parents, a GP and a campaigner tell JESSICA FRANK-KEYES how a lack of local services is failing suicidal young men.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

The chancellor’s announcement that mental health services for young people are set to get a funding boost has been praised as “a step in the right direction” by those working in the county’s schools.

Extortionate business rates have been a thorn in the side of East Anglia’s high street retailers for some time - an ailment which has eventually brought many companies to their knees.

The spending commitments outlined by the chancellor in his budget are projected to cost a “colossal” £94bn between now and April 2024, writes CLARE GOODSWEN, tax partner at M+A Partners in Norwich.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) could be in line for a share of a £10m cash boost set aside for air ambulance charities across the country.

Tech giants will face a new tax under plans set out by Philip Hammond in his Budget, raising £400m a year.

Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his final pre-Brexit Budget today – and the Eastern Daily Press will bring you the latest on what it means for people and businesses in East Anglia.

A £1.5bn package to support Britain’s struggling high street will be set out in the Budget.

Tory MPs are looking to chancellor Philip Hammond to raise party morale as he delivers what’s expected to be his final budget before the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

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

Jeremy Corbyn will join the fight to protect Norfolk’s children’s centres during a visit to the county this weekend.

Pressure on the chancellor to drop plans to increase beer duty is coming to a head - with the boss of East Anglian brewery Adnams adding his voice to calls.

Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

A Treasury minister has outlined the positives of devolution for East Anglia.

Norfolk headteachers will join nearly 1,000 others from schools around the country to lobby the government over the school funding crisis.

A change in the business rates system could be on the cards after the latest high street casualty, House of Fraser, was narrowly rescued from ruin.

Lessons learned from building the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will be used to prevent similar issues when it comes to Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing, pledge council bosses.

The showdown was a long time coming. For too long our government has been fractured and divided.

MPs say they are “increasingly concerned” about the impact of business rates on high street retailers after questioning if they were still “fit for purpose”.

I have a conflicting relationship with alcohol.

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.

The world’s most advanced warplane has touched down at RAF Marham - safeguarding thousands of jobs and making a vital contribution to our region’s economy.

Norwich is one of the top cities for first-time buyers wishing to take advantage of the stamp duty relief which came into force last year.

The price at the pump is a frequent headache for politicians.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to unveil a new strategy for the financial technology (or fintech) sector.

A “Tigger-like” Philip Hammond sounded an upbeat note as he claimed Britain was bouncing back and that improving public finances could open the door to public spending increases.

Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was an attempt to rouse Britain’s confidence with the clear message: “Things are on track.”

The government’s official forecaster has upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling inflation, debt and borrowing, in a boost for chancellor Philip Hammond.

The chancellor will today deliver his spring statement and declare “the end of austerity is in sight”.

Leaders in the restaurant and pub trade have called on the chancellor to tackle business rates, warning the industry is at “tipping point” ahead of today’s Spring Statement.

Fishing leaders have warned the government it would miss out on a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to regenerate East Anglia’s coastal towns if fishing rights are given away in Brexit negotiations.

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.

The £120m project to build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth has taken another leap forward.

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.

Residents of Great Yarmouth will be able to find out more about the plan to build the £120m third river crossing for the town by attending drop-in information sessions next month.

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