Arrests made across the county relating to the supply of Class A drugs have exploded by nearly 500pc over the last five years as the local market becomes “saturated” with cocaine and heroin.
People in the region are facing the biggest hike in their council tax bills for a decade, with those living in Band D properties facing an annual increase of around £66.
More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.
As an island we feel safe, isolated from the rest of Europe and surrounded by the sea.
A Home Affairs Select Committee reported last year that there were just three Border Force boats patrolling 7,700 miles of Britain’s coastline at any one time.
Bus services in Great Yarmouth could be suspended after vandals have repeatedly smashed windows on its fleet of buses by throwing objects at them - causing thousands of pounds of damage.
Great Yarmouth’s council leader has hit back at claims there is a “crime wave” in the town, after a county councillor called on Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) to tackle the issue.
Crime commissioners will not be compelled to take on responsibility for the fire service – but it is the “direction of travel”, Brandon Lewis has said.
The wreckage of a crashed car will be taken to a Norwich college as part of the launch of an innovative new road safety campaign.
Ferryman’s royal appointment
A trial which could pave the way for the closure of public enquiry offices in Norfolk police stations will start next month, with library staff tasked with helping the public to report crimes.
Travellers’ voices must be heard, the county’s crime commissioner has said, following a spate of evictions in recent weeks.
Volunteers are needed to check on the welfare of people held by police in Great Yarmouth.
Experts say the rescue of 18 migrants from the Channel earlier this week – and reports of a suspected people trafficking ring attempting to reach Sea Palling in Norfolk – has exposed weaknesses in the UK’s borders, particularly along more isolated stretches of coastline.
Voters go to the polls on Thursday to vote in council elections in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and police and crime commissioner elections in the rest of the region. Here are some key facts.
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