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Norfolk councils and charities are scrambling to house rough sleepers after fears over the spread of coronavirus sparked a national edict to get the homeless off the street and out of shelters.

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A council has U-turned after being branded “unreasonable and unsympathetic” for refusing to delay a planned increase to disabled adults’ care bills during coronavirus.

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A boat owner has branded the Broads Authority “ridiculous” for refusing to reduce tolls after the government ordered people to stay at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed as “opaque” and “extremely slow” - with the prime minister’s lockdown announcement sparking warnings the country risks moving into a police state.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A teenager living in a shared house has shared his fears over renters’ inability to effectively self-isolate from coronavirus in ‘unsafe’ accommodation.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A Norfolk MP and former cabinet minister has called for a “Covid coalition” to tackle the growing national emergency sparked by the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Healthcare workers were told by the council to provide their own soap and hand sanitiser due to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), it has emerged.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
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Warnings local authorities could risk bankruptcy due to the strain of coping with the coronavirus outbreak have sparked calls for extra cash from the government.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A Norfolk councillor has spoken out against government plans to dual the A47 and highlighted the county’s “shocking” rate of carbon emissions from transport.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pensioners and disabled people in Norfolk have had time restrictions lifted on their use of free bus passes to travel around the county due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Parents of children with special educational needs claim they are in a “constant battle” for council support and were not properly informed about a watchdog’s inspection of the services.

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Norfolk

Local authorities need proper funding to tackle the “void” in youth services exploited by county lines drugs gangs, Norfolk councillors have warned.

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Plans for a HGV driving centre at a former builders yard have been rejected by a council over fears of vehicles navigating unsafe roads.

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A top Norfolk tourist attraction threatened to refer a council to a national watchdog for an alleged “dereliction” of legally required maintenance.

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Preparations for the “huge and devastating” impact of flooding need to be independently looked at to ensure the county council is able to keep people safe, says a group of opposition councillors.

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Norfolk

A Norfolk council has refused to issue a taxi licence in light of an applicant’s previous convictions.

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Great Yarmouth

Plans to transform a former builders yard into a HGV driving centre are set to be turned down.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Plans to secure funding for repair works to Great Yarmouth’s iconic Winter Gardens are underway, councillors have insisted, despite schemes being kept under wraps.

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Great Yarmouth
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A rail operator has said “teething issues” which affected the rollout of the new Greater Anglia trains could not have been predicted during testing.

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A councillor has been criticised as “petulant, arrogant and disrespectful” and been asked to resign after walking out of a radio interview.

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Norfolk

Councillors have backed a tax rise of more than 4pc - at the same meeting where they voted to give themselves a backdated allowance increase worth £70,000.

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Councillors debated encouraging the use of “quieter fireworks” and introducing a noise level cap due to concerns over the impact on vulnerable people and animals.

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Councillors have been slammed for “disgusting greed” after voting to award themselves backdated allowance rises worth more than £70,000.

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A councillor has warned that government plans to pay for special needs education via deficit funding could amount to a “toxic magic money tree”.

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Norfolk
Thursday, February 20, 2020

A council leader accused of breaching the code of conduct for allegedly failing to disclose an interest will face no further action from the authority.

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Norwich

Enraged villagers are demanding road signs advertising the Broads National Park are taken down after the notices were branded “a red rag to a bull”.

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Enraged villagers are demanding road signs advertising the Broads National Park are taken down after the notices were branded “a red rag to a bull”.

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Plans to build 165 new homes and a medical centre in a Norfolk village have been put forward.

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Norwich

Developers are set to go ahead with building dozens of homes in a Broads village after the scheme was agreed by councillors.

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Great Yarmouth
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Norfolk’s NHS is set to spend millions bailing out a struggling group of health trusts outside of the county - despite financial reports from just days ago saying the payments would not happen.

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