Norfolk County Council is set to increase council tax payments by 4pc and make £26m in spending cuts in its “toughest budget so far” amid the rising costs of coronavirus.
More than 1,300 people waited longer than four weeks for an assessment from the region’s mental health trust last month, it has been revealed.
Norfolk and Waveney have been warned not to be complacent in the fight against coronavirus, as MPs praised the government’s new restrictions as “sensible” and “practical”.
A Norfolk MP has said “now is a better time than ever” for young people to join the armed forces due to a rise in unemployment among 18-24-year-olds.
Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.
The region’s MPs have reacted to the “disappointing” news that the Acle Straight will not be dualled for another decade, with some calling for a review and the break-up of the highways agency.
Campaigners have warned “time is running out” for women affected by changes to the state pension age after a landmark High Court appeal was lost.
Plans for a £3.5m redevelopment of Great Yarmouth’s marketplace have taken another step forwards after councillors agreed to green light the “significant” project.
Plans for dozens of new homes in a Great Yarmouth village have been deferred by councillors after warnings of “disruption, anxiety and stress” to residents.
A Norfolk Conservative MP who abstained on a controversial Brexit parliamentary vote has said he “100pc supports the government”.
Plans for dozens of new mental health beds at one of the region’s hospitals are set to be approved - despite neighbours’ fears about disturbances and security risks.
One of Norfolk’s hospitals has admitted its first coronavirus patients in two months, NHS data has revealed, although the numbers still remain very low.
Dozens of Norfolk doctors warn of risks to patient safety and say they are being used as “cannon fodder” for coronavirus, as shock claims about the “denigration” of out-of-hours GP service emerge.
Plans for a branch of a discount supermarket chain to open in a Norfolk business park have taken a step forwards.
Plans for a new police station to act as a “centre for excellence” on the edge of Norwich have been given the green light by councillors.
An ex-council group leader has quit his party, saying it is “more concerned with appealing to the fringes of Twitter than listening to people who live in Trunch”.
A lack of access to NHS dental care in Norfolk has been branded a “scandal” with councillors set to demand answers from central government over the issue.
The region’s mental health trust has admitted a letter discharging more than 300 young people from its waiting list at the start of the pandemic was not a mistake.
A county councillor responsible for vulnerable adults has refused to support a campaign to feed children left hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Norfolk contractor affected by the loan charge scandal is urging the chancellor to “see sense” and back plans for a settlement to the issue, which he says is “still costing lives”.
A Norfolk council agreed to make just three people responsible for procuring a multi-million-pound waste services contract, despite concerns from officers about the way the decision was taken.
A burger van could be set to sell drinks in a former pub garden if a council agrees to grant a licence for the proposals.
A developer’s plans for dozens of new homes in a Norfolk village are to be discussed by a council’s planning committee next week.
Campaigners against changes to women’s state pension age say they are “bitterly disappointed” with a county council’s decision not to allow those affected to receive free bus travel early.
The county councillor in charge of services for vulnerable children has been disqualified from driving for six months after being caught repeatedly breaking the speed limit.
Council officers could be set to knock on doors to tell people to self-isolate, after the government announced a major shift towards a local test and trace system to tackle coronavirus outbreaks.
Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.
Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.
The death of a four-year-old child who died after being trapped between two stairgates was a “tragic accident”, a serious case review has found.
Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.
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