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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”.

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A Norfolk council has delayed a vote on calls for it to oppose government proposals to transform the planning system.

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Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

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.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Norfolk Conservative MP who abstained on a controversial Brexit parliamentary vote has said he “100pc supports the government”.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

The new mayor of a town council left in turmoil after bitter rows and legal action has said they have gone from being a “hot topic of debate” to now “barely getting a mention on social media”.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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”.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

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.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
Thursday, September 3, 2020

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.

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A county councillor responsible for vulnerable adults has refused to support a campaign to feed children left hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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”.

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Councillors have hit back at accusations they were “bending over backwards” to allow plans for a traveller site to be extended.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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.

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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.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

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A council which allowed a child to go without education for seven months has vowed to families not to let it happen again.

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A row over councillors being accused of taking credit for the county’s low rates of coronavirus has rumbled on - after the cabinet hit back at opposition criticisms.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A local lockdown would be a “last resort” to combat a fresh rise in cases of coronavirus in Norfolk, a public health director has said.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Councillors in a village close to the proposed Norwich Western Link say the road is “inevitable” and “a price worth paying”.

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Scores of county council staff members were placed on furlough during the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been revealed.

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A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

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Councillors have been criticised for taking credit for Norfolk’s low rate of coronavirus infections and failing to learn the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Councillors have debated whether getting “very drunk in the town centre on a Saturday night” risks bringing the authority into disrepute.

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