Almost 3,000 new homes were completed in Norfolk last year, new figures have revealed, but there were parts of the county where fewer were constructed than the year before.
After a Norwich man went to drastic measures to try and quell his rat problem, it appears he is not alone in being blighted by the rodents.
The life expectancy for men living in several parts of Norfolk is getting shorter – with Norwich seeing the steepest decline.
In the first of a series looking at the year gone by in several key areas, Dan Grimmer puts the focus on local government.
Social isolation can be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and with 21,000 people in Norfolk over the age of 65 lonely all or most of the time, efforts are today being made to combat the problem.
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