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It is a problem you would expect in the crowded streets of London but a Norfolk market town has become embroiled in a battle against dangerously high pollution levels. If it is not solved residents, particularly children and the elderly, could face serious health risks.

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Norwich
Tue, 19:43

A series of measures designed to make superfast broadband access in new housing and business developments as ordinary as water and electricity are to be discussed by councillors next week.

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County Council
Tue, 15:14

Plans to halve the £10m budget for Norfolk’s children’s centre services have taken a step forward.

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Liberal Democrat
Tue, 15:00

Pressure is mounting for controversial cuts to bus subsidies in Norfolk to be ditched, with calls for a proposed council tax increase to be used to stave off the saving.

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Cliff Jordan
Mon, 11:16

The pressure on the NHS over Christmas meant Norfolk County Council bosses had to pay “golden hellos” to care providers to take in patients to free up beds.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Friday, January 12, 2018

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has denied a “power grab” as an independent report concluded he should govern the county’s Fire and Rescue Service.

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Lorne Green
Friday, January 12, 2018

Representatives from the four main providers of mobile networks in Norfolk will attend a Norfolk County Council meeting later this month to discuss how mobile coverage in the county could be improved.

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County Council
Monday, January 8, 2018

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said councillors did the right thing in sticking with a 10.5pc increase in their allowances.

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Cliff Jordan
Monday, January 8, 2018

The views of residents in Breckland communities are being sought on administrative changes requested by parish councils.

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Thetford Town Council
Saturday, January 6, 2018

The councillors who will vote on whether or not to go ahead with a controversial increase in allowances, received more than £1m last year, figures have revealed.

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Cliff Jordan
Friday, January 5, 2018

People in Norfolk could see even more added to their council tax bills this year, but council bosses say that could ease strain on services.

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Cliff Jordan
Friday, January 5, 2018

Councillors are set to discuss waiting times for assessing children who may have autism, as it was revealed some youngsters were having to wait more than a year to be seen.

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Norfolk County
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A team at Norfolk County Council (NCC) have come up with an innovative way to encourage the region’s residents to get out and about on the network of walking trails that criss-cross the county from Hunstanton to Horsey.

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Norfolk County Council
Monday, January 1, 2018

People have been banned from Norfolk’s libraries nearly 90 times over the past two years, including for selling drugs, shouting at children, urinating on carpets, fighting, abusing staff and looking at indecent images on computers.

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Norfolk County Council
Friday, December 29, 2017

Emergency safeguarding calls have more than doubled and 1,500 tonnes of salt has been used on Norfolk’s roads this Christmas period.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

In the first of a series looking at the year gone by in several key areas, Dan Grimmer puts the focus on local government.

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Cliff Jordan
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Drivers are warned to take care on the roads as temperatures are set to drop.

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Norfolk County Council
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Norfolk County Council is desperately seeking to save money due to cuts to a central government grant and one their proposals is to reduce gritting across the county.

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Harry Clarke
Saturday, December 16, 2017

The first move has been made in the bid to reverse the controversial decision by councillors to award themselves big increases in their allowances.

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Labor
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A flurry of fury is raining down on councillors who voted to give themselves a big increase in their allowances.

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Cliff Jordan
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Much of Norfolk might have only had a light dusting of snow but motorists have been warned to take care on the roads as dropping temperatures bring icy patches.

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Met Office
Monday, December 4, 2017

Time limits are to be enforced in car parks in and around Swaffham’s town centre in an effort to make parking restrictions more consistent.

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Paul Claussen
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Norfolk and Suffolk is bracing itself for snow, ice and high coastal winds.

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Met Office
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A severe weather warning for ice and snow has been issued across Norfolk and Suffolk for tonight.

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Dan Holley
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Breckland councillors showed their support for the campaign to end violence against women as they raised a red and white flag outside the council offices in Dereham.

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Norfolk County Council
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Temperatures are set to plummet in the region this week with the chance of snow.

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County Council
Monday, November 27, 2017

Police have arrested three men after an operation targeting people involved in modern day slavery and human trafficking.

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Norfolk County Council
Sunday, November 26, 2017

A charity ball saw more than £200 donated in memory of a Norwich mother who was murdered by her former partner.

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Home Office
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Residents in Dereham will be given the opportunity to voice their concerns over roads and find out more about local policing during an upcoming public meeting.

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Breckland Police

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