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A Norfolk councillor has hit out at government funding news which will see the county get a share of just over £30m as “crumbs”.

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Paperwork errors at Norfolk’s mental health trust have risen by more than a third in the past year, it has emerged.

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Campaigners warn planned tax changes could leave thousands at risk of financial ruin and serious mental health problems as MPs prepare to debate a finance bill in parliament today.

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The government has warned councils against “excessive restrictions” on tips and public toilets in a bid to “support outdoor hospitality” and avoid harm to public health.

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A widely-used phrase throughout the past three months of lockdown has been: “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”

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Vulnerable children are being referred to social services in Norfolk half as often as before the coronavirus lockdown came into force, it has been revealed.

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Norfolk county council has been criticised for a technical “fiasco” which forced them to reschedule a key oversight meeting into the work of its children’s services.

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Children from underprivileged backgrounds are not returning to schools “in the numbers they could and should”, the prime minister had said.

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Hundreds of homes and a new railway bridge are set to be built in a Norfolk town after a council agreed to a controversial housing scheme for the second time.

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Norfolk Labour councillors and an MP have urged the BBC not to make “regrettable” cuts to its regional political coverage.

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A generation of Norfolk’s children are at risk of being “failed” and “forgotten” as issues with already struggling support services are worsened by the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

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The leader of Norfolk county council wants to “ramp up” the authority’s campaign for central government funding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Norfolk councillor has raised concerns about accountability during lockdown and urged the authority to resume oversight meetings “as soon as possible”.

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The leader of Norfolk’s county council has been criticised for being “virtually silent” over “growing cynicism” about senior government figures flouting the lockdown rules.

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Services which look after some of the county’s most vulnerable young people are “certainly not what I want for the children of Norfolk”, the cabinet member responsible has admitted.

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A watchdog’s first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable children is set to be made public, amid warnings that support has seemed “close to breaking point”.

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A Norfolk council has warned it could face a financial loss of more than £5m due to the cost of responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

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A council has agreed to carry out a full review of its local plan - despite criticism over the membership of the committee looking into it.

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A council has been criticised for using the coronavirus crisis as an “excuse to remove scrutiny”.

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Mental health patients are being restrained and isolated more often during the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

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The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

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The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for discussing in private a report into its staff culture of “bullying and lack of respect” - at a meeting meant to be open to the public.

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Social care services could face “catastrophic” funding cuts if a £10bn gap in councils’ funding is not filled, it has been warned.

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The chief executive of a Norwich homelessness charity has urged the government to seize a “once in a generation” opportunity to put an end to rough sleeping.

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The East of England could be set to benefit by £345m from a free trade deal with the United States, according to the minister in charge of negotiations.

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A mother caring for her disabled daughter has urged the council to stop treating family carers as “last on the heap”.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

People have been told to wear face coverings in enclosed settings such as public transport and some shops, the government has announced, as it published its “road map to recovery” from the coronavirus lockdown.

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Councillors have been criticised for “backslapping” during a “heavily scripted” virtual meeting to discuss the county’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson has stressed the need for the public to “apply their common sense” as a changes to lockdown restrictions in England are introduced.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Coronavirus means local councils are having to find completely new ways to operate. But will that be at the cost of local democracy and accountability? Jessica Frank-Keyes reports.

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