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Norfolk County Council backs plan to extend allowances

30 November 2021
Norfolk County Council backs plan to extend allowances

Norfolk County Council backs plan to extend allowances

30 November 2021

Opposition parties had called for the payments to be frozen, or even cut.


£106m of bus improvements outlined for across Norfolk

30 October 2021
£106m of bus improvements outlined for across Norfolk

£106m of bus improvements outlined for across Norfolk

30 October 2021

The opposition has said a new county council plan to improve bus services in the county is not ambitious enough.


Spiralling museums budget 'won't force staff cuts', bosses insist

29 October 2021
Spiralling museums budget 'won't force staff cuts', bosses insist

Spiralling museums budget 'won't force staff cuts', bosses insist

29 October 2021

A report to be examined by councillors today has revealed the service's budget has soared by nearly a third.


Confusion fear over Covid booster jab programme

27 October 2021
Confusion fear over Covid booster jab programme

Confusion fear over Covid booster jab programme

27 October 2021

Campaigners say more needs to be done to get the message across to the public.


Norfolk business chief calls for action on labour shortages by Government

29 September 2021
Norfolk business chief calls for action on labour shortages by Government

Norfolk business chief calls for action on labour shortages by Government

29 September 2021

Chris Starkie, chief executive of the New Anglia LEP told county councillor’s there was “no magic bullet” to solve the shortages.


GP face-to-face appointments have not returned to pre-Covid levels

28 September 2021
GP face-to-face appointments have not returned to pre-Covid levels

GP face-to-face appointments have not returned to pre-Covid levels

28 September 2021

Overall contact between patients and GPs has increased, doctors' local ruling body reports, thanks to remote consultations.


Fear expressed at rise in suicide post-pandemic

28 September 2021
Fear expressed at rise in suicide post-pandemic

Fear expressed at rise in suicide post-pandemic

28 September 2021

The county's mental health trust is to hold a suicide prevention event for farmers next month.


County councillors decline to oppose incinerator on West Norfolk border

28 September 2021
County councillors decline to oppose incinerator on West Norfolk border

County councillors decline to oppose incinerator on West Norfolk border

28 September 2021

A motion opposing a waste incinerator because of its impact on West Norfolk and climate change was not passed at County Hall yesterday.


Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

21 September 2021
Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

Councillors told of 'horror' over town pub licence bid

21 September 2021

A hearing has taken place on proposals to grant a new licence to a historic town pub – but not everyone is happy about it.


Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

21 September 2021
Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

Social care facing 'perfect storm' of problems, senior Norfolk official warns

21 September 2021

Norfolk County Council's head of adult social care says the scale of the challenges facing the sector is giving him "sleepless nights".


District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

05 September 2021
District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

District council partnership set to continue - at least for now

05 September 2021

A new agreement is set to begin, only months after the old one ended.


East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

03 September 2021
East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

East of England Ambulance Service prepares to call for military assistance this winter

03 September 2021

Continued pressure on resources means unprecedented steps may have to be taken in coming months to keep paramedics on the road.


Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

02 September 2021
Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

Serco defends its bin collection record to Breckland councillors after allegations of bullying

02 September 2021

Councillors have raised concerns about staff bullying and welfare at the contractor in charge of collecting bins in Swaffham.


Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

01 September 2021
Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

Consultation plea over West Norfolk Council climate change strategy

01 September 2021

But council chiefs say they have to get on with tackling the issue, rather than seeking the public's views.


'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

25 August 2021
'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

'Secrecy' claim over £25 million King's Lynn Town Deal proposals

25 August 2021

Officials defended their handling of a multi-million funding package which is set to head Lynn's way.


Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

25 August 2021
Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

Naturist campsite 'had no music licence for 20 years', West Norfolk Council hearing told

25 August 2021

Officials only discovered the problem following a noise complaint, councillors heard.


Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

20 August 2021
Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

Road building policies must be reviewed, environmental campaigner tells A47 inquiry

20 August 2021

Plans to upgrade part of the main road link to and from West Norfolk are being examined by a government inspector.


Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

17 August 2021
Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

Village traveller site extension proposal backed by councillors.

17 August 2021

A neighbouring resident told West Norfolk councillors he felt 'surrounded' by the plots.


Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

17 August 2021
Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

Homeowner's discrimination claim as council rejects house use restriction plea

17 August 2021

A homeowner says he will challenge a decision to block him from using his seaside house for more of the year than he currently can.


West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

13 August 2021
West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

West Norfolk councillors say no to neighbouring burner bid

13 August 2021

A special planning meeting today heard claims the technology was not needed in this region, or anywhere else in Britain.


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