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Thousands of trees planted by council now dead, campaigners says

11 August 2022
Thousands of trees planted by council now dead, campaigners says

Thousands of trees planted by council now dead, campaigners says

11 August 2022

Thousands of trees planted by West Norfolk Council in a rewilding project have been left to die, say campaigners.


New mobility scooter hub could be created at retirement home

11 August 2022
New mobility scooter hub could be created at retirement home

New mobility scooter hub could be created at retirement home

11 August 2022

A retirement home could get a new mobility scooter storage area to prevent residents from clogging up the complex with their vehicles.


Anglian Water hits back at criticism from Liz Truss

10 August 2022
Anglian Water hits back at criticism from Liz Truss

Anglian Water hits back at criticism from Liz Truss

10 August 2022

Anglian Water has defended its performance after Liz Truss, the frontrunner in the race to be the next PM, criticised its service in her constituency.

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New school to open in September

09 August 2022
New school to open in September

New school to open in September

09 August 2022

A new, multi-million-pound school is set to open next month.


Men responsible for 80% of driving offences in county last year

29 July 2022
Men responsible for 80% of driving offences in county last year

Men responsible for 80% of driving offences in county last year

29 July 2022

Men committed almost five times more driving offences in the county than women last year, new police data reveals.


Norfolk fire service rated 'inadequate' at preventing blazes in critical report

27 July 2022
Norfolk fire service rated 'inadequate' at preventing blazes in critical report

Norfolk fire service rated 'inadequate' at preventing blazes in critical report

27 July 2022

Norfolk’s fire service has been heavily criticised in an official inspection report for failing to do enough to stop blazes from breaking out.


33 homes approved for Gayton

20 July 2022
33 homes approved for Gayton

33 homes approved for Gayton

20 July 2022

The borough planning committee has green-lighted a substantial development.


Anger over burner close to West Norfolk's boundary

20 July 2022
Anger over burner close to West Norfolk's boundary

Anger over burner close to West Norfolk's boundary

20 July 2022

Borough councillors have criticised consultation on a controversial incinerator in Cambridgeshire.


Truss for PM? Constituents in Swaffham are canvassed

08 July 2022
Truss for PM? Constituents in Swaffham are canvassed

Truss for PM? Constituents in Swaffham are canvassed

08 July 2022

The bookies have the MP for South West Norfolk as in the running to be PM, but what do her constituents think?


Film studio plan at Sculthorpe

06 July 2022
Film studio plan at Sculthorpe

Film studio plan at Sculthorpe

06 July 2022

A new film studio could be opened on a former Cold War airbase which once housed nuclear weapons.


County council may target tourists for on-street parking charges in cash crisis

05 July 2022
County council may target tourists for on-street parking charges in cash crisis

County council may target tourists for on-street parking charges in cash crisis

05 July 2022

Visitor hot-spots could be in the sights of County Hall as they look to fill a black hole in finances.


West Norfolk and women discriminated against by county council, says Independent

05 July 2022
West Norfolk and women discriminated against by county council, says Independent

West Norfolk and women discriminated against by county council, says Independent

05 July 2022

Accusations of sexism and discrimination have been levelled against the Conservative regime at County Hall by Alexandra Kemp.


Council may need to cut back on opening hours of tips as cash crisis looms

25 June 2022
Council may need to cut back on opening hours of tips as cash crisis looms

Council may need to cut back on opening hours of tips as cash crisis looms

25 June 2022

County Hall is considering drastic financial savings including cutting funding to mobile library services by almost half.


Is Government in-fighting delaying rebuild of Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

07 June 2022
Is Government in-fighting delaying rebuild of Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

Is Government in-fighting delaying rebuild of Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

07 June 2022

A “toxic triangle” has developed between departments that may be why progress is not being made on development.


Warning over weeding out of adult care providers in county

07 June 2022
Warning over weeding out of adult care providers in county

Warning over weeding out of adult care providers in county

07 June 2022

Improve or be asked to leave the market - that is the stark choice being offered inadequate care providers by a County Hall chief.


Disused rail lines may be protected, Norfolk County Council says

06 June 2022
Disused rail lines may be protected, Norfolk County Council says

Disused rail lines may be protected, Norfolk County Council says

06 June 2022

A glimmer of hope for those hoping to see railway lines working again across the county.


Historic Great War trenches in West Norfolk listed

02 June 2022
Historic Great War trenches in West Norfolk listed

Historic Great War trenches in West Norfolk listed

02 June 2022

Earthworks rediscovered 10 years ago and dug by the Lovat Scouts have been designated as of national importance.


Two years to clear Norfolk's social care backlog

28 May 2022
Two years to clear Norfolk's social care backlog

Two years to clear Norfolk's social care backlog

28 May 2022

Almost 1,000 vulnerable people in Norfolk have not been having their care needs met, a meeting at County Hall has been told.


County council reform plans 'like scrapping Prime Minister's Questions', committee told

24 May 2022
County council reform plans 'like scrapping Prime Minister's Questions', committee told

County council reform plans 'like scrapping Prime Minister's Questions', committee told

24 May 2022

Critics claim proposed changes to Norfolk County Council's rulebook could stifle debate and prevent its leadership from being properly scrutinised.


North Lynn housing bid approved by councillors

10 May 2022
North Lynn housing bid approved by councillors

North Lynn housing bid approved by councillors

10 May 2022

Proposals for the final phase of a long-running housing development have been passed by councillors.


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