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North Norfolk council calls for holiday home tax review

20 November 2020
North Norfolk council calls for holiday home tax review

North Norfolk council calls for holiday home tax review

20 November 2020

A motion has called for the government to close a loophole in the existing law.


West Norfolk Council leader facing legal claim over leak row

18 November 2020
West Norfolk Council leader facing legal claim over leak row

West Norfolk Council leader facing legal claim over leak row

18 November 2020

Lawyers acting for an opposition councillor claim allegations made during a meeting are false, but both sides say they've done nothing wrong.


Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must not be more damaging than disease', Norfolk MP warns

14 November 2020
Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must not be more damaging than disease', Norfolk MP warns

Coronavirus: Lockdown 'must not be more damaging than disease', Norfolk MP warns

14 November 2020

The launch of a backbench recovery group shows the 'widespread concern' about the Government's handling of the crisis, a Norfolk MP says.


Council leader rejects accusation he 'misled' members over senior officer appointment

10 November 2020
Council leader rejects accusation he 'misled' members over senior officer appointment

Council leader rejects accusation he 'misled' members over senior officer appointment

10 November 2020

Fresh questions have been raised over the appointment of a senior official who left his previous role following a bullying probe.


West Norfolk parents given fine warning before lockdown

03 November 2020
West Norfolk parents given fine warning before lockdown

West Norfolk parents given fine warning before lockdown

03 November 2020

But officials say they will only be used as a 'last resort.'


Norfolk MP threatens to oppose coronavirus lockdown plan

03 November 2020
Norfolk MP threatens to oppose coronavirus lockdown plan

Norfolk MP threatens to oppose coronavirus lockdown plan

03 November 2020

A county MP says he wants evidence that Norfolk's hospitals are set to be 'overwhelmed' by the virus.


Norfolk political leaders urge Government to commit to A47 dualling

30 October 2020
Norfolk political leaders urge Government to commit to A47 dualling

Norfolk political leaders urge Government to commit to A47 dualling

30 October 2020

A letter to ministers says the work is needed to 'level up' the region's economy.


Extra cash 'not meant for free school meals', says Norfolk County Council leader

28 October 2020
Extra cash 'not meant for free school meals', says Norfolk County Council leader

Extra cash 'not meant for free school meals', says Norfolk County Council leader

28 October 2020

Ministers had claimed additional funding given to councils could meet children's needs after MPs voted down plans to extend provision last week.


Norfolk County Council begins 'triple whammy' budget consultation

27 October 2020
Norfolk County Council begins 'triple whammy' budget consultation

Norfolk County Council begins 'triple whammy' budget consultation

27 October 2020

Residents have until mid-December to have their say.


Norfolk chef claims industry has been made a Covid scapegoat

26 October 2020
Norfolk chef claims industry has been made a Covid scapegoat

Norfolk chef claims industry has been made a Covid scapegoat

26 October 2020

A chef who swapped his kitchen for the one at Lynn's hospital during the Covid crisis says hospitality needs better representation in government.


King's Lynn MP defends school meal vote

25 October 2020
King's Lynn MP defends school meal vote

King's Lynn MP defends school meal vote

25 October 2020

Conservative politicians have hit back after they were dubbed 'heartless and cruel'.


Minister 'struck by anger' of Norfolk MPs over A47 decision

24 October 2020
Minister 'struck by anger' of Norfolk MPs over A47 decision

Minister 'struck by anger' of Norfolk MPs over A47 decision

24 October 2020

A West Norfolk MP says regular talks will now take place following 'no holds barred' discussions with a government minister.


Council to appoint climate change officer as cabinet member admits frustration at policy delay

21 October 2020
Council to appoint climate change officer as cabinet member admits frustration at policy delay

Council to appoint climate change officer as cabinet member admits frustration at policy delay

21 October 2020

Officials say the authority has 'worked hard' to get the policy back on track following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.


Outdoor wedding venue expansion approved by West Norfolk councillors

07 October 2020
Outdoor wedding venue expansion approved by West Norfolk councillors

Outdoor wedding venue expansion approved by West Norfolk councillors

07 October 2020

A borough council committee unanimously supported the plan, despite traffic concerns raised by village leaders.


ASB-style orders issued the most times in West Norfolk

01 October 2020
ASB-style orders issued the most times in West Norfolk

ASB-style orders issued the most times in West Norfolk

01 October 2020

The council used the powers to secure a property and clear waste and to address foul and abusive language and offensive hand gestures.


Council tax payments expected to increase amid rising costs of Covid-19

27 September 2020
Council tax payments expected to increase amid rising costs of Covid-19

Council tax payments expected to increase amid rising costs of Covid-19

27 September 2020

Council tax payments set for an increase


Fears raised over a second lockdown in Norfolk

19 September 2020
Fears raised over a second lockdown in Norfolk

Fears raised over a second lockdown in Norfolk

19 September 2020

MP says he has told Matt Hancock county is a low infection area.


Climate change cabinet role to be scrapped by West Norfolk Council

11 September 2020
Climate change cabinet role to be scrapped by West Norfolk Council

Climate change cabinet role to be scrapped by West Norfolk Council

11 September 2020

Leader Brian Long tells full council that an existing cabinet member can take on role.


Doctors make shock claims about out-of-hours GP service covering West Norfolk

11 September 2020
Doctors make shock claims about out-of-hours GP service covering West Norfolk

Doctors make shock claims about out-of-hours GP service covering West Norfolk

11 September 2020

Just one doctor left covering the whole of county overnight on occasion


Norfolk dental care access a 'scandal', councillor says ahead of government push

04 September 2020
Norfolk dental care access a 'scandal', councillor says ahead of government push

Norfolk dental care access a 'scandal', councillor says ahead of government push

04 September 2020

It is an issue which continues to be scrutinised within the county.

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