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Norfolk mental health trust sorry after 'alarming' rise in paperwork errors revealed

05 July 2020
Norfolk mental health trust sorry after 'alarming' rise in paperwork errors revealed

Norfolk mental health trust sorry after 'alarming' rise in paperwork errors revealed

05 July 2020

Campaigners say a 36 per cent rise in recorded mistakes is 'profoundly concerning'


Norfolk councillor dismisses infrastructure cash 'crumbs'

04 July 2020
Norfolk councillor dismisses infrastructure cash 'crumbs'

Norfolk councillor dismisses infrastructure cash 'crumbs'

04 July 2020

The county is set to receive around £15 million, but critics say it simply isn't enough.


Councils given rules warning over use of tips and toilets

30 June 2020
Councils given rules warning over use of tips and toilets

Councils given rules warning over use of tips and toilets

30 June 2020

Council officials say they are opening up services following a government warning that anti-social activity may increase if rules are too restrictive.


Children 'at risk of being failed', as support services battle lockdown

21 June 2020
Children 'at risk of being failed', as support services battle lockdown

Children 'at risk of being failed', as support services battle lockdown

21 June 2020

Experts fear the scale of the “fallout from the Covid-19 crisis” for young people is being masked.


'Lifetime consequences' warning over vulnerable Norfolk children affected by lockdown

20 June 2020
'Lifetime consequences' warning over vulnerable Norfolk children affected by lockdown

'Lifetime consequences' warning over vulnerable Norfolk children affected by lockdown

20 June 2020

Campaigners fear the difficulties faced by some youngsters will only get worse the longer they remain out of school.


Council's £5 million coronavirus loss fear

03 June 2020
Council's £5 million coronavirus loss fear

Council's £5 million coronavirus loss fear

03 June 2020

Officials say extra money provided by the government is 'unlikely' to cover the costs the authority is currently facing.


West Norfolk Council leader told to apologise over 'inflammatory' comments

28 May 2020
West Norfolk Council leader told to apologise over 'inflammatory' comments

West Norfolk Council leader told to apologise over 'inflammatory' comments

28 May 2020

Environmental campaigners made a formal complaint over remarks delivered following a meeting earlier this year.


'Shocking' rise in Norfolk trust's out of area care cases revealed

27 May 2020
'Shocking' rise in Norfolk trust's out of area care cases revealed

'Shocking' rise in Norfolk trust's out of area care cases revealed

27 May 2020

Union leaders say there has been "little meaningful change" within the organisation.


Councillors raise red flag over West Norfolk Covid-19 death rate

23 May 2020
Councillors raise red flag over West Norfolk Covid-19 death rate

Councillors raise red flag over West Norfolk Covid-19 death rate

23 May 2020

Independent group says area has been hit 'disproportionately' and action must be taken.

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Anger as Norfolk mental health trust board discusses 'bullying' report in private – during 'public session'

22 May 2020
Anger as Norfolk mental health trust board discusses 'bullying' report in private – during 'public session'

Anger as Norfolk mental health trust board discusses 'bullying' report in private – during 'public session'

22 May 2020

Officials say they will be answering questions over the next week, but campaigners say there is 'no reason' not to make the discussion public.


West Norfolk Council cabinet in nine-minute virtual meeting

20 May 2020
West Norfolk Council cabinet in nine-minute virtual meeting

West Norfolk Council cabinet in nine-minute virtual meeting

20 May 2020

Issues relating to potential future funding for Lynn were discussed, but only in a closed session.


'Catastrophic' cuts warning issued over coronavirus funding gap to councils

20 May 2020
'Catastrophic' cuts warning issued over coronavirus funding gap to councils

'Catastrophic' cuts warning issued over coronavirus funding gap to councils

20 May 2020

Opposition leaders claim areas like Norfolk are paying the price of government inaction on areas such as adult social care, thanks to coronavirus.


'Wake up', West Norfolk climate campaigners warn borough

19 May 2020
'Wake up', West Norfolk climate campaigners warn borough

'Wake up', West Norfolk climate campaigners warn borough

19 May 2020

Climate activists have stepped up their demands for action, but council chiefs have accused them of ignoring the steps that are already being taken.


West Norfolk MP claims £345 million regional boost from US trade deal

12 May 2020
West Norfolk MP claims £345 million regional boost from US trade deal

West Norfolk MP claims £345 million regional boost from US trade deal

12 May 2020

The minister responsible for overseas trade insists British food standards will be maintained during talks with Washington.


'Backslapping' claims as Norfolk County Council chiefs meet for first time since lockdown

11 May 2020
'Backslapping' claims as Norfolk County Council chiefs meet for first time since lockdown

'Backslapping' claims as Norfolk County Council chiefs meet for first time since lockdown

11 May 2020

An opposition leader has called for an inquiry into how the outbreak has been handled in the county.


Will lockdown change the way Norfolk councils work forever?

09 May 2020
Will lockdown change the way Norfolk councils work forever?

Will lockdown change the way Norfolk councils work forever?

09 May 2020

In a special report, we look behind the scenes at how councils are functioning in the lockdown, and whether the changes might continue afterwards.


West Norfolk Council appoints new monitoring officer

07 May 2020
West Norfolk Council appoints new monitoring officer

West Norfolk Council appoints new monitoring officer

07 May 2020

A new legal official has been appointed under emergency powers which meant the decision did not go before councillors.


Norfolk pupils 'losing out in lockdown due to internet connections', research suggests

05 May 2020
Norfolk pupils 'losing out in lockdown due to internet connections', research suggests

Norfolk pupils 'losing out in lockdown due to internet connections', research suggests

05 May 2020

A study has suggested youngsters in Norfolk are among the least well catered for in England for digital connectivity.


Homes proposed in factory expansion bid

21 April 2020
Homes proposed in factory expansion bid

Homes proposed in factory expansion bid

21 April 2020

Dozens of new homes could be built as part of a company's plans to expand its operations near Fakenham.


School construction work halted by coronavirus

07 April 2020
School construction work halted by coronavirus

School construction work halted by coronavirus

07 April 2020

Building work on a new primary school in North Lynn has been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.


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