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Tories cling on to seat in district council by-election

03 December 2021
Tories cling on to seat in district council by-election

Tories cling on to seat in district council by-election

03 December 2021

Only 22 votes separated first place from second in the contest.


Public computers in council offices 'risk spreading Covid', meeting told

03 December 2021
Public computers in council offices 'risk spreading Covid', meeting told

Public computers in council offices 'risk spreading Covid', meeting told

03 December 2021

But opposition leaders said the virus was being 'blamed for everything'.


Council rejects free parking plea

03 December 2021
Council rejects free parking plea

Council rejects free parking plea

03 December 2021

Borough leaders claimed the measure was not needed.


Plan outlined for new homeless accommodation in borough

01 December 2021
Plan outlined for new homeless accommodation in borough

Plan outlined for new homeless accommodation in borough

01 December 2021

New accommodation is set to be available early next year, officials said today.


Never mind the North - what plans are there for the Norfolk to get better railways? County's MPs speak out

20 November 2021
Never mind the North - what plans are there for the Norfolk to get better railways? County's MPs speak out

Never mind the North - what plans are there for the Norfolk to get better railways? County's MPs speak out

20 November 2021

James Wild says he is pinning his hopes on an upgrade to Ely junction to improve services for passengers.


Councillors approve new Lynn 3G football pitch development

17 November 2021
Councillors approve new Lynn 3G football pitch development

Councillors approve new Lynn 3G football pitch development

17 November 2021

Some councillors expressed concern about “the privatisation of open space” at a cabinet meeting when making a grant of £250,000 available.


Clarity needed over support for homeless overseas nationals, West Norfolk Council committee meeting told

13 November 2021
Clarity needed over support for homeless overseas nationals, West Norfolk Council committee meeting told

Clarity needed over support for homeless overseas nationals, West Norfolk Council committee meeting told

13 November 2021

Officials say a forthcoming court ruling may help to address a 'key emerging challenge'.


Bus shelter plan near hospital backed

12 November 2021
Bus shelter plan near hospital backed

Bus shelter plan near hospital backed

12 November 2021

A county councillor is helping to fund the project, a committee meeting heard last night.


Sharp rise in homelessness applications outlined to council committee

11 November 2021
Sharp rise in homelessness applications outlined to council committee

Sharp rise in homelessness applications outlined to council committee

11 November 2021

Officials say numbers have returned to pre-Covid levels.


Hospital has operating conditions lifted

03 November 2021
Hospital has operating conditions lifted

Hospital has operating conditions lifted

03 November 2021

Bosses say they are confident other restrictions will be lifted following a new assessment soon.


More props and 'unprecedented' pressure as bosses discuss life inside hospital

02 November 2021
More props and 'unprecedented' pressure as bosses discuss life inside hospital

More props and 'unprecedented' pressure as bosses discuss life inside hospital

02 November 2021

More than 200 props are now holding up the roof of West Norfolk's hospital and staff are battling a big jump in emergency attendance.


Coronavirus: 'No plan to seek extra support', say county health officials

01 November 2021
Coronavirus: 'No plan to seek extra support', say county health officials

Coronavirus: 'No plan to seek extra support', say county health officials

01 November 2021

Three neighbouring areas are receiving additional government help from today.


River sewage U-turn 'pathetic', campaigner says

28 October 2021
River sewage U-turn 'pathetic', campaigner says

River sewage U-turn 'pathetic', campaigner says

28 October 2021

But a county MP says the Government has reached a workable solution.


MPs and campaigners clash in row over river sewage plan vote

26 October 2021
MPs and campaigners clash in row over river sewage plan vote

MPs and campaigners clash in row over river sewage plan vote

26 October 2021

MPs who voted against an amendment to a proposed new law claim their position has been misrepresented.


Transporter bridge 'should replace ferry link', councillor tells meeting

20 October 2021
Transporter bridge 'should replace ferry link', councillor tells meeting

Transporter bridge 'should replace ferry link', councillor tells meeting

20 October 2021

Councillors were told the current service was 'not fit for purpose'.


County flooding taskforce steps up winter preparations

19 October 2021
County flooding taskforce steps up winter preparations

County flooding taskforce steps up winter preparations

19 October 2021

A new body set up to co-ordinate flood preparation and response has set out its plans and held its first training exercise.


Council chiefs reject call for free parking offer in town

19 October 2021
Council chiefs reject call for free parking offer in town

Council chiefs reject call for free parking offer in town

19 October 2021

The current regime of town centre charges has been defended, despite traders' claims that offers would help to boost their businesses.


West Norfolk Council leader under fire over county burner vote

15 October 2021
West Norfolk Council leader under fire over county burner vote

West Norfolk Council leader under fire over county burner vote

15 October 2021

An opposition member claimed the borough had been 'stabbed in the back' by a vote not to oppose burner proposals at County Hall.


'Funky' village silo home bid rejected

14 October 2021
'Funky' village silo home bid rejected

'Funky' village silo home bid rejected

14 October 2021

Councillors feared the scheme could have led to further development in the area.


Gas from closed Norfolk landfill sites used to generate power, research reveals

09 October 2021
Gas from closed Norfolk landfill sites used to generate power, research reveals

Gas from closed Norfolk landfill sites used to generate power, research reveals

09 October 2021

Officials say risks from all the sites involved have been fully assessed.


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