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Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.

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The death of a four-year-old child who died after being trapped between two stairgates was a “tragic accident”, a serious case review has found.

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Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

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A council which allowed a child to go without education for seven months has vowed to families not to let it happen again.

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A row over councillors being accused of taking credit for the county’s low rates of coronavirus has rumbled on - after the cabinet hit back at opposition criticisms.

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A local lockdown would be a “last resort” to combat a fresh rise in cases of coronavirus in Norfolk, a public health director has said.

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Councillors in a village close to the proposed Norwich Western Link say the road is “inevitable” and “a price worth paying”.

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Scores of county council staff members were placed on furlough during the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been revealed.

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A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

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Councillors have been criticised for taking credit for Norfolk’s low rate of coronavirus infections and failing to learn the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Councillors have debated whether getting “very drunk in the town centre on a Saturday night” risks bringing the authority into disrepute.

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Plans for the Norwich Western Link have been branded “gold plated” and overpriced, as a Norfolk MP came out in support of the scheme.

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A Norfolk MP has raised the “hard and destructive” issue of how rural deprivation is being addressed.

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A councillor has urged Norfolk not to “let a good crisis go to waste” during a discussion on the county’s response to coronavirus.

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A bid was made to stop a vote being held on the future of a warring town council, it has been revealed.

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Campaigners battling changes to the women’s state pension have spoken out ahead of a landmark appeal court case and urged tens of thousands of affected Norfolk women to “stay positive”.

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The mother of a teenage girl who attempted suicide after being left without mental health support during lockdown has criticised the trust for lapses in her care.

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A town council embroiled in a series of bitter rows and disputes replied to an invitation to discuss the issue with an “extraordinary” legal letter, it has emerged.

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Mental health services expect to see the demand for support rise by a fifth due to the coronavirus lockdown, as patients become increasingly unwell and doctors warn of the risk of increasing suicides, it has been revealed.

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A Norfolk MP and vice-chair of an inquiry into the government’s response to Covid-19 said the UK has seen “catastrophic” failings in dealing with the disease.

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Fears disadvantaged children are facing increased “technological poverty” during lockdown have sparked fresh calls for action to provide families with laptops.

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A Norfolk council has overspent by almost £700,000 on housing and is facing “significant” and “unsustainable” cash pressures.

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People living near the proposed expansion of a major Norfolk manufacturing site have asked the firm behind the plan: “May we have our village back?”

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A Norfolk councillor has hit out at government funding news which will see the county get a share of just over £30m as “crumbs”.

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Paperwork errors at Norfolk’s mental health trust have risen by more than a third in the past year, it has emerged.

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Campaigners warn planned tax changes could leave thousands at risk of financial ruin and serious mental health problems as MPs prepare to debate a finance bill in parliament today.

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The government has warned councils against “excessive restrictions” on tips and public toilets in a bid to “support outdoor hospitality” and avoid harm to public health.

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A widely-used phrase throughout the past three months of lockdown has been: “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”

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Vulnerable children are being referred to social services in Norfolk half as often as before the coronavirus lockdown came into force, it has been revealed.

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Fears over poor animal welfare standards which see cows “stood in slurry on vast concrete lots” have been highlighted during a council debate on farming and trade policy post-Brexit.

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