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The Labour Party leadership favourite has warned the UK “desperately needs to improve” testing rates and risks having no “viable exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown.

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The region’s households are set to see their outgoings climb as annual rises to council tax, TV licences and other bills come into force.

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A former East of England MEP has been hospitalised with the coronavirus.

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A group of medical students in Norwich are providing free childcare to NHS staff to support the health services’s efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

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Norfolk’s MPs have backed the “vital” role of local newspapers in keeping the elderly and isolated informed throughout the coronavirus crisis - and urged people to keep having their news delivered to the doorstep.

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Norfolk’s coastal MPs have urged the public to respect the message of the county’s chief of police and called for people to “stay home, protect the NHS and save lives”.

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Norfolk councils and charities are scrambling to house rough sleepers after fears over the spread of coronavirus sparked a national edict to get the homeless off the street and out of shelters.

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A council has U-turned after being branded “unreasonable and unsympathetic” for refusing to delay a planned increase to disabled adults’ care bills during coronavirus.

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The government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed as “opaque” and “extremely slow” - with the prime minister’s lockdown announcement sparking warnings the country risks moving into a police state.

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A teenager living in a shared house has shared his fears over renters’ inability to effectively self-isolate from coronavirus in ‘unsafe’ accommodation.

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A Norfolk MP and former cabinet minister has called for a “Covid coalition” to tackle the growing national emergency sparked by the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Healthcare workers were told by the council to provide their own soap and hand sanitiser due to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), it has emerged.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Warnings local authorities could risk bankruptcy due to the strain of coping with the coronavirus outbreak have sparked calls for extra cash from the government.

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A Norfolk councillor has spoken out against government plans to dual the A47 and highlighted the county’s “shocking” rate of carbon emissions from transport.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pensioners and disabled people in Norfolk have had time restrictions lifted on their use of free bus passes to travel around the county due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Parents of children with special educational needs claim they are in a “constant battle” for council support and were not properly informed about a watchdog’s inspection of the services.

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Norfolk

Local authorities need proper funding to tackle the “void” in youth services exploited by county lines drugs gangs, Norfolk councillors have warned.

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Preparations for the “huge and devastating” impact of flooding need to be independently looked at to ensure the county council is able to keep people safe, says a group of opposition councillors.

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Norfolk

A councillor has been criticised as “petulant, arrogant and disrespectful” and been asked to resign after walking out of a radio interview.

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Norfolk

A councillor has warned that government plans to pay for special needs education via deficit funding could amount to a “toxic magic money tree”.

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Norfolk
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Norfolk’s NHS is set to spend millions bailing out a struggling group of health trusts outside of the county - despite financial reports from just days ago saying the payments would not happen.

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Campaigners protesting the rise in the women’s state pension age have staged a sit-down protest at a government department.

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London

Plans to build dozens of new homes in a Norfolk village have been agreed by councillors.

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A family of travelling showmen have had their plans to create a permanent home near a Norfolk village rejected by councillors.

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A council has been blasted for being forced to hold a meeting branded a “expensive joke” despite being unable to discuss any of the proposals.

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Frustrated councillors have hit out at a transport agency over “painfully slow” progress on improving the county’s roads.

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Controversial new transport proposals have been stepped up after councillors agreed to spend more than £1.2m buying a farm along the potential route of the Norwich Western Link road.

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Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a “dangerous” funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

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Areas of “rural deprivation” are affecting Norfolk’s children’s struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

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