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South Norfolk MP says Marston’s Diss appeal rejection an ‘early Christmas present’ to independent traders

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says Marston’s non-food retail unit appeal being dismissed is an “early Christmas present” for Diss’s independent traders.

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Norfolk police budget consultation extended

Norfolk residents are being given more time to have their say on the county’s policing budget.

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Sheltered housing residents in Tacon Close, Eye, are concerned their services may be cut by Mid Suffolk District Council.

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Mid Suffolk social housing cuts to impact sheltered road in Eye

A long-standing sheltered accommodation street in Eye is one of many set to lose its designation, after district councillors green-lit major changes to local sheltered housing provisions.

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Bressingham silos plan ‘adds weight’ to calls for Diss A1066 improvements

Diss Town Council says it could have spoken up about a controversial development in Bressingham had it been consulted beforehand — but believes the proposal may also show the need for measures in its Neighbourhood Plan.

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Dickleburgh homes decision is deferred

A planning bid which would see 22 new homes built in Dickleburgh has been deferred to allow road safety issues to be discussed.

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Diss-based family lawyer hopes day of lobbying at Parliament will bring ‘positive change’ to divorce law

A Diss-based family lawyer is hopeful her day of lobbying at Parliament will bring “positive change” in divorce law.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Dr Dan Poulter welcomes pupils from Worlingworth Primary to Parliament.

Central Suffolk MP hosts Worlingworth school during PMQs ahead of Autumn Statement

The pupils of Worlingworth Primary School gained a key insight into British government last week, when they were welcomed by their MP to one of Parliament’s busiest days of the year.

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Sheltered housing residents in Tacon Close, Eye, are concerned their services may be cut by Mid Suffolk District Council.

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Former Eye mayor leads plea to preserve sheltered homes for town’s elderly

A former Eye mayor has joined the chorus of voices urging a re-think on a proposal for the ‘de-sheltering’ of homes in the town, due to concerns that it did not safeguard elderly residents.

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Diss lawyer to campaign at Parliament for fault free divorce

A family lawyer from Diss will be heading to Parliament with 150 others from all over the country to campaign for fault free divorce.

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Mock-up image of what Harvest House grain silo proposal in Bressingham could look like.

Opponents of Bressingham silo development slam district planning process

A Bressingham businessman says he expects to file for a judicial review before Christmas against a controversial agricultural plant expansion, as discontent grows how the planning process was handled.

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St Mary's C of E Junior Academy in Long Stratton has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted. ANL-161123-164546009

Near two-year battle is over for Long Stratton’s ‘Good’ school

It’s been a two year battle — but a Long Stratton school can call itself ‘Good’ once again.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Last rites pronounced on Norfolk-Suffolk devolution deal

Devolution for Norfolk is dead – at least in its present form.

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Director of children’s services in Norfolk resigns after ‘slow improvement’

The director of children’s services at Norfolk County Council has stepped down, just over a year after he took on the role permanently.

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LATEST: West Norfolk Council rejects devolution

West Norfolk councillors have emphatically rejected devolution proposals at a meeting in King’s Lynn tonight.

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Norfolk councillor condemns devolution as ‘fiscal recklessness’ ahead of key votes

A Norfolk county councillor has condemned devolution proposals covering the borough as “fiscal recklessness” ahead of crucial council votes on the issue.

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New Labour MEP for the East of England is announced

Alex Mayer has today been confirmed as the new Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East of England.

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