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A Norfolk council has voted to grant itself emergency powers due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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 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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The Broads Authority has asked the government to offer “urgent financial support” after it was forced to suspend hire boat tolls during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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A boat owner has branded the Broads Authority “ridiculous” for refusing to reduce tolls after the government ordered people to stay at home to help stop the spread of the 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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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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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Coronavirus in Norfolk
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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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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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Plans for a HGV driving centre at a former builders yard have been rejected by a council over fears of vehicles navigating unsafe roads.

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A top Norfolk tourist attraction threatened to refer a council to a national watchdog for an alleged “dereliction” of legally required maintenance.

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Aylsham

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

Plans to transform a former builders yard into a HGV driving centre are set to be turned down.

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An MP’s claims that he “led the charge” in bringing a national pub chain to a Norfolk town have been branded “a load of rubbish”.

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North Walsham
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Councillors have been criticised for “putting their hands in people’s wallets” after they voted for a budget which is set to see council tax rise by almost £5 - for the second year in a row.

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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

Councillors have backed a tax rise of more than 4pc - at the same meeting where they voted to give themselves a backdated allowance increase worth £70,000.

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Broadland

Councillors debated encouraging the use of “quieter fireworks” and introducing a noise level cap due to concerns over the impact on vulnerable people and animals.

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