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Norwich

A driver has died after a crash on a Norfolk road.

A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

Suffolk County Council

A fresh purge of Suffolk’s potholes with an innovative road repair machine is set to kick off this week, thanks to cash from the Chancellor’s Budget.

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Peter Aldous

Primary school pupils have united to tackle homelessness as part of a festive campaign this winter.

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Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

Waveney District Council

Crime

Yesterday, 13:52

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Fundamental change has been requested to curtail the “unreasonable” time taken up by police on mental health issues.

Tim Passmore

The number of fixed-penalty notices (FPNs) issued to cyclists in Norfolk has fallen dramatically over the past two years, new figures have revealed.

Norfolk Police

Beware stolen bikes for sale at Christmas – Suffolk police are warning shoppers some second-hand cycles are too good to be true.

Suffolk police

A gang which committed more than 200 burglaries across the eastern region over an 11-month period, carried out almost 100 of the raids in Norfolk.

Norwich

Health

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Tim Passmore

Fundamental change has been requested to curtail the “unreasonable” time taken up by police on mental health issues.

Additional maternity and paternity leave has been pledged for Suffolk County Council staff following the birth of a premature baby.

Suffolk County Council

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

NHS

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

A culture of learning from mistakes and hardworking staff are behind a Norfolk hospital being the only one in the county to not be rated as failing.

Christine Allen

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Education

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
United Kingdom

A team of literary whizzes from Norfolk headed to London to battle it out in the finals of the national Kids’ Lit Quiz competition.

Talented youngsters from three schools in Waveney are celebrating after impressing at national contests.

London

They are renowned for their involvement with hit films, classic television shows and inspirational work with the Comic Relief charity.

Richard Curtis

Thousands of pupils across the country attended school in non-uniform to raise money for Children in Need on Friday.

Ormiston Denes Academy

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

Suffolk County Council

Business

Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

A business born out of a resourceful hobby will put a twist in the tail of Christmas decorations across Norfolk homes this December.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

The Christmas season is well underway in a small Suffolk town which drew thousands of visitors to its annual festive market.

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A driver has died after a crash on a Norfolk road.

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Norwich
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Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

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The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

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Peter Aldous

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

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Waveney District Council
Thursday, December 6, 2018

The sudden death of a much-loved mother left friends and family facing the “worst pain ever” in July last year as they continue to come to terms with their loss.

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