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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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MP announces intention to stand for election as Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, has today announced she will be putting her name forward for the Conservative nomination for the election of the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in May 2017.

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Truss announces new talks on King’s Lynn rail line interchange

A new rail summit will take place in the new year in a renewed bid to accelerate work on a key upgrade of West Norfolk’s rail link to London.

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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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Government Minister switches off solar park plans for Sutton St James

People in Sutton St James can celebrate after confirmation that a last-ditch bid to build a renewable energy plant in the village has been rejected.

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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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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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Entrepreneur who founded first commercial internet provider in Europe to stand as Peterborough and Cambridgeshire mayor

A serial entrepreneur who founded the first commercial internet provider in Europe has thrown his hat in the ring to be the inaugural elected Cambridgeshire mayor.

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Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to get elected mayor after devolution deal finally agreed

Peterborough will get an elected mayor from May 2017 after seven Cambridgeshire councils voted for a new county-wide combined authority.

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Long Sutton water heroes in bid to win refunds for all

Pensioners leafleted more than 100 residents on their Long Sutton estate so they could all claim refunds from Anglian Water.

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UPDATE: Peterborough City Council votes for ‘once in a generation’ devolution deal with Cambridgeshire and new elected mayor

Peterborough City Council has voted for a devolution deal with authorities in Cambridgeshire which would include an elected mayor for the first time.

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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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“Catalogue of failures” - Damning verdict by MPs on collapse of £800 million NHS contract in Cambridgeshire

A “catalogue of failures” resulted in the collapse of an £800 million NHS contract to outsource care of older and mentally ill people, the Commons spending watchdog warned.

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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon cracks joke about ‘left behind, fat, middle-aged, white men’ at Prime Minister’s Questions

There was a light-hearted moment at Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon when South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon made a joke about “fat, middle-aged, white men” being left behind by society.

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Cambridgeshire County Council devolution meeting postponed

Cambridgeshire County Council devolution meeting postponed

A Cambridgeshire County Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow to debate devolution proposals has been postponed for a week.

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Devolution deal ‘not analysed properly’, says Swaffham councillor

Analysis of the proposed devolution settlement on offer to Norfolk and Suffolk has been inadequate, a county councillor has claimed.

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Devolution for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire will cost £1.7 million in first year

The cost of devolution for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire will be £1.7 million in the first year.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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