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Noah Vickers, Local Democracy Reporter

MP speaks out after Boris Johnson survives vote of no-confidence

07 June 2022
MP speaks out after Boris Johnson survives vote of no-confidence

MP speaks out after Boris Johnson survives vote of no-confidence

07 June 2022

The Waveney MP, who was among the MPs to submit the letters which triggered the vote on Mr Johnson’s leadership, has spoken out.


Town ward to have pair of by-elections on same day after resignation of councillor

30 May 2022
Town ward to have pair of by-elections on same day after resignation of councillor

Town ward to have pair of by-elections on same day after resignation of councillor

30 May 2022

The councillor, who was Thetford’s mayor from 2020-2021, announced he was stepping down earlier this month due to 'personal reasons'.


Music festival given go-ahead despite police objections

05 April 2022
Music festival given go-ahead despite police objections

Music festival given go-ahead despite police objections

05 April 2022

Plans for a music and lifestyle festival to return have been given the go ahead by the local council, against the advice of police.


Drug and noise fears raised over festival bid

31 March 2022
Drug and noise fears raised over festival bid

Drug and noise fears raised over festival bid

31 March 2022

Concerns over drug use and noise disturbance were raised yesterday over whether a festival should return to a site on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.


Former town bank could become 'adult gaming centre'

17 March 2022
Former town bank could become 'adult gaming centre'

Former town bank could become 'adult gaming centre'

17 March 2022

The new arcade would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Plans lodged for four new builds behind pub

11 March 2022
Plans lodged for four new builds behind pub

Plans lodged for four new builds behind pub

11 March 2022

Plans have been lodged to build four new homes on land behind a pub over the Suffolk border.


Former pub demolition plans lodged to build town care home

21 February 2022
Former pub demolition plans lodged to build town care home

Former pub demolition plans lodged to build town care home

21 February 2022

The pub was only partially-demolished in 2019 because permission had not been given for it to be knocked down.


Town council by-election seat goes from blue to red

18 February 2022
Town council by-election seat goes from blue to red

Town council by-election seat goes from blue to red

18 February 2022

Just 134 votes were cast in the tiny ward’s by-election – a turnout of 20 per cent.


Council leader asked for view on allegations of Downing Street parties

20 January 2022
Council leader asked for view on allegations of Downing Street parties

Council leader asked for view on allegations of Downing Street parties

20 January 2022

He was put on the spot at a council meeting today when the Labour opposition leader asked him to condemn the PM.


Council plans to reduce fees for ‘sexual entertainment venues’

29 December 2021
Council plans to reduce fees for ‘sexual entertainment venues’

Council plans to reduce fees for ‘sexual entertainment venues’

29 December 2021

A council is planning to reduce the licensing charges to establish ‘sexual entertainment venues’ as most other areas will increasing or be maintained.


Report reveals Norfolk is home to waste sites which could 'pose risk to human health and the environment'

08 October 2021
Report reveals Norfolk is home to waste sites which could 'pose risk to human health and the environment'

Report reveals Norfolk is home to waste sites which could 'pose risk to human health and the environment'

08 October 2021

Norfolk is home to 12 closed landfill sites containing hazardous waste – and gas from some of them is being used to generate electricity.


Furious scenes at town council meeting as deputy mayor branded 'little Hitler'

29 September 2021
Furious scenes at town council meeting as deputy mayor branded 'little Hitler'

Furious scenes at town council meeting as deputy mayor branded 'little Hitler'

29 September 2021

There were furious scenes at a town council meeting as a councillor branded its deputy mayor a 'little Hitler'.