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Owen Sennitt, Local Democracy Reporter

Liz Truss accepts £20,000 trip to secret island meeting paid for by mysterious group

14 March 2024
Liz Truss accepts £20,000 trip to secret island meeting paid for by mysterious group

Liz Truss accepts £20,000 trip to secret island meeting paid for by mysterious group

14 March 2024

Liz Truss accepted a £20,000 trip paid for by a mysterious political organisation to attend a secretive meeting on a private island in the US.


Councillor announces to take on Liz Truss at general election

10 January 2024
Councillor announces to take on Liz Truss at general election

Councillor announces to take on Liz Truss at general election

10 January 2024

A Thetford councillor has announced his ambition to topple Liz Truss from her Norfolk seat at the next general election.


District’s council tax hike moves step closer after cabinet vote

09 January 2024
District’s council tax hike moves step closer after cabinet vote

District’s council tax hike moves step closer after cabinet vote

09 January 2024

A council has said it is facing unprecedented financial pressures as it seeks to hike council tax in the district.


Bid to revamp town’s 3G pitch met with backlash from Sport England

16 December 2023
Bid to revamp town’s 3G pitch met with backlash from Sport England

Bid to revamp town’s 3G pitch met with backlash from Sport England

16 December 2023

A bid to revamp an artificial grass pitch has been met with backlash from a sporting body which fears it will prioritise football over other sports.


‘It is about time we put a line in the sand’: Councillor fears for town’s historic core

10 December 2023
‘It is about time we put a line in the sand’: Councillor fears for town’s historic core

‘It is about time we put a line in the sand’: Councillor fears for town’s historic core

10 December 2023

A historic market town’s rich heritage is under threat due to ‘bad management and neglect’ according to one town and district councillor.


Residents fear missing out on funds during £250m estate regeneration project

09 December 2023
Residents fear missing out on funds during £250m estate regeneration project

Residents fear missing out on funds during £250m estate regeneration project

09 December 2023

Residents fear missing out on vital funds if a developer is spared from paying for land and community projects as part of a major revamp project.


‘It doesn’t sit well with me’: Council accused of hypocrisy after £11.5m Middle Eastern bank findings

24 November 2023
‘It doesn’t sit well with me’: Council accused of hypocrisy after £11.5m Middle Eastern bank findings

‘It doesn’t sit well with me’: Council accused of hypocrisy after £11.5m Middle Eastern bank findings

24 November 2023

A council has been found to have £11.5m of investments in banks linked with countries with poor human rights records and terror group associations.


Town flats development goes ahead despite objections

21 November 2023
Town flats development goes ahead despite objections

Town flats development goes ahead despite objections

21 November 2023

A bid to build flats in Thetford town centre has been approved despite objections from locals who fear it will lead to more anti-social behaviour.


Dog day care company hopes to move to new town premises

18 November 2023
Dog day care company hopes to move to new town premises

Dog day care company hopes to move to new town premises

18 November 2023

A dog day care company is hoping to expand to a new premises as part of efforts to grow its business.


Council set to use artificial intelligence to answer residents’ questions

11 November 2023
Council set to use artificial intelligence to answer residents’ questions

Council set to use artificial intelligence to answer residents’ questions

11 November 2023

A district council is looking to step into the future and harness the power of artificial intelligence.


Town estate residents voice their opposition to revamp plan

17 October 2023
Town estate residents voice their opposition to revamp plan

Town estate residents voice their opposition to revamp plan

17 October 2023

A potential revamp of an estate that houses thousands of people has moved a step closer amid growing frustrations among residents.


Plan for trio of new houses in town blocked by council

13 October 2023
Plan for trio of new houses in town blocked by council

Plan for trio of new houses in town blocked by council

13 October 2023

A developer has lost their bid to build new homes in the centre of a market town.


Plans to revamp a town estate are set to be discussed again by council

06 October 2023
Plans to revamp a town estate are set to be discussed again by council

Plans to revamp a town estate are set to be discussed again by council

06 October 2023

The future of one of the country’s most deprived neighbourhoods is to be debated once again.