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The inside scoop from the Liberal Democrats on what's going on at County Hall, home of Norfolk County Council

  • Post 16
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Education is the key to giving young people the best opportunities in life and Norfolk consistently lags behind in the number of young people achieving qualifications beyond the age of sixteen.

    At the age of 16 a young person can make a choice about where to continue their learning. Young people have to stay in some form of learning/training until at least their 18th birthday. Most stay in school or college, but there are lots of other options available:

  • Now Hiring
    Article: May 14, 2018

    Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.

    Economic growth means an increase in real national income / national output. Economic growth should enable more economic development. Higher real GDP enables more to be spent on health care and education.

  • Mob Phone 1
    Article: May 2, 2018

    Experienced the loss of your phone coverage in rural Norfolk? Just in the middle of an important conversation or even worse not being able to connect to a call at all? Ever had problems trying to access the internet?

    According to the government's own figures, three of the 10 worst local authority areas in England for indoor 4G coverage are in Norfolk.

  • Coasthopper
    Article: Apr 30, 2018

    North Norfolk residents are celebrating the news that the Coasthopper bus service has been saved, and extended to serve more local communities.

    The service been taken over by Sanders Coaches and it now runs from North Walsham and along the coast through Mundesley, Timingham and Overstrand to Cromer before heading to Wells-next-the-Sea.

  • Fire engine
    Article: Apr 17, 2018

    Sarah Butikofer proposed an amendment to a Labour motion on the Police and Crime Commissioner taking over the governance of Norfolk and Fire Service (NFRS) at the full council meeting on 16 April 2018. Council could only agree with part of that motion and Sarah's amendment which was for the council to prepare its own business case so that it could present clear information to residents on the efficient and effective way the NFRS currently operates received support from Labour and Tories and was agreed by almost all of Councillors.