Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Congress certifies Biden victory after capitol siege

Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed the presidential election winner by congress on January 7th, just hours after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to overturn the result. Following the removal of the violent mob, lawmakers in Washington D.C worked late into the night before officially announcing the victory of...

News / 19/01/2021 Three young people are suing the UK Government

On December 12th, three young British-citizens launched a campaign to sue the UK Government for its domestic and international violations of human rights, exactly five years after the UK adopted the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The campaign, ‘Global Majority vs. UK Gov’, is backed by climate litigation charity Plan B and the Stop The Maangamizi...

Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Post-Brexit trade deal agreement: what’s in it and what isn’t?

On December 24th 2020, the United Kingdom and European Union struck a historic trade agreement.  Four and a half years after the Brexit referendum in 2016, the UK government announced: “we have taken back control of our money, borders, laws, trade, and our fishing waters”, while EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier said: “Today is a...

News / 19/01/2021 Look Back 2020

Coronavirus restrictions have been in place now, in some form, for more than nine months, with the UK going into its first lockdown on March 23rd. 2020 was a year defined by the global pandemic, with the World Health Organization (WHO) first announcing the outbreak of the virus last January. The decade also started with...

News / 19/01/2021 Coronavirus Update

The UK is now under its third national lockdown in one year. The latest figures show cases are highest in the south and east of England, with weekly cases in these areas averaging more than 800 per 100,000 people. North Norfolk has fared better, on 384 cases per 100,000, than the rest of East Anglia,...

Main Stories, News / 19/01/2021 Impeachment: what next for Trump?

Donald Trump has become the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. Ten Republicans have joined Democrats in voting for impeachment after Trump was accused of inciting violence at the US Capitol on January 6th. The article, carried by 232 votes to 197, charges the president with “incitement of insurrection”. Trump will...

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UEA Campus wins Green Flag Award for fourth straight year

The UEA’s campus has won a Green Flag Award for the quality of its outdoor spaces, making this the fourth consecutive year that the university has achieved the prize. The Green Flag Award, launched in 1996, is internationally recognised and aims to ensure that everyone can have access to high quality green spaces. It also…

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RAF planes conduct major training exercise

A large host of military planes took to the skies over Norwich on the 23rd of October as part of an essential training exercise. The operation, called Exercise Crimson Warrior, included F-35 Lightning jets from the 617 Squadron at RAF Marham, Typhoon fighters from RAF Lakenheath, a group of F15s from Lakenheath belonging to the…

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Norfolk MPs vote to end free school meals

On the 21st October 2020, the government voted against a motion delivered by the Opposition, to extend the “Free School Meal” programme into the Christmas Holidays 2020/21 and Easter Holidays 2021. The vote has sparked a national campaign by charities and businesses to provide food for children who would qualify for free school meals. When…

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Coronavirus Update for norfolk and the uk

The country-wide coronavirus death toll stands at 52,745 people as of 17th November. There have been close to 1.5 million cases and 196,559 hospital admissions. Though the number of new cases daily remains high, there has been a decrease over the last few days, bringing it down to just over 20,000. The daily death toll…

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Dominic Cummings Leaves Downing Street

Dominic Cummings left Number 10 on Friday the 13th, widely reported to be the latest manifestation of weeks of unrest within Downing Street. The announcement that he would be let go was released shortly before his departure, but it was expected that he would see the year out at least until Christmas. BBC Political Editor…


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