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More road space needed to socially distance, say Norwich Greens

Norwich city councillors from the Green Party have suggested a reduction in the space used by cars so cyclists and pedestrians are able to socially distance on roads. It comes as the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a £250 million emergency travel fund with a raft of proposals that include emergency “pop-up” bike lanes, decreasing speed limits…

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Election Special: what the Norwich South candidates are saying

Brexit Party: Alexander Gilchrist “I’m in it to win it here” “More proportional representation is required” To Alexander Gilchrist, “what the Brexit Party stands for is democracy and rights.” He says it embodies a range of “various different political spectrums,” referencing his own experiences of being “on marches at Burston with Jeremy Corbyn” as an…

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Election box

In the past few weeks after the announcement of a general election, all the parties have launched their campaigns for what should be one of the most significant elections in British history. A key campaign issue is the ongoing debate about our future relationship with the European Union, and parties are going to extreme lengths…

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UEA professor Catherine Rowett elected as MEP

UEA philosophy professor Catherine Rowett has been elected as an MEP for the Greens in the UK’s European elections. In her acceptance speech she said, “Now is the time for action, not words.” For the election the UK was split into twelve sections in terms of area. Norwich was in the East of England area….

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Youth Climate Strikes take Norwich city centre

Norwich has become one of numerous cities nationally to take part in a worldwide wave of student climate strikes. On Friday 15 February, more than 10,000 students were absent from schools nationwide to protest the lack of government action for climate change. The strikes were initiated as part of action taken by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg…

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Interview: Richard Bearman

Concrete spoke to Richard Bearman, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South to discuss the party’s policies, before the vote on Thursday 8 June. Mr Bearman is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and the incumbent Clive Lewis (Labour). When asked how the constituency would benefit were he to be elected…

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Local elections round up

Norwich Labour Party retained control of Norwich City Council in last month’s elections, while Norfolk’s Independent Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, lost his bid for re-election and was replaced by Conservative Lorne Greene. Labour Within Norwich, Labour gained 4 seats from the Green Party, increasing their majority on the city council. In University ward,…

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