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Children in East Anglia get lowest pocket money in Britain - but still outstrip their parents' wages

Children's pocket money has risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wages since 1987.

Research by Halifax has found that pocket money has risen four fold with the average child in Britain receiving £6.35 per week. Meanwhile their parents' wages have only risen by 188% in the same 27 year period.

Two thirds of children do chores to earn their pocket money, and nearly 9 out of 10 of the youngsters surveyed understood that adults get money from working.

But whilst children in London get the most pocket money, with an average of £8.26 per week, East Anglian pocket money is only £5.15, the lowest in Britain.


Norwich: Police release CCTV linked to criminal damage

Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to about criminal damage to a takeaway in Norwich.

CCTV released by Norfolk Police Credit: Norfolk Police
CCTV released by Norfolk Police Credit: Norfolk Police

At 3am on the 24th of September, chairs were thrown over the counter of the takeaway on Prince of Wales Road, and one was used to smash a display fridge.

The police think the man could help them with their investigation. They are asking anyone who might have seen the incident to contact them.

Warning to drivers as clocks go back

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk have launched an operation to improve road safety and reduce collisions as the darker nights draw in.

Collision rates tend to increase at this time of year and police are warning drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday.

"I would encourage drivers to watch their speed, keep a good distance between you and the car in front, and take time to look out for other road users, cyclists and pedestrians. It is also important to make sure your vehicle is fit for winter conditions; make sure lights and windscreen wipers are working, that your tyres have sufficient tread and regularly top up the windscreen wash.”

– Chris Spinks

Police will be carrying out roadside checks until the 2nd November.


Independent inquiry to be launched into Norfolk school inspection allegations

Ofsted is to appoint an independent figure to look into claims that three Norfolk schools were given advance notice of inspections.

Ofsted says the inquiry is being put in place in the light of new evidence in relation to the inspections of the three schools run by the Inspiration Trust led by Dame Rachel de Souza.

An earlier investigation which was published a month ago, found no evidence to substantiate the allegations that the three schools in question had been given the dates of their Ofsted inspections.

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