The Government has warned it will take over running children's services in Norfolk unless there's a dramatic improvement within the next six months.
It follows yet another damning report from Ofsted, the third in six months. The watchdog is highly critical of the way the county looks after children and fails to support school improvements.
It all adds up to a tough baptism for the new interim head of the department, Sheila Lock, who has been drafted in as a troubleshooter.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.