Tax free childcare announced this week

Ministers this week outlined the childcare options available for working parents including tax-free childcare worth up to £2000 for children under 12, support for children with disabilities up to age of 17, and a new child care scheme available to the self-employed.

£10 million announced for Thetford development

Today, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid announced Thetford would be awarded £10million investment from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to support the building of new roads, schools, cycle paths and essential groundwork.

Norfolk Constabulary's Moonshot team has new recruit

Crime fighters in West Norfolk had a new recruit this week when local MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. The squad target offenders who use the road network to carry out crime across the county.

New cafe soon to open at Downham Market station

One stop on the Fenline rail route sure to be welcomed by passengers is the new Platform One Café at Downham Market rail station. Scheduled to open in February, the café will open from 4.30 am every day, serving a variety of teas, coffees, croissants and cakes plus light snacks.

New F35 jets into London

The world’s most advanced fighter jet, F35, made a guest appearance in central London this week. Well to be fair, it was not the actual aircraft but the F35 flight simulator that landed at Savoy place, WC2 to showcase its capabilities.

Truss welcomes PM announcement

Elizabeth Truss MP today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement on the progress made in the EU discussions. In an announcement this morning form Brussels, the Prime Minister said that agreement has been reached on EU and UK citizens’ rights, Northern Ireland border, financial settlement.

Small Business Saturday

Thetford Town councillors with Elizabeth Truss MP supporting small business Saturday at Thetford Winter Wonderland. Over 20 independent retailers plus food stalls attended the winter wonderland that ran throughout the weekend.