Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.
Here's a look at what our newly-elected MPs have promised to do about the key issues in Norfolk and Waveney.
Norfolk schools are facing a £29m funding shortfall next year compared to 2015, despite political parties promising billions of pounds of more money, a union has claimed.
Nearly one in five shops are empty on some Norfolk and Waveney high streets, but tourist hotspots are booming.
The horror of human trafficking has been exposed again with the death of 39 Vietnamese people in a container in Essex. Taz Ali looks at how the dark world of people-smuggling has affected this region.
Nearly 10pc of serious and fatal accidents in Norfolk happened on the A47, making it the most dangerous road in the county.
Nearly 50 neighbourhoods in Norfolk and Waveney are among the 10pc most deprived in the country, figures have revealed.
Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have rated appointment times as their biggest source of frustration, with some complaining of waiting several weeks to see a doctor.
A driver who was caught using his phone tested positive for alcohol and a Class A drug.
Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.
Coastal areas will have to rely on more migration or face a decline in their workforce, according to government figures.
Passenger satisfaction on the region's trains is improving but delays are still a problem, survey figures show.
Stars have been lining the yellow carpet at the UK premiere of Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday, which was largely filmed in East Anglia.
The region is braced for thunderstorms, torrential rain and flooding as more weather warnings have been put in place.
A man has been hit with an £826 court bill after admitting speeding on the A47.
British Red Cross first aid volunteer groups that have provided support at small public events across the region will be disbanded in a bid to save costs.
A dog walker who found a "funny-looking fish" on a beach was stunned to find it was a tiny shark.
Three young people who face hardship in their day-to-day life will receive thousands of pounds of funding to support their sporting career.
A theme park rollercoaster ride carrying around 12 people malfunctioned on the first day of the new season.
The tragic disappearance and drowning of a Great Yarmouth man sparked a flurry of rumours that he was murdered, an inquest has heard.
It is described to have the country's best rivers, marshes and lakes, with "silvery water on an autumnal evening; a marsh full of delicate flora; a wherry in full sail gliding noiselessly past".
High winds have caused havoc across Norfolk and Waveney with gusts of up to 60mph recorded in some areas of the county.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with the possibility of snow early Sunday.
Ambulance response times in Norfolk have steadily climbed since the start of the new year, with health chiefs blaming difficulties in recruiting emergency staff.
Boaters have raised concerns there are not enough moorings in the Broads to cope with the increased capacity during the summer months.
Strong winds and wet weather is expected to reach Norfolk and Waveney this weekend in the first storm of the year.
The number of people using bus services in Norfolk and Suffolk continues to fall, with latest figures showing millions of passengers choosing not to travel by bus.
A pile up involving half a dozen cars on the A47 caused traffic to come to a standstill in Norwich this morning, with motorists stuck in traffic for more than an hour in queues stretching nearly 10 miles.
A builder who took nearly £1,500 from a woman for work he failed to start has avoided punishment, after telling magistrates he had to pay off mounting debt.
A 34-year-old man has been fined after he was involved in a "violent brawl" in front of terrified children at a Norwich pub.