Press Articles

February 2016

Businesses must unite to make an upgraded A47 a reality soon EDP24,

October 2015

West Norfolk MPs call for swift start to A47 work Fenland Citizen,
MPs: Planned improvements to A47 will not stop us lobbying for more ITV News,

September 2015

Over £2billion to improve A14, A11, A12, A47, A1 and M11 Peterborough today,

August 2015

Little Whirlpool Ramshorn snail colony migration trail (A47 Acle straight) FOI request Highways England,

July 2015

MPs express their frustration at long wait for £300m A47 upgrade EDP24,
Tiny snails could hold up dualling of A47 Acle Straight EDP24,
New A47 to be built at a snail's pace The Telegraph,
Multimillion pound safety scheme on deadly road could be delayed by three years - because of a tiny SNAIL MIRROR,
King’s Lynn MP makes A47 pledge after Budget EDP,
Money to be set aside for infrastructure in budget EDP,

June 2015

Five year delay on A47 construction is not good enough, say MPs EDP24,

May 2015

Manufacturers in Norfolk need better investment, says company manager EDP 24,

January 2015

Norfolk County Councillors deem the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight a “top priority EDP24,
A1/A47 Wansford Interchange (East) Improvement update Fleet Directory,

December 2014

Ed Balls in vow over A47 upgrade work EDP24,
£16 million upgrade for A47 Guyhirn roundabout widely welcomed with dualling of road firmly on agenda Cambs Times,
Diggers in the ground on A47 in 2019 - but not enough end-to-end journeys for full dualling, Transport officials say EDP24,
A47 to be extended to Lowestoft in £1.5b roads plan ITV Anglia,
£300m upgrade to A47 among Government’s £15bn ‘road investment strategy’ Peterborough Telegraph,
£300m upgrade to A47 among Government’s £15bn ‘road investment strategy’ Peterborough Telegraph,
Council welcomes millions promised for A47 upgrade Cambridgeshire County Council,
Truss delighted by £300 million investment for A47 News Desk,
Green light for improvements to A47 Fenland junction Fenland Citizen,
Major roads investment in the east of England Department for Transport,
Government announces £15 billion roads plan MSM,

November 2014

Chancellor George Osborne says A47 investment is ‘essential’, but stops short of funding pledge EDP24,
Chancellor George Osborne says “further investment in A47 is essential for growing the economy of Norfolk” on visit to Norwich EDP24,
Tory backing for 'desperately needed' upgrade A47 BBC News,
A47 in the East to benefit from improvements, David Cameron to formally announce today EDP24,
PM promises A47 improvements ITV News,
PM Pledges £15bn For 'Roads Revolution' SKY News,
Road-building blitz: David Cameron targets key marginal votes with £15bn investment scheme The Independant,
David Cameron commits to £15bn roads investment Financial Times,
David Cameron announces plans to invest £15billion in Britain's road network The Mirror,
PM to spend an extra 15billion on Britians worst roads - VIDEO Good Morning Britian,
Hopes rise for “chunky sums of money” for A47 upgrade EDP24,
Minister recognises A47 importance Brandon Lewis MP News,
Hopes rise for “chunky sums of money” for A47 upgrade EDP24,

October 2014

Minister's 'chunky money' for roads Daily Mail,
Roads minister visits congestion-cutting scheme in the east of England Fleet News,
West Norfolk MP welcomes offer of further A47 talks Lynn News,

September 2014

TORY CONFERENCE: A47 is “low hanging fruit” for government EDP24,
Truss calls for a commitment for full dualling of A47 Elizabeth Truss MP News ,

August 2014

Feasibility study raises hopes of major A47 improvements Norfolk County Council News Desk,

July 2014

Roads minister Robert Goodwill talks up A47 funding chances after driving the route EDP24,

May 2014

Heroine of the A47 calls for more action to be taken at busy junction near North Burlingham EDP24,
MPs told to book their seats for the Autumn Statement as minister shows strong support for A47 upgrade EDP24,
Roads minister signals A47 will have some success in bid for upgrade cash EDP,
Roads minister hints at A47 updgrade ITV Anglia News,
Roads minister Robert Goodwill hints at partial A47 upgrade ITV Anglia News,
A47 upgrade hopes rise as Parliament debates calls by Cambs, Norfolk and Suffolk MPs to make it a priority CAMBS Times 24,
Shadow roads minister questions if government is delivering “plan of action” for A47 EDP24,
MEPs call for A47 funding ITV Anglia News,
. Norfolk and Suffolk MPs to put pressure on government to act on A47 in debate EDP24,

April 2014

Region to benefit from major transport funding for A47 improvement Department for Transport,

March 2014

A47 Alliance needs your support to beat the Jams Federation of Small Businesses,

February 2014

Minister tells MPs the A47 and A12 upgrade is in the “premier league” of schemes he is looking at EDP,
Government should spend £100 million to improve A47 in West Norfolk, new report says Lynn News,
Campaigning A47 Alliance Group to Meet Road Ministers KLFM,
MPs Appeal To Dual Whole Of A47 HEart 102.4,

January 2014

PM: I will be talking to George about A47 EDP,
Cameron says A47 is “crucial”, but will not confirm it will be in Autumn Statement EDP,
Government confirms A12 between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft will form key part of study into improving roads in Norfolk and Suffolk EDP,
Dear David: Eight issues impacting our region that the Prime Minister needs to know about - what do you think? EDP,
Prime minister says A47 upgrade will benefit Lowestoft EDP,
Prime Minister urged to action infrastructure on visit to Norfolk and Suffolk New Anglia LEP News Desk,
Call for banks to support the A47 EDP,
‘The time for talking and yet further studies is over’ - rallying cry to David Cameron for A47 cash EDP,
A47 Trunk Road and Postwick Interchange Annoucement - The A47 Alliance welcomes this major boost to the Norfolk economy. Postwick Interchange is one the Alliance's short term goals. Department of Transport News Desk,
£19m shake-up for Norwich A47 junction gets government green light EDP,
New Anglia LEP welcomes road improvements to boost Norfolk’s economy New Anglia LEP News Desk,
Plans to extend A47 from Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft revealed EDP,
A47 talks in Lowestoft Suffolk County Council News Desk,

December 2013

MPs call for more ambition in short term demands for the A47 EDP,
Alliance launches website to press case for A47 investment Norfolk County Council News Desk,
Treasury minister says there are no plans to toll the A47 after A14 u-turn EDP,
Feberation of Small Businesses - Getting East Anglia Connected FSB,

November 2013

HS2 economic predictions do not take account of A11, A14 and Norwich in 90 investment - inquiry told EDP,
Can the roads around King’s Lynn cope with another 1,100 new homes at North Runcton, between the A10 and A47? EDP,
Don’t even think about it - Norfolk’s message to government over A47 tolling EDP,
MP warns of knock-on effects of tolling the A14 EDP,
Roads minister Robert Goodwill - ‘More evidence is needed to justify A47 improvements’ EDP,

October 2013

Businesses to get chance to quiz the chancellor EDP,
David Cameron pledges action over A47 Dereham Times,
Businesses need to show united front on transport EDP,
The state of Norfolk’s transport links - let us know what you think EDP,

September 2013

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will not rule out A47 toll EDP,
Call for short-term upgrades on A47 EDP,
Wait goes on for Acle Straight dualling EDP,
Video: Transport minister Stephen Hammond ‘impressed’ with A47 campaign EDP,
Transport minister Stephen Hammond in Norfolk today to see ‘notorious’ A47 EDP,
Priority areas identified for A47 ahead of minister’s crucial EDP,
David Cameron pledges action over A47 - The prime minister has offered his assurance that the government is “on the case” when it comes to making long-awaited upgrades to the A47. EDP,
Minister’s road trip to see full extent of A47’s traffic problems EDP,

August 2013

Why the A47 is one of the most dangerous roads in the region Peterborough Telegraph,
Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin looks to put Norfolk’s transport links in the fast lane after visit to A11 dualling project EDP,
A47 upgrade is back on the agenda EDP,

July 2013

Road works de-railed Lynn News,
Approval of McDonald’s scheme in Dereham could add weight to A47 upgrade campaign EDP,
Fight goes on for A47 funding, says West Norfolk MP Lynn News,

June 2013

A47 to miss out in government spending review EDP,

May 2013

A47 changes in the spotlight EDP,
Objections lodged against Postwick Hub ahead of public inquiry EDP,
The Artful Codger - We must be on guard Lynn News,

March 2013

Budget 2013: Campaigners for A47 improvements hope slice of £3bn will come to Norfolk EDP,
Cross-party support grows for A47 dualling EDP,
Mustard video: Tragic deaths on Norfolk’s A47 show why road needs to be made safer, campaigners say EDP,
Safety calls after A47 death toll rises to eight in just 10 weeks EDP,

February 2013

KING’S LYNN: Time for action on A47, MP tells government Lynn News,
WEST NORFOLK: MP urges A47 upgrades Lynn News,
A47 “ideally placed” for cash EDP,
Minister: A47 upgrade crucial to economic growth EDP,
MPs will press for cash to improve A47 in House of Commons debate Great Yarmouth Mercury,

January 2013

WEST NORFOLK: Wisbech councillor’s call to join A47 campaign Lynn News,

December 2012

Update: Fresh calls for A47 improvements after Christmas Eve double death crash EDP,
Map: “Huge step forward” for A47 EDP,
A47 campaign given major boost EDP,
Norfolk businesses spell out case for A47 improvements EDP,
Roads cash to focus minds on A47 EDP,

November 2012

A47 improvements drive in Norfolk is led by a Mini-MP Lynn News,
Norfolk comes together to push case for A47 improvements EDP,
‘I can never see the point in trying to attract investment to the region while the A47 improvements have not been carried out.’ A haulier gives his views Great Yarmouth Mercury,
THE FRIDAY DEBATE: Is it time improvements were made to the A47 through Norfolk? Follow and join in with our coverage of a day of campaign action to get the issue resolved Great Yarmouth Mercury,
‘I can never see the point in trying to attract investment to the region while the A47 improvements have not been carried out.’ A haulier gives his views Great Yarmouth Mercury,
A47 Gateway to Growth - prosperity and jobs from achievable improvements Norfolk County Council News Desk,
KING’S LYNN: Mini drive for max effect on A47 dualling Lynn News,
Calls for the A47 to be dualled ITV News Report,

October 2012

Norfolk County Council bids to move dualling of A47 Acle Straight up the agenda Great Yarmouth Mercury,

July 2012

Westminster meeting plans to get A47 money EDP,

May 2012

West Norfolk: Keep demanding new road - MP Lynn News,
King’s Lynn: Fight starts for A47 Euro cash Lynn News,