Councillors in Norfolk travelled to all corners of the globe last year a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Eastern Daily Press report:

Globe-trotting councillors enjoyed visits to China, the United States, Norway, Dublin, the United Arab Emirates and the Turks and Caicos Islands last year.

A Freedom of Information request has shown the number of times councillors and council officers have travelled abroad on council business.

In the vast majority of cases, the trips were paid for, not by councils directly, but through other funding streams, while on some occasions councillors paid their way themselves.

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