A council has made more than 1,100 workers redundant at a cost of £12.7m over the past five years, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Norfolk County Council, which has been hit by funding cuts, said the redundancies had saved £26.3m a year.

An average of about £11,550 has been paid to each worker made redundant since 2009, according to the figures.

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