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Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.

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Campaigners battling changes to the women’s state pension have spoken out ahead of a landmark appeal court case and urged tens of thousands of affected Norfolk women to “stay positive”.

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The mother of a teenage girl who attempted suicide after being left without mental health support during lockdown has criticised the trust for lapses in her care.

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Mental health services expect to see the demand for support rise by a fifth due to the coronavirus lockdown, as patients become increasingly unwell and doctors warn of the risk of increasing suicides, it has been revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Paperwork errors at Norfolk’s mental health trust have risen by more than a third in the past year, it has emerged.

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Campaigners warn planned tax changes could leave thousands at risk of financial ruin and serious mental health problems as MPs prepare to debate a finance bill in parliament today.

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Children from underprivileged backgrounds are not returning to schools “in the numbers they could and should”, the prime minister had said.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk Labour councillors and an MP have urged the BBC not to make “regrettable” cuts to its regional political coverage.

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A generation of Norfolk’s children are at risk of being “failed” and “forgotten” as issues with already struggling support services are worsened by the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Mental health patients are being restrained and isolated more often during the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

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The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for discussing in private a report into its staff culture of “bullying and lack of respect” - at a meeting meant to be open to the public.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The chief executive of a Norwich homelessness charity has urged the government to seize a “once in a generation” opportunity to put an end to rough sleeping.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The East of England could be set to benefit by £345m from a free trade deal with the United States, according to the minister in charge of negotiations.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

People have been told to wear face coverings in enclosed settings such as public transport and some shops, the government has announced, as it published its “road map to recovery” from the coronavirus lockdown.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Prime minister Boris Johnson has stressed the need for the public to “apply their common sense” as a changes to lockdown restrictions in England are introduced.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Care home owners welcomed the “brilliant” news that coronavirus tests will be provided for all staff and residents who need them.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Care home bosses in Norfolk say they feel like “sitting ducks” as they brace for the impact of the outbreak of coronavirus on their residents, staff and families.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk and Waveney’s councils have awarded millions of pounds worth of support to firms which have seen trading plummet due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A former East of England MEP has been hospitalised with the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk’s MPs have backed the “vital” role of local newspapers in keeping the elderly and isolated informed throughout the coronavirus crisis - and urged people to keep having their news delivered to the doorstep.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pensioners and disabled people in Norfolk have had time restrictions lifted on their use of free bus passes to travel around the county due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Norfolk’s NHS is set to spend millions bailing out a struggling group of health trusts outside of the county - despite financial reports from just days ago saying the payments would not happen.

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Campaigners protesting the rise in the women’s state pension age have staged a sit-down protest at a government department.

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London

Children and young people with mental health issues are waiting up to five months for treatment in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Great Yarmouth

A Norfolk MP has pledged to make solving the ongoing issues with the Greater Anglia rail service, which has seen swathes of cancellations and misery and frustration for stranded passengers, a “personal priority”.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

One of Norfolk’s safest Conservative seats, with the county’s largest slice of the electorate, South Norfolk has sent a Tory MP to Westminster in every election for almost 70 years.

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General Election 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Norfolk election candidates from across political lines have spoken of the “demoralising” effect of the “aggression and abuse” they face while on the campaign trail.

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General Election 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Norfolk health bosses have unveiled their plans to cope with winter pressures, with extra beds and more than £6m of funding in readiness for seasonal demand.

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