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Yesterday, 15:40
Coronavirus in Norfolk

The majority of Norfolk’s MPs have gone quiet over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown travel, with just two out of nine responding to our requests for comment.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has set out his plans for the staged reopening of shops in England, with markets potentially reopening in a week’s time and other shops from the middle of June.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk parents are divided on the issue of Dominic Cummings’ cross-country lockdown travel for childcare as reactions range from empathy to outright disgust.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Two more patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus at the Norfolk’s hospitals.

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.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous is calling for the prime minister’s chief aide to resign after his controversial lockdown travel as he admits receiving hundreds of emails from frustrated constituents.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned.

Mary Evans

Crime

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fifty cannabis plants have been seized by the police after an illegal outdoor grow was discovered on the Suffolk coast.

Two large gatherings of people had to be dispersed from the same area following reports of barbecues and outdoor parties.

Lowestoft

The owner of a 10-year-old cat who died after being blasted with a shotgun says she hopes karma catches up with the shooter.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable STEVE JUPP praises the public’s efforts in adhering to lockdown restrictions - but says there is more work to be done yet.

Coronavirus

A father has said he will never forget the fear he felt when his car was rammed three times by a “lunatic driver”, a court has heard.

Health

Yesterday, 19:31
Coronavirus in Norfolk

Prime minister Boris Johnson has set out his plans for the staged reopening of shops in England, with markets potentially reopening in a week’s time and other shops from the middle of June.

Two more patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus at the Norfolk’s hospitals.

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.

One new coronavirus-related death has been recorded at a Norfolk hospital.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An A&E doctor who warned of the dangers of breaking lockdown says under fire Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings should resign.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

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Education

Mary Evans

Dozens of questions are being asked by schools in Suffolk as they prepare to open schools from June 1 in a bid to ensure safety.

A headteacher has praised the outstanding efforts of her staff as preparations continue for a return to the classroom.

Lowestoft Suffolk

Individual headteachers and governors will be given the final say on when schools can open to more children, the leader of Norfolk County Council has said.

The chief executive of the largest primary-only academy trust in the country has stressed that schools will only reopen to priority year groups once “rigorous risk assessments” had been carried out.

Dedicated home-schooling activities have been produced to help children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Suffolk during the coronavirus lockdown.

Suffolk County Council

Business

Sunday, May 24, 2020
Coronavirus in Norfolk

A much-loved lido which spent £500,000 on upgrades for this season says it is working to make swimming safe in a socially distanced world.

Staff at a long established building company returned to work this week amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

Lowestoft

Two coastal towns have been praised by local businesses for keeping their distance as the bank holiday weekend approaches.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Norfolk was nearly double the rate it was a year ago according to figures released this week.

Two Norfolk pubs are so ready to reopen that they have hired marquees for their beer garden

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A new push to get Suffolk cycling in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown could solve town centre congestion in Suffolk while encouraging social distancing, it has been claimed.

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Suffolk County Council
Sunday, May 24, 2020

A poet and spoken word artist from Bungay has won a top national award for his latest spoken word performance.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Two well-known GPs who haver served a market town for decades will be retiring at the end of the month.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

A family reunion in Ilketshall St Andrew saw 40 people from across Norfolk and Canada meeting to discuss and celebrate their family history.

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Yesterday, 15:40

The majority of Norfolk’s MPs have gone quiet over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown travel, with just two out of nine responding to our requests for comment.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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