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06:30

It’s not all doom and gloom on the high street in Great Yarmouth.

In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

The Lion at Thurne is the perfect summer spot, boasting views of the Broads and a huge beer garden - but is the food as good as the setting? Louisa Baldwin headed along to find out.

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Visitors to the coast have been urged to take extra caution over “lethally cold” water amid a nationwide heatwave.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for next week.

A woman grabbed a knife off a would-be robber as he demanded money.

Great Yarmouth

A two-day old baby died of natural causes after contracting a bacterial infection, an inquest has heard.

Crime

Yesterday, 17:11
Great Yarmouth

A woman grabbed a knife off a would-be robber as he demanded money.

A jury has taken less than two hours to find a woman guilty of manslaughter after she pushed her friend down the stairs following a row over a holiday to Morocco.

A man who smashed a town centre shop window has been handed a community order and told to pay £100 in compensation.

An anti-social tenant has been jailed for 38 weeks after ignoring an injunction banning him from harassing other residents on a Bury St Edmunds housing estate.

A speedboat and its trailer have been stolen under the cover of darkness.

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Health

In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

People have been warned to book a test if they have coronavirus symptoms ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend by the coast, after a slight rise in cases in the Great Yarmouth borough.

More than 1,000 patients living with life-limiting illnesses have received free specialist palliative care across coastal communities in the first year of a community health partnership.

Four people at a nursery have tested positive for coronavirus - in the same coastal town that saw a pub worker suffer the same fate.

Emergency services are 
urging the public to behave responsibly as Norfolk and Waveney prepares to sizzle in sweltering weather.

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Education

Wed, 19:06
Coronavirus in Norfolk

Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

The reopening of schools to all pupils from September could lead to an increase in new coronavirus cases, it has been warned.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Schools across Norfolk are to receive around £2million to fund building projects as part of a new plan to improve education facilities in England, it has been announced.

A primary school told it needed to improve by Ofsted inspectors will see a new headteacher begin his first year in charge when all pupils return in September.

Pupils will face big changes to lessons, classrooms and break times when they return to school in September.

Business

06:30

It’s not all doom and gloom on the high street in Great Yarmouth.

A hotel easing out of lockdown has given regular guests a taste of the “new normal” and raised £2,000 for good causes.

A final call is being made to businesses that haven’t yet claimed their Covid-19 Government grant.

Queues formed outside restaurants, cafés and pubs as diners flocked to grab a discounted dinner under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which launched on Monday in a bid to boost the industry. Our reporters enjoyed a taste of the bargains on offer.

Food and Drink

Parking on a high street has been restored after barriers placed on the road to allow room for social distancing were removed.

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Mon, 10:36

A staff member has tested positive for coronavirus at a Wetherspoon’s pub in Norfolk.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
Wed, 16:14

A man who smashed a town centre shop window has been handed a community order and told to pay £100 in compensation.

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Tue, 16:26

A family have hailed a mystery “knight in shining armour” who rushed to the rescue when their dog got into trouble swimming out to sea.

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Mon, 16:00

Eight staff members have been sent home to self-isolate after a worker at a Wetherspoons pub tested positive for coronavirus.

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Mon, 08:29

Parts of Norfolk saw a small rise in the coronavirus infection rate last week, while others saw infection rates fall - but overall numbers remain low.

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