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Yesterday, 17:00

Firefighters were called in to clean up 100 litres of heating oil after a spill at a house.

A 67-year-old who has a love of crafts is using her time at home to create face masks with plastic windows, which she thinks could help children in schools and those who have trouble hearing.

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Family and friends will be allowed to meet in up to groups of six from next week under new lockdown easing measures.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A group of East Coast-based musicians has united in support of a radio station that has been impacted by the continuing coronavirus crisis.

No new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at any of Norfolk’s three main hospitals.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a building in Great Yarmouth’s town centre.

Parkrunners in Norfolk and Waveney have at least another month to wait before they can resume their weekly 5km challenge.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Crime

Tue, 14:16

A high-value bicycle has been stolen in a seaside village.

People have been praised by Norfolk’s police chief for adhering to social distancing rules when they headed out over the bank holiday weekend.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A police “superdog” has been praised by a distressed member of the public after helping to find her keys which had been lost on a rural walk.

A specialist Norfolk policing team set up to identify, disrupt and catch criminals on the county’s roads is celebrating its 500th arrest less than a year after being set up in the east of the county.

A woman was violently attacked and then lost her pet puppy which was killed by a passing car during the assault, a court heard.

Health

Yesterday, 18:59
Coronavirus

A 67-year-old who has a love of crafts is using her time at home to create face masks with plastic windows, which she thinks could help children in schools and those who have trouble hearing.

Family and friends will be allowed to meet in up to groups of six from next week under new lockdown easing measures.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A system to find people who have come into close contact with people with coronavirus has started in a bid to control the spread of the virus and help ease lockdown restrictions.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The founder of Clap for Carers has called for the gesture to be stopped.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A teenager has embarked on a marathon challenge – a year after suffering serious leg injuries in a freak sporting accident.

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Education

Yesterday, 08:29

A group representing school leaders in Norfolk has penned an open letter to parents dispelling rhetoric that teachers are blocking school reopenings and urging them to trust headteachers.

Secondary schools should only have a quarter of year 10 and year 12 pupils in at any one time to reduce coronavirus transmission risks, the Government’s new guidance says.

“It seems like whatever applies to the rest of society doesn’t apply in schools.”

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Headteachers have warned children could be getting “part-time education” for some time, at a debate focused on the reopening of schools in Norfolk.

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.

Business

Wed, 11:55

Norfolk will finally be able to get its McDonald’s fix as the chain has announced when all its drive-throughs will reopen.

Plans to “Covid-proof” seaside high streets are under way as the reopening of non-essential retailers begins from June 15.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

High street bakery chain Greggs, with outlets across Norfolk, hopes to open around 800 of its stores by the middle of next month.

Two north Norfolk branches of the store QD are among 10 across East Anglia which are set to reopen.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An attraction which has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to be ready for the summer season has said it could reopen at a day’s notice.

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Tue, 15:46

Great Yarmouth’s Haven Bridge will be temporarily closed for emergency repairs.

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Mon, 14:05

Fire crews spent an hour tackling a beach blaze in a Norfolk seaside village.

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Tue, 16:27

If you were upset about the Gorleston Clifftop Festival being cancelled there’s no need - because the entire thing is now being recreated on Minecraft.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
Wed, 11:55

Norfolk will finally be able to get its McDonald’s fix as the chain has announced when all its drive-throughs will reopen.

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Tue, 11:26

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Ludham - and police are now appealing for witnesses.

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