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A resounding clap was heard across Norfolk during the second applause for workers battling on the coronavirus frontline.

Planning is under way to create a temporary mortuary in Norfolk, as the number of deaths of people with coronavirus in the county continues to rise.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Thirty-one people have now died as a result of coronavirus in Norfolk, as a further six deaths were confirmed at the county’s hospitals.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Any attempt to “weaponise” coronavirus by threatening to cough at police officers can never be tolerated by society.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Two churches within a Norfolk benefice are being lit up as a “beacon of hope” during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The Labour Party leadership favourite has warned the UK “desperately needs to improve” testing rates and risks having no “viable exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Close friends of a much-loved lorry driver who died in a crash on the A47 have created a touching floral tribute to him inspired by his career.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Runners have been urged not to arrange their own gatherings, after Parkrun UK cancelled its weekly Saturday morning events in response to government health precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Norfolk Entertainment

Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.


Are you stuck at home? Are you feeling lost without being able to go to your usual local gigs?

The shortlist for the International Booker Prize has been announced - it’s the ideal reading list for while you’re in isolation.

Comfort viewing: the best feel-good TV series to get you through coronavirus lockdown if you’re self-isolating, socially-distancing or just need a much-needed escape for a few hours.

These programmes will give tired mums and dads time to have a cup of tea and a breather while their little ones are entertained.


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