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Millions of pounds will be pumped into five of the region’s historic high streets in a bid to unlock their potential for a post-Covid world.

People who refuse to give details when entering a pub, bar cafe or restaurant could be refused entry and potentially face legal proceedings.

Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The famous Red Arrows flew over Norfolk in celebration of an air base’s 100th anniversary.

Gold and silver jewellery was stolen from a home during a burglary in broad daylight.

Watton

“Mindless” vandals who drove across a cricket pitch causing extensive damage for the second time in 13 months have left the ground’s owners feeling “angry and hopeless”.

Norfolk has been taken off the national coronavirus ‘watchlist’ - at a time when lockdowns are being imposed in other parts of the country.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Crime

Yesterday, 16:13
Watton

Gold and silver jewellery was stolen from a home during a burglary in broad daylight.

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A woman was hit in the head by her car’s wing mirror in a hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.

Norfolk Live

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

Health

Yesterday, 19:37

People who refuse to give details when entering a pub, bar cafe or restaurant could be refused entry and potentially face legal proceedings.

Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk has been taken off the national coronavirus ‘watchlist’ - at a time when lockdowns are being imposed in other parts of the country.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned a second national lockdown has not been ruled out to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Boris Johnson has urged the public to speak to groups thought to be breaking new rules on gatherings before reporting them to police.

Education

Monday, September 7, 2020

It’s not quite school as they know it but thousands of children have returned to the classroom for the start of the school year.

Thousands of children across Norfolk and Waveney return to school on Monday. For the majority, it will be the first time they have been in class for six months. SIMON PARKIN reports on what schools are doing to help get pupils’ education back on track...

School children across Norfolk are returning to classrooms next week after a six-month hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Families are facing back to school uncertainty after being warned they may miss out on places on a school bus scheme.

Extra ‘child only’ bus services are set to be introduced and commuters urged to avoid school rush-hour in order to give priority to pupils when Norfolk schools reopen next week.

Business

Mon, 16:40

Hobbycraft is opening a new store in King’s Lynn after seeing a rise in demand in lockdown.

Terraced and semi-detached homes built for servicemen and women at Norfolk’s RAF Marham are going on sale.

Adrian Flux Insurance is providing a jobs boost to Norfolk by offering roles across its three offices.

Norfolk pubs are preparing for a busy weekend, with sunshine forecast and new coronavirus rules coming in on Monday.

Dereham

There could be light at the end of the lockdown tunnel as the Prime Minister has revealed life could get “much closer to normal” by Christmas.

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