Eleanor Pringle

The entertainment community say they are “heartbroken” after bosses at the Norwich Theatre Royal confirmed the venue would be losing more than half its staff.

A restaurateur has been left bewildered at being given no outdoor seating space due to a zebra crossing – despite cars being banned on the road.

Bosses at the Norwich Theatre Royal have said they are “heart-broken” at having to axe more than half their staff.

Norwich Theatre Royal is to cut 113 jobs in a desperate bid to secure its future.

Burger chain Byron could be the next casualty in Norwich with the brand edging towards administration.

A pub landlord has said he will close its doors due to lack of outdoor space – despite a ban on cars on its street.

Independent businesses in the city centre have welcomed the news that the council have temporarily banned cars on their streets.

A historic pub in the centre of Norwich has announced it will reopen as a shop as well as a free house.

East Anglia’s economy is in a precarious position as its hospitality sector begins to reopen, with the cancellation of live performances costing £15m alone.

Norwich steakhouse Middletons has revealed it will reopen next week having been closed for 15 weeks.

Customers will be able to return to bingo halls on July 4, as Mecca has announced it is reopening. The venue in Norwich’s Aylsham road confirmed today that it will open its doors next week. 
In a move to protect staff and customers mecca have confirmed that social distancing measures will be in place, as well as rigorous cleaning and training and putting a capacity cap in place.

Customers enjoying pizza from a Norwich restaurant will now be able to relax in the grounds of a nearby church.

As Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism economy gears up to reopen for summer leaders in the sector have made their predictions about when customers will return.

McDonald’s has reopened some of its sites for walk-in orders, where previously fans of the chain could only order at drive-throughs.

A new vintage designer shop has opened in Norfolk selling everything from Dolce and Gabbana suits to Prada heels.

Licensing public spaces and using parking spaces for al fresco dining are two small changes which could have a “huge” impact on independent businesses, a retail expert has suggested.

A Norfolk garden centre has closed one of its sites for good after lockdown – but only because its bosses are run off their feet with online orders.

Norwich’s independent picture house, Cinema City, has announced the date it is set to reopen.

The landlords of a Norfolk pub have handed back the keys, saying trading conditions are simply too tough.

With the high street reopening and settling in to the new normal, businesses across the county have highlighted what they need to get back on their feet.

Today, I’m laying down the gauntlet.

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