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Positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in eight Norfolk schools, council bosses have said, but none of them are classed as outbreaks.

The first possible signs of a coronavirus outbreak at Banham Poultry were not flagged up by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the county’s director of public health has said.

Questions have been asked over why county councillors decided economic factors outweighed their own officers concerns over a company’s controversial bid to move its farm machinery headquarters.

The number of coronavirus cases in Norfolk are “creeping up”, the county’s director of public health has warned, as she said a tightrope must be walked to keep the virus in check.

Updated Power cut hits almost 200 properties

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Almost 200 properties in and around Thetford have been left without power after a high voltage overhead electricity line fault.

The recent sunny weather has come to an abrupt end today, with heavy rain in parts of Norfolk - and forecasters say temperatures will now plunge in the days ahead.

Virtual reality video games are being used by Norwich scientists to see if they can help people who have had strokes rehabilitate during coronavirus restrictions.

Drivers will face diversions when a roundabout on one of the main roads in and out of Norwich is closed for five nights for £150,000 of roadworks.

Police have appealed for information after graffiti tags were sprayed on the fence of a home.

A call has been made for a shake-up of the car park at a popular Norwich park, due to problems when it gets particularly busy.

People should work from home if they can, government ministers have said, ahead of Boris Johnson’s televised address tonight over further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Furious councillors have pledged not to give up the fight over the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight - and said they believe it can still get on the government’s next wave of road schemes.

People are being urged to help catch a man who is wanted by police.

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has warned it could axe up to 6,000 jobs as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit demand for hotel stays.

Firefighters spent more than four hours helping to control a chemical leak at an industrial estate.

A controversial move to spend almost £2m on a car park at Norfolk County Council’s County Hall headquarters has been defended by Conservative county councillors.

The last thing Norfolk needs at the moment is a “resource-hungry, navel-gazing” debate over whether local government needs to be reorganised, the leader of the county council has said.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said that the national testing system for coronavirus needs to improve - but was not able to give an answer when pressed on how many wasted appointments there had been in the county.

A new campaign has launched to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and highlight that, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, there are children looking for their new family.

Readers have given their verdict on whether Norfolk should be included in a second coronavirus lockdown, as the government refuses to rule one out.

The remarkable response of people in Norwich to the coronavirus pandemic has been captured for posterity, through hundreds of photographs and objects which will tell the story to future generations.

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