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Richard Gill, a butcher in Downham Market. Pic: Archant

‘Haven’t sold a bag of flour in weeks’ - shoppers go back to supermarkets after traders’ lockdown rush

Green grocers and butchers are preparing for a second surge in demand if Covid-19 rules are tightened, after many shoppers returned to supermarkets when lockdown eased.

Prime minister Boris Johnson will give a televised address to outline further coronavirus restriction measures. Pic: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Video More working from home and delay in fans returning to sport to be announced by PM

Premier Inn jobs are under threat as owner Whitbread consults over cuts due to coronavirus. Photo: Luke Powell

Jobs at Premier Inn at risk as coronavirus hits hotel stays

Owner, Josh Green & his mum Sophie Green inside one of the outdoor dining pods at The Barn Restaurant, Terrington St John. Picture: Ian Burt

Restaurant told planning permission is needed for dining pods

The Coach and Horses on Thorpe Road. Picture: GoogleMaps

‘Just give us time to plan’: Pubs on potential weekend closure

Caistor Hall is now under new management and has revamped it's look. Gemma Poole is the new marketing manager and wedding coordinator. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

‘Don’t shut us down again’: Hotel owner’s plea to government as he launches £4m expansion plan

The Emmaus community in Ditchingham. This charity is opening a new shop with a difference in Norwich's Castle Quarter. Pic; Emmaus

New charity shop selling goods recycled from Harrods opening in Norwich

Grant Smith, 28, and Nick Mobbs, 57, outside the Imperial Hotel on North Drive in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Keiron Tovell.

From cleaning windows to running the business: Yarmouth man appointed hotel director

The East of England's strong food and drink sector has stopped the region faring as badly as some parts of the UK on the manufacturing front  Picture: 2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP

‘Long haul back’ for east’s manufacturers as investment slashed

John Eggleton of LA Whitmore and Co, based in Briston, near Fakenham, which is soon closing after 70 years. Picture: Stuart Anderson

Engineering firm to close after 70 years in same village

A computer-generated image of the proposed Ben Burgess headquarters at Swainsthorpe. Pic: Ben Burgess.

‘How on earth?’ Farm firm’s move called in as highways objections dropped

Alex Sargeant at Strangers. Pic: Archant

Coffee firm not reopening city centre cafe

Wispy Meadows Shepherd Hut Holidays have applied for planning permission to erect two more lodges as demand has soared for staycation holidays after lockdown. Owner Mark and Sasiton Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

‘Not a single negative review’: shepherd hut holiday firm to expand

Eaton Hand Car Wash in Ipswich Road, Norwich. Pic: Archant.

Car wash told it cannot create parking spaces for customers

The tree in Pottergate which planners and some members of the public have objected to being removed as part of the building work. Pic: Archant

New seven-storey hotel hits snag - over historic maple tree

Extinction Rebellion protestors outside Barclays Bank in Norwich. Their action is designed to raise awareness of Barclays' heavy investment in fossil fuels. Pic: NEIL DIDSBURY

Video Extinction Rebellion protest targets city centre bank

A busy Cromer beach on one of the hottest days of summer - but will it soon be empty again? Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

‘Jobs will be lost’: Bosses’ plea to government as Covid measures set to tighten

Mick Mann, from Market Cobbler, said he was happy with the design, but that some logistical arrangements about the move were stressing him out. Photo: Sarah Burgess

‘We’ve got to move with the times’ - Traders on £3.5m marketplace redevelopment

A new fuel depot could be built at Snetterton Business Park on the north west side of the A11. Picture: Google Maps

‘An exciting move’ - Permission for £1m fuel depot saves more than 30 jobs

Great Ormesby Hall, which is for sale. Pic: Bycroft

‘Like something out of a Beatrix Potter tale’: Grand home with ballroom for sale at £1.5m

Glen McDonald, owner of Retro Replay in Castle Quarter, Norwich. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY

Video Owner hits on idea to put bar in arcade to tackle slow trade because of Covid-19

Forest Retail Park in Thetford could get a KFC and Costa drive-thru. Picture: Archant

Town could be in line for new KFC and Costa

ScottishPower Renewables'  East Anglia ONE wind farm in the North Sea - with turbines turning as SNS2020 looked at the opportunities presented by a

Southern North Sea ‘could jump-start green recovery’

The owners of a vacant shop in Chapel Yard have applied to North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) to turn the premises into a convenience store. Picture: Jonathon Read.

Town could see new store three months after supermarket blaze

Sariska, the Sri Lankan leopard at Banham Zoo, has died. Pic: Ian Read/Banham Zoo.

Third big cat death in three months at Banham Zoo

Francis Guildea, general manager of Cromer Pier, where the Strictly Variety Show is being performed at the Pavilion Theatre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

‘Without the theatre the pier will struggle’ - how seaside town fared in the summer of lockdown

John Lewis in Norwich where staff won't be getting their usual bonus. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Staff at John Lewis miss out on bonus for first time in 67 years

Debenhams in Norwich. Pic: Archant

Axed Debenhams staff furious over adverts for new workers

The Banham Poultry factory in Attleborough has reopened following a coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Banham Poultry boss: ‘Our safety measures rival the best hospitals in the country’

Austhorpe House nursing home which has been sold to a developer to be converted into new homes. Pic: Savills.

Abandoned Victorian nursing home sells again – for conversion into homes

Acle A's Classic VW Campervan Hire Ltd Tom Hiller, director  Byline: Sonya Duncan (C) Archant 2020

Video Boss turns lockdown hobby into holiday rental firm after buying five VWs

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