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This house in Cliff Hill, Gorleston, has moved a total stranger to write to the owner to tell him how much it lifted her spirits Picture: Gary Wells

Mystery woman leaves note reacting to town’s blue house

During these times of “doom and gloom” it’s often said it’s the smallest gestures that go the longest way to lift spirits.

The White Horse Inn at Brancaster. Picture: The White Horse

Pub to increase workforce as marquee-with-a-view is a hit

North Wootton Park, on the outskirts of King's Lynn, where the attack took place  Picture: Google

Three attacked by mob in park

Wagamama will be doing half-priced meals. Photo: Archant

Which restaurants have confirmed they will be doing cut price meals?

The A47 was closed after a collision involving seven cars near Chalk Farm  Picture: Google

Part of A47 closed after seven vehicle crash

Bradley Raper who died following a collision near Thetford in 2018. Picture: Supplied by Chantelle Dwyer

Man denies causing death of sportsman by dangerous driving

Pop Up Pictures' drive in cinema at the Norfolk Showground Picture: Louisa Baldwin

Video Drive-in cinema review: The perfect summer outing without rustling popcorn

Mark Hedge says the planning to ban cars on St Benedicts should be reconsidered. Picture: Archant

Businesses push council to review car ban on city centre street

A barbastelle bat found in woodlands which would be destroyed by the proposed Norwich Western Link. Pic: C Packman.

‘Heavy-handed’ accusation as council forced to suspend Western Link bat survey

Waveney Labour Party group members involved in a socially distanced protest at the Uplands Children�s Centre in Ashburnham Way, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

Protests ahead of children’s centres decision

Charisma Beauty and Skincare, 10 Farmers Avenue re opening after lock down with extra safety measures in place. Owner Charlotte Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Salon gets 200 calls in a day as beauty parlours reopen

An 80-year-old woman has died after a crash between two cars on Dereham Road in Wendling. Picture: Maps

Woman in 80s dies after crash

Maisie Lossau with her parents and the family dog. Picture: The Brain Tumour Charity

Mother of daughter who uses ventilator expresses concern over equipment shortages

Fears disadvantaged children are facing increased technological poverty have sparked fresh calls for action to provide families with laptops. Photo: Getty/Stock

Video ‘Technological poverty’ fears spark call to action for county’s children

Suffolk Trading Standards have urged people in East Suffolk to beware doorstep fraudsters. Picture: Edward Bock, Getty Images/Hemera.

Scam calls warning as ‘fraudsters’ offer Covid-19 testing

A Norfolk council has overspent by almost £700,000 on housing and is facing “significant” and “unsustainable” cash pressures. Pictured, Breckland Council during a remote cabinet meeting. Photo: YouTube

Council overspent £700k due to ‘unprecedented’ need for housing service

Isabel Powley, 18, has set up her own cake firm Oh.Bakey. Pic: Isabel Powley/Archant

Teenager sets up her own firm as demand for cakes spikes

An abnormal load being previously escorted as it is transported through Suffolk and Norfolk. Picture: James Bass

Delays warning as 23-tonne boat is transported along A12

Environmental Protection Manager, Emily Capps, is overseeing the social distancing implementation. Picture: North Norfolk District Council/Casey Cooper-Fiske

Towns get ‘coronavirus wardens’ to keep shoppers safe

HMP Wayland Prison. Picture: Ian Burt

Prisoner to stand trial over attack on fellow inmate

The assets of Bertrams Trading have been bought by The Little Company. Picture: Archant

Confusion for Bertrams staff as assets bought out

Julia Gooch and Lyndon Tunmore have set off on a 5,000 mile round trip of England, Scotland and Wales' coastline in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal. Picture Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal

Couple take on gruelling 5,000 mile cycle challenge for hospice appeal

A bumble bee feeding on a lavender flower  Picture: Chris Bishop

‘B-Lines’ bid to save our insect life

Linda Ashwood has worked at Langley's for fifty years continuously, and the shop team is throwing her a celebration Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN.

Worker celebrates 50 years at Norwich toy shop

The Rt Rev'd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich, stops off at St Edmunds Church in Taverham during his pilgrimage to Walsingham.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
(C) Archant 2020

Bishop of Norwich begins Norfolk pilgrimage: “I am seeking God’s heart and healing for those affected by coronavirus.”

Byron Turner has denied trying to smuggle drugs and a phone into Norwich Prison. Photo : Steve Adams

Man denies conspiracy to smuggle drugs and phone into prison

Pilgrim Federation executive headteacher Mary Dolan. Picture: Ian Burt

‘It was crucial to get children back in lessons’ - Four schools reopen to all pupils

Sheringham museum director Lisa Little, who says £60,000 of grants have guaranteed the future of the seafront venue.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Museum’s future ‘guaranteed’ by £60,000 of grants

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called out following a crash near Beccles. Picture: EAAA

Air ambulance responds after man is injured in crash

The area at Caldecott Hall which could be given over to a new static caravan park Picture:  Lanpro chartered town planners and urban designers.

Hundreds of static caravans set for approval amid summer of social distancing

Overhead power lines which are set to be replaced by underground cables in the Gaywood River valley  Picture: UK Power Networks

Eyesore power cables coming down in £3m scheme

Coronavirus News

Fears disadvantaged children are facing increased “technological poverty” during lockdown have sparked fresh calls for action to provide families with laptops.

Norwich City

Stuart Webber has warned serious suitors the bidding for Norwich City’s best young talent this summer starts at £20m each.

Chelsea will be desperate for three points against Norwich City after their defeat to Sheffield United but Canaries boss Daniel Farke believes Frank Lampard has the Blues on the ‘perfect path’ for success.

Fan Zone columnist Di Cunningham considers the reaction to Norwich City’s relegation

Daniel Farke has explained why ‘top professional’ Ondrej Duda has been allowed to cut short his Norwich City loan and return to Hertha Berlin, following confirmation of the Canaries’ relegation from the Premier League.

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Drive-in cinemas have been hugely popular in America for decades, but with social distancing now a part of everyday life they finally seem to be hitting it off in the UK with events popping up across the country.

Local musicians will still get the chance to perform this week as Access Creative College broadcasts a virtual Latitude Festival Inbetweeners Stage via Twitch.

Oxburgh Hall has become the first National Trust historic house in the region to open to inside visitors - and it features a particularly timely exhibition.

Norwich Cathedral has teamed up with more than 250 choristers to create a special lockdown recording to raise funds for an appeal for choirs unable to perform.

Sport

Aspiring footballers and those keen to kick off a career within the football, sport or leisure industry have been given a boost.

Earlier this week I was speaking to a fairly well-known local athlete, now in his senior years, who is still competing with great distinction, along with a determination to match that of much younger athletes.

King’s Lynn Town have revealed a host of coaching appointments for team below the senior National League squad.

The Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) has launched plans for a Saturday League to start in a fortnight’s time.

King’s Lynn favourite Robert Lambert is joint second in the European Championship after another solid display in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Business

Customers looking to make the most of Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ will be able to take advantage across Norfolk at chains and independent restaurants alike.

Frustrated business owners are urging the council to rethink plans to ban cars on a city centre street.

Manicures, gel nails or a full body massage - men and women have been enjoying a bit of much-needed pampering, as beauty salons opened their doors for the first time since lockdown.

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A Norfolk pub is planning to hire more staff than usual as the country comes out of lockdown.

A detached country cottage set in approximately 2.75 acres will go under the hammer later this month as part of Auction House East Anglia’s online sale.

Some people collect stamps. Viktor Wynd, who lives in north Suffolk collects skulls, carvings, erotica, folk magic and other things that scare his children.

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