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Latest figures show the reproduction rate of coronavirus is likely to be falling in the east of England, latest estimates show.

A further three patients have died in hospitals across Norfolk after testing positive for coronavirus.

A new drive will see millions spent to control outbreaks of coronavirus in Norfolk’s care homes - and to protect residents from being exposed to the virus.

“Difficult decisions” could have to be taken if Norfolk County Council is to balance its books - because of a £20m shortfall between the estimated £63m cost of coronavirus and government funding to cover it.

A special drive-by saw residents of a Norfolk care home see their families for the first time since lockdown.

A well-known doctor is the new medical director of the region’s air ambulance trust, taking over from the man he spent his early medical career learning from.

Mental health patients are being restrained and isolated more often during the coronavirus pandemic, figures have revealed.

Plans to create a mental health refuge in a quiet street are set for approval by the council, despite neighbours’ fears it could create “uncertainty and anxiety”.

Kingsley Healthcare has secured a 12 month stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the protection of its care home staff and residents.

Norfolk’s plans over how to deal with local lockdowns if there a further outbreaks of coronavirus will not be ready until July at the earliest.

A Grade II* listed windmill was lit up with messages of thanks to the NHS and key workers.

Public health chiefs in Suffolk say they want to support communities to ensure as many people as possible are involved in the new ‘test and trace’ drive.

More than three-quarters of pubs could reopen if social distancing rules were relaxed to one metre, the boss of a large trade body has said.

Boris Johnson stopped journalists questioning two of the country’s top coronavirus advisers about the ongoing Dominic Cummings controversy.

Family and friends will be allowed to meet in up to groups of six from next week under new lockdown easing measures.

Frontline NHS workers at a Norfolk hospital won’t be going hungry today.

The variations in death rates of people with coronavirus in different parts of Norfolk could have been caused because the epidemic arrived in the west of the county before lockdown began.

Hopes have been raised that weddings which had to be put on hold because of coronavirus restrictions could get the go-ahead, as lockdown is eased.

Testing of all care home staff and residents in Suffolk if one person gets coronavirus has been in place for more than two weeks, according to council care bosses.

A 67-year-old who has a love of crafts is using her time at home to create face masks with plastic windows, which she thinks could help children in schools and those who have trouble hearing.

A system to find people who have come into close contact with people with coronavirus has started in a bid to control the spread of the virus and help ease lockdown restrictions.

The founder of Clap for Carers has called for the gesture to be stopped.

A teenager has embarked on a marathon challenge – a year after suffering serious leg injuries in a freak sporting accident.

The government’s test and trace system will be launched tomorrow, with Norfolk’s director of public health saying it is vital to stop the spread of coronavirus.

A further 10 patients have died in hospitals across Norfolk after testing positive for coronavirus.

It will be crucial that Norfolk people telephoned and told to self isolate, when a new test and tracing system begins, do so if the spread of coronavirus is to be controlled, the county’s director of public health has urged.

People could soon be allowed to meet outside in groups of 10 as the government contemplates the next stage of its coronavirus response.

The amount of time bingeing TV, doing DIY and gardening has shot up during lockdown, new figures have revealed.

Work has become a walk on the beach for counsellor Amanda Goss.

A youth group providing vital support and social interaction for children is continuing to meet needs during lockdown.

A Norwich DJ who has been getting people to dance on their doorsteps to lift spirits during lockdown has been told he can keep doing it - after a compromise was struck following complaints.

The controversy over the journey to Durham taken by prime minister Boris Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings continues to heap pressure on the government.

A Norfolk youngster saw off competition from thousands of steam engine enthusiasts to win a worldwide competition.

Prime minister’s aide Dominic Cummings “will help make government better”, a Norfolk MP who insists he should not lose his job has said.

A Norfolk baby has become a “medical trailblazer” within hours of being born as he became the first in the world to sign up to a trial which could impact how brain injuries are treated at birth.

Coronavirus patients at a Norfolk hospital are helping researchers explore the relationship of genetics and the virus as part of a national trial.

Extra meetings to speed up decisions over planning will play a vital role to help Norfolk’s economy bounce back as coronavirus restrictons are relaxed, a council leader has said.

People have been urged to continue to stick to coronavirus guidance despite fears the case of the UK government’s senior aide Dominic Cummings may see an erosion of public confidence in the rules.

More than 80pc of parents who took part in a survey over schools reopening said they would not be sending their children back next week.

An elderly man received treatment from air ambulance medics after he suffered a fall in the city.

Three patients have died in hospitals across Norfolk after testing positive for coronavirus.

More of Norfolk’s recycling centres could be reopening by the end of this week, council officers have confirmed.

Norwich has the third-lowest death rate in the UK when coronavirus-related deaths are ranked by local authority, according to new figures.

A Norfolk riding for the disabled centre is appealing to the public for help after dealing with “financial difficulties” due to lockdown.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Norfolk care homes has increased by 11 in the last week, new figures have shown.

A Norfolk branch of Poundland is one of another 26 stores which the discount retailer has confirmed will be opening again after being shut throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings “followed the guidelines” when he travelled 260 miles to Durham despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions, a Norfolk MP has said.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has set out his plans for the staged reopening of shops in England, with markets potentially reopening in a week’s time and other shops from the middle of June.

People have been praised by Norfolk’s police chief for adhering to social distancing rules when they headed out over the bank holiday weekend.

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said he “behaved reasonably and legally” in driving to County Durham during lockdown.

Two more patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus at the Norfolk’s hospitals.

Tributes have been paid to a mother of two young girls who has died from a rare skin cancer.

The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

One new coronavirus-related death has been recorded at a Norfolk hospital.

An A&E doctor who warned of the dangers of breaking lockdown says under fire Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings should resign.

A home from home helped a family to stay at the side of a 16-year-old girl as she battled cancer.

Grieving families could soon have a lifeline in west Norfolk.

Norfolk has never looked quite like this.

“It seems like whatever applies to the rest of society doesn’t apply in schools.”

No new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at the county’s hospitals.

A virtual event may mark the day which should have seen the 70th King’s Lynn Festival open.

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