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RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.

With the north Norfolk coast a popular destination for Leicester day trippers and holidaymakers, the impact of a local lockdown in the East Midlands city could be sorely felt by the district’s newly-reopened seaside shops, caravan parks and catering establishments.

A seaside council is already putting plans together for a key date on the 2021 calendar - the much-loved Wheels Festival in Great Yarmouth.

Temperature checks will be carried out on visitors when a popular seaside attraction reopens.

Residents fed up with “horrendous littering” along the Norfolk coast have now taken matters into their own hands.

Tourism operators across north Norfolk are looking forward to a busy summer season in the build up to July 4, when they, restaurants and hotels can open.

Two of East Anglia’s major zoos hope part of a £100m government rescue package will help them survive the coronavirus.

Police have reminded visitors to respect Norfolk’s beauty spots after crowds flocked to the coast and Broads on the hottest week of the year.

Broads’ holiday boating companies are almost fully-booked throughout July as staycations are poised to surge following lockdown easing measures.

Soaring temperatures have brought an influx of visitors to Suffolk this week, bringing a boost to coastal traders who feared their summer season would be ruined by coronavirus.

Norfolk’s restaurants and hotels are preparing to bounce back with thousands of diners showing their appetite for post-lockdown eating out.

Flapping sails, water lapping at the bow and the sun shining, it was almost possible to forget that just a couple of weeks ago the Norfolk Broads were eerily quiet.

With lockdown restrictions on the hospitality industry easing next month, campsites across Norfolk and Waveney have been experiencing an upsurge in calls and bookings.

There’s nowhere like home - and that’s especially true if you live in a Norfolk seaside resort said to be among the most sought-after in Britain.

A popular Norfolk family attraction is gearing up to welcome back visitors after shutting its doors for seven long months.

Thrill-seekers can breathe a sigh of relief as Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach confirmed its brand new white knuckle ride will be ready to go when the park re-opens.

A town’s entertainment centre hopes to reopen its outdoor maze, bowling lanes, restaurant and play area next month.

A seaside council has provided financial support to almost nine-tenths of the borough’s businesses over the course of the pandemic, but 70pc say it will take them longer than six months to recover.

Despite assurance from government that leisure facilities will gradually begin reopening in July, bosses of family fun parks and amusement arcades say they are “still in the dark” as to exactly when that will be.

Adult amusement arcades which were due to reopen on June 15 have hit out at the Government for an “11th hour U-turn” which has left the industry hanging in the balance.

A unique white-knuckle ride has finally arrived at a Great Yarmouth amusement park after being marooned in a haulier due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Sea Life centres in Norfolk have been left “very frustrated” at still not knowing when they will be able to reopen despite zoos welcoming back visitors.

A tourist information centre is being moved to a former coal shed which will not be staffed.

A struggling entertainment venue has received almost £35,000 in emergency funding to help ensure its survival.

An historic seaside attraction has revealed cautious plans for a provisional July re-opening - provided the government keeps its word.

A Norfolk MP has defended the government’s decision to bring in a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals into the UK, despite warnings it could cripple the aviation industry.

A holiday park has been criticised for “exaggerating” the number of weekend visitors by using stock photos of busy beaches - one of which was taken in Finland.

Old Buckenham Airfield has postponed this year’s airshow until next year.

One of Norfolk’s heritage railways has asked the public for its help as it seeks to reopen.

One town’s long wait for fish and chips is set to end tomorrow.

A town’s popular market is set to return to its streets on Thursday, June 4.

A stunning Norfolk home is toasting a prestigious awards nomination by reopening its doors after lockdown.

With the pubs still closed, these six takeaway options should satisfy your roast dinner desires.

A tourism leader will push for 1m social distancing rules in a bid to get Great Yarmouth “back to its former self” as lockdown is eased.

Residents are up in arms over a holiday park’s “inconsiderate” bid to build an outdoor stage and film-screening area on site.

If you were upset about the Gorleston Clifftop Festival being cancelled there’s no need - because the entire thing is now being recreated on Minecraft.

A seaside town has made the decision to re-open a limited number of toilet facilities in anticipation of a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

One of Norfolk’s favourite tourist attractions is the focus of a Channel 5 documentary set to air later this month.

Norfolk is set for the hottest day of the year, so far, but people have been urged to be sensible if they do head to the coast.

A trio of festival organisers have announced the “unavoidable cancellation” of summer events in one Norfolk seaside town.

A coastal holiday park has claimed it was “invaded” by “conceited and selfish” day-trippers over the weekend - who ignored signs at the entrance that the park was closed.

Holiday parks and attractions across Norfolk and Suffolk are making preparations ahead of potentially reopening during the summer months.

The future of Lowestoft’s iconic Claremont Pier looks to be secure - after a buyer was found for the famous seaside landmark.

One of Beccles’ most popular summer events has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses of a stately home have issued an ‘unreserved apology’ after a Facebook post about the impact of lockdown was slammed by the public before being hastily deleted.

Holiday maker Haven has announced that its parks will remain closed for longer than expected due to the coronavirus lockdown, but customers are frustrated with lack of clarity over the refunds process.

Great Yarmouth’s town centre businesses have never faced anything like a pandemic-induced government shut down before.

Brits should invoke their “wartime spirit” and stay within these shores for their next holiday, according to North Norfolk’s MP.

Bird watchers across the county have been enjoying a “rare sight” as the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) have captured a species of bird nesting on its live webcam.

The owner of Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus is confident his business will “come through the other side” of the pandemic - despite continued uncertainty about how long lockdown will last.

Nothing to watch on Netflix? No problem. You’re just a few clicks away from being able to watch a live-stream of two of Norfolk’s most famous residents.

The coronavirus crisis will change Norwich city centre and there will be casualties – but businesses can survive.

The owner of one of Norfolk’s most popular tourist destinations has warned coronavirus uncertainty could be “absolutely disastrous” if attractions are forced to remain closed over July and August.

A heritage railway museum’s bosses say they fear it may have to close as it misses out on essential Easter footfall due to the coronavirus lockdown.

There is a strange eeriness to the normally bustling Saturday streets of Norwich left devoid of all but a handful of shoppers.

They would usually be heaving with tourists and locals on sunny Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Holidaymakers to the Norfolk countryside could be set to bed down in “cabin hideaways” on a slice of rural farmland.

For the region’s wildlife keepers, things are pretty much “business as usual” throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

The Broads Authority has asked the government to offer “urgent financial support” after it was forced to suspend hire boat tolls during the coronavirus outbreak.

Hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, boarding houses, campsites and caravan parks have been ordered to close in an effort to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.

Coastal car parks will close in north Norfolk in a move designed to discourage visitors amid the coronavirus crisis.

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