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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A further 12 people in Norfolk have died after contracting coronavirus, the largest daily rise in deaths so far.

Police were forced to break up a birthday party amongst dozens of calls about people flouting coronavirus restrictions over the weekend.

Norfolk Police had to break up a house party and report a pub to trading standards as people flouted the government’s lockdown guidelines.

A Norfolk barber is “totally shocked” at people prepared to flout social distancing rules to get a haircut.

The chief executive of two of the region’s zoos has made a plea for support after fears were raised it will struggle to feed the animals after losing 99pc of its income.

Wearing face masks in public could help protect people from the coronavirus, according to new research from experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Staff at an Indian restaurant in Norfolk are showing their appreciation for NHS workers by donating weekly meals to their hospital

Families of north Norfolk healthcare workers will have a happier Easter thanks to a donation from Sheringham shop The Chocolate Box.

From an egg hunt to learning circus skills, don’t let coronavirus lockdown spoil the fun as there is plenty you can do to keep the kids entertained at home over the Easter holidays.

Girl band Little Mix are scheduled to perform at Holkham Hall this summer, but a video interview with one of the members has cast doubt on whether their tour will go ahead due to coronavirus.

A couple have described the unexpected experience of spending their 50th wedding anniversary in lockdown.

Boris Johnson is still in hospital under observation but “remains in charge of the government”, Downing Street has said.

Almost 24 million people watched the Queen delivered a message of hope to the nation, saying if we “remain united and resolute” in the face of the coronavirus outbreak “we will overcome it”.

While the lives of many are currently restricted due to working from home, self-isolation and social distancing, others are already stepping up and doing their best to make sure that those in need have the help they need.

Debenhams is facing administration for the second time in a year.

An 85-year-old man has put together an NHS-themed flashing lights display to show support for key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

There could be further waves of coronavirus for up to two years, Norfolk’s director of public health has said, although future spikes are unlikely to be as severe as this one.

A Norwich press photographer who was one of the most respected on Fleet Street is among the latest victims of coronavirus.

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The ambulance service has told paramedics to keep their uniform covered while in public after reports of people intimidating staff to get hand gel and masks.

A Norfolk foodbank is closing down its distribution centres in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

A Norfolk pilot has been called out of retirement to fly 32 tonnes of protective face masks across the world.

A father and his ten-year-old daughter with autism have called for more awareness for children with learning disabilities and special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

A major East Anglian salad and vegetable grower has reported “strong interest” in seasonal roles from jobseekers who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From The Killers at Carrow Road to Let’s Rock Norwich in Earlham Park, here is how coronavirus is affecting the big events coming to Norfolk this year.

King’s Lynn Town are in limbo as they await a decision on what happens next in the National League following the indefinite suspension of matches. Linnets star Chris Henderson tell us in his own words what it’s like playing the waiting game

A Norfolk magician who reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent has seen a positive video message about the coronavirus pandemic prove hugely popular on social media.

Norfolk’s chief constable has warned parents that paedophiles might be poised to exploit the current coronavirus crisis by targeting child victims who find themselves off school.

An event which involves more than 700 horses each year in north Norfolk has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Changes to bin collections in west Norfolk are being introduced in a bid to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

A couple are grateful to be home after fearing they would never be let off a cruise ship which was infected with coronavirus.

Actress Claire Goose has sent a message of support to NHS staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Landlords of a popular Norwich pub are hoping to be on the plane home soon after being trapped in their cabin on a coronavirus quarantined cruise ship where two people died.

Drivers who have not driven their car since the coronavirus lockdown could suffer a false start when they next get behind the wheel, a breakdown rescue provider has warned.

Two men have been charged with theft and breaking coronavirus restrictions after a food delivery driver was threatened.

Five more people have died after contracting coronavirus in Norfolk.

Vintage-inspired clothing and homeware store Cath Kidston, which has a shop in Norwich, is the latest to suffer over coronavirus.

MPs have urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to come to the aid of Norfolk’s “profoundly vulnerable” £3.3bn tourism industry hit by coronavirus.

A Norwich hairdresser has offered up some vital tips on how to cut your own fringe while at home without getting in a tangle.

Former Norwich City players Josh and Jacob Murphy have been delivering prescriptions to vulnerable people in Norfolk.

Just because we are in lockdown doesn’t mean that we won’t puncture a tyre or have heating problems.

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned that we may face tougher restrictions during lockdown if people keep breaking the rules.

People are being urged to stay at home as the warmer weather continues.

Up to 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales are to be temporarily released from jail in an effort to try and control the spread of coronavirus.

From fresh fruit and vegetables to locally made gin, many businesses right here in Norfolk are helping ensure local people get the items they need through home delivery services.

Norwich Cathedral has announced plans to hold digital services throughout Holy Week and Easter to help people mark the celebration while the cathedral itself remains closed to the public.

Supermarkets have revealed how they are prioritising online deliveries in order to serve the most vulnerable customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

An expert involved in the fight against coronavirus has described conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to the pandemic as “utter rubbish” after videos showing masts on fire were posted on social media.

A Norfolk hospital has now supported 15 patients onto a national trial aimed at identifying treatments for coronavirus.

A Norfolk estate agent has hit out at scammers who targeted his firm at a time “when businesses like ours are trying to survive.”

Lockdown restrictions have been tough for many. But after a decade of austerity and four years of a nation tourn in half by Brexit, coronavirus has reignited a sense of community in Britain.

People living in market towns have been following government guidelines and staying inside during the coronavirus lockdown.

A senior police officer has praised people across Norwich who have followed government guidelines to stay at homes.

Rishi Sunak gave a video Q and A on social media after queries from bosses on Twitter.

Eight more people being treated for coronavirus in hospital in Norfolk have died.

Stuart Webber insists any stick aimed at Norwich City or their players is wide of the mark as football tries to deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus shutdown.

A school has opened up a foodbank drop off point to help people in need during the coronavirus lockdown.

Companies in the middle of the coronavirus crisis are rewarding staff for working through the pandemic.

If you can’t go to the restaurant, let the restaurant come to you.

City’s players face the same uncertainty as the rest of society before some semblance of normality can return. For captain Grant Hanley there are other distractions, as Paddy Davitt discovered.

Norfolk actor, comedian and presenter Stephen Fry has shared his thoughts on playing the video game Animal Crossing - New Horizons.

There has been plenty of speculation about the potential long-term effects of the current crisis and how the world will look once the pandemic is over.

The Queen is to address the country on Sunday, April 5 delivering a message about the coronavirus outbreak, Buckingham Palace has said.

A man found at an address where more than 500 cannabis plants were being grown is among almost 30 people to have been arrested in Norfolk for a range of offences since the coronavirus lockdown was announced.

The head of Norfolk discount store QD said he was “heart broken” at having to close over coronavirus – but said staff had donated food to local good causes.

Mental health experts have offered their advice to anyone feeling the strain of social distancing as part of the Not Alone campaign.

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Food and drink businesses are offering deliveries to homes across west Norfolk during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Norwich nurse said the families of her NHS colleagues were “petrified” of catching coronavirus and are sending their children to live with relatives to protect them.

More than 60 firefighters will start driving ambulances across Norfolk from Monday to help in the fight against coronavirus.

The wife of a Norfolk professor who once taught David Cameron has praised her “exceptionally wonderful” husband, who died after contracting coronavirus while trying to help in the efforts to stop its spread.

Schools are being asked to predict the grades their pupils would have got and rank them for each subject following the cancellation of GCSE and A-Level exams.

Farmers are ploughing on with the vital job of producing food during the coronavirus pandemic – a crisis which has reinforced just how important our agricultural industry is to the nation says RACHEL CARRINGTON, East Anglia regional director for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Numerous food and drink producers, shops, restaurants and wholesalers are providing delivery services for essential items during the continuing coronavirus crisis.

With quieter roads, but more people at home parking on the street, motorists still risk being fined for parking illegally.

Debenhams has said it is “making contingency plans” following reports the high street retailer is preparing to call in administrators.

A council has called on people to think of others following increased complaints about noisy neighbours during the coronavirus lockdown.

Farmers have been warned to keep their children safe while they stay at home on the family farm during the coronavirus lockdown.

A family-run Norfolk business producing visors for key workers is “desperate” for support having been overrun with requests – putting the future of their business on the line.

A further three patients being treated for coronavirus at a Norfolk hospital have died.

Staff at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital are being offered free transport by a taxi firm whose staff wanted to show their support for NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

A second Norfolk hospital has begun enrolling patients onto a research trial looking into potential treatments against coronavirus.

Norfolk’s biggest hospital says it is working to allow some cancer surgeries to continue during the coronavirus pandemic, to alleviate concerns from patients and their families.

The owner of Norwich’s Crystal House has said firms will go out of business as banks delay in getting coronavirus loans sorted.

A Norfolk council is renting out caravans as temporary accommodation for homeless people during the coronavirus lockdown.

Norfolk schools face delays to the construction of their new sites after the county council suspended all its building works due to the coronavirus outbreak.

An empty sheltered housing property has been transformed to help vulnerable people during the continuing coronavirus crisis.

Madness, Rag’n’Bone Man and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will not be performing at Thetford Forest this year after Forest Live events were cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of people across the region staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown would have lost a link to the outside world if not for the newsagents, delivery companies and paperboys and girls who drop local and national titles on their doorsteps every morning.

Treat pharmacy workers with respect and only order the medicines you need, say health bosses as high street stores face growing pressure during the coronavirus pandemic.

An award-winning food hall is going the extra mile to cater for isolated customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Norfolk councils and volunteers are being asked to offer support to thousands of high risk people every day, say those coordinating the county-wide response to the coronavirus outbreak.

A Norfolk couple stuck aboard a stranded cruise ship are now just hours away from flying home, after the liner was allowed to dock in Florida having previously being denied entry.

After months spent learning their cues and lines, children from a Norfolk primary school were heartbroken when the coronavirus lockdown cancelled their school play.

Attempting to run a marathon is daunting at the best of times but Norwich City’s chaplain is taking on the 26.2 miles on a treadmill today, despite very little training, as he aims to raise £10,000 for good causes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spending money is “no object”, the country’s health secretary said as he aimed to harness more companies to expand testing across the UK.

All National Express journeys will be suspended from Sunday “until further notice”, the company has said.

The “joyous feeling” of giving a tenant a rent holiday has seen a generous landlady urge others with financial stability to help younger generations during the Covid-19 lockdown.

A civil engineer stranded in Sri Lanka following a serious motorbike accident has received positive news in his bid to return home.

Musicians, poets and the chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary are among the latest kind contributors to the Not Alone positive mental health campaign.

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