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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

Controversial plans to build new housing in a rural village have been dropped, in a move which has left villagers “delighted”.

In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

A Norfolk lifeboat crew was called into action after a 32ft pleasure boat had lost steering.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for next week.

As we all do our best to keep cool, spare a thought for the animals in our Norfolk zoos.

The hottest day of the year has seen temperatures soar to the point it was too hot to even tuck into fish and chips - according to one chippy owner.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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A Norwich City fan group has raised thousands of pounds for local charities through selling Canaries-themed masks – much to the surprise and delight of its founders.

Cricketers rejoiced across the UK as the sport returned at village level for the first time since lockdown began.

Fakenham and Wells Events

The Norfolk co-creator of Spitting Image has described his time in lockdown as “productive but a lot of work” ahead of a brand new series hitting television screens this autumn.

The traditional Christmas lights switch-ons in at least two north Norfolk towns have been cancelled for this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Queues formed outside restaurants, cafés and pubs as diners flocked to grab a discounted dinner under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which launched on Monday in a bid to boost the industry. Our reporters enjoyed a taste of the bargains on offer.

A new map shows every independent restaurant, café and pub taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out money-off scheme.

Nearly 4000 restaurants across the East of England will cut diners’ bills by as much as 50pc, as the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme officially opens for business today.

Norfolk Entertainment

Castle Fine Art, located off Castle Meadow, has been given access to one of the largest collections of Marvel comic art in the United States and the signed, limited edition work is yours to purchase.

The number of brilliant painters and sculptors inspired by East Anglia over the years is truly amazing. After looking at 26 artists last week, this week we are spotlighting 10 more.

A Hollywood actor was a surprise diner at a family-run pizza company while on holiday in Norfolk.

A vegan café has finally been able to open in its new home after its move was delayed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown has been extremely frustrating for all of us, to say the least.


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