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Owners of an antique shop in a historic village has spoken of a “challenging” first year of trading due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Norfolk pubs are preparing for a busy weekend, with sunshine forecast and new coronavirus rules coming in on Monday.


Parts of the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry could crumble in the coming months, bosses have warned - despite seeing an all-time record year in 2019.

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The Chancellor could make swathing changes to pension tax relief in November, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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The owners of Norfolk’s Pensthorpe Natural Park said visitor numbers since reopening had “almost matched” last year.

Cafe chain Costa, with outlets across Norfolk, has stated it needs to cut its assistant store manager roles across the UK.

A pub, restaurant and B&B at a historic watermill in Norfolk has closed down because of the “ongoing financial uncertainty”.

Restaurants and cafés in Norfolk and Waveney say they will continue to offer discounts when the Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes to a close as they fight to keep customers dining out.

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The former owners of a popular mid Norfolk pub and hotel are bidding farewell to customers after six years of service.

A cafe on a popular walking and cycling route has reopened under new owners, and with a fresh lay-out for its outdoor tables.

A chain supermarket will be holding an extra summer food collection to support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they respond to an increased demand for food in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As Airbnb goes ‘back to basics’, are people who rent out properties in Norfolk at an unfair advantage – or entitled to be making a bit of cash on the side?

Bowling alleys across the county are gearing to reopen for the first time in almost five months as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease.

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Many soft play areas in Norfolk are set to remain closed, despite getting the Government go-ahead to reopen from Saturday.

A Norfolk businessman stunned his kitchen workers by helping out as pot washer for a gruelling eight-hour stint.

Two pubs from a north Norfolk village have been announced as the latest to scoop a highly sought-after award.

Retailer M&Co is looking to partner with other stores in a bid to save shops in Norfolk’s high streets.

Droves of new jobs have been created at a Norfolk factory following a shift in the public’s consumption from meat to vegetarian and vegan products.

A Norfolk brewery which makes beer from harvesting its own barley has reopened its store to directly sell its tipples.

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.

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

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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.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a halt to the easing of lockdown restrictions.

A £2.2m package has been launched to support tourist businesses in Norfolk as they aim to lure back visitors following the coronavirus crisis.

Tourists are turning to a Norfolk break over trips abroad, with the county’s hotels, campsites and guest houses seeing a surge in demand.

Diners can now find out which restaurants are taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help scheme, which launches next week.

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A long-running tearoom popular with walkers and cyclists has closed its doors after 25 years, but is expected to reopen soon under new management.

The chancellor has announced pay increases for more than 900,000 public sector workers - though some who have been on the front line of the pandemic have not been included.

A month since lockdown restrictions were eased, the floor of Fakenham’s high street is covered with stickers reminding people to stick to the one-way system across the town.


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