A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.
Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.
Victims have recounted their experiences of sexual and domestic violence as charities encourage people to look out for the “warning signs” of child abuse.
Two women who suffered from “the worst kind of physical and mental trauma” during lockdown have opened up about their experiences - and how they escaped the torment of their abusers.
Young people in Norfolk have described the “confidence shattering” process of job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic amid fears over a lack of future opportunities.
Fears have been raised about a tide of abuse referrals as victims of domestic and sexual violence return to schools and work places.
A charity is pushing ahead with plans to bring a 24/7 air ambulance service to the region as it marks its 20th year of saving lives.
Many soft play areas in Norfolk are set to remain closed, despite getting the Government go-ahead to reopen from Saturday.
The number of antidepressants prescribed across the East of England was 11pc higher at the beginning of lockdown than the previous year, figures have shown.
Abortion services have seen an increased demand during lockdown as more than 200 women across Norfolk have struggled to access contraceptive care.
People have been told to call a dentist “only when in agony” as a huge backlog builds and Norfolk surgeries’ books are closed to new NHS patients in the wake of coronavirus.
A domestic abuse charity saw a 300pc rise in calls during lockdown, as police raised fears that victims were unable to get away from their abuser.
The first wedding to be held at Norwich St John’s Cathedral since lockdown began was “beautiful and well worth the stress” according to the lucky couple - even if it wasn’t quite so grand as they had imagined.
Civil weddings across the county will not resume until the end of the month - despite government assurances that ceremonies can continue if safe to do so.
As many Norfolk eateries welcomed customers indoors for the first time since March, owners have described the experience as positive but strange.
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.
Overall deaths in Norfolk and Waveney have risen by almost a third since coronavirus first hit the UK back in March.
Last week, a consortium of Norfolk headteachers wrote an open letter to parents denouncing suggestions that they were “being lazy” over school re-openings to non-keyworker children.
County and district councillors have raised almost £6k for ongoing foodbank costs after completing their 365km challenge in record-breaking heat.
More than 700 patients have been discharged after receiving hospital treatment for coronavirus across Norfolk.
The majority of Norfolk’s MPs have gone quiet over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown travel, with just two out of nine responding to our requests for comment.
Norfolk parents are divided on the issue of Dominic Cummings’ cross-country lockdown travel for childcare as reactions range from empathy to outright disgust.
A group of Labour county councillors will be walking, running and crawling as part of a 10-day 365km challenge to raise money for foodbanks.
A Bernard Matthews worker was suspended for wearing a face mask and then sacked when he vented his anger on Facebook.
A Norfolk MP has said that he is confident five-year-olds can be “taught” to socially distance in schools, despite teaching unions suggesting this is “impossible”.
Almost 24,000 Norfolk residents found themselves on the NHS “shielding list” after lockdown was imposed - but many have been waiting weeks for emergency Government food supplies.
As the coronavirus pandemic lingers on into May, the UK housing market continues to suffer as sales are on hold until lockdown eases.
A new government smartphone app designed to “trace” the spread of Covid-19 will be trialled on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out widely this month.
Bruno Peek, Gorleston’s pageantmaster of VE Day 75, has stressed the importance of toasting to veterans “while they are still alive”.
Mental health therapists are urging anxiety suffers to seek support as referrals to the NHS Wellbeing Serivce drop by 50pc.