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Great Yarmouth has reached its highest rate of coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic - with cases at almost double the rate they were in April.

A bomb disposal team were called to Thetford Forest after a walker discovered an unexploded mortar from the Second World War.

Missed opportunities to treat a grandmother who died after suffering from a serious blood disorder - including a warning system being ignored 58 times - were equivalent to “neglect”, a coroner has decided.

Dogs Trust have made an appeal to Norfolk animal-lovers to help dog owners who are fleeing domestic abuse.

Two ex-military service men are opening a gym with the hopes of helping the community “smash” their fitness goals.

Norfolk families are being urged to get behind this year’s Poppy Appeal despite Remembrance Day events being cancelled.

Parents have been urged not to take their children trick or treating this Halloween to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Crime

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Cyber scammers targeted a district council with a hoax email con in which they pretended to be the authority’s leader.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with assault and criminal damage after an incident where police were spat at.

Essex Police have confirmed they will be reviewing the case of Simon Dobbin following his death on Wednesday morning.

A man who “donkey kicked” a police officer in the shins following his arrest outside a Bury St Edmunds pub has been fined in court.

Burglars have broken into around 18 sheds on a town’s allotment.

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Health

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Coronavirus

Staying in Tier 1 is Suffolk’s best chance at economic recovery from Covid-19, Suffolk leaders have said.

Great Yarmouth has overtaken Norwich as the area with the highest coronavirus rate in the county, new figures have shown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

These interactive maps are perhaps the best demonstration yet of the impact of coronavirus on England throughout 2020.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The county’s health chief says coronavirus cases are stabilising as Norfolk was declared “open for business” ahead of the half term break.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Education

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Mary Evans

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

More than 70 schools and colleges in Norfolk currently have confirmed coronavirus cases - and 1,500 pupils and staff have had to self-isolate since term started, it has been revealed.

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Evans

A campaign to keep people safe on the roads is urging youngsters to get involved with its latest design competition - and has extended its deadline.

An education trust which runs 13 schools in Norfolk and Waveney has secured more than £25,000 to enhance its PE curriculum.

Business

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Two ex-military service men are opening a gym with the hopes of helping the community “smash” their fitness goals.

A pub has closed its doors for two weeks after a person tested positive for the coronavirus.

Thetford

Beleaguered tourism businesses hoping for a half-term boost are braced for lower numbers with tourists from parts of the country with higher levels of coronavirus being asked not to travel.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Trick or treating may be off the cards for youngsters this year, but a town’s sweet shop owner is making sure they don’t miss out on the fun.

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A pancake and waffle house has been opened by a trust which helped families through the worst of lockdown.

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