‘Livelihoods are at stake’ - how will a socially distanced Norwich Market work?

‘Livelihoods are at stake’ - how will a socially distanced Norwich Market work? The colourful stalls of Norwich Market have sat at the city’s centre for more than 900 years. And though its size, make-up and offering has fluctuated in that time, it has remained a constant - and in the last few years has, its stallholders say, never been better. Business has boomed, awards have been taken home and footfall has risen. But concerns has surfaced over its future in a socially distanced world, with

Coronavirus in Norfolk UK: The couples' who have cancelled weddings

‘22 of 50 guests cancelled’ - the couples and businesses hit as coronavirus cancels weddings Vicky Wackett and Tom Baxter should be enjoying their first days of newlywed life. Instead, they are among thousands of couples who have scrambled to reschedule their big day or remain in limbo over whether it will go ahead. The government lockdown and instruction that weddings should be cancelled, has thrown an industry into disarray. Miss Wackett and Mr Baxter, both 32 and from Dereham, were due to

The restaurants and cafés selling leftovers on the cheap to cut food waste

The restaurants and cafés selling leftovers on the cheap to cut food waste A desire to cut back on food waste has seen eco-conscious restaurants and cafés rely on technology to sell leftover goods for a fraction of the price. One of a handful of similar schemes, the Too Good To Go app was launched in 2016, offering restaurants a way of selling food left at the end of the day instead of throwing it away. As of Tuesday, there were 18 restaurants and cafés listed across Norfolk, though 13 of tho

Traders hit back at road's 'completely unjust' reputation for violence

According to the Home Office data, there were 618 crimes reported around venues on and near Prince of Wales Road from August 2018 to July 2019. In the last three years there have been 1,811 reported near venues in total, with the number fluctuating slightly - 548 were recorded in 2017/18 and 645 in 2016/17. The most common crimes recorded are - perhaps unsurprisingly - violent and sexual offences and anti-social behaviour. The street has long had a reputation for being troublesome, but Andy G

Mum who once faced homelessness to open upcycling and craft centre

Mum who once faced homelessness to open upcycling and craft centre A mother-of-two who was once homeless hopes to teach money-saving skills and improve people's mental health with her new furniture upcycling and craft centre. Emma Steer's passion for craft began as a teenager, when she first started repainting and upcycling old pieces of furniture aged 15. Her creative flair has grown with her, helping her through poverty, depression and abuse, and earlier this year she moved from west Norfol

'The wounds never go away' - football child sexual abuse survivor speaks out

'The wounds never go away' - football child sexual abuse survivor speaks out The voices of survivors of child sexual abuse in football are growing stronger. Lauren Cope spoke to Alan Arber, a familiar face in local football and a survivor, to talk about his work supporting those coming forward. For Mr Arber, the repercussions of child abuse in football have rippled through adult life, affecting him at almost every turn. His experience began when he was just a boy, facing years of abuse by his
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