Some 800 dog-related incidents in Norfolk have been reported already this year to the RSPCA - prompting concerns that the impact of ‘lockdown puppies’ will hit already-struggling rescue centres hard in coming months.
The number of people who were killed or seriously injured on Norfolk’s roads has increased by almost 180 in the last year, prompting police to warn drivers making longer journeys post-lockdown to concentrate while behind the wheel.
A busy weekend for coastguard and lifeboat teams which saw about 40 people rescued from danger on the coast has been put down to increased visitor numbers and beachgoers “enjoying a degree of freedom after the lockdown”, a lifeboat operations manager said.
A retiring court usher has been looking back on 17 years of helping to keep the wheels of justice turn - with the standout memory the time a defendant ran from the courthouse and jumped in the River Bure.
Hundreds of people across the region staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown would have lost a link to the outside world if not for the newsagents, delivery companies and paperboys and girls who drop local and national titles on their doorsteps every morning.
A celebration marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day has been cancelled due to coronavirus - but the event’s organiser believes an alternative is still possible and has written a letter to the Prime Minister.