The head of Cromer’s business chamber has sent out a rallying call for people to hit the high street, start their Christmas shopping early and support the town’s independent traders.

A top Norfolk chef and restaurant owner is among voices urging the government to appoint a minister for hospitality amid claims the industry is being “scapegoated” for rising numbers of Covid cases.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

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

A town trader has relaunched his poster campaign urging people to shop locally which was last used during lockdown, after he said business was sinking back to a similar level.

North Walsham

On Saturday July, 13, 1985 broadcaster Richard Skinner announced: “It’s 12noon in London, 7am in Philadelphia, and around the world it’s time for Live Aid.”

A husband and wife have bought a Norfolk garden centre and are planning to reopen it on October 31.

A couple are retiring from running a grand Norfolk house after making it a “home from home” for guests.

A town’s Santander bank has closed as staff have been drafted in to cover self-isolating staff at another branch.

North Walsham

The owners of one of Norfolk’s landmarks are selling it for £1m after years of work to get its sails turning again.

A new shop selling a tempting range of chocolate treats, coffee and gelato has opened its doors in Sheringham.

Shoppers at a town centre branch of Lidl have expressed concerns about overcrowding and uncovered food in the supermarket.

North Walsham

A 16th century house in one of Norwich’s oldest streets topped the list of the most expensive sold in the county in August.

A judicial review will be held into the government’s approval of a huge wind farm project off the north Norfolk coast.

Insight Energy

Hospitality businesses in Norfolk have pleaded with the government to be left out of further lockdown restrictions following rumblings that pubs, cafes and restaurants could be ordered to close.

The National Trust, which has properties across Norfolk, is cutting jobs with 514 compulsory and 782 voluntary redundancies.

A tiny town centre pub that can only operate outdoors is in a race against time to find a way to accommodate winter drinkers.

North Walsham

Norfolk’s offshore energy sector has given Westminster a reality check after the Prime Minister announced the government’s intention to see the country’s homes powered by wind energy within 10 years.

The owners of a family-run cafe have announced they have taken the “difficult decision” to not re-open and instead to put the business up for sale.

Food and Drink

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A Norfolk musician has written an open letter making an impassioned appeal for more help to save the live music industry.

Pensioners who lost thousands of pounds when a holiday park went bust have told of their torment after the chalets they invested in were slammed as a “ruse” by the regulator.

While most high street businesses have returned to their normal opening times following limited lockdown hours or full closure, some amenities are still operating on reduced hours in one Norfolk town.

North Walsham

A north Norfolk town will soon have just one high street bank, after TSB announced it will shut 164 branches nationwide in the coming months.

Supermarket giant Aldi has placed five Norfolk towns on its own shopping list of locations.

A Norfolk manager who landed his dream job at the UK’s biggest M&S has started a gardening firm after redundancy.

A town centre bank is set to become a new community and youth hub.

North Walsham

Plans have been drawn up for a temporary grocery store in Holt following a devastating fire which destroyed Budgens.


More banks in Norfolk could be set to close as TSB has announced it will shut 164 branches in the coming months.

Forty new jobs will be up for grabs at a new Co-op supermarket in mid Norfolk.

A fresh approach to connecting offshore wind farms could save consumers £6 billion and halve the amount of cables needing to be dug in coastal communities, the first report of its kind has found.

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