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19th January 2021

First patients receive Covid jabs at Norfolk's new mass vaccination centre

  • The first Covid-19 injections have taken place at Norfolk's new mass vaccination centre at Castle Quarter in Norwich 

  • Hundreds?of people turned up to receive their jabs at the temporary centre in the Food Court – it was by invitation only &?those invited were aged 80 & over, who live within a 45-minute drive of the city centre? 

  • Among them was Don Edwards, who travelled to Norwich from Old Buckenham – the 86-year-old was full of praise for his experience at Castle Quarter & for the staff there.?He said "I'm well impressed - it's free, they look after you and I just think aren't we lucky” 

Fire tears through historic Thorpe pub

  • Investigations have begun into the cause of a large fire at the?disused 231-year-old Griffin pub on Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St. Andrew 

  • 4 fire crews attended the scene yesterday morning & made the building safe, although part of the roof has now completely gone 

  • Emyr Gough of the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service said that they’re liaising with the building's owner and those looking after the building, as this was the third fire at the premises in the last six months 

  • A spokesman for the building's owner said it had?"proven impossible" to keep vandals out since the pub closed 3 years ago 

Plans for affordable flats for rough sleepers approved despite concerns

  • The proposal to turn land near a housing trust into affordable flats for rough sleepers has been approved by Norwich City Council, despite local opposition ? 

  • Six one-bedroom flats will be built on land north of Lakenfields, close to Webster Court which houses people aged over 50 & who have experienced homelessness 

  • The plan was developed as part of the government’s Covid-19 response strategy to deal with rough sleepers & the flats should be ready by March 

Work completed on £3m village school expansion

  • Work has been completed on a £3m extension at Hethersett Primary School 

  • When pupils return after the lockdown, they’ll have 8 new classrooms for key stage one students 

  • It’s all part of Norfolk County Council’s £20m investment in schools in the area which is due to see increasing numbers of children attending primary school as 1,200 new homes are due to be built in the village 

Heat map images reveal Norfolk's most popular running routes

  • A heat map of Norfolk has revealed the most popular running routes in the county - & the most popular place for runners? Well it’s Norwich 

  • In the early part of last year record numbers of people were taking part in Park runs and marathons & the lockdowns haven’t stopped people jogging 

  • Strava, a running app, has revealed the most popular route run in the city – it’s the scenic route around Norwich Castle, along Theatre Street, down Gentleman's Walk and into London Street 

 

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