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This week:

  • Easter celebrated by the Orthodox church
  • The Queen’s 94th birthday celebrated quietly
  • Lockdown extended by another 3 weeks
  • Parliament reconvened. Zoom used in the Commons and Microsoft Teams (better for documents) used in the House of Lords
  • HMRC Job Retention Scheme went live
  • Social Care is rebranded and the Care badge promoted
  • Captain Tom Moore, aged 99, raises £27m with 100 laps of his garden
  • 20 London bus drivers died from Covid-19. Bus travel made free to increase safety Government set up a Vaccine Taskforce
  • UK received first batch of the 3m paracetamol packets on order from India
  • Procurement of PPE supplies and surgical gowns are slowed by surge in demand and complex buying systems
  • International oil prices went into negatives as neither demand nor storage was available
  • First Romanians arrived on charter flights to harvest UK food
  • North Norfolk District Council appointed a new chief executive, Steve Blatch
  • Shrine OLW 6pm Shrine Prayers now live streamed on all media
  • Fr Harri and Clare hosted a Zoom youth club and coffee morning for St Mary’s congregation

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