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Online Gathering for 14th May

In the news this week

• The Queen gave a VE Day message at 9pm, exactly 75 years after her father King George VI. “Our streets are not empty, they are filled with the love and the care that we have for each other”
• Norfolk’s police chief constable disappointed there were so many visitors to the coast during lockdown
• Government initiated *Stay Alert* to balance the equally toxic social and economic outcomes of the lockdown
• Church of England allowed priests to officiate in churches for online worship for first time since 24 March
• Furlough scheme extended to the end of October
• Schools asked to start a phased re-opening in June
• Workers asked to drive, cycle or walk if possible. Public transport users asked to use face-masks
• £250m emergency fund for improving cycle and walking infrastructure
• £16m for food vulnerable people
• Outdoor exercise with social distancing now encouraged
• Some beauty spot car-parks, garden centres and waste and recycling centres are re-opened
• Residents in Binham and Fakenham targeted by criminals posing as police officers to steal bank details and cash

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