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Online gathering 30th April

April 30th, 2020

This week’s online news: you can also click through to the News & Views magazine page or the Online Gathering page for previous issues.

This week

  • Prime Minister returns to work after virus and his fiancée gives birth to a baby boy. Congratulations!
  • A national minute’s silence was held for healthcare professionals who died in service
  • Key workers are now able to book a virus test. 27 drive-through sites are operational including in Norwich, King’s Lynn, and Gorleston.
  • New £60k life assurance scheme for front-line health and care workers is introduced
  • Environment Minister urged furloughed workers to take second jobs in June harvesting UK crops
  • Government announced ‘Bounce Back’ loans for small businesses
  • New study initiated to track the rate of infection across the population to understand the levels of immunity
  • UK charitable body Nuffield Council on Bioethics recommended the government use accountable democratic decision-making to manage the progression of the virus
  • Supermarkets continue to increase the number of daily delivery slots
  • Captain Tom Moore reached No 1 in a duet with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, singing ‘We’ll never walk alone’
  • The Church of England launched a new free 24/7 Daily Hope prayer phone line specifically for those without the internet, the number is 0800 804 8044
  • Fr Harri and Clare hosted a Zoom coffee morning for the churches of St Peter’s, Great Walsingham and St Giles, Houghton-in-the-Dale


Online Gathering

April 24th, 2020

Latest roundup from News & Views

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

A big thank you to all our shops and services

News & Views Online Gathering: Holy Week and Easter Week

April 16th, 2020

A round-up of latest news compiled by our village magazine, News & Views. Wishing everyone a happy Easter.

This Easter week:

  • Easter week Alleluia!
  • The Queen gave a special message to mark the Easter weekend
  • The number of deceased from Covid-19 has followed Spain and Italy. 44 NHS and care professionals have died in service.
  • 5000 former NHS staff are now in post, and 10,300 former staff are ready to be deployed
  • Birmingham’s NHS Nightingale Hospital now open, along with the Bristol, Harrogate and Manchester Nightingales
  • Ex-RAF Coltishall base near Norwich will be made ready as a Covid-19 mortuary
  • HM Treasury announced £750 million grants to support the charity sector
  • All Universal Credit forms are now online
  • Gov.UK amended guidance to permit those with specific health conditions e.g. autism and learning needs to take more than 1 walk per day
  • North Norfolk Council has 10 co-ordination centres. They reported gratefully all tourist areas were deserted on Easter weekend
  • Beware fake social media accounts asking for bank details purporting to be from or sources
  • The Anglican Guild of All Souls Chantry priest Fr Greany, based in Walsingham, offers a daily (private) mass specifically for the bereaved, dying and departed
  • Walsingham’s Anglican junior church had Easter eggs and craft packs delivered by Fr Harri

News & Views Online Gathering week 2

April 2nd, 2020

A round-up of latest news compiled by our village magazine, News & Views. Top of the list, congratulations to Pam Miller, wishing her a happy 90th birthday!

This week

  • 8pm street clapping for NHS workers went national
  • Rainbows of hope placed in windows #Stayshomestaysafe
  • Self-Employment income support scheme created; complete a 2018-19 tax return and HMRC will contact you
  • Military vehicles deliver PPE equipment to London hospitals and overseas doctors arrive to help
  • Pope uniquely delivers Urbi et Orbi blessing in response to the pandemic
  • Catholics in England & Wales rededicate themselves to Mary
  • Shrine OLW streams 6pm Shrine Prayers on Facebook. National Shrine streams 24/7 prayers, Mass and Adoration
  • Beauty spot carparks close and police redirect people home
  • Online sales of books, handicrafts, jigsaws, bulbs and seeds boosted
  • Residents gift home-grown veg and preserves to neighbours’ front doors

News & Views Online Gathering

March 27th, 2020
News and Views magazine online gathering News & Views will produce a weekly Online gathering over the next few weeks. Here’s the first issue.
The News & Views magazine is being compiled as normal, and the April/May edition will be online next week. We will deliver a copy to your home when it is safe to do so.
Any item, whether for the main magazine (deadline for the June/July edition is the 30th April) or the weekly version can be sent to [email protected]

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