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We hope to bring you a daily newsletter to keep you up to date with what is going on, this is the first one...


We are in day three of our self isolation. We are all having to become accustomed to a different lifestyle during this war against an invisible enemy. It looks as though people are sensibly abiding by the governments advice to stay at home. This will be a very difficult time as we can no longer meet our friends and family for a coffee or pint. Some people may feel lonely and everyone will need to find ways to fill the gaps in their lives.

We may have a town of beautiful gardens this summer, and we can carry out those DIY jobs which we have been putting off. Books and jigsaws will be dusted off, and we may learn some new cad games. There is always the boxed set of TV series for binge sessions. Hopefully we can all get through the three weeks isolation.


I noticed a daily programme of Jamie Oliver doing store cupboard meals, I though that may be helpful. But his store cupboard has a lot more than mine. Fresh herbs, fish and frozen spinach. I look forward to his recipes for beans and potatoes. We have a growing list of shops providing home deliveries. There is help to get us through this difficult isolation times. Please look at our 'Home Deliveries' page. Volunteers

Over half a million people have now signed up as volunteers to help vulnerable people amid the Coronavirus crisis. There are 4,000 extra beds in London, and the government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators from hoover company Dyson.

Harleston have had the lowest number of support calls to South Norfolk, well done to all our local volunteers.


A quarter of the world's population is now living under some form of lockdown. Southern Europe remains at the epicentre of the pandemic.

The US has almost 70,000 confirmed cases and at least 1,050 deaths. New York state is the worst-affected with more than 30,000 cases. Even Germany is experiencing increased cases and deaths.

This is not a problem only for other people, there are now five reported cases in Harleston.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the throne, has tested positive for the virus.

We should all obey the guidelines

A British woman was dragged out of Tenerife pool by police in bizarre protest at hotel's coronavirus quarantine rules is hard-left unionist who stood as Labour candidate in last election. Joanne Rust, 53, from King's Lynn, Norfolk, provoked outrage when she defied a quarantine by jumping into the pool and was arrested while still in the water Rust is a Labour Councillor at King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Other holiday makers cheered as she was arrested, she was tried the next day.

Who said that?

Who has been quoted as saying these words of wisdom?

"We're going to be opening relatively soon... I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter." "We've done one hell of a job - nobody's done the job we've done." "They're all playing games against us OK? They've been playing games against us for years... Some of the people who took the biggest advantage of us? Our allies. They took advantage – financially but even militarily as well." "You're going to lose people. You're going to have suicides by the thousands. You're going to have all sorts of things happen. You're going to have instability." "people are dying who have never died before"

©   Redenhall with Harleston Town Council

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