Police searching for a missing 59-year-old woman have recovered a body from the River Ouse.
Shirley Cranston, from Burgh-le-Marsh was last seen on March 12 when she left her car in a car park in Skegness.
Lincolnshire Police said the body of a woman had been recovered from the river at Clenchwarton, near King's Lynn.
A force spokesperson said: "Although the woman has not formally been identified, we believe this to be Shirley Cranston."
Elderly people warned over phone scams following spate of fake calls
Elderly people are being warned to be on their
guard following a spate of scam phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be police
officers or government workers.
In the last 24 hours, Norfolk Police said a number of pensioners have been targeted by callers telling them their bank cards were being used fraudulently or asking them to visit banks to withdraw money.
Another elderly resident was phoned by someone who said they were from Public Health England, before being asked if they were being supported by family and friends during the coronavirus lockdown and then trying to get personal details.
The force said neither banks nor its officers would ever ask for PIN numbers or bank card details over the phone.
Coronavirus deaths rise in the East
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The number of people who have died from coronavirus continues to rise in the East of England.
Councils across Norfolk are telling people “if you are in need, we will be there for you”.
The government has told 1.4m vulnerable people in the UK not to leave their homes for 12 weeks, with the list also sent to local authorities to tell them what support people need.
Trevor Holden, in charge of Norfolk’s public services’ response, said councils had gone a step further and would write to everyone in the county to ask if they needed help, while a helpline - 0344 8008020 – had also been set up.
He said: "We should be getting food today which should find its way to people by the end of the week - but if someone is reading this and thinking ‘but I need food now’ please don’t wait. Give us a call and we will help you."
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Woman faces court accused of flouting 'go home' requests
A woman is due to appear in court accused of repeatedly ignoring officers' requests to return home under new police powers brought in over the coronavirus crisis.
The woman, in her 40s, will be the first person in the county to be prosecuted since the policing measures were brought in on Thursday.
The force said a woman was asked to return home three times in Great Yarmouth on Monday, and will now be summonsed to attend magistrates' court.
Police have been given powers to fine people who are outside without "reasonable excuse" as part of the government's Covid-19 containment strategy.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: "Our communities are looking out for each other and listening to the government's message to stay at home, and I thank them for that."
Meanwhile, he also warned that anyone deliberately spitting or coughing on others would be dealt with "robustly".
Cornavirus deaths rise in the East
BBC Look East
The number of people who have died from the coronavirus continues to rise the East.
It brings the total number of deaths in the East region since the outbreak began to 100.
Nick Hulme, chief executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, said: "We can confirm that sadly, three patients, one in their 90s and one in their 70s, both of whom had underlying health conditions, together with another patient in their early 80s who did not have underlying health conditions, have passed away at Colchester Hospital.
"They had tested positive for COVID-19.
"Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients family and loved ones at this difficult time."
One of Norfolk’s oldest auction houses has cancelled auctions for the first time in more than 150 years, according to the Eastern Daily Press
While the Great Yarmouth Mercury reports that a family has offered a four-pack of toilet roll as a reward for find their missing cockatiel
Co-op to stop accepting loyalty card and handing out charity tokens
The East of England Co-operative have announced a series of changes to how they operate their food stores to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The group, based in Ipswich and with stores across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk said it would be no longer accepting member reward cards to avoid handling them, but advised customers to keep receipts to add the points at a later date.
Stores will also no longer hand out green tokens, which go in the charity-of-your-choice boxes.
In line with many other supermarket the Co-op will also be installing screens at checkouts and have signs on the floor to keep shoppers 2m (6ft 6in) apart.
English Heritage open up sites online
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If you're missing being able to get out and about to some of the region's interesting historic sites, then English Heritage can bring some of them to you - online.
It has highlighted 30 of its buildings,
monuments and sites across the country available to visit online - including a few in the East of England.
Last week, the organisation took the decision to close all its staffed historic sites and cancel all public events.
Curatorial director Anna Eavis said: "We look forward to welcoming visitors back to those sites as soon as it is safe to do so, but until then we hope these online experiences will allow people an escape, and the chance to learn something new."
Sharing countryside beauty during self-isolation
A photographer is sharing his images on social media in a bid to help those self-isolating "see the beauty of the countryside".
There was clapping, cheering, pots clanging and car horns honking as people across the East of England gave their thanks to the NHS.
Many people took part in the social media campaign on Thursday night, where people across the UK applauded the work of the health service treating coronavirus patients.
'Thank you NHS'
Oscar's been using his time off to create a masterpiece thanking the NHS for all their hard work.
The ambulance service were definitely impressed by his artistic talent.
A nursery rhyme singalong by staff at a Norfolk library has proved an online hit with parents and children around the UK.
A rousing performance of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes; Five Little Monkeys; Wind the Bobbin Up and other pre-school favourites was broadcast on Facebook on Tuesday morning. The video has since racked up more than 20,000 views online.
Librarians Adam and Hannah, who host weekly singalongs at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, said: "We know you can't come to us, so we're bringing our Bounce and Rhyme to you."
A mum from Surrey commented: "Thank you for making us giggle and providing some happiness during this crazy time."
"Loving this from Somerset," said another. Others tuned in from Wales and Scotland.
The library is also providing a daily storytime online and a weekly Lego club.
Margaret Dewsbury, cabinet member for communities at Norfolk County Council, said: “We’ve
even had viewers logging on from other parts of the country and the response so
far has been wonderful, showing just how brilliant and well-loved these
Beginning this Saturday, March 28, and running for two weeks, participants are encouraged to post pictures of their dumpling-making attempts on social media, with the chance to win the ultimate prize – the Crystal Dumpling.
Coronavirus: 'The beauty of the outside remains'
With the government's request for us to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many people are now missing the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors.
On the morning before the government announced its new guidelines resulting in the closure of many nature reserves, BBC Look East cameraman Shaun Whitmore was at Strumpshaw Fen in Norfolk.
Here he shares his last trip to the reserve for a while.
Video shows police removing councillor Joanne Rust from a swimming pool in Tenerife.
Staff shortages could affect fruit and veg from the East
The Country Land and Business Association has warned of staff shortages in the farming sector across the East of England due to coronavirus.
If farmers could not find the workers they needed, it could lead to a shortage of fruit and vegetables, it said.
Cath Crowther from the association said: "There are staff shortages because of travel restrictions and illness which could impact on fruit and vegetable supply going forward."
She also said that those farms that had diversified into leisure and tourism were also suffering, and that those with cafes were trying to "redirect" their supplies.
Ambulance trust 'could not be prouder' of staff and volunteers
East of England Ambulance NHS Trust has praised on Twitter the "incredible" work its staff and volunteers are doing across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
The trust said it wanted to "dedicate #ThankYouThursday" to all those "working incredibly hard around the clock to make sure that our patients remain safe and get help when they need it the most. We couldn't be prouder to call you #TeamEEAST."
Five more coronavirus deaths reported in the East
Five more deaths from coronavirus were recorded in the East of England on Wednesday evening.
Four people died in hospitals run by the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, and a fifth was reported at the West Suffolk Hospital.
They were among 28 people nationally whose deaths after testing positive for coronavirus were announced on Wednesday.
Here are the latest numbers of positive cases recorded in our region:
Pember said: "In view of the present COVID-19 situation it is with
regret that I need to inform you that all inquests listed between now
and 1 September have been suspended until further notice."I
will review the situation on 31 July."
inquests due to be heard at Buckinghamshire Coroner's Court until Monday, 27 April have been postponed and will be
Domestic and child sexual abuse could increase due to coronavirus forcing people to stay indoors, Norfolk's police chief has warned.
He told BBC Radio Norfolk he feared the UK-wide lockdown could lead to the "exploitation of vulnerable people".
Mr Bailey said people in safeguarding jobs had a duty to be "professionally curious", but that society as a whole had a responsibility.
"If we all pull together... we'll come through it," he said.
People acting 'as if threat from coronavirus didn’t exist' says top cop
constables have issued strongly-worded statements calling on communities to comply with new government rules restricting people’s movements to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Steve Jupp (below), who
heads Suffolk Police, said: "The moves so far to limit social distancing have not had the necessary effect, with some people still going about their business as if the threat from coronavirus didn’t exist.
"It has to stop.”
He said officers would negotiate with people seen to be flouting the new rules before resorting to the law.
Norfolk's chief constable Simon Bailey (below) said he was staggered to hear holiday resorts had been full of people over the weekend.
gatherings of more than two people who do not live together should stop, the government said, and shops selling non-essential items have been asked to close.
has been introduced giving police powers to enforce the new rules.
Mr Bailey said: "Officers
will continue to be out in their communities, speaking to people as
we always do and taking the opportunity to explain the new rules and
ask what people are doing and why they are out."
Hertfordshire Police and
Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: "If the public do not comply
with this lockdown the police will use their powers to enforce it, and have my
full support in that."