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Clickety click at Palace Bingo

I'm hugely impressed by the different ways businesses across Great Yarmouth are adapting to the new way of operating so that we can continue to protect people and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Patrick Duffy and his team at Palace Bingo are one such example.

Bloaters all set for kick off

Football just hasn't been the same without the spectators, so I was delighted to pop in and see the team at Great Yarmouth Football Club as they prepare to welcome fans back to the Welly.

£8.5 million to support Great Yarmouth’s recovery from COVID

Great Yarmouth is set to receive a multi-million investment through the 'Government’s Getting Building Fund' as part of the country's plan to support recovery from COVID. This investment worth a combined £8.5 million, will be used to support two projects in Great Yarmouth.

Mercury Column - August 2020

The warm and sunny weather has certainly boosted people’s spirits after all the worries and uncertainties of the virus lockdown.

Brandon welcomes Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Great Yarmouth

The 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme has launched this week, giving families 50 per cent off their restaurant bills in August.
There are nearly 4,000 participating independent restaurants, cafes and pubs, and outlets from smaller chains in the East of England.

Face coverings mandatory in shops

Today, the Health Secretary will announce that wearing a face-covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, as we continue to control the virus and save lives. 

'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme now live

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer urged the British public to support our restaurants, cafe and pubs by eating out to help out. In Great Yarmouth, we have so many great small businesses that will rely on local people popping in for a bite to eat over the next few months.

Tougher sentences to protect our emergency workers

During my time as a Home Office minister, I was greatly concerned about the number of assaults experienced by police officers and other emergency workers. It is unacceptable that those who are on the front-line protecting us are subject to such intolerable behaviour.

The UK's new start - Let's get going

Whilst the government's attention has focussed on our nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic and our recovery to get the economy going again, we've still been preparing for our final departure from the European Union at the end of the year.

Government announces new measures to unlock our economy

Yesterday we announced the next phase of our careful reopening of the economy, with outdoor sports facilities, competitive grassroots sport, open-air performances and beauty businesses to return from 11 July.