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Diners at a Norfolk restaurant described its new outdoor pods as “wonderful”, as part of measures to keep customers safe as lockdown eases.

Thousands are expected to emulate astronaut Neil Armstrong’s immortal words “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as Fenland pubs, restaurants and hair salons re-open.

For the first time in three months, pubs will be able to open their doors to customers on July 4.

Eleven more staff members at the Princes food factory in Wisbech have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 25 cases.

Lockdown is easing, many more businesses are re-opening, and the economic life of Ely and East Cambridgeshire is being kick-started into recovery.

On the eve of re-opening his riverside pubs, businessman Steve Haslam described the past few months as “traumatic”.

Two Romanians who flagged down police late at night on a rural Cambridgeshire road led to four arrests for modern day slavery.

Independent business owners in March were all smiles as they welcomed shoppers for the first time in weeks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

County councillors were told planning law prevents them opposing the £300m energy from waste incinerator proposed for Wisbech.

‘See you in court’ was the response to Cambridgeshire County Council by the company that built the guided busway and are refusing to settle a new bill for repairs.

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