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From dad jokes, to rollercoaster thrills, to a postie dressed as Spiderman: the stories making us smile during lockdown

Despite times being tough for many, people have been doing what they can to make others smile Credit: ITV News Anglia

These are extremely difficult times, but amid the bad news and the uncertainty, positive things have been happening.

Our reporter Natalie Gray has been looking at the lighter side of lockdown, and sharing the stories of those who are doing what they can do make others smile.

You can watch Natalie's full report here:

This postie in Rutland has been making people smile by dressing up as Spiderman.

Spreading joy by dressing as Spiderman in Rutland Credit: ITV News Anglia

Parents Joe and Tiff from Spixworth in Norfolk are making sure their two-year-old daughter doesn't miss out on the trip to Disney World they had planned.

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Michaela Davies, a baker from Bradwell in Norfolk, has been bringing cheer to thousands of key workers and NHS staff by making cakes to say thank you.

Michaela was treated for cancer herself at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

Michaela Davies has been cooking up a storm for NHS workers Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I’m overwhelmed by the love of our community to show their appreciation to our key workers via a cupcake! Thank you so much for everyone’s effort in making this fast growing group such a delight to be part of. We’re all in this together, let’s get baking-a-difference!"

– Michaela Davies

With so much time on our hands lots of people are getting really creative.

In Chatteris in Cambridgeshire, friends Sophie and Bethany can still play with their pals Lily and Emily next door because a window made out of an old glass table has been put in the adjoining fence.

Sophie and Bethany can still play with their pals Lily and Emily next door Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Bishop of Norwich has been winding down in the evening by getting to know his new patch better with a jigsaw of the fine city and surroundings.

He's now looking for puzzles of Yarmouth, Lowestoft and King's Lynn.

The Bishop of Norwich is doing jigsaws of places in the region Credit: ITV News Anglia

"In a strange way, as I relax doing this, each place becomes part of my prayer for communities across Norfolk during this pandemic."

– Bishop Graham Usher

If you've got a positive story to share with us please do get in contact.

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