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Thu, 09:20

A community in Dereham has rallied together to help a sports-mad teenager to get back on his feet following complications from major surgery.

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New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the walking habits of people across the region.

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West Norfolk

Looking after your health, as Victoria Catt will tell you, is not as simple as it used to be.

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Children living in the most deprived areas of our region are more likely to be obese, new statistics have revealed.

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University of East Anglia

The sister of a mentally ill man who died after being tranquillised in hospital has slammed the region’s mental health trust for not addressing problems with the practice sooner.

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Michael Scott

Three members of the same family will be running the London Marathon in memory of their father who died from a rare form of brain cancer.

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London

Up to 81 patients may have died due to ambulance delays in the east of England over a three-week period, according to a Norfolk MP.

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Clive Lewis

The chief executive of a Norfolk health trust is to step down.

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NHS

The region’s ambulance trust will put extra crews on the road by using private ambulance services and hospitals have been ordered to take patients into A&E quicker.

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NHS

Thousands of elderly people across Norfolk and Waveney may be living with undiagnosed dementia, according to estimates by the NHS.

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NHS

An organisation which supports carers in Norfolk has seen the demand for its paid-for services rocket since it lost its council funding last year.

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Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

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Clive Lewis

A Norfolk doctor faces a misconduct tribunal over allegations she did not follow or seek instructions while delivering a baby.

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Manchester

A home care company’s Norfolk branch is set to bring up to 20 new jobs over the next year after securing premises in Dereham.

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Facebook

Would-be savvy savers are being urged to take part in a new initiative to combat food waste.

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Fakenham Community Centre

A lack of checks on patients tranquillised while under the care of the region’s mental health trust has been branded as “appalling”.

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Julie Cave

The prime minister has said lessons will be learned after a whistleblower at the region’s ambulance trust exposed 40 alleged cases of harm or deaths due to ambulance delays.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Thousands of vacancies for registered nursing and midwifery posts in the east of England are not being filled, new NHS figures show.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

North Norfolk is on the road to becoming one of the first areas in the county to provide dementia-friendly trains and buses – a move which could have knock-on benefits for passengers with other health problems.

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Holt

A patient is believed to have hanged themselves at a psychiatric ward in Norfolk despite the mental health trust being ordered to remove all points which would make it possible.

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Julie Cave

The chief executive of the region’s mental health trust is urging patients to put their trust in her as the organisation tries to improve.

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Michael Scott

A mother who gave up work to look after her suicidal son and slept on his bedroom floor to keep him safe has praised a charity telephone line for its support.

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A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

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Clive Lewis

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Clive Lewis

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

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Clive Lewis

A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The pressure on the NHS over Christmas meant Norfolk County Council bosses had to pay “golden hellos” to care providers to take in patients to free up beds.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Defibrillators have been installed in food stores in Wells and Cromer as part of an ambitious scheme by the Co-op to install the lifesaving equipment in a number of their stores and funeral homes.

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United Kingdom

A health chief is urging people to get the flu vaccine and look after themselves as rates of the illness are on the rise.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

More than six people an hour in the east of England are admitted to hospital with smoking-related illnesses, it has been revealed.

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United Kingdom

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Yesterday, 14:26

A parish council in Norfolk is hoping to pay tribute to those who served in the First World War with a new memorial shelter.

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Thu, 19:22

Tesco has launched an investigation into the conduct of two members of staff after a video of them engaging in a sex act in a Norfolk store went viral.

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Yesterday, 06:00

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Fri, 12:10

A housing organisation has said properties in one of Norfolk’s most popular seaside towns are “beyond the reach” of local families and affordable homes are being sold as holiday lets.

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Yesterday, 12:04

Serious flooding like the 2013 storm surge which devastated Norfolk’s coastline are set to become more frequent, scientists warn.

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