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Emergency services get free copies of EDP to say thank you for Herculean efforts as region freezes

PUBLISHED: 14:22 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:08 02 March 2018

Deputy chief constable, Nick Dean, receives complimentary EDPs from Richie Mill, Archant events driver at the Wymondham Police HQ. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Deputy chief constable, Nick Dean, receives complimentary EDPs from Richie Mill, Archant events driver at the Wymondham Police HQ. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

They have spent the past few days going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of others as the Beast of the East has taken its freezing grip on the region and now their efforts have been recognised.

Emergency services starff at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital given free papers as a thank you for their efforts. PIC: ArchantEmergency services starff at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital given free papers as a thank you for their efforts. PIC: Archant

Emergency services staff, including police, ambulance and fire crews and hospital staff, have travelled for hours to get into work and stayed well past the ends of their shifts to ensure patients stayed safe.

Meanwhile police officers and fire crews helped by farmers and other volunteers have been putting themselves at risk to rescue others who have become stranded in the drifting snow.

To recognise those efforts, Archant Norfolk, publishers of the EDP, have distributed free copies of the paper to police and hospital staff.

David Powles, editor, said: “The efforts of our emergency services this week have been nothing short of Herculean and we wanted to at least do something to show our gratitude.”

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