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Mon, 16:05

Outbreaks of measles have been detected in the east of England in the last year, it can be revealed, as it was announced that the UK has lost its measles-free status.

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More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

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A painter has been reunited with the response team who saved his life following a cardiac arrest.

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Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

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The number of cases of the life-threatening infection sepsis in Norfolk hospitals has risen by more than 70pc in the last three years.

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More than 25,000 abused and neglected children in Norfolk and Waveney could be sidelined by mental health services.

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Air quality in a town which failed to meet national targets has been "significantly improved", according to the latest readings.

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Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.

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The region's mental health trust has moved to reassure over care as it was revealed patients were sent to a hospital with "unacceptable" standards.

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The region's ambulance service still does not have enough staff to keep patients safe, as bosses were slammed in its latest inspection report.

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Norfolk County Council is to crackdown on poor care social care given by private providers.

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Work has started in Fakenham on new apartments for people needing "occasional care" as part of a £29m investment by Norfolk County Council.

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Campaigners fighting for a new mental health care centre in Cromer have welcomed plans for improved services, but fear they will not go far enough.

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A bid to overhaul the region's air ambulance bases and ensure the service can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been boosted by a government grant.

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

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Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

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Smokers could soon be banned from lighting up on council land as a new report reveals the habit's staggering cost to Norfolk taxpayers.

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A disabled man has been compensated with £1,000 and given an apology after a watchdog ruled Norfolk County Council was in breach of the law over cuts to his social care.

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Urgent mental health-related incidents attended by police officers have almost doubled in four years as pressures on the 999 service grow.

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Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

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Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

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More than one in every ten pregnant women in Norfolk smoke during their pregnancy, new figures have revealed.

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A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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The region's ambulance trust received calls from people suffering with sunburn as the service almost reached capacity over the weekend.

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A Norfolk university is set to host a conference aimed at improving the support delivered to the bereaved across the county.

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A film student from Dereham hopes her current project exploring abuse will be shown at a UK festival and then released to the public.

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Dereham

Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

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A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

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A father of a six-year-old boy is taking on a formidable challenge to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where his son spent the first week of his life.

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Plans for a counselling service and drop in centre to help people with mental health issues in Dereham have moved closer to completion.

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An 'essential' Coastwatch station has been given permission to expand, and will soon begin seeking the required £100,000.

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A nursery worker is hoping to climb Everest to support children recovering from crime.

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A campaign to stop a village's last pub from being turned into housing has earned the backing of an MP.

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A veteran caught posting indecent images of children on an online messaging service and searching the dark web described his own actions as "disgusting" as he avoided jail.

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