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As Norfolk’s Class A drug supply remains stable despite more than 1,000 arrests, calls are being made for a radical change in policy. Luke Powell reports.

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Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

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Almost half of Norfolk’s dental surgeries are closed to NHS patients as a lack of dentists in the county impacts on care.

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“The fear in her eyes will live with us forever” - a year on from an asthma attack which nearly killed his five-year-old daughter, a father has relived the terrifying moment as he looks to raise awareness of the condition.

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It made for an unusual sight - people clutching mobile phones, walking around a beauty spot, hunting for creatures with names such as Pikachu, Sandshrew, Swablu and Surskit.

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A teenager from Norfolk is preparing for the run of his life following a complex operation which saw his spine reconstructed with titanium bolts and rods.

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More than 200 NHS staff, service users and members of the community have been reminded of the importance of showing empathy and compassion to others during Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) second equality, diversity and inclusion conference.

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Norfolk Family Carers is offering help for families navigating the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, which pays for care for those with long-term significant health conditions.

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More and more people in Norfolk are surviving cancer when they are diagnosed with the devastating disease.

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A man who was paralysed from the waist down after suffering a horrific accident as a teen is backing a national campaign to get people swimming.

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A north Norfolk woman has spoken out about the painful decision for her husband to undergo life-changing surgery after suffering a severe stroke which left him unable to speak.

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Norfolk’s three hospitals look set to end another year in deficit, as NHS cash comes under the spotlight.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since.

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Antek Lejk

A domestic abuse charity is one of several groups to receive a boost in funding aimed at improving health and wellbeing in Breckland.

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Paul Claussen

A brand new music festival is set to raise the roof in north Norfolk this summer in a bid to promote awareness of cervical and testicular cancer.

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A Norfolk victim of the contaminated blood scandal has said she is still angry for all those whose lives it has ruined.

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NHS

Concerns have been raised over where mental health nurses to be placed in doctors’ surgeries are going to come from amid a shortage in the profession.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The friend and personal assistant of a 79-year-old man who lives with dementia has hit out at the “ludicrous” lack of care he has been receiving from Norfolk County Council.

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Patients and carers are being invited to help shape the future of mental health care delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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A woman from mid-Norfolk has revealed her secret to losing nearly five stone and dropping three clothes sizes.

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Rickets, scurvy, malnutrition and other Dickensian-era diseases were all treated at Norfolk hospitals last year.

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People living in a north Norfolk town wait longer for an ambulance than anywhere else in Britain, new figures show.

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Patients will have a greater say and involvement in their care following their treatment for breast cancer, under new guidance published by the East of England Cancer Alliance.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS has been snubbed in every single bid for big ticket money - bar one - made to the government over the last two years, with £417m of funding it asked for denied.

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Chloe Smith

A group behind a new men’s shed in Fakenham is looking for suitable premises.

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Australia

Seventeen care homes look likely to be sold by Norfolk County Council - for just £1 each.

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Norfolk County Council

A mum-of-three and new grandmother has called for assisted dying to be legalised after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Lauren Cope reports on the end-of-life debate.

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The four-hour A&E target in hospitals, which has not been hit in Norfolk for four years, is reportedly set to be scrapped.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

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Antek Lejk

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A dog’s defensive instinct for its owner may have stopped a woman from being robbed by a man with a knife.

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Chase Brewbacca’s interactive eggs around Norfolk at a pub near you.

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Police have charged two men in connection with the robbery of a woman in Hingham.

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Born above a Norfolk fish shop, Jim was a Formula Three star, nurtured F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi and ran a horse stud in Suffolk. He ‘will be remembered as a legend’

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Residents in 70 Norfolk villages and towns will have new meters installed as part of a plan to help people curb their water usage and slash bills.

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A dog’s defensive instinct for its owner may have stopped a woman from being robbed by a man with a knife.

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Chase Brewbacca’s interactive eggs around Norfolk at a pub near you.

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14:56

Police have charged two men in connection with the robbery of a woman in Hingham.

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Born above a Norfolk fish shop, Jim was a Formula Three star, nurtured F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi and ran a horse stud in Suffolk. He ‘will be remembered as a legend’

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Residents in 70 Norfolk villages and towns will have new meters installed as part of a plan to help people curb their water usage and slash bills.

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