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Margaret Dewsbury

Smokers are being warned to take extra care putting out cigarettes and not to buy fake ones, after tests showed counterfeits are more likely to cause fires.

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Four bereaved mothers travelled to London on Monday to demand change in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Julie Cave

If you can’t get to the help you need, we’ll bring it to you - that’s the aim of a Norfolk health worker.

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NHS

Pollution could be worsening the condition of those suffering with asthma if they are not doing enough to manage their illness.

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NHS

One of the county’s worst performing healthcare trusts could merge with Norfolk’s best in a bid to bring together care in the community.

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Care Quality Commission

Hundreds of thousands of women and their families were left terrified over a breast cancer screening scandal which never existed, a review has found.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Hospital admissions of young people with asthma are rising in Norfolk, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

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NHS

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

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NHS

A Norfolk MP has called for urgent action after claiming people with mental health issues are still being unlawfully detained and transported in police vehicles.

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Norman Lamb

More private ambulances on the road, nearly 2,000 extra doctors’ appointments, and measures to get patients out of hospital quicker.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

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Care Quality Commission

Norfolk residents are being urged to help prevent the spread of Norovirus as several cases of the virus have been seen in the county.

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United Kingdom

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

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NHS

Around one in three children in Norfolk are doing fewer than 30 minutes of exercise a day, with even lower numbers doing the governmental guideline of one hour of activity a day.

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University of East Anglia

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

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The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

East Anglian researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in vital dementia research studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative.

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University of East Anglia

More than 135,000 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures.

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NHS

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

Applications to become a nurse in Norfolk have dropped by a fifth in just a year, new figures show.

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Care Quality Commission

Tens of thousands more people in Norfolk are opting to order their prescriptions online than two years ago, according to NHS data.

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NHS

A Norfolk council has launched a new fund to support projects improving residents’ health and wellbeing which has been welcomed by one of the area’s district councillors.

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NHS

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

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Clive Lewis

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

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Care Quality Commission

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

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NHS

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

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NHS

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

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Clive Lewis

The daughter of an ex-footballer who died in a Norwich hospital today blamed the care he received there for his death, and said she will not stop fighting for justice “even if it takes years”.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

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Decisions on contentious issues surrounding the proposed food hub at Easton have been branded “disgusting” by opponents, who are taking the matter to the High Court.

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A crash and a collapsed drain cover caused traffic chaos on a busy Norfolk road.

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The last British serviceman to leave the Afghan base of Camp Bastion has taken over as commander of RAF Honington.

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Afghanistan
13:30

Decisions on contentious issues surrounding the proposed food hub at Easton have been branded “disgusting” by opponents, who are taking the matter to the High Court.

Read more
Broadland District Council

A crash and a collapsed drain cover caused traffic chaos on a busy Norfolk road.

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Norfolk police

A woman from mid-Norfolk has come up smelling of roses after fulfilling her “life long ambition” to open her own flower shop.

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Norfolk’s chief constable has vowed to “surge” officers into local communities as a result of his decision to scrap PCSOs.

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