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Friday, October 18, 2019

Hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk have been hit by a big rise in disabled care charges. Tom Bristow speaks to those who fear it will mean they lose their home and future.

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Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

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An event to raise awareness of the challenges that visually impaired and blind people face and overcome every day has been hailed a success.

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today announced the appointment of a new chair for its board, Nicola Scrivings.

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People living with mental health issues can now receive a lifeline of support to get back into work thanks to a new service.

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A woman who lost her sister to a brain tumour was just one of a number of people to take part in a walk to raise awareness.

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A regional hospital will be part of a rebuilding programme after getting a slice of £100 million seed funding from the government.

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A merger bringing the region's five clinical commissioning groups (CCG) together as one is set to go ahead.

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Building work is under way as part of a former hospital site is transformed into a new day centre.

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How do we solve a problem as severe and wide-ranging as the nation's mental health crisis?

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Patients using a physiotherapy clinic will benefit from some new equipment - thanks to the generosity of a charity.

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Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have rated appointment times as their biggest source of frustration, with some complaining of waiting several weeks to see a doctor.

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A bride-to-be has nearly halved her original body weight in time for her wedding day after years of struggling with her eating.

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A woman in her 70s has been taken to hospital after suffering a fall which prompted a response from the air ambulance service.

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A young woman has spoken of her harrowing experience with depression, attempted suicide and psychotic episodes to show the stark reality of mental ill health.

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Work on a much needed centre for people with life-limiting illnesses is nearing completion, with chairs thanking the community for donations and support.

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Patients are being "frightened" off making dentist appointments due to a "belligerent" approach to fining those who wrongly claim exemption from charges, according to industry leaders.

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Solicitors representing the family of a six-year-old boy who died of meningitis B say they do not think enough is being done to reduce the likelihood of future deaths.

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Building work is set to start in the coming weeks as part of a former hospital site is transformed into a new day centre.

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A care home which delivers an exceptional service has been praised by inspectors.

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Almost £10m was spent on private ambulances for 999 and non-urgent work last year as the region's ambulance service's reliance on private transport has doubled.

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Carers in Norfolk are being encouraged to take advantage of grants available to improve their lives in the face of the increasing financial strains and stress of looking after a loved-one.

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Bespoke ambulances which have been specially designed to give patients a smoother journey while improving care have started to hit the roads.

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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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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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Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

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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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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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Little green men and ghouls may have been visiting East Anglia, even attracting the attention of the police.

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The Orionid meteor shower is due to reach its peak tonight (Monday, October 21). Here's what you need to know about watching the spectacle.

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14:36

A landmark Lowestoft hotel which has been closed for more than a decade will be given a new lease of life, with plans for a vegan café, hotel, apartments and a gym unveiled.

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Yesterday, 13:22

It was many years ago when a couple from Beccles who met at Butlins started looking for old postcards. It was the start of an extraordinary journey which is now coming to an end.

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A husband and wife are selling a vintage horsebox with a difference which has been transformed into a luxury mobile bar for use at weddings and festivals.

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