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Fri, 06:30

A man has described his treatment at A&E as "soul destroying" and has lodged an official complaint over its lack of "basic care".

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The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including an elderly woman who died after she was attacked by another resident, have raised serious concerns.

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A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

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King's Lynn

The struggling mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk remains in special measures - despite a watchdog lifting it from the lowest possible rating of 'inadequate' to 'requires improvement' in a new inspection report.

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Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.

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A Norfolk man said his inspiration for losing six stone was to watch his children grow up, after doctors voiced fears for his health.

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Thetford

Scientists studying dementia are appealing for volunteers to help them investigate how feasible it is for people to take up and stick to a Mediterranean-style diet.

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Almost 200 businesses across Norfolk and Waveney have been told they must clean up their act over food hygiene.

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Health chiefs are asking paramedics to work in overwhelmed A&E departments in another sign of the extreme pressure on Norfolk's NHS.

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A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

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Senior doctors have warned that children are "super-spreaders" of flu and have urged parents to get them vaccinated - as new figures reveal than less than a third of the country's infants have had their jab.

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A care home that posts treasured photos on the ceiling for bed-ridden patients to enjoy has been rated outstanding by inspectors.

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The number of people injured in fires in Suffolk last year has soared by 62% - with numbers nearly double what they were five years ago.

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Norfolk health bosses have unveiled their plans to cope with winter pressures, with extra beds and more than £6m of funding in readiness for seasonal demand.

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The boss of the region's mental health trust says he can "only imagine" the distress of patients placed in out-of-area beds, as he pledged to cut occupancy rates.

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Forest visitors are being warned to protect themselves against ticks after it emerged some carrying a brain disease had been found in Thetford Forest.

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Thetford

Ticks which can spread a disease that can harm the brain have been found in Norfolk.

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NHS IT systems in Norfolk are the "most digitally" immature in the UK, a health chief has warned.

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Yesterday, 05:30

A man with 253 previous convictions spanning 30 years has been jailed for nine months at Ipswich Crown Court.

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Thu, 18:22

Ping pong, pool and live entertainment have been introduced to a town restaurant as part of a makeover.

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Yesterday, 14:59

A village primary school has been found to be 'inadequate' in an Ofsted report which says pupils receive "poor quality of education".

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Fri, 21:53

Two people have been arrested after officers seized 79 cannabis plants at an address in Thetford.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A rogue Norfolk gangmaster yesterday claimed he had frittered away the fortune amassed from his crime - as prosecutors sought to reclaim a share of his £1.3m in ill-gotten gains.

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