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Yesterday, 11:38
Sheringham

An air ambulance was scrambled after reports that a man in his 60s was suffering from breathing difficulties.

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A north Norfolk district councillor who served in the Royal Navy for more than 20 years is reaching out to ex-servicemen suffering from dementia, in the hope that chatting about the past will make the condition easier to live with.

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Norfolk

A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.

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England Ambulance Service

It started as one man’s prescription to provide dignity and support for the elderly and vulnerable.

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A holidaymaker who was struck down by illness during a dream break abroad revealed he is still struggling to recover from his nightmare ordeal - nine months after flying home.

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Sheringham

When Mike Stone suffered a heart attack having a defibrillator close to hand helped him enjoy another decade of precious life.

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Italy

Police officers have decided to end an investigation into a care home which was set up following a patient’s death.

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Care Quality Commission

The sale of land to allow a new £3.5m medical centre to be built in Cromer has been completed.

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Tom FitzPatrick

A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.

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BBC

The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.

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United Kingdom

Little Harry Addy is having to endure 18 months of chemotherapy but his family revealed they have been comforted by the community’s support

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Harry

Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

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NHS

Experts working in the social care have welcomed the government’s £2bn cash injection into the sector, but say more will be needed to make up for “years of under-funding”.

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NHS

A&E patients in the region may be triaged quicker next winter after the government announced a £100m scheme in the Budget.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Six specialist dementia nurses will be recruited across Norfolk after health chiefs agreed a £300,000 deal with a national charity.

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Norman Lamb

More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have joined the ambulance service after completing community first responder (CFR) training.

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England Ambulance Service

A council has pledged support to communities fighting any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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Tom FitzPatrick

Norfolk County Council says it has strong procedures in place for investigating allegations of care abuse in people’s homes after figures revealed more than 400 such complaints were registered in the last three years.

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County Council

The new regional head of the world’s largest nursing union has sounded a warning over an expected drop in the number of nurses qualifying in the next few years.

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust was the subject of a special investigations programme on the BBC last month - but what can we learn from its most recent reports?

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NHS

Tributes to a highly-regarded former social care chief brought a standing ovation on a poignant evening which celebrated the best of Norfolk’s carers.

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Norman Lamb

Hundreds of ambulance staff say they have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace - but bosses have responded by branding the evidence as inaccurate.

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Norman Lamb

Organisers of St John Ambulance’s Cromer unit are appealing for new volunteers to step forward as youth helpers.

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Former health minister Norman Lamb has criticised plans to remove beds from healthcare units in north Norfolk.

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Norman Lamb

Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.

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NHS

Patients and staff are being taught how to quit smoking at a residential hospital for people with learning disabilities.

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Aylsham

Uncertainty surrounds the future of healthcare units in north Norfolk after health chiefs revealed plans to remove patient beds.

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David Pritchard

Towser’s coat was so badly matted that she also had trouble relieving herself - causing problems with her bladder.

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Norwich

Multi-million pound plans to bring 48 hospital beds to Wells are making good progress and will serve the local community, the man leading the project has confirmed.

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A mother’s whose emotional video about the stigma of living with ADHD went viral has secured the backing of comedian Rory Bremner in her bid to raise awareness of the condition.

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NHS

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Yesterday, 16:32

A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Hamlet.

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Norwich
59 minutes ago

Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

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Tim Adams

They form one of the fastest receding coastlines in Europe; but the soft sand and clay cliffs of north Norfolk also hold the secrets to the country’s past.

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10:07

A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

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Tom FitzPatrick
Friday, October 19, 2012

A Cromer man was overpaid about £2,000 in council tax and housing benefits after failing to tell a council that his wife was working.

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10:07

A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

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Tom FitzPatrick
59 minutes ago

Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

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Tim Adams
Yesterday, 16:32

A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Hamlet.

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Norwich

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