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Yesterday, 12:15
An appeal has been issued for more volunteers to join the St John's Ambulance Cromer Unit as youth helpers. Picture: ST JOHN AMBULANCE

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

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb pictured at the unveiling of a new defribrillator at Mundesley Coastwatch Station. Picture: MARIE GREER

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

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Anoop Dhesi
Extra help for men and training staff to recognise people at risk of suicide are among a raft of new measures which are set to be rolled out in a bid to reduce the number of people killing themselves. Picture posed by models. Picture: Time to change/Newscast Online

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
Melanie Macrow, Smokefree adviser, and Victoria Astley at Cawston Park. Picture: Jeesal Cawston Park

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

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Aylsham
Benjamin Court in Cromer. Picture: Colin Finch

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 was unable to see or walk following years of neglect. Picture: Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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

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Norwich
Iain Mackechnie-Jarvis, chairman of Wells Community Hospital Trust.

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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Andrea Bell  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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
Picture posed by model of man in a police cell. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A mental health patient was kept in a police cell for three days in King’s Lynn because no bed could be found for him.

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Norfolk police
118 women and children underwent the medical procedure at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A 13-year-old girl was the youngest to have an abortion at one of the county’s busiest hospitals last year, we can reveal.

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Bob the goldfish has made a full recovery following the delicate operation at Toll Barn Vets. Picture: Toll Barn Vets

An ailing goldfish facing near certain death after being struck down by a tumour has made a remarkable recovery - after its owners took it to their local vets.

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PineHeath Care Home at High Kelling, near Holt. Picture Archant.

Police have launched a criminal investigation after a resident died at an ‘inadequate’ care home which has been slammed by a health watchdog.

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Care Quality Commission
Ant Marshall, 25, of Bradfield, who has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome from suspected Lyme disease, and has launched a campaign to raise funds for an official diagnosis. Ant has joined groups of other sufferers on the internet. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He clocked up 14-hour shifts as a barman during the busy summer season in Norfolk, and travelled around the world in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a chalet host and ski instructor.

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Ant Marshall, 25, of Bradfield, who has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome from suspected Lyme disease, and has launched a campaign to raise funds for an official diagnosis. Ant has joined groups of other sufferers on the internet. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He clocked up 14-hour shifts as a barman during the busy summer season in Norfolk, and travelled around the world in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a chalet host and ski instructor.

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Norman Lamb MP at Broadacres Care Home. Staff members getting into the vintage spirit.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norfolk care home threw its doors open to the public to celebrate national Dignity Day - a national campaign to put respect at the heart of care services.

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Norman Lamb
Fourteen-year-old Alice Marr with her mum, Sarah Dewhurst. Alice, who is a pupil at Sheringham Woodfields School, has a newly revamped wheelchair thanks to the cerebral palsy charity Love for Leo. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A charity set up by a retired Norfolk GP after his grandson was born with cerebral palsy has raised more than £10,000 in just two years, so far supporting seven youngsters with disabilities.

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NHS
Christine Walton, NN CCG prescribing adviser (left) and head of primary care Sally Ross-Benham with the Patient Safety: Optimal INR Control award. Picture: NN CCG

A health body has won a patient safety award for administering a drug used to control blood clotting. North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (NN CCG) was amongst the winners at the CCG Prescriber awards for its use of warfarin - one of the highest risk medications if incorrectly dosed.

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NHS
Seven year old Angelina Mills, pictured with mum Lisa, who suffers from a brain condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome

The family of a youngster with a rare neurological disorder have set their sights on raising cash for the specialist charity that has supported her, after drumming up nearly £12,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she had brain surgery as a toddler.

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Sheringham Primary School
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre. Picture: Colin Finch

Fitness centre in North Walsham to host drop-in session, organised by the British Heart Foundation, to offer people advice on how to prevent the disease.

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Judy Bloomfield at her retirement party Aylsham. Picture: JUDY BLOOMFIELD

After 50 years on nursing watch Judy Broomfield has called time on her career in the medical profession.

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Harry
A pilot to help patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk has been launched. The team working on the EiVs. Photo: EEAST

A pilot to help patients who have suffered a fall in Norfolk has been launched.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Alfie Oswick, 8, is raising money for Dereham Cancer Care. Pictured with his mum, Jennifer, grandmother Amanda Owen and younger brother Charlie, 4.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Most eight-year-old boys might dream of becoming a train driver or astronaut when they grow up, or even a professional footballer.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Tony Callaghan with beds bought for the Sahloul University State Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, through fundraising organised by the Callaghans who were treated there after the terrorist attack. Picture: TONY CALLAGHAN

A Norfolk couple shot in a terrorist massacre have given thousands of pounds worth of equipment to the Tunisian hospital which cared for them.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Sheringham slimmer Sarah Ramm transformed her looks by losing more than six stone in 18 months after joining Slimming World. Picture: SLIMMING WORLD

Sarah Ramm lost six-and-a-half stone in 18 months and now she is hoping to inspire others.

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Mundesley Hospital has revealed plans to extend and refurbish its building in Gimingham Road. Picture: SMG

It has applied to North Norfolk District Council for permission to make alterations to an existing wing to create six new bedrooms for patients, including an overnight guest room which could provide the link to a further expansion of the property.

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Care Quality Commission
An appeal has been launched to help Norfolk's needy elderly heat their homes this winter. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A charity which hands out cash to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents to keep them warm over winter revealed it is currently receiving calls for help every day – the majority from north Norfolk.

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John Archibald
Elijah Adeyemi chief executive of  Mundesley Hospital, which has been placed in special measures .

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A new mental health hospital has been placed in special measures following an inspection by a health watchdog.

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Care Quality Commission
Singers from the Thursford Spectacular entertaining the residents at Pine Heath Care Home.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Residents at a north Norfolk care home were treated to a taste of the UK’s biggest festive show, when a 30-strong team of performers from the Thursford Christmas Spectacular stopped off to sing carols and show tunes.

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Salvation Army
Andreanna Brookman (right) presentating a cheque  in memory of her husband Michael  at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: ANDREANNA BROOKMAN

Friends and family provided a fitting legacy for popular publican Michael Brookman with a donation to the medical team who supported him throughout his final days.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Yesterday, 20:55
Sue Arnold and Hilary Cox celebrate getting funding fro a new roundabout to improve road safety at the B1436 Felbrigg Road and the A148 Cromer to Holt Road. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Long-awaited work to improve a bottleneck junction in north Norfolk is set to start next month, it has been confirmed.

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Norfolk County Council
Yesterday, 13:15
Cromer mayor Tim Adams, left, and former mayor David Pritchard, right, clashed during a debate over the future of the bus stop in the town's Mill Road, top.

A bus stop at the centre of a stink in Cromer is not to be removed after the town’s mayor intervened.

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Yesterday, 11:56
Teams from Sheringham Medical Practice, Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre and Tesco Sheringham get set to swim the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK. Picture: Karen Bethell

A 17-strong group of doctors, health care assistants, fitness instructors and supermarket workers made a splash for charity this week, by swimming the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK.

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Tesco
Yesterday, 20:02
North Norfolk District Council headquarters in Cromer. Picture, NNDC.

District councillors in north Norfolk have agreed to freeze their share of the council tax - £138.87 for a Band D property - for a seventh successive year.

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Judy Oliver

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