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Alarming figures have revealed that about a quarter of Norfolk four to five-year-olds are overweight or obese - and the figure rises to 32.1pc for 10 to 11-year-olds.

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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

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

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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Bill Borrett

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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South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group

A village care home is celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating from the health and social care watchdog.

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Stuart Anderson

As a nurse at the county’s busiest accident and emergency department, 32-year-old Helen Pidgeon is no stranger to helping those in need.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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

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

A nurse who specialises in dementia and 18,250 hand-crafted forget-me-nots will feature at an upcoming coffee morning.

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Dianne Fernee

Lives could be saved thanks to two new defibrillators installed around Attleborough.

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British Heart Foundation

A sheltered housing group is inviting members of the public to enjoy a cup of tea to raise funds for Dementia UK.

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Robert Kett

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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Norwich

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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Care Quality Commission

A sheltered housing group is inviting members of the public to enjoy a cup of tea to raise funds for Dementia UK.

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Robert Kett

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

Lives could be saved thanks to two new defibrillators installed around Attleborough.

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British Heart Foundation

It was a way to celebrate the sweetheart in your life while helping to take care of the hearts of others.

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British Heart Foundation

A dental practice in Wymondham has been given a glowing review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Care Quality Commission

When Josh King sought medical advice for a throat infection - little did he expect to be told he had a hole in his heart.

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Wymondham College

Have you ever wondered what 18,250 knitted flowers look like?

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Dianne Fernee

The widow of a motor neurone disease sufferer is hopeful after county councillors backed a charter to improve awareness and care of the debilitating illness.

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Wymondham

A Wymondham campaigner for better support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease has won a victory at County Hall.

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Joe Mooney

Restaurant menus are these days often loaded with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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United Kingdom

A dental nurse from Hingham is set to embark on a life-changing volunteer expedition to Uganda.

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The mother of a boy with one of the rarest types of cancer ever has revealed she gave her son cannabis because she was “desperate to find something to alleviate his suffering”.

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United Kingdom

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

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Yesterday, 13:38

Onlookers marvelled as they got a got a rare glimpse of one of the country’s most historic steam engines passing through the county.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

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Yesterday, 07:30

A former prisoner has gone from jail to spreading awareness about mental health after rediscovering his talent for the ancient art of origami while inside.

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Charles Burrell Centre

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