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Thursday, January 16, 2020

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

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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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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The family of an 81-year-old who was sent more than 250 miles away for mental health treatment and then died on the roadside have faced further heartache after being unable to plan her funeral.

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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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Five people are facing Christmas without the care they desperately need because a troubled home care provider is withdrawing from its contracts.

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A couple desperate to start a family are saying they will not stop fighting to raise the £11,000 needed to keep their dream alive.

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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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Ambitious plans to more than quadruple the size of a Norfolk care home and expand it into a care village have been shot down by councillors.

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A GP surgery is hoping to slash call waiting times and reduce the number of in person appointments with online consultations.

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Inspectors said the quality of a care home, which was previously rated "outstanding", has "deteriorated" after patients were found to have missed medication and being restrained against their will, causing distress.

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A man who survived cancer twice and became a face of a national campaign was invited to help re-open a store as a way to spread his inspirational story.

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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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Staff falsified records and failed to notice an attack on a patient at a mental health hospital which has been rated "inadequate".

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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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Primary school children in Norfolk will begin to be immunised against winter flu this week after GP surgeries and schools received stocks of vaccines despite national shortages.

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A couple have spoken of their joy after hearing their two-year-old daughter could get a life-saving drug which could add more than 20 years to her life.

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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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Saturday, January 18, 2020

A village which has already seen more than 100 sets of roadworks since 2017 faces another six months of disruption, as work continues to improve cycle routes in the area.

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Yesterday, 13:44

Gritters will be heading out this afternoon across Norfolk to prepare the county's roads for more cold temperatures tonight.

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Rail commuters have been warned they could face delays or cancellations this morning due to signalling troubles on the line.

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Yesterday, 14:43

Firefighters in Norfolk are taking almost one minute longer, on average, to attend the most serious fires than they were five years ago, new figures reveal.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

It has been revered as a spiritual sanctuary for Christians for 900 years. But a bitter feud between the choir and vicar at Wymondham Abbey is threatening to "seriously damage" the community, a leaked report has revealed.

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