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Fri, 07:56

Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

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Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

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Urgent mental health-related incidents attended by police officers have almost doubled in four years as pressures on the 999 service grow.

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TV presenter Jeremy Vine joined a group of Norfolk protestors in Westminister to discuss how the benefits system fails people with terminal illness.

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Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

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Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

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More than one in every ten pregnant women in Norfolk smoke during their pregnancy, new figures have revealed.

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A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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The region's ambulance trust received calls from people suffering with sunburn as the service almost reached capacity over the weekend.

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A Norfolk university is set to host a conference aimed at improving the support delivered to the bereaved across the county.

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Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

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A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

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People experiencing a mental health crisis will no longer be held in police cells, Theresa May has announced.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has praised East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) as a "truly heart-warming example to us all" in a letter of support.

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A deaf blogger from Wymondham has been told by cinema bosses it is her responsibility to show the demand is there for subtitled movies amid a passionate campaign.

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Teenage pregnancy rates in Norfolk have risen amid a warning from experts that public health cuts could worsen progress.

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A coroner's report into the death of a 15-year-old girl from Wymondham who took her own life while suffering with anorexia has been made public.

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Muscle spasms, extreme fatigue and debilitating flu are among the long list of symptoms experienced on a daily basis by people with ME.

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The region's ambulance trust plans to appeal a court decision in which staff won a landmark victory over holiday pay.

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A brand new centre to support those in Norfolk battling cancer is set to open in Norwich - if £500,000 can be raised for the appeal.

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A farm in Norfolk is "lifting the lid" on mental health issues in the farming community after a friend and father of two took his own life last year.

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Only a complete overhaul of children's mental health services would have a shot at stopping long waiting times and youngsters being "bounced between" services.

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The number of sick days firefighters are having to take due to their mental health has more than quadrupled in the space of three years.

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The new boss at the region's failing mental health trust has admitted he hears about the service's disastrous radical redesign "most days" as he set out his plans to turn fortunes around.

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A restaurant offering customers the opportunity to chow down on 200 oz of free steak has defended the food challenge as "just a bit of fun".

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Thousands of men with prostate cancer will be able to avoid the damaging side effects of surgery thanks to a new research scanner that will be installed in Norwich.

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Governors at the region's mental health trust have demanded answers over why spending on children in London is more than three times that on those in the east.

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An innovative conference is set to return as a host of high profile campaigners share their experiences at a mental health event next month.

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A Norfolk business is helping the country become all ears as it hosts hearing loss workshops.

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Yesterday, 08:11

A convicted rapist who has gone on the run could be in Norfolk, warn detectives who are investigating a potential sighting of him in the county.

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Yesterday, 09:18

A train operator has applied to knock down two Grade II listed buildings at a Norfolk train station to make way for parking spaces and ticket machines.

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Thu, 14:49

A poultry factory has warned people living nearby that a bad smell could get worse over the next few months while work is carried out on equipment.

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Fri, 13:33

A new Starbucks is opening just off the A11 in Norfolk and is offering free drinks to celebrate.

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Fri, 20:52

Part of the A11 in Norfolk was closed while emergency services tackled a car fire.

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