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Friday, January 17, 2020

An Ormesby who has worked to rebuild his life after being unable to remember the most basic things following a near-fatal infection in his brain has shared his experience.

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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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A shortage of doctors has left individual GPs in our region responsible for as many as 4,000 patients, figures have revealed.

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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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A school on the coast has opened a 'safe space' for encouraging mental wellbeing.

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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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A couple have been doubly stunned by delivering their baby on Christmas Day, and finding out 'it's a boy'.

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A care home has closed after a fifth successive "inadequate" rating from the independent body that sets and monitors standards.

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Gorleston

Santa's sleigh received a supercar upgrade this Christmas for youngsters facing a hospital stay over the festive season.

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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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A Norfolk boy with cancer and his family will be spending Christmas hundreds of miles from home as he starts pioneering proton therapy.

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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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A Norfolk hospital has been praised for its improvements after earning its fourth 'good' rating in a row.

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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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A dying woman has launched an emotional appeal to former colleagues to help find out where she was exposed to the deadly asbestos which is killing her.

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Norfolk hospitals are urging visitors who have been ill to stay at home if possible as more than a thousand beds have been closed around the country due to nororvirus.

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A man who was given the wrong knee implant during surgery said he was left speechless when the blunder was revealed.

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A school has reopened after a deep clean following a virus outbreak among students.

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A school closed for a deep clean after an outbreak of illness among students.

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A consultant surgeon is taking a colourful approach to tackling bowel cancer this December in a bid to save lives.

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Norfolk hospitals are attracting nursing staff from as far afield as the Philippines and India to fill posts as national figures show more than 11,600 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service since the Brexit referendum.

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A woman who was left with permanent nerve damage after having a wisdom tooth removed at a Norfolk hospital has been awarded more than £30,000 in compensation.

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A whistleblower warned in October that a toxic culture at the region's ambulance service was leading to an increased risk of suicides.

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A brave nine-year-old boy is set to undergo pioneering proton therapy after he was approved for treatment on the NHS.

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A surgeon performing a knee replacement put in the wrong implant, it has emerged.

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A new clinic which hopes to be a hub for wellness has opened in a coastal town.

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Staff at a Norfolk care scheme have been hailed in an inspection report with residents describing them as "wonderful" and exceptionally kind.

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Hospitals in the region at risk of decay are being surveyed for damage after a school roof collapsed unexpectedly.

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Yesterday, 10:15

A bridge carrying the A47 across the River Yare will close for eight nights for maintenance work.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Two suspected drug-drivers have been arrested by police.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Refurbishment work has started on a dilapidated council house that has stood empty for almost seven years.

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Yesterday, 12:03

Norfolk residents are being warned to prepare for more cold weather as the freezing nights are expected to continue in the county over the next few days.

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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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