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Friday, December 6, 2019

The bacteria which can cause Legionnaire's Disease has been discovered in the showers at a Norfolk leisure centre.

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A retired director has recalled the simple joy of recognising his family again after a life-saving brain operation which risked erasing his most cherished memories.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Campaigners say "alarm bells are ringing" as vital remaining hospital beds in a Suffolk town face the threat of being scrapped.

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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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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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A woman has pledged to set up a mobile dementia support van - dubbed the "Annie van" — in memory of her mother in an effort to help more families.

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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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NHS IT systems in Norfolk are the "most digitally" immature in the UK, a health chief has warned.

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A mother of two being treated in Norfolk is part of a national campaign calling for improvements to support, treatment and care for those with incurable secondary breast cancer.

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Parents and dog owners are being warned to stay away from open water after a dangerous poisonous algae has been found in various beauty spots in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Hundreds of homes on the Norfolk and Suffolk border saw power supplies disrupted due to a faulty overhead cable.

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Police seized a dirt bike after it was ditched by the rider as they attempted to evade police in Harleston.

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Motorists have been urged to take extra care of high winds bringing down trees.

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A tiny south Norfolk primary school which faced closure in a mooted merger has been saved.

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A weather warning is in place for high winds across East Anglia.

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