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Yesterday, 15:48

A mother has spoken of the scary situation she was faced with as her five-month old baby suffered breathing difficulties after choking on a piece of food.

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The interim boss of the East of England Ambulance Service has been given the role permanently - a year after taking over from former chief Robert Morton on a temporary basis.

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

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Tips on how people with diabetes can enjoy Christmas without harming their health will be on offer at a special event in Lowestoft next week.

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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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Patients in mental health crisis are still waiting more than four hours to be seen in an emergency - with the longest delays going beyond an entire day.

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The number of people injured in fires in Suffolk last year has soared by 62% - with numbers nearly double what they were five years ago.

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A teenager is bidding to raise awareness of a rare brain condition after the death of her grandmother.

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

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Free health checks, talks and expert advice will be available at a special event that is raising vital awareness this weekend.

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A mother has told how her one-year-old daughter is coping with a rare genetic condition which has fused her bones together.

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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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Two Norfolk hospitals will receive new state-of-the art cancer screening machines after they were granted a slice of £200m of government funding.

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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 "Night Owls" phone, text and email helpline is to expand to seven days a week to help cope with rising mental ill health in Suffolk.

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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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Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

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An event to raise awareness of the challenges that visually impaired and blind people face and overcome every day has been hailed a success.

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A tiny baby has survived six hours of surgery to put his bowel, bladder, and intestines back inside his body after he was born with an ultra-rare abnormality.

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today announced the appointment of a new chair for its board, Nicola Scrivings.

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People living with mental health issues can now receive a lifeline of support to get back into work thanks to a new service.

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A woman who lost her sister to a brain tumour was just one of a number of people to take part in a walk to raise awareness.

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A regional hospital will be part of a rebuilding programme after getting a slice of £100 million seed funding from the government.

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A merger bringing the region's five clinical commissioning groups (CCG) together as one is set to go ahead.

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Building work is under way as part of a former hospital site is transformed into a new day centre.

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How do we solve a problem as severe and wide-ranging as the nation's mental health crisis?

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A Norfolk hospital recorded its busiest ever month in A&E as crucial targets on cancer performance and waiting times were missed.

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Yesterday, 17:00

A section of the A12 has reopened near a popular Suffolk holiday site after emergency services dealt with a multi-vehicle crash.

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Yesterday, 19:00

An inquest has opened into the death of a 20-year-old man from Lowestoft who was found dead the day after he was reported missing by his family.

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Yesterday, 19:14

A driver who has 'never, ever had a licence' yet drove when his front wheels were down to the metal rims has been jailed for 34 weeks.

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16:01

Mystery surrounds the death of a 'fit and healthy' man from Lowestoft who was found dead while on holiday in Europe.

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People have been warned that mobile phone signals "might come and go" when network operator O2 completes "essential work" in Suffolk.

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