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Two university students from Norwich have delivered first aid training for a major car maker after setting up their own business.

University of East Anglia

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Friday, October 12, 2018

In this week’s column, Peter Sharkey looks at what impact a rising life expectancy has on your savings.


Patients missed more than 37,000 appointments at Ipswich Hospital last year, new figures have revealed.

Ipswich Hospital

Mental health services have become the “Cinderella of the NHS” because they don’t have enough funding, the leader of an under-fire trust has said.

Care Quality Commission

The daughters of a 38-year-old Bury St Edmunds woman murdered by a stalker have lost a High Court damages battle.

High Court

Robots are working as medical secretaries alongside human staff at a Suffolk hospital in a first for the NHS, it has emerged.

Ipswich Hospital

Despite the Prime Minister telling this year’s Conservative Party Conference that the age of austerity was coming to an end, bosses at Suffolk County Council aren’t expecting a loosening of the purse strings anytime soon.

Theresa May

Young people are helped out of depression and anxiety by a unique music-mentoring scheme


Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”.

Ipswich Hospital

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

Care Quality Commission

A stark warning about the future numbers of older people in Suffolk has emerged as councillors prepare to look at future funding of care in the county.


A two car crash near a major junction north of Ipswich has resulted in injuries.

Suffolk police

Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.


When Joe Harkness began writing a blog about how bird watching helped him manage his mental ill health he had no idea what it would lead to. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10 he told Sheena Grant about his forthcoming Bird Therapy book, which has attracted the attention of Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and comedian Bill Bailey.

Sheena Grant

A smear test campaigner has raised fears about treatment delays after new figures showed thousands of women in Suffolk and north Essex are waiting too long for results.


A school psychologist and a bid for 12 new community healthcare assistants are among a series of projects to benefit from a £5million NHS cash boost.


Doctors and nurses who refuse to have the flu jab could be banned from treating patients, the NHS has warned.


The chairman of the region’s troubled mental health trust has announced he is stepping down.

Gary Page

Suffolk health and social care services are to receive a cash boost of almost £5million, including funding for a dozen carers to help older people in their own home.

Suffolk County Council

A celebration marked one of the most important events in the Chinese calendar.


A survey run by Suffolk EU Alliance has claimed to show an appetite for a second referendum in Ipswich.

European Union

From avatars to virtual reality bunny rabbits, this company is crossing new frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality

University of Suffolk

Ipswich Conservatives are to select a candidate on Thursday to take on Sandy Martin in the marginal seat at the next general election.

Ben Gummer

An Ipswich grandfather who was infected with two deadly diseases during the worst health scandal in NHS history is hoping the truth will be revealed after a major inquiry got underway.


The staff and residents at a Felixstowe nursing home have been left in limbo after the company suddenly went into liquidation.

Suffolk County Council

A psychiatric intensive care unit in Ipswich which closed on safety grounds due to a lack of staff will reopen next week, it has emerged.

Ipswich Hospital

Melissa Mehmet visited Ipswich job fair today looking for a new care worker role, but ended up being inspired to ditch her job to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Suffolk Police

A Suffolk-based tech firm that aims to make the process of calling up the local doctor quicker and easier has just secured more than £1m of NHS contracts across the UK to provide cloud telephone services for surgeries.


A Suffolk police officer who has been assaulted around 100 times in 17 years while working on the front line in Ipswich has welcomed a new law increasing the penalty for attacking emergency staff.

Sandy Martin

From healthy teenager to fighting a cancer which nobody in the world has suffered for 10 years – this is the extraordinary battle faced by Ipswich teenager Harrison Farrow.

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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