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A raft of new candidates standing in the east of England ahead of European elections have been announced by pro-Remain party Change UK.

Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end.

The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since.

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

The region’s air ambulance has launched an ambitious plan to become a 24/7 service provider by 2020.

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

East of England MEP Stuart Agnew has been accused of getting “into bed with some very dodgy people” as he joined a new group in the European Parliament.

“Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand.

A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed.

Ambulance staff in the region were assaulted on average three times a day last year, it can be revealed.

Former Stowmarket husband and wife Glyn and Gillian Woodward became almost housebound because of their weight problems but have now been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them.

This is the first look inside new ambulances due to hit to road in the east of England by early next year.

Four bereaved mothers travelled to London on Monday to demand change in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS.

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

These statistics lay bare the situation faced at the region’s mental health trust, as it has once again been placed in special measures.

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service.

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

The number of safety incidents reported at the region’s ambulance trust nearly doubled in the space of a year.

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