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Yesterday, 18:08

An increase in diagnoses of Syphilis in the east of England has sparked a new social media campaign.

Yesterday, 05:30

More than 250 people have already showed interest in getting trained in CPR through our ‘Learn to be a Lifesaver’ campaign.

Yesterday, 18:58

An ex-serviceman is transferring his skills from the front line to his own health and fitness company in his aim of becoming more than just your average personal trainer.

Wed, 07:30

Ambulance workers were sent to Suffolk and Essex jails hundreds of times last year – the equivalent of more than once a day, we can reveal.

Tue, 17:33

Children will be able to be treated more quickly and closer to home, thanks to a new specialist role at Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich patients failing to turn up for their GP appointments cost cash-strapped local NHS services more than £1.1million last year, it has been revealed.

Tue, 05:30

The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.

Tue, 00:01

Suffolk will host the opening stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the second year running, bringing in a predicted £3.5 million to the county’s economy.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Medical first responder Dr Jeremy Mauger sees the vital importance of CPR every week - and is urging people to learn for free through our new Learn to be a Lifesaver campaign.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

One man living with dementia has sung the praises of meeting others with the condition - helping him overcome the “embarrassment” and “isolation” after being diagnosed at just 50 years old.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hoax calls cost the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) more than 34 hours of wasted staff time last year, it has been revealed.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A pothole on a rural road in Suffolk is turning into a potentially lethal hazard - but Suffolk Highways do not have the money to fix it quickly.

Friday, February 15, 2019

A karting centre is offering opportunities to the disabled not only on the track, through its new state-of-the-art kart, but also off the track through a work placement it provides to a young man with a brain injury.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ipswich Town FC mascot Crazee is backing our new Learn to be a Lifesaver campaign - saying if he can learn CPR, anyone can.

Friday, February 15, 2019

A cancer information and support roadshow is coming to towns across Suffolk next week.

Friday, February 15, 2019

It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Today we launch a joint campaign - Learn to be a Lifesaver - to help get more people in Suffolk trained in CPR.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Unregulated workers carrying out cosmetic procedures often do not have the skills or knowledge to stop operations going wrong - with potentially dire consequences, a member of parliament has warned.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It seemed for a while that there was a new vaping store opening up on every street corner, filling the void left when other retailers shut down. But now some people believe that the market for vaping is getting overcrowded.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A former NHS consultant surgeon sacked for alleged misconduct has won the right to appeal her dismissal following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The scale of alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed - with the equivalent of 120 cases recorded every day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

First Responders and community members in Colchester are “massively unhappy” after a car was left blocking access to a defibrillator for more than a week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A room dedicated to the memory of world-famous philanthropist Sue Ryder has been opened at a care home in Suffolk which was once her family home.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Long-serving doctors could be persuaded to abandon retirement and help tackle GP shortages in Suffolk and north Essex, it has emerged.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A five-year-old girl suffered a serious allergic reaction which “could have killed her” during a special family holiday.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Students at one Suffolk primary school kicked off the day with Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers who encouraged them to live healthy lives.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Don’t underestimate how serious flu can be – that’s the warning from top doctors as flu jab take-up hits a five-year low in parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Norfolk and Suffolk police have today announced a collaboration to provide staff and officers bespoke mental health support when needed.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Runners wanting to take part in this year’s Woodbridge 10K are being warned to ‘stand by’ when entry opens in March - as the event often books up within 30 minutes.

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