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Watton Medical Practice.

Difficulty recruiting GPs at fault for Watton surgery problems

Problems at a medical centre have been caused by the difficulty in persuading GPs to come to the area, a council has said.

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An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Soaring temperatures result in ambulance trust’s busiest weekend of 2014

Ambulance chiefs have urged patients to only call 999 in an emergency after soaring temperatures contributed to the East of England Ambulance Service’s busiest weekend of the year.

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The Breckland Harmony choir put on a special concert to raise money for Courtney Paterson. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Courtney’s dream to come true after Watton concert

A little girl’s dream will come true after a concert raised the £2,600 needed to help send her on the holiday of a lifetime.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter which was called to the Latitude festival

Teenager, 18, dies after falling ill at Latitude

A teenager has died after being airlifted to hospital from the Latitude music festival after falling unwell.

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Hellesdon Hospital, the headquarters of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Private ambulance costs more than treble at Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

Officials from a mental health trust have pledged to reduce transport costs after private ambulance expenses more than trebled in the space of two years.

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Fancy a laugh? Eight of the region’s comedy highlights over the next two weeks

Summer, sunshine and sizzling stand-up. This week offers another extravaganza of great comedy across the region. SIMON PARKIN picks some shows guaranteed to provide the laughs from comedy origami to Edinburgh previews.

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CC Breckland's Mark Fairhead in action in the RTTC National 100-mile Championship Time Trial near Swaffham, Picture: Fergus Muir

National 100-mile cycling time trial championship held near Swaffham

The RTTC National 100-mile Championship Time Trial was the main event in Norfolk at the weekend.

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Saham Toney hit low note after being bowled out for 84

Saham Toney batsman Andrew McGeorge could only watch on in amazement during his side’s nine-wicket defeat at Norwich A in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.

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Watton United in pre-season training. Picture: Paul Woods

Time of change at Watton United

Several changes have been put in place at Watton United following the club’s annual general meeting (AGM).

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Simon Andrews of RAF Reserves.

Marham team RAF Reserves fill void left by death of Simon Andrews

The British Superbikes moved up to Knockhill in Scotland – and saw the return of RAF Marham’s RAF Reserves team to the main Superbike class after the sad loss of Simon Andrews.

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Julie Proctor (left) is presented with her prizes by ladies president Brenda Neill following the Ladies President's Day at Swaffham Golf Club.

Successful Ladies President’s Day at Swaffham Golf Club

The husband and wife team of Brenda and Bill Neill helped to run a very successful Ladies President’s Day at Swaffham Golf Club.

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Norfolk judo ace Oates strikes gold in Commonwealth Games

Norfolk’s Colin Oates admitted he was a man under pressure coming into the Commonwealth Games – and he delivered in style on Thursday night.

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The Red Arrows fly over Celtic Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, as seen from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome roof, in Glasgow. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Schedule: Today’s Commonwealth Games action for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs athletes

The competitive action is under way in Glasgow after the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was held last night – and there are plenty of local hopes to watch out for.

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Falling Starr Wrestling put on a bout at King's Lynn Academy, as a surprise for the last day of term, with two staff members taking part in the grappling. From left, Furio with Jimmy Starr, watches as El Techo (Paul Aldous) and The Hurricane (Aaron Blows) wrestle. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Video: King’s Lynn Academy pupils treated to wrestling showdown between teachers

It was hardly World Wrestling Entertainment, but pupils were delighted to see their teachers transform into wrestlers at King’s Lynn Academy.

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