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North Wootton knitters hand over Twiddle Mitts to QEH

Nifty knitters have been doing their bit to help dementia patients who are being treated at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Sniffer dogs in King’s Lynn ahead of campaign to stub out illegal tobacco sales

Sniffer dogs are out in Lynn today as part of a campaign to urge the public to report illegal tobacco sales.

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Amy Stinton took this picture of her 14-month-old son Oliver after he contracted the herpes simplex virus and came out in blisters

Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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King's Lynn GMB union branch to present cheque to Leia Brinton for baby Reggie ANL-160914-122428009

King’s Lynn group raise four figures for baby with rare skin condition

A Lynn-based group has donated a four-figure sum to support a one-year-old boy who has a rare skin condition.

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Rosemary Durrant (right) from Wimbotsham, presents the ?400 cheque to Linda Gaffner (left) (Staff Nurse at the Macmillan Centre QEH King's Lynn), in her garden, which she opened for the event. ANL-160920-154003009

Wimbotsham lady helps Macmillan by hosting open day

A Wimbotsham lady who lost her daughter to cancer at the age of just 25 continued her fundraising exploits by holding an open day in her garden.

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Team at Goodwins Hall completed a memory walk for Alzheimer's Society on Saturday. 
Staff members LtoR, Kelly Lipscomb, Lucy Insley (Clinical Care Manager), Liz Fowler, Joan Agcaoili (Manager), Karen Brooks, Helen Knowles ANL-160920-153744009

King’s Lynn care home staff puts best foot forward for charity

A number of staff from Goodwins Hall care home in Lynn took part in a memory walk for the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday.

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Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

A Winfarthing mum’s post praising a member of disabled Diss Tesco staff has gone viral on Facebook.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Help for King’s Lynn hospital honours Howard

Help for King’s Lynn hospital honours Howard

The memory of a popular East Winch man has been honoured with a donation to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Health chiefs urge patients to book flu jabs early

GP practices across West Norfolk are advising those eligible for a free jab to protect themselves by booking an appointment as summer draws to a close.

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Birthday fundraiser boosts King’s Lynn cancer care

Birthday fundraiser boosts King’s Lynn cancer care

A Lynn breast cancer survivor raised £615 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after holding a birthday party with 100 of her family and friends at Reffley Hall during the summer.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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The photo shows Malcolm Souza-Lewis with the five Gold medals won at the British Transplant Games in Liverpool in July plus the salver for best Super Super Veteran (70 plus) Male and a marble plaque that he get to keep.

North Runcton’s malcolm to get country’s athletics call at 72

North Runcton’s Malcolm Souza-Lewis has won selection once again to the World Transplant Games, due to be held in Malaga, Spain in June.

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East of England Ambulance service “at breaking point” following surge in serious incidents

The number of serious incidents involving ambulance crews – including severe delays in responding to 999 calls and poor patient care – has soared by 20 per cent in just two years, prompting warnings that the service has reached “breaking-point”.

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QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital ANL-150525-110941009

King’s Lynn’s hospital to hold an open day

Emergency vehicles, lifesaving equipment and glimpses behind the scenes of West Norfolk’s busy hospital all form part of an open day.

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King’s Lynn one of first 10 places to offer grieving parents use of Co-op’s cuddle cot

Lynn is to be one of the first places in the country to be given facilities for families to be given extra time to grieve for their dead baby.

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Council grant funds vital emergency equipment in Swaffham

Vital life-saving equipment is set to be installed at locations around Swaffham after council chiefs approved a grant of almost £2,000 for the project.

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