There's nothing Phil Lynes enjoys more than to set his armchair up at an idyllic spot on the Norfolk coast and to paint the breathtaking views he sees in front of him.

From sweet chilli beef to burgers, you can now enjoy a guilt-free takeaway in front of the telly thanks to a Norfolk restaurant.

A new interim chairman of the region's ambulance service board has been announced.

If you've booked a holiday you may want to start thinking about whether you need vaccinations prior to travelling, and if so, which ones.

Patients at a Norfolk GP practice are being offered appointments at another surgery for the day when roads around it are closed for a national cycling event.

A north Norfolk community nurse has been awarded a prestigious title by a nursing charity.

The woman who was put charge of improving two struggling Norfolk hospitals and the region's troubled mental health trust has left her role.

Wedding bells will ring in Swaffham this summer thanks to ambulance crews, who saved a man's life when he went into cardiac arrest.

A film student from Dereham hopes her current project exploring abuse will be shown at a UK festival and then released to the public.

A dance show inspired by a tragic spate of deaths in a north Norfolk town has raised thousands for two charities working to support those affected.

In the final day of this newspaper's special coverage on the topic of men's mental health, where we give a voice to those impacted, light is shed on how help can be accessed, even when the situation seems bleak.

As part of the #EDPOpenUp campaign, Childline coordinator and counsellor Will Hausrath looks at the situation for boys struggling with their mental health.

A Norwich woman who was left paralysed after falling 13ft and landing on her head during an aerial trick has described her recovery as a "miracle".

Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

The loss of a beloved baby girl, bereavement, and depression are all topics touched on by contributors in the third day of this newspaper's spotlight on men's mental health.

Lessons have been learnt over a council owned company which failed to be self-sustaining, council bosses have said after agreeing its closure.

Free sanitary products are available at a clutch of venues across the borough.

Life for the Lawson family is an exhausting round of punishing cancer treatment and emergency set-backs that has eclipsed normal life.

This time last year a staff nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) was having treatment for breast cancer.

A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

In the second day of this newspaper's focus on men's mental health, those from Norfolk and Waveney tell of struggles when the world feels like a dark place - but with encouragement the sun will shine again.

An 18-month-old toddler who came out in a red rash after tomato ketchup had an allergic reaction to a chemical used exclusively in the squeezy bottles of the Daddies sauce, her mother has warned.

The region's life-saving ambulance service helped a newborn baby take his first breath nearly half an hour after he was born.

A father of a six-year-old boy is taking on a formidable challenge to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where his son spent the first week of his life.

Actor Stephen Fry has said Norfolk people have "human beating hearts and we care for those around us" as he threw his weight behind this newspaper's bid to urge men to open up about their mental health.

As this newspaper launches four days of coverage of men's mental health issues, experienced right here in Norfolk and Waveney, five people told their stories - in their words - to show the impact the crisis has on everyday lives.

NHS organisations need to stop prioritising their own reputations over learning from patient deaths.

Plans for a counselling service and drop in centre to help people with mental health issues in Dereham have moved closer to completion.

Patients who have been left fearing for the future of a vital daycare provision will continue to be cared for after a new provider saved the service.

People experiencing a mental health crisis will no longer be held in police cells, Theresa May has announced.

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) as a "truly heart-warming example to us all" in a letter of support.

A Norwich care expert has warned there will be more instances of abuse like those uncovered by BBC Panorama unless more people become learning disability nurses.

A former Norwich City footballer has revealed the boots he will wear when he plays for England will be a touching tribute to a Norwich girl who died of cancer.

A deaf blogger from Wymondham has been told by cinema bosses it is her responsibility to show the demand is there for subtitled movies amid a passionate campaign.

For every extra candle added to 11-year-old Ethan Young's birthday cake, it is one more year the Norwich youngster is waiting for a breakthrough drug that could save his life.

"Learning disability nurses are important because they believe in you and help you speak up, loud."

The parents of youngsters taking part in a study to find out how children's brains develop have shared the reasons why they put them forward for the project.

A Norwich woman who suffers PTSD after a taxing tour of Afghanistan is pulling on the boxing gloves to give back to the veterans service who helped her.

Teenage pregnancy rates in Norfolk have risen amid a warning from experts that public health cuts could worsen progress.

The Health Secretary has ordered a review of NHS food after two more patient deaths have been linked to a listeria outbreak.

A Norwich man who questioned the point of his life when he was told he could not have children is celebrating double joy this father's day.

Two more hospital patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak, Public Health England has confirmed.

A coroner's report into the death of a 15-year-old girl from Wymondham who took her own life while suffering with anorexia has been made public.

As part of an event to highlight the efforts of thousands of unpaid carers in Norfolk, editor David Powles met Jay Page, who spent many years looking after her mother and then husband.

Mental health campaigning and investigations carried out by this newspaper were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

A pioneering facility providing early intervention mental health care could be partially up and running by the end of the year.

Organisers have hailed the success of a series of events that have shed light on a wide range of important issues.

Muscle spasms, extreme fatigue and debilitating flu are among the long list of symptoms experienced on a daily basis by people with ME.

A Norfolk domiciliary care agency has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Parenting charity Get Me Out The Four Walls has received nearly £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help parents and carers in Norfolk.

A coroner has issued a warning over the death of a young woman who saw more than 25 members of the region's mental health crisis team in the 14 months before she took her own life.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has called for pharmaceutical companies to "put patients, not profits" as a priority in a row over access to drugs for cystic fibrosis.

A GP surgery with more than 4,000 patients could close as time was "rapidly running out" to make sure standards were safe.

A coroner has written to health bosses raising concerns that an alcoholic who died from diabetes complications was discharged from hospital without support in place.

A coroner has written to Norfolk's busiest hospital following an inquest into the death of a man from High Kelling.

A seaside care home has been rated as "inadequate" for a third time by the independent body that sets and monitors standards.

The region's ambulance trust plans to appeal a court decision in which staff won a landmark victory over holiday pay.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has become the second trust in the country to train volunteers in a pioneering palliative care scheme.

A north Norfolk care home where residents found faeces in their bedding has been shut down after a damning inspection saw it placed into special measures.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent



Based in Norwich, Geraldine keeps an eye on developments in health affecting people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This includes news from the region’s hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, and other areas of the NHS.

She also covers personal stories of the public’s experience with health and wellbeing, including mental health.

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