Norman Lamb

Norfolk MP, Sir Norman Lamb, who has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours, spoke to Jessica Frank-Keyes about the Tory leadership hopefuls and why Chuka Umunna is welcome in the Lib Dems...

Do you want to have blood on your hands?

The new boss of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has said his focus will be on improving the quality of service but he can only do it with the support of his staff.

A woman whose Norfolk cottage was gutted in a blaze 18 months ago has spoken for the first time about the devastating impact it has had on her life.

A Norfolk MP has said it is an "outrage" that parliament has been denied the opportunity to take control of Brexit, as the prime minister rounded on representatives in a televised statement.

A new pilot is helping schoolchildren in Norfolk to look after their physical and mental health - through yoga.

A Norfolk MP said in Parliament that long delays to a telecommunications mast becoming operational in North Walsham was "totally unacceptable".

The family of a 19-month-old in a race against time to protect their son from a life-threatening condition have been denied access to medicinal cannabis they think could help him.

With the news that Norfolk could be a cashless society by 2026, Norman Lamb and advocates of the elderly have warned of the "shocking" effects such a move would have on the county.

Norfolk and Waveney's NHS has been snubbed in every single bid for big ticket money - bar one - made to the government over the last two years, with £417m of funding it asked for denied.

The east of England will get the smallest share of a £1.6bn government fund to boost run-down towns after Brexit.

An ambulance service boss who banned paramedics from taking extended holidays over winter is currently on a three-week tour of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

More than half of NHS staff in Norfolk are working extra hours to help prop up the health service, it can be revealed.

A "vital" cashback service has been reinstated at a north Norfolk supermarket.

A Norfolk MP has criticised Network Rail for affecting Greater Anglia's line as the train service's performance dropped to an all-time-low.

The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce believes the UK is not ready for a no-deal Brexit and has demanded MPs push the government harder for answers.

A cross-party group of MPs have called for a meeting with the chancellor - because they fear Norfolk County Council will have to axe more key services without a better government deal.

A woman whose father was admitted against his will into a failing care home and had his home care package cancelled said the situation is an abuse of his human rights.

A Norfolk MP has written to the head of Sainsbury's, asking for a "vital" cashback service to be reinstated in a North Walsham store.

NHS bosses have admitted there is no "definitive timeline" for when changes will be made to the region's failing mental health services.

A Norfolk MP, who has said the UK could be waiting until 2022 for a social care funding system, has described the needs of the elderly in his constituency as "particularly acute".

Police have had to appoint a dedicated officer to deal with crimes at mental health hospitals because they are receiving so many calls.

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Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region's troubled provision.

Rolling out the barrel is said to be a "barrel of fun".

A controversial business park proposal, which served as catalyst for the changing leadership at North Norfolk District Council, is back on the agenda.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has warned how a swathe of other issues in the UK were being ignored as MPs argued about Brexit.

Radioactive material has been found at a derelict barn where military equipment was stored in north Norfolk.

The Ministry of Defence has denied claims that sensitive military equipment has been left at a warehouse in north Norfolk.

A £22,000 facelift has turned a community hospital day room into a welcoming space where patients and visitors can relax and reminisce.

A dementia group has reached a new milestone after becoming a registered charity, which means it can now benefit from a variety of tax reliefs.

As MPs prepare to thrash out the details of Brexit in parliament once again, our reporters took to the streets of Great Yarmouth, Cromer, King's Lynn, and Norwich to find out what people thought of progress, how they voted in 2016 , and if they would vote differently now.

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

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable will speak out against Brexit at a meeting in North Walsham.

Calls have been made for elderly people without property or savings to be given more help to pay for their care.

Disabled and elderly people getting personal budgets for their social care are bearing the brunt of government and county council cutbacks, claims North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

A Norfolk MP is set to be one of around 64 who will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal after the prime minister made a last-ditch attempt to garner support.

A Norfolk charity founder who suffered post-natal depression is looking forward to "giving hope" to other parents in her role at the region's new mother and baby mental health unit.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb visited a scheme in Thetford where former offenders are given jobs and placements on an allotment and garden.

A handful of the most influential names in Norfolk's economy will be coming together for the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's Big Debate.

A Norfolk MP is amongst 20 Tory rebels to vote against the government and back an amendment designed to limit ministers' tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The campaign to get safe standing at Norwich City's Carrow Road ground and other football stadiums has been backed by cabinet minister Elizabeth Truss.

A Norfolk MP has called for urgent action after claiming people with mental health issues are still being unlawfully detained and transported in police vehicles.

Campaigners have described transport links at a north Norfolk railway station as "dreadful, frustrating, and appalling" as new figures reveal it gained 10,000 passengers over the past year.

A Norfolk MP has asked the health secretary to meet with his constituents who "felt they have been let down" by the region's mental health trust.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suffered a narrow defeat on a bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis, ahead of an emergency debate on the delay to the vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he is open to a revival of the devolution debate - two years after a previous deal was taken off the table.

MPs have called for swift and decisive action to improve mental health services in our region.

Two people waited 10 hours for ambulances and three others waited a year for mental health support, a survey of north Norfolk's NHS services found.

Bereaved parents highlighted a number of "vile and sad" suicides in Cromer following a meeting to discuss the mental health "crisis in north Norfolk and beyond".

Vulnerable people appealing decisions over disability benefits are being left in limbo for months waiting for their hearings.

Campaigners, an MP and grieving parents have called for the restoration of mental health services to north Norfolk at a meeting "prompted by a series of desperate tragedies".

Fifteen organisations shared a £69,360 windfall as north Norfolk's largest social landlord announced its biggest ever grants round.

Arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg said Norfolk's agricultural sector would benefit from a "managed no-deal" on a visit to the county.

A senior Conservative in Westminster has blasted the continued turmoil in the party's north Norfolk group.

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.

An MP who backed staying in the EU but abstained on the vote to trigger Article 50 has announced he cannot support Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The new leader of North Norfolk District Council is promising a "fresh start" after the chaos of the last Tory administration. Sarah Butikofer, leader of the newly Liberal Democrat-led council, took over after a vote of no confidence in John Lee and his Tory team at a full council meeting last week.

The revived Oyster Yachts has been praised by an MP for its "new lease of life" since being taken over.

A 'pop-in' meeting session aimed at older people has been re-launched as a dementia-friendly event.

The leader of a Norfolk council has spoken about a lack of mental health services in the area and said he "can't imagine" what families who have lost sons to suicide are feeling.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has marked a pre-school's 10th anniversary with a spot of yoga.

A tax loophole that allows second homes owners to avoid paying council tax on their properties will be investigated after a north Norfolk MP highlighted the issue.

After recent deaths in north Norfolk, bereaved parents, a GP and a campaigner tell JESSICA FRANK-KEYES how a lack of local services is failing suicidal young men.

North Norfolk's MP has called into question the district council's decision to press ahead with plans to spend more than £2m on a controversial business zone targeted at the offshore energy sector.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a "basket case" in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

'We've been warning them for years.'

Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area's coastal communities

Norwich City Football Club was given a seat of power after their safe standing debate was taken to parliament.

Bank branches across the country have been closing at an alarming rate, leaving people struggling to access the financial services they rely on. The national picture is being mirrored in the region and Wells is the latest town to be hit. DAN BENNETT reports...

The death of Baroness Hollis has prompted an outpouring of praise for a "warm, friendly" yet "formidable" woman.

A Norfolk MP has raised concerns about the county's rate of pupil exclusion, as data reveals more than 260 students were kicked out of Norfolk's schools last year.

A north Norfolk MP visited patients at a North Walsham hospital to hear about vital physiotherapy treatments.

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region's mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed.

The space behind St Benet Hall in North Walsham has been transformed into a new community garden with colourful murals.

An MP has praised a north Norfolk school which is part of a national scheme to bring university-style education to high school students for its "amazing progress".

A little-used procedure which is said to 'bring back to life' stroke patients will soon be provided in Norwich if ambitious visions at the county's flagship hospital go ahead.

From Einstein to one of the world's biggest computers, and from the discovery of oxygen to the birth of radio, radar and ready-meals - meet the people and marvel at the discoveries that have put our region at the forefront of science

A Norfolk MP has raised concerns over proposed changes to the county's fire service.

Rail company Greater Anglia is carrying out a review into why some of its trains to Sheringham have been terminated early.

Former health minister Norman Lamb says the key to tackling mental health issues is helping struggling families as early as possible.

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county's NHS.

The number of children being excluded from Norfolk schools is "shockingly high" and systems need to be changed, one of the county's MPs has told Parliament.

An MP will talk about the Holt he knows and loves as part of an interview series.

The resignation of the boss of the region's ambulance service has been met with a mixed reaction.

A north Norfolk authority has become only the seventh in the county to gain 'Quality' status from the National Association of Local Councils.

The boss of the region's embattled ambulance service has revealed he will step down.

Costa Coffee is opening at 7am in Cromer today.

Costa Coffee is opening in Cromer tomorrow.

A community shed where men can improve their health and well-being by sharing skills, tools and banter is set to open in North Walsham.

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