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Sudbury teenager who died from anorexia failed by NHS at ‘every turn’, report finds

A teenager, who died from anorexia, was an “avoidable tragedy”, a report has found.

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Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

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Some of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Tudor Rd, Sudbury
A group of male staff at Ormiston Academy grew moustaches last month
to raise money for the Movember Foundation which raises awareness of
health issues affecting men. Frazer Last, David Growcott, Adrian Starkey, Nigel Brown, Harsha Duvvasi and Jimmy Green NP Billy Herring.
Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury school sport moustaches to raise over £1,000 for Movember Foundation

Staff at a Sudbury secondary school grew temporary moustaches last month to raise awareness of life-threatening health issues.

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Egremont Street, Glemsford
Gary Sparkes died earlier this month after losing his battle with Cancer. His colleague and friend, Mark White, took part in a 38 mile endurance run, in his memory.
Gary's wife, Fiona with Mark.
Picture Mark Westley

Glemsford man who died from cancer honoured with 38-mile endurance fundraiser

The friend of a Glemsford man, who lost his battle with cancer last month, took on a 38-mile endurance challenge in his memory.

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Sudbury Fire Station

Ambulance and fire services to begin sharing Sudbury Fire Station in New Year

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is planning to begin sharing with the Sudbury Fire Station, with ambulances set to be based at the site starting in the New Year.

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Woman suffers life-changing injuries after traffic collision in Halstead

A collision between two vehicles in Halstead at the weekend, which resulted in a woman being airlifted to hospital, has prompted a police appeal for witnesses to the crash.

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Rachel Elding, TGA Mobility retail development manager (right), presents the assistive walker to Avocet Swimming Club organiser Lynne Holt (left) and two club members Brigitte Casey and Karen Fisher.

Disabled swimmers club in Sudbury benefits from walking aid donation

A Sudbury-based club for disabled swimmers has received a significant boost after being donated an assisted walking device by a local mobility scooter specialist.

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East of England Co-op Sudbury branch Funeral director Lee Ritchie with Elvis tribute act Andrew Ottley who will be hosting a charity event on the 22nd of November  in aid of Dementia UK also pictured is  Rev'd Canon Cheryl Collins

Elvis tribute act to entertain people with dementia in Sudbury

An Elvis impersonator will be providing some fun and therapeutic entertainment designed for people living with dementia in Sudbury this month.

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Fanboo hairdresser, Caroline Sharman (L), Maisie's mother, Emma Thomson (R) and Maisie Thomson-Luck, 8 who has had 12" of hair cut off to make wigs for children undergoing treament for cancer.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Great Cornard schoolgirl donates hair in support of children with cancer

Eight-year-old Maisie Thomson-Luck braved the hairdresser’s chair to donate 12 inches of her locks to a cancer charity which makes real wigs for children who lose their hair through cancer treatment.

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Andy and Martina from the MacMillan mobile cancer information bus

Cancer awareness bus set to visit Sudbury

A national cancer charity’s mobile information service will visit Suffolk early next month for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Minsmere Way, Great Cornard
Maisie Thomson-Luck, 8, is having seven inches of her hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust charity, next month.
Picture Mark Westley

Great Cornard schoolgirl to donate locks in aid of children with cancer

A caring eight-year-old girl from Suffolk will donate her locks to a charity which makes free wigs for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.

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Just Talk Campaign in Sudbury. From left: Sam Cooper, Helen Barnes, Glenda Roberts, Sharon Kendall, Jago Roberts-Coyne and Jensen Raggi-Roberts.

Sudbury’s Just Talk charity aims to help change lives with film series pilot

A Sudbury-based campaign, which has just obtained charity status, hopes to spread its message of opening up about difficulties in life by crowdfunding the pilot for a series of films.

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James and Christina Mitcham with their son Charlie.

Sudbury mum’s party to thank charity which helped family while son was sick

The mum of a young boy, who needed life-saving treatment miles from home after his birth, will stage a party all day today to thank the charity which supported them through this difficult time.

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Richmond Fellowship holds a roadshow in Sudbury to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Pictured: Sudbury mayor Sarah Page, centre right, with volunteers of the Richmond Fellowship.

Sudbury charity roadshow strives to tackle mental health stigma

A Sudbury charity has been raising awareness of the challenges surrounding mental health, in support of World Mental Health Day.

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Julie Cave, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING NEWS: Two Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust directors quit after inspection criticism

Two senior directors of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which was put into special measures for a second time last week, have resigned tonight.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Sudbury Memory Walk 2017, in aid of Decaf in Sudbury and Ansell Memories Cafe in Hadleigh. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

PICTURES: Hundreds join Sudbury Memory Walk in aid of dementia charities

More than 250 people took part in the Sudbury Memory Walk on Saturday, starting and finishing at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

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Clare Castle Country Park

Running craze starts in Clare country park

Clare Castle Country Park is the latest venue to host a parkrun – a five-kilometre running event that takes place every Saturday morning in 15 countries across five continents.

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Thomas Gainsborough School pupils' Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Sudbury students raise £500 for cancer charity

Hundreds of pupils from Thomas Gainsborough School took part in a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday to raise funds for the cancer support charity.

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Babergh Oddfellows has raised funds for Funding Neuro in memory of Bures schoolgirl Daisy Brooks. Pictured from left; Emma Collins from Funding Neuro, Margaret Maybury from Oddfellows and Anna Brooks mother of Daisy.

Mum’s praise for villagers keeping memory alive

The mother of a schoolgirl who died of a brain tumour nearly three years ago has praised her village for its “amazing community spirit”.

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