The East of England Ambulance Service is investing almost £1 million on 1,000 new defibrillators.
The lifesaving kits, which can make all the difference in the first two or three minutes of cardiac arrest, will be placed across six counties. The first deliveries will be divided as follows:
- Norfolk - 50
- Essex - 40
- Cambridgeshire - 30
- Suffolk - 20
- Bedfordshire - 10
- Hertfordshire - 10
They will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries. It is hoped all devices will be in place by the end of March.
The following statement has been released by Essex County Council, in response to the publishing of the Care Quality Commision's latest report into the hospital:
The Highways Agency is considering a ban on lorries being allowed to overtake on a section of the M11 through Essex.
The ban - aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety - would be in force between junctions 8 and 9 as early as next year. It comes after a number of recent accidents on the motorway. Watch Hannah Pettifer's report here.
The following statement has been released by the Council of Governors for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, in response to the publishing of the Care Quality Commision's latest report into the hospital:
A Norfolk GP is due to be sentenced this afternoon for raping and sexually abusing young girls.
Dr Hugh Blaise O'Neill, 61, from Tasburgh, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of gross indecency against one victim who was under 14, and two counts of gross indecency against a second victim.
He is to be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.
Norwich City take on in-form Birmingham City at St Andrews tomorrow - hear manager Alex Neil's thoughts on the January transfer window, assistant manager Frankie McAvoy's imminent arrival and Nathan Redmond's return to his former club.