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New equipment helps prevent hearing loss in children undergoing chemotherapy

For children suffering from cancer, their anxiety is not just about the disease but the side effects treatment can have.

Chemotherapy often causes hearing damage. Now Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has become one of the only hospitals in the UK to acquire specialist equipment which should help prevent this.

The octoacoustics emissions kit is not available on the NHS, and so the hospital relied on the fundraising of a local school.

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Police release e-fit of suffolk charity shop theft suspect

Police e-fit of charity shop suspect Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

Police have released an e-fit of a man accused of robbing a woman in her 70s outside a charity shop in Suffolk. The woman, who volunteers at the shop was putting the day's takings away when a man grabbed the bag of money. He then pushed her over causing her injuries to her hip.

If you recognise the man from the e-fit likeness or have any information that could help police, please call PC Colin Shelton at Ipswich Police on 101, quoting reference number IE/14/3085 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police arrest 6 away fans during Norwich v Leeds match

Five people were arrested in connection with an incident of disorder during last night’s football match between Norwich City and Leeds United.

The arrests follow an incident in the bar area of the Jarrolds stand involving away supporters. Police were alerted to a smoke bomb being set off in the bar area during half-time and also dealt with minor incidents of disorder involving beer and food being thrown around.

Police arrested five men aged 18, 24, 26, 31, and 53, in connection with a number of offences including drunk and disorderly behaviour, being drunk in a designated sports ground and assaulting a police officer.

The men were questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and have been released on bail until 16 December while enquiries continue.

A 50-year-old man was also detained outside the ground at about 8.20pm after he became aggressive when being refused entry because he was drunk. The man was given a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

Growing concern of tooth decay in young children in our region

1 in 4 children in Wellingborough have tooth decay by the time they are 3-years-old according to Public Health England.

Now the health watchdog NICE wants local authorities to think about introducing supervised brushing in nurseries and primary schools.

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Prof Mike Kelly from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence spoke to ITV Anglia about the problem.

You can watch the full interview below:


Mother of nurse who survived Ebola supports sons decision to return to West Africa

William Pooley at home in Suffolk.

The mother of Suffolk nurse William Pooley says she is proud of her son for wanting to go back to West Africa.

Mr Pooley contracted the Ebola virus earlier this year while working in Sierra Leone. But, on Sunday, the 29-year-old returned to help with the fight against the outbreak.

Speaking to ITV News Anglia, Jackie Pooley said, although she worried about him, she understood why her son needed to go back.

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