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Suffolk couple who lost their son to Meningitis raise awareness of symptoms

Caroline and Adrian Grove's son Cayden was just 20 days old when he fell ill in 2008.

A couple from Suffolk who lost their son to Meningitis are trying to raise awareness of the symptoms.

Caroline and Adrian Grove's son Cayden was just 20 days old when he fell ill in 2008 - but he was not diagnosed until it was too late, two days later he died.

They are supporting meningitis awareness week.

"Our son Cayden had late onset GBS, meningitis and septicaemia in 2008. He first showed signs of illness at 20 days old. He was cold, pale, panting and being sick after feeds. He was also very grumpy during the day, with a high pitched cry. We never knew these were signs of infection and the hospital staff didn't pick up on it (staying on SCBU due to prematurity). He crashed and the doctors gave him lots of medication to control blood pressure and ventilator. He was transferred the next day to a NICU in a bigger hospital. There the doctors found him to be unresponsive to touch, his eyes were not moving, he was not breathing for himself and the doctors felt that he was too poorly to recover. A scan the following day confirmed that he had severe brain damage and we removed life support. He passed away very quickly."

– Caroline and Adrian Grove.

Public meetings set to discuss Northern Distributor Road concerns

The £150m route would link the A47 at Postwick with the A1067.

Public meetings will take place from today for people concerned about the impact of the proposed Northern Distributor Road north of Norwich.

The £150m route would link the A47 at Postwick with the A1067. Opponents have said the project would amount to environmental destruction.

They take place all this week from 10am at Assembly House in Norwich.

  • Tuesday 16 September 10am - 6pm - Need, traffic forecasts and value for money.
  • Wednesday 17 September 10am-6pm - Alternatives and impacts.
  • Thursday 18 September 10am-4pm - Western end and minor changes.

The agendas are available on the Planning Inspectorates website.

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An academic and student revolution 50 years on

The University of Essex is celebrating its 50th anniversary. 120 students started at the site near Colchester back in 1964. Since then the campus has expanded and 70,000 from more than 130 countries have graduated.

This past weekend alumni returned to their old haunt to reminisce.

Through the 1970s Essex University hit the headlines for its revolutionary students and protests. It also made news for its pioneering research in social sciences.

ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer reports

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Woman murdered on Thai island named as Hannah Witheridge

A British woman killed in Thailand has been identified as Hannah Witheridge, by Thai authorities.

The 23-year-old from Great Yarmouth was murdered last night with David Miller from Jersey on the island Koh Tao.

Hannah Witheridge.

The pair were attacked on their way back to their hotel after leaving a beach party together.

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Dead British tourists found with 'gruesome' head wounds

The bodies of two British tourists found on a beach on the popular Thai island of Koh Tao were discovered with "gruesome" head wounds, police have said,

Colonel Prachum Ruangthong said the man and woman were found on a rocky beach and their clothes and a bloodstained hoe were found nearby.

Police suspect the pair were killed with the hoe, leaving deep wounds on their heads.

Mr Prachum also said police are checking closed circuit TV footage at nearby restaurants, hotels and shops for clues.

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Multiple pile-up on M1 leaves woman dead and several injured

A woman has been killed in a six-vehicle crash that caused chaos on the M1 in Bedfordshire for much of the day.

Several other people were injured - some seriously - in the crash involving five cars and a motorbike.

The crash, near junction 12, closed the motorway heading north for ten hours and led to long delays stretching back to Hertfordshire and as far north as Milton Keynes.

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Murdered British pair 'met at party' before attack

Koh Tao in Thailand. Credit: Google Maps

The British man and woman killed in Thailand did not know each other before the night they were killed, ITV News understands.

It is believed the pair were staying at the same accommodation, but only met at a beach party last night.

They were attacked and killed after they left the party on Koh Toa.

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