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Retired people in Norfolk among the most satisfied in the UK

Retired people in East Anglia are among the most satisfied in the country with their lives, according to a new survey out today.

Norfolk is 3rd, Suffolk 9th and Cambridgeshire 11th among the top 20 counties when it comes to the wellbeing of pensioners.

The top 10

  • 1.) Devon
  • 2.) Dorset
  • 3.) Powys (Wales)
  • 3.) Norfolk
  • 5.) East Sussex
  • 6.) Surrey
  • 7.) Gloucestershire
  • 8.) West Sussex
  • 9.) Suffolk
  • 10.) North Yorkshire

The survey by insurers Prudential measures crime levels, predicted life expectancy after the age of 65 and the availability of care in every county.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson



Police investigating attack on Puppet Man's stereo in Great Yarmouth

An image of Puppet Man's stereo having water thrown over it has been circulated on social media. Credit: Twitter / @kettleteasdel

Police in Norfolk are investigating an incident where water was poured over a stereo being used by the street entertainer known as "Puppet Man".

He was performing in Great Yarmouth when the incident was captured on camera and circulated via social media sparking outrage.

The "Puppet Man", whose real name is David Perry, has been entertaining shoppers in Norwich and Great Yarmouth for many years.

Police are appealing for witness to contact them.

Elderly woman's mobility scooter stolen from outside bookmakers

Thieves stole a 72-year-old woman's mobility scooter from outside a bookmakers in Essex and tried to sell it.

The scooter was stolen from Broadway in Pitsea on May 18.

Later that day it was taken to Lifestyle and Mobility shop in Basildon where attempts were made to sell it.

When staff refused to buy the scooter, suspects became verbally abusive and caused damage to the store on their way out.

Investigating officer Pc Zhak Burrows said: "The elderly victim relies on the mobility scooter to get around and this theft caused him distress as well as had a big impact on his lifestyle.”

Police have released CCTV of two women they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone who recognises the women is asked to call Pc Burrows on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Essex Police
Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Essex Police
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