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Luton man living with Parkinson's speaks out for awareness week

A teacher from Luton who is living with Parkinson's disease has spoken to ITV News Anglia about his shock at finding out he had the condition.

Ryan Cameron says he's determined to carrying on teaching for as long as he can. It comes as new research shows that almost half of people with Parkinson's choose not to tell anyone about their diagnosis.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.


The schoolboy handed a "life-changing" limb thanks to scientists and a 3D printer

William and his mum trying out his new hand prototype. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A boy from Northamptonshire who was born without a left hand is having a prosthetic limb made for him using a 3D printer.

William Joyner, who's eight and from Paulerspury, is currently trying out prototypes developed by experts at the University of Bedfordshire.

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William and the team want to make sure it's the perfect fit and the perfect colour- before he receives the new hand in around six months time.

"So you bend your wrist and the fingers close up and then when you open your wrist the fingers open out again. It feels really weird because I can pick up pens and draw pictures... when I'm doing it it's really amazing."

– William Joyner

Schoolboy handed "life-changing" limb thanks to radical research

William trying out his new hand Credit: ITV News Anglia

An eight year old boy, who was born without a left hand, is having a prosthetic limb made by a 3D printer.

Experts at the University of Bedfordshire are designing William Joyner's new hand so it can grip through his arm movements.

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William and his family from Paulerspury in Northamptonshire, say it will help make everyday tasks more easier.

The project, funded by the University, has been carried out at the Luton campus by staff utilising 3D printers.

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"It's been really interesting seeing how it's developed from the plans that were original, they were really big and clunky and not as refined as this and it has been really surprising how well it has gone and the look on William's face when he's been able to pick things up."

– Jo Joyner, William's mother

Services getting back to normal after Ipswich Hospital struck by lightning

Ipswich Hospital maternity unit struck by lightning.

Services are getting back to normal after lightning struck the maternity unit of Ipswich Hospital last night.

Hospital chief executive Nick Hulme tweeted that a "massive clap of thunder and lightning has struck the building".

No one was hurt, but it caused disruption and affected electrics in the hospital.

Staff had to use telephones and radios to communicate because the bleeper system stopped working.

The hospital says its back up contingency plans worked well.

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