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Ipswich: Surgeon who repeatedly punched patient in the face to fix broken cheekbone is struck off

Ipswich Hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A surgeon has been struck off the medical register after punching a patient in the face repeatedly during treatment to correct a fractured cheekbone at Ipswich Hospital.

A tribunal heard Professor Ninian Peckitt hit a man, who was under anaesthetic, during the procedure in Suffolk in February 2012.

The Medical Practioners Tribunal Service ruled Mr Peckitt's fitness to practice has been impaired and decided to erase his name from the medical register.


Anorexia patient says her recovery should give hope to others

Beth Hall wants to help other anorexia sufferers. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A student from Cambridgeshire, whose weight plummeted to just under five stone as she battled anorexia, is hoping her recovery will help others with the condition.

Beth Hall, 24, from Oakington, would go for three or four days at a time with no food.

She became so thin she could wear clothes meant for nine-year-old girls.

She wants to tell others there is hope.

Beth Hall after her weight plummeted. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

And if you want to talk to anyone about this subject you can contact Beat - the eating disorders charity by clicking here.

Norwich: Mothers stage breastfeeding protest in support of women who were verbally abused

A dozen mums have been staging a breastfeeding protest. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A dozen mums have been staging a breastfeeding protest in support of two other mothers who were verbally abused for feeding their children in a public park.

The women were left shocked and scared by the incident which happened in Pilling Park in Norwich just over a week ago.

Today's 'Lunch and Latch' event got plenty of support.

Protestors say breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world and people should be more tolerant.


Missing student nurse worked at Essex hospital before moving to Glasgow

Karen Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday. Credit: PA wire.

A student nurse who has gone missing from Glasgow worked at an Essex hospital before moving to Scotland.

Karen Buckley, 24, has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday.

Today police confirmed they had arrested a 21-year-old man after "human remains" were found on a farm in the north of Glasgow.

Miss Buckley worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow before moving to study nursing at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

Police said she had travelled widely and knew how to take care of herself.

UKIP leader returns to Essex to launch party manifesto

Nigel Farage returned to Essex on Wednesday to launch his party's general election manifesto.

Among UKIP's key policies is more money for the NHS, police and prison service.

Speaking in Thurrock, Mr Farage said the plan would be paid for by leaving the EU and cutting international aid.

Tactical voting won't work in this election, warns Green Party leader

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The leader of the Green Party has today urged people to make their votes count during a visit to Cambridge today.

Natalie Bennet said the general election was set to see a number of seats won with just a quarter of the votes.

She said, because of that, tactical voting was no longer likely to work.

"Look at the candidates, look at the policies, look at the parties and say 'that's what I support' and vote for that."

– Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader.

As well as meeting party activists and going on walkabout in the market square, the party leader also visited the town's railway station.

Cambridge and Norwich South are among the Green Party's main target seats.

Find out more about the 2015 general election campaign, including information about your constituency, by clicking here.

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