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'Check Your Chaps' on World Cancer Day

The Check Yor Chaps campaign launced on ITV's Lorraine show Credit: ITV

It's a subject which can be difficult to talk about especially among men - testicular cancer.

ITV's Lorraine Kelly has launched a campaign called 'Check Your Chaps' to raise awareness about the importance of checking for symptoms.

Cancer charities say that getting men to talk about their health problems is the key to saving lives. Watch Serena Sandhu's report and find a link to Lorraine's 'Check Your Chaps' page.

Warning over unlicensed drug after factory is closed

A factory in Cambridgeshire making unlicensed medicine has been closed down after inspectors found its products contained a blood plasma that shouldn't be given to humans.

A vial of the unlicensed First Immune drug Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 10,000 vials were seized at the site in Milton after an unanounced inspection by the Medicine and Healthcare regulator. The unlicensed drug known as First Immune was sold online as a treatment for conditions including cancer and autism.

People are being warned it could pose a 'significant risk' to health and anyone taking the product should speak to a doctor.

Here is the full report by Olivia Paterson:


Trust Chief Executive accepts there are problems

The Chief Executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has accepted that some of the findings in a damning health watchdog report are correct and are being addressed.

The CQC branded the trust -which provides mental health services- as inadequate and are calling for it to be placed in special measures

Michael Scott has been talking to Jonathan Wills and Becky Jago about the work being done to put things right.

Click below to see the interview

MP "concerned" over CQC critical report into Health Care Trust

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith Credit: ITV News Anglia

Chloe Smith, the Conservative MP for Norwich North, today reacted to the CQC's inspection report into the "inadequate" Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, which has it's headquarters in her constituency:

"Obviously this report is deeply concerning. My priority as a local MP is to support the Trust, its hardworking staff and all those who need better mental health care. The Trust management has set out how it plans to improve and it must continue to work to gain the confidence of staff and provide better care to the most vulnerable."

– Chloe Smith MP


More than 120,000 people in East could be living with undiagnosed heart or lung disease

More than 120,000 people in our region could be living with undiagnosed heart or lung disease, according to medical experts. But there is an important symptom of the diseases that many are overlooking.

Now a new campaign has been launched to encourage people to go to the doctor if they suffer from breathlessness - one of the most telling signs there's a problem.

Click below to watch Tanya Mercer's report:

Potters Leisure Resort closed due to Norovirus outbreak

Potters Leisure Resort closes due to Norovirus outbreak. Credit: Google Street View

Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton near Great Yarmouth has had to close following an outbreak of winter vomiting bug, Norovirus.

An event celebrating the life of the resort's late chairman Brian Potter due to take place on Wednesday has been cancelled.

The resort has apologised to guests due to check in this week and will be offering them a full refund. They aim to reopen on Friday.

The wellbeing of our guests and staff is paramount and therefore we have made the decision to temporarily close, so that we can conduct a thorough deep cleanse to end the virus. We have advised the relevant public health authorities and they have praised our preventative course of action. Guests due to check in today have been contacted to advise them of the closure and will receive a full refund.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will have caused our guests, but believe that this unprecedented move is necessary.

– Potters statement

Doctor jailed for 12 years for abusing young girls

A former police surgeon was today jailed for 12 years after admitting serious sexual offences against young girls..

61-year-old Hugh O'Neill, from Tasburgh in Norfolk abused two girls in their early teens. He pleaded guilty to two charges of rape and three of gross indecency.

Today he was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

Hugh O'Neill has been jailed for 12 years. Credit: Norfolk Police

The offences took place between 1995 and 2002. They came to light when one of the girls - having seen high profile cases reported in the press - felt strong enough to contact the police.

O'Neill was arrested on July 18th last year. Initially he denied the allegations but later admitted them.

O'Neill worked as a GP at Horsford medical centre near Norwich.. None of the offences relate to his professional role.

Statements were read out from the victims. One said O'Neill had completely shattered her trust in people. Not a day goes by without her reliving her nightmare. It had ruined her life, she said.

The other girl said her childhood had been taken away from her. She was so traumatised that she slept with a knife under her pillow.

Judge Anthony Bate told him: "Behind that respectable facade you were living a complete lie. Your disgrace is complete.".

It emerged today that O'Neill is accused of a further 15 offences of sexual abuse. His barrister said he would be pleading not guilty.

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