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It's claimed the heatwave may have killed up to 760 people in England.
In this region temperatures have now remained in the high 20s for the past two weeks.
With the ambulance service in the East reporting a rise in calls and health warnings still in place from the Met Office, the vulnerable, very young and elderly are being advised to take extra care.
Jenny Line reports.
Police in Norwich have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the theft of a mobile phone from an ambulance.
It follows an incident on Monday 13 May when paramedics were called to an address in Latimer Road.
The ambulance was parked outside and as paramedics treated a patient a black Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone was stolen from a bag in the front cab.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous says lengthy handover delays at hospitals is one of the main factors in causing ambulance response times to grow.Mr Aldous spent two evenings with crews from the Waveney depot recently.
He says another factor he discovered was the public calling out ambulances inappropriately when they should have simply been calling their doctors. An increase in demand due to the region's ageing population was another factor.
He has written to the East of England Ambulance Trust with his findings. He has asked for a meeting with the Trust to discuss the issues.
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