A funding programme for local groups and organisations wants people to apply with ideas for community projects.
The People's Health Trust has launched the Active Communities Programme, giving grants from £5000 to £25,000. Projects should be small, for example between a few villages or a group of streets.
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Previous ideas the organisation has funded include:
- Mediation service run by tenants on a housing estate
- Women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women
- Computer skills support group run for and by older people
- Support for local people to become community organisers
- Setting up a green space in urban areas
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) says there could be disruption to 999 responses today as health workers go on strike in a continued row over pay.
In October thousands walked out over the Government's decision not to accept a recommended 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff. Today midwives, paramedics and hospital porters will be among those taking part in four hours of national action, from 7am to 11am.
The EEAST says it does not know how many staff will take part, but that it has been working with the unions to make sure that those who need an emergency ambulance get the service they need.
"A considerable amount of contingency planning has taken place in preparation for this strike. We have been working closely with our union colleagues to ensure that those who need an emergency ambulance response get one...
"As always we are urging the public to think about using alternative services especially during the hours of strike action. "If you need medical help but it is not an emergency, consider your options, such as calling 111, contacting your GP or visiting your local pharmacist. This will help keep ambulances available to those in the greatest need."
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There's a warning of difficult driving conditions after more than 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain has fallen in some parts of the Anglia region during Sunday.
There surface water flooding in many areas and the Environment Agency has issued a flurry of flood warnings and flood alerts as some rivers burst their banks.
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Trains between Cambridge and London are being cancelled or delayed after a tree fell on overhead power lines.
Greater Anglia say train services between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge may be cancelled, delayed or revised.
Network Rail staff are working at a location between Audley End and Great Chesterford, where a small tree has been reported touching the overhead powerline equipment.
Trains from London Liverpool Street will terminate at Bishop's Stortford and restart services returning to London. Diesel train services operated by Crosscountry Trains will be able to run through to Cambridge, from Stansted Airport and Abellio Greater Anglia customers may travel on these trains. We are sorry if your journey today is affected by this problem and thank you for your patience whist engineers clear the obstruction.
Parts of East Anglia are facing flooding along some roads with some properties at risk as river levels rise. Up to 25 mm (1 inch) or rain has fallen since midnight which is the amount that usually falls in two weeks.
Trains services have been suspended in Norfolk because of flooding at Worstead on the line between Norwich and Sheringham.
By 3pm, the Environment Agency had issued four flood warnings and 15 lower level flood alerts.
Rainfall totals in the Anglia region on Sunday until 3pm
- 28 mm at Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
- 24 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
- 23 mm in Norwich
- 21 mm at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
- 20 mm in Weybourne, Norfolk
- 19 mm in Writtle, Essex
- 18 mm in Cambridge
- 13 mm in Bedford
- 9 mm in Northampton
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