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An RAF veteran from Norfolk who died without any family is getting the send-off he deserves.
A Facebook post appealing for people to attend his funeral in Gorleston today was shared hundreds of times.
John Davies was 94 when he died in Great Yarmouth earlier this month.
He had spent time in the US, Canada and India with the RAF but his funeral was due to be poorly attended.
This morning almost 100 people turned out to pay their respects and see him on his final journey.
A mother of two from Norfolk has broken the UK record for bagging a bargain.
Holly Smith from Gorleston managed to buy £1164 worth of shopping from Tesco using just coupons that she had collected.
She's donated everything she bought, including food and toys, to the Norfolk charity, The Benjamin Foundation who help homeless youngsters.
Another of the region's hospitals has gone into the red.
Managers of the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston have revealed a £5 million shortfall.
They blame a rise in demand and increased cost pressures.
They say patient safety will remain the top priority as they look at ways of balancing the books.
"We've discussed a range of measures that we would take to ensure that we return to financial balance.
That will include transformation projects, for example how we manage our drug budget and how we ensure that we get the best care that we can for our patients."
A schoolgirl from Norfolk has been barred from classes because her shoes have the wrong coloured heels.
Shakira Silom, who is 12, was told by teachers at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston that her shoes don't match the criteria for school uniform.
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Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston has responded after a 12 year old pupil, Shakira Silom, is spending a second week in a seclusion class for wearing the wrong footwear. The year eight schoolgirl was told her shoes must be black and not with a coloured heel. She has already spent a week in seclusion for failing to change her shoes. A spokesperson for the school said" The footwear is a black shoe with a brown trim around it, in particular on the thick heel, that is clearly visible. We must be consistent with all students."
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A woman who was pulled from the sea by lifeboat crews off the Norfolk coast has died.
The RNLI sent out some boats to look for the woman after clothes were found on Gorleston's South Pier at around 7am.
The woman was then rescued about 200m away from Hopton beach an hour and a half later, before she was rushed to the nearby James Paget Hospital where she has since passed away.
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A doctor at a hospital in Norfolk has been telling a Coroner why she decided a seriously ill patient shouldn't be resuscitated.
Dr Anna Blackburn, a consultant physician at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston, was giving evidence on the second day of the inquest into the death of Michael Richardson. He died there in October 2013
Dr Blackburn said Mr Richardson - a 66-year-old great grandfather from Great Yarmouth - was unlikely to survive his pulmonary fibrosis and would probably die within a few months.
He was also suffering from pneumonia and because of his distressed and emotional state, she said she didn't discuss the subject of resuscitation with him because she thought it would be 'unnecessarily burdensome' for him.
Dr Blackburn said CPR on Mr Blackburn was unlikely to be successful and if even if it worked in the short term, his chances of surviving weren't good.
Questioned by Norfolk's Assistant Coroner David Osborne, she said it was because of patient confidentiality that Mr Richardson's family wasn't told about the do not resuscitate notice going on his medical notes.
His widow Janet is angry about that decision and has said he would have wanted to be resuscitated. She described the decision as 'very, very wrong"
At the time of Mr Richardson's death, the James Paget's policy was in keeping with national guidelines: that patients didn't have to be told that resuscitation wouldn't be attempted.
Nine months after Mr Richardson's death, the Court of Appeal ruled that doctors must involve patients in life-or-death resuscitation decisions unless doing so would actively harm them.
Considering the case of Janet Tracey, 62, who died at Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital in 2011 after an order was placed on her notes without proper consultation, Lord Dyson ruled that there should be a "presumption in favour of patient involvement" in such cases unless there were genuinely "convincing reasons" not to do so.
Dr Blackburn said that if faced with the same situation today, she would tell the patient she had very serious issues to deal with and in her opinion should not be resuscitated.
Dr Jim Crawford a consultant and chairman of the James Paget's resuscitation committee, said Dr Blackburn had applied the hospital's policy correctly.
Looking at Mr Richardson's notes, he assessed his chances of surviving resuscitation at less than five per cent.
Even if he did, he said he wouldn't be well enough to leave hospital and it would only prolong death by a few days.
The Coroner is expected to deliver his conclusion tomorrow.