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All weekend appointments cancelled at James Paget hospital

The Trusts effected have shut down their IT systems to stay protected Credit: ITV News Anglia

Appointments at the James Paget University Hopsital in Gorleston have been cancelled this weekend after it was hit by a large-scale cyber attack.

Around 40 hospitals nationally and 74 countries have reportedly been targeted.

James Paget has apologised for the inconvenience caused to patients and have tried to contact as many affected as possible.

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Kettering hospital closes down IT systems to 'maintain patient safety'

The hospital is asking patients to not attend A&E or other emergency services unless urgent Credit: ITV News Anglia

Kettering General hospital has taken the decision to close down all external IT systems following the NHS cyber attack.

The hospital issued a statement on it's website saying; "In order to maintain patient safety, confidentiality and he functioning of our systems across the county system leaders have taken the decision to close down all external IT systems, including email, websites etc.

"We would ask that patients do not attend A & E or other emergency services unless it is a real emergency."

The hospital says they are not planning to cancel scheduled appointments next week and apologised that systems will be slower than usual.

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Suicide verdict in inquest into death of inmate after prison 'fails to protect' him

Michael Cameron died in April 2016. Credit: Submitted.

A Milton Keynes prison has been criticised once again for failing to protect its inmates - as an inquest jury decided the death of Michael Cameron was suicide.

The 45-year-old was found hanging in his HMP Woodhill cell in April 2016. Staff had been warned he was vulnerable and razor blades had previously been taken away from him.

This is the latest from our report Chloe Keedy who has been at the inquest.

More to follow.

Hertfordshire Police confirm they are 'monitoring' cyber attack situation at hospitals.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police has confirmed it has been made aware of "an incident involving hospitals in Hertfordshire".

"We are monitoring the situation and will work with the hospital trust(s) to assist where required.

"It is too early to comment on specific details of what has happened at this stage however any possible criminal activity will be investigated."

– Hertfordshire Police.
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