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NHS launch campaign to reduce medicine waste

Patients in Norfolk are being urged to return unwanted medicines to their local pharmacy for safe disposal.

Local health chiefs have estimated that £4.9 million is lost each year in Norfolk Credit: ITV Anglia

The NHS is launching a major campaign to reduce medicine waste which could help them save millions of pounds each year. They're reminding people to think before they re-order prescriptions.

The Hurn Chemist in Norwich is behind the campaign.

"Basically all medicine should be disposed of properly, and unfortunately that means it needs to be incinerated- it shouldn't go into household waste. So part of the campaign is to make sure people are disposing of medicine carefully and in a responsible manner"

– Chris Ball

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Difficult morning for East Anglia rail passengers

East Anglia rail passengers had a particularly difficult morning.

The 8am Norwich to London train broke down, leading to long delays for passengers on that route.

The Greater Anglia train company warned that services between Norwich and London could be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Another broken-down train resulted in delays between Sheffield and Derby/Nottingham, with those travelling with the CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail companies affected.

Woman charged with Norwich robbery

A 28 year-old woman has been charged with a robbery in Norwich.

Victoria Bevins of Shipfield, Norwich was charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

The charge relates to an incident which took place at lunchtime on Thursday 16th October in Magdalen Street, Norwich.

Bevins was remanded in police custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates court on Monday 20th October.

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Escaped cows shot by police after disruption to traffic

Norfolk Police say they had to shoot two cows after three escaped from a field in Norwich and caused a main route into the city to be shut.

The cows got out of a field near Hall Road and were wandering near the A140 Ipswich Road. The road had to be closed at about 5pm last night and was not reopened until after midnight.

It's thought two cows were shot at about 7pm but the third remained on the loose. It was found dead this morning.

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