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Anglia set for hundreds of new ambulances

New ambulances designed to give patients smoother journeys are being rolled out by the East of England Ambulance Service.

The vehicles cost millions. Credit: East of England Ambulance Service.

Twelve are now being used across Norfolk and Waveney with more than 200 commissioned up until April next year.

The Trust has invested around £21 million in the vehicles which will have automatic self-loading stretchers.


Officers smash window to rescue dogs left in vehicle

Police officers had to smash through a window to rescue two dogs locked in a vehicle in Norfolk.

They were called by a member of the public. Credit: Twitter/@NSPoliceDogs

Posting the pictures on Twitter they said they were called to the vehicle on Great Yarmouth seafront, where they found the dogs distressed and with no water.

At the time the temperature was reading 25 degrees centigrade.

They say the dogs are now safe and well.

Truckers give special needs children day to remember

More than a hundred trucks formed a convoy from Norwich to Lowestoft giving children with special needs a day out to remember.

Thousands of people lined the route. Credit: ITV Anglia.

It is the 34th time the annual convoy has taken the route via Great Yarmouth.

The truckers take the children to the Pleasurewood Hills theme park for the day.

Thousands of people lined the route to watch the convoy organised by the East Coast Truckers which has continued to grow every year.


Petition started to make violent offenders pay toward care of victims

The wife of Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin who was left brain damaged after being beaten by a mob is campaigning to change the law and make violent offenders pay toward the cost of care for their victims.

  • Watch Matthew Hudson's report.

Nicole Dobbin has started a petition to create 'Simon's Law'.

A big football fan he was attacked in Southend after watching his team Cambridge Utd play the Shrimpers.

Thirteen men were later jailed in connection with the assault which nearly killed him. Most have now been released.

Teen charged with Bedford stabbing

He faces three charges. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Bedford last Thursday that left another teen fighting for his life.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is in custody and will appear in court tomorrow (Monday, August 25).

He has been charged with grievous bodily harm, wounding with intent, and possession of an offensive weapon.

The attack happened in the Queens Park area of the town. A 17-year-old was taken to hospital and is still in a critical condition.

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