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Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end.

The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since.

Dedicated staff who go the extra mile to provide mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have been celebrated during an awards ceremony.

Six fire engines were called to a house fire in Lowestoft tonight.

Norfolk communities have been left “disempowered” as windfarm developers have bypassed local concerns, an MP has claimed.

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

The region’s air ambulance has launched an ambitious plan to become a 24/7 service provider by 2020.

A suicidal ambulance trust employee was threatened with legal action and the boss handling his dismissal said he wanted to “pummel” his viewpoint into him “with [his] fists”.

A 15-year-old girl who was last seen at her home on Valentine’s Day has gone missing.

“You have to wait for someone to recover or to die to get help.”

A High Court judge has used Twitter to send a come home plea to a woman with links to King’s Lynn who has gone missing with her three-year-old son.

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

East of England MEP Stuart Agnew has been accused of getting “into bed with some very dodgy people” as he joined a new group in the European Parliament.

“Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand.

A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed.

Ambulance staff in the region were assaulted on average three times a day last year, it can be revealed.

Former Stowmarket husband and wife Glyn and Gillian Woodward became almost housebound because of their weight problems but have now been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them.

An obese husband and wife who became almost housebound because of their weight problems have been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them.

This is the first look inside new ambulances due to hit to road in the east of England by early next year.

Four bereaved mothers travelled to London on Monday to demand change in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS.

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

“I’m here to see the faces of those who let me down.”

These statistics lay bare the situation faced at the region’s mental health trust, as it has once again been placed in special measures.

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

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