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Ryan Sweatman's family get together for his birthday, wearing their green and yellow wristbands in memory of him. Mum, Gina Weston and dad, Paul Sweatman, with sisters Holly Sweatman, left, and Carly Fryman, and brother Danny Sweatman. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk mother’s quest to raise awareness about meningitis

A woman who has lost two sons to meningitis is urging people to make sure they know the symptoms of this deadly disease. As Meningitis Awareness Week starts today, Gina Weston, from Coltishall, shares in her own words her family’s story, and highlights why the work of the Meningitis Research Foundation is so vital in the fight against the disease.

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance conference for Dementia carers. Actress and comedian Helen Lederer speaks. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance helps care professionals to understand the condition

With one in three over-65s expected to die with dementia, Kim Briscoe finds out how we are caring for the growing number of people with the condition.

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Jessica Pidsley and her son Albert Bannister, 7-months-old. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than £600,000 awarded to Norfolk to help vulnerable new mums ‘at risk’ of suicide and post natal depression

A new project is being developed in Norfolk to reduce the number of babies in care and provide support for vulnerable parents who are more likely to be at risk of suicide and post natal depression.

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The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Cllr. Judith Lubbock, with the help of staff, friends and dignitaries opens the new Norwich & Central Norfolk Cruse Bereavement Care Centre on St Augustine’s Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Charity Cruse Bereavement Care’s new building opened by Lord Mayor of Norwich

The people behind a charity supporting bereaved people in Norwich and its surrounding areas had the chance to celebrate its success at the official opening of its new office this evening.

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The Mind walk team making their way up Snowdon

Support helps Norwich Mind group climb Mount Snowdon

For young people with mental health issues, the most ordinary task can be overwhelmingly difficult.

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