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Exmouth pensioners told mobility scooters could be confiscated in “health and safety gone mad” move

Mr Bayliss at the area inside the building where residents used to store their mobility scooters.

By Exeter Express and Echo

Disabled Exmouth pensioners have accused East District Council of being “over to top and excessive” after they were told their mobility scooters will be confiscated if they dare to leave them in corridors outside their council flats.

Mental-health patients driven hundreds of miles for treatment

Shortage of beds in constituencies of two health ministers is blamed on cuts in East Anglian hospital budgets

HEALTH REPORTER

A crisis in mental health care has been declared by NHS staff in East Anglia, across a region covering the constituencies of two government health ministers.

Nurses say that it has become common for there to be no beds available for mental health patients in all of Norfolk and Suffolk, leading to severely ill patients being driven hundreds of miles to hospitals as far as Manchester.

Powys elderly day care centre charges doubled

Meals-on-wheels charges will rise from £3 per meal to £4.50.

Plans to double charges for elderly people at seven Powys day centres has been backed by the council cabinet.

A 50% hike in meals-on-wheels charges was also supported.

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