Category Archives: Norfolk

Minister urged to give Norfolk fairer deal on concessionary fares

Minister urged to give Norfolk fairer deal on concessionary fares

By Shaun Lowthorpe, Public affairs correspondent Wednesday, May 4, 2011
6:40 PM

Transport minister Norman Baker has faced calls for a fairer funding deal from Norfolk MPs Transport minister Norman Baker has faced calls for a fairer funding deal from Norfolk MPs

Transport minister Norman Baker was today urged to rethink funding free bus travel for the over 60s, which has left Norfolk around £3m out of pocket.

Mr Baker met with a delegation of MPs and Norfolk County Council officials to hear how the formula failed to take into the account the rural nature of the county.

The Life Story Book project for Alzheimer’s sufferers

Book project helps Alzheimer’s patients

Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:00 PM

 Life story books created for Alzheimer sufferers and their families by Laura Smith  (L) and Reema Khoury. Life story books created for Alzheimer sufferers and their families by Laura Smith (L) and Reema Khoury.

A project to help people with Alzheimer’s Disease in north Norfolk is being launched in Norwich to help them put together their life history into a book.

The Life Story Book project has been set up by the Norwich and district branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, which is based at St John Maddermarket in the city centre.

Norwich City stars back stroke awareness campaign

Norwich City stars back stroke awareness campaign

by DAN GRIMMER Monday, April 18, 2011
11:59 AM

 Joyce and Colin Bell

Joyce and Colin Bell, pictured with Stephen Fry at Carrow Road last year , pictured with Stephen Fry at Carrow Road last year

 

Norwich City stars past and present have been doing their bit to raise awareness of strokes, inspired by a couple who have tirelessly campaigned for early diagnosis.

Former Aviva worker Colin Bell, 58, from Thorpe End, spent five months at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after a stroke in October 2005 and had to re-learn how to walk and talk.

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