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“My mother loved children. She didn’t care how many she had as long as we were all healthy”

Reunion for descendants of Holt Williamson family of 19

 Williamson family reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, September 8, 2014

Their descendants are now scattered across the world, but the 19 children of Maud and Albert Williamson were all brought up in a little two bedroom cottage off Letheringsett Hill, in Holt

A lot of children in one house

Raising more than a dozen children in one house took a lot of organisation, and Joyce Milce said she remembered her brothers sleeping top-to-tail, six in one bed.

King’s Lynn couple fight for change in law to help disabled people

A Lynn couple are calling for a change in the law to force businesses to improve the toilet facilities that are available on offer to disabled people.

Trevor Smith is a carer for his wife, Susan, who has severe cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user.

Because of her condition, Mrs Smith only has strength in her right arm and needs a handrail to hold onto when she goes to the toilet.

But the couple, of King George V Avenue, say not enough is being done to ensure that suitable facilities are provided for disabled customers.

Norfolk’s pledge on mental health care

Police, political leaders and health service chiefs have joined forces to pledge an improvement to mental health care in Norfolk.

12th August 2014

The county is the first in the country to sign up to the government’s mental health crisis care agreement, a joint statement on how public bodies should work together to tackle mental health problems.

The declaration has been signed by bodies including Norfolk Police, the county’s police and crime commissioner, Stephen Bett, and Norfolk County Council, plus a host of health trusts, commissioning groups and charities.

It states: “We will work together to improve the system of care and support so that people in mental health crisis are kept as safe as possible.