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Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival

Church Christmas festival is year’s highlight


The highlight of the church year in Fakenham, its renowned Christmas Tree Festival, starts today (December 1) from 10am to 8pm until December 8.
Fakenham Xmas tree FestivalThe Festival, which attracted over 18,000 people last year, lights up the church with 90 Christmas trees, each decorated for one of the 78 charities taking part.

Entrance is free, but organizers suggest you take a bag of coins so that you can donate money at your favourite charity trees. Charities include Wells Community Hospital Trust, Cancer Research UK, St John Ambulance, Royal British Legion, The Salvation Army and the EDP We Care Appeal.

Doctors will have to draw up individual ‘death plans’

Doctors and carers told the dying ‘must be given religious support’ in new NHS guidelines

By Jenny Hope

Last updated at 10:52 AM on 30th November 2011

Duty and prayer: Doctors will have to make sure patients can access religious care at any time of day or night

Doctors and care workers have been told to ensure dying patients are given religious support and care at any time of day or night.

More staff needed on older persons wards at weekends

Hospital patients ‘more likely to die at weekends’


By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News

 Weekend care could be improved by better staffing and access to services, such as diagnostics

Being admitted to hospital in England at the weekend is risky, experts say.