Tributes have been paid to a man who died during an industrial incident at Besthorpe, near Attleborough, last Monday.
Busy New Year for Ambulances in the East
The East of England's ambulance service say they responded to nearly 2,000 calls during the new year celebrations – double the number of an average night.
A total of 1,970 calls were dealt with over the 12 hours from 7pm on December 31 to 7am on January 1 – an average of more than 164 an hour.
Although the numbers were marginally down on the previous year when EEAST received 1,989 calls within the same period they are more than double the number of incidents on the Monday and Tuesday four weeks previously.
Then control room and frontline staff responded to 893 calls. And, even compared to the first Saturday in December, when there were 1,087 incidents, there was a significant rise in new year demand.
Director for Emergency Operations Neil Storey said: "My thanks and praise go out to all our staff and volunteers who worked during this difficult shift. While a downward trend, however slight, is good news and a sign that perhaps people are taking note of our advice, it's still a very busy start to the year.
"For those calling 999 with a genuine medical problem but which isn't an emergency we would ask them to take note of our Right Call message which explains how calls are prioritised, like they are in A&E departments, to ensure the patients in most need get help first.
“Those not in life threatening situations should expect to wait longer for an ambulance response - which in some minor cases may be telephone advice - depending on their need as assessed using a comprehensive system by our highly trained clinical call handlers.
“We have dedicated clinical support desks in the control rooms to support patients with minor conditions as appropriately as possible without the need to send an ambulance.”
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a young woman in Great Yarmouth.
Police are appealing for witnesses and asking communities to be vigilant after six burglaries in the west of the county.
Police are investigating after a woman died in Great Yarmouth.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.